This In Remembrance section
contains brief obituaries of WSBA
members. The list is not complete
and contains only those notices
that the WSBA has learned of
through newspapers, magazine articles, trade publications, and correspondence. Additional notices
will appear in subsequent issues
of NWLawyer. Please email notices or personal remembrances
Judge Susan R. Agid
Judge Susan Agid was born in Chicago
and grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia. Agid’s upbringing in the South
shaped her perspective on equality and
led to her interest in civil rights. She
received her law degree from Columbia University. In 1975, she moved to
Seattle and joined the firm Hillis, Phillips, Cairncross, Clark, and Martin. In
1973, she joined the civil division of the
King County Prosecutor’s Office. She
also wrote two books on fair employment litigation. In 1983, she joined the
firm of Cohen, Keegan and Goeltz. In
1986, Agid was appointed to the King
County Superior Court bench and was
appointed to the Court of Appeals, Division I, in Seattle. Agid loved to read,
garden, cook, and spend time with her
husband and their two dogs at their
second home on Whidbey Island.
Judge Susan Agid died Jan. 28,
2013, at the age of 71.
Coie, where he practiced for 20 years.
In 1980, he changed careers and joined
Boeing as vice president of contracts,
later heading Boeing’s legal department and serving as its general counsel. He was chair of the Washington
State Supreme Court’s Commission on
Justice, Efficiency and Accountability
and the Washington State Blue Ribbon
Commission on Transportation, and
many other community nonprofits. In
his free time, Beighle enjoyed learning,
making new friends, and fly fishing at
his cabin in Kodiak, Alaska.
Douglas Beighle died Feb. 3, 2013, at
the age of 80.
Douglas P. Beighle
Douglas Beighle was born in Montana.
After graduating from the University
of Montana with a bachelor’s degree
in business administration, he entered
the U.S. Air Force as a second lieutenant before returning to the University
of Montana for his law degree. He was a
faculty fellow at Harvard Law School in
1959–60 and received his LL.M. degree
in 1960, the same year that he joined
the law firm now known as Perkins
Edward C. Biele
Edward Biele was born in New Jersey
and grew up in Yonkers, New York. He
attended Columbia College on a scholarship and later went to Columbia Law
School; he enlisted in the U. S. Navy during his second year of law school, short-ly after the attack on Pearl Harbor, and
served as lieutenant commander of the
USS Sea Devil in 1944–45 before returning to finish law school and practice law.
In 1950, he moved to Seattle and joined
the firm of Bogle & Gates. Biele was also
an active member of the Maritime Law
Association. His second career was as
an apple farmer, when Biele and his son
partnered to acquire and operate orchards near Oroville. Biele loved travel
and exploring new cultures; he was an
avid reader and historian.
Edward Biele died Nov. 3, 2012, at
the age of 95.
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Judge Lawrence E. Brown
Lawrence Edward “Ed” Brown was born
in Oklahoma; he attended a one-room
schoolhouse until his family relocated
to Yakima Valley in 1936. He served in
the U.S. Navy for World War II aboard
the USS General T.S. Bliss. Brown graduated from the UW School of Law and
opened his practice in Elma, later serving as Elma’s city attorney and deputy
prosecutor. In 1962, he was elected
prosecuting attorney for Grays Harbor
County and later was appointed as a
judge for Grays Harbor County District Court. Brown was involved with
the Elma School Board, Aberdeen Elks,
and Grays Harbor Footprinters. He enjoyed bowling, Western novels, fishing,
and games of all kinds.
Judge Lawrence Brown died Feb. 26,
2013, at the age of 88.