Topic: Obituaries

Bethery von Dassow — June 16, 1955 — October 1, 2020

Written on October 29, 2021 at 5:44 am, by

Beth­ery von Das­sow was a beloved wife, part­ner, artist, librar­i­an, food­ie, and moth­er. Born in Evanston, Illi­nois, she and her hus­band Sasha met work­ing at AT&T in Seat­tle and were mar­ried for near­ly 40 years while they lived in Wash­ing­ton, Col­orado, Ten­nessee, and Flori­da. She ran a day­care in Flori­da while moth­er­ing their young son  Con­tin­ue Reading

Hugh P. Stanley — 7/14/1926 to 9/23/2021

Written on October 20, 2021 at 5:40 am, by

Hugh Palmer­lee Stan­ley, PhD. Emer­i­tus pro­fes­sor of Biol­o­gy at Utah State Uni­ver­si­ty, Logan, Utah from 1965 to 1990. Hugh was born in Modesto, CA on 7/14/1926 to Hubert F. Stan­ley and Lois P. Stan­ley. After he grad­u­at­ed from Berke­ley High School he joined the U.S. Navy Reserve and served on a destroy­er in the Pacif­ic The­ater  Con­tin­ue Reading

Ellie Parnes

Written on October 2, 2021 at 9:16 am, by

Ellie Parnes passed peace­ful­ly at The Vil­lage ear­ly Thurs­day morn­ing Sep­tem­ber 30, 2021 on San Juan Island at age 90. She was sur­round­ed by her friends and fam­i­ly. She loved liv­ing in Fri­day Har­bor and get­ting to know so many Islanders. She had worked at Spa D Bune as a recep­tion­ist bring­ing her grace and  Con­tin­ue Reading

Remembering Momo

Written on September 21, 2021 at 9:57 am, by

From the begin­ning to the end… always Momo. Momo was a unique kit­ty. Momo was born wear­ing a tuxe­do, raised on San Juan Island, and was lucky enough to be loved by mul­ti­ple fam­i­lies. Although a lit­tle aloof and arro­gant some adjec­tives to describe him would include dap­per, con­fi­dent, and well-dressed. His first own­ers, Rina  Con­tin­ue Reading

Stuart Burgess | 1940–2020

Written on July 9, 2021 at 7:57 am, by

This trib­ute to Stu­art is pre­sent­ed with love on the sixth-month anniver­sary of his pass­ing by the Burgess fam­i­ly. You nev­er quite knew what to expect from Stu­art. In a world that often tries to mold us into con­for­mi­ty, Stu­art was as unique as the stars in the sky. Stu­art Phillip Jacob­son was born Nov. 8,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Harvey Mahood | 2021

Written on July 4, 2021 at 10:09 am, by

Major Har­vey Allan Mahood from Marysville, WA, received PCS orders to Heav­en on Thurs­day the 10th of June, 2021. Har­vey earned a Bach­e­lor of Sci­ence degree from the Air Force Acad­e­my, a mas­ter’s in Mete­o­rol­o­gy at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Utah, and his Wings through the Unit­ed States Air Force. He retired as an Air Force fight­er pilot  Con­tin­ue Reading

Tallentyre Basil Sturdivant

Written on April 9, 2021 at 2:45 pm, by

Tal­len­tyre Basil Stur­di­vant — born Aug 14, 1925, Kla­math Falls, Ore­gon. Died, April 5, 2021, Ana­cortes, WA. Tal grew up with his fam­i­ly in Lagu­na Beach, CA where surf­ing, fish­ing and boat­ing became his life-long pas­sions. He attend­ed UC San­ta Bar­bara, and served in the US Mer­chant Marines in the South Pacif­ic and Philip­pine Islands.  Con­tin­ue Reading

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, he  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 on San  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 was a  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 and  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 and  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 Island  Con­tin­ue Reading