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    Edna Pauline Jackson

    Edna Pauline Jackson, 93, a longtime Skagit Valley resident, passed away on June 28, 2019 at the Creekside Care Community in Burlington. Edna was born on May 25, 1926 in Biltmore, North Carolina, the daughter of Paul & Belle (Price) West.  The family resided in North Carolina until 1938 when they moved to Skagit County.  Edna attended and graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School in 1944. On December 14, 1945, she was united in marriage to Samuel C. Jackson and they made their home and raised their family in Hamilton and Sedro-Woolley. Edna worked as a clerk for the City of Sedro-Woolley and then as a secretary and bookkeeper for the…

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    Paul Drake Fretz

    Paul D. Fretz, 79, a longtime Sedro-Woolley area resident, passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at United General Hospital. Paul was born on July 15, 1939 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the son of David & Burdella (Dodd) Fretz.  He was raised and attended school in Houston, TX. In 1956 at the age of 17, Paul enlisted into the U.S. Navy where he served for 19 years as a prop airplane and helicopter mechanic aboard various aircraft carriers. Paul was united in marriage to Lillie Self in Sedro-Woolley on July 25, 1960 and they made their home and raised their family in Guam and in China Lake and Alameda California until…

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    JoLyne LaChance

    JoLyne Mary LaChance, 56, a Sedro-Woolley resident passed away peacefully at her home on June 8, 2019 from complications of Glioblastoma brain cancer . She was born on December 8, 1962 in Minnesota. JoLyne is survived by her mother, Valerie; sister, Kim Benoit and three brothers, Bernie, Kevin and Rick LaChance. A private family Catholic inurnment will be officiated by Father Tom McMichael at the Greenhills Cemetery in Burlington.  Please share memories of JoLyne and sign the online guest register.

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    Paul “Al” Reed

    Paul Alan “Al” Reed, age 76, of Acme, WA, went to be with the Lord, Friday, June 7, 2019, surrounded by family.  He was born October 13, 1942 to Stanley and Evelyn (Steiger) Reed, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Al grew up in Scottsdale, AZ.  He was a multi-sport athlete and graduate of the Class of 1960 from Scottsdale High School.  Al went on to play baseball and receive his Bachelor’s Degree from Arizona State University. Al was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. While at ASU, Al enlisted in the Air National Guard where he was trained as a medic.  He served from 1965 – 1971. After graduating from…

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    Dean Miller

    Dean Miller, age 69, of Sedro-Woolley, passed away May 29, 2018.  He was a longtime public servant of Skagit County; suffering cardiac arrest at Skagit Valley Hospital.  Dean and Karen’s 47th wedding anniversary was just celebrated on May 22. Dean was born June 15, 1948 to Frank and Elsie (Line) Miller in Klamath Falls, Oregon.  Dean’s father passed away when Dean was just two years old, and his sister, Shirley, and her husband, Larry Browning helped to raise Dean since he was ten.  His father is buried in Hermiston, Oregon, where his family would travel every summer to put flowers on his headstone. He met Karen Byrd in 1970 and…

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    Rena Erickson

    Rena Jean Erickson, age 55, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 8, 2019, after a brave two year battle with cancer, at the caring Evergreen Hospice Care Center in Kirkland, surrounded by its beautiful flower gardens and waterfalls. She was born in King County, Washington on November 15, 1963 to Ray and Donna Rohlf.  She grew up in Skagit County where she would meet the love of her life, Jason Erickson and the two were married on Feb 8, 1993. Rena found Jesus and was baptized on Jan 1, 1994. She loved to spread his word, from going on a mission trip to Peru, supporting Bible Workers through Laymen Ministries,…

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    Esther Blyton

    Esther Mae Blyton, age 87, passed away peacefully on April 29, 2019 at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon, Washington. She was a longtime resident of Stevensville, Montana and spent the recent winters in Washington. Esther was born May 8, 1931 in Grand Forks, North Dakota to Anton and Mary Kopecky and grew up on the family farm in Minnesota. She was the oldest of three children. In 1950, she moved to Montana and eventually settled in Missoula to work and raise her children. She migrated into the Bitterroot Valley and was so proud to call this beautiful place her home. Esther loved tending to her flower gardens and taking…

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    Mark Windish

    Mark Windish, 62, a longtime Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away unexpectedly at his home on June 4, 2019. Mark is survived by his wife Sharon. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Lemley Chapel.  Share memories of Mark and sign the online guest register.

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    Solomon Wallman

    Solomon Wallman (Sol, Solly), 65, passed away from health complications on May 27, 2019 at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon, WA. He was born on March 6, 1954 into a Hutterite Colony (Miller Dale) in Miller, South Dakota to his parents, Annie Wollman and John Waldner. After leaving the Hutterite Colony in 1977, at the age 24 he shortly thereafter met Martha (Marty) Grimm and moved to Washington State, where he was employed by Ron Rawson a Yacht manufacturer. On November 7, 1981 Solomon and Martha married in Juaninta, WA, where they resided for several years having two daughters Sarah M. Wallman (Lootens) in 1982 and Leona R. Wallman…

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    Robert Taylor

    It is with great sadness the family of Robert Roy Taylor announces his passing on Wednesday May 29, 2019 at the age of 81 years. Robert was a jack of all trades and a master of many. He worked with his dad in the rice fields until he joined the National Guard at the age of 18. Robert was then drafted into the Army. Shortly after the military, he went on to work as a cowboy, a farmer and for Willows Ready Mix until he retired. He was a bit of a gypsy. When he got the go bug, they upped and moved from the west coast to the mid-west.…

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    Joshua Oudman

    Joshua Michael ‘Josh’ Oudman, 25, a lifelong Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away unexpectedly on May 25, 2019 in Bellingham, WA. Josh was born in Sedro-Woolley on June 15, 1993, the son of Ron & Sheila (Hyatt) Oudman.  He was raised and attended school in Sedro-Woolley, graduating from Sedro-Woolley High School with the class of 2011. From the age of 15 Josh was an ambitious young man; he washed cars at Rallye Auto Sales in Burlington for several years, he worked for five years at Les Schwab Tires in Sedro-Woolley and for the past two years been working for Brinderson Manufacturing as a mechanic/boiler maker at the refineries in Skagit and Whatcom…

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    Mildred King

    Mildred Ann King, 79, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Mildred was born in Seattle, WA on July 26, 1939, the daughter of Arthur & Mildred Todd. Mildred is survived by her husband, Charles; son, Robert King; two daughters, Deborah Coggins and husband Dale and Donna King; seven grandchildren, Jeremy, Angie, Natasha, Stephen, Jessica, Brian and Madison and six great-grandchildren, Bow, Athena, Eli, Trey, Jaklyn and Jaelynn.  She was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Cynthia ‘Sindy’ King. At her request there will be no services. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Lemley Chapel,…

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    Dale Thomas Boudreau

    Dale Thomas Boudreau peacefully joined his Lord and Savior in Heaven on May 25, 2019, where he chose to celebrate his 81st birthday, as Dale was born May 27, 1938, in Shelton, WA to Amos H. and Bertha M. Boudreau.  His family resided in Shelton for 4 years, then moved to Tacoma, WA where Dale attended Holy Rosary School until the family moved to Bainbridge Island, WA where he attend Commodore Bainbridge Island Middle School.  Dale’s family then moved to Mount Vernon, WA where Dale attended 4 years and graduated from Mount Vernon High School with the class of 1957.  Dale was on the diving and swim teams all four…

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    Carol Jean Helgeson

    Carol Jean Helgeson, 89 a lifelong Skagit Valley resident, passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2019 in Sedro-Woolley. Carol was born in Hamilton, WA on October 13, 1929, the daughter of Carroll and Anna (Shular) Biggerstaff.  She attended grade school in Concrete until moving to Sedro-Woolley where she graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School with the class of 1948. Carol worked as a bookkeeper for Columbia Valley Lumber for a short time until she began a long career as the bookkeeper for Copeland Lumber in Burlington, working for them for over 35 years. In 1953 Carol married Kenneth Helgeson and together they raised four children, and even then Carol found time…

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    Wayne Edson

    Wayne Edson, age 54, passed away unexpectedly on May 19, 2019.  He was born on May 2, 1965 in Bellingham, WA.  He was raised in the Skagit Valley by his parents, Roger and Judy Edson.  Wayne graduated from Burlington-Edison High School in 1983. Wayne was a big figure in sprint car racing, locally and nationally.  He was a helpful friend and advisor to many racers.  He enjoyed going hunting with his daughter, Stephanie and fishing with his kids and friends. Wayne is survived by his wife, Kimberly; children, Nicholas and Stephanie; parents, Roger and Judy Edson; siblings, Rory (Kim) Edson, Holly (Tony) Garland, Karla Hanson, Staci (Ryan) Ray; in laws,…

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    Alvin Strutzel

    Alvin Michael “Al” Strutzel, 94, a resident of La Conner, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Life Care Center, Mount Vernon, WA.  He was born November 6, 1924 in Monitor, WA, the son of Rudolph and Wilma (Warren) Strutzel. Al’s family were early settlers in the Monitor area, having arrived in 1902.  Al attended schools in Monitor, graduating from Cashmere High School in 1943.  School sports were a big part of Al’s life, lettering in all three sports, baseball, basketball and football all four years.  After graduation, he joined the Navy, following his family’s tradition.  He served on the USS Alabama, BB60, in the South Pacific and…

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    Vera Mae Weaver

    Vera Mae Weaver, age 93, passed away Monday, April 29, 2019, at home in Sedro-Woolley, Washington.  She was born November 18, 1925 in Fairmont, West Virginia to Fletcher and Martha Mae (Pitcher) Riggs. She was a great singer and teacher! Vera Mae is survived by her husband, David; three sons, David Charles and his wife, Alison Weaver, of Grass Valley, California, Roger William and his wife, Celeste Weaver, of Sedro-Woolley, Washington, and Bruce Robert Weaver, of Saint Charles, Missouri; two brothers, Fletcher Eugene Riggs, and James Robert and his wife, Beverly Riggs; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Ronald Riggs; daughter in…

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    Donald Ray Rudd

    Donald Ray Rudd, 84, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 11, 2019 in Sedro-Woolley, WA. He was born on September 9, 1934 in Bellingham, WA the son of Walter and Alma (Hillard) Rudd. Don graduated from Lake Stevens High School in 1953. He joined the Air Force in 1954 and served 20 years. He exited as a Technician Sergeant E6, or a as Don called himself “Radio Man”. While in the service he was sent to Korea, Vietnam, Africa, Germany, and his favorite place England. Donald is survived by his sister, Alice Lewis; nieces, Julie Baker, and Cathy Elliott (Scott) and nephew, David Lewis. He was preceded in death by…

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    Steven Edwin Adams

      Steven Edwin Adams, 45, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 10, 2019 in Sedro-Woolley, WA.  He was born on June 23, 1973 in Sedro-Woolley, the son of Edwin and Arbie Evadean (Melton) Adams. Steve graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School in 1991.  Steve worked as a boat builder, then a welder.  When he was younger, he loved racing motorcycles and four wheelers.  He loved fishing, hiking and mountain biking, but most of all he loved spending time with his daughters. Steve is survived by his parents, Edwin Adams (Nancy) and Evadean Adams (Greg Self); daughters, Kyndel and Bryleigh Adams; brother, Brian Adams; sister, Lisa Adams; special friend, Michael True; numerous…

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    Jerdie Curry-Boome

    Jerdie Renee Curry Boome, 45, a lifelong Sedro-Woolley resident passed away on May 3, 2019 at Skagit Valley Hospital after a long battle with lung cancer. Jerdie was born in Sedro-Woolley on January 20, 1974 the daughter of Fred & Clara ‘Sue’  (Morgan) Curry and there was raised and attended school. Jerdie spent her entire life caring for and helping others.  She was a care provider for family, friends and anyone in need of comfort. She unselfishly gave to support others. Becoming a grandmother was one of her biggest blessings, she enjoyed babysitting and spoiling her granddaughter. Jerdie was unofficially ‘adopted’ into the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe, making her home…

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    Riley Conard

    Riley Charles Conard, age 31, passed away due to an auto accident on April 25, 2019.  He was born January 13, 1988 to Gordon and Kathy (Krieger) Conard in Sedro-Woolley. Riley loved nothing more than to spend time with his family, whether it be riding quads at Caskey with his wife and kids, driving around Baker Lake with his dog, Timber or just BBQing in his sister’s backyard.  If Riley wasn’t adventuring with his family, chances are he was outside washing one of his prized trucks and spraying too much tire shine.  He always had time for his family and his friends, no matter how late he was running, he…

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    Sylvia Giddings

    Sylvia Elaine Giddings, age 100, a resident of the Country Meadow Village community in Sedro-Woolley, passed away at her home surrounded by her family on April 26, 2019. Sylvia was born on July 3, 1918 in Durham, Kansas, the daughter of Adam & Leah (Meyer) Miller.  She was raised in Kansas until the family moved to Lodi, CA in 1927 and there was raised and attended school at the Lodi Seventh-day Adventist Academy.  After graduating she attended Pacific Union College where she earned a degree in music. On August 21, 1941 Sylvia was united in marriage to C. Mayhew Giddings and they made their home for several years in San…

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    Michael “Mick” Howell

    Michael “Mick” Thomas Howell was born on September 30th, 1932, in Spokane Washington to Icem and Mary (Kelly) Howell. He joined his brothers Harold (Bud), Lawrence, and sister Thelma at the family home. Dad was raised in the Garland neighborhood of Spokane until he was five years old, when his mom died from complications from diabetes. The depression was a hard time for a single father to raise three young children by himself, so dad was sent to live with Aunt and Uncles in his father’s hometown of Rathdrum, Idaho. When he was nine years old, Dad made a move that would impact the rest of his life. Dad went…

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    Bonnie Wondolski

    Bonnie May Wondolski, 99, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away April 26, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family. Bonnie was born on July 30, 1919 in Culdesac, Idaho the daughter of William & Nora (Coffland) Smith. When she was born she was placed in the family oven to keep warm.   She was raised in Idaho and Pasco, WA, graduating from Pasco High School in 1939. Her family then moved to Sacramento, CA where she met and married Ernest Miceli on November 12, 1939. They later moved to Seattle and Ernie worked as a Bell Hop at the Stewart Hotel and Bonnie was a stay at home mom until…

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    Virginia Engen

    Lifelong Sedro-Woolley resident Virginia Engen died in her sleep of natural causes on Saturday, April 27, 2019. She was 79. Born in Tacoma in 1939, Virginia was the oldest child of Carl and Anita Olson. At a young age, she moved to Sedro-Woolley with her father and two sisters. He raised them along with a helping hand of the Turk family of Sedro-Woolley. She attended Sedro-Woolley schools and became a life-long supporter of the Sedro-Woolley Cubs. It was at Sedro-Woolley High School that she met Maurice “Queenie” Frizzell. They married in 1957 and the couple had four children: Jeff, Rick, Connie Jo and Steve. They raised their family on Jamison…

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    John H. Ward

    John Homer Ward, a lifetime Sedro-Woolley resident, died Friday April 26, 2019 at Whatcom Hospice House in Bellingham, Washington. He was 90 years old. Born on March 30, 1929 in Sedro-Woolley, Washington, the son of Arthur and Lois (McKee) Ward, John attended school in Sedro-Woolley, graduating with honors as salutatorian in the class of 1947. He then attended Stanford University graduating with a BA in Political Science in 1951.  While there he was elected President of his fraternity, Theta Xi, in his senior year. It was also while attending Stanford that John met his future wife, Alice Johnson, whom he married in June of 1952 upon her graduation. Following their…

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    Jerry Sommerseth

    Local musician, teacher, activist, and humanitarian, Jerry Sommerseth, passed away April 23, 2019 after a long illness. He was 83 years of age. He taught in the Sedro-Woolley School District for many years, as well as teaching private music in the county.  Additionally, Jerry’s deep commitment to social justice and environmental causes endeared him to many.   He was widely known for inspiring others to stand with him in a weekly protest in front of the Skagit County Courthouse to bring attention to his many selected causes. For more than 30 years he organized and presented concerts in honor of Beethoven’s December 16th birthday, on the closest Sunday to that date. …

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    Ruby Buchanan

    Ruby Rae Buchanan, 88, a longtime Clear Lake community resident, passed away on April 21, 2019 at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon. Ruby was born on March 17, 1931 in Black Springs, Arkansas, the oldest of six children of Raymond & Ruby Jewel (Cook) Willis.  As a young girl her family moved to Washington, settling in Clear Lake. Ruby attended Clear Lake grade school and graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School with the class of 1949.  Ruby’s first job was with General Telephone Co. in Mount Vernon. On October 21, 1949, Ruby married Ellis Buchanan and together they made their home in Clear Lake, raising their children and sharing 69…

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    Steven Curbow

    Steven Wayne Curbow, 67, passed away at his home in Hamilton on April 18, 2019.  He was born March 12, 1952 at Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane Washington. Steve worked for Jim’s Hauling (Draper Valley) from 1976 until he retired in 2016.  He enjoyed watching the Seahawks and NASCAR. Steve is survived by his two children, Amy (Steve) Magner and Aaron (Megan) Curbow; sister, Lisa (Joe) Sanford; nieces, JoEllen Kesti and Becky Sanford; four grandchildren, Joshua, Matthew and Andrew Pasillas and Addie Curbow; four great grandchildren, Landyn, Logan, Liam and Alexander Pasillas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe Curbow and Delores Curbow. Funeral services will not…

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    Melvin Gibbs

    Melvin Gibbs, age 83, passed away on April 7, 2019 after battling cancer.  He was born August 13, 1935 to James and Frankie (Creasman) Gibbs in Sylva, North Carolina. Melvin served in the Army for 21 years.  He completed time in Germany after WWII, served two terms in Vietnam and two terms in Korea, retiring as a Master Sergeant.  During this time, he met his wife, Erika, in Germany, and they returned to the U.S. and had three daughters.  After his military retirement, they moved to Sedro-Woolley and he studied at Skagit Valley College to become an electrician at Twin City Foods. Melvin enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading, politics and spending time…

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    Thomas Torgerson

    Thomas L. ‘Tom’ Torgerson, Jr., 67, a lifelong Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away at his home on Sunday, April 7, 2019. Tom was born on January 4, 1952 in Sedro-Woolley, the son of Esther (Holmquist) and Thomas Torgerson, Sr.  Tom was raised and attended school in Sedro-Woolley, graduating from Sedro-Woolley High School with the class of 1970. In 1975 Tom married Marjean Aldrich and they made their home and raised their family in Chelan and Sedro-Woolley. Tom worked as a Park Ranger in Chelan for a while, then he began a long career as a long haul truck driver working first for Skagit Valley Trucking and then for over 20 years…

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    Pauline (Polly) Patterson

    Pauline Marie (Polly) Patterson Born January 9, 1931 – Died April 7, 2019 Polly was born in Port Angeles, Washington to L.R. (Spud) and Lenore Hartman.  They moved to Everett when mom was four, where she lived for most of the rest of her life.  Mom attended Washington Elementary (now Washington Oakes) for one year, and Immaculate Conception School where she graduated in the 9th grade.  She then attended and graduated from Everett High School, and attended Washington State University for two years.  Mom worked in the banking industry for one year before returning to finish her degree at University of Oregon where she met her future husband, Mark T.…

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    Hazel Huff

    Hazel Ellen Huff, 85, a lifelong Sedro-Woolley resident passed away unexpectedly in her home, that was loved by all, on April 7, 2019. Hazel was born in Sedro-Woolley on March 8, 1934 to Forest and Clela (Gillis) Terwillegar.  She was raised and attended school in Sedro-Woolley. Everyone knows that Hazel was given a set of wings large enough to hold and comfort everyone that had passed before her. Hazel didn’t have hobbies, people were her hobby; she didn’t hold titles, she held hearts; she didn’t give educated advice, she gave advice from living life; she didn’t need trophies, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her trophies. If you knew Hazel,…

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    William ‘Bill’ Howard Higgins

    Obituary William ‘Bill’ Howard Higgins, age 82, of Concrete, passed away April 8, 2019.  He was born July 26, 1936 in Lake City, Iowa, to Richard and Mary (Cole) Higgins. Bill served in the U. S. Air Force.  He loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing.  He only drove Fords and Dodges. Bill is survived by his wife, Gayle Higgins; children, Jody (Mark) Felton, Terrie (Mike) Scarsella, Arthur Wright, Nichole Wright, Kourtney Wright, Angel (Austin) Higgins-Auckland, Linda Brothers, Zack Brothers, Martha Higgins and Becky Luttrell; sister, Marilyn Andrews; niece, Hippie; nephew, Jimmy Comack; numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Mary Higgins; son,…

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    Jim Miller

    Jim (James Edward) Miller It is with great sadness that we share that our much loved brother, family member, and friend, Jim Miller, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 31, 2019, at his home in Sedro-Woolley. He was 54. Those who knew Jim will know what a kind soul he was. He will be greatly missed and leave a void in our hearts. Jim was raised in Sedro-Woolley until about the age of 9 when the family moved to Burlington. He began playing football until he suffered a physical accident, which left him unable to play. He did not let it take over who he was. Jim was raised in…

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    Joanne Heslop

    Joanne Marie Heslop, 74, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 in Sedro-Woolley, WA. She was born on January 2, 1945 the daughter of James and Sofia (Doetz) Kryda in Chicago, Illinois. Joanne is survived by her husband, John Heslop; daughter, Denise Hughes (Michael); grandchildren, Christopher Lutze, Justin and Jessica Hughes, Alek Zepeda, and Gage McLarty; 2 brothers and 2 sisters. She is preceded in death by her son, Kenny. In honor of Joanne’s wishes there will be no service at this time. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley. Share memories of Joanne and sign the online guest register.  

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    June Queen

    June Queen, 69, a longtime Skagit Valley resident passed away on Monday, April 1, 2019 in Coupeville, Washington. June was born on November 7, 1949 in Waynesville, NC the daughter of Pastor Chester & Marie (King) Mitchell. In 1961 the Mitchell family moved to Hamilton where June attended grade school and she graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School with the class of 1968.  On March 7, 1969 June married the love of her life, David Queen and they just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. June was a dedicated wife and mother for several years and then worked as an administration assistant in the medical field for many years around the Skagit…

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    Vicki Cooper

    Vicki Jo Cooper, 69, a longtime Skagit Valley resident passed away on April 3, 2019 at Providence Hospital in Everett. Vicki was born on January 3, 1950 in Port Angeles, WA, the daughter of Alfred & JoAnn (Olson) Messersmith.  She was raised and attended school in several communities on the Olympic Peninsula. In 1972 Vicki married the love of her life, Charles Robert ‘Bob’ Cooper and from that union their daughter Karen was born. Bob tragically passed away in an automobile accident in 1982 and Vicki shortly thereafter left the Olympic Peninsula and moved to Skagit County settling in the Sedro-Woolley and Birdsview areas. Vicki worked for the King County/Sedro-Woolley…

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    Jan Young

    Jan Franklin Young, 73, a resident of the Shelter Bay community in La Conner, passed away at his home on March 22, 2019. Jan was born on January 2, 1946 in Great Falls, Montana, the son of Jess & Louise (Quinlan) Young.  He was raised and attended school in Great Falls, graduating from Great Falls High School with the class of 1964.  He joined the Naval Reserves in 1963.  He then attended Montana State University until he was called to active duty with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War, serving one year in Vietnam and one year on a ship in Long Beach, CA. On April 6, 1966 he…