Obituaries — Dec. 18, 2019

Beatrice E. Caufield

Beatrice E. Caufield of Sequim died of renal failure in her Sequim home on Dec. 7, 2019. She was 73.

Caufield was born Aug. 18, 1946.

No funeral has been set, at her request.

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Donna Ruth Wilson-Sommer

Donna Ruth Wilson-Sommer of Sequim died of age-related causes at Garden Court Assisted Living in Everett on Dec. 8, 2019.

She was 85.

Wilson-Sommer was born Feb. 21, 1934.

No services are yet planned.

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Mary (Skinner) Perry

July 10, 1968 – December 8, 2019

Mary (Skinner) Perry, 51, of Poulsbo, Washington, passed away on December 8, 2019. Born on July 10, 1968, to Ed and Linda Skinner, Mary went on to graduate from North Kitsap High School, and later from Olympic College with an Associate Degree in Business Management.

Mary worked in admissions and marketing as part of skilled nursing for many years. She was a member of The Gathering at St. Paul’s in Port Gamble, Washington, and in her spare time enjoyed gardening and spending time with family and friends.

Mary’s memory will live on with her parents; son, Josh McConnaughey; daughter, Faith McConnaughey; and brother, Bob Skinner.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 21st at 1:00 PM at The Gathering at St. Paul’s in Port Gamble, Washington.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society

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Paul Justin Soha

December 2, 1956 – December 8, 2019

Paul Soha passed away on December 8, 2019, at his home in Green Valley, Arizona, at the age of 63. He left behind a legacy of love, humor, and treasured memories as a son, brother, husband, and father.

Paul was born in Anchorage, Alaska, on December 2, 1956, to Louis and Evelyn Soha. He grew up in Alaska and then Seattle amongst his 6 brothers and 3 sisters.

He attended St. Edwards Catholic School in Seattle until middle school, when the family relocated to a farm in Oakville. Paul made the transition from city boy to country boy and attended Oakville High School where he was popular with his classmates, and became president of his class as well as captain of the basketball team.

After high school Paul meandered up to Forks to log with his brothers, David and Joe, for just one summer. He fell in love with the woods and the people; making it his new home.

Paul and his brother, Luke, took their logging adventures up to Alaska for two seasons and, in 1986, he returned to Forks where he started up a logging company with his brothers David, Luke and brother-in-law, Brian.

After several years as a bachelor, Paul met Donna Lausche, and after a joyful courtship they married in 1989. The following year they moved to a house, in Sequim, that would become their family home for over 20 years.

In 1992, Paul and Donna were blessed with their first child, Nicholas, and shortly after, in 1993, their daughter Lindsey was born, completing their beloved family.

Paul left logging behind and began a career as a heavy machinery operator working for TEK Construction; a career which he would continue for the remainder of his life.

Paul was an amazing cook, an avid reader, and an extremely hard worker. He was an intelligent man with a gentle spirit and a great sense of humor. Paul was an exceptional father, brother, and a treasured friend to so many.

In the last few years, Paul enjoyed traveling and playing golf. It was through his travels that he met and became engaged to Sally Tomlin Cruz.

Paul is preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn Soha; and son, Nicholas Paul Soha.

Paul leaves behind his daughter, Lindsey; fiancé, Sally; his father, Lou; his brothers, Steven, Michael, David, Joe, Jim, and Luke; and sisters, Theresa, Barbara, and Mary.

Paul will be greatly missed by everyone who were the recipients of his unconditional love and friendship. Paul truly loved “his people” and will forever hold a special place in our hearts.

Services will be held on Saturday, December 21, at St. Anne Catholic Church, Forks, beginning with a Rosary at 11:00 AM, and Mass at 12:00 PM. A Celebration of Life will follow at 1 PM, at St. Anne Parish Hall.