Obituaries — Aug. 10, 2022

Ed Parris

Ed Parris, 72, passed away peacefully on July 11th, 2022 after a long 102 days in the hospital.

Ed was born in Seattle, Washington on September 20th, 1949, and lived in Ballard for 11 years before his family moved to California. He graduated from Hemet High School and was drafted into the Army after graduation. After serving in Vietnam he returned to Hemet and started working for Alpha Beta Supermarket, which became Ralph’s.

In 1985, he went on a blind date with Christy Parris from Fountain Valley, California, and they were married in August of 1986. They were blessed to have 35 years together before God took him home.

Ed is known for his love of the Lord, and singing in the worship team. His unique sense of humor always kept everybody laughing.

He is survived by his wife, Christy Parris of Sequim, Washington, brother Don Parris and wife Gail of Lynnwood, Washington, Sister Tia Clark and husband Mike of Hemet, California, Brother Steve Swartfager of Hemet, California, and nieces, nephews, friends and family.

Ed’s Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, August 13th at 11:00 at Sequim Community Church. 950 N 5th Ave.

Larry Edward Fredrickson

Larry Edward Fredrickson of Sequim died of age-related causes at Crestwood Convalescent Center in Port Angeles on Aug. 5, 2022.

He was 83.

Fredrickson was born Aug. 26, 1938.

A celebration of life is being planned and will be announced at a later date.

A full obituary will appear soon in the Peninsula Daily News. Sign an online guestbook for the family at

Robert Bob Sorenson

1934 – August 5, 2022

Robert “Bob” Sorensen. Submitted photo

Robert “Bob” Sorensen. Submitted photo

Robert “Bob “ Sorenson was born in 1934 on a farm in Ihlen, Minnesota, to Everette and Jennie Sorenson, and died August 5, 2022. He had a strong work ethic throughout his long, full life. Upon graduating from Pipestone High School he travelled to the Colorado Rockies to drive a logging truck. He drove big rigs throughout his life: logging trucks, semi-rigs, milk tanker trucks, dump trucks, and tour buses. Bob told us “When I tip over, I’ll be on the road again.”

Bob served his country by joining the Army, and was deployed to Okinawa, Japan. Upon returning from Japan, he resided in Colorado, worked in heavy construction helped to construct a water supply tunnel through the continental divide. Courtesy of the GI bill, he earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Forestry from Colorado State University. While in college, he joined a flying club in Fort Collins. He took lessons in a Cessna 140 which sparked his love of flying airplanes.

Bob with his family, flew his first airplane, a Piper Tri-Pacer, from Alaska to Chicago and the to Minnesota, to visit family and friends. He and his friends flew Bob’s second airplane, a 1948 rebuilt Stinson from Boise, Idaho to Alaska. The Stinson enable Bob and his family to enjoy Alaskan adventures which included flying to a neighboring gold mine, hunting for moose or sheep, or exploring villages only accessible by plane.

Bob worked for the United States Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for 21 years. He started his career in Wyoming then transferred to Anchorage, Alaska with his family in 1965, one year after the 1964 “Great Alaska earthquake.” In 1969 Bob was selected as the BLM Area Manager for McGrath, Alaska and the family resided there until their return to Anchorage in 1972 when he became the BLM Chief of Land and Minerals Operations. While in this position, Bob was one of the signers of the Oil and Gas leases issued in the National Petroleum Reserve and the Right of Way Permit for the runway extension (1980) at the Anchorage International Airport.

Bob mastered a number of building trades, including carpentry. He used these skills to build multiple houses and work on a number of other projects. He generously shared his talents with his friends, family, and non-profit organizations. In 1996 Bob moved from Anchorage, Alaska, to Sequim, Washington, where he built a home and shop buildings, and restored several vintage trucks (all painted red). Bob enjoyed and held a warm regard for the Sequim Elks Club where he volunteered on many projects, and was a lifetime member. He was Sequim Elks of the year twice. He was also an active volunteer with the Sequim Museum.

Bob loved running into an old friend or making a new one by reaching for a shared connection such as living or having worked in the same place, field or knowing the same people.

While residing in Seqim he met Arline Dailey; the two of them shared many adventures together. Bob purchased a sea boat, joined the local boating clubs, and enjoyed boating trips in Washington and nearby Canadian waters. While on land, he and Arline traveled in his 1965 Dodge 1-1/2 ton truck pulling a trailer, gathering with friends at different camp sites enjoying the outdoors. A highlight of his travels accomplished over decades was an annual trip to visit friends and family scattered throughout Alaska, Arizona, Washington, Montana, Minnesota, Colorado, and Wyoming. The years with Arline were action packed, loving, and nurturing.

He will be missed by his friends and family who loved him very much. He is survived by his children Edward (Beverly) Sorenson and Susan Sorenson Taylor, grandchildren, Bridge Taylor and Keely Taylor, and brother Bill, sister Ann and many nieces and nephews. Bob is preceded in death by his parents Everett and Jeannie, brother Lauren.

A celebration of life will be held at the Sequim Elks Club, 143 Port Williams Rd, Sequim, WA on August 12 th (Friday), from 2:30 to 5:00 pm. Condolences can be mailed to The Sorenson Family, PO Box 2410, Sequim, WA 98382.

Linda Marie Tyler

Linda Marie Tyler of Port Angeles, also a resident of Avamere Olympic Rehabilitation of Sequim, died on July 31, 2022.

She was 69.

Tyler was born April 10, 1953.

A memorial was held on Aug. 7 at Peninsula Evangelical Friends Church.

A complete obituary will be published in the Peninsula Daily News. Sign an online guestbook for the family at

Thomas Stanley Dosey

1953 – 2022

With woodchips in his beard and fishing in his heart, Thomas Stanley Dosey was a quintessential man of the Olympic Peninsula. Tom’s voyage through life began the summer of 1953 on his family’s farm up Palo Alto Road in Sequim. Since he could walk, Tom was bucking hay and milking cows at the direction of his father, Stanley – a WWII hero who was tougher than the nails that still support his barn today. In between chores, Tom spent time by the pond fishing for rainbow trout and shooting salamanders with his BB-gun. The latter activity his loving mother, Hilder, repeatedly punished him for. Although she had a lively sense of humor, she didn’t have time for insensitive mischief raising not only Tom, but also his sisters, Linda and Sandy, and brother, Dan. Times were tough for the crowded Dosey homestead and they would only get tougher. Stanley won many battles overseas but he lost his battle with cancer while Tom was still a young boy. This loss reinforced Tom’s resourcefulness and independent spirit yet left him forever longing for more time and direction from the father he highly respected.

As he progressed through adolescence, Tom would often clear manure from a spot on the floor of the barn. Here he taught himself how to dribble and shoot a basketball under the light of a single bulb and with a makeshift hoop he hung from a rafter. Despite the rustic facility, he developed remarkable skills earning a spot on the Sequim High School and Peninsula College basketball teams. Once he was finished with school though, he traded in his jersey for a chainsaw to become an independent logger. Having surgical precision with felling trees, an unwavering work ethic, and bills to pay, there was no forest of fir or cedar that stood a chance against Tom the lumberjack. Unfortunately, paying gigs were sparse. Though the work could support his habit of snagging salmon from the Dungeness and Elwha rivers, it couldn’t support the family Tom was building. Consequently, he sacrificed some of his independence for a steady paycheck offered by the union at the Port Townsend Paper Mill. For over 35 years he would turn woodchips into pulp and pulp into paper providing a comfortable life for his wife, Gail, and three children: Josh, Kathryn, and Tim.

Motivated by the missing piece of his childhood, Tom was the most loving and supportive dad any son or daughter could be blessed with. To cement lifelong memories, he took his kids on countless trips to reel trout out of Lake Leland and gaff halibut from the Strait of Juan de Fuca. In addition to being a dependable fishing guide, his kids also relied on him as a coach and mentor in sports and life. Never reluctant to share his trove of wisdom, Tom would bestow guidance and unyielding encouragement for any challenge his children encountered. Even after they grew into adults, he didn’t stop providing the direction they needed because he understood a father’s job is never finished.

Tom’s voyage ended much like it began. With the Olympic Mountains as the backdrop during a pleasant Sequim summer and in the shadow of the barn he built in the image of his father’s. Passing away peacefully in his sleep at home, he is survived by his wife, siblings, children, three grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. His ashes will be placed near his father in the Sequim View Cemetery and a celebration of Tom’s life will be held at a later date on the Dosey property up Palo Alto Road.