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Wednesday, June 29,1994 Mercer Island Reporter . . -— Continued from A1. us of all the sad, bad young people who are in great trouble. We’re told they are involved in gangs, Violence, arson, drug-related crimes. The elderly (that’s my category) are warned of constant danger. Do I believe its all a pretty bad world? Oh, no. No way. I have good news. Obituaries ' Gregory Dale Allison Gregory Dale Allison, 19, died on Thursday, June 23 as a result of injuries sustained in an auto ac- cident near Twin Falls, Idaho on June 22. A memorial service will take place at 1 pm. Wednesday, June 29 at Mercer Island Covenant Church; a reception will follow at parents Dale and Doris Van Dewalle of Lake Oswego, Ore. and Betty Allison-Birr of Spo- kane; and great grandmothers Cora Larsen, Milwaukee, Ore. and Geneva Maddox, Sweet Home, Ore.; and by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins and Kamick the wonder dog. Norman A. Rasmussen, who resided on Mercer Island for 41 years, died on Saturday, June 25, ‘ at the age of 83. Mr. Rasmussen was born on Oct. 19, 1910, in Yakima. He retired in 1977 from Paccar, where he worked for 20 years. He was Chief Draftsman while at Norman Rasmussen olyn Rasmussen of Bellevue. He also leaves two grandchil- dren,~Brian and Carla Rasmus- sen; and a brother and his wife, Donald and Betty Rasmussen of Salem, Ore. A memorial service will be held at 4 pm. tomorrow, Thurs- One day, recently, I huffed and the ChurCh- Remembrance? may be day, June 30, at Mercer Island puffed my way up our Island hills, Greg was born June 10, 1975 In made through donations to Greg Paccar- United Methodist Church, 7070 my collapsible cart overloaded Susanvrlle, Ca11f., where he began Alllson Memorial Scholarship Surviving ML Rasmussen are 5.1.; 24th St_ iNith groceries (it holds too much) slower and slower I went, when suddenly around the corner appeared a tall, handsome, strong young man. With a wonderful, confident, smile, he said, “May I help?” Could he help? > Up hill after hill, despite my protests of “that’s far enough,” he and the cart, went effortlessly _ Team, where Greg was the Cox- on swain, and older brother Ryan I To BE G’IVEN ASIA" AT was the obedient oarsman. They cann SSAQUAH S TR F ULY AS we approaChed a few competed together as a team with g CELEBRATION I cement stairs, I explained that it was easier to back up, pulling cart. Young man smiled, picked up cart and walked up. On and on we climbed. My building has no elevator. Groceries were carried to third floor. Did I know him? I certainly did. I had learned all I needed to know in a few blocks. We exchanged names. I asked and he said he was 18, was graduating this June, ’94 and would go on to college. I invited him in. He deposited groceries, admired my view, had a glass of water, 'we parted good friends. I knew his name, but not his address. I called the high school. The kind woman who answered was hesitant to give any information. When I told her my story, her voice became very warm over the phone, she said, “That sounds just like Jason. It’s the kind of thing he would do.” My new found friend, who will a lifelong pattern of being an in- spiration to those around him. Al— though he died by accident, Greg‘s short life was packed full of purpose. He lived in Redmond, Wash, before moving to Mercer Island in 1985, 'where he played soccer, baseball and tennis at Mercer Is- land High School, and was very active in Young Life. He was a member on the Mt. Baker Crew a well deserved reward of win— ning the Junior National Champi- onship in Indianapolis in 1991. Competition and teamwork were important to him. Greg attended his senior year and graduated in 1993 from Sun Valley Community School, where his soccer team won the ’93 Idaho State Championship, and where he also was a member of the Sun Valley Freestyle Ski Team. He was the recipient of the Sigi & Peggy Engl Achievement Award for significant improve— ment in his academic perfor— mance through effort, determina— tion and hard work. For his senior project, Greg worked as a volun— teer for three weeks at Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission, then wrote an exhaustive report on the expe- rience. It had a profound effect on his outlook and his compassionate desire to help others less fortu— nate. In May of this year, Greg com- pleted his freshman year at the University of Montana, where through effort, determination and hard work he made the Dean’s Fund, c/o West One Bank, PO Box 5920, Ketchum, ID 83340 A celebration of Greg Allison’s life will take place at 3:00 pm, Tuesday July 5 at Warm Springs Golf Course in Ketchum, Idaho. the roof at quote you ‘cer ls/q statesmen CO n ' down real 6 p you If the rising cost of your homeowners coverage is raising your house, call Allstate. We have a variety of dis- counts. 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