Obituaries

Glynes Tabach

— December 6, 2020

Glynes (Thurston) Tabach passed away Dec. 6, 2020, at the age of 89. She was born Jan. 19, 1931, to Glen and Minnie (Smith) Thurston in Sumas, Wash. In 1947, she married Lyle “Swede” Norman. They had two children, Don and Gwen. The marriage ended in 1950. In 1952, Glynes married Henry “Hank” R. Tabach, […]

Maxine Sondericker

— November 30, 2020

Edythe Maxine Sondericker was born Nov. 16, 1929 in Bell, Calif., to Claas and Sarah (Eitzen) Willems. When she was still a small child, the family moved to Exeter, Calif. Maxine always considered Exeter her hometown. She attended Exeter schools, and graduated from Exeter Union High School in 1947. In 1943, Maxine met Jack Sondericker […]

Capt. David James Powell

— November 21, 2020

Capt. David James Powell, born David Jamil Mizrahi, passed away with his loved ones at his home Nov. 21, 2020. He was 86 years old. He was born in Lebanon Sept. 26, 1934, moved to America as a child and attended Cooper Union (undergraduate) and NYU (graduate), New York City, where he met his beautiful […]

Joyce M. Vance

— November 25, 2020

Joyce Marlene Vance, 80, Christian, Navy wife, matriarch, and prankster, left this world peacefully to be with God in the early hours of Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. Her pastors prayed with her while family was at her side. Joyce was born in Newburgh, N.Y. to Harvey Sarvis and Eva Bates  Nov. 5, 1940. She was […]

Marian M. Bolte

— November 27, 2020

Marian M. Bolte of Coupeville, Wash., passed away Nov. 27, 2020 at the age of 91. Marian was born in Dunkerton, Iowa to Ella and Walter Ackerman and was preceded in death by her parents and four siblings: Evelyn, Verna, Arlan and Norma. In 1948 she and John R. Bolte were married and this past […]

Sharon Ann Blitch

— November 24, 2020

Sharon Ann Blitch was born Aug. 4, 1953 to James and Betsy Phillips and passed away Nov. 24, 2020. She was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother and always lived life to the fullest. She enjoyed the little things in life and especially loved her family. She was very devoted to her husband and children […]

Sharon K. Zimmer

— November 28, 2020

Sharon Kay Zimmer was born March 18, 1944 in Denver, Colo. to Hans Christ Jessen and Mildred Hildegarde Pekrul. She grew up in Denver with her older brother, Dick, two older sisters, Marlene and Eileen, and twin brother, Mike. She was active at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Denver, where she was baptized, confirmed, attended […]

Thomas D. Ellis

— November 20, 2020

Thomas David Ellis died peacefully Friday, Nov. 20, 2020 at Angell’s on Whidbey Adult Family Home in Oak Harbor. He was born in Brazil, Ind., April 27, 1945 and was a graduate of Coalmont High School. Tom earned a Master of Electrical Engineering degree from Purdue University in 1968. In 1995, he earned a Master […]

Derwood Lee “Rocky” Rogge, Jr.

— November 16, 2020

Derwood L. “Rocky” Rogge, Jr, beloved father, grandfather, brother, and son, passed away peacefully in the presence of loving family in Seattle, Wash., Nov. 16, 2020. He was born in Battle Creek, Mich., May 18, 1956 to a very proud and happy Marlene and Derwood Rogge. He spent his childhood traveling to many Air Force […]