Published on Wed, Feb 23, 2011
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A funeral mass will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 121 W. Maple St., Sequim, for Sequim resident Charmaine Lindemann.
She died Feb. 18, 2011, at the age of 82.
She was born Feb. 16, 1929, in Corning, Iowa, to Milend and Louise King Smith.
She married George M. Lindemann in 1948. He preceded her in death in 1995.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Dan and Sylvia Lindemann of Vancouver; daughter Linda Lindemann of Tacoma; daughter-in-law Donna; siblings Bruce, Gary, and Shirley; and a grandson.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Tom, in 1999.
Judy Ellen Farren
No services were reported for Sequim resident Judy Ellen Farren, who died Jan. 9, 2011, at the age of 64.
She was born May 4, 1946, in Oakland, Calif., to Eldridge and Doris Bell Wilson Adams.
She married Michael Vaughn Farren on Jan. 11, 1971, in Berkeley, Calif.
She worked in advertising sales at The Union newspaper in Grass Valley, Calif., and as an insurance specialist at Coquille Valley Hospital, in Coquille, Ore.
Ms. Farren was a receptionist/clerk at Dungeness Courte Alzheimer’s facility and she had worked at Brigadoon Vacation Rentals for five years.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Rodger and Cindy Farren of Crescent City, Calif.; daughters and son-in-law Julie and Roland Block and Heather Farren of Grass Valley; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
William A. Roberts
Port Angeles resident William A. Roberts died Feb. 21, 2011, at the age of 91.
He was born July 22, 1919, in Belton, Mo.
A private family service will be at a later date.
Drennan & Ford Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Jonda died January 31 in Belize doing what she loved — scuba diving. She was born February 12, 1949 in Hollywood, CA and lived her entire life in Southern California until moving to the Olympic Peninsula in December 2008.
Jonda became very active in the community here with her involvement in the Newcomer’s Club, water aerobics at SARC and Weight Watchers. She was growing to love her new life more and more every day.
A Celebration of her life was held on February 12 which would have been her 62nd birthday. Jonda is survived by her husband, Pete Reiter and brother, Dr. Tim Rourke.
Cora Belle Alexander Tonkin
Cora Belle Alexander Tonkin was born on January 21st, 1917 to parents Justus A. Crooker and Hattie M. Crooker in Ontonagon, Michigan.
She graduated from the Ontonagon High School in 1934.
She married Floyd Alexander in 1935 and had two children, Max Alexander and Alice Joan Alexander Bittner.
They owned and worked in a residential grocery store for 25 years. They moved to Alaska in 1971 to be near her daughter Joan and managed a camper park in Anchorage for several years. They spent the winters in Lake Elsinor, CA.
Belle and her husband Floyd moved to Sequim, WA in 1978 to be near their daughter Joan.
Belle’s husband, Floyd died in 1981.
She remarried in 1983 to William Hannah. He died from injuries from a car accident 8 months later.
Belle married Kenneth “Bud” Tonkin of Sequim and enjoyed 26 years together before he passed away on December 27, 2009, leaving two step-children LeRay Johnson of Maple Valley, WA and LaNell Schipper of Auburn, WA.
Belle and Bud enjoyed travelling and visited Spain, Germany and several trips by cruise ship to Alaska, Panama Canal, Mexico and several rail trips on Amtrak.
Belle resided at Sherwood Assisted Living until her death January 14, 2011 of age related causes.
She is survived by her children; son Max Alexander and wife Kathy of Jackson, Michigan; daughter Alice Joan Bittner and husband Paul of Anchorage, Alaska; grandchildren Floyd A. Alexander and wife Mary Ann of Bonifay, Fl., Tim Bittner and wife Sonja Frick Bittner of Sequim, Mike Bittner and wife Ellen of Ventura, CA and Charles “Chuck” Alexander and wife Jessica of Grass Lake, MI. Belle was also survived by great-grandchildren Chad, Arielle and Nick of Bonifay, Will and Noelle of Sequim, Sam and Deanna of Ventura and Isaac and Carter of Grass Lake.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity or to Boy Scout Troop 1492, 43 Jersey Ln., Sequim, WA 98382, Attn: Tim Bittner.
Marion L. Frank
June 14, 1933 ~ January 19, 2011
Marion Louise Frank was born on June 14, 1933 to parents William Joseph Dunleavy and Louise Marguarite Sokolowski in Minneapolis, MN. She graduated from Minneapolis North High School and left home when she was 25. Marion worked for the Bureau of Engraving in Minneapolis as a secretary for 8 years; Jack & Jill Dude Ranch in Rothbury, Michigan at the snack bar for 2 years; Borg Warner in Bellevue, Illinois as a secretary and benefits supervisor for many years and later was a secretary for Century 21 Realty in Sequim, Washington.
Marion met her future husband, Clarence Frank, at Borg Warner and they married on June 27, 1978 in Las Vegas. Marion was 45 when they married. They then moved to Sequim in 1979 and Clarence preceded her in death in 1985.
Marion had various interests which included; bowling, golfing, bingo, getting together with friends and holding season tickets to the Port Angeles Symphony. She enjoyed traveling with friends and made many memorable trips some of which included; Florida to Twins Spring Training; the British Isles where she kissed the Blarney Stone and a few trips to Hawaii. She was a very devout catholic participating in weekly bible study groups, daily scripture readings, daily prayers and Taize service. She was also a member of her church choir for over 30 years as well as participating in the community choir. Marion also was an active supporter of the COPD Lung Support Group for the American Lung Association.
She is survived by her sister Kathleen Kopesky of Minneapolis, MN; nephews Dean (Shuxia Zhang) Kopesky; John Kopesky and Paul Kopesky all of MN and great nephew Shuo Wang also of MN.
There will be a Memorial Mass on Thursday, March 3 at 10:00am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Sequim, WA. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church 121 E. Maple St. Sequim, WA 98382.
Leona C. Sampair
October 2, 1917 - February 2, 2011
Leona C. Sampair, a fifty year resident of Copalis Beach, originally from Sequim, Washington passed away February 16, 2011 at Regency Tacoma Rehabilitation Center in Tacoma, where she had been a resident for the last two years. Leona was born October 2, 1917 in Sand Hollow, Idaho to Jesse Clyde and Laura (Johnson) Bena. She was raised on the Olympic Peninsula and had also lived in Idaho.
On May 25, 1935 she married James Albert Sampair in Forks. He preceded her in death in October 1990. Leona served with the Air Force Ground Observer Corp in Clallam County and is an Honorary Life Member of the “Air Defense Team” 1951-1959. Leona worked as a Nurses Aid for the Sequim Convalescent Center from 1955-1961. She also worked for the Ocean Shores Development Corp and Wendell West from 1961-1971 in Housekeeping, the last several years she was Head Housekeeper. She had served as Secretary and President for the Women’s Auxiliary of the North Beach VFW Post. She was a member of the Copalis Beach Community Church, AARP, Nature Conservancy, Grays Harbor Gospel Mission and the Washington Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary. She liked to go beachcombing, take walks and enjoyed gardening. She was an avid reader of all types of books, enjoyed watching travel shows, movies and documentaries and attending live plays. Leona is lovingly remembered by her daughters, Dorothy Shaughnessy of Puyallup, Jessie Ellis and Sharon Clark both of Ocean Shores; 15 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and 28 great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and her husband, Leona was preceded in death by her son, James Clyde Sampair in August of 1992; brother, Jesse Bena; sisters, Ruth Denend and Gean Lester and a grandson, Mark Westeott, Jr.
Visitation will be held at Whiteside Family Mortuary in Aberdeen from 12 noon to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, February 24”, a Graveside Service will begin at 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 25” at Sunset Memorial Park in Hoquiam followed by a Memorial Service at the River of Life Fellowship, 308 West King St. in Aberdeen at 2:00 p.m. A luncheon will be held at the church before the Memorial Service. Contributions in her memory are suggested to Grays Harbor Fire Dist. 47, 701 Copalis Beach Road, Copalis Beach, WA 98535.
Please visit and sign the online tribute to Leona @ www.whitesidefamilymortuaries.com
Arrangements are entrusted to Whiteside Family Mortuary in Aberdeen
Constance Genevieve Holm Westlake
October 1, 1912 – February 14, 2011
Constance Genevieve Holm Westlake passed away peacefully at home from age related causes. She was 98.
Connie was born in Bozeman, Montana, October 1, 1912. She grew up in Bozeman and graduated from Montana State University. She married her childhood sweetheart, Gordon Westlake, on July 4, 1935. They moved to Minneapolis while he went to dental school. They returned to Bozeman and as Gordon was building up his practice, Connie was a creative homemaker and raising 4 children.
After Gordon retired in 1976, they moved to Spokane, Washington and then to Sequim in 1982, and finally Port Angeles in 1996.
Connie was always active in her church, her community, PEO. Her greatest joys were being with her family and exploring the outdoors. She was a gifted musician and artist. She touched so many lives and will be greatly missed.
Connie was preceded in death by her husband Gordon, and her son Edward. She is survived by her daughters, Laurie Westlake of Port Angeles, Pam Mirrer of Sequim, and Maryanne Juleff of Las Vegas.
A celebration of Connie’s life will be held Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church in Port Angeles at 2:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be sent to Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County.