Obituaries

Gail F. Schweinhard: July 3, 1948 – Jan. 24, 2018

Gail F. Schweinhard died peacefully at home on Jan. 24, 2018 after battling lung and brain cancer. She was born in Massachusetts to Robert and… Continue reading

  • Mar 7, 2018

Doris Katherine Janz: March 12, 1917-Feb. 28, 2018

Doris Katherine Janz, age 100, of Oak Harbor, passed away at Regency on Whidbey Assisted Living on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. Mrs. Janz was born… Continue reading

  • Mar 7, 2018

Vernie A. Deardeuff: Jan. 11, 1922-Feb. 28, 2018

Vernie A. Deardeuff passed away peacefully on Feb. 28, 2018 at the age of 96. Vernie was born Jan. 11, 1922 in Crocker, Mo., the… Continue reading

  • Mar 7, 2018

William (Bill) Gentry Thurman: July 1, 1928 – Feb. 10, 2018

William (Bill) Thurman was born July 1, 1928 to Theodosia Mitchell and Horace Edward Thurman Sr., in Jacksonville Beach, Fla. He attended public schools in… Continue reading

  • Mar 2, 2018

Bill Thorn

The family regrets having had to cancel the celebration of life for Bill Thorn last weekend because of weather, but we are very happy to… Continue reading

  • Mar 2, 2018

Yoko H. Reep: Feb. 22, 2018

Yoko Hirasawa Reep passed away at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett. on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. She was 83. In keeping with her wishes,… Continue reading

  • Mar 2, 2018

Stephen E. Quick: July 4, 1952-Feb. 19, 2018

Stephen E. Quick passed away Feb. 19, 2018 with his family by his side. Stephen was 65 and fought a long and hard battle with… Continue reading

  • Mar 2, 2018

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