Published on Wed, Aug 17, 2011
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Henry Joseph Jilg Jr.
No service was reported for former Sequim resident
Henry Joseph Jilg Jr., who died July 22, 2011, at the age of 78.
He was born April 23, 1933, in Seattle to Henry Joseph and Elfie Estergreen Jilg.
After attaining Eagle Scout rank in Boy Scouts, he graduated from Renton High School, then served a short stint in the United States Coast Guard.
He spent much of his life working for Ford Aeronutronic/Loral and Eldec.
During the 1980s and 1990s, he volunteered with Poulsbo Marine Science Center, Poulsbo Senior Center, Habitat for Humanity and the food bank.
He loved fishing and crabbing and spending time with his family and his many cats.
He resided in Poulsbo for nearly 30 years and spent two years in Sequim before moving to Forks.
He is survived by his five children, Jeff, Chris, Mitch, Scott and Jennifer; and three grandsons.
He was preceded in death by his life partner, Delores Held.
Billie R. “Jo” Jones
No service was reported for Sequim resident Billie R. “Jo” Jones, who died Aug. 10, 2011, at the age of 68 of lung cancer.
She was born Jan. 25, 1943, in Greenville, S.C., to Mark and Margaret Barnett.
As a teenager, she was a car hop.
She was employed at NW Paper/Box Company, owned a very successful deli in Renton, and was a bingo caller at 7 Cedars Casino.
On March 6, 1982, she married Robert Jones.
They enjoyed camping, spending time with friends on Hood Canal, and travel to Napa, Calif.
They also spent winters in Yuma, Ariz.
She had an enormous collection of Elvis memorabilia and loved playing bingo and her favorite slot machine at the casino.
She is survived by her husband, Robert; son and daughter-in-law Eddie and Vicki Ehrisman of Flint, Mich.; stepsons and daughter-in-law Rodney and Tre Jones and Tracy Jones of Post Falls, Idaho; daughters and sons-in-law Faye and Ken Mullins of Onalaska and Denise and Dennis Sutton of Marysville; brothers Dewey Barnett, Cecil Barnett, George Packer, and Johnny Whitten; and sister Gracie Geide of Yuma, Ariz.
She was preceded in death by her brothers William and Henry and sister Violet.
Memorial contributions may be made to Peninsula Friends of Animals, 257509 Highway 101, Port Angeles, WA 98362.
Neptune Society Lynnwood was in charge of cremation.