West Seattle, Washington
Family and friends will gather Friday (November 30th) in memory of June R. Essig. Here’s the remembrance they are sharing with the community:
On Thursday, November 15th, June Ruth (Marshall) Essig, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and aunt, passed away at the age of 83. June was a resident of West Seattle.
June will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 64 years, Ronald Essig, and their children, Michael (Kay) Essig, Patrick (Julie) Essig, Kevin Essig, Laurie (Terry) Fitzpatrick, Craig Essig (preceded in death), and Carrianne (Dale) Smith; grandchildren, Luci (Brock) Spencer, Alli (Jake) Nord, Kati Essig (preceded in death), Zachery (Anna) Essig, Joshua (Emily) Essig, Jennifer (Nick) Curmi, Lia Fitzpatrick, McKenna Smith, Devin Smith, and Dalton (Ally) Smith; great-grandchildren, Caroline, Amelia, Mikie, Ava, Colton, Hudson, Henry, Marshall, and Palmer; sister Marilyn Carlson; and several nieces and nephews.
June was born on May 26, 1935 in Syracuse, NY to Rosemary and Willard Marshall. When June was 2, the family moved to Peoria, Illinois, where she enjoyed growing up close to her grandparents, many cousins, aunts, and uncles. June met and fell in love with Ron in high school and married in 1954. June, a talented artist, earned a scholarship to the Chicago Art Institute. While raising her family of 6 children, June worked creating fashion illustrations for department stores and local newspapers in Peoria, IL. Her work in oil, pencil and pastel paintings were highly regarded and were sold throughout the US. Later, June became a graphic designer and art director for Flying Color Graphics in Pontiac and Chicago, IL.
In retirement, June followed her first love, caring for infants, at the First Baptist Day Care in Gulf Shores, AL. The past 8 years, June was a daily presence in the lives of her daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter. She was loved and gave love to so many. She will be remembered for her incredible artistic talent, warmth, kindness and love for life.
Services for June will be held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church on Friday, November 30th at 11 am, Fr. Oakland to preside. Reception will follow in Holy Rosary School Hall.
In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made in June’s name to Holy Rosary School, West Seattle
We will always carry your memory in our hearts, June, Junie, Mom, Gram, Mimi
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(January 2013 “king tide” effects at Alki Statue of Liberty Plaza)
Shore-watchers will note the highest daytime high tides of the year start in just a few days: Monday morning at 7:39 am, 12.4 feet; same thing Tuesday at 8:32 am, as the “king tide” time of year begins. Christmas and the day after will bring 13-foot high tides, and the highest tide of winter is due on January 23-24, 13.1 feet. These tides are not usually a problem unless accompanied by seriously stormy weather; Monday looks to be rainy and breezy, but not predicted to hit alert levels, so far.
2:25 PM: Big preseason event for high-school boys’ basketball, happening right now at Chief Sealth International High School: A dozen teams are playing 10-minute mini-games, two each, in the annual Jamboree. We were there for the opener between Sealth and Monroe; the Seahawks are playing again in the finale at 6:30.
Between now and then, the schedule includes our area’s two other high schools – West Seattle HS playing at 2:30 and 3 pm, Seattle Lutheran HS playing at 3:30 and 4. Junior-varsity teams are playing in the adjacent Denny International Middle School gym until 5 pm (here’s that schedule). Entry for both is through the Sealth galleria only, not the usual gym entrance; admission is $6 adults, $4 students. This is the 18th year that Chief Sealth has hosted the preseason jamboree; the boys’ team opens the season at home next Tuesday (November 27th). More jamboree coverage to come!
4:09 PM: We went back to catch the other two local teams:
— West Seattle Blog (@westseattleblog) November 24, 2018
And now Seattle Lutheran at the jamboree, vs. Foster. pic.twitter.com/rfNtsvC85J
— West Seattle Blog (@westseattleblog) November 24, 2018
One week from tonight – on Saturday, December 1st – you’re invited to the biggest celebration of the West Seattle Junction Hometown Holidays season – the Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Night Market, in and around Junction Plaza Park.
One big difference this year: Rather than an extended tree-lighting ceremony with speeches and songs, there’ll be entertainment throughout the Night Market, and then a simple, fun gathering at 6 pm with Santa lighting the tree. From the West Seattle Junction Association, here’s the schedule:
*Night Market starts at 3 pm
*Endolyne Children’s Choir, 4 pm
*The Not-Its, 4:30 pm
*Mode Music Studios, 5:30 pm
*School of Rock West Seattle, 5:45 pm
*Santa lights the tree, 6 pm
*Night Market continues until 7 pm
It’s a bigger Night Market than ever, in the street on SW Alaska between California and 42nd – more than 40 local artists/vendors selling handmade goods.
Christmas tree lots are open, and it’s another way to “shop small” this season. Our photos are from the Holy Rosary School tree lot, which is now open on the north side of the school, off 42nd between Genesee and Dakota.
This lot donates part of the proceeds to local nonprofits and features fresh wreaths, too.
From our list in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide, independent lots/businesses also now offering trees, north to south:
And tomorrow’s the first of four Sundays you can buy the famous Pathfinder K-8 handmade wreaths in The Junction, during and adjacent to (on the southwest corner of California/Alaska) the West Seattle Farmers’ Market.
First, from the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide:
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY: Shop local every day! Today, extra incentives are being offered by many West Seattle indie businesses as part of the national spotlight on small businesses. The Junction’s updated list is here. Other businesses with special offers today are listed toward the top of our Holiday Guide.
DUWAMISH LONGHOUSE NATIVE NW GIFT FAIR: 10 am-5 pm, second of three days for the season’s first gift fair at the Duwamish Tribe Longhouse in West Seattle. Here’s our Friday coverage. (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)
STUDIO SALE: 10 am-4 pm at artist Linda McClamrock‘s studoio. (5532 SW Lander Pl)
WEST SEATTLE MOMENTIA MIX: 10:30 am at Camp Long, free monthly event for community members with memory loss, plus their family and friends. (5200 35th SW)
HIGH-SCHOOL BASKETBALL JAMBOREE: Boys’ JV and varsity teams are playing today in the 18th annual Chief Sealth International High School-hosted jamboree – JV in the Denny International Middle School gym noon-5 pm (schedule here), varsity in the CSIHS gym 1-6:30 pm (schedule here). Entry from the CSIHS side only; admission $6 for adults, $4 for students. (2600 SW Thistle)
JOHN QUINN: Singer-songwriter at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)
KINSKI: Live in-store at Easy Street Records in The Junction. 7 pm, all ages, no cover. (California/Alaska)
‘JANE EYRE’: 7:30 pm performance for the musical presented by ArtsWest (WSB sponsor) in The Junction, directed by Mathew Wright. Go here to check ticket availability, for tonight and beyond. (4711 California SW)
FREEBO AND ALICE HOWE: 7:30 pm at Kenyon Hall:
We’re excited to have this wonderful duo return to the Kenyon Hall stage after their debut last year. Freebo is a genuine folk, rock, and blues icon who, after over 40 years of recording and touring with many of the great artists of our time (10 years with Bonnie Raitt, for instance), is regarded as one of the most gifted singer-songwriters of today.
At once timeless and original, Bostonian Alice Howe joins a soulful, impeccably tuned voice with cleverly crafted poetry. Her music has been compared to the pure, distilled sounds of Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell.
Ticket info in our calendar listing. (7904 35th SW)
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