Obituaries

Otie Whitaker

— November 12, 2021

Otie Whitaker, a wonderful mother to her three children, passed away peacefully in her sleep in the early morning of Nov. 12, 2021. She had battled cancer on and off for many years. She is survived by her three children, Tonya, Travis and Todd; one grandson, Brandon; and one sister, Ethel. She was preceded in […]

Larry Dale Sieffert

— November 10, 2021

Larry Dale Sieffert, beloved and longtime resident of Oak Harbor, passed away unexpectedly Nov. 10, 2021, at the age of 67, due to complications from COVID-19. Larry was born in Oak Harbor on Earth Day, April 22, 1954, to George and Jennie (Lam) Sieffert. He grew up on a small farm on Monkey Hill Road […]

Diana LaMee Edwards

— October 24, 2021

Diana LaMee Edwards, age 85, passed away Sunday Oct. 24, 2021, in her home in Oak Harbor. She was surrounded by family and friends. Diana was born in Sidcup, an area of south-east London, in county Kent, England, to Frank and Peggy Luker. Diana spent her formative years amid World War II and like many […]

Phillip Galen Wendling

— October 30, 2021

Phillip Galen Wendling was born Feb. 23, 1940, in Hays, Kan., to Oscar P. and Mary V. (Bedore) Wendling. He joined Jesus Oct. 30, 2021. As a young boy, he spent the summers with his grandparents, Joseph and Rosalee Bedore. They were caretakers of the county courthouse. The story goes that Phil was always in […]

James Wilson

— October 12, 2021

James (Jim) Wilson , a longtime Clinton resident, passed away peacefully Oct. 12, 2021. Jim was born in Larkhall, Scotland. In 1962 he left his desk job as an engineer, joined the Merchant Marines, and sailed the Mediterranean Sea. He later transferred to the cruise line Cunard, and that was where, in 1964, he met […]

Jean Marliss Hurt

— October 3, 2021

Jean Marliss Hurt was born to Stewart and Vera Hurt Sept. 4, 1935, in Wenatchee, Wash., and passed away on Oct. 3, 2121, at Providence Hospital in Everett, Wash. Jean obtained a master’s degree and taught music for many years. Jean was well educated and highly intelligent and loved long conversations on almost any subject. […]

Archer William Nicholas Beeman

— October 18, 2021

Archer William Nicholas Beeman, cherished son, brother, grandson, nephew and friend, departed this world Oct. 18, 2021. He was born in Pueblo, Colo., March 10, 2008. Archer loved anime, art, music, animals, his friends. He was original, creative, fearless and unapologetic about himself. When not attending North Whidbey Middle School, he loved long car rides, […]

Salvatore (Sam) Santamaria

— October 21, 2021

Salvatore (Sam) Santamaria passed away Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021 at the age of 94. He died peacefully, surrounded by his family in Oak Harbor. Sam was born to John Santamaria and Josephine Bertino of Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 15, 1927. He is survived by his patient, loving wife of 68 years, Angela, their six children, 13 […]

Mary Lou Neely Mattson

— October 17, 2021

Mary Lou Neely Mattson died at her home in Oak Harbor Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021. Born March 25, 1926, Mary Lou was raised in Merryville and Oakdale, La., the daughter of Wick Neely and Nell Warner. During World War II, she worked at U.S. Army Training Center Camp Claiborne, La., as an office clerk. There […]

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