Topic: Obituaries

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

Eric Jason Morrow, 12-25-1969 to 3-15-2018

Written on March 19, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Eric loved computers, and was passionate about ending poverty and social injustice. He merged those passions to do good in the world. He also loved tennis, Formula 1, Monty Python, his bike, music, his nieces and nephews who called him “Dunkoo,” and his big, noisy extended family. Eric died Thursday at Providence Hospice, Everett. He  Continue Reading

Darlene Ann Workman Erickson Demello

Written on March 18, 2018 at 3:54 pm, by

Darlene Ann Workman Erickson Demello​, age 82, a devoted sister, mother and grandmother, graduated to her heavenly home on March 10th, 2018 in Mill Creek WA. She was born on July 17, 1935 in Friday Harbor, Washington to parents Leslie & Rose (Nelson) Workman. She was the 2nd child of four and the only girl.  Continue Reading

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.