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Barry Overton
His Love Leaves A Memory We Can Hear  In Our Hearts.


A light of love and music has gone out of our community. Surrounded by family and friends, our friend Overton Berry  peacefully passed away today, October 19th.  He  has been a beloved and respected presence throughout much of Seattle’s long and storied jazz history. His brilliant and enthralling piano playing will be long remembered. His gift of caressing and romancing both the keys and his audience was something that had to be experienced to be believed.

Overton was a faithful friend of Admiral Church, performing many times by invitation of his longtime colleague, then music director Keith Terhune.  His appearances at Admiral, sometimes solo, sometimes with Keith or with jazz and gospel singer Grace Holden, will always have a place in our hearts. He will be much missed by many.


Thank you, Overton, from Admiral Church!

Rest In Peace. And keep playing  with and for other greats like  Ray Charles, Duke Ellington, Ernestine Arnold and Grace Holden.


Barbara Ann McGlothern

You are Loved | You are Missed  | You are Remembered



Another light has gone out of our community, another beloved elder woman of Admiral. Though some of us may not have spent much time with her, others have known her for many years. She was as much curmudgeon as she was loving and welcoming. She was always up for a joke and good banter, and had been her happiest in the last year of her life. She died peacefully and trusting that she would be rejoining her parents.


Patricia Ann Williams

Patricia passed away on May 25, 2020, after a short, unexpected illness. Patricia was born May 13, 1922, in Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada, to George and Hazel (Blanch) Dickson. She had an older sister Dorothy (Betty) Armstrong, and a younger brother Alan. Patricia married the love of her life, Claude Williams in November 1944, and they had two children, a son, Dr. Kerry Williams, and a daughter Marilyn (Williams-Jordan).


In December 1961, Patricia moved with her family to Seattle, Washington, where Claude accepted an engineering position with the Boeing Company. From the start, Patricia believed in visiting far-flung locations in Washington to see what the state had to offer. Later that quest to explore led to trips with Claude, visiting various locations in the United States, Canada, and Europe She also had an enjoyable trip to Hawaii with her daughter.

Patricia also loved reading, gardening, and baking. She passed on her talent for baking and decorating Christmas cookies to her daughter. For more than 30 years, Patricia helped Marilyn and some of Marilyn's friends to decorate Christmas cookies that were then shared with friends and family. Patricia also enjoyed attending church, relishing the friendships she formed and fellowship she shared. In recent years she attended Admiral Congregational United Church of Christ, where she was everyone's mother, grandmother, and friend.


Patricia was predeceased in death by Claude, her husband of 61 years, and her son, Kerry, and siblings Betty and Alan. Patricia is survived by her daughter, Marilyn, son-in-law, James Jordan, daughter-in-law, Dr. Janette Williams, grandson, Andrew Jordan, granddaughter-in-law, Michelle Jordan, and great granddaughters, Delaney, and Bliss Jordan. She was also "Auntie Pat" to numerous nieces, nephews, grandnephews and nieces, and great grandnephews and nieces. And too many people to count thought of Patricia as a kind and caring friend. Patricia will be sorely missed by all who knew her.

"Pat was a dear soul and she meant a lot to me. Very kind and always asking about Dick and how I was. She was much loved in our congregation and will be greatly missed."
                                                                                                                                                                         Gerry Flaten

"I would like to share my story in memory of Pat.  She and I decided we would go to a movie at Admiral Theater.  When we got there, we decided to see "The Black Panther".  I loved the movie, she did not.  We both had a good laugh at how much grief she gave me about the movie.  Every time I asked about going to movie, she would tell me "not another Black Panther for her."
                                                                                                                                                                         Anne  Muller

"I loved her young spirit, the mischievous  twinkle in her eye, her sharing her warmth and wisdom and spunk. Love her, miss her!"
                                                                                                                                                                            Uta Rockel

"Oh, I am so sad to hear of Pat Williams passing away. Pat was always so positive and loving when we greeted in church. She love the passing of the peace at church and she was a dear lady and loved everyone. She phoned me recently to thank me for some flowers that were given to her and I told her it wasn't me, but I was happy someone gave them to her. She said she will continue phoning others until she finds out so she can thank them for the lovely flowers that she was so happy to receive. She was always thoughtful and giving when there was a need and helped pay for many coffee hours. She wanted to be a part of the congregation in an active way as much as she could with her health issues that she never dwelled on. She gave us two coffee mugs from Whistler that she knew we would like to have, and she didn't need them anymore. She will be missed. God received a new angel and I know she was welcomed by other loved ones. Rest in peace Patricia. You were loved by many."                                

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