Stu HIGHET Stu passed away at home in Seattle on Friday, April 27, 2012. Friend, father, grandfather, uncle, husband; counselor, teacher, conversationalist, listener, Highet historian; lover of music, travel, sailing, history, maps, politics, ideas - and peanut butter. Not one for small talk, he loved discussions on any topic. He was inquisitive, gregarious, and very funny. He loved people, and people loved him. Ever involved in his community, he said he liked "being useful." Yes, he was "useful," but so much more, as those who knew him can attest. He recognized and appreciated the uniqueness of others. Above all, he adored his four kids and embraced all his family with unlimited love. During his final year, he lived life to the fullest with humor, strength, and grace, even though prostate cancer had metastasized painfully into his bones. Stu and Pat lived in Tacoma for several years, then on Vashon Island, finally in Seattle. Soon after moving to "Stendall Place", Stu served on the HOA board and was instrumental in organizing and working with a committee to preserve landscape trees and to plan for their future care. A detailed history and guestbook can be found at www.funerals.coop (People's Memorial). A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 18 at the home of Anita Halstead and Kelly Robinson; 10017 SW Dock St., Vashon Island. A memorial tree will be planted at a later date. His wishes were to have his ashes spread under a newly planted tree. Memorial donations may be made to the charitable organization of your choice.
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Published in The Seattle Times on May 6, 2012