Larry Franklin Smith
August 25, 1943 – November 24, 2018
Larry Franklin Smith, 76, died November 24, 2018, at his home in Sequim, after a long battle with cancer. He and his wife, Barbara, celebrated 35 years of marriage on October 1, 2018.
Larry was born August 25, 1943, in Connellsville, Pennsylvania, to Walter N. Smith and Frances McElhaney. He served in the United States Air Force until an automobile accident ended his career in the service. He worked at General Motors in Pontiac, Michigan, as a tinsmith, when unfortunately, another accident at his workplace ended that career as well.
Larry and Barbara met in Palm Springs, California, at a Parents without Partners meeting and were married on October 1, 1983. In 2005, on a friendÕs suggestion, they relocated from Los Osos, California, to Sequim. They immediately bought a house and have enjoyed living in the area since.
A gifted artist, Larry could look at a photograph and turn it into an amazing painting. He enjoyed sculpting and writing short stories and in fact, always had a true story to tell which he eventually included in a book he called ÒNo Apologies, No Regrets,Ó about his unusual life. He was a generous man who lived his life doing what was important to him. He felt strongly that everyone should vote. He loved boating and his friends in the Power Squadron. He was fond of fishing with friends, spending time with his family at the casino, and traveling, especially on cruise ships. He was proud of the fact he had many friends and long-time friendships.
Larry wanted to be remembered for the love he gave to others and the love he accepted in return, and most of all, being part of a great marriage to his wife, Barbara.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara; two stepchildren, Lora (Glenn) Miller of Florida, and Andy Likins, who has lived with Larry and Barbara since 2014; brother-in-law, Bob (Molly) Miller of Port Townsend; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren in California and Florida.
There will be no services at this time. Memorials can be made to Volunteer Hospice, 540 E. 8th Street, Port Angeles, WA 98382 or End of Life, P.O. Box 61369, Seattle, WA 98144.
December 9, 1934 – December 3, 2018
Doris Fourtner, of Sequim, returned to heaven on December 3, 2018. Doris was nearly a lifelong resident of Sequim, graduating from Sequim High School in 1953.
She is preceded in death by son, David Fourtner.
Doris is survived by her nine remaining children, Kay Vanderveen of Lynden, Debbi Dougherty of Sequim, Dani Freeland of Lakewood, Don Fourtner of Port Angeles, Dale Fourtner of Surprise, Arizona, Diann Thaens of Bellingham, Dynel Winchester of Bellingham, Daryl Fourtner of Olympia and Dana Kendall of Oak Harbor; 36 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren; sister, Colleen Schmitt of Port Angeles; and brother, Larry Drake of Kingman, Arizona.
A Celebration of Life was held December 15, 2018, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in Sequim.