Armando Chilelli: Homebuilder, gardener, artist, creative thinker

Armando Chilelli, 91, died on February 21st, 2021, at his home in Edmonds with his family by his side. He was born April 16th, 1929, in Brooklyn, New York. Armando grew up in Italy, in a town called Paola. This is where he fell in love with his forever love. By one look at a…

William F. (Bill) Anderson: Memorial service March 19 for Edmonds wildlife photographer

William E. Anderson, age 70, passed away peacefully on February 2, 2021. He was born February 4, 1950 in Eugene, Oregon to Elywn and Beverly Anderson—the oldest of four children. After graduating high school in Lewiston, Idaho, Bill attended Washington State University and graduated with a major in Microbiology with a focus on environmental health….

Evelyn Vinton Combe: World War II Army nurse also worked at Virginia Mason

The life of Evelyn Vinton Combe 08/04/1920-01/30/2021. Born in Worcester, Mass. Growing up during the depression, the family was lucky to have a father that had a job. Evelyn graduated high school in 1938, and went on to nursing school at Worcester City Hospital. WW2 broke out, Evelyn joined the Army Air Corps nurse corps….

Kenneth Foy: Decorated Vietnam War veteran was active in Holy Rosary Parish

Kenneth Foy Kenneth “Ken” Edward Foy, 74, passed away peacefully in his Edmonds home on Sunday, January 17, 2021.  Ken was born on October 13, 1946 in Yakima, WA to Edward and Dolores Foy, the third of three sons. He graduated from Marquette High School in 1964 and from Gonzaga University in 1968. He joined…

Jeannette Wood: Longtime state legislator was known for compassion, honesty

Jeannette Wood February 19, 1932 – January 9, 2021 Jeannette passed away, comfortably, at her home in Woodway, WA on January 9, 2021 after a long struggle with dementia. Born in Auburn, NY, to Nick and Rose Picciano, Jeannette attended Cornell University and earned a degree in Home Economics in 1953. It was at Cornell,…

Linda Niemi: Linda (Koko) had a passion for living

Linda (Koko) had a smile for everyone she met. Her focus was always helping and taking care of others. She left those she touched better than she found them. Linda will be missed by many friends and neighbors. Linda loved music and travel. Her first love was music, and it was followed by a passion…

Brenda ‘Sophia’ Kriger: Artist, musician, athlete

Brenda Kay “Sophia” Kriger July 18, 1954-September 10, 2020 Brenda Kay “Sophia” Kriger was born on July 18, 1954 in Eugene, Oregon. She was the 5th of 6 children born to Clyde and Dorothy Kriger. She was a cute, curly haired little girl. As a 4 year old she was the runner up in the…

Mike Hanchett: Impact of long-time Edmonds wrestling coach went far beyond the mat

Mike Hanchett’s name has been synonymous with wrestling in the Edmonds community for more than four decades. For 29 years, Hanchett coached at College Place Middle School, Edmonds High School and Edmonds-Woodway High School. He served as an assistant coach for 20 years combined at Edmonds and Edmonds-Woodway under legendary Coach Mike Hess and then…

Marcos Valle: Edmonds College ESL professor touched many lives

Dr. Marcos Rosalvo Alvarenga do Valle passed away at the age of 66 on August 11, 2020, after suffering a brain aneurysm on August 9, 2020. Born on May 5, 1954, Dr. Valle was born in Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. He earned his undergraduate degree from Universidade Gama Filho in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil,…

James Edward Thomason: He lived his life with kindness

James Edward Thomason July 27, 1930-Aug 12, 2020 James Thomason, 90, of Edmonds, WA passed away August 12, 2020. He will be buried at the Tahoma National Cemetery. Jim was born on July 27, 1930. He was the son of James Marshall Thomason and Bess Woodard. While he moved between Kansas City and Chicago many…

Mardy Lippke: She wanted to help make the world a better place for all

Mardy Lippke Vibrant | Young | Compassionate Mardy was an amazing human, wife, mom, and friend. She was always there when you needed her going above and beyond to help and care for others. She will be dearly missed by all that knew her. She passed away peacefully in her sleep early Monday morning, August…

Memorial scholarship established for 2015 EWHS grad Evan Zhao

A memorial scholarship has been established in memory of 2015 Edmonds-Woodway High School graduate Evan Zhao, who died May 27 in a rock climbing accident. According to his sister Claire Young,  Evan — a full International Baccalaureate student at Edmonds-Woodway — graduated winter quarter 2020 from the University of Washington with a degree in informatics….

The artist has departed: Remembering Ray Gerring

I would like to tell you about my friend Ray Gerring. He was a painter who eventually went blind, a WWII veteran who served in the Air Corps, and a local author who memorialized the early 20th century Seattle he grew up in. Ray was a slender, birdlike man. By the time I knew him,…

Margaret Eaton: Quick with a quip, she loved her children, grandchildren

Margaret F. Eaton On Friday, May 15, Margaret passed away peacefully at her home in Edmonds, WA, surrounded by her family. Margaret was born in Seattle, July 4, 1934. She attended St. Therese School and graduated from Holy Names Academy. Margaret played the piano for various events while growing up in Seattle. Later, she enjoyed…

Rhoda Curtis: Multimedia artist, entrepreneur, Teddy Bear miniaturist

Rhoda Ann Curtis was born April 8, 1952 to loving parents James and Evelyn Curtis in Seattle WA, where she spent her formative years. The Curtis family moved to Edmonds and Rhoda graduated Edmonds High School, class of 1970. She received a Degree in Education from Western WA University in 1974. Multitalented; Rhoda was a…