Obituaries

Margaret Wildes Seals: July 24, 1917 – May 21, 2017

After a century of living, Margaret Wildes Seals would not get to eat her 100th birthday cake. Born July 24, 1917, in a log cabin… Continue reading

  • May 26, 2017

Donn Calder: Aug. 8, 1930 – Dec. 21, 2016

Donn Calder, 86, of Southern California and Colorado Springs, Colo., passed away Dec. 21, 2016, at the home of his oldest son in Langley. Donn… Continue reading

  • May 23, 2017

George Damian Monda: Feb. 16, 1932 – May 13, 2017

Our dad George passed away Saturday morning, May 13, at his home on Whidbey Island, after a long battle with lung disease. He passed away… Continue reading

  • May 23, 2017

Marilyn Ruth Brown: April 23, 1942 – May 10, 2017

Marilyn Ruth Brown, a longtime resident of Clinton, passed away Wednesday, May 10 at the Whatcom Hospice House in Bellingham from a short battle with… Continue reading

  • May 19, 2017

Elizabeth Kershaw: Sept. 18, 1932 – May 4, 2017

Elizabeth Kershaw was born in Boston in 1932. She graduated from St. Anne’s Episcopal School and Massachusetts General Hospital School of Nursing, attaining her RN.… Continue reading

  • May 19, 2017

Randal J. Gilkinson: March 22, 1953 – May 9, 2017

Randal J. Gilkinson or “Rocker” to some Island friends, 64, of Bellingham, passed away on May 9, due to congestive heart failure. Funeral arrangements are… Continue reading

  • May 19, 2017

Larry Robert Smith: Oct. 9, 1949 – April 29, 2017

Larry R. Smith died peacefully after a five-year battle with dementia and Parkinson’s Disease. He was born in Grants Pass, Ore., to Lexy P. Smith… Continue reading

  • May 12, 2017

Curtis David Jay: Sept. 8, 1972 – July 26, 2016

Curtis died of natural causes on July 26, 2016, while living in Seattle. He was born in Warrenburg, Mo., and landed on the island at… Continue reading

  • May 1, 2017

Eleanor Emma Veleber: July 24, 1923 – April 13, 2017.

Eleanor Emma Veleber, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, was born in Sutherlin, Oregon on July 24, 1923. Mom went to be with her Lord and Savior,… Continue reading

  • Apr 29, 2017

Joseph ‘Joe’ Forrest Luxton: July 24 1959 to April 1, 2017

Joe passed away peacefully on April 1, 2017. He was surrounded by loved ones in his final days and was able to spend his last… Continue reading

  • Apr 29, 2017

Linda Kohlwes Voeller: Sept. 29, 1957 – April 14, 2017

Linda Kohlwes Voeller, age 59, died April 14, in Seattle. Linda was born in Bellingham, Wash., in 1957 to Robert Kohlwes and Karen Bowsher Kohlwes.… Continue reading

  • Apr 29, 2017

Thelma Sophie Burklund: July 9, 1920 – April 18, 2017

Our beloved Thelma Sophie Burklund passed away peacefully in the comfort of five of her granddaughters on April 18 at the age of 96. Born… Continue reading

  • Apr 25, 2017

Gwen Lorette Shinneman: April 2, 2017 – Oct. 21, 1923

Gwen Lorette Shinneman passed away peacefully in Freeland April 2. Gwen was born Oct. 21, 1923 to John and Lydia Lorette in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.… Continue reading

  • Apr 18, 2017

Mary Pat ‘Shan’ Stone: March 17, 1950 – April 9, 2017

Mary Pat Stone was born March 17, 1950 in Philadelphia, Pa. The eldest of three daughters and two sons, she was born to John and… Continue reading

  • Apr 14, 2017

Ronald Philip St. George: June 21, 1962 – March 29, 2017

Ronald Philip St. George, 54, of Freeland, died at home on March 29 after a battle with brain cancer. He was born to Thomas Philip… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2017

Glenna Monsen: Jan. 29, 1924 – March 24, 2017

An ordinary life started Jan. 29, 1924 on a farm in Santa Ana, Calif. to the delight of my parents Clyde and Lela Deardorff. After… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2017

Lorraine Frances Hougham: Sept. 7, 1922 – March 21, 2017

Lorraine Frances Hougham passed away peacefully in Rancho Mirage, Calif., on March 21. She was born in Centralia, Wash., on Sept. 7, 1922 to Ralph… Continue reading

  • Apr 6, 2017

Daniel Lee Collins: Nov. 6, 1969 – March 6, 2017

Daniel Lee Collins was born on Nov. 6, 1969 in Whidbey Island, Wash. In high school, Daniel enjoyed spending time with his best friend, Bob… Continue reading

  • Apr 6, 2017

Judith Gayle Shorey: July 7, 1944 – March 17, 2017

Judith Gayle Shorey passed peacefully on March 17 at 5:42 p.m. surrounded by her family. Judith was born July 7, 1944, to Corabell and Edward… Continue reading

  • Apr 4, 2017

Paul Shemet: Nov. 7, 1919 – March 5, 2017

Paul was born in New London, Conn., on Nov. 7, 1919 and passed away in Coupeville, Wash., on March 5 at the age of 97.… Continue reading

  • Mar 21, 2017