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November 14, 2019

CHARLOTTE ANN ELLIS (May 16, 1941 - Nov. 1, 2019)
Charlotte Ann (née Youngquist) Ellis, aged 78, a lifetime resident of Skagit Valley passed away on Friday, November 1, 2019. She was born in Mount Vernon on May 16, 1941 to Walfred and Frances Youngquist. 
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Shaun Roger (Aug. 24 1937 - Oct. 23, 2019)
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Abigail “Abby” Fay Dunn Williams of La Conner, WA, our family matriarch, got her wish to “fly away” to her Lord on Sunday, October 6, 2019. Abigail was born in Culver City, CA on Feb. 16, 1922, the second of four daughters, to Will A. and Alma Fay Dunn. Her childhood was filled with adventure and she regaled us with stories of rubbing shoulders with movie stars, her momentous trip around the world with her family in the 1920s and then, the years of the Great Depression. She had fond memories of growing up with her three sisters and a menagerie of pets their father would bring home from travels, in the back yard of their family home in Westwood Hills, Los Angeles.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

“I started painting and drawing as a little kid and it has dominated my life ever since.” - Larry Heald.
“Larry” passed away quietly and peacefully in the early hours of October 1st with his loving wife, Dana, and his faithful furry friend, Emme, at his side. He lived as he died: a man of great dignity, wisdom, kindness, and talent.  Always a soft-spoken man, 10 years of living with Alzheimer’s eventually robbed Larry of his wisdom and talent, but he maintained his dignity and sweet nature to the very end.  However, it is the legacy of his talent as a most gifted and extremely hard-working painter that will live on throughout the ages.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Charles Robert Hedlund passed on September 10, 2019 at the age of 81. “Chuck” to his friends, which was just about everyone, was a lifelong Skagit Valley and La Conner resident. Born on June 20, 1938 in Mt. Vernon, WA he attended Lincoln and Roosevelt grade schools until moving to La Conner in third grade. 
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Whit was born in Seattle on November 6, 1930, to Willard Milton Hansen and Marjorie Whitney Hansen; he passed away at his home in La Conner on August 2, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. 
Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Betty J. Foster passed away on Friday, August 9, 2019 at Skagit Valley Hospital at the age of 74. Betty was born on March 5, 1945 to William and Bertha (Jolley) Gwynn in Tacoma. On May 24, 1969, Betty married James “Jim” Henry Foster in Bremerton, WA. 
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Remembering Betty Batchelor Miles

I first met Betty Miles in her ditch. She loved to transplant roadside flowers along the ditch at her Samish Island property so she would have something beautiful to look at whenever she left her home. Creating beauty was a part of her life, whether in the yard, areas for visiting friends, or on the canvas; beauty was a value for Betty. 

Betty loved nature and animals and especially loved watching wildlife. Her deep desire was that critters have a place to live. She and her husband Gary made their beautiful 10-acre home, “Deerpond,” into a sanctuary for all kinds of birds and animals. Molly Doran, Skagit Land Trust executive director, noted, “It feels very peaceful there – Betty cultivated that. She also allowed her artistic expression to come out on the land.” 

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Lillian Cushner Steinberg passed away peacefully on June 15, 2019, one week shy of her 92nd birthday.
She was a well-known watercolor artist in La Conner, Washington, who exhibited her paintings at several local galleries, including Art in a Picklebarn at several annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festivals. She and her husband, Maynard Steinberg, lived in Shelter Bay, La Conner in their retirement. Some years after his death, Lillian moved to Portland Oregon to be near her youngest daughter, Emily Orth, her son-in-law Alan Orth, and grandson Benjamin Orth.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Forrest Eisen Jr. was born June 26, 1942 in Mount Vernon, Washington to Anita and Forrest Eisen Sr. He attended grade and high school in La Conner until his senior year.
He joined the Army in 1961 and was medically discharged due to a shrapnel injury losing his left eye. He later moved to Oregon and worked in the logging industry. Later he moved to Bremerton. He attended an apprenticeship at the naval shipyard as an electrician. He worked 29+ years, then retired in 1989.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

October 8, 1930 to March 3, 2019
Memorial service will be held on Sunday, June 30, 2019, 2:00 pm at First Christian Church. 495 E. Bakerview Road, Bellingham, WA 98226

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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