Obituaries

Soon Wha Kennedy

— July 18, 2021

Soon Wha Kennedy, longtime resident of Oak Harbor, Wash., passed away in her home in the company of her family July 18, 2021 at the age of 82. Soon was born Feb. 14, 1939 near Seoul, Korea. During her childhood, she endured many hardships due to the Korean War. Because of what she experienced, she held a deep […]

Gerald Leroy Bryant

— June 28, 2021

Our beloved “Jerry” went to be with the Lord late Monday night, June 28, 2021, after fighting a long illness. This fireman has fought his last battle. Jerry was born Feb. 11, 1942, to Thomas Bryant, Sr. and Virginia Vowell in Decatur, Ill. Jerry enlisted in the Navy at the age of 18. He spent […]

David Lee Binschus

— July 17, 2020

David Binschus was born to Fred and Omadelle Marie (Greer) Binschus Aug. 30, 1941, in Jackson, Mich. He passed away peacefully at his home in Oak Harbor, Wash., July 17, 2020, with his wife, Carol, and youngest of three sons, Roger, at his side. David and Carol had been married for 51 years. At 17 […]

Carolyn Gillentine Marchman Littell

— July 16, 2021

Carolyn was born in Graham, Texas Nov. 28, 1950, to Dee, Sr., and Juanita Gillentine, and passed away July 16, 2021, with her loving husband, Clarence Littell, and stepdaughter, Vickie McDougal, by her side. She chose to donate her body to the University of Washington Teaching Hospital for medical research in Seattle, Wash. Carolyn graduated […]

Stephen William Phillips

— July 6, 2021

Stephen William Phillips was born in San Diego, Calif., to George W. Phillips and Marie T. Orvis-Smith. Later, his mother married his stepfather, Raymond Smith and for a few years during his grade school years they lived in Oahu, Hawaii. As his stepfather, Raymond, was a second-generation naval officer, they were stationed in Japan where […]

Stephanie Anderson

— July 9, 2021

Stephanie Anderson, a registered nurse at Northern Nevada Hospital, died unexpectedly July 9, 2021, at the age of 37, in a water accident while camping with family. Stephanie is survived by her parents, Steve and Anna Anderson; her sons, Ethan and Logan Dykes; her brother and his wife, Chris and Shelby Anderson; cousins, Blake and […]

Margaret Bell Loper

— July 6, 2021

Longtime Whidbey Island resident, Margaret (Bell) Loper, 90, died at Ashley Gardens Memory Care in Mount Vernon, Wash., July 6, 2021 with daughters Dianne and Joanne by her side. She was born at home in Manchester, England in the suburb of Levenshulme April 28, 1931, to George and Florence Minnie (Fuller) Bell. George was machinery […]

Capt. Richard J. Toft, USN (Ret)

— May 4, 2021

Capt. Richard J. Toft (Dick), USN (Ret) of Oak Harbor, Wash., passed away May 4, 2021 in his home, surrounded by family after a tough battle with esophageal cancer. Dick was born in Trenton, N.J., July 14, 1940, the son of Richard J. Toft Sr. and Marie Stoveken Toft. He graduated from Trenton Catholic Boys […]

Joseph Neal Janousek

— June 18, 2021