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Elizabeth Seidel

October 04,1960 - January 25,2020

Obituary for Elizabeth Seidel

Elizabeth “Libby” Seidel (née Knecht), age 59, of Kent Washington passed away on January 25, 2020. She was born in Santa Monica CA and raised in Reseda CA. until she moved in 1979 with her mother Betty and sister Mary to join her brother Bob and sister-in-law Cherri in Washington.

She is survived by her loving husband, Dave, her brothers, Bob and Joe, sisters, Penny and Mary and many nieces and nephews, along with many other loving family and friends.

Libby was most known and loved for her unsolicited warmth and friendliness to others. She made friends easily and always was there to help if needed. Libby was enthusiastic and loved taking part in her community. While living in Everett she was very active in her church, St. Mary Magdalene, where she was a youth minister for 15 years. She was president of her community association and also volunteered for the Everett WA Police department and became Everett’s volunteer of the year.

When she married Dave Seidel and moved to Kent, she kept that same spirt of volunteerism and began working at the Kent Downtown Partnership, later moving on to the Kent police department assisting with fingerprinting and other volunteer activities. Libby also got involved in the homeowner’s association and went on to become the president.

Libby was socially active and involved in many things. She had taken some courses at the University of Washington which only increased her love for the Huskies. She was also a diehard Seahawk fan and along with her husband Dave had season tickets to the Thunderbirds Hockey team.

Libby also loved scrap booking so much she and Dave built an entire room in their home to use for this hobby and she often hosted friends for scrapbooking parties. She made many memorable books for family and friends’ special occasions. These books will give those who received them a part of Libby in their lives for years to come.

Libby had several medical issues over the last few years, due to ongoing back and neck issues. Libby got heavily involved in Facebook, so when she couldn’t easily get out with friends she stayed in touch, and in many cases met even more people through Facebook. The interactions Libby had with all her friends and family on Facebook and in person filled her life with joy and love as she filled our lives with the same.

In lieu of flowers and to celebrate Libby’s giving spirit, please donate to a charity of your choice.

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I served as Vice President on the HOA board with Libby (President) for four years). During that time, I got to know her very well. She was a loving and generous person who gave of herself to others freely. She was known for her volunteerism throughout the community. Our entire community is heart-broken over the loss of Libby. She will be missed, but not forgotten. Our love and prayers go out to Dave and extended family for their loss.
- Wayne Dyrness
Libby was such a precious soul. Every time I saw her she was happy and interested in hearing about what I was up to. I broke my leg in December and we laughed about being needy. We talked about meeting somewhere for lunch around Valentine's Day. Today I am going to miss her more. Sending a big hug to Dave. You two were great role models of how couples should be.
- Gwen Abraham

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