June Sutton: Her love of music and youth was focus of longtime church ministry

June Elsie Sutton June passed away in Marysville, Washington on November 18, 2022, at the age of 93. June was born on December 1, 1928, in Pasadena, California to Solomon and Lillian (Schmidt) Rexius. At a very young age she moved with her parents to Eugene, Oregon area where her two brothers were born, Raymond…

Deborah Ridgeway: Celebration of life scheduled for Dec. 3

Deborah Ridgeway Deborah Osburn Ridgeway passed away on October 31, 2022, at the age of 46 in Stanwood, Washington, surrounded by her loving family. Deborah was born in Bellingham, Washington, on March 3, 1976 to parents Otis and Phyllis Osburn. While growing up, Deborah spent her summer picking strawberries, “helping” on the family blueberry farm,…

Raymond Dotsch: A retired dentist, he loved his faith, his family and reading

Raymond Dotsch Raymond Clyde Dotsch passed away peacefully after enduring a short illness on November 2, 2022. He is survived by his wife Margret Violetta and his two daughters Mercedes Katja Hepp (Markus) of Switzerland and Michelle Dotsch (Jay Hoag) of Edmonds, numerous nieces and nephews in the US and Germany, and the youngest member…

Roy Mays: A World War II veteran, his greatest joy was his family

Roy Alton Mays OCTOBER 23, 1921-NOVEMBER 2, 2022 Roy passed away peacefully on November 2, 2022, surrounded by his wife and daughters. Roy was born in 1921 in Groesbeck, Texas, growing up with nine siblings on a cotton farm before the family moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 1942, two months after the attack on Pearl…

Frederick Teppner: Boeing retiree remembered for devotion to family, friends

Frederick L. Teppner Frederick Larry Teppner (80 yrs young), beloved husband and father, passed away unexpectedly on September 24, 2022, in Seattle. He is deeply missed by his wife of 56 years, Lydia, son Michael A. Teppner, daughters Jennifer A. Dremousis (George) and Linsey M. Teppner (Cassie E. Andrews), grandsons Michael A.C. Teppner and Nixon…

Anna Hauksdottir: Celebration of life Oct. 23 at Edmonds Yacht Club

Anna Kristin Hauksdottir Anna was born January 9 1933 in Signyjarstodum, Halsahr, Borg Iceland. She was born in a traditional Icelandic sod house on the family farm near Reykholt. When she was a child the family moved to Akureyri in the north of Iceland where her parents build a house near downtown Akureyri. There, she…

William (Bill) Eidsmoe: His greatest passion was his family

William (Bill) Eidsmoe William (Bill) Blair Eidsmoe was born December 13, 1949 to William Burton and Ruth Eidsmoe. He passed away unexpectedly on September 11, 2022 surrounded by his wife and children. Bill spent most of his childhood in the Seattle and Kirkland areas, moving to Puyallup during junior high school. He attended Puyallup High…

Patrick Neal: Celebration of Life Sept. 23 at Edmonds Waterfront Center

Patrick D. Neal Patrick D. Neal was born in 1934, the fourth child to his mother Margaret and father, Dan, and as a boy his family raised chickens and pigs at several different homes in South Snohomish County. As a little boy he enjoyed racing down Butternut Hill on his bike with his sister Betty…

Kristina Anne Brown: Remembered for her quiet strength and kind presence

Kristina Anne Brown May 7, 1974 – March 1, 2022 On March 1, 2022, Kristina Anne Brown died peacefully with her family at her bedside having been held with loving support in the challenging final months and weeks of her life. Throughout her struggles, her endurance was remarkable, and she never wavered in her determination…

Edward Mitzel: Memorial service Sept. 10 at Life Church in Arlington

Edward Francis Mitzel Memorial Service will be held on Saturday September 10th at 2pm at Life Church 360, 3131 Smokey Pt Dr, suite 1-B, Arlington, WA 98223. Reception will follow. Ed, the son of Christian and Anna (Miller) Mitzel, was born on December 3, 1945 on the family farm near Orrin, North Dakota. He was…

Laura Edith Jones: Longtime nurse had an adventurous spirit

Laura Edith Jones R.N. Laura Jones, 72, passed away at her home August 26, 2022, after her 12-year battle with Alzheimer’s. Her many friends and family from Hawaii to Sweden followed her last days in hospice. Laura was born October 11, 1949 in Pomeroy, a small farming and ranching community in southeast Washington, the daughter…

Kristiana Johnson: Memorial service Aug. 29 for longtime Edmonds city councilmember

Kristiana Lynn Johnson passed away unexpectedly at Swedish Edmonds on July 18, 2022. She was 70 years old. Kristiana was born at Northgate Hospital in 1952. Two years later her parents purchased land on Bowdoin Way and built a home overlooking Puget Sound. Kristi attended Westgate Elementary, Edmonds Junior High and Edmonds High School, where…

Jane Lindsey Simpson: Retired educator volunteered at Edmonds Log Cabin

Jane Lindsey Simpson Jane Lindsey Simpson passed away on August 9, 2022, from the consequences of pancreatic cancer. Jane was born on August 20, 1942 in Bryn Mawr, PA. She was the daughter of James Milton and Gladys Larew Lindsey. She attended Sutherland and Faulkner Schools for elementary and secondary education in Chicago, IL, graduating…

Kenneth Schaefer: Retired teacher and principal also flew light airplanes

Kenneth Schaefer Kenneth Henry Eric Schaefer, age 89, died on May 29, 2022. In 1997 he moved to Centralia from Lynnwood to be with his partner, Joyce M. Butkus. They later lived in the Stillwaters Estates Retirement Community in Centralia. Ken and Joyce Rice were teenage sweethearts in Kelso, living across the street from each…

Susan Shipley: Service set for Aug. 20 at Venture Church

Susan Shipley Susan Shipley was born September 26th to Donald and Betty Carrington. Susan attended Ballard High School where she was class president. She went on to work at the federal Bankruptcy Court selflessly in service for 40+ years. She loved her job and the people she worked with. Susan was a devoted wife, mother,…

James E. Paul: Educator, musician, bon vivant

James E Paul Oct 29, 1930 – June 26, 2022 James E. Paul, musician, educator, and renaissance man of the human spirit, passed away peacefully on the morning of June 26th. He lived fully each of his 91 years: with curiosity, discernment, and his own uniquely exuberant approach to enjoying good things. Jim loved music:…

Harold ‘Hal’ Rowe: An avid outdoorsman, he cherished time with his family

Harold “Hal” Rowe Harold “Hal” E. Rowe, 88, of Edmonds, WA died Saturday, July 30th, 2022. Hal was known for his ability to impact others, always having wisdom to impart. An avid outdoorsman, Hal spent his time fishing, camping, hunting and bike riding. He cherished time with his family and was known for traveling with…