in memoriam

Evelyn "Pete" Mason, 86, died peacefully on July 13, 2011, in Bellingham, where she had resided since 1954.

Born Oct. 8, 1924, in Grand Junction, Colo., Pete was the daughter of Edward and Margaret Peterson. Her mother had emigrated from Scotland, and late in life Pete was happy…

Hugh Fleetwood, 81, passed away peacefully at his Bellingham home on July 17, 2011, from complications of Parkinson’s disease.

He was born March 18, 1930, in Grayling, Mich., to Arthur and Dorothy Fleetwood. Hugh grew up in Beulah, Mich., on the shores of Crystal Lake. After…

Andrew Allen Hoskinson, 60, died peacefully at home on June 23, 2011, from natural causes. He was 60 years old.

The third child of Robert and Mildred Hoskinson, Andrew was born Oct. 20, 1950, in Creston, Iowa, a city he'd eventually begin calling "Leave-It-To-Beaver-land."…

Ethan Ryan Remmel, 41, an associate professor of Developmental Psychology at Western Washington University, died at home on Monday, June 13, 2011, 10 days after teaching his last class and a year after being diagnosed with terminal cancer.

He is survived by his partner…

H. Ron Ballough passed away unexpectedly at home in Edmonds, Washington on April 8th, 2011. Ron was born in California Nov. 21, 1937, and moved to Seattle in 1943 with his mother and brother.

Ron graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1955 and met his wife Sharon at the Maple Leaf…

Gerard F. Rutan, 76, passed away March 30, 2011, in Bellingham. He was born March 3, 1935, in Great Falls, Mont., to Joseph and Helen (Giltner) Rutan.

Jerry was the oldest of six children. He served in the U.S. Army for two years and earned the Soldier of the Month award twice. He…

Linda Thompson, a longtime administrative assistant at Western Washington University, passed away March 1 after a long, courageous battle with cancer.

Linda was born May 3, 1961, and would have celebrated her 50th birthday this year.

She was full of energy, donating her time…

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