Obituaries

Lucille Knutsen: March 24, 1929-Feb. 23, 2018

Lucille “Lucy” Knutsen went to sleep peacefully on Feb. 23, 2018, in her home town of Oak Harbor. She was born in North Dakota on… Continue reading

  • Mar 2, 2018

William H. Henry: Sept. 1, 1935-Feb. 26, 2018

William “Bill” Houlet Henry Sr., son of Rube Melton Henry and Lena Lee Henry, was born in Sunflower, Miss. on Sept. 1, 1935. At age… Continue reading

  • Mar 2, 2018

Mary Sue Taylor Bixby: June 14, 1926-Feb. 16, 2018

Mary Sue Taylor Bixby, 91, an Island County resident since 1969, died Feb. 16, 2018, at Summer Hill retirement community in Oak Harbor after a… Continue reading

  • Mar 2, 2018

Charles Curtis Long III: March 11, 1956 – Feb. 9, 2018

Painter, author, columnist, art critic, poet and general provocateur Charles Curtis Long III (Butch) passed away in Roseville, Calif. on Feb. 9, 2018. He was… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2018

Jean Elaine Olsen Mamales: Jan. 8, 1954-Feb. 19, 2018

When one is so universally beloved and respected, words fail to fully capture the impact of that person’s passing. Jean Elaine Olsen Mamales, born Jan.… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2018

Betty Jane Stevens (Shaw): June 5, 1924- Jan. 20, 2018

Betty Jane Stevens went to be with our Lord and Savior on Jan. 20, 2018. She was 93 years of age. Betty was born in… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2018

James Roger Blankenship: Feb. 11, 2018

James Roger Blankenship, 56, of Sedro-Woolley, passed away Feb. 11, 2018 He worked as a hydraulic technician for Team Corporation for 18 years. He served… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2018

Miriam P. Menard: March 17, 1930-Feb. 14, 2018

Miriam Patricia Menard, an active member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, died peacefully at home Feb. 14, 2018. She was born March 17, 1930, a… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2018

Charles Stone: 1927 – 2018

Charles Stone passed away the morning of Feb. 13, 2018 with family by his side and his wife Carol holding his hand. He was blessed… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2018

Lowell Leslie Scalf: Aug. 21, 1928-Jan. 8, 2018

Lowell Leslie Scalf of Coupeville died in his sleep on Jan. 8, 2018. He was 89 years old. Lowell was born on Aug. 21, 1928… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2018

Dr. Earl R. Zini: Oct. 16, 1930 – Feb. 12, 2018

Earl R. Zini, age 87, of Oak Harbor and former longtime Yakima resident, passed away with his family by his side on Feb. 12, 2018.… Continue reading

  • Feb 16, 2018

Joanne Mason Shekelle: Jan. 1, 1929-Feb. 3, 2018

Joanne Mason Shekelle, 89 years young, passed on to a better life on Feb. 3, 2018. She was born in Seattle and lived much of… Continue reading

  • Feb 16, 2018

Fred L. ‘Bud’ Winder: May 21, 1922-Feb. 4, 2018

Fred L. “Bud” Winder, 95, long time Oak Harbor resident, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 at Island Hospital in Anacortes. He was born… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2018

William Franklin ‘Bill’ Thorn, Sr.: July 23, 1935-Jan. 13, 2018

William Franklin “Bill” Thorn Sr., 82, of Camano Island, passed away at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon on Jan. 13, 2018. Born in New… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2018

Dr. Frederic ‘Fred’ Henninger: Dec. 23, 1931-Feb. 4, 2018

Dr. Frederic “Fred” Henninger, 86, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, at Whatcom Hospice House, from complications related to influenza, pneumonia and motor neuron disease. Following… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2018

Olga ‘Cis, GG’ Braniff: Aug. 26, 1930-Feb. 4, 2018

Olga “Cis” Braniff passed away in Olympia on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. She was 87. Cis was born in New York City on Aug. 26,… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2018

Bill Boltz: Feb. 19, 1937-Feb. 8, 2018

Bill was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, who was taken by the angels on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. Bill was born in Norman,… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2018

Gary Don Manker: May 4, 1968-Jan. 26, 2018

Gary Don Manker died suddenly on Jan. 26, 2018. He was born in Petaluma, Calif. on May 4, 1968. He was well-known as “Coach” from… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2018

Everett Vanderwende: Nov. 20, 1931-Jan. 30, 2018

Everett Vanderwende, 86, of Coupeville, Wash., died on Jan. 30, 2018, peacefully at home. Everett was born on Nov. 20, 1931 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands,… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2018

Janice (Parsons) Blasdell Sisto: Sept. 21, 1936-Jan. 17, 2018

Janice passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Jan. 17, 2018. She was born in 1936 to Edlane and Helen Parsons in Bellingham.… Continue reading

  • Feb 2, 2018