Shelly Rosalie Guterson|
Shelly Rosalie Guterson passed away on November 23, 2013, at her home with her husband and family around her. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Lewis, and daughters Julie (Valeri), Dori (Terry), Lisa (Steve) and Valarie (Steve) and 3 grandchildren, Ava, Benjamin and Jack.
Shelly was born March 26, 1935, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, daughter of Fannie and Sam Rosenberg, older sister of David Rosenberg (Barbara) and Robert M. Rosenberg of Minneapolis.
Shelly attended school in Minneapolis followed by high school at Brandeis School in Tucson Arizona, then returned to Minneapolis where she attended the University of Minnesota.
In 1956, Shelly came to Seattle with her Great Uncle Raphael Levine, Senior Rabbi at Temple de Hirsch Sinai. Shortly thereafter she met her husband to be, he proposed one month later, and they were married in Minneapolis in September 1957. Shelly and Lewis honeymooned to Washington, DC where Lewis was sworn into the Army JAG Corp at the Pentagon. There followed 3 years at Fort Monmouth, NJ, and then back to Seattle where they settled down to raise their family.
Shelly enrolled at the University of Washington majoring in Society and Justice, graduating with her BA in 1980. Thereafter, she worked in the Parole Division of the King County Department of Justice. After selling real estate for 10 years, Shelly served as a volunteer substitute for Bellevue Public Schools and later as a mentor in the Bellevue School system.
Shelly had many friends all of whom recognized her dignity, her concern for others, her willingness to listen.
Shelly and her husband made many trips abroad both while Lewis traveled for The Boeing Company and after his retirement in 1993.
Services for Shelly were on Monday, November 25th, at 2:00 pm, at Bikur Cholim Cemetery, 1340 N. 115th St., Seattle, followed by a reception and minyan at the family home.
Grateful thanks to Shelly's doctors, oncologists Dr. Saul Rivkin and Dr. Henry Kaplan, Dr. James Buskirk for his guidance, Rabbi James Mirel for his comforting presence, Donna Shaman for her devotion, and most especially to Susan Cunningham, for her never-ceasing care and compassion.
Donations may be made to the Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research and to Temple B'nai Torah of Bellevue.
Shelly will be remembered - she always looked to the brightest side of things, she was positive, she cared.
Published in The Seattle Times from Nov. 25 to Nov. 26, 2013