Obituaries — Dec. 7, 2022

Severin (Dick) Raaum

Severin (Dick) Raaum has passed away after a very full life of 98 years.

Dick was born in Brevik, Norway in 1924, the son of Sigurd and Ingeborg Raaum. Fortunately he and his younger brother Gustav were both too young to join the Norwegian armed forces when the German occupation began in 1940 but they were involved in some resistance activities. Dick and his first wife, Britta Edgren (now deceased) had two children, Fredrik and Mette.

After earning a degree in textile engineering in Sweden, he emigrated to the U.S. in 1952 and settled in Portland, Oregon. He became a U.S. citizen in 1957. Dick worked for Jantzen Knitting Mills for 34 years, working both in Portland and New York. Portland is where he met and married Lucy Trowbridge and together raised two sons, Bruce and Scott.

They retired to Sunland in Sequim in 1986 where they enjoyed many good years of golf and great friends. Dick was also a member of the Sons of Norway.

After Lucy’s passing in 1997, Dick married Shirley Griffiths and spent 5 wonderful years with her before she too passed away. For the past 18 years he has been blessed to have Connie Rene as an incredibly kind friend and caregiver. Dick is survived by an ever growing family of 4 children, 7 grandchildren and at latest count 11 great grandchildren.

There will be a celebration of Dick’s life at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Sequim on January 7th at 1:30. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation.

Carol Jean McCann

Carol Jean McCann of Port Angeles died of brain cancer at Sequim Health & Rehabilitation on Nov. 25, 2022.

She was 61.

McCann was born Aug. 11, 1961.

Services have yet been planned; an obituary will be published soon.

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Marilyn J Pollock

October 15, 1934 – November 14, 2022

Submitted photo / Marilyn J. Pollock

Submitted photo / Marilyn J. Pollock

Marilyn J Pollock was born on October 15th, 1934 and passed away November 14, 2022.

Marilyn J. Pollock, American Elementary education educator. Certified elementary and secondary school teacher, Illinois. Member National Education Association, National Council Teachers Mathematics Illinois Council Computer Educators, ASCUD (past district president).

Bachelor of Science in Education, Northwestern University, 1957; Master of Science in Education, National College Education, Wilmette, Illinois, 1973.

Marilyn Pollock was a Junior high school teacher science and mathematics, Chicago Public Schools teacher biology and social studies, Hinsdale (Illinois) South High School teacher special education, Wheaton (Illinois)-Warrenville School District 200 elementary teacher computers, Wheaton (Illinois)-Warrenville School District 200. Adjunct Professor National College Education.

Marilyn J. Pollock has been listed as a noteworthy Elementary education educator by Marquis Who’s Who. She was a Member of the National Education Association, National Council of Teachers Mathematics Illinois Council Computer Educators, and ASCUD (past district president).

She married John Corbin Pollock, June 8, 1957. They had 20 happy years of retirement in Sequim, WA, on the Olympic Peninsula, where they hiked, learned about the many Native American tribes and unique climate. Marilyn became active politically and with her husband John C. Pollock and were fans of local symphonies.

Sadly, she was pre-deceased by her children Karen Pollock and John Edward Pollock.

Marilyn is remembered and missed by her younger brother, four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Marilyn’s ashes will be spread in the waters of Sequim Bay.