Gladys Lillian Buck Morrison
At the age of 96, Gladys Morrison died at home early in the morning of November 27, 2012, with her family by her side. She had been ill only a few days. Gladys was a Registered Nurse for 40 years and an avid hiker and mountain climber for 70 years. She was a lifetime member of the local Klahanie Club.
Gladys is survived by her children, Paul, Marilyn and Wayne, Jeanne and Rick. Also, her grandchildren Amy and Scott, Wayne and Melanie, Maya and Damian, Mattias and Anne. She is also survived by her great grandchildren; Justin, Mitchell, Kyrsten, Myca,
Shelby, Alan, Eden, Beckett, Amelia, Oliver.
A memorial service is planned for
January 19, 2013 at 2:00 pm at the Unitarian
Fellowship, 73 Howe Rd., Port Angeles.
Joseph H. Ferguson
May 26, 1918 - October 23, 2012
A small family gathering will be held in the spring to celebrate the life of Joe Ferguson, who died at home surrounded by his children, after a long illness. He is survived by his two sons, Don, of Ashland, Oregon, John of Bellingham, and his daughter, Glenna Campbell, of Blyn, six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. His daughter Theresa Selby and his wife Bonnie preceded him in death.
Born in Seattle, Joe came to Blyn with his parents Art and Glenna Ferguson as a six year old. He attended a one room school in Blyn and graduated from Sequim High School in 1936. That same year he enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard. His experiences in the Coast Guard were the basis of many wonderful and historic experiences: serving aboard the Haida, an early steam powered cutter in then-primitive Alaska, searching for Amelia Earhart, flying in the North Atlantic during World War II to provide air support for convoys, and exploring islands in the South Pacific at the end of the war. He met Bonnie Paggeot, a shipmate’s niece, in Seattle and they married in 1943. They lived in Hawaii and Alaska, and came back to Port Angeles in 1953. He retired from the Coast Guard in 1959 and subsequently worked for the Postal Department and the City of Port Angeles Water Department.
Joe loved Sequim Bay, and he and Bonnie returned there in 1970 to build a house and live only a short distance from his childhood home. A sailor all his life, he could often be found in a boat or mucking about on the beach. He was well known for his love and appreciation of his wife Bonnie and their 65 year marriage, a succession of overweight Labradors, and a good bottle of scotch. He enjoyed 94 years of living his life his way.
His family wishes to express it’s appreciation for the help and guidance of the Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County during the passing of both parents.