Obituaries

Walter Morgan | Passages

From horseless carriages to same-sex marriages, Walter (Wally) David Morgan (8/9/1923 to…

  • Jan 30th, 2018

Tribute to Francis Racey

by Dennis King Executive director, Lahari Francis Racey, the inspiration and energy…

  • Jan 22nd, 2018

Edgar Francis Racey, Jr. | Passages

On Jan. 12, 2018 Edgar Francis Racey Jr (Francis) passed away peacefully…

  • Jan 22nd, 2018

Scott Gianola | Passages

Scott Gianola passed away in his home on Orcas Island on Dec.…

  • Jan 16th, 2018

Virginia Lucile (Ginny Lu) Wood | Passages

Virginia Lucile Wood (November 22, 1952 – January 5, 2018) “Ginny,” “Ginny…

  • Jan 16th, 2018

Myron David (“Joe”) Floren | Passages

Myron David (“Joe”) Floren died on December 31, 2017 at his home…

  • Jan 11th, 2018

Dennis John Bredahl | Passages

Dennis John Bredahl passed away unexpectedly while helping a neighbor on his…

Pauline I. Beemer | 1921 – 2018

Pauline I. Beemer, age 96, of Eastsound, WA and Colon, Michigan passed…

Gordon Lea Hayes | Passages

September 30, 1928, to December 8, 2017 Gordon Lea Hayes, 89, passed…

  • Jan 3rd, 2018

Robert “Bob” William Spring | Passages

June 30, 1941 to Dec. 22, 2017 Robert was born in Castlegregory,…

  • Jan 3rd, 2018

Judith Willis Slater | Passages

Judith Willis Slater, 74, lost her long and courageous battle with cancer…

  • Dec 26th, 2017

Virgil Norman Carpenter | Passages

Norm, as he was known to all, 83, of Orcas Island, Washington…

  • Dec 6th, 2017

Judi Lee Resch | Passages

Judi Resch was born June 17, 1943, in Monterey, California to Jack…

  • Dec 4th, 2017

H. Allen Shockley | Passages

H. Allen Shockley Rarely does one person have such a remarkable and…

  • Dec 1st, 2017

Mary Elizabeth Ingersoll Schoenman | Passages

Mary Elizabeth Ingersoll Schoenman 1930-12017 Mary was born on March 31, 1930…

  • Dec 1st, 2017

Daniel Collins | Passages

Daniel “Da Hurricane” Collins passed away at 35. He was born Dec.…

  • Nov 16th, 2017

John Mount | April 15, 1929 – October 26, 2017

John was born in Oregon City, Oregon, 10 minutes before his twin…

  • Nov 10th, 2017

Daniel Quimby | Passages

Dan Quimby, past resident of Cayou Quay Marina and West Sound, who…

  • Oct 16th, 2017

Donald H. Tompkins | Passages

Donald H. Tompkins Mar. 30, 1930 – Oct. 4, 2017 Donald Henry…

  • Oct 16th, 2017

Thomas Allan Temple | Passages

Thomas Allan Temple passed away unexpectedly on or about Aug. 19, 2017…

  • Sep 12th, 2017

William “Bill” Garloch | Passages

Bill passed away July 5, 2017 after a lengthy illness. He was…

  • Sep 12th, 2017

Betty Lou Acey | Passages

Betty Lou Acey passed away peacefully into the Lord’s arms on Tuesday,…

  • Sep 1st, 2017

Richard Neuville Jordan | Passages

Richard Jordan passed away in his Eastsound home on Aug. 26, 2017,…

  • Aug 31st, 2017

Bruce Lamb | Passages

Bruce Arthur Lamb sailed off on his final adventure on Aug. 23,…

  • Aug 28th, 2017

Dianne Wilson Jordan | Passages

Orcas Island Yacht Club Commodore Dianne Wilson Jordan passed away in her…

  • Aug 19th, 2017

Kit Rawson | Passages

Christopher “Kit” Bennett Rawson climbed his last hill on August 7, 2017.…

  • Aug 16th, 2017

Willis Edmond “Bill” Williams | Passages

Willis Edmond “Bill” Williams, set sail for eternity at age 94 on…

  • Aug 8th, 2017

Judy Vollrath (Kleve) | Passages

Judy, 66, passed away peacefully early in the morning on July 18,…

  • Aug 3rd, 2017

Barbara Wheeler | Passages

Long-time islander Barbara Thompson Wheeler died in her home on the of…

  • Aug 3rd, 2017

Willie H. McCoy | Passages

Willie H. McCoy passed away on June 22, 2017 after a long…

  • Jul 18th, 2017

John Friedmann | Passages

With heavy hearts, we mark the passing of John Friedmann, part-time island…

  • Jul 17th, 2017

Laura Hoffman Wheelock | Passages

Laura Hoffman Wheelock, aged 48, died at home on Orcas Island, Washington,…

  • Jul 17th, 2017

Sharlyn ‘Nani’ Cameron | Passages

Sharlyn “Nani” Cameron, age 82, passed away on Monday, June 5, 2017…

  • Jul 8th, 2017

Conrad Parker Hogle | Passages

On June 29, 2017 our boy Conrad was killed in a tragic…

  • Jul 7th, 2017

Dr. Darryl Laramore | Passages

A Celebration of Life Reception will be held for long-time summer Orcas…

  • Jul 5th, 2017

Jerry R. McKinney | Passages

2/18/38-3/16/2017 Jerry R. McKinney was a resident of Orcas Island since 1970.…

  • Jun 30th, 2017

John Altberg | Passages

John Edvard Altberg died at his home on Orcas Island (Eastsound, WA)…

  • Jun 26th, 2017

Charleen Bawden | Passages

Beloved mother, grandmother and friend, Charleen “Char” Bawden passed away peacefully in…

  • Jun 22nd, 2017

Marilyn E. Erly | Passages

Marilyn E. Erly passed away, peacefully, at Birchview Memory Care, Sedro Wooley,…

  • May 31st, 2017

Wanda Pitser | Passages

Wanda Faye (Akers) Pitser passed away at home in Arlington, Washington on…

  • May 24th, 2017