John (Jack) Myron Kidder, 88, of Anacortes went to be with his wife, Celeste, on Friday morning, June 7, 2013 at Fidalgo Care Center.
He was born on November 21, 1924, in Anacortes, the son of Earnest John (E.J.) and Marcella “Ann” (Stankus) Kidder, the oldest of four children.
Jack served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Caiman submarine. He was on four war patrol assignments in the South Pacific with the USS Caiman. Jack was a life member of the U.S. Submarine Veterans. Following the Navy, he was employed in Civil Service at NAS Whidbey and also, gillnetted on his boat the “Siwash.”
Richard James Waters, Sr., 88, of Anacortes, passed away at Skagit Valley Hospital on Monday, June 3, 2013.
He was born on December 11, 1924, at Swedish Hospital in Seattle, WA, a son to John M. and May (Doyle) Waters. Richard’s father John was an engineer working on the Grand Coulee Dam, and it was there that he spent his childhood and graduated from Coulee High School in 1943.
Artrude “Trudy” Dorothy Franklin, at the age of 92, went to heaven to be with her husband, Tony, on Sunday, June 2nd, 2013.
Trudy was born Sept. 22, 1920 in Winnipeg, Manitoba to Emma and Philip Daum. Her father was a Baptist minister and the family moved about every 5 years until they settled in the Vancouver, B.C. area in her later teen years.
Trudy attended Business College following high school where she developed her clerical skills which she used the rest of her life. In 1952 she decided to join her sister, Lorraine, and her husband in Seattle and became a U.S. citizen.
She met her future husband, Tony, at the First Baptist Church in Seattle and they married in 1953. They had one daughter, Margo, in 1958.
Beverly Margarite Chapman (Worcester), beloved family member and friend, passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 21, 2013 at age 96.
She was born in Waterloo, Iowa in 1916 to Herbert and Iva Worcester. Bev lived on the family farm in Iowa during her childhood and early teenage years. She attended high school in Modesto, California.
She married Stanley Chapman in 1935 and had two children, Carolyn and Keith. They lived in Southern California from the 1940s through the 1960s.
Karen Rae Johnson, 64, of Anacortes, Washington died Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at Island Hospital in Anacortes.
She was born on July 27, 1948 in Des Moines, Iowa, the daughter of Ray and Evelyn (Slaughter) Van Antwerp.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 22, 2013 at the Anacortes First Baptist Church with a reception to follow at the church.
A full obituary will be published at a later date. Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands. To share memories of Karen, please sign the online guest register at www.evanschapel.com.
Beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Kathleen Marie Kipp, 70, of Anacortes, passed peacefully in her sleep at home on June 1, 2013.
She was born July 24, 1942, in Glendive, Montana, to James and Donna Griffith of Wibaux, MT. After WW II, her family returned to Wibaux, MT where Kathleen was raised until her senior year of high school when they moved to Livingston, MT, where she graduated from Park High School.
She married Merlin Kipp on August 17, 1963, and was looking forward to her 50th wedding anniversary. Together they raised three sons and a daughter. They moved to Anacortes in 1976.