Obituaries — Jan. 2, 2019

Maurice Field Jr.

Maurice Field Jr. died Dec. 21, 2018, in Port Angeles at age 78.

Field Jr. was born April 20, 1940.

No services have been scheduled at press time.

Donald K. Johnson

October 8, 1932 – December 17, 2018

Donald K. Johnson passed away December 17, 2018, at the age of 86.

He was born October 8, 1932, in Deadwood, South Dakota, to the late Selma S. Johnson and Henry G. Johnson. The family moved to Butte, Montana, where he completed his education and attended the School Of Mines for two years.

He served as Corporal in the U.S. Army as a Morse Code Operator.

Donald graduated from the University of Montana cum laude, in 1959, with a Bachelor Of Science Degree in Business Administration. He played baseball for the Montana Grizzlies.

After being recruited from college by Weyerhaeuser Timber Company, he was transferred to Aberdeen, Washington, on a special assignment along with his wife, Judith, and later moved to Snoqualmie Falls as an Area Controller. He also purchased a Sports Lounge, in Seattle, and was co-owner of a restaurant in Seattle and Bellevue. He worked at Seattle Housing Authority as an Accounting Manager and forensic accountant and problem solver for several other firms.

Donald and Judith moved to Sequim to retire in 2000. He eventually worked for the Postal Service.

Donald made his way through life with a great sense of humor. He was smart, funny, energetic, and gifted in problem solving for various accounting assignments. He was an avid reader and collector of books and had a life long love for baseball. As a youngster, the three Johnson boys were usually at the ball field putting teams together led by his eldest brother. He loved his dogs King and Sylvan.

Donald is survived by his wife, Judith; two children, Steven and Kristina; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; sister, Shirley; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

We will miss you huge … Rest in peace.

To: Papa

Although it hurts to lose someone so close to my heart, I know you have a front row seat watching over me. Something that never changed about you, even after the dementia, was the effort you put into always trying to make people laugh. You made it so much easier for the changes that were coming. I love you forever Papa. Until we meet again I’ll KEEP ON KEEPING ON.

From: Alexandrea Dawn Johnson

M. Elaine Wright

M. Elaine Wright, 90, died on December 18, 2018. Elaine was a retired teacher and homemaker, having moved to Sequim, from New Mexico in 1994.

Born in 1928, and raised in Chicago, Illinois, to parents, Grady and Pearl Edwards, Elaine went on to earn her bachelors in education from Bob Jones University. Soon after, she married USAF officer Clayton Wright and traveled with him around the globe. Together, they raised 5 children. Clayton died in 1986.

After moving to Sequim, Elaine married Bob Colling, who died in 2007. In 2015, Elaine moved to Gig Harbor. In 2016, she married Herb Posehn who survived her in death. Elaine is also survived by her five children, Debbie, Suzanne, Randy, Jonathan and Marc, eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Services for Elaine will be held at 2 PM on January 13, 2019, at the Gig Harbor Court, 3213 45th St. Ct. NW, Gig Harbor, Washington. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Elaine to your preferred charity.

Rose Carol Crumb

December 26, 1925 – December 19, 2018

A memorial mass for Rose Crumb will be held 10 AM, on Saturday, January 5, 2019, at Queen of Angels Church, 209 W. 11th St., Port Angeles, with the Rev. Dennis Robb officiating. A rosary service will be held at 7:00 PM the evening before on Friday, January 4, 2019, also at Queen of Angels Church.

Mrs. Crumb died at home surrounded by family on December 19, 2018. There was cremation.

She was born on December 26, 1925, to Stuart and Cecelia Murphy Root, in Waseca, Minnesota. She graduated from the College of Saint Catherine, Department of Nursing, in St. Paul, Minnesota. She practiced her profession for many years in Port Angeles and was a founder and the director of the Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County from 1978 to 2009.

Her husband, T.L. “Red” Crumb, died in 1984. Also preceding her in death were her brothers, Joseph and James Root; and sister, Kathleen Root.

Survivors include sons, Steven of Spokane, Gregory of Renton, Jeffrey of Port Angeles, Patrick of Seattle, Michael of North Bend, and foster son, Duane Dorsey of Portland. Surviving daughters are Pamela Leptich of Seattle, Debra Crumb of Sequim, Mary Kreider of Port Angeles, and Lori Rolley of Olympia. Other survivors include sisters, Irene Jeddeloh, Marlene Schroeder and Genelle Doyle; brother Michael Root; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County, 540 E. 8th St., Port Angeles, WA 98362, or to the Crumb Memorial Foundation, which benefits Queen of Angels School, 1007 S. Oak St., Port Angeles, WA 98362.

Drennan & Ford Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Interment will be at Ocean View Cemetery in Port Angeles.

Richard (Ric) Brueckner

Richard (Ric) Brueckner passed away at age 69, on December 21, 2018, in Seattle after treatment for leukemia. He was the son of Betty (Meyers) Brueckner and Rudolph Brueckner.

He attended Sequim Schools and Peninsula College. Ric served in the Army in the Vietnam War. During his life he was an accomplished carpenter, mechanic, farmer, equipment operator, and ditch walker.

He is survived by his wife Ethel (Gebhardt) of 48 years. Also surviving are his daughter, Erica (Kevin) Zollman; son, Ian (Margie) Brueckner; and several grandchildren, the true loves of his life; brothers, Dan and Roger; and sister, Peggy Harris.

Ric loved woodworking, enjoyed nature and the outdoors and was always fixing or building something. We will all miss him; a good natured, talented man who was an amazing dad, brother, and friend. He will live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved him.

Donations in Ric’s name to Veterans Organizations would be his preference. Friends and family are welcome to attend his celebration of life next summer.

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