Obituaries

Passages: Funeral for Norman Mills on Oct. 25, 1 p.m., at Valley Cemetery

Norman Franklin Mills passed away peacefully, surrounded by love, on Friday, Oct. 17, 2008 at the wonderful age of 94. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008 at Valley Cemetery in Friday Harbor, Wash., with a reception to follow at Elements Hotel & Spa, 410 Spring St., Friday Harbor, Wash.

  • Oct 20th, 2008

Passages: Stewart Powell Redfern

Stewart Powell Redfern of Friday Harbor, Wash., passed away Sept. 28, 2008 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Bellingham, Wash. He was 65. Stew was born June 24, 1943 in Seattle, Wash., to Don and Mary Redfern. Stew grew up with a love of the outdoors and exploring the many places of the Pacific Northwest. The proverbial wild child, Stew had a small habit of finding trouble where no trouble seemed to be. If trouble could not be found, he would settle for mischief. These traits were with him to the end.

  • Oct 6th, 2008

Passages: Celebration of Barbara Graves’ life Oct. 12 at Cattle Pass

To all friends of Barbara Graves: Join in a celebration of her life Sunday, Oct. 12, 2 p.m., at Cattle Pass, at the old Coast Guard building. Bring memories of Barbara to share. If weather is inclement, the celebration will move inside.

  • Oct 3rd, 2008

Passages: Joan T. May

Joan T. May, 81, of Friday Harbor, passed away on Oct. 1, 2008, at Island Hospital in Anacortes. Arrangements are pending.

  • Oct 3rd, 2008

Passages: Elizabeth Ann Burton

Elizabeth Ann Burton, 82, of Friday Harbor, passed away on Oct. 2, 2008, at University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. Arrangements are pending.

  • Oct 2nd, 2008

Passages: Ann Elizabeth Slocombe

Ann Elizabeth Slocombe of Friday Harbor, Wash., died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008…

  • Sep 9th, 2008

Passages: Capt. Robert Morrison Wampler

Capt. Robert Morrison Wampler was born on April 8, 1920 and raised in Bloomington, Ind. Bob passed away peacefully at September House in Friday Harbor, Wash. on Aug. 30, 2008.

  • Sep 8th, 2008

Passages: Dolores (Dee) May (Vickers) (Nash) Estell

Dolores (Dee) May (Vickers) (Nash) Estell passed away Aug. 16, 2008 in Mount Vernon, Wash., from complications of a stroke. She was born May 31, 1930 in Helena, Mont. She graduated from Lincoln High School in Seattle. She married Carleton Edward Nash in 1950.

  • Aug 21st, 2008

Passages: Duane Roger Gangelhoff

Duane Roger Gangelhoff of Oak Harbor, formerly of Minneapolis, Minn., and Roche Harbor, passed away Aug. 18.

  • Aug 19th, 2008

Passages: Big John Vejvoda, retired police officer, dies

Big John Vejvoda, a retired police officer and a long-time member of the San Juan Lions Club who was a fixture at its fund-raising events, has passed away.

  • Aug 18th, 2008

Pre-vacation reflections on a very busy island

I decided to do a three-dot column à la Herb Caen or Emmett Watson, to note a few things I thought about writing on before goofing off in the sun ... we needed the break. Here goes ...

Lawrence W. Getz

Lawrence W. GetzDec. 3, 1930 - March 24, 2007Born and raised in…

  • Mar 24th, 2007

Ole Alfred Mathisen

Ole Alfred MathisenOle Alfred Mathisen died March 12, 2007.He was 88.He was…

  • Mar 12th, 2007

Anne L. Rishel

Anne L. Rishel died on Jan. 20, 2007 in Burlington, Wash., after…

  • Jan 20th, 2007

Hazel Velma Taylor Lindsay

Hazel Velma Taylor Lindsay was born on October 13, 1915 in St.…

  • Dec 5th, 2006

Andor Toth

Andor Toth, world–renowned violinist and founding director of Chamber Music San Juans,…

  • Nov 28th, 2006

Bill Brant

Sept 25, 1915 – Nov. 26, 2006 Bill was born in Seattle. His parents…

  • Nov 26th, 2006

Carole Hymer

Carole Hymer has sailed off island. She died peacefully, Nov. 18, 2006…

  • Nov 18th, 2006

Leoleon Alice (Pat Wagness) Certo

Leoleon Alice Certo (Pat Wagness)Leoleon Alice “Pat Wagness” Cervo of Lopez Island…

  • May 25th, 2006

Victoria Smith

Victoria SmithMay 19, 1935 — May 12, 2006Victoria Smith died peacefully in…

  • May 19th, 2006

Peter Michael Joseph

Peter Michael JosephBorn Sept 25, 1986 in Spokane, departed this life March…

  • May 17th, 2006

Christina Bailer Boyce

Christina Bailer BoyceChristina Bailer Boyce passed away May 16, 2006 at Island…

  • May 16th, 2006

Leonard B. “Tuck” Smith

L.B. ‘Tuck’ SmithLeonard B. “Tuck” Smith, the Navy pilot who found and…

  • May 16th, 2006

Clyde Allen Jr. Stromberg

Clyde Allen Stromberg Jr.Clyde Allen Stromberg Jr. passed away May 11, 2006.…

  • May 11th, 2006

Louis Angelo Washburn

Louis WashburnLouis Angelo Washburn, 100, a long-time resident of Lopez Island, Wash.,…

  • May 9th, 2006

Ken Alexander

Ken AlexanderLong-time Shaw Island resident Kenneth M. Alexander died May 8 at…

  • May 8th, 2006

Steven Fulton Swanberg

Steven Fulton SwanbergSteven Fulton Swanberg, 1944-2006.His two-year battle with cancer ended on…

  • May 5th, 2006

Levi Stephens

Levi StephensLevi Stephens was born in Sault St. Marie, Mich., on Dec.…

  • May 4th, 2006

Klaus L. Cappel

Klaus L. CappelKlaus L. Cappel, P.E., a resident of Friday Harbor, Wash.,…

  • May 3rd, 2006

Ann Bender

Ann Bender“On the tail of a whale,” Ann Bender, our beloved friend…

  • Apr 29th, 2006

Jane Katherine Coffelt

Jane Katherine CoffeltJane Katherine Coffelt, born Dec. 17, 1920 in Anacortes, Wash.,…

  • Apr 27th, 2006

Jeffery Michael Musser (Wayner)

Jeffery Michael Musser (Wayner)July 13, 1977 — April 20, 2006Jeffery Michael Musser…

  • Apr 20th, 2006

Anthony L. “Tim” Shepard

Anthony L. 'Tim' ShepardFormer newspaper reporter and author Anthony L. “Tim” Shepard…

  • Apr 10th, 2006

William Ralph Effenberger

William Ralph EffenbergerWilliam Ralph Effenberger was born Dec. 13, 1951 in Dallas,…

  • Apr 9th, 2006

Elizabeth F. (Betty Hammond) Lampard

Elizabeth F. Lampard (Betty Hammond)Elizabeth F. Lampard (Betty Hammond) passed away peacefully…

  • Apr 4th, 2006

Steve Fortun

Steve FortunSteve Fortun passed away April 4, 2006 of complications from cancer.…

  • Apr 4th, 2006

Oma Margarete Teuwen

Oma Margarete TeuwenApril 24, 1922 — March 15, 2006Oma, as she was…

  • Mar 15th, 2006

Frances M. Lease

Frances M. Lease1913-2006Frances M. Lease, a 35-year resident of Lopez Island, passed…

  • Mar 10th, 2006

Genevieve Boddington

Genevieve BoddingtonGenevieve Boddington passed on Sunday, March 5, 2006, in Redmond, Wash.…

  • Mar 5th, 2006

Hal E. Rogers

Hal E. Rogers“My journey down the river of life was a wonderful…

  • Mar 3rd, 2006