Obituaries

Callie Patterson Chellson

Callie Patterson Chellson, of Camano Island, died on Aug. 31, 2009, at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mt. Vernon with her family and best friend by… Continue reading

  • Aug 31, 2009

Pastor William Clements

Pastor William Clements was called home to Jesus and eternal rest on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009, after a brief illness with cancer. He was 59.Rev.… Continue reading

  • Aug 30, 2009

Jerry Ruud

Jerry Ruud, 56, died peacefully of cancer, surrounded by family, on Mercer Island, Aug. 21, 2009.He was born on July 27, 1953, and lived in… Continue reading

  • Aug 21, 2009

Joseph F. (Joe) Krsak

Joseph F. (Joe) Krsak was born to Elena and Joseph Krsak on May 19, 1911, in Tyler, Wash., and died on Aug. 12, 2009. The… Continue reading

  • Aug 12, 2009

Richard A. Bersos

Richard A. Bersos, 51, of Mercer Island, died on Aug. 11, 2009, having fought a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife,… Continue reading

  • Aug 11, 2009

Fredrick Devens

Fredrick George Devens, a longtime resident of Mercer Island, died peacefully at his home on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009.Mr. Devens was born in Mankato, Minn.,… Continue reading

  • Aug 8, 2009

Jorgene M. Giovanelli

Jorgene M. Giovanelli, longtime Mercer Island resident, died peacefully in her sleep on Aug. 6, 2009. She was 83 years old and had battled Alzheimer’s… Continue reading

  • Aug 6, 2009
Leslie Dee Allen

Leslie Dee Allen

Leslie “Lola” Dee AllenLeslie Allen passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009 of complications following surgery. She was 63 years old. Leslie was born on… Continue reading

  • Aug 5, 2009
Leslie Dee Allen

Dorothy (Dottie) L. Olson

Dorothy L. Olson, 84, died on Aug. 4, 2009. She was born in London, England, in 1925 to Fred and Dorothy Carter. She came to… Continue reading

  • Aug 4, 2009

Vincent Kretz

Beloved husband and father, Vincent Kretz was born to Walter and Alina Kretz, of Hoquiam, Wash., in 1918, and was raised in Grays Harbor and… Continue reading

  • Jul 29, 2009

Joyce Dunnington-Jennings

Joyce Dunnington-Jennings died on July 28, 2009, of congestive heart failure and other complications. She had had Alzheimer’s for many years.Mrs. Jennings was born on… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2009

William Frederick (Bill) Kellegrew

William Frederick (Bill) Kellegrew died on July 18, 2009. He was the third child born in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Frederick and Sarah Kellegrew on Sept.… Continue reading

  • Jul 18, 2009

William J. (Bill) Ward Sr.

William J. (Bill) Ward Sr. died peacefully on July 17, 2009. Born on April 12, 1932, in San Francisco, Calif., to Floyd and Edna Ward,… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2009

Neil W. Thomson

Neil W. Thomson, 86, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, died on July 16, 2009, surrounded by family. He was born in Spokane… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2009

Natalie Kebsch

Natalie Kebsch’s long life spanned two empires, two world wars, two continents and a millennium year. She was born on Sept. 6, 1914, and died… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2009

Jean S. Livingston

Jean Louise (Swarts) Livingston died on Friday, July 10, 2009, at her home in Danville, Calif., following a long illness.The daughter of Charles E. and… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2009

Betty Gardner Rosenwald

Betty Gardner Rosenwald died on the morning of July 6, 2009, after suffering a sequence of difficulties with the function of her heart, from which… Continue reading

  • Jul 6, 2009

Roger Gruss

A memorial service for Roger Gruss will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 12, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 8501 S.E. 40th Street.… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2009

Suzanne M. Carel

Former Island resident Suzanne M. (Schaab) Carel died unexpectedly on June 30, 2009, at age 50.Mrs. Carel was raised on Mercer Island, where she attended… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2009

Maria Cabrera Janusz

Maria Cabrera Janusz died peacefully, surrounded by several of her children, on June 26, 2009, in Bellevue, Wash.Mrs. Janusz was born on July 14, 1929,… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2009