Miscellaneous Skagit County, Washington Obituaries

Carl Frederick Long

 Carl Frederick Long, 69, of Anacortes died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000. 

 He was born Jan. 30, 1931, in Fort Smith, Ark., to Margaret Mae and Carl Henry Long.

 He attended grade school and Fort Smith Junior High and graduated from Fort Smith Senior High School in 1948. Carl enlisted in the U.S. Army in January 1949 at Hot Springs, Ark., and was assigned to the band at Hot Springs Army Navy Hospital. He was transferred in 1950 to the 293rd Army Band, General Headquarters, Far East Command, Tokyo, Japan. 

 While assigned to the 293rd Army Band Carl met and eventually married Yoshie Fukuda on July 30, 1951. Upon his discharge from the Army, Carl worked for the Skaggs Drug Store chain for about two years, after which he joined the accounting department at J.C. Penney Co. department store. While employed with J.C. Penney, Carl continued his education at Southern Methodist University, where he received his bachelor degree in business administration in 1958. Carl's 30-year career at J.C. Penney included section head, office supervisor, assistant office manager, accounting project manager and accounting systems coordination manager. 

 Carl and his wife Yoshie moved to Anacortes in 1989, when they built a home in the Seaview Division of Fidalgo Island. Carl was very active in the local music scene, having played with the Skagit Community Band, the Roadkill Jazz Orchestra and other instrumental groups. 

 In 1993, Carl organized the big band "The Wind Machine," which continues to perform, in its original size and smaller versions, at many venues throughout Skagit Valley and in Bellingham and other cities. 

 Carl was preceded in death by a younger brother, Gary C. Long, a member of the U.S. Navy.

 He is survived by his wife, Yoshie; three sons and their families, Carl F. Long, Jr. and his wife Deborah of Middletown, N.Y., Martin W. Long and wife Diane of Garland, Texas, and Robert W. Long and wife Shirley of Crystal Lake, Ill. ; grandchildren, Rachel of Middletown, Alec, Samantha and Rachel of Garland, and Justin, Collin and Stephanie of Crystal Lake; sister, Sharon A. Long of Fort Smith, Ark.; brother, Richard Long and his wife Laura of Atlanta, Ga.; two nieces, Peggy and Ruth, and nephew Richard. 

Benny Louis Colacino

 Benny L. Colacino, 84, of Anacortes, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000, at Island Hospital in Anacortes. 

 Benny was born May 15, 1916, in New Haven, Conn., the son of Anthony and Mary (Astorino) Colacino. In 1937, he came to Anacortes with the Civilian Conservation Corps. Benny enjoyed commercial fishing, cooking and helping others. At age 81, Benny threw his boots overboard and retired from fishing. He was active at St. Mary Catholic Church and the Anacortes Elks Lodge. 

 He is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Denny and Laura Griswold-Colacino of Purdys, N.Y., and son, Terry Colacino of Las Vegas, Nev.; daughter and son-in-law, Patti and Gerry Lumsden of Kingston, Wash.; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Louis and Helen Colacino, Gene and Cathy Colacino, and Arthur and Tsuneko Colacino; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Gloria and Charles, Dolly and Edward, Edith, and Eileen, all of N.J.; numerous nieces, nephews cousins and friends.

 Memorials may be made to the Anacortes Elks Club fund designated for helping children in need. 

 A Mass of Christian Burial was Friday, Aug. 4, 2000, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Anacortes, followed by a gathering at the Elks Club. Committal was Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, at Haven Hall Mausoleum in Grand View Cemetery, Anacortes.

Lola Marie (Meagher) Beall

 Lola Marie Beall, died July 1, 2000, in Dallas, Texas. 

 Lola was born Nov. 8, 1927, in Pomona, Kan. as Lola Marie Meagher.

 The Meaghers moved to Anacortes around 1932, and there she spent most of her young life. After completing high school in Anacortes, Lola attended Washington State University. 

 She married John Beall in Seattle in 1954 and began her life of travel around the U.S. with her family. She loved cooking, literature and opera, and was an active citizen, frequently volunteering and writing letters in support of political reform.

 She is survived by a daughter, Allyson of Tampa, Fla.; a son, Jay of Dallas; brothers Dan Meagher of Sequim and Joe Meagher of Everett; sister Kathleen Halle of Anacortes; and granddaughter, Charlotte of Dallas.

 Memorials in her name are suggested to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, P.O. Box 910888, Dallas, Tex. 75391-0888.

Norris Martin Estvold

 Norris Martin Estvold, 67, beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, at Island Hospital.

 He was born Jan. 8, 19334, in Fergus Falls, Minn., to Martin and Almeda Estvold. He moved to Anacortes in 1946.

 Mr. Estvold, who was captain of the football team and a state boxing champion, graduated from Anacortes High School in 1952. 

 In 1952, he married his high school sweetheart, Yvonne (Vonnie) Glasoe, and they made their home in Anacortes. 

 Mr. Estvold spent his early years as a builder, constructing and remodeling houses, as well as fishing commercially near Kodiak, Alaska. During this time, he became involved in real estate and property development. He was instrumental in the development and construction of the Thrifty Shopping Center, along with other commercial buildings and properties in Anacortes.

 Mr. Estvold had a lifelong love of horses and animals and, after his retirement, he focused his energy into shaping the family farm into a park-like paradise for his family and friends. His greatest pleasure was watching noisy, joyful grandchildren swimming, riding horses, fishing and boating on his farm. With few words yet abundant energy, he created a sanctuary of great beauty, peace and abounding love.

 He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Milford; and a sister, Violet Vance.

 Mr. Estvold will be greatly missed by his beloved wife, Vonnie; three children, Guy Estvold, Terie Kenote and her husband, Jim; Steve Estvold and his wife, Delrae; his sister, Frances and Al (Curley) Engen and eight grandchildren, Branden Green, Guy Estvold, Sarah, Hannah, David, Deborah and Daniel Kenote and Joshua Estvold, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. 

 In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the National Arthritis Foundation.

  By his request, the family will hold a private gathering.

Elaine Alberta Louise Limoges Felt

 Elaine Felt, 84, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at Island Hospital in Anacortes.

 She was born Oct. 31, 1915, in Vulcan, Alberta, Canada, to American parents, John and Cordelia Deranleau Limoges.

 She moved to Winter, S.D., early in her childhood and later to Mount Vernon. She lived in a small house on Kamb Road, where she met and married Henry W. (Hank) Felt. They married on March 14, 1935, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Mount Vernon. 

 The Felts lived on Kamb Road all their married life in the house Mr. Felt was raised in. They had eight children, all of whom attended Catholic school. Mrs. Felt was a longtime member of Immaculate Conception Church.

 She loved her church and was an active member in it. She also belonged to the TOPS Club and the Harmony Birthday Club.

 In 1968, Mrs. Felt returned to school and earned her GED and her nursing degree. She retired in 1986.

 She loved helping others, gardening (she could make anything grow), reading and travel. One of her trips was to Maui, Hawaii, in November 1993. Mrs. Felt also enjoyed cooking and baking and was devoted to her family.

 She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Henry W. Felt; a daughter, Nancy Pendry; a brother, Gerald Limoges; sisters, Genevieve  and Monica O'Bryan; and a grandson, Ken Grace.

 Mrs. Felt is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce Grace of Mount Vernon, Linda and Jack Vadset of Mountlake Terrace; Theresa and Steve Durkee of Mount Vernon, and Julie and George Mears of Spokane; her sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Suzanne Felt of Anacortes, David and Pam Felt and Chris and Cheryl Felt of Mount Vernon; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, as well as a very dear friend, Betty Peterson.

 Remembrances are suggested to your favorite charity or to the St. Joseph Center, 215 N. 15th St., Mount Vernon, Wash., 98273.

Cdr. Ernest W. Baxter, USN Ret.

 Ernest W. Baxter, 84, formerly of Anacortes, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000, at his Ferndale home.

 He was a retired U.S. Navy commander.

 Mr. Baxter was born Jan. 5, 1916, in Los Angeles, Calif., to Ernest W. and Minnie (Schweikert) Baxter Sr.

 He was a member of Pearl Harbor Survivors, a World War II and Korean conflict veteran, and had been stationed in Japan and Australia. Mr. Baxter was proud to have served 24 years in the Navy.

 He also was a member of the Northwest Corner Woodworkers and a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge.

 In 1976, he retired from Texaco Refinery in Anacortes.

 For many years, Mr. Baxter enjoyed working in his shop refinishing and creating beautiful furniture. His family and many friends will miss his wit and wisdom.

 Mr. Baxter was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Baxter.

 He is survived by his wife, Dolores (Nelson) Baxter, of the family home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Gordon Roberts of Bothell and Anita and Mike DeLancey of Ferndale; two sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Lellani Baxter of Peoria, Ariz., and Gordon and Nadine Baxter of Auburn; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and a sister and brother-in-law, Beatrice and Walter Klingenberg of Cottonwood, Calif.

 Memorials are suggested to the Friends of the Anacortes Library, 1209 Ninth St., Anacortes 98221; Anacortes Senior Center, 1701 22nd St., Anacortes 98221; or the Ferndale Senior Center, 1998 Cherry St., Ferndale 98248.

 A memorial service is pending. Inurnment, with full military honors,  will be at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.

Geraldine "Gerri" Gomm

 Geraldine "Gerri" Gomm, 93, of Anacortes, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, in Anacortes.

 Mrs. Gromm was born  July 28, 1907, in Phillipsburg, Mo., to Frank and Mary Cutchin.

 Mrs. Gomm was a retail saleslady and store manager for 45 years. 

 In 1931, she married Robert Gomm in Chicago, Ill. 

 She was preceded in death by her husband in 1962 and also by five sisters and one brother. 

 Mrs. Gomm is survived by a brother, Lyle Cutchin, and his wife of Fort Meyers, Fla; a niece and nephew, Betty and Bill Garrett of Anacortes; and several other nieces and nephew. 

 Memorials are suggested to the Anacortes Christian Church, 1211 M Ave., Anacortes, Wash. 98221.

Bill DeRouchey

 Guemes Island resident Bill DeRouchey, 78 , died suddenly Oct. 5 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Bellingham.  

 He is survived by his wife, Patricia; a son, Brad; a daughter, Julie, and two granddaughters, Alicia and Amber.

 Memorial services were held at Guemes Island Community Church at 2 p.m. on Oct. 10.  

 Memorial gifts can be sent to Anacortes Animal Relief Fund (AARF), P.O. Box 906, Anacortes, WA 98221 or Summit Assistance Dogs, 5458 West Shore Rd., Anacortes, WA 98221.

Ronald A. Llewellyn

 Ronald A. Llewellyn, 87, died Oct. 11, 2000, after a short illness.

 Llewellyn was born in London, England, moving to Cleveland, Ohio, at 8 years old. He attended school there and graduated from Western Reserve University. He married his wife, Hermia, and then moved to Bellevue, where he lived for the past 55 years.

 Llewellyn loved his weekly trip to visit the Soroptimist Thrift Store and his boating friends. 

 He is survived by his wife, Hermia; four sons, Ronald M., John, James and George; and 10 grandchildren.

Mahlon Preston "Terry" Lamoureux III

 Anacortes resident Mahlon Preston "Terry" Lamoureux III, 68, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000. 

 He was born Dec. 5, 1931, in Minneapolis, Minn. He was raised in Minneapolis and Pacific Palisades, Calif., where he graduated  from University High School in 1950. 

 He served in the U.S. Army, then went to work for Douglas Aircraft Company while finishing his college education at Santa Monica City College. He was a service manager at West Boat House in California for five years, then changed professions and went to work for Rockwell International - Rocketdyne Division working on the space program. 

 On Nov. 19, 1967, he married Carollei Heinz in Sherman Oaks, Calif.  He enjoyed sailing the Channel Islands from 1981 to 1991. He retired from Rocketdyne in 1991 after 26 years, 15 years as a machinist/manager and the last 11 years as a technical writer. He moved to Anacortes in 1991. 

 His hobbies and interest were racing Formula III cars in California.  He collected antique outboard engines and was an active member of the Antique Outboard Association in the Puget Sound Chapter. He built runabout and hydroplane boats. He started his grandson racing "J stock hydros" last year. He still raced "Classic B Runabouts" with the Whidbey Island Roostertails. He was an avid volunteer member in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 17 and loved to sail, fish and crab in his 29.9 Bristol sailboat around the San Juan Islands with his wife and family.

 His is survived by his wife Carollei; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Larry Earwood; son James Lindsey; grandson J.D. Earwood, all from Anacortes; sister, Nancy Lamoureux  of Lopez  Island, brother and sister-in-law Richard and Carolyn Lamoureux  of California; sister, Lisa Parvin of Mercer Island; brother, Tim Lamoureux of California; step-mother Charlotte Lamoureux and many nieces and nephews. 

 There will be no memorial service, but the family asks that donations in remembrance be given to the following organizations: U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 17, Fidalgo Senior Center, Whidbey Island Roostertails and the Antique Outboard Association Puget Sounders Chapter. 

Grace Vesta Pickering

 Grace V. Pickering, 82, of Lopez Island, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000, at the Olde English Roses Adult Family Home in Friday Harbor.

 She was born March 8, 1918, in Bend, Ore., the daughter of Alva and Pearl (Golden) Kilpatrick. Grace was raised and received her schooling in Bend, graduating from Bend High School. 

 While visiting her uncle on Lopez Island, she met and later married Richard Pickering on Dec. 29, 1936. 

 Grace was an avid bridge player and golfer. She was a charter and lifetime member of the Lopez Island Golf Club. She was also a wonderful cook especially known for her pies. 

 Grace is survived by her husband, Richard, of Lopez Island; a daughter and son-in-law, Janet and David Schwartz of Lopez Island; a son and daughter-in-law, Dick and Barbara Pickering of Lopez Island; a daughter, Merry Pickering of Anacortes; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Melvin Kilpatrick of Bend, Ore. and Bob Kilpatrick of Las Vegas, Nev.; and a sister, Doris Barnes of Bend, Ore.

 In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Lopez Island Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 155, Lopez Island, Wash. 98261. 

Willard K. Terrill, Jr.

 Willard K. Terrill, Jr., 63, of Anacortes, died Friday, Oct. 20, 2000, in a local care center. 

 He was born Feb. 22, 1937, in Santa Monica, Calif., the son of Willard and Ila May Terrill. He moved from California in the early 1940s, received his schooling in Onalaska, Wash., and spent 20 years in the Navy. He has been a resident of Anacortes for the past 15 years. 

 Willard is survived by two sons, Willard Terrill of California and Patrick Terrill of Spokane, Wash.; a daughter, Marilee Pierce of Anacortes; two brothers, Herbert A. Terrill of Anacortes, and Daniel Terrill of Oak Harbor; his granddaughter, Misty Terrill; and four nephews and a niece. 

 He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.

 Private interment will be in Fernhill Cemetery, Anacortes. 

Helen Louise Berger

 Helen Louise Berger, 77, a resident of Ottertail Lake, Minn., and Anacortes, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, at Island Hospital. 

 She was born April 17, 1923, in McVille, N.D., the daughter of Leonard and Louise Burns. She was raised and attended school in Grand Forks, N.D., and graduated from the University of North Dakota with a bachelor's degree in marketing. She also graduated from St. Cloud State with degrees in art and English. She was employed as a teacher in Olgilvie, Minn., for several years and as a housemother for Delta Delta Delta sorority at the University of North Dakota for 10 years. 

 She was preceded in death by her former husband, Phil. R. Berger, M.D.

 Helen is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Dallas Sween; her son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Carol Berger; her son and daughter-in-law, Craig and Lynda Berger; grandchildren, Laura and Joanne Sefkow and Brian, Aaron and Aria Berger; as well as a sister, Mildred Burns Johnson. 

 A private memorial service for the family will be held at a future date in Minnesota. 

Lois Sarah Cheldelin

 Lois Sarah Cheldelin, 91, of Mount Vernon, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, at Skagit Valley Hospital. 

 She was born Sept. 6, 1909, in Portland, Ore., the daughter of Pearl and Ethel (Pilcher) Darling. At an early age she moved with her family to Nebraska and returned to eastern Washington in 1919.

 At midnight on Jan. 1, 1930, she married Earl Vernon Cheldelin, in Dayton, Wash. They celebrated 67 years of marriage on Jan. 1, 1997. Earl preceded her in death on Feb. 7, 1997.

 Mr. and Mrs. Cheldelin owned and operated the general store in Gate, Wash., for several years. They lived in Olympia for two years and then moved to Anacortes in 1946. She moved to Mount Vernon in 1969 and has lived in Park Village for 20 years and has enjoyed residency at Logan Creek for the past four years. 

 Mrs. Cheldelin was a Sunday School teacher for many years at the Anacortes Baptist Church. She was an avid bowler and enjoyed dancing, cooking and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Darlene and Joe Thramer of Bow; two sons and daughters-in-law, Lyle and Yvonne Cheldelin of Bellingham and Melvin and Kay Cheldelin of Issaquah; 12 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, one sister, Emily Davis of Ramona, Calif., and numerous nieces and nephews. 

 Memorials are suggested to Skagit Valley Hospital Family Birth Center, 1415 East Kincaid St., Mount Vernon, Wash. 98274.

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