Memorial set for Sunday for Issaquah High School student
March 7, 2009
By Chantelle Lusebrink
NEW — 6:12 p.m. March 6, 2009
Services for Nicholas W. Bethel, a 17-year-old Issaquah High School student who died in Seattle Tuesday, will be held Sunday in SeaTac.
In lieu of floral arrangements, the Bethel family is asking friends and family to bring photos or mementos for the service table or to donate to Issaquah Little League. Friends are also invited to share their memories of Bethel on Facebook.com where the family has dedicated a site – “In Loving Memory of Nick Bethel” – to him.
On that page his father, Bill Bethel wrote, “My wonderful son! Thank you for so much joy. You have given me something only a parent can understand. It is a tribute to you that you knew and touched such a wide variety of people. Endearing is the word for you. Travis had it right, you could fill up a room in such a special way. You left the people that knew you better off by your 17 years on this earth. You ‘Left the world a better place.’ Thank you to everyone posting here. Your proud, loving Dad.”
The cause and manner of Bethel’s death are pending, according to officials at the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.
A cause of death could be days, weeks or months away, depending on the additional laboratory tests needed to make that determination, those officials said. Those tests can include microbial, neurological and toxicology tests, they said.
Celebration of Life — Sunday
Viewing: Noon-12:30 p.m.
Service: 12:30-1 p.m.
Bonney Watson Washington Memorial Funeral Home
16445 International Blvd., SeaTac
On the Web
Go to www.facebook.com and type “In Loving Memory of Nick Bethel” into the search box.