Obituaries — July 8, 2020

Louis Martin Bouchard

Louis Martin Bouchard died of natural causes at his Sequim home on July 1, 2020.

He was 89.

Bouchard was born Jan. 16, 1931.

Services will be announced at a later date. Burial will be at Sequim View Cemetery.

Kay L. Paynter

February 9, 1937 – June 12, , 2020

The world has lost a gem who is now an angel shining brightly in heaven.

Kay passed away on June 12, 2020, at Olympic Medical Center due to complications from a stroke.

She was born in Sprague, Washington, on February 9, 1937, to Kirby W. and Mae E. Sooy. They moved to Port Townsend where Kay attended school graduating from Port Townsend High School in 1955.

She met and married Ben Gilbert and moved to Sequim, where they had two daughters, Sandy and Teri. They were divorced in 1977.

When her girls were both in school she started working for the Sequim School District. In 1978 she met and married Don Hill and moved to Port Angeles and she began work at the Port Angeles School District where she retired in 1999.

Don passed away in 1998. In 2006 she met and married Roger Paynter.

Kay enjoyed spending time with her husband, Roger, and their two dogs, Ozzie and Toby. She and Roger loved their time in Hawaii each year, enjoyed time with her family and friends, shopping with her daughters and quilting; making some beautiful quilts for many family members.

She is survived by her husband, Roger Paynter of Port Angeles; daughters, Sandy Metro and Teri (Duane) Schoessler both of Sequim; stepdaughters, Darcie (Greg) Senf and Randa Daugaard; stepson, Jason (Ann) Paynter; grandsons, Kyle (Dystany) Schoessler, Sam (Tonya) Schoessler; step-grandchildren, Brittney (Nolan) Gibson, Brandon (Baylie) Senf and Travis Paynter; 13 great-grandchildren and another on the way.

Kay will be remembered as a very kind hearted and sweet lady. She loved her family immensely and was always there for them whatever they needed. She will be greatly missed.

There will be a church service and a Celebration of Life at a later date.

If you wish to make a memorial donation in her honor please do so to St. Andrews Episcopal Church 510 E. Park Ave. Port Angeles, WA 98362 or online at www.standrewpa.org or to the YMCA, 302 S. Francis, Port Angeles, WA 98362 ATTN: Nancy King

Robert Charles Haick

1927 – 2020

Robert Charles Haick, beloved husband, dad, grandpa, great-grandpa and friend, passed away peacefully at his home in Sequim, with his loving wife JoAnn at his side. He was 92.

Robert (Bob, as he preferred to be called), was born on December 26, 1927, to Charles and Elsie Haick, in Chicago, Illinois, where he spent the first 12 years of his life. During those formative years, Bob developed a love of fishing, scouting, and hunting.

Early on, Bob discovered his reason for living: music! He began learning the drums/percussion when he was 10 years old and began formal lessons shortly thereafter. He was a member of many musical groups both inside and outside a school setting. One of these groups was the Adult VFW Band at Navy Field, which was a great recognition of his budding talent at only 11 years old.

At 12, Bob and his family moved to Denver, Colorado, where his participation in music continued to flourish and he began to bring home wages as a professional entertainer. In addition, he belonged to a 12-piece Denver band, played with small groups in taverns, and was a member of both the Denver Junior Police Band and the Denver VFW Band.

During his junior year at high school, Bob received his draft notice which was deferred until his graduation from high school in 1946. Upon graduation, Bob enlisted in the Marine Corps for two years.

In 1948, he entered Colorado A&M College at Fort Collins, where he became active playing music in the marching band, the concert touring band and several dance bands. Alongside those paying gigs, he also worked part-time as a handy man at a sorority house.

In 1950, struggling to pay tuition, Bob agreed to extended active duty with the Marines Reserve Unit in Denver. This decision allowed him to be once again active in the Denver music world. Shortly thereafter, Bob met Helen Miller, a nurse who worked at the St. Luke’s Hospital and after a short engagement they were married. September of that year, Bob’s Marine Reserve Unit was activated, and they were relocated to Camp Pendleton in Southern California.

That following August (1951), they welcomed their first child, Marianne. As is common in the military, Bob and his family moved often. Their next adventure found them in Barstow, California, where in 1960 they welcomed a son, who they named, Bob. By this time, the family was involved in the Episcopal Church, where Bob Sr. received his Lay Reader’s License. In late 1961, the family was transferred to 29 Palms. In 1967, Bob retired from active duty and began a second career as a civilian worker in the role of Management Analyst for 29 Palms Marine Base.

Bob remarried in 1973 to the love of his life, JoAnn. As a result of this union, the family expanded by bringing in JoAnn’s children, Cindy, Susanne and Bill.

Bob and JoAnn resided in Yucca Valley, California, and in 1979 Bob retired. In 1984, Bob and JoAnn decided to leave the desert and moved to a small community in Oregon called, Gold Beach. Bob split his time salmon fishing, playing music and actively involved with St. Matthews Episcopal Church. Bob remembers this time as his best time of his life.

In 2004, Bob and JoAnn moved to Sequim, where he enjoyed fishing and continued to play in local bands. During his vast music career, Bob had the good fortune to play alongside musicians who had worked with musical greats: Stan Kenton, Freddy Martin, Les Brown and Rudy Valley to name a few.

Bob is remembered as a caring, passionate, thoughtful, funny and remarkable man. He could strike up a conversation with just about anyone about anything. He really had a knack of bringing out the best in people. The wonderful times he spent with family and friends will be greatly missed.

Bob is survived by JoAnn, his wife of 47 years; daughter, Marianne Allen and grandchildren, Charity, Noah and great-granddaughter, Victoria; son, Bob Haick and grandchildren, Amanda, Alex and great-granddaughter, Adeline; step-daughter, Cindy and Rod Knyvett and grandchildren, Brett, Joe and great-granddaughter, Mikayla; step- daughter, Susanne Lenhardt and grandchildren, William, Katherine and Emily; stepson, Bill and Joyce Lenhardt and granddaughter, Leah.

A Celebration of Bob’s Life is postponed until gathering together is again safe and possible.

Bob requested any memorials to go to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 896, Sequim, WA; or to the Sequim City Band at www.sequimcityband.org

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