Obituaries — Jan. 16, 2019

Allan F. Parkinson

Allan F. Parkinson of Sequim died in Jan. 12, 2019, after a brief illness at his Sequim home.

Parkinson was 87.

He was born Sept. 26, 1931.

No services are planned.

Mary Louise Brockob

September 25, 1924 – October 14, 2018

Sequim resident Mary Louise Brockob passed away on October 14, 2018, from pneumonia at age 94.

She was born September 25, 1924, in New York City, to Dr. Frederick J. Labruier and Marjory (Kenny) Labruier. She attended Mount Saint Vincent College and Columbia University. She married Lt. Robert M. Murphy, in 1946, and they settled in La Mesa, California, when he was discharged from the Navy. They had three children, Michael, Maryann and Kathryn.

Bob died in 1952 and Mary was remarried to Donald J. Brockob, also in the Navy, in 1955, and moved to Denver, Colorado, in 1959. Mary returned to college at the University of Denver and Colorado State University and received her teaching certificate. She taught at Christ the King Parochial School and later passed the exam to become a realtor.

In 1974, Don and Mary moved to Sequim and Mary continued her real estate career as an associate broker for 25 years before retiring in 1998. Don passed away in 2002 and her daughter Maryann Ballard moved to Sequim, in 2004, to be with her. Michael, her eldest, died in 2009. Her other daughter, Kathryn, is a professor at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.

Mom was a very elegant woman with a wonderful sense of humor. She loved to read and volunteered at the Hospital Guild for many years. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

She is survived by her daughters, Maryann (Russ) Ballard of Sequim, and Dr. Kathryn Murphy-Judy of Richmond, Virginia; her daughter-in-law, Barbara Murphy of Huntsville, Alabama; grandsons, Robert Murphy of Huntsville, Alabama, Ashnfara (Lanaina) Murphy Judy of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and adopted grandson, Victor Murphy of Huntsville, Alabama; granddaughters, Alejandra Murphy Judy of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Megan (Michael) Powell of Chattanooga, Tennessee; and two great-grandchildren.

Cremation was arranged through Sequim Valley Chapel by the Olympic Cremation Association at Mount Angeles Crematory. There were no services.

Roberta “Bobby” Kastner

November 29, 1928 – December 16, 2018

Roberta Jeane Kastner died December 16, 2018, in her home, of natural causes at 90. She was born to Malvin Colby and Enda DeLance on November 29, 1928, in Seattle, Washington. Roberta graduated from Good Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing in Portland, Oregon, in 1951.

On April 11, 1953, in Portland, Oregon, Bobby married Lewis Wesley Kastner. The couple moved to Washington, D.C., where Wes worked for the CIA. His position had the couple traveling round the world, living in Germany, Okinawa, and Taipei, where their children were born. The couple moved to Sequim in 1975.

Bobby enjoyed painting, sewing, swimming, traveling, photography and spending time with family and friends. She was an active member of the Sequim Arts and was a life-time member of the Blue Hole Gallery.

Roberta was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Kastner; her daughter, Kimberly Kastner; her father; and her mother.

Bobby leaves behind sons, Mark (Cathy) Kastner of Parkland, Washington, Robert (Nenita) Kastner of Lake Tapps, Washington; her daughter, Toni (James) Cornish of Port Orchard, Washington; her three grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren.

There will be a Celebration of Life for Bobby on January 19th from 1 PM to 3 PM, at the Baja Cantina Restaurant located at 531 West Washington St in Sequim.

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