Published on Wed, Jan 6, 2010
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Albin Thomas Brooks
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, at Mount Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent for Sequim resident Albin Thomas Brooks, who died Dec. 21, 2009, at the age of 76 of cancer.
He was born July 23, 1933, in Summit Valley to Porter and Vivia Brooks.
He graduated from Jenkins High School in Chewelah and then joined the Navy, serving aboard the USS Philippine Seas during the Korean War.
He owned the OK Tire Store in Wenatchee, where he married Ravena Englehart. They moved to Poulsbo, where he became district manager for Farmers Insurance Group. He later married Betty Higbee McComb and settled in Sequim.
Mr. Brooks was an active member and past Worthy Patron and Master Mason of Eastern Star.
He is survived by his wife, Betty; his mother Vivia Brooks; children Merle and Kathy Brooks, Donna Bugge, Sue Schlichting, Jerry Brooks, Claudia and Gary Griffith, Christina Brooks, Wanda and Randy Stark, Bonnie Gallauher, Bill and Jamie Schlichting, and Jason Brooks; brothers and sisters-in-law Gary and Janet Brooks and Bob and Connie Brooks; sisters and brothers-in-law Joy Ross, Alma and Roger Stone, Carol and John Page, Lois Dewey, Fay and David Harms, Karen and Chuck Herrick; 21 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nephews and nieces.
Sandra Marie Smith
A memorial service and reception will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at Sequim Community Church, 950 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim, for Sequim resident Sandra Marie Smith.
She died Dec. 17, 2009, at the age of 61 of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Lou Gehrig's disease.
She was born May 12, 1948, in Seattle to Howard and Helen Smith.
Raised in Bellevue, she graduated from Sammamish High School in 1966 and Seattle Pacific University in 1970.
After a year teaching in Sultan, she began a 37-year career with the Sequim School District, retiring in 2008 after earning recognition as Washington's Alternative Teacher of the Year.
She taught every grade from fifth-12th and numerous subjects. She summed up her life with two words, "I taught."
An avid hiker and backpacker, organic gardener and early devotee of off-the-grid living, her true passions were teaching and science.
She combined those passions in 1990, earning a Ph.D. in the genetics of dyslexia, culminating in an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
She always had a soft spot in her heart for students who found learning a challenge and spent the past few years teaching in Sequim Community School.
She was an active participant in Jefferson County's Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, twice serving as chapter president and holding various other positions.
She is survived by her mother, Helen Marion Smith of Quilcene; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
James William Jensen
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, at Sequim Community Church, 950 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim, for Sequim resident James William Jensen.
The Rev. Scott Koenigsaecker will preside.
Mr. Jensen died Dec. 24, 2009, at the age of 88.
He was born July 5, 1921, in St. Paul, Minn., to Henry and Ida Hanson Jensen.
He served four years in the Marine Corps, one in the United States and three in the South Pacific as a Marine Air Corps navigator.
He married Jeanne Caris on Dec. 6, 1945, in St. Paul.
Mr. Jensen was a sales representative with Reynolds Tobacco Industries.
He lived in St. Paul for two years after his marriage, 40 years in San Bernardino, Calif., and 20 years in Sequim. He enjoyed gardening and antique cars.
He was a member of Sequim Car Club, Sequim Community Church and a Sequim Aquatic Recreation Center passholder.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanne Jensen of Sequim; son and daughter-in-law Bruce and Marlene Jensen of Camarillo, Calif.; daughter and son-in-law Jill and Richard Koch of Cottonwood, Ariz.; and a granddaughter.
Kenneth 'Bud' Tonkin
No service was reported for Sequim resident Kenneth "Bud" Tonkin, who died Dec. 27, 2009, at the age of 94.
He was born Sept. 26, 1915, in Renton, to Jodish and Anne Jorgensen Tonkin.
He married Cora "Belle" Tonkin in 1996.
Mr. Tonkin was a truck driver for Stoneway Concrete in Renton and participated in the pour of the Space Needle foundation. He retired from Stoneway in 1959 and moved to Sequim.
The Tonkins enjoyed traveling to Spain and Germany and took cruises to Alaska and the Panama Canal. They also took many train rides through Canada, Mexico and many of the 48 states during retirement.
He is survived by his wife, Cora "Belle" Tonkin; stepchildren LeRoy Johnson of Washington; Max Alexander of Michigan; Lanelle Shipper of Washington; and Alice "Joan" Bittner of Alaska; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brothers Wes Tonkin, Frank Tonkin and Harold Tonkin.
Sequim Valley Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
No services were reported for Sequim resident Melba Morrow, who died Dec. 29, 2009, at the age of 85.
She was born May 16, 1924, in Simpson, Saskatchewan, Canada, to Eugene and Jessie Norum Schenstead.
She served in the Canadian Army during World War II and immigrated to the United States after the war.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Gibson. She married Gerald Morrow in 1992 in Sequim.
Mrs. Morrow was a bookkeeper and secretary, formerly living in Ilwaco.
She liked cooking, dancing and traveling, loved her cats "Puddy" and "Nick" and was a member of the Sequim Senior Activity Center.
She is survived by her husband, Gerald "Gary" Morrow of Sequim; sons Gordon Morrow of Buckley and Kevin Morrow of Renton; daughter Dottie Acheson of Port Orchard; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Peninsula Friends of Animals, P.O. Box 404, Sequim, WA 98382.
Sequim Valley Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Donald E. Schulz
A family service was held for Sequim resident Donald E. Schulz, who died Dec. 20, 2009, at the age of 95.
He was born Feb. 3, 1914, in Gig Harbor, to Paul Alfred and Annie Sofie Erikson Schulz.
He lived about 35 years in Tacoma with his first wife, Dora, raising two daughters.
Their first child, Donald Edward Schulz Jr., died in 1942.
Dora Schulz died in 1986.
He married Joyce Cheski on Dec. 13, 2002.
They met in Arizona.
The couple has lived in Sequim for seven years.
A United States Navy veteran, he served on the USS Quincy's maiden voyage and trained as a machinist.
In 1940, he started his machinist career.
Mr. Schulz worked for Lockheed in Los Angeles, Calif.; Boeing in Seattle; and Pacific Oerlikon in Tacoma until he was
asked to run for the secretary-treasurer's job for Machinist Union 297. He served as secretary-treasurer for more than 20 years, elected every two years.
He was a second-generation Washingtonian. Being the son of a woodsman, he spent a lot of time outdoors and shared his love of the outdoors with family and friends. Favorite activities included camping, hunting, fly-fishing and deep-sea fishing.
He was a Mason, serving as Worshipful Master in 1951 for State Lodge 68.
A member of Eastern Star Vida Chapter, he and his late wife Dora served as Worthy Patron and Worthy Matron, respectively.
Mr. Schulz is survived by his wife, Joyce; daughters and son-in-law Carolyn Schulz Chapman and J. Michael Chapman of Seattle and Barbara Schulz Doll of Eugene, Ore.; stepson Larry Hanks of Sequim; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; an aunt; three cousins; a nephew and a niece.
Kenneth Bertram Hageman Sr.
Memorial services will be held in Florida for former Sequim resident Kenneth Bertram Hageman Sr., who died Dec. 20, 2009, at the age of 76.
He was born in Dauphin County, Pa., to Ezra Bertram and Pearl Hershey Metzger Hageman of Harrisburg, Pa.
He was a United States Army veteran as a member of 101st Airborne Division.
He loved fishing, traveling and being outdoors.
He was employed at the Walmart in Sequim until November, when he moved to Florida.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Mae Hageman; son and daughter-in-law Kenneth and Tina Hageman of Deerfield Beach, Fla.; daughters and sons-in-law Debra and Robert Kitner of Harrisburg, Pa.; Patti and Douglas Sliker of Snow Hill, N.C.; Laurie and Kevin Frey of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Vickie and Robert Potter of Marysville, Pa.; stepdaughters RoxAnn Swan of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Debbie Farnham and Kerry Farnham, both of Tempe, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by wife Phyllis Polm Hageman; brother Charles Keith Hageman; and sister Thelma Myers.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the National Park Foundation, 1201 Eye St., NW Suite 550B, Washington, D.C. 20005 or email@example.com.
Allen William Gustafson
Private family services will be held for longtime Port Angeles resident Allen William Gustafson, 77, who died Jan. 1, 2010, at the age of 77.
He was born July 13, 1932, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Alex William and Inez Hazel Correll Gustafson.
Drennan & Ford Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
WILLIAM THOMAS MCHUGH
JANUARY 9, 1922
DECEMBER 26, 2009
William "Bill" McHugh died (two weeks prior to his 88th birthday) on Saturday, December 26 from heart failure. He had just shared with his wife Margaret, a few hours before his death, how wonderful Christmas had been and how happy he was with his life and his family.
He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, attended Judge Memorial High School (1938) and then earned his BA Degree (Magna Cum Laude) from Santa Clara University (1942).
He married Margaret Ann Gloe of Salt Lake City, Utah in 1943.
Immediately after graduation, Bill accepted a commission in the US Army as a captain in a Field Artillery Battalion. He was part of Patton's march across Europe and on February 23, 1945, near Ernzen, Germany; he ... "was supervising the work of one of his forward observers who was being subjected to intense enemy artillery and mortar fire. When his forward observer was wounded as a result of this enemy action, Captain McHugh, with utter disregard for his own personal safety, voluntarily went forward to the dangerous area and evacuated the wounded soldier to an aid station where immediate first aid could be administered. Later he returned to the area still under enemy fire to instruct and orient the man who relieved the casualty. His unhesitating action and conspicuous courage reflect great credit upon himself and is in keeping with the highest traditions of the armed forces of the United States." For this, he received one of the two Bronze Stars he was awarded during the Battle of the Bulge.
After the war, he worked in San Jose, CA for 2 years then moved his family to Idaho where he worked for Salt Lake Hardware as a salesman with a territory encompassing Idaho, Wyoming and Montana. He then worked for the State of Idaho as an employment counselor while earning his Master's Degree from Idaho State University in 1967. After their three children moved from home, Margaret and Bill decided to pick up and headed for a PhD program at the University of
Oregon-Eugene. They both earned their Doctorates in 1970.
Bill was an Assistant Professor at the University of Victoria
(1970-1975) before he joined the Peninsula Counseling Center (1975-1978) in Port Angeles. Then, Bill and Margaret opened their own practice - McHugh & Associates -in Sequim, WA (1978-1995). They both retired in 1995.
Bill was active with the local and national chapters of the Kiwanis. He was selling Christmas trees for the group last week and very happy that all the trees were sold. In the Kiwanis, Bill served as a local President, as a Regional Lt. Governor and as a committed member for over 25 years. He was always very proud of his work on the summer camp for handicapped children, which Kiwanis developed and still sponsors.
Bill loved his God, his family, his friends and his life. He will be remembered for all the unselfish things he did for people and animals. He was a consummate gardener (Master Gardener) and constant learner. The pain of his passing is difficult for all his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife Margaret, three children- Mary Margaret McHugh Shuford and her husband Walter; William Michael McHugh and JoAnn De Grande; Michelle Marie McHugh and her husband Gary Sprague; four grandchildren- Michael Troy Shuford, Michael Tate McHugh, Shauna Dee McHugh Luddy, Trenton Charles Shuford; and seven great-grandchildren.
A memorial Mass was held at 10:00 am. Saturday, January 2, 2010 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church (121 E. Maple Street) in Sequim, WA.