A memorial service for Judy Donaldson, of Sequim, is planned for 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at Faith Lutheran Church, North Fourth at Cedar Street in Sequim. Pastor Steve Eaton will preside.
Mrs. Donaldson died Nov. 8, 2001, of pancreatic cancer. She was 62.
She was born March 11, 1939, in East St. Lewis, Ill., to Darrell Ivy and Bessie Ann Bayless Vroman Phillips.
Mrs. Donaldson earned a master of arts degree in language arts. She was honored as 1984 alumni of the year at Cal Poly University.
She was a retired educator.
She held worship services at Olympic and Prime Time retirement homes. She loved fishing, playing golf and contract bridge.
Mrs. Donaldson was a member of Faith Lutheran Church and Daughters of the American Revolution.
Mrs. Donaldson is survived by her husband Robert L. Donaldson; son Robert T. Donaldson, of Salt Lake City, Utah; daughters Lori Van Emmerik, of Henderson, Nev., and Sheri Asay, of Mesquit, Nev.; brother Darrell Phillips; sister Darlene Jordon; and eight grandchildren.
Memorial gifts may be made to Hospice of Clallam County, P.O. Box 2014, Port Angeles, 98362.
Donald F. Mills
When Donald F. Mills died Friday, Nov. 16, 2001, at the age of 64, he was doing something he loved. Hunting.
A memorial service for the Sequim native is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, in the auditorium at Sequim High School. Inurnment will be at Mount Angeles Cemetery.
"Don told me that he wanted to die while he was hunting or fishing," said longtime friend Randy Frick, who said they enjoyed the outdoor pastimes as often as possible.
Mr. Mills was trying to find a deer he'd spotted earlier in the week in the Lost Mountain area when he died of natural, but unknown causes. Searchers from the Clallam County Volunteer Search and Rescue Unit recovered Mr. Mills' body the next day.
While Mr. Mills loved to hunt, Frick says salmon fishing was "his mania."
One of the things Frick says he'll remember most is the look Mr. Mills would give him whenever he hooked a big salmon.
Mr. Mills was born Jan. 30, 1937, to Franklin Albert and Theda Brotten Mills in Sequim.
He married his high school sweetheart, Karin Schmuck, on Aug. 25, 1956 in Sequim. In 1958 Mr. Mills joined the Washington State Patrol as cadet and was commissioned as a trooper in 1960. He was promoted to sergeant in 1973. He was stationed at Kelso before transferring to the Port Angeles detachment in 1978.
Mr. Mills retired from the state patrol in April 1990, giving himself a promotion to captain of the commercial fishing boat he had built and named for his wife "Karin Too."
Trooper Dave Sue, who worked under Mr. Mills' leadership for 12 years in Port Angeles, says his boss was "a great mentor, a nice guy and a good friend."
Mr. Mills' friends say he had a sense of humor that rivaled his physical stature. He also enjoyed being on the receiving end of the joke. While being interviewed for a story on his retirement, which he preferred to call a change of jobs, Mr. Mills laughed as he told how he had returned to work after a few days off the week before to find his office completely empty, except for a "For Rent" sign.
Even after Mr. Mills retired, he often visited the squad room to trade barbs with whomever was around.
Mr. Mills was a member of the Port Gamble F&AM Masonic Lodge; National Rifle Association; Port Angeles Eagles; Antique Outboard Motor Club; Washington State Patrol Troopers Association and the Puget Sound Anglers Association.
In addition to his wife at the family home, Mr. Mills is survived by his children Frank Mills, of Longview, and Debbie Sellsted, of Bellevue; siblings Frank Albert Mills, of Libby, Mont., and Del Loris Hanson, of Shelton; and two grandsons.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Clallam County Search & Rescue, c/o Clallam County Sheriff's Department, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles, 98362.
Sequim Valley Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Francis Leo McManis
A memorial funeral Mass for Francis Leo McManis, of Sequim, is planned for 11 a.m. today, Nov. 21, at Queen of Angels Church in Port Angeles. A reception follows in the church hall.
Mr. McManis died Nov. 17, 2001, at 80.
He was born Oct. 4, 1921, in Sioux City, Iowa, to Thomas E. and Anna A. Stolt McManis.
He and Connie Moulton married in 1942 in Aberdeen, S.D.
Mr. McManis served for four and one-half years as a medic in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He graduated from Claremont Men's College in Claremont, Calif., and was an owner and officer of Pomona Block, Inc., in California for 22 years until retirement.
He moved to Sequim in 1977. Mr. McManis was a charter member of Peninsula Advocates for the Mentally Ill (now NAMI-Clallam County), where he worked tirelessly.
He served on the advisory board of Peninsula Regional Support Network for the past 10 years.
He was a member and officer of the Legion of Mary, Port Angeles, continuing his outreach work until his death. Mr. McManis was a lifetime member of the DAV. He was a member of Queen of Angeles Church in Port Angeles since 1977 and a member of the Knights of Columbus.
In addition to his wife at the family home, Mr. McManis is survived by son Timothy, of Spokane.
He was preceded in death by five brothers.
Memorial gifts may be made to Queen of Angeles School, 209 W. 11th St., Port Angeles, 98362.
Drennan-Ford Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Clara Isabell Barnes
Service plans have not been reported for Clara Isabell Barnes, of Sequim.
Mrs. Barnes died Nov. 17, 2001, at 92.
She was born Feb. 2, 1909, in Morrowville, Kan., to Charley E. and Dessie Maude Mitchell Smith. She became a member of the First Christian Church in 1922 and completed her schooling in 1927.
She and Elmer F. Barnes married in July 1927 and settled down to a life of farming and raising their three children. Mr. Barnes preceded her in death in 1983.
In 1937 the family moved west, settling near Toledo, where her husband began a long career with Weyerhaeuser. They attended the Castle Rock Christian Church, where Mrs. Barnes played the organ and piano for the next 40 years.
Mrs. Barnes was employed for many years as organist for the McVicker Funeral Home in Toledo.
She learned to quilt as a child and loved this creative expression. She pieced and quilted by hand more than 400 quilts, winning many awards, including national honors, for her quality work. All her family members have beautiful reminders of her love through her quilts.
She also especially loved the organ and continued learning in an organ club until she moved to Sequim in 1993. She went on several cruises sponsored by organ clubs. Her other hobbies were gardening and reading.
Mrs. Barnes is survived by daughter Ruth A. Brooks, of Toledo; sons M. Eugene Barnes, of Sequim, and John Barnes, of Cosmopolis; 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Barnes was preceded in death by her only sister, Esther, in 1999.
Memorial gifts may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 1695, Sequim, 98382, or the American Heart Association, 4414 Woodland Park N., Seattle, 98103.
Leroy J. Wilber
A funeral for Leroy J. Wilber, of Sequim, is planned for 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, at Faith Lutheran Church, North Fourth Avenue at West Cedar Street in Sequim.
Mr. Wilber died Nov. 17, 2001, at 62.
He was born Jan. 27, 1939, in Port Angeles, to L.P. and Agnes Christianson Wilber. He was raised in Sequim and graduated from Sequim High School.
He was known in Sequim and Port Angeles as "the cherry man." Over the years he worked in logging, in Christmas tree and seedling sales, garden trellis production and sales, and produce sales.
He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church.
Mr. Wilber is survived by a brother, the Rev. James Wilber, of Flint, Mich.; sisters Barbara Thompson, of Port Angeles, Beverly Edmund, of Lynnwood, Bonnie Eisenbeisz, of Seattle, and Brenda Wilber, of Shoreline; three nieces and seven nephews.
Memorial gifts may be made to Faith Lutheran Church, North Fourth and West Cedar, Sequim, 98382; or American Heart Association, 4414 Woodland Park Ave. N., Seattle, 98103; or American Diabetes Association, 557 Roy St., Lower Level, Seattle, 98109-4219.
Francis J. Fowles Jr.
Col. Francis J. "Frank" Fowles, formerly of Sequim, died Nov. 11, 2001, in Sacramento, Calif., at 82.
He was born Oct. 9, 1919, in Ogden, Utah, to J. Francis and Nettie Watson Fowles.
His distinguished military career spanned 29 years.
During World War II, Col. Fowles served with the U.S. Air Force in the India, Burma and China Theater.
After returning from the war, he graduated from the University of Utah law school and served the remaining years with the Judge Advocate General, including eight years at the Pentagon and a four-year tour of duty in Panama, Canal Zone.
Col. Fowles was an avid outdoorsman who supported wildlife preservation.
In his retirement years, he was an active board member of the Sequim Food Bank, where he volunteered for 10 years.
Col. Fowles is survived by his wife, Annabelle Fowles, of Sacramento, Calif.; daughters Julie Keplinger, of Keswick, Va., and Mary Francis Skipper, of Reston, Va.; sister Kathryn Barney, of Ogden, Utah; four grandsons; many nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by brother Tom Fowles and sister Marilyn Olsen.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Sequim Food Bank.
Andrews and Greilich Mortuary of Sacramento was in charge of arrangements.