Published on Wed, Nov 26, 2008
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Ralph 'Lyle' Fuller
A service has been held for Port Townsend resident Ralph 'Lyle' Fuller, who died Nov. 10, 2008, at the age of 81.
He was born June 1, 1927, in Timmer, N.D., to Walter Newton and Agnes Rachel Nesmith Fuller. The family moved to
Sequim when he was a baby.
He served in the Air Force from Jan. 9, 1946-July 4, 1947. He married Margaret Ann Wagner on Nov. 26, 1949, in Sequim. She preceded him in death on Jan. 2, 2006. Mr. Fuller ran a small dairy through 1969 and worked for Carnation Farms for 16 years.
After retirement, he did paper routes for years around the Sequim, Dungeness and Port Townsend areas. He enjoyed going around Port Townsend in his electric wheelchair and regularly took a morning trip to the store.
He is survived by his son William Fuller of Monroe; daughter Linda Fuller Jackson of Port Townsend; a grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his son Richard Fuller; brothers James Fuller and Malcolm Fuller; and sisters Margaret Fuller Kinney, Rachel Ellis, Lila Bispham and Jesse Fuller.
Kosec Funeral Home in Port Townsend was in charge of arrangements.
Thomas Duane Scouller
A private family gathering will be held for Sequim resident Thomas Duane Scouller, who died Nov. 6, 2008, at the age of 74.
He was born April 28, 1934, in Yakima, to Thomas Vernon and Esther Eastley Scouller.
He married Patricia Kay Hatcher on April 24, 1954, in Seattle, and Eileen LeBrun on July 4, 1970, in Alaska. He married Bonnie Jean McClennen on March 15, 1980, in McCleary. She preceded him in death on May 3, 2008.
Mr. Scouller was a blast engineer, working on the Alaska Pipeline and Skagway Highway. He worked for Seattle City Lights before he moved to Alaska in 1964 and worked on the Alaska-Canada Highway and the Alaska pipeline.
He was a devoted father and grandfather. He loved animals and rescued several over his lifetime. He was a member of Nazarene Church and Laborer's Union from 1964-1984.
He is survived by his sons Timothy Scouller of Sequim and Steven Scouller of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; step-son and daughter-in-law John and Angie McClennen of Yulee, Fla.; daughters and sons-in-law Trina and Frank Noble of Sandpoint, Idaho, and Tammy and Brent Blevis; step-daughters and sons-in-law Kathy and Don Pelley of Tacoma; Cheri and Robert Page of Sequim; Leanne and Bob Smith of Tacoma; and Lenise and Greg French of Puyallup; sister and brother-in-law Evelyn and George Biehly of Camano Island; 22 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Drennan & Ford Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Everett Elwyn Anderson
A memorial service has been held for Port Angeles resident Everett Elwyn Anderson, who died Nov. 16, 2008, at the age of 64 of glioblastoma multiforme, a brain tumor.
He was born July 2, 1944, in Grand Forks, N.D., to Elwyn Bertrand and Linda Elenora Brueckner Anderson. He married Eulah Maria Ramsey on June 13, 1969, in Port Angeles. He served in the U.S. Army in 1966-1967. He was a Vietnam veteran.
An auto mechanic for 36 years, first with Lannoye Motors and then with Murray Motors, Mr. Anderson coached youth football and girls softball. He was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and president of International Association of Machinists.
He is survived by his wife, Eulah Marie Anderson; son and daughter-in-law Kristopher and Sandy Anderson; daughters and sons-in-law Kerrie and Larry Mabe and Kasie and Chris Hendry; brothers and sisters-in-law Earl and Mary Anderson; Henry and Aki Anderson; Duane Anderson and partner Robert; and Stan and Vicki Anderson; sisters and brothers-in-law Marion and Warren Schilke; Elaine and Bran Sundt; Sylvia and Frank Drake; and Ginger Anderson; and three grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Everett E. Anderson Memorial Technical Scholarship fund at First Federal or to Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County.
Drennan & Ford Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Kenneth Grant Sr.
A service has been held for former Sequim resident Kenneth Grant Sr., who died Nov. 10, 2008, at the age of 75.
He was born June 28, 1933, in Sequim, to Lucin and Helen Small Grant. He served in the United States Air Force and married Shirley Pettett in Sequim.
A truck driver/owner in
Sequim, Enumclaw and Auburn, Mr. Grant was the great-grandson of James Grant, who among many volunteers in 1895-1896, helped dig the original ditch from the Dungeness River to the Sequim Prairie. The first Irrigation Festival was held in the spring of 1896.
Mr. Grant is survived by his wife, Shirley Grant of Auburn; sons Kenneth Grant Jr. of Ellensburg; David Grant of Bainbridge Island; Stephen Grant of Mount Vernon, and James Grant of Iowa; brother Walter Grant of Sequim; and sister Nancy Grant Leidig of Grandview.
He was preceded in death by his son Gerald Grant and his brother Gerald Grant.
Merle Clark Klotz
A service has been held for Port Angeles resident Merle Clark Klotz, who died Nov. 10, 2008, at the age of 87.
She was born March 18, 1921, in Cambridge, Mass., to Henry Wadsworth and Merle Mae McClellan Clark. She married Alvin C. Klotz on May 29, 1947. She was a librarian in Port Angeles and Forks and a journalist at Anderson Valley News in Anderson, Calif.; Record Searchlight in Redding, Calif.; Mill Valley Record in Mill Valley, Calif.; and Boston Globe in Boston, Mass.
She is survived by her daughters Karrin Klotz di Hondt of Seattle and Kati Jean Anderson of Round Mountain, Nev.; sisters Janet Whelan of Juneau, Alaska, Joan Den of Huntington Beach, Calif., and Nony Sprang of La Jolla, Calif.; brother Henry Clark Jr., of Parumph, Nev.; a grandson; and numerous nephews and nieces.
Roland Kenneth Ask
A memorial service for
Sequim resident Roland Kenneth Ask will be held at a later date. Mr. Ask died Nov. 12, 2008, at the age of 82 of asbestosis.
He was born May 5, 1926, in Redfield, S.D., to Carl William and Margaret Flesner Ask.
He married Ruby Joyce Kinkade in Kokomo, Ind. He served in the Navy for 12 years and the Air Force for eight as a tech sergeant. He attended two years of college and took several classes in engineering. His career was in stationary engineering. Mr. Ask was a former resident of Oak Harbor. He enjoyed pheasant hunting. He was a member of the Lutheran church, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Masonic Lodge.
He is survived by his wife, Ruby Ask; sons and daughter-in-law Ken Ask, Rick Ask, Mark Ask and Rick and Shelly Rose Ask; daughters Cheryl Ask and Lonnie Stocker; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Mervin A. Stewart
At his request, no service is planned for Sequim resident Mervin A. Stewart, who died Nov. 17, 2008, at the age of 81.
He was born Oct. 6, 1927, in Trochu, Alberta, Canada, to Thomas Alison and Mary Jane Gale Stewart.
He married Ruth Maxine Rust of Loveland, Colo., on March 5, 1948, in Renton.
He began his career as a machinist as a railroad apprentice in Wenatchee. In 1954, the family moved to St. Paul, Minn., where Mr. Stewart worked for the Great Northern Railway. They enjoyed many trips by train, camping, fishing and taking road trips together.
In 1962, the family relocated to the Northwest, living first in Burien and later in Bremerton, where he was employed as a machinist and instructor at the Navy shipyard.
The Stewarts retired to
Sequim because of their love of the beauty and nature of the area. He volunteered at the Visitor Information Center and the local museum. He will be remembered for his sense of humor and his love of good jokes.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Ruth; son and daughter-in-law David and Maria Stewart of Encinada, Mexico; daughter and son-in-law Kathy and Jeff LeMieux of Seattle; and three grandchildren.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Sequim Food Bank.