Obituaries

Bruce Kingland

Bruce Kingland1932—2014Bruce died peacefully on Labor Day on San Juan Island.He was…

  • Sep 8th, 2014

Bruce Kingland: 1932-2014 | Passages

Bruce skied the mountains of the West, always coming back to Crystal Mountain, where a run is named for him. When he and Mary move to San Juan Island in 1995, the proximity to Whistler, B.C. lured him and he spent many winter weekdays skiing its runs.

  • Sep 4th, 2014

Helen Peckinpaugh

Helen Doris PeckinpaughApril 17, 1937 — September 4, 2014Helen Doris Peckinpaugh, known…

  • Sep 4th, 2014

Andrew McLaglen

Andrew V. McLaglen1920—2014Veteran film director, Andrew V. McLaglen, 94, of Friday Harbor,…

  • Aug 30th, 2014

Rev. Joseph Carney

Rev. Joseph Carney1929—2014The Rev. Joseph Carney passed away peacefully at home with…

  • Aug 19th, 2014

Keith Jefferts

Keith Jefferts1931—2014Keith Jefferts’ life was characterized by three great passions: salmon, science,…

  • Aug 17th, 2014

Victor Prescott

Victor PrescottDecember 4, 1922 — August 17, 2014Our father, Victor Prescott, peacefully…

  • Aug 17th, 2014

Stephen Salsbury

Stephen Foster SalsburyMay 31, 1950 — August 7, 2014Stephen Foster Salsbury (age…

  • Aug 7th, 2014

John Nord

John NordJohn Nord, 82, of Friday Harbor, Wash. passed from this life…

  • Aug 6th, 2014

Boyd Crumpacker: 1961-2014 | Passages

Boyd will be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor, his passion for collecting old trucks, his remarkable strength, his amazing ability to get the job done, all along while keeping a smile on his face while doing so, regardless of the challenge.

  • Aug 3rd, 2014

Ronald Nelson

Ronald Marshall NelsonJune 21, 1929 — July 26, 2014Our dad, Ron Nelson,…

  • Jul 26th, 2014

Donald Hickethier

Donald Martin Hickethier1933 — 2014Donald Martin Hickethier, beloved husband, father and grandfather,…

  • Jul 19th, 2014

June Stewart

June Arlene (Schinkel, Davison) StewartJanurary 24, 1925 — July 7, 2014June was…

  • Jul 7th, 2014

Eleanor Lumley

Eleanor Settles LumleyApril 14, 1922 — July 6, 2014Eleanor Maria Settles Lumley…

  • Jul 6th, 2014

Barbara Schonefeld

Barbara Jean SchonefeldApril 25, 1931 — June 22, 2014Barbara Jean Schonefeld, 83,…

  • Jun 22nd, 2014

Wayne Thoms

Wayne Allyn ThomsSeptember 29, 1928 — June 21, 2014Wayne really was a…

  • Jun 21st, 2014

David Crawford: 1944-2014 | Passages

Dave was an adventurer, electrician, road-trip junkie, son, brother, uncle and the archetypal cowboy. He lived in many states, was a proud veteran, enjoyed the company of horses and loved his boat.

  • Jun 20th, 2014

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