Obituaries

Erlinda ‘Linda’ Borja Gillett

— May 5, 2022

Erlinda Borja Gillett, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died peacefully May 5, 2022, at her home of 31 years in Coupeville, Wash., at the age of 72. She was born Aug. 25, 1949, in Quezon City, Philippines. She grew up on the island of Guam and graduated from the Academy of Our Lady Catholic […]

David Carlyle DeVaney

— April 20, 2022

David Carlyle DeVaney, age 60, passed away April 20, 2022. David was born April 21, 1961, in Fowler, Calif., to Wilford and Irene (Joy) DeVaney. David was the baby of eight and loved playing with his siblings on the south side of Bellingham. David leaves behind his beloved wife, Isabell, whom he called Isie. David […]

Robert S. Jones

— May 2, 2022

“Bob” S. Jones, devoted husband, father, and friend, went home to be with Jesus his Savior May 2, 2022, after a long battle with cancer. Bob was born Dec. 5, 1946, to Robert and Wilma Jones. He spent his childhood in Missouri near Kansas City. In 1966, he joined the U.S. Air Force and served […]

James Roswell Fairfield

— May 10, 2022

 James Roswell Fairfield, 94, of Coupeville, died May 10, 2022 at WhidbeyHealth. James was born July 11, 1927, in Wayzata, Minn. He graduated from the University of Minnesota after serving in the U.S. Navy at the end of World War II. After college, he worked for a large accounting firm in Minneapolis and eventually started […]

Autumn Boaz

— April 23, 2022

Autumn Boaz, or Amber, or any other “A” name, was loved by many! Autumn was born Aug. 1, 1981. She suddenly left us April 23, 2022, to join her great-grandmother, Florence Donna Lee Benson, her mother, Sharon Lynn Henwood, as well as her beloved dogs, Izzy and Chewy, to be with our Lord and Savior. […]

Nancy Clare Mason Paris

— May 1, 2022

Nancy Clare Mason Paris died May 1, 2022, at her Coupeville home with her beloved family. She was born April 10, 1928, in Portland, Ore., to parents, Arthur and Donna Clare Clancy Mason.  Nancy was a graduate of Mount Vernon High School in 1945, her class’s high school years exactly paralleling World War II. As […]

Pauline Bertha Melancon Dean

— April 15, 2022

Pauline Bertha Melancon Dean was born April 2, 1934, in Manchester, N.H., to Edward A Melancon and Bertha Trudel. She died April 15, 2022, at home in Greenbank, with her daughter, Sandra, by her side. Despite the decline of body and mind, her sense of humor and sweetness shone through until the end. Pauline is […]

Theresa Mary Higgins

— March 30, 2022

Theresa Mary Higgins passed away March 30, 2022. “Terry” was born into an Italian American family Nov. 4, 1940, in Philadelphia, Pa. Terry has a younger sister named Grace. Terry has resided in Oak Harbor since 1978. Sept. 17, 1960, Terry married Dennis F. Higgins and through their union, they had two sons, Dennis and […]

Esther Hinojosa

— April 11, 2022

Esther Hinojosa, age 86, of Oak Harbor, passed away April 11, 2022, peacefully in her home surrounded by loved ones. She was a devout Catholic, having attended St. Augustine in Oak Harbor for many years. Funeral services will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Barstow, Calif., at a later date. 

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