Obituaries — Jan. 11, 2023

David Carl Estrem

David Carl Estrem of Sequim died at Discovery Memory Care in Sequim on Jan. 3, 2023.

He was 80.

Estrem was born Aug. 11, 1942.

Per his request, no services will be held.

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Sharon Lynn Luna

Sharon Lynn Luna of Sequim died at her home on Jan. 6, 2023.

She was 67.

Luna was born Aug. 25, 1955.

Private services will be held, and a full obituary will be published soon.

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Lauqueta Joy Evans Spencer

Lauqueta Joy Evans Spencer went to be with the Lord on December 9th, 2022.

Born and raised in Columbus, Georgia, Lauqueta began her work career directly after high school graduation as a Clerk-Typist for the U.S. Army at Fort Benning, GA. It was there that she met her future husband of 65 years, David L. Spencer.

After a short stay in Columbus the newlyweds returned to David’s home state of Washington living in the Seattle area until moving to Sequim in 1975. During this time Lauqueta’s main focus was caring for her three boys. With the youngest graduating high school in the early 1990s, the couple did some motorhome traveling and working to serve as they were led by the Lord; such as refurbishing a campground chapel in Livingston, CA, and taking a missions trip to Romania.

A cancer survivor in the late 2000s, Lauqueta fought on to applaud grandchildren’s weddings and to building memories with her two great grandchildren.

Lauqueta is survived by her husband David, sons David (Tracy), Richard (Teresa), and Kenneth (Shawnee), five grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

Found on a note pad Lauqueta had jotted down “…my six word bio…” with a date of March 21, 2012. It read; “For God showed mercy and grace”.

A graveside service was held December 15th with family and church friends at Sequim View Cemetery.

Eliseba “Elly” R. Stratmann

Eliseba (Elizabeth) Haviland Stratmann, born and raised in Highland Park, NJ, died December 11, 2022, age 50, in a tragic accident on the Olympic Discovery Trail near the Four Season Ranch, Port Angeles.

She was a graduate of Douglass College, Rutgers University. Elly was a professional care-giver and CNA, an expert organic gardener, and herbalist. Her life was deeply rooted in her faith, her love of learning and language and music, and her steadfast caring for others.

A woman that was willing to live and die for the greatest to the least, so they may find the Creator God she intimately knew. “There is no greater love than to give one’s life for another”.

She was preceded in death by her baby “Baby Philip”.

Survived by her husband, Bill Stratmann, step-children, Jennifer Keelty, William E Stratmann Sr. Also, Andrew Stratmann and Elly’s grandchildren, Kyle, Andrea, & William Jr. Elly’s unofficial adopted daughters, Echo Davy, as well as Grandchildren Erho, Phoenix, Evan, Diana, & Jana and second daughter Sarah Burnett, Levi, Zec and Malachi.

“Elly” is survived by her mother, Jeannette Jones, and stepfather Terry McGuire, her father Randolph Haviland and stepmother Joan Poole. She is survived by her siblings; twin brother Alexander, sisters Martha, Amelia, and the brother she helped raise Daniel and their spouses and children. She is survived as well by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, especially Philippe Pouliot.

She knew her Creator God. There are many tests in Scripture, proving that she is a child/bride of Christ/Jehovah.

The Memorial is being held on 15 January, 2023, from 2pm to 4pm At the Better Living Center, 1505 Franklin St. Port Townsend, Wa 98368, where she met Bill, in 2005 and later married in 2006.

Contact Bill at 360-531-2609 (For the purposes of zoom contact, please use phone number.) – P.O. Box 369, Quilcene, Wa., 98376.

Donations can be made to:

1.Cedar Brook School in Port Hadlock, Wa.

2.“ The Voice of The Martyrs”, (800) 747-0085, 1815 SE Bison Rd., Bartlesville, OK. 74006-9983

3.K-LOVE Radio, (800) 525-5683

Gloria Jean Bryant

Nov. 25, 1943 – Nov. 4, 2022

Our Precious Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Friend, Aunt, Neighbor and Earth Angel Gloria Jean Bryant passed over on Nov 4th 2022, from respiratory failure in Port Angeles, WA. Mom was born November 25, 1943 in Malad Idaho to Emma Faye Watkins and Eugene William Watkins. She was baptized and raised in the Mormon faith choosing to stop attending when she became an adult. She subscribed and read her “Daily Word” a non denominational subscription for the rest of her life. Living was Mom’s church, she brought laughter everywhere she went and was always ready to lend a helping hand.

Mom knew hard work and commitment. She told of times as a young child picking potatoes with her mother and siblings to help put food on the table. Her Mother was ill most of her life so she had to take on adult responsibilities at an early age. When she moved to Sequim in her junior year her mornings started early feeding her baby brother, making breakfast and lunch for her stepdad, going to school then to Cal’s Restaurant (presently Dynasty restaurant) for her after school waitress job. Then back home to help with dinner, chores and taking care of the young ones, before she could begin her homework.

While working at Cal’s Restaurant she met the love of her life, my dad Gary Bryant. They married in 1962 and later that year I was born (Brenda Jean) then 4 years later Gary Shawn. Mom and Dad both worked hard and were able to build their home in 1969. Mom was residing in the same home at the time of her passing. Unfortunately the marriage ended in 1982 but not without many wonderful and loving memories. She loved and was good at everything “Homemaker”. Her Mormon roots served her well as she would “put up” everything in season and then some. We were not going to go hungry on her watch!

She loved her yard and was excellent at growing flowers. She was an avid reader of both fiction and world affairs.

She worked for 7 years as a waitress at “Gil’s”, it was in a double wide trailer next door to where Dairy Queen is today. While working one day a photographer came in and took her picture while waiting on a table. It was made into a postcard. After that she would say, “I’ve been around the world”. In the early 70’s she worked at “The Toggery ‘’ a men’s clothing store and eventually became the manager. With the closing of the Toggery she got a job at the Sequim High School as Study Hall Teacher.

In 1979 she started her career working for the City of Sequim in the clerk’s office. In her early years working for the city she actually hand wrote out the utility bills! She worked there for 26 years and was an asset to her community and co-workers. Even after retirement she kept up on local politics. She was a prankster in a good hearted way. I remember her frosting dog biscuits and setting them on the counter where the Policemen would come and hang around.

She leaves behind a daughter, 5 grandchildren, 2 great grands and many others that called her “Grandma Jeanie”, 1 Sister, 1 brother, nieces and nephews and too many friends to count.

She is preceded in death by her Son Shawn.

In honoring her memory there will be a Celebration of Life on January 21, 2023 at the Sequim Elks from 3-7.

Bring a dish, a memory and your dancing shoes!

Joseph Louis Perri

June 9, 1941 – October 12, 2022

Joseph Louis Perri was born and raised in Chicago, IL on June 9, 1941 to his Mother, Carmela Virginia Guido and his Father, Mariono Nick Perri. He was a cradle Catholic, and Baptized in Berwyn, IL. Joe enlisted in the Army on January 17, 1964 & Discharged June 8, 1966. He did his Basic Training in Texas, and was stationed at Spandellum, Germany Air Force Base. He was a Power Plant Operation Mechanic Sp4 US Army, Vietnam War. He was awarded a Sharp Shooter Medal for rifle by the US Army during the Vietnam War. Joe and Joeline Perri were married May 25, 1967 in Cedar City, UT. He worked 19 years designing bridges as a Draftsman for Cook County Highway Department in Chicago, IL. On July 16th, 1989 he was promoted to an Engineer Assistant 1, a position he held for 8 more years until he retired in September 1997. Joe received an award for his Bridge Designs. He is lovingly remembered and forever will be missed by his wife of 55 years Joeline Perri, Nephews, Leo & Christy Krueger, Ray & Becky Perri, Bill & Maxine Vandenberghe, Nieces, Ginny Krueger, Sue & Nick Pangola, Madeleine & Keith Shelley, Judy & Dave Jenson, Regina Lister & Marsha Snow & (Rick Snow Deceased).

Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph Church 121 East Maple St. Sequim, WA. January 20, 2023. Rosary at 10:30 AM and Funeral Mass starts at 11:00 AM. Please save the Date: Internment will be held on May 25, 2023 at 2:00 PM Tahoma National Cemetery. 18600 SE 240th Street Kent, WA 98042 – 4868. Committal Service is 30 minutes to provide Military Honors.

Beverly June (Cays) Hendrickson

January 25, 1932 – December 23, 2022

Beverly June Cays Hendrickson joined her Lord and Savior and her loving family in Heaven on December 23, 2022.

The 5th of 6 children born to Orrin Wilson Cays and Ollie Ballard Cays, Beverly was born in the family home in Carlsborg, WA on January 25, 1932. She graduated from Sequim High School in June of 1950 and married Orville Melvin Hendrickson in July of the same year. Beverly lived all but two years of her life in Sequim, where she raised her family of 3 children.

Beverly was proud that she was from a Sequim Pioneer family, and she loved Sequim and family. She was an Irrigation Festival Princess in high school, and Grand Pioneer in 2017. She loved picnics and holidays and family reunions with her kids, mom, brothers and sisters and their families.

Bev worked occasionally at Orville’s business doing secretarial duties, and after her children were raised, she worked at Sophie’s Florist and later at The Garden Florist with her niece, Carol and sister, Caroline.

Beverly is survived by her daughters and their spouses, Linda and David Keyte, Joanne and Martin Murray and her son and spouse, Melvin and Cherie Hendrickson; grandchildren Jennifer Keyte, Brian Keyte, Selina Miller, Danielle Murray, Taria Nagler, Lauren Jorgensen; her great-grandchildren, Olivia, Eden, Jocelyn, Rebelle, Ivy, Everett, Ruby, Norah, Crosby, Liam and Piper; and numerous loving nieces and nephews.

Beverly was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Glen and Dick Cays, sisters Caroline Baumunk, Shirley Cameron and Evelyn Woolett.

A memorial service will be held on January 25, 2023 at 1:00 at Dungeness Community Church.