Obituaries

Landis (Lando) Pederson

Landis (Lando) PedersonApril 17, 2011 — Aug. 8, 2011Landis (Lando) Pederson, 20,…

  • Aug 8th, 2011

Graveside service for Patty Ann Leake, Saturday, 1 p.m. | Passages

Patty Ann Leake was the great granddaughter of island pioneers James and Adeline King and was raised in Friday Harbor. She graduated from Friday Harbor High School and from McDonald’s School of Beauty.

  • Jul 28th, 2011

San Juan Island’s Wilma Munsey died unexpectedly last week | Passages

Family and friends are mourning the loss of long-time islander Wilma Denise Munsey, who passed away suddenly July 20.

  • Jul 26th, 2011

Michael Hall | Passages

Michael moved to Friday Harbor in 1996 from Minnesota. The only people he knew here were his mother and her husband. He arrived in a huge Oldsmobile covered in dirt and grime from the long drive.

  • Jul 19th, 2011

George Rudd

George Joseph RudeOct. 7, 1941 — July 5,2011George Joseph Rude, 69, of…

  • Jul 5th, 2011

Memorial Mass for Johanna “Josie” Picinich, Sat., 1 p.m. | Passages

Family and friends of Johanna "Josie" Picnich will observe a Memorial Mass for Ms. Picinich Saturday at Saint Francis Church in Friday Harbor.

  • Jun 10th, 2011

Celebration of life for George Goff | Passages

Join family and friends in a celebration of life for George Goff, June 11, at the American Legion Hall in Friday Harbor 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Jun 9th, 2011

Allen Stewart

Allen Penfield Stewart1935 — 2011Al was a long-time San Juan Island resident…

  • Jun 4th, 2011

Bette Reed

Bette Reed (Gray) passed away peacefully June 3, 2011.Born in Winside, Nebraska…

  • Jun 3rd, 2011

Jack Taylor Norris

Jack Taylor Norris, 56, passed away on May 29, 2011 at Providence…

  • May 29th, 2011

Jerome J. Hammond

Jerome J. Hammond1942 — 2011Jerome J. Hammond (Duffer) passed away peacefully at…

  • May 21st, 2011

Dr. S Paul Herndon | Passages

Dr. S. Paul HerndonS. Paul Herndon, IV, M.D., retired Associate Director of…

  • May 6th, 2011

S. Paul Herndon

Dr. S. Paul Herndon1945 — 2011S. Paul Herndon, IV, M.D., retired Associate…

  • Apr 30th, 2011

Robert (Bob) Garcia

Robert (Bob) Garcia10/13/1937 - 4/24/2011We'll miss seeing Bob Garcia around town, driving…

  • Apr 24th, 2011

George Goff

George Norman GoffJuly 5, 1934 — April 3, 2011George Norman Goff, 76,…

  • Apr 3rd, 2011

Paula Critchfield

Paula Cook CritchfieldJune 6, 1933 — April 1, 2011Paula Cook Critchfield passed…

  • Apr 1st, 2011

Barry Ackerley

Barry Allan Ackerley1935 — 2011Barry Allan Ackerley, entrepreneur, husband, father and grandfather,…

  • Mar 21st, 2011

Vera Stavig

Vera Josephine Kinkela Libby Wood StavigNov. 18, 1918 — Feb. 22, 2011Vera…

  • Feb 22nd, 2011

James Corrie

James Russell CorrieJuly 17, 1926 — February 21, 2011Jim was born July…

  • Feb 21st, 2011

Howard Hartman

Howard HartmanJan. 30, 1922 — Feb. 13, 2011Howard Hartman was born Jan.…

  • Feb 13th, 2011

Celebration of life for Henry Gallanger is Feb. 11 | Passages

Henry Gallanger was born Jan. 13, 1932 in Leese, Wash. Henry (more…

  • Feb 9th, 2011

Moselle Bourne Sturdivant 1925-2011| Passages

Moselle Bourne Sturdivant went home to be with God on Jan. 14…

  • Feb 8th, 2011

Herman J. Kuklenski; 1937-2010 | Passages

Herman Joseph Kuklenski, a former resident of San Juan Island, died at his home in Chehalis, Washington on December 16, 2010.

  • Feb 3rd, 2011

Roy Franklin

Roy Vincent FranklinMay 1, 1924 — Feb. 3, 2011Roy Vincent Franklin passed…

  • Feb 3rd, 2011

Moselle Sturdivant

Moselle Bourne Sturdivant1925 — 2011Moselle Bourne Sturdivant went home to be with…

  • Jan 14th, 2011

Janet Bryant Sheridan, 1924-2010 | Passages

Born Aug. 23, 1924, to Elinor and John Sawyer of Wakefield, Mass., the third of four siblings. She attended Green Mountain College, Vt., and then worked at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital (Washington, D.C.) as an occupational therapist, pioneering programs for the hospital’s prison population.

  • Jan 6th, 2011

Private family service Jan. 8 for Charles H. Settles | Passages

Charles Settles, Friday Harbor resident since 1937, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Dec. 31, 2010. Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Florence, just one year and two months ago; his son Charles in 1999; mother, Helga and father, Arvel.

  • Jan 3rd, 2011

Celebrations of life scheduled Feb. 19, 20 for Dave Ross | Passages

David E. Ross was born July 5, 1945 on Mercer Island, Wash. He passed away peacefully with Judie Ross at his side on Dec. 24, 2010 at University of Washington Hospital in Seattle. He developed Pulmonary Fibrosis several years ago and had a successful lung transplant on Oct. 6, 2010. Unfortunately, he was unable to win the fight against a virus.

  • Jan 3rd, 2011

Love Pearl Yates ‘lived up to her name’ | Passages

Love Pearl Yates was born Nov. 14, 1931 in Dixon, Mo., and died Dec. 27, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. She was the oldest child of Gayle Thomas and Love B. Parker. She graduated as valedictorian of Dixon High School in 1949 and began teaching at the age of 19 in her hometown of Dixon. She was a member of Alpha Phi social sorority at Drury College in Springfield, Mo., and in 1976 graduated from Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas, with a master’s degree in educational counseling. She completed her career as special education director at Northwest ISD, Justin, Texas, in 1988.

  • Jan 3rd, 2011

Memorial service Jan. 15 for Rick Van Eeckhout | Passages

Lopez Island resident Rick Van Eeckhout, 60, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Dec. 23, 2010. His wife of 24 years, Barbara, and sons Joseph and Nicolas survive him. Additionally, he is survived by brother, Raymond (Linda) of Lake Forest, Ill., and nephew JR. Locally, he is survived by his sister-in-law, Kathy (Kenny) Oberreit, and beloved nieces Marliese, Savannah, Rose and Hope.

  • Jan 3rd, 2011

Memorial service being scheduled for Dave Ross, former president of Aeronautical Services | Passages

A memorial service is being planned for Dave Ross, former president of Aeronautical Services. Mr. Ross, 65, died Dec. 24 at University of Washington Hospital from complications from a lung transplant. His wife, Judie, was at his side.

  • Dec 29th, 2010

Bernice Anita Mason | Passages

Bernice Anita Mason, 95, of Friday Harbor, Wash., died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010 at Life Care Center of the San Juan Islands. Grandma was a devoted wife and very loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was born on San Juan Island and lived here all her life. She loved the simple island life and being close to her family. Bernice was close to and loved her siblings: Mildred, Elaine, and brother, Walt.

  • Dec 21st, 2010

Shirley Suttles (Lesley Conger) | Passages

Shirley Suttles passed away peacefully on Friday, Nov. 26. She was 88. Shirley Janet Smith was born March 25, 1922 in Seattle, the third child of Walker Conger Smith and Marie Beidel Smith. Her parents were both active in the labor movement. Her father was a member of the Industrial Workers of the World, the editor of several labor newspapers, and the author of "The Everett Massacre" and numerous IWW pamphlets and editorials. He died in 1927, when Shirley was only five years old, leaving Marie with Shirley and her older sisters to support as a worker in a dry-cleaning plant through the Great Depression. Walker’s writings and Marie’s cheerful and stoic determination had a strong influence on Shirley’s development and choice of career as a writer.

  • Dec 6th, 2010

Dennis O. Boreen | Passages

Dad's gone, so it's not about him. It's about us and how he made us feel, how he left a wake of smiles with his humor, his positive energy and appreciation. He was down from Juneau with us only three years and wasn't exactly a social butterfly, but everyone who came in contact with him felt his workingman Buddha essence and glowed with it. I know I did, and feel blessed.

  • Nov 9th, 2010

Philip M. Robertson | Passages

Phil Robertson, a longtime resident of Shaw Island, passed away peacefully at home. He was 90. He was a native of San Francisco and lived there until moving to Shaw Island. A World War II veteran, he served in Europe and the Pacific.

  • Nov 2nd, 2010

John D. Lacher, father of Friday Harbor Mayor Carrie Lacher | Passages

John D. Lacher, father of Friday Harbor Mayor Carrie Lacher, died Monday, Oct. 25 after suffering a heart attack. He was 82. John was blessed with an easeful passing in the loving presence of wife Mary, daughter Lauren Cole, and son Kurt Lacher. John was born in Seattle, Wash. on July 24, 1928. John and Mary met at the University of Washington as students. They were married on July 8, 1950. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this summer. Children and grandchildren gathered from across the country to share stories, smiles and hugs that will long be remembered.

  • Oct 30th, 2010

Nikki Ylon Fink | Passages

Nikki Fink, 28, of Friday Harbor, Wash., died of cystic fibrosis at University of Washington Medical Center after an extended stay while awaiting a lung transplant.

  • Oct 22nd, 2010

Graveside service, celebration of life Oct. 23 for Nikki Fink | Passages

Graveside service for Nikki Fink is Saturday, Oct. 23, at 3 p.m. at St. Francis Cemetery on San Juan Island. The service will be followed by a celebration of life, 4-6 p.m., at Rumor Mill.

  • Oct 20th, 2010

Nikki Fink | Passages

As Nikki Fink lay in her hospital bed, her body fighting infection so she could get a life-saving lung transplant, family and friends prayed. They prayed for healing. They prayed for a miracle. The 28-year-old woman died peacefully, on a cool fall Sunday afternoon, surrounded by those who love her. And those in the room realized that their prayer had been answered, long before they ever offered it up.

  • Oct 20th, 2010

William W. Carpenter Jr. | Passages

William (Bill) Carpenter of Lopez Island, Wash. passed away peacefully at his home on Sept. 29, 2010. He was 83. Bill was born in Everett, Wash., and raised on Alki Beach in West Seattle. He graduated from West Seattle High School in 1943 and joined the Merchant Marine, where he served until the end of the war.

  • Oct 18th, 2010