Welcome to the world, Ayla Salkic! Photo provided by Samira Salkic, Mar '13
Earlier this year, Branch Manager (and Assistant Vice President) for Key Bank Fremont Branch, Samira Salkic, gave birth to her third daughter, Ayla Salkic.
Ayla arrived on January 22nd, at 3:31a, and weighed in at 8lbs 10oz. She is already getting plenty of attention from her two older sisters, and her parents, but mom has also returned to work – luckily for Fremont.
Alya Salkic, born January 22nd, with her two adoring older sisters! Photo provided by Samira Salkic, Mar '13
Salkic is back at her desk, and at the helm of our Fremont KeyCenter – as well as doing her work with the Key4Women program. Go visit Salkic at the branch, or contact her at 206/545-2281, and congratulate her on the addition to her happy family!
On Monday, April 9th, 2012, Richard Sternoff Beyer passed away following a serious stroke he sustained on March 27th. Beyer is survived by his wife, Dorothy Scholz-Beyer, and his children Elizabeth Beyer Miller and Charles S. Beyer, and two step-children, Charles Scholz and Anna Scholz Godas, and 10 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
A celebrated artist, Beyer is also survived by his inspiring and ground-breaking works – including many public art pieces. In a September 7, 2011 Fremocentrist.com column, Beyer was quoted, “My reputation started with the ‘Interurban’.” Installation of the People Waiting For The Interurban came from Beyer’s efforts, as a member of our community – and may well be the first public art work installed here. He gave us two other works – the ‘Reynard The Fox’ Mural along Phinney Avenue at N. 35th Street and the Witch’s Boots on N. 35th Street near Fremont Place N (with John Hoge) – before he moved his studio from Fremont to gain more space for his growing number of commissions.
Learn more about Beyer, and his art, in the book ‘The Art People Love’ by Margaret Beyer.
A viewing and wake for the late artist will be held today, April 13th, in New York City. The funeral will be tomorrow, on April 14th at Noon, also in New York, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. The family has asked that memorials be sent to University Friends Meeting at 4001 – 9th Avenue N.E., Seattle, 98105-6410.
Local businesswoman, Kim Ricketts, passed away on Monday, April 25th, at the age of 53. Born July 16, 1957 in Fresno, California, Ricketts moved to Seattle with her family in the 1960s. She was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder in fall of 2010, to which she finally succumbed, and is survived by her husband, Mike Ricketts, and three grown children.
She became known in Fremont, and throughout the Seattle-area, through her creative business endeavors. Tired by the standard, traditional book signings, Ricketts organized outrageous book events bringing together readers and authors in unconventional settings.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, May 4th at 3p at St. Mark’s Cathedral (1245 – 10th Ave E). Donations in her honor can be made to 826 Seattle and The Seattle Public Library. Find out more details at the website for Kim Ricketts’ Book Events (which will continue her legacy) and an in-depth article in The Seattle Times.
Fremont landowner, and local character, Arne Vemo, died at the age of 70, on Sunday, April 3, in Palm Desert, California after a day spent enjoying his favorite pastime – golf. A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, April 30th at 1:00 pm, at First Lutheran Church of Richmond Beach (18354 8th Ave NW, Shoreline,) with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Sharing Alongside (PO Box 33663, Seattle, 98133) or Nordic Heritage Museum (3014 NW 67th Street, Seattle, 98117) in his name.
A graduate of the University of Washington, Vemo served two years in the US Army Corps of Engineers, and then joined his father’s business, Cawdrey-Vemo, as a project manager. In 1974 Arne started his own successful general construction company, The Vemo Company, which had a base of operations in Fremont, and continues to own and manage property in the neighborhood. Vemo is survived by his wife, Barbara (Valentine), and his three children.
The official obituary can be viewed through the Seattle Times website.