Obituaries

Bruce Anderson

— June 16, 2019

Longtime South Whidbey resident Bruce Anderson passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 16, 2019, at Homeplace in Oak Harbor. Bruce was born in Seattle on August 4, 1947, but moved to Clinton in 1975 with his wife, Judi, and sons Shane and Jesse. Bruce was known on the island for his many occupational skills that […]

Patricia I. O’Dell

— June 12, 2019

Patricia Irene O’Dell passed away peacefully at Skagit Valley Hospital, on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. She was 87 years young. She was born on Friday, July 10, 1931 to Henry and Stena (Zylstra) Hilberdink. She was a devoted spouse to Robert “Bob,” mother to Bill, and grandmother to Hannah and Catie. Pat was a lifelong […]

David J. Sellers

— June 7, 2019

David J. Sellers passed away peacefully on June 7 at the age of 85 at his Beverly Beach home on Whidbey Island. He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Dianne Shiner, his six children, their spouses, three stepdaughters and stepson-in-law, 16 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Skip, […]

Linda R. Venetti

— May 26, 2019

Linda Venetti passed away May 26, 2019 in her home, peacefully, with her husband, John, and sons Johnny and Bo Venetti, present. Linda was born in Seattle, Nov. 24, 1948 to Noble Baldwin and Hazel (Stevens) Baldwin. She has lived on Whidbey Island for 40 years, other than a couple of years in California. She […]

Richard James Stallbaum

— May 25, 2019

Our Dad, Richard James Stallbaum, spent the last days of his life on earth in his own home doing what he liked to do most– watching marine life and ships pass by, the sun set over the Olympic Mountains, and keeping his innermost thoughts mostly to himself.  He passed on May 25, 2019. Dad was born in […]

Victoriano Mangandi Fernandez

— June 2, 2019

Victoriano Mangandi Fernandez was the second of four children born to Roman Fernandez and Genoveva Delacruz. He immigrated to the U.S. 20 years ago. Bert, as he is known to family and friends, was an avid fisherman. With his gentle touch and seemingly magical way of casting his reel, he almost always caught salmon on […]

Martin Rudy Whittaker

— April 7, 2019

Rudy had a long, wonderful life. We still feel like he left us too soon, after a mercifully short bout with pancreatic cancer. Just over a year ago he lost his beloved wife, Julie, of more than 50 years. Together again, they join their daughter, Dana Whittaker(Zazueta), who preceded them in death in 2007. Rudy […]

William E. Chiles

— May 18, 2019

William (Bill) Edward Chiles was born on February 21, 1928 in Champaign, Ill., and passed away at age 91 in Oak Harbor, Wash., on May 18, 2019. The family moved to Springfield, Ill, when Bill was a year old. Bill attended Lawrence Grade School and graduated from Springfield High in January 1946. In February, on […]

Edward Quist

— May 24, 2019

Edward Quist, of Oak Harbor, Wash., lost his battle with Parkinson’s disease on May 24, 2019. He passed away peacefully at home with his family and beloved pets by his side. Ed was born on Aug. 14, 1939 in Portland, Ore., to August and Elsa Quist. Ed joined the Navy where he spent 20 years. […]

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