Obituaries — Feb. 14, 2018

Frederic “Fred” L. Henninger

Dr. Frederic “Fred” L. Henninger, 86, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, at Whatcom Hospice House, from complications related to influenza, pneumonia, and motor neuron disease.

He was born Dec. 23, 1931, in Buffalo City, Ohio.

Henninger is survived by Joanne Rasmussen of Bellingham; children and their spouses: Bruce and Cindy Henninger, Bellingham; Judy Zurilgen, Federal Way; Lisa and Mike Carlson, Puyallup; and Ray and Ann Marie Henninger, Sequim; 13 grandchildren and their spouses, four great-grandchildren and Rasmussen’s family.

Henninger was preceded in death by his wife LaDonna (2009), brother Tom (2017) and both parents.

A family celebration of Fred’s life and legacy will be held later this month. The family requests any donations be made to Whatcom Hospice Administration and Community (Home) Hospice Program, 2800 Douglas Ave., Bellingham, WA 98225.

Richard Orin Kennedy

December 30,1930 – January 29, 2018

Richard Orin Kennedy, 87, passed away on January 29, 2018. He was born in Port Angeles on December 30,1930.

Known to friends and family as Dick, he graduated from PAHS in 1949. In 1950 he joined the USAF, serving until 1954. While stationed in England he met his wife Joy. In 1954 the couple returned to P.A. They moved to Sequim in 1956 where they settled and raised their 7 children.

Dick worked for many years at ITT Rayonier Mill, retiring in 1991. Dick was a long time member of the Sequim Lions Club, The Foot Printers and American Legions.

He is survived and will be greatly missed by his wife Anita Joy Kennedy, 7 children Berwyn, Kevin, Sue, Alison, Jim, Shannon and Shawn, 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

The family will be holding a celebration of life at a later date.

Fr. Mark Aloysius Stehly

November 18, 1940 – February 4, 2018

Fr. Mark Stehly was born on November 18, 1940 in Orange, California. The son of Winifred and Nick Stehly of Anaheim, Mark was the twelfth of thirteen children. Two of his sisters became nuns and his older brother was also a priest.

Fr. Mark was ordained April 30th, 1966 in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, California, where he served nearly 10 years. In his heart he heard the call of the Northwest desiring to serve in the spirit of Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen. After serving a couple years at St. Mary Parish in Aberdeen, he was an associate at Queen of Angels and Saint Joseph in Port Angeles and Sequim. He was drawn to hospital ministry serving first at Cabrini Hospital and then for more than twenty years at Harborview, both in Seattle. During those years he also loved being with the folks at St. Martin de Pores shelter and being a member of the Operation Nightwatch team.

Fr. Mark’s love of the outdoors, God’s creatures, and fishing drew him to the Olympic Peninsula as a senior priest. He enjoyed the spirit of Archbishop Sartain. These last four years he dealt with multiple myeloma cancer and other health issues. Fr. Mark went home to God on Sunday, February 4, 2018. As Fr. Mark would always say, “Yea God!”

Joshua (Josh) Coley

December 24, 1973 – February 2, 2018

Joshua (Josh) Coley, 44, entered into eternal peace with his Savior, February 2, 2018, from a tragic car accident in Seattle, WA.

Josh was born December 24, 1973 in San Diego, CA. Most of his childhood was spent growing up in Sequim, WA. He graduated from Sequim High School in 1992.

After locally mastering the journeyman plumbing trade, he became an accomplished Washington State journeyman plumber. This included working as a foreman on commercial jobs in the surrounding Seattle area. He also started his own plumbing business, Cal Custom Plumbing.

Josh will be remembered for his quick wit, humor and his kind heart. He loved the outdoors – enjoying hiking, rock climbing and snowboarding. One of his favorite past times was fishing local rivers and the deep sea ocean of Mexico and San Diego. When he wasn’t enjoying the outdoors, he was feeding his love for history with documentaries and books. The most influential was the Bible, which provided strength and guidance during the most trying times in his life and continued to grow his faith in God.

He is survived by his parents Jim and Donna Coley, sisters Stacey Mahler, Heather Eckardt and Kayla Vail. He was beloved Uncle “Nanu” to his 3 nieces and 4 nephews.

A service celebrating Josh Coley’s life will be held at 2:00pm on February 17, 2018, at Dungeness Community Church, 45 Eberle Lane, Sequim, WA 98382.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Josh’s name to: The Seattle Union Gospel Mission – https://www.ugm.org/donate-financially

Celebrate Recovery – http://m.celebraterecoverygabc.com/Make—A-Donation.html

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