An online guest book is at www.drennanford.com.
Betty Ann Robinson
Services for Betty Ann Robinson, of Sequim, will be on March 30, 2012 at 10:00 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with Father Jean Pierre Kasonga officiating. A reception will follow. Betty died
March 16, 2012 at Sequim Health & Rehabilitation Center. Her death ended a 66-year relationship with Type I diabetes that began in 1946.
She was born July 08, 1931, in Cascade, Iowa, to Emmet O’Brien and Rachael Gavin O’Brien. Betty attended Anamosa High School and graduated from the State University of Iowa, College of Pharmacy in 1956. She married Roger R. Robinson May 2, 1969, in Boise, Idaho. They moved to Sequim, WA in 1971 when Roger retired. Betty continued to work as a pharmacist part-time at
various pharmacies before retiring in 1986.
Betty was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. She is survived by brother Murray O’Brien of Littleton, Colo. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Roger R. Robinson; parents, Emmet and Rachael O’Brien; brother, Frank O’Brien; and sisters, Pat Beisell and Margie Watkins.
Memorial donations may be made to Volunteer Hospice of
Clallam County, 540 East 8th Street Port Angeles, WA 98362 or a
favorite charity. Sequim Valley Chapel is in charge of funeral
Eugene (Gene) McFaddin
Gene was born September 14, 1928 to Tomie and Emmaline (Robinson) McFaddin in Paintsville, KY. He attended Johnson County Schools.
Gene served his country in the Army from 1947-1950 and was in the Army reserves from 1950-1953.
Gene worked at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton OH from 1951 until his retirement in 1983. He was a Production Controller in Civil Engineering. He worked a total of 36 years in Federal Service.
Gene is survived by his beloved wife, Doris (Wells) McFaddin. They were married in 1948 in Paintsville KY and were together
63 wonderful years.
Gene is also survived by one son, Vincent E. McFaddin (Karen), granddaughter Kristen Wallace, and 2 great-grandsons Isaiah and Elijah Wallace, all of Sammamish, WA.
In addition, he is survived by his sisters Patsy (Hagar) Caudill of Paintsville, KY and Frances (John) Arnold of Springfield, OH as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Gene is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Tom and sister-in-law Eloise McFaddin of Springfield, OH.
Gene was devoted to his family and friends. He loved the Lord Jesus whom he accepted as his Savior in 1980. He was always ready to share the love of Jesus with others.
After retirement, Gene was able to devote more time to travel, visiting England, The Netherlands, Italy, Belgium and other European countries.
Gene lived in Springfield, OH for 40 years, and then moved to Sequim, WA in 1990 where he enjoyed the great outdoors.
After battling Alzheimer’s Disease for 10 years, Gene went peacefully into the arms of Jesus on March 09, 2012.
Gene will be remembered for his generous heart, big smile and indomitable spirit.
A memorial service will be held at Sequim Bible Church on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 11:00AM with reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association to continue the battle against this insidious disease.
Sequim Valley Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Please visit www.sequimvalleychapel.com.
Muriel “Kitty” Niles, 76, of Sequim, died on Sunday, March 11, 2012.
Together with her twin, she was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, on January 4, 1936, to Richard Davis Lambert and
Corrine Tyson Lambert.
Kitty attended public high school in Worcester, Massachusetts and graduated from Earlham College in 1958 with a bachelor’s degree in biology. Later in her life she pursued advanced studies in computer science and ornithology.
She was married to John Bosworth Niles from 1958-1973.
Kitty worked as a medical laboratory technician for Harvard paleobotanist Elso Barghoorn, an elementary school assistant teacher, a sewing teacher for 4-H, a volunteer test cook for Julia Child, as a technical illustrator, and, for most of her professional life, she worked as a technical writer and online help designer for Digital Equipment Corporation and later for Process Software Corporation. She also free-lanced as a technical writer and co-authored “IPv6 Networks,” and “IP Multicasting,” with Marcus Goncalves, and “Secure XML” with Donald Eastlake. In her retirement, Kitty became a quilting instructor.
Kitty was a lifelong and prolific artist whose work included rugs, painted furniture, ink drawings (of birds, especially), painting, knitting (one of her sweaters is part of the Smithsonian’s collection on American handcrafts), and quilting. In Sequim, Kitty belonged to and derived great joy from the Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club. She won numerous awards for her quilting in both local and national quilting shows.
Kitty will be especially remembered for her laughter, which flowed freely when she was happy. She loved gatherings with good friends and good food, and she will be remembered for her love of stories as well as her wonderful cooking. Kitty was a warm and welcoming woman who was eager to help and also to teach where she could. She loved nature, especially birds. She will always be remembered for her incredible curiosity about the world around her, her sense of adventure, her “can do” attitude, and her amazing, varied, and colorful art, which she felt was her “true work.”
Kitty is survived by her sister Judy Watson; her son Jonathon Niles and his wife Kate Niles; her daughter Susan Schirmer and her husband Paul Schirmer; her son Peter Niles and his wife Cheryl Lovato Niles; and her grandchildren Sage and Sky Schirmer; Chris Niles, and Maria and Henry Niles. She was preceded in death by her twin sister, Dee Seebode, in 2011.
A memorial service to celebrate the life and mourn the death of this remarkable woman will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 31, at the Sequim Valley Chapel Funeral Home.
Sanford E. Sallee
Sanford E. Sallee has completed his hard labor in this region and has moved on to his luxury mansion. His best friend, Jesus, has been preparing Sanford’s place to perfection and has said at last, “Come and rejoice forever.”
Sanford was born in Payette, Idaho on July 27, 1934 to Catherine and Floyd Sallee. He completed his journey and departed on March 8, 2012, at home, surrounded by love from friends and family.
Sanford was a walking adventure: logger, machinist, corporate manager, honored businessman, business owner, woodcrafter, landscaper, handyman, and, most of all, Christian evangelist. He is a lover of people and divinely gifted with an ability to display kindness, heal hurts, protect the weak, speak wisdom, and inspire laughter. He is a singing man with dancing feet, and tapping fingers, full of vigor to get on to the next adventure. “What’s up for today, Jesus?” was his persistent daily question.
Sanford treasured his wife, Delora, showing to her his constant care. He raised 5 children: Bill Sallee, Cheri Sallee, Cathy Sallee, Sandy Sallee, and Marty Sallee. He loved his grandchildren: Joe Sallee, Riah Torgerson, Matthew Anderson, Denny Gilsoul, Billy Roth, Paul Anderson, Jesse Gilsoul, Rebecca Roth, Davey Anderson, Anthony Roth, Anna Roth, and Bobby Anderson. He is remembered as the source of family survival on long driving vacations. His songs, created from road signs and passing scenes have become a family heritage. He has made them know how to be glad.
Sanford has exemplified for us many qualities. His family saw a constant living example of the patience of Christ Jesus. They experienced comfort daily, knowing that such a man would be hard at work in their behalf to make their lot sweeter. They woke in the morning with hope and optimism because these were his shining outlook, and he was a beautiful model. His compassion was famous. For him, nothing was impersonal, and every person was precious.
Sanford’s moving on has left a huge hole in our atmosphere. We cannot replace his presence, his voice, his sweet face, his laugh, and his many daddy-isms. We can, however, look forward to the day when we will live with him. We can wonder if Jesus needs his handy creativity in that mansion.
Janet Tucker Clevenger
Janet Tucker Clevenger was born April 17, 1919 in Boise, Idaho. She was the second daughter in a family of four girls born to Clayton and Jo Tucker. Her family moved to Spokane, Washington in 1933.
She attended Spokane Junior College and the University of Washington where she was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority. After college she worked for Western Union at the Davenport Hotel in Spokane.
Jan married her husband Bill in 1946, and shortly after relocated to Denver, Colorado. There, they raised 4 children. Bill, Tom, Marty and Pat. Jan and Bill retired to Sequim, Washington in 1984. She was host to many visitors, friends and family. In 2005, Jan and Bill moved to Fairwinds retirement community in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. After Bill’s death in 2009, Jan continued to live at Fairwinds until her death on March 11, 2012.
Jan was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 63 years, and her sister Estelle. She is survived by sisters Martha and Joni, her four children, fourteen grand children, and eight great grandchildren. Yates Funeral homes has been entrusted with the care of final arrangements.
Ronald Hilton Hammill was an amazing father who is survived by his five children Ronald, Anthony, Diane, Donna and Sean.
He was born in Seattle, Washington on November 21st, 1926 the child of Marion and Alice Little.
Our father was the oldest of six children survived by his sister Patty and sister in law Sophie. He was proceeded in death by his brothers Jim and Ed also his sisters Lois and Carol.
Dad served our country as a Sergeant in the United States Army from 1945 to 1947.
Upon retiring Dad moved to Sequim, Washington where he and his children opened Grandpa’s Lavender Patch. He love working with his children and grandchildren and enjoyed making friends with so many in the community and beyond.
Dad is survived by his sister Patty; sons Ronald Hammill and wife Alicia, Anthony Hammill and wife Loretta, and Sean Hammill; daughters Diane Hammill and Donna Cote’; grandchildren Tara, Desirea, Alicia, Sean, Whitney, Brandi and Chance and great-grandchildren Seidy, Brooke and Kennedy.
Thank You Dad for the love, wisdom and guidance you showed us every day.
A memorial services will be held Sunday, April 1st at 3:00PM at Sequim Valley Funeral Chapel.
Sequim Valley Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Please visit www.sequimvalleychapel.com.