Obituaries

Autumn Boaz

— April 23, 2022

Autumn Boaz, or Amber, or any other “A” name, was loved by many! Autumn was born Aug. 1, 1981. She suddenly left us April 23, 2022, to join her great-grandmother, Florence Donna Lee Benson, her mother, Sharon Lynn Henwood, as well as her beloved dogs, Izzy and Chewy, to be with our Lord and Savior. […]

Nancy Clare Mason Paris

— May 1, 2022

Nancy Clare Mason Paris died May 1, 2022, at her Coupeville home with her beloved family. She was born April 10, 1928, in Portland, Ore., to parents, Arthur and Donna Clare Clancy Mason.  Nancy was a graduate of Mount Vernon High School in 1945, her class’s high school years exactly paralleling World War II. As […]

Pauline Bertha Melancon Dean

— April 15, 2022

Pauline Bertha Melancon Dean was born April 2, 1934, in Manchester, N.H., to Edward A Melancon and Bertha Trudel. She died April 15, 2022, at home in Greenbank, with her daughter, Sandra, by her side. Despite the decline of body and mind, her sense of humor and sweetness shone through until the end. Pauline is […]

Theresa Mary Higgins

— March 30, 2022

Theresa Mary Higgins passed away March 30, 2022. “Terry” was born into an Italian American family Nov. 4, 1940, in Philadelphia, Pa. Terry has a younger sister named Grace. Terry has resided in Oak Harbor since 1978. Sept. 17, 1960, Terry married Dennis F. Higgins and through their union, they had two sons, Dennis and […]

Esther Hinojosa

— April 11, 2022

Esther Hinojosa, age 86, of Oak Harbor, passed away April 11, 2022, peacefully in her home surrounded by loved ones. She was a devout Catholic, having attended St. Augustine in Oak Harbor for many years. Funeral services will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Barstow, Calif., at a later date. 

Stanley Eugene Reed

— January 26, 2022

Stanley Eugene Reed passed away Jan. 26, 2022, at WhidbeyHealth Medical Center in Coupeville, Wash. Stan was born July 28, 1956, in Key West, Fla., to Stanley R. and Mary Irene (Malloy) Reed. Stan traveled quite a bit while his father was in the U.S. Navy. Their last duty station was Naval Air Station Whidbey […]

Martha M. Hill

— March 30, 2022

Martha M. Hill passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2022, with her family by her side. She was born in Albuquerque, N.M., July 25, 1943, to parents James Carder and Mildred Kimbley. She had one brother, Jimmy. They relocated to California just in time to watch the construction of Disneyland. She attended California Baptist College, where […]

Carl William Hankins

— March 31, 2022

Carl William Hankins passed away peacefully at his home in Oak Harbor, Wash., March 31, 2022. His ashes will be spread at sea. He was born in Whittier, Calif., and raised in La Habra, Calif. Carl married Georgia Ann Pape June 24, 1964 and they raised three children, Tammy, Danny and Brandy. He joined the […]

Lt. Col. Clarence “Neal” Sims

— March 25, 2022

Lt. Col. Clarence “Neal” Sims passed away at home Friday, March 25, 2022 with courage and dignity, after a five-year battle with cancer of the esophagus, and in remission from Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He is survived by his beloved and devoted wife, Bridgit Sims. Theirs was a great love. He was the love of her life, […]