Obituaries — Jan. 24, 2018

Marie Christine Chase

Marie Christine Chase, 94, of Portland, Oregon, died on December 28, 2017 at home. She was a former resident of Port Angeles and Sequim from 1986 to 2015 and previously lived in Alaska.

Marie was born in West Allis, Wisconsin, in 1923. In 1948, Marie married Joe L. Chase, whom she met at a USO dance while he was in the Navy. They moved to Seattle, Washington, and in 1956 to Alaska, where her husband worked for the federal government, first living in the village of Mekoryuk on Nunivak Island, later moving to Bethel, Nome, Sitka and Juneau.

In Juneau, Marie worked for 15 years in the Office of the Governor under three administrations. She retired in 1986 and moved with her second husband Edmund Hinke to Port Angeles, then Sequim. After they divorced, Marie enjoyed her home on North Fifth and then a condo at Sherwood Village until moving to a retirement community in Portland.

Marie traveled to Europe, China, Australia, Canada and the Caribbean. She enjoyed bowling, cooking and baking, latch-hook, embroidery, knitting and spending time with her family. She volunteered with the Cozy Quilts group at the Sequim Grange and was a member of the Pioneers of Alaska.

She is survived by her daughter Julianne Chase (Kevin) Patton of Bremerton, Washington, and son Michael F. Chase of Portland, Oregon, three grandsons and seven great-grandchildren.

At her request no service was held. Her ashes were interred at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Seattle, Washington.

Richard Baylon

August 17, 1987 – January 8, 2017

Richard Adam Baylon, beloved son of Florencio and Adelfa Baylon, went home to be with his Savior on Monday, January 8th, 2018, following complications from brain surgery. He is survived by his sister, Diana Graudin, and sons Aiden, Ian, and Carlo Baylon.

Richard was born in Sequim, August 17, 1987 in a house on Woodcock Road. He graduated from Sequim High School in 2005, worked at Safeway in Sequim and Port Townsend, and most recently at Koenig Subaru. He enjoyed playing and coaching soccer, golfing with his boys, crabbing, eating In n Out burgers, visiting his sister’s family, and building houses in Tijuana.

A memorial service was held at Dungeness Community Church at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 20, 2018.

Wallace A. (Marty) Martin, Jr.

June 28, 1957 – November 22, 2017

Wallace A. (Marty) Martin Jr. has died while recovering from surgery.

He made many friends in this community and loved sharing his knowledge and experience of herbalism with all of you and has been very happy to call Sequim his home.

Marty has long dreamed of owning a functional herb shop before stumbling upon Sequim Spice and Tea in 2012. He and Char purchased the store in 2013 and have spent the last few years expanding the business and watching it grow. Marty would tell you that the most important thing for people to experience at Sequim Spice and Tea, was fun. Watching others smile and ‘ooh’ and ‘ahh’ was very enjoyable for him.

If you met Marty, even once, you will know that his fierce personality and unrelenting humor will be dearly missed. His passion for the people around him and connecting with others brought him such happiness. He was a great visionary and will continue to inspire and influence those he left behind.

Marty leaves behind a loving family, his wife, Char; two children, Ashlyn and Timothy, his father; Wallace A. Martin Sr.; sisters Dawn Martin, Janine Martin and Gloria Martin.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Claire Martin Spurling.

There will be a Celebration of Life, January 27th, at 12:30 pm., at Pioneer Memorial Park, 387 E. Washington, Sequim.

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