Twila Weed - Feb. 25, 2014
Twila passed away peacefully at her Port Ludlow home surrounded by her family on February 25, 2014.
Twila was born in Bremerton, Washington, to Leroy Edward and Gene Marie (Kilmer) Worsey.
She attended Chimacum School. She married Robert Roufley, and they later divorced.
She then moved to Forks, where she married Ron Weed. Twila always worked hard, and while in Forks, she worked as a bartender at the Elks Lodge, packed shingles and drove a front-end loader.
She divorced Ron in 1985 and married Roger Weed.
Twila moved back to the Port Townsend area and was employed at Safeway in the produce department for many years. Twila loved cooking, and you could always find fresh-baked cookies in her kitchen.
She also loved bingo, trips to the casino and spending time with her family.
Twila is survived by her husband, Roger of Port Ludlow; children Teres (Fred) Fletcher of Port Angeles, Tena (Shannon) Leavitt of Ferndale, Washington, and Shane (Diane) Weed of Sumas, Washington; grandchildren Austin and Zachary Fletcher, Jacob and Nicholas Leavitt, and Tyler and Brandon Weed; brother Glen Worsey of Forks; and sister Barbara Shaw of Port Hadlock.
A celebration of life will be held at the Port Townsend Elks Lodge, 555 Otto Street, on Sunday, March 16, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Walter Furhman - July 30, 1928 - March 5, 2014
The Fuhrman family is sad to announce the passing of Walter R. Fuhrman of Forks.
Walt was born in Port Angeles on July 30, 1928, and spent his early years between Forks and Omak.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1952 and is a veteran of the occupation of Germany.
He returned to Forks, where he remained for the rest of his life. In Forks, he married Adria Kaemmle, also of Forks, on May 20, 1958.
Walt was a logger for more than 40 years. Most of those years were spent loading log trucks, also known as "running shovel." He was admired and respected for his knowledge of the logging industry.
He was a charter member of the Elks Club and the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Forks, and was a faithful member of the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, which he helped build.
He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed spending his time hunting, fishing and camping.
Walt will be remembered fondly for his unending supply of jokes and stories, which will be missed by so many.
He leaves behind his family, including his wife, Adria; son Rick; daughter Crystal Pierce; grandchildren Jayden, Taryn and Tristin Rampy; and numerous cousins, including the Anderson and Fletcher families.
Walt always left a big impression wherever he went and will remain in our hearts forever.
A memorial service will be held at Forks Assembly of God Church, 81 Huckleberry Lane, Forks, WA 98331, on Saturday, March 22, at 3 p.m.
Memorial contributions in Walt's honor can be made to Sarge's Place, www.sargesplace.com, or to his place of worship, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 660, Forks, WA 98331.
March 6, 2014 issue
Arlen Dexter Pearsall - March 2, 1935 - February 7, 2014
This is to inform family and friends that we have lost a wonderful man at the age of 78.
Arlen passed away due to complications from an automobile accident that occurred on January 26, 2014.
He was born in Seattle, Washington, to Jessie Irene Pearsall and Harry Earl Pearsall. He grew up with his brother, Ed Pearsall, and attended Franklin High School.
Arlen enlisted in the Air Force, where he received an honorable discharge.
Arlen owned his own charter fishing boat, Flasher, in Alaska and in Westport, Washington, and was a successful fishing guide. He moved to Forks to continue guiding the rivers he loved to fish.
His other passions in life were horse racing, old cars and playing golf. He was a member of the Cedars at Dungeness Golf Course, where he loved to play. Arlen also enjoyed helping with West End Thunder racing in Forks.
Arlen spent a lot of time with his four-legged companion, Annie, and organizing upcoming swap meets that he attended throughout the states.
Arlen is survived by his cousins, Don Foedisch, Darryl Rootvik, Sue Duncan and Judy Pearsall; niece Michelle Khurana; nephew Michael Pearsall; and several other cousins.-
A service is planned for Saturday, March 29, 2014, at the Cedars at Dungeness Golf Course, 1965 Woodcock Drive, Sequim. The service will take place from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. RSVP to 360-374-8843.
The service will be catered.
January 2, 2014 issue
Eugene Ray Thompson - December 24, 1959 - December 21, 2013
Gene has joined his father Lyle, who passed away in August. Gene had a short and hard battle with leukemia and fought until the end. He was raised in Forks, Washington and enjoyed all the benefits of the Olympic Peninsula; logging, hunting, fishing, mushroom picking-all of it! Gene is survived by his four sons, Lyle and Brian of Montana, and Brandon and Justin of Texas; six grandchildren; three sisters and two brothers. He is preceded in death by his mother, Betty Mae Thompson; and father Lyle Eugene Thompson. A celebration of the lives of both Gene and Lyle will be held at a later date. They were two tough men!
Week of March 28, 2013
Leo Kenneth Tracey- July 29, 1939 - March 20, 2013
Leo was born July 29, 1939 at Tonasket, Washington, to Omer & Winifred Tracy and passed away on March 20, 2013, in Everett, Wa. He was predeceased by his Parents & Brother, Omer. Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather & Great Grandfather is survived by Wife, Anita, of 51 years, 4 Children, Rick Tracy( Ethel), Ronda Swartz (Mike),Leo Kenneth Tracy JR (Lauren), Teresa Williamson (Rob), 9 Grandchildren, 5 Great Grandchildren, Sisters, Ruby Brewer Brumback, Colleen Brown (Ervin) & numerous Nieces & Nephews. His childhood was spent on a farm at Oakville, WA & he graduated from Oakville High School in 1957. Leo and Anita where married in Centralia WA in June of 1961, Leo spent his life as a logger, he logged in Washington, Oregan and Alaska. He lived in Clallam Bay for 25 years where he logged and had his own logging company (Leo Tracy Logging Co). He loved to hunt, fish and just spend time with family and friends. Leo and Anita moved out of Clallam Bay in 2001 to Arlington where they retired. His memorial will be held at 1:00 p.m,on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at the Arlington Seventh day Adventist Chruch, 713 N Talcott Street Arlington WA 98223.
March 21, 2013 issue
Beauford E. White - February 9, 1929 - March 11, 2013
Beauford E. White of Forks passed away on Sunday March 11, 2013 of natural causes. He was born on February 9, 1929 in Waynesville, North Carolina to Glennie (Parkins) White and Ben White. At the age of 17 he joined the United States Marine Corps and received an honorable discharge to return to his home in North Carolina to help care for his ailing father. While in the military he served in the South Pacific. In 1947 he came to Everett, Washington and later to the Forks area to work in the logging industry. He was employed by Woody Bros. Busheling, and ITT Rayonier. Beauford spent several years working in Alaska for Louis Lee Busheling during the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. His remaining years were spent in Bear Creek and Forks. In 1955 he married Louise Iverson and they were later divorced. Beauford was well known in the county as a hound hunter and killed many bothersome cougars and bobcats. He also enjoyed gardening, clam digging, gardening, fishing and taking ice cream and Hershey bars daily to his great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, infant son Charles Ray, grandson Nicholas Chilson, son-in-law Dan Christenson, sister Bennie Lee Veland, and brother Raymond White. Beauford is survived by his children James (Brigette) White and Norma Christenson both of Bear Creek and Allen (Sandy) White of Snohomish, Wa., four grandchildren Kaitlyn, Jeffrey, Scott, and Rachel. He also leaves three great grandchildren. His sisters Boyce Woody of Forks, Mildred Collinsworth of Phoenix, Az and Agnes Burton of Marysville, Wa. and sister-in-law Velma White of Everett, Wa. also survive. Beauford also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews and a large host of friends. He was truly one of a kind. A memorial service was held on Monday, March 18 at the Forks Assembly of God Church.
Mike (Walt) Walter Schulze
The Clallam Co. coroner confirmed on 3/6/2013 Mike Walter Schulze died in the mobile home fire on Palmer Rd 12/19/2012. The family apologizes for the delay. Mike was born 7/19/1958 in Sedro Woolley, WA to Walter R. Schulze, and Dolores May Kelmis Schulze. In 1965 the family relocated to Forks WA where Mike attended Quileute valley school. Mike worked as a shake bolt cutter in his younger years, later becoming a self employed auto mechanic after completing Peninsula college auto mechanics program. Mike is survived by son Matthew Walter Schulze, mother Dolores May Kelmis Schulze Smothers, sisters Mary C. Heller, Patty M Adams and brother Charles H Schulze. Mike was preceded in death by father Walter R Schulze. A memorial will be announced at a later date. Linde Price is handling cremation.
March 14, 2013 issue
Geraldine “Jerry” E. Beebe - February 19, 1918 – March 7, 2013
Jerry, 95, died March 7 in Sublimity. She was born in Curlew, WA. Jerry lived many years in Forks, WA. She worked as a meat wrapper and later in the coffee shop at the Pay-n-Save Food Market in Forks. She married Herbert Beebe on July 20, 1935 in Forks, WA., he preceded her in death on July 15, 2005. No services will be held at her request.
George William Stratton - September 23, 1914 - March 1, 2013George William Stratton, 98, died peacefully in his sleep at Port Angeles, March 1, 2013. He was born September 23, 1914 at Creede, Colorado to Clarence Eastman Stratton and Minnie Bell Cumley. George grew up in Colorado, moving to Seattle in the early 1930’s. He graduated from Broadway High School in Seattle and attended Edison Vocational School training in sheet metal work. George worked many jobs in his lifetime including a stint in the Civilian Conservation Corps. During WWII, he worked at Boeing Field as an assistant foreman of the riveting department building B-17s, “The Flying Fortress”. Eventually, he settled in Forks where he established Quality Shake Company that tragically burned down in 1970. He continued to cut and saw shake bolts into his 90’s. While working at Boeing, he met and married the love of his life, Clarice Berg, whom he married in 1943. She preceded him in death in 1982. George loved his family, had a passion for betting on the horses, and especially loved his many little dogs that he cherished over the years. George holds a very special place in each of his grandchildren’s hearts. George and Clarice’s home was always full of love, fun times, and much laughter. The door and their hearts were always open and for a time, they raised several of their grandsons. George is survived by his two loving daughters, Eleanor Ulrich and Sandra Putaansuu, his grandchildren, Debra (Daniel) Branigan, Tami (Floyd) Baumunk, Denise Reandeau, Doug Larson (Kathy), Robin Stern (Jesse), Patricia Reifenstahl (Brian), George Penic, Jeff Penic, Tim Penic, Stephanie “Jo” Klahn, nephew Dick Mosier (Esther), niece Janet Shaw (Ralph), 23 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Charlie, his last little dog also survives. His parents Clarence and Minnie, his siblings Ruth, Dorothy, and Clarence, his wife Clarice, his special brother-in-law Hartley Berg, a special grandson, Michael Penic, and several nephews preceded George in death. In accordance with his wishes, there will be no services.
A memorial gathering is being held in memory of Beth Palmer and Richard Chesmore on Saturday, March 16 from 11:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. at the Brightwater House, 440 Brightwater Drive in Forks.
February 28, 2013 issue
Winona Dean (Livingston) Breithaupt Auust 27, 1922 – February 13, 2013
Winona was born at home near Iberia, Mo., to Wesley and Mildred (Waite) Livingston on August 27, 1922. She passed away at her home near Forks on February 13, 2013. She married Richard Breithaupt, the love of her life, on November 22, 1941 in Port Angeles. He preceded her in death in 2011, shortly before their 70th weding anniversary. No longer able to make a living on the home farm in Missouri, Winona’s family moved west to Moclips, Wa., when she was eleven. Between her sophomore and junior school years, the family moved to Sequim where her dad built a house on River Road. She graduated from Sequim High School in 1941. Richard, Winona and their first five children lived in various places in Sequim before moving to the “West End” in 1954, where three more children joined the family. They remained on the home place the rest of their lives. Winona was raised going to church, had a spiritual hunger to know God personaly, but little emphasis was placed on teaching children about folowing Jesus. She was saved in Moclips during a school English class when the Easter Story was read and she sudenly realized that she believed Jesus was God the Son, that He had died and risen again for her sins, and that all she had to do was believe and accept that He’d done this for her. She read and studied her Bible until she knew it well and was a source of truth and wisdom for family and friends. She served with Richard many years at the Sunday School at Lake Pleasant, suported missionaries, was a member of Joyce Bible Church, and served her husband and family faithfuly. In addition to her husband Richard, Winona was preceded in death by siblings Earl, Karl and John Livingston, and daughter-in-law Bobi Breithaupt. She is survived by Rachel (Jack DuMars), Richard, Jr. (Donna), Dan (Mari), Charles (Janice), Jennifer (Dan Lynn), Philip (Dee), June, and Stephen; 25 grandchildren and 45 great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Gideons International, a mission or missionary of choice, or Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County, 540 East Eighth Street, Port Angeles, WA 98362.
February 21, 2013 issue
Charles Lindenmuth Jr.
September 7, 1951 - January 1, 2013
Born September 7, 1951 to Charles Sr. and Josephine (nee Troyano) Lindenmuth in Wayne, NJ. Graduated from Wayne Hills High School in 1969. Charles Jr. and Rose Ann were married on September 21, 1974, in Wayne, NJ. He was preceded in death by mother, father and first son. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Rose Ann, sons Charles III (wife April) & John, grandson Tracy, sister Joanne (husband Gordon), brother Robert (wife Cheryl), and service dogs Mowgli & Loki. Loki followed him shortly after his passing to be with him at his side. Rick Hall will lead a Memorial Service on February 18, 2013 at 2:00 p.m., at the Forks Assembly of God with potluck following.
Daisy Sinnema, 80, of Vancouver, WA passed away from complications of Pneumonia on February 1, 2013. Daisy Sinnema was born January 27, 1933 in Forks, WA and was raised on the Quillayute Prairie. She lived her entire life in Forks, until moving to Vancouver in 2012 to be closer to her daughter and grandchildren. Daisy viewed her biggest accomplishments as raising her family and caring for her grandchildren. She enjoyed bingo, baking, black berry picking, beach combing and her much loved dog, Sassy. Second Beach was her favorite place to be. She is preceded in death by her children Carla Parks (October of 2004) and Jim Sinnema (May of 1972). She is survived by her children Ann Sinnema of Vancouver, WA; grandchildren Rachael Entenman of La Center, WA, Christa Doughty of the Seattle area and Cassandra Brown of Portland, OR; great-grandchildren Taylor & Cole Entenman of La Center, WA; siblings Sonny and Joyce Smith of Forks, WA and pets Sassy, her terriermix, now living in Vancouver, WA. Daisy was a beloved mother, sister and grandmother; she laughed, she loved and she has left an undeniable mark on those who had the pleasure to know her. She will be greatly missed. Daisy chose to be cremated and her ashes will be buried at the Quillayute Cemetery. Exact date to be announced.
February 14, 2013 issue
August 26, 1926 - January 28, 2013
BEN LONN Benjamin Lonn, Jr. Born August 26, 1926 in Aberdeen, WA Passed into Eternity January 28th, 2013 in Forks, WA Survived by wife of 65 years, Kay Brother Tom Sons Marc (Vicki), Chris, and Jeff (Kathy) 3 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren Celebration of Life Service: Saturday, March 23rd, 1:00 p.m. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church 250 North Blackberry Ave. Forks, WA 98331 Condolences may be sent to: Kay Lonn C/O Forks Community Hospital 530 Bogachiel Way Forks WA 98331 (360) 374-6271
January 31, 2013 issue
Dale Edwin Wales
October 6,1917 – December 13,2012
Dale passed away in Portland, Ore. at the age of 95. Born in Norfolk, Neb., he was raised primarily in Goshen County, Wyo. He graduated from Torrington High School in 1936, and later served his country as a soldier in the US Army’s 351st Engineers, deployed during WWII in Europe.
He and Evelyn Marie Gruber were married in 1949 in Chicago. In 1983, he married his second wife Leona Kathleen Bunnell in Brinnon. He lived in Forks from 2002-2009 and moved to Oregon in 2009.
Dale enjoyed woodworking, gardening and hunting. A carpenter by trade, he was a member of the VFW, American Legion, Quilcene Bible Church, Forks Bible Church and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America.
Dale is survived by his sons Edgar L. (Cindy) Wales of Canby, Ore. and Raleigh S. Wales of Seattle, daughter Carol J. (Roger) Jackson of Canby and stepdaughter Judi (Larry) McClanahan of Forks. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by wives Evelyn Gruber Wales and Leona Bunnell Wales, son Roy E. Wales, daughter Luann B. Scott, and step-son John Adams.
A memorial for Dale will be held at 1 pm on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at at the Quilcene Bible Church.
January 24, 2013 issue
Albin Elmer Anderson June 23, 1921 - January 15, 2013
Albin Elmer Anderson, 91, of Forks, Wash., passed away on January 15, 2013. He was born June 23, 1921 to Emil and Hilma (nee Mattson) Anderson in Chicago, Ill. He graduated from Fenger High School and attended Moody Bible Institute and Trinity Seminary.
He married Gladys Tobro on June 4, 1944 in Chicago at the Swedish Mission Church. Together they prepared for a career as missionaries, serving in Colombia, Venezuela, Costa Rica, and Panama. Returning to the States in 1969, he worked for the Christian Businessmen Men’s Committee and founded The Good Book Foundation. In semi-retirement he and Gladys enjoyed travel to Scandinavia and the British Isles—and visiting their children and grandchildren across the country. Elmer loved music, books, any excuse to drink coffee with friends, and delighted in gathering his family around him.
He is survived by a sister Elizabeth Nicklas: children Miriam Wise (Roger), Rebecca Anderson (David Toht), Judy Millhorn (Thomas), Michael Anderson (Deborah), Deborah Dillon (Martin); grandchildren Kathryn Millhorn, Elizabeth Wisebrauner, Emily Kelso; Adam, Betony, and Ben Toht; Catrina Legorreta, Eric, Ryan, and Sean Millhorn; Jonathan and Rachel Anderson; and Luke, Hannah, Isaac, and Noah Dillon; great grandchildren Olivia Cronin, Elias and Scarlett Toht, Kenna Millhorn, and Cody Anderson.
A memorial service will be held 2:30 p.m. Friday, January 25 at Church of the Nazarene in Forks, Wash.
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