Elizabeth V. Finnie

Elizabeth V Finnie

Elizabeth V Finnie, age 86 of West Seattle passed away at home on

11-22-2012. She was born on 1-26-1926 in Paauhau, Hawaii (Big Island) to Ramon and Moncha Ortiz. She is survived at home by her husband Dick and son Scott. Elizabeth had 4 siblings and she has one surviving sister, Carmen, living in Hawaii. Elizabeth has many other relatives and friends living in CA, WI, WA, UT, and HI. She and her husband had been married for 50 years and on 12-11-2011 they renewed their wedding vows in the Catholic faith and their son Scott was the best man at this ceremony. Early in Elizabeth's life she had polio which affected her walking but she never let this bother her from achieving her goals in life. She attended Peterson Business School in Seattle and the skills that she learned there allowed her to be employed by the City of Seattle as an Administrative Assistant in the Fleet Service Dept. She worked there for 13 years until her retirement in 1984. As she got older she had to use both a walker and a wheelchair and because of having had polio, her physical problems got worse and she was confined to bed for the past 4 years and during this time her husband was her primary caretaker. She also had Group Health Home Care and just prior to her death she was in the Group Health Hospice Program. At this time Elizabeth has been cremated and a memorial service will be held for her at a later date. Elizabeth loved animals. She had a dog and many cats during her life and any donations in her memory should be directed to PAWS, The Seattle Animal Shelter or other animal programs of your choice. You also might have other programs that you would like to donate to in her memory.

Elizabeth, we loved you so much and someday we will all be together again as God has promised.

Dick and Scott.

Published in The Seattle Times from Dec. 6 to Dec. 9, 2012