Obituaries

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

Helen Benedict

Helen Griffin BenedictSeptember 13, 1918 — November 13, 2013Helen was born in…

  • Nov 13th, 2013

Susan Ross

Susan Marie RossNovember 4, 1957 — November 9, 2013Susan Marie Ross passed…

  • Nov 9th, 2013

Rama Fire

Rama FireMarch 27, 1977 — November 2, 2013Rama Fire, a former Friday…

  • Nov 2nd, 2013

Isabel Stern

Isabel Pauline Stewart SternMarch 1, 1925 — October 31, 2013Isabel Pauline Stewart…

  • Oct 31st, 2013

Barbara Shorett

Barbara Albers ShorettJuly 10, 1932 — October 30, 2013Barbara Albers Shorett, born…

  • Oct 30th, 2013

Ardell Gordon

Ardell Ruth GordonAugust 25, 1922 — October 24, 2013Ardell Gordon, 91, of…

  • Oct 24th, 2013

Cancer claims life of longtime waste reduction advocate, ‘Hazardous Helen’ | Passages

Helen Venada will be remembered for her intuitive, amazing gardening skills and her lifelong dedication to environmental advocacy. We honor her life by remembering her message of living simply.

  • Oct 19th, 2013

Sharron Crinean

Sharron Lee Brown CrineanJuly 18, 1931 — October 18, 2013Sharron Lee Brown…

  • Oct 18th, 2013

Audrey Kelsey

Audrey Leah (Lycklama) KelseyJune 20, 1965 — October 17, 2013Audrey Kelsey passed…

  • Oct 17th, 2013

Audrey Hansen

Audrey Joycelin HansenApril 10, 1925 — October 16, 2013Audrey Joycelin Hansen died…

  • Oct 16th, 2013

Lesa Williams

Lesa Anne WilliamsJune 14, 1952 — October 13, 2013Following a long battle…

  • Oct 13th, 2013

Margaret Jenison

Margaret Ann Hodgson JenisonOctober 26, 1931 — September 23, 2013Margaret Ann Jenison,…

  • Sep 23rd, 2013

Carl Robinson

Carl Francis RobinsonMay 16, 1925 — September 19, 2013Carl Francis Robinson, 88,…

  • Sep 19th, 2013

Loretta Smith

Loretta SmithAugust 15, 1921 — September 18, 2013Loretta Augustus Smith. 92, passed…

  • Sep 18th, 2013

Ronald Einboden

Ronald J. EinbodenNovember 1937 — September 16, 2013Ronald J. Einboden, Nov. 28,…

  • Sep 16th, 2013