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Janet Rossenberger

Jul 20, 1949 - Dec 02, 2023

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Anacortes, WA

On December 2nd, Janet left us after a long, hard-fought battle with dementia to be reunited with her husband, Ron, who passed away in July 2023. Born July 20, 1949, in Shelby, Montana, she was the daughter of Robert and Anita Petrin. Janet grew up in Anacortes, attended SVC, and earned a degree in Business from WWU. She was employed by Texaco Refinery in 1968, retiring in 1999. While working at the refinery, she met her husband, Ron Rosenberger. Ron was her primary caregiver as she battled deme...Read More

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Kaitlin (Kate) Santoro

Mar 10, 1954 - Feb 26, 2024

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Anacortes, WA

Kaitlin (Kate) Santoro was carried by the Angels to her new life with Jesus on Monday evening, February 26, 2024, with the support of her husband, Michael, and two sons, Clark and Miles. She was born on March 10, 1954, in New Castle, Indiana, to Emma and Jack Turner, who preceded her in death.She was raised in New Castle, attended Ball State University, and later finished her Bachelor’s degree at Concordia College in Ann Arbor, Michigan.She met her husband at Ball Memorial Hospital in 1979, and they were married in Fairbanks, Alaska, on Valentine’s Day, 1981. Their young family lived in various locations in Michigan and Indiana. When the boys went to college in California, Kate and Michael moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2007, first to the Seattle area and then to Anacortes in 2014.Kaitlin was a kind and loving person who was particularly fond of children. She was an artist who also worked in libraries and as a substitute teacher. Her perception of people’s needs and her sense of color were uncanny, and she always knew the right gift or card to send to friends and relatives. Her generosity and loving heart knew no bounds.She had a strong affinity to the Angels and Saints, particularly Saint Elizabeth of Hungary and Saint Joseph, and was blessed to live in a home where the moon shown brightly.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Sandra Laley and brother, John Turner and his wife, Susie. She is survived by her husband, Michael, of Anacortes, and sons Clark, of Long Beach, California and Miles of Culver City, California, her sister, Julie York (David) and brothers Jim (Barb) and Tony, all of New Castle.Memorial contributions can be made to the Anacortes Family Center, https://www.anacortesfamily.org/. Please make a notation to designate your donation to the “Lady Kate” Project.To share memories please sign the online guest register and bookmark this direct link to her memorial site at Evans: www.evanschapel.com/obituary/kate-santoro .Photo Album $(function () {$('#ugallery').unitegallery();});

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Kerry Hayes

Sep 18, 1969 - Feb 22, 2024

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Anacortes, WA

Kerry Hayes, 54, passed away too soon, on February 22, 2024. Kerry was born in Spokane, WA, on Sept.18, 1969, to Don and Verla Hayes.Kerry is survived by his wife, Kristy; mother, Verla Hayes; sons, Ryan, Tyler (Kassy), Connor; stepdaughter, Kortney (Ryan); grandson, Hudson James Hayes; brother, Terry; sisters, LaCinda Kelly (Gurn), Kathy Sheehan (Matt), Tina Sanders; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends who will profoundly miss him.A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:00 pm on March 9th in the Terra Building at Marathon Refinery in Anacortes, WA. A full obituary will be available at the Evans Funeral Chapel website: www.evanschapel.com/obituary/kerry-hayes . You may also share memories or condolences at this site. Please bookmark the link to check for updates.

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Lorraine Love

Sep 20, 1945 - Feb 16, 2024

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Anacortes, WA

It is with a heavy heart that we must share with the community the loss of our beloved mother and our father’s lifelong sweetheart, Lorraine Love. She passed away peacefully and full of grace surrounded by her family on February 16th.Lorraine was born in Seattle and moved to Ellensburg as a young child with her parents, Harold and Mildred Brooks. She attended Central Washington University as a music major, where she met the love of her life, Bill Love. As a young couple they moved to Colville where Bill got his first band directing job and Lorraine worked in the Education Department. They spent a few years in Colville until Bill got the band directing in Anacortes where they spent their life together. They were married for 58 years in a life full of joy and music.In Anacortes, they started their young family, having three children. Lorraine was a devoted mother, kind, and supportive her entire life. She never missed a school function, whether it be sports, music, or plays. She was always there for her children. Bill’s job as a band director required hours upon hours of extra work outside the normal school day. Band trips for competitions, parades, and concerts all over the state, and even Victoria, BC. Lorraine never missed a band trip as Bill’s bands traveled. She was always there to support Bill and was the quiet force behind the band’s successes.Lorraine had a beautiful soprano singing voice. She directed the choir at the First Baptist Church for 20 years and was asked to sing for weddings, funerals, and numerous community events. She was the church secretary for years and then worked at the City of Anacortes as a legal assistant where she would retire from 15 years later. Lorraine always had the most beautiful smile and was welcoming to everyone around her. She was kind, loving, spunky, and was supportive and protective of the people she loved. She lived her life for music, family, the Lord and lived her life according to His word. She was 78 years and will be greatly missed.She is preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Mildred Brooks, her brother Don Brooks, and sister-in-law Nancy Brooks. Lorraine is survived by her husband Bill Love, sister Marge (Fred Koziol), children Debbie (Vince Domenzain), Craig Love, and Sherry Love-Wenger (Mike Wenger). She leaves behind grandchildren, Travis (Averee) Hawthorne, Kylee and Megan Berlin, and great grandchild Alice Kirkland.Evans Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. The Memorial and Celebration of Life will be held at the Anacortes First Baptist Church, Saturday, March 2, 2024, at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to The Clothes Closet, and The Kitchen at the First Baptist Church.To share memories of Lorraine, please visit www.evanschapel.com/obituary/lorraine-love.

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Richard A Holloway

May 23, 1974 - Feb 05, 2024

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Anacortes, WA

Richard A Holloway born May 23rd 1974, passed February 5th, 2024 in Anacortes, Washington. He is preceded by his father Paul D. Holloway and mother Cheryl D. Holloway.He is survived by the love of his life Javon Dyer, sister Brande D. Poore (Oak Harbor, Washington) & grandmother Dolores L. Montague (Missouri). His wife Brandy Holloway and two sons Dalton A. Holloway (Missouri) and Harley (Stockton, Utah). He has two step-daughters, one step-son, and five grandchildren. His niece Samina Poore (Anchorage Alaska), great niece Octavia Poore (Oak Harbor, WA) as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins to honor & carry his memory.

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Norma Case Edens

Jun 30, 1939 - Feb 11, 2024

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Anacortes, WA

Longtime Oak Harbor resident Norma Case Edens passed away peacefully on February 11, 2024 in Anacortes, Washington. Born Norma Jean Case on June 30, 1939, Norma was raised on the Case Family Farm just north of Oak Harbor where she lived and grew up with her 3 sisters until she married William “Ted” Edens in 1957. During her married life she raised a family in Yakima, Washington. Then she lived in Kona-Kailua, Hawaii for many years and at Sleepy Hollow on Chinook Pass near Mt. Rainier before returning to the Case Farm in the late 1990’s. Back in Oak Harbor she married her second husband Herbert Lum. She spent most of the last twenty years with her long-time companion Joseph Coomer of Decatur Island, Washington. Joe and Norma split their time between the Case Farm, Decatur Island and travelled extensively through the United States and abroad. She graduated from Oak Harbor High School with the class of 1957 and kept in touch with many fellow students throughout her life. She enjoyed many high school reunions as well and Whidbey Island was her home even while away. Norma kept abreast of family news and always had something to say and share when visiting. She had a way of making you feel good when you left. She enjoyed socializing and life while quietly giving to others when she saw a need. Norma is survived by her sister Shelia Case-Smith, children Brenda Faris, Rhonda Edens and Roger Edens as well as her step-daughters Carolyn Miller and Linda Bird. Norma touched the lives of many foster children as well as nieces, nephews, four grandchildren and even a great grandchild. Norma was proceeded in death by parents Henry and Ena Case, Henry’s second wife Christine Case, sisters Beverly Case Black, Gail Case Jaeger husbands William T Edens and Herbert Lum and step daughter Janet Hoffman. Services will be held at the Oak Harbor First United Methodist Church, Saturday, March 16, 2024 from 1pm to 3:30 pm. 1050 SE Ireland St, Oak Harbor Washington. Norma is a long time member of the church.

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Patricia Ann Wells

May 09, 1927 - Feb 10, 2024

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Anacortes, WA

Patricia Ann Wells May 9, 1927 – February 10, 2024 Patricia Ann Wells, age 96, peacefully passed away at Cypress Assistant Living in Anacortes, WA on February 10, 2024. Patricia was born in Watford, North Dakota on May 9th, 1927. She was adopted by Lawrence and Hope Klotz from the Medina Baby Home in Seattle, WA on October 6, 1927. She spent her formative years in Seattle. On September 9th, 1949, Patricia married Sterling DeLaine Wells. Their union began after meeting on a blind date at the Woodland Park Zoo in April 1949. At the time, Sterling was stationed at the Sand Point Naval Air Station. Sterling served honorably in the Navy for 21 years, and their shared journey led them to various states across the country, including Hawaii. They established their home on Whidbey Island in 1957. Patricia demonstrated wonderful abilities in homemaking, establishing an inviting ambiance in her household that evolved into a beloved gathering place for friends and family. It was a sanctuary for many, abounding with laughter and cherished memories. As we say our final goodbye, we remember her with love and gratitude. May she rest in tranquility, her legacy enduring. Patricia was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Hope Klotz and husband, Sterling D. Wells. She is survived by her four sons and one daughter; Sterling A. Wells of Tacoma, Lawrence D. Wells of Fallon, Nev., Leslie A. Wells of Oak Harbor, Marcus W. Wells of Leavenworth, and Shellie A. Wells of Henderson, Nev. Eleven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren also survive. A private graveside service will be held at Maple Leaf Cemetery on February 24, 2024.

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Rick Skillman

Sep 22, 1962 - Feb 09, 2024

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Anacortes, WA

Rick Skillman passed away suddenly on February 9th, 2024 at 61 years old. He was a hard working man, a loyal friend and a beloved son, brother, father, uncle and papa. He lived his life to the fullest and he will be missed greatly by his many family members and friends. Rick was born on September 22, 1962 in Anacortes to Tom and Norma Skillman where he was raised alongside his 3 brothers. After graduating in 1980 he fished in Alaska until 1993 when he started his own residential and commercial painting business. The pride he took in the quality of his work as a perfectionist was reflected in the great success of his business. He married and had two daughters who he worked very hard to provide an abundant life for. He also loved to support and watch his nieces and nephews at their basketball games and dirt bike races. Rick loved his time spent hunting, fishing and crabbing with his buddies, shredding the mountains on a snowmobile, going on camping trips with family and long drives with good music blasting.Rick is survived by his parents Tom and Norma Skillman, his brothers Pat (Lori), Randy (Lisa), and Todd (Debby), nieces and nephews Stephani, Cory, Randal, Kyle and Nollan, his daughters Kayla (Phil) and Carly (Matt) and his grandchildren who were the light of his life Christian, Harrison, Marley and Carson along with many friends who Rick considered to be family. A celebration of life will be held with family and friends to remember Rick who was a one of a kind and left us too soon. Please contact Carly (360) 982-6292 or Kayla (360) 298-6059 for more information. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Rick Skillman, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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John (Gene) Walton

Oct 09, 1930 - Feb 18, 2024

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Anacortes, WA

John was born in Seattle and lived his youth in Anacortes. He went to Nelson Grade School his first year and then his family moved to Sharps Corner where he attended Fidalgo Grade School. He graduated from Anacortes High School in 1948. When John was 15 years old, he started working for Fisherman’s Pack during the salmon season. After graduation from high school, he decided to try salmon fishing in Alaska. He then attended Skagit Valley College and later transferred to Washington State College. While attending WSU his draft number came to the top of the list, so he joined the army. After his training he was stationed in Alaska where he was part of the Secret Code Department during the Korean War.After John served his Army duties, he returned to Anacortes and worked in the Anacortes Pulp Mill. After a year he and his brother Bill decided to go mining for uranium in Utah. However, they did not strike it rich and so the two men returned home. John’s next move was to go back to college on the GI Bill. He graduated in 1958 with a bachelor’s degree in communications. After searching for a job in his field of choice proved unsuccessful, he tried real estate. It was at this time he married his wife, Violet. Deciding real estate was not the career path he wanted to take, he returned to college and got a degree in education. In the spring of 1960 both John and his wife were hired by the Mount Vernon School District. John discovered he loved teaching and taught sixth grade and coached the boys’ basketball team at Madison Grade School for 31 years. John’s love of basketball also led him to be the announcer of Mount Vernon High School’s varsity basketball games for twenty-five years.John leaves behind his wife Violet, daughters Karen (Barry), Norene (Jim), granddaughter Autumn and grandson Joe. To share memories of John, please visit Evans Funeral Chapel website https://www.evanschapel.com/obituary/john-waltonTo plant Memorial Trees in memory of John (Gene) Walton, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Robert Dee Blackwell

May 06, 1966 - Feb 12, 2024

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Anacortes, WA

Robert Dee Blackwell (57) passed away peacefully Feb 12, 2024, with his brother and sister-in-law at his side.Robbie D was born May 6, 1966, at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon, WA. Growing up Rob and his family lived in Burlington, WA. He attended Roosevelt Elementary (k-3), Lucille Umbarger Elementary (4-8) and Burlington Edison High School (9-12) where he created life-long friendships, starting as far back as kindergarten. Rob was married to Lori (Czerski) Blackwell from 1988 to 1999 and together they had an amazing son Kramer who was well known and loved by countless members of the community. Sadly, Kramer was taken from us in 2011.Rob made a lasting impression on many people throughout his life. This fact was made apparent by the amount of love and support he received from friends and former classmates while he was hospitalized over the summer. His spirits were always buoyed by their well wishes and visits, and he was eternally grateful to them.Robbie D was passionate about art in many different forms. He was a gifted illustrator, painter, and musician. He loved music and played in several bands over the years including Hindu Grass, Pavlov Jones, and Superchill. He seemed to always be happiest when he was performing, be it playing his guitar on stage in front of a large crowd, or just telling a funny story to a small group of friends. Rob had a quick wit and a great sense of humor. He was a natural entertainer who could, and almost always would, leave you smiling and laughing. He had a way of putting you under his spell…he was fun to be around.Rob met his girlfriend Jamie Schellert in 2010 and they were a couple until his passing. Together they ‘flipped’ houses for several years before settling down out on Samish Island. He was close with Jamie’s children Blake and Shayla, as well as her granddaughter Cheyenne. While living on the island he expanded his artistic pursuits and began making driftwood furniture.Rob was preceded in death by his son Kramer, his parents Pat and Bud Blackwell, and his sisters Shelley Wirtzfeld and Kira Young.Rob is survived by his brother and sister-in-law Mike and Saundra (Caldwell) Blackwell, nephews Jordan, Alex (wife Stephanie, son Jaxon), and Elliott Blackwell. He is also survived by his sister Kira’s children Mary Blackwell, RJ Clement, Miranda Young, and William Young.A celebration of life ceremony will occur in the not-to-distant future. Location and time are yet to be determined. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Robert Dee Blackwell, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Frances Strazicich

Oct 05, 1943 - Feb 13, 2024

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Anacortes, WA

Frances Strazicich, 80, of Anacortes, was called home to God on February 13, 2024, surrounded by her loving family. A full obituary is in the works and will be uploaded soon. In the meantime, please share memories of condolences by signing her online guest register at Evans and bookmark this direct link to her memorial site to check for further updates: www.evanschapel.com/obituary/frances-strazicich

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