Obituaries

Mary Lou (MacDonald) Harris: July 9, 1928 – March 2, 2019

Mary Lou (MacDonald) Harris went home to her Heavenly Father on March 2, 2019. There, she joins her late husband Robert Harris, her parents William… Continue reading

  • Mar 8, 2019
Morgan

Carol Sue Morgan: March 15, 1932 – Feb. 9, 2019

Carol Sue Morgan passed away peacefully Feb. 9, 2019. During her fairly quick submission to cancer complications, she was constantly surrounded by friends and family.… Continue reading

  • Mar 8, 2019
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Sabine

Frances Ann Sabine: Died March 9, 2018

Frances Ann Sabine, 97, passed away peacefully in her sleep at Fairwinds at Brighton Court in Lynnwood, Wash., on March 9, 2018. She is survived… Continue reading

  • Mar 8, 2019
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Sheppard

John Perry Sheppard: Nov. 16, 1944 – Feb. 26, 2019

John Perry Sheppard, 74, passed away Feb. 26, 2019 at Homeplace in Oak Harbor, after a battle with Alzheimer’s. John was born in Calhoun, La.,… Continue reading

  • Mar 2, 2019
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Cobban

Ivy Lynn Cobban: Sept. 17, 1956 – Feb. 17, 2019

Ivy moved quietly into eternity surrounded by the love of her family on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. Ivy resided in Coupeville for over 17 years.… Continue reading

  • Mar 1, 2019
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Kathleen Spellman Otley: Died: Feb. 3, 2019

Kathleen Otley, 71, of Seattle and Whidbey Island passed away on Feb. 3, 2019. She was born in Los Angeles and graduated from California State… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2019

Debbi R. W. (Longland) Olson: Jan. 4, 1954 – Jan. 12, 2019

Debbi R. W. (Longland) Olson, 65, passed away Jan. 12, 2019, at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose, Calif., from complications of pancreatitis. Debbi was… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2019
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James Patrick McCarthy: May 30, 1934 – Nov. 15, 2018

Jim passed away in Coupeville after a brave fight with prostate cancer. He was born in Butte, Mont., to Dr. James L McCarthy and Margaret… Continue reading

  • Feb 22, 2019
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Kathleen Joyce (Hofkamp) Nienhuis: Aug. 16, 1946 – Feb. 18, 2019

Kathleen Joyce (Hofkamp) Nienhuis, 72, Oak Harbor, passed away Feb. 18, 2019, at home in the arms of Eldred, her husband of 54 years. Born… Continue reading

  • Feb 22, 2019

Robert A. (Bob) Bailey: July 4, 1929 – Feb. 15, 2019

Bob was born July 4, 1929, at Fort Lewis, Wash., to Ray A. Bailey and Alice Jane Bentley Bailey. Bob passed away Feb. 15, 2019,… Continue reading

  • Feb 22, 2019

Janet Lavon Roth: Dec. 6, 1933 – Feb. 15, 2019

Janet Lavon Roth (nee Schonewill) passed away quietly on Friday, Feb. 15, after over five years in the darkness of dementia at Homeplace in Oak… Continue reading

  • Feb 22, 2019

John Gordon Stranlund: May 5, 1925 – Nov. 11, 2018

John Gordon Stranlund, farmer, pilot, sailor and adventurer, died peacefully on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, 2018, following a lengthy illness. He was 93. John is… Continue reading

  • Feb 22, 2019
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Norma Ruth Ackerman: March 16, 1934 – Feb. 5, 2019

Norma Ackerman passed away peacefully in Coupeville on Feb. 5, 2019, at age 84 after a long illness. She was born in Black Hawk County,… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2019
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Camelia Truan Gutierrez: Feb. 10, 1946 – Feb. 5, 2019

Camelia Truan Gutierrez, 72, of Oak Harbor, passed away at Skagit Valley Hos-pital, Monday, Feb. 5, 2019, following a brief illness. Camelia was born in… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2019
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Gwen Starcher: 1926-2019

A member of the Coupeville community for over 40 years, Gwendolyn June (Pritchard) Starcher died on Jan. 31 in her sleep in Los Angeles, where… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2019
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Joan Ruth Foster Little: Aug. 11, 1939 – Jan. 23, 2019

On Jan. 23, 2019, Joan Ruth Foster Little went home to join her husband, “Buddy,” Joel Byron Little Sr. Joan, an Oak Harbor transplant since… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2019
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Bruce D. Mattson: Oct. 3, 1921 – Jan. 26, 2019

Bruce Douglas Mattson, 97, passed away peacefully at home on Jan. 26, 2019. He was born of Swedish stock in Litchfield, Minn. on Oct. 3,… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2019
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Cowger

Marilyn Louise Cowger: 1931 – 2019

Dr. Marilyn Louise Cowger, age 87, passed away peacefully at her home in Charlotte, N.C. on Jan. 17, 2019. She is survived by daughters Naomi,… Continue reading

  • Feb 5, 2019
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Downing

Dinah ‘Joan’ Downing: Sept. 4, 1944 – Dec. 29, 2018

Joan was born on Sept. 4, 1944 to Alice and Joe Taylor in Anacortes. She passed after a brief but courageous battle with cancer on… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2019
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Kleffel

Walter Henry Kleffel: Aug. 28, 1932 – Jan. 26, 2019

Walter Henry Kleffel, Lt. Cmdr., USN (Ret), longtime Oak Harbor and Bellingham resident, passed away at WhidbeyHealth Medical Center on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, following… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2019
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