Obituaries

Christopher Evan Belfrage

Christopher Evan Belfrage, a lifelong islander, died May 18, 2002, in a vehicle accident on Vashon Island. He was 33 years old.Mr. Belfrage was born… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2002

Kate Bronwyn Oakley

Kate Bronwyn Oakley died unexpectedly May 12, 2002. She was 24 years old.She was born July 16, 1977, in Bellingham.Ms. Oakley graduated from Olympia High… Continue reading

  • May 12, 2002

John Elwood Van House

John Elwood Van House died April 19, 2002. He was 75 years old.A celebration of his life will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 24,… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2002

Thomas Patrick White

Thomas Patrick White died April 18, 2002, on Vashon Island of a heart attack. He was 55 years old.Mr. White attended St. Paul’s Riverside Elementary… Continue reading

  • Apr 18, 2002

Dorce A’Lee Myron Bradburn

Dorce A’Lee Myron Bradburn died April 13, 2002, on Vashon. She was 76 years old.She was born June 25, 1925, to Eli Myron and Pauline… Continue reading

  • Apr 13, 2002

Murray Wright

Murray Wright, formerly of Vashon, died April 6, 2002, at home in Yuma, Ariz. He was 78 years old.Mr. Wright was born Nov. 27, 1923,… Continue reading

  • Apr 6, 2002

David Bruce LeCompte

Dave LeCompte died March 27, 2002, in Tucson, Ariz. He was 47 years old.Mr. LeCompte was born March 22, 1955, in Boston, Mass.Mr. LeCompte’s attachment… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2002

Douglas DenHerder

Douglas DenHerder of Joyce, Wash., died March 22, 2002. He was 48 years old.Mr. DenHerder was born Sept. 7, 1955, in Portland, Ore., the son… Continue reading

  • Mar 22, 2002

Fred Duke Campbell

Fred “Duke” Campbell, formerly of Vashon Island, died March 22, 2002, in Tacoma. He was 85 years old.Mr. Campbell graduated from Stadium High School in… Continue reading

  • Mar 22, 2002

Aaron Sherman

Aaron M. Sherman died in his home March 14, under the care of his three children and with the support of hospice. He was 95… Continue reading

  • Mar 14, 2002

Robert Burdette

Robert R. Burdette died March 11, 2002, in Las Vegas, Nev. He was 52 years old.Mr. Burdette was born Dec. 15, 1949, in Portland, Ore.,… Continue reading

  • Mar 11, 2002

Thomas Wesley Airhart

Thomas Wesley Airhart died March 8, 2002, in Seattle, after a brief illness. He was 89 years old.Mr. Airhart was born Oct. 13, 1912, in… Continue reading

  • Mar 8, 2002

Kata Shapiro

Kata Shapiro of Vashon died March 3, 2002, after a battle with breast cancer. She was 55 years old.Mrs. Shapiro lived on Vashon for the… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2002

John W. Desrosiers

John W. Desrosiers died March 1, 2002. He was 68 years old.Born in Fall River, Mass., in 1933, Mr. Desrosiers settled on Vashon with his… Continue reading

  • Mar 1, 2002

Margeurite Ramseyer Butler Palmer

Margeurite Palmer, formerly of Vashon Island, died on Feb. 28, 2002, in Moraga, Calif., where she had been living for the past two years. She… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2002

James McCarthy

James R. McCarthy died in his home on Vashon Island Feb. 27, 2002. He was 81 years old.Mr. McCarthy was born May 23, 1911, in… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2002

Alma Kelby

Alma D. Kelby died Feb. 13, 2002, at the Vashon Community Care Center. She was 88 years old.Mrs. Kelby was born in Quincy, Wash. on… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2002

Donna Keim

Donna Keim, of Vashon Island, died Feb. 12, 2002. She was 45 years old.She was born April 15, 1957.A memorial service was Monday at the… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2002

Robert Van DeVanter

Robert E. Van DeVanter, islander, 77Robert E. Van DeVanter, a long-time islander, died Feb. 8, 2002. He was 77 years old.Mr. Van DeVanter was born… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2002

Sadie Sorge

Sadie Sorge, teacher, 83Sadie Sorge of Vashon died in Seattle Feb. 7, 2002. She was 83 years old.She was born June 9, 1918, in Paris,… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2002