Obituaries — Oct. 16, 2019

Robert (Bob) Frost Cummings

April 3, 1935 – October 5, 2019

Forty-year Sequim resident Bob Cummings passed away peacefully on October 5th at the age of 84.

Bob was born April 3, 1935 to Joseph Cummings, Jr. and Doris Orah Frost in Livingston, Montana. He married Marolyn Marston and together they had 6 children. They later divorced and Bob married Jean Meyer on April 7, 1979, in Richland, Washington.

Bob graduated from Great Falls High School and Montana State University, he served as a captain in the Air Force. Bob was a father, grandfather and great-grandfather, friend, commercial fisherman, pilot, journeyman carpenter, financial advisor and a very active community volunteer. He was a man of many talents and interest. Bob belonged to the Experimental Aircraft Assoc., Olympic Peninsula Outriders and Sons of Hiram Motorcycle clubs, Pacific Northwest Wood Artisans Club, Sequim American Legion, as well as a Mason with the Sequim Masonic Temple. Bob was a board member of the Sequim Museum and Arts, a charter member of the Sequim Elks and of the Sunrise Rotary. He was the Sequim Chamber of Commerce President and a member of the Episcopal Church. He was also a very active Republican and was elected to represent the Port Williams district, in local elections.

Bob is survived by his loving wife of forty years, Jean Cummings of Sequim and her children, Sandra (Dan) Bradford of West Richland, WA; Donna (Todd) Nichols of Gig Harbor, WA,. his Sons, Michael (Jean) of Leavenworth, WA; Thomas (Emilie) of Wassenaar, The Netherlands; Daniel (Beth) of Oakland, CA; and his Daughters; Cynthia Cummings of Kilkenny, Ireland; Susan (Kerry) James of Tacoma, WA; Sisters, Sherrie (Robert) Raber of Sequim, Doris Lane of Tulare, CA; Fernn Cummings of Rochester, NY; and 12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents and son James R. Cummings.

The family wishes to thank the volunteers from Hospice and the Highland Court Memory Care staff for their loving care of Bob during his long illness.

Final resting place is Sequim View Cemetery. A friends and family memorial service will be Saturday, October 19th, at 1 P.M., at the Sequim Masonic Temple, 700 S. 5th Ave. Sequim, WA.

Priscilla Grenelle (Mandalian) Morse


Priscilla was born on August 31, 1926 to George and Miriam Mandalian in Providence, Rhode Island. She was a 10th generation descendent of John and Priscilla Alden, Mayflower Pilgrims.

She grew up in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. She attended Brown University, then worked in Boston.

She met and married James Thomas Morse, in 1955, in Brookline, Massachusetts. His profession led them to Pittsburg, Pennsylvania; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Evanston, Illinois; Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Cleveland, Ohio; and Ellensburg before arriving in Sequim, in 1978.

Her husband predeceased her in 1979. Her brother, George, died in 1941; sister, Ruth, died in 2011, and her sister, Lucille died in 2016. Priscilla’s son, David, died in 2007.

Priscilla’s activities included membership in hospital guilds; most recently in the Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild since 1978. She was a member of several bridge clubs, including Cards for Cardiacs.

She was active at the Church of St. Joseph where she was a member of the choir, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, and served as Parish Secretary in the 1980s. She was also a member of Port Angeles Community Chorus serving on the Symphony Board.

Survivors are her beloved family; daughter, Sarah Morse Buchert of Coos Bay, Oregon; grandchildren, Dan Morse and Christi-Anne (Morse) Anton of Port Angeles, Tom Grotjan and Kate (Grotjan) Woods of Sequim. She has three great-grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren.

She died September 29th. A private service will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations, in her name, may be made to Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

She will be truly missed by her family and friends.