Tone Marie Platou: 1935-2017

Oct 25, 2017

Tone Marie (Dahling) Platou passed away peacefully on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, at her home in Edmonds, where she resided for the past 18 years. She was born in Nottoden, Norway, in 1935 to Arne and Åste Dahling. She grew up in Rjukan, Norway, with her twin sister Olaug, and younger brother Bjørn.

Tone shared stories of her experiences as a child in this small town. It was particularly interesting to hear of the war years in a town with such historical significance. She ventured as a young lady alone on an epic journey, traveling by ship to the United States, where she met her future husband, Knut Stoud Platou.

The values that she learned growing up in Norway had a deep influence on her family. Tone was proud of Norway, and shared many of the traditions.

She was an accomplished athlete as a young person and continued an active lifestyle throughout her life. Her interests included skiing, caring for her beautiful garden, participating in book club, attending theater and volunteering with the Norse Home.

Tone was diagnosed with lymphoma cancer in 2015 and reacted favorably to treatment, but unfortunately it returned in the spring. She was then enrolled in a drug trial at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance that was very promising and allowed her to continue to participate in her normal activities until just days before her passing. Special thanks to Dr. Kinsey McCormick for her compassionate care.

If life is measured by friendships and the people you surround yourself with, she had a wonderful life.

She is survived by her sister, Olaug Dahling, her children, Carl (Donna), Eric (Debbie), Elizabeth (Aaron) and six wonderful grandchildren: Espen, Ian, Alex, William, Anna and Lauren.

Remembrances may be made to Norse Home, 5311 Phinney Ave. N, Seattle WA 98103, where Tone volunteered for many years, or to the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 825 Eastlake Ave. E, Seattle WA 98109.

 

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