Published on Wed, Feb 17, 2010
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Kathleen McKesson Sand
A service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at Dungeness Community Church, 45 Eberle Lane, Sequim, for Sequim resident Kathleen McKesson Sand. She died Feb. 13, 2010, at the age of 66.
She was born March 12, 1943, in Sacramento, Calif., to Robert and Marjorie Tanton McKesson. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology at Westmont College and a Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages certificate from University of California, Irvine.
She was a medical technologist, refugee resettlement worker, real estate agent and adult high school continuation teacher.
She married David Sand on Feb. 26, 1965, in Oxnard, Calif.
She was an active member of Dungeness Community Church and Gideon's Auxiliary. She was past state scripture secretary for California.
Mrs. Sand was a former resident of Oxnard, Calif.; Salt Lake City, Utah; Sandy, Utah; Pasadena, Calif.; and Duarte, Calif.
She moved to Sequim in 2005.
She is survived by her husband, David; daughters and sons-in-law Elizabeth and Ditos Daranciang of Seattle and Sharon and Charles Thomas of Altadena, Calif.; and four grandchildren.
Donald C. Janssen
No service was reported for Sequim resident Donald C. Janssen, who died Jan. 22, 2010, at the age of 80.
He was born Nov. 13, 1928, in Vancouver, Wash., to John and Ethel Ripley Janssen.
He was honorably discharged as a staff sergeant after serving in the United States Air Force from 1955-1963.
He worked as a log truck driver for Merrill & Ring in Port Angeles and was a member of the Eagles Club.
Mr. Janssen is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law Matthew and Tasha Janssen of Diamond Point; Nathan and Erin Janssen of Olympia; daughters and sons-in-law Patti and John Anderson; Julie and Guy Jeffery; Roberta Janssen; and Jull and Rodney Gorduek; brothers Marion, Ray and John; sister Maru Pinneu; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Drennan & Ford Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Shirlee Mae Hazelett
A celebration of life was held for Port Angeles resident Shirlee Mae Hazelett, who died Feb. 5, 2010, at the age of 74.
She was born July 19, 1935, in Vancouver, Wash., to Nelson and Grace Kellogg Preston.
Drennan & Ford Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
In Loving Memory of our Mother,
ELEANORE FISHER PHILLIPS
Eleanore Phillips passed away at home at age 89 after an annoying 9.5 year battle with colon cancer.
She was born January 12, 1921, in Wenatchee, to Henry and Eva (Manderville) Fisher. The family moved to Sequim (Carlsborg) the following year. Eleanore began her education at Carlsborg School and later attended Sequim High School. Each year during high school she held a school office, but one of her proudest moments came when she was the first female to be elected student body president. She also held many offices in Rainbow Girls including Worthy Advisor and a Grand Color Station. When a typhoid epidemic struck Sequim during Eleanore's senior year of high school, she was recruited by the Red Cross for clerical work. She always wanted to
be where the action was!
After graduating from Sequim High School in 1939, Eleanore attended business school in Seattle. Soon after, she moved to Port Angeles where she began her 16-year career as a stenographer. She worked for the Clallam County Health Department, Fibreboard Mill, law offices, Union Bond Insurance, and First National Bank.
In 1941, Eleanore married Ralph Hunt in Port Angeles. They were blessed with two children, Sherrilyn and James. Ralph and Eleanore later divorced, and in 1955, Eleanore married James Phillips. Jim brought along his children, Robert and Susan, and with the subsequent addition of Cynthia and Richard, Jim and Eleanore enjoyed a blended family of "his, hers, and theirs." Everyone was in for a surprisingly good time.
Eleanore was involved in many of her children's activities, including Girl Scouts, Campfire Girls, Boy Scouts, and sports. She attended countless sporting events and, thanks to Cindy, at least one hula dance recital.
Eleanore managed her home with the same creativity that she lent to all of her activities. For example, when Jim arrived home for dinner every night at precisely six o' clock, he would find eight place settings artfully arranged on the table in a breakfast nook that was designed to accommodate five.
She indulged her artistic side by regularly replacing the wallpaper and repainting the interior of her home. Her son Jimmy has said that he was never quite sure what colors and themes might greet him when he
returned home after school.
Eleanore loved to dance, and she and her husband(s) belonged to Club 50 Dance Club for several decades. Also, she was an avid gardener and an accomplished seamstress. All of her daughters remember special articles of clothing that Eleanore made for each of them.
She was a member of a YMCA Circle, Children's Orthopedic Auxiliary, and the First Methodist and Congregational Church of Port Angeles.
A favorite retreat for Jim and Eleanore and their children was the family retreat (Beachlake) at the Lower Elwha. They entertained many friends and members of various organizations in the cozy cabin located just yards from the beach. In the summer of 1966, Eleanore sat on that beach, and, with her usual courage and dignity, she watched as the ship carrying Jimmy to Vietnam passed through the strait. Eleanore was convinced that she would never see Jimmy again, but, with great gratitude and joy, she welcomed him home the following year.
Jim and Eleanore enjoyed traveling, and during the early years of their marriage they vacationed annually with their children in a 15-foot trailer. (Jim's unspoken promise was, "15 campgrounds in 14 days.") Desite the overcrowding and a few chaotic moments, their children sincerely say, "Thanks for the memories." After their children were grown, Jim and Eleanore continued to travel but in a much larger RV
and at a much more leisurely pace.
After Jim retired, he and Eleanore moved from Port Angeles to SunLand in Sequim where Eleanore was a member of the SunLand Golf Club, Cards for Cardiacs, Trinity Methodist Church of Sequim, the Red Hatters, Sequim Senior Citizen Center, Jazz in the Olympics Society (JITOS)
and several bridge clubs.
Eleanore and Jim wintered in Mesa, Arizona, for 20 years. Not unexpectedly, golf, bridge, and dancing occupied a great deal of their time.
Traveling kept them busy for several years. They never missed an opportunity to take a cruise, and they were always eager to experience life in other parts of the world. Their most memorable trips were those they took with various friends, particularly their group of pals known as the "Hawaiian I's." They also shared many picnics with the "Horseshoe Bunch."
Jim and Eleanore's extended honeymoon ended upon Jim's death in 2000.
Eleanore continued to play golf well into her 80s, and ten days before her death she spoke of her desire to organize a game of bridge.
For Eleanore, each day was an occasion to celebrate. She lived with unrestrained enthusiasm, and she died with quiet grace.
She is survived by sons Richard Phillips (Sue) of Redmond, WA, James Hunt (Patti) of Port Angeles, and Robert Phillips (Sherry) of Sequim; daughters Cynthia Phillips (Jeff Butler) of Cheney, WA, Susan Phillips Blevins (Dan) of Port Angeles, and Sherrilyn Hunt Phillips (Bob) of Sequim. Also surviving are sister and brother-in-law Norma and Bud Darling of Marysville, WA. Sixteen very loved grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren
and nieces and nephews will miss her.
Memorial contributions may be made to Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County, 540 E. 8th, Port Angeles, WA 98362. A service followed by a Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, February 20th at the SunLand Clubhouse in Sequim at 2:00 p.m.
Drennan and Ford Funeral Home and Crematory was in charge of cremation. Sign the guestbook at www.drennanford.com.