Obituaries — Jan. 8, 2020

Ernest Carl Snyder

Ernest Carl Snyder of Sequim died on Jan. 5, 2020, at Sherwood Assisted Living. He was 97.

Snyder was born Oct. 11, 1922.

A memorial is scheduled for 2:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, at the Fifth Avenue senior living center, 500 W. Hendrickson Road, Sequim.

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Lorraine Mary Schouten

Lorraine Mary Schouten of Sequim died of age-related causes at Sherwood Assisted Living in Sequim on Dec. 30, 2019. She was 91.

Schouten was born May 6, 1928.

No services are scheduled yet.

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Donna Ruth Wilson-Sommer

February 21, 1934 – December 8, 2019

Donna Ruth Wilson-Sommer passed away peacefully at home in Everett, surrounded by her family. Assisted living care and hospice care was provided by her daughter-in-law, Constance Wilson and stepdaughter, Katherine Huggins.

Donna was the daughter of Owen Price Hughes and Pearl Leona Smith, and was raised In Tacoma. She graduated from Annie Wright School for girls and attended the University of Washington. She was a member of Phi Mu Sorority.

She married Harold M. Wilson, Jr. in 1956, moving out of state so that Harold could finish his law degree.

Upon return to Washington, she was very active in the Jaycees, Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild, and the Washington Pilots Association. She coordinated Toys for Tots at Christmas for several years. Donna was also active in Civil Air Patrol, the 99’S Chapter of Seattle, and she eventually became a member of Glendale Lutheran church in Burien.

In her professional life, Donna worked for the USGS, Todd Ship Yards, USCG, and Puget Power.

Donna met Trent W. Sommer in the spring of 1997. After a fast courtship, they married the same year.

Trent and Donna moved to Sequim in the spring of 1998.

Donna spent countless hours volunteering with the Young Eagles Program through the Sequim Chapter of EAA #430, and served as Program Chairman for the majority of her 22 years in Sequim.

Donna and Trent spent 2.5 years building and eventually flying a RV-12. During this time, you could always find Donna with a rivet gun in her hand.

After Trent’s death in 2016, Donna became a volunteer at Sequim City Hall, and very active with her church, assisting with Preschool teacher protocol and enjoying Bible Study.

Donna enjoyed travelling, taking two cruises in 1 year and a quick trip to Oshkosh, Wisconsin for the EAA Fly-In; in July 2018, she received an award for 40 years of volunteer service promoting aviation.

She is preceded in death by her parents Owen and Pearl Hughes; first husband, Harold M. Wilson, Jr.; second husband, Trent W. Sommer; and brother, Richard C. Lee.

She is survived by her sister, Dee Ly of Marysville; son, Harold M. (Constance M.) Wilson III; grandchildren, Harold M. Wilson IV, Sharon D. Wilson, Max O. (Lisa) Wilson of Everett; son, Hugh R. Wilson and granddaughter, Chelan Wilson of Burien; son, Howard O. (Katy) Wilson; grandchildren, Bailey Wilson and Ryan Wilson of Pella, Iowa, stepson, Daniel W. Sommer of Sequim; stepdaughter, Katherine E. (John) Huggins of Everett; and great-granddaughter, Leah Wilson of Everett.

Memorial service will be held on January 11, 2020, at noon at Faith Lutheran Church 382 W. Cedar St., Sequim.

Remembrances can be made to EAA chapter #430 Sequim, or Dream Catcher Balloon, Sequim.

Charles “Mike” West

September 22, 1935 – December 27, 2019

Charles “Mike” West passed away peacefully at his home in Gardiner, with family by his side.

Mike is survived by his devoted wife of 64 years, Sue West; his three children, Kim Henson of Snohomish, son, Terry West of Cle Elum, and Mike West of Mukilteo, and their spouses and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Sue and Mike started life together in Seattle, but spent many years raising their children, in Bothell, and started his own excavation business in 1975.

After a brief stint in Cle Elum, they moved to Gardiner and built their dream home, in 1991, over looking Discovery Bay. He continued operating his excavation business until he sold it, about 2012, but continued operating equipment, in Sequim and Gardiner, until just three months before his passing.

He was loved by many in the community. He enjoyed his coffee club and poker party friends and had many. He was an amazing man, husband and father.

At his request there will be no funeral service, however a Celebration of Life will be held at the Gardiner Community Center at a later date.

William Woolsey Littlejohn

December 18, 1946 – December 12, 2019

William Woolsey Littlejohn passed away, at home surrounded by his family, on December 12, 2019.

Bill was born in Los Angeles, California, on December 18, 1946, to Dr. Robert Elsworth Littlejohn and Nan (Woolsey) Littlejohn.

He received his Bachelor of Science, in Business and Accounting from Walla Walla University.

Bill married Esther Hamer of Pendleton, Oregon, on September 1, 1968. Together they owned Olympic Ambulance, Sherwood Assisted Living, The Fifth Avenue Retirement Center and The Lodge at Sherwood Village.

He had many hobbies and interests including hiking with friends and dogs, flying (pilot license in 1979), biking, rebuilding and collecting VW Bugs, and woodworking. But the thing he loved the most was hiking in the Olympics. That is where he said he felt closest to God.

Bill was very committed to people furthering their education. For this reason, he and Esther formed the Bill & Esther Littlejohn Scholarship Foundation in 2001.

Bill loved Sequim and made it his mission to make it a better place when he left. He was a member of the Rotary International of Sequim; the Chamber of Commerce; the OMC foundation; and the Seventh Day Adventist Church. He will be missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Robert and Nan Littlejohn.

Bill is survived by his wife, Esther Littlejohn of Sequim; daughter, Lindsay Littlejohn of Portland, Oregon; brother, Bob Littlejohn of Lewiston, Idaho; and sisters, Lorraine (Phil) Walden of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Lois (Tim) Clark of Riverside, California.

Services will be this Saturday, January 11th, at 2 PM, at the Sequim Community Church, 950 N. 5th Ave., Sequim.