She is survived by Michael, her husband of 64 years; her brother, Richard Miller; her daughter Michele Helms; her daughters and sons-in-law Debra and Albert Beyer, Barbara and Jim Arnold and Christine and Matt Elam; son James Heberling; sons and daughters-in-law Gregg and Teresita Heberling and Scott David and Patti Heberling; 20 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
JAMES J. WADDELL, SR.
Nov. 9, 1943-Dec. 30, 2012
Born into a Sequim “pioneer family,” Jim’s life began in the first Sequim Hospital on November 9, 1943. He spent his earliest years with his family at Slab Camp, then became a live-in dairy hand for area farms. During his teen years, Jim attended Sequim High School, and worked at local logging operations before joining the Army. After serving in Thailand and Vietnam during the early sixties, Jim returned to Sequim, where he worked in construction; he also hiked, hunted and fished whenever time allowed.
Even after a serious work accident left him with disabling pain, he managed to continue to acquire many skills and follow many interests - including collecting rocks and lapidary. Jim survived many challenges, was resourceful and developed a knowledge about and ability to many things. Such attributes were impressive and valuable to all who knew him, for Jim was a big man with a big heart and freely gave helpful assistance or information to those needing it. Although he was a quiet and private person, he had a friendly and gracious manner.
Unfortunately, a late diagnosis of Stage 4 Small Cell Lung Adenocarcinoma came in November of 2012, soon after he had completed a cruise tour of Alaska. Despite the help, love and best wishes of many - including fellow members of the local VFW - his life among us ended on December 30, 2012, but his example of how to be a good neighbor endures.
According to Jim’s wishes, any donations in his memory should go to Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County, 540 E. 8th St., Port Angeles, WA 98362 or to Sequim Community Aid,
PO Box 1591, Sequim, WA 98382. At his request, there will be no services on his behalf - but he was looking forward to the Sequim Centennial, so be sure that YOU don’t miss those celebrations!
Leo Limond Richmond
Sep. 30, 1920 - Dec. 1, 2012
Leo Richmond was born in 1920 in Pittsburg, Kansas to Purris E. Richmond and Minne E. Williams. His family moved to Kitsap County, Washington in 1925 when he was just five years old. He grew up in Port Orchard along with his three sisters and two brothers.
He enlisted in the United States Coast Guard in June 1940 and participated in many search-and-rescue missions along the Oregon and Washington Coasts during World War II. He married Helen Louise Lindberg on February 5, 1942 at Coquille, OR. He was discharged from service in June 1946 and re-enlisted in the United States Coast Guard in January 1949. He continued active duty until his retirement in September 1965 after attaining the rank of Chief Warrant Officer-3. During this time his duty stations included many years in Southeast Alaska, three years along the Ohio and Kanawa Rivers in West Virginia and three years as Officer in Charge of the Point Arguello Light and Loran Stations near Vandenberg AFB, CA. His final duty station was in Houston, TX providing service along the Houston Ship Channel. He retired from the USCG on his birthday. He was a 50-year member of the USCG Warrant Officer’s Association.
In January 1966, he moved his family back to Washington State and made his home in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley for the past forty-seven years. He spent these retirement years as a boat builder and commercial fisherman and spent many summers fishing in southeast Alaska. When he wasn’t fishing he and Helen were raising registered Hereford cattle and cutting hay throughout Sequim Valley. He loved and excelled at all three of these careers: sailor, commercial fisherman and cattleman.
After nearly 65 years of marriage, his beloved wife Helen preceded him in death by six years. His oldest son, Frederick J. Richmond passed away just ten weeks before his father. He was also preceded in death by both his parents, two sisters: Bernice Hardesty and Margaret McKenzie; and brother Jess Richmond.
He is survived by son Richard L. Richmond (wife Judy), daughter Patricia K. Gorr, all of Sequim, WA; daughter Mary L. Rowland (husband Robert) of Port Orchard, WA; nine grandchildren: Katrina Robb, Troy Gorr and Bryan Gorr all of Sequim; Lara Voecks of Gig Harbor; Lisa Gsellman of Indianola; Richard D. Richmond of Helena, MT; Erik Rowland of Port Orchard; James Richmond of Englewood, CO and Daniel Richmond of Arvada, CO. There are seventeen great-grandchildren. He is also survived by sister Doris A. Carleson of Cosmopolis and brother Rex W. Richmond of Port Orchard.
Linde-Price Funeral Services of Sequim was in charge of arrangements. A private family
“Celebration of Life” will be held in early spring, and interment will be at Sequim View Cemetery.