Maybelle Hotell

Maybelle Roessel Hotell, 93, a long-time resident of Coupeville and Langley, died Dec. 30, 2002, in Auburn.

Maybelle was born May 12, 1909, in Ferndale, the eldest child of Frederick Jacob Roessel Sr. and Amelia Reichert. She was the granddaughter of pioneer George Roessel Sr., who settled in Whatcom County in 1878. She graduated from Ferndale High School in 1927.

In September 1937 she married Winston Oren Hotell, known as W.O., in Ashland, Ore. They were married for nearly 50 years, until his death in June 1987.

While living on Whidbey in the 1970s and ’80s, she and W.O. were members of the Island County Historical Society, the rockhounds and the Homemakers Club. They were also active in Island County Democratic politics.

Mrs. Hotell was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Davin Glenn Hotell; and siblings Winifred and Glenn.

She is survived by a son, John C. Froelich, Kennewick; a brother, Frederick J. Roessel Jr., of Mount Vernon; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She will be buried privately in Enterprise Cemetery, Ferndale. Memorials may be made to the South Whidbey Historical Society, 314 Second St., Langley, WA 98260.

More in Obituaries

Donald ‘Don’ Lane: January 6, 1938 – May 30, 2018

Don was born in Ravenna, Mich. to John and Nettie Lane on… Continue reading

Joshua Vernon Bybee: July 22, 1987 – June 11, 2018

Joshua Vernon Bybee, age 30, of Freeland, died suddenly on Monday, June… Continue reading

Ferguson
John Frew Ferguson (Fergie) : Feb. 26, 1939 – June 4, 2018

Born Feb. 26, 1939 in St. Andrews, Scotland and passed away June… Continue reading

Alta Irene Brodie: Jan. 30, 1912 – May 28, 2018

Alta Irene Brodie was born Jan. 30, 1912 to Fred Cushman and… Continue reading

Ray Carlton Posz: July 11, 1925 – May 29, 2018

“You’re Wonderful!” Ray would say to just about anyone who crossed his… Continue reading

Gerry Woolery remembered as Emmy winner, Freeland chef

When Gerry Woolery moved to Coupeville from Los Angeles, he left his… Continue reading

Genevieve Martin: 1930 – 2018

Jen was born in Kansas City, one of 11 children. She came… Continue reading

Thomas David Rowland

Tom Rowland, 72, passed away peacefully in his sleep on May 19,… Continue reading

Anne Trandal: Sept., 9, 1931 – March 22, 2018

Anne Trandal grew up in Lynnwood and graduated from Edmonds High School… Continue reading

Most Read