Jack R. Lund
Jan. 14, 1933 – Sept. 9, 2011
Arabel passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and friends at Evergreen Hospice in Kirkland, WA. She was born to Duncan Gosling and Elsa Everlove in Hamilton, Bermuda. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Duncan, granddaughter Kristi Getz and the love of her life John (Bill) Welch, her husband.
Arabel is survived by her sons Clay and Stuart, daughter
Barbara, daughter-in-law Cheryl and many grand- and great-grandchildren and many, many friends, who will all miss her very much!
Arabel and Bill retired to Sequim in 1987. She found Sequim to be the perfect place for them. She always told people she was from Sequim and was so proud and pleased to tell people about her town.
Arabel had many friends with whom she enjoyed playing bridge, sharing lunches and dinners and going shopping, which she loved to do. She was a member of the Footprinters Association and a member of the Ladies of the Elks. Another thing she loved to do was watch tennis. She was truly a tennis fanatic, as her days of playing sports ended in her thirties due to Rheumatoid Arthritis, which she fought with courage and determination for over 50 years.
Rheumatoid Arthritis and the side effects of all the medicines she had to take finally got her, but for 50 years she won the battle against the horrible disease.
Arabel had lived with her son Stuart for the past year in Everett, WA. He would like to say thank you for all the help and support from the neighbors and friends and especially to Mary and Catrina Tadlock.
Our mother will be missed by all.
Robert K. Johnson
Robert K. Johnson, 89, of Sequim, WA died peacefully when his heart gave out in Danville, CA. Born in Butte, Montana and was preceded in death by his parents, Robert A. Johnson and Susan C. Johnson (Kift), and two sisters, Ruth Audrey Stream and Grace Roberta McAllister.
Robert is survived by his beloved wife, Helen, who was his high school sweetheart; a younger sister, Naomi; a son, Gary (Sandy); and two granddaughters, Lori and Aimee. Robert and Helen had recently moved to be near their son, daughter-in-law and granddaughters in California.
Bob, as many friends called him, lived in Edmonds for many years and was a member of the Ironworker’s Union. In 1942, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force and flew an A-26 in missions over Germany. Bob received a Purple Heart medal and loved staying in touch with his flying buddies of the 416th bomb group.
He and Helen enjoyed traveling, fishing and caring for their many dog pals. After moving to Sequim, Bob enjoyed photographing the sunrise, beautiful skies and the mountains. He was an artist, working with stained glass, wood, cross-stich and needlepoint. He published a memoir for his friends and family to enjoy. Bob will be remembered for his kindness, his sense of humor, the gift of storytelling, his willingness to help his friends and his love of his family and his dog pals.
A gathering to celebrate his life will be held in Sequim, Sunday, Oct. 16 at
2:00 pm at Carrie Blake Park picnic area, near the off-leash dog park.