Published on Wed, Oct 7, 2009
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Charles Alton Lee, Sr.
April 27, 1935 - September 11, 2009
Charles (Chuck) Lee passed away suddenly from heart failure with complications from CHF and diabetes while in Hemet, California. He was 74 years old.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Catherine (Cathy); daughter Cindy of Carlsbad, NM; son Sonny and wife Victoria of Bremerton, WA; daughter Mandy of Port Angeles, WA; two grandchildren: Brian Hodel of Lynnwood, WA and Lisa Hodel of Poulsbo, WA; brother Floyd and wife Barbara of Zachary, LA; sister Peggy and husband Nolan Guidry of Denham Springs, LA; brother John Lee of Baton Rouge, LA; many family members, friends and brother Elks. He will be sadly missed by all.
He was born in Mississippi to Ayliss E. and Florence Welch Lee and was raised in Louisiana until he joined the Navy at 17. He lived in Louisiana and California then moved to Washington in 1966 and remained on the west coast until 2008. He remarried in 1984 and retired in 1999 after 35 years as foreman for Audio Acoustics. He and Cathy embarked on a life of "full-time RVers" in October, 2008. They had just arrived in Hemet for the winter season when he suddenly took ill and passed the next day.
At his request, no services were held.
Kevin Michael O'Brien
Sept. 25, 1962 - Sept. 27, 2009
Kevin Michael O'Brien of Sequim, WA, passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2009, at Harborview Hospital in Seattle from injuries he sustained in a motor biking accident in the hills south of Sequim earlier that day.
He was born in Winchester, MA, on September 25, 1962 to Harold and Rebecca O'Brien. As a teenager he moved from the east coast with his parents to Kent, WA, where he graduated from Kentridge High School in 1980. Kevin was a skilled craftsman who worked for many years installing kitchens. His mastery of carpentry was also revealed in various household upgrades and repairs that he did for family and friends, as well as his clients. His hobbies were cars and motorcycles and his Dalmatians. Having moved from Kent to Sequim in 2004, he always loved being near nature's beauty and immensely enjoyed his days spent on the lakes and in the mountains on the idyllic Olympic Peninsula. A kind, gentle, and giving person, Kevin would willingly lend a helping hand to anyone who was in need. He will be remembered as a devoted son, brother, and uncle, and a truly loyal friend.
He was preceded in death by his father Harold in 1983; his mother Rebecca O'Brien in 2008; and older brother Stephen O'Brien in 1965. Survivors include his sisters and brothers-in-law Elaine and Fred Antonelli of Sequim; Patricia and Paul Chiechlowski of Kent; and their families; and very dear friends Connie, Jimmy, and Jason.
A funeral mass was celebrated on October 3, 2009, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Sequim with Father Dick Ward officiating.
George Roger Williams
In 1941, five young men from tiny Marysville, MT, enlisted in the army, served in WWII, and were all lucky enough to return home at war's end. On Sept. 12, 2009, the last survivor of the "Marysville Five" (as they came to be known) George Roger Williams, aged 86, passed away in Tacoma, WA.
Roger was born June 2, 1923, the youngest of eleven children, to William Williams and Annie Ring of Marysville. While still in his teens he worked in the mines in Marysville and Butte, MT, before signing up for the army. After the war, he worked in the sheet metal and roofing business, eventually buying American Sheet Metal which he ran until 1977 when he sold it and retired to SunLand in Sequim, WA. He remained in the Army Reserves until retiring from the service in 1983. He loved hunting game in Montana, golfing anywhere, bowling and sharing a game of gin with his good friends
Roger is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Eris (Picotte) Williams also from the Helena area, now residing in Tacoma, WA. Although he never had biological children, Roger loved the following step-children as his own: son, Daniel Bridges of Helena and Yuma, AZ; grandson, Paul Madsen of Colorado Springs, CO; daughter, Nancy (Bridges) Johnson (Bertil) of Fircrest, WA; grandchildren, Bradley Johnson of Seattle, WA; Angie Vandeberg (Larry) and Lisa Harris (Aaron) of Univ. Place, WA; three great-grandsons, Matthew and Christopher Vandeberg and Brian Harris, and several nieces and nephews. Roger is also survived by one sister, Helen Smigaj (Zigmunt) of Helena, MT who helped raise him after losing their mother when he was only thirteen.
Roger was predeceased by his parents, William and Annie, and nine of his siblings: Alice Ewing (William); Russell (Dorothy); William (Millicent); Thomas (Dorothy); Ralph (Eileen); Charles; Lottie Rector (Charles); Gladys Wenstrom (Robert); and Jessie Wokasch (Lloyd).
Roger's first wish was that there be no funeral or memorial. Just raise your glass to him and remember him as you knew him in life - a friend who loved his family and friends, of whom there were many. His second wish was that his ashes be returned to Marysville, MT, and released in a gentle breeze on Bald Butte so he could watch the mushrooms grow.
Marcelle J. Spath
A service for Marcelle J. Spath will be held at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Oct. 7, at Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church, 925 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim. A reception follows at the church.
Mrs. Spath died Sept. 30, 2009, at the age of 74.
She was born Feb. 12, 1935, in Seattle and attended Lincoln High School.
She graduated from the University of Washington with a teacher's degree in 1956 and began her teaching career in Long Beach, Calif. She returned to the Northwest a few years later and taught home economics at Sequim High School.
She and Myron Spath married in 1962.
The Spaths lived on a dairy farm where they fed the livestock, moved the irrigation system and searched for birthing cows. She enjoyed having her nephews and nieces visit the farm and spend time with her and her husband.
Mrs. Spath is survived by her stepson Terry Spath; brothers Don and Ron Cole; and sisters Vi Somers and Marjorie Scott.
A celebration of life was held for Sequim resident Anthony Edey, who died Sept. 27, 2009, at the age of 73.
He was born April 9, 1936, in Charlton, Greenwich, England, to Sidney Buckstand and Winifred Mary Napper Edey.
He was an officer in the British Army, serving in the Royal Engineers.
He married Iris Peake on Sept. 19, 1959, in Rowledge, Surrey, England.
Mr. Edey was an underground mining engineer working in England, Africa, Washington, Colorado and Georgia.
He lived in Sequim for the past 20 years and was an organist who especially loved choir, classical music and singing. His great love was the English language and he published a volume of poetry. He also enjoyed gardening with his wife.
He is survived by his wife Iris Edey of Sequim; son Roger Brian Edey of England; daughter Sandra Mary Pengelly of England; and six grandchildren.
Sequim Valley Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
James Chris Muir
Service plans will be announced later for Sequim resident James Chris Muir, who died Oct. 1, 2009, at the age of 72. He was born Oct. 14, 1936.
A full obituary will follow at a later date.
Drennan & Ford Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Nanine Star Wetzel
A celebration of life service for Nanine Star Wetzel will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at SkyRidge Golf Course, 7015 Old Olympic Highway, Sequim. She died Sept. 28, 2009.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Assured Hospice of Clallam & Jefferson Counties, 24 Lee Chatfield Ave., Sequim.
Nancy Alice Ingram
A celebration of life will be announced later for Port Angeles resident Nancy Alice Ingram, who died Oct. 1, 2009, at 64 of complications of cardiopulmonary disease.
She was born July 18, 1945, in Washington, D.C., to Donald and Muriel Hughes Ingram, Canadian citizens from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
In 1953, the family moved from Canada to Anaheim, Calif. She was a cheerleader and sang in choir in junior and senior high school and was one of the five sopranos in the elite 20-member high school madrigal choir.
She was a member of the Garden Grove Church of Christ and a featured soloist in the church choir. She also was a member of the Girl Scouts of America from 1954-1963. She was a member of the student council and co-wrote the school song with the choir director. She graduated in Savanna High School's first graduating class in 1963.
After some college, she worked 45 years in sales, secretarial, personnel, accounting, engineering, purchasing and office management for medical, manufacturing and electronic companies.
She moved from California to Port Angeles in October 1993 and was hired as a ward secretary at Olympic Medical Center. She worked for three years on the medical, surgical and pediatric floors and in the emergency room.
She then was office manager for David A. Bihler, M.D., for five years until his retirement in March 2002.
She married James H. Haines II in 1965. That marriage ended in divorce in 1976.
In 1997 she married William "Bill" Anabel of Port Angeles. In 2004, the couple added Jack Russell terrier "Bud" to their family.
In addition to her husband in Port Angeles and her mother in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, she is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Matthew and Debra Haines of Draper, Utah; sister and brother-in-law Beverly Suzanne "Sue" and Alan Barrett of Victoria, British Columbia; her brother and sister-in-law Donald "Barry" Barrie and Lynn Ingram of San Juan Capistrano, Calif.; two granddaughters; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father in February 2006.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County, P.O. Box 2014, Port Angeles, WA 98362.