Thomas Richard Wood
A memorial service for Thomas Richard Wood, of Sequim, was held March 11 at Sequim Valley Chapel.
Mr. Wood died of cancer March 5, 2000. He was 75.
He was born June 4, 1924, in Indian Head, Saskatchewan, Canada, to Clifford Mark and Pearl Marjorie Stoughton Wood.
Mr. Wood served as a flying officer for the Royal Canadian Air Force in World War II. He had many good memories of his military service.
He and Winnifred Pratt Odling married Oct. 12, 1946, in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. They emigrated to California in 1948 and made their home in Cypress. They became United States citizens in 1954.
Mr. Wood retired from the Southern California Gas Company in 1984 and the Woods moved to Sequim.
Mr. Wood volunteered for Meals on Wheels and worked at the Sequim Visitors' Center.
Mr. Wood enjoyed playing golf and was a member of the Dungeness and Peninsula golf clubs. He also enjoyed the spa at Sequim Aquatic Recreation Center, speculating on life with his fellow spa-users.
In addition to his wife at the family home, Mr. Wood is survived by his mother, of North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada; daughter Leigh Ingram, of Newport Beach, Calif.; son David Wood, of Costa Mesa, Calif.; brother Lorne Wood, of Quallicum Beach, British Columbia, Canada; and one grandchild.
He was preceded in death by sister Vivian Luhrs, in 1984, and his father, in 1970.
Memorial gifts may be made to Hospice of Clallam County, P.O. Box 2014, Port Angeles, 98382, or the Scholarship Fund at Sequim Presbyterian Church, 950 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim, 98382.
Alice E. Booth
A service for Alice E. Booth, of Sequim, was held March 13 in Lodi, Calif. Burial was at Cherokee Memorial Park in Lodi.
Mrs. Booth died March 5, 2000. She was 88.
She was born Sept. 3, 1911, in Carlton, Kan., to Lee and Elsie Hollenbeck Comer.
She and Kenneth Booth married Jan. 21, 1930, in Porterville, Calif. Mr. Booth preceded her in death Nov. 11, 1998.
Mrs. Booth was a homemaker. She and her husband moved to Sequim in April 1996 to be near their daughter.
She loved sewing and reading.
Mrs. Booth is survived by daughter Judy Nickel, of Sequim; son Ken Booth; brothers Ralph Comer, of Clovis, Calif., and Clarence Comer, of Redding, Calif.; brother-in-law Bill Booth, of Garden Grove, Calif., three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Sequim Valley Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Frank William Godfrey
A private family service for Frank William Godfrey, of Sequim, is planned at Sunset Hills Memorial Park in Portland, Ore., with the Rev. Ron Oldenkamp, of Valley Community Presbyterian Church of Portland, presiding.
Mr. Godfrey died of cancer March 4, 2000. He was 80.
He was born Oct. 27, 1919, in Cripple Creek, Colo., to George Harold and Florence Virginia Gunn Godfrey.
He and Ruth Talley, of El Paso, Texas, married June 23, 1940, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in San Francisco.
Mr. Godfrey attended two years of college. He served in the South Pacific with the U.S. Army's 1395th Engineering Construction Battalion in World War II. He was given a special assignment to manage all equipment mechanic operations on Aitutaki, Cook Islands. He received letters of commendation from his commanding officer and the resident agent of the New Zealand government, for promoting goodwill and for his supervision and management of more than 300 native civilian employees on Aitutaki. He was later reassigned to the 3414th Ordinance Company and was in charge of the largest motor pool fleet in the South Pacific, in New Caledonia, until the war's end.
Mr. Godfrey worked for George M. Philpott Company, in San Francisco and Portland, Ore.; and for the rock drilling division of Chicago Pneumatic Tool Company, covering 11 Western states, Western Canada, Hawaii and Alaska. He moved to Anchorage, Alaska, in June 1964. In 1967 he founded his own company, Machinery & Drill Steel Company, in Anchorage. He sold the business in 1977 and retired to Sequim in February 1978.
He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and Sequim Elks.
Mr. Godfrey enjoyed fishing, boating and "RVing" through the country in the family motorhome, including many trips over the Alaska Highway.
In addition to his wife at the family home, Mr. Godfrey is survived by son Tim W. Godfrey, of Anchorage, Alaska; and brother George H. Godfrey, of Phoenix, Ariz. He was preceded in death by his oldest son, Frank Jr., who lost his life on Eklutna Glacier near Anchorage in 1966.
Memorial gifts may be made to Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center, 1124 Columbia St., Seattle, 98104; Hospice of Clallam County, P.O. Box 2014, Port Angeles, 98362; or a favorite charity.
A memorial service for Janet Ashbran, of Port Angeles, was held April 18 at Sequim Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. President Kevin Hanson presided. Burial was at Sequim View Cemetery.
Mrs. Ashbran died of cancer April 14, 2001. She was 60.
She was born Dec. 10, 1940, in Long Beach, Calif., to Theodore W. and Dorothy May Hill Darrow.
She earned a graduate equivalent degree on her own, after leaving school after eighth-grade.
She and William Ashbran married July 4, 1961, in Reno, Nev.
Mrs. Ashbran worked as a hostess at 7 Cedars Casino. She enjoyed her work and her customers and always had something nice to say to them. She also loved her family, friends, and the many animals on her Blue Mountain property, especially her two dogs.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
In addition to her husband at the family home, Mrs. Ashbran is survived by daughters Debbie Ashbran, of San Marcos, Calif., Robin Sparks, of Shasta Lake, Calif. and Denise Zink, of Sequim; her mother, Dorothy O'Brien, of Sequim; sister JoAnn Raiser, of Rancho Cordova, Calif.; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial gifts may be made to Washington Mutual Savings Bank, 680 W. Washington St., Sequim, 98382.
Cathryn Elaine Christensen
A private family service is planned for Cathryn Elaine Christensen, of Sequim.
Mrs. Christensen died of cancer April 17, 2001. She was 70.
She was born Dec. 23, 1930, in Carbondale, Pa., to Joseph and Mary Delores Davis Mancuso.
She earned a bachelor of science in nursing at Eastern Washington University, a master of business administration in hospital administration and a master of health sciences from Whitworth College.
She served in the U.S. Air Force as a nurse from 1954-1956.
She and Russell James Christensen married July 29, 1956, in Clovis, N.M.
Mrs. Christensen lived in Spokane for 30 years and retired from Sacred Heart Medical Center there after many years of service.
She moved to Sequim just more than a year ago.
In addition to her husband at the family home, Mrs. Christensen is survived by son Russell James Christensen II, of Duval, daughter Karen Ann Sundahl, of Tumwater; and three grandchildren.
Aimee Lou Dammarell
A memorial service for Aimee Lou Dammarell, formerly of Sequim, was held April 22 at Meadow Greens retirement center in Lynden. Pastor James Totzke presided.
Mrs. Dammarell died April 16, 2001, in Bellingham. She was 90.
She was born Jan. 30, 1911, in Farmington, Mont., to Peter and Phoebe Miller Eyraud. She grew up in Walla Walla and graduated from Queen Anne High School in Seattle in 1929. She earned a degree in education from the University of Washington in 1935 and in 1944 she graduated from Swedish Hospital School of Nursing in Seattle as a registered nurse.
She and Howard T. Dammarell married Oct. 18, 1947, in Walla Walla. Mr. Dammarell preceded her in death.
They made their home in Walla Walla, and she worked as a homemaker.
They retired and moved to Sequim in 1973.
In October 1995, they moved to Meadow Greens retirement center in Lynden.
Mrs. Dammarell was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Sequim.
She enjoyed gardening, walking, and camping with her family.
Mrs. Dammarell is survived by son Craig Dammarell, of Ferndale; sister Bina Herold, of San Diego, Calif.; and four grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Dammarell was preceded in death by son Douglas Dammarell, sister Phoebe Garbe, and brother Peter Eyraud.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Gideons International.
Moles Funeral Home in Ferndale was in charge of arrangements.