Obituaries

Victoria “Vic” V. Valdez

— May 3, 2020

Our beloved Vic passed away May 3, 2020 at Skagit Valley Hospital at the age of 41, after she lost her battle with liver failure. She was born in Colorado and moved here about four years ago, in 2016. She worked as a cook at Arby’s during her time here. She is survived by her […]

Stephen K. Newman

— April 24, 2020

Stephen “Steve” K. Newman, son of Jack and Lee Newman, was born in Yokosuka, Japan Sept 27, 1955, and passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on April 24, 2020 in Oak Harbor, Wash. Steve grew up in a Navy family, having lived in Japan, San Diego, Alameda and arriving at Oak Harbor in […]

Robert D. Cray

— May 11, 2020

Robert D’Esting Cray was born in 1936 in Milwaukee, Wis., but he spent most of his childhood in Montana. During his junior year in high school, Bob moved to Oak Harbor, Wash., where he enjoyed playing football, baseball, working on cars, racing at Skagit Speedway, and making many lifelong friends. In March 1960, he met […]

Don Louis King

— April 27, 2020

Don Louis King of Oak Harbor, Wash., passed away Monday, April 27, 2020, at the age of 93. After suffering from several mini strokes in a short period of time, he died peacefully in his home with family by his side. Don was born in New Haven, Conn., July 7, 1926 to father, Elmer Leo […]

Lynn Helen Wolfe

— April 12, 2020

Our family and friends are mourning the death of my sister Lynn, who passed away Easter Sunday from Covid-19. Lynn enjoyed traveling a lot. Our Mom always said she kept the road hot. Lynn went to nursing school to become a C.N.A. and later worked in nursing homes and medical offices. Sadly, she was preceded […]

Darren Charles Henley

— April 19, 2020

Darren Charles Henley, beloved fiancé, cherished son, devoted brother, loving uncle, dearly loved nephew and loyal friend, left us far too soon, on April 19,2020. He was born Dec. 19,1989 in Oak Harbor, Wash. He attended Olympic Elementary, Oak Harbor Middle School, and was a 2008 graduate of Oak Harbor High School. He found creative […]

Dolores Kracher

— April 19, 2020

April 19, our friend, mother and grandmother, Dolores Jeanette Kracher (Straub) passed away peacefully at the age of 82 following an aneurysm rupture. She was the first child of John Straub and Jeannette (Mackie) Straub, born in Seattle, Wash., March 31, 1938. She was raised in Ballard, but her heart belonged to Maxwelton Beach on […]

Margaret Leona Wahlgren

— April 8, 2020

Margaret Wahlgren (Marge) went to Heaven April 8, 2020 just before Easter Sunday. She passed away peacefully of natural causes at age 93. She was a member of the Greatest Generation, and a child of the Great Depression and World War II. Here is her story and legacy. Marge was born in McCleary, Wash., (near […]

Douglas Alan VanTyne

— April 13, 2020

Douglas Alan VanTyne, 54, recently of Oak Harbor, Wash., passed away April 13, 2020 in Oak Harbor. Doug was born May 17, 1965 in Portland, Ore., to JoAnne (Thomison) and Alan Ward VanTyne. Upon the death of his father in 1968, his mother continued to live in Hermiston with her three children, Douglas, Doreen and […]

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