Obituaries — Feb. 3, 2021

William W. King

William W. King of Sequim died of age-related causes at his Sequim home on Jan. 28, 2021.

He was 96.

King was born Nov. 21, 1924.

A full obituary will run at a later date.

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John Sarty

John Sarty of Sequim died of natural causes at Dungeness Courte Memory Care on Feb. 2, 2021.

He was 94.

Sarty was born Feb. 2, 1927.

No services are planned at this time.

Mary E. Woelfle

August 3, 1944 – January 4, 2021

Mary Ellen (Honeck) Woelfle, 71, of Sequim, Washington passed away January 7th, 2021 from COPD.

Born June 22, 1949 in West Bend, Wisconsin to Joseph John Honeck Sr. and Madelyn Errard Honeck.

She is survived by her son Jonathan Robert Woelfle, Ex Husband/Best Friend Donald Clyde Woelfle, sister JoAnn Beckfield, brother Joseph “Jay” John Honeck, and 3 Nieces and Nephews. A lover of Cats she is also survived by her cats Taco and Silly, the last 2 of over nearly 2 dozen cats she had the fortune to be a part of her life.

Married to Donald Woelfle April 17, 1976 and divorced in 1981, they remained lifelong friends until she passed. She lived all over the US. First in Racine, West Bend and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, then in Orange County, California for 25+ years.

Her two favorite jobs in her life were running the customer service center at Monex in Newport Beach and then later being the Activity Director at Palm Terrace Retirement home in Laguna Niguel.

In 1995 she moved to Washington State to be closer to her family. In 2000 she bought her home in Sequim to retire in. She loved and made that her home ever since.

Due to the current Covid-19 situation we will be having an online service February 13th to be followed by an in-person service after Covid-19 at Balboa Pier, California to spread her ashes. For more information please reach out to

Gloria Cerney

Gloria Cerney, 71, died on January 12, 2021 from cancer.

“To live is to be musical, starting with the blood dancing in your veins. Everything living has a rhythm. Do you feel your music?” Michael Jackson

For all of us who knew Gloria, she was a sweet, creative, funny, generous soul. Her great love of animals, music and dance were always in her heart. “Dance is the hidden language of the soul.” Martha Graham

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Gloria made her way to the Olympic Peninsula where she worked at the Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau for seven years. Those who knew her remember her friendly laugh and how warmly she greeted everyone who visited or called the office. Although she was often reserved and seemed a bit shy, what most didn’t realize was how effortlessly she made her job look even when managing a multitude of things all at once. “The job of feets is walking, but their hobby is dancing.” Amit Kalantri

Gloria was active at the Sequim Saturday Market and Christmas Bazaars for many years where she sold her exquisite, beaded treasures. She was also one of the founders of Bowser Bakers, makers of yummy treats for dogs! She was always creating something new and interesting, from quilting to beading and jewelry fabrication.

Gloria met Davey Schmidt at work in Seattle. They found a community on the Olympic Peninsula and moved here when Davey realized she could work remotely. In 2013, Gloria and Davey were married on a clear, bright day at Renaissance with a beautiful view of the Port Angeles harbor. It was a great celebration of love and life. “Hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, they danced by the light of the moon.” Edward Lear

She was preceded in death by Davey, Dax (a benefactor of the yummy treats) and two cats who she lovingly called The Boys!

Gloria did not want any services or remembrances. Any memorials could be in the form of donations to the local Volunteer Hospice (540 E 8th St, Port Angeles, WA 98362) or any local animal organization.

“Those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” Friedrich Nietzsche

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