Celebration of Life – Eric Stone

Celebration of Life – Eric Stone

Celebration of Life – Eric Stone

Celebration of Life - Eric Stone

Passed away May 24, 2018

Eric passed away in Arizona with Joyce by his side

Eric Christopher Stone was born on August 19th, 1946, and passed away on May 24, 2018.  He was born in Seattle, WA, spent his early years in Aberdeen, and lived the majority of his adult life in the Kent and Auburn, WA area.  He was a 6 year resident of San Tan Valley, AZ at the time of his passing.

Eric was devoted to God and Country, a loving husband, father, grandfather, and loyal friend to many.

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Celebration of Life – Bill Tozer

Celebration of Life – Bill Tozer

Celebration of Life - Bill Tozer

Bill Tozer

Passed away June 17, 2018

Bill started taking dance lessons with his wife Gloria back in 1988 or 1989 with Dave Serfling when he stepped in as the replacement instructor at Renton Technical College. They continued to attend his Friday Night dances at the Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn until it was too hard to dance.

Bill was born in Ellensburg on May 11, 1938. He moved to Seattle in 1958 and he and Gloria were married in 1962. They have two daughters Cynthia and Carina. Bill was an operating engineer for the Rainier Brewing Company. He enjoyed DANCING, boating, fishing, camping and heading down the road with his trailer.

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Celebration of Life – Rosalia Sullivan

Rosalia SullivanRosalia Sullivan

Passed August 17, 2017

As many of you know Rosalia Sullivan became very sick last year (2016). After numerous visits to Valley Medical and then finally a hospital stay at Harborview where they diagnosed her with Poems Disease.

She was in terrible pain but she fought hard to keep it together and to continue to build her strength back and walk. She was finally diagnosed at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance with a blood cancer and care was transferred to City of Hope in California where her family could be close.

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Celebration of Life – Carolyn Tomich

Carolyn TomichCarolyn Tomich

Passed away June 27, 2017

Carolyn Tomich started line dancing at the Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn in a quest to become healthier and later added Yoga at the Barn. She also added dragon boating to the mix (she paddled on a cancer survivor team).

“When Carolyn was in a dance class she added so much joy and laughter. It was fun having her always in her favorite spot to my left. She has been missed by all of us that knew her.” Dave Serfling

You can leave a comment to her family or friends at the bottom of this post.

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Celebration of Life – Doris Knight

Celebration of Life Doris KnightDoris Knight

Doris Knight passed away June 24, 2017

Doris danced at the Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn for several years. She enjoyed our line dance classes in the mornings. She was always cheerful even after recovering from some injuries and illnesses she would show up ready to dance. After line dance classes she would join the other students for coffee at Starbucks. We all miss her smile and intelligent conversations.

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Celebration of Life – Ardis North

Celebration of Life - Ardis NorthArdis North

loved Ballroom and Line Dancing into her 90s. She started taking Line Dance classes from Dave Serfling at some of the locations he taught many years ago and then at the Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn. Read more about the upcoming “Celebration of Life – Ardis North” at the bottom.

“She was one of the sweetest ladies I had the pleasure to teach to dance and get to know over the years. She supported me through the good times and the hard times. I didn’t know her kids personally but she told me about them through the years. I had the honor of helping her celebrate at her BIG 80th birthday party with music and dancing. And I still brag about how she was still dancing into her nineties. She will be missed by many” Dave Serfling

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Celebration of Life – Lynn Sherwin

Celebration of Life - Lynn SherwinLynn Sherwin

loved to tap dance and especially Line Dancing. She started taking Line Dance classes from Dave Serfling at some of the locations he taught many years ago and at the Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn. Her husband John also joined her in some partner classes. After he passed away she continued her Line Dancing classes for years until she couldn’t do it anymore. Celebration of Life – Lynn Sherwin

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