Obituaries

Lorraine (Lori) Weatherby

Lorraine (Lori) Weatherby February 24,1929 – October 5, 2018 Lorraine Weatherby, age 89, of Oak Harbor, Washington passed away on October 5, 2018. In her early years she married a soldier who was stationed at Fort Casey. She worked as a switchboard operator for many...

Wayne Howard Knapp, Lt. Col. (USAF Ret.)

Wayne Howard Knapp, Lt. Col. (USAF Ret.), age 90, a 33 year resident of Oak Harbor, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, at Regency on Whidbey Assisted Living. Lt. Col. Knapp was born in Mt. Vernon, Wash., on Sept. 5, 1928, to Robert...

Douglas Earl Harrison, Jr.

It is with great sorrow that I announce the death of my beloved son. Douglas Earl Harrison, Jr., who died Sept. 29, 2018. He was 31 years old. He is survived by his parents, Lisa Harrison of Oak Harbor and Doug Harrison, Sr. of Everett; his three children, Graham...

Evalyn Lucille Norman

Evalyn Lucille Norman, native daughter of Oak Harbor, passed away Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 at Careage of Whidbey in Coupeville. Evalyn was born Nov. 10, 1936 to Mynard and Dena Jansma. Evelyn attended Oak Harbor Christian School and Oak Harbor High School, graduating...

Larry Haven Blake

Larry Haven Blake Dec. 4, 1933 – Sept. 23, 2018 Larry Haven Blake was born on Dec. 4, 1933 in Muscatine, Iowa to parents Andrew and Beulah (Nichols) Blake. Following his schooling, Larry began working for International Harvester in Moline, Ill. On July 14, 1953, he...

Marguerite G. “Peggie” Suess

Marguerite G, “Peggie” Suess August 22, 1918 – September 22, 2018 Marguerite “Peggie” Suess passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 just one month after celebrating her 100th birthday. Peggie was born in Oshkosh, Wis., the second...

Coach Sandy Wilson

Sandy Nelson Wilson passed away peacefully on September 20, 2018 in Port Orchard, Wash. Born December 18, 1930 in Birmingham, Ala., and raised in Canton, Ohio.  Sandy is survived by his wife of 61 years, Valera Wilson, and three children: Gregg (Amy), Jeff, Marc...

Diana Louise Wright

Diana Louise Wright, age 66, longtime Oak Harbor resident, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 at Whidbey Health Medical Center, following a brief illness. Mrs. Wright was born in St. Louis, Mo., on Jan. 5, 1952, to Clarence C. And Laverne F. (Kliemann) Wortman....

AFCM (Ret.) Jack Hendry

AFCM (Ret.) Jack Hendry passed away at home on Sunday, Sept.16, 2018 of natural causes. Master Chief Hendry was born on Dec.14, 1934, in New York City and enlisted in the Navy in 1952. He retired in Jan., 1987, after 34 years of exemplary service to his country. He...

James A. Hartley

James A. Hartley passed away September 10, 2018 at his home on Whidbey Island, Wash. Jim was born June 30, 1932 in Chicago, Ill. to Julius (Bill) and Louise Hartley. He and his younger sister Sally were raised in Wilmette, Ill., and Jim graduated from New Trier High...