Published on Wed, Sep 8, 2010
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Howard E. Gertlar
A memorial service for Sequim resident Howard E. Gertlar will be held at 10 a.m. today, Wednesday, Sept. 8, at Dungeness Community Church, 45 Eberle Lane, Sequim. Pastor Scott Culver will preside. A private graveside service will be held at Tahoma National Cemetery.
Mr. Gertlar died Aug. 31, 2010, at the age of 84.
He was born on May 17, 1926, in Hollister, Idaho, to Hubert A. and Murial A. Wray Gertlar.
Memorial gifts may be made to Dungeness Community Church, P.O. Box 2920, Sequim, WA 98382 or to Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County, 540 E. Eighth St., Port Angeles, WA 98362.
A complete obituary will appear in an upcoming edition.
Burl W. Brown
A funeral for Sequim resident Burl W. "Farmer Brown" Brown will be held at noon Thursday, Sept. 9, at Eastern Hills Community Church, 81 Savannah Lane, Sequim. A graveside service follows at 1:30 p.m. at Dungeness Cemetery on Lotzgesell Road in Sequim.
Mr. Brown died Sept. 1, 2010, at the age of 93. He was born Jan. 8, 1917, with his twin Earl Woodrow Brown, to Cleveland and Myrtle Castle Brown in Collinsville, Okla. The worldwide influenza struck hard in the Brown family, claiming Burl's brother at six weeks of age and his father and aunt in 1921. He graduated from Labette County Community High School in 1933, worked two years in the Civilian Conservation Corps and served in the U.S. Army for two years.
Mr. Brown's first marriage to Faye Smith in 1939 ended in 1966. He married Violet L. Van Nest on Sept. 9, 1972. He spent 17 years with Boeing and 10 years with Douglas Aircraft, retiring in 1977.
The Browns moved to Sequim in 1976 where they built their home and barn. He raised cattle, pigs, chickens, and had one of the best and most extensive home gardens in the area. Mr. Brown was one of the founding members of Eastern Hills Community Church in Carlsborg.
He is survived by his wife, Violet, of Sequim; sons Gary Brown of San Diego, Calif., Steve Brown of Alva, Okla., and Donald Arthur of Sioux Falls, S.D.; daughters Marlena Brown of Charlotte, N.C., Diana Hale of Grants Pass, Ore., Donna Wige of Gresham, Ore., and Debbie DeVusser of Hudson, N.C., 16 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his brothers Roy
Brown, Earl Brown and Erby Gene Noblett and sister Mary Ann Castle, and his great-grandson Justin.
Betty Jean Trout
A celebration of life was held for Sequim resident Betty Jean Trout, who died July 8, 2010, at the age of 81.
She was born Dec. 7, 1928, in Seminole, Okla., to Major and Hattie Inez O'Neal Nelson.
She married George W. Trout on Jan. 11, 1957, in Reno, Nev. He preceded her in death on Jan. 5, 2006. Her marriage to Juvenal Costa ended in divorce.
She lived in Chowchilla, Calif., for 71 years, where she worked in the department store and food industries and started her own business, Trouts Catering.
Following retirement, she and her husband traveled in their fifth-wheel vehicle.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Keith and Shelly Trout of Okeechobee, Fla.; stepson and daughter-in-law Danny and Dolly Trout of Clovis, Calif.; daughters and sons-in-law Charrise and Dennis Beguelin of Sequim; Terry Bassett of Chowchilla, Calif.; and Susan and Roger Sanders of Fresno, Calif.; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Volunteer
Hospice of Clallam County, 540 E. Eighth St., Port Angeles, WA 98362.
William A. Lawson
No services will be held at the request of William A. Lawson, who died Aug. 29, 2010, at the age of 77.
He was born June 26, 1933, in Bellingham, to William and Evelyn Clement Lawson.
He served in the United States Navy.
He and his wife, Millie, were married Dec. 24, 1995.
Mr. Lawson was a commercial fisherman in Alaska and worked in marine construction and design in Ballard.
He is survived by his wife, Millie, of Sequim; son W. Bruce and family of Mill Creek; daughter and son-in-law Lisa and Sean Hepler of Snohomish, stepson Dan Johnson and his family of Novato, Calif., and Juneau, Alaska; and stepdaughter Denise Sharp and her family of Vancouver.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association.
Margaret Elizabeth Windust
A celebration of life for Sequim resident Margaret Elizabeth Windust will be held in San Mateo, Calif. Mrs. Windust died
Aug. 28, 2010, at the age of 84.
She was born April 3, 1926, in Balleymoney, Ireland, to David and Anne Anderson Maconaghie.
She lived in Balleymoney until she was 3 and grew up in New Zealand.
She married Noel Edmond Windust on May 1, 1948. He preceded her in death.
Mrs. Windust immigrated to the United States in 1957.
She lived in the San Francisco Bay area of California
until she retired to Sequim in 1991. She loved music, song and knitting.
She is survived by her children Stephen Windust, Jennifer Antoline and Kevin Windust of Sequim; Terrence and Gregory Windust of California; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Mary Alice Tallman
A funeral was held for Sequim resident Mary Alice
Tallman, who died Aug. 23, 2010, at the age of 76.
She was born Nov. 30, 1933.
A full obituary will appear in a later edition.
George Camac Brown
A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, at First Baptist Church of Sequim, 1323 Sequim-Dungeness Way, Sequim, for George Camac Brown.
Mr. Brown died Sept. 4, 2010, at the age of 85.
He was born Aug. 25, 1925, to George W. and Mattie Brown. He grew up in Oklahoma, drove streetcars in Los Angeles, and served in the Navy during World War II.
He co-owned Brown & Joiner Foodservice and the B&B Christian Bookstore in Harlingen, Texas. After retiring in his early 50s, he moved to Sequim.
He served in jail ministry, was an active member of Gideons International, was involved with mission work and participated in every aspect of his church community.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Edith Brown; son Michael Brown of Colorado; daughter Vickie Ostrow of Maine; brother Luther Brown and sisters Doris Griffin and Hannah Sizemore, all of Oklahoma; six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, stepmother Arzela Brown, brothers Nobel Brown, Bob Brown, David Aldridge and sisters Birdie Brown and Ailene Mullgan.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Gideons International, 624 E. Seventh St., Port Angeles, WA 98362, www.gideons.org or to the First Baptist Church of Sequim, Building Fund, PO Box 1557, Sequim, WA 98382.