Published on Tue, Dec 14, 2010
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Steven Nelson, 57, of Sequim Washington, passed away November 29th 2010 of heart failure. He was born in Los Angeles, California and moved to Sequim at the end of 1990. He was married to Cherilyn Nelson and they had just celebrated their 22nd Anniversary on Thanksgiving. He was a general contractor by trade and liked to say he could build anything from a dog house up to a high rise. He helped many customers at Home Depot where he was employed until the summer of 2007 when his health worsened. He is survived by his daughter, Amber Nelson, his brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Nancy Nelson, his sister, Karen Nelson and his brother, David Nelson. His memorial service will be held Sunday December 19th at 2 pm at Trinity United Methodist Church of Sequim. A reception will follow at his home. Memorial donations can be made in Steven's name at Sound Community Bank.
Ronald Lewis DePoule
A celebration of life will be held in Yuma, Ariz., for Sequim resident Ronald Lewis DePoule, who died Nov. 22, 2010, in Yuma at the age of 83.
He was born Sept. 18, 1927, in Port Angeles to Louis and Gladys Johnson DePoule.
He graduated from Sequim High School in 1947, after returning from service in the United States Navy.
He married Lotte Irma Ritter on Sept. 2, 1961, in Port Angeles.
He worked for his father in the West End as assistant cook at a logging camp.
He also worked for his uncle, Art Johnson, owner of Sequim Lumber Co.
Mr. DePoule worked for ITT Rayonier as bookkeeper for a year in Sappho and was transferred to the head office in Hoquiam, where he worked for 12 more years.
After retirement, he kept busy at the Hide-A-Way Mobile Home Park in
Sequim, which the DePoules bought from his uncle Art.
He joined the Boy Scouts in 1940 and stayed with them for 50 years as a volunteer.
He held every office and leadership position. In 1974, he received the Silver Beaver, scouting's highest honor for an adult volunteer.
He also was a member of the Sequim American Legion and Elks.
Rockwell David 'Rocky' Fletcher
A memorial service was held for lifelong Forks resident Rockwell David "Rocky" Fletcher, who died Nov. 27, 2010, at the age of 80.
He was born May 10, 1930, near Oil City, to Fred A. and Lena Huelsdonk Fletcher.
He graduated from
Quillayute High School in 1947. He served in the Korean Conflict from 1951-1953 and achieved the rank of staff sergeant in the United States Army.
He worked as a commercial fisherman, a charter boat captain, and had a saltwater salvage operation.
He and a nephew operated Fletcher & Fletcher Logging Company and partnered in Hillcar and Fletcher Rock Crushing until his retirement in 2000.
Mr. Fletcher was divorced twice before he married Barbara McCain King in 1973.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara; nine children and their spouses, Diane and Ken Schostak of Forks; Bill and Valerie Fletcher of Astoria, Ore.; Eve and Eugene Arneson, Orofino, Idaho; Bradley Fletcher of Forks; Darlene and Jim Rondeau of Forks; Kevin King of Bonney Lake; and Karen King, Karla Warren and Kacy Irons of Forks; brother Fred Fletcher and sister and brother-in-law Mary and Bob Huelsdonk, all of Forks; 15 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his siblings John Fletcher, (Elizabeth) Missy Barlow, Al Fletcher, and two grandsons.
Memorials are suggested to the Friends of Forks Animals, the Forks Timber Museum, or a charity of choice.
PAUL LOUIS WEBER
August 2, 1986-October 28, 2010
Paul Weber passed on in the Olympic National Park on October 28, 2010.
Paul was born on August 2, 1986 in Lemoore, Calif., to Bernard Weber of Freeland Wash., and Lori Weber-Holcomb of Port Angeles. He was a beloved son, brother, and uncle.
Paul moved with his family to Whidbey Island, Wash., in 1988. He graduated from South Whidbey High School in 2004 and was selected class speaker. He took AP courses there and attended Peninsula Community College in Port Angeles.
Paul worked at the Dog House in Langley as head cook. He worked in the fields and as a clerk at Nash's Farm in Sequim. He worked as a cook for Aramark at Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort. He was also a business owner working as a personal chef in Sequim.
Paul loved reading, cooking, writing, poetry, hiking, fishing, aikido, going to concerts, and vacationing all over America with his family.
Paul had a great soul, kind heart and a free spirit. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends from Sequim and Whidbey Island.
Paul is survived by his parents; sister Sarah Weber of Snohomish County; bother Charles Keatley of Coupeville, Wash.; step-sister Tori Holcomb; step-brother Dylan Holcomb of Port Angeles; grandma Kathleen of West Palm Beach, Fl.; grandpa "Bob" of Burbank, Ill.; a nephew; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Paul, you were our teacher. You were the Raven.
We feel your warm spirit.
A memorial service was held at Harper-Ridgeview Chapel in
Port Angeles on November 3, 2010. Donations can be made to
a local food bank or Northwest Harvest.
Tea Rose Beil
October 10, 1923
November 18, 2010
Tea Rose Beil passed away on November 18, 2010, at her home in Port Angeles with family members by her side.
Tea Rose was born in Union City, New Jersey on October 10, 1923, to Felix and Linda Garzone, who had immigrated to the United States from Biella, Italy. She had one brother, Raymond, who preceded her in death.
The highlight of her life was when she met Leonard W. Beil on September 11, 1943, while Leonard was stationed at City College of New York as a member of the U.S. Army Specialized Training Program. Tea Rose and Leonard were married in Union City, New Jersey, on February 26, 1944, just before Leonard's 75th Army Division was assigned to combat duty in Europe. After Leonard's discharge from the Army in 1945 they moved to Pullman, Wash., where Tea Rose worked to assist Leonard as he completed his degrees in agriculture and education at Washington State College.
In her quiet, behind-the-scenes manner, Tea's strongest desire in life was to support Leonard in his work in education and community service activities and give positive support to all parts of her five children's endeavors and later her seventeen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was a 62-year member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit in Sequim and Port Angeles. Tea Rose was a member of the Sequim Prairie Grange for 62 years. She attended St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sequim and Queen of Angels in Port Angeles.
From 1948 to 1965, Tea Rose took a vital role with Sequim High School student activities as Leonard served as Vocational Agriculture Instructor and principal of Sequim High School. Tea Rose helped chaperone over a hundred Sequim High School dances and sold tickets and ran concession stands for athletic events. She especially enjoyed being invited to Sequim High School class reunions. Even at forty-year class reunions, Sequim graduates would fondly recall Tea's close involvement in many of their activities. Many recalled the times spent at her family home in Sequim as guests before athletic events.
Tea Rose was honored by having the Port Angeles coffee shop, Bella Rosa, named after her. When her daughter, Linda, opened it in 2001, she chose the name using the town her parents were from in Italy along with her middle name.
The joy of her life was being at home to raise her five children. She was endlessly proud and supportive of her children. She took much pride in watching her family grow and get married: Leonard D. Beil and Stella Ley, Ron and Kathy Beil, Gary and Pam Beil, Linda and Kevin Berglund, and Susan and Eric Rogstad. The grandchildren and great-grandchildren were treasured and loved by Tea Rose. This humble woman never bragged about herself, but constantly about her husband and family. She had no titles other than wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She had no formal degrees or awards but was a powerful force as she led by example and love. She made everybody feel special and like they were the center of the universe. She exemplified unconditional love and acceptance. Tea Rose will be missed by all those who were blessed to be a part of her life.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Port Angeles Rotary Club Foundation Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 730, Port Angeles, WA 98362.