Sally K. Hathaway

Obituary

Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2005

Former Juneau resident Sally Kathleen Hathaway, 71, died May 21, 2005, at her home in Seattle with her children at her side.

She was born to Peter Lunde and Kathleen Chisholm Lunde on May 22, 1933, in Bellingham, Wash. She began playing violin at age 3. She attended college on a music scholarship. She performed in classical groups in western Washington and in the Juneau Symphony Orchestra. She played fiddle with her second husband, Lane Hathaway, on the piano, in taverns and bars in Bellingham and Juneau and small towns in Washington.

She graduated from Bellingham High School. She attended one year of college at Washington State University before her first marriage, the birth of her first three children and a move to Missouri. She returned to Bellingham in the mid-1950s with three children under the age of 5. She enrolled at Western Washington State College, supporting herself and her three children by working as a waitress. After graduating with a joint degree in music and education, she worked as a music teacher in the Bellingham schools, and later, as a sixth-grade teacher at Roosevelt School.

After her second marriage, she adopted her fourth child, and she and her husband moved their family to Juneau, where she lived for 22 years. The couple bought a restaurant, the Airport Coffee Shop, which later became the Glacier Restaurant and Lounge. After her divorce, she continued to own and operate restaurants, bars and taverns in Juneau, Soldotna, Valdez, Bellingham, Lynden and Blaine. She was a business owner for 25 years before her retirement in Bellingham. She moved to Seattle to live with her daughters.

Family and friends say that she "was a remarkable single-minded woman who lived a full and varied life, focused on hard-work and devotion to friends and family."

She was preceded in death by her parents and her companion of many years, George Hendrickson of Juneau.

She is survived by four children, Kathleen Hathaway of Seattle, Steven Hathaway of Bellingham, Patricia Burlin-game of Seattle and Charles Hathaway of Las Vegas; her brother and sister-in-law, David and Jan Lunde of Bellingham; six grandchildren; and lifelong friend, JoAnn Williams.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., May 27, in the Bayview Chapel at Jones-Moles Funeral Home in Bellingham. Wakes will be held at later dates in Bellingham and Juneau. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Swedish Hospice at 5701 6th Ave. S., Suite 404, Seattle, Wash., 98108. Thoughts and memories of Sally may be shared in the on-line memorial guest book at http://www.jonesmoles.com.



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