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July 4, 2020

Marianna Metke fondly remembered
FOND SUPPORTER OF SEAHAWKS AND SOROPTIMIST – Marianna Metke had many causes she was passionate about. She was an art lover extraordinaire and generous with her time and donations throughout the La Conner arts community. – Photo courtesy of Karen Marshall
FOND SUPPORTER OF SEAHAWKS AND SOROPTIMIST – Marianna Metke had many causes she was passionate about. She was an art lover extraordinaire and generous with her time and donations throughout the La Conner arts community. – Photo courtesy of Karen Marshall
The Soroptimist members of La Conner started sharing remembrances of Marianna Metke among themselves upon hearing word of her death May 24. The following messages provide a glimpse into her life and her commitment to the Soroptimist International La Conner Chapter (SILC). Metke grew up a Sisson, a Skagit Valley pioneer family. She loved La Conner, plants, the arts and her Soroptimist sisters.
Wednesday, June 17, 2020


MARIANNA JANE SISSON METKE
On May 24, 2020 La Conner lost a dear friend, Marianna Jane Sisson Metke. Ever a source of color and brightness, we all lack for her presence in the world.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

GAYE LOUISE MATHEWS
Surrounded by friends and family, Gaye (Gilbert) Mathews of Mount Vernon, WA passed away from breast cancer on May 28, 2020. Gaye was born on October 7, 1950 to William and Bette Gilbert and grew up on Elford Drive in Northwest Seattle.
Wednesday, June 3, 2020

JOAN CAROLINE WILBUR "selestel-lot"
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

JOSEPH (JOE) WENZEL WOHLEB, JR.
Joseph Wenzel Wohleb, Jr., age 96, a five-year resident of Skagit Valley passed away peacefully on May 7, 2020 in Burlington, WA. He was born on Aug. 6, 1923 in Olympia, WA the youngest son of renowned Olympia architect Joseph Henry Wohleb and Matilda (Gresl) Wohleb. He graduated from Olympia High School in 1941 and went on to attend the University of Washington when he decided to enlist in 1942. He proudly served in the U.S. Army Air Corp. during the Second World War as a waist-gunner on a B-17 of the 94th Bomb Group. Joe survived thirty-three missions over Germany. He returned to Olympia in 1945 where he met Joy Ann Thompson, a nurse at St. Peter’s Hospital in Olympia.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

LISA MARIE WILBUR
Wednesday, April 29, 2020

LILLY ANNA MAXWELL
Lilly Anna Maxwell passed away peacefully at her home in Las Vegas, Nevada, on March 4, 2020 with family by her side. Lilly was born on March 1, 1936 in Saarbrucken, Germany to Phillip and Klara Ziegler.
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

TERRENCE LEE BOBB "Makah"
Terrence Lee “Makah” Bobb passed away March 28, 2020 at Providence Regional Medical Center. Terry was born on September 1, 1948 in Mt. Vernon, WA, to Leonard and Rachel Bobb. Terry was raised on the Swinomish Reservation, attended the La Conner Schools and graduated Class of 1967. After high school Terry moved to Tacoma, WA to attend vocational welding school along with other Swinomish young men. His first employer was Pacific Car and Foundry in Tacoma, WA. He also worked for Skagit County Department of Transportation-Road Construction Division. Terry was a commercial fisherman; he spent many years on the Salish Sea with his brothers and good friends.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

ROBERT BIBEAU
Robert Bibeau, a long-time resident of Shelter Bay, died in Burlington, WA, on March 15, 2020. He was born in Somerset, MA on February 2, 1934.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

JOYCE MARIE NAGEL
Joyce was granted her angel wings on February 22, 2020, one month shy of 90 years old.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

JOHN A. SUMMERS
John A. Summers, 83, a lifelong resident of Skagit Valley, passed away in Anacortes, WA on February 19, 2020. 


Wednesday, February 26, 2020


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