Obituaries

Mary Anne Klingbiel

Mary Anne Klingbiel: Oct. 12 , 2012 | Passages

All who met Mary Anne speak of her smile and bright, positive attitude. She genuinely loved people which they immediately sensed and returned. This gift made for a wonderful, loving mother, wife, teacher and friend.

  • Oct 23rd, 2012
Mary Anne Klingbiel
Nancy Severtson

Nancy Severtson

Nancy Davidson Severtson1938 - 2012Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and sister, Nancy,…

  • Oct 21st, 2012
Nancy Severtson
Reynold 'Reg' Dickhaus

Reynold ‘Reg’ Dickhaus

Reynold ‘Reg’ Dickhaus1920-2012Reynold “Reg” Dickhaus died peacefully at home on San Juan…

  • Oct 21st, 2012
Reynold 'Reg' Dickhaus
Mildred Sandwith

Mildred Sandwith

Mildred Louise SandwithMay 14, 1915 — Oct. 15, 2012Mildred Louise Sandwith, passed…

  • Oct 15th, 2012
Mildred Sandwith
Dorthea Merlino

Dorthea Merlino

Dorothea “Dot” MerlinoDec. 17, 1928 — Oct. 14, 2012Dorothea “Dot” Merlino, 83,…

  • Oct 14th, 2012
Dorthea Merlino
Mary Anne Klingbiel

Mary Anne Klingbiel

Mary Anne KlingbielThe family of Mary Anne Klingbiel sadly announces her passing…

  • Oct 12th, 2012
Mary Anne Klingbiel
John Hedberg

John Hedberg

John Brent Hedberg1946 — 2012With his family near, John Brent Hedberg left…

  • Oct 3rd, 2012
John Hedberg
Frances Erickson

Frances Erickson

Frances Mary EricksonMay 18, 1912 — Sept. 25, 2012Frances Mary Erickson, 100,…

  • Sep 25th, 2012
Frances Erickson
Lloyd Martin

Lloyd Martin

Lloyd Douglas MartinDec. 2, 1919 — Sept. 14, 2012Lloyd Douglas Martin passed…

  • Sep 14th, 2012
Lloyd Martin
Merna Mae Guard: 1940—2012

Merna Mae Guard memorial service, Sept. 22 | Passages

A graveside memorial service for Merna Mae Guard is Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Valley Cemetery on San Juan Island, followed by a potluck reception at the American Legion Hall in Friday Harbor.

  • Sep 11th, 2012
Merna Mae Guard: 1940—2012
Frank LaSalata

Former San Juan attorney, Frank LaSalata, dead, at age 60 | Passages

Cancer claims the life of attorney Frank LaSalata, a former judge pro-tem in San Juan County courts and district court judicial candidate.

  • Sep 7th, 2012
Frank LaSalata
David Haskin Champlin: 1910—2012

David Haskin Champlin: 1910 – 2012 | Passages

A memorial service for David Champlin, who died June 11 at the age of 101, will be held at Saint David’s Episcopal Church on Sept. 10, 2012, at noon. A reception at the San Juan Island Yacht Club will follow the service.

  • Aug 30th, 2012
David Haskin Champlin: 1910—2012
Gregory Ewert

Gregory Ewert

Gregory Albert EwertFeb. 11, 1949 — Aug. 10, 2012Gregory Albert Ewert, beloved…

  • Aug 10th, 2012
Gregory Ewert
Jan Smulovitz

Jan Smulovitz

Dr. Jan SmulovitzOct. 13, 1943 — Aug. 4, 2012Dr. Jan Smulovitz passed…

  • Aug 4th, 2012
Jan Smulovitz
Christopher Johnson

Christopher Johnson

Christopher JohnsonMay 28, 1987 — July 26, 2012Christopher Johnson of Decatur Island…

  • Jul 26th, 2012
Christopher Johnson

William Mason

William L. MasonJuly 5, 1936 — July 24, 2012Bill Mason, 76, died…

  • Jul 24th, 2012
Betty Carlberg

Betty Carlberg

Betty Fairburn CarlbergSept. 20, 1924 — July 16, 2012Betty Fairburn Carlberg was…

  • Jul 16th, 2012
Betty Carlberg

Barbara C. Fry, M.D. | Passages

Beloved mother, aunt, scholar, andfriend, passed away peacefully on Tuesday evening, May 22, at 10:00 p.m. at Harborview Hospital in Seattle, WA.

  • Jul 13th, 2012
James Robert Owens.

James Robert Owens: 1917-2012 | Passages

Jim Owens joined the Army Aug. 6, 1943. He was part of Company E 1308th Engineer Regiment. While in England, he was injured and was honorably discharged Feb. 15, 1945. He and his wife of 69 years, Dorethe, came to Friday Harbor nearly five years ago to spend time with family.

  • Jul 6th, 2012
James Robert Owens.

Evelyn Payne

Evelyn Hope PayneDec. 27, 1923 — July 3, 2012Evelyn Hope Payne, 88,…

  • Jul 3rd, 2012
Florence Lang

Florence Lang

Florence May “Flossie” Mullis McRae LangJan. 12, 1925 — June 22, 2012Flossie…

  • Jun 22nd, 2012
Florence Lang
Dr. Teresa Mische

Dr. Teresa Mische: Life Celebration | Passages

A Celebration of Life for Dr. Teresa Mische is June 24, at 4 p.m, in the Orcas Center on Orcas Island.

  • Jun 20th, 2012
Dr. Teresa Mische
James Owens

James Owens

James Robert OwensJune 15, 1943 — June 16, 2012James Robert Owens died…

  • Jun 16th, 2012
James Owens
David Champlin

David Champlin

David Haskin ChamplinSept. 12, 1910 — June 11, 2012David Haskin Champlin died…

  • Jun 11th, 2012
David Champlin
Joyce Milne

Joyce Milne

Joyce Lockwood MilneJan. 13, 1919 — June 6, 2012Joyce Lockwood Milne, 93,…

  • Jun 6th, 2012
Joyce Milne

Elizabeth Bliven

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Lee BlivenApril 18, 1920 — June 3, 2012Elizabeth “Betty” Lee…

  • Jun 3rd, 2012

Barbara Fry

Barbara C. FryBarbara C. Fry, M.D., beloved mother, aunt, scholar, andfriend, passed…

  • May 22nd, 2012
Barbara Marrett

Marrett picked to replace Jacobson at Visitors Bureau

Friday Harbor's Barbara Marrett has worn many hats in three decades on San Juan Island. Add communications manager to the list.

  • May 8th, 2012
Barbara Marrett
Lynette Guard.

Lynette Guard memorial service, Sunday | Passages

A memorial service for Lynette Guard is Sunday, April 29, at Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church, 425 Spring St., at 4 p.m.

  • Apr 25th, 2012
Lynette Guard.
Roger Rohwer

Roger Rohwer

Roger Wayne RohwerSept. 19, 1942 — April 25, 2012Roger Wayne Rohwer, 69,…

  • Apr 25th, 2012
Roger Rohwer
Lynette Guard

Lynette Guard

Lynette King GuardDec. 28, 1922 — April 21, 2012Lynette King Guard (Nammie),…

  • Apr 21st, 2012
Lynette Guard
James Smith

James Smith

James W. SmithJune 26, 1944—April 1, 2012Jim Smith passed away suddenly Sunday,…

  • Apr 1st, 2012
James Smith
Maurice Blackburn

Maurice Blackburn

Maurice BlackburnOct. 27, 1915 — March 30, 2012Maurice Blackburn, a long-time Friday…

  • Mar 30th, 2012
Maurice Blackburn
Eugenia (Gene) Geyman

Eugenia (Gene) Geyman

Eugenia (Gene) Deichler GeymanFeb. 9, 1935 — March 25, 2012Our beloved Gene…

  • Mar 25th, 2012
Eugenia (Gene) Geyman

Jerry Sollinger | Passages

Jerry Sollinger was a resident of Friday Harbor for 21 years and worked in the family business, Sollinger Floor Covering, until she retired and moved back to Wenatchee.

  • Mar 21st, 2012
Carol Marble

Carol Marble

Carol Ellen MarbleDec. 25, 1942 — March 18, 2012Carol Ellen Dockstader Marble…

  • Mar 18th, 2012
Carol Marble
Mary Lewis

Mary Lewis

Mary Leona LewisMay 10, 1951 — March 16, 2012Mary Leona Lewis, 60,…

  • Mar 16th, 2012
Mary Lewis

Jerry Sollinger

Jerry R. Sollinger1928 — 2012Jerry R. Sollinger, 84, of Wenatchee, Wash., died…

  • Mar 11th, 2012
Benjamin Marcin

Benjamin Marcin

Benjamin George MarcinDec. 25, 1920 — Feb. 21, 2012Ben was born Dec.…

  • Feb 21st, 2012
Benjamin Marcin
A coal train passes along the Bellingham waterfront between a popular hotel/spa and the Taylor Street Dock.

Coal cargo terminal at Cherry Point raises concern

The San Juan Islands could face a significant increase in large cargo ship traffic under a proposal to build the largest coal terminal in North America at Cherry Point, near Ferndale. Ships measuring up to three football fields in length would make over 950 passages (nearly three per day) each year, transporting tens of millions of tons of Wyoming coal to China.

  • Feb 4th, 2012
A coal train passes along the Bellingham waterfront between a popular hotel/spa and the Taylor Street Dock.