William Edward Brougher: His kindness won him friends everywhere

William Edward Brougher Bill was born on January 6, 1938 in the western Pennsylvania town of Aliquippa. Always a hard worker, his first job was at age 10 as a golf caddy, and he worked his way through college at the Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation. In 1961, he graduated from the University of Pittsburgh…

Hazel DeLap: Celebration of Life planned for Aug. 14

(For an audio version of this obituary, scroll to the bottom) Hazel Leona (Peterson) DeLap, loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend, was born February 19, 1921 and passed away on June 15, 2021 at the Sunrise View Convalescent Center in Everett, Washington, at the age of 100. Hazel was born on a farm in Halstad,…

Anita May Rogers: Celebration of Life set for July 18 in Edmonds

Anita May Rodgers June 4, 1934 – June 28, 2021 (For an audio version of this obituary, scroll to the bottom) Anita was born on June 4, 1934 to Homer and Clara Davis on the family green bean farm in Crabtree, Oregon. She had fond memories of growing up on the farm and especially liked…

Remembering longtime Edmonds Windemere real estate agent Emoke Rock

Longtime Edmonds Windermere real estate agent Emoke Rock and her partner Steven “Skip” Wayne died Friday, July 2, when they were hit by a Sound Transit light rail train. According to this report from Shoreline Area News, the two were crossing the street at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr Way South and South…

Gabriel James Fernandez: Long-time pilot was born to fly

Gabriel James Fernandez  1942 ~ 2020 Edmonds resident Gabriel James Fernandez was the first-born son to Gabriel Jesus Fernandez and Polly Nunes Fernandez on December 7, 1942. This unique and loving soul was born to fly. He set his sights on the prize while working at Valley Fair Market in San Jose, CA during his…

Elaine Joyce Tripp: A gourmet cook, her greatest joy was her family

(For an audio version of this obituary, scroll to the bottom) Elaine Joyce (D’Assisi) Tripp passed away peacefully at her Edmonds, Washington home on Thursday, May 6, 2021. She was 87 years old. Joyce was born on January 25, 1934, in Spokane, Washington, the youngest child of Vito Joseph and Virginia Amelia (Leonetti) D’Assisi. She…

Jeannette Mitchell: She loved to travel, give back to those in need

(For an audio version of this obituary, scroll to the bottom) Jeannette Marie Mitchell 9/7/1954 ~ 5/24/2021 Jeannette Mitchell, loving wife, sister, auntie, and friend, passed away May 24, 2021, after a nearly 5-year battle with cancer. She was born in Fort Wayne Indiana on September 7, 1954, to Robert and Delores Ritchey. She lived…

Jean Barry: Ketchikan native was an accomplished musician

(For an audio version of this obituary, scroll to the bottom) Jean Barry May 12, 1923 – June 17, 2021 Longtime Ketchikan and Edmonds resident Jean Barry passed away peacefully in Edmonds on June 17, 2021. She was 98. Jean was born Jean McGillvray on May 12, 1923 in Seattle to Blanche and Clyde McGillvray….

Rita (Reed) Bennett: Founder of Christian Renewal Association, author, speaker

Dr. Rita (Reed) Bennett: 1934-2021 (For an audio version of this obituary, scroll to the bottom) Rita (Reed) Bennett was born in Lake Huron, Michi­gan, in 1934, and was the third child of William and Lo­retta Reed. She was very fond of her brothers, Dr. William Standish Reed and Robert Reed, DDS, now deceased, and…

Gretchen Smith Jolly: Committed to helping others, her greatest joy was family

On Thursday April 22, Gretchen S. Jolly, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother passed away at her home in Shoreline, WA at the age of 83. She was born October 7, 1937, in Spokane, Washington, the daughter of Ford and Chata (Elsa Osborne) Smith. She spent her early years in Spokane until the family…

Carl Richard Wick: Navy veteran was patriotic, curious and daring

Carl Richard Wick, 95, passed away peacefully in the presence of family in Edmonds, WA on April 18, 2021. Carl was born December 11th, 1925 in Minneapolis, MN to Christian and Signe Wick. After graduation from high school, he enlisted in a US Navy program structured to produce naval aviators. Carl was awarded Navy Wings…

Donald Richard Dunn: May 1, 1928-April 4, 2021

Donald Richard Dunn, 92, of Edmonds, WA passed away on April 4, 2021. Donald was born on May 1, 1928 in Chippewa Falls, WI. Donald is survived by his wife, Shou Dunn. A private service was held at Holy Rosary, Edmonds, WA, for family and friends with burial at Holyrood Cemetery in Shoreline, WA following….

Aiden Ross Hill: He loved fishing, travel and time with family

Alden Ross Hill On April 13, 2021, we had to say “so long for now” to Alden “Fod” Hill.  Alden was born in Miltonvale, Kansas on April 11, 1935.  At age eight, he and his four siblings and parents moved to the Pacific Northwest.  Settling in Bothell, WA, Alden moved next door to his future…

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….