Obituaries — Aug. 22, 2018

Raymond William Dangman

March 27, 1954 – August 8, 2018

Raymond William Dangman’s Soul left his body to enter a new realm of existence on August 8, 2018 due to complications of myleodysplastic syndrome. His devoted wife was by his side.

Raymond was born to Annie and Raymond A. Dangman in Brooklyn New York.

After graduating high school, in Chicago, he attended Washington State University because he was thinking about a career in forestry and he thought there would be some trees in Pullman. There he met the love of his life and they married in 1975, one year before graduating. After graduating college in 1976 with a degree in marketing, the couple moved to Dallas, Texas for warmer climates so that Mary Ann could pursue her career goals.

After working a couple years on the Wendy’s Management team, Ray joined the US Air Force. He earned a Master’s degree in Aeronautical Science and rose to the rank of major before retiring and bringing his family back to the Pacific Northwest, but this time Idaho.

Ray and his wife had two beautiful, intelligent daughters with whom he was extremely proud, always referring to them as the Dangman Angels.

While living in Idaho, Ray worked as an accountant for the State prison. After living 21 years close to Orofino, Idaho, Ray and Mary Ann moved to Sequim, Washington to be closer to their daughters and their spouses, as well as future grandchildren.

One of Ray’s life goals was to retire. Another was to own a Gold Wing Motorcycle and a third goal was to not die while riding his bike. Even though he died at the young age of 64, he accomplished all three goals and was able to enjoy many years of motorcycle riding and other adventures, such as kayaking, canoeing, and hiking, even skydiving once.

Ray loved his family and friends deeply. He was blessed by the love and devotion of many long lasting friendships, as demonstrated by the visits he received when ill. He kept his sense of humor to the end of his life and people enjoyed being around him, as much as he enjoyed their company.

He will be missed by many friends, and family members including his loving wife, Mary Ann, devoted daughters, Diana Martin and Melissa Tominaga, son-in-laws, Chris Martin and Andrew Tominaga, grandchildren, Cordelia Martin and Raymond Tominaga, sister, Lilian Ross and brother-in-law, Bill Ross.

A Celebration of Life service, officiated by Pastor Russ Britton will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at the Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church with a reception following.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County or the Dungeness Valley Affordable Housing Fund, administered by the Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church.

Patricia LaGuardia

Sequim resident Patricia E. LaGuardia died in her home in Sequim of Lymphoma. She was 78.

She was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire to Charles and Margaret Hayward.

Patricia earned her bachelor’s degree at California State University of Los Angeles, and her master’s degree at California State University of Fullerton.

Throughout her career she was a teacher and coach at Estancia High School, Costa Mesa, California, a high school counselor at Marina High School, Huntington Beach, California, and a college counselor at Cerritos College, Norwalk, California. She ended her career as Director of the Assessment Center at Cerritos College, retiring in 1998.

Patricia met her husband Donald LaGuardia at Cerritos College when he worked on campus as the chief of police. They were married in Laughlin, Nevada, on April 4, 1994.

Soon after her retirement she and Mr. LaGuardia moved from Seal Beach, California to Sequim.

Patricia enjoyed camping and fishing trips with her husband, hiking with friends, cooking extravagant Italian meals, and loved to get lost in a good mystery novel. She was an avid traveler and was always ready for the next grand adventure.

Patricia was an active member of her community and a good friend to all. She is loved by many and will be missed.

Survivors include her daughter Catherine Morton of Port Townsend, her daughter and son-in-law Mary Elizabeth and Mark Marriott of Tustin, California, her son and daughter-in-law Stephan and Kim Cook of Downey, California; step-daughters Cynthia Winkleman of Appleton, Wisconsin, Jennifer Charlton of Fountain Valley, California, and Margaret Aston of Burbank, Calif.ornia; brothers Charles Hayward of Dayton, Maine, Michael Hayward of Falmouth, Maine; sister Nancy Hayward of Eastport, Maine; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday August 26th at 1pm in the Hendricks Room of John Wayne Marina.

Memorial donations may be made to your local humane society or food bank. The family requests no flowers.