Obituaries — Sequim Gazette, April 5, 2017

Anita Louise Compton

Anita Louise Compton 85, passed away peacefully March 15, 2017 in Paradise Valley, AZ.

After retirement from running a family owned roofing company in Anchorage, Alaska, Anita and Buddha lived in Sequim, WA where they enjoyed gardening and entertaining their many friends and family. Anita was a fun loving and funny person and equally thoughtful and generous to everyone. She was known for sending delightful care packages containing homemade goodies and quirky gifts. Anita was loved dearly and will be missed.

She was preceded in death by her husband Allen (Buddha) Compton, sisters Betty Jean Woods and Gloria (Toots) Barry and Son-in-Law Arnold Fritz.

She is survived by her daughters Sally Compton and Colleen Fritz, her granddaughter Elise Nelson and husband Ryan Nelson, her sister Marilyn Orlob and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations can be made to Hope Community Resources Inc at

Danny Lee Perry

May 18, 1947 – March 9, 2017

Danny Lee Perry “Dan” of Sequim, Washington passed away suddenly of an apparent heart attack on March 9, 2017.

Born in South Bend, Indiana, May 18, 1947, to Harold and Clara Morse-Perry.

He graduated from Ocean-side High School in 1966 in California and went on to attend Mira Costa College where he was the president of Phi Alpha Chi fraternity.

To say Dan loved the game of baseball would be an understatement. He dedicated 30 years of his life to coaching baseball between Sequim High School and Junior Babe Ruth. Dan was a friend to everyone. He looked forward to his daily coffee with the “guys” at the Mariner Restaurant. He enjoyed telling stories and making people laugh. His upbeat attitude and passion for living was contagious. He loved vacationing in Kauai, Hawaii with his wife Lois and traveling to Chicago to visit family. He loved spending time with his family and bragging about their grandchildren. Dan was passionate about conservative politics and his love for the Lord Jesus Christ and the Bible.

Dan is survived by his wife of 20 years, Lois Krafsky-Perry, his 3 children, Corey Perry (Kristi), Stacia Kiesser (Kyle), Naomi Perry and his 2 step children Ryan Kent Smith (Vivian) and Kara Schoenle (Thorpe); his grandchildren Miles, Scarlett, Hayden, Kingston, Shackleton, Remington, Ashley, Adam, Brookelynn and great granddaughter Brynleigh.

A celebration of life service with be held Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 1:00pm at the Sequim Worship Center 640 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim, WA 98382.

A benevolent account has been set up in memory of Dan. Donations may be made at any First Federal Branch in the name of Lois Perry.

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