The Skagit County Recorder: 16 Dec 1986, Deed to Bernard M. Senville, a single man 3/12/2004, deed sold by Bernard M. Senville and Sharon Pell, wife 5/15/2006, Lack of Probate Affidavit, Sharon Pell, deceased Later ones in his name only.
Snohomish County Recorder (Everett).No records found by last name. King County Recorder-Seattle.No records found by last name. Pierce County Recorder - Tacoma(Ft Lewis).No records by last name. Kitsap County Recorder - Port Orchard/Bremerton.No records by last name. --County Recorder records do not go back that far online.IF you know he lived in the an area further back in time (back to his 1965 departure from the military), contact might be warranted for information in those areas.If there was a death of his first family, there should be a deed record changing property from joint to his own based on a death.If there is a quit claim deed, that might indicate a divorce versus a death. --Again, if you KNOW he lived in an area back in time, a review of the City Directories could be done to see if a spouse name is identified.It could also identify his type of employment.Sometimes the actual employer's name is identified.At 65/66, he may not have retired until recently.
I looked up Superior Court records and found six records pertaining to Bernard: These cases wre in Pierce, Skagit, Bellingham Munical.The one in Lincoln County, he was identified as Respondent.The Court Case 02-3-03189-1, dated 10/10/2002.I ran the name of Sharon E. Pell, she is identified as Petitioner in this case.She is also identified in other cases, one being a Deceased case. --Cases back further in time are available in the Superior Court Clerk's office (a legal requirement).
The Social Security Death Index is NOT an index of people that died, or people that died having a Social Security Number.If he died in January, he would be listed ONLY if his death information was sent by funeral home, county coroner, etc. to the Social Security Administration and his Social Security Number was known AND on the notification of death.The respondent to his Death Certificate may or may not have been knowledgable of a SSN number. --Because his death is so recent, the SSA may have records as to his SS benefits.There is a Death Benefit (currently about $255.00).If it had been paid, they would have a record identifying the person receiving the payment.
As far as his estate.If there are family members that are receiving property, benefits under his estate, an IRS filing may be required.As such, the executor would have the right to obtain information from the IRS pertaining to his descendants.While IRS records are sealed, a loophole pertaining to filing exists as to needed information for filing.Check with your tax attorney, or person working the estate legal documents.
If an obituary WAS published, that means someone in the family or friends were willing to pay the fee.The funeral home does not just publish an obit, especially if there is no next of kin or information to put into an obit.BUT, if an obit WAS published, it might identify the funeral home, which would identify the name/s of persons paying for his funeral. ---The Washington State Library has a free research service, the ask-a-librarian program, where they will look for information in the archives, in this case the newspaper microfilm for an event.They will look up to an hour and send you the results.Contact them at: http://www.secstate.wa.gov/library/ask.aspxhttp://www.secstate.wa.gov/library/ask.aspx . For an obituary: http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/Obituaries.aspxhttp://www.sos.wa.gov/library/Obituaries.aspx Depending on the amount of requests, it could take up to a couple of weeks.