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Sylvester Edmondson

Apr 12, 1962 - Oct 25, 2023

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Mount Vernon, WA

Sylvester Lee Edmondson, age 61, of Mount Vernon, Washington, passed away Wednesday, October 25, 2023 in Mount Vernon. He was born April 12, 1962 to Richard Strickland and Maggie Edmondson in LaGrange, Georgia. Lee married his wife of 37 years, Barbara Talley on April 29, 1986 in Oak Harbor, Washington. Lee served in the U. S. Navy for 22 years and was the recipient of numerous awards including Meritorious Unit Commendation, Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation with Operational Device, and ...Read More

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James Joseph Fedenuik

Dec 25, 1966 - Feb 26, 2024

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Mount Vernon, WA

James Joseph Fedenuik “FedRock” passed away at the age of 57 on February 26th, 2024, in Mount Vernon WA. James was born in Riverside California as the youngest of seven to Steve and Anna Marie Fedenuik on December 25, 1966. Jim lived in Riverside Ca before his family moved to Bellingham WA. He graduated from Sehome High School in 1984. In his younger days he enjoyed snowboarding, skateboarding and camping with friends and family. He became an avid equipment operator and worked for numerous construction companies in Whatcom County. One highlight of his life was making his dream pond on his property. It was his perfect place for fishing, camping and the occasional fireworks. Jim is survived by Daughter Brittany Fedenuik, Grandson William Fedenuik. Son Hunter Fedenuik. Sisters Rose (Mark) Greenawalt, Janet Fedenuik, Claire Bolasky, brother Tom Fedenuik, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is proceeded in death by his parents Steve and Anna Marie Fedenuik, brother Steve Fedenuik, and sister Laurie Buswell.A Celebration of Life will be at a later date.To plant Memorial Trees in memory of James Joseph Fedenuik, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store. Memorial Donation

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Marguerite (Punkie) Daniels

Dec 15, 1937 - Feb 24, 2024

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Mount Vernon, WA

Marguerite (Punkie) Daniels Punkie passed away February 24, 2024 at Ashley Gardens in Mount Vernon, WA from a long battle with dementia at the age of 86.Marguerite was born in Wallace, Idaho on December 15, 1937 to Charles and Pearle Virtue.

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Vangie Herdt

Aug 04, 1950 - Feb 26, 2024

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Mount Vernon, WA

Vangie Herdt peacefully departed on February 26, 2024, surrounded by her family. Born on August 4, 1950, in the Philippines, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Dentistry from Virgin Milagrosa University, Philippines. Married to her beloved Ivan Herdt for 29 years, Vangie cherished spending time with her family, indulging in reading, connecting with loved ones through video calls, and mastering American desserts. She found immense joy in her great-grandchildren, Jackson and Gavin, and formed a special bond with her stepdaughter Ivana, who provided invaluable support from the beginning and was adored by her nieces and nephews for her warmth, attentive listening, wise advice, and kindness. Before retiring, Vangie served as a dentist, professor, and Orthodontic Assistant. Following retirement, she devoted herself to her late husband Ivan, cherishing every moment spent with him. After his passing, she continued to prioritize family, spending precious time with her siblings. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Ivan Herdt, and her parents, Jose and Francisca Austria. A Viewing will be held on March 6 at 6pm at Hawthorne Funeral Home and Memorial in Mount Vernon, Washington.

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John Forest Sweeney

Feb 26, 1945 - Feb 25, 2024

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Mount Vernon, WA

Obituary John Forest Sweeney, 78, passed away peacefully on February 25, 2024, in Mount Vernon, WA. He was born on February 26, 1945, in Alexandria, LA to John and Mary Sweeney. John graduated from Bolton High School, Alexandria LA before receiving an associate’s degree from Leeward Community College, Pearl City, Hawaii. He then attended and got his bachelor’s degree from St Martin’s College, Lacey, WA. John enlisted in the United States Navy on March 21, 1966, and was commissioned Ensign LDO 1977.John served his country proudly and enjoyed a long career in the Navy until he retired in 1990. His service took him all over the world and he was stationed in many places including USS Dalgreen, USS Dubuque, Ship Repair Facility Pearl Harbor, HI, USS Tarawa, Naval Facility, Pacific Beach, WA, Navy Personnel Command, Washington DC, Naval Electronics System Command, Washington DC, andNaval Ship Repair Facility, Subic Bay, Philippines. John was also very involved with the Boy Scout’s of America and was a troop leader and trained through Troop 12. After John retired, he was an avid Genealogist. John met the love of his life Pauline and the two were married at Long Beach CA Naval Station in 1969. John is survived by his wife Pauline Sweeney, son Douglas Sweeney, daughter in law Rebecca Sweeney,and two grandchildren Kai Sweeney and Mia Sweeney. He is also survived by his sisters Gloria Noceti, Josephine Baguley, and Yvonne Hall, and many nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Lorena Sweeney, father John Francis Sweeney and stepmother Cynthia Sweeney, sister Geraldine Guillory and brother Paul Sweeney. Please visit www.hawthornefh.com to share your thoughts and memories and sign the online guest register. Arrangements are under the care of Hawthorne Funeral Home, Mount Vernon, WA.To plant Memorial Trees in memory of John Forest Sweeney, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Evangeline Austria Herdt

Aug 04, 1950 - Feb 26, 2024

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Mount Vernon, WA

Vangie Herdt peacefully departed on February 26, 2024, surrounded by her family. Born on August 4, 1950, in the Philippines, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Dentistry from Virgin Milagrosa University, Philippines. Married to her beloved Ivan Herdt for 29 years, Vangie cherished spending time with her family, indulging in reading, connecting with loved ones through video calls, and mastering American desserts. She found immense joy in her great-grandchildren, Jackson and Gavin, and formed a special bond with her stepdaughter Ivana, who provided invaluable support from the beginning. Vangie was adored by her nieces and nephews for her warmth, attentive listening, wise advice, and kindness.Before retiring, Vangie served as a dentist, professor, and Orthodontic Assistant. Following retirement, she devoted herself to her late husband Ivan, cherishing every moment spent with him. After his passing, she continued to prioritize family, spending precious time with her siblings. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Ivan Herdt, and her parents, Jose and Francisca Austria. She is survived by brothers and sisters, Arsenia del Puerto, Elizabeth Ruiz, Jose Henry (Helen) Austria , Perla (Perry) Caasi, Ruben (Loreby) Austria, Margie Olitin, Rene (Luz) Austria, Lilia (Doods) Junio and also by her Washington family Ivana (Perry) Wood, Trisha (Travis) Radich, Jackson and Gavin Radich and a dear friend Sandy Peterson. A time of viewing will be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 from 10:00am to 5:00pm at Hawthorne Funeral Home, Mount Vernon, WA.A graveside service will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 1:00pm at Hawthorne Memorial Park, Mount Vernon, WA. Please visit www.hawthornefh.com to share your thoughts and memories and sign the online guest register. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Evangeline Austria Herdt, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Patricia Rosedale Carpentier

Dec 01, 1936 - Feb 22, 2024

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Mount Vernon, WA

Patricia Rosedale Carpentier, 87, of Mount Vernon, Washington, passed away on February 22, 2024 after a short illness. Patricia, “Pat”, was born on December 1, 1936 to Harry and Edna Rosedale in Monrovia California. After graduating from Monrovia high school in, 1954, she married Augustine, “Bud” Pelos in 1955. They went on to have three children, Regina Nanette, Alison Kimberly and Belinda Diane. A second marriage to Lawrence Carpentier produced a son, Roger Lawrence. During her working years, Pat trained and worked as a psychiatric nurse at Lanterman State Hospital. She was dedicated to serving the children and teens who were on the ward she worked. Pat was also a passionate horticulturist. When she wasn’t leading Girl Scout troops or at a PTA meeting, she could be found in her yard or giving her time and talent to the community planting trees and flowers. Pat also loved road trips and was always up for adventure. She often would say “observe the beauty of nature” while driving down the road. She also loved world travel and has visited many countries including Tasmania, Egypt, and India. Even as mobility became less and less, Pat always had plants and plenty of seed for the birds right outside her picture window. We will miss her greatly! Pat was predeceased by her parents, her sister Arlitha Wentz, brother Harry Rosedale Jr. and both spouses. She is survived by her brother Lance Rosedale, her four children, eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.In lieu of flowers please send donations to Hospice of the Northwest in Mount Vernon Washington, they were a blessing to her in the end. A memorial is to be held at Big Lake Community Church, 23684 Dalacey Ln, Mount Vernon, WA 98274 on Saturday May 4th, at 11:00am. Please RSVP if you would like to join us for a potluck luncheon after the service.Please visit www.hawthornefh.com to share your thoughts and memories and sign the online guest register.Arrangements are under the care of Hawthorne Funeral Home, Mount Vernon, WA.To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Patricia Karen Carpentier, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store. Memorial Donation

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Elma Elizabeth Johnson

Dec 13, 1925 - Feb 20, 2024

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Mount Vernon, WA

On February 20, 2024, Elma Elizbeth Johnson joined her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, demonstrating the same humility and grace with which she lived her 98 years of exemplary, productive life of faith and good works.A memorial service honoring Elma will take place Saturday, April 13, 2024 at 1:00pm at Bethany Covenant Church, 1318 South 18th Street, Mount Vernon, WA.A full obituary to follow in April.Arrangements are under the care of Hulbush Funeral Home, Burlington, WA.

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William Charles Mazza

Jul 06, 1935 - Feb 24, 2024

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Mount Vernon, WA

William Charles Mazza, age 88, of Mount Vernon, Washington passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2024.

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Cola Jean Webster

Feb 28, 1940 - Dec 19, 2023

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Mount Vernon, WA

Cola Jean Webster, beloved Mother, Grandmother and sister passed away at the age of 83 on December 19, 2023 in Mount Vernon, Wa. She was born on February 28, 1940 in Nebraska City, Nebraska, daughter of Frank and Gene Chapin . Oldest of four children, Cola acquired her name from the Coca-Cola logo of the bottling plant which her father managed for many years in Nebraska City. Her name was always a topic of conversation. Cola excelled in school and was an accomplished pianist and clarinet player. She loved the water and was an excellent swimmer and waterskiier. In 1957, her family moved from Nebraska City to Long Beach, California seeking more opportunities. Upon graduation, she worked in Yellowstone National Park for two summers, including 1959 when the devastating earthquake hit. Upon return to Long Beach, Cola worked briefly for Southern California Edison then eventually moved to Tacoma, Wa. where she began work with Weyerhauser in their accounting department. Many years and promotions later, she decided to move north to Anacortes, Wa. where she began work in plywood mills. Cola dedicated many years to millwork and management rolls in the industry. Anacortes plywood mill encountered a devastating fire leading Cola to seek more millwork and new residency in Bellingham, Wa. She continued this occupation until partially retiring in 2005 when she decided to settle in Mount Vernon, Wa. so she could be close to her daughter and two grandchildren. Cola dedicated her life to her family making sure she was always available to help and she wholeheartedly gave to her family and friends, bringing immense joy to their lives. Cola is preceded in death by her two younger sisters, Christine McArdle of Jupiter, FL., Claire Thornton of Greensboro, NC, her daughter, Pelar Holmes of Burlington, Wa. and her two grandchildren, Vincent Holmes of Burlington, Wa. and Chesah Holmes of Burlington, WA. Please visit www.hawthornefh.com to share your thoughts and memories and sign the online guest register. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Cola Jean Webster, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Rodrick Floyd Siverson

May 26, 1950 - Feb 07, 2024

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Mount Vernon, WA

Rodrick Floyd Siverson of Mount Vernon, Washington, age 73, passed away on February 7, 2024 at Skagit Valley Hospital. He was born on May 26, 1950 in Seattle, Washington to Floyd and Lucienne (Rodrigue) Siverson.Rod retired from Seattle City Light after 35 years of service and was a member of the IBEW local 77. He began his career at City Light as a helper, became a lineman and eventually moved up to be Manager 3, leading crews and projects throughout the Seattle area. He was proud of his role in the growth and transformation of the city we see today. Before being hired by Seattle City Light he worked at Alley Chevrolet for 3 years and became Service Manager.Rod married the love of his life, Suzette (Sue) Fleury on September 23, 1988. They lived in Everett for 28 years before moving to Mount Vernon in beautiful Skagit Valley.He was very athletic and was an avid snow skier and water skier. He coached soccer and little league for his boys. Rod successfully climbed Mt. Rainier which is no small feat. One of his biggest loves was cars and he owned a red Corvette which he loved to wax to keep to a perfect shine. For many years he and Sue would travel on weekends and holidays to Sunland in Eastern Washington for the sun and boating. His biggest joy was his grandchildren. The grandchildren loved going to Sunland where their Papa took them swimming in the pool and inner tubing behind the boat. He would let them drive the boat and honk the horn while sitting on his lap – “living the dream”.Rod was known for saying “Every day I wake up and see the ceiling is a good day” and “a lineman could do a better job”.Rod is survived by his wife, Sue; his sons, Adrian and Arron; seven grandchildren, Eric, Brandon, Atlas, Nadina, Maike, Matthew, Jaden; and his sister, Janet Wood.A Memorial Service will take place on Sunday, February 25, 2024 beginning at 1:30 PM at Kern Funeral Home, followed by a social time in Kern’s Social Room. Inurnment at Mount Vernon Cemetery will take place at a later date. A Celebration of Life is being planned for May 11th at Bay View Community Center.In lieu of flowers, the family suggests you make donations to the American Heart Association (https://www.heart.org/en/affiliates/washington/puget-sound). You are encouraged to send your memories and condolences to Rod’s family at www.kernfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the care of Kern Funeral Home, Mount Vernon, Washington.

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