Obituaries

Signe Luxton

Signe Luxton died Sept. 18, 2002, in Portland, Ore. with her children and husband by her side. She was 48 years old.She was born Signe… Continue reading

  • Sep 18, 2002

Howard Knight

Howard Knight died peacefully at his home in Dockton Sept. 16, 2002. He was 69 years old.He was born May 18, 1933, to Alice and… Continue reading

  • Sep 16, 2002

William Fisher

William R. Fisher, an island resident for more than 30 years, died suddenly the evening of Monday, Sept. 16, 2002. He was 81 years old.Mr.… Continue reading

  • Sep 16, 2002

Mary Battaglia

Mary Battaglia ‘Nana,’ 96Mary Battaglia died Sept. 9, 2002, on Vashon Island. She was 96 years old.Born Marianna Zawicka in Gojsk, Poland, on Dec. 8,… Continue reading

  • Sep 9, 2002

John Whitlock

John Moore Whitlock died Sept. 7, 2002, on the island of Kauai, while visiting his son. He was 70 years old.He was born in Peking,… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2002

Richard Ellingsen

Richard L. Ellingsen died on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 1, 2002, due to complications from lung cancer. He was 65 years old.He was born on Vashon… Continue reading

  • Sep 1, 2002

Patricia Britz

Patricia Bradley Britz was killed in a car accident near Sequim, Wash. on Aug. 27 while moving to her new house. At the family’s request,… Continue reading

  • Aug 27, 2002

Elizabeth Stone

Elizabeth (Betty) H. Stone died at the Vashon Community Care Center on Friday, Aug. 23.Ms. Stone was born in Oklahoma Sept. 24, 1916, and moved… Continue reading

  • Aug 23, 2002

Pottschmidt Bob

Friends, fishermen and close family members gathered on the aft deck of the F/V Paragon, Sept.14, 2002, to celebrate life and say their last good-byes… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2002

Marie Doroschenco Arnott

Marie Doroshenco Arnott, Vashon resident for 50 years, died Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle. She was 94 years old.Mrs. Arnott… Continue reading

  • Jun 4, 2002

Michael Kihiczak

Michael Kihiczak, of Vashon Island, died Thursday, May 23, 2002, at Swedish Hospital Medical Center in Seattle. He was 87 years of age.Mr. Kihiczak was… Continue reading

  • May 23, 2002

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