Obituaries — April 21, 2021

Enid Elizabeth Pellow

Enid Elizabeth Pellow of Port Angeles died of dementia at Highland Court Memory Care in Port Angeles on April 8, 2021.

She was 88.

Pellow was born Nov. 25, 1932.

A memorial will be announced at a later date.

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Jeannine Yvonne Allen

Jeannine Yvonne Allen of Sequim died at her home of age-related causes April 18, 2021.

She was 92.

Allen was born Dec. 1, 1928.

No services are planned. A complete obituary will be published at a later date.

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Eloise “Gina” Herrick

(DOB), 1935 ~ March 15, 2021

Eloise “Gina” Herrick passed March 15, 2021 with her daughter by her side in Silverdale, Washington.

Eloise was born in Hinckley, Minnesota in 1935 (during the Great Depression) to Ivy Mae Walter and Harry B. DeLand. The family moved to Palmer, Alaska in 1937 as one of the Matanuska Colonist families. They traveled by rail across the United States and by Alaska Steamship Line to Seward. Grandma Walter was sure she would never see them again, as Alaska might as well have been on Mars! The family moved to Juneau in 1944. Although Eloise loved Palmer, she soon grew to love Juneau as her new home.

Eloise met her husband, Duane Herrick, in Juneau and they married in 1960. At the time, Duane worked for IBM. Eloise was a Secretary at the Corp of Engineers in Anchorage (Elemendorf AFB) and in various Commissioner’s Offices in Juneau: Education, Revenue, the Director of the Alaska State Ferry System and the State District Attorney. The last 12 years of Eloise’s career was as the Supervisor of Excise Tax, Department of Revenue.

Eloise and Duane spent many winter breaks in Hawaii, enjoying all islands, but mostly Maui. Eloise was a gifted knitter, seamstress, quilter, gardener, cook and host to her family and friends. Many years of square dancing were enjoyed as well as visiting with her 5 grandchildren as much as possible.

Upon retirement, Duane and Eloise moved to St. George, Utah and traveled extensively to places in the Southwest and California, especially San Francisco and San Diego. Both enjoyed traveling throughout Canada. Travel to New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Britain and many trips up and down the Alaska Highway were enjoyed in retirement. Duane and Eloise relocated to Sequim, Washington, where she enjoyed the remainder of her retirement.

Eloise was preceded in death by her parents, infant son Robert (Bobby), brother Frank DeLand, nephews Michael DeLand and Allen Herrick. Eloise is survived by her husband Duane Herrick, sister Eileen (Dennis) Franson; children Frank (Jean) Herrick and Laurel White; grandchildren Phillip (Inga) White, Nicholas White, Benjamin Herrick, Calvin Herrick and Elizabeth Herrick; nieces Kathryn (Richard) Hanway, Irene (Feleti) Tupou, Marlene Deland and nephew Stanley Deland. Condolences may be sent to Duane Herrick, 1430 Park View Lane #101, Port Angeles, WA 98363. Donations in her memory may be made to the Peninsula Friends of Animals, P.O. Box 404, Sequim, WA 98382.

Beverly Ruth Morse

September 14, 1927 – November 29, 2020

Beverly Ruth (Miner) Morse, 93, went home to be with her Lord on Nov. 29, 2020, in Sequim, Washington.

Beverly was born on Sept. 14, 1927, in Irving, Michigan, to George Elwin and Hazel Mae (Tiffany) Miner. She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Robert “Bob” Edward Morse, and all of her sisters and brothers-in-law: Lucille (Frank) Furman, Shirley (Johnny) Judge, and Lorraine (Dean) Henning. She is survived by her four daughters and sons-in-law: Terri (Bruce) Ray, Valerie (John) Surgeon, Leslie (Timothy) Verdick, and Lynette (James) Roberts. She had sixteen grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was known to all the grandkids as Gramama.

In the 1950s, Beverly and her three older sisters migrated with their husbands from Michigan to the San Fernando Valley in California, where they raised their families and gathered for frequent dinners. The four sisters had a lot of fun together and often would lie down behind a couch, stick their legs up in the air and kick them all together — and, sparked by their proximity to Hollywood, they’d have one of the husbands film them. Beverly and Bob moved north to Washington state in the 1980s, following three of their daughters there.

Beverly wanted to be a journalist, and her first job was in the circulation department of the Jackson Citizen Patriot newspaper in Michigan, which is where she met Bob. She used her secretarial and writing skills all her life, including as a volunteer for numerous churches and Christian organizations. Beverly enjoyed traveling, collecting souvenirs, painting, drawing, sewing, crafts, sending and receiving greeting cards, growing orchids and gardening. She loved animals and always had a dog or cat — or both! — as a companion. She was very fond of chocolate, especially See’s Candies from California.

In lieu of flowers, please make remembrances of Beverly to her church, Sequim Bible Church, 847 N. Sequim Avenue, Sequim, WA 98382, or to the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society, 1743 Old Olympic Hwy, Port Angeles, WA 98362.

Curtis Lee Gates

November 26, 1956 – April 3, 2021

Curt left our world way too early on Saturday, April 3, 2021 from complications of cardiac arrest. He was born in Colby, Kansas to Bob and Carrol Gates. When Curt was 8, his family moved to their farm in Agnew, where he grew up. Curt graduated from Sequim High School in 1974 and soon began his lifelong career as a heavy equipment operator; the majority spent with C&J Excavating. He truly loved his job and never wanted to do anything else. Curt was also a huge old car buff and rebuilt numerous hot rods (all Fords).

Curt married his wife Penny (Perryman) on April 21, 1979. They bought property in Sequim, built their home, and spent plenty of time working on projects and making it their own.

Curt & Penny have 2 children, Sam (Elissa) Gates and Stefanie (Travis) Anderson. He was the greatest Gramps to his 4 grandsons, Ryan (15) & Matthew (9) Gates and Mason (5) & Dash (1) Anderson.

He is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren, mother, and 3 brothers; Roger, Cecil, and Charles Gates.

He is preceded in death by his father Bob Gates.

A classic car cruise and memorial gathering are planned for June 5, 2021. Please contact family for further information.

Loraine “Lori” Debra Rice Shepperson

June 6, 1959 – April 8, 2021

Loraine (Lori) Debra Rice Shepperson passed away April 8, 2021 at Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles, WA, with her mother Helen Rice and brother Warren Rice by her side.

Lori was born June 6, 1959 in Lewistown, Montana. She enjoyed oil and watercolor painting. She enjoyed flowers and working in the garden. She loved her pets, always wore a hat, purple was her favorite color. She enjoyed the outdoors. She was an independent and free-spirited gal. Lori lived in Casper, Wyoming and Alaska. Lori moved to Sequim, Washington and attended Trinity Methodist Church, where she participated with the signing group.

Lori is preceded in death by her husband and her father, Carl Rice. She is survived by her mother Helen Rice and brothers Warren (wife Vickie), Charles (wife Carlyn), four nephews, and four great-nephews.

A celebration of life will be held by her family at a future date.

Phyllis Colleen Cowan

March 9, 1928 – April 4, 2021

Phyllis Colleen Cowan of Sequim, Washington passed away on April 4, 2021 at Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles, Washington. She was 93.

Phyllis was born March 9, 1928 in Chisholm, Minnesota to Ernest and Tyyne (Torvinen) Erickson. She graduated High School in 1946 in Seward, Alaska. She married Leonard G. Cowan on April 6, 1947 in Seattle, Washington.

Although she attended Seattle Business College, Phyllis was a wife and mother, whose primary role was to care for the family home and raise her three children.

In 1999, she along with her husband, Leonard moved to Sequim, Washington.

Phyllis was a master sewer and quilter and wedding cake maker. She also enjoyed painting and drawing as a hobby. As a young girl, she played the violin. She was a member of the Eastern Star/Analia Chapter #112, where she received the designation Worthy Matron twice.

She is survived by her daughters, Patricia (John) Maples and Suzelle Cowan; son Dana (Pamela) Cowan; six grandchildren: Dina Cowan, Scott Cowan, Malinda McMinn, Kari Moore, Rashelle Schwam and Rabecca Hooper; and seven great grandchildren: Daisy, Nora, Gwendolyn, Jovie, Sedona, Walker and Ryder.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Cowan and a sister, Shirley Swindler.

A Memorial Service will take place at Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church and will be announced later. Her urn will be placed in the Memorial Garden at the Church.

Harper-Ridgeview Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the family. (360) 452-9701.