Topic: Obituaries

Joan White – 1941 – 2018

Written on March 16, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Joan Petersen White, age 76, died on March 10, 2018 in her home with friends by her side. Joan was born on August 25, 1941 in Watsonville, California to Jeanne Sambuck Petersen and Allan Edwin Petersen. Joan grew up in Watsonville and after graduating college, she owned and operated an agricultural produce transportation business for  Continue Reading

Joyce Sobel 1943-2018

Written on January 27, 2018 at 12:20 pm, by

Joyce Sobel finally retired on Tuesday afternoon January 24th. Her family is deeply saddened and misses her already. She still had much to give and will be greatly missed by all that knew her. She never liked going off island and kept her wish until the end. Joyce was born on May 19th 1943 in  Continue Reading

Nora Alice Shaller

Written on January 10, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Nora Shaller of Friday Harbor passed away peacefully in her home on December 16, 2017, surrounded by family. She was the wife for the late Robert Shaller, and leaves two children: Jean Fawcett and her husband, Robert (Red) Fawcett, of Duxbury, Massachusetts; and John Shaller and his wife, Waeow Shaller, of Friday Harbor. Nora was  Continue Reading

Jo Bailey, Aug. 15, 1928 – Oct. 13, 2017

Written on December 6, 2017 at 8:15 pm, by

“The word ‘gusto’ could have been invented for her” Jo Bailey, who worked on the Friday Harbor Journal as a reporter and columnist for 12 years beginning in 1977, died October 13 in Port Townsend. She came here on her 30′ wooden sloop, Sea Witch, and despite having almost no newspaper experience persuaded Larry Duthie,  Continue Reading

David Gimlett in Memoriam

Written on December 2, 2017 at 9:39 am, by

Dr. David Gimlett, a dedicated family physician for over 40 years, passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2017 in Tacoma, WA. Born in Salt Lake City, David wanted to be a physician from age five on. He worked in  hospitals during his later teens, then went on to medical education via a unique pathway: one  Continue Reading

Sidney Thorson, 1924 – 2017

Written on September 18, 2017 at 5:36 am, by

Long time Friday Harbor resident Sidney Thorson passed away peacefully at home with family members surrounding her on August 21, 2017. She was born on October 20, 1924 in Calexico, California to her parents Mabel and Chester Moore. Her family moved to Los Angeles, California when she was a young girl. Sidney is a graduate  Continue Reading

Mary Szymanski (12/9/1916 – 7/1/2017)

Written on July 5, 2017 at 5:40 am, by

Mary Szymanski, 100+, of Friday Harbor passed away on Saturday afternoon, July 1, 2017 peacefully at her home in The Village at the Harbour. She was born December 9, 1916, in Warsaw, Poland. She had one brother who perished in a concentration camp along with her father. Mary and her mother survived the camp and  Continue Reading

Woody Jepsen Passes

Written on June 28, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

There will be a celebration of life for Woody Jepsen on Sunday. Click the poster at right to enlarge for more info. Please attend if you can – if unable, cards can be sent to Helen Jepsen and Family at P.O. Box 606, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. An obituary is to be released soon.

Dave Hall 1957 – 2017

Written on March 28, 2017 at 10:59 am, by

Dave Hall died peacefully at his Friday Harbor home Tuesday, March 7, 2017, after waging a three year battle with cancer. He lived a life of devotion to his work, honor to his God and his Country, and love for his family and friends. In 1957 he was born in Los Angeles, CA and grew  Continue Reading

Benjamin Lewis White III

Written on March 15, 2017 at 5:51 am, by

Benjamin Lewis White III passed away in Seattle, WA on March 8th, 2017 with family by his side. He was born on October 14, 1989 in Virginia where he lived for a short time before moving to San Juan Island. Ben’s life was marked by his amazing sense of humor, endless rants, and genuine love  Continue Reading

Eugene Nicholas Kozloff

Written on March 14, 2017 at 8:43 pm, by

Gene passed away on March 4, 2017, at Lighthouse Memory Care in Anacortes, Washington, at the age of 96. He was born to Nicholas and Eugenie Kozloff on September 26, 1920, in Tehran, Iran, where his father was serving in the Russian Army that occupied part of Iran before and during World War I. The  Continue Reading

Robert Michael Browne

Written on March 14, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

To our dear family and friends, it is with great sadness that we share this news with you. Our beloved Rob, devoted husband, father and friend passed away after nearly a 3 year, valiantly fought battle with cancer, at the UWMC. Rob was born in Seattle, to mother Inez and father Jim. He is survived  Continue Reading

A Fond Farewell to Whitney Leschine

Written on February 22, 2017 at 5:40 am, by

Please join us for a Memorial for Whitney Leschine at the Friday Harbor LDS Church, 1013 Lampard Road. February 25th, 2017 at 3:30 p.m.

Wiloma Hinds Harrell

Written on February 11, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

Wiloma began her life in Crawford, Texas a small farming community west of Waco. She was the youngest child of William Shakelford and Tot “Lot” Hinds. She was named after her aunt Oma and her uncle Will Cooper who played a larger than life role in her development. She often described her humble beginnings by  Continue Reading

Mary Ann Ragsdale 1945 – 2016

Written on October 20, 2016 at 10:15 am, by

Mary Ann Ragsdale of San Juan Island, born November 1, 1945 in Quincy, Massachusetts, died October 18, 2016 at St Joseph’s hospital in Bellingham surrounded by her family. She was in no pain. Mary Ann lived her life like each day was the last. She loved all that came across her path. She married the  Continue Reading

Ron Vincellette 1937-2016

Written on October 15, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Ronald Lee Vincellette died of natural causes in the early morning of Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at his home in Friday Harbor, WA. He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Phyllis, known as “Sam” to friends, and his son Mark, daughter Kim, stepdaughter Lisa and extended family. Ron graduated with a BS  Continue Reading

Sherrie Willows

Written on October 9, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Sherrie Willows, 75, of Manchester, Washington, passed away Sunday, July 31, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Malvern, Pennsylvania on February 4, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Shirley and Richard Stratton of Deland, Florida. Sherrie began her professional career as a Registered Nurse and worked in hospitals and clinics before  Continue Reading

Maria Elisa da Silva Costa

Written on September 12, 2016 at 5:35 am, by

Maria Elisa da Silva Costa was born on May 24, 1937. She died suddenly on July 24, 2016 while visiting her daughter in Brazil. A memorial service will be held at St. David’s Episcopal Church in Friday Harbor on Wednesday, September 14, at 4 pm. Maria grew up in a distinguished Brazilian family (her grandfather,  Continue Reading

Molly Madden 1929 – 2016

Written on August 17, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

Molly (Miriam Rose) Madden was born March 10, 1929, the fourth child of Raymond Daniel Madden and Gladys Gertrude Guard. Her father Raymond was born on San Juan Island in 1882. Molly’s mother Gladys was one year old when Gladys moved with her parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents from Kansas, via Port Townsend, to San  Continue Reading

Edward R. Weed

Written on July 8, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

On his passing, we now celebrate the life of Edward Richard Weed, devoted husband and dedicated father. Ed was born in Vancouver, BC to American parents in 1923. He was the eighth generation of his family born and raised in North America, his forbearers having arrived in the year 1630. He joined the US Army  Continue Reading

Matthew Lawrence Steenkolk

Written on June 6, 2016 at 5:39 am, by

Matthew Lawrence Steenkolk was born on July 10, 1993 in Corvallis, Oregon to Susie Spores-Steenkolk and Bruce Steenkolk. He attended elementary school in Newport, Oregon and high school in Friday Harbor, Washington. Matthew moved to Independence, Oregon and passed away on May 26, 2016. Matthew loved being outdoors and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He especially  Continue Reading

Lea Mizuta

Written on May 16, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

Lea was born in Hawaii and loved the islands, sailing, warm weather, friends, family, travel, dancing, laughing, music and sharing food. She loved using her hands, especially woodworking, cooking, gardening, healing touch and Hula. She was a deeply spiritual person and a seeker all her life. Lea loved warm weather so she could wear as  Continue Reading