Sequim resident Willadee Worthington Tallman died Sept. 4, 2012, at the age of 64.
She was born in Seattle on May 19, 1948, to John and Elizabeth Worthington. After graduating from Bainbridge High School, she worked for many years in the banking industry in and around the Seattle area. She moved to Sequim in 1978 and in 1985 married Jim Tallman.
She was a member of Soroptimist, Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club, Sunland Women’s Golf Association and the Children’s Hospital Guild.
She is survived by her husband, Jim Tallman, of Sequim; brother Douglas Worthington, of Custer; brothers and sisters-in-law Bill and Lois Worthington, of Sudbury; and John and Kathy Worthington, of Bellingham; daughter and son-in-law Joanna and Dan Tift, of Maple Valley; stepdaughters Susan Simms, of Bremerton; Lucinda Grall, of Lynnwood; and Sally Ann Tallman, of Sequim; two grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; four nieces; and a nephew.
An Irish wake is planned at a later date for Sequim resident Evelyn Estelle Campbell, who died Aug. 19, 2012, at the age of 92.
She was born July 13, 1920, in Pasco to Francis Edward and Stella Tuning Buckley.
She married Thomas T. Campbell on Feb. 2, 1945, in Seattle. She worked at the King County Assessor’s Office in Seattle; she also lived in Albany and Corvallis in Oregon.
She retired to Dungeness in 1976 and moved to Sequim in 1996.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas Campbell, of Sequim; a son, Kim Campbell, of Atwater, Calif.; a daughter, Carol Michel, of Bremerton; and two grandchildren.
Donna Jean Froula
Donna Jean Froula passed away at home in Sequim surrounded by her family on Sept 2, 2012 as a result of a recurrence of breast cancer. She was very involved in the lives of her husband, children, grandchildren, and sisters, and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Donna was born on October 1st, 1931 in Grants Pass, Oregon to Estelle and Juel Bestul. She graduated from high school in 1949 and went on to attend Oregon State University and Scarritt College of Social Work in Nashville, Tennessee. After graduating from Scarritt College in 1955, she returned to Oregon and worked several jobs prior to relocating to Yakima. While working at the YWCA in Yakima, she was introduced to her future husband, Dave, on a blind date. They eventually married in February, 1957 and then moved to Seattle where she helped Dave go to college. While in Seattle, Donna and Dave started a family and son Dave and daughter Diane were born.
After he graduated, they moved to Ellensburg and son Dan joined the family. They spent a few years living in Chehalis but an opportunity presented itself for a major move and Donna was ready to go. In May 1967, she agreed to take on an adventure and they packed up a camper and their three children and drove the Alaska Highway to start a new life in Anchorage.
While living in Alaska, Donna became very good at gardening, enjoyed many outdoor activities with her entire family, was active in the Methodist Church, and went back to school to pursue a Master’s degree in social work. While doing a practicum, she met a 2-year-old Alaska Native girl named Rosie who would eventually need a permanent home. Rosie stole the hearts of the entire family and was adopted by Donna and Dave in 1972.
After 15 years in Alaska, Donna and Dave decided to move to Friday Harbor and have a new adventure in the San Juan Islands. Donna continued to be an avid gardener, as well as becoming an active volunteer at the San Juan Library. For 20 years in Friday Harbor, Donna dealt with various health problems and was frequently on a ferry going to or from the mainland for medical issues. In May 2002, Donna and Dave moved to Sequim to be closer to medical facilities and to eliminate the need for a ferry or helicopter for transportation to a doctor.
Donna is survived by her husband of 55 years, Dave, son Dave of Twisp, daughter Diane Webb (Doug), of Sequim, son Dan of Bellingham, and daughter Rose Froula of Anchorage, granddaughters Kinsey Webb of Missoula, and Kristen and Lorene Froula of Anchorage. She is also survived by sisters Lillian Williford, Virginia Bigelow, Roberta Day, Carol Dubbs, and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County, Inc. or Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest, Attn: Fundraising – Someone You Know Cares Fund, MS 313641, PO Box 3641, Seattle, Washington 98124. This fund is used solely for mammograms for women living on the Olympic Peninsula.
Sequim Valley Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Please visit www.sequimvalleychapel.com to leave condolences.
Rodney Todd DeCristofaro
Rodney Todd DeCristofaro passed peacefully from this life at the age of 80 in the home of his daughter, Robin DeCristofaro, Antelope, CA with love and care from family and treasured friends. In addition to his daughter, Rod is survived by his two grandchildren Taylor Currier and Kolby Currier. His passing was recently preceded by that of his wife, Carole J. DeCristofaro and son, Rodney Joseph DeCristofaro. He enjoyed a full life working in the world of finance but suffered from progressive dementia over the past 7 years. Memorial services will be held this Saturday, September 8th, 2012 in Stockton, CA