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Marblemount - James "Walking Jim" Patrick O'Malley, Sr., age 67, of Marblemount, Washington, passed away November 26, 2021, in Bellingham, WA. He was born June 28, 1954, in Chincoteague, Virginia to William Joseph and Nina Vivian (Ricard) O'Malley. Jim is survived by his son, James Patrick O'Malley, Jr.; daughter, Julie Ann O'Malley. WALKING JIM SAY'S "GO FISHING'. Share your memories of Jim and sign the online guest register at .

Bellingham - Ralph Lafrance Fahey -"Moose"- passed away in Bellingham, WA on October 18th, 2021 at the age of 81. He was born in Redondo Beach, California on November 13th, 1939 to parents Paul and Mildred. Ralph graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1958 after lettering 3 years running in football, wrestling, and track. He went on to have a career in football and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio in 1995 and also the Pacific NW Hall of Fame in 2014. Ralph married Pat Fahey on June 24, 1989. He enjoyed his hobby of woodcarving and was very talented at the craft. He was preceded in death by his parents and an older sister. Memories and/or condolences can be shared at:

Anacortes - Cindy Hubner was born in Anchorage, Alaska on June 27, 1949, the daughter of Chet and Eleanor Cox. She passed away on November 11, 2021, at Skagit Valley Hospital of cancer. Her family moved to Bellingham when she was one. She grew up there and graduated from Bellingham High School in 1967. She attended WWSC until her marriage to Jon Hubner, who was in the U.S. Navy. Then she began a life of travel as she joined Jon in his deployment around the U.S. and Taiwan. She had two sons, Ian and Michael, who were both born at the Naval Hospital in Taipei. During Jon's deployment in the US, she had many working positions and one with DOD group in California called NEMESIS as a secretary. Near the end of her husband's Navy career, they moved back to Bellingham and she took a position with Haggen Inc and attended WWU receiving a degree in Psychology in 1995. The family moved to Anacortes in 1996 and have resided there since. Cindy ultimately retired as a wine specialist, after 26 years, having worked in Bellingham, Arlington and Burlington stores. During the last couple of decades, she was well known as the redheaded wine lady by her customers. Cindy is survived by her husband, Jon of Anacortes, her son Ian of Bellingham, her grandchildren: Griffin of California, Enzo and Oona both of Bellingham. She is also survived by her siblings: Pat of California and David of New Mexico. Cindy was predeceased by her parents and her son Michael. Cindy had a sharp wit and an easy way with people. She loved ZUMBA. More specifically Cindy was an artist at heart. She loved to draw and was an avid beader, both of which she was good at. Cindy will be deeply missed. Remembrance of Cindy may be made to The Salvation Army. To share memories of Cindy, please sign the online guestbook at

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La Conner - Calvin R. Edwards, Sr. 62, a lifetime resident of Swinomish passed away Thursday, October 7, 2021 at St. Joseph Hospital in Bellingham. Prayer services will be held on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 6:00 PM followed by funeral services held on Monday, October 11, 2021 at 10:00 AM. Both services will be held at the Social Service Building at Swinomish. Arrangements are under the care of Kern Funeral Home.