Photos by Tag: Funk

July 20th, 2010

Bridge 75 years old

Today, July 31, marks the 75th anniversary of the opening of Deception Pass Bridge (1935). This photo was taken during a mid-span celebration event on the 50th Anniversary of the bridge (1985). Among those pictured is Anacortesan Wallie Funk (center, with water carafe), who plans to attend the 75th anniversary event as well. At the […]

June 11th, 2010

It’s now official!

After more than six decades, it’s official! Anacortes resident Wallie V. Funk was acknowledged officially as a UW graduate at a ceremony conducted on June 10 by the Department of Communication. It’s been 62 years since Funk last banged about the campus as a student. Photo courtesy of UW photographer Kristina Courtnage Bowman. See AnacortesToday […]

August 13th, 2009

Principal Pam

Anacortes High School Principal Pam Estvold met with hundreds of AHS alums last weekend during the 2009 All-Class Reunion. Among them was Jim Funk, retired Anacortes businessman. See Activities section for more reunion photos.

October 23rd, 2008

UW honors Funk

Former newspaper publisher Wallie Funk (right) poses for a photograph with Neil McReynolds shortly after a ceremony during which Funk and five others were inducted into the University of Washington Communication Department Alumni Hall of Fame. McReynolds, a long-time friend, was inducted into the prestigious Hall of Fame in 2005. He introduced Funk at the […]

June 9th, 2008

Journalism honors

I was sitting on this exciting piece of news, but the Skagit Valley Herald reported it this morning, so the cat’s out of the bag: Wallie V. Funk of Anacortes has been named to the University of Washington Department of Communication Alumni Hall of Fame. Funk, 85, was born in Anacortes and spent most of […]

April 30th, 2006

Funk exhibit

Anacortes native Wallie Funk (center) celebrated his 84th birthday on the same day as the opening of a new photo exhibit at the Anacortes Museum. Funk, former publisher of newspapers including the Whidbey News-Times and the Anacortes American, enjoyed a Saturday evening event that drew hundreds of friends and history buffs including Skagit Valley Herald […]

January 22nd, 2006

WWI Veterans

This downtown mural by artist/historian Bill Mitchell pays tribute to two Anacortes men who fought in World War I. On the left is Wallie Funk, Sr., a mural crafted after a photograph taken in France in 1917. On the right is Charles Pinson, USN, USS Chabaulip, 1917. Funk’s son Wallie owned the Anacortes American in […]

August 28th, 2003

Teachers get head start

All throughout the community, teachers like Didi Funk at Island View Elementary School spent time this week preparing their classrooms for students. Funk, a veteran fifth grade teacher, was conducting an “out-with-the-old” sweep of her classroom at the time this photo was taken. For more back to school photos, see Activities section.

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