Obituaries

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 […]

Robert D. Cray

— May 11, 2020

Robert D’Esting Cray was born in 1936 in Milwaukee, Wis., but he spent most of his childhood in Montana. During his junior year in high school, Bob moved to Oak Harbor, Wash., where he enjoyed playing football, baseball, working on cars, racing at Skagit Speedway, and making many lifelong friends. In March 1960, he met […]

Don Louis King

— April 27, 2020

Don Louis King of Oak Harbor, Wash., passed away Monday, April 27, 2020, at the age of 93. After suffering from several mini strokes in a short period of time, he died peacefully in his home with family by his side. Don was born in New Haven, Conn., July 7, 1926 to father, Elmer Leo […]

Lynn Helen Wolfe

— April 12, 2020

Our family and friends are mourning the death of my sister Lynn, who passed away Easter Sunday from Covid-19. Lynn enjoyed traveling a lot. Our Mom always said she kept the road hot. Lynn went to nursing school to become a C.N.A. and later worked in nursing homes and medical offices. Sadly, she was preceded […]

Darren Charles Henley

— April 19, 2020

Darren Charles Henley, beloved fiancé, cherished son, devoted brother, loving uncle, dearly loved nephew and loyal friend, left us far too soon, on April 19,2020. He was born Dec. 19,1989 in Oak Harbor, Wash. He attended Olympic Elementary, Oak Harbor Middle School, and was a 2008 graduate of Oak Harbor High School. He found creative […]

Dolores Kracher

— April 19, 2020

April 19, our friend, mother and grandmother, Dolores Jeanette Kracher (Straub) passed away peacefully at the age of 82 following an aneurysm rupture. She was the first child of John Straub and Jeannette (Mackie) Straub, born in Seattle, Wash., March 31, 1938. She was raised in Ballard, but her heart belonged to Maxwelton Beach on […]