Obituaries

Gary L. Wallin

  November 24, 1948 – March 21, 2017 Our community has lost a wonderful, caring man. Gary Wallin died suddenly in Seattle, WA on March 21, 2017. He was 68 years of age. Gary was born in Aberdeen, WA to Berta Gill Wallin and Donald V. Wallin. Gary often recalled an...

Albert E Prato

A good and gentle man has left us. Al Prato passed away at the age of 86 in the early morning hours of January 31, 2017 at Island Hospital where he was being treated for a lung infection. He was born in Seattle, WA to Albert E Prato, Sr and Augusta Ozar Prato. He...

Betty Jeane Haines

Long time Oak Harbor resident, Betty Jeane Haines passed away at Island Hospital in Anacortes on Saturday, January 28, 2017. She was 99 years of age. Betty was born in Indianapolis, IN to Ernest and Edna (Loftus) Ullrey. Her mother died shortly after Betty’s birth and...

Betty Ann Johnson Lafayette

Betty Ann Johnson LaFayette, 89, longtime Oak Harbor resident, passed away peacefully Saturday, January 21, 2017, at Summer Hill Assisted Living in Oak Harbor. Betty was born February 8, 1927, in Dupree, South Dakota, to Edgar and Edith (Johnson) Olson. She was raised...

James R. Fisher

James Robert Fisher died suddenly on January 15, 2016, at Whidbey Health, Coupeville at the age of 55. Jim was born August 29, 1961 in Portland, Oregon to Loren and Mary Ann (Bartleson) Fisher. Jim followed his father’s career with the FAA and traveled to Guam, San...

Rodney Ray Rientjes

Rodney Ray Rientjes of Tukwila, WA passed away on 12 January 2017, just two weeks after being diagnosed with congestive heart failure. Rodney was born June 25, 1965 in Boise, ID to Les and MaryAnn Rientjes. Survived by his parents and sister Stacey (Doug) Lacey, niece...

Doris Ann Craig

Doris Ann was a cherished wife, treasured mother, much loved grandmother, and friend of many. She was born to Adam and Ada Miller on August 18, 1933 in Chelan, Washington. She graduated from Chelan High School in 1951. Being the youngest of 4 children, she was...

Helen Aleta Shippy

Helen Aleta Shippy began her earthly journey in Lynden WA in 1931. Much of her childhood was spent on Orcas Island, though as a teen she later lived with her grandparents on Whidbey Island. Helen liked feeding the animals on her grandparents’ farm, and feeding...

Delores Joan Harvey ( March 14, 1944 – January 8, 2017)

Delores Joan Harvey, 72, a 30-year resident of Oak Harbor, WA died at Whidbey General Hospital in Coupeville Sunday, January 8, 2017. Mrs. Harvey was born March 14, 1944, in Storm Lake, IA, to Robert Huddleston and Lillian Sporland. She was raised in Webster, IA and...

Michael G. Frost (October 2, 1950 – December 31, 2016)

Michael Gene Frost, 66, passed away December 31, 2016 at Whidbey Health Medical Center in Coupeville. He was born October 2, 1950 in Seattle, WA. He was the only child of Russell and Betty (Wakefield) Frost. Mike grew up in various communities around Puget Sound and...