Obituaries

David Peter Michel

— July 12, 2019

David Peter Michel, loving husband, father and grandfather passed away peacefully Friday, July 12, 2019 in Mount Vernon, Wash., with his wife, Dorothy, by his side. David P. Michel was born in Natick, Mass., June 1, 1938. He grew up in Norwood, Mass., and graduated from Norwood High School in 1957. David and four siblings […]

John W. H. Roberts

— July 16, 2019

After a long and good life, John W.H. Roberts died peacefully at home July 16, 2019. He was born in Liverpool, England to Welsh parents Dec. 30, 1926. He served in the Royal Marines and Customs Service as a young man and traveled the world before eventually settling down in San Francisco, Calif. Anyone who […]

Robert Lee Brooks

— May 9, 2019

Robert Lee Brooks was born June 29, 1947 in Torrence, Calif. He passed away peacefully with his loved ones by his side May 9, 2019. He grew up in Nebraska. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy at 17 and soon found the love of his life, Shari Beth Robinson; they married on June 4, 1966. […]

Richard “Rick” Phillips

— July 18, 2019

Rick passed away peacefully, July 18, 2019, at his home in Oak Harbor, Wash., surrounded by family. He passed after a courageous battle with renal cancer. Rick was the son of Walter and Dorothy (Miller) Phillips of Owosso, Mich.  Rick joined the US Navy on June 21, 1971 two years after graduating from St. Paul Seminary in Saginaw, Mich., and a short stint at the University of […]

Hugh Brainard

— July 1, 2019

Hugh Brainard, 95, of Oak Harbor, Wash., passed away peacefully in his home July 1, 2019. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Maple Leaf Cemetery in Oak Harbor.  Hugh was born in Topeka, Kan., August 20, 1923, and grew up in Salinas, Calif. He enlisted in the Navy at […]

William Peter Morgan

— June 26, 2019

William Peter “Pete” Morgan, age 73, died at home on June 26, 2019 after a short, savage battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving wife of 46 years, Geri Morgan; his daughter, Angie Morgan Strassburg; son, Robert A. Young; and his brother, Michael Morgan.  Pete was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to Marcel […]

Natasha Diane Reedy Divyak

— July 7, 2019

Natasha Reedy Divyak passed away at the age of 38 at Swedish Cherry Hill, Seattle, Wash. She was surrounded by loved ones. Natasha was born in Kodiak, Alaska and moved to Washington soon after, spending her entire childhood in Oak Harbor.  Natasha left behind her loving husband of two years, Chris Divyak, father and mother […]

Deborah Sue Voss

— June 11, 2019

Deborah Sue Voss was born at Tripler Army Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii on Aug. 1, 1951, the first child of Thomas B. Gwartney and Esther Rose Gwartney. The family moved frequently as her father’s military career progressed. She lived in places such as San Diego, Calif.; Sanford, Fla.; Memphis, Tenn.; back to Hawaii; Kingsville, Texas; […]

Bill E. Vest

— June 27, 2019

William Everett Vest, cherished spouse, “Faasha”, dad, son, brother, “Gruncle,” nephew, cousin, teammate, coach and friend, passed away Thursday, June 27,2019 while at work. Born Dec. 8, 1969, in Virginia, Bill grew up a Navy dependent. His family traveled to several bases before finally settling down in Oak Harbor, Wash. This is where his lifetime […]