Obituaries

Jacqueline Marie Meissel

— November 17, 2019

Jacqueline “Jackie” Marie Isaacs Meissel, 66, passed away Nov. 17 in her home with her husband, son, and daughter by her side. She was born at Holy Rosary Hospital in Miles City, Mont., to Allyn D Isaacs and Flora Nakata Isaacs from Sonnette, Mont. She was the third-youngest child of eight children. She grew up […]

Gabriel Anthony Kennedy

— November 2, 2019

Gabe Kennedy, 30, died suddenly on Nov. 2, 2019 in Juneau, Alaska. Gabe was born and raised in Juneau, Alaska, and moved to Washington state where he lived on the Kitsap Peninsula, then on Whidbey Island for a few years, and attended Living Word Church. Gabe’s mother, Solea Kennedy, and brothers, Theo Kennedy and Ben […]

Kristina D. Goud-Muld

— November 8, 2019

Kristina D. Goud-Muld, age 75, passed away Nov. 8, at Home Place Memory Care in Oak Harbor. She was born in Pernitz, Austria on July 31, 1944, to Kurt and Charlotte Guddat. She and her husband resided together in Clinton for more than 20 years. She had a successful career as a flight attendant throughout […]

Doris Marie (Landon) Hansen

— November 13, 2019

Doris Hansen, age 99, passed from this life Nov. 13, 2019, at Summer Hill Assisted Living in Oak Harbor, Wash. Doris was born in Russell County, Kan., and grew up there. She received a college degree in music and English at York College in Nebraska and was a Concert Mistress at college, playing the violin. […]

Al Koetje

— October 28, 2019

Alvin Benedict “Al” Koetje passed away peacefully at home in Oak Harbor the evening of Oct. 28, 2019, surrounded by family and friends; he was 89 years old. Al was born in Oak Harbor on June 20, 1930, to Benjamin and Henrietta “Hattie” (Meter) Koetje. Ben was the first Fire Chief for the City of Oak […]

Donna M. Scully

— November 2, 2019

Donna Mae Burns (Nichols) Scully, 86, passed away early morning on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. She was born in Santa Ana, Calif., the youngest daughter of Alice (Voge) Burns and Merlyn Ray Burns.  In 1952, Donna married Chief Petty Officer Donald Nichols, USN. They were married for 22 years before Don passed suddenly in 1974. […]

Randall Wayne Johnson

— October 17, 2019

Randall Wayne Johnson, age 66, went to be with the Lord Oct. 17. He passed peacefully at home two and a half years after his diagnosis with ALS. He is survived by his loving wife, Buffy Johnson, daughters Rachel and Heather, son Gregory, their spouses, and four grandchildren. Randy saw every person he met as […]

Esther Louise (Houghtaling) Gabelein

— October 14, 2019

Esther Louise (Houghtaling) Gabelein, born July 14, 1921, to Thomas and Faye (Andrews) Houghtaling, left us for a better place on Oct. 14, 2019. She was the third-born of their eight children. Though born in Bellingham, she moved to Coupeville with her family at the age of five and spent the rest of her life […]

Dorothy M. “Dotti” Capes

— October 20, 2019

Dorothy M. “Dotti” Capes, age 94, longtime Coupeville resident, passed away Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, at Careage of Whidbey. Dotti was born Feb. 15, 1925, in Seattle to Edward and Vira (Bigelow) Paris. She was a graduate of Queen Anne High School. She met her future husband, Roland Capes, and they were married on March […]