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Obituary — June 14, 2017 - Sequim Gazette

Monday, June 19, 2017

Teresa. Carolyn and James were married nearly 34 years, divorcing in 2001. James passed away in January 2017 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.In 2001 Carolyn moved from Wisconsin to Seaside Oregon to bravely begin her life anew at the age of 55 years. There she met Richard Hempel in the fall of 2003, and they were joined in marriage under the auspices of the Episcopal Church on June 12th, 2005. She enjoyed a great many activities and endeavors, among them travel, cooking, gardening, tennis, decorating, dancing, and quilting. She also had a life long passion for the art of Iconography.During her lifetime she traveled over much of Europe, some of Asia, to Canada and Alaska; and several times to the Hawaiian Islands.Carolyn and Richard moved to Sequim Washington in April 2007, partly as the result of an ill fated attempt to reside in Victoria, B.C., where the Canadian Immigration authorities rejected them. It was a “very fortunate” episode because they discovered Sequim. The warm and wonderful reception and hospitality that they experienced at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church played a large part in their decision to make Sequim their home. They purchased a house built in 1976 in the beautiful Sunland Community, and Carolyn lovingly remodeled and redecorated it into their “perfect home.”Carolyn Marie was a truly generous and loving person and a fervent practicing Christian. Among her activities and accomplishments was participating as a server in Christian soup kitchens in Seattle and Wisconsin, functioning as a foster parent, being a coordinating member of the Square Dance community of the Olympic Peninsula; and she was also an avid supporter of the Boys & Girls Club, the Habitat for Humanity, the Sequim Food Bank, and the Community Foundation of Sequim Dungeness Valley.Carolyn functioned as the Chairperson of the Sunland Golf and Country Club’s Social Committee for two years. She was a member of NAMI (National Association for Mental Illness), and a major contributor to the Clallam County VeteranÕs Standdowns. She was an involved member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, and along with a group of other dedicated women in the church, they produced well over a thousand prayer quilts for wounded military veterans across Washington state; as well as, prayer quilts for ill members of the church and their families, neighbors, and friends.Carolyn always had a warm smile, a kind word, and a caring heart and hand for everyone that she encountered. She will forever be cherished and loved by...

She wanted her ex-husband to die with a happy thought; she told him Trump had been impeached - Washington Post

Monday, May 01, 2017

Donald Trump has been impeached.”Michael Elliott died “peacefully,” surrounded by friends and neighbors in his home in a suburb outside of Portland, Ore., according to an obituary published in the Oregonian.Teresa Elliott, who lives in Texas, said she couldn't make it to Oregon in time. So on April 6, one of Michael Elliott's friends called her and told her that he was about to die. The two talked as someone held up the phone to the dying man's ear.Afterward, one of his friends took the phone “and told me that he had completely relaxed and taken his last breath, and he was gone,” Teresa Elliott said. [The case for impeaching President Donald J. Trump. (Too soon?)] In his obituary, the 75-year-old was described as a “Porsche enthusiast” who owned a dozen of the German cars throughout his life. But there's nothing he loved more than golf, the obituary said, becoming a founding member of a golf club in Oregon.His health had declined over the past decade, but it became worse after congestive heart failure was diagnosed a couple of years ago. He had been bedridden the past several months, Teresa Elliott said. The two, who didn't have children, remained close friends after their divorce.Michael Elliott was a longtime Democrat and was very interested in politics; a “CNN junkie,” he was appalled by the current political climate. He found President Trump to be a “loathsome individual,” Teresa Elliott said. Asked what, specifically, her ex-husband had said about Trump, she replied, “Nothing that you could print.” [‘Prediction professor...

Oregon Man Dies 'Peacefully' After Being Told President Trump Had Been Impeached - TIME

Monday, May 01, 2017

An Oregon man died peacefully after being told — falsely — that President Donald Trump had been impeached, according to his obituary.Michael Garland Elliott, 75, died April 6 after suffering from declining health. His ex-wife, Teresa Elliott, who is described in the obituary as his "best friend" and only surviving relative, was the last voice he heard before he passed away, according to the obituary published in the Oregonian. She told him the president had been impeached from office."And the last thing she said to him was "Donald Trump has been impeached," the obituary reads. "Upon hearing that he took his final, gentle breath, his earthly work concluded."Trump, of course, has not been impeached. He is still very much the president.Teresa Elliott could not be reached for comment.

Death announcements, April 19 - Casper Star-Tribune Online

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Norman “Dale” LetzMemorial services for Norman “Dale” Letz, 87, will be held at a later date at the Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery. He died Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at the Central Wyoming Hospice. Mr. Letz served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War. Newcomer Funeral Home is assisting the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Casper Humane Society.Arturo LadreraFuneral mass for Arturo Ladrera, 67, were held Monday, April 17, 2017, at Newcomer Funeral Home Chapel. He died Thursday, April 13, 2017, at Wyoming Medical Center. Newcomer Funeral Home is assisting the family.Julie Lymae LedgerMemorial services for Julie Lymae Ledger, 53, were held Monday, April 17, 2017, at First Baptist Church, 514 S. Beech St. She died Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at the Central Wyoming Hospice. Newcomer Funeral Home is assisting the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rocky Mountain Oncology, 6501 E. 2nd St., Casper, WY 82609 or to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., 2600 Network Blvd., Ste.300, Frisco, TX 75034.Tracy L. NickersonA celebration of life for Tracy L. Nickerson, 55, will be held at a later date. She died Thursday, April 13, 2017, at Mountain View Regional Hospital in Casper. Newcomer Funeral Home is assisting the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the W.O.L.F. Sanctuary in LaPorte, CO or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Joseph G. Steele Sr - Alton Daily News

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Alton. Born November 16, 1952 in Alton, he was the son of Gerald and Lupe (Torrez) Steele. He is survived by his longtime companion, Mary Austin of Alton, one son, Joseph G. Steele Jr. of Portland, Oregon, three daughters, Antonia Steele of Portland, Oregon, Angela Steele of Portland, Oregon, and Bobbie Jo Steele of Centerville, MO and 15 grandchildren. Surviving also are, three brothers, Charlie Steele of Granite City, Martin Steele of Brighton and Robert Steele of East Alton, and two sisters, Lisa McBride of East Alton and Martha Lair of Rosewood Heights. Also surviving are Mary’s children, Allen Austin of Alton, Justin Austin of Cottage Hills, and Holly (Austin) Wright of Roxana and Mary's grandchildren and great grandchildren. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, Richard, Gerald and John Steele. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 20, 2017 at Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Burial will be at Upper Alton Cemetery. Online guestbook and information may be found at www.gentfuneralhome.com...

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Obituaries: Hollingshead, Lear - Statesman Journal

Monday, June 19, 2017

Aeronautic Association. Throughout his career he met several astronauts and received an award for his work with the Apollo Lunar Mission for the Apollo/Saturn Project.In 1986 Elden and Viola moved to Oregon. They remained very active within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Stayton. Elden enjoyed many things including bowling, where he earned many trophies and was a member of the 250+ Club.He is survived by his sister, Lela Burk of Arkansas and many wonderful close friends.Funeral service was June 17 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of Stayton. Visitation Jun 15 at Unger Funeral Chapel Thursday, 6/15. Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. June 19, at Willamette National Cemetery.David F. LearMay 15, 1948 — May 31, 2017David was born in Seattle, Washington on May 15, 1948 to parents Dwight and Margaret Lear. He is survived by his daughter Holli DeJager of Jefferson, and son Scott Flores of St. Helens; five grandchildren, and his older brother Dwight of Scottsdale, Arizona.David was preceded in death by his parents and younger sister Melinda Lear, who passed away in 2009. David’s family moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1949 and then to Salem in 1953. David attended Hoover Elementary School, Waldo Junior High, and graduated from North Salem High School in 1966. He also attended Chemeketa Community College in Salem after high school.He worked for the State of Oregon for many years in the vehicle parts department. David was an avid car buff and owned and maintained several classic cars. David had been in poor health the last several years after having suffered a stroke, and he passed away at his home in Lyons on May 31. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the Stayton Community Center. Serving the famil...

Town Crier: Family Stuff - Casper Star-Tribune Online

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Flag Day June 14The Natrona County United Veterans Council and Casper Elks Lodge 1353 are honored to present a Flag Day ceremony at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, June 14, in the Tom Walsh Chapel at the Oregon Trail Wyoming State Cemetery, Evansville. The Hon. Tom Lockhart will be the guest speaker. The presentation is historical and educational. The public is invited to attend and show your pride in our flag, the symbol of our nation.Celebration of families June 17The Casper Housing Authority will be celebrating families at our 5th Annual Father’s Day -- A Celebration of Families event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, at Washington Park. The free event features inflatables, kid activities, and a BBQ featuring hamburgers, snow cones, and cotton candy. Partner organizations will have the opportunity to connect with families while providing interactive activities for children. The Father’s Day Event is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development initiative that aims to strengthen the bond between children and their fathers. The whole community is invited to attend the celebration as we celebrate all types of families.For more information on the 5th Annual Father’s Day event or to host a booth, please contact Brandy Smouse, CHA Community Development Coordinator at 266-1388 x16 or bsmouse@chaoffice.org.Afternoon Book ClubAn afternoon book discussion, sponsored by the Natrona County Library, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, at Metro Coffee Co. Participants will discuss "Life As We Knew It" by Susan Beth Pfeffer. The group is open to teens in grades 7-8, and new members are always welcome. Participants receive a free drink, courtesy of the Friends of the Library. To participate, pick up a copy of "Life As We Knew It" in the library's Teen Zone. Call 577.READ x101 for more information.VBS at Calvary BaptistVacation Bible School is coming up at Calvary Baptist Church, 1800 S. Conwell. The theme this year is "Join the Ranks!" June 19 through 22, Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon. Vacation Bible School is for kindergarten through 6th grade. There will be refreshments, relay races, tricks, prizes and lots of fun. If there are any questions, please call the church office at 266-5417.Summer hours at libraryContinuing throughout the summer, the Natrona County Library will be open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on Sundays. Call 577.READ for more information.Free Wyoming state parks passesExplore Wyoming for free by checking out a Wyoming State Parks pass at the Natrona County Library. The Check-Out State Parks Library Program is an initiative providing youth and families the opportunity to visit and experience Wyoming’s state parks, historic sites, and trails for free. Wyoming State Parks backpacks and park passes are checked out together, for up to two weeks. Park passes provide day-use entry into any state park or historic site while backpacks include educational materials to inspire learning and adventure. Call 577-READ ext. 2 or email reference@natronacountylibrary.org for more information.Summer hours at Bishop HomeAs school ends and summer begins, the Bishop Home, 818 E. 2nd St., will participate in the 2017 Casper Museum Consortium Passport program. The emphasis this year is the Wool Growing business, one of Casper’s first industries that continues to sustain the economy today. Marvin L. Bishop began his wool growing career in 1898 and served as president of...

June 10, 2017 - LancasterOnline

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Funeral Home & CrematoryHatch, Vernon L. Lancaster Alliance Church, 210 Pitney Rd., Lancaster, 11 AM. Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc.Hiepler, Sylvia E. Landis Homes, East Bethany Chapel, 1001 East Oregon Rd., Lititz, 10:30 AM. The Groffs Family Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc.Houck, Martha T. Chantry Place, 15 North Bridge Street, Christiana, 11 AM. Shivery Funeral Home, Inc.Houseal, Paul R. Work?man Funeral Homes, Inc., 31 South Eighth Street, Columbia, 11 AM.Kempfle, Edward Anthony, III Trinity Lutheran Church, 221 East Main Street, New Holland, 11 AM. Groff-High Funeral Homes, Inc.Lawrence, Robert A. Andrew T. Scheid Funeral Home, 320 Blue Rock Road, Millersville, 11 AM.Martin, Betty Jean (Holsinger) Mountville Church of the Brethren, 60 Clay Street, Mountville, 1 PM. Andrew T. Scheid Funeral HomeSnader, Paula L. Grace Fellowship Church, 822 Pointview Avenue, Ephrata, 11 AM. Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc.Suliveras, Gualberto Ortiz St. Mary's Cemetery, 10:30 AM.Welsh, Donald (Donnie) J., Sr. Matinchek Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., Middletown, 11 AM.Witman, Constance A. St. John Center Lutheran Church, 599 Reading Rd., East Earl, 2:30 PM. Eckenroth Home for FuneralsYang, Mao Charles F. Snyder, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, 11 AM.Zook, Martha Elizabeth Eshleman Garber Hershey Mennonite Cemetery, 401 Hershey Church Road, Kinzers, 10 AM. Shivery Funeral Home, Inc.

'He belongs to Alaska': Adventurer, wilderness conservationist Ken Leghorn dies at 62 - Juneau Empire (subscription)

Monday, May 01, 2017

That’s why he was successful.”That ability to relate to people immediately stood out to others. Coppens met Leghorn just a few years ago at an annual event in Bend, Oregon, called Ski for Light. Here, volunteers including Coppens and Leghorn would work with blind people who were looking to learn how to ski.[Skiing into the unknown: Juneau cross-country skiers volunteer with blind, visually impaired] Coppens was having a particularly difficult time with a man named Chris whom she was working with, but Leghorn came over and began a conversation with Chris where he made him feel more comfortable. Leghorn didn’t say much, just asking Chris a few questions, but Coppens could see that Chris was beginning to relax.“He never got frustrated,” Coppens said. “He never got cynical. He just kept plugging away trying to do new things. That’s a lesson for me. I get discouraged and I do tend to jump to judgment. … I’m still learning from him.”Coppens’ son Seth expressed a similar sentiment, saying that hearing stories from old friends of Leghorn’s has left an impression. Leghorn, an avid violinist, worked with Seth quite a bit over the past couple years with the instrument.Leghorn’s exploits with the violin were known all over the state. He took the instrument with him on some trips, serenading coves and forests throughout the state as he launched into song from his kayak.“He had such an affection for joyful things,” Coppens said, “and music was definitely a big part of that.”One of Leghorn’s final projects was to raise funds for a performing arts center in Juneau. Even just a couple weeks before his death, Leghorn was still making trips and helping set up fundraisers for the center.He remained as active as he could in his final months, whether it was assisting with a shipment of fish from Sitka to Washington, D.C., for a fundraising dinner there or going to a show at Folk Fest. When he had to stay in the house, he set up his bed in his living room to gaze out the large window there to watch birds.Leghorn had previously served on the board at Audubon Alaska, a conservation nonprofit based in Anchorage, and Audubon planned an event in May where Leghorn would blog about the birds he was watching from home.Now that Leghorn is gone, Audubon is inviting others to record the birds they see, in honor of Leghorn.The fact that he was so active and involved in his final months wasn’t lost on Warner. The past few months weren’t easy, but she made sure to visit a few times and call her father often. She ensured him that the lessons he taught her, such as being sure to treat others with kindness and understanding, had stuck with her.Seeing Leghorn’s legacy continue through his vast collection of friends has also stuck with Warner.“You’ll always have those connections and you’ll always have those people who can be there with you or for you,” Warner said.Those people have come out in droves in recent weeks, many of them telling stories akin to Skaggs’ anecdote from that sailboat two decades ago. Those connections, more like family than friends, were happy to be part of his adventures,...