Marilyn Corrine Seguin Siebens
January 1,1930 – January 16, 2023
On New Year’s Day in 1930 Marilyn Corrine Seguin greeted her parents George and Mary Sequin and siblings Howard, Helen, Delores and Anita. The family, living in Union Co., South Dakota, embraced this new member except for Howard.
He wouldn’t look at her for 2 months because she was “another darn girl.” By age 5, Marilyn had warmed Howard’s heart.
He gave her a nickel for the Saturday matinees along with Anita, who had polished his shoes. When asked, “What did you do for your nickel?” Marilyn laughed. “Nothing. I was his baby sister.”
Reading proved a lifelong passion for Marilyn. Her most prized possession in childhood was her library card. Family activities, comic books, animals and being outside also rated highly.
Marilyn spent 12 years of schooling in the Elk Point public schools where she made lifelong friends, excelled in chemistry, played the oboe in the band, sang in the chorus, and graduated in 1947. In later years she voiced one misgiving about her teen years: “What I would have given for a cell phone.” Her good grades did not match the repeated comments about deportment in her report cards, “Marilyn could talk less.”
The lack of any phone in many homes in 1945 became inconsequential after the first blind date with Norman Siebens.
When asked what her first impression of Norman was, she didn’t hesitate. “He had a car.” Norm happily chauffeured her to all her friends’ homes so she could share the “news.” As Norman was quoted in his yearbook, “Yes, even a car helps one’s social standing.”
Marilyn and Norman became partners for life on Sept. 6, 1948, when they wed in Akron, Iowa. With the exception of a year in California and 7 years in Port Angeles where Norman was a share holder in Pen Ply, they worked side by side for 50 years on their farms in Iowa and Sequim raising crops, critters, and children, Steve and Laura, who arrived early in their marriage.
Marilyn vetoed one side-by-side experience when Norm suggested he teach her how to milk cows. Her rapid retort, “I had the babies, you milk the cows!” stopped Norm in his barn boots. From her tone of voice he knew that discussion was over.
One word that encompassed their family life was hospitality. The door was always open for family, friends, dogs, and newcomers. Love multiplied with each visitor. In the 60s it seemed Marilyn was always ironing when the door bell rang, but conversation flowed and cookies were served.
Membership in the United Methodist Church nurtured their faith and provided multiple ways to serve in the larger community. On Norm’s passing in 2007 Marilyn sang in the choir, organized the plant sale, and made use of her excellent communication skills by welcoming guests to church and community dinners.
She cherished the many friendships made through participation in PEO, garden groups, Sequim Valley Car Club, Friends of the Library, Sequim Senior Center, the farming community at large, Sequim Community choir, and lastly at the Fifth Avenue Senior Living facility.
Preceded in death by her parents, siblings, husband, and 2 infants, Marilyn leaves behind son Stephen Siebens (Pat); daughter Laura Siebens; 2 grandsons, their wives, and 4 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Per Marilyn’s request no in-person memorial will be held, but an online gathering will take place in the future. For those finding solace in a graveyard setting, her ashes will be interred at Dungeness Cemetery. She’d be pleased if you went on a clear day, grabbed a friend, and took a picnic lunch so you could enjoy the view from the Olympics to Mt. Baker.
Memorials may be sent to:
Trinity United Methodist Church, PO Box 3697, Sequim, WA 98382
Volunteer Hospice of Clallam Co., 829 E. 8th St., Port Angeles, WA 98362
Helen Ruth (Acorn) Wyman
October 10, 1940 – December 17, 2022
Ruthie was born in Trail B.C., to Albert and Helen Acorn. Ruth, being the first of five nuts, was followed by her brother Bill Acorn and sisters Dorothy Mock, Donna Gaston-Eudaly and Peggy Acorn. During the high school years Vikki Lutes joined the family, completing the Acorn tree.
After the family set roots in Port Angeles, Ruthie attended school and made many “Homies” for life. Ruth loved her high school years and remained in touch with many of her classmates. She graduated from Port Angeles High School as a Rough Rider in 1958. Ruth then headed off to Washington State University before starting employment in Seattle as a secretary at Boeing.
In 1961 Ruth married Jerry Wyman from Seattle. As stories were told, together they embarked on new adventures, such as camping for their honeymoon, hiking and skiing (water/snow).
Continuing to have her family and friends close, new adventures were born. First, Kerry Wyman Webb, and shortly after Michael Eide Wyman. The family lived in Port Angeles until moving to Seattle where Ronald Gerald Wyman was added to the crew. In 1972, with the help of her mom, Ruth loaded up the station wagon with all 3 kids and headed for Alaska. New adventure awaited her there, raising her family and meeting her “Alaskan Bunch” of friends. She loved her Alaskan friends like family. With fishing and the outdoors right at the bottom step, Ruth took full advantage and fit right in. She spent several summers working the remote construction crew camp with Jerry. Family boating and outdoor adventures in Southeast Alaska were cherished memories for her. She also loved sharing Alaska with family and friends. She was a tour bus guide for the cruise ship passengers in Ketchikan. One of her favorite questions that was asked was, “Do you take American money here?”
Ruth got her start in the local Ketchikan air services from her young sister Peggy. She worked at several airlines including Tyee, Sea Air, Temsco and Promech. Her last job in Alaska was four years at Waterfall Resort as the travel agent. This is where she re-earned the nickname “Ruthless”.
In 1982 tragedy hit Ruth, her son Mike died in a boating accident. With family and unbelievable community support, Ruth persevered, never forgetting her beloved Michael.
Continuing in the air taxi service as ticket agent or at dispatch, Ruth always touched people’s hearts and shared her kindness. Being Mrs. Clause during the holiday flight out to remote logging camps and villages were treasured adventures for her. Ruth loved Christmas. There were always gifts for everyone. Birthdays, super bowls, all holidays, and celebrations were special for Ruth as well and an excuse to decorate and throw a party. The Fourth of July was right at the top. Ruth loved dressing in red, white, and blue and was always a flag flying patriot.
In 1998 Ruth’s next adventure came calling, Gramma. She moved back to the Olympic Peninsula to be with her grandsons. She was their biggest fan. She loved cheering at all the basketball, baseball, football games. Ruth loved dancing, music while wearing lots of glittery bling to celebrate the event.
She was always on the dance floor when her grandson’s played music with “The Hooky’s”. A highlight was her 50th class reunion when The Hooky’s played 50’s songs for all of her classmates. During the Gramma era, Ruth also traveled with friends, seeing the world, Africa, European countries and then later to Cabo, with family.
In 2014 the next adventure began, Ruth became GG. She cherished her time with her great grandsons and great granddaughters, eight in all. “You are My Sunshine” was one of her favorite songs she sang to all her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Ruth was one of a kind and deeply loved by her family and friends.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents Al and Helen Acorn, Her son Michael Wyman, brother Bill Acorn, sister Donna Eudaly, and her niece Janet Gaston. Survivors include her son Ron Wyman, daughter Kerry Wyman-Webb (A.J.) and Sisters Peggy Acorn, Dorothy Mock, and Vikki Lutes.
She will also be remembered by her grandchildren and great grandchildren; Ben Webb (Tina) sons Ray and Nash, Ary Webb (Krissy) daughters Harper and Nora, Corbin Webb (Madisen) son Brooks, daughters Palmer and Ruby, Travis Priest (Brianna)daughter Mavea.
Ruth loved family parties and “get togethers”, regardless of the occasion. She will be also remembered by her extended family of cousins, nieces, nephews and everyone in between.
Ruth’s family also included Dennis Pope (Shannon) Son Conner and daughter Madisen, Carma Oaksmith and daughter Nikkita, The Mike Sparling family.
Celebration of Life: Port Angeles – February 4th – Fairmount Restaurant 1:00 to 4:00pm Open House Gathering Ketchikan AK – July 3rd – North Tongass Community Club– 3:00 to 9:00pm Open House Alaskan Potluck.
Sharon Lynn (Carter) Luna
August 5, 1955 – January 6, 2023
Sharon Lynn (Carter) Luna passed peacefully in her sleep January 6th, 2023, after a long battle with dementia.
She was born August 25th, 1955, at the Renton Hospital to Norma (Kramer) and George Edwin Carter.
She was known for her laugh and enjoyment of life; she was down for anything. Sharon had healing hands and an ever-expanding heart for humans and animals alike.
She will be missed terribly by her husband Jim, daughter Kara’s family (Michael and Zoe), sister Celia’s family (husband David, daughters Alicia’s family, Emily’s family, and Serena’s family), brother Alan, along with numerous other friends and family.
Sharon was preceded in death by her mother Norma and father George, sister-in-law Kathy Stewart, and dogs Lady, Harley, and Keno.
Her memorial will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County 360-452-1511;https://www.volunteerhospice.org/give.