Obituaries

Robert C. Johnson

— December 21, 2019

Robert C. Johnson (Bobby, Bob) passed peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family on Dec. 21, 2019. Bob was born in Port Townsend, Wash., to Eleanor and Robert T. Johnson, on Jan. 18, 1955 and went on to become oldest of three siblings.  After his father’s passing in 1965, his mother married Arliss Christensen […]

Richard 'Mike' Michael McGruder

Richard Michael McGruder

— December 18, 2019

Richard ‘Mike’ Michael McGruder, of Oak Harbor, born Jan. 20, 1949, in Denver, Colo., passed away Dec. 18, 2019, in Everett, Wash. Mike is survived by his loving wife, Dolores; their daughter, Melinda; and grand-daughters, Breanna and Randi (Michael). Per his request, no services are scheduled. Please leave messages of condolence for the family on […]

LaVerne Marie Martin

— December 16, 2019

LaVerne Marie Martin started her journey during a raging snow storm in South Dakota, Jan. 10, 1930, in Martin, S.D. During her journey she raised seven children, retired from Safeway, and has been mom to so many more. She had a firm foundation in God and started each day with her Bible. Her entire life was […]

Ben S. Lamb

— December 12, 2019

Ben Steven “Jammer” Lamb, 24, of Oak Harbor, died suddenly on Dec. 12, 2019 from an overdose, after an 11-year battle with addiction. He is survived by his parents, Laurie and Robert Croan, Margaret Davis, and Patrick Lamb; daughter, Harper Lamb, and her mother Kaitlee Pate; siblings Joshua, Alicia Rose, Aleesha Marie; and many aunts, […]

Timothy Demond Howard

— December 10, 2019

Timothy Demond Howard, age 39, longtime Oak Harbor resident, passed away at Swedish Medical Center Cherry Hill Campus in Seattle on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. Howard was born in Pineville, La., July 18, 1980. A Celebration of Life will be Friday, Dec. 27, at 2 p.m. at Life Church, 1767 NE Regatta Dr., Oak Harbor, […]

Danette Sydney Farmer

— December 5, 2019

Danette Sydney Farmer (McKee) of Oak Harbor, Wash., passed away on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019 at the age of 42. Danette was born to parents Allen, LTC, U.S. Army (Ret.) and Sherri McKee on Dec. 1, 1977 in Ft. Ord, Calif. She grew up as the second of three children. As a military family, they […]

Linda Bartlett

— November 26, 2019

Linda Bartlett (1960-2019) always dared to follow her dreams, dreams that brought her to the soils of Coupeville, where for the last 20 years, she nurtured and grew beautiful food, strong community, and the next generation of organic farmers at Rosehip Farm.  In 1990, Linda left the world of real estate banking in Portland, Maine […]

Bobby Lloyd Pickerill

— November 30, 2019

Bobby Lloyd Pickerill was born Nov. 21, 1936, in Ellsworth, Kan., to Frank and Lettie Pickerill. Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Joan (Fitzjohn) Pickerill; his parents; his brother, Francis; and sister, Sharon (Gillespie).  Bob attended Lyons High School, Hutchinson Jr. College, and Fort Hays State College. After college, Bob took his first […]

Errol Stanley Lupien

— November 24, 2019

Errol Lupien, 51, passed peacefully in his home, surrounded by family and friends, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Cassie; son, Mikale; daughters, Cloey and Sydney; his mother, Rosalind Lupien Carpenter (Jack); mother and father-in law Tonuya and Jack Hubbart; sister, Cassie Hickey; brother, Omer (Jeanne); brothers-in law Cameron Rector (Lena), […]