Obituaries — Feb. 5, 2020

Debra Ann Carmichael

Debra Ann Carmichael of Port Angeles died of liver failure on Jan. 7, 2020, at Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles.

She was 66.

Carmichael was born July 19, 1953.

A memorial is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church’s Fellowship Hall, 301 Lopez Ave., Port Angeles.

Sign an online guestbook for the family at www.drennanford.com.

Margaret Sarah Myers

Margaret Sarah Myers of Sequim died of age-related causes at Crestwood Health and Rehabilitation Center in Port Angeles on Feb. 2, 2020.

She was 90.

Myers was born Sept. 7, 1929.

A memorial service will be announced in a full obituary published at a later date.

Sign an online guestbook for the family at www.drennanford.com.

Gladys F. Minty

Gladys F. Minty of Sequim died of heart failure on Jan. 25, 2020, at Avamere Olympic Rehabilitation of Sequim.

She was 86.

Minty was born March 1, 1933.

A funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at Drennan Ford Funeral Home, 260 Monroe Road, Port Angeles.

Sign an online guestbook for the family at www.drennanford.com.

Robert Allen Emmett

Robert Allen Emmett died of natural causes at his home in Sequim on Jan. 31, 2020.

He was 87.

Emmett was born Aug. 26, 1933.

A graveside service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at Sequim View Cemetery, 1505 Sequim-Dungeness Way.

Dennis Eugene McCarty

Dennis Eugene McCarty of Sequim died of age-related causes at Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles on Jan. 24, 2020.

He was 70.

McCarty was born June 28, 1949.

No services were immediately announced.

Sign an online guestbook for the family at www.drennanford.com.

Theresa Ramona Raymond

Theresa Ramona Raymond died of natural causes in her Sequim home on Jan. 25, 2020.

She was 79.

Raymond was born Feb. 26, 1940.

A service was not announced.

Christopher Milton “Chris” Minard

January 4, 1931 – January 14, 2020

Christopher Milton “Chris” Minard, of Sequim, passed away peacefully of natural causes at his home surrounded by friends and family on January 14, 2020. He was 89.

A Committal Service with full Military honors will take place at San Joaquin National Cemetery in Gustine, California, at a later date.

Chris was born January 4, 1931, in Worcester, Massachusetts, to Roger and Ruth (Brown) Minard. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.

His career was in service of people with physical disabilities and especially accessibility rights. He was a member of an international design team that created the now ubiquitous blue and white handicapped accessible logo.

Chris was an avid solo sailor, outdoorsman, master carpenter, inventor, gifted watercolor artist and encouraging friend. After many residences, he found his happy and longtime home in Sequim and built his house among the cedars he cherished.

Chris is survived by his daughter, Carmen Moseley of Brentwood, Tennessee; his sister, Barbara Wright; and several grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara (Mello) Minard; their two sons, Dana and David Minard; and three brothers, Jonathan, Roger and David Minard. He also leaves behind many friends with special love and gratitude for the affections of Ceil, Gene, Jenni, Curt, Jaime, Amie, Fred and Christina.

The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude and respect to caregivers, Chris, Alana, Bridgette and Beth.

Memorial remembrances may be made to the Chris and Barbara Minard Memorial Art Scholarship at Western State Colorado University, in Gunnison, Colorado.

Sequim Valley Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the family. Visit our online register book to send condolences and share treasured memories at sequim valleychapel.com

Mary Jane Olson

Mary Jane Olson passed away January 8, 2020, in Sequim, at the age of 86. She was born in Pullman, to Hardy and Russie (Squires) Moulton.

Jane grew up in Pullman, graduating from Washington State University, in 1955, with a degree in Sociology.

She married James C. Aaring, in June 1955, and had two children. The family moved frequently and spent three years overseas in Saipan in the mid 60s.

During this time, she and her family took an extended vacation touring around the world before settling in San Jose, California, where she continued her education earning a Teacher’s Certificate.

Later on, after relocating to Mukilteo, she earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Seattle Pacific University. Marrying her second husband, Harold (Hal) Olson in 1978, they lived in Mukilteo until she retired as an Elementary School Counselor from the Mukilteo School District.

Jane and Hal moved to Sunland, in Sequim, in 1996 and became very active in the community. Jane enjoyed spending time with friends and fellow golfers, playing bridge, as well as being President of the Home Owner’s Association.

She and her husband continued their travels to Europe until he passed in 2013. Jane moved to The Fifth Avenue in 2016 where she embraced her new community whole-heartedly.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Jim Aaring and Hal Olson; brother, Franklin Moulton; and sister, Fayetta Michaelsen.

Survivors include her children, Richard (Dixie) Aaring and Kristen (Bob) Crandall; stepsons, Craig (Tracy) Olson and Kurt (Cathy) Olson; grandchildren, Alex Aaring, Tyler (Sheila) Crandall, Odin, Inga and Hans Olson, Mariah and Zach Olson; and great-grandchild, Phoenix Crandall; as well as many nieces and nephews.

The family of Jane Olson would like to extend their sincere thanks and gratitude to Scooter Perlwitz who was her caregiver over the last 18 months, the family of the Fifth Avenue and to the Emergency Responders and Port Angeles Hospital for their expert and compassionate care.

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