Centenarians we will miss ...
Helen Green at her computer. She loved emailing
friends and relatives. She was meticulous about her appearance; her
nails were always polished.
March 2, 1902 - February 18, 2007
Helen was born March 2, 1902. She was a
twin and the 7th child of Joseph and Rosella Burcham. Her
grandmother and grandfather Lydia Ann and James Burcham were
co-founders of the Green Lake United Methodist Church of Seattle, as
it is known today, and where she attended church as a child.
She graduated from high school in the
class of 1922. On August 13, 1996 Helen attended the 75th reunion of
the high school. She and her twin sister Hazel Stewart were the only
ones of their classes attending, as all others in their classes had
Helen graduated from Healds Business
College in San Francisco and worked in the business world until her
marriage in 1929 to Robert Green, at which time she was working in
the County Auditors office of the City of Seattle. Helen and Bob
raised two sons, James and Robert. She had six grandchildren and six
great grandchildren. Bob passed away April 24, 1976.
Helen was active in the Mothers Club of the Boy Scouts of America,
Parent Teachers Association, The Lady Stiriling Chapter of DAR, The
Mayflower Society and Colonial Dames XVII Century.
Bob and Helen were baptized in the
LDS church the 20th of December 1969. She attended many classes in
genealogy and went to a week’s seminar at BYU University, Provo,
Utah, to further her knowledge. Helen continued on with her
genealogy work right up to the last.
A love for learning, Helen read every
day, often studying her Scrabble dictionary for new words to
confound her opponents or reading about the Presidents of the United
States. She spent time on her computer emailing countless friends
and relatives and she sometimes searched the Internet for
information about her church or another subject. She read the
newspaper every day and always found facts about the world to
discuss with those around her.
Helen was meticulous with her
appearance and always dressed with style. Her nails were always
polished to perfection. She was quick to laugh, loved to give advice
and shared her wisdom with friends and family. She loved her church
and touched many lives there. Those who knew her were smitten by her
love of life. She was loved and admired by all.
Clayton L. Scott,
1905 - 2006
(This 1929 photo was the inspiration for a commemorative statue at
Clayton Scott Field, Renton, Wash.)
Clayton L. Scott
A memorial service for Clayton L. Scott,
known as "Scotty," was attended by 400 people on October 6,
2006 at William Allen Theatre in Seattle. In attendance were
many notables Scott had known throughout his long
and distinguished career in aviation.
During his last year, Scott received many
honors and accolades. After his 100th birthday in July of
2005, the airport at Renton, Washington, was renamed in his
honor: Clayton Scott Field.
He made news as America's oldest licensed
pilot when he flew on his 100th birthday. He was also one of
the first centenarians to appear in the Genworth Financial
print ad campaign, which features centenarians.
The day before his sudden death, he
attended a reunion luncheon for 20 fellow pilots. In
retrospect, it seems a fitting send off to a remarkable man
who touched many lives and whose contributions to aviation
will be long remembered.
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Merle McEathron, shown
here with Lynn Adler in 1996
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