Obituaries

Passages: remembering those we have lost

The Islands' Sounder is paying tribute to the following community members whose obituaries were published in 2008.

  • Jan 6th, 2009

Viola “Ole” Coleman

I am not a fan of “obits” and have procrastinated on this…

  • Jan 1st, 2009

Sally Penning Brown Laurie

Sally Penning Brown LaurieSept. 26, 1934 – March 15, 2008The third of…

  • Mar 15th, 2008

Marcy Lund

Marcy Lund died peacefully in her home on March 5, 2008. She…

  • Mar 5th, 2008

Anne Carter Shelley

Anne Carter ShelleyRev. Dr. Anne Carter Shelley, one of the first women…

  • Feb 9th, 2008

Wendell Brainerd

Wendell C. BrainerdWendell C. Brainerd, 71, passed away suddenly Wednesday, Jan. 30,…

  • Jan 30th, 2008

BEULAH BELL SWAN

Beulah Bell SwanJuly 6, 1910 to January 17, 2008Beulah Bell Swan, long…

  • Jan 17th, 2008

DONALD E> REARDON

Donald E. ReardonDonald E. Reardon, age 81, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008…

  • Jan 6th, 2008

Leon Fonnesbeck

Leon FonnesbeckLeon Alan FonnesbeckJuly 22, 1921 - Nov. 15, 2007As written by…

  • Nov 15th, 2007

Courtney Gillespie Thornton

Courtney Heather ThorntonCourtney Heather Thornton, 27, of Colfax, passed away on Monday,…

  • Nov 12th, 2007

Judith Struthers

Judith P. StruthersMarch 30, 1947 - Nov. 1, 2007Judith P. Struthers passed…

  • Nov 1st, 2007

Michael Pacinelli

Michael H. Pacinelli was born in Phoenix, Ariz. to his parents Fred…

  • Oct 21st, 2007

DOUGLAS PANGBORN FOWLER, PH. D., CIH

Doug entered into peace at his home on Orcas Island, Washington, on…

  • Sep 22nd, 2007

WILLIAM HYLAND TUTHILL

William Hyland Tuthill 65, longtime island resident, died at his home in…

  • Sep 20th, 2007

RICHARD ARTHUR RESCH

Richard Arthur Resch, 69, of Wasilla, Alaska, died Sept. 15, 2007, at…

  • Sep 15th, 2007

EUGENE BENDER

Eugene “Gene” BenderGene Bender passed away peacefully on August 26, 2007 in…

  • Aug 26th, 2007

GUDRUN ALICE “GOODY” GOODRICH

Gudrun Alice Goodrich -- "Goody" died Saturday, Aug. 25, just two months…

  • Aug 25th, 2007

ELLEN M. MAREAN

Ellen M. Marean of Bellingham, Wash., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 11,…

  • Aug 11th, 2007

HAL SYRSTAD

Hal Syrstad, formerly of Orcas Island, died peacefully on Aug. 10, 2007.Hal…

  • Aug 10th, 2007

HAL GALLI

By KRISTEN WILSONOur friend Hal Galli died last week. He was a…

  • Jul 18th, 2007

IDA MAE EMMES

Ina Mae “Scotty” Emmes passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 17, 2007 at…

  • Jul 17th, 2007

JUSTIN ALEXANDER EMMONS

Memorial services for Justin Alexander Emmons, 34, former owner of Cafe Jama,…

  • Jul 16th, 2007

MATTHEW BRADSHAW

Matthew Arjuna Bradshaw, 16, died at his home in Polson, Mont. Wednesday,…

  • Jul 11th, 2007

DOROTHY J. RICHARDSON

  • Jul 7th, 2007

ELIZABETH B. MARCUM

Elizabeth B. "Bea" Marcum passed away on July 4, 2007 at age…

  • Jul 4th, 2007

JAMES EDWARD LUNDIN

Corporal James Edward Lundin was killed in action May 30, 2007 in…

  • Jun 13th, 2007

WILLIAM BRADLEY HODGES

Graveside funeral services were held in the West Side District Cemetery in…

  • Jun 9th, 2007

Edward Irving Lavendar

Edwin Irving LavenderA memorial service will be held at Orcas Island Community…

  • Jun 8th, 2007

CLAUD EDWARD WILCOX

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 2, 2007,…

  • Jun 6th, 2007

ELAINE DERRIG JAGELS

Elaine was born on Jan. 13, 1925 in Mapes, North Dakota. Her parents…

  • May 30th, 2007

PHIL HASTIN

Phil Hastin passed away May 23, 2007 at his home on Lopez…

  • May 23rd, 2007

ARTHUR (DEAN) REYNOLDS

Arthur D. (Dean) Reynolds died peacefully on Friday, May 18, 2007 at…

  • May 18th, 2007

JANET FINNERTY

Janet Marie Robinson Richardson Finnerty, age 83 and long time resident of…

  • May 18th, 2007

JOHN RETHERFORD

  • May 13th, 2007

RICHARD THOMAS CUNDY

Richard Thomas Cundy passed away suddenly at home Sunday May 13th. 'Dick'…

  • May 13th, 2007

STATIA A. BROGI

Born and raised in Fall River Massachusetts she moved to Orcas to…

  • Apr 18th, 2007

JAMES MILTON MYERS

James “Jim” Milton Myers, 48, a loving husband, father, son, brother, friend…

  • Apr 14th, 2007

JOHN S. RUTHERFORD

John S. Retherford died April 13, 2007 in Sun City, Ariz. Born…

  • Apr 13th, 2007

ROBERT FRASIER GROPPER

Robert Frasier Gropper passed away quietly of age-related complications on April 13,…

  • Apr 13th, 2007

Jessie Lavender

Jessie Lavender was born at Eastsound December 12, 1918. She was the…

  • Apr 12th, 2007