Obituaries — May 1, 2019

Max Lavonne Fairchild

Max Lavonne Fairchild of Sequim died of age related causes in Port Angeles on April 28, 20129, at age 89.

Fairchild was born Nov. 12, 1929.

A complete obituary, with service details, will be published in an upcoming edition.

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Franklin J. Anstett

Franklin J. Anstett of Port Angeles died in his home of Parkinson’s disease on April 24, 2019, at age 85.

He was born Jan. 30, 1934.

A gravesite burial was held April 29 at Mount Angeles Cemetery.

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Gail Frances Jones

Port Angeles resident Gail Frances Jones died at her home of heart failure on April 22, 2019. She was 68.

Jones was born Sept. 22, 1950.

No funeral or service was held, at her request.

Sign an online guestbook for the family at www. drennanford.com.

Dana Walcott Minard

July 26, 1964 – April 21, 2019

Dana Walcott Minard, of Sequim, age 54, died in his sleep early Easter morning, April 21, 2019, from complications of diabetes.

Dana was born on July 26, 1964, in Ukiah, California.

He is survived by his wife, Kimberly; daughter, Maddy; father, Chris, of Sequim; sister, Carmen (Jeff) Moseley of Brentwood, Tennessee; nieces, Brette and Darcy; nephews, Chad and Mike.

Dana was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara, and older brother, David Machado.

Dana grew up, was educated, and worked throughout California and most recently in Sequim, Washington. His primary school years were in San Diego, high school and community college in Salinas, and California State University, in Fresno. He earned his Master’s degree from National University, Fresno. As a state certified special education teacher, he taught in: Monterey County where he was also assistant football coach; Yosemite High School, where he was also freshman football coach; Madera South High School as defensive coordinator and line coach; and Riverdale High School where he was head football coach.

Most recently, at Sequim High School, he taught special education, culinary arts, and coached football. He is still remembered, with gratitude, for organizing two pre-game veteran’s appreciation ceremonies in California and Washington.

In the course of his life, Dana was successful as a movie script writer, a stand up comic, restaurateur, special ed and culinary arts teacher, coach, and, most successfully, a father and husband. Dana was eager to teach youth about community service and compassion. He enjoyed ocean surfing, biking, hiking, fishing, crabbing, cooking for friends and family, and playing pretend with his daughter. His passions were focused on love for his family, friends, and his students.

Donations can be made in Dana’s honor to: The American Cancer Society.

A Memorial service will be held at Sequim Community Church, Saturday, May 4, at 4 PM.

Charlotte Ann Wright

August 8, 1946- March 30, 2019

Charlotte died, of natural causes, at her home in Sequim, on March 30, 2019.

She was born in Decatur, Illinois, on August 8, 1946, to Ellen and Glenn Bray.

Charlotte’s career spanned several decades. She was an Executive Administrator and Assistant to the presidents of two California state run colleges. After leaving the colleges, Charlotte was recruited by Hewlett Packard, in Roseville, California, where she was also an Executive Administrator and Assistant to several general managers at that facility.

She and her husband, Tom, retired in 2004 and moved to Sequim, where they built their home and where Tom resides today.

Charlotte is survived by her sister, Susan Lee; her brother, Richard Bray; and two nephews.

Charlotte was known for her love of all and kindness to many. She savored all the moments she was with her dear friends and in her yard pulling weeds. These friends brought so much joy to her world and no words could ever express her thanks. Monday was her special day when she enjoyed lunch, and Aggravation (poker) with the girls.

She would ask that we all try to help those in need, in any way possible.

There will be no services at this time.

James Robert Huntley

July 27, 1923 – April 12, 2019

James Robert Huntley passed away peacefully on April 12, 2019, at home in Sequim. He was born in Tacoma, on July 27, 1923, the older of two sons born to Wells and Laura (Berquist) Huntley.

Jim was an Eagle Scout and an avid hiker and skier in his youth. After World War II service in the Navy, he graduated from the University of Washington, in 1946, with a degree in economics. His inspirational career in public service began with a US Foreign Service assignment to postwar Germany, where he was instrumental in efforts to bring that country into the community of democratic nations. This became Jim’s lifelong pursuit: “Simply put, democracies very rarely make war on each other. If you want to create peace, then create more democracies.”

Earning a Master’s degree in International Relations, at Harvard, nourished these ideals, and after more work with the State Department’s US Information Agency, in Belgium, he conceived of and launched the Atlantic Institute in Italy and France; guided grant-making at the Ford Foundation, in New York; acted as Secretary General of the Atlantic Colleges in England; became a Research Fellow for Battelle Memorial Institute in Seattle; and headed the Atlantic Council of the United States, in Washington D.C., before returning to his beloved Pacific Northwest.

Author of a half dozen books on NATO, the European Union, and uniting the democracies, he also fostered Mid-Atlantic Club discussion groups in major cities and co-founded and advised the Council for a Community of Democracies in Washington D.C.

Jim leaves behind his beloved wife, Colleen Grounds Huntley, of nearly 52 years; sons, Mark (Hiroko) and David (Susan); and daughter, Tziviah (Mark) Goldberg. Brother, Ted and daughter, Rajyo Jean have both preceded him in death.

Jim took many of his 17 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren on blackberry-picking ventures and hosted them at family gatherings to roast hot dogs, at the fire pit, in the woods surrounding his home, in Sequim. He instilled his great love of the outdoors and nature in all of us and reminded us to always leave the campground in better condition than we found it.

Many thanks to the competent, caring, and compassionate physicians, hospital staff and hospice nurses, in Port Angeles and Sequim, who all helped to make his last days with us comfortable and peaceful.

A Celebration of Life for family and friends will take place later this year, in Sequim.

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