Published on Wed, Jun 16, 2010
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Yvonne Lohdefinck-Klickman Fehlman
A memorial service for Sequim resident Yvonne Lohdefinck-Klickman Fehlman will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 18, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 815 W. Washington St., Sequim.
Bishop Gerald Malmrose is the officiant.
Mrs. Fehlman died June 10, 2010, at the age of 79 of a heart attack and kidney failure.
She was born June 8, 1931, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Frank Richard and Evea Norton Lohdefinck.
She married LaMont Fehlman in Logan, Utah. He preceded her in death on Sept. 28, 2008.
She was a teacher, draftsman and Air Force wife. She traveled frequently in the United States, and enjoyed painting and Bunka embroidery.
She is survived by stepson and daughter-in-law Gary and Gloria Fehlman of Crestview, Fla., daughter-in-law Karen Fehlman of Pima, Ariz.; daughters Bobette Sievers of Hailey, Idaho, and Karyl Anthony of Prescott Valley, Ariz.; brother and sister-in-law Richard and Jane Lohdefinck of Richland; sister Nola Judd of Sequim; and 10 stepgrandchildren.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her stepson Thomas Fehlman, daughter Rebecca Harvey, brother Frank Lohdefinck and brother-in-law Russell Judd.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Peninsula Friends of Animals, P.O. Box 404, Sequim, WA 98382.
Linde Family Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Earl W. Gibson
A reception for Gardiner resident Earl W. Gibson will be held from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, June 19, at Gardiner Community Center, 980 Old Gardiner Road.
Mr. Gibson died June 11, 2010, at the age of 88.
He was born April 3, 1922, in Independence, Mo., to Truman W. and Evelyn Stagliano Gibson.
Drennan & Ford Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Theodore Bruce Dorathy Jr.
A service was held for Sequim resident Theodore Bruce Dorathy Jr., who died June 1, 2010, at the age of 82.
He was born Feb. 5, 1928, in Prophetstown, Ill., to Theodore Bruce and Ruth Ross Dorathy.
He married Margaret Simmons Johnson on June 28, 1960, in Nevada. She preceded him in death on Sept. 8, 2002.
His marriage to Allene Griffith ended in divorce.
He served in the United States Navy as a fireman in China and Guam.
He was a lineman for Southern California Edison Co.
He is survived by his companion Jeanette Brown of Sequim; stepdaughters Randy Johnson of Port Angeles and Christy Reynolds of Mexico; brother Gene Dorathy of Taampico, Ill.; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Michael J. Fox Parkinsons Association or Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County, 540 E. Eighth St., Port Angeles.
Drennan-Ford Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Eleanor V. Craycraft
No services were reported for Sequim resident Eleanor V. Craycraft, who died May 28, 2010, at the age of 77.
She was born June 6, 1932, in Elizabeth, N.J., to Joseph and Anna Szajiko Vida.
She married Robert E. Craycraft, who preceded her in death in 1957.
She worked in administrative positions at a library, a dean's office at University of Southern California and the county council of Riverside.
A former Santa Monica resident, she retired from the Santa Monica Police Department.
She moved to Sequim in 1997.
An avid reader and Mariner fan, she loved to cook and had an extensive cookbook collection.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law John and Evelyn Craycraft of Woodinville; sister Cookie Vida of New Jersey; and a grandson.
Memorial contributions may be made to Salvation Army, East Second and Peabody streets, Port Angeles, WA 98362 or Peninsula Friends of Animals, P.O. Box 404, Sequim, WA 98382
Sequim Valley Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
A memorial service was held for former Sequim resident Helen Fischnaller, who died May 8, 2010, at the age of 89.
She was born May 2, 1921, in Chicago, Ill., to John Morris and Helen Bixby Moore.
She married Dr. Joseph E. Fischnaller in 1968 in Seattle.
They made their home in Sequim until his death in 1998.
She later moved to Merrill Gardens in Bellingham and last year to Evergreen Fountains in Spokane, where she resided at the time of her death.
She was a private pilot, flying with the Spokane 993, and a lifetime member of Sequim Arts and Blue Whole Gallery.
Her artwork can be found in private collections in California, Colorado and Washington.
She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law Sally and Bill Zobel of Cascade, Colo.; Diane and Tom Bagley, of Burbank; Pam Lyon, of Spokane; and Holly and Chris Barbo, of Bellingham.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three nephews and one niece.
John D. Baker
Private family services are planned for Sequim resident John D. Baker, who died May 31, 2010, at the age of 73.
He was born Feb. 7, 1937, in Cohasset, Minn., to Charles and Mary Polaro Baker.
Drennan & Ford Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Lois Ruth McNulty
Sequim resident Lois Ruth McNulty died June 8, 2010, at the age of 74 of aplastic anemia.
A full obituary will appear at a later date.
She was born Nov. 20, 1935.
Carl P. Spongberg
Carl P. Spongberg of Sequim, WA died on June 2, 2010 at 91 years of age. At his request, no service is planned.
Mr. Spongberg was born September 1, 1918 in Algona, Iowa to George and Christine (Panum) Spongberg. He graduated from high school in Algona where he displayed an aptitude for painting and drawing. He attended the Chicago Academy of Art for a year, and then attended the Minneapolis College of Art, graduating in 1941 with a BFA. Upon graduation he worked in a number of commercial art studios in Minneapolis, California, and Washington D.C.
On December 22, 1942, he entered the army and his regiment, the 355 Engineers spent a year in England. They landed on Omaha Beach in Normandy. His regiment served from Normandy to northern Germany and received numerous citations, including five battle stars. He was honorably discharged on October 5, 1945 and returned to Minneapolis.
Mr. Spongberg became the Art Director of Cargill, Inc. in early 1946. He married Edith Storlie LaGrave in 1949 and they had 61 happy years together. He served as the Art Director for Cargill until retiring in 1980, when Carl and Edith moved to Sun City, Florida. They traveled extensively both in the U.S. and Europe. In 1986 they moved to Sequim, WA.
Mr. Spongberg was a member of the Minneapolis Society of Artists and Art Directors, the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Minnesota Valley Golf and Country Club, the Caloosa Golf and Country Club in Sun City, Florida and SunLand Golf and Country Club. He was an ardent golfer and painter and enjoyed small town living in
Mr. Spongberg is survived by his wife of 61 years, Edith, a son, Donald (Gladys) of Holliston, MA, daughters Carol (David Carroll) of Sedro-Woolley, Susan of Minneapolis, four grandchildren and two great-granddaughters.
REV. FLOYD G. TORRENCE,
who died on June 11 at the age of 86.
Rev. Torrence was born March 3, 1924 in Calgary Alberta Canada. He emigrated to the United States in 1936. He graduated from Queen Anne High School in Seattle, served in the U.S. Army, graduated from Whitworth College in Spokane, and graduated from San Francisco Theological Seminary.
He was pastor of the Twain Harte, California, Reformed Church from 1955-1958, pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Oakesdale, Washington, from1958-1963, and pastor of the Sequim Presbyterian Church from 1963-1979.
In addition to his many years as pastor, he was a farmer, a steel worker, a carpenter, worked in a produce house, a service station, and on a mink farm. He was an avid fisherman and outdoorsman. He took his family camping every summer. In retirement he and his wife traveled extensively; he enjoyed woodworking, and he successfully grew orchids.
He was preceded in death by his son, Michael Torrence. He is survived by his wife of sixty-six years, Grace Torrence; two brothers Gerard Torrence and Eugene Torrence; five children, Lynn Woods and son-in-law David, Mona Edfelt, Connie Torrence, Marc Torrence, and Karis Torrence; four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.