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Annie Grasegger, 88, of Seattle, passed away on Sunday, June 15, 2014. She was born in Garmisch, Germany, on September 14, 1925.

Annie was trained as a photographic printer in Germany before emigrating to the U.S. in 1955. While employed full-time with the Seattle photography firm of Dudley, Harding and Yang, she also worked for and lived with the Henry Kruse family of Broadmoor. Her photographs (some of which were published in the Seattle Times) earned her awards from the Professional Photographers Association of WA and an honorary lifetime membership in their guild. Her love of nature is reflected in her photos of the Arboretum, the Japanese Garden and alpine settings that reminded her of her homeland. Annie touched the lives of many with her tremendous ability to make friends wherever she went; her kind, generous heart; and her willingness to help those in need. Annie is survived by family and friends in Germany and an extended family of close friends in the Seattle area. She will be deeply missed.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at the Graham Visitor's Center in the Arboretum, 2300 Arboretum Dr. E. Seattle, 98112. In lieu of flowers, her friends request that donations be made to the Japanese GardenĀ 


The finest person one could hope to meet.

Forrest Dougherty