Published on Wed, Apr 21, 2010
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Katherine "Kass" Mae McCormick
A service for former Sequim resident Kass McCormick will be at 6 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, April 22, at Forks Bible Church, 780 G St., Forks. A potluck will follow. Please bring a favorite dish.
Kass died suddenly on April 16, 2010, at Forks Community Hospital.
She now has joined her loving husband of 32 years, George McCormick, who died Sept. 1, 2009.
She was born on May 6, 1928, in Yakima, to William Eastham and Maria Marie Guns.
She raised her five children in the Spokane and Yakima areas.
Kass and George married in 1976 in Spokane and spent more than 30 years living and loving the Olympic Peninsula. They worked and lived in Sequim, Port Townsend, Whidbey Island and Forks.
They were named Citizens of the Year by a
Sequim-area Grange and were honorary grand marshals in both the Sequim Irrigation Festival parade and the Quileute Days parade. They were charter members of the New Dungeness Lighthouse Society when it took over the lighthouse in 1994.
Kass worked for the
Sequim Gazette and the Forks Forum selling advertising while George worked in the news departments of each publication for many years.
Kass loved the ocean, reading, making beaded jewelry, taking road trips to see family and spending time with her friends. For many years, she was "Grandma Claus" during Christmas celebrations in Sequim and in Forks.
The friends and communities of Forks and Sequim truly were her extended family.
Kass is survived by her children Monte Quesnell, Melanie White, Mike Quesnell, Clint Macy and Mary Murphy; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She also is survived by her longtime friend and companion Latte (dog) and her cat Callie.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to Friends of the Forks Animal Shelter.
Harriette L. Adams
A celebration of life for Jamestown Tribal citizen Harriette L. Adams will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at the Jamestown Tribal Center in Blyn.
She died Nov. 20, 2009, at the age of 85.
Helen R. Dawley
Services will be announced at a later date for Sequim resident Helen R. Dawley, who died April 13, 2010, at the age of 84.
She was born May 17, 1925, in Seattle.
Sequim Valley Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Douglas Lee Lefler
A private service will be held for Port Angeles resident Douglas Lee Lefler, who died April 18, 2010, at the age of 80.
He was born Aug. 10, 1929 in Wakonda, S.D.
Drennan & Ford Funeral Home was in charge of arrangments.
udrey Gerry, 82, passed away peacefully, April 12, 2010, at her home in Richland.
Born on a farm in Maltby, Washington, April 8, 1928, she moved to Seattle as a young girl with her family, and was a member of the last graduating class of Broadway High School in Seattle. She met her future husband, Bill Gerry, on a blind date. They married June 11, 1948.
In 1951Audrey and Bill moved to Richland. She spent most of her adult life in Richland raising her family, performing volunteer work for the PTA and YWCA, and working part time as a school secretary in the Richland School District. She and Bill returned to the Puget Sound area in 1971 and came back to the Tri-Cities in 1994 to be closer to family. She attended Richland Alliance Church.
She is survived by three children, daughter Mina Jo (Gerry) Payson (Dave) and sons William (Bill) Gerry (Cheryl) and Brent Gerry (Denise); by six grandchildren: Amy and Adam Payson, Justin (Jo) and Ryanne Gerry, and Daisha Gerry Jensen (Mark) and Danielle Gerry; and four great-grandchildren, Wilson and Davis Gerry and Tyce and Kaze Jensen. In addition, she leaves behind her brother Ralph Brown (Jean) and their three children, as well as longtime friend Terry Boswell and family.
She was preceded in death by her husband William (Bill) Gerry Jr., her mother Josephine Lussier and father Charles Lussier, and numerous relatives on both sides of the family.
Audrey was a charter member of a group of wives and moms who lived in Richland and became inseparable friends. They lived in "alphabet" houses, helped raise each other's kids, took turns gathering at each other's home to socialize for fun and gossip, attended PTA meetings and school functions together, and just generally supported and counted on each other. This group was sometimes called "The Rat Pack."
When the children were young, a favorite way to spend a holiday was camping at the ocean in the family's small travel trailer. Years later, Audrey and Bill hit the road in style in their Alpenlite fifth-wheel trailer, and for several years they lived the lives of snowbirds, spending the winter months in the milder climates of the southwest, and enjoying the camaraderie of fellow travelers. Wherever they ended up on their travels, Audrey made new friends.
Above all, Audrey loved family gatherings. Any excuse to surround herself with her loved ones-holidays, birthdays, more than one kid coming home for the weekend-was cause for celebration. She was the family social director, organizing all the family celebrations.
Funeral services will held on Tuesday, April 20, 2010,
11 a.m., at Einan's Funeral Home in Richland.
Audrey's family invites you to make a donation in her name to the Tri-Cities Chaplaincy, 2108 W. Entiat, Kennewick, WA 99336.
Express your thoughts and memories on our online Guestbook at www.einansfuneralhome.com
Charles Ernest Little
Charles Ernest Little was born in Seattle's Providence Hospital to Coral Ethan Little and Ellen Ann Taylor on November 26, 1929. He attended Garfield High School and Highline High School, graduating from Highline in 1947.
Charles started out his working life as an entrepreneur. He had a truck and hauled hay from Eastern Washington and peat from Canada to Southern California. He had a landscaping business, worked for Safeway, and had a dairy farm near Duvall. He was drafted into the Army during the Korean War and hauled supplies to the DEW line all along the Alaska coast to Point Barrow. He apprenticed in the machine shop and became a journeyman machinist. He obtained a real estate broker's license and went into the construction and land development field. Many beautiful land developments are a result of his vision.
He married Barbara Ann Brown in 1950. They were later divorced. In 1970 he married Janet Jo Grayson. They have lived in Sequim for the past 39 years. Charles was a kind and loving father to his 8 children who all survive him and are as follows: Dave Little and wife Therese of Sultan, WA; Lorraine M. Mainzer of Chattaroy WA; Rebecca E. Kobernik of Edmonds, WA; Kenneth W. Little and wife Suzanne of Ephrata, WA; Katherine D. Gilles and husband Mark of Sequim; Kimberly J. Pilch and husband John of Anchorage, AK; Warren D. Little of Chelan Falls, WA and Wayne C. Little of Chelan Falls, WA. Charles has 23 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
Fifty nine family members came to Fort Flagler to celebrate his 80th birthday party on Thanksgiving Day last November.
Charles had a long history of heart trouble and died at Swedish Cherry Hill Hospital on April 14, 2010 shortly after receiving a pacemaker.
Charles and Janet loved to spend summers boating and fishing between Sequim and the north end of Vancouver Island, making many good friends along the way. They had the privilege of taking almost all of their grandchildren boating over the past twenty years.
In the past few years, Charles and his brother Gene Little of Olympia spent many hours restoring several antique cars and trucks in his Sequim shop. He is survived by his brother Gene Little, and sisters Kathleen Little of Sequim and Lois Guerero of Freeland, WA.
Chuck was a wonderful person and a friend to all. His unfailing generosity and eternal optimism buoyed family and friends through good times and bad. He was always ready to lend a hand or some good advice to anyone in need. He will be greatly missed.
His family requests that memorials be made to Sequim Education Foundation, PO Box 3065, Sequim, or Sequim Elks Coats for Kids. A memorial family
get-together and picnic is planned for the 4th of July weekend.