Hi Patricia, An Amanda Sophronia Gossage, Age-64, d. 23 Aug 1932, Sedro Wooley, Skagit County, WA, Father's Name=Marion Duncan, Mother=Sarah Duncan. Source Washington State Digital ARchives, http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/.
A Joseph Henry Gossage, Age=79, d. 25 May 1951, Bellingham, Whatcom Co., WA, Father=Will D. Gossage, Mother=Mary M. Dickson.
An Amanda S. Duncan, parents and siblings were living in 1870 in Township 12, Range 6, Pope Co., IL. Francis M. Duncan, head household, b. TN, 27 yrs old, farmer. Sara J. Duncan, wife, b. IL, 25. Amanda S. Duncan, b. IL, 2. Mary C. Duncan, b. IL, 1.
You can request a copy of Joseph's obituary from Random Acts Genealogical Kindness, www.raogk.org, read instructions, choose Washington, choose Whatcom Co.
You can request Amanda's from the Washington State Library, http://www.secstate.wa.gov/library/ask.aspxhttp://www.secstate.wa.gov/library/ask.aspx . They will search the newspaper microfilm for 60 minutes at no charge & email you with what they do or don't find. You also should tell them that she lived in Bellingham because the obit might not have been published in Skagit County.