Obituaries - April 3, 2014

Burials in our Archdiocesan Cemeteries in March 2014
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Sister M. Jane Snodgrass (Petronille Marie), SNJM

Sr. Snodgrass


Sister Maxine Jane Snodgrass, a Sister of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, died March 17. She was 88.

She was born in Portland, Ore. After graduating from high school, she worked for the U.S. Army in the Transportation Department before joining the Sisters of the Holy Names in 1945. Sister Petronille Marie, as she was then known, earned a B.S. in education from Marylhurst University and spent the next 40 years teaching primary school in Spokane and Portland parish schools.

She volunteered for a ministry in support of the Sisters of the Holy Names missions in Jonestown, Miss., that provided affordable shopping opportunity for the residents. After health concerns prompted her to retire in 2003, she continued to pray for all in need.

She was a proud aunt of 26 nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass was celebrated March 26 at the Convent of the Holy Names in Spokane.


Lloyd Leanan Black

Lloyd Black, a member of St. Mary Magdalene Parish in Everett, died Nov. 16. He was 88.

He was born in Great Falls, Mont., and moved to Seattle in 1950. He was self-employed in architectural design and construction management before retiring in 1998.

He was active with the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Home Builders Association and the City of Edmonds Planning Commission. He also enjoyed hunting, rock climbing, woodworking and drawing.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Margaret Pantley Black; son, Kirk Evan Black; daughter, Maria Black Ahlquist; and three grandchildren.

He was interred at Holyrood Cemetery.


Lee Paramore Dusek

Lee Dusek, a member of St. Charles Borromeo Parish, died in February. She was 88.

She was born in Grimesland, N.C., and moved to Washington state 48 years ago from Tucson, Ariz. She was a housewife.

At St. Charles, she volunteered as an extraordinary minister of holy Communion.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Dusek. 

Survivors include her sons, Richard, Charles, Lawrence, Patrick, Thomas, Timothy, John, Mark, Daniel, Steven and David; daughters, Dorothy Anderson, Barbara Hanson and Susan Desek; 62 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren.

A funeral Mass was celebrated Feb. 22 at St. Charles Borromeo Church.


Judith Lopez Guerrero

Judith Guerrero, a member of Christ the King Parish in Seattle, died Feb. 24 in a truck-pedestrian accident. She was 20.

She was born in Mexico and moved to Seattle as a young girl. She was attending Bellevue College.

She volunteered at the YMCA, with the Reading Club at Lake Hill Library, and feeding the homeless in Seattle. She also enjoyed dancing, swimming and hiking.

She is survived by her mother, Edith Guerrero; and a brother and sister.

A funeral Mass was celebrated March 1 at Christ the King Church.


Maxine Davis Hass

Maxine Hass, a lifelong Seattle resident, died March 23. She was 91.

She attended Holy Rosary School and a business school in Seattle. She worked as a paralegal for 42 years for Dominick V. Driano.

She was involved with the 1940 Holy Rosary School Graduating Class Group and the West Seattle Eagles, Elks Club and Senior Center.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Hass.

Survivors include her daughter, Dr. Donna Hass Swagers; a grandchild and two great-grandchildren.

A funeral Mass was celebrated March 31 at Holy Rosary Church in Seattle.


Frances Rose Pantley

Frances Pantley, who was born in Seattle, died from kidney failure on March 15. She was 88.

Although she had special needs, she worked at Work Opportunities in Lynnwood for many years and could produce intricate work with her hands. She participated in the Special Olympics for bowling and enjoyed working puzzles.

She is survived by her sister, Margaret Pantley Black.

She was interred at Holyrood Cemetery.


Associated Catholic Cemeteries

April 3, 2014