Miscellaneous Skagit County, Washington Obituaries

Helen B. Storey

Helen B. Storey, 81, of Anacortes, died Jan. 22, 2001. She was born Helen B. Campbell on Dec. 14, 1919, in Vancouver, Wash.

Helen had lived on Shaw Island for 20 years and was well-known in the San Juan Islands for her love of music and her cello. She often performed with other talented island musicians and considered all of them to be wonderful friends.

She served on the Shaw Island Library Board and Shaw Islanders, Inc. One year she was chairman of the auction, which proved her pioneer spirit of hard work and lots of fun. She was an avid gardener, hostess and a dedicated Christian

Helen was preceded in death by her husband, David S. Storey, and her son, David C. Storey. 

She is survived by her daughter, Suzanne Emwright, of Seattle.

Albert L. Erickson

Albert L. Erickson, 80, of Anacortes, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital in Bellingham. He was born Aug. 5, 1920, in Anacortes, and is the son of T. Edward and Lola E. (Speer) Errickson. 

He attended school in Anacortes through the eighth grade. In 1942, he joined the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1946.

Albert married Thelma Thomas in September of 1951 in Anacortes.

For many years he worked as a commercial fisherman and for Smilk Beach Oyster Co. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma; brother, Raymond Erickson; and grandson, Dan Hansen.

He is survived by two daughters, Sharon Hansen of Anacortes and Sandy Sullivan of Las Vegas, Nev.; two stepdaughters, Vicki Garcia and Patricia Nassar of Las Vegas; four granddaughters, Elizabeth Darrow of Stanwood, Kim Parmer of Maple Valley, Christal Balthazor of Sudden Valley, Destiny Farnum of Las Vegas; one grandson, Damien Brehmer of Anacortes; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Memorials are suggested to the Skagit Valley Kidney Center, 1415 E. Kincaid, Mount Vernon, Wash. 98274.

Arlyne A. Perkins

Arlyne A. Perkins, 89, of Lopez Island, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at her daughter's home on Lopez Island. She was born June 25, 1911, in Algona, Iowa, the daughter of Amass and Ina (Yeager) Ditsworth. 

Her family moved to the West Coast when Arlyne was about 10 years old. Arlyne moved to Lopez Island 23 years ago. In 1980, she married Otis Perkins. 

Arlyne enjoyed playing golf, oil painting and woodcarving. She was active in the Lopez Senior Center and also loved to travel. She visited Hawaii and New Zealand.

Arlyne was preceded in death by two husbands, one brother and two sisters.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Christy and Tom Caldwell of Lopez Island; sister, Gladys Eckstein of Salem, Ore.; two grandsons, Michael Byrd and his wife, Anne, of Marysville and Christopher L. Caldwell of Lopez Island and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Lopez Island Hospital and Home Support.

Burial took place at Evergreen-Washelli Cemetery in Seattle.

Alda R. Moore

Alda R. Moore, 86, of Anacortes, died March 9, 2001.

She was born on March 25, 1914, in Bellingham,to John and Nellie (Culp) Patch. She was raised and educated in Bellingham. On Feb. 25, 1935, she married Howard Vernon Moore.

Although she lived in Washington state most of her life, residing in Bellingham and Monroe, Alda lived in Hood River, Ore., from 1955 to 1959. For the past 20 years, she lived in Anacortes where she enjoyed crocheting, arts and crafts and playing cards with friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard; three brothers; four sisters and three grandchildren. 

Alda is survived by two sons, Vernon Moore and wife Elena of Lakeview and Raymond Moore and wife Sally of Hood River; three daughters, Betty Knake of Anacortes, Ruth Wake and husband, Marvin of Concrete and Dorothy Craig of Hood River; sister Laura Arstead Baker of Ferndale; sister-in-law Dorothy Patch of Marysville; brother-in-law William Winge of Portland; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A graveside service for Alda took place Saturday, March 17, 2001, at Pine Grove Cemetery in Hood River. Vault interment followed.

Arrangements were in the care of Anderson Funeral Home in Hood River.

Lois Aletha Nicholson

Lois Aletha Nicholson, 91, a 12-year resident of Anacortes, died Wednesday, March 21, 2001.

She was born on Dec. 19, 1909, in Shoals, Ind., the daughter of George and Alice (Weiniger) Evans. 

Lois married Floyd Nicholson on Feb. 15, 1930, in Shoals and they later moved to California where they lived until Floyd retired in 1970. 

After his retirement, they moved to Anacortes to be near their children. 

Lois' family knew her as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George, in 1998.

Lois is survived by two daughters, Alice Dickey of Anacortes and Cathy Schanken of Everson; nine brothers and sisters; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Memorial services for Lois were held on March 24, 2001, at Evans Funeral Chapel.

Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel in Anacortes.

Dorothy Noble

Dorothy Noble, 79, of Anacortes died Saturday, March 24, 2001, at Island Hospital in Anacortes.

She was born on Oct. 23, 1921, in Wenatchee to Florence Milton Birman and Alonzo D. Birman. She married the man of her dreams on April 26, 1942, in Everett. Her husband called her "Mighty Mouse" because she helped him do everything including construction projects, even on top of and under the house.  They stayed married for 57 years until he died. 

She created beautiful handiwork (and often created hats, lap robes, baby clothes and more for the needy), flowers and decorations for every season.  She was a member of Anacortes Christian Church. She loved beautiful music and her church choir. She was as strong in her prayers as in her life, the core of conviction in her family. She will be greatly missed by her family and a wide circle of friends. 

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn H. Noble; a son, Glenn H. Noble, Jr. (Lucky); her mother and step-father, Florence and John Maxin and a sister, Betty Kaufman. 

She is survived by two daughters, Dianna Robb and Joanne Jordan of Anacortes; three granddaughters, Dana Walters of Bellingham, D'Andra Robb-Bryan and husband Dan of Mount Vernon, Darcy Robb-English and husband Rob, of Mount Vernon; three great-grandchildren, Devvan Robb-Bryan, Robert (Robby) English III and Dakota Robb-Bryan, all of Mount Vernon; other family members including James Birman of Bellingham, Harold and Rose Noble of Everett, Eldon and Pat Noble of Marysville and Nola and Dick Monaghan of Bellingham and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Paramedic Fund/Medic One, c/o the Anacortes Fire Department, 1016 13th St., Anacortes, Wash. 98221. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Chapel, Anacortes.

Gleneva E. Clemo

Gleneva E. Clemo, 80, of Lewiston, Idaho, died Friday, March 16, 2001.

She was born on Nov. 13, 1920, in Colfax to Glenn and Lillian Corrin. 

In 1938, Gleneva graduated as valedictorian of her high school class in Albion. That same year, she married her first husband, Melvin Anderson, who died in 1952. In 1953, she married her second husband, Robert Brown. She earned her Licensed Practical Nurse degree in 1968 from Lewis-Clark Normal School. One year later, she divorced Robert. Four years later in 1973, she married George Clemo, who died in 1994.

She nursed in Orofino, Idaho and also Anacortes until her retirement. She was a longtime member of the Church of God in Orofino, Anacortes and later in Clarkston. 

Gleneva also enjoyed making handicrafts that were exhibited with many honors each year at the Nez Perce County Fair in Lewiston, Idaho. Her last years were spent being a fortress to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her family will remember her by the time, love and support she gave her family.

She is survived by brothers Grenold and Neil Corrin; children Nora Coe (Anderson), Jerri Anderson, Melissa Brown, Andrew Brown, Debra Keener (Brown), Wade Brown; stepchildren, Chuck Biando, Sharon Menne, David Clemo, Gerri Clemo, Michael Clemo, Lori Schouer, Thomas Clemo and Joyce Schmelz and also numerous grandchildren, great-grandhildren, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service for Gleneva took place on March 19 at the Church of God in Clarkston.

Arrangements are in the care of Mountain View Funeral Home in Lewiston.

Glen Garth Gliden

Glen Garth Gilden, of Riverside, Calif., died Sunday, March 11, 2001, in Riverside.

Glen was born in Anacortes on Sept. 12, 1926, the son of Glen and Charlie Brown Gilden. He attended the Salvation Army as a young teenager when his cousin invited him to the afternoon Sunday school because of a contest. When the Salvation Army switched their Sunday school to Sunday mornings, he was hooked and continued attending because they had made him the record sergeant.

He attended Anacortes High School and Washington State College in Pullman before transferring to Whitworth College in Spokane from which he earned a bachelor's degree in 1948. In 1964, while stationed in Portland, he earned a master's degree in social work from Portland State University.

In 1947, Glen married Melba Osborn, the daughter of Major and Mrs. Walter Osborn. Together, they entered the Training College from Spokane, in the Peacemakers Session. They were commissioned in 1949 and appointed to Bremerton. In the years that followed they were corps officers in Helena, Mont., Bellingham and The Dalles, Ore. In 1956, they were sent to open the Harbor Light Center in Portland, as well as to serve as the Family Service Director and City Coordinator. In 1964, they were appointed to Denver, Colo., as Family Service Director and later for Divisional Secretary in Denver and also Phoenix, Ariz.

They served eight years in Hong Kong where Major Gilden headed The Salvation Army Social Services Department with some 50 units and assisted in the training of social workers for the U.S. Government and the various social work training institutions. He helped head the Army's work for refugees in Hong Kong when Vietnam fell.

They returned to the U.S. where he served as the Assistant Principal and Business Director at the School for Officers' Training at Rancho Palos Verdes and then as Community Relations and Development Director at the Southern California Divisional Headquarters in Los Angeles. Shortly after, they returned to overseas service in the then Latin America North Territory with headquarters in Mexico City. They served in that territory before, during and after the earthquakes in Mexico City, the volcanoes in Columbia and mudslides in San Salvador. During their 46 months south of the border, he was the Territorial Property and Public Relations Secretary, Social Services Secretary and Project Writer.

They returned early to prepare for Nigeria at the General's request and during the delay in receiving visas, they commanded the Riverside, Calif. Corps for 33 months. While stationed in Riverside, Major Gilden was responsible for the oversight of the erection of the present building before retiring in September of 1991.

Following retirement, the Major accepted post-retirement service as the Director of The Salvation Army Door of Hope in San Diego until 1994, and in 1995 became the Donor Relations Chaplain for the Southern California Division.

Glen and Melba had four children, Sharon Christine Gayagas of Kauai, Hawaii, Glen Garth of Visalia, Calif., Sheryl Cathleen Jones of Auburn, Captain Ronald Gary Gilden stationed at San Rafael, Calif., an 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. 

Glen is survived by his wife,Melba and two brothers, Elmer of Anacortes and William of Sacramento.

An afternoon celebration of Glen's life took place on March 16, 2001, at the Riverside Corps with Lt. Colonel Herbert J. Wiseman officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Southern California Retired Officers Endowment Fund for national retired officers in third world countries. Donations may be sent to The Salvation Army Territorial Headquarters, P.O. Box 22646, Long Beach, Calif. 90801-5646. Cards and letters may be sent to the family at 26145 Goldenwood St., Sun City, Calif. 92586-3773.

Arrangements are in the care of Akes Family Mortuary in Riverside, Calif.

Loretta Jean Allen

Loretta Jean Allen, 74, of Anacortes, died Monday, June 11, 2001, at a local hospital.

A full obituary, including a funeral-service notice, will be printed in a later edition of the American.

Arrangements are under the care of Evans Funeral Chapel of Anacortes.

W. Wayne Killinger

W. Wayne Killinger, 77, of Anacortes, died Saturday, June 2, 2001, in Anacortes, following a lengthy illness.

He was born Feb. 18, 1924, in Portland, Ore., to Victor C. and Luella (Porterfield) Killinger. Wayne graduated from Bellevue High School and attended Tufts University in Massachusetts.

He also served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and Korea. Wayne retired from Pacific Northwest Bell after 32 years of service. 

After raising their family in Bellevue, Wayne and his wife, Mary, retired to Guemes Island. On the island, he pursued his lifelong avocation of carpentry, building the beachfront home where he lived for 22 years.

Friends and neighbors frequently called upon Wayne for guidance and assistance with building and carpentry projects. His loving family and friends will miss  Wayne's presence on the beach. 

Wayne leaves behind his wife, Mary; a son, Terry; three daughters, Kathryn Killinger, Carol Oshima and Karen Murakami and seven granddaughters.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Children's Organ Transplant Association (COTA), For Madeline, 2501 COTA Drive, Bloomington, Ind., 47403.

Arrangements were under the direction of Evans Funeral Chapel of Anacortes.

Private interment took place, with no memorial service.  

Lyle V. Underwood

Lyle V. Underwood, 84, of Oak Harbor, died Friday, June 8, 2001, at Island Hospital.

He was born Feb. 6, 1917, in Priest River, Idaho, to Vernon and Addie (McWilliams) Underwood. He was raised in Aberdeen and moved to Anacortes in 1930.

Lyle was employed as a cannery worker for Fisherman's Pack for 37 years. He then worked for Whitney-Fidalgo until his retirement.

On Jan. 30, 1951, he married Jean R. Spromberg in Anacortes. They lived in Anacortes until 1970, when they moved to Oak Harbor. 

Lyle was a member of the Anacortes Eagles, Aerie No. 249, for 50 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking. He especially loved his grandchildren.

Lyle was preceded in death by his wife, Jean, on April 2, 1987, and by one brother and three sisters.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Lyla and Archie Lillis of Oak Harbor; two grandchildren, David Lillis of Ellensburg and Brenda Dunville and her husband Paul of Everett and one niece, Arlene McKay of Aberdeen.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society, POB 1594, Oak Harbor, Wash., 98277.

In keeping with his wishes, no service is scheduled. Inurnment took place at Maple Leaf Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Burley Funeral Chapel of Oak Harbor.

Dr. Wesley Neal Manor

Dr. Wesley Neal Manor, 67, who had a practice in Anacortes at one time, died suddenly early Saturday morning, June 9, in Oak Harbor.

He was a resident of Oak Harbor.

Dr. Manor was born Aug. 16, 1933, to Mildred and Wesley Manor in Lancaster, Calif. As a child, he had a love for music and was an accomplished pianist. 

Dr. Manor served four years in  U.S. Army intelligence in the early 1950s. Deciding on a career in medicine instead of music, Dr. Manor graduated from the California College of Medicine, now the University of California at Irvine, in 1964. 

In 1965, he moved with his family to Coupeville and opened one of the first family practices on Whidbey Island. This was a happy period in Dr. Manor's life because making house calls still was a common occurrence and payment for his services often took the form of produce or other barter. 

During this time, Dr. Manor also was instrumental in Whidbey General Hospital's inception and development. In 1971, he returned to school at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Ore., and completed his ear, nose and throat specialty residency.

In 1975, Dr. Manor and his younger brother "Dr. Norm" opened two ear, nose and throat clinics, one in Mount Vernon and the other in Anacortes. The brothers practiced together until 1980, when "Dr. Neal" returned to Coupeville to practice -- a town that he loved. 

Dr. Manor also served as director of the Island County Health Department for several years, while running his busy practice. In addition, he traveled to Ketchikan, Alaska, several times a year to provide needed ENT medical services to patients in that remote area.

Dr. Manor is survived by his beloved wife, Rhonda, in Oak Harbor; three children from his first marriage to Jeannette Beatty of Anacortes -- daughter Janell and her husband Colin Key of Scotland, son Darrin and his wife Karey Manor of Bainbridge Island and daughter Tonja and her husband Jason Dunton of Anacortes; two stepsons from his marriage to Rhonda -- Joshua and his wife Rachael Lancaster of Oak Harbor and Lee Lancaster of North Carolina. He also is survived by his brother, Norman Manor, M.D., of Miles City, Mont. and by eight grandchildren, Lauren and Ellen Key, Sarah and Jordan Manor, Alex, Megan and Taylor Dunton and Jacob Lancaster.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to The Neal Manor Fund, c/o Whidbey Island Hospital Foundation, POB 400, Coupeville, Wash., 98239.

Memorial services for Dr. Manor are 1 p.m. Friday, June 15, 2001, at Burley Funeral Chapel in Oak Harbor

Arrangements were under the direction of Burley Funeral Chapel.

Evelyn Kerr Wingett

Evelyn Kerr Wingett, 78, died Wednesday, June 6, 2001, in Anacortes.

She was born April 4, 1923, in Pleasant Valley, Mo. 

A 30-year resident of Bellevue, Evelyn is survived by her devoted husband, Byron; her daughters, Jennifer Wingett of Anacortes and Janet Wingett of Seattle; her son, Randy Wingett of Herndon, Va.; and four grandchildren, Becky and Melissa Gelder and Michael and Alex Wingett.

A family memorial gathering is planned for August on her favorite Whidbey Island beach. 

Arrangements were under the direction of Evans Funeral Chapel of Anacortes.

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