The Anacortes American provides several options for obituary listings both in print and online.



Full Obituaries

Full obituaries include text about the deceased either sent in by families or funeral homes. These can vary in length considerably, depending on what is submitted. The cost of a full obituary depends upon its length and whether photos are included.


The cost is included in the column inch charge for area taken up by the use of 1 or 2 photos (usually about 1.5 inches per photo). Obituary photos are printed in color.

Online listing

All obituaries are uploaded to the The Anacortes American website and to

Submitting an obituary

To submit an obituary, death notice or celebration of life notice:

Funeral homes should visit

Private parties or family members can submit an obituary at

Common to all types of obituary listings


The Anacortes American covers Anacortes area.


  • Obituary deadlines are *Monday-Thursday by 2:30 PM to publish the following day.
  • Saturday deadline is Friday by 11:30AM.
  • Sunday deadline is Friday by 1:30 PM.
  • Monday deadline is 2:30PM Friday.
  • Courier Times and Argus obituaries deadline 11:30AM Thursday.


The Anacortes American reserves the right to reject or change copy at the publisher's discretion.