Obituaries
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Marvin Warren Rowland was born January 22, 1944, to Emmitt Rowland and Verdna Mae Bryant in Macon, Georgia. He died April 3 at St. Anthony Hospital in Gig Harbor. He was 76 years … more
Longtime Longbranch resident John Graves died Feb. 16. He was 92 years old. Born in Seattle, John attended Franklin High School and joined the Merchant Marines when he was only 17 … more
Terrance “Terry” Lloyd O’Hara, born Nov. 14, 1934, in Lakebay, to Jim and Kathleen O’Hara of Vaughn, died Feb. 24 at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia.  Raised in … more
Born June 4, 1928, in Providence, Rhode Island to Gladys Whitehead and Nelson Matteus Paulhus, Jacqueline Mae Traynor died at home in Vaughn Feb. 14. She married Owen … more
Peter Hitt, who swept many a chimney on the Key Peninsula for more than 30 years, died Feb. 5 in Gig Harbor from complications of Parkinson’s disease. He was 70 years old. more
Craig Paul Hunter was born Aug. 8, 1950, to parents Paul and Lee Hunter in San Jose, Calif. and died at his Lakebay home Nov. 24. His love of plants began early in life, earning a … more
Born May 22, 1948, in Chelsea, Massachusetts to parents Henry and Gertrude Lick, Eric Von Lick died Sept. 10 at his home on Rocky Bay in Gig Harbor. Eric grew up in Seattle. During … more
Mary Watson died Oct. 22 at her home on Rocky Creek on the Key Peninsula. She was 93 years old. She was a lifelong Unitarian Universalist and a member of the Tacoma congregation for … more
Richard A. “Dick” Dixon died Oct. 3 after a year plus bout with cancer. He was born May 2, 1935, in Natick, Massachusetts, to Arthur and Avis Dixon. Dick relocated to Washington … more
Elsie Vezzani of Gig Harbor died Sept. 8, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born Nov. 19, 1933, in Colton, Washington, the youngest daughter of Frank and Teresa Busch. Elsie graduated … more
Virgil Iverson was born in Bellingham, Washington on April 17, 1934 and died Sept. 3, 2019. He grew up in the town of Snohomish and graduated from Seattle Pacific University and Bethel … more
Louis M. Padilla died July 30, 2019, following a five-week battle with cancer. He was 76 years old. more
Bill was born May 26, 1950, to Clarence and Virginia Vanlaanen, and lived 69 years on the Key Peninsula until his death June 16. While growing up, he worked at his dad’s gas station … more
Obituaries Myrna Jean Williams died peacefully September 9. She was a 20-year resident of the Key Peninsula area. Prior to that she lived in Seattle and worked for various television and radio … more
Born March 13, 1945, to John and Marie Chakirian in Bryan, Texas, Voski grew up in Cashmere, Washington. She died peacefully in her home in Lakebay June 9. more
Born June 20, 1934, in Neah Bay, Washington, a community he talked about throughout his life, Richard Allan Van Cise died peacefully July 25. He treasured his family, each of whom he … more
Longtime Key Peninsula resident Ruth Chambers, 85, died June 25. She was born March 1, 1934, in Yankton, South Dakota, to Roy and Anna Walling. She had three siblings: Madaline, Paul … more
Born June 29, 1962, Kathlene A. Dalton died peacefully June 10 at her home in Gig Harbor.  Kathy worked as a respiratory therapist for over 20 years and volunteered for many years … more
Known locally as “the jam man,” Warren Edward Ensor died in a car crash near his Lakebay home July 6. He sold homemade jellies, horseradish and bread to benefit Ashes, the … more
Dorothy Bouvia Lusby died June 3 at Comfort Haven Adult Family Home in Midland, Washington. She was 108 years old. Born Dorothy Mary Keck March 13, 1911 in Biggsville, … more
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