zSan Christos Web Log
Friday, 20 April 2007
~ Ralph Times ~
"It's 420 Somewhere"

Ralph, Friends and Family of Ralph, here's a visual trip down memory lane
to the Ralph Times..

On April 4, 2007, Ralph Wallin, 49, took his own life. Ralph dearly loved his family and his friends, and was loved by many in return. Ralph was especially proud of his daughter, McKenzie and cherished his bond with her. Originally a native of New Orleans, he lived in Washington for 25 years. Ralph attended the Evergreen State College in Olympia, and studied the breadth of wood working, from the design and construction of large boats, to intricate projects of smaller scale. Ralph later worked in Seattle with owner, Al Babb of Hoge Design. Eventually, he assumed ownership and began Wallin Design. He was an accomplished and well known craftsman in fine furniture restoration. He was a man of high spirits. For Ralph, Mardi Gras wasn't just a yearly event but a state of mind. His motto was, Live life and be proud. Using high standards as a yardstick to measure life, Ralph pursued his craftsmanship and life's pleasures with a true passion, This led to a unique personality: playful, extremely generous, and, at times, a complete pain in the butt. But, we loved him in spite of it and because of it. Goodbye Ralph. We miss you. He is survived by his daughter, McKenzie Kuckhahn, and her mother, Linda Kuckhahn of Seattle; and his sisters, Nancy Wallin and Linda Cabali of New Orleans, La. A Memorial Gathering will be held this Friday evening in Ballard. Contact kent@london.com for details. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: the McKenzie Ruth Kuckhahn College Fund, Benevolent Account Dept., Washington Mutual, Seattle, WA 98020.
Published in print on 4/18/2007.


Thanks Ralph for Being Born!


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