Ben I. Lanphere Jr., 78, passed away January 3, 2013 after a long illness.
Ben was born June 28, 1934 in Oak Harbor, WA. He was raised in Coupeville, graduating from Coupeville High School.
He is survived by his wife, Karen; daughter, Shirley; three sisters and one brother; one grandson and one granddaughter and three great-grandchildren.
He was a longtime Grange member and a retired volunteer fireman
of Alger Fire Dept.
He lived in Skagit County over 40 years and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and square dancing.
There will be a memorial service for Ben at a later date when the weather is better.