Obituaries

Penny Williams

Penny Lee WilliamsAugust 24, 1943 — June 17, 2014Penny Williams, devoted wife…

  • Jun 17th, 2014

Wade Hill

Wade Paul HillJuly 11, 1920 — June 17, 2014Wade Hill, of Friday…

  • Jun 17th, 2014

Antoinette ‘Toni’ Poulsen

Antoinette ‘Toni’ PoulsenMarch 18, 1918 — June 12, 2014Antoinette A. (Toni) Poulsen,…

  • Jun 12th, 2014

John Moore

John E. Moore1934 — 2014John E. Moore, 79, of Friday Harbor, Wash.,…

  • Jun 8th, 2014

Michael Copas

Michael Eugene CopasFebruary 6, 1958 — June 6, 2014Michael Eugene Copas, 56,…

  • Jun 6th, 2014

Edith Elizabeth (Wadsworth) Schwendeman: 1917-2014 | Passages

Edith was a very accomplished lapidary (cutting & polishing stones) as well as goldsmith and silversmith, and in younger days, received many awards for her hand made jewelry.

  • May 29th, 2014

Mary Lynn Jackson Oettinger: 1954-2014 | Passages

Mary Lynn Jackson Oettinger was a graduate of Henderson High School and Oglethorpe University, and was of the Lutheran faith.

  • May 28th, 2014

Edward (Ted) Anderson Middleton, Jr.: 1920-2014 | Passages

Ted loved steam engines, old machinery, antique tractors, farm machinery, and books. He was an avid reader and had a life-long over of learning. He especially loved the natural world and wildlife.

  • May 27th, 2014

Verna Clare Bloom Eshelman: 1930-2014 | Passages

Verna Clare Bloom Eshelman, 83, wife, mother, grandmother and sister, passed away peacefully on May 4, 2014, in Friday Harbor, Wash.

  • May 21st, 2014

Edith Schwendeman

Edith Elizabeth (Wadsworth) SchwendemanOctober 3, 1917 — May 21, 2014Edith Elizabeth (Wadsworth)…

  • May 21st, 2014

David Crawford

David CrawfordFebruary 18, 1944 — May 14, 2014David F. Crawford died May…

  • May 14th, 2014

Barbara Edith (Stanford) Dann: 1921-2014 | Passages

When they retired to San Juan Island, Bob and Barbara immediately started an international folk dance group and a Scottish country dance group in their home. Barbara was instrumental in rescuing the machines Jim Crook had made to make his own woolen clothes and, because Barbara was concerned over the lack of Christmas decorations, she organized a committee that started decorating the Town of Friday Harbor for Christmas.

  • May 13th, 2014

Mary Lynn Oettinger

Mary Lynn Jackson OettingerSeptember 15, 1954 — May 12, 2014Mary Lynn Jackson…

  • May 12th, 2014

Verna Eshelman

Verna Clare Bloom EshelmanOctober 22, 1930 — May 4, 2014Verna Clare Bloom…

  • May 4th, 2014

Joel Westgate

Joel WestgateFebruary 1, 1962 — April 30, 2014Born Feb. 1, 1962, and…

  • Apr 30th, 2014

Derek Rouse: 1937-2014 | Passages

Derek was very active in the local Lions Club and the San Juan Island theater (building sets for local plays), as well as a volunteer with the National Park Service. He helped organize the annual Friday Harbor Oktoberfest, which first started in 1995, where he loved to dance the polka with Pierette.

  • Apr 29th, 2014

Edward (Ted) Middleton, Jr.

Edward (Ted) Anderson Middleton, Jr.April 29, 1920 — April 28, 2014Edward Anderson…

  • Apr 28th, 2014

Barbara Edith Dann

Barbara Edith (Stanford) DannMarch 30, 1921 — April 25, 2014Barbara E. Dann,…

  • Apr 25th, 2014

Roy Matsumoto

Roy Hiroshi MatsumotoMay 1, 1913 — April 21, 2014Roy Matsumoto – “Ranger…

  • Apr 21st, 2014

Derek Rouse

Derek Rouse1937 — 2014Born in Axminster, Devon, England, Derek emigrated to the…

  • Apr 19th, 2014

Jack Smith

Jack Smith1929 — 2014John Smith, affectionately called Jack or Limey, passed away…

  • Mar 20th, 2014

San Juans at risk from ‘significant’ increase in tanker traffic | Letters

Human error, mechanical failures, weather events, navigational mistakes are all probable as more ships spend more time in our challenging waters. Chances are high that in the unknowable future we will be subjected to an Exxon Valdez size oil spill, or worse.

  • Mar 15th, 2014

Patricia Schwinn: 1925-2014 | Passages

Patricia Schwinn was born in Bellingham, Wash., June 7, 1925.

  • Mar 11th, 2014

Patricia Schwinn

Patricia SchwinnJune 7, 1925 — March 7, 2014You may have seen an…

  • Mar 7th, 2014

Scott Forbes

A well-liked local charcter, Scott Forbes made his home in Friday Harbor…

  • Mar 1st, 2014

Neil Tarte

Neil A. TarteMay 28, 1927 — February 24, 2014Neil A. Tarte, of…

  • Feb 24th, 2014

Daniel Martel

Daniel Dennis MartelAugust 10, 1941 — February 16, 2014Denny Martel, a fifth-generation…

  • Feb 16th, 2014

John McCutcheon

John William ‘Gramps’ McCutcheonNovember 5, 1924 — February 12, 2014John William McCutcheon…

  • Feb 12th, 2014

Richard DeStaffany

Richard Christopher DeStaffanyJanuary 24, 1956 — January 29, 2014Richard Christopher DeStaffany, one…

  • Jan 29th, 2014

Margaret Ann King

Margaret Ann ‘Maggie’ KingMarch 31, 1929 — January 17, 2014Margaret Ann “Maggie”…

  • Jan 17th, 2014

Edward F. Smith, Jr. 1929-2013 | Passages

Edward and Rose purchased a ranch on San Juan Island with the intent to convert it to a B&B. After renovating the old school house on the property, the 10-room States Inn & Ranch opened for business in 1991.

  • Jan 2nd, 2014

Mona Illig

Mona Mary (Strahota) IlligNovember 25, 1927 — January 2, 2014Mona was born…

  • Jan 2nd, 2014

Harry “Tiny” Youngberg

Harry C. ‘Tiny’ YoungbergNovember 14, 1932 — December 26, 2013Harry C. “Tiny”…

  • Dec 26th, 2013

Edward Smith

Edward F. Smith, Jr.1929 — 2013Edward F. Smith, Jr., 84, of Friday…

  • Dec 20th, 2013

Donald Kauffman

Donald Edward KauffmanMarch 8, 1920 — December 11, 2013Donald Edward Kauffman, 93,…

  • Dec 11th, 2013

Jim Garrett

Jim GarrettJune 20, 1948 — December 7, 2013It was a cold north…

  • Dec 7th, 2013

Dion Sutton

Dion Boris SuttonMay 24, 1928 — December 5, 2013Dion Boris Charles Sutton…

  • Dec 5th, 2013

Marion (Marty) Percich

Marion (Marty) PercichApril 9, 1926 — December 5, 2013Marion (Marty) Percich, 87,…

  • Dec 5th, 2013

Susan Marie Ross: 1957-2013 | Passages

Susan Marie Ross always had a smile and was loved by all.

  • Dec 3rd, 2013

How does his garden grown? Find out at the Grange fall lecture series

Island author Jim Nollman will read from his book, "Why We Garden", and talk about his personal approach to gardening in the next episode of the Grange Fall Lecture, Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Grange Hall in Friday Harbor, beginning at 7 p.m.

  • Nov 18th, 2013