Obituaries — Sept. 19, 2018

Donna Jean Litzau

Donna Jean Litzau of Sequim died Sept. 8, 2018, of dementia at age 81 at Olympic Medical Center.

A funeral is set for 11 a.m. Friday, Oct.5, at Queen of Angels Catholic Church, 209 W. 11th St., Port Angeles.

Robert J. Marley Jr.

Robert J. Marley Jr. died Aug. 25, 2018, at age 82 in Sequim. He was born April 27, 1936, in Yakima. There are no services planned.

Barbara Ann Van Flandern

Barbara Ann (Weber) Van Flandern, of Newport, Ky., died Sept. 14, 2018, in Seattle, at age 76.

She was born March 16, 1942, in Covington, Ky.

Donations in Barbara’s name to Audubon Society are welcome and appreciated.

Friends and family members are encouraged to attend a burial from 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Dungeness Cemetery, 2153 Lotzgesell Road.

Linde-Price Funeral Service is handling arrangements.

Shirley Rose (Smith) Scott

January 21, 1934 – June 19, 2018

In Loving Memory of Shirley Rose (Smith) Scott

Beloved and loving Wife, Mother, Nana, GG and Friend-Shirley Rose (Smith) Scott left this world on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. She died in her daughter’s home, surrounded by her family.

Born to Everett and Edith Smith in St. Louis, Missouri, she had one younger brother, Jack (all deceased).

They moved to California when she was young and settled in Big Bear, California. She met Martin Scott in Big Bear. He and his family also moved from Missouri.

They married on October 20, 1952, a loving marriage that lasted for almost 63 years, when Marty passed in 2015.

They are survived by three children, Penny (Rex) Berneking, Michael (Phyllis) Scott and Kathryn (Mark) Dodge, 11 grandchildren (Daniel, Rebecca, Mark, James, Mary, Elizabeth, Steven, Samuel, Pilar, Adrienne, Aurora) and 9 great-grandchildren.

They hosted a Peruvian exchange student, Lucila Anderson, adding another daughter, two more grandchildren (Jennifer, Christina), and four more great-grandchildren. She held her most recent great-grandson just days before her passing.

They moved from Southern California to Brooks, Oregon in 1973 and then to Centralia, Washington in the early 1980s. After a very short stay in Arizona, they relocated to Sequim, Washington.

Shirley was able to be a full-time mother until the mid 1970s, when she worked at RiverBend Sand and Gravel in Salem, Oregon, and then the Chehalis-Centralia Airport in Chehalis, Washington.

In her own words she said she was an “average, everyday housewife, afraid to fail.” She was not average. She made the world a better place. She was an extraordinary wife, mother, and woman.

Compassionate and very outgoing, she made lifelong friends everywhere she went. People sought her out. She was a good listener, with a beautiful, genuine smile. Shirley was quick with a good joke and great laugh, all through her life.

When she was afraid to swim, she learned to swim, waterski, and helped instill a joy of the water in her children. She was afraid to fly, but she flew with Marty in their small plane; then learned to fly it herself. She was an avid reader and an accomplished oil painter. Most of all she loved her family with all her heart and soul.

We have set up a Tribute Page at the Alzheimer’s Association in her honor to help find a cure for this devastating disease.

http://act.alz.org/site/TR/Events/Tribute and search for Shirley Scott.

Her memorial is September 22, 2018, 2 pm at Peninsula Evangelical Friends Church in Sequim, WA.

Barbara Lynne (Ballard) Carl

Barbara passed away unexpectedly in Sequim, Washington on August 26, 2018 at the age of 79.

Barbara was born in 1938 in Seattle, Washington to Lorna Carmichael and Dr. Lucius A. Ballard. She attended Ballard High School, graduating in 1956, and the University of Washington, graduating in 1959 as a registered nurse. She worked as a surgical nurse for over 30 years in private practice and in the operating rooms of Ballard, Swedish, Providence, Virginia Mason and Children’s Hospitals. She started her own business as a surgical assistant and traveled around the United States as an invited speaker at professional conferences. She also volunteered her time and experience to travel to Guatemala and Palau to assist with surgeries.

Barbara married Robert (Bob) Bennett Carl in 1959. They were married 57 years until Bob’s death in 2017. She is survived by her son Scott Carl (Terri Orthel) of Las Vegas, Nevada, daughter Terri Strandberg (Dave Huson) of Bothell, and two grandchildren Thorin and Linnea Strandberg.

Barb loved to sew and cook. She used these skills to help her church community, contributing many hours preparing items to donate for church functions and fund raisers. But first and foremost Barbara was a caregiver and nurse. She found great purpose in helping others, cooking for friends who were ill or injured, running errands and transporting friends to church, appointments or social functions, and participating in support groups for those who were grieving or caring for loved ones with chronic illness.

Barb and Bob spent many hours traveling around the western states and hiking the trails of the Olympic Peninsula where she photographed every wildflower and chipmunk along the way. She cherished the memories of her treasured mountains, rivers and beaches and the friends that shared those adventures.

Barbara also loved animals, her two beloved cats and her two giant “grand-dogs”. Her friends were endlessly regaled with stories and pictures.

A memorial service will be held on October 20, 2018, at 1:00pm, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. 5th Ave., Sequim, WA. A reception will follow in the parish hall.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Peninsula Friends of Animals, P.O. Box 404, Sequim, WA 98382, or to the American Heart Association, 710 2nd Ave., Suite 900, Seattle, WA 98104.

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