Obituaries — Aug. 30, 2017

Alta “Teta” Corbett Thomas

Sequim resident Alta “Teta” Corbett Thomas died of age-related causes at her home in Sequim on May 26, 1918. She was 99.

Thomas was born May 26, 1918.

A complete obituary will be printed with service details in an upcoming edition.

Drennan & Ford Funeral Home was in charge of services.

Antone (Tony) Ernest Watters

December 20, 1944 – August 22, 2017

Antone passed away Tuesday August 22, 2017 after having endured several years of poor health. He was born in Aberdeen Washington on December 20th 1944 to June Fishel Watters and William (Billy) Watters. He spent his early childhood in Neilton and the South Shore of Lake Quinault where he learned many things about life from his enormous family network of grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles, friends and numerous siblings.

At a very early age he left home to live and work in the Westport area where he continued his schooling and eventually worked with heavy equipment and later joined the Army. The Army eventually took him to Germany where he worked in heavy equipment maintenance and operation. Though he was not in Viet Nam, his job was direct support for those who were.

While in Germany he met his first wife. They married and had two sons. She later died in a car accident and after some time Tony married again and they had a son. Their marriage ended in divorce and Tony later remarried adopting three daughters and raising their brother who was not adopted. With several children in the house there was plenty of activity between paper routes and the various sports all the children were involved with, not to mention 4-wheeling in the dunes at Florence.

Life doesn’t always go as we plan and they eventually divorced but remained good friends.

As a journeyman electrician Tony was injured in an industrial accident that eventually caused him to lose his leg but not his drive. He went to college and studied engineering and eventually went to work for the city of Hoquiam.

His passion was for the outdoors so he traded in his office attire for bib overalls and heavy equipment to start his land clearing business. He was very successful in that endeavor and that carried him into the mid 1990’s where he met Marcia on a job site. They were coworkers and friends for a few years and eventually combined households where together they enjoyed their classic cars, playing and listening to old time music and the abundance of wildlife outside their door.

Tony is survived by Marcia of the family home and children David (Terri), Darren and sons, Michael (Joanne) and sons, Tammy (Dave) and children, Tracy and children, Terri and children and Jimmy (Beth) and children. In addition to all the children and grandchildren, there are many great grand children who amazed him as well as numerous nieces and nephews and many wonderful friends. Tony also leaves behind his beloved dogs Cricket and Shiley.

The viewing will be Friday and Saturday September 1st and 2nd at Coleman Mortuary in Hoquaim. A memorial service will be held on Saturday September 16th, 2017 at one o’clock at the Community of Christ Church in Neilton. Potluck and reception to follow. A local gathering will be planned later for those unable to travel to the Grays Harbor service.

Tony was an organ donor and in lieu flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Community of Christ Church in Neilton or to help someone in need.

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