Obituaries

Virginia Vracin: May 14, 1945-March 26, 2018

The world became a little brighter when Virginia Marilyn Lodge (Ginny) was born May 14, 1945 to Mary and Archie Lodge in Wenatchee, Wash. She… Continue reading

  • Apr 11, 2018

Lloyd Williams: April 5, 2018

Lloyd A. Williams, 79, born in Elma, Wash., passed away peacefully, at Swedish Hospital on Thursday afternoon, April 5, 2018. He was surrounded by his… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2018

Alma G. Sheppard: March 5, 1926-April 4, 2018

Alma Gertrude Sheppard (Roodzant, Pea) went to sleep in La Conner and woke up in Heaven with her Savior on April 4, 2018. She was… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2018

John M. Wilburn: Aug. 4, 1938-April 1, 2018

John Martin Wilburn “Papa John,” chief petty officer (retired), born on Aug. 4, 1938, passed away April 1, 2018, with his loving wife, Nobuko, by… Continue reading

  • Apr 6, 2018

James Sherman Waldrip, Jr.: Dec. 13, 1921-March 31, 2018

James Sherman Waldrip Jr., 96, passed away surrounded by his family on March 31, 2018, at Careage of Whidbey in Coupeville. He has lived in… Continue reading

  • Apr 6, 2018

Jacqueline Feusier-Walck: April 2, 1952-Feb. 9, 2018

Jacqueline Feusier-Walck, age 65, of Coupeville passed away unexpectedly in her sleep at home on Feb. 9, 2018. Jackie’s smile will be missed. Her love… Continue reading

  • Apr 6, 2018

Scott Warren Stewart: April 1, 2018

Scott was born in Maywood, Calif., to Paul Hues Stewart and Barbara (Pool) Stewart. The couple eventually moved to Oak Harbor and owned and operated… Continue reading

  • Apr 6, 2018

Gary Joel Kelly: Jan. 12, 1935-March 26, 2018

Gary Joel Kelly, age 83, longtime resident of Coupeville, passed away at his home on Monday, March 26, 2018, following a lengthy illness. Gary (who… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2018

Julia K. Johnson: June 14, 1918-March 27, 2018

Julia K. Johnson, of Greenbank, passed away peacefully on March 27, 2018. She was born in Chicago, Ill. on June 14, 1918. Julia was preceded… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2018

Wayne Frederick Dodge: Dec. 25, 1926-March 27, 2018

Wayne Dodge was born on Christmas Day 1926 in Pleasantdale, Saskatchewan, Canada, to parents Eva Gertrude (nee Conley) and Frederick Dodge. He passed peacefully on… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2018

Carole Lorraine Wieldraayer: April 1, 1951 – March 3, 2018

At 66 years of age, Carole Lorraine (McKinley) Wieldraayer went home to be with the Lord. After an October 2017 diagnosis of Stage 4 bone… Continue reading

  • Mar 30, 2018

Helen E. Schmidt: June 6, 1919-March 9, 2018

Helen E. Schmidt, age 98, longtime resident of Ledgewood Beach near Coupeville, passed away March 9, in Naperville, Ill. She was born Helen Eva Silvola… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2018

Robert Spencer Purvis: Feb. 13, 1918-March 11, 2018

Robert Spencer “Spence” Purvis was born on Feb. 13, 1918 in Seattle, Wash. to Daisy Dean and James Purvis. He was the youngest of five… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2018

Hiroko Butz: Jan. 14, 1933-March 20, 2018

Hiroko Butz passed away peacefully at her residence in Oak Harbor.… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2018

Jacqueline May Tucker Fortune: March 2, 1938 – March 18, 2018

Jacqueline May Tucker Fortune passed away on March 18, 2018. Jackie retired from the United States Post Office and spent many years working in home… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2018

John Fielding, Sr.: Sept.12, 1933-March 12, 2018

John Fielding, Sr., passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, March 12, 2018, at the age of 84. John Thomas Fielding was born in… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2018

David George Scott III: Feb. 13, 2018-March 9, 2018

David George Scott III, infant son of David George Scott Jr. and Marci Ann (Metcalf) Scott, and twin brother of Noah Joseph Scott, entered into… Continue reading

  • Mar 16, 2018

Edward Alois Schuster: March 11, 2018

Edward Alois Schuster, age 73, of Oak Harbor, passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2018, at WhidbeyHealth Medical Center, following a brief illness. A memorial… Continue reading

  • Mar 16, 2018

George Albert Ray: Feb. 28, 1966-March 5, 2018

George Albert Ray, age 52, passed away at his Oak Harbor home on Monday, March 5, 2018. Ray was born in Port Hueneme, Calif., on… Continue reading

  • Mar 16, 2018

Mherling Irwin Luce: Sept. 9, 1930 – March 7, 2018

Mherling Irwin “Irv” Luce, age 87, sailed away peacefully on March 7, 2018 at Homeplace Memory Care in Oak Harbor after a long battle with… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2018