Obituaries — Aug. 15, 2018

Kyle Dale Adams

Kyle Dale Adams, of Port Angeles, died in Longview, Wa., on Aug. 7, 2018, of pancreatitis at the age of 35.

Adams was born March 23, 1983.

A service is scheduled for 2-4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at Drennen Ford Funeral Home, 260 Monroe Road, Port Angeles. A burial is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Jamestown Cemetery, 1033 Old Blyn Highway, Sequim.

Tricia Jenden Billes

April 12, 1954 – October 14, 2017

Tricia Billes was an inspiring teacher, a loving mother and grandmother, and a devoted friend.

Patricia Mary Jenden was born on April 12, 1954 to Donald and Jean Jenden. She grew up in Southern California, where she learned to surf, played guitar, and developed her love of singing.

Tricia married Volker Billes in 1977, and they raised three children in their small Southern California town of Topanga. Tricia wrote and directed children’s theatre plays, raised goats, and organized fundraising in her role as booster club president.

After graduating from UCLA with a Masters of Arts in Education in 1995, Tricia moved to Sequim, where she became a prominent and much-loved middle school History and English teacher. She was devoted to nurturing a fondness for investigative research and critical thinking among her students, and was especially enthusiastic about coaching National History Day participants.

Tricia attained the most respected certification for teachers, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, in 2003. Additionally, she was the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the Gilder Lehrman American History Teacher of the Year in 2006 and the PBS National History Day Teacher of the Year in 2010.

Tricia pursued many hobbies: sewing, cooking, singing, hiking, and horseback riding. She was an avid bicyclist and, most notably, completed all 205 miles of the Seattle-to-Portland bike ride in a single day.

In 2015, Tricia moved to Woodinville, Washington where she taught third grade.

Tricia was diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome, or MDS, in May of 2017, and died of an infection related to her cancer treatment on October 14, 2017 in her home in Woodinville. She is survived by her children Sonja, Patrick, and Rosie; her siblings Peter and Beverly; her grandchildren Duncan, Ada, and Miles; and her partner Dennis.

There will be a memorial service and potluck for Tricia on Saturday, August 18th at 3pm at the Carrie Blake Park convention center. The public are welcome to attend.

Lois Annette White

December 5, 1954 – August 1, 2018

Lois Annette White, 63, of Sequim, Washington passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2018. Lois was born on December 5, 1954 in Laurelton, New York. She was the daughter to Clara and John White, Jr. Lois was blessed with the love and friendship growing up with her wonderful twin sister, Laurel (who preceded her in death).

She is survived by her loving brother, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, cousins, and dear friends – both two- and four-legged alike.

Lois took strength from her friends here on earth, in particular her dear friend Colleen, who was by Lois’s side over the years, and in these final days. Another beacon of light was Windy, who was more than just a caregiver, she was a true friend and a constant companion.

Lois had an incredible love of nature, with a special place in her heart for animals – birds especially. Her ability to capture images of birds in their native habitat and tell a story with it was unmatched. Treasured are the homemade cards received showcasing one such story.

A closed, private family ceremony will be held, and in lieu of flowers, please donate to the Northwest Raptor & Wildlife Center in Sequim.

Albert James Dager

October 10, 1938- May 1, 2018

Albert was born in Los Angeles, California, and raised as a Roman Catholic. After graduating from high school, he attended Los Angeles City College. His goal was to become an architect. He was drafted and served two years in the U.S. Army. After his discharge, Albert was employed as a manager of a political bookstore known as “Poor Richards.” One day a regular customer asked if he could share some scriptures from the Bible with him after working hours. Albert agreed. The truths found in the Bible completely changed the direction and purpose of his life. As a result, he became born again in September of 1964.

For a period of time, he was employed with Hermano Pablo Ministries, a radio and television ministry to Latin America. He served as their audio-visual engineer, graphic artist, and publications manager. Then in 1977, the Lord put it on his heart to begin a ministry called Media Spotlight, A Biblical Analysis of Religious & Secular Media. It was the first national ministry to consistently address the issues in the mass media affecting the lives of Christians. During the course of his life, he appeared on local and national television and radio programs. He was a guest speaker and teacher at Christian seminars, churches, and Christian schools and colleges.

Besides producing the Media Spotlight quarterly journals and many Special Reports, he authored seven books:

“Vengeance Is Ours: The Church in Dominion,” “The World Christian Movement, A Great Delusion Leading to the Religio-Political State of the Anti-Christ,” “The House Assembly: Recapturing the First-Century Model for the Gathering of the Saints,” “What Do You Believe: Why Do You Believe it?” “What Is The True Gospel?” “A False Doctrine of Subtle Purpose,” and “The Day of Yahweh: A Biblical Eschatology With A Study on the Book of Revelation.” Books and Media Spotlight Special Reports continue to be available through

Albert served the Lord and Body of Christ for over forty-one years. He is survived by his wife, Jean, residing in Sequim, Washington, and by his sister, Mary Duarte, as well as nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews in Southern California.

He was honored to serve as a Sequim Police Department volunteer during his time in Sequim. Albert enjoyed driving his Corvette and touring with the Corvette Clubs in Western Washington. He enjoyed sports, was an avid Seahawks fan, and delighted in inviting guests to his home for food, fun and fellowship.

Celebration of Life at 1:00 pm on Saturday, August 18 at Dungeness Community Church, 45 Eberle Lane, Sequim.

LaRay Mary Greene

March 6, 1935 – July 22, 2018

LaRay Mary Greene passed away in hospice care at Discovery Memory Care in Sequim on July 22, 2018.

LaRay was born to Albert Ray Reid and Lillian Ruth Anderson in Portland Oregon.

As a military wife, married to William R Greene (November 25, 1950), she lived in many places, including Alaska, North Carolina, Louisiana, Florida, Mississippi, Oregon and finally in the mid 60’s settled in Port Angeles. In 1974 she and William moved on a boat where they lived for over 20 years.

She was a great cook. She loved reading, singing in the church choir, sewing, knitting and later in life she found a talent for painting beautiful watercolor pictures, for which she won numerous ribbons at the Clallam County Fair.

Even while struggling with a failing memory, she continued to care for those around her. She had a ready smile and a wicked sense of mischief.

She is a past president of the Eagle’s Auxiliary and a member of Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church.

LaRay leaves behind her daughters, Jillinda Bossen of Everett and Gale Marie Greene-Taylor (GJ Taylor) of Sequim, her sister-in-law Barbara Reid of Delaware, her grandchild Jodi Bossen, great grandchildren Whitney, Jonathan and Anthony, great-great grandchildren, Avian and Travian, all of Arkansas. She will be missed.

LaRay was preceded in death by her husband, William, her daughter, Deanne Veleke, her brother, Allen Reid, and her parents.

Per her request, there will be no services. Memorial contributions may be made to Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County, 540 E 8th St, Port Angeles, Wa 98382.