Topic: Obituaries

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