Obituaries — Sept. 14, 2022

Fran Joswick

Frances Chambers Joswick died July 22, 2022 in Sequim, Washington at the age of 93.

Frances was born May 9, 1929 to Ruth and Jackson Chambers in Bronxville, New York. She is survived by her two children, David Joswick, and Barbara Evans, five grandchildren and four great grandchildren, her eldest child, Nancy Biery predeceased Frances in 2018.

Frances received her baccalaureate degree from DePauw University and a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Illinois. When her children attained school age, Frances began a lifelong and varied career in human services. She worked as a psychiatric social worker, became administrator of social/vocational residential facilities for newly discharged mental healthy patients, was the Administrator for Skilled nursing homes in California and combined her love of horses and her professional training to organize and run a therapeutic horseback riding program for disabled children and adults in San Juan Capistrano.

Frances and her husband, Jerry, moved from California to Maui in 1989. After the death of her husband in 1990. Frances became the Deputy Director of the agency on Maui that provides services to homeless families and individuals. She help this position for seventeen years and retired to Quilcene, Washington, in 2008 to be closer to her oldest daughter and son.

While living in Jefferson County, Frances volunteered for several community agencies: Hospice, The Substance Abuse Advisory Board, the Board of Health, the Guardian ad Litem program and the Peninsula Resource Services Network. She was a member of the PEO sisterhood.

Frances moved to Sequim, Washington in 2014 and lived at The 5th Avenue then finally at Sinclair Place in Sequim.

Private services are planned for family to honor her life.

Her choice for memorials is: J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center (26284 Oso Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675).

Richard Glen (Rick) Hoffman

November 23, 1950 April 28, 2022

Richard Glen (Rick) Hoffman was born at US Army Fort Belvoir, Virginia. He lived in Washington, DC, briefly, while his father James E. Hoffman, a ten-year US. Air Force veteran, attended further military training classes.

With his father stationed in Korea, Rick moved, in 1951, with his mother Dolores and sister Julia, to Twin, Washington, to be close to grandparents Arthur Sr. and Armada Dixon and his aunt Barbara at their farm.

His father then transferred to the English RAF Chicksands base, which developed a large US Air Force contingent. The rest of the family left New York on a military troop ship on Christmas Eve, 1951, and rejoined his father on December 29 after a five-day cruise across the North Atlantic.

The Hoffman family lived in England until November 1956, when they drove from England across France to live in Zweibruecken, Germany, at another multi-service base. In June 1957 they transferred to Kelly Air Force Base and lived in San Antonio, Texas. They returned to Port Angeles in January 1962, while Captain Hoffman transferred to Denver, Colorado and subsequently retired there.

Rick came to Sequim in 1963 with his mother after his parents divorced and his mother remarried to Clavey Fritz, of a Sequim pioneer family. His younger brother Charles Fritz was born in 1964.

Rick graduated from Sequim High School, earning a Future Farmers of America scholarship, and then attended Peninsula College.

During the summer of his last year in high school, Rick worked harvesting peas for Stokely-Van Camp, Inc. in Burlington, Washington. During and after college, he worked in the woods, maintaining Forest Service trails, planting trees and logging cedar all around the Olympic Peninsula.

He later worked running heavy equipment and in refuse collection before becoming his mother’s primary caretaker at the family farm. There, he grew hay and raised cattle.

He enjoyed fishing, swimming, playing music, photography, his friends, and just generally being in the out-of-doors.

Survivors include his long-time friend and partner, Kaye Rose, a brother, Charles Fritz, sister Julia Hoffman Roth, several cousins and aunts and uncles, numerous friends, and a very energetic dog, Sarah.

A celebration of life is scheduled for September 24 at the Las Palomas Mexican restaurant in Sequim starting at noon.

Donations are suggested to prostate cancer research.

Dorothy (Dottie) Winifred Reiman

Dorothy (Dottie) Winifred Reiman passed away peacefully, August 13, 2022, at Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles, Washington, surrounded by family. She was 96. Dottie was born in Red Hook, New York, to Helen and Thomas H. Elsum on December 31, 1925.

She liked to say that she was a real party girl because the whole world celebrated her birthday every New Year’s Eve. She was raised in upstate New York and New Jersey. On October 20, 1948, Dottie and Kenneth Reiman were wed, and they shared 68 years of marriage.

As Kenneth was in the United States Air Force, Dottie was a military wife for 21 years, living all over the United States and Europe. When they retired from service and moved to Spokane, Washington, in 1969, they owned and operated a pizza parlor, The Gazebo.

After the death of her husband in 2015, Dottie moved to Sequim, Washington where she lived at the Fifth Avenue Retirement Apartments.

Dottie was a loving, caring woman. During the late 1960s, she fostered 49 newborn babies, usually two or three at a time. She also became a CNA at the age of 62 in Spokane and worked in that capacity in Activities well into her 70s. All of her vocations reflected her love of helping others. Dottie loved animals, too, and enjoyed all her many cats and German Shepherds. She also raised, trained, and showed miniature horses with her sister, Virginia.

Dottie was an avid bowler and doll collector, as well. Dottie was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth, and her daughter Theresa (Robbins), Ken, of Gifford, Washington. She is survived by her daughter Beverley (Bradford), Brad-Deceased, Justin, Texas; daughter Ellen (Lloyd), John, Port Angeles, Washington, 8 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandson. Dottie loved her family and expressed great pride in them to everyone she met. When asked how she enjoyed life to such a ripe old age, Dottie would say, “You have to look forward, never back.” Her life touched many and she will be greatly missed.

A private celebration of live is planned by the family. Donations in Dottie’s honor can be made to Hospice.

Lenore Schon

Port Angeles resident Lenore Schon died from natural causes at Sequim Health and Rehabilitation Center on Sept. 6, 2022.

She was 96.

Schon was born Dec. 28, 1925.

A private family service is planned. The Neptune Society in Lynnwood is in charge of arrangements.