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2 noteworthy passings | Editor's Note


Last updated 12/10/2020 at 9:42am

Natalie Shippen and Enrique Henao

I picked up a copy of a magazine called Welcome to read a few stories about Edmonds that were included.

Flipping through the pages, I landed on a story about art in public spaces throughout Snohomish County. Underneath a picture of Richard Beyer's "Seeing Whales" at Olympic Beach was a black-and-white image of longtime arts activist Natalie Shippen, who helped create the city's Arts Commission and was a frequent contributor to the Edmonds Beacon's letters section.

Unknown to me, and no doubt to many outside Shippen's circle of family and friends, I was surprised to learn she died in April....

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