Paul Eugene Parsons, Jr.: Celebration of life July 14

Paul Eugene Parsons, Jr., was born on September 8, 1950 and passed away on June 11, 2018. He was survived by his wife of 40 years Marilyn Parsons, his 3 sons: Jeffrie Gilstrap, Gregory Gilstrap and Michael Parsons, his daughter-in-law Marrisa Parsons, 5 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and 6 siblings and their families. His celebration…

Ruth Maxine Hall: An avid gardener, she loved to cook, read and play bridge

In Loving Memory of Ruth Maxine Hall Born August 4, 1925 in Senath, Missouri Died May 6, 2018 in Arlington, Washington Mom loved to shop, peruse 2nd-hand stores and cook. Her favorite TV shows were on the Cooking Channel and she was always trying new recipes. She was an avid gardener and belonged to a…

Barbara Marie Armour: Dedicated to family, with warmth and love

Barbara Marie Armour 1927-2018 Barbara Marie Armour, our beloved Mother and Grandmother, passed away peacefully at home with family by her side on Wednesday, May 2nd. Born on May 28, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois. She was adopted and raised by two very loving parents, George and Estelle Anderson. She lived through the Great Depression as…

Leota Hunter Copstead: Retired school nurse, former Edmonds resident

May 10, 1919 – March 28, 2018 Leota “Odey” Ruth Hunter Copstead was born May 10, 1919, in Bend, OR, to Fannie Gail and Charles Dan Hunter. She grew up in Arlington, WA, and moved to Forks in 1932. He returned the family to Arlington three years later for a change of culture for his…

Angelina Maria Coletta: Skilled, tenacious, lucky — and loved by many

June 9, 1929 – April 25, 2018 It is with heavy hearts and loving memories that we say goodbye to our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Angelina, 88, passed peacefully at her home in Edmonds with family and friends by her side. Angelina (Angie) was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and is the…

Cristobal ‘Cris’ Jaimes: ‘A dedicated and hard-working family man’

Cristobal “Cris” Jaimes, 63, beloved Father, was called to his eternal resting place on April 9, 2018. He entered this world on March 4, 1955 in Meson Viejo, Mexico, born to Fortino Jaimes and Maria Teresa Jaimes Anaya. He is survived by the mother of his four children, Raquel; two sons Albert and Jasen; two…

William E. Grader, founder of Bill’s Auto Parts chain

William E. Grader, 891929-2018 The race is finally over and the track is empty as William (Bill) Eugene Grader left this world, not to the thunder of racing engines, but the quiet whisper of his last sleeping breath. Born on February 22, 1929 in Colgate, Oklahoma of immigrant parents, he passed away quietly at his…

Thomas Dale Case: Retired ophthalmologist grew grapes, built boats

March 12, 2018, marked the passing of Thomas Dale Case. He was born on May 3, 1941, in San Diego, California, to Thomas Porter and Florence Hardaway Case, both teachers. Encouraged by his parents, he had a lifelong interest in learning and building. After finishing college, he entered the University of Oregon Medical School in…

Yvonne Peskuric: Accomplished oil and watercolor artist

Yvonne Peskuric of Edmonds passed away on March 10, 2018. She was 92 years young and spent her whole life laughing, playing games and caring for her family. She was an accomplished oil and watercolor artist, having graduated from the Layton Art School in Milwaukee, WI. Yvonne is survived by her loving children, Katherine Berryman…

Christopher Keuss, former Port of Edmonds executive director

Christopher Keuss passed away peacefully February 24, 2018 at his Edmonds home surrounded by family. Chris was born on September 3, 1947 in Seattle. He graduated Roosevelt High School in Seattle and then attended Willamette University earning a BA degree. He earned his Master’s degree in Public Administration from PLU. He was a Navy Veteran…

Jason Chad Svensend: Maritime safety instructor who loved the sea

It is with a heavy heart that we share the passing of Jason Chad Svendsen. Jason was born in Richmond Virginia on April 10, 1974 and passed away in his Edmonds home on February 11, 2018. He was 43 years old. Jason was a vibrant man who lived life to the fullest. He had a…

Liza Behrendt: Scriber Lake High School teacher, arts advocate

Liza Behrendt hiked, biked and danced on this earth and made art in honor of its waters for 53 years and five days. A wise soul whose ability to go deep instantly, to get to the core of what mattered, to create a clear space for herself and host that space for others, allowed her…

Austin J. George: Service at St. Thomas More on Jan. 27

October 23, 1993 you came into our lives. We knew we were blessed the moment we saw you open those beautiful eyes and then started crying. You had the biggest smile even through the tears you would still be smiling. You touched everyone you came in contact with and they always had kind words about…

Charles H. Turner, former U.S. Attorney who prosecuted high-profile cases

Charles H. Turner, former United States Attorney, District of Oregon, died January 8 at Evergreen Hospice Care Center in Kirkland, Washington. He was six days short of his 82nd birthday. In more than 30 years with the Department of Justice, Turner was the lead prosecutor in several highly-publicized criminal cases. Among these was the prosecution…

Wayne P. Nieman, founder of Nieman Glass Cleaning

In loving memory of Wayne Paul Nieman. Wayne passed away January 5, 2018, at 68 years of age. He was born to the late Robert L. Nieman and Nellie Howell, October 24, 1949, in Helena, Montana. He was married to the love of his life, Doris Herwander, for 42 years. As a young adult, Wayne…

Tracey L. Payne, 20-year resident of Mountlake Terrace

Tracey L Payne, 49, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 27 at home from natural causes. After spending a wonderful holiday with her family, Tracey passed unexpectedly from complications from a flu she’d been fighting. A resident of Mountlake Terrace for almost 20 years, she leaves her daughters Tricia Payne, 27, and Jessika Begquist, 16; her son…

Pioneer aviation historian Alice Marks dies at age 96

Alice Eakle Marks, an aviation pioneer and historian who knew some of the early flyers of Transcontinental Air Mail aviation, died Dec. 12 at her daughter’s home in Edmonds. She was 96. Alice grew up on emergency Air Mail fields west of Chicago in the “night-flying” section of the New York-to-San Francisco airmail corridor managed…

Charlene Marie (Rhodes) Robinson

Charlene Marie (Rhodes) Robinson was born on October 8, 1930 in Woodland, Washington and died peacefully on December 4, 2017 in Lynnwood. The oldest of four children born to Charlie and Florence Rhodes, Charlene grew up in LaCenter, Washington, graduating from LaCenter High School in 1948 as valedictorian of her class. After high school she…

John Harold Michaelson: Korean War veteran, retired banker

John was born in Ketchikan, AK on April 26, 1928 and passed away on Nov. 30. His family moved to Juneau when John Harold was young. He and his extended family were deeply involved in the salmon industry and young Harold had to work the “fish traps” outside of town for several days at a…

Arthur ‘Art’ Myrlin Ferris: Pharmacy owner, artist

Art was born Sept. 4, 1924 in Columbus, ND and passed away on Dec. 4, 2017 at home in Edmonds. He was preceded in death by Edna, his wife of 50-plus years; and Audrey, his wife of 15-plus years. Art is survived by his children: Randy Ferris, Terre Salzer (Scott), Janet Ferris (Jim Rodriguez), Ric…

John Boyd White: former U.S. Forest Service employee, outdoorsman

On New Year’s Day 1932 John Russell and Zola Grace White celebrated the birth of their firstborn son, John Boyd. He was born shortly after midnight on that Tulsa, Oklahoma morning, and soon grew to be a lanky young man with a passion for the outdoors. Achieving the rank of Eagle Scout in his early…