Obituaries — May 2, 2018

Emery Eugene “Gene” Brown

November 15, 1933 – April 9, 2018

Gene was born on November 15, 1933 in Quapaw, OK, to Melvin Brown and Lily (Brown) Hermann. He passed away April 9, 2018 in San Juan, Costa Rica.

Gene married Juanita (Jenny) Jimenez, April 1984. They had many happy years together traveling the world. They recently moved to Costa Rica, Jenny’s home country, to be with family and enjoy the sunshine.

Gene was very patriotic and loved his country. He proudly served in the United States Navy from 1955 to 1959 and wouldn’t go anywhere without his Navy hat on.

He loved the outdoors. Time spent hunting, fishing and camping with his kids while they were growing up and continuing his hunting adventures with his boys throughout his life were very special times for him. These occasions have left us with many happy memories. Dad had a great sense of humor and could add details and laughs to the retelling of these trips.

He was a charter member of the Peninsula Long Rifles. He enjoyed collecting guns and shooting for sport. He loved carving and woodworking and thankfully we all have pieces he loved and created to pass on for generations to come.

In addition to his wife Jenny, of Costa Rica, he is survived by sons Mike Brown (Whitney) of Bremerton, Washington; Bob Brown (Debbie) of Thompson Falls, Montana; daughter Lisa Scatena (Bob) of Bremerton, Washington and sister Betty Lou Nickles of Port Angeles. He also had 5 grandchildren, Ryan, ReAnna, Jake, Emily and Tiffany and 3 great-granddaughters, Bentley, Olivia and Oakley.

Albert C. Evans

October 26, 1918 – April 21, 2018

Albert C. Evans passed away peacefully in Port Angeles, April 21, 1918. He was born October 26, 2018 in Omaha, NE to Grant H. Evans and Vesta (Chambers). He attended 14 different grammar schools and graduated from Stockton High School in 1936 and Stockton Business College in 1937.

In 1937 his first job on the Western Pacific Railroad was as a “gandy dancer,” followed by a series of clerical positions in 1938 until he was promoted to Labor Relations in 1952. In 1958 he transferred into the Transportation Dept. as Transportation Inspector and later as General Transportation Supervisor working from San Francisco to Salt Lake City coordinating stations and field programs with Management Services. In 1977 he was promoted to Trainmaster at Salt Lake City where he retired in 1978 after 41 years of service. During that time he worked on 29 different positions in seven departments.

In December 1944 he married Patricia Thelma Young at Oroville, CA. They had four daughters born between 1947 and 1955. Patricia proceeded him in death on October 23, 1973 at Elko, NV.

On April 6, 1974 he married Dolores (Dobbins) Peterson. After retirement in 1978, they moved to Plains, MT where they had a small ranch until 1989 when they moved to Sequim accompanied by her mother and brother Leroy from Oceanside, CA.

While in Sequim, Al was active in the Sequim Mason Lodge, Scottish Rite, and Shriners having been a Mason since 1945. He last served as Treasurer. He tutored 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders in reading from 1989 to 2000.

His survivors are daughters Kathleen Dunaway of Sequim, Deborah Galloway and Celia Keith of Superior, MT and Teresa Hostbjor of Freeland, WA, his step-son John R. Peterson of Salt Lake City, UT, seven grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

Al has requested a Masonic Memorial Service to be held at the Masonic Lodge in Sequim, WA. May 20th at 2:00pm. Cremation was handled by Linde Price Funeral Services. Memorial donations may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 3101 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd, Portland, OR, 97239-3009 or other choice.

Flora Melissa “Lisa” Lang

May 17, 1931 – April 17, 2018

Flora Melissa “Lisa” Lang has passed away peacefully at the age of 86. Lisa passed peacefully surrounded by family, of COPD at Bremerton Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center.

She Was born in Litchfield, Illinois to Elmer and Lillian Sarchett. After high school, Lisa married Jack “Blackie” Lang of Suquamish. She worked for Foss Brothers for many years before the couple moved to Poulsbo and later Wyoming, before later settling at last in Sequim. Jack passed away in 2003 after 46 years of marriage.

She loved her church, St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Suquamish. She enjoyed riding horses and working with 4H. She loved to keep animals, especially cats.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two brothers; George and David, and sister Vera Hopkins.

She is survived by her daughter Penny (Tim) Thompson of Sequim, and Christine Fisher of Port Hadlock, and son Bruce Lang, 10 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

The family would like to thank Bremerton Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center for their unwavering support and also Vintage Senior Apartments in Sequim for their continued friendship.

At Lisa’s request, no services will be held. In lieu of flower, please send donations to the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society.

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