Obituaries — April 29, 2020

Ruby Margaret Knapman

Ruby Margaret Knapman of Sequim died of natural causes on April 19, 2020, at Olympic Medical Center.

She was 83.

Knapman was born June 10, 1936.

A full obituary will be printed at a later date.

Dennis Andrew Duncan

Dennis Andrew Duncan of Sequim died of age-related causes in his Sequim residence on April 21, 2020.

He was 85.

Duncan was born Sept. 22, 1934.

A memorial will be scheduled and announced at a later date.

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Glen Arden Hibbetts

Glen Arden Hibbetts, USCG-retired, died a his Sequim home of age-related natural causes on April 24, 2020.

He was 92.

Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, no services will be held. Burial will take place at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent.

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Joanne Christine Arendt

August 7, 1933 – April 20, 2020

Joanne Christine Arendt, 86, of Paris, Arkansas, passed away on April 20, 2020, in Paris.

She was born on August 7, 1933, in Eagle Rock, California, to her parents, Oliver and Barbara (Dorrance) Collins.

She was retired from the Snowline School in San Bernardino County, California, and always loved the ocean, traveling, spending time with her family and was always active in her church in Sequim.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Oliver and Barbara (Dorrance) Collins; her first husband, DelMar Murray; her second husband, Joe Arendt; and two grandsons, Jonathan Anderson and Nicholas Paul Volentine.

She is survived by her two daughters, Ronna Anderson of Paris and Victoria (Patrick) O’Meara of The Dalles, Oregon; one son, Pete Taylor of Paris; one brother, David (Cathy) Collins of Washington State; seven grandchildren, Jade Ann (Bryan) Gorr, Christopher (Lindsey) Jones, Melissa Volentine, Mike Jones, Kevin (Nicole) Volentine, Brenton Dean (Ann) Taylor and Amanda (Jason) Cossey; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

There will be a memorial service held at a later date.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Roller Funeral Home in Paris. Online guestbook at www.rollerfuneralhomes. com/paris.

Zonalynn Baker

March 8, 1929 – December 22, 2019

Zonalynn Baker, née Gray was born March 8, 1929, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

She was the youngest of the four daughters of Elias Lee and Zona Belle Gray.

Her family owned Gray’s Grocery from 1940-1968.

Known as Lynn for most of her life, she married her best friend from Capital Hill High School, Wilson Wayne Stevens in 1949. Both Wayne and Lynn were superb artists. They worked as teachers in Texas and Oklahoma throughout their careers.

Lynn retired in 1988. They raised three children, David Lowell, Mark Ray, and Larry Don Stevens.

Wayne died in Lubbock, Texas, in 1990.

Lynn remarried again in 1992, a childhood sweetheart and cousin (by adoption), John Phillip Baker. They moved to Sequim, built a home and resided on Jamestown Road for many years.

She continued to paint well into her retirement and enjoyed getting together with other local artists for painting sessions.

She was very fond of her dachshunds, Penny and Cuddles, and Siamese cats, Mocha and Bluebell.

In later years, it was apparent that Lynn was experiencing the effects of slow-progressing Alzheimer’s type dementia.

Frequently forgetful and sometimes confused, she nevertheless maintained a high level of dignity, composure, and positive attitude throughout her remaining years.

At the same time, her husband Phil was diagnosed with prostate cancer and chose not to treat it, rather focusing on caring for Lynn and their pets and home.

As time progressed, stepson, David Baker of Alaska, became their primary caregiver and personal representative. He facilitated their mutual desire to continue living at home with their pets until the last possible moment.

Eventually, in-home care was insufficient and too exhausting for David and Phil’s other son, Stephen Baker. They both needed to be in assisted living care.

They spent a few months in assisted living at a local facility in Sequim until Phil passed away, in 2016, from untreated cancer.

Her oldest son, David Stevens, wanting her to be closer, moved her back to Dallas shortly thereafter and placed her in an assisted living facility there. She died of “natural causes” on December 22, 2019.

In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by her middle son, Mark Ray Stevens.

She is survived by her sons, David Lowell Stevens of Dallas, Texas, and Larry Don Stevens; stepsons, David Baker of Wasilla, Alaska, and Stephen Baker of Anchorage, Alaska; sisterin-law Opal (Gene) Shepherd; grandchildren, David Stevens Jr., Katherine Thompson, and Erica Szymankowski; and great-grandchildren, Austin and William Thompson and Stanley Szymankowski.

She was loved and respected by her many family members, friends, and caregivers.

Despite many challenges, she always remained hopeful and loving; “Fair to Midlin”. She will be missed.