Obituaries

Shirley Blair McDaniel

— August 9, 2019

My lovely wife, Shirley Blair, was born April 6, 1941, in Tulsa, Okla. Her parents were John Pigler and Emma Blair. After her parents divorced, Shirley wisely decided to assume her mother’s maiden name in the second grade! She attended school in Tulsa throughout her young life and proudly graduated from Tulsa University with a […]

Florence Marie Swain

— August 10, 2019

Florence Marie Swain, born in Sitka, Alaska on Jan. 14, 1931, left us the evening of Aug. 10, 2019. To the very end she was surrounded by her loved ones: Stephen Swain, 52; Ra Mona Swain, 51; and her grandsons, Zackery Swain, 23, and Nathanial Hall-Swain, 16. Raised on Maxwelton Beach, where Florence purchased land […]

Grace J. Horn

— August 1, 2019

Longtime Oak Harbor resident, Grace J. Horn, passed away Aug.,1, 2019 as she had desired – at home with family by her side. Arriving in Oak Harbor in 1959 with her husband and two children, she quickly began establishing links to the community that would become the family’s homestead. While her husband, Russell, continued his […]

Anthony Forrest Joseph Minich

— August 2, 2019

Anthony (“Tony”) was born in Fort Wayne, Ind., to Jim and Rosanne Minich. He was the oldest of five children. While growing up in Indiana he was surrounded by a large extended family. After his graduation in 1976, Tony entered the U.S. Air Force but soon realized he wasn’t ready for the military life. After […]

Eileen Margaret Billings

Eileen Margaret Billings

— August 2, 2019

Eileen Margaret Billings died Aug. 2, 2019 at Maple Ridge Assisted Living in Freeland, Wash., with her sons, Scott and Craig, at her side. The family is very grateful for the care she received from the staff and the love and support from the other residents there, and WhidbeyHealth Hospice. She was 92. Eileen was […]

Jack Edward Ulery

— August 4, 2019

Jack Edward Ulery, 82, passed away Aug. 4, 2019 in his Coupeville, Wash., home from Alzheimer’s Disease.  Jack was born in Nappanee, Ind., on Oct. 7, 1936 to Walter C. and Ione Best Ulery. He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Judi Ahrns Ulery. Also […]

Lisa Rozycki

— July 28, 2019

Sunday, July 28, 2019, Lisa Rozycki, loving wife and mother of three children, passed away while hospitalized at Providence Hospital in Everett at the age of 73.  Lisa was born April 22, 1946 in Candelaria, Quezon Philippines.  She met her husband, Ronald, while he was stationed with the Navy in the Philippines and they married […]

Jesse Aaron DiDonna

— July 30, 2019

Oak Harbor resident Jesse DiDonna passed away suddenly at his home July 30, 2019. He was 36 years of age. Jesse was born in San Diego, Calif., on July 15, 1983. Jesse lived in many different places throughout his life and ended up calling Coupeville his home. He met his future wife, April, at McDonald’s […]

Elizabeth Jean Axford

— July 30, 2019

Elizabeth Jean Axford, beloved wife of Patrick Arthur Johnson, died at home July 30, 2019, after a year-long struggle with brain cancer. Her artistic inclinations led her to pursue architecture for 15 years, but then she found her true passion for creating textile art, especially art quilts. Her last and foremost exhibition, Overlay, a solo show […]

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