Published on Wed, Mar 24, 2010
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died early last Friday morning from cancer. Born on a farm in Kansas, she moved to Washington as a child and graduated from Stadium High School in Tacoma. She saved her money for a ticket to New York to become a model. It was there she met her husband, bandleader Louis Prima. She became his secretary, then his manager and his wife. She was instrumental in retaining then best friend, singer Keely Smith, that led to one of the biggest show business acts of the 1950s but, sadly, also led to her separation. She went on to graduate from San Diego State, was one of the first women accepted to Princeton Theological Seminary, and had a long career as Administrator of the Computer and Information Sciences department of the University of California at San Diego. She retired to Sequim in the 1980s and got involved in local theater appearing in The Crucible, Rebecca and Arsenic and Old Lace for the Port Angeles Players. She was also Volunteer of the Year for Olympic Theater Arts. She is survived by her daughter, Tracy Prima Williams, granddaughter and grand-son-in-law Laira and Jared Stewart and great-grandson Tristan Stewart of Sequim, sister Jo Donna Stout of Florida and brother, Nicholas Crites of Texas. She will be remember by family and friends as a person who always had a smile. When asked how she was she always answered, "Fat and Sassy!" and indeed she was. Memorial Party to be held on April 30th with details to follow, so save the date. Memorial gifts can be given in her name to Olympic
Theater Arts or KSQM radio in Sequim.
A memorial service for former Sequim resident Ardell Schilke will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Ave. North, Seattle.
Mr. Schilke died March 8, 2010, at the age of 82.
He was born Dec. 9, 1927, in Wild Rose, N.D., to Wilhelm and Esther Schilke and attended high school in Sequim.
He served in the United States Army during World War II and attended Washington State University.
He married his wife, Dorothy, on Jan. 18, 1953. The couple raised two children and lived in Seattle for 55 years. Mr. Schilke loved spending time with his family, especially his five grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Dorothy Schilke; son Daryl Schilke; daughter Doreen Burris; brothers Obert and Warren Schilke; sister Evelyn Person; and five grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church.
Josephine F. Bergeman
A graveside service for Sequim resident Josephine F. Bergeman will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, at Sequim View Cemetery, 1305 Sequim-Dungeness Way
She died March 21, 2010, at the age of 90.
She was born Oct. 23, 1919, in Walhalla, N.D., to Joseph and Margaret Lafferty Bartlette.
She married Lawrence Bergeman in 1947 in Las Vegas, Nev.
She was a riveter with Boeing, a waitress in Minneapolis and a homemaker.
The Bergemans spent 22 years moving while he was in the Coast Guard.
Mrs. Bergeman was an active member of the Lady Elks and Eagles in Seattle.
She retired to Sequim in 1981.
She is survived by her sister Lillian Walls of St. Thomas, N.D.; and many nephews and nieces.
Sequim Valley Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Robert Benjamin Glick
A celebration of life for
Sequim resident Robert Benjamin Glick will be from noon-2 p.m. Saturday, May 29, at Sequim Community Church, 950 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim.
Mr. Glick died March 2, 2010, at the age of 83 of acute leukemia.
He was born Oct. 28, 1926, in Riverside, Calif., to Ralph Benjamin and Mary Nelson Glick.
He joined the United States Marine Corps at 15 in April 1942 and served his entire tour of duty in the South Pacific as an automotive equipment operator. He participated in operations against enemy forces in the Marshall Islands and Guam. He was discharged at the rank of private first class in October 1945.
He married Elizabeth "Beth" Veign on May 29, 1994, in Great Falls, Mont.
Mr. Glick lived and worked in the auto parts business in Klamath Falls, Ore.; Spokane; and Great Falls. From 1955-1961, he owned and operated the NAPA Glick Motor Parts in Helena, Mont.
He relocated to California where he worked in the food service industry leasing and managing Oscar's and Jack-in-the-Box restaurants. He became an area manager, then director of operations for Taco Bell Corporation. and developed new stores along the West Coast for Taco Bell. In 1972, he opened and operated his own Taco Bell franchise in Great Falls.
He retired in 1997. He enjoyed nature and traveling the United States or around the globe with his wife, Beth.
An avid reader, he was known in the Dungeness Heights neighborhood for his love of dogs and his daily walk around the ridge wearing a well-traveled Tilly hat.
Ladd L. Butler
A celebration of life for Ladd L. Butler will be held from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, June 6, at his Diamond Point home.
Mr. Butler died March 6, 2010, at the age of 85 at his winter home in Arizona.
He was born June 6, 1924, in Seattle and graduated f rom Franklin High School in 1942.
His University of Washington classes were interrupted by World War II. He served three years in the Coast Guard in the South Pacific on the USS Longbeach.
He married his high school sweetheart Joan Robbie in 1945 and they had three sons.
He designed and built many custom homes in Bellevue, Renton and Sequim, where they moved in 1976.
For 13 years they enjoyed their condo in Hawaii. After years of traveling in their RV in Canada, Alaska, Mexico and the West, they built a winter home on a golf course in Arizona in 1990.
The Butlers traveled throughout Europe and Asia and went on safaris in Africa.
Mr. Butler is survived by his wife, Joan; sons and daughters-in-law Randy and Val of Colorado, Brad and Eileen of Sequim; and Gary and Lori of Port Angeles; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his brother Ken.
Raymond N. Guerin
Private family services were held for Sequim resident Raymond N. Guerin, who died March 14, 2010, at the age of 92.
He was born July 4, 1917, in Red Lake Falls, Minn.
A full obituary will appear in a later edition.
Sequim Valley Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
William Keith Thuneman
No services were reported for Sequim resident William Keith Thuneman, who died Feb. 25, 2010, at the age of 74.
He was born May 3, 1935, in St. Louis, Mo., to Carl and Edith Root Thuneman.
He married Shirley Schadek on Nov. 1, 1959, in Escondido, Calif.
Mr. Thuneman was employed by the federal government in Anchorage, Alaska, for 36 years before moving to Sequim in 2001.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Thuneman of Sequim; son and daughter-in-law Robert and Laura Thuneman of Anchorage; and three grandsons.
Joan M. Lieseke
At her request, no services will be held for Sequim resident Joan M. Lieseke, who died March 19, 2010, at the age of 71.
She was born July 1, 1938.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Olympic Cancer Center, 844 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim, WA 98382.
09/26/62 - 03/14/10
Tami Goodwin passed away at her home in Port Angeles on March 14, 20 10 after a courageous battle with a rare form of cancer - leiomyosarcoma. She was 47.
Tamara Kay Young was born in Frankfurt, Germany on September 26, 1962 to Leroy and Eleonore (Reis) Young. Her father was a soldier in the U.S. Army. The family lived throughout the United States and Germany. They moved to Washington in 1974.
Tami attended schools in Port Angeles, Forks and Sequim, graduating from Sequim High School in 1980. She was employed by Green Crow.
Tami married Dave Goodwin on July 24, 1987 in Port Angeles. They have two daughters, Britney and Danika.
Tami and Dave were kept busy supporting their girls' numerous and various activities, including Britney's horse shows and Danika's sports. She also cheered on their friends' kids and her many nephews and nieces. Tami loved taking photos of family and friends' special times and events.
She loved young people. Tami also loved some "not so" young people, including her husband, family and friends, who will forever be "True to Tami"!
Besides her husband and daughters, Tami is survived by her parents Ellen and Paul Ambrister of Sequim; sister Roxy Wells of Sequim; brothers Tom (Paula) Young of Bonny Lake; Mark
(Judy) Young of Sumner; Chris (Di) Young of Sequim; step-sister Charisse (Jean) Rathle of
San Francisco, CA; parents-in-law Garry and Marilyn Goodwin of Port land OR; sisters-in-law Nora (Don) Farrer of Washougal OR; Gail Cederlund of Twin Falls ID; many aunts and uncles in Washington, Missouri and Germany and numerous nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her father, Leroy Young and sister-in-law Elaine Polarek.
A celebration of Tami's life will be held at the Cedars at Dungeness on Saturday, April 3rd at 2:00 PM.
Memorial contributions may be sent to: Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County 540 East 8th Street Port Angeles, WA 98362
WARREN ELLSWORTH TANSEY
DECEMBER 24, 1917
TO MARCH 12, 2010
Warren Ellsworth Tansey, age 92, passed from this earthly life on March 12, 2010, surrounded by family members in his Sequim home. His death followed a brief illness.
Warren was born on December 24, 1917, to Ellsworth (Mike) and Florence Tansey in Chicago, Illinois. He was born with the assistance of his physician grandfather, Dr. Elmer Ellsworth Tansey and was preceded in death by his parents and younger brother, Robert.
His early years were spent in Holland, Michigan, where he roller-skated, ice-fished, flew kites and learned the fundamentals of golf. At age 9 his family moved to Lansing, Michigan, where he began to caddy and play golf in earnest. In the following years, he worked nights watering the golf course tees and greens. He also mowed the greens every Sunday morning at daybreak. He was a dedicated athlete and played both basketball and golf in high school. His golf career continued at Michigan State University where he played on the golf team while earning his degree in business. Throughout those years, he participated in golf tourneys with many outstanding players of the era.
After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Warren was one of the first in Michigan to enlist in the army. He traveled by train to Fort Lewis for his military training; however, his service career was cut short by health issues.
Warren married Margaret Ann Kurtz in South Bend, Indiana, on June 1, 1942. He was proud of his age and the fact that he and Margaret were going to celebrate their 68th wedding anniversary in a couple of months. He enjoyed his role as a father and liked being involved in the lives of his four children. During their childhood years he could be found coaching Little League, helping deliver papers in the wee hours of the morning, and working on
Warren was an accountant with Bendix Corporation in South Bend and Detroit where he ultimately became vice-president of the accounting staff. After retiring in June 1975, the Tanseys moved to Venice, Florida. However, after several visits to family members on the Olympic Peninsula, they decided in 1985 to move to the Peninsula where Warren used his accounting skills as a Tax-Aide volunteer for many years.
During his retirement years he filled the winter months planning his garden for the next year and spent many joyous hours during the summer raising vegetables and flowers in raised beds. Picking wild blackberries was almost an obsession for him.
Warren had a flair for life and all who knew him enjoyed his sharp wit and sense of humor.
His survivors include his wife, Margaret, and his sister, Jean Porter of East Lansing, Michigan. His Sequim family includes Sandy and Jim Reed, daughter and son-in-law. Also surviving are twin daughters Dianne Knodel of Keller, Texas, and Carolyn Vallieres of Buckeye, Arizona; plus son Scott Tansey of Niceville, Florida. His loving family includes eight grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and a daughter-in-law, Cindy Tansey, plus son-in-law, Stuart Knodel.
There will be a family memorial service at a later date.
RAYMOND NAPOLEON GUERIN,
beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, 92, of Sequim, passed away Sunday, March 14, 2010 at home with Donna, his loving wife of 70 years, at his side.
Born in Red Lake Falls, Minnesota, to Napoleon and Priscilla (Gauthier) Guerin on the Fourth of July, 1917, he moved with his family to Yakima at age 7. There he attended parochial school, was an altar boy, and sang solo in the church choir.
It was in Yakima that he met and married the love of his life, Donna Verlea Hicks, June 10, 1939. After the birth of their first child, Ronald Ray, they moved to Seattle. His main goal was to provide a good life for his family.
Always a hard worker, he had a strong work ethic all his life, often working several jobs simultaneously. This enabled him to start his own business in 1955, Guerin Manufacturing Company in Lynnwood, a manufacturer of aircraft products primarily for Boeing and the U.S. Air Force.
During the years that followed he became a charter member of the Lake City Elks Lodge 1800, and moved home and business to Edmonds and Lynnwood. There he became a board member of Citybank, Lynnwood (1974-1999). He was a longtime supporter of education, funding scholarships and college plans.
After retirement in 1985, he and Donna motorhomed extensively. In 2002 they moved from Edmonds to Sequim to be near their daughters. They were instrumental in establishing Project Lifesaver in Sequim.
Ray will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. We are comforted by the belief that he is now with his son, Ronald and grandsons Patrick and Casey Gooch, who preceded him in passing.
He leaves behind his wife Donna, children Trudi Elofson and her husband Toby, Linda Gooch and her husband Michael, grandchildren Leslie Bakker and her husband Michael, Deborah Dotoli and her husband Frank, Cally Tauran and her husband Phil and Megan Schmidlkofer and her husband David and eight great-grandchildren, sisters Auna Guerin and Blanche Benedictson, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
He lived, he loved and he danced...
Relatives and friends are invited to join in the celebration mass of his life at 11 am, Tuesday March 23rd at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 121 East Maple Street, Sequim, WA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Seattle Children's Hospital Foundation, Ronald Ray Guerin Endowment, P.O. Box 50020, Seattle, WA 98145 or www.seattlechildrens.org
Ray Schmuck of Sequim, born September 30, 1934, went to be with the Lord on March 19, 2010. A service will be held Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 3:00 pm at Sequim Valley Foursquare Church. In lieu of flowers his kids ask you to simply share a piece of chocolate with someone you love. A complete obituary will be submitted later.