Obituaries

David Edwin Cressey

David Edwin Cressey, a 33-year resident of Oak Harbor, passed away on August 18, 2017. David was born on March 1, 1922, to Scott Cressey and Clara (Miller) Cressey in Bath, Maine. He was the second of seven children. During his childhood, he spent many happy hours...

Richard Charles Brown

Richard Charles Brown, age 82 passed away peacefully in his home in Oak Harbor, Washington on August 17, 2017. He was surrounded by family. Richard was born in Kirkland, Washington to Florence Recor and Ralph Brown on June 30, 1935. As an adult Richard received his...

Leslie Ray Rientjes

Leslie Ray Rientjes, CMSgt, USAF (Ret), passed away in Coupeville, WA on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. Les was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer in May 2016. He was born November 16, 1941 in Oak Harbor, WA, the son of Bert and Janet Rientjes. Les graduated from Oak...

Roseanne Lee Walter

Rosanne Lee Walter, age 80, longtime Coupeville resident, passed away at her home on Saturday, August 12, 2017, following a lengthy illness. Rosanne was born on January 31, 1937, in Spokane. She received her Masters Degree in Music Education from Washington State...

Robert C. DeBoer

Robert C. DeBoer, age 95,  died on August 8 2017 at San Juan Rehab Care Center in Anacortes, WA. Robert was born in Oak Harbor, WA, on October 27, 1921, son of Carl DeBoer and Carrie (DeVlieg). He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters; Alice Kennedy, Janet...

Dr. Faulder Colby

Rev. and Dr. Faulder Colby, age 73, of Clinton, passed away at his home on Sunday, August 6, 2017, following a lengthy battle with cancer. Dr. Colby was born on July 30, 1944, in Lima, Ohio, to Guy Irving Colby III and Katharine Ann (Faulder) Colby. He graduated from...

Denise Henderson Markowski

Denise Henderson Markowski September 11, 1963 – August 5, 2017 Our beloved Denise was born to William “Doc” Henderson and Mary Alice (McNabb) Henderson. She was born in Japan, and lived in California, Washington, Texas, Florida, Tennessee, Virginia, Colorado, Guam,...

Jason Peter Buttino

Jason Buttino was born August 21, 1974 in Buffalo, NY. He passed away unexpectedly on June 14, 2017 in Anacortes, WA due to natural causes involving his heart. Jason, 42, is survived by his father Michael (Belinda) Buttino, his mother Patricia Stengel-Felger, his...

REV. ROLAND KERMIT CAPES

Rev. Roland Kermit Capes, 93, of Freeland, passed away on Monday, May 29, 2017, at Providence Medical Center in Everett. Pastor Capes was born in Grand Forks, N.D. on March 16, 1924, to Earl Lester Capes and Anne (Pender) Capes.  Roland was raised in Grand Forks,...

DIANE FAYE STURLAUGSON

Diane Faye Sturlaugson, age 69, lifelong Snohomish resident, passed away suddenly on Monday, May 29, 2017 on Whidbey Island. Diane was born in Snohomish on April 5, 1948, one of three daughters born to Harry and Hester (Bickford) Purtteman.  Diane attended Snohomish...