Published on Wed, Dec 16, 2009
Read More Obituaries
Gloria E. Fleck
A memorial service will be announced for Sequim resident Gloria E. Fleck, who died Nov. 25, 2009, at the age of 86.
She was born Dec. 25, 1922, in Juneau, Alaska, to Hans Axel and Rose Hall Hanson. She graduated from Skagit Valley Business College.
She married Elmer K. Fleck in 1942 in Alaska. He preceded her in death in 1996.
Mrs. Fleck operated the can machine at Carnation Canned Milk and was an insurance broker at her own business. She lived in Ketchikan, Alaska; Stanwood, Soap Lake and Sequim.
She loved to paint and make jewelry. A rockhound, she also crocheted, knitted, cooked and gardened. She was very active in the Stanwood community.
She taught Sunday school and was a Bible student. She attended Sequim Bible Church, Evangelical Free Church in Soap Lake and Cedarhome Baptist Church.
She is survived by her son Richard Fleck, sister Sharon Rose Hanson of Stanwood, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Don K. Scott
A military service will be announced at a later date for Sequim resident Don K. Scott, who died Dec. 4, 2009, at the age of 83.
He was born July 24, 1926, to Albert and May Scott.
He spent 14 years in Eugene, Ore., before moving with his parents and sister Joan to Tucson, Ariz.
After graduating from high school, he joined the United States Navy. He attended Bowling Green State University in Ohio and University of Illinois while serving in the Navy. He was honorably discharged in 1946 and finished his college education at the University of Arizona.
He moved to California in 1948, where he was a professional dancer until 1950. He was married in San Diego. He sold cars, managed a car agency and began his own used car business, which he sold in 1960.
Mr. Scott handled special events and promotions for three years for the San Diego Chargers of the AFL, a year with the Oakland Raiders and a year with the Denver Broncos.
He returned to San Diego in 1964 and became part of the San Diego International Sports Arena's staff to promote the San Diego Gulls of WHL and the San Diego Rockets of NBA, circuses, rodeos, ice shows, prizefights and concerts. He left the sports world in 1967 and entered publishing and advertising.
He married Judy Kennedy on July 8, 1974. They moved to Sedona, Ariz., in 1979 where they produced membership directories and street maps for Northern Arizona chambers of commerce.
He sold Scott Productions in 1988 and bought a Red Carpet Real Estate franchise and sold real estate in Sedona until he moved to Sequim in 1998. A licensed broker in Sequim, he retired in 2003. His retirement days were spent mostly on the golf course.
He is survived by his wife Judy Scott; sons and daughter-in-law Steve Scott and Craig and Carily Scott; stepsons and daughters-in-law Michael and Margaret Kennedy and Joseph and Kimberly Kennedy; and stepdaughter Laura Hanna; and six grandchildren.
Jeanette L. Poorboy
No services were held at the request of Sequim resident Jeanette L. Poorboy, who died Dec. 6, 2009, at the age of 51 of Crohn's disease.
She was born Dec. 20, 1957, in Tulsa, Okla., to Bill and Patsy Depasse New.
She married Larry Poorboy on Aug. 25, 1979, in Tulsa.
She was an executive secretary for US Jaycees in Tulsa until she was disabled by Crohn's.
She loved to knit and walk her dog KC at the dog park and the beaches.
Winter was her favorite time of the year. She couldn't wait for the first snow.
She lived in Port Townsend for nine years before she moved to Sequim last spring.
She is survived by her husband, Larry.
No service was reported for Sequim resident Jack Soltan, who died Dec. 7, 2009, at the age of 86.
He was born Feb. 1, 1923, in Long Island, N.Y., to Daniel George and Helen Roth Soltan.
He served in the United States Army during World War II and was a Purple Heart recipient.
He married Emma C. Fox-Pennington in 1945 in New York. She preceded him in death.
Mr. Soltan was a quality engineer in the aviation and aerospace industry in New York, California and Washington. He enjoyed salmon fishing and crabbing.
He is survived by his son Daniel Soltan, Spokane; daughter Barbara Pennington Soltan Perkins, Torrance, Calif.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Sequim Valley Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Elizabeth Anne Daniels
A memorial service was held for Sequim resident Elizabeth Anne Daniels, who died Dec. 7, 2009, at the age of 70.
She was born Aug. 22, 1939, in Rossland, British Columbia, Canada, to Wallace Thomas and Cathlyn Margaret Metzgar.
Raised in Rossland, she moved to the United States and became a United States citizen. She married Edwin L. Daniels on Jan. 30, 2001, in Yuma, Ariz.
A beautician, she also worked at the Alberta Wheat Pool and Boeing general office.
She lived in Renton; Calgary, Alberta; Kent; and then settled in Sequim. She enjoyed winters in Yuma, Ariz.
Mrs. Daniels loved gardening and growing petunias and world-class roses. She enjoyed travel and spending time with family.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and
Sequim Senior Activity Center.
She is survived by her husband Edwin Lee Daniels of Sequim; son Chris Moss of Renton; daughter Carol Anne Williams of Federal Way; brother and sister-in-law Murray and Kathy Hocking of Canada; sisters and brothers-in-law Marilyn and Don Davis; Carol and Charlie Downey, and Linda Cleveland, all of Canada; and two grandchildren.
Sequim Valley Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Diane Doric Eldredge
No services were reported for Sequim resident Diane Doric Eldredge, who died Dec. 9, 2009, at the age of 54 of heart failure.
She was born Feb. 6, 1955, in Chicago, Ill., to Rex Charles and F. Doria Babineau Seslar.
She married Sandee Hills on Sept. 29, 1993, in Mount Vernon.
She worked for John Fluke Manufacturing and Electronics in Everett; was manager of Discovery Bay Retirement Community in Discovery Bay; owned and operated Crafts Unlimited in Sequim and owned Peninsula Poker. She hosted poker parties in the Olympic Peninsula area.
Mrs. Eldredge loved fishing, poker and scrapbooking. She loved to make scrapbooks for her grandchildren and to hear the pitter patter of their feet.
She is survived by Sandee Hills; son and daughter-in-law Guy and Heather Eldredge of Sequim and daughter and son-in-law DeAnna and Thomas Connors of Everett; her mother; brothers and sister-in-law Richard Seslar of Snohomish; Andrew and Cheryl Seslar of Colville; and Charles Seslar of Antwerp, Ohio; sisters and brothers-in-law Terri and Jim Edwards of Snohomish; and Patricia and Phil Blake of Des Moines; half-sisters Adrie Madden of Fort Wayne, Ind.; Lonnie Gordon of Antwerp; and Terrie Hotary of northern Indiana; and seven grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her brother Stephen Seslar in 1987 and her father in 1990.
George Joseph Bigelow Jr.
July 15, 1916-December 9, 2009
George Joseph Bigelow Jr. 93, died peacefully at his home in Sequim on December 9, 2009 in the loving presence of family and friends.
George was born July 5, 1916 in Anacortes, Washington, the eldest of George and Ellen Bigelow's eight children. He attended Castlemount High School in Oakland, CA and served his machinist apprenticeship in Oakland and worked as a tool and die maker for American Can Company. He joined the Merchant Marine and served in the South Pacific during World War II.
George married Margaret Lovera in 1939 and they made their home in San Lorenzo where they raised three sons who learned the machinist's trade at his business, Bigelow Machine. George and Margaret lived in the San Francisco Bay area until moving to Sequim in 1987.
George enjoyed fishing, riding his BMW motorcycle on rallies. He was a lifelong member of the Catholic Church, a member of the Knights of Columbus and active in many Church functions.
George was preceded in death by his mother and father, his wife Margaret, his son Thomas, his brothers Bud, Sam and Bob and his sister Mary Ellen. He is survived by his sons George III (Connie), Bernie (Joyce), daughter-in-law Joanne, brothers Ed and Charlie, sister Pat, and grandchildren, great grand children and many nieces and nephews.
A Rosary will be held Monday 14th at 7:00 p.m. A funeral mass will be held Tuesday, December 15 at 9:30 a.m., with burial at Sequim View Cemetery, and a reception following at the church hall.