Published on Thu, Dec 2, 2010
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Tea Rose Beil
A funeral Mass was celebrated for Port Angeles resident Tea Rose Beil, who died Nov. 18, 2010, at 87.
She was born Oct. 10, 1923, in Union City, N.J., to Felix and Linda Garzone, who had immigrated to the United States from Biella, Italy.
She is survived by her husband, Leonard W. Beil; five children and their spouses: Leonard D. Beil and Stella Ley, Ron and Kathy Beil, Gary and Pam Beil, Linda and Kevin Berglund, Susan and Eric Rogstad; 17 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her brother Raymond.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Port Angeles Rotary Foundation, Attn: Memorial Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 730, Port Angeles, WA 98362
Drennan-Ford Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Helen Elizabeth Winters
At her request, there will be no services for Sequim
resident Helen Elizabeth Winters, who died Nov. 18, 2010,
She was born Aug. 26, 1921, in Texarkana, Ark., to Thomas and Maime Bussey Smith.
A complete obituary will be in an upcoming edition.
Drennan & Ford Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Edward A. Lowicki
According to his wishes, there will be no services for Sequim resident Edward A. Lowicki, who died Nov. 27, 2010, at the age of 94.
He was born Sept. 23, 1916.
He is survived by his wife, Rebecca.
Harper-Ridgeview was in charge of arrangements.
Milton E. Steiner
A memorial service for Sequim resident Milton E. Steiner will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 11, at the Holiday Inn Express, 1441 E. Washington St., Sequim. Milt died unexpectedly on Friday, November 12th at the age of 79. He was born May 30, 1931, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Milt and his wife Nita (deceased) lived in Sequim. He was the son of Elmer and Mary Steiner of St. Augustine, FL.
Milt is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Bill Schade, and three granddaughters: Jennifer, Sara and Katie, of Sequim. He also had a son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Desiree Steiner of Lake City, FL; two stepsons, Doug Reeser (Audrea), Joplin, MO; and Todd Reeser (Kris), Peoria, AZ.
He had 7 other grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. He was also father of Linda Kersey, Pueblo, CO (deceased).
He had three sisters: Mary E. Saffelder, St. Augustine, FL (deceased); Virginia Conditt, Orlando, FL (deceased); and
Janet Hay (Jerry), St. Augustine, FL.
He had five brothers: Donny Steiner, Cincinnati, OH (deceased); George Steiner (Melinda), Columbia, SC; John Steiner (Carol), St. Augustine, FL; Ed Steiner (Faiza), Orlando, FL; and David Steiner (Irene), Columbia, SC.
Prior to Milt moving to St. Augustine in 1956, he served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War and was a highly decorated soldier. On March 1, 1961, he left St. Augustine to work for Choice Hotels, known then as Quality Courts Motel, Inc. In September 2010, he was retired by Choice Hotels International.
Services will include an open invitation to all who knew Milt and his family, with a special invitation to those who served during the Korean/Vietnam era. No flowers please, you may donate to the American Cancer Society in honor of his late wife, Nita.
Edwin M. Murray
Edwin M. Murray was born September 15, 1987 in Camas, WA to Mervin and Edna Murray. Ed passed away peacefully on November 27, 2010 after a courageous 11 year battle with cancer.
Ed worked in the northwest pulp and paper industry including spending several years in Camas, Reedsport, Wauna, Rainier, finally retiring from the Port Angeles mill in 1998. Ed also consulted mill rebuild and startups in Louisiana, New York and Michigan.
Ed enjoyed elk and deer hunting, collecting and working on old cars and was an avid NASCAR fan from early childhood and attended many races. Ed and Claudia made several trips to Alaska and several years ago were able to spend five weeks in Australia and New Zealand.
Ed is survived by his wife Claudia of 52 years and
six children: Hope (Roy), Corey, Mindy (Doc), Devin (Melissa), Nathan (Sheila), Kyle and 11 grandchildren, Matt, Steve, James, Jeff (Cydne), Stephanie, Zachary, Tyler, Joshua, Ethan, Jesse and one great-grandchild, Cooper.
Ed is also survived by a brother Stan Murray (Janice) and sister Shirley Hagenson (Steve). Ed has many extended family members who will miss him dearly.
Special thanks to Ed's doctors Dr. Vincent Pocozzi and Dr. Crim and the oncology staff at Virginia Mason. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to one of the following:
1. American Cancer Society - www.cancer.org
2. Virginia Mason Oncology Center in Seattle - ww.virginiamason.org
The family requests your attendance in a celebration of Ed's life on Sunday, December 5th in Sequim from 5-8 p.m. at the Oak Table Restaurant, 292 W. Bell St.
Annette Johnson Kuss
April 6, 1925-November 26, 2010
Annette "Annie" Mason Johnson Kuss passed away peacefully on
Friday, November 26, 2010 after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was born April 6, 1925 to Helena Mason Johnson and C. Montgomery "Monty" Johnson in Seattle WA.
Annette graduated from Queen Anne High School in 1942 and attended Univesity of Washington where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1947.
She met William "Bill" Wallace Kuss and they were married October 22, 1948. They lived in Seattle until 1964 when they moved to Sequim, WA where they built and ran the West Bay Boat Company and raised their four children; Dan, Nancy, Cindy and Jeff.
Annie always loved people and easily made friends where ever she went. She was an active outdoors-woman. Swimming was a life-long passion which she shared with many children (including her own children and grandchildren) whom she taught to swim at the original outdoor Sequim Swimming Pool.
She was one of the key people to found the Sequim Aquatic Recreation Center. Annie's family called it "Grandma Annie's Pool." Annie was active as an elected commissioner on the SARC Board of Directors until her passing.
As a young woman Annie was a graceful ice-skater, skier and mountain climber. She climbed Mt. Rainier twice and was one of the original members of the Seattle Mountaineers and REI. She learned to sail with her husband on their first sailboat the "Annette" that Bill built in their garage in west Seattle. Subsequently they owned and sailed the "Caprice" and the "West Bay" - each one built by her boat-builder husband. Annie enjoyed sailing and exploring Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands with Bill, their children and later their grandchildren. Annie and Bill are charter members of the Sequim Bay Yacht Club where she was the historian.
Annie was proud to be an active Girl Scout for over 50 years in Totem Council. In 1976 Annie was one of 15 original Clallam County Freeholders who wrote the county charter. She was voted "Sequim Citizen of the Year" in 1989 for her community involvement.
Family and friends often received thoughtful gifts from Annie of home-made cookies, jam, pickles or beautiful hand-knit wool socks, hats, sweaters, baby booties and other items. She always found joy in her garden. Annie is fondly remembered as the family matriarch, who kept in touch with relatives and loved them all unconditionally. She saw the best in everyone, which brought out the best in each person.
Annie was preceded in death by her parents, her brother C. Montgomery "Gummie" Johnson, her son Daniel Bruce Kuss, and her granddaughter Erin Klotz. She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Bill; children Nancy Klotz (Kennewick, WA), Cindy Kuss (Port Angeles, WA) and Jeff Kuss (Port Angeles, WA); grandchildren
Heather Klotz, Mitchell Kuss and Madison Kuss; daughters-in-laws Kerry (Gangl) Kuss (Gig Harbor, WA) and
Lorrie (Doig) Kuss (Port Angeles, WA); son-in-law Duane Klotz (Kennewick, WA) numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
A gathering of friends and family to share memories of Annie will be held on Sunday, December 5, 2010,
1-3 pm at the Sequim Bay Yacht Club large room at the John Wayne Marina, 2577 West Sequim Bay Road. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County, 540 East 8th St., Port Angeles, WA 98362,
360-452-1511 or SNAP (Special Needs Advocacy Parents), PO Box 3081, Sequim, WA 98382, 360-681-8642.
Condolences and memories can be shared with the family at www.drennanford.com.