Obituaries

Robert L. Scully CDR, USN, Retired

Robert L. Scully CDR, USN, Retired   Robert L “Bob” Scully, CDR, USN, Ret. 93, of Whidbey Island passed away on October 2, 2017.   Bob entered the world on March 16, 1924 in Pottowatomie County, Kansas to the late Francis & Mabel Scully or Topeka, Kansas.    Bob...

Elizabeth R. Steinsiek

Elizabeth R. (Wheeler) Steinsiek Elizabeth Ruth (Wheeler) Steinsiek slipped away peacefully to join her old sweetheart on another adventure on September 29, 2017. She was 102. Betsy was born at home on Scenic Heights on August 1, 1915, to Fred and Elvira Wheeler. She...

June Agnes Reed

June Agnes Reed, longtime Oak Harbor resident, left this world and started her new adventure on September 18, 2017, at the age of 73. June passed peacefully in her home, surrounded by the love of her family. She was born in Chanceford Township, PA, on March 26, 1944....

Aaron Haggar (Al) Steinsiek

Aaron Haggar (Al) Steinsiek died Thursday, September 7, 2017, at the age of 96. Al was born in Poteau, Oklahoma, on Aug. 3, 1921, to Fred and Amanda Bell Steinsiek. When he was 15, he lied about his age to join the Army in Texas so that he could contribute to the...

Timothy Lee Trease

Timothy Lee Trease was born July 20, 1967 and passed away peacefully surrounded by family after a five-month battle with cancer on Monday, August 28, 2017 in Oak Harbor, WA, at the age of 50. Tim was born to Larry and Gail (McKissick) Trease in Hawthorne, NV. A native...

Leshell Vance

Leshell Vance, MCPO (E-9), USN (Ret), age 60, longtime Coupeville resident, passed away at his home on Thursday, August 24, 2017, with his loving family at his side. Mr. Vance was born in Bessemer, AL, on November 5, 1956, to Henry Vance and Martha (Gibbs) Vance. He...

Barrie Arnett

Barrie Arnett, 81, died Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at home, after a short illness. He leaves his wife Margaret Carpenter Arnett, son Andrew Carpenter, daughter Jennifer Koehler, son Geoffrey Carpenter, son Colin Carpenter and three grandchildren. Barrie was born and...

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...