Topic: Obituaries

Timothy G. Hoke | Aug. 15, 1967 – Feb. 3, 2021

Written on February 16, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

The family would like to share the sad news that Tim Hoke needed to pass onto the next frontier. We are still raw and feeling this loss so deeply, as the world will never be the same without him. He loved deeply, brilliantly taught so many, and made so many of us laugh. He had  Continue Reading

Simeon Lariviere | 1944-2021

Written on January 30, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

Simeon Lariviere passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early morning hours on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. Sim, as he was more commonly known, was born in Yakima on June 4, 1944. He originally moved to San Juan Island in the late 1970s to be a caretaker for the San Juan County Park. Later,  Continue Reading

Walter Harold MacGinitie | 1928-2020

Written on December 27, 2020 at 10:03 am, by

Walter Harold MacGinitie | Aug. 14, 1928 – Dec. 17, 2020   Walter MacGinitie, age 92, was born in Carmel, California, the only child of marine biologists George and Nettie MacGinitie. In 1950 Walter married Ruth Kilpatrick and they raised two daughters, Mary and Laura. Walter spent the last 40 years of his life living  Continue Reading

Leslie Allen Dean

Written on November 25, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

Leslie Allen Dean, age 76, died at St. Mary’s Hospital in Walla Walla, Washington on October 10th, 2020. He was born in Bismarck, North Dakota on November 25th, 1943 to Ronald and Frieda Dean.  He moved to College Place, Washington with his wife Leora Dean and two daughters, Shannon and Marnie Dean in 1972. Les  Continue Reading

Roy Leith Roberts

Written on October 10, 2020 at 6:00 am, by

Jan. 9, 1964 – Sept. 30, 2020   Roy Leith Roberts was the youngest of four to the late Kip and Kitty Roberts. Roy was a 5th generation islander, born and raised in Friday Harbor. His siblings are Cherie Roberts Jackson, Peggy Roberts Henscik and Nancy Roberts McAbee. Roy is the father of Tyler, Trent  Continue Reading

Laurie I Wangenheim Brown

Written on September 17, 2020 at 5:42 am, by

Loretta (Laurie) Irene Wangenheim-Brown from Friday Harbor Washington passed away on September 6, 2020. Laurie was born on February 11, 1942 and was immediately adopted by Bob and Helen Jones. Growing up surrounded by a loving family and all kinds of farm animals in Riverside Washington began a life-long love of nature and exploring. Laurie  Continue Reading

Remembering Mary Frances Smith

Written on August 8, 2020 at 5:35 am, by

Mary Frances Smith, longtime resident of Friday Harbor, passed away on July 21, 2020 at the age of 92 in Seattle, Washington. She was preceded in death by her husband Vincent “Smitty”, sister Jean Kink, and brother Tom Meehan. She is survived by her brother Joe Meehan, daughter Jean (Michael) Rogers, sons Paul (Carolyn) and  Continue Reading

Marshall Phillip Sanborn

Written on June 12, 2020 at 5:20 pm, by

On May 21, 2020 Marshall Phillip Sanborn, age 91, died peacefully at his home on San Juan Island, WA with his wife, Beth Helstien, at his side. Despite declining health due to COPD, heart disease, and cancer Marshall was active and vibrant until shortly before he died. Born in 1928 in Longmont CO to Kent  Continue Reading

Rodney Mulvaney

Written on December 20, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

One of Friday Harbor’s most memorable characters, Rodney Mulvaney, passed away unexpectedly on November 28. If you didn’t know him personally, you most likely would recognize him for his love of elegant, old-time Western-style attire – from his ever-present top hats and his vests, down to his high boots. He first came to San Juan  Continue Reading

Celebrate Rob’s Life

Written on December 13, 2019 at 5:29 pm, by

Rob Simpson died unexpectedly of a heart attack December 3. It is with great sadness that we share the news that our father unexpectedly passed away last week as the result of a heart attack. We hope that you will join us in celebrating his life this Saturday, December 14th at the Mullis Center from  Continue Reading

Warren Frederick Jones

Written on December 12, 2019 at 8:19 pm, by

Warren Frederick Jones, of Friday Harbor, Washington died peacefully, surrounded by his family, following a brief illness, Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at Skagit Valley Hospital. He was born to John and Ida (Souza) Jones on January 28, 1937 in San Luis Obispo, California. In 1942, when he was 5 years old, he moved with his  Continue Reading

Warren Frederick Jones

Written on December 10, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Warren Frederick Jones 82, passed peacefully on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at Skagit Valley Hospital after a brief illness. He was born on January 28, 1937, the son of John Gregg and Ida May (Souza) Jones, in San Luis Obispo, California. A graveside service will be held on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 12:15 PM  Continue Reading

Anne Blackburn

Written on December 9, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Anne Blackburn, née Olive Anne Freeman, died Wednesday 20 November 2019, age 89, at her home in El Cerrito, California, from complications associated with her long-standing heart condition. She was surrounded with love by her daughters and grandchildren and two close family friends at the time of her passing. A loving, generous, witty and insightful  Continue Reading

Jack Picconi 1944 – 2019

Written on October 2, 2019 at 10:01 am, by

Jack Picconi, 75, passed away Sept. 1, 2019, at his home in Friday Harbor, WA. after a year-long battle with cancer. Born Jan 7, 1944 to Jane Antle and Joseph Picconi in Seattle, WA. Jack spent his youth in Fremont, where he was the third generation of his family to call the area home. His  Continue Reading

Marie Prabha Hart June 7, 1943 – Aug. 29, 2019

Written on September 19, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

A Great Life – Celebrating Dance, Music, and Yoga! On Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, Marie Prabha Hart of San Juan Island Passed away in Bellingham, Washington. Marie is survived by her son Ivan Reiff and his wife Jackie, grandson Brendan, and sister Evelyn Long. Born in Philadelphia in 1943, Marie took up ballet at an  Continue Reading

Elizabeth Jean Bell  1968 – 2019

Written on September 16, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

Elizabeth Jean Bell, of Friday Harbor, Washington, unexpectedly passed away September 8, 2019 at the age of 51. She was preceded in death by her grandparents Ralph and Elizabeth Smith of Los Altos, California, and John and Jean Bell of Friday Harbor, Washington. Elizabeth is survived by her parents, Jack and Sherry Bell, her sister  Continue Reading

Bruce Hansen

Written on August 9, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Bruce Hansen passed away on July 5, 2019. He would want everyone to: Honor your commitments; Pay your bills on time; Practice random acts of kindness*; and Remember what Thumper Rabbit’s mother said, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothin’ at all.” Bruce’s wife Francie is looking forward to hearing your remembrances at  Continue Reading

Celebration of Life

Written on May 25, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

Please come join us for the celebration of life for our beloved Son, Brother, Friend and Daddy, Brandon Robert Eric Erickson. Graveside services will be held Saturday, June 1st at 11:00 at Valley Cemetery in Friday Harbor. Celebration of Life will follow at San Juan Golf and Country Club, 806 Golf Course Road, Friday Harbor.

Shel Bedsole

Written on November 26, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Shel Bedsole, 67, passed away peacefully at home on October 12, after a short illness.  He was surrounded by his loving family, Manya Pickard, his daughter Tracy Bedsole, stepson Ebony Pickard, (Kirsten) and granddaughter Manya Pickard. He is survived by his sister Dee Polley of Boise, Idaho and nephew Shawn Surber of Boise Idaho. Shel  Continue Reading

In Loving Memory

Written on November 15, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Yvonne Regina Swanberg passed away unexpectedly at her home in Friday Harbor, WA on November 2, 2018, she was 73. She was born in Rossland, B.C., Canada on October 12, 1945 to Richard and Dorothy (Streibeck) LeCaire. Yvonne was raised on the farm on Mitchell Road in Northport, WA where she would share in the  Continue Reading

David King, of San Juan Island, Dies in Lopez Island Plane Crash

Written on August 3, 2018 at 10:10 pm, by

August 3, 2018, Roche Harbor, Washington. David King, a long-time resident of San Juan Island, died yesterday in a plane crash near the Lopez Island Airport. There were two highly-experienced pilots on board the single-engine plane, but no survivors. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash, but San Juan County Prosecutor Randy Gaylord,  Continue Reading

Janice Elizabeth Peterson June 14, 1943-May 7, 2018

Written on May 13, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

Janice Peterson never shied away from a lively debate or an opportunity to prove her comprehensive command of language, art, politics, philosophy, and communication. She loved her family and friends fiercely and proved it every day of her life. She died May 7, after a long and brave battle against lung cancer. Janice Lindsay was  Continue Reading