Obituaries — April 14, 2021

Loraine ‘Lori’ Debra (Rice) Shepperson

Loraine “Lori” Debra (Rice) Shepperson of Sequim died at Olympic Medical Center on April 8, 2021.

She was 61.

Shepperson was born June 6, 1959.

A private family gathering will be held and a complete obituary will be published soon in both Sequim Gazette and Peninsula Daily News newspapers.

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Eleanor Marie Cameron

April 30, 1931 – March 12, 2021

Eleanor Marie Cameron, 89, passed away peacefully at home, following a brief illness, with loved ones near on March 12, 2021.

Eleanor was born into the Blue Mountain pioneer Cameron family on April 30, 1931 to Deroe and Alta (Gillispie) Cameron. She attended the Dungeness Schoolhouse as a child and graduated from Sequim High School in 1949. She married Gene Adams in 1950 and together they had 5 children that they raised in Sequim. She was proud of her heritage and was well loved by her siblings and their children. She supported education, independence and adventure and had thoughtful questions for anyone that would share their experiences with her.

Eleanor loved hiking, camping and hunting as well as gardening, knitting and quilting. She drove a bus for Sequim School District for years, known as “Mrs. Adams”, and in the summer delivered berry pickers to Cameron Strawberry fields. Eleanor loved driving long distances and drove the AlCan Highway to Alaska several times with others. When she was 80 years old, she drove it alone with her little dog, Homer.

Always an avid outdoors woman, Eleanor took up serious hiking in her later years and became known as one of the “Goat Girls”. This small, tough group of older women hiked the Olympic Peninsula trails every Thursday regardless of the season or weather. Each summer they would take long trips into the mountains, sometimes with llamas for pack animals. They hiked the rugged West Coast Trail of B.C. twice. Until recently, Ele could be seen each day walking 3 miles around her beloved hometown.

Eleanor was preceded in death by both parents; brothers Dave Cameron, Ben Cameron and Cecil Cameron; half-sisters Lucille Hutt, Florence Golson and Jeanne Lamoureux. She is survived by sister, Shirley Northness and her five children; Peggy Adams, Curtis (Debbie) Adams, Patsy (Grant) Simpson, Dale (Judy) Adams and Helen (Paul) Pilch, 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and others that knew and loved her simply as GrannE.

Heartfelt thanks to Jamestown Family Health Clinic, Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County and Sequim Valley Funeral Chapel for their loving care in her final days.

A private family gathering will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County, 829 East 8th Street, Port Angeles, WA 98362.