Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Kimble
Marjorie Grace Robinson
Florence Alma Ninke
Darlene A. Shofstall
Dr. W. Alvin Gross
Leonard H. Mitchell
He was preceded in death by his wife and his brother, Bill Mitchell.
John “Jack” Collins
May 8, 1937-Aug. 18, 2011
John “Jack” Collins passed away peacefully at home on Aug. 18, 2011 with his wife by his side.
He was born to John and Ethel Collins on May 8, 1937, in Boston., Mass.
Jack enlisted in the US Coast Guard at 17.
After 20 years of service he retired as
He became a commercial fisherman in 1975 and was well-known and respected by people in the industry.
In their 52 years of marriage Jack and Lois enjoyed traveling especially trips to Prince Edward Island to visit relatives and vacations in the Hawaiian Islands.
He is survived by his wife, Lois, his brother-in-law Dr. Ed Lester and wife Kay in Spokane, WA, and their children Linda Fourier, Sharon Kohn and Dr.Steven Lester; sister-in-law Sally and husband Ken Kelly in Sequim, WA and their daughter Andrea; many cousins and a wealth of friends.
A celebration of Jack Collins’ life will take place at the VFW in Sequim on Aug. 27, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County, 540 East Eighth Street, Port Angeles WA 98362.
Wayne E. “Bud” Curtis
Oct. 20, 1934-Aug. 20, 2011
Wayne “Bud” Curtis, 76, passed away peacefully on Aug. 20, 2011, from lung cancer.
Bud was born in Alliance, Neb., on Oct. 20, 1934, to Della and Clarence Curtis. The family moved to the Denver area when Bud was just a child and later settled in Seabeck, Wash., where Bud grew up and attended school, first in a one room schoolhouse at Lonerock, and then continuing in Central Kitsap, graduating from Central Kitsap High School in 1952. His young years were spent with his brother Darvin exploring the woods around Seabeck, fishing, camping out and driving an old Model A car they purchased and drove to school.
During the Korean War, Bud enlisted in 1953 with his brother Darvin and served most of his duty working with line crews stringing the first communication lines in the Glen Allen-Valdez area of Alaska. He was discharged honorably in 1956. After discharge Bud was hired at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard as a rigger. While working at PSNS he and a good friend Pat Cramer bought an old fishing boat ironically with a Model A engine in it and spent evenings and weekends shrimp fishing in Hood Canal. In those days they sold their jumbo shrimp for 50 cents a pound to local meat markets. They also moored in front of Alderbrook Resort on Hood Canal and sold their fresh cooked shrimp to boaters coming in to dock at the marina. Nothing tasted better than those huge shrimp chooked on board in sea water and still warm. He later was accepted into the non-destructive testing program at PSNS and began a career as a metals inspector that would continue for 36 years until retirement.
Bud enjoyed hunting and fishing throughout his life and loved the outdoors. He won the 20th annual PSNS fishing derby at Seabeck with a 15 pound Chinook salmon and took home a new ½ ton Chevrolet pickup for his effort. He loved his home and gardening and just being with friends and family. A guided moose hunt in Alberta, Canada, with his father was a highlight of his hunting experience. Both men bagged a moose to bring back to Bremerton.
In 1964 Bud married Adeline Curtis who remained his wife until his passing. In 1965 their son Erik was born and resides now in Bremerton. Because of Adeline’s affiliation with Pan Am World Services they did their traveling before retirement, visiting many European countries, and throughout the United States. Hawaii became a favorite destination for the couple and they visited Kauai many times. Bud and Addie also made quite a few treks to Nevada as both enjoyed the casinos of Reno and Las Vegas. The couple lived in Silverdale, Wash., until his retirement. In 1995 Bud and Addie moved to Sequim, Wash., where he remained until his passing. Bud said the best thing he ever did was make the move to Sequim. He loved the bucolic beauty of the Olympic Mountains and the small town atmosphere of Sequim. Before Bud became ill he enjoyed lunches with the “old farts club” at Paradise Restaurant and dinner in the bar at Three Crabs with his wife and friends. Bud was a quiet man of few words but if you became his friend it was forever.
Bud is preceded in death by his parents Clarence and Della Curtis and his beloved brother Darvin Curtis and is survived by his wife Adeline in Sequim, son Erik Curtis of Bremerton and grandsons Jarod of Belfair and Owen of Chimacum, and sister Peggy Hegtvedt of Bremerton and numerous nieces and nephews. At his request, there will be no funeral service. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date in Sequim. His ashes will be scattered over the beloved Hood Canal he fished for so many years. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to the Sequim Food Bank, 144 W. Alder St., Sequim, 98382 or to Sequim Community Aid, P.O. Box 1591, Sequim, 98382.