Brooke Rishe Baier, 96, of LaConner, WA died peacefully on May 9th, 2013.
Brooke was born in Tower City, PA on December 30th, 1916. He received a degree in engineering at Lehigh University and was a veteran of WWII, flying in B-17s over Europe.
He worked as an engineer for many years, raised 3 children and retired to share an art gallery in Anacortes, WA with his wife Shirley E. Jones Baier.
Jeanne Olsen, 72, passed into the loving arms of her heavenly Father on May 8, 2013 in Anacortes, WA.
She was born in Fall River, MA June 22, 1940 to Elmer and Germaine (Martin) Olsen. As a young child she loved to read, embroider and sew, sewing a first dress for herself at the age of 10. She graduated from Durfee High School in 1958, earned a B.A. in textile design from Bradford Durfee College of Technology in Fall River in 1962 and an M.A. in education from Bridgewater State Teacher’s College, Bridgewater, MA.
Ron, 77, of Anacortes died May 15, 2013.
Survived by his three children Ron Jr., Carole and Rick; two brothers Keith, Les and sister Margie; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; life friend Karene Jones and extended family.
No service will be held.
A memorial service for Derwin Myhr will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 17, 2013 at the First Baptist Church of Anacortes.
Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel & Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands. To share memories of Derwin, please sign the online guest register at www.evanschapel.com.
David Lawrence Babarovich, a life-long resident of Anacortes, passed away April 19, 2013 in Kodiak, Alaska. He was born to John (Pat) and Beverly (Rush) Babarovich on April 29, 1968, joining his big brother John, to complete the family.
Dave’s early years were spent walking the docks with his retired fisherman grandfather, John Babarovich, stopping at each fishing boat to hear the latest news. Years later, the older Croatian fisherman still referred to Dave as “Johnny’s boy.” His favorite activities included baseball, soccer, wrestling, football and duck hunting with his Dad and friends. He and his brother were active in the local Croatian cultural group, Vela Luka. After graduating from Anacortes High School in 1986, Dave followed in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps, as a commercial fisherman in Alaska.
Atom Fairweather slipped away peacefully at home on May 3, 2013. His devoted wife, Becky was at his side.
Atom grew up in Colorado and Arizona, but spent the best, most exciting years of his life, working and living in Kodiak, Alaska where he fished crab in the winter and tendered salmon in the summer. Atom was in Kodiak during the “heyday of Kodiak King Crab” which, like the California Gold Rush, will never return again. During these memorable times, Atom earned his reputation as a capable, dependable captain of the F/V Tidings.