Betty June HeilmanA celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Agnew Helpful Neighbors Club, 1241 N. Barr Road, Port Angeles, for Port Angeles resident Betty June Heilman.
Dwayne O. Dean
Stephen Leroy Ahlgren
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Volunteers in Medicine of the Olympics, 900 E. Washington St., Port Angeles, WA 98362.
January 1, 1914 - October 15, 2011
Born Fern Jacobs on January 1, 1914 in Glenwood City, WI to Edward Jacobs and Lille Etta Taylor. On October 15th, 2011, surrounded by her family, she went to visit her Lord. She fought the good fight, she finished the race, she kept the faith.
Fern Costello was 97 years young, and she was a survivor. Fern lived through the Great Depression; a car crash when she was eleven that headlined the papers as a miracle; and two World Wars. She developed bone cancer after a fall and was healed overnight with the doctor
writing in her chart, “This patient has had a miracle healing”.
At 97 she lived alone, spent sunny days in her yard pulling weeds, brought in her own wood, and refused to have it any other way.
As a kid she’d save the nickel it cost to take the trolley to school, walk the mile instead, and buy a “Baby Ruth” candy bar with that nickel. In May, 1931 she met her soon to be husband on a blind date. On their first date he told her that she was going to marry him. She said he was crazy. She graduated from Girls Tech in Milwaukee in June of 1932, got engaged in November, and they married on August 31, 1932.
Fern was a published poet; she traveled to England when she was 82; and her most worn book was the Bible. She lived to play board games, read books (usually 4 at a time), and for the past 12 years, hold Sunday night services in her home. A home, which was endearingly referred to by its members as “The Chapel on the Hill.” Her love and loyalty to God has guided her life and he has protected and taken care of her. Through her faith, she has led numerous members of her family and friends to Jesus.
Fern Costello was preceded in death by her husband Roy and eldest sister June. She is survived by her brother Harold Jacobs and wife Pat of Shasta, CA; sisters Ruth Kringel of Riverside, CA and Carol Juchnewicz of Redding, CA; Daughters Delane Rineer of Sequim, WA and Cathleen Pelland and husband Gerry of Snohomish, WA. ; Sons Roy Costello and wife Margo of Port Angeles, WA, and Hal Costello and wife Daniele of Sequim, WA.
Fern was the proud grandmother of 13 grandchildren, 21 great-
grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren. She will be truly missed by all her family and friends.
She will be laid to rest next to her husband at Sequim View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Sequim Valley Foursquare Church or Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County.
“Come Good Home” Mom, We Love You.
Paul Raymond Carpenter
Paul Raymond Carpenter, 85, passed away peacefully in his favorite chair at home early Sunday morning. He is survived by his wife of 60 years. Bea, daughters Janine of Enumclaw, Kathy Francis of Renton, Paula Andrew (Stephen) of Yakima, and son Carl (Alison) of Renton, 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grand-children.
Paul proudly served in the Merchant Marines during World War II and in the US Army in Korea.
Paul was a avid fisherman, a great joke connoisseur (even the off-color ones!) and a master mechanic. His passion for collecting cars gave him the opportunity to hang out with the guys and talk shop. He was a member of several car clubs in the area, and spent many hours volunteering at the high school auto repair class in Sequim.
He was a proud Mason and liked to swap jokes with his fellow Masons on a regular basis.
A memorial service for Paul will be held at his home church, Dungeness Valley Lutheran, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 29th with a coffee reception following. Remembrances can be make in Paul’s name to Sequim Fire and Rescue.
December 16, 1907–
October 13, 2011
Barbara Monroe peacefully passed passed away on October 13, 2011 in Palm Desert, CA at the age of 103.
She was born on December 16, 1907 in Gadsby, Alberta, Canada to Jullion Curtis and Lily Louse Cloutman. She was born prematurely and kept alive atop a wood-burning stove. From this point forward, her mother always described her as a willful child. Though she remained petite in stature, her personality and grace was larger than life.
As an adult she was known for her spirited, fun-loving yet stubborn ways. She seemed able to get her way every time with a wink and a cheeky smile.
She came to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career under her stage name, Barbara Kent in 1925. She appeared in many films including, Flesh and the Devil, No Man’s Law, and Oliver Twist and was the last surviving silent film star.
Barbara had a great love for the outdoors. Always active, she enjoyed golf, fly-fishing, hunting and gardening. She was longtime member of Marakkesh, SunLand, and Thunderbird Country Clubs. She was a wonderful cook and loved entertaining friends and family. She traveled extensively with her husband, Jack, and her many friends. Barbara always regretted not being able to further her education and made up for that by generously providing an education for many others.
Her willfulness and enjoyment of life will greatly missed.
She is preceded in death by her husband Jack Monroe in 1998
and husband Harry Edington in 1949.
She is survived by her niece Susan Monroe Russell (Roger), her nephew John Monroe (Loretta), great nieces and nephews, Ryan Russell (Tanya), Kristin Russell Teater (Mike), Tasha Monroe, Andrea Monroe,
Kara Monroe, Forest Monroe, great-great-nieces and nephews
Mason Teater, Madison Teater, and Cohen Russell, and her longtime friend Connie Martinez.
The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to Hospice of Palm Desert and all of her caregivers.