Obituaries — May 11, 2022

Stephen Jeffrey Abram

January 18, 1952 – April 19, 2022

Stephen Jeffrey Abram, a retired firefighter and life-long craftsman, passed away peacefully at his home in Maple Valley, WA on April 19, 2022, after battling cancer. He was 70 years old. Even through his treatment, he always kept a positive attitude stating, “Tomorrow will be a better day.”

Jeff was born January 18, 1952 in Port Angeles, WA to Joseph Abram and Emily Abram (Russo). He attended Queen of Angels Elementary, Roosevelt Middle School, Port Angeles High School, and was a graduate of St. Martin’s High School in 1970. He spent his childhood on the Olympic Peninsula where he enjoyed camping and boating with family, reef-net fishing on Lummi Island, and playing his favorite sports of football and basketball.

Jeff was an active member of the Port Angeles Fire Department from 1978-2003. As a certified EMT, Fire Fighter and Fire Prevention Specialist, he helped develop such programs as Operation Candy Cane (Food Drive), the City’s Disaster Response and Recovery Plan, and worked passionately on the Residential Fire Sprinkler Program.

Besides spending time with his family and friends, Jeff enjoyed camping in his RV across the Northwest, watersports on Lake Crescent, making others laugh and remodeling projects. He was honored to have the Abram’s Annex dedicated to him, on the Cedars at Dungeness Golf Course, as a tribute to his role as a master craftsman for both designing and building.

In retirement, Jeff enjoyed winters spent at Desert Shadows RV Resort in California, where he not only enjoyed the warmth he felt in the desert, but also the warmth of new friends that he met. His favorite activity was water volleyball, playing his last USA vs. Canada tournament as coach, earning his title of MVP.

He will always be remembered for his love of family, laughter, ability to solve any problem, quick wit, and generosity to help others. Jeff left everyone and everything better for staying true to who he was.

Jeff is greatly missed by his wife Jeri Abram (of 45 years), son Jason Abram (Katie), daughter Jenna Corrigan (Ellen), grandchildren Avery, Haley and Quinn, brother Joe Abram (Kathy), as well as an aunt, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents.

A celebration of life will be held in his honor on Sunday, May 15 at 12pm at the Cedars at Dungeness Golf Course, 1965 Woodcock Rd, Sequim, WA.

Donations may be made to Port Angeles Fire Department’s Operation Candy Cane, 102 E Fifth St., Port Angeles, WA 98362, or the charity of your choosing.

Sandra Mae Toombs Jones

January 29, 1940

April 28, 2022

The world lost a kind and gracious soul when Sandra Jones died from lung failure, caused by Interstitial Lung Disease, on April 28th.

Sandra was born in Glenwood, MN to Hazel and Richard Toombs, later moving to Tacoma, WA as a girl. She was the youngest of four daughters, her sisters being Dolores, Dorothy and Marie Toombs.

The summer before she started at Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Sandra spotted a promising young baseball player from an opposing school. This would turn out to be James ‘Jim’ Jones, and once they met properly at high school, they were never again apart. Together for more than 66 years and married for more than 62, they were a wonderful example to all who knew them. Sandra kept in touch with many friends from their Lincoln High School days, meeting “the girls” for lunch annually.

After high school graduation, Sandy helped to put Jim through the University of Washington and they moved to Ferndale, WA in the 1960s where Jim was based at the Mobil Oil refinery and where they met wonderful, lifelong friends. From there they were on the road, moving often with Jim’s career, to southern California, Texas (twice), Kansas, northern Virginia (three times) and Saudi Arabia. They had three children, Christine, James & Glenn and had an extremely happy family life wherever they found themselves.

Sandy & Jim retired to Sequim in 1996 and have very much enjoyed being part of their local community, including at Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church. Sandy was a woman of great faith, and her involvement with her church was very important to her. She was also exceptionally creative, a gifted seamstress, artist and homemaker, and a truly caring friend to so many. She was a wonderful hostess, loved holidays and traditions, and was never happier than when surrounded by family and friends.

Sandra is survived by her husband James, daughter Christine, sons James and Glenn, son-in-law Simon Winder, daughters-in-law Jane Brooke-Jones and Krystina Coyne; grandchildren Barnaby and Felix Winder, Alexander and Lindsay Jones, Sophie Coyne, Richard Whiteoak and granddaughter-in-law Jennifer Whiteoak, Martha Döring, grandson-in-law Dominic Döring and great-grandson Solomon Doring.

A celebration of Sandra’s life will be held on August 4, 2022 at 2pm at Dungeness