Andrew Hay: 2001 Edmonds-Woodway grad never took life for granted

October 11, 1982 – August 8, 2021 Andrew Gerrie McKenzie Hay was born in Seattle, Washington on October 11, 1982 and died at the age of 38 in Spokane, Washington on August 8, 2021, 6 months after being diagnosed with molecular glioblastoma, terminal brain cancer. Andrew grew up in Edmonds, graduated from Edmonds-Woodway High School…

Opal Beck: Mother of 10 was pioneer in blending career and family

Opal Beck On the morning of September 8, 2021 Opal Lorraine Beck died in her sleep, at home, with her daughters by her side.  Born in Willow Bunch, Saskatchewan CAN on October 10, 1923 her 97 years were filled with love, kindness and a devoted family. She married the love of her life, Bill Beck…

Patricia Anne Powers: Celebration of Life set for Sept. 26 at Hickman Park

P. Anne Powers A Celebration of Life Patricia Anne Powers passed away peacefully January 9th, 2021 at the age of 90. Born in Durban, South Africa on November 20th, 1930 to Wells and Belle Evans, Anne was the oldest of 3 children. Her family had lived in Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg until 1946 when…

Dr. Peter Knutson: Accounting professor, arts lover and master of the bad pun

Dr. Peter H. Knutson Dr. Peter H. Knutson, retired Associate Professor of Accounting emeritus at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, died at home in Edmonds from complications related to advanced prostate cancer on Saturday August 21, 2021. He was 86 years old. Peter grew up in Beloit, WI, earned his BBA and…

Cleone Monson: Funeral mass Aug. 17 for longtime Mountlake Terrace resident

Cleone Monson Aug. 7, 1927 – July 30, 2021 (For an audio version of this obituary, scroll to the bottom) Cleone Florence Monson died peacefully at the age of 93 on July 30, 2021. Cleone was born in Comfrey, Minnesota on August 7, 1927 to Frank and Florence Bollig. On January 27, 1945, she married her…

Charles ‘Charlie’ Fritz: A friend to all with a big heart

Charles “Charlie” Fritz Our beautiful boy and brother, Charles “Charlie” Fritz, passed on 8/3/21 after sustaining injuries as a pedestrian in a vehicular accident. His death is a tragic loss for all who knew and loved him. Charlie was a force of nature, displayed a wicked sense of humor and outward silliness; always seeming to…

William Edward Brougher: His kindness won him friends everywhere

William Edward Brougher Bill was born on January 6, 1938 in the western Pennsylvania town of Aliquippa. Always a hard worker, his first job was at age 10 as a golf caddy, and he worked his way through college at the Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation. In 1961, he graduated from the University of Pittsburgh…

Hazel DeLap: Celebration of Life planned for Aug. 14

(For an audio version of this obituary, scroll to the bottom) Hazel Leona (Peterson) DeLap, loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend, was born February 19, 1921 and passed away on June 15, 2021 at the Sunrise View Convalescent Center in Everett, Washington, at the age of 100. Hazel was born on a farm in Halstad,…

Anita May Rogers: Celebration of Life set for July 18 in Edmonds

Anita May Rodgers June 4, 1934 – June 28, 2021 (For an audio version of this obituary, scroll to the bottom) Anita was born on June 4, 1934 to Homer and Clara Davis on the family green bean farm in Crabtree, Oregon. She had fond memories of growing up on the farm and especially liked…

Elaine Joyce Tripp: A gourmet cook, her greatest joy was her family

(For an audio version of this obituary, scroll to the bottom) Elaine Joyce (D’Assisi) Tripp passed away peacefully at her Edmonds, Washington home on Thursday, May 6, 2021. She was 87 years old. Joyce was born on January 25, 1934, in Spokane, Washington, the youngest child of Vito Joseph and Virginia Amelia (Leonetti) D’Assisi. She…

Jeannette Mitchell: She loved to travel, give back to those in need

(For an audio version of this obituary, scroll to the bottom) Jeannette Marie Mitchell 9/7/1954 ~ 5/24/2021 Jeannette Mitchell, loving wife, sister, auntie, and friend, passed away May 24, 2021, after a nearly 5-year battle with cancer. She was born in Fort Wayne Indiana on September 7, 1954, to Robert and Delores Ritchey. She lived…

Jean Barry: Ketchikan native was an accomplished musician

(For an audio version of this obituary, scroll to the bottom) Jean Barry May 12, 1923 – June 17, 2021 Longtime Ketchikan and Edmonds resident Jean Barry passed away peacefully in Edmonds on June 17, 2021. She was 98. Jean was born Jean McGillvray on May 12, 1923 in Seattle to Blanche and Clyde McGillvray….

Rita (Reed) Bennett: Founder of Christian Renewal Association, author, speaker

Dr. Rita (Reed) Bennett: 1934-2021   (For an audio version of this obituary, scroll to the bottom) Rita (Reed) Bennett was born in Lake Huron, Michi­gan, in 1934, and was the third child of William and Lo­retta Reed. She was very fond of her brothers, Dr. William Standish Reed and Robert Reed, DDS, now deceased,…

Gretchen Smith Jolly: Committed to helping others, her greatest joy was family

On Thursday April 22, Gretchen S. Jolly, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother passed away at her home in Shoreline, WA at the age of 83. She was born October 7, 1937, in Spokane, Washington, the daughter of Ford and Chata (Elsa Osborne) Smith. She spent her early years in Spokane until the family…