Memorial this Saturday for former West Seattleite Summer Diehm

Summer Preston Diehm, former owner of West Seattle’s Next to Nature pet store in The Junction, will be remembered in the Central Washington town of Entiat this Saturday. Former store employee Liz e-mailed to say that Ms. Diehm, 37, died in a car crash in the Wenatchee area on Monday and they wanted to get word to the people here who knew her. The memorial is planned for noon Saturday (December 1st) at the Entiat Grange, 14108 Kinzel Street (map). Her family invites anyone who can get there to come share memories and stories. She had lived in the town of Ardenvoir, according to her obituary, from The Wenatchee World; the Next to Nature website says she owned the store 1998-2001.

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4 Replies to "Memorial this Saturday for former West Seattleite Summer Diehm"

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    kumalavula November 29, 2012 (5:17 pm)

    very sad to hear this. i clearly remember summer and patrick at next to nature back in the day, before they shifted over to belfair. i had no idea they’d made another move across the state but she was always a bright spot in the store and someone who would offer her knowledge and advice about pets freely. wishing her family comfort as they navigate these now even darker days…..

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    Elizabeth Skalinski November 29, 2012 (6:16 pm)

    I would also like to pass on that if anyone would like to contribute, they can do so at:

    The Summer Diehm memorial
    Cashmere Valley Bank
    Wenatchee Wa

    Thank you.

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    August Lynn November 29, 2012 (8:21 pm)

    So sorry to hear this news. Patrick used to walk my dog, Kasey and I got to know Summer at Next to Nature where I bought pet food. They were such a great couple who were clearly committed to the well-being of all animals. My thoughts and prayers go out to Patrick, their kids and the rest of Summer’s family.

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    Sue November 29, 2012 (8:45 pm)

    My heart goes out to Patrick and the kids. Mesa loved to visit them at what I called “summer camp” on the peninsula. I am in shock.

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