Obituaries

Robert C. ‘Bobby/Bob’ Johnson: Jan. 18, 1955 – Dec. 21, 2019

Robert C. Johnson (Bobby, Bob) passed peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family on Dec. 21, 2019. Bob was born in Port Townsend, Wash.,… Continue reading

  • Jan 3, 2020

Leslie B. Hassler: Oct. 24, 1921 – Dec. 14, 2019

Our family has lost a true soldier and one strong man who fought until the end. Les was born in Underwood, N.D., on Oct. 24,… Continue reading

  • Jan 3, 2020

Ian Keith Graham: May 18, 1939 – Dec. 20, 2019

Ian Keith Graham, born May 18, 1939, in Birmingham, England, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, Dec. 20. Ian is survived… Continue reading

  • Jan 3, 2020

Nadine Wilson: Nov. 17, 1941 – Dec. 24, 2019

Nadine Wilson, 78, of Oak Harbor, Wash., died Dec. 24, 2019, at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon, Wash. Hawthorne Funeral Home is in charge… Continue reading

  • Jan 3, 2020

Richard ‘Mike’ Michael McGruder : Jan. 20, 1949 – Dec. 18, 2019

Richard “Mike” Michael McGruder, of Oak Harbor, Wash., born Jan. 20, 1949, in Denver, Colo., passed away Dec. 18, 2019, in Everett, Wash. Mike is… Continue reading

  • Dec 27, 2019

Ben S. Lamb: Feb. 12, 1995 – Dec. 12, 2019

Ben Steven “Jammer” Lamb, 24, of Oak Harbor, died suddenly on Dec. 12, 2019, from an overdose, after an 11-year battle with addiction. He is… Continue reading

  • Dec 27, 2019

LaVerne Marie Martin: June 10, 1930 – Dec. 6, 2019

LaVerne Marie Martin started her journey during a raging snow storm in Martin, S.D. on Jan. 10, 1930. During her journey she raised seven children,… Continue reading

  • Dec 24, 2019

Elizabeth Jane Heller Ruff: June 1, 1946 – Dec. 8, 2019

“Physically Gone But Never Forgotten” Elizabeth, age 73, longtime resident of Oak Harbor, Wash., passed away after a long battle with renal failure. Elizabeth was… Continue reading

  • Dec 23, 2019

John Joseph Quinn, Jr.: Oct. 14, 1944 – Nov. 24, 2019

John Joseph Quinn Jr., 75, of Oak Harbor, Wash., left us on Nov. 24, 2019 in Katy, Texas, after a courageous battle with cancer. He… Continue reading

  • Dec 23, 2019

Timothy Demond Howard: July 18, 1980 – Dec. 10, 2019

Timothy Demond Howard, age 39, longtime Oak Harbor, Wash., resident, passed away at Swedish Medical Center Cherry Hill Campus in Seattle, Wash., on Tuesday, Dec.… Continue reading

  • Dec 23, 2019

Sylvia Folkart: Died Dec. 17, 2019

Sylvia Folkart, 93, of Arlington, Wash., died peacefully in her sleep on Dec. 17, 2019. Daughter of Ruth Elizabeth (Jones) and David Martin Smith, Sylvia… Continue reading

  • Dec 23, 2019

Gloria Joy (Ellingsen) Young: Jan. 29, 1931 – Dec. 4, 2019

Born Jan. 29, 1931, passed away peacefully on Dec. 4, 2019, at Careage of Whidbey in Coupeville, Wash. Joy moved to Oak Harbor, Wash., with… Continue reading

  • Dec 13, 2019

Bobby Lloyd Pickerill: Nov. 21, 1936 – Nov. 30, 2019

Bobby Lloyd Pickerill was born Nov. 21, 1936, in Ellsworth, Kan., to Frank and Lettie Pickerill. Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Joan… Continue reading

  • Dec 13, 2019

Linda Bartlett: 1960 – 2019

Linda Bartlett (1960-2019) always dared to follow her dreams, dreams that brought her to the soils of Coupeville, Wash., where for the last 20 years,… Continue reading

  • Dec 13, 2019

Phillip I. Bakke: 1970 – 2019

Phillip I. Bakke, 49, died Nov. 26, 2019, on South Whidbey Island, Wash., where he’d lived for over 30 years. His passing, from natural causes,… Continue reading

  • Dec 13, 2019

Dennis Jerome Pearson: Aug. 1, 1938 – Dec. 4, 2019

Dennis Jerome Pearson passed away peacefully at home in Oak Harbor, Wash., on the morning of Dec. 4, 2019 with his wife, Sharlene by his… Continue reading

  • Dec 10, 2019

Eugene David Kemp

Gene left this earth too soon surrounded by his family, on Thanksgiving, Nov. 22, 2018 after a valiant and stoic struggle with cancer. At the… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2019

Mary Syreen-Boyer: March 29, 1927 – Nov. 16, 2019

Mary Syreen-Boyer peacefully passed away Nov. 16, 2019, in Coupeville, Wash. She was born in La Grande, Ore., on March 29, 1927, to Carl and… Continue reading

  • Nov 22, 2019

Sal Rizzo: Feb. 18, 1928 – Nov. 18, 2019

Salvatore Rizzo was born on Feb. 18, 1928, in Lorain, Ohio, and was raised in Erie, Penn. He graduated from Erie Tech in 1946. While… Continue reading

  • Nov 22, 2019

Alice Johanna (Kunert) Miller: Feb. 10, 1936 – Nov. 17, 2019

Alice Johanna (Kunert) Miller was born in Detroit, Mich., on Feb. 10, 1936. She was welcomed into Heaven and Jesus’ arms Nov. 17, 2019. She… Continue reading

  • Nov 22, 2019