OBITUARY

Lola Mae Mckee

May 19, 1925February 15, 2019

Lola Mae McKee passed on February 15th at 93. Running the family hardware store for 56 years, she was a pillar in the Madison Park community. Endearingly referred to as the “Honorary Mayor of Madison Park” by residents.

Lola was preceded in death by her husband “Bud” and son Scott. She is survived by her daughters Jane Dunkin (Dennis); Jeri Wenke; grandchildren Mike Ladd (June), Kelli Zielinski (Lance), Darryl Dunkin (Erin), Lisa Wenke, Todd Wenke (Jamie) and Bryan Wenke; great grandsons Spencer Ladd (Maria) and Michael Wenke; great great grandson Thomas Ladd. She is also survived by her sister Helen Paajanen and step-brother Chuck Peterson as well as many extended family members, friends and her “kids” in the neighborhood.

A celebration of life will be announced at a later time. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to one of Lola’s favorite charities: Seattle Union Gospel Mission, Bailey Boushay House, Fred Hutchinson or one of your favorite causes.

All are welcome to sign the online guestbook below.

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  • A Celebration of Life is being planned. Please check back for details.

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Karen Lehman

June 8, 2019

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Karen Lehman

June 8, 2019

Karen Lehman

June 8, 2019

Karen Lehman

June 8, 2019

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Karen Lehman

May 20, 2019

Lola and one of her favorite good deeds as Mayor of Madison Park.....
Planning, participating in kids' parades and picnics, Christmas ships and more
We miss you Lola McKee

Blake Goldberg

May 15, 2019

My Dear Sweet Friend Lola!

Much like the last post I too met Lola when looking for a place to rent in Madison Park. I quickly became friends with Lola and her son Scott. Lola became a surrogate mother as well, and would spend time helping me with all manner of personal problem solving. Lola was so giving and kind, always willing to help with anything. Lola attended my wedding in 1999 at Roche Harbor as our special guest, arriving on a float plane, so excited about the journey! Later in life I would stop in to the hardware store long after I had moved out of the area on one of my many journey's to Seattle. Lola was special! May her memory be a blessing!

Susan Quinby

May 14, 2019

Lola was my surrogate mother when I Iived in Madison Park from 1990-1999. I walked into the hardware store and told her I was looking for a place to rent and she said "follow me". I became her tenant and friend; she was always there for me, and I will continue to hold her in my heart. Love you dear Lola, Susy Q

FROM THE FAMILY