Obituaries — Oct. 17, 2018

Robin Linn Allen

January 2, 1949 – October 6, 2018

Robin was born January 2, 1949, and passed away on October 6, 2018, at the age of 69. Robin was predeceased by his wife, Sharon, and his parents, Bill and Norma Allen of Sequim and Port Angeles.

Everyone knew Robin for his quick wit and great sense of humor. He loved life to the fullest. He was proud of his Jamestown S’Klallam heritage.

Robin was an outdoorsman at heart. We all remember him as the best fisherman of the family, a skill he learned from his dad, and taught to his son. He loved to fish anywhere, including fly-fishing and crab fishing. His pride and joy was his troller, the Kirsten Cathleen. We could always count on smoked salmon and fresh crab from him. He was a regular presence on Cline Spit, “set netting” Coho with his Jamestown and Lower Elwha Klallam buddies.

He served on the Jamestown Natural Resource Committee advising Tribal Council on matters regarding Treaty fishing, hunting and gathering rights and policies.

Robin loved sports and excelled at anything he played. He was an outstanding shortstop who loved baseball, although basketball, football, tennis and badminton were not too far behind. He played baseball for Western Washington University. Robin was an exceptional 1 and 3 meter diver for the PA swimming team. He was the State 1 meter champion in 1968 and along with his good friend, Kim Folk, placed in the National High School Championships in the 1 meter event. Ping Pong was just entertainment for him.

He graduated from Port Angeles High School in 1967, and Western Washington University, where he continued to compete in diving.

Robin’s career included working for the National Park Service, Point-No-Point Treaty Council as a Fisheries Enforcement Officer from 1976-1981; commercial Treaty fisherman from 1984-1994, followed by a short stint with Primo Constructing, building the foundation for 7 Cedars Casino. In a 2017 interview, he said, “My sweat and blood are literally in that building.” For the next 22+ years, he was Security Manager at the 7 Cedars Casino.

He lived the last 20 years of his life in a house on the Dungeness River not too far from his favorite fishing hole.

He is survived by three brothers: William (Ron) Allen, Jeffrey L. Allen, and Jerry R. Allen; two children: Kirsten (Tyler) White and Casey Allen; and two grandchildren: Brody White and Jaxon White.

Janice T. White

September 16, 1936 – October 2, 2018

Janice T. White passed away peacefully on October 2, 2018, in Port Townsend, with her family by her side following a long journey with vascular dementia. Born on September 16, 1936, to Marian Herrmann Treloar and Orson Lee Treloar in Odgon, Utah. She grew up in Star Valley, Wyoming, where she met her 8th grade sweetheart and devoted, loving husband of 60 years, Leland White, now residing in Sequim. Her strength in English and weakness in math helped forge their relationship as they helped each other successfully graduate Star Valley High School in 1954.

In 1958, she received her BA in Home Economics Education from Idaho State University (ISU), married the love of her life, Leland, and together they started their journey in Pocatello, Idaho. Janice taught junior high Home Ec and worked for the ISU news bureau, but her commitment was to her family and raising her two daughters, Tammy White and Pamela Nelson, who survive her, into caring, helpful, capable and loving individuals.

Janice encouraged and supported her family while living in Yakima, Washington, for over 50 years. She was a 4-H leader and patiently taught cooking and sewing. She was devoted room mom, supportive of and enabled dance, gymnastics and other extra-curricular activities for her girls and was a loyal and committed attendee (with the girls), at ALL Lee’s coaching events. She worked as an apple packer for Yakima growers and contributed most of the income to help her daughter’s go to college. She made many friends in that industry and said she loved the work because all the people she worked around were honest and hard-working people.

Well-orchestrated camping trips were the family’s time to enjoy the outdoors, playing games, cooking over the fire, joining family reunions and exploring new locations. Kaner Flats campground was her favorite and fond memories were made there, especially during trips with her three adoring grandchildren, now adults: Alex Nelson, Aliy Nelson and Andy Nelson. She was “Banny” to them and remembered as funny, playful and very mischievous. Midnight ice cream was a favorite.

Her dementia may have affected her memory, but her caring, fun and mischievous personality still touched many lives. The twinkle in her eye, holding hands and walking, her silliness or the rolling of the eyes stayed with her until the end. She is at peace now.

Janice also leaves behind a surviving sister, Judy Eddins and brother, Orson Treloar, as well as many nieces and nephews. Per her request a service will not be held, but memories can be shared at https://janice-white.muchloved.com/. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Dementia Society of America, Planned Parenthood or Serenity House of Clallam County.

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