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Burlington - Paul D Ericson, 75, of Burlington, WA passed away peacefully on December 6, 2021, in Bellingham, WA. Paul was born on July 29, 1946 in Seattle, WA to Jesse and Elsie Ericson. He met and married Marian (Williams) Ericson in 1987. Paul worked for Puget Sound Energy as a Mechanic and retired after 27 years of service. He enjoyed traveling in their RV, spending time with family and friends, and showing his cars at various car shows. His hobbies included antique cars and wood working. Paul was a member of SOCC, AARC of Bellingham, WA and BC, Canada Ford Retractable Clubs, and Ana-Sams Camping Club. Paul is survived by wife Marian Ericson; children Kimberly (Michael) Johnson of AZ, Karen (Tim) Hannah of WI, Shannon (Richard) Marshall of OR; stepchildren Jason (Kristy) Schlund of WA, Amanda (Kenneth) Johnsen of TX; and eleven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings James Ericson of WA, Carolyn (Wayne) Barger of LA, Lyndee Ericson (William Arsers) of WA. Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Elsie Ericson; son, Jeffrey Ericson; grandson, Kalen VanNorman; and brother Eugene Ericson. A celebration of life will be held in the spring of 2022. Please visit to share your thoughts and memories and sign online guest register. Arrangements are under the care of Hawthorne Funeral Home, Mount Vernon, WA.

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HAMILTON — Hamilton residents fleeing from rising water were left to wonder Monday whether their homes are still standing.

Two Skagit County men have been charged with first-degree attempted robbery after they allegedly lured a man to buy a car then attempted to rob him.

Get to Know: T.J. Larrick of Mount Vernon, who is grant writer for Skagit Habitat for Humanity and has an interest in cars.