A. Louise Lahti
Louise was born on July 4, 1944, in Seattle, Washington to Eva Margaret Baxley and William Coleman Baxley. She was always known as Louise, and was the youngest of three sisters. Louise graduated from Snohomish High School. She worked as a jailer at the juvenile detention facility in Whatcom County for 18 years. She also taught CCD at The Church of the Assumption in Bellingham and at St. Anthony Parish in Renton. Louise is survived by her sister Barbara Denham of Coupeville; daughter MaReissa Dixon and husband Luke of Spokane, daughter Stephanie Lahti and Fiancé Ernie Weed of Ferndale; daughter Erin Lahti of Seattle; son Scott Lahti and Fiancé Autumn Sutton of Coupeville; grandchildren Angaleen, FaLeisha, Luke J., David, Christopher, Paige and Spencer; great-grandchildren Zion and LaRissa; numerous nieces and nephews.Her mother, father, sister Margaret Link, son Stevie Lahti, and nephew Michael Link precedes her in death. She was a wonderful sister, caring mother, loving grandmother and amazing friend.Mass of Christian Burial will take place at the Church of the Assumption, Bellingham, WA, August 20, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. There will be a memorial Mass at St. Anthony Parish, Renton, WA on September 17, 2010. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Children’s Hospital Foundation or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Tribute Program.