Dennis Carlson, age 66, passed away peacefully at his family’s home on Sunday, March 31, 2013 from complications of cancer surgery.
Dennis was born in Anacortes, WA on July 22, 1946. He spent his youth there before his family moved to South Carolina in 1964.
He graduated from Rock Hill High School in 1966. He went on to attend Clemson University where he received both his BS and MS in Ceramic Engineering. Dennis went on to become the President of NRG Ceramics, Inc. in Marietta, GA.
Derwin Myhr, 96, of Anacortes went to be with the Lord on March 31, 2013 with his family at his side.
He was born in Braddock, North Dakota, was a high school teacher for 40 years in Iowa, and settled in Northwest Washington when he retired.
Visitation for Derwin will be Thursday, April 4, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Evans Funeral Chapel in Anacortes. A memorial service is planned at a later date at his beloved Baptist Church.
To share memories of Derwin, please sign the online guest register at www.evanschapel.com.
Claire Tietjen VanderVejt passed away on March 20, 2013 in Wenatchee, WA.
She was born December 13, 1950 in Anacortes.
She is survived by 2 sons, Ken Wolf of Des Moines and Anthony Wolf of Soap Lake; and 1 brother Eric Tietjen of Anacortes.
Private services will be held.
Steven Oliver Sauer, 49, died unexpectedly while fishing on board the American Beauty in the Bering Sea on Sunday, March 24, 2013.
Steve led a rich and varied life from the time he was born in Frankfurt, Germany on May 22, 1963 to Ilse Sauer. The family immigrated to America in 1968 and eventually settled in Anacortes, the town that became his home.
Steve graduated from high school in 1981 and began working in the fishing industry as a commercial fisherman, a line of work that he loved and went back to many times.
Diane Chitty, 79, of Anacortes, Washington passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at Rosario Assisted Living in Anacortes.
She was born on October 26, 1933 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the daughter of Clement and Edna (Martin) Hannum.
After graduating from high school, she was hired by Bob Ellis in Ketchikan, AK to work for Ellis Airlines in the early 1950s.
Oriole followed her heart into the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and is whole after more than a decade of health struggles.
She is missed by her children: Oriole Sylvia Wicks Kintz of Anacortes, Washington, Leonard Marcus Wicks of Costa Mesa, California, Elvira Faye Vered Wicks Flickner of Nixon, Missouri, and Alveena Denise Wicks Gamblain of Kingwood, Texas; 14 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.