Claire Beach: Edmonds School District teacher and media literacy advocate

A bright light has gone out in Edmonds and the world with the passing of beloved teacher, mother, sister, friend, filmmaker and advocate for media literacy: Claire Douglas Beach. Since 2001, Claire taught thousands of students in the Seattle and Edmonds School Districts as Technology Media Instructor. Her “superpower” was reaching the kids who struggled…

Avelina Lopez: A wise and loving mother, she enjoyed reading and gardening

Avelina Lopez November 10, 1925 – December 31, 2021 Avelina Lopez, age 96, passed away peacefully surrounded by family. She will be laid to rest at Holyrood Catholic cemetery in a private service. Beloved mother of eight children, Avelina is survived by; Sylvia (Ward Kleyla), Marie Storey, Carlos (Teresa Sanchez), Richard (Gay Lundstrom), all of…

Ray Aust: Longtime Lynnwood resident taught in Edmonds School District

In loving memory of Ray Aust Ray Aust, age 79, a long-time resident of Lynnwood, Washington, died December 11, 2021 at his home. His family is saddened by his sudden death—we will all miss him. He was born on August 22, 1942 in Polancka, Poland to Richard and Martha Aust. In 1950, the Aust family…

Jim Roberts: Service Dec. 28 for founder of Edmonds’ Kwick n Kleen Car Wash

Jim Roberts Willard “Big Jim” Roberts, 83, of Edmonds, WA, passed away peacefully early Monday morning. Jim is survived by his wife of 15 years, Linda Roberts; his son, Michael Roberts of Lynnwood, Michael’s wife Lee and son Haelin; his daughter, Maria Norris of Everett, Maria’s husband Greg and daughter Raeden; stepson Kimo Cole of…

Betty Olberg: Memorial service scheduled for Jan. 3.

BETTY LINDA (CORRINGTON) OLBERG Betty was known in the mind of God in eternity past, and then born September 12, 1945, to Forrest and Willie Corrington in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The youngest of three daughters, Betty grew to her teen years, graduating from Hot Springs High School in 1963. She went on to attend the…

Miles Laven: Edmonds-Woodway grad had love of music from young age

Miles Ozmun Laven left us too soon on December 1, 2021 at the age of 26. Miles was born June 2, 1995 in Edmonds, Washington to Bruce and Emily Laven. From a young age, Miles had a love of music. He began playing drums at age 6 and later went on to learn French horn,…

Remembering Fred Langer, Public Hospital District No. 2 commissioner

The Verdant Health Commission on Monday announced the passing of former commissioner Fred Langer, who died Dec. 17 after a private three-year battle with cancer. Langer served as a member of the board of commissioners of Public Hospital District No. 2, Snohomish County — which operates as Verdant Health Commission — in 1998. He resigned from…

Nancy Paquin: Graveside service set for Dec. 16

Nancy Zelma Paquin Born in Arkansas, Nancy was raised in Roche Harbor and Sedro Woolley. Upon graduation, her first employment — Northern State Hospital — was the first step leading to a career in nursing. Nancy moved to Vancouver, B.C., where she received a diploma in nursing from St. Paul Hospital. With nursing diploma in…

Ronald William Knight: Devoted Husky fan loved to fish and to travel

Ronald William Knight was born at St. Mary’s Hospital in Long Beach, CA to Loretta Alice Krause and William Paul Knight on March 14, 1940, and died on November 22, 2021, at the age of 81 in Klamath Falls, OR. Ronald was the only son to Loretta and was raised in Ritzville, WA by his…

Jean Campbell: Celebration of life Nov. 27 at Edmonds Lutheran Church

Jean Michele DeSanto Campbell, born May 9th 1961, beloved wife, mother, and sister went to be with the Lord on November 8th 2021. Jean earned a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Roosevelt University and described herself as “fiercely independent, a writer/poet, humanist, pro-choice, pro-gay, pro-hunting.” She was proud to be “Nana, a parent, wife,…

Earl L. Reed: Coast Guard veteran traveled the U.S.

Earl L. Reed December 12, 1941 – October 27, 2021 Earl L. Reed (Red) passed away peacefully in his sleep on October 27, 2021. He was proceeded in death by his son, Jeffrey Reed, and his siblings, Evelene, Luther, Edna, Myrtle, Verlin, Jesse, and parents Rhoda and Eugene. He is survived by his wife of…

Kathleen Sierer: Her heart was full of love for family and friends

Kathleen McMahan Sierer April 10, 1943 ~ October 23, 2021 Kathleen Sierer passed away on October 23, 2021 at her home following surgery for a broken hip. Her husband of 56 years, Stu, was at her side. Kathleen had a big heart. It held a lot of love, which she shared generously. She loved the…

Lois Herzog McGrew: Celebration of Life Nov. 13 at Westgate Chapel

Lois Herzog McGrew Lois LaVerne McGrew was born August 25, 1934 to Laura and Vernon Herzog in Twin Valley, Minnesota. At age 7 she moved with her family to Tacoma where her father went to work in the shipyards during WWII. She graduated from Stadium High School in 1952 and briefly attended Seattle Pacific University….

Gehrig Loree: Full of energy and curiosity, he loved people

Gehrig F. Loree passed away on October 20, 2021 in Edmonds, Washington. Gehrig was born on December 26, 1933 in Bellingham, WA, the second of three children of J. Frank and Myrna (Thompson) Loree. The family moved around Washington state and Gehrig attended schools in Longview, Yakima and Spokane. It was at Lewis and Clark…

Margrit Walde: Funeral Nov. 4 at Holy Rosary Church

Margrit Walde: Age 64, of Edmonds, WA, on October 19, 2021. Born December 25, 1956 to Armin and Alice Walde in Flushing, NY. Survived by her brother Robert (Sheila), niece Caitlin (Keith) Gagnon, and nephews Stephan, Andrew, and Kyle. A Funeral to be held at Holy Rosary Church in Edmonds, WA at 10AM on November…

Louie Cantu: An Air Force veteran, he ran his own upholstery business

Louie Cantu Luis “Louie” D. Cantu went to be with the Lord on October 15, 2021. Louie and his loving wife, Marylou, shared 67 years of marriage together. Louie was born in Corpus Christi TX on Jan. 14, 1933. Louie was the son of Juan M. Cantu & Cleotilde D. Cantu. Louie is survived by…

Judy Gale Bear: Memorial service planned for Oct. 30

Judy Gale Bear, 72, passed away September 6, 2021. She was the wife of Stanley James Bear. They shared 55 years of marriage together. Born in Amarillo, Texas, she was the daughter of Minnie Catherine Halford (Boone) and John Rubert Halford. She was a member of Rock of Hope Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing and…

Joyce Ann Miller: She loved music, travel and going to the beach

On September 29, 2021, Joyce Ann Miller passed away peacefully at the age of 76 at Edmonds, WA. Joyce was born June 29, 1945, in Washington DC and was the daughter of Leonard Paul and Ruth Anna (Metzger) Miller of Landover Hills, MD. Joyce was a caring person, a hard worker, would always help someone…