• Mark Schuchard 1966 – 2019

    From our friends at Seattle Mennonite Church:  “We knew Mark first as a neighbor, who was tirelessly working on the exterior and interior of an apartment complex, in which he lived. Long, long, days of work over many months. His strongest desire, and the main topic of conversation, was for the well-being and care of his son. For a season, he had not been allowed to see his son, and that broke him up. He worked so hard to jump through the hoops that would allow him to spend more time with his son, and for a while it worked out – but when his son was moved by family…

  • Jennifer Zimmerman 1977 – 2019

    From our friends at Seattle Mennonite Church:  “Jennifer floated in and out of Lake City over the years, and her many struggles of trauma, addiction and mental health were real. She would write letters faithfully…, and it was during those seasons that she expressed her deepest longing and hopes for things to be different, to be there for her family.  She asked for forgiveness, and apologized for the hurts she had caused.  She carried a heavy burden of regret and we are truly sorry her life came to such a tragic end.” If you have memories or photos of Jennifer to share, please post a comment.

  • Arlene Tjart, 1948—2015

    Arlene’s Leaf is placed at Noel House. If you have photos or memories of Arlene you’d like to share, please post a comment below.

  • Darlene Heflin, 1939—2017

    Darlene Heflin died at the age of 78.  She’d been a Morrison resident for more than a decade; prior to that, she was among the original participants of Noel House. Darlene’s Leaf is placed at Noel House. If you have photos or memories of Darlene you’d like to share, please post a comment below.

  • Latesa's photo from memorial service flyer

    Latesa Burgess, 1969—2017

    From Latesa’s Memorial Service: “The ‘TINY’ woman with a BIG heart! Latesa was born on June 3rd, 1969 to the union of Jackie and Wallace Burgess (deceased). She attended Rainier Beach High School where she met her first love and the father of her three beautiful children, Darryl Wigfall Sr., and for more than 20 years it was always Big “D” and Aunty Tesa. Latesa has always been so “Full of Life.”  She lived life out loud, welcoming everyone not only into her home but her heart. Aunty Tesa loved every child that entered her life. Cooking was her thing, she fed everyone who was in her presence and put…

  • Zachary “Zack” Lewis, 1973—2011

    7/22/73–3/6/2011 From a friend of Zack’s: Zack Lewis’s body was found on the corner of Republican and Federal Street, in Capitol Hill. He was living in a Downtown Emergency Services Center housing unit at the time of his death, and was known and loved there.  An impromptu memorial popped up at Fed/Rep (where a park now is) almost immediately. For more information on Zack’s death and memorial, see this Capitol Hill Seattle article. Zack’s Leaf is placed at All Pilgrims Church in Capitol Hill. If you have photos or memories of Zack you’d like to share, please post a comment below.

  • Charles “Casper” Shipley, 1973—2008

    11/26/73—11/30/2008 Charles “Casper” Shipley died on Lakeview Boulevard in 2008.  His Leaf is placed at All Pilgrims Church in Capitol Hill. If you have photos or memories of Casper you’d like to share, please post a comment below.

  • Joshua Hatfield 1973—2003

    12/26/73—12/30/03 Joshua died in November at “Joe Bar” at 810 E Roy on Capitol Hill. Joshua’s Leaf is placed at All Pilgrims Church in Capitol Hill. If you have photos or memories of Joshua you’d like to share, please post a comment below.

  • Chad Rogers, 1972—2016

    Chad Rogers died in a car accident near Broadway and Denny when he was 44 years old. Women in Black stood vigil for Chad in April 2016. Chad’s Leaf is placed at All Pilgrims Church in Capitol Hill. If you have photos or memories of Chad you’d like to share, please post a comment below.

  • Susan Kelley, 1955—2013

    Susan Kelley was a beloved Real Change vendor on Capitol Hill, outside the 15th Ave City People’s Merchantile (now Walgreens). From Susan’s obituary in Real Change, written by Alex Becker: “Real Change Vendor Susan Kelley passed away Oct. 9. She was 58. When I interviewed Susan in August 2009 for a vendor profile, she gave me this advice: “You can sit and snivel and complain about things that you have no control over in your life, or you can just go forward with it. For me, going forward’s worked.”

  • Erin Martinez 1976—2015

    8/25/76—4/26/15 Erin Martinez died at the age of 38 in Cal Anderson Park.  Women in Black stood vigil for him in 2015. Erin’s Leaf is placed at All Pilgrims Church in Capitol Hill. If you have photos or memories of Erin you’d like to share, please post a comment below.

  • Annelise Harrison, 1986—2015

    Annelise Harrison was murdered in Bellevue. She was just 29 years old.  For more photos and stories of Annelise, visit her memorial page here. At the Women in Black vigil held for Annelise in July 2015, we were honored to have been joined by her dear friend, Jennifer, who asked for her Leaf to be placed at our vigil site. Annelise’s Leaf is placed at the Seattle Justice Center.  If you have photos or memories of Annelise you’d like to share, please post a comment below.

  • Michael Wurtz, 1940-2014

    From a coworker at Lazarus Day Center: “Mike grew up in the New Miami Hutterite Colony near Conrad, MT.  He left the colony in the early 1980s and came to Seattle, where he lived on the streets.  Mike worked the front desk of the Lazarus Day Center for more than 19 years.  He knew the names and stories of thousands of people and cared deeply for everyone he met.” Mike’s Leaf is placed at the Seattle Justice Center. If you have memories or photos of Mike you’d like to share, please post a comment below.

  • Gerald Lyle Peters, 1957—2007

    Gerald had been homeless for many years; he was involved with the Union Gospel Mission, but the Market was his stomping ground. Gerald was Belinda “Storm” Springer’s partner. Gerald’s Leaf is placed at the Seattle Justice Center. If you have memories or photos of Gerald you’d like to share, please post a comment below.

  • Sabrina Tate, 1990—2018

    Sabrina died in a SODO RV lot at the age of 27. She was beloved, and is survived by her parents and two sisters. From a Seattle Times article on Sabrina and her death: “Growing up, Sabrina was sweet and shy. She loved animals, played the violin… She was a sweetheart… loving and good.” Sabrina’s Leaf is placed at the Seattle Justice Center. If you have memories or photos of Sabrina you’d like to share, please post a comment below.