A memorial service for Roy Watson, of Sequim, was held Oct. 23 at Sequim Valley Chapel with the Rev. John Morgan presiding.
Mr. Watson died Oct. 19, 1999. He was 70.
He was born Nov. 21, 1928, in Bradford, England, to Harry Leslie and Gladys Watson. He served in the Royal Air Force in Britain and in 1950 he and his wife, Rita, emigrated to Toronto, Canada.
In 1979, they moved to San Jose, Calif.
Mr. Watson retired from the Santa Clara County Transit Authority and in 1994 moved to Sequim.
In addition to his wife at the family home, Mr. Watson is survived by his 94-year-old mother, of Victoria, B.C., Canada; daughter Nena Shaw, of San Jose, Calif.; brother David Watson, of Tacoma; and one grandson.
The family invites her friends to an open house in honor of Helen Merryman, of Sequim, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at the home of Mary Reid, 492 Parkwood Blvd., in Sequim. Mrs. Merryman died Oct. 23, 1999. She was 80.
Minnie A. Reed
A memorial service for Minnie A. Reed, of Sequim, was held Oct. 23 at Sequim Seventh-day Adventist Church. Chaplain Winston De Haven officiated.
Mrs. Reed died Oct. 18, at age 82.
She was born Oct. 4, 1917, in Manhattan, Mont., to Herbert W. and Mabel Freeland Goudy and grew up in Montana.
Mrs. Reed lived in Sequim since Sept. 10, 1938.
She married William S. Reed Jan. 31, 1970, in Port Townsend.
She had previously married Elmer V. Roup.
Mrs. Reed was a homemaker. She was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
In addition to her husband at the family home, Mrs. Reed is survived by sons Warwin Roup, of Sumner, and Ronald Roup, of Sequim; stepsons Dave Reed, of Hadlock, and Dan Reed, of Quilcene; daughters Jeanne Bethel, of Lake Stevens, and Lila Petroff, of Port Angeles; stepdaughter Martitia Guisar, of Beaverton, Ore.; and numerous grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.
Sequim Valley Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Aileen Alexandria Hale Jones
Aileen Alexandria Hale Jones died Oct. 17, 1999 in Sequim.
She was the daughter of Robert and Edna Belle Hale of Pend Oreille County.
She received her elementary and high school education in Ione and was inseparable from her older sisters Roberta, Georgia and Genevive, and younger sister June.
After high school she left Ione and spent a year in business school at Berkeley, Calif. She returned to Ione and was a social worker.
She met Erwin P. Jones, a pharmacist from Metaline Falls, and they married in 1933. He preceded her in death after more than 50 years of marriage. She also married Thelman McMahan, who preceded her in death, and Owen Templeton, who survives her.
Mrs. Jones and her husband were owners of the Metaline Falls Drug Company for 40 years.
Mrs. Jones was not only a good mother to her family, she was a formative part of the culture of Sequim. She was the essence of the American pioneer spirit and her children loved her very much.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Jones is survived by son Erwin Jones Jr.; daughters Mary Ann Underwood and JoDee Owens; three sisters; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and several and nieces and nephews.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Erwin and Aileen Jones Memorial Fund, the Cutter Theater, P.O. Box 133, Metaline Fall, Wash. 99153.
At her request, no service is planned for Raydah Agner, formerly of Sequim.
Mrs. Agner died Oct. 17, 1999, in Lynnwood. She was 89.
She was born Oct. 5, 1910, in West Seattle and was a lifelong resident of the Northwest. She lived in Tacoma, Port Angeles, Sequim and Lynnwood.
Mrs. Agner lived a full and balanced life: raising a family, working, ice skating, dancing and volunteering well into her 80s at the South Snohomish County Senior Center.
Mrs. Agner was a musician. She entertained her fellow residents at the Hearthside of Lynnwood with her organ playing.
Mrs. Agner was preceded in death in 1979 by her husband of 42 years, John Agner.
Mrs. Agner is survived by sons John Agner, of Woodinville and David Agner, of Mukilteo; longtime friend Rolf Anderson; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Memorial gifts may be made to a favorite charity.
Ardys May Wilson
No service has been announced for Ardys May Wilson, of Sequim.
Mrs. Wilson died Oct. 15, 1999. She was 78.
She was born Aug. 29, 1921, in Bellingham, to Swan Walter and Grace May Brown Johnson.
Mrs. Wilson was a drafter at Boeing Aerospace Plant in Renton. She married James "Jimmy" Wilson June 17, 1981, in Renton. Mr. Wilson also worked at Boeing and they retired in 1981. Mr. Wilson preceded her in death April 16, 1989.
Mrs. Wilson's ashes will be scattered over the waters near Sequim where her husband's ashes were also scattered.
She was a member of Sequim Elks and VFW. She also was a member of the Aerospace Machinist's Union.
She is survived by family and friends who cherished and loved her, including brother Delbert Johnson and sister Beverly Gunderson, both of Bellingham.
Memorial gifts may be made to the American Lung Association, 1515 De Chapter, 2625 Third Ave., Seattle 98121.
Sequim Valley Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Jean A. Schmitt
A service for Jean A. Schmitt, of Port Townsend, was held Oct. 23 at Saint Mary Star of the Sea Church in Port Townsend.
Mrs. Schmitt died Oct. 19, 1999. She was 66.
She was born Feb. 8, 1933, in Whitehall, Mont., to John James and Annie Beatrice Owsley Muldoon.
Mrs. Schmitt was known for being gifted; she excelled at whatever endeavor she pursued. She rebuilt an airplane during her senior year of high school and flew to Alaska.
She married William J. Schmitt on Jan. 17, 1952, in Anchorage, Alaska. They owned and operated a construction business while raising eight children.
After retiring, they moved to Port Townsend, which has been their home for the past 23 years.
In addition to her husband at the family home, Mrs. Schmitt is survived by daughters Linda Thomas, Susan Wastell and Katy Fishel, all of Juneau, Alaska, and Anna Shields, of Port Angeles; sons Edward Schmitt, of Arlington, William R. Schmitt, of Everett, and Donald Schmitt, of Redmond; sisters Donna Casper, of Vancouver, Lee Maddock, of Kent, and Harriett Walthour, of Corona, Calif.; brother John Muldoon, of Bremerton; 11 grandchildren and two grea-grandchildren.
Mrs. Schmitt was preceded in death by son Michael Schmitt in 1976, sister Billie Harrington in 1990 and brother Ed Muldoon in 1994.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Juneau Symphony, c/o Katy Fishel, P.O. box 35543, Juneau, AK 99803.
Kosec Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Monte Melvin Larsh
Monte Larsh, of Wasilla, Alaska, died Oct. 20 after an 18-month battle with prostate cancer. The Larshes were planning to build a home in the Three Firs Estates area and have many friends in the Sequim and Port Angeles area.
Mr. Larsh was born July 18, 1935, to Emil and Gertrude Larsh. He was the first baby born into a group of Matanuska Valley colonists who arrived on the steamship North Star in May 1935. He grew up on a farm near Palmer, Alaska, which was then an old railroad town called Matanuska.
Mr. Larsh was a high school basketball star. After graduation he joined the Navy and was stationed in San Diego, Calif., then Kodiak, Alaska, where he patrolled the Alaska corridor in P2Vs (high radar equipped aircraft) as an electronics and radio engineer. After discharge he studied electronics at Ventura Junior College in California, and the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
Mr. Larsh worked for the Federal Aviation Administration as a key person in the installation of FAA-controlled airfields and stations throughout Alaska. While with the FAA in Cold Bay, he was elected mayor, which he enjoyed for three years until transferring back to the Anchorage offices.
Retiring from the FAA in 1994, Mr. Larsh went to work for Piquniq Management Corporation on Shemya Island, Eareckson Airbase, as their station manager until spring 1999.
Mr. Larsh's life was a challenge and a joy, filled with love for his family. He enjoyed flying, music, fine wines and cooking. There was no job he wouldn't tackle and accomplish.
Mr. Larsh is survived by his devoted wife, Barbara Jean Larsh; daughters Debbie Larsh, Paula Brault, Vanessa Larsh and Melissa Hillman; stepdaughter Jennifer Hunt; sisters Beverly Hayes and Bonnie Willden; five grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Marilyn Mae Iverson, his parents, a nephew and a brother-in-law.
Honorary pallbearers: Tharin Rieless, Larry Hillman, Gerry Knutson, Rick Brault, Larry Bigelow, David Ingalls and Jack McKechnie.
He touched all of our lives and will be loved and greatly missed by all. His life here is over and it's freedom he's found now, in God's peace.
Kehl's Palmer Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.