Obituaries — May 17, 2017

Shelby Nadine (Fisher) Schott

August 14, 1932 – May 3, 2017

Shelby Nadine (Fisher) Schott, long-time Sequim, WA resident, passed away on May 3, 2017 due to congestive heart failure.

Shelby was born in Sequim, WA to Loyd John and Thelma Irene (Cays) Fisher on August 14, 1932. Shelby graduated from Sequim High School in 1950 and then attended Central Washington College of Education in Ellensberg, WA. Shelby then went to work for Plymouth Poultry in Seattle, WA as a bookkeeper, later using those same skills at Kmart in Lynnwood, WA.

Shelby married Ernest M. Schott on March 3rd, 1955 in Sequim, WA at the local Methodist church. Shelby and Ernie lived a short time in California while Ernie attended diesel mechanic school. Upon completion of that school, they moved to Portland, OR. Shortly after the birth of their first daughter, Kristine, they moved to Edmonds, WA. While in Edmonds, their second daughter Kathleen was born. Shelby and Ernie lived in Edmonds until Ernie passed away. Shelby remained in Edmonds for a few years and then moved to Marysville, WA.

Shelby returned to Sequim in 2006 to be closer to her friends and brother, Gregory John Fisher.

While in Sequim, Shelby was able to enjoy her favorite hobbies of gardening, working on puzzles, long rides in the countryside, visiting with her many friends and knitting baby items for donation.

Being a descendant of a Sequim pioneer family, Shelby was able to participate and thoroughly enjoyed the time she was able to spend working on the planning committee for the yearly Sequim Pioneer Dinner.

As ShelbyÕs health declined, she moved to Yorktown, VA to be with her daughter, Kristine Schott Frady (Carl).

Shelby was preceded in death by both her parents, her husband Ernie, and sister Sharon Fisher Kyllo. Shelby leaves her daughters Kristine, Kathleen Gallaher, Brother, Greg J. (Patricia M.) Fisher, five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

At ShelbyÕs request there will be no service or memorial.

Shelby will be greatly missed … we love you.

Mary Ann Trowbridge

January 30, 1924 ~ April 13, 2017

Mary Ann Trowbridge passed away peacefully April 13, 2017. She was 93 years old at the time of her passing.

Mary Ann was born in Southern California, January 30, 1924, to Gertrude and Arthur Cogswell. Mary AnnÕs Dad helped kindle her interest in theater. Arthur was active in the old Pantages Theaters that were prevalent on the West Coast from Bellingham to Los Angeles.

Joe and Mary Ann met in college while taking, you guessed it, acting and theater classes. A few short years after college, the stage romance became permanent. They reunited, married, and together raised four children – Gary, Robbie, Annajo, and Cathy.

Mary Ann’s love of theatre kept her active through her senior years. She was a strong, vibrant lady who had a positive outlook on life. Her roles at OTA and Paloa Players were many as actress, director, and choreographer.

Joe was a Vice President at the Bank of California and a Bank Examiner for many years. As the banking business began to change, Joe and Mary Ann decided the corporate rat race was for the birds. Searching for a better and more fulfilling life, they purchased a Coast to Coast Store and moved the family to Newport Oregon. This is where Joe and Mary Ann rekindled their interest and love of theater, particularly Community Theater.

After big box stores became the new shopping experience, Joe and Mary Ann joined their daughters in Seattle and eventually settled in Sequim. Again, Community Theater continued to be a passion for over 30 years. Her love of theatre kept her active throughout her later years. She was still teaching Tap Dancing up until the last week of her life.

Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents Gertrude and Arthur, her sisters Jean and Catherine, the love of her life Joseph F. Trowbridge Jr., her sons Gary and Robbie.

She is survived by her daughters Annajo (Robert) Hitchcock and Cathy (Geoff) Kilborn, six grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and her beloved dog Tootsie.

Mary Ann was a great role model. She has taught us that life is too short and no matter what our age we should live it to the fullest.

There will be a celebration of her years in Theatre on May 31, 2017 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the OTA Theatre.

In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to OTA.

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