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Erika Bohm-Vitense


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Erika Bohm-Vitense

Erika Bohm-Vitense, 93, passed away January 21, 2017, in Seattle, WA. She was born June 3, 1923, in Curau, Germany, but has been a resident of this area for 49 years.

She was a professor of astronomy at the University of Washington from 1968 until 1993, and continued research at the university for 18 years thereafter. Erika was at the same time a dedicated mother, continuing as caregiver for her disabled daughter Eva past retirement. Having grown up in an artistic family in a farming community, she was also a hobby painter in youth, and loved needlework, gardening, and spending time outdoors with family in later life.

Erika Bohm-Vitense is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Hans-Juergen Boehm and Soroor Ebnesajjad of Palo Alto, CA, and Manfred Boehm of Mountlake Terrace, WA; two daughters, Helga Boehm of Snohomish, WA, and Eva Boehm of Seattle; two grandsons, Erich Boehm of San Jose, CA, and Arman Boehm of Mountain View, CA; two granddaughters, Lindsay Ward of Lynnwood, WA, and Ashley Hollenbeck of Mt. Vernon, WA.

Visitation will be on Friday, Feb 3 at Evergreen-Washelli Funeral Home, 11111 Aurora Ave. N, Seattle. Funeral Service will be held at Evergreen-Washelli, Seattle, on Saturday, February 4 at 10:00 am.
Published in The Seattle Times from Feb. 1 to Feb. 2, 2017
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