Barrington, Jr., William Hill Saturday, 27 Dec 2003
William Hill Barrington, Jr., 84, died Nov. 27, 2003, at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage.
Mr. Barrington was born April 1, 1919, in San De Fuca to Capt. William Hill and Mildred Barrington. Family business included sternwheeler riverboats on the Stikine River. He grew up in Oak Harbor and Wrangell, Alaska.
He was educated at the University of Washington and Griffin-Murphy Business College in Seattle. Working with Barrington Transportation Co., in Wrangell, he met his bride Elna Arola and they married Jan. 23, 1944, at St. Philips Episcopal Church. They moved to Skagway where he joined the U.S. Customs Service, later transferring to Eagle and Juneau and moving to Anchorage after retiring in 1964. Until his death, he continued to work in the maritime industry, becoming a familiar figure at the airport and Port of Anchorage. His experience in the shipping industry took him to far points in Alaska where his gracious and kind nature gained him the love and respect of all he encountered.
He is preceded in death by his parents and seven uncles, four of whom with his parents were pioneers of the Gold Rush of 1898.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Elna Barrington of Anchorage; children and their spouses, William Hill and Marlene Barrington III of Tacoma, Victoria Rich, Dr. Edward and Donna Barrington, Liisa and Brian Johnson, all of Anchorage; grandchildren, Eva Michels of Los Angeles, Jamie Rich, Owen and Eden Barrington, and Arthur and Syd Johnson of Anchorage; and extended family in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, and Whidbey Island.
Mr. Barrington was a 54-year member of the Pioneers of Alaska, the Irish Claddagh Society, Finlandia Club, Scottish Club and Christ Church Episcopal.
Mr. Barrington was known for his love of dancing, his remarkable personality and sense of humor. He was always courteous, never speaking ill of anyone.
A service will be held Thursday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. at All Saints' Episcopal Church. Mr. Barrington's remains will be interred at Sunnyside Cemetery,
Coupeville. Funeral arrangements are made with Evergreen Memorial Chapel, 737 E Street, Anchorage, Alaska.
Benson, Jean Josephine Monday, 08 Dec 2003
Jean "Jo" Benson, 84, passed away Dec. 8, 2003, at Whidbey General Hospital in Coupeville. She was born Sept.15, 1919, in Horseshoe Run, W.V., to Camden and Ella May Winters. As a young girl she moved with her family from their farm to Terra Alta, W.V. and then later to Oakland, Md.
Jo was a graduate of Oakland High School. Her first marriage ended in divorce. In 1958 she married Milo E. Benson who was serving in the U.S. Navy in Indian Head, Md. They lived in various parts of the country until Milo's retirement in Oak Harbor where they lived for the next 20 years.
During that period of time, they traveled extensively by RV throughout the United States and Canada. Her favorite hobby was crocheting and she dearly loved friends and family.
In March of 1995 she and her husband moved to Charles County, Md., but returned to Oak Harbor in December of 1998.
Jean is survived by her husband, Milo Benson of Oak Harbor; by two sons, Joseph Camden Alvey and Allen Douglas Alvey of Waldorf, Md.; one sister, Grace Full of Parkersburg, W.V.; and by six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Hazel Jackson of Clendenen, W.V., Mabel Hathaway of Oakland, Md., and Eldean Lantz of Shinnston, W.V.
Visitation will be held at Burley Funeral Chapel Wednesday, Dec. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. A graveside service will be held at Maple Leaf Cemetery on Thursday, Dec. 11, at 12:30 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, Oak Harbor, with Rev. David Lura officiating. A reception for family and friends follows at the church. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, P.O. Box 358220, Seattle, WA 98195-8220.
Funeral arrangements are under the care of Burley Funeral Chapel.
Bogard, Irene Friday, 05 Dec 2003
Irene Eunice Bogard, 92, died at home in Coupeville with her family by her side. She was born Oct. 13, 1911, in Adams County, Ill., to Frederick and Louisa Rippel. Irene married Charles H. Bogard on Dec. 25, 1929, in Perry, Iowa. She and her new husband traveled with his work and Irene supported the family by raising their three daughters and keeping the home in order. Charles and Irene moved to Whidbey Island in October of 1996.
Irene is survived by three daughters, Doris Swartz, Phyllis Stevenson, and Judi Rousch; 12 grandchildren and more than 20 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Burley Funeral Chapel.
Bailey, Blaine E. Thursday, 04 Dec 2003
Blaine E. Bailey, 85, longtime resident of Oak Harbor, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003.
A graveside urn committal will take place at Sunnyside Cemetery on Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, at 12 p.m., with a memorial service following at Oak Harbor Southern Baptist Church at 1 p.m., Pastor Grafton Robinson officiating. Arrangements and cremation under direction of Burley Funeral Chapel. A full and complete obituary will appear in the Wednesday, Dec. 10, edition.
Lewis, E. A. Wednesday, 03 Dec 2003
E.A. 'Lew' Lewis died Dec. 3, 2003, after a sudden illness. He is survived by his wife Karen Lewis, daughters Toni Derrick and Traci Boudreaux. His son Michael died in 1994. Mr. Lewis had eight grandchildren, Brandon, Bradley, Lauren, Joshua, Sarah, Patrick, Shayne and Chad, and a very special adopted grandson, Micah Noack.
Lew was well known and loved by the community. A celebration of his life will be held at Coupeville Rec Hall Thursday, Dec. 11, from 1 to 5 p.m. All of Lew's many friends are welcome.
In lieu of flowers, friends give to Operation Christmas Child, C/O Samaritan's Purse, P.O. Box 3060, Boone, NC 28607 or at www.
McClung, Pansy Mae Tuesday, 02 Dec 2003
Pansy Mae McClung, 73, of Oak Harbor, died in a car accident Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003, in Oak Harbor. She was born June 25, 1930, to Mr. and Mrs. Ring, in Fort Collins, Colo. Pansy married her husband, Wallace Lee McClung, Sept. 7, 1966, in San Diego.
She was previously employed for 13 years as a supervisor at Swinomish Casino gift shop before her retirement in 2000. Pansy's all-time favorite thing was having her grandchildren near her to watch movies with, take shopping and purchase things for them ' she would do anything for them. After that, she was the biggest Elvis fan ever. Anything that had Elvis on it ' she owned. Pansy also loved to watch football, especially the Seahawks. She would jump and yell and get so excited when watching games.
Her favorite hobby was bingo. She played faithfully and also believed she would win the lottery. Pansy loved to work and worked as long as she could.
She even tried to work following retirement. She loved people and everyone who met her, loved her. She could talk and tell stories all day and make everyone laugh. Her favorite was telling stories to the grandchildren about their parents. Pansy was the best and none of us will ever be able to see,or hear Elvis again without thinking of her and her phone that rang to 'Jailhouse Rock.'
Pansy is survived by her husband, Wallace, of Oak Harbor; two sons and daughters-in-law, Gregg and Nancy Tabb of Albuquerque, N.M., and William and Sonia McClung of Anacortes; two daughters, Debbie Madrazo of Oak Harbor and Cheryl Kay of Anacortes; 10 grandchildren, Jennifer, Mikel, Christel, Kathleen, Andrew, Jonathan, Ryan, Rachel, Laura and Clay; two great-grandchildren, Shawna and Sixtoe; and one sister and brother-in-law, Wilma and Cecil Christman of Fort Bragg, Calif. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, at Evans Funeral Chapel in Anacortes. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at Evans Funeral Chapel, Anacortes.
Wheeler, Bruce Andrews Tuesday, 02 Dec 2003
Bruce Andrews Wheeler of Black Diamond died Dec. 2, 2003, in Renton. He was born Oct. 9, 1926, in Oak Harbor. He was married in Oak Harbor and served in the U.S. Navy stationed at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station.
He was preceded in death by twin sons. He was a member of the Retired Airline Pilots Association. Mr. Wheeler enjoyed electronics, woodworking, travel and his family. He is survived by his wife Betty of Black Diamond, son Bill and wife Cindy of Black Diamond and his daughter Carrie and her husband Bob Hartman of Kent, grandchildren Anna Hartman, Billy and Sarah Wheeler; brother Robert Wheeler and sister Betty Steinsiek.
Services will be held Monday, Dec. 8, at 1 p.m. at Edline-Yahn and Covington Funeral Chapel in Covington. Memorials may be made to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center.
Olson, Kathleen Ann Tuesday, 02 Dec 2003
Kathleen Ann Olson died Dec. 2, 2003, at her home in Oak Harbor. She was born Feb. 13, 1954, in Van Nuys, Calif., to John R. and Margaret (Sterling)
Kathy graduated with Honors from Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., in 1972. Aug. 27, 1973, she married Glenn Olson of Seattle and moved to Seattle where her son Erik was born.
The raising of her son was her special joy, and the beautiful things she created for her home reflected her love of family and all of nature. Family and friends were always welcome for interesting, sometimes spirited conversations over a cup of tea.
She is survived by her son Erik and husband Glenn Olson of Seattle, her Mother Margaret, sister Mary, brothers John, Don, and Bill. A memorial service was held for family and friends Saturday, Dec. 6, at Burley Funeral Chapel.
Donations in memory of Kathy may be made to the American Diabetes Association by calling 1-800-DIABETES. Funeral arrangements by Burley Funeral Chapel.
Roodzant, Gardena Sunday, 30 Nov 2003
Gardena Roodzant, 92, died Nov. 30, 2003, at HomePlace Special Care Center, Oak Harbor. She was born Feb. 17, 1911, on the Canadian prairie near Alderson, Alberta, Canada, to Dutch homesteaders, Herman and Reka Ponsteen.
Gardena emigrated with her family from Canada to Oak Harbor when Gardena was 12 years of age. She was married to Bert A. Roodzant in Oak Harbor on July 19, 1929. Bert and his brother operated Roodzant Brothers chicken farm and hatchery where the current Wagon Wheel Trailer Park is located. Later they added a bulb farm to the business. Gardena was a farm worker as well as a baby sitter and housekeeper. She was a life member of First Reformed Church of Oak Harbor.
She enjoyed her church activities as well as crocheting.
Mrs. Roodzant is survived by two sons and their wives, Larry and Kay Roodzant and Les and Patricia Roodzant, all of Oak Harbor; and by one sister, Ann Sather of Brinnon. Six grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren also survive. One brother, Andy Ponsteen, and three sisters, Toni Rimer, Frieda Spaulding and Reka Ponsteen, preceded her in death.
Memorial services for Gardena Roodzant will be held at First Reformed Church of Oak Harbor Thursday, Dec. 4, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Jon Brown officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Gideons. Private burial was held at Fircrest Cemetery, Oak Harbor, under the direction of Burley Funeral Chapel, Oak Harbor.
Lindsey, Elizabeth T. Sunday, 30 Nov 2003
Elizabeth T. Lindsey, 77, died Nov. 30, 2003, at the home of her daughter in Oak Harbor. She was surrounded by family. She was born July 9, 1926, in
Hillsboro, Texas, to Egypt and Gertrude (Terrell) Tolliver. She was raised by her grandmother in Corpus Christi, Texas After graduating from Solomon Coles High School she met and married James Rebbetter. While married a daughter was born.
After living in California until 1957, Elizabeth and her daughter returned to Texas. She worked many years as a domestic and various other jobs. She
eventually divorced from her first husband and later married Benjamin Lindsey. Both Ben and Elizabeth's mother, Gertrude died in 1982. Elizabeth was also preceded by her brother, Emanuel.
Elizabeth was a long time devoted member of the St. John the Baptist Church of Corpus Christi, Texas. She was totally committed to her church and its
activities, including the women's groups, church usher and assisted with the cooking for all the church functions. Elizabeth moved to Oak Harbor in 2001 to be with her daughter.
Mrs. Lindsey is survived by her daughter Myron Warner and son-in-law William E. Warner of Oak Harbor and one stepson James Rebetter of Santa Monica, Calif., grandchildren Alfred and Susan of Seattle, Andre' and wife Chantee' from Fairfield, Calif., and Kyle from Tacoma, and great-grandchildren Andre', Alexander and Maricel and special cousins Wilbert and Lovie Powell in Corpus Christi, Texas. She also leaves a host of family and friends.
Family funeral services were held at Burley Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Fred Renfroe officiating. Cremation was held with private family inurnment to follow at a later date. Arrangements are by Burley Funeral Chapel
Undlin, Arbutus Sunday, 27 Oct 2002
Arbutus 'Boots' M. Undlin passed away Oct. 14, 2002, in Seattle. She was born May 27, 1921, in Oak Harbor, the only daughter of Anker and Emillie Anderson.
She graduated with the class of 1939, from Oak Harbor High School. She lived on Whidbey Island until her marriage to Lyle R. Undlin. She was the proud and beloved mother of Larry (JoAnn), David (Cassandra), Linda (Tom) Hulse, Elizabeth (Neil) Roberts, Milo (Robin); sister to Milton, Dean (Vivian), Delmon (Juanita) Anderson of Oak Harbor; grandmother of 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Lyle, parents and brothers Eldon and Archie.
Services were held Oct. 26 at Acacia Mortuary in Seattle. Memorials may be sent to Union Gospel Mission, 3800 S. Othello St., Seattle, 98118.
Miller, Estelle Saturday, 26 Oct 2002
Estelle Miller, 87, of Coupeville, died Oct. 26, 2002 at Careage of Whidbey. Mrs. Miller was born Feb. 10, 1915 in Spiller Town, Ill., to Ben Pisarski and Maryanna (Orzel) Pisarski. She attended school in Illinois. Estelle survived two husbands: Clement Simon, who died in 1972 and Lee Miller, who preceded her in death in 1989. She was a resident of Detroit, Mich., for many years, and lived in Leesburg, Fla., before moving to Coupeville in 1991. She was a member of the United Auto Workers. She enjoyed gardening.
Estelle is survived by her five children, Clement, Michael, Bette Jo, Randall and Laurance; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother and one sister.
In keeping with her wishes, no local services will be held. Private family services will be in Michigan at a later date. Memorials may be made to WAIF, PO Box 1108, Coupeville WA 98239. Arrangements and cremation under direction of Burley Funeral Chapel.
Graham, David M. Friday, 25 Oct 2002
David Mathew Graham, 77, died suddenly at his home in Greenbank Oct. 24, 2002. He was born June 8, 1925 in Los Angeles to Mathew and Evalyn (Wilson) Graham, Jr.
Mr. Graham was raised in Los Angeles. Following graduation from high school he attended Stanford University. World War II interrupted his education. He served with the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946 as an airman radio operator. Mr. Graham returned to Stanford, where he received his master's degree in mechanical engineering. He was married March 6, 1954 to the former Patricia K. Curran in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Mr. Graham began work with his father at Mat Graham Co. in Studio City, Calif., as an industrial equipment appraiser. He eventually took over the role of president and chief executive officer of the company, retiring in 1985. The Grahams moved to Whidbey Island in 1987, settling in the Smugglers Cove area.
Mr. Graham was a life member of the American Society of Appraisers. He enjoyed collecting coins and stamps, genealogy, photography, classic music, model building, travel and hiking.
Mr. Graham is survived by his wife Patricia, at the family home. He is survived by four children and their spouses: Virginia Graham Knorr and husband Ronald, of Everett; Kathryn Ellen Forgrave and husband Robert of Kirkland; Margery Graham Anderson and husband Steven Anderson of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; and Barbara Graham Lovato and husband Jay of Poulsbo. Ten grandchildren also survive. One sister preceded him in death.
Mr. Graham requested no formal funeral services be conducted. Cremation was held with private family inurnment to follow at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Burley Funeral Chapel, Oak Harbor, Washington. This obituary may be found on-line at http://burley.plan4ever.com.
Anderson, Belle F. Friday, 18 Oct 2002
Belle F. Anderson, 92, died Oct. 18, 2002 at St. Peter's Hospital in Olympia. She was born Feb. 21, 1910 in Richmond Beach to John August Bernard Monsen and Manda Marie Elizabeth (Williams) Monsen.
Belle moved to Oak Harbor with her family as a young girl and graduated from Oak Harbor High School in 1928 as the class salutatorian. On Nov. 2, 1929, she married John William 'Bill' Anderson in Oak Harbor. The two continued to live in Oak Harbor where Belle worked as a bookkeeper at the co-op store. In 1938 she and her husband moved to Sitka, Alaska, for three years and then returned to Richmond Beach where she worked as a bookkeeper for the Everett Fish Company and later as a bookkeeper for her husband in their boat building business. In the fall of 1948, they moved to Edmonds and resided there until 1960 at which time they moved to Whidbey Island. Belle's husband, Bill, died Dec. 15, 1992. Two years later she moved to Lynnwood to live near her daughter, Evelyn Dunlap.
In 2001 she moved back to Oak Harbor to reside.
Belle had attended the San de Fuca Chapel.
She is survived by two daughters, Phyllis Smith of Lacey and Evelyn Dunlap of Lynnwood; one son, Kenneth William Anderson of Seattle; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Marjorie.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 2 p.m., at Burley Funeral Chapel, Oak Harbor with Mr. Terry Krueger officiating. Private family graveside services will follow at Maple Leaf Cemetery, Oak Harbor.