Obituaries

Jess Crossley

Jess M. Crosley, 83, died Dec. 16, 2002 at Whidbey General Hospital following and extended illness. He was born April 11, 1919 in Douglas, Wyoming… Continue reading

  • Dec 16, 2002

Frances Wesley

Frances Eileen Wesley, born Oct. 19, 1911, in Kansas City, Mo., passed away peacefully Dec. 15, 2002, in Coupeville.After graduation from East High School in… Continue reading

  • Dec 15, 2002

William James Montgomery

William James Montgomery, 67, died Dec. 15, 2002, at Careage of Whidbey following an extended illness. He was born July 15, 1935, in Port Alberni,… Continue reading

  • Dec 15, 2002

Irene Finley

Irene Ruth Finley died Dec. 13, 2002, in Coupeville surrounded by members of her family.She was born Jan. 1, 1913, in Inavale, Neb., to Valley… Continue reading

  • Dec 13, 2002

Bertha Steen

Bertha Lejeune Steen, 106, died Dec. 11, 2002 at her home in Oak Harbor. She was born on the family farm in Cumberland, Wis., to… Continue reading

  • Dec 11, 2002

GAry Faris

Gary Alan Faris, age 53, of Mukilteo, longtime former Whidbey Island resident, devoted husband and loving father, passed away in Anacortes after a courageous battle… Continue reading

  • Dec 9, 2002

Carl Herring

Carl L. Herring, 79, 31-year resident of Oak Harbor, died suddenly at his home on Dec. 8, 2002.Carl was born in Altus, Okla., June 17,… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2002

Glendyn Smith

Glendyn G. Smith, of Oak Harbor, died Dec 8, 2002, at her home.She was born June 16, 1925 in Long Beach, Calif., to James and… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2002

Mary Case

Mary S. Case, 86, longtime Quincy resident, died Dec. 8, 2002, at LakeRidge Special Care Center in Moses Lake. At her request, no services will… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2002

Diane Sophia De Rousie

Diane Sophia De Rousie, 72, of Oak Harbor, died Dec. 7, 2002, in Oak Harbor after losing a tragic battle with Alzheimer’s. She was born… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2002

Mutsu Mori

Mutsu Mori, 100, of Oak Harbor, died Dec. 6, 2002 at Whidbey Island Manor.Mrs. Mori was born in Niigata, Japan, on Aug. 11, 1902, to… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2002

Richard Jones

Funeral services for Richard Owen Jones will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 11, at Burley Funeral Chapel, Oak Harbor, with Cmdr. Fred Renfroe,… Continue reading

  • Dec 5, 2002

Deane Dunn

Deane P. (White) Dunn, 81, died Dec. 4, 2002, after an unsuccessful battle with cancer. She was in the company of many of her family… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2002

Edward Short

Edward Earnest Short, Coupeville’s chief of Ppolice for more than 20 years, died Dec. 4, 2002, at Whidbey General Hospital. He was born July 8,… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2002

Raney Nowell

Raney Lee Nowell, 51, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002. Raney died at Whidbey General Hospital of cancer. Memorial services will be held 2 p.m., Saturday,… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2002

Robert Mercier

Funeral services for Robert C. Mercier will be held Friday, Dec. 6 at Burley Funeral Chapel at 1 p.m. Military honors will follow under the… Continue reading

  • Dec 2, 2002

Florence Ivie

Florence S. Ivie, 92, 16-year resident of Oak Harbor, died at Whidbey General Hospital Dec. 1, 2002.Mrs. Ivie was born in Mabton April 26,1910, to… Continue reading

  • Dec 1, 2002

Charles D. Gelman

Charles D. “Chuck” Gelman, 62, of Oak Harbor, passed away peacefully Nov. 29, 2002, at Swedish Hospital, Seattle, after a month-long battle with complications of… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2002

Norman Oldenburg

A celebration of life service for Norman Paul Oldenburg was held Dec. 3, Burley Funeral Chapel. Private family inurnment preceded the services at Maple Leaf… Continue reading

  • Nov 28, 2002

Peggy Coulter Gilbert

Peggy Coulter Gilbert died peacefully Nov. 27, 2002 at Careage on Whidbey Island. Born March 15, 1909 on Capitol Hill in Seattle, she lived in… Continue reading

  • Nov 26, 2002