Obituaries

Timothy David Strohmeyer

— July 2, 2020

Timothy David Strohmeyer, born to parents Dave and Eve Strohmeyer Aug. 10, 1969 in Edina, Minn., passed away July 2, 2020, after a difficult battle with diabetes, which led to congestive heart failure. His life was marked throughout with health difficulties. At age 3, Tim was diagnosed with kidney cancer. He endured surgery, chemotherapy, cobalt […]

Adrian Ashley Bates

— August 3, 2020

Adrian Ashley Bates, son of Kenneth and the late Dorothy Bates, died suddenly Aug. 3, in Phoenix, Ariz. Adrian was born in Wichita, Kan., March 28,1967, the Bates’ fourth child and second son. He is survived by his father and stepmother, Helen, of Oak Harbor, Wash., as well as his siblings, Paula Trowbridge (Mark), Denise […]

Raymond Stanley Koladycz

— August 5, 2020

Raymond Stanley Koladycz, 76, of Oak Harbor, died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in a tragic car accident preceded by a medical incident. Born July 5, 1944, in Chicago, Ill., Raymond was the only child of Stanley and Lillian Koladycz. Shortly after learning they would be parents, Stanley reported for overseas duty in Europe and returned […]

Richard Leon Rinker

— August 4, 2020

Richard Leon Rinker, age 78, of Coupeville, Wash., graduated to his eternal home  Aug. 4, 2020, to be with the Lord, whom he loved with all his heart. He was a devoted believer and follower of the Godhead: Papa Father, Jesus his Lord, and the precious Holy Spirit. Rich was born June 22, 1942 to […]

Mary “Sue” Hite

— July 25, 2020

Born in Greenville, S.C., Sue moved her family to Oak Harbor in 1968. Sue worked in the Brandon Cotton mill in South Carolina. She retired from the Navy Exchange and later served school lunches for several years. She never lost her southern accent. Sue loved to play bingo and tell jokes. She developed many friendships […]

Jeremy Ryan Gourley

— July 26, 2020

Jeremy Ryan Gourley, 32, of Oak Harbor, Wash., passed away Sunday, July 26, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Benton, Ky. Jeremy spent the past 13 years in the U.S. Navy as an Aviation Electronics Technician and held the rank of First Class Petty Officer. Jeremy, an Eagle Scout, spent his time with […]

Douglas Arthur Olson

— July 28, 2020

Douglas Arthur Olson, 78, passed away July 28, 2020 at his home in Coupeville, Wash. He was born April 17, 1942 in Los Angeles, Calif., to Arthur and Jean Olson. Doug grew up in Anchorage, Alaska. After high school he worked as a plumber and welder in Alaska’s construction industry, and later as a supervisor […]

Gregory Walter Johnson

— July 27, 2020

Gregory Walter Johnson passed away July 27, 2020 in Seattle, Wash., at the age of 23. Gregory was born to Kevin and Chris Johnson in Coupeville, Wash., in November of 1996. He grew up in Burlington and Oak Harbor. He graduated from Oak Harbor High School in 2015. Gregory achieved a black belt in Tae […]

Sinapati Junior Tali

— June 24, 2020

Sinapati was named after our father, who passed away along with our mother in 1999 in Pago Pago, American Samoa. Sinapati liked to go by his middle name, Junior, and the only time he used his actual first name was in school and for his medical appointments. Junior was an athletic person, as were my […]