Obituaries — May 30, 2018

Gerald (Gerry) Graham Paul

Gerald (Gerry) passed away at the age of 90 in Port Angeles, hospital on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 after a brief illness.

Gerry moved to the Sequim area in 2008 selecting the Lodge at Sherwood Village as his home for the future. Life at the Lodge was rewarding and Gerry met Shirley (Cloutman), a wonderful lady who Gerry took particular notice.

They got along well and were married in 2009. They enjoyed their years together until September 2015 when Shirley passed away.

After Shirley’s death, Gerry remained at the Lodge keeping himself active, both physically and mentally. He loved playing bridge and cribbage and was always available to help others master these games. Monday and Friday outings with his bridge groups were days he truly looked forward to.

Keeping himself in pretty good shape, a walk was always part of his routine until the latter months.

A thank you to each and every member of the staff at the Lodge. Gerry always had kind words for and about these very fine people. They went out of their way to make his last few months at the Lodge as comfortable and convenient as possible.

And, a very special Thank You to Kay Emmert who became Gerry’s do it all person. Kay was his taxi, accountant, errand runner and you name it. She always found the time to help Gerry.

Gerry is survived by his brother Edward, numerous nieces and nephews as well as the many friends who he remained close to over the years. He will be missed by all of us who have known him as a great brother, uncle and friend.

There will be no service at Gerry’s request.

Christine Frances Courtier

December 25, 1922 – April 24, 2018

Christine Frances Courtier, 95, longtime resident of Sequim, peacefully passed away on April 24, 2018 at home in West Fargo, North Dakota.

She is survived by her daughter, Claudette Courtier Peterson, son-in-law, Tim O. Peterson, and granddaughter, Zoey Leigh Peterson and her partner, Susannah Kirby. She was predeceased by her husband, J. Claud Courtier, Jr., and son, Charles, mother, Frances Curtis, and father, Charles Curtis.

Christine was born in Rugby, England on December 25, 1922 and came to the United States as a British war bride in 1946. Claud and Christine moved around the world throughout a 30-year Air Force career. In 1974 they retired and moved to Sequim where Christine, Claud, and Frances were members of Trinity United Methodist Church. Whether at a base chapel or at TUMC, Christine and Claud were active with church youth groups.

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