Obituaries — July 10, 2024

Doris L. Murphy

February 17, 1927 -June 20, 2024

Doris was born February 17, 1927, in Lawrence, Massachusetts, to Roderick and Mary (Ogden) Lanouette. She graduated from Lawrence High School in 1944 and from the Kathleen Dell School in Brookline, Massachusetts in 1946.

She and Paul Kirby Murphy were married on February 4, 1950, in Encino, California and raised their family, five daughters and two sons, in Woodland Hills, California. They retired to Gardiner, Washington in 1977.

Doris joined the Cabin Fever Quilters in Chimacum in 1983 and immediately became an addicted quilter — she had made over 300 quilts at the time of her death. She and Paul started traveling in the mid-80s and traveled extensively to many places in the world. They moved to Sequim in 1996 to a condo in Sunland and spent 28 happy years there.

Doris is survived by her children Kathryn Hanna, Newbury Park, CA, Robbie Justyn, Sequim, WA, Joyce Klemann, Port Townsend, WA, Brian R. Murphy, Oxnard, CA, Paul H. Murphy, Seattle, WA, Andrea Bekkevar, Sequim, WA, twenty grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul K. Murphy, daughter Maryellen King, and grandsons Dale Endless and Cause Hanna.

A funeral mass for Doris will be held at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Sequim on July 11, 2024, at 11:00 AM.

Prior to the service: A morning coffee reception will be held at the Gathering Place (Sunland) 135 Fairway Dr. Sequim, WA 98382 from 9:00-10:30 am.

Donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul of Clallam County. Checks may be mailed to PO Box 2114, Sequim, WA 98382.

Sequim Valley Chapel is honored to serve the family. Please visit to leave cherished memories for the family.

Patricia Ann Bohn (nee Enright)

March 18, 1927- July 2, 2024

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Former Sequim/Dungeness resident Patricia Ann Bohn (nee Enright) died in Yakima, Washington on July 2, 2024, at age 97. She was born on March 18, 1927, in South Bend, Indiana to Edwin McPherson Enright, an engineer, and Martha Minnie Petersen.

She was smart and athletic, captaining her high school basketball team in Front Royal, Virginia. She met her future husband, Harold Owen Bohn, in 1946 at church. He was a visiting Air Force lieutenant, and she was the church organist. A few months later she left her parent’s home to travel—alone at age 19—by bus and plane to Panama to marry him. Their first child, Sharon, was born the following year; their second child, Gregory, five years later in Alaska.

Pat was an active Air Force officer’s wife but also a working professional who managed several airport gift shops for Host International Inc. (which later became part of the Marriott Corporation) – the last being at the Sacramento International Airport. She and her husband Hal (or Hob, as he was also known) lived in many places and also enjoyed traveling for vacations and visiting family members living abroad. At home, Pat enjoyed playing bridge and, later in life, bingo.

After Pat and Hal had fully retired, they moved to Dungeness, Washington and became active members of the Sequim/Dungeness community. Together, they were instrumental in rescuing and restoring the historic Dungeness Schoolhouse with a small group of other residents. They also worked as community aide volunteers, were congregants of the Faith Lutheran Church, and members of the Shipley Senior Center in Sequim. After Hal passed away in 2014, Pat remained in Dungeness until 2019 when she moved to Yakima to live with her son Greg’s family.

Always gracious, kind, generous, and even tempered, Pat was much loved by those who knew her and is greatly missed by her family.

She is survived by her brother Edwin McPherson Enright and wife Carol in Reno, Nevada; by her daughter Sharon Bohn Gmelch and husband George in Napa, California; by grandson Morgan Gmelch, wife Ann, and great-granddaughter Mara in Albany, New York; by her son Gregory Enright Bohn, wife Marta, and granddaughter Elizabeth Bohn, and by grandson Harold Bohn, wife Julie, and great-grandsons Julian, Nathaniel, and Alex in Yakima, Washington; and by grandson Patrick Bohn, wife Stephanie, and great-grandchildren Jacob and Emma in Lubbock, Texas.

Nancy Mae Renn Drew

October 18, 1934 – May 22, 2024

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Sequim, Washington – Nancy Drew, wife, mother, teacher, and friend passed away after a short illness from Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

Nancy was born in Danville, Pennsylvania, and grew up a few miles away in the coal mining town of Shamokin, surrounded by family and friends. She was the oldest child of Lester and Hilda Renn. After high school Nancy graduated from Bloomsburg State Teachers College as an elementary school teacher. She began her teaching career in Orange, NJ and then with her sights set on adventure, she taught for a year in Germany with the Department of the Army. Upon her return she taught during the day in White Plains, NJ while earning her Master’s from Rutgers University at night. For her next adventure, she and a friend drove across the country, and she continued her teaching career in Southern California.

Nancy and Dallas Drew met at Long Beach Methodist Church in March of 1963, and on December 20, 1963, they were married in that church. They were married for 59 years. In the years that followed they welcomed two sons, Kress Gregg Drew III, and Reed Bernard Drew. As a family they made many wonderful memories and friends, as they lived and worked in Lakewood, Manhattan Beach, Issaquah, Enumclaw, Lake Arrowhead, and finally settling in Sequim in 1994.

Nancy and Dallas were active members of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church for many years, where she loved to sing in the choir and serve on the Altar Guild. Nancy also enjoyed working at the Sequim Library, Second Chance, and Phillips’ Hallmark Store. Across the years she also served faithfully as a volunteer with the Friends of the Sequim Library. Nancy enjoyed walking and going to lunch with her dear friends and spending time with neighbors. She also found joy encouraging others with notes and cards, solving crossword puzzles, and simply being Mom and loving her family.

Nancy is survived by her sons Kress, Reed and his wife Shelley, a nephew, several nieces and great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by Dallas (2023), her parents, and her younger brother Edward, and nephew Michael Mullins.

A celebration of her life will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday July 27, 2024, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Sequim. For those who would like to do so, donations in Nancy’s memory may be made to The Friends of the Sequim Library or St. Luke’s.

Richard Dale Strickland

Richard Dale Strickland of Sequim died of of age-related causes at his residence on June 28, 2024.

He was 85.

Strickland was born June 22, 1939.

At his request, there was no funeral held.

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