Obituaries

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 […]

John H. “Jack” Moeller

— October 29, 2020

Beloved husband, proud father and loving grandfather, John H. (Jack) Moeller, of Coupeville, Wash., passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home on the morning of Oct. 29, 2020 due to advanced lung cancer.  Jack was born July 19, 1928 in Chicago, Ill., to Herbert W. and Florence P. Moeller. In 1946, after attending […]

Lawrence B. “Larry” Gaines

— October 12, 2020

Larry took his last breath Oct.12, 2020 while being driven to the hospital for a procedure. He went very peacefully in his sleep. Larry was born in Redding, Calif., Feb. 1, 1941. He married Marie Strasser Martineau  July 20, 1968, and when she came down with cancer, he took care of her until she passed […]

Dona Lois Foss

— October 10, 2020

Dona was born to Louis and Florence (Carter) Foss in Cameron, Wis. She left this world Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020 peacefully from her residence at Regency on Whidbey Harbor Care in Oak Harbor, Wash. During World War II, her family moved to Washington. She attended Edmunds High school where she met, and later married Carl […]

Joanne Gaylord Ellsworth

— September 18, 2020

Joanne Gaylord Ellsworth, 91, passed away peacefully in her sleep Sept. 18, 2020.  She was born Feb. 28, 1929 in Torrance, Calif., to Charles and Dora Gaylord. Joanne attended university in New York City for fashion design.  Joanne Married her beloved husband, David S. Ellsworth, from Seattle Wash., Jan. 3, 1953, and they enjoyed more […]

Deborah Barrow-Daumen

— September 10, 2020

Deborah Barrow-Daumen passed away in her home surrounded by loved ones on Sept. 10, 2020. Debbie’s life was sadly cut short from pancreatic cancer. Despite her diagnosis and hard fight against cancer, she remained incredibly stoic, demonstrating her unrelenting strength, determination and love for life. Debbie was born Nov. 19, 1961 to Roberta and Donald […]

Betty Ann Robbins

— September 15, 2020

Betty Ann Clark Robbins passed away Sept. 15, 2020. She was born in Fayetteville, N.C., to James McNeil Clark and Lillian Crawford Clark Nov. 18, 1927. Betty grew up in Fayetteville and was a devout Methodist. After graduating from Greensboro College in 1949, Betty met the love of her life, Lt. George (Robbie) Robbins, while […]