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.
Virginia Lee Keefe, age 82, passed away May 6, 2013 in Sedro-Woolley. She was born October 13, 1930, in Tacoma, Washington, to Hugh and Esther (Thorston) Campbell.
She met and married her husband of 59 years, James Keefe. They soon after began their family and had 3 children. Virginia enjoyed taking care of her family and provided them with a warm and loving home. She had many interests which included reading, crossword puzzles, cooking and gardening and always had fresh flowers in her home.
Robert John Separovich, 89, a lifelong resident of Anacortes, Washington passed away at his home to the loving arms of his heavenly Father on Sunday, May 5, 2013 after a long illness.
Bob was born on January 26, 1924 in Anacortes, Washington, the son of Antony Separovich and Marija Bosnich Separovich. As a young man brought up during the Depression era, Bob went to work at the age of 15 to help support his mother as his father had passed away early in his life and one year later Bob was commercial fishing in Alaska.
Richard Curtis Buell, 77, of Anacortes, passed away at his home on Monday, May 6, 2013 surrounded by his family.
He was born on January 26, 1936 in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Chauncey and Lucille (Mark) Buell, the youngest of three siblings.
Dick graduated from Mayfield Heights High School in 1954 and enlisted in the U. S. Navy in 1955 to travel and see the world. That he did, and in 1963, met his future wife and life partner, Mei-Yu, while stationed in Taiwan. They were married in 1968 and shortly thereafter, moved to Anacortes.