Obituaries — Oct. 30, 2019

Nancy Louise Long

Nancy Louise Long died of age-related causes at Sherwood Assisted Living on Oct. 28, 2019. She was 80.

Long was born June 7, 1939.

No funeral services will be held.

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Alice Claire Lucier

February 18, 1927 – August 21, 2019

Alice Claire (Sturek) Lucier passed away, in her Sequim home, on August 21, 2019.

Born on February 18, 1927, to Charles S. and Mary V. (Lisko) Sturek, in Omaha, Nebraska.

She married Edwin J. Lucier, in 1954, and for 48 years, he remained her truest and best friend. They moved here, in 1997, to be closer to their daughter. They were active in several organizations.

Alice was a volunteer most of her adult life, in California and Washington, with outreach organizations, schools, and theatre. She was a member of the Elks and the Moose Lodges, in Northern California.

She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, in Sequim; and dearest to her heart were her many years of service with the St. Vincent de Paul Society, in Sequim.

Alice was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin; parents, Charles and Mary Sturek; brothers, Edmund, Raymond, Howard and Ralph Sturek; and sisters, Matilda Dargy, Evelyn Barrett and Mildred Lowden.

She is survived by her daughter, Sue (John Neff) Lucier of Tacoma; son, John Lucier of San Diego, California; grandchildren, Sullivan Lucier-Benson of Tacoma and Petty Officer Nicholas Lucier-Benson, U.S. Navy.

Mass will be November 7, 2019, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, in Sequim, with a reception to follow in the reception hall next door.

Final inurnment, with her husband, will follow at a later date, at the National Cemetery in Kent.

Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Vincent de Paul, P. O. Box 2114, Sequim, WA 98382.

Martha Lynne Sharp

February 11, 1946 – October 15, 2019

Martha Lynne Sharp, age 73, died peacefully at home on October 15th, with her family by her side.

Lynne was born in Corvallis, Oregon, on February 11, 1946. She was adopted by her Mom Bernice and Dad Bill Loomis as an infant.

They lived in Pringle, Washington during her early years and moved to Vancouver, to the house on the river where her school years were spent.

She learned and loved cooking, baking, canning, sewing and gardening from her mom and passed many of these qualities on to her kids, grandchildren, nieces, and grand-nieces. She graduated from Evergreen High School and went to college at Western Washington State College and graduated with a BA in Physical Education.

She started her teaching career in Sequim, and immediately began impacting kids while coaching tennis and track. Lynne was also instrumental in establishing the school district’s substance abuse program, organizing “Wellness Runs,” and introducing the sport of pickle ball.

She left teaching for a short time and moved to Benton City, Washington, where she was employed by a cardiologist as his receptionist. She loved medicine as well, and always looked back on that job and time as special.

She later moved back to Sequim and resumed teaching. She earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling from City University. She shaped and changed the lives of many young people, including family, and those she loved. She enjoyed very much working with students and one of her greatest legacies will be the impact she had on so many young people in the Sequim community.

In 1986, Derrell Sharp’s sister, Sandy, introduced the two of them at a family birthday party. Soon after Lynne had met Derrell’s children, his daughter, Casey, shared with her dad how much she liked Lynne, and hoped someday they would marry.

Three years later on November 10th, 1989, they committed their lives to one another and were the last couple to be married in the old Episcopal Church on Sequim-Dungeness Way. Their reception was held at John Wayne Marina. Derrell surprised Lynne and they left their reception, amongst excited well-wishers, on a floatplane to Victoria, BC, where they spent their honeymoon.

Lynne enjoyed helping Derrell with all aspects of the FFA Program at Sequim High School. Together, they made many floral arrangements and provided delicious food for numerous events. Wreath making was also high on the list. She loved camping and gathering with friends and family. She and Derrell made “Bea,” their airstream trailer, a home away from home, and traveled and enjoyed many places.

Lynne loved and lived life, and was an example to many with her beautiful heart and willingness to embrace new people and new adventures. The precedent she set, the adventures she shared, the passion she lived, will live on in many of us.

Lynne was preceded in death by her parents William and Bernice Loomis; and by her infant son, Kyle, from her marriage to Brian Metcalf.

She is survived by her husband, Derrell Edward Sharp; son, Derrell E. (Rachel) Sharp II; daughter, Casey (Jeffrey) Anderson; brother, Gordon (Gerry) Loomis; nieces, Susan, Cathy, Sandy, Jan, and Holly. She had six grandchildren, Ruby, Drake, Hunter, Emma, Gracie and Susannah; and two beloved pets, Buddy and Ole.

A Celebration of Life will be held at John Wayne Marina on Saturday, November 9th, from 1:00 – 4:00 PM. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Sequim FAA Chapter, 503 North Sequim Avenue, Sequim, WA 98382.

A reflection of Lynne’s life, a eulogy, and sharing remembrances will begin at 1:30 followed by food and fellowship.

James H. Steik

August 17, 1926 – September 28, 2019

Jim was born in the Ballard area of Seattle, the youngest of 5 boys. He enlisted in the Air Force prior to graduation near the end of WWII, returning after the war to complete his diploma.

Jim proposed to Joan Stober on their first date, but she made him wait three months as she didn’t have any vacation. They were happily married for 61 years until Joan passed away in 2014.

Jim delivered home heating oil, in Seattle, mainly Ballard, for 40 years until his retirement, in 1988. He and Joan moved to Sequim, living there until their passing.

Jim enjoyed spending time with his family and his lifelong friends and their families, where they would be found fishing, camping, pickling herring and seeing who could come up with the most outrageous stories; some which really were true!

Jim volunteered at the local radio station and was a greeter at the Dungeness Spit; both of which he really enjoyed.

Jim is survived by his sons, Michael and David (Leah) and the sons and daughters of his lifelong friends.

He will be missed by all.

Barbara Joan Lott

June 23, 1937 – October 18, 2019

Our mother, Barbara Joan Holmes Lott, passed away on October 18, in Sequim. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on June 23, 1937, the only child of Earl and Saralee Holmes, and grew up in Los Angeles, California.

She attended Venice High School, and just after graduation met Wilman Sequoia Lott at a Spade Cooley show on Santa Monica Pier. They were married in 1955, and kids appeared promptly: Brad, Bret, Timmy, and daughter Leslie, all by 1963.

Wilman’s job took them to Phoenix, Arizona, for a few years, then back to Southern California, until Wilman’s retirement in 2002. It was then they moved to Sequim, Washington to live near Brad and his family.

When Wilman passed away, she moved back to Southern California to live near—and then with—daughter Leslie, in Camarillo. Her life nearing its end, she moved back to Sequim, where she spent her last months.

Barbara loved her family above all else. She delighted in gathering us together and spending time with us. She was an only child, missed having a large family, and so she made certain to visit us all as often as possible. She loved cooking for us too; her fried wontons were legendary, a staple at gatherings. She never missed an anniversary or birthday. Her mission at all times was to make sure everyone was happy, cared for, and accommodated.

She was a particularly inspired giver, knowing by instinct what the perfect gift might be for any and all of her children and grandchildren, and was generous beyond measure. She savored seeing the reactions to what she had given, enjoyed the surprise and pleasure she was able to deliver to everyone, and had a very fun-loving spirit.

In her last years, she took a job that proved the most meaningful and important of her life: she served as a crossing guard and playground monitor at Las Posas Elementary School, in Camarillo. All the students knew Miss Barbara, and she was most happy telling stories of her interactions with the children she served.

In Camarillo, she attended Camarillo Christian Church and cherished her care group.

In Sequim, she went to Sequim Community Church, and was likewise committed to the friends she made in her small group studies there. She loved Christ.

She will be missed for her sense of humor, her ever-encouraging countenance, and the unending stores of love she had for us all.

Barbara is survived by her children, Brad (Joan), Bret (Melanie), Tim, and Leslie (John); her grandchildren, Zebulun (Maggie), Clayton, Jacob (Sarah), Alyson, Daniel, Rachel (Alex), Faith (James), Marcus, Isabel, and Chloe; and her great-grandchildren, Mikaila, Oliver and Noelle. She will be interred in Ocean View Cemetery in Port Angeles.