Obituaries — May 15, 2024

Linda Diane Phair

September 18, 1940 – April 28th, 2024

Linda Diane Phair, age 83, peacefully went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, April 28th, 2024. Linda was born on September 18, 1940, in San Diego, California to Clifford and Virginia Johnson. Linda’s father loved to build boats and taught Linda how to swim and water ski at a very young age. The family was very involved with the San Diego Speedboat Club and Linda won several national championships in water-skiing competitions.

After graduating from high school in 1958, Linda furthered her education at Chapman College in Orange, CA. It was there that she met Lee Phair. The two of them married on November 7, 1959. Together they had many adventures and weathered a lot of storms; but learned to anchor their trust in Christ to carry them through. Lee and Linda had three children, Lance, Lona, and Leanne.

In Fountain Valley, CA, Linda dedicated her life to raising her children and providing a home where the neighborhood kids all loved to play. Because Lee worked several jobs, Linda was able to stay home to bake, sew, host playdates, lead bible studies, and lead Bible Study Fellowship at her church. Linda loved talking about the faithfulness of God in her life and how His gift on the cross saved her from her sins. She had a deep love for God’s word and loved sharing it any chance she could get. This continued when the family moved to Dana Point in the 1970’s and even after their move to Port Angeles in 1981. Linda always had an extra seat at the table for anyone that needed a place to eat, feel at home, and/or chat about Jesus.

A close second for her love for God was her love for her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Linda was a creative and loving grandmother and often could be seen with a cape on playing make-believe games or sitting at the table playing card games or Chicken Foot with dominoes. She loved to offer a cup of “coffee” to her grandchildren and listen to how God was working in their lives as young people.

Linda was a gifted artist and had a passion for oil painting. Shortly after moving to Port Angeles, Linda’s passion for art extended into a career as the owner of Tozier’s Too, a local florist in Sequim. Linda’s sweet sister in Jesus, Juanita, and the other floral designers she hired, were family to Linda and their laughter and talents filled the walls of her business with more fragrance than the flowers did.

Linda is survived by her children, Lance (Chris) Phair, Lona (Greg) Smit, and Leanne (Keith) Nestor; her grandchildren Matt (Diane) Phair, Kailee (Jordan) Justice, Tanner (Cari) Phair, Riley (Jordan) Phair, Ryan (Christine) Nestor and Truman Nestor; her great-grandchildren Graham, Hudson, Harper and Cooper; her sister-in-law, Susie Johnson; her niece, Nikki (George) Mendoza and their daughter, Hannah; and, other extended family members whom she loved dearly. Linda was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Lee Phair, but the two are together again, reunited with her parents and many other family members in Heaven.

A celebration of life service for Linda will be held on Friday, May 17th, 2024 at 3:30 p.m. at Dungeness Community Church in Sequim, Washington. In lieu of flowers, donations in Linda’s memory may be made to Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County at or a check may be mailed to their office at Volunteer Hospice, 829 East 8th Street, Port Angeles, WA 98362.

James M. Halvorsen

James M. Halvorsen of Sequim died of age-related causes on May 7, 2024, at St. Michael Medical Center in Silverdale.

He was 86.

Halvorsen was born Sept. 26, 1937.

A graveside burial will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at Mount Angeles Cemetery, 45 Monroe Road, Port Angeles.s

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