Posts Tagged ‘celebration of life’

Lanie and Steve Kiel, forever rockin’ the gym. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

A celebration of life has been set for Lanie Kiel.

The much-loved Wolf Mom, who treated her daughter’s teammates as additional children of her own, bestowing hugs and non-stop encouragement, passed away in March after a ferocious battle with cancer.

Lanie’s soaring spirit and gentle kindness will be honored in an event set for the Coupeville Rec Hall.

The celebration will run from 4:00-8:00 PM Friday, Aug. 19.

“In true Lanie style we will honor her with a simple gathering with light refreshments, good music, and great people,” said daughter Kacie.

Attendees are asked to wear pink or Hawaiian prints.

If you have any photos, videos, or song requests for the slideshow, they can be sent to katiekiel13@gmail.com.

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A celebration of life has been set for Coupeville High School grad Brandon Graham, who passed away earlier this month.

The son of Jim and Dee Wheat, he was 32, and leaves behind a wife and two young children.

The celebration is set for Saturday, Sept. 11 on Whidbey Island.

For those interested in attending, you can request to join the event’s Facebook page at:


There is also a GoFundMe page set up to assist Brandon’s family, which can be found here:


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L to r, Larry, Troy, Kristin, and Sylvia Hurlburt. (Photos #1 and #3 courtesy Sylvia Hurlburt)

A celebration of life has been set for beloved Wolf mom Kristin Hurlburt.

It will be Saturday, July 24, with an 11 AM service at Sunnyside Cemetery in Coupeville, followed by a noon reception at Living Hope Foursquare Church.

Sunnyside is at 90 Cemetery Road, just off State Route 20, while Living Hope is just down the road at 105 NW Broadway.

Kristin, who worked for the Coupeville School District for many years, was among the most-enthusiastic, and caring, of local parents.

She and husband Troy were always there as son Larry and daughter Sylvia competed in events as diverse as track and field, cheerleading, and dance.

Hurlburt and Eileen Stone dig in at a CHS graduation breakfast. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

While her battle with cancer ended too soon, Kristin remains with us, her graceful smile always in our memories.

Even when she was gently needling me about not making it to enough track meets in person, she did it with such grace and love.

A truly amazing woman, and one of my personal favorites.

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A celebration of life has been set for South Whidbey High School senior Taylor Daniels, who died from injuries suffered in a car crash Monday in Freeland.

Daniels, 17, was a member of the Falcons soccer team.

He and older brother Nevin, 19, were turning onto Highway 525 from Honeymoon Bay Road and were hit by an oncoming truck.

The celebration of Taylor’s life is August 2 at the South Whidbey Sports Complex in Langley.

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all attendees are asked to honor the state’s mandate to wear masks.

The event will be held outdoors, allowing for social distancing.

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