Kirkland Arts Center Buy-A-Brick

While visiting the Kirkland Art Center the other day, I couldn’t help but notice the all of the engraved bricks surrounding the building. They were lining the sidewalk in front of the historic building, and they create a lovely courtyard on the building’s side. I looked around for an indication of what they were for, but to no avail. I asked the director what they were for, and she said they were from a fundraising program a few years ago, but she was a bit vague on the details. It appears many of them were purchased as a memorial for a loved one, so in honor of them, I am transcribing their names here. I am leaving out the businesses named on bricks, as well as the ones that were illegible for various reasons.

Note: As I was transcribing these, I found one that said “E.A.F.A. 10 Years,” which I am assuming refers to the Eastside Association of Fine Arts, which was founded in 1975 & still in existence today. That would make these bricks more than just “a few years” old!

Front Walk: In memory of William M. Allen; Dan & Jan Soto, 29 July 1983; Charlie – Mary – Joe Silvernale; Jacquelyn Dye, My Love May 86; Dr. Peter Hashisaki; Matthew and Linda Gregory; Megan & Justin Smith; In memory of Dina Lee; Swain 7-11-86, Dan & Kelly; Morris Oliver; Traci Marie Goodwin; Carol Gose; Jason Sullivan; Scott Bradner; Jim & Shirley, Phillip & Lynn; Arielle Riley; Justin Locke, Scott Locke; Russ Edwards; Sanford Hanson; Joe Samponi; Peter Oliver; Cynthia Snider; Eric Scott; Bill – Jeremey Bedford; Callie Marie Owen; Bruce – Connie Hanson; Donald B. Servin; Kelli Anne Goodwin; Jeanette Merki; Dorothy & Charles Fox

Nancy L. Marson; Caroll Vrba; William Cross Sikes; William F. Porter; Lori & David Wright; Patricia Klinker; Paul Helen Kirk; Jeanne & Dennis, Kim & Nicole; John W L Bedford; Chloe & Rosie Klinker; Linda Lee and Allen R. Foster; Carol & Carl Youngberg; Fred & Karin Munro; Tom B. Escott; Jeanette and Randy Walton; Paula & Kim Lyle; G Erik Meyer, March 7, 1980; Dot & Fred, El Touristos; Dr. & Mrs. M. L. Redfern; Adam Wright; David & Hahid Prakken; Paz & Chaaca Klinker; John, Michael, Jamie Kennedy; Jack, Marilyn, & Jon Olson; Malaccai & Rap Klinker; Silver Willow & Hannah; Beth Adams, Frank Hannigan; Katy Lyle; Steve & Wendy Walton; Georgia Farris; Jeanette Prakken; Stephanie Prakken; Nancy S. Escott; In memory of Joe Niebrugge; Constance Falk; Chelsea Anne Owen; Amanda Rose Owen; Bette Butler Klinker; Catherine Greene; Lesley Wright; Ross Elmer; Connie Falk; The Monk Man, Bradley Cooper; David James Sikes III; Jane & Jack Adams; Agnes O’Neil Butler; Georgie Kilrain; Mary Flynn.

Linda Hagemann; Lilly May Anderson; Dawni Cunnington; Bev & Bob Anderson; The Meith Family; Jeff & Marsha; Eric Snyder 1985; Amy Sullivan; Thomas M. Tredway; John & Marcia Cochenour; Ron & Shirley Hutchinson; Marv Scott; Jason T. Stutzman; Stephanie Snider; Jeanne Ostrander; S. Pearsall, E.A.F.A. Pres. 83-85; Todd & Gavin Williams; Corey Drenkow 1986; Michael Maxfield; Brooke Ludwig; Ed & Ella Sieler; E.A.F.A. 10 years; Rick & Vicki Walton; Lee Helen Kim Warren Raven; Barbara Chuck Loomis; Donna J. Marsh; Doug Beck; Nancy & Grant Silverdale; Stetson Hazlerig; Mildred Servin; Clayton & Mabel Burnard; Dottie & Tim Delaney; Eric Dahl; Chris Drenkow 1986; Scott Goodman 1986; Sarah and Bill, My Children; Gregory S. Tredway; Bob & Noreen Smith; John Betrozoff; Barbara Nickerson; Greg & Dorothy Harris; Kristen Dahl; Joan Rita Goodwin; Dick & Mary Walker; Dee & Wilbur Pierce – 49th Anv.; Alan Zumwalt … some names are missing… ; Inga Click; Caroll Vrba; Kenneth R. Drewelow M.D.; In Memory of Frances Blair; Clarence O. Servin; Judith Barnes; Ethelmae and Ed Eckert; Andy Scott; Lt. Col. Roy Lee Larson; Jerry Louise Sampont; R. Drennon Family; The Landweers; Galen Burghardt; Gary J./Joy D. Walter JN.14:6; Brandon Williams; Randall F. Ekins 2  27  62; Van and Kari Schoessler; Rodger A. Fish, ILWU Local 19; John Fischer Local 2 Sea. Wa.; John & Martha Nygard; Sarah and Susan Jones; Cleo & Jerry Sterling; Kyla and Kiira Schoessler; Robert H. Ely; Gladys Littell Boyer; Sunny & Alan Ashworth; Kelsey Grace Menagh; Daniel Gaard Goodwin; Jim & Roberta O’Brien.

Courtyard Area: Erik Barron Kerkam; Timothy Kirgan; P. G. Phillips; Tom & Louise Vey; Lucille Hanson; Michael Royal; Jeanyne C. Locke; Nels and Rite Jensen; Deedie & Rick; Katya M. Blum, Northstar 85; Kathleen Hearne; Marc and Di Langdon; Nancy L. Mork Friends 1985; Faux Pas Sutter; Colin Danielson; Colleen Marie; Donna J. White; Waldo Belles; Capt. John R. Busby; Kelly & Betty Reed; George Graham; Kirkland Rainbow Girls; Dana Kirgan; Buzz & Barb Fleener 1985; Claire Knutson; Earl E. Edmisten; The Cart Family; Jason R. Huff, Devin D. Huff; Jennifer A. Secord; Alice M. Savage; Floyd Hardenbrook; Jessica Anne Brister; Gloyia Bickley; Abby Marie Wong; Keith & Beth McManus; Adrienne Karen Pouncy; Joel O. Skirvin; Fay and Ken Lowthian; Michael Fishbaugher; Arre Reynolds; James & Menell Wilson; Christopher Sutton; M. G. and Hank Melton; David Sather; Mutsu Okada; Marilyn & George Parker; Lindsay and Jim Bristow; A. J. Phillips Saubert; Virginia L. Harris; Craig Weitz, Kristi Weitz; In Memory of J. W. Tregilgus; Kumi Kilburn; Scott & Connie Neish; Lee Kilburn M.D.; Alex Carlson; Joan Ronk; Bob Neir, Mayor “74 – 79″Dana Mellin; Linda Hammond; Nicholas Kirgan; David John Morgan; Mark Fisher; Dieck Phyllis Dieckmann; Bill & Cathy Conn; T. Lawson Ferguson; Keven Franklin Kerkam; Brad Fisher; The Family of Commander R. A. Foucht; Bill J. Harris; Helene Eloise Marie Barnett; Tom Zimmerman; Judy Smith; David Bark; Bill Woods; Don & Merrily Dicks; B. Fay Dunlap; Dan Ramirez; Annapurna Gose; Fred & Carly; Craig & Laurie Owen; Chuck & Sue Fitch Family; Dwight Phillips; Don Moesch and Family; Kevin & Kandy Mason; Jennie J. M. Skirvin; Melinda Breland; Curt Warner; Lynn Lisenby.

Bob & Marge Yeats; Daryl Lee Burnett; Erik Shannon Svege; S  S  N  B  C  Estad  1952; Keith & Ardis Gowing; Darci Jill Kitchel; Charles and Florence Morgan; Clifford R. Cooper Jr.; Jo Ann Wilcox, Debbie Becky; Deanna Bill Hazard; Richard Hanson; Darin-Curtis Goldsberry; Brian A. Reynolds; Lisa Elliot Ridgway; Jane Mary Lisenby; Lady Evelyn; Robert Shelts; Geoffrey & Lisa Owen; Kitty Webster; Sondergaards, July 1985; The Sampson Family; Gregory Cowan; Luke Hitch Taylor; Sue Terao, Friends 1985; Twigg Zumwalt; Joe & Glenna Kellie; Erik Overleese; The Decher Family; Nick – Jeff Lyle; Libby Jim Bradford; James R. Innes “Spike”; Cynthia Innes; The Benardout’s; Marilyn Biggs; Greg Marilyn Zick; Tom Burke – A Man O Heart; Jimmy Pat; Ralph Rena Watson; In Memory of Gus Tierney; Bea & Barry Griffiths; Christina Griffiths; Teepee Gove; Ethel M. Compton; Al & Nancy Botz 10/2/1971; Betsey Laster; Jim & Susanne Ridgeway; Walt Simpson; Wilbur & Dee Pierce; Margaret Lincoln; Al Speed Wilson; Art & Laura Case & Family; John & Paula Ebner; Allen B. Locke, City Manager; Nancy & Gus; Mitshell T. Shepherd; Elsie Hallberg Anderson; Cliff & Marth Miller, 35 / 85; Bruce & Donna Holm; Bob & Mary Billington; Curt Blake; Mark Burgess; Jason Overleese; Rory Schwinn; Peberdy Family; John & Betty Rueter; Herb & Lou Ault; Cindy Brouillette; Chris Gray; Bettyla ?eed; Steven Brouillette; Matthew Bradley Schafer; Jack Haines; Florian Family; Frank & Pat Lacy; Shawn and Lisa Billington; John & Laura Pyles; Mr. & Mrs. Runion, Jenny & Brian; Chuck Fowler; Walt Simpson; Alan & Betty Kitchel; Corinne Cowan; Ron Richardson; Bill & Judy Gehring; Paul & Helen Kirk; Sandra Hanson Mitchell; Ethan Peter Wong; “Heart” Ann Wilson; Genevieve Karen; Ruth Herron; In Memory of ??ie Janssen; Mary Fowler; Dave, Gerilyn & Ryan Moynihan; Eric Ganz; The Rudkins; Mayor Doris Cooper; William & Anne Owen; Christina Smith; Shannon Sean McPhee; Andy Okada; In Memory of Joan Hovey; R.A.A.  E.H.A.  My Parents; Maggie Mitchell; In Memory of Shannon Dale; Bob & Betty Lightfeldt; Carolyn & Jim Hitter; Lou Wilson; McCauley Jean; Art Knutson; Teddy Overleese; Pat and Roy Deede; Mollie Hearne; Leslie & Jim Price; Lady Melicent Fishcake; Soren Ryherd, Majken Ryherd; Richard W. Shinstrom; Heather Hanson, Birth 4-2-85; Myron – Marlene Lewis; Mr. & Mrs. Mark E. Caton 10/05/85; Sandra Keyes C. F. P.; Terry Phillips; Irene – Roland Zimmerman; Leona Stanton Loved Kirkland; Devin Paul Kitchel; Dr. Agencourt Underfoot; Sarah Lisel Cooper; John Cowan; Deidre Barben; Marion Hardenbrook; To Our Father, E. L. Morris Jr.; Roberta – Glenn Greer; Sprague and Phyllis Vigus; Paul Secord; Keegan Tatman Brown; Stephanie L. Secord; Cassandra Tom Hearne; Phil Phillips; Gibson Phillips; Burt – Nelle Schwanke; Andy – Judy Breland; Noziroh 1944 – 1947; Kristi All My Love Deborah; Anna Kunkel Engbrecht; Buffy Sutter; Debbie Warner; Lorene Tredway; Ray Washburn; Jim Brennan; Bob Fowler and Family; Sierra+Heights, Preston Gold; Tony – Shelli Lauderdale; Merrill Mittge; Darlene and Paul Secord; The Yarbroughs; David & Susan Pitkethly; Andrew & John Ebner; Sven & Elna Hansen; Marla Royal; Carolyn J. Cooper; Shawn Bonner Brister.

John Overleese; Ken Claire Damon Zick; NeilSutter; Al Locke Park; Jim and Barb Phippard; Bob and Carol Bement; Richard Cheryl Mehs 12/21/85; Jack Marilyn John Olsen; Erik Strande Hammond; Lucile Nelson; John Wilson; K. H. S. Class of 1936; Kathleen B. Cooper; George Waters; Sara Jo Betrozoff; Bill Biggs; Jim – Nancy Sutter; Job’s Daughters Bethel 57; Jason Andrew Kitchel; Diane Royal; Dixie Breland; Rose Ferguson 1912  1965; Peter and Lonnie Yee; Jay and Kathy Pearson; Rexford Remembered; Thomas Elliot Hammond; Clem Reynolds; Genevieve Erickson; Hannah Lacy Cooper; Ben & Marla Kerkam; D. J. and P. K. are in love; Deloma Davis; Ralph Cooper; Adam Schwinn; John Knapp; Memory – Ruth Kelley’s Cafe; Bill Marlene Burdue; Vern Koenig Lynn Koenig; Neva Janssen; Al and Chris Vnuk; Cheri & Ron Moll; Brian Lurie Brian Const.; Donna Emsel Schill; Andrea Beatty Riniker; Ray M. Dunlap; “Heart” Nancy Wilson; Anthony Wilen; Robert G. Norman; Fritz Wicklund, Master Mason; Vern – Joye Newport; Ed Gray; Dona Felt, Artist; Carrie Adams 1985; Louis G. “Jerry” Marsh; Douglas Cowan; Stuart Fursman; Lorraine Wittenmyer; Jack – Charmaine Jovanovich; Lisa M. Deen, Wendy R. Deen; Shelley Schwinn; Ted Tax Family; The Bruggeman’s; The Smiths Family; Isaac Leavitt; Jackson Leavitt; Ian Leavitt; Sindy Leonard Dean Troy; Al & Roy Sutter; Joe Sindy Erin Galen; Gregg Johnson; Don & Ann McPhee; The Landry Family; Larry W. Huff, Cherie L. Huff; Kenneth Christopher; Skip Lisenby; Paul Millie Hall; Hermina Ehrlich; Linda Opitz Nafia Bauman; Ralph Craig Erikson-Bell; Scott Brower and Family; In Memory of Angela R. Bean; Jena & Elice Skirvin; Mateer Family; John- Patti Eggleston; Dick & Sandy Ekins; Amy & Jill Waters; Mark C. Shinstrom.

There was also a nice bench with a memorial plaque on it:

In Memory of Bettyla and Kelly Reed, Patrons of the Arts
In Memory of Bettyla and Kelly Reed, Patrons of the Arts

I hope that these bricks will keep the memories of these loved ones alive!

I have been in the field of Early Childhood Education since 1995. I have my Bachelor’s degree in Professional Child Development. In my free time, I love LEGO, ballet, ballroom dancing, eating out, traveling, history, architecture, genealogy, and people.

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