Obituaries

Jacqueline Rosanne Daniels Hepburn Ronning

— June 22, 2020

Jackie was born at home on her father’s birthday (in the home he had built) in Jamestown on the small Conanicut Island in Rhode Island to Cmdr. Joseph Francis Daniels, USN (retired), and Elsie Anne Bollons Daniels. She joined her sister, Stella, and lived in Jamestown until she was nine, when the family moved to […]

RuthAnn K. Gatto

— June 26, 2020

RuthAnn Kantzer Gatto, 87, died Friday, June 26 at her home in Greenbank from natural causes. RuthAnn was born to Bula B. and Maurice G. Kantzer Dec. 27, 1932, joining her older sister Donna. The early years of their upbringing were spent in Arkansas City, Kan., where their grandfather owned the Kantzer Planning Mill. At […]

Daniel John Saul

— June 29, 2020

Surrounded by family, Daniel John Saul passed away at home June 29, 2020. Dan was born April 26, 1934, in Centralia, Wash., to Bernice Koreski and Glenn Saul. He grew up in Rainier Valley with sisters, Ann, Beth, and MaryLee. He graduated from O’Dea High School in 1952. Upon graduation, Dan joined the Air Force […]

William Jordan

— June 19, 2020

William (Bill) Jordan was born Oct. 8, 1933, in O’Neill, Neb., to William Jordan and Josephine (Metcalf) Jordan. Bill contracted Polio at the age of 4 and was left with significant right hand and arm weakness. The family moved to the Skagit Valley in 1939. Bill graduated from Sedro Woolley High School. Perhaps due to […]

Ruth Royal

— June 17, 2020

Ruth Royal, born May 15, 1928 in Seattle, Wash., died peacefully June 17, 2020 in Burlington, Wash. Ruth is now with her loving husband of 70 years, Chuck.   She is survived by the families of their two adult children, Chuck III and Paula Royal and Wendee and John Steele. These families include four grandchildren […]

David Q. French

— June 17, 2020

David Q. French was born June 16. 1940 and raised in the Portland, Ore., area. He is survived by two sisters, Patricia Henderson and Laurie French, and one brother, Randolph French. David remained in Oregon for several years after graduating high school and college and then became very involved in sailing and racing sailboats. He […]

James Lloyd Brickley

— April 22, 2020

James Lloyd Brickley, 73, died April 22, 2020 from heat failure at his home in Coupeville, Wash., surrounded by family. Graveside services were April 29, 2020 in Oak Harbor, Wash., at Maple Leaf Cemetery with Chaplin David Lura. Full military honors followed under the auspices of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard from McCord Air […]

Victoria “Vic” V. Valdez

— May 3, 2020

Our beloved Vic passed away May 3, 2020 at Skagit Valley Hospital at the age of 41, after she lost her battle with liver failure. She was born in Colorado and moved here about four years ago, in 2016. She worked as a cook at Arby’s during her time here. She is survived by her […]

Stephen K. Newman

— April 24, 2020

Stephen “Steve” K. Newman, son of Jack and Lee Newman, was born in Yokosuka, Japan Sept 27, 1955, and passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on April 24, 2020 in Oak Harbor, Wash. Steve grew up in a Navy family, having lived in Japan, San Diego, Alameda and arriving at Oak Harbor in […]