Published on Wed, Apr 7, 2010
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Tyler Henry Braithwaite
A memorial service for Tyler Henry Braithwaite, of Sequim, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 10, in the auditorium of Sequim High School, 601 N. Sequim Ave.
A reception follows at Sequim Community School.
He died Sunday, March 28, 2010, at age 17, from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle accident near Slab Camp near Sequim.
He was born Feb. 1, 1993, in Port Angeles, to Tammy Hughes Sullenger and Henry Braithwaite.
Braithwaite attended Sequim High School, where he was in his junior year and was very involved in the automotive program.
He had a personality as big as his 6-foot-3-inch frame and enjoyed living life to its fullest with his friends and family.
An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and walks on all of the local beaches. He often could be found riding off-road dirt bikes and working on engines of all types with the best friends he called his brothers, Christopher and Michael Fleming, as well as family.
He spent a lot of time with his cousins Dillon and Tanner, target shooting and fishing. He enjoyed all kinds of music, played loud. He often would sing along with his friends while driving around town. He enjoyed playing jokes and always was looking for the next victim.
His pride and joy was riding his late grandfather Roger's 2006 Harley Davidson Dayna Bob with his dad, Henry, and the Band of Brothers MC.
Braithwaite was passionate about anything automotive and often worked on the engines of his trucks and motorcycles as well as those of his friends.
Most of all, he was a gentle soul with a beautiful smile who did not know a stranger and always had an extended hand for anyone who needed it.
He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Tammy Hughes and Scott Sullenger; father, Henry Braithwaite; best friends Christopher and Michael Fleming; paternal grandmother Pat Braithwaite; maternal grandparents Carol and Bill Hughes; maternal great-grandparents, Tom and Delores Blore; uncle Sean Norbisrath; aunts Rebecca Grant and Stacy Braithwaite; uncle Bryan Hughes (Angela); and 23 cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather Roger Braithwaite.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Sequim High School Automotive Program, 601 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim, WA 98382.
Geneva Lucille Simmons
A service was held for Sequim resident Geneva Lucille Simmons.
Mrs. Simmons died April 2, 2010, at 84.
She was born April 27, 1925, in Lamesa, Texas, to Otto and Dora Modrall Emshoff.
She moved to Portales, N.M., in 1930 and graduated from Portales High School in 1943.
She attended Eastern New Mexico College in Portales for a year.
In the fall of 1944, she moved with her family to San Diego and went to work at the Naval Air Station on North Island in San Diego. She worked first as an electrician's helper, then as an executive secretary in the radio shop where she met her husband.
She married Kenneth Simmons on April 27, 1947, in
Everton, Ark. He preceded her in death in 1997.
Mrs. Simmons lived in California for 27 years before she moved to Sequim in 1974.
She is survived by her sons Ken Simmons Jr., Frank
Simmons and Jim Simmons, all of Sequim; daughter Karen Stensland of Sequim; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Sequim Valley Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
At her request, no service will be held for Sequim resident Barbara Carter.
Mrs. Carter died April 3, 2010, at 85.
She was born April 5, 1924, in Chicago, Ill., to Homer and Mabel Cusino Daugherty.
She married Roy Carter on June 6, 1944.
She loved to play golf, tennis and fish.
She fought Alzheimer's disease for 13 years before her death.
She is survived by her husband, Roy Carter of Sequim; two children; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Clallam County, 540 E. Eighth St., Port Angeles, WA 98362.
Drennan & Ford Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Lillian Grace Alley
Sequim resident Lillian Grace Alley died April 4, 2010, at the age of 99.
She was born April 15, 1910, in Spence Place, Colo.
A full obituary will appear in a later edition.
Sequim Valley Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
JOSEPH ARTHUR DENTON
Joseph Arthur Denton, 87, a long-time resident of Bremerton & Sequim, passed away from natural causes at his home in Bremerton on March 24, 2010. Joe was born in Laurel MT., growing up in the state until enlisting in the US Navy on June 16, 1941. He served on the USS Oklahoma during the attack on Pearl Harbor & several other ships including the USS Louisville. Joe married Virginia Lois Anderson on March 20, 1946 in Seattle, WA. After being honorably discharged from the Navy in 1947 he attended trade school in Yakima until eventually becoming employed at PSNS in 1950. He worked as a Marine Electrician until he retired in 1977, at which time Joe & Virginia moved to Sequim to build their dream home. Joe loved fishing, gardening, cooking & traveling but most loved spending time with his family & friends. He is survived by his wife Virginia; sons Mike, Gary, Greg & their wives; 9 grandchildren & 11 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother Bud & sister Kay. Celebration of Life will be at Lewis Funeral Chapel in Bremerton on April 10th, at 11:00 am, with a reception to follow at the Comfort Inn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pearl Harbor Survivor's Assn.