Obituaries — Sept. 22, 2021

Karen Rozbicki Stringer

1957 – 2021

Fine art photographer and retired intelligence officer Karen Rozbicki Stringer passed away peacefully at the Denver Hospice Center on September 6th with her husband Ken and brother Chris at her side.

Karen graduated with a BA in History from the University of Virginia, and an MA in History from Georgetown.

After a distinguished career as an intelligence officer on the frontlines of counterterrorism analysis and national security, she retired to Sequim in 2011 with Ken, pursuing her new passion: fine art photography.

She loved the North Olympic Peninsula, and it’s haunting beauty was the focus of some of her finest work. She became an award-winning photographer and an author whose book, Vestiges, combined her keen eye, her creativity, her intellect, and her personality as an artist. Her prodigious talent and finely honed craft were on display at the Blue Whole Gallery in Sequim for nearly eight years, and adorn the walls of her many fans and friends around the world.

Her love of life, her joy, her wit, her warmth, her strength, her smile, live on in the hearts of all who knew her. She shared the world through the lens of her heart. She left us far too soon.

Nina Naft

June 13, 1944 – September 6, 2021

Nina Naft of Sequim, Washington, passed away peacefully on September 6, 2021, at Highland Court Memory Care in Port Angeles, Washington. She was 77. A private gathering of family and friends will take place at a later date. Nina’s urn will be inurned at Sequim View Cemetery with her mother.

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