Obituaries - October 31, 2013

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Margaret Tinker Iannone

Margaret Iannone, a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, died Oct. 13 of cancer. She was 68.

She was born in Minneapolis, Minn., and moved to Washington state as a young woman. She was a homemaker who enjoyed attending daily Mass and spending time with her family.

She sang in the choir at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rudy.

Survivors include her son, Michael; daughters, Aleta Rodriguez, Angela Iannone and Theresa Montemayor; and four grandchildren.

A funeral Mass was celebrated Oct. 21 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.

Sister Eleanor HolkenbrinkSister Eleanor Holkenbrink, SNJM (M. Michael Archangel)

Holy Names Sister Eleanor Holkenbrink died Oct. 11 in Spokane.

She was born in Portland, Ore., and moved to Seattle with her family as a child. She entered religious life at age 17 and earned a B.A. in education from Holy Names College in Spokane and an M.Ed. from Seattle University.

After a career in teaching, she continued in elementary school administration, and ministered at Sacred Heart and St. Joseph schools in Seattle and St. Mark in Shoreline.

During retirement, she organized the perpetual adoration program at St. Mark Parish. She also enjoyed traveling and spent a sabbatical year in Europe visiting her German and Irish relatives.

She is survived by her nephews, Michael and Patrick Holkenbrink; and their children.

A funeral Mass was celebrated Oct. 17 at Convent of the Holy Names in Spokane.

Sister Elizabeth Rae LewisSister Elizabeth Rae Lewis, OSF (Michael Catherine)

Sister Elizabeth Rae Lewis, a Sister of St. Francis of Philadelphia, died Oct. 23. She was 89.

She was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She professed first vows at Our Lady of Angels Convent in Portland, Ore. She studied nursing at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma and became a registered nurse. She served in various capacities within the Archdiocese of Seattle for 38 years. She also ministered in the Diocese of Baker, Ore., for 26 years.

A funeral Mass was celebrated Oct. 28 at St. Ann Convent in Tacoma.

Clayborn Roy Williams Jr.

Clayborn Williams, a longtime Seattle resident, died Oct. 19. He was 88.

He was born in Ilwaco and moved to Seattle as a young man. He owned businesses including PBS Supply, Williams True Value Hardware and Li’l Chief Specialties.

As a member of St. Matthew Parish in Seattle and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Bothell, he was involved with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and the Serra Club. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy.

Survivors include his sons, Arnie, Dale, Steve and Ken; daughters, Chris, Terry and Mary; 16 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

A funeral Mass was celebrated Oct. 26 at St. Matthew Church.

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October 31, 2013