Obituaries — Feb. 10, 2021

Norman Arthur Heggenes

Norman Arthur Heggenes, 83, of Langley, Wash., died Jan. 27, 2021, while surrounded by family at his home. Heggenes taught at schools in Sultan and Langley before working as a principal at Sequim Middle School, from which he retired after 32 years.

He and his wife Kathy raised their three children, Christopher, Garth and Kendall mostly in Sequim. They later moved back to Whidbey to be closer to their adult children and grandchildren.

Heggenes was preceded in death by his son Christopher and parents Ruth and Leif. He is survived by his wife Kathy Heggenes; children Garth (Molly) Heggenes and Kendall Lockwood; grandchildren Kolby Heggenes and Lauren and Cade Lockwood; four brothers, Lloyd (Vivian) Heggenes, Roy (Joyce) Heggenes, Al (Mary Jane) Heggenes and Mick Heggenes; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.

Frank Leroy Madison

Frank Leroy Madison of Sequim died of cancer at his home on Feb. 4, 2021.

He was 80.

Madison was born Feb. 4, 1941.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Thomas Allen Taylor

Thomas Allen Taylor of Sequim died of natural causes in Port Angeles on Feb. 4, 2021.

He was 90.

Taylor was born April 21, 1930.

No services were announced.

Jennifer Lee Swenson

May 10, 1931 – August 24, 2020

Jennifer Lee Swenson, age 89, passed away August 24, 2020, in Olympic Memorial Hospital, in Port Angeles, of complications following surgery to repair a broken hip. She died peacefully with her daughter, Holly, at her side. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Richard Swenson (Dick) in 2012. Dick and Lee were married for 63 years.

Jennifer (Lee) was born May 10, 1931 to Allen Lee Barnes and Ina Vivian Morgan in La Harpe, Kansas. She was the oldest of three children, her sister Evelyn Eckert and her brother William Kramer, predeceased her. She spent the major part of her youth in the Seattle area, where she worked in her parent’s restaurant.

Lee married Dick in March 1949 and their union was blessed with four children. They lived in Washington, California, Florida, back to California and then in Kansas, until Dick retired from Boeing. They traveled several years around the country seeing their children and friends. Then, they came home to Washington. First in Gardiner in a house built for them by very good friends the Peterson family, with Dick and Lee contributing to the construction daily and, then in the city of Sequim itself.

Lee enjoyed reading, traveling, baking, sewing and she LOVED her garden. She grew flowers, fruits, vegetables and a wide variety of herbs. She was always out in the yard tending to her plants. You were treated to the best berries and home baked bread when you were at Lee’s house. Lee was a devoted wife and mother, a warm hearted and generous grandmother, a loyal friend. All her children have quilts she made. We will remember her with much love. She will be missed.

Lee is survived by children Barbara Corpe of Sequim, WA; Eric Swenson and his spouse BK of San Diego, CA; Holly Swenson and her spouse Stephen DeKeater of Glendale, CA; Marc Swenson and his spouse Anneta of Slidell, LA; grandchildren Jenna DeKeater; Amber Braman; and Roy Corpe Jr.

Due to COVID-19 concerns, a celebration of life will take place at a later, safer time.

Dukki Brown

Dukki Brown was born in Roseburg, OR on Aug. 12, 1939. She died on Jan. 25, 2021, at her home surrounded by friends and family. She is preceded in death by her husband Carl Brown. She was mom, grandma, great-grandma, and friend to many and known as a teacher to many also. She was very much loved and respected for her independence and spunk, she is missed by us all.

William W. King

November 21, 1924 – January 28, 2021

Born in Detroit – Raised in LA – Retired in Sequim

Lessons from Bill on Living a Happy Life

Raise your children with genuine affection. (Patricia, Michael, Craig, John).

Adore your grandchildren.

Embrace new adventures.

Join the Army and serve your country.

Read a lot in your big leather chair.

Play golf with buddies.

Never cheat at Poker.

Drink fine wine and enjoy “Red Meat and Jazz”.

Marry your best friend, let her buy all the shoes she wants.

Sail small boats and cruise on big ships.

William W. King, age 96, died peacefully in the cottage home he shared with his wife Kathy and dog “Dusty”.

In his honor, donations can be made to Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County.

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