Obituaries — June 22, 2022

Oma Sue Seward

Oma Sue Seward of Port Angeles died of renal failure at Olympic Medical Center on June 10, 2022.

She was 84.

Seward was born Aug. 19, 1937.

A full obituary will be published at a later date.

A graveside service is scheduled for noon on Wednesday, June 22, at Oceanview Cemetery, 3217 W. 18th St., Port Angeles.

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William Alfred Picard

William Alfred Picard of Sequim died of age-related causes at Avamere Rehabilitation of Sequim on June 15, 2022.

He was 80.

Picard was born July 22, 1941.

A private burial will be held.

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William Mitchell Buckner

William Mitchell Buckner of Port Angeles died at his residence on June 14, 2022.

He was 93.

At his request, there will be no service.

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Dan Jay Hoffman

Dan Jay Hoffman of Port Angeles died of natural causes in Sequim on June 13, 2022.

He was 76.

Hoffman was born July 28, 1945.

A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

Walter Robert Ward

May 4, 1951 May 9, 2022

Walter Robert Ward passed away peacefully at his home in Sequim, WA after a long and courageous battle with Melanoma. Walt was born May 4, 1951 in Butte, Montana to Edward and Rita Ward. At a young age the family moved to St. Maries, ID where Walt graduated High School 1969. He spent his childhood camping and fly fishing on the St. Joe River, he frequently returned to the area, and loved sharing his favorite place with his family.

Walt and his bride moved to Port Angeles in 1980 when he was hired to manage Tradewell Grocery Store. After the store closed he worked in the beer and wine industry. He went on to spend the last decade of his career working as Grocery Manager at Sunny Farms.

Walt’s strongest passions were family, barbecuing on his Big Green Egg, riding his Ebike on the Discovery and Hiawatha trails, fishing, repacking the car for family road trips, blue tarps, bungee cords, duct tape, and detailing his cars.

Walt was preceded in death by his parents (Edward and Rita Ward), and will be deeply missed by his surviving family members; his wife Teri Ward (of 48 years), son Kyle Ward (Kelli), grandchild Wyatt, brother Edward (Leota), sisters Kathy (Terry) and Colleen, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

The Irishman will always be remembered for his love of family and friends, his quick sense of humor and staying true to who he was.

A very special thank you from our family goes to Dr. Kurt Norman, Dr. Benjamin Curran and Dr. Larry Balentine, along with Assured Hospice.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, July 23rd, at 3:00 p.m. at the John Wayne Marina/Hendricks Public Meeting Room in Sequim.

Donations may be made to the local Olympic Discovery Trail or the Boys and Girls Club of the Olympic Peninsula.

Frances Louise Becker

November 21, 1946 – May 14, 2022

Frances Louise Becker passed away on 05-14-22 at her home in Sequim, Washington.

Frances was born in San Diego, California to Hazel and Frank Adam’s. As a young child she loved go carting and received many trophies. She also graduated in San Diego.

Her first husband was George W Weitz and they had her first and only child James Weitz.

On April, 9 1988 she married her second husband Richard Becker. Frances worked in banks her entire life, over twenty years for First Federal in Sequim and Port Angeles.

Frances was also a member of the Red Hat Society and member of the VFW.

Frances leaves behind her son James Weitz, and her sister Wanda and nephew Frank. Sadly her battle with COPD took this lovely woman way too soon.

May your pain be gone and in a better place.