Obituaries — Aug. 12, 2020

Larry Ernest McHugh

Larry Ernest McHugh of Sequim died from age-related causes at Discovery memory Care in Sequim on Aug. 2, 2020. He was 86.

McHugh was born June 2, 1934.

No services will be held.

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Eleanor Mae Holmstad

Eleanor Mae Holmstad of Sequim died of Alzheimer’s disease/dementia on July 31, 2020. She was 82.

Holmstad was born Jan. 9, 1938.

A private celebration of life will be held at a later date. See an online obituary at Linde Price Funeral Service

Mary Luann Moon

Mary Luann Moon of Sequim died of natural causes at home on Aug. 10, 2020. She was 64.

Moon was born Oct. 8, 1955.

A service will be announced at a later date.

Mabel Marie Rantzow

Mabel Marie Rantzow of Port Angeles died in her residence of age-related causes on Aug. 7, 2020. She was 105.

Rantzow was born July 29, 1915.

A service will be held in Spokane.

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Marita Joi Gagnon

Marita Joi Gagnon of Neah Bay died in her home of lung cancer on Aug. 4, 2020. She was 58.

Gagnon was born June 25, 1962.

A graveside burial is scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, at Neah Bay Cemetery.

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Betty June Kerrigan

Betty June Kerrigan of Port Angeles died of natural causes at her home on Aug. 3, 2020. She was 83.

Kerrigan was born Sept. 1, 1936. She will be laid to rest at Mount Angeles Memorial Park.

Dixianne Margaret Keltner

June 9, 1937 – July 10, 2020

Dixianne (Dixie) Margaret Keltner (née Spaan) was born in Bellingham, June 9, 1937, and passed away on July 10, 2020. She was born to John and Ruth Spaan, the owners of North Washington Implement Company, the John Deere dealer in Lynden.

During her youth she developed her natural musical talents, both vocally and at the piano.

In her teens and throughout adulthood she nurtured a deep love for horses, a love that would shape much of her later life.

After graduating from Lynden High School in 1955, she briefly attended Whitman College and Western Washington State College before completing Flight Attendant training to become a stewardess with Northwest Orient airlines. She commenced a life filled with travel to many parts of the world.

During her marriage to Jack Keltner, she and Jack, embarked on a three year sailing experience on their boat “Far Horizons” sailing from San Francisco to Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, the Bahamas and along the US and Canadian eastern seaboard.

Returning to California in 1980, she joined Western Airlines as a travel agent. In 1985 when she retired, her focus shifted from travel to horses when she relocated to Bend, Oregon.

In Bend she kept active with horse training and volunteer animal shelter work. In 2003 she moved to Sequim, bringing her back to her home state of birth. In Sequim, Dixie continued to work with her horses and was also a member of the Olympic Gentle Paws organization training and working with therapy dogs.

Dixie will be missed by her many friends and loved ones. She leaves behind a legacy of friendship and charity to causes she dearly believed in: Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation, Welfare for Animals Guild, American Cancer Society and Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Association.

The world has lost a wonderful friend.

Catherine Elaine Haycraft

November 18, 1960 – August 2, 2020

Catherine Elaine Haycraft, age 79, passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2020, in Denton, Texas. Catherine was born in Mobile, Alabama, to William L. Ward and Ida Mae Ward (Milne). Catherine married Robert B. Haycraft on November 18, 1960 in Mobile, Alabama.

Catherine was a huge volunteer for the Sequim Lavender Festival, Sequim Visitor Information Center and the Olympic National Park in Washington.

She was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling. She had a special interest in hummingbirds and blue bonnets.

Catherine was a very kind and caring individual, a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother who will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her father, William L. Ward; mother, Ida Mae Ward; husband, Robert B. Haycraft; and son-in-law, John L. Boydston.

Catherine is survived by her daughters, Christina Boydston of Aubrey, Texas and Tracey Haycraft (Robin) of Malakoff, Texas; her son, Greg (Amy)Haycraft of Denton, Texas; seven grandchildren, Ashley, Andrew, Samantha, James, Casey , Tiffany and Krystal; and nine great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was held on Friday, August 7, 2020, at Roselawn Memorial Park in Denton, Texas.