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Obituary — June 14, 2017 - Sequim Gazette

Monday, June 19, 2017

After the war, he enrolled in the University of North Dakota and achieved a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce in 1950. He joined JC Penney company as a manager in 1951 and relocated to Lancaster, California in 1957. He later joined Sears as a merchandise manager and relocated to Hemet, California in 1966. In 1973 he joined Skyline Corporation in sales and later worked for Phillips Gasket Company as the General Manager. After retirement from Phillips in 1992, he relocated to Louisville, Colorado and owned a small art gallery and framing shop, which he operated until 2002. In 2008 he relocated to Sequim, WA to be closer to family.Besides working, Don loved sailing Hobie Cats, snow skiing, and photography. He was a Lutheran and was active in many church activities throughout his life.Don married Donna Rudolph of Fargo in 1948. They had three children, all living, Paul Summers of Sequim WA (age 64), Marc Monson of Broomfield CO (age 62), and Jon Monson of Gig Harbor WA (age 58). Don and Donna divorced in 1971. In 1987, Donald married Ruthanne Gebhardt.Don is survived by his brother Lawrence, age 92 of Fargo, his three sons and three grandchildren, Kristy Monson of Shoreline WA, Elizabeth Agerton of Bakersfield CA and Jonathan Monson of West Linn, OR. He is also survived by six grandchildren, David Tangren, Crystal Agerton, Joshua Ager ton, Karyn Cowperthwaite, Kaydence Monson and Addison Monson.He will be missed.A memorial service will he held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Haven of Rest Funeral Home, 8503 State Route 16, Gig Harbor, Washington.Mickey SextonNovember 4, 1925 – May 13, 2017Mickey Sexton of Sequim, Washington died May 13, 2017. He was born November 4, 1925 in Fort Worth, Texas.He graduated from high school in Wharton, Texas in 1942.He m...

May 25, 2017 - LancasterOnline

Monday, June 19, 2017

May 23, 2017. Melanie B. Scheid Funeral Directors & Cremation Services, 872-1779Nolt, Marilyn Louise Peifer 71, wife of Larry E. Nolt, of Souderton. May 23, 2017.Reid, Joan Crawford 87, of Lancaster. May 22, 2017.Seymour, Lissa Lymae 39, of Cresson. May 23, 2017. Gibbons Funeral Home, 814-672-5600Torres Cruz, William 73, husband of Elizabeth Torres, of Lancaster. May 16, 2017. Andrew T. Scheid Funeral Home, 397-8298Weaver, S. Norma 83, formerly of Goodville. May 22, 2017. Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., 733-2472...

OBITUARIES APR. 2-9, 2017 - Berea Online

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Nicholasville Ky., one daughter, Mary Frances Conn of Lawrenceburg, Ky., one brother, Harold Edward Conn of Garrard Co., two sisters, Anna Frances Lear of Berea, Ky., and Lucy Kathleen Carpenter of Lancaster Ky., three grandchildren, Maddie Conn, Olivia Conn, Candice Long, three great grandchildren, Tiffany, Lillian, and Addison Long.Funeral service will be 1:00pm Saturday April 8, 2017 at Davis and Powell Funeral Home with Rev. Bobby Lakes and Rev. Jim Cook officiating. Burial will follow in the Scaffold Cane Cemetery in Rockcastle County. Visitation will be 5-9pm Friday at the funeral home.Shirley Denise PhelpsShirley Denise Phelps, age 54, passed away Thursday April 6, 2017 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond Ky. She was born March 19, 1963 in Berea, Ky. to the late Henry Thomas Phelps and Catherine Marie Walker Phelps. Shirley enjoyed the Horizon Adult Day Care, the dance contest where she won 1st place, listening to music, playing bingo with friends, and spending time with her family. Shirley is of the Baptist faith.Other than her mother Shirley is survived by 2 daughters, Latasha Phelps, Rachel Phelps, 1 brother Timothy Phelps, 2 sisters Daisey Phelps, Emma Phelps, 1 granddaughter Semaj Phelps, and a special aunt and caregiver Gladys Jenkins all of Richmond Ky. Shirley was also preceded in death by one sister Mary Phelps.Services will be 1:00pm Friday April 14, 2017 at Abundant Life Ministries Church, 1705 Irvine Rd. Richmond, Ky. with Rev. Fred Phelps, and Rev. Edward Lainhart officiating. Burial will follow in the Speedwell Family Cemetery. Visitation will be 11:00am until service time on Friday at the church.Marvin S HicksMarvin S. HicksMarvin S. Hicks, 81, of Berea, passed away at his home April 2, 2017. Marvin, formerly of Monticello where he was very active in his community. He was born in Wayne County to the late Ellis M. and Elizabeth E. Hicks.In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his first wife, Maryann Hicks, two sisters, Ruby Jenkins and Martha Sue Thompson Eve.He was a retired coroner of Wayne County and former owner of Marvin S. Hicks Funeral Home.He is survived by his wife and caregiver Joyce Ramsey Hicks; four children Forrest (Susie) Hicks, Gordon (Marla) Hicks, Jill (Steve) Lawson, and Jan (Larry) Lewis; two stepchildren, Doug Ramsey and Deborah Chenault; four grandsons, Daniel Hicks, Matthew Hicks, Tyler Hicks, and Travis Lewis; two brothers, Fred Hicks, and Robertie (Doris) Hicks; and one sister, Gladys (Ott) Carpenter.Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the New Charity Baptist Church at 2pm with Bro. Koger Ramsey officiating. Entombment will follow in the Elk Spring Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday at the church from 11am-2pm.US ARMYLarry James WatsonLarry James Watson, 69, of Richmond, died Friday, April 7, 2017 at his residence following a long illness. He died peacefully in the care of his nephew and niece, Jackie and Sherry Hacker. Larry was a M...

Ellen T. Lee, 92, of Hudson - Community Advocate

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Mary Orareo of Florida; a brother, John Shanahan of Charlton; four grandsons and five granddaughters; five great-grandsons and five great-granddaughters; and a daughter-in-law, Elin Lee of Lancaster. Ellen was the stepmother of the late Kenneth A. Lee of Lancaster and sister to the late Rita Glynn of Norwood.A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, April 26, at 11 a.m., in Immaculate Conception Church, Prospect Street, Marlborough. Burial will follow in South Cemetery, South Bolton Road, Bolton. Calling hours will be held Tuesday, April 25, from 5-8 p.m., in the Fitzgerald & Collins Funeral Home, 378 Lincoln St., Marlborough.All are invited to sign Ellen’s online guestbook at www.CollinsFuneral.com.Short URL: http://www.communityadvocate.com/?p=85749...

Don Rickles, Comedy's Equal Opportunity Offender, Dies at 90 - New York Times

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Catskills resorts and in strip clubs, and his movie career got off to an auspicious start with a small part in the 1958 submarine drama “Run Silent, Run Deep,” starring Clark Gable and Burt Lancaster. But the bulk of his film work in the 1960s was in low-budget beach movies: “Bikini Beach,” “Muscle Beach Party” and “Pajama Party,” all in 1964, and “Beach Blanket Bingo” in 1965.By that time, his comedy career had begun gathering momentum. Focusing less on prepared material and more on interaction with his audience, he had found his voice. He was not the first insult comedian — and in fact an earlier master of the comic insult, Jack E. Leonard, was known to complain that Mr. Rickles’s act was too similar to his — but he soon became far and away the most successful.Bookings in the late 1950s at the Slate Brothers nightclub in Hollywood and the lounge of the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas spread the word. During his Slate Brothers engagement, Carl Reiner recalled in “Mr. Warmth,” the biggest names in show business felt that “if they hadn’t been insulted by Rickles, they weren’t with it.”His appearances insulting celebrities on the Dean Martin roasts and his sparring matches with Carson cemented Mr. Rickles’s reputation, but his unscripted brand of humor proved an uneasy fit for weekly television. A variety show in 1968 and a situation comedy in 1972, both called “The Don Rickles Show,” were short-lived, as was “Daddy Dearest,” a 1993 sitcom in which he and the comedian Richard Lewis played father and son. The closest thing to a hit show he had was “CPO Sharkey,” a Navy comedy, which aired from 1976 to 1978.Critics were often not sure what to make of Mr. Rickles. John J. O’Connor of The Times wrote in 1972 that for some his humor “will always remain tasteless,” while for others “it has its delicious moments of madness.” Tom Shales of The Washington Post, 26 years later, was more enthusiastic, praising him as “mythic, timeless, fearless — endowed by the gods with some absurd miraculous gift.”No critic, however thoughtful, could quite explain Mr. Rickles’s durability in show business, given that until the end of his career he was peppering his act with slurs and stereotypes long out of favor. And yet he not only got away with it, bu...

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Obituary — June 14, 2017 - Sequim Gazette

Monday, June 19, 2017

After the war, he enrolled in the University of North Dakota and achieved a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce in 1950. He joined JC Penney company as a manager in 1951 and relocated to Lancaster, California in 1957. He later joined Sears as a merchandise manager and relocated to Hemet, California in 1966. In 1973 he joined Skyline Corporation in sales and later worked for Phillips Gasket Company as the General Manager. After retirement from Phillips in 1992, he relocated to Louisville, Colorado and owned a small art gallery and framing shop, which he operated until 2002. In 2008 he relocated to Sequim, WA to be closer to family.Besides working, Don loved sailing Hobie Cats, snow skiing, and photography. He was a Lutheran and was active in many church activities throughout his life.Don married Donna Rudolph of Fargo in 1948. They had three children, all living, Paul Summers of Sequim WA (age 64), Marc Monson of Broomfield CO (age 62), and Jon Monson of Gig Harbor WA (age 58). Don and Donna divorced in 1971. In 1987, Donald married Ruthanne Gebhardt.Don is survived by his brother Lawrence, age 92 of Fargo, his three sons and three grandchildren, Kristy Monson of Shoreline WA, Elizabeth Agerton of Bakersfield CA and Jonathan Monson of West Linn, OR. He is also survived by six grandchildren, David Tangren, Crystal Agerton, Joshua Ager ton, Karyn Cowperthwaite, Kaydence Monson and Addison Monson.He will be missed.A memorial service will he held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Haven of Rest Funeral Home, 8503 State Route 16, Gig Harbor, Washington.Mickey SextonNovember 4, 1925 – May 13, 2017Mickey Sexton of Sequim, Washington died May 13, 2017. He was born November 4, 1925 in Fort Worth, Texas.He graduated from high school in Wharton, Texas in 1942.He m...

May 25, 2017 - LancasterOnline

Monday, June 19, 2017

May 23, 2017. Melanie B. Scheid Funeral Directors & Cremation Services, 872-1779Nolt, Marilyn Louise Peifer 71, wife of Larry E. Nolt, of Souderton. May 23, 2017.Reid, Joan Crawford 87, of Lancaster. May 22, 2017.Seymour, Lissa Lymae 39, of Cresson. May 23, 2017. Gibbons Funeral Home, 814-672-5600Torres Cruz, William 73, husband of Elizabeth Torres, of Lancaster. May 16, 2017. Andrew T. Scheid Funeral Home, 397-8298Weaver, S. Norma 83, formerly of Goodville. May 22, 2017. Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., 733-2472...

OBITUARIES APR. 2-9, 2017 - Berea Online

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Nicholasville Ky., one daughter, Mary Frances Conn of Lawrenceburg, Ky., one brother, Harold Edward Conn of Garrard Co., two sisters, Anna Frances Lear of Berea, Ky., and Lucy Kathleen Carpenter of Lancaster Ky., three grandchildren, Maddie Conn, Olivia Conn, Candice Long, three great grandchildren, Tiffany, Lillian, and Addison Long.Funeral service will be 1:00pm Saturday April 8, 2017 at Davis and Powell Funeral Home with Rev. Bobby Lakes and Rev. Jim Cook officiating. Burial will follow in the Scaffold Cane Cemetery in Rockcastle County. Visitation will be 5-9pm Friday at the funeral home.Shirley Denise PhelpsShirley Denise Phelps, age 54, passed away Thursday April 6, 2017 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond Ky. She was born March 19, 1963 in Berea, Ky. to the late Henry Thomas Phelps and Catherine Marie Walker Phelps. Shirley enjoyed the Horizon Adult Day Care, the dance contest where she won 1st place, listening to music, playing bingo with friends, and spending time with her family. Shirley is of the Baptist faith.Other than her mother Shirley is survived by 2 daughters, Latasha Phelps, Rachel Phelps, 1 brother Timothy Phelps, 2 sisters Daisey Phelps, Emma Phelps, 1 granddaughter Semaj Phelps, and a special aunt and caregiver Gladys Jenkins all of Richmond Ky. Shirley was also preceded in death by one sister Mary Phelps.Services will be 1:00pm Friday April 14, 2017 at Abundant Life Ministries Church, 1705 Irvine Rd. Richmond, Ky. with Rev. Fred Phelps, and Rev. Edward Lainhart officiating. Burial will follow in the Speedwell Family Cemetery. Visitation will be 11:00am until service time on Friday at the church.Marvin S HicksMarvin S. HicksMarvin S. Hicks, 81, of Berea, passed away at his home April 2, 2017. Marvin, formerly of Monticello where he was very active in his community. He was born in Wayne County to the late Ellis M. and Elizabeth E. Hicks.In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his first wife, Maryann Hicks, two sisters, Ruby Jenkins and Martha Sue Thompson Eve.He was a retired coroner of Wayne County and former owner of Marvin S. Hicks Funeral Home.He is survived by his wife and caregiver Joyce Ramsey Hicks; four children Forrest (Susie) Hicks, Gordon (Marla) Hicks, Jill (Steve) Lawson, and Jan (Larry) Lewis; two stepchildren, Doug Ramsey and Deborah Chenault; four grandsons, Daniel Hicks, Matthew Hicks, Tyler Hicks, and Travis Lewis; two brothers, Fred Hicks, and Robertie (Doris) Hicks; and one sister, Gladys (Ott) Carpenter.Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the New Charity Baptist Church at 2pm with Bro. Koger Ramsey officiating. Entombment will follow in the Elk Spring Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday at the church from 11am-2pm.US ARMYLarry James WatsonLarry James Watson, 69, of Richmond, died Friday, April 7, 2017 at his residence following a long illness. He died peacefully in the care of his nephew and niece, Jackie and Sherry Hacker. Larry was a M...

Ellen T. Lee, 92, of Hudson - Community Advocate

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Mary Orareo of Florida; a brother, John Shanahan of Charlton; four grandsons and five granddaughters; five great-grandsons and five great-granddaughters; and a daughter-in-law, Elin Lee of Lancaster. Ellen was the stepmother of the late Kenneth A. Lee of Lancaster and sister to the late Rita Glynn of Norwood.A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, April 26, at 11 a.m., in Immaculate Conception Church, Prospect Street, Marlborough. Burial will follow in South Cemetery, South Bolton Road, Bolton. Calling hours will be held Tuesday, April 25, from 5-8 p.m., in the Fitzgerald & Collins Funeral Home, 378 Lincoln St., Marlborough.All are invited to sign Ellen’s online guestbook at www.CollinsFuneral.com.Short URL: http://www.communityadvocate.com/?p=85749...

Don Rickles, Comedy's Equal Opportunity Offender, Dies at 90 - New York Times

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Catskills resorts and in strip clubs, and his movie career got off to an auspicious start with a small part in the 1958 submarine drama “Run Silent, Run Deep,” starring Clark Gable and Burt Lancaster. But the bulk of his film work in the 1960s was in low-budget beach movies: “Bikini Beach,” “Muscle Beach Party” and “Pajama Party,” all in 1964, and “Beach Blanket Bingo” in 1965.By that time, his comedy career had begun gathering momentum. Focusing less on prepared material and more on interaction with his audience, he had found his voice. He was not the first insult comedian — and in fact an earlier master of the comic insult, Jack E. Leonard, was known to complain that Mr. Rickles’s act was too similar to his — but he soon became far and away the most successful.Bookings in the late 1950s at the Slate Brothers nightclub in Hollywood and the lounge of the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas spread the word. During his Slate Brothers engagement, Carl Reiner recalled in “Mr. Warmth,” the biggest names in show business felt that “if they hadn’t been insulted by Rickles, they weren’t with it.”His appearances insulting celebrities on the Dean Martin roasts and his sparring matches with Carson cemented Mr. Rickles’s reputation, but his unscripted brand of humor proved an uneasy fit for weekly television. A variety show in 1968 and a situation comedy in 1972, both called “The Don Rickles Show,” were short-lived, as was “Daddy Dearest,” a 1993 sitcom in which he and the comedian Richard Lewis played father and son. The closest thing to a hit show he had was “CPO Sharkey,” a Navy comedy, which aired from 1976 to 1978.Critics were often not sure what to make of Mr. Rickles. John J. O’Connor of The Times wrote in 1972 that for some his humor “will always remain tasteless,” while for others “it has its delicious moments of madness.” Tom Shales of The Washington Post, 26 years later, was more enthusiastic, praising him as “mythic, timeless, fearless — endowed by the gods with some absurd miraculous gift.”No critic, however thoughtful, could quite explain Mr. Rickles’s durability in show business, given that until the end of his career he was peppering his act with slurs and stereotypes long out of favor. And yet he not only got away with it, bu...