Obituaries — Nov. 10, 2021

David Ross Martin

David Ross Martin, DDS, of Sequim, died on Oct. 28, 2021, at Sherwood Assisted Living in Sequim.

He was 87.

Martin was born Aug. 2, 1934.

No services are planned.

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Maria Elizabeth Elvrum

Makah tribalwoman Maria Elizabeth Elvrum of Sequim died at home of pancreatic cancer on Nov. 6, 2021.

She was 57.

Elvrum was born Nov. 11, 1963.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

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Agness Marie Johnson

February 26, 1933 – October 6, 2021

Agness Marie Johnson of Sequim, Washington, passed away peacefully on October 6, 2021, at home with her family at her side. She was 88.

Agness was born February 26, 1933, in Watova, Oklahoma, the fifth of six children to Lewis Leroy and Lois Marie (Brown) Ritter. Her mother moved her to Port Orchard, Washington, when still in High School. This is where she met and later married Rex Aldrich. They had seven children together.

Rex and Agness built and managed the Olympic Disposal Garbage Company. Agness was a strong, formidable woman who managed to finish raising her children and keep the company going after Rex’s untimely death in 1977.

Later, she met and married Fred Walker and was introduced to the joys of camping and an occasional vacation. They were married until Fred’s death in 1991.

After retiring, Agness traveled the globe. She went to Peru, Fiji, Australia, Italy, Switzerland, Thailand, and Cambodia to see the Temple City of Angkor Wat. She also enjoyed cruising and went on a couple of cruises to Alaska and Mexico.

Agness would eventually reunite with an old classmate and love of her life, Calvin Johnson. They married and they were extremely happy together, but only for a short time as Calvin passed away shortly after their union.

Agness put her energy into volunteering at the local food bank, participated in Hurricane Katrina Clean-up, light lunch at her church and other worthy causes. She loved her lord and her church friends. She loved her seven children, seventeen grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren. She is loved in return and is missed by all that knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; all her siblings; her three husbands; her eldest daughter; three grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

Agness will be inurned with her second husband, Fred Walker at Mount Angeles Memorial Park in Port Angeles, Washington. No services are planned at this time.

Sequim Valley Funeral chapel is honored to serve the family. (360) 683-5242. Please visit our online register book at to leave treasured memories for the family.

Thomas Robert Erickson

December 13, 1930 – September 13, 2021

It is with love and sadness that we say goodbye to Tom Erickson; husband, father, and a beloved grandfather. Thomas Robert Erickson passed away peacefully in Sequim, Washington on September 13th, 2021, from natural causes.

He was born in Tacoma, Washington on December 13th, 1930, to John and Anna (Dahlen) Erickson. He spent his youth working on the family farm and graduated from Eatonville High School.

He joined the Navy in the early 1950’s and became a pilot for the Navy. Airplanes became a beloved hobby. After leaving the Navy he attended Washington State University and earned his degree in Forestry. Tom had wonderful memories attending WSU.

He started his career with the Department of Natural Resources and later worked for Merrill and Ring, working and managing the logging of the forests on the Olympic Peninsula. His strong ambition led him to start his own companies in Port Angeles, WA, Peninsula Timber, ERCO Logging, and TRE Trucking.

His first marriage was to Georgia Vollen in 1960 and they had two children, Steven and Karen. In 1979, he hoodwinked Marlene Holmberg into marrying him. He spent his retirement years traveling and golfing with Marlene, fishing, and spending time with his many friends, being a prankster and telling tall tales. He relished his role as Grandpa. He took extreme pride in his grandchildren, Anna, Truman, Christopher, Jessica, Jay, Casey and Haley. He also loved milkshakes, “resting his eyes” in his recliner and hanging out at the Elks Club.

He is survived by his wife Marlene, children Steve and Karen Erickson (Robin), step-children Eric and Jeff Holmberg, Missy (Ken) Anderson, brother John (Sharon) Erickson, sister Karol Saterthwaite, sister-in-law Betty (Bud) and those beloved grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his parents, his brother Elmer “Bud” Erickson and step-son Kevin Holmberg.

A service date has not yet been established, however a party at his cabin on the lake next summer is in the planning. Meanwhile, well-wishers are encouraged to celebrate Tom’s life by raising a glass of scotch in his memory.

Vikki Darland

November 13, 1943 June 11, 2021

If you’re a reader, you might have encountered Vikki in a bookstore’s language or philosophy section; if a gardener, it might have been at a nursery as you were musing over vegetable plants and wondering which to pick – she’d have explained differences in yield, size and the best variety for the locale; if your first encounter were at a building supply, it would not have been unusual, as Vikki worked wonders renovating and restoring old homes.

And, if you developed a relationship with Vikki, you indeed would have joined her, and guests at an expansive table burdened with culinary delights you’d never heard of or likely sampled.

She travelled widely – her first trip, after her first year at university, was aboard a steamship across the Atlantic to explore the continent for most of a year. You and her might have even spent a day walking the Camino de Santiago, the pilgrimage to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, in the North West of Spain.

At the University of Washington, Vikki studied International Studies and then at the University of Texas, Austin, for graduate studies in the same field, specializing in Latin American Studies.

After Monticello, New Mexico, Astoria, Oregon, Sequim, Washington; finally, Vikki settled in Oaxaca, Mexico for her last years. She, surrounded by friends and family, passed June 11, 2021.

Vikki (Vicki Sue) Darland was born in Nebraska City, Nebraska, on November 13, 1943, and, on the anniversary of that day, 78 years later, Vikki’s ashes are to be remitted to the Salish Sea, where she battled many a salmon and gathered her fair share of clams and oysters. For those wishing to give, please give thanks.