Obituaries — April 20, 2022

Iva Lillian (Dakken) Hill

Iva Lillian (Dakken) Hill of Sequim died of age-related causes at her Sequim residence.

She was 98.

Hill was born Nov. 4, 1923.

A private family gathering will be held.

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John “Jack” W. Riffey

November 8, 1940 – March 25, 2022

The world lost a kind and gracious soul when Jack Riffey died of a heart attack. His generosity, dependability and humorous nature touched the hearts of many.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Riffey, brother James “Jim” Riffey (Elaine), sons Mark Riffey and Jason Lister (Launa), daughter Shari Riffey, stepsons Kevin Busk and Kristoffer Busk and many grandchildren and extended family.

In accordance with his wishes, there will not be a formal service. He will be missed by many family and friends.

Reverend Eugene Richard Fiddler

1937 – 2022

Reverend Eugene Richard Fiddler went to his eternal reward March 21, 2022 at the age of eighty-four.

Born to Willard Merton and Margaret Katherine Fiddler on December 17, 1937 in Sequim Washington. He joined three sisters Betty Emory, Marilyn Moe and Dorothy McComb on their small farm. His parents and sisters all preceded him in death.

After graduating from Sequim High School he attended Bible College and met the love of his life Esther Campanella and married June 27th, 1959. Together they faithfully served the Lord until her death in 2014. Starting out as pastors in Proctorsville, Vermont and eventually becoming Child Evangelists traveling the United States for over 30 years with their kids crusade “Knights for Jesus,” based out of Sequim, WA. They were affectionately known as Uncle Gene and Aunt Esther!

He served as interim pastor for a time at the Sequim Assembly of God. Most recently he was helping out at Gardiner Community Church.

Uncle Gene is survived by his sixteen nieces and nephews, many “kids” that his ministry touched, and many, many dear friends. Visit for service time and to contribute to their legacy “Castle” fund in lieu of flowers.

Glenn David Powell

March 10, 1934 – March 28, 2022

Glenn was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma, March 10, 1934, son of David Powell and Emmie Redwings Brewer Powell. In 1936 the Powells left Oklahoma in a Model T to find work and eventually settled in Bakersfield, California. Glenn was the oldest of six siblings. He had fond memories of growing up on a small farm with fruit trees, chickens, cows, and tumbler pigeons. Glenn wrote a book about his childhood memories: Out of the Dustbowl.

He married Nancy Turnidge in 1958.

After graduating from Fresno State University with a degree in biology, Glenn taught science classes at Tehachapi High School and then pursued a Masters Degree in Science Education at the University of Albuquerque. Glenn and Nancy moved to Bellevue, Washington in 1964 and raised daughters Brenda and Teresa. He taught biology at Bellevue High School but spent most of his career teaching at Bellevue Community College where he developed cutting edge methods to teach anatomy labs for nursing students.

Glenn was a nature lover and expert fly fisherman. He spent three summers working as a naturalist for the National Park Service at Mount Rainier. Glenn was a skilled wood turner and shared this hobby with his grandchildren. He was an avid private pilot and owned a Luscombe tail-dragger plane. He loved sharing his fishing and woodworking skills with his family and friends. Glenn and Nancy moved to Sequim in 2002. He played tuba with the Sequim City Band and often took his family out to crab, clam and on pleasure drives in his jeep in the Olympic mountains. He was known for his chili recipe, guacamole and the family chocolate cake.

He is survived by his wife Nancy, sister Doris Carlton, daughters Brenda Powell and Teresa Anderson, sons-in-law Charles Ford and Bill Anderson, grandchildren Kevin Anderson, Melanie Anderson, William Crownover, Quintin Bailey, Blake Daley, Devin Ford, and great-grandchildren Carter and Isabella Daley.

A memorial will be held in May in Bellevue Washington. Details will be announced on the Linde Price Funeral Service website (360) 683-1649. In lieu of gifts or flowers, please donate to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund or Sequim City Band.