Susan Jane White
May 27th, 1946 – May 7th, 2022
Susan Jane White, aged 75 years, of Sequim Washington, passed away peacefully at Swedish Hospital on May 7th, 2022 from complications following open heart surgery. Susan was predeceased by her loving husband of 46 years, Roger, as well as her younger sister Lesley.
She leaves behind her two devoted children Jonathan and Caroline, and sister-in-law Penelope.
She is also survived by her daughter-in-law Seema, son-in-law Michael, brother-in-law Ken, and four grandchildren Aadam, Maggie, Liam, and Aibhlinn. Another granddaughter is on the way, which Susan knew about and was very excited for.
Susan was born in Hampstead, London, England on May 27th, 1946 to Lawrence and Amelia Manning. She and her family emigrated to the US when she was 10 and she grew up living the California dream. When she reconnected with her childhood friend, Roger, in her early twenties, she moved back to the UK and the two married in September of 1970. In April 1977 and August 1979 respectively, Susan welcomed her two children who were the joys of her life. The family of four emigrated to the US once again in 1987. Susan attended two years of college, as well as cosmetology school and worked as a hairdresser for over 45 years, eventually starting her own hair salon in San Clemente, CA. She was loved and adored by her clientele. Susan was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She worked hard and her children never wanted for anything. With her family, she had many amazing RV vacations. Large Yosemite family gatherings were a favorite. When she retired, Susan and her husband moved to Sequim, to be closer to family. Her hobbies included sewing, knitting, cooking & baking, and most of all spending time with her friends and family. She was also Vice President of the Sequim League of British Women. Susan was always so happy and positive, and she never met a person that didn’t love her.
A celebration of life is scheduled at 12:00pm on Saturday June 11th, 2022 at her home in Sequim. The celebration will also be live streamed via Zoom. In lieu of flowers, it was Susan’s wish that donations be made to The LAM Foundation on her behalf. Celebration of Life RSVP’s, cards, and condolences can be sent to: Caroline Huarte, 4729 Garfield Street, La Mesa, CA 91941, (949) 370-4382.
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Mary Catherine Jordan
April 20, 1949 – May 11, 2022
Mary Catherine Jordan, nee Casey, passed from this life on May 11, 2022 at Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles, Washington. She was born April 20,1949 in Bar Harbor, Maine, the daughter of William and Eleanore Casey.
Mary was educated at St. Edward’s Parochial School, Bar Harbor High School and Husson College in Bangor. In her working years, she worked for Insurance companies in Portland Oregon and in Boston Massachusetts, and was an employee of the environmental protection agency of Middletown Connecticut.
Mary was most happy when she was exploring the mountain ranges of the Olympics and the Strait of Juan de Fuca and enjoying drives with her husband around the peninsula to view the local elk herds. Never complaining despite increasing physical discomfort, she enjoyed life.
Mary is survived by her beloved husband Bruce from Sequim of 47 years: Two daughters, Julie Sleeper and Karen Reynolds of Bangor; 4 grandchildren and her sisters, Teresa Duhamel of Scarborough, Nancy Montserrat, of New York City and Judith Cox, Kennebunk. There will be a private family celebration of her life in June.
August 29, 1928
April 20, 2022
Erica Cecilia Schreiber died in Sequim on April 20, 2022 at the age of 93, in the loving company of her daughter. Erica was born to Seraphin and Anna on August 29, 1928 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She was the youngest of seven children, and her father died when she was two years old. She grew up in a rural setting with a single mom, so all the older children were expected to help her mother with farming and raising the younger children. At the age of seventeen she married James, and they had their daughter Sharon, then two years later their son Rik. Erica and James divorced in 1951, and Erica became a single mother. The years were difficult, but she kept her small family together, with occasional help from her mother and brother.
She began her working career on an assembly line, winding copper coils for vacuum-tube televisions. She then saw better prospects and moved to a packaging line at E.R. Squibb & Sons. She was looking for opportunities to advance, and since this was the 1950’s, she learned stenography in night-school. Soon she was able to move up to an office position, where she continued to develop her skills and continue her evening classes at Rutgers University. Her final promotion before retirement was as an executive assistant working with Dr. Eric Schreiber.
In September 1974 Eric and Erica married in Red Hook, New York. In 1975 Eric became Director of the International Research Centre at Squibb Institute for Medical Research in Regensburg, Germany. While living in Germany, Erica and Eric enjoyed traveling and exploring many of surrounding European countries. In 1977 they moved to Memphis, where Eric worked at the University of Tennessee. After Eric’s retirement they moved to White Pine, Tennessee, where they built their dream home on a beautiful lake. Eric and Erica enjoyed living near the water and doing activities like sailing their West White Potter, fishing in their fish pond, or swimming in their pool. They both loved sharing these activities when their grandchildren visited, and Erica was always the perfect grandmother and host.
In 2004, they moved to Sequim, Washington to be near Erica’s children. Eric died in 2008 and Erica continued to be active in the community. She would attend plays at Olympic Theater Association, she was a member of the Guild for Port Angeles Orchestra, and she sang with the Sequim Christmas Choir for several years. In 2017, Erica moved to an apartment in the 5th Avenue Independent living in Sequim, where she continued to get out and about, with the help of her children and Paratransit for doctor’s appointments, socializing, and shopping.
In August 2018 we all celebrated Erica’s 90th birthday with family and friends. Then in October she fell and broke her leg. After recuperating from surgery, she realized that she needed help with day-to-day living, so we moved her into Sherwood Assisted Living in Sequim. Erica absolutely thrived and enjoyed living there. She participated in all their activities; all the musical presentations, bingo, gardening and arts and crafts. COVID shutdowns were difficult because there were no activities and she could no longer go out with her daughter for their traditional holiday meals. In October 2021 Erica fell a second time, and this time she did not recover and died at her nursing facility.
Erica was preceded in death by her father, Serafin, her mother, Anna, and all seven brothers and sisters. She is survived by her extended family: her daughter Sharon; son Rik (Kate); grandsons Erik (Candace) and Mark; seven great grandchildren; stepson Eric (Barbara), granddaughter Christina; and stepson Robert (Patricia).
The family wishes to thank the staff at Sherwood Assisted Living, Sequim Health and Rehabilitation, Assured Hospice, Threshold Choir, and Dr. Penny Burdick – Healing Touch. You all helped Erica and her family get through the difficult times.
As we looked back over Erica’s early struggles in life, the family decided to set up a memorial scholarship endowment fund at Peninsula College. The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships for women in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) curriculum at Peninsula College. We know Erica would just love this idea; she loved giving to charities and was a very generous lady; she remembered what it was like to struggle. Erica lived a good life and loved her family and friends and was loved. We couldn’t think of a better way to honor her memory.
Memorial Donations may be made to: Erica C. Schreiber Memorial Scholarship, Peninsula College – Foundation Office, 1502 East Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles, Washington 98362.
Joseph Leopold Borgerhoff II
Joseph Leopold Borgerhoff II of Sequim died of age-related causes at Sequim health & Rehabilitation on May 15, 2022.
He was 95.
Borgerhoff was born April 6, 1927. He never married and leaves behind no known family.
Borgerhoff, who served in the U.S. Navy, repeatedly re-enlisting, will be inurned at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent.
Sign an online guestbook for Borgerhoff at drennanford.com.
Frank Earl Meek
Frank Earl Meek of Sequim died of age-related causes at Avamere Olympic Rehabilitation of Sequim on May 18, 2022.
Details about services will be published at a later date of the Peninsula Daily News.
Meek’s ashes will be placed at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent.
Sign an online guestbook for Borgerhoff at drennanford.com.