Obituaries — Aug. 4, 2021

Beverly J. Gordon

Beverly J. Gordon of Port Angeles died at her home from age-related causes on Aug. 2, 2021.

She was 84.

Gordon was born Jan. 25, 1937.

At her request, there will be no services.

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Mark R Crosby

December 4, 1962 – June 28, 2021

Mark Raymond Crosby was born 12/04/1962 in Bellingham, Washington.

Died 06/28/2021 in Port Angeles Washington where he had lived until his passing.

Mark worked as a Sous Chef the majority of his life and as a commercial gillnet fisherman in Alaska in the summers.

Mark loved his family, fishing and the Seahawks.

Mark is survived by his children, Treat and Katie Crosby both reside in Bellingham Washington, his parents Ted and Shirley Crosby and siblings Ted and Pam Crosby all from Port Angeles, Washington .

Mark is also survived by numerous Aunts, Uncles and cousins.

There are no services planned at this time. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Reflections Counseling at 3430 East Hwy 101 Port Angeles WA 98362.

Thomay Fenerly

January 15, 1926 – June 9, 2021

Thomay (May) Fenerly was born in Sequim on January 15, 1926, and died in Port Angeles on June 9, 2021- having lived all her 95 years in Washington State. The daughter of Greek immigrants, Stavros and Anastasia Fenerly, who farmed on East Sequim Bay, May didn’t speak English until she went to school at age 9. Getting to that school was an adventure by boat, wagon, and on foot. She loved to tell the story of traveling to Olympia with her father in 1934 to petition the governor to build a road along the Bay. This would provide a way for May and her siblings to get to town for the education the State was supposed to guarantee them.

May became an elementary teacher, teaching in Sequim, Edmonds and Seattle, but had to quit to care for her mother. Eventually she found work in the print shop of Mukilteo School District, and retired from there in 1991.

May never married, but lived an independent life. She was a founding member of the N.O.W. (National Organization of Women) in Everett, and worked tirelessly for the Equal Rights Amendment and other women’s causes.

She stayed active in many other organizations, such as the Mountaineers, the Toastmistress Club, the League of Women Voters, and the Greek Orthodox Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Margarita, and brothers Jim and Nick. She leaves behind lifelong friends Polly and Amy, as well as nieces Anne (Pierre) & Julie, nephew Steve (Colleen), eight grandnieces & nephews, and 6 great-grands- all of whom will miss Aunt May!

We will have a Greek family feast in her honor later this summer, on the property where she was born.

Patsy J Sutton

March 4, 1931 – July 24, 2021

Patsy Joy Sutton … aka Patsy Joy Dennis, Grandma, Great Grandma and even Great Great Grandma peacefully passed away on the evening of July 24th while at home with family. Mom is now ready to join loved ones again on her next great adventure. At this time she will not be having a scheduled service. It is her wish that, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County. She is at peace and asked everyone to please do these things for her: 1. Hug your friends and family. 2. Be aware of everyday blessings. And 3. Always be kind. With that said, we wish to thank all the Angels on earth for their help. Peace and serenity to all.

William Leroy Rogers

May 10, 1949 – July 4, 2021

Lifetime Peninsula resident William Leroy Rogers of Sequim, Washington, passed away July 4, 2021, at John Wayne Marina in Sequim, Washington. He was 72.

William was born May 10, 1949, in Port Angeles, Washington, to Thomas and Blanche (Bailey) Rogers. He graduated from Sequim High School. He was married to Connie Ripley from 1971 to 1996.

As a boy, Bill worked on his family’s dairy farm in R-Corner. In the 1960’s, he worked as a logger throughout his life, eventually owning his own logging company. The career that he was most known for was as a firefighter and EMT for Clallam County Fire District 3. In 1968, he joined the R-Corner fire station, serving as captain and then fire chief in 1979. In 1984, he was hired as a full-time firefighter. He also served at the Sequim Fire Station. After retiring from public safety, he worked for the Port of Port Angeles at the John Wayne Marina in Sequim.

Bill enjoyed playing softball, caring for animals, driving the countryside, visiting with friends and family, warm sunny days and a good cup of coffee.

He leaves behind two daughters, Teresa Louise (Dan) White of Bonney Lake, WA and Amber Marie (Jeremy) Porter of Blaine, WA; four grandchildren Tyler Miller, Austin Miller, Faith Danielle White and Derek Porter.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Thomas W. Rogers and Bruce Rogers.

There will be a public visitation from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Saturday, August 7th, 2021, followed by a Funeral Service with Pastor Scott Koenigsaecker presiding at 12:00 PM at Sequim Valley Funeral Chapel, located at 108 W. Alder Street in Sequim Washington. Burial at Blue Mountain Cemetery in Port Angeles will immediately follow.

Sequim Valley Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the family. (360) 683-5242.

Florence L. Berneking

February 8, 1922 – July 21, 2021

Florence Berneking, the daughter of Herman and Gertrude (Hansen) Origer, was born February 8, 1922 on a farm in Emmet County Iowa. She departed this life July 21, 2021, at 99-½ years old (and don’t forget the ½!), at her home in Sequim, Washington.

She attended rural school in Iowa, and Gruver High School, Gruver, Iowa. She graduated from Estherville, Iowa Junior College in 1941 and from Ft. Hays Kansas State College in 1948. She loved children, teaching into her 70’s.

She married Carleton Berneking in 1945 and after World War II they moved to Hays, Kansas to make their home. Their three children, Rex, Ruth and Kay, were born and raised there.

Florence taught school and kept busy with Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Sunday school teaching, and work in the women’s groups at the Methodist Church. In 1997 she moved to Wichita, Kansas to live with her daughter, Kay, and her family, helping the family following the death of her daughter. In 2007 she moved to Sequim, Washington to make her home with her son and his family. She lived very close to many of her great grandchildren, spending time with them until her death.

Florence loved life and was active and engaged in it to the end – attending church, playing games (especially Scrabble) with her friends, giggling with great grandchildren and wanting to be with her family – traveling to visit them in the Midwest into her 90’s.

Florence is survived by a son, Rex (wife, Penny), a daughter, Ruth Mareda (husband, John), and son-in-law, Fulton Calvery. She leaves ten grandchildren: Daniel (Corrie), Rebecca, Mark (Holly), James (Sharon), Mary, Elizabeth (Nathan), Steven (Jessica), Samuel (Christa), Chaney (Chris) and Melanie (Carter); and twelve great grandchildren: Luke, Ruth, Hannah, Peter, Caleb, Zadok, Lydia, Adam, Brynlee, Lilliana, Bailey and Rylan.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carleton, a daughter, Kay Calvery, her parents, a sister, Velma, and brothers and their wives, Francis (Lucille), Ralph (Betty), Maurice (Peggy), and Vernon (Vera).

We are grateful for those who helped us care for Mom at home until her death.

A celebration of life service will be held August 7 at 3:00 pm at the Peninsula Evangelical

Friends Church, 1291 N. Barr Rd., Port Angeles, WA. Cremation has taken place and the family will have a private graveside service at a later date. Remains will be buried in Green Mound Cemetery, Mitchell County, Kansas. In light of Florence’s enduring gratitude for all veterans, we ask that memorial contributions be sent to the Captain Joseph House Foundation, 1108 South Oak St., Port Angeles, WA 98362.