Virginia Adams Erwin
A full obituary follows in a later edition.
Richard Wesley Goss
Rick was born in Seattle but moved to Sequim two decades ago to help raise his sons. He was scheduled to have open-heart surgery December 31, 2012, but didn’t make it. A heart attack took him December 24, 2012. He is survived by sons Kyle and Chris, and his best friend “Bernie” his St. Bernard. He is also survived by his older step-siblings, “the twins” Steven and Sharon; his younger siblings Jeff and Linda; and his mother Louise, who resides in Seattle.
He lost his brother Bob, Jr. years ago; and his father Bob, Sr. had died recently.
Rick was an outstanding wrestler and football player in high school and very popular with students in his school and elsewhere. Out of high school, he was granted college scholarships but at 18 was making too much money working construction. He loved building things, but later in life he said he regretted not using his scholarships. He was very good with his hands but his injuries from sports and later from construction prevented him from doing what he loved most: building houses. He was able to coach football and wrestling for his sons and other young men.
He had a hard life but he always had the belief that the future would be brighter. He told his brother Steve that after heart surgery and recovery he was going to sell his house, get an RV, take his wood-working tools, and travel the U.S. to see the sights he hadn’t seen when his sons were still at home and he couldn’t afford to travel.
He loved his sons, Bernie, and his family and friends, most likely in that order. He will be missed.
Luther V. Bullock
April 9, 1930 – December 29, 2012
Beloved husband and father, Luther Bullock, passed away peacefully on December 29 at Olympic Memorial Hospital with his wife of 62 years, Virginia, and his two daughters at his side.
Luther was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi on April 9, 1930, and after serving in the Air Force briefly, he went on to receive his Masters in Architecture at Tulane University. During his life, Luther designed and built several beautiful homes for his family, and eventually took his family to Bangkok, Thailand during his long career as an architectural engineer for the Army and Air Force Exchange Service. Luther and Virginia spent much of their married life in Texas, and upon retirement moved to Sequim to be near their daughters.
Luther never stopped learning new things and discovering new ways to be creative. His sense of humor was infamous among his family and friends - and his zeal for life will be well remembered by all who knew him. Luther loved sailing with his family in earlier years and loved building and making things with his hands both useful and inventive. Luther was an amazing self-taught chef, carpenter and artist. During the last several years of his life, Luther returned to the craft of stained and leaded glass at which he was expert, and passionate. He was honored with awards at the MAC in Sequim on two occasions for his beautiful windows depicting birds, flowers and a variety of subjects.
Luther is survived by his wife, Virginia Bullock, and his two daughters, Deborah of Seattle, and Serafina of Whidbey Island. Luther was a humble person in life, and his wish was that he not be honored with a memorial service. Donations to your favorite charity in lieu of flowers or gifts for the family would be appropriate.