Obituaries

Florence “Tad” Truselo

Florence “Tad” Truselo, who had lived on Vashon Island for 80 years, died on March 24, 2003. She was 83 years old.Tad was born in… Continue reading

  • Mar 24, 2003

Margaret Dickinson

Margaret V. Dickinson died March 22, 2003.She was born Nov. 16, 1913,She enjoyed travel, flowers, birds and cats and especially spending time with family and… Continue reading

  • Mar 22, 2003

Mary E. “Liz” Hudis

Mary E. “Liz” Hudis of Vashon Island, died March 20, 2003, at the Vashon Community Care Center. She was 85 years old.She was born August… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2003

Vera LaVonne Copeland “Buzzy” Coulter

Vera LaVonne Copeland Coulter of Vashon, known to many as “Buzzy,” died March 19, 2003. She was 86 years old.She was born in 1916 in… Continue reading

  • Mar 19, 2003

Donald Eugene More

Donald Eugene More, who lived on Vashon Island, died March 17, 2003, in Tacoma. He was 80 years old.He was born in Seattle on June… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2003

Julia Kamilla Larsen

Julia Kamilla Larsen died March 17, 2003, at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle. She was 93 years old.She was born April 18, 1909, in Portage,… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2003

Don King

Don King died at his home in Burton March 16, 2003, with his wife, Gretchen, at his side. He was 74 years old.He was born… Continue reading

  • Mar 16, 2003

Theodore Gordon Smith

Theodore (Ted) Gordon Smith of Stanwood died March 6, 2003. He was 74 years old.He was born March 21, 1928, in Tukwila, Wash., to Robert… Continue reading

  • Mar 6, 2003

Peter Alfred Barnes

Peter Alfred Barnes, formerly of Vashon Island, died unexpectedly March 5, 2003, at his home in England. He was 53 years old.He was born Jan.… Continue reading

  • Mar 5, 2003

Earle Lovering

Earle W. Lovering died in Tacoma on March 4, 2003. He was 85 years old.Mr. Lovering was born in Massachusetts on May 14, 1917. He… Continue reading

  • Mar 4, 2003

Louise Roggenbuck

Louise Roggenbuck died Monday Feb. 10, 2003, in her home on Vashon Island. She was 74 years old.Her sons and friends were with her when… Continue reading

  • Feb 10, 2003

Ruby Schmidt

Ruby L. Schmidt died Friday, Feb. 7, 2003, in her home on Vashon Island after a long illness. She was 87 years old.She was born… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2003

George F. Katica

George F. Katica, a former Vashon Islander, died Feb. 4, 2003, in Tucson, Az. He was 82 years old.He was born Jan 29, 1921, in… Continue reading

  • Feb 4, 2003

Bonnie Hall

Bonnie Hall died Jan. 26, 2003, in Gig Harbor. She was 81 years old.She was born May 8, 1921, in Stratton, Neb., on Mother’s Day.She… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2003

Irene Bebow

Irene V. Bebow died Jan. 22, 2003. She was 76 years old.She was born March 3, 1926, in McCall, Idaho, to Arvie and Hilda Hill.… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2003

Timothy Stenek

Timothy Richard Stenek, 64, of Elma, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, in Harborview Medical Center.Mr. Stenek was born July 18, 1938, to Albert and Irene Stenek… Continue reading

  • Jan 14, 2003

James William Evans

James W. Evans died Jan. 10, 2003, from complications from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 76 years old.Born Aug. 5, 1926, in Hollywood, Calif., he graduated… Continue reading

  • Jan 10, 2003

Don Jones

Don Jones remembered for energy, enthusiasmDon Jones and Cindy Morrison had just finished giving out certificates of appreciation to all the people who had made… Continue reading

  • Jan 7, 2003

Gerry Richards

Islander Gerry Joseph Richards died on Jan. 4 in a car accident.He was born Jan. 15, 1984 to Tim and Lynn Richards.He grew up on… Continue reading

  • Jan 4, 2003

Justice Barbara Durham

Washington Supreme Court Chief Justice Barbara Durham died Dec. 30 in Seattle.She was born in Anacortes Oct. 6, 1942, to O.M. and Celia Durham.When her father… Continue reading

  • Dec 30, 2002