memorials

Anthony ‘Tony’ Pater

Wednesday, December 7th, 2005

Anthony ‘Tony’ Pater, 89, a resident of the Concrete community, passed away at his home on Wednesday December 7, 2005. He was born on November 17, 1916 in Sioux Center, Iowa, the tenth of thirteen children of Elbert & Rikka Pater. He was raised and attended school in Sheldon, Iowa and worked on the family […]

Ruth Lorraine Case Memorial

Ruth Lorraine Case

Wednesday, December 7th, 2005

Ruth L. Case, 75, a longtime resident of Marblemount, passed away on Wednesday December 7, 2005 at Burton Care Center in Burlington. She was born on August 31, 1930 in Rockport, WA the daughter of Charlie and Carrie Huffman Stafford. She was raised and attended schools in Marblemount and Concrete. After her graduation she worked […]

Dennis Paul Hizey Memorial

Dennis Paul Hizey

Tuesday, December 6th, 2005

Dennis Paul Hizey, 59, passed away on Monday, December 6, 2005 at the Life Care Center of Skagit Valley in Sedro-Woolley after a short battle with cancer. He was born November 3, 1946 in Seattle, WA, the son of Gordon and Laurie Hodge Hizey. Dennis was a resident of Skagit County since the age of […]

Joy J. Spurling

Monday, December 5th, 2005

Joy J. Spurling, age 85, a former longtime resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away Monday, December 5, 2005 in Tacoma, WA. She was born December 20, 1919 in Sedro-Woolley, WA, the daughter of Albert and Lily Jones McDonald. Joy was a longtime resident of Sedro-Woolley and worked as a presser in the laundry and dry cleaning […]

Myrtle Alice Mulrooney Memorial

Myrtle Alice Mulrooney

Thursday, December 1st, 2005

MYRTLE ALICE MULROONEY, 85, a lifelong resident of Sedro-Woolley passed away on Thursday December 1, 2005 at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon. She was born on April 18, 1920 in Sedro-Woolley, the youngest of ten children of Lyman S. & Edith E. Kalloch Hall. Myrtle was raised and attended school in Sedro-Woolley, graduating from […]

Opal V. Bohnsack

Saturday, November 26th, 2005

Opal V. Bohnsack, age 85, a former longtime resident of Anchorage, Alaska, passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2005 at the Life Care Center of Skagit Valley in Sedro-Woolley, WA. She was born March 20, 1920 in Breckinridge, Minnesota. Opal was a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran serving during WWII. After the war, she resided in […]

Richard J. Suryan Memorial

Richard J. Suryan

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

RICHARD J. ‘DICK’ SURYAN, 77, a longtime Sedro-Woolley resident passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday November 23, 2005. Dick was born on September 8, 1928 in Sedro-Woolley, one of ten children of Peter & Minnie Zortovich Suryan. He was raised and attended school in Sedro-Woolley. During the Korean Conflict […]

Bruce Anthony Van De Grift Memorial

Bruce Anthony Van De Grift

Thursday, November 17th, 2005

Bruce Anthony Van De Grift, 67, a former Mount Vernon and Skagit County resident passed away at his home in Seattle on Tuesday November 15, 2005, surrounded by his loving family. Bruce was born in Tacoma, Washington on December 10, 1937, the son of Walter S. & Valerie Adams Van De Grift. He was raised […]

Susan Darlene Betschart Memorial

Susan Darlene Betschart

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005

SUSAN DARLENE BETSCHART, 57, a lifelong Sedro-Woolley resident passed away on Wednesday November 16, 2005 at the Life Care Center of Skagit Valley in Sedro-Woolley. She was born on April 24, 1948 in Sedro-Woolley, the daughter of George A. and Hazel E. Gray Betschart. Susan was raised and attended school in Sedro-Woolley, graduating from Sedro-Woolley […]

Donna Marie Wright Memorial

Donna Marie Wright

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005

Donna Marie Medford Wright, age 52, passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 at home with her family by her side, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Sedro-Woolley, WA on August 16, 1953 the daughter of Gary and Barbara Schryer Medford. She attended grade school in Hamilton and graduated from Sedro-Woolley […]

Phyllis R. Backstrom Memorial

Phyllis R. Backstrom

Tuesday, November 15th, 2005

Phyllis R. Backstrom, 76, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2005 at the Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon, WA. She was born February 8, 1929 in Byers, Colorado. Phyllis was a lifetime resident of Sedro-Woolley where she attended school and later graduating from Business School after two years of study. […]

Norman William Simmons

Sunday, November 13th, 2005

Norman W. ‘Jiggs’ Simmons, 83, a longtime resident of the Skagit Valley passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2005 at Country Care Adult Family Home in Hamilton. He was born on May 19, 1922 in St. Joseph, Missouri, the son of William and Dixie Counts Simmons. As a young man he came to Skagit County […]

Robert D. Hopfield

Saturday, November 12th, 2005

ROBERT D. HOPFIELD, SR., 83, a longtime Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away at his home on Saturday November 12, 2005. He was born on February 8, 1922 in Bellingham, Washington, the son of Frank & Marjorie Hoyt Hopfield. Bob lived and attended school in many communities around Washington State until finally settling in Concrete where he […]

Juanita F. Marsh

Wednesday, November 9th, 2005

Miss Juanita F. Marsh, 80, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, November 9, 2005 at the Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon. A lifetime resident of Skagit/Whatcom Counties, the highlight of her life was a vacation to California. She was born on November 30, 1924 in Sedro-Woolley, the firstborn […]

Lyle C. Buchanan Memorial

Lyle C. Buchanan

Monday, November 7th, 2005

Lyle C. Buchanan, age 88, passed away on Monday, November 7, 2005 at the United General Hospital in Sedro-Woolley, WA. He was born on April 10, 1917 in Lansing, Michigan, the son of Ellsworth and Phoebe Burch Buchanan. Lyle moved with his family to Concrete, WA when he was six years old, attending school and […]

Horace C. ‘Hod’ Wood Memorial

Horace C. ‘Hod’ Wood

Friday, November 4th, 2005

HORACE C. "HOD" WOOD "Hod" died as he did all things, when he wanted to. Hod passed away on Friday, November 4, 2005 at the Life Care Center of Skagit Valley in Sedro-Woolley at the age of 82. He was born on May 20, 1923 in Sylva, North Carolina, the son of Sallie B. Mathis […]

Irene Marquardt

Thursday, November 3rd, 2005

Irene Tatham Marquardt, age 87, a longtime resident of the Hamilton area passed away Thursday, November 3, 2005 at the Bellingham Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on May 21, 1918 in Sterling, WA between Sedro-Woolley and Burlington the daughter of Irvin and Lena Cannon Tatham. Irene grew up in the Hamilton area […]

Lindi Lee Michaels Memorial

Lindi Lee Michaels

Thursday, November 3rd, 2005

LINDI LEE LAABS MICHAELS, 36, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Thursday November 3, 2005. She was born on June 16, 1969 in Edmonds, Washington, the daughter of Michael & Helene GeRoy Laabs. Lindi was raised in Lynnwood, Washington and where she attained her education. She graduated from Lynnwood High […]

Dennis Warren Piercy

Thursday, November 3rd, 2005

Dennis Warren ‘Denny’ Piercy, age 53, passed away on Thursday, November 3, 2005 at Island Hospital in Anacortes, WA. He was born on November 22, 1951 in Arlington, Virginia, the son of Harley and Virginia Rudasill Piercy. Denny grew up in Virginia and there attended school, and began working in construction after graduating from high […]

Saundra L. Bates

Monday, October 24th, 2005

Saundra L. Bates, 62, a resident of Bellingham passed away on Monday October 24, 2005 at the Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon. She was born on June 27, 1943 in Vancouver, B.C., the daughter of Lewis and Ruth Allen Rosa. Sandi enjoyed sharing her time with friends and family. She had a great love […]

Merl T. Benton Memorial

Merl T. Benton

Monday, October 24th, 2005

MERL T. BENTON, 84, a longtime Rockport area resident, passed away on Monday October 24, 2005 at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon. He was born on February 9, 1921 in Rosenberg, Texas, the son of Elihu & Banna Hill Benton. He was raised and attended school in Texas. In 1940 he enlisted into the […]

Dennis D. Earley

Monday, October 24th, 2005

Dennis D. Earley, 44, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away at his home on Monday, October 24, 2005. He was born on January 18, 1961 in Gold Beach, Oregon, the son of James Lloyd and Ramona Tarr Earley. Dennis enjoyed his family and friends, was an excellent cook and loved to Bar-B-Que. He was also […]

Eddie Eugene Smallwood Memorial

Eddie Eugene Smallwood

Monday, October 17th, 2005

Eddie Eugene Smallwood, a fifty-year resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away on Monday, October 17, 2005 at United General Hospital from complications of diabetes. His family was nearby to ease his passing. Eddie was born in Bellingham, WA on December 23, 1929, the fourth child of Francis Nova and Calista Nora Vaughn Smallwood. The family home, […]

Eddie Dean Fernando Memorial

Eddie Dean Fernando

Sunday, October 16th, 2005

Eddie Dean Fernando, of Sedro-Woolley, Fisheries Police Chief for the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe, died Sunday October 16, 2005 in a Bellingham hospital. He was 59. Eddie was born in Seattle on May 22, 1946, grew up on the Fernando family produce farm in Kent, Wash., and attended Kent-Meridian High School. He served as a […]

Helen M. Mullen

Wednesday, October 12th, 2005

Helen M. Mullen, age 83, passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 in Sedro-Woolley. She was born October 18, 1921 in Burnett, WA, the daughter of H.G. and Mildred MacDonald. Helen and her family moved to Anacortes in 1935 and she graduated from Anacortes High School. She was married to Jack Mullen on April 27, […]