Published on Wed, Jun 15, 2011
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Frederick Charles Wood
A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 25, for Sequim resident Frederick Charles Wood, at his home, 183 Whitetail Lane, Sequim.
Mr. Wood died June 2, 2011, at the age of 74. He was born June 15, 1936.
A full obituary will appear in a later edition of the Gazette.
A memorial was held for Sequim resident Arndt Lorenzen, who died June 7, 2011, at the age of 69.
He was born March 18, 1942, in Hamburg, Germany, to Gunther Willi Karl and Anna Emma Luisa Fiene Lorenzen.
He served in the United States Air Force from 1964-1970 and lived in Elk Grove, Calif., for 35 years.
He married Susan Lorenzen at Los Angeles Latter-day Saints Temple in September 1990.
He was a meteorologist with the California Air Resource Board for 35 years. He was a weather officer in the United States Air Force, Thailand and Michigan.
Mr. Lorenzen is survived by his wife, Susan Lorenzen, of Sequim; sons and daughter-in-law Wendall Lorenzen of Sequim and Tyrone and Tiffany Lorenzen of Canby, Ore.; brothers and sisters-in-law Ralf and Mindy Lorenzen of Orange, Calif., and Eric and Amy Lorenzen of Yucaipa, Calif.; sisters and brothers-in-law Dorothy and Dave Aitken of Lake Almanor, Calif.; Traute and Frank Tate of Apple Valley, Calif.; and Kristin and Jack Morgan of Buena Park, Calif.; three granddaughters; and 13 nephews and nieces.
Donna J. Harding Hubley
No service was reported for Sequim resident Donna J. Harding Hubley, who died June 6, 2011, at the age of 82.
She was born Jan. 17, 1929, in Richland County, Ohio, to Dale and Lucy Stull Harding.
She attended Blooming Grove Grade School and graduated from Galion High School in 1946.
Upon graduation, she married her high school sweetheart, Jack Hubley.
In 1971, she attended Citrus College in Glendora, Calif., and received her licensed practical nurse certification. She worked at the Presbyterian Hospital in Glendora and later at the Galion Community Hospital and Planned Parenthood in Galion, Ohio.
After returning to California in 1983, she obtained her real estate license and worked as an agent in Napa.
She is survived by her husband, Jack Hubley; daughters and son-in-law Jill and Clay Oakes of Port Angeles and Joy MacThomas of Dublin, Ga; a granddaughter, step-grandson and stepgranddaughter; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her infant son Roderick Dale and brother Melvin Harding.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County, 540 E. Eighth St., Port Angeles, WA 98362 or the Sequim Center for Spiritual Living, P.O. Box 2708, Sequim, WA 98382.
Betty F. (Snedicor) Mathews
79, a long-time Sequim resident, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2011 at a local nursing home.
A celebration of her life will take place on Saturday, June 18th at the Crystal Grange Hall, 2160 Northeast Paulson Road, Poulsbo, WA. at 1 p.m.
Betty was born on November 6, 1931, in Keyport, Washington to Charles and Sadie Snedicor. She spent the early years of her life in Hawaii, before moving to Silverdale, WA.
Betty had a tremendous love for life, and an enthusiasm and liveliness that affected everyone in her presence. She devoted her time to friends, family, and her loving husband, Al. She maintained long term relationships with friends that she knew from Elementary and High School. Betty and her husband shared a love for the outdoors, spending their time enjoying fishing, hunting, camping, horseback riding, garage sales and traveling. Her love and devotion to her husband, and family, were commendable.
Survivors include her husband, of over 35 years, Alfred Mathews of Sequim; sons, David A. (Rhonda) Corey of Poulsbo, James R. (Jill) Corey of Port Orchard, Gordon L. (Lydia) Harris of Clarkston, and daughters Roberta L. (Don) Robertson of Port Orchard, and Pamela R. Smith of Port Angeles, Brother; Charles (Jana) Snedicor of Poulsbo; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Sadie Snedicor, and her sister, Beryl Gosnell.
Memorials may be made to: The Crystal Grange Hall #1126, 2160 Northeast Paulson Road, Poulsbo, WA. 98370
Margaret M. Knee
Sept. 2, 1924 - May 28, 2011
Margaret (Marge) M. Knee, 83, born September 2nd, 1927, passed away unexpectedly following complications from open heart surgery on the morning of Saturday, May 28th 2011 at Swedish/Providence hospital in Seattle.
Born to Roman and Margaret Terschluse in Detroit, Michigan, Marge met her future husband at one of the many dance ballrooms that flourished in the city following World War II. They were married shortly thereafter and would remain so for the next 63 years. After initially settling down in Detroit and starting a family, a job promotion allowed the family to move north to the idyllic town of Traverse City on the shores of Lake Michigan.
It was here that Marge learned the game of bridge which was to become a love of her life and a consuming passion of hers from then on. Reveling in the strategy of duplicate bridge became a touchstone of hers until the very end and may have had something to do with keeping her mind as sharp and agile as it was. It was in Traverse City that Marge began her career in the admissions department at Northwestern Michigan College, a position that she thoroughly enjoyed.
Later, when searching for an ideal place to retire, they found themselves in the remote northwest corner of the country in Sequim, Washington which was to become her true home – and a place that she never wanted to leave. Here Marge fell right into the local bridge scene and acted as the Manager of the Duplicate Bridge Club for over twenty years (while racking up more than her share of wins!)
It was in Sequim that Marge discovered the second love of her life – an exuberant Pomeranian named Daisy and later another Pomeranian named Abby. From never being known as a “dog person” in her youth to becoming almost obsessed with them later on was a remarkable transformation. The last several years Marge was rarely seen in public without her loyal Abby at her side and together they enjoyed long walks at Carrie Blake and Railroad Bridge Park as well as the John Wayne marina.
Although a private person by nature, Marge had a vivacious personality and a true knack for living in the moment. As well as being a devoted and loving wife and mother, the people she came in contact with in her everyday life were touched by her genuine warmth and lovely sense of humor. She often made a point of tending to others when they were in need and will be remembered by her many friends as someone they could always count on. Marge will be greatly missed by all who had the good fortune to know her.
Marge is survived by her husband, Thomas Knee of Sequim, son Tom Knee of Seattle, daughter and son-in-law Linda and Walter Tendler of San Diego, daughter Donna Knee of Traverse City and . . . Abby.
Reed Arthur Wendel MD,
December 30, 1949 – May 20, 2011
Reed Arthur Wendel, MD of Port Angeles, died on May 20, 2011 of Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 61. He led a full life despite his early passing.
Reed was born in Seattle on December 30, 1949 to Mary Alice (Reed) Wendel and Arthur F. Wendel, MD. Reed’s family moved to Port Angeles in 1952, where Reed developed a life-long passion for the outdoors, and where he found a neighbor girl, Annette Thomson, with the same passion. Their first date was Reed’s Junior Prom; they celebrated their 38th year of marriage last September.
Reed was taught the value of hard work while working summers on his uncle’s farm in Utah in junior high, working at Peter’s Fishing Resort in Neah Bay in high school, and commercial salmon fishing out of Chignik, AK, during college.
Reed graduated second in his class of Port Angeles High School in 1967 and served as student body treasurer. He received the Crown Zellerbach scholarship which he used to obtain a BA degree in political science from the University of Washington in 1971. He completed medical school at the University of Chicago, and married Annette after his first year of medical school. They exchanged their vows at the First United Methodist Church in Port Angeles on September 9, 1972.
In 1975, Reed and Annette returned to the Northwest where Reed completed a surgical residency at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle. Both of his sons were born during his residency.
In 1980, Reed and Annette returned to Port Angeles where Reed set up a surgical practice. Reed was active as a member of the First United Methodist Church (UMC). He loved living in his hometown and spending his free time steelhead fishing in the winter and swimming at the lake during the summer. He also enjoyed hiking with his family throughout the Olympics.
Reed served in leadership roles within the medical community. Reed was Chief of Staff of Olympic Medical Center (OMC) for three separate terms, and he was on OMC’s executive council throughout most of his career. He also served as chairman of Clallam County Physician’s Service.
He actively maintained a connection to the greater surgical community. After being elected a fellow in the American College of Surgeons in 1983, he represented Washington state as a young leader in surgical practice, and he served on the Committees on Trauma and Cancer and an Instructor for the Advanced Trauma Life Support in the Pacific Northwest for the Washington State chapter of the American College of Surgeons. In the 1990’s he was a Councilor for the state chapter and member of the Washington district committee which selected applicants to the American College of Surgeons.
Reed was instrumental in improving medical care on the Peninsula. During residency he obtained additional training on implantable pacemakers and brought the technique to Port Angeles. While in practice, he traveled to Georgia to receive additional training on an emerging surgical technique, laparoscopic gallbladder surgery, which reduced complications and healing time. Daishowa donated the funds to purchase the equipment for the hospital, allowing OMC to become one of the first hospitals in the state to offer the procedure. Finally, Reed worked to improve the area’s emergency medical services. He was instrumental in establishing Airlift Northwest service for OMC. He also helped establish and train providers for Port Angeles’s Medic One program.
After his diagnosis with Alzheimer’s disease, Reed still wanted to be active. He was a volunteer trail maintainer for the Discovery Trail, a trail system which offered him the opportunity for exercise and for peaceful contemplation. He continued to volunteer with UMC. He participated in the University of Washington’s Alzheimer’s disease research program in the hope that his experience can help prevent future illness.
Reed is survived by his wife Annette, sons Arthur M., MD (Katie), of Atlanta, Reed T. (Jennie) of Port Angeles, 3 grandchildren, Evan, Kira and Henry, brother David (Lisa Harris) of Seattle, sister Martha Peters (Keith) of Port Angeles and step-mother Betty Moffett Wendel of Port Angeles. He also lives on
in the hearts of the patients he helped.
He is preceded in death by his mother and father.
A celebration of life service was held on June 10, 2011. Memorial contributions may be made to United Methodist Church, 110 East 7th, Port Angeles WA. 98362 or Olympic Medical Center Foundation, 928 East Caroline Street, Port Angeles WA. 98362.