Obituaries — Feb. 7, 2018

Robert Glenn Brown

Robert Glenn Brown, age 90, of Sequim, died Jan. 29 at Olympic Medical Center after a brief illness.

A burial service is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 7, at Tahoma National Cemetery.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, March 5, at Dungeness Community Church.

Funeral services are provided by Sequim Valley Chapel.

Carol Brockett

February 10, 1929 – January 26, 2018

Carol Brockett, a longtime resident of Sequim, passed peacefully surrounded by her loved ones on January 26, 2018 in Lake Oswego, Oregon.

When Carol was born on February 10, 1929, in Evanston, Illinois, the world became a more joyful place. She was raised in Evanston and went on to graduate from Northwestern University, where she was an active Gamma Phi Beta and Wildcats fan. After raising her family, Carol and her husband Bob moved to Sequim, and fell in love with the area’s natural beauty. Carol also established a network of dear friends, joining them in book club, garden club, line dancing, swimming and more. She seemed to always be busy, but in her quieter moments, she loved to write poetry and express her faith in God through word.

In recent years, Carol and Bob moved to the Mary’s Woods community in Lake Oswego to be even closer to her daughters, Laurel Olson and Lynn Deisher. In addition to them, she is survived by her husband of 44 years, Bob Brockett, his daughter Leslie Decker, sons in law Pat Olson and Jim Deisher, grandchildren Bryon, Kim, Marisa, Charlie, Paige and Sarah, and countless friends (you know who you are!). She was preceded in death by her youngest child, Chucky.

A memorial service was held January 30, 2018 at Mary’s Woods, where her life was celebrated with sweet memories, prayer and, of course, a Neil Diamond song.

Clairann Elizabeth Gallaway (Eberle)

February 6, 1956 – November 28, 2014

Clairann Gallaway was born Feb 6, 1956 in Port Angeles, WA to parents Edwin and Idy Eberle. She passed away November 28, 2014 in Arcadia, CA. She is preceded in death by her parents, her eldest son, Gregory Gallaway, and her brother, Edwin Joseph Eberle, Jr., who died in infancy.

Clairann attended public school primarily in Sequim, WA where she excelled in track and demonstrated a sharp mind for learning. She was also a gifted pianist who provided superb musical entertainment for family, friends, and piano recital audiences.

Her childhood was spent actively engaged in the working operation of the family dairy farm where she drove tractor and bonded with her beloved farm animals. She entertained many with her precise imitation of a horse’s neigh.

Clairann married in 1974 and proceeded to raise a large family. She later divorced.

The second half of Clairann’s life was spent in California where she resided until the time of her passing.

Clairann is survived by her children Carolyn Gallaway, Geoffrey Gallaway, Gloria Meyer, Gordon Gallaway, Cindy Kulp, Derrick Eberle, Robert Lara, 19 grandchildren, and her sister, Viola Eberle.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 pm on Saturday, February 10, in the barn of the Eberle Farm at 2488 Towne Road in Sequim, WA, where Clairann grew up. All are welcome to come attend and celebrate her life.

The family is asking for anyone with memories or stories of Clairann to please share and mail them to P.O. Box 1045, Sequim, WA, 98382, or email them to Sharing is also welcome at her memorial.

Audrey K. Mills

April 22, 1946 – January 18, 2018

Audrey was born to Richard and Bea Saldin at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane, Washington, the Lilac City, was always home to Aud and lilacs were her favorite flower. She attended grade school first at Irving and then Roosevelt Elementaries and graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in 1964 and then from Eastern Washington College in 1968.

While at Eastern Aud met Bob, they eloped in 1969; their honeymoon was a drive across the U.S. after Bob completely military training in Baltimore, Maryland. Throughout their drive they outran a tornado and suffered July snow with freezing temperatures in Yellowstone. During their 49 years together they lived in Milton, Washington, El Paso, Texas, Ft. Lewis on McNeil Island (where Aud was the only woman treated in the penitentiary hospital), San Jose, California, Tukwila, Washington, and finally Sequim since 2001.

Aud and Bob were frequently seen biking around Sequim and as sweep riders for the Olympic Discovery Marathon. Biking took them to the Trail of Coeur’d’Alenes in Idaho, cancer fund raising in Walla Walla and a host of roads and trails across the Pacific Northwest. Audrey touched many hearts on her journey and her circle of friends spread across the country. With them she biked, cruised the Caribbean, tasted wine, broke a finger bowling, toured cities, helped form Emerald Highland CERT and played board games.

Audrey is survived by her husband Bob of Sequim, daughter Margaret Keppeler and husband Paul of Beaverton, Oregon, son Richard, wife Leah and two grandsons of University Place, Washington, and her sister Loal Meyers of Spokane, her husband Larry and their two daughters.

Audrey loved the water and chose her home so she could see it everyday; later this year, Aud’s ashes will be scattered in on the Strait, with a few retained to be buried next to her father-in-law. The family requests donations to the Lewy Body Dementia Association: or Sequim Soroptomists.

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