Ransom C. Aplin
Ransom C. Aplin, of Sequim, died July 14, 2000, in Spokane.
Mr. Ransom was 66.
He was born April 14, 1934, in Los Angeles, to Harold C. and Eloise Aplin.
He and Bonnie Cobb married Aug. 18, 1961, at Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane.
Mr. Aplin was a retired Air Force major, and he owned the Finishing Booth until 1987. He was a member of the Sequim Elks Club and SunLand Golf and Country Club.
In addition to his wife at the family home, Mr. Aplin is survived by son Cameron Aplin, of Seneca, S.C.; and one grandson.
Heritage Funeral Home of Spokane is in charge of arrangements.
Hugh Anderson died on July 29, 2000, in Totem Lake. He was 85.
He was born June 15, 1915 to Peter John and Elizabeth Anderson.
and was a three-sport athlete at Edmonds High School, playing football and basketball, and running track with his brother, John. The brothers continued athletics while at Bellingham Normal (now Western Washington University), and Mr. Anderson later continued his education at the University of Washington School of Engineering.
With his brother, Mr. Anderson co-founded P.J. Anderson & Sons Inc. The general contracting company was named after their late father and performed clearing and heavy grading work across Washington. Their work included many miles of Interstate 5, Highway 101, and numerous other Western Washington highways, oil refineries, golf courses, and the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. Anderson was a member of the Associated General Contractors for more than 30 years, and was inducted as an honorary member of the Seattle chapter.
In the 1950s, the Anderson brothers dabbled in the unlimited hydroplane racing circuit, purchasing the Slo-Motion V from Stan Sayres after the Slo-Mo-V had flipped on Lake Washington. They hired Ted Jones to rebuild her into the Miss Seattle, and later brought others into the partnership to form Roostertails Inc. and Hydros Inc. The Miss Seattle, Miss Seattle Too, Miss Pay 'N' Save, and the Miss Exide were all Anderson-owned boats, racing in many Columbia Cup, Gold Cup, and Seafair races. Some of their drivers included Lou Fagil, Al Benson, Chick Hickling, Norm Evans, Dalles Sartz and the colorful "Flying Czech" Miro Slovak.
The Anderson brothers were working on a section of Highway 101 east of Sequim in the 1960s when they purchased SunLand from Less and Dorcas Taylor. They completed Taylor's original dream and, as general partners, completed the golf course and residential development. Also included in Mr. Anderson's body of work was the original 9-hole layout at the Nile Shrine Golf Course in Montlake Terrace.
Mr. Anderson retired in 1979 and was asked to serve the American Arbitration Association as an arbitrator, which he did for a number of years.
As a boy, Mr. Anderson had ushered football games as a Boy Scout at the then-new Husky Stadium. A longtime contributor to and supporter of University of Washington athletics, Mr. Anderson was a Husky Tyee for many years and witnessed Husky football played over seven decades.
He also was an avid golfer and he and his wife, Pauline, were longtime members of Seattle's Sand Point Country Club.
Mr. Anderson is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Pauline, of Woodinville, sister Agnes Nielson of Seattle, daughters Caroleigh Romasanta of Sequim and Jeanne Milanovich of Woodinville, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service is scheduled Aug. 10 at Sand Point Country Club. Contributions may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Association or to the University of Washington Tyee Association.
Lorrayne Arnold of Port Angeles died July 25, 2000.
Mrs. Arnold was 75.
She was born March 4, 1925, in Bottineau, N.D., to Bernard C. Evenson and Mary McDonald. Mrs. Arnold was married Sept. 21, 1971, to Richard Arnold of Sequim. She had been previously married to Joel Birkland.
Mrs. Arnold had worked in the restaurant business and as a homemaker. She enjoyed traveling, bingo and camping.
She is survived by her husband, Richard; sons Vance Birkland, Greg Birkland and Shannon Birkland, all of Port Angeles; stepson Phil Arnold of Hawaii; stepdaughters Linda Johnson, of Sumner, and Angela Anders of Sequim; sisters Joyce Everson of Montana, and Twila Kettleson and Arvelle Evenson of North Dakota; seven grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Arnold was preceded in death by her parents, sister Muriel Anderson, and brothers Clair and Curtis Evenson.
A private inurnment of memorial was held. At her request, no services were held.
Drennan & Ford Funeral Home of Port Angeles was in charge of arrangements.
Jack J. Harlan
A funeral for Jack J. Harlan will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at Sequim Masonic Lodge, 700 S. Fifth Ave. Mr. Harlan died of cancer July 26, 2000. He was 80.
Donald J. Zmuda
A celebration of the life of Donald J. "Zeke" Zmuda, of Sequim, was held Feb. 17 at Sequim Valley Foursquare Church.
Mr. Zmuda died in Idaho Feb. 8, 2001. He was 67.
He was born Feb. 23, 1933, in Chicago, the second son of Joseph and Harriet Zmuda. He was raised in Chicago where he attended Catholic schools and graduated from Chicago Vo-tech High School.
Mr. Zmuda served four years with the U.S. Air Force, receiving an honorable discharge at Mountain Home Air Force Base.
He married his wife, Judy, in 1956, and they made Boise, Idaho, their home for many years. He was a member of the Boise Police Department for 10 years, achieving the rank of sergeant, and enjoyed playing on the department's baseball team.
Mr. Zmuda had an entrepreneurial spirit. He started and owned several small businesses in Idaho, including Space Age Movers.
He lived for his last few years with his sister Ann Nagler, her husband, Hank, and their family in Sequim, a place he often referred to as "heaven on Earth." He spent his last few weeks in Idaho with his family; his last wish on Earth was complete.
Family members say Mr. Zmuda had a strong faith and belief in God, which gave him and his family a great sense of strength and peace throughout the past 12 years with cancer. They say his spirit, sense of humor and positive attitude were always present.
Mr. Zmuda is survived by son Jeff Zmuda, of Boise, Idaho; daughters Kapri Zmuda-Gonzalez, of Boise, and Wendi Scott, of Eagle, Idaho; sisters Ann Nagler, of Sequim, Rose Wisnieski, of Indiana, and Mary Ann Lewkowski, of Chicago; brothers Joe and Bobby Zmuda, of Chicago; numerous nieces and nephews; and six grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Life's Doors Hospice, P.O. Box 5754, Boise, Idaho, 83705.
Margaret Elizabeth Nelson
A memorial service for Margaret Elizabeth "Beth" Nelson, of Sequim, is planned for 1 p.m. today, Feb. 21, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Blake Ave.
Mrs. Nelson died Feb. 16, 2001. She was 79.
She was born Nov. 7, 1921, in Kooskia, Idaho, to Brysen Jesse and Ida Sybil Watson. The family moved from Lewiston, Idaho, when she was a child.
She and Arthur W. "Buck" Echternkamp married and they had three children. Mr. Echternkamp preceded her in death. She later married Harold Rideout and Raymond Nelson, who also preceded her in death.
Mrs. Nelson was a longtime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary, where she served as treasurer. She was talented at sewing and cooking, and volunteered with the church.
Mrs. Nelson is survived by sons Jerry Allen Echternkamp, of Moss Beach, Calif., and Clifford Michael Echternkamp, of Freshwater Bay; daughter Pamela Gail Eve, of Naches; brothers Richard Watson, of Montesano and Merle Watson, of Beaver; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial gifts may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, the Diabetes Association, or a favorite charity.
Sequim Valley Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Jean S. Burrowes
A funeral Mass for Jean S. Burrowes, of Sequim, will be celebrated at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Graveside internment follows at Sequim View Cemetery.
Mrs. Burrowes died Feb. 16, 2001. She was 80.
She was born June 8, 1920, in Melbourne, Australia, the third of four daughters of Richmond Fulstowe and Mary May Riordan Cox.
She worked for the U.S. Navy during World War II and met her future husband, Stanley Burrowes, while he was serving with the U.S. Navy in Australia. The two parted when Mr. Burrowes returned to his Sequim home after the war, while she remained in Melbourne.
In 1948, Jean and her mother traveled from Australia to Mississippi to visit her sister and brother in law. Before returning to Australia, they stopped in Sequim to visit the naval officer Jean had met back home. Jean and Stanley married May 13, 1948, in Sequim.
Mrs. Burrowes' early married live as the wife of an active duty naval officer was marked with volunteer service within the armed forces community as a Grey Lady and Navy Relief Society worker.
Throughout her life she was an avid tennis player, competing in league play in Melbourne. She also was an accomplished bridge player, and with either a deck of cards or a tennis racket in her hand, she was a fierce competitor.
Mrs. Burrowes was active in the League of Women Voters and the Republican Women's Party.
In addition to her husband at the family home, Mrs. Burrowes is survived by son Mark Burrowes, of Des Moines; sisters Win Skillman, of Sequim, and Dorothy, of Australia; and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by son David and sister Greta.
Memorial gifts may be made to St. Joseph's Catholic Church or the Alzheimer's Association, 12721 30th Ave. NE, Suite 101, Seattle, 98125.
A private inurnment service is planned for Marjorie Hall, of Sequim.
Mrs. Hall died Feb. 1, 2001. She was 88.
She was born April 5, 1912, in Steilacoom, to Arthur and May Thompson Calhoun. Her grandfather George Calhoun took charge of the Marine Hospital in Port Angeles in 1865, after serving as a surgeon in the Civil War. In 1867, he established the hospital in Port Townsend before going into private practice in Seattle.
She served with the American Red Cross in France and Germany during World War II and married Phillip Hall on Oct. 4, 1946. Mr. Hall preceded her in death Dec. 10, 1992.
Mrs. Hall lived at Yarrow Point until 1962, when the family moved to Issaquah. Mrs. Hall was a columnist for the Bellevue American and later served as editor for the Issaquah Press. Her husband retired from teaching in 1977, and they then moved to Sequim.
Mrs. Hall is survived by son Peter Hall, of Chimacum; daughters Karen Hall, of Kirkland, and Martha Hall, of Eugene; and two grandchildren.
Sequim Valley Chapel was in charge of arrangements.