Obituaries — Sequim Gazette, March 1, 2017

Robert B. Carl

Port Angeles resident Robert B. Carl died Feb. 6, 2017, in Port Angeles at the age of 78.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, March 17, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim.

He was born Oct. 29, 1938, in Seattle.

Randy Neil Dayton

June 23, 1949 – January 25, 2017

Randy Neil Dayton, 67, passed away peacefully on January 25, 2017.

Randy was born in Missoula, Montana to Donald Neil, and Betty Buck Dayton on June 23rd, 1949.

Although Randy never married he enjoyed a full life. He attended school in Coeur ‘D Alene, Idaho and then moved to Anchorage Alaska with his family where he graduated from East High School, he then attended University of Washington for 2 years an then transferred to Oregon State where he majored in English and Journalism and was an honor student.

Randy worked for American Airlines (Sabre division) in Los Angeles, California and then transferred to Seattle, Washington. He retired on his birthday in 2009 and moved to Sequim.

Randy loved the water and all the beauty of the area. His favorite things were fishing and camping.

Randy is survived by his mother; Betty C. Dayton of Sequim, nieces; Sarah Dayton Sarier and Ashley Oubra, both of Aurora, Colorado and their families.

Randy was preceded in death by his two brothers; James Craig Dayton, and Bruce Alan Dayton.

No services will be held.

Raymond Albert Gilles

April 26, 1928 – February 22, 2017

Ray was born in Cadott, WI and died in Sequim, WA of multiple health issues.

Ray loved adventures, travels, pranks and laughter.

He left home as a teen and with his strong work ethic, worked various jobs to finance his adventures. He lied about his age to join the Merchant Marines and then the Navy so he could see the world.

As an adult, he began his family in Snohomish County and his masonry business building custom fireplaces, homes and custom stone work.

In January 1970, he moved his family to Sequim, continuing his business. After his wife died, he moved to AZ where he lived for 27 years until he recently returned to Sequim.

Ray’s legacy lives on through his brick and stonework as well as in his children, his grands and his great-grands. He was very proud of his family.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, L. Carlyne Gilles, his parents, all his siblings (4 brothers, 6 sisters) and his treasured niece-in-law Linda Gilles.

Ray is survived by his 6 children: RaeLyn (Patrick) Castro-Marysville, WA, Greg (Joanne) Port Townsend, Steve (Janel) Indian, AK and Mark (Katie), Ron (Andrea) & Dave (Colleen) all of Sequim. His 9 grandchildren: Jason (Jill) Castro, Julie (Tyler) Killam, Ben (Jacquie) Gilles, Adam (Renae) Gilles, Jake Gilles, Brendon & Brianna Gilles, Tucker & Ryan Gilles. His 7 great grandchildren: Bailey & Madison Castro, Emma, Eli & Charlotte Gilles, Jameson Killam and Edith Gilles. Also, his treasured nephew Roger (Pam) Gilles – AZ & beloved niece Bitsy – FL as well as numerous nieces & nephews in the mid-west.

An informal Celebration of Life service was held on Tuesday, February 28th at 1 PM at King’s Way Four Square Church, 1023 Kitchen-Dick Road, Sequim.

The family shared stories, memories, photo displays and served light refreshments.

Charles E. Spoerri

March 9, 1949 – February 5, 2017

To the world he was Charles Edward Spoerri Jr. but to his family he was Chuck. He started his theatrical career at 15 by landing the lead in his first audition. After school he left to follow his star. He was hired by Disney and spent the next few years crisscrossing the US on tour. He followed this with several USO tours and then joined Actor’s Equity and headed off to N.Y. for the big time.

Charles was a Broadway veteran of over 90 musical productions. Blessed with a rich, robust, bass baritone voice he was in great demand by production companies around the country. His favorite roll was playing the villain Pedro in Man of La Mancha. He loved to crack that bull whip.

Tiring of all the travel Chuck moved to LA and went to work for CBS studios as a grip where his skills as a carpenter set him apart. Still loving to perform he created “Serenades” and shared his talents with retirement and nursing homes in the greater LA area. In addition he composed over 25 songs and produced 7 CD’s.

Two years ago after retiring from CBS, Chuck moved to sunny Sequim with his beagle and 3 feline friends to be near his mother and sister. He bought a lovely piece of property and promptly put his skills to work making improvements.

Chuck loved Sequim and all his new friends. He passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 5th.

He is survived by his mother Bobbi Spoerri (Sequim) and his sisters Bonnie Westbrook (CA) and Sandee Freeman (Sequim). A man of great faith, Charles opted for cremation with ashes scattered at sea, and requested no service.

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