Obituaries — Dec. 8, 2021

Donna Hutchinson

Donna Hutchinson (76) of Buckeye Arizona passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 28. She is survived by her sons Peter (Tina), John, and Paul (Stephanie); Sister Gail (Bob); Brothers Ray (Libby), Peter (Cindy); 10 grandchildren; and one great grandchild. Preceding her in death were her husband Jeffrey Hutchinson; mother, Elizabeth (Owens) Monuteaux, Father, Lawrence Monuteaux; brother, Lawrence and sister Cheryl.

Donna was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island in 1945. Her father Larry was in the U.S. Army during WW2 so she lived in various places around the US and world growing up including Buffalo, NY, Japan and Germany. She greatly enjoyed the opportunity to experience different cultures around the world. She graduated highschool from Holy Angels H.S. in Ballard. She then went on to nursing school at St. Joseph’s nursing school in Tacoma, Wa and graduating with a B.S. in nursing from the University of Washington. Later she obtained a M.S.N. from Seattle Pacific University.

Donna married the love of her life, Jeffrey Hutchinson on April 16, 1966 at Ft. Lewis Army Post Church. Together they had three sons; Peter, John and Paul. The family lost Jeff to cancer in 1974 and Donna raised her boys herself from then on. The caring for and raising of her boys was Donna’s mission in life.

Family and her Caltholic faith were the most important things to Donna. She loved to travel, especially to Los Cobos, Mexico. She was an avid reader, knitter, walker, eucharistic minister, volunteer and artist. She was passionate about sports, especially the Seattle Seahawks.

Donna had a magnetic personality with a wonderful sense of humor and loved to play jokes as much as she could. Her contagious laugh and love of life will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Her favorite quote was from the late Tony Snow: “God doesn’t promise tomorrow; He does promise eternity.”

Service to be held December 23rd, 1pm at Snohomish Faith Church 1220 22nd st Snohomish, WA 98290

She will be laid to rest at a later date at Gethsemane Catholic Cemetery in Federal Way, WA.

Zola Mae

Zola Mae of Sequim died of cancer at home on Dec. 2, 2021.

She was 82.

Mae was born July 22, 1939.

An obituary will be printed in a later edition.

Wilma D. Johnson

October 25, 1932 – November 25, 2021

Wilma Dee Johnson passed away on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 25), 2021 at the age of 89 in her hometown of Sequim, Washington.

Born in Sequim to William and Clara Rhodefer, she was raised on a family farm with three siblings. She graduated from Sequim High School, where she was a cheerleader, and always remained a proud lifelong Sequim Wolf. Wilma was also a proud and loyal supporter of Washington State University after attending business school there for one year after high school.

In 1956, Wilma married Dan Johnson, a Korean War veteran who worked in the timber industry, and later, operated his own construction business in Sequim. They had three children, Russell, Elaine and Anita, and remained together in Sequim for 59 years until Dan passed away in 2015.

Wilma began working in the real estate business in 1969, starting at McHugh Realtors before opening her own office in Sequim, Dan Dee Realty, in 1972. She ran the business for more than a decade before retiring in the 1980s.

Apart from work, Wilma was very active in the community, serving on the Pioneer Committee and volunteering at the Museum and Arts Center. She was especially involved with the Faith Baptist Church, where she served as treasurer for many years and played the piano and organ. She also enjoyed traveling the United States with Dan and taking trips to see and spend time with her children and grandchildren.

Wilma truly loved Sequim and spent nearly all of her 89 years there. In 2018, she was honored to be selected as Grand Pioneer and to participate in the annual Sequim Irrigation Festival parade.

She is survived by her brother, Sam; her three children; grandchildren Matthew, Joshua, Daniel, Monica, Mitchell and Mason; and great grandchildren Kaitlyn, Elijah, Isaiah, Bailey, O’Ryan, Samantha and Caydence.

A memorial service will be held at Faith Baptist Church (7652 Old Olympic Hwy, Sequim, Washington) on Dec. 11, 2021 at 11 a.m.

Martin Floyd Pechina Jr.

June 17, 1935 – November 27, 2021

Martin Floyd “Marty” Pechina, Jr. of Sequim, Washington, passed away peacefully on November 27, 2021 at Olympic Medical Center after a brief illness. He was 86.

Marty was born June 17, 1935 in Jackson, California, one of seven children to Martin and Rose (Stilinovich) Pechina. He was raised in Bingham Canyon and Midvale, Utah. In his early 20s, he was drafted into the US Army, serving four years. While stationed in Chicago, Illinois, he met and married the love of his life Sue Carole Griffith. They moved to Sandy, Utah to start a family and they were blessed with two wonderful sons, Dale and Michael.

Marty worked as a deputy sheriff for 25 years for Salt Lake County. He retired to Sequim, WA, where he and Sue hiked, biked and travelled throughout the beautiful Northwest.

Marty is survived by his loving wife, Sue Pechina of Sequim, Washington and son Michael Pechina of Aloha, Oregon. He was preceded in death by both parents; son Dale and six siblings.

He was a terrific husband, father and friend and was loved by all who knew him.

Sequim Valley Funeral chapel is honored to serve the family. (360) 683-5242. Please visit our online register book at to leave treasured memories for the family.

Freddie Lujan

1951 – 2021

Freddie Lujan was born to Elfriede and Eliseo Lujan in January 1951 in New Jersey. Fred studied for his Bachelor’s degree in Aircraft Maintenance at Northrup University before he served in the Navy from 1976-1980. After being honorably discharged, he became a Nuclear Engineer and served his country at the Bangor Navy Base for 42 years. Fred is survived by his children, Carson, Rosa, Patrick, Dorielle, and Genoa. Fred passed on October 6th, 2021 in Kirkland, WA.