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Vaughn Jolley remembered for his La Conner impact

While his biggest plans for La Conner never achieved fruition, Spokane native Vaughn Jolley established roots here that led to valued friendships and helped shape local development concepts for a generation.

Jolley, who with business partner Larry Willman unveiled plans in the early 1990s for a mixed-use revitalization of the vacant Moore-Clark property on La Conner’s waterfront, passed away Oct. 29 in Wenatchee.

He was 68.

Jolley spent nearly two decades trying to develop the once bustling industrial site, whose landmark building is the dilapidated 122-year-old former grain warehouse dubbed “...


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