Obituaries — Dec. 16, 2020

Harold ‘Wayne’ Carroll

Harold “Wayne” Carroll died at his Blyn residence on Nov. 20, 2020.

He was 90.

Carroll was born Dec. 21, 1929.

He will be interred at the Dungeness Cemetery in Sequim.

Sequim Valley Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Eugene ‘Nick Dante’ DiMaio

Eugene Nicholas DiMaio of Sequim, known as “Nick Dante,” died of age-related causes at his Sequim home on Dec. 10, 2020.

He was 97.

DiMaio was born Oct. 20, 1923.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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Florence Elaine Sanders

Florence Elaine Sanders of Sequim died of congestive heart failure on Dec. 2, 2020.

She was 96.

Sanders was born Jan. 22, 1924.

She will be interred at Willamette National Cemetery with her husband, Francis Sanders, Sr.

Irene Lucille Dow

Irene Lucille Dow of Sequim died of natural causes at her residence on Dc. 5, 2020.,

She was 94.

Dow was born June 29, 1926.

Burial will be at Sequim View Cemetery.

Phyllis Jean (Fisher) Fankhouser

March 20, 1925 – November 28, 2020

Phyllis passed away peacefully at her home on November 28. She was born the youngest of five children on the family farm in Haven, Kansas, to Adlai and Mable (Moore) Fisher.

Phyllis grew up in Haven and attended Haven High School where she met her future husband, Cy Fankhouser, in band class where he played the saxophone and she the clarinet. They married in 1943 while Cy was home on leave from the U.S. Coast Guard.

They lived briefly in Boston, Massachusetts before moving to the West Coast, living in Santa Barbara, Huntington Beach and Costa Mesa, California. She was President of the Huntington Beach Junior Women’s Club 1953-54 and President of the Huntington Beach Elementary School PTA. She worked for the Newport Mesa Unified School District in Orange County, California, for 22 years.

After retiring in 1978, they spent seven years traveling the U.S., Canada, Australia, Switzerland, and spending winters on the Colorado River, before moving to Sequim, where they would remain.

She was a member of the Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club in Sequim since 1989 and always treasured the friendships she made there. She loved traveling, gardening and quilting and will always be remembered for her hugs, great sense of humor and undeniable kindness and love for others.

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend and will be forever missed by all those who were fortunate enough to have known her.

Phyllis is survived by her daughter, Jan Anderson of Colorado; son, Woody Fankhouser of Sequim; daughter-in-law, Pam Fankhouser; five grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Cy; son, Rocky Fankhouser; granddaughter, Beth England; brothers, Zeph Fisher, Dean Fisher, Kermit Fisher and sister Jane (Fisher) Dick.

There is no memorial service planned at this time.

Andrew William Dahll

On October 10, we had the worst nightmare a parent could imagine. Our oldest son, Andrew William Dahll passed away suddenly of a brain aneurysm.

He was fulfilling his dream of working on ships; a dream he had since the age of four. His grandfather, George Dahll, enlisted in the Coast Guard as a young man and one of the ships he worked on was an icebreaker. As a child Andrew had a large poster of that ship breaking through ice. He and Grandpa George made many foam ships (Grandpa owned an upholstery shop so there was lots of foam around). He graduated to building Lego ships and then model ships.

As a young boy he loved to play trucks with his dad. When his brother Chris was born, Marty and Andrew came to the hospital so he could meet his new brother, he was not impressed with the new baby, but played with the bed controls making his mom go up and down. After about ten minutes of that he was ready to go home and “play trucks.”

Andrew attended Sequim Schools from his first day of kindergarten to the day he graduated. When he was ten years old his baby brother Matthew was born and both Andrew and Chris could not wait until they could take him as their share and tell. They both got their wish and were over the moon happy with big smiles as they introduced their baby brother. Andrew was a caring big brother. When he was a senior, he applied to the California State Maritime Academy. Family members encouraged him to apply to more than one college, be he said no, this is where he was going, and he did. He graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2013. We would often do video chats while he was at Cal Maritime so he could help his brothers with their homework.

After graduation from the Academy he went to work for the Military Sealift Command where he was employed for seven years. Andrew was a man on a mission and in his short thirty years he saw so much of the world and was working his way up to becoming the captain. During that time, he visited the Ports of Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Oman and United Arab Emirates. He passed through the Suez Canal several times, Spain, Italy (he insisted squid pizza was delicious), Djibouti, Gibraltar, Sweden, Germany, and more.

He had just switched companies and had been on the Mary Sears ship off the coast of California for a day and half when he passed away on October 10 of a brain aneurysm.

He was a man of few words but when he had something to say it was important and worth listening to. He loved spending time with his family whether it was camping at Lake Roosevelt, working on family projects, dirt bike rides, washing all the cars and trucks, boating, and driving his new ATV.

He enjoyed hosting BBQ gatherings with family while cooking with his brothers. He watched videos on how to cook new foods in his smoker and family got to enjoy the tasty results.

Andrew hosted Christmas last year at his home as it was his first Christmas home since graduating from college. He found a huge tree, harvested and decorated it himself, and put up lots of Christmas lights outside. He made a magnificent meal for the group of fifteen, making pies and roasting a prime rib. He was planning to be home this Christmas and put all his lights up again.

Andrew will be missed immensely by his parents Martin (Marty) and Denise Hawkins Dahll; his brother, Chris (Melissa Lewis) and Matt. His favorite Apple Pie maker, grandma Marge Dahll. His grandma, Linda Paulson (Barb Adams) from Oregon (who he waited for every year at Christmas time to help unload her car and checking to see how many presents had his name on them). Also, aunts and uncles Joel Dahll, Todd and Carla German, Dan and Nancy Dahll, Nathan Hawkins, Wendy Hawkins; cousins, Jessica and Sara German, Teia and Marissa Hawkins; his grandpa, Mike Hawkins (Lavern); the family of Rob and Debbie Paulson; family of Steve and Mary Huedepohl; and so many other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by George Dahll, his fellow boat maker.

A scholarship fund has been opened at First Federal, 333 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim, WA 98362, 360.683.3886, in Andrews name for a Sequim High School Senior who will be pursuing a career with a maritime emphasis.

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