Our Beach Watchers/Sound Water Stewards community has lost another fine volunteer, Grace Hilliard, BW class of 1994, who died in Coupeville on December 22 at the age of 89. In the days of trainee notebooks that weighed as much as a glacial erratic, Grace was a godsend in copying and putting together the hundreds of pages into training notebooks for many new classes of Beach Watchers. Grace was an active volunteer at Admiralty Head Lighthouse. Also, she assisted Susan King and Jan Holmes in setting up the beach bio-monitoring program, and she monitored Lagoon Point beach and assisted at others for several years. Anyone who met Grace was graced by her cheerful smile, her infectious giggle, and her generous heart.
Some Whidbey folks from the Beach Watchers class of 1994 [from archives]
Missing from photo: From Camano – Dr. Pam Cooper & Dr. William Allen, Donald Farmer, Pat Nash, Pam Trojanoski; Howard Shuman. Others from Whidbey: Cheryl Bradkin, Doug Dailer, Mildred Eisenhower, Kim Hallahan, Walter Jones, Richard Payne, Bill Thrailkill