There will be a memorial service at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, at Christian Life Center, 1780 S.E. Lincoln Ave., Port Orchard, for Sequim resident Dorothy Evelyn Goforth, who died Aug. 14, 2012, at the age of 85.
She was born Oct. 5, 1926, in Enid, Okla., to Ardie Kincaid and Nellie Sturdavant.
She married Vern R. Goforth on Dec. 20, 1949. She was preceded in death by her husband and her daughter Jennifer.
She is survived by her son Douglas Goforth and her daughter Donna White; by six grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren; by Troy Smith; and by her caregiver, Autumn.
The family can be e-mailed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A memorial gathering will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, at a later date for Sequim resident Don Porritt, who died Aug. 23, 2012, at the age of 89.
He worked for Crown Zellerbach in Ocean Falls and Vancouver, British Columbia; and in San Francisco, Calif., before retiring in 1980.
After retirement, he mentored incarcerated youths in Tucson, Ariz., and was active in Gentle Paws Pet Therapy in Sequim.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Freddie, who died in April 2012.
He is survived by his sister, Wendy Wiggins; his daughter Lee Johnston, of Victoria, British Columbia; and daughter Tracey Scurfield, of North Vancouver, British Columbia.
“A stranger is just a friend that
I haven’t met yet.” - Will Rogers
Sequim resident Timothy L. Dix, artisan and salesman died of esophageal cancer at noon August 20, 2012. He was in the loving care of his wife Jenni, friends and hospital staff at Olympic Medical Center Port Angeles.
Tim was born June 5, 1938 in Denver, Colorado to Jane Adams and Leonard Benjamin Dix. His parents preceded him in death. He is survived by his brothers Frank Dix, David Dix, and Danny Dix all of Colorado and his children Tina Dix, Robert Dix, and Mark Dix as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. His son Michael Dix preceded him in death.
He joined the navy in 1961 and served two years as a Machinist Mate on the USS Colahan DD658 in the Western Pacific. He was honorably discharged in 1963.
Upon leaving the Navy he returned to Denver and worked for the Public Service Company of Colorado.
He married his wife Jenni in Denver Colorado on April 7, 1984. They formed their company Alaskan Frontier Arts Ltd and travelled throughout Canada, Alaska and the lower 48 states selling gifts and souvenirs while living full time in a 27 ft. motorhome. In 1987 they settled in Sequim.
For the past 20 years he sold photography for Ross Hamilton.
Tim was known widely known for his artistic accomplishments-photography, leatherwork, copperwork, carved stonework, arrowheads, decorative gourds, jewelry, drums, and many other items.
Tim enjoyed having coffee and breakfast with friends almost every day of the week. He enjoyed all kinds of music and attended many blues and fiddle tunes festivals as well as the Port Angeles Symphony. He was a member of the Strait Men’s Barbershop Chorus from 1998-2005. He loved good food, and he was an accomplished cook well known for his homemade biscotti which he generously shared. He loved animals. He was particularly devoted to Gus, his American cocker spaniel that accompanied him on many trips.
There will be a celebration of Tim’s life Wednesday September 5, 2012 at Sequim Prairie Grange/Macleay Hall, 290 Macleay Road 5:00-7:00 PM. Please come and share your stories of Tim. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Port Angeles Symphony, KSQM Radio or Peninsula Friends of Animals.