Published on Wed, Dec 15, 2010
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Jacquelyn Lucille Greathouse
November 22, 1931 ~ November 28, 2010
Mrs. Jacquelyn Lucille Greathouse, 79, of Sequim, Wash., passed away on November 28, 2010, of natural causes. She was born to Ivan Malcom and Mathace Gertrude (Medders) Foster on November 22, 1931, in Lewistown, Mont. She married Glenn E. Greathouse on June 6, 1950, in Seattle, Wash.
Mrs. Greathouse earned her AA degree and was employed as a drug and alcohol counselor in Sequim. She also operated a motel with her husband for 18 years.
She was a member of Eastern Star and the Lions Club. She enjoyed floral design and worked for Defawns Florist. Mrs. Greathouse enjoyed doing community service and was an Irrigation Festival volunteer. She also enjoyed entertaining in her home and had a talent with her interior decorating. Spending time with her family and friends, when she was in good health, was something she loved to do.
Mrs. Greathouse is survived by her husband; son and daughter-in-law Glenn Greathouse Jr. and Kandy; daughters and sons-in-law Terry and Jim Skagstad, Jen and Bob Morrill; brother and sister-in-law Howard and Mary Foster; grandchildren Michial, Christina, Lucas, Peter, Alexandra, and Madeline; great-grandchildren Taylor, Noah, Hanna, and Mercedes.
Mary T. Wilks
March 22, 1928-December 4, 2010
Mary T. Wilks, 82, passed away on December 4th in her Sequim home.
Mary was preceded by her husband, Jack, of 57 years of marriage. She was survived by her son Jim Wilks and his loving wife Jamie, her son Doug Wilks, and daughter Suzanne Dunham. Mary had 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Also survived by Mary was her twin sister Nancy Smith, brother Bob Jarmuth and their families.
Family was the most important thing to Mary and she returned to her hometown of Sequim to spend her final years with her twin sister, daughter and granddaughter.
Mary was an avid hiker and a charter member of the Monday Hiking Group in Kitsap County where many friendships were made. Back in Sequim, Mary enjoyed weekly card playing with friends.
Mary was a kindhearted, giving person who will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved her.
Mary’s family will be gathering together to celebrate her life.
Earl Henry Stevens
Dr. Earl Henry Stevens, age 90, passed away at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Miles City on December 3, 2010 from natural causes. He was born May 24, 1920 in Miller, Nebraska to Elmer T. and Hazel Belle (White) Stevens Pollock.
Earl met and married Lucy Eileen Estabrook on April 27, 1942 in Bryon, Texas. Earl attended Texas A&M and graduated in 1943 and had multiple college courses through extension services to further his education. After graduation from college, Earl joined the United States Air Force in 1943. He earned his professional degree as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine where he worked as a veterinarian while serving. Earl retired with Honors in 1965 as Lt. Col., after serving 22 years. He later was employed as a state meat inspector in 1965 and in 1967 worked as a federal meat inspector until his retirement in 1981.
Earl had many hobbies. He was a lifelong Mason with the Masonic Lodge, a leather crafter and dabbled in ceramics. He was very talented gardening and became a Certified Master Gardener in 1991. Earl also was an active member of the senior citizens center in Sequim, WA and was a Deacon and Elder within the Christian Church where he also taught Sunday school. Earl also volunteered as an adult leader for the Cub Scouts for many years.
Earl was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Lucy; his parents; and a grandchild, Diane Stevens. He is survived by his children, Earl H. (Vivien) Stevens, II of Las Cruses, NM, Michael Stevens of Mesa, AZ, Patrick (Tammy) Stevens of Wilmington, NC, Susan (Doug) Brown of Helena, MT, Sylvia Stevens (Stan Strom) of Helena, MT, and Rachel (Eliud) Alayon of Hialeah, FL. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
A Graveside Service with Military Honors is scheduled for 1:30 p.m., Friday, December 10, 2010 at the Montana State Veterans Cemetery at Fort Harrison.
Local arrangements are in the care of Retz Funeral Home. To offer a condolence to the family or to share a memory of Earl, please visit www.retzfuneralhome.com.
Carl Johan Didrickson
March 9,1910~Nov. 26, 2010
Carl J. Didrickson entered his rest as the Sabbath was just beginning at 6:30 pm on Friday, November 26, 2010, the day after Thanksgiving. A memorial service will be planned for early in the New Year at Dungeness Community Church.
Carl was blessed with a good, long life of over 100 years. He was bom in Chicago to immigrant parents from Norway and had many interesting stories to tell of his experiences when Chicago was a young and vibrant city. He had a 43-year career with the Illinois Bell Telephone Company, interrupted by service in the U.S. Navy as a communications equipment repair specialist based in San Diego. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers. In 1972 he retired to Sequim and became active in the local community.
Carl was preceded in death by his oldest son Luther in 2001 and his beloved wife Kathryn in 2007. Carl and Kathryn were married for 72 years. Carl is survived by his son Jon and wife Jana, daughter-in-law Sally Didrickson, five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
Highlights of Carl and Kathryn’s travels include two trips to Israel, visiting relatives in their ancestral homeland of Norway, and attending the 350-year Jubilee Performance of the famous Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany.
Carl was very self-disciplined and hard-working, well-organized and consistent. He was scrupulously honest and was respected by his friends. He manifested definite leadership qualities. He was one of the founding members of the Dungeness Community Church and had responsibilities for other Christian organizations as well.
Carl committed his life to the Lord at an early age and had a deep and abiding faith in the saving work of Jesus Christ. He felt it was important to tithe and was faithful in attending church regularly. His mind remained clear and his good humor intact, despite increasing pain, at the end of his life. He died with no regrets, prayerfully, full of praise and thanksgiving to God, secure in his relationship with Christ. He remains a wonderful encouragement, inspiration and example to his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him.