Obituaries — Oct. 10, 2018

Lowell Dean Erickson

Lowell Dean Erickson of Sequim died of a heart attack on Sept. 30, 2018, at age 83, at Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles.

Erickson was born March 30, 1935.

A private celebration of life has been scheduled.

Robert Walter Adams

Robert Walter Adams of Sequim died Sept. 25, 2018, at the age of 85 in Othello, Wa.

Adams was born May 18, 1933.

A service is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Stevens Funeral Home, 511 S. Seventh St., Othello.

Peggy Moon Anderson

October 12, 1929 – August 26, 2018

Peggy Moon Anderson passed away peacefully, attended by friends and surrounded by the love of her family and the multitude of people she met during her years as an educator and world traveler.

Born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii, Peggy went off to the mainland for her education, having already developed a passion to travel and experience the world. She attended Berea College in Kentucky, earned her BA at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, an MA from Duke University, and her teaching certificate from UC Berkeley. She married Richard (Dick) Anderson in 1953. They both taught in the Bay Area. Wanting a change from the classroom, Peggy became a school librarian and was hired in that capacity at Sequim High School in 1977. The couple moved here from Orinda, California, after Dick retired from teaching art while continuing as a practicing artist. Dick preceded Peggy in death in 1991. They had no children.

In 1986, Peggy took a sabbatical from her job and traveled the world, crossing the Pacific Ocean four times and the Atlantic twice. She believed it was important not to put traveling off until retirement and said she came back feeling refreshed and with a new perspective.

Peggy took the library from the old card catalog tradition to an Information Center with video and computer equipment. She loved her job, the library and the students who gathered there. She grew the library through two fires and automation, and her gracious upbeat personality attracted many volunteers who donated time and materials. Peg will be remembered for her Thousand Cranes Peace Project, with the red origami cranes made by students throughout the school and hung on the great tree in the library.

Peggy was predeceased by her parents and her sister Anne Chung. She is survived by her sister, Elinor Najita (Tets) of Kamuela, Hawaii, and ten nieces and nephews and their families.

Peggy chose cremation and asked to have her ashes scattered in the waters of the Pacific Ocean in Hawaii and Sequim Bay.

A private Celebration of Life for friends and family will be scheduled at a future date.

Camille Rose Lewis

January 16, 1944 – September 30, 2018

Camille Rose Lewis, born on January 16, 1944 in Charleston, South Carolina, died of pancreatic cancer on September 30, 2018, in Stanwood, Washington.

Camille had a Bachelors of Science in Nursing and was a diabetes educator. She moved to Sequim in 2001 to be closer to her son and his family. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

Camille is preceded in death by her mother and father, Marie and Weldon Price.

Mrs. Lewis is survived by her former husband Doug Lewis, Sequim; son Brian (Therese) Lewis, Fir Island, Washington; sister Marie (AL) Chandler, John’s Island, South Carolina; grandchildren Skyler (Torrie) Lewis, Sequim, Carson Lewis and Jacob Lewis of Bellingham, Washington; Niece Kathye Miller, Walterboro, South Carolina; Nephew Joey Kanianen, North Charleston, South Carolina.

Services will be held October 10 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at 11:00; Rosary will be at 10:30. A reception will follow in the parish hall.

Grover Leonard Cowan

July 5, 1925 – September 30, 2018

Grover Leonard Cowan, born July 5, 1925 to James and Rebecca Cowan in Frazer, Kentucky, died from complications of Alzheimer’s disease on September 30, 2018.

A WWII and Korean veteran, Grover served in the Navy for 10 years. In 1947, Grover married his lovely wife, Phyllis (Erickson), and they settled in Seattle. He attended Seattle Business College and worked at several companies, both in Seattle and in California, before opening his own business.

Grover and Phyllis moved to Sequim in 2006. Grover enjoyed gardening and collecting vintage autos and had a 1928 Model A Ford.

Grover is preceded in death by his parents, James and Rebecca Cowan; brothers Olen, Charlie, Troy and Lee Estel; sister Monte Dee Steigerwalt.

Grover is survived by his loving wife, Phyllis of Sequim; daughters Patricia A (John Jr.) Maples of Seattle, Washington, Suzelle M. Cowan of Sumner, Washington; and son Dana E. (Pamela) Cowan of Sequim; grandchildren Dina Cowan of Mill Creek, Washington, Scott Cowan of Woodinville, Washington, Rashelle Schwam of Kailua, Hawaii, Rabecca Hooper of Ollala, Washington, Malinda McMinn of Sumner, Washington and Kari Moore of Bothell, Washington; great-grandchildren Vivian and Victoria in California, Daisy Maki of Renton, Washington, Walker Hooper of Ollala, Washington, Nora Schwam and Gwendolyn Schwam of Kailua, Hawaii.

At his request, there will be no services.

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