Race, Alfred R "Al"
Race, George Frederick
Ralston, Graham W
Ralston, Lizzie Amelia Waite
Raney, John Fred
Raun, Martin V
Rayment, Hodferd Elmor
Raymond, Alice M Vidito
Raymond, Eugene Belt
Raymond, May Brewster
Raymond, Stephen P, Capt.
Raymond, William Thomas
Reagin, James Monroe
Reifers, Anna M Neitzel Kuppler
Reis, Henry B
Reis, Mary Rosa
Reposa, Elmer Francis
Reposa, Joseph R
Reposa, Vola M King
Reyes, Minnie Romo
Reynolds, Elaine Davis
Reynolds, James Texas
Rhodefer, Clara M Sprague O'Malley
Richardson, Jessie June Roberts
Riggs, Charles T
Riley, William H
Ripley, Joseph Ambrose
Ristine, George B
Ritchie, Annie Waddington
Rixon, Gertrude "Bunny" Kirkpatrick
Rixon, Robert C
Rixon, Theodore F
Robb, Alfred Whitten "Alfie", Jr.
Roberson, Emma Jane Cays
Roberson, Janice M Hooker
Roberson, Lowell Worth
Roberson, Marissa Edith Lemon
Robertson, Julia T Broughton
Robinson, Edythe V McLaughlin
Romeo, Mina Gertrude Smith
Romo, Lewis H
Romo, Lydia M Gartner
Romo, Richard D
Rooney, Ada M Harrington
Ross, Marie (May)
Ross, Washington Bird
Ruoff, Lena Mary Kobelt
Russ, Phoebe Lucinda
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Alfred R "Al" Race
Funeral services for Alfred R (Al) Race, 52, will be at the McDonald Funeral Home next Wednesday at 2pm. Rev. James T Albertson and the Veterans of Foreign Wars will officiate. Cremation will follow.
Mr. Race died suddenly last Friday while picking blackberries south of the Mount Pleasant district.
Mr. Race was born here Sep 20, 1892 and was employed by the forest service for many years. He resided in Gale's Addition. Mr. Race was in the navy during W.W.I and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Surviving relatives include his sisters, Mrs. Irene Cleveland, Quincy, California and Mrs. Hattie Gehrke of Santa Rosa California, and a brother Lloyd Race in Alaska.
George Frederick Race
George Frederick Race, 75, who came to Port Angeles in 1888 and resided here until his death, passed away Sunday evening after an illness of 8 days. Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed and will be announced later by the McDonald Funeral Home.
Mr. Race was born June 15, 1864, in Milwaukee, WI. At the age of 18 he moved to California and later went to Seattle. From Seattle he came to Port Angeles in 1888. He was married to Electy N Dresser in Seattle in 1890. She died in September of this year.
Mr. Race followed the profession of papering and paperhanging and cooking and had a farm in the Mount Pleasant district. He had many friends in Port Angeles and vicinity thorough his long years of residence here.
Surviving relatives include 2 daughters, Mrs. Irene Cleveland, Napa, California; and Mrs. Hattie Gehrke, Oakland; 2 sons, Al R Race of Port Angeles and Lloyd L Race of Homer, Alaska, and a brother, William Race of Port Angeles.
Jack Rainey ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of May 19, 1936, )
Jack Rainey, 70, resident of Clallam Bay and Forks for the past 40 years, died at Forks on Sunday, May 17, after a brief illness. Funeral services will be held from the Forks Community Church on Wednesday at 2pm with Rev. A S Ford reading the service. Burial will be at Forks under direction of the Taylor Undertaking Parlors.
Jack Rainey was one of the best known timber cruisers on the Olympic Peninsula and had built up a large number of friends in Port Angeles and other Olympic Peninsula towns. He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows at Forks.
He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Jean Day, of Monroe, WA, who arrived in Forks today in time for the funeral services.
Graham W Ralston ( d May 8, 1995 ) Picture accompanies
Visitation for Graham W Ralston, 93, of Port Angeles will be from 9am to 5pm today and Thursday in Drennan-Ford Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 1pm Friday in the First Baptist Church , with the Rev. Gary Baits officiating; burial will be in Mt. Angeles Memorial Park. A public reception will follow at 3pm in Haguewood's Restaurant. Mr. Ralston died Monday, May 8, 1995, in Port Angeles.
He was born July 14, 1901 in Port Townsend to John Marcus and Lizzie Waite Ralston. He married Emma Pederson in 1928; she died in 1963. He married Opal McLaughlin July 7, 1979.
Mr. Ralston graduated from high school in Port Townsend and came to Port Angeles in 1919 with his parents. He was employed by Washington State Bank and started an insurance business he owned and operated for many years. Mr. Ralston retired in 1968.
A life member of the Noon Kiwanis Club, in 1994 he received the highest Kiwanis honor: the George E Hixson Award; he also received a pin for 51 years of perfect attendance.
He was a member of Elks and Eagles as well as the Port Angeles and Port Townsend Masonic Lodges, Esther Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, and an honorary member of the Victoria-Columbia Masonic Lodge. He was affiliated with the Jefferson County and Clallam County Historical Society, Senior Citizens of Port Angeles, Variety Club and the Washington Athletic Club.
Mr. Ralston was trustee emeritus of both the Pioneer Association of Washington State and the GM Lauridsen Foundation.
Survivors include his wife of Port Angeles, sister Catherine Cannon of Seattle, 5 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Son Marcus died in 1994.
Lizzie Amelia Waite Ralston ( clipping with date 7-26-1938 )
Mrs. Lizzie Waite Ralston, 74, wife of Judge John M Ralston, succumbed to a year's illness late Monday afternoon and Port Angeles lost one of its most beloved women. Funeral services are to be held at the First Baptist Church here Thursday, July 28, at 2pm with the Rev. Herbert Cederberg officiating. Burial will be under the auspices of the McDonald Funeral Home of this city.
Lizzie Amelia Waite was born January 14, 1864, at Orange, MA. She was married to John M Ralston at Malden, MA, April 12, 1898. They young couple left for Port Townsend on their wedding trip and it was in that city that their 2 children, Graham Ralston and Catharine, now Mrs. Stewart White, were born.
Judge and Mrs. Ralston moved to Port Angeles in 1919. From the time she moved here the late Mrs. Ralston took a leading part in church, literary and club circles. A keen mind and a delightful personality made her beloved by all and she gave her time liberally for the furtherance of worthwhile affairs of the community.
The late Mrs. Ralston had been a leading officer in all of the following organizations: Women's Literary Club, PEO, Eastern Star, Rebekahs, Daughters of the Nile, Baptist Ladies' Aid and was superintendent of the primary department of the Baptist Sunday School for years. Mrs. Ralston was a life long member of the Baptist church and was a Christian woman in every sense of the word.
Surviving relatives include the widower, John M Ralston, judge of the Superior court of Clallam and Jefferson Counties; a son, Graham W Ralston, and a daughter, Mrs. Stewart White, all of Port Angeles. Of Mrs. Ralston's relatives the survivors are her brother's widow, Dr. Anne L Waite, Bradford, RI; her cousins, Dr. E E Gleason, Port Townsend. Austin Gleason, Woodinville, Washington and Beth Gleason, Seattle.
John Fred Raney ( clipping with date 5-6-1955 )
John Fred Raney, 92 year old native of Dungeness, died Thursday afternoon at a local hospital after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at the Harper Funeral Home Saturday morning at 11 with the Rev. L L Farmann officiating. Burial will be in Ocean View Cemetery.
Raney, of 411 W 2nd St., was born at Dungeness on March 4, 1863, and has lived in Clallam County most of his life. He was a logger until retirement.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. August Contesti, of Port Angeles; 3 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
Caroline Rangstrom ( d 17 June 1907 )
Mrs. Caroline Rangstrom, better known to her friends here as "Lena," departed this life Monday afternoon, June 17th, in her humble home on 1st St, where for some weeks she has been a patient sufferer. During her last illness she was attended by her daughter, Mrs. Westerdahl of Seattle. The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon at 2pm from the Congregational Church, services being conducted by Rev. G N Edwards. Deceased was born in Sweden, June 30, 1830. She came to this country in 1879, and lived in Newark, NJ until coming to Port Angeles in 1890 where she had ever since made her home; in the meantime winning the affectionate regard of many of the town's older residents by the promptings of a kind heart and an ever ready hand in the time of need. In the addition to her daughter, Mrs. Westerdahl, Mrs. Rangstrom leaves 3 sisters, one, Mrs. Christopherson, residing in Bellingham, this state, the others being still in Sweden.
Marius Rasmussen ( clipping with date Feb 24, 1968 )
Marius Rasmussen, 89, 57th and Land_s, died Saturday morning in St. John Hospital. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11am at Owyen Funeral Home in Port Townsend. Cremation will follow.
Mr. Rasmussen was born in Denmark in 1878. He came to Tacoma when he was 4 years old. His family lived in Tacoma for 8 years and then moved to the Elwah River and Rasmussen Creek. He lived there for several years and then went to Alaska during the Gold Rush.
Mr. Rasmussen returned to Clallam Bay where he worked as a telegraph operator for the government. He retired in 1928. After his retirement, he lived in San Francisco and Seattle until moving to Port Townsend in n1963.
Survivors are 3 brothers, Vale of Alameda, California; Wilbur of Bremerton; Roy of Danville, California; and a brother, Peter, of the Lower Elwah.
Ole Rasmussen ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Sep 18, 1934 )
Tragedy visited Tatoosh Island, most northwesterly tip of the Olympic Peninsula, early this morning when Ole Rasmussen, 52, second assistant keeper of the Tatoosh lighthouse, was accidentally drowned.
Heavy swells capsized a small boat Rasmussen was rowing back to the island after carrying 2 navy yard employees out to the Neah Bay mail boat, about 6:30 am. The craft struck him on the head in overturning, according to reports from Tatoosh, apparently stunning him and preventing any attempt to save himself.
A third navy yard worker, Jack Miller, witnessed the mishap from the shore and plunged in to surf. He attempted to swim about 60 feet through the churning water to aid Rasmussen but was unable to stem the terrific force.
Rasmussen's body, floating, was recovered a quarter-hour later by A J Woods, head keeper of the light, Everett Sutton, weather bureau mechanic and Simon Phillips operator of the Neah Bay mailboat. A call to Neah Bay brought out the Coast Guard with Dr. Verhalen of the Indian Service. Dr. Verhalen worked over the body for about an hour but was unable to restore consciousness.
The navy yard men involved in the incident had been doing repair work at the navy's radio beacon station on Tatoosh. They were returning to Bremerton today. Rasmussen had taken 2 members of the party to Phillip's vessel and was returning to the island when he lost his life.
The remains were being brought to Port Angeles via Neah Bay this afternoon by the Dewey Lyden Company, funeral directors. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
Mr. Rasmussen had numerous acquaintances in Port Angeles as he formerly was assistant keeper of the Ediz Hook lighthouse. He was transferred to Tatoosh a year ago last June.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Borghild Rasmussen and 2 sons; John, who attends Roosevelt high school here, and Inge, Tatoosh grade school student.
Mr. Rasmussen had about 16 years of service with the United States government, chiefly in the lighthouse service. He was a lieutenant in the United States Naval Reserve and had an unlimited master mariner's license.
Born in Norway, he followed a seafaring life and had experience over the world as a mariner and fisherman. When the Great War broke out, he was made an ensign in the navy and had service overseas aboard warships, gaining promotion to the rank of lieutenant junior grade, before the conflict ended.
After the war, he was aboard lightships until suffering serious injury several years ago in an accident at the Columbia river lightship. Following his recovery he was placed on duty ashore in lighthouse work. He remained in this service until his death.
Martin V Raun
Martin V Raun, 77, of Rt. 3, Port Angeles, a resident of Clallam County 60 years, died Monday after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at the Harper Funeral Home Saturday at 1pm with Chaplain William Kinney officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Angeles Cemetery.
Mr. Raun was born July 7, 1896 in Iowa. He came to Clallam County 60 years ago and settled in the West End and attended a log school at Sappho. Most of his life was spent at Forks, Beaver, and Sappho. For a number of years he was employed as a shovel engineer for the Bloedell-Donovan Logging Co. In later years he owned and operated Tyee Recreation at Tyee. He sold that business in 1947 and retired to Port Angeles.
He lived in the Mt. Angeles Road district. His hobby after is retirement was his garden an flowers where he spent many hours until his illness. His home garden was a show place at the roadside. He was a life member of Naval Lodge of Elks of this city.
Surviving relatives include a son, Mayor Robert L Curran, of Fort Lawton and one grandchild; nephew Eric Sugden, Clallam Bay and brothers-in-law Alfred Aalstad, Forks and Guy Lesure, Sappho.
Hodford Elmor Rayment ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of June 24, 1936 )
Hodford Elmor Rayment, 46, of Fairview, died suddenly Tuesday morning following an attack of heart failure. Funeral services are to be held Friday, June 26, at 2pm at the McDonald Funeral Home and burial in Ocean View Cemetery.
The late Mr. Rayment was born at Ludington, Eau Claire County, WI, Nov 13, 1889, and came west with his parents when a boy and has been a resident of Port Angeles and vicinity since 1913. He was a shingle weaver employed at the Highway Mill and belonged to the Local Shingle Weaver's Union.
Besides his widow, the late Mr. Rayment is survived by 2 sons, Clarence and Lloyd, and his father and mother. Mr. and Mrs. Elmor Rayment, of Fairview; 4 sisters, Mrs. L J Duval, Fairview; Mrs. W M Beach, Fairview; Mrs. C A Siebel, Port Angeles; and Mrs. Otto Ditlefsen, Fairview; and 2 brothers, C E Rayment, Fairview, and Walter Rayment, Neah Bay.
Alice M Vidito Raymond ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of May 30, 1928 )
Mrs. Alice M Raymond, 82, who has been a resident of Port Angeles for the past 36 years, passed away at her home at 414 Francis St at 3pm yesterday after an illness of 2 months. Mrs. Raymond was the daughter of Nathaniel Vidito, a Baptist minister of Nova Scotia, Canada, where she was born 82 years ago.
The late Mrs. Raymond was a member of the Baptist church in its early organization and was an ardent worker for years. At one time she was superintendent of the Sunday School, president of the Ladies' Aid and the WCTU.
Her daughters, Mrs. Averill of Los Angeles, CA and Mrs. Dixon, of Tampa, FL, were with her through her sickness and at her bedside at the last. She is also survived by 2 other daughters, Mrs. Parker of Boston, MA and Mrs. Coons of Portland, OR, and one son, Ralph B Raymond of Brooklyn, MA and a sister in Shawbridge, Quebec. Funeral services are to be held from the Christman Mortuary at 2pm Thursday with Rev. F C Stannard of the Baptist Church conducting the services. Burial will be in Dungeness Cemetery.
Eugene Belt Raymond ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Jan 23, 1973 )
Funeral services for Eugene B Raymond, 53, will be held Thursday at 1pm at Ridgeview Chapel with burial in Mt. Angeles Memorial Park. John Hundley of Church of Christ, will officiate. Mr. Raymond died in Clallam Bay Sunday. He was born there Sep 19, 1919 to the William T Raymonds. He worked as a logger in that area all of his life and at present for I.T.T. Rayonier as a truck mechanic.
He was a member of the Church of Christ; a veteran of WWII, serving with the 797 Engineers Foresters unit and worked on the Stillwell Road in Burma; and a member of IWA Local 90.
Survivors include a brother Alston of California; sisters Miss Helen Raymond of Vancouver, and Mrs. Jess McMichael of Clallam Bay.
May Brewster Raymond ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Jan 6, 1960 )
Mrs. May Brewster Raymond, 92, former Port Angeles resident, died Sunday at the Masonic Home at Zenith, Washington. Funeral services are today at the Arthur A Wright and Son Funeral Home, Seattle and burial in Evergreen Cemetery.
She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brewster born in Placerville, CA where Mr. Brewster was engaged in gold mining. The family came north to Seattle in 1896 where she graduated from high school. The Brewsters came to Port Angeles in 1889. Her Mr. Brewster operated hotels including the Merchant's at Front and Laurel Sts.
In 1891 May Brewster married Captain Leonard Raymond, then captain of the steamer Angeles, first steamer built in Port Angeles. He was a member of another pioneer Port Angeles family and a brother of Mrs. William J Ware of Port Angeles.
Captain and Mrs. Leonard Raymond went north in 1898 in the Klondike Gold Rush with their 3 children. One child died in Alaska. They lived at Douglas until after the turn of the century and Capt. Raymond was employed in the Treadwell gold mine on Douglas Island. The family returned south and lived in Seattle where Capt. Raymond died in 1932. Mrs. Raymond lived at Zenith the past 4 years.
She was a member of the Washington Pioneer Association, Seattle First Methodist Church and Greenwood Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, Seattle.
Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Katheryn Raymond Turner and Mrs. Richard Jones, both of Seattle; 3 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Stephen P Raymond (clipping dated Dec 1902 )
Captain Stephen P Raymond died at his home on Front and Francis Sts., this city, about 9am Wednesday the 24th inst. The funeral takes place at 10am tomorrow, Saturday, from the residence, and under the auspices of the Masonic order of which deceased was a prominent member.
Captain Raymond was one of the oldest and best known residents of Port Angeles, having been here for 15 years. He came to Angels with the Puget Sound Cooperative Colony in 1887, in charge of the company's sawmill, which was the first steam mill of any kind in the county. As a seafaring man, Caotain Raymond had an eventful career. He was born at Eastport, ME, in 1839, was raised in ova Scotia, and went to sea at the early age of 13 years. During his early manhood he sailded on various vessels out of Maine and Massachusetts ports. In 1850 he was mate of a vessel that was wricked in the Carribean sea while carrying rails for the Isthmus of Panama railroad. In the late 60's and early 70's Captain Raymond engaged in shipbuilding in Nova Scotia. He moved to San Francisco in 1885 and thence to Tacoma, from which place he came to Angeles. Since becoming a resident of this place, Captain Raymond made several voyages to the Arctic. He held a British shipmasters's certificate believed to be one of the oldest in commission, it being dated in 1857. Deceased leaves a large family, all well known here.
William Thomas Raymond ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Dec 13, 1937 )
William Thomas Raymond, 72, of Clallam Bay, died this morning. The remains are at the Christman Mortuary and funeral arrangements will be made later.
Born in Pennsylvania Nov 14, 1865, the late Mr. Raymond came to Clallam Bay 30 years ago from Alaska and was married to Miss Ida Belt there in 1910. Previous to coming west, Mr. Raymond had been a school teacher in the east.
For many years, Mr. Raymond was bookkeeper for the Fairservice store at Clallam Bay and for the Goodyear Logging Company at Sekiu. He had several other important positions in the county and was exceedingly well known and respected.
Surviving relatives include the widow, 2 sons and 2 daughters. The children are Alston of Phoenix, AZ and Eugene of Clallam Bay; Helen of Pullman and Alice of Clallam Bay.
James Monroe Reagin ( d Sep 3, 1993 )
Private interment of Port Angeles resident James Monroe Reagin, 86, will be conducted at Mt. Angeles Memorial Park. He died Friday, Sep 3, 1993, Olympic Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Reagin was born Aug 4, 1907 in Kelleyville, OK to Albert and Mary Weins Reagin. He served in the US Army in WWII. He married Mrytle Cruise Feb 4, 1956 in Port Angeles. He worked more than 20 years as a janitor at I.T.T. Rayonier, Inc., and was a member of the Eagles Club. He was also a life member of the Sequim Prairie Grange.
Survivors include son James Reagin; stepdaughter Mary Sams of Port Angeles; sister Thelma Kimbrell of Norfolk, VA; and 5 grandchildren.
Harper-Ridgeview Funeral Chapel is in charge.
Anna M Neitzel Kuppler Reifers ( clipping with date 10-10-1933 )
Funeral services for the late Mrs. Anna M Kuppler Reifers, 75, who succumbed to a prolonged illness at her home her Monday morning, will be held Wednesday at 11am at the Lyden Company Funeral Home. Rev. E H Beilstein of the Lutheran church will conduct the rites. Pall bearers will be Andrew Johnson, Robert Nesser, Benj. N Phillips, H M Fisher, John McHone and Alvin Lager.
Interment and services are to be at Acacia Park Mausoleum, Seattle at 3:45 Wednesday. The remains will be laid to rest in a crypt beside those of 2 sons who preceded Mrs. Reifers in death, the late George and Herman Kuppler.
Born in Schwerin, Germany, on may 9, 1858, the late Mrs. Reifers came to the United States at the age of 16. She resided at South Bend, IN, where she was married to Chris Kuppler.
In April, 1889, just prior to the Seattle fire, the Kupplers came west and established their home in Seattle. There followed a long period of years in which Chris Kuppler became prominent as a construction contractor, a business in which his 4 sons engaged and perpetuated following his death as the firm of Chris Kupplers' Sons.
From Seattle the family removed to Keyport and the parents lived there until 1912, when they came to Port Angeles. Chris Kuppler passed away on May 4, 1920. Since that year his widow has resided here a principal part of the time.
Two sons, Oscar and Walter Kuppler, of Seattle; 2 sisters, Miss Helen C Neitzel and Mrs. William Neis of South Bend, IN: 3 brothers, Paul J Neitzel of South Bend, Louis Neitzel of Murdock, NE and Herman R Neitzel of Boise, ID, and 5 grandchildren survive. The Boise brother arrived in Port Angeles Monday night and is to attend the funeral services.
Mrs. Reifers was a member of the Lutheran Church and was active in that organization until her health failed. [No mention is made of her marriage to Mr. Reifers in the remaining 2 paragraphs which do not contain any historical or genealogical information.]
Adam Reis ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Oct 12, 1936 )
Adam Reis, 90, a resident of the Port Angeles district for 45 years, died here Sunday evening after an illness of 4 weeks. Funeral services will be held from the Queen of Angels Catholic Church Wednesday at 9am with Rev. Father Bernard Neary, O. S. B. reading the mass. Burial will be in Ocean View Cemetery. The McDonald Funeral Home will be in charge.
Born Nov 2, 1845 in Germany, the late Adam Reis came to the United States and settled at Burlington, IA July 2, 1867 and later resided at Pueblo, CO and in May, 1884, came west to Seattle. As there were no railway connections with Seattle at that time, Mr. Reis came from San Francisco by boat. He lived in Seattle for 7 years and arrived in Port Angeles in March, 1891.
Immediately after coming here, Mr. Reis took up a homestead on the Round Mountain Road, hewed out a fine home and resided there continuously.
The late Mr. Reis was married to Annie Marie Rosa Rouch at Burlington, IA in 1871. He is survived by one daughter, Sister Mary Rosina, St. Mary's Academy, Portland, OR; and 2 sons, Henry B and Adam George, both of Port Angeles; one daughter-in-law and 4 grandchildren.
Henry B Reis
Henry B Reis, 86, of 920 S Lincoln St., Clallam County and Port Angeles resident for 72 years, died Tuesday after a short illness. Rosary will be recited at Queen of Angels Catholic Church Thursday at 7:30pm. Funeral services will be held at the church at 8:30am Friday. Burial will be in Mt. Angeles Cemetery under the direction of the McDonald Funeral Home.
Mr. Reis was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Reis born in Burlington, IA March 2, 1874. He came to Port Angeles with his parents 72 years ago and lived at the Reis homestead east of Port Angeles. During his adult life he was a self-employed carpenter in Port Angeles.
He married Ella Houge in Port Angeles Aug 5, 1924. Mr. Reis was a member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church, Holy Names Society, and Knights of Columbus.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Mrs. Ella Reis, Port Angeles; and a brother, Adam Reis, also of this city; 2 daughters, Mrs. Robert Cook, Chicago, and Miss Rita M Reis in California; a sister, Sister Mary Rosina, an Catholic nun in Portland and 4 grandchildren.
Mary Rosa Reis ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of March 3, 1927 )
Mrs. Mary Rosa Reis, 83 year of age, wife of Adam Reis, of Round Mountain, died at the family home today and her remains are at the Lyden-Freeman Funeral Parlors.
Mrs. Reis was born in Germany, July 30, 1844, and came to America in 1871, living in Burlington, IA, where she was joined in marriage to Adam Reis May 16, 1871.
Thirty-six years ago the Reis family moved to Port Angeles and settled on a homestead in Round Mountain, 15 miles from Port Angeles, and Mr. Reis had to pack supplies out on his back from here, crossing Morse creek on a log.
Four children survive--William and Henry Reis of Port Angeles; Sister Mary Rosina of St. Mary's Academy, Portland; and George A Reis of Round Mountain.
She was a life-long member of the Catholic Church and the services will be held from the Catholic Church at 9am Monday with Father Demetrius conducting the services.
Elmer Francis Reposa
Elmer Francis Reposa, 50, of Crescent City, California, former Clallam County resident, died Wednesday at Bremerton where he was visiting. Funeral services were held at 1pm today at the Harper Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Rings officiating. Burial was in Mt. Angeles Cemetery.
He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Reposa, born at Blyn, Dec 12, 1912. he graduated from the Sequim High School. He married Eileen Oleson in Port Angeles in 1936.
Following graduation from school, Mr. Reposa worked as a logger and helped his father in the operation of the Chicken Coop Dance Hall at Blyn. He became a farmer on Sequim Bay for 10 years until returning to logging in 1953.
In 1957, Mr. Reposa bought a share in the Standard Veneer and Timber Co. at Crescent City and was employed and lived there since.
Mr. Reposa was an ardent sports fisherman and had a hobby of working with wood. He assisted neighbors with their carpentry problems.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Mrs. Eileen Reposa of Crescent City; a son Duane Reposa of Bremerton; daughters, Mary and Joan Reposa of Crescent City and Mrs. Lorna Hill, Bremerton. Other survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Reposa and a sister, Mrs. Clara Boggs, all of Sequim and 2 grandchildren.
Joseph P Reposa ( clipping dated 11-24-1967 )
Joseph P Reposa, 78, of Sequim died in Port Angeles Thursday after a short illness. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2pm at Harper Funeral Home with Rev. Lloyd Doty officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Angeles Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Fred Simdar, Everette Good, Charles Floyd, Bob Chambers, Walter Evans and Firn Boggs. Honorary pallbearers will be David Burrowes, Ed Reed, Kenneth Rudolph, Sr., and Sophis Hendrickson.
Mr. Reposa was born in Port Townsend and moved to Blyn while a young boy. He attended school in Blyn and then began working in a logging camp. He married Laura Almaden in Port Angeles in 1912. In 1925 he began raising chickens on his ranch and continued the operation of the ranch until his retirement in 1966. He also owned and operated the Chicken Coop Dance Hall for a number of years.
Surviving Mr. Reposa are his wife Laura of Sequim, a daughter, Mrs. Ray Boggs of Sequim; 3 brothers, Jess of Port Angeles, Frank of Kirkland, and John of Crescent City, CA. and 6 sisters, Mrs. Mary Mitchell, Edmonds, Mrs. Angeline Haller, Port Angeles, Mrs. Spencer Guile, Sequim, Mrs. Elvin Gullickson of Vancouver, BC, Mrs. August Amann and Mrs. Duncan McLaine, both of Tacoma also survive. Other survivors include 4 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
Vola M King Reposa ( d March 20, 1994 )
At the family's request, no service is planned for Sequim resident Vola M Reposa, 89, who died Sunday, March 20, 1994 in Sequim.
She was born April 21, 1904, to William H and Clara L Whittlingslow King. She married John L Reposa in Sep 1923 in Port Angeles. She served for many years as a volunteer with the Crscent City, California Red Cross Blood Bank, and hand-crafted hundfeds of afghans for the patients in Letterman Veterans Hospital.
Survivors include her husband, John, of Sequim; daughters Billie Hoglund of Sequim and Jonnie Denton of Bothel; 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Olympic Cremation Association is in charge.
Minnie Romo Reyes ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Aug 15, 1932 )
Mrs. Minnie Romo Reyes passed away in the Sequim Prairie Hospital Saturday morning, Aug 13, following a long illness with heart trouble. Mrs. Reyes was born on March 17, 1869, and had lived for many years at Johnson Creek, near this city. The funeral will be held in the Sequim Catholic Church, Tuesday, Aug 16, at 11am followed by burial in the cemetery at Blyn. The funeral will be in charge of the Sequim Mortuary. Mrs. Reyes was a woman of much charm and outstanding personality. She was twice married, both husbands having passed away a number of years ago. Surviving relatives are 3 sons, Frank Romo, who is stationed with the US Navy at Newport, RI; Louis Romo, of Blyn and Victor Romo of Port Angeles; 3 daughters, Mrs. Laura Grant, Mrs. Rose Sylvia of Port Angeles and Mrs. Ridia Sylvia of Blyn. There are also 4 grandchildren.
Elaine Davis Reynolds
Mrs. G R Reynolds, 22, the former Miss Elaine Davis, passed away at a local hospital this morning at 8:25 after an illness of about 2 weeks from complications following the birth of a baby daughter. Funeral services had not yet been made this afternoon, pending receipt of word from Mrs. Reynolds' husband, Lt. (jg) G R Reynolds, who is at sea on duty aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Saranac. The Saranac recently left the East coast carrying cadets from the Coast Guard Academy on a training cruise. The remains are at the McDonald Funeral Home.
Mrs. Reynolds was born in Port Angeles, Sep 1, 1917. She attended the local schools, graduating from Roosevelt High School in 1936. After her graduation she assisted her father, former Mayor Ralph Davis, in his abstract office until her marriage to Lt. Reynolds on June 2, 1939.
The marriage occurred at Savannah, GA where Lt. Reynolds was stationed. Mrs. Reynolds made her home in Savannah until a few weeks ago when she returned to her parents home here upon the transfer of her husband.
Surviving relatives in addition to the husband and infant daughter, Judy, are the parents. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph E Davis; a sister, Margaret Davis, and grandmother, Mrs. Mamie Brumfield, all of Port Angeles.
James Texas Reynolds ( clipping with date 7-12-1937 )
Ranks of the "boys in blue" who once comprised an important part of this city's population had dwindled to only one man today.
James Texas Reynolds, 90, one of the last 2 remaining Civil War veterans of Port Angeles, passed away Sunday at his home 136 1/2 W 2nd St. This leaves only F M Wait to carry on as last survivor of Pacific Post No. 48, Grand Army of the Republic, which once boasted membership of 62 men.
James Texas Reynolds, familiarly known as "Tex," will be buried Wednesday afternoon. Funeral services will be held from the McDonald Funeral Home at 2pm, the Rev. Rev. C E Fulmer reading the service. Burial will be in Ocean View Cemetery, where lie many of Mr. Reynolds' comrades who preceded him in death. The Veterans of Foreign Wars will be in charge of the graveside services.
Mr. Reynolds was born in Missouri on Oct 30, 1846. He enlisted in Company C of the 7th Iowa Cavalry in 1863 at Davis City, Iowa, and was mustered in at Davenport, Iowa on April 1 of that year.
The company moved to Omaha, thence to Nebraska City, where it spent the winter. In May, 1864, the company moved further westward and built Fort Cottonwood, Nebraska.
Mr. Reynolds rode cavalry guard with the Ben Holliday overland stage in Nebraska 32 miles every other day, during his wartime service, and took part in the company's lookout against "bushwhackers" and marauding Indians. He was mustered out of the service in 1866.
The veteran came to Port Angeles from Sacramento, California, 44 years ago and made his home here from that time until his death. He engaged in the carpentry profession in his active years.
Surviving are one son, Clarence V Reynolds of Stockton, California; 2 daughters, Mrs. John Cays and Mrs. M H Chase, Port Angeles; 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
Clara M Sprague O'Malley Rhodefer ( d May 11, 1991 )
Memorial services for Clara M Rhodefer, 90, of Sequim, will be at 1pm Thursday at Sequim Bible Church. Rev. Art Seeley will officiate. Private family burial will take place at Sequim View Cemetery. Mrs. Rhodefer died Saturday, May 11, 1991, in Sequim. She was born Aug 5, 1900 in Puyallup, to Ernest F and Bertha M Carr Sprague. She moved with her family to Wenatchee, where she married Henry O'Malley in 1919. She moved to Sequim in 1923 and worked as a cook at the Carlsborg Shingle Mill and Hotel Sinclair. She married William C Rhodefer in 1924 in Sequim. He died in 1963.
Mrs. Rhodefer was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Sequim Prairie Grange and National Grange
Survivors include sons Ernest T Rhodefer of Riggins, ID, and Sam C Rhodefer, Sequim; daughters Maybelle Crocker of Thermal, California; and Wilma Johnson, Sequim; 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. A daughter, Ione Rhodefer, died in 1927.
Jessie June Roberts Richardson
Mrs. Jessie J Richardson, 81, of 1818 E 4th St., died Friday evening after a short illness. Funeral services will be held at the Harper Funeral Home Tuesday at 1pm with the Rev. Dr. Oscar M Adam officiating. Burial will be in the Angeles Cemetery.
Mrs. Richardson was born Jessie June Roberts, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Roberts, June 1, 1876 in Black River Falls, WI. She married Frank G Richardson Oct 24, 1896 in the city of her birth. The couple moved to South Dakota in 1906 and to Port Angeles in 1918. She lived here since except for several years residence in San Francisco. Mr. Richardson died here in 1952.
She was a member of the Port Angeles Grandmothers Club and Ladies of the Moose Lodge here. In San Francisco she was an active member of the Expression Club and Aquatic Club of that city.
Surviving relatives include 4 daughters: Mrs. Frank L Christman, Mrs. Melvin O Adolphson and Ruth Mariani, all of Port Angeles, and Mrs. A A Sindars, Sequim: a son, Robert O Richardson, Port Angeles; a brother L L Roberts, Darby, MT; 5 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
William Richards ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of July 7, 1934 )
William Richards, 65, of 322 E 6th St., died suddenly last night at his home. The late Mr. Richards had lived in Clallam County for 38 years, having retired 6 years ago to make his home in Port Angeles.
Born in Cardiff, Wales, Jan 3, 1869, Mr. Richards went to California from Wales 40 years ago and moved to Agnew 2 years later. He was married to Claire Trahair in Victoria, Nov 1, 1902. There are 3 daughters, Mrs. Audrey Kellow and Mrs. Hazel Thomas of Seattle and Miss Mary Richards of Port Angeles. The widow and daughters survive.
Funeral services are to be held next Monday at 3pm at the Lyden Company Funeral Home with Judge William B Ritchie delivering the eulogy. Cremation will follow.
The late Mr. Richards was widely known by old time residents of the city and county. He was very quiet and home-loving, taking a great interest in affairs of the city and county.
Charles T. Riggs ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of 27 Aug 1926 )
Charles T. Riggs, 80, veteran of the Civil war and Indian wars died at the family home at 410 South E street today and his remains are at the Lyden & Freeman funeral parlors pending funeral arrangements.
Mr. Riggs for the past six years has been active in Pacific Post G.A.R. and recently returned from a visit with relatives in Twin Falls, Idaho. He has been very active, and two years ago assisted his son in the shingling of two houses and garages.
He was born at Aurora, Indiana, September 20, 1846, and at the ago of fifteen he went into Company K 142nd Indian volunteer infantry and served as a scout during the entire campaign under Pap Thomas, duties requiring stretches of a week and ten days without food or sleep while scouting.
Out of the army, Mr. Riggs studied medicine and surgery at Cleveland, Ohio, and during the Indian wars served as surgeon, with the rank of first lieutenant, in the Kansas militia.
Most of his practice following that was in southern Kansas, Illinois and Indiana. He moved to Washington to Chewelah, in Stevens county and came to Port Angeles seven years ago. He has been acting commander of the Grand Army here during part of that time and took part in their deliberations and Memorial Day exercises.
Surviving him are: sons Raymond O Riggs of 424 West Fourth street,
Port Angeles and Will H Riggs of Okanogan county, Wash.; two daughters,
Mrs. E F Jacobs of Tenino, Washington, and Mrs. W R Chapman, of Twin Falls,
Idaho. Two brothers, J C Riggs of Chewelah, and Frank W Riggs, of
Dewey, Oklahoma, are survivors. Mr. Riggs of Chewelah is in Port
Angeles for the funeral.&
William H Riley ( clipping dated 11-16-1974 )
A memorial service for William H Riley, 74, who died in Port Angeles Saturday, is scheduled for 11am Tuesday at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. Pastor Rudolph Bloomquist will officiate. Arrangements were by the Harper Funeral Home.
Mr. Riley was born March 20, 1900 in Sequim, the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Riley. Mr. Riley was a logger most of his life. He was a member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and the Golden Agers organization. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Mabel Riley of the family home, 531 E 7th St., Port Angeles.
Survivors include 2 sons, Keith R Erickson, of Port Angeles; and Carl Erickson of Anchorage, Alaska; 3 daughters, Marilyn Anderson, San Diego, CA; and Mrs. Irene Williams of Seattle; 12 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
Joseph Ambrose Ripley ( Port Angeles Evening News Issue of Jan 22, 1940 )
Funeral services for the late Joseph A Ripley, 80, who died at his home in Carlsborg last Saturday morning, will be held at 2pm Tuesday at the Sequim Mortuary instead of a10 that day as was previously announced.
Joseph Ambrose Ripley was born in Minnesota, Feb 9, 1859. He was married to Alice Laurea Wixon April 20, 1877. Mrs. Ripley died 3 years and 4 months ago.
Eleven children, 6 boys and 5 girls, were born to the couple and all are living. There are also 52 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The children are Mrs. M J Upton, Mrs. Ethel Jensen, Edward A Ripley, AH, L M and Ashel Frank Ripley, all of Carlsborg; Mrs. Georgia Miller, Trummold, MN; Mrs. Stella Orvis, Vancouver, WA; Mrs. Anna Bradley, Black Hawk, Ontario, Canada; and Joseph and Myron Ripley, Sequim. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Mrs. O O Butterfield and a sister-in-law, Miss Lois Evans, both of Port Williams.
The late Mr. Ripley was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and was much respected by a large group of neighbors. He suffered cerebral hemorrhage three months ago and had hardly recovered when he had a second shock.
George B Ristine ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Jan 25, 1930 )
George B Ristine, 55, well-known carpenter and contractor who had resided in Port Angeles since 1902, passed away suddenly early this morning at his home, 1015 W 8th St.
The late Mr. Ristine came to Port Angeles 28 years ago from Missouri and since that time has been actively engaged in construction work. He erected many of the residence now standing in this city, and established an enviable reputation in his profession.
Mr. Ristine was born in Missouri on Nov 24, 1874. On Oct 23, 1906 he was wedded to Edith Haig in Port Angeles, where he made his home since 1902. One daughter, Alice K Ristine, was born to this union. She has been attending business college at Seattle.
Those who survive include the widow, daughter, a sister, Mrs. Clare B Harrison of Seattle and a brother Frank Ristine of Belfour, Washington.
Mr. Ristine was a member of the Naval Lodge No. 353 BPOE.
The remains are at the Christman Mortuary. Funeral arrangements await the arrival of relatives.
Annie Waddington Ritchie ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Oct 17, 1927 )
Mrs. Annie Ritchie, 65, beloved wife of Attorney William B Ritchie, of Port Angeles, was taken suddenly ill in Victoria Sunday morning and passed away in St. Joseph's Hospital shortly after noon. Mrs. Ritchie was enroute to California with Mr. Ritchie, who was going to San Francisco to appear in court representing Clallam County people in the government sealing cases. Mrs. Margaret Godfrey, a daughter of the Ritchie's also was with her mother when the end came.
Funeral services will be held at Victoria at 1pm Tuesday from the Sands Funeral Parlors, and the body laid to rest in the Royal Oak Cemetery.
Besides her husband, 5 sons and daughters survive: Mrs. Margaret Godfrey, Sequim; Mrs. Angeline Startup; Snohomish; Mrs. Anna Sauer, Seattle; William B Ritchie, Jr., Sawtelle, CA; and Alexander Ritchie living in British Columbia.
Mrs. Ritchie was a charter member of the Needlecraft Club and a member of the Silent Club; the Fortnightly [bridge] Club and the Order of Eastern Star in Port Angeles.
There were only a few families living in Port Angeles when Mr. and Mrs. Ritchie moved her on June 16, 1888.
Annie Waddington was born in Scotland 65 years ago in the homeland of William B Ritchie, whom she married on June 6, 1884.
After Annie and Alexander were born, Mr. and Mrs. Ritchie moved from Scotland directly to Port Angeles. Angeline, William, Jr. and Margaret were born here. The Ritchies had originally planned to move to Rhode Island but a friend recommended Port Angeles and they moved west.
Mrs. Ritchie's 39 years residence in Port Angeles was filled with good deeds to other, and she is mourned by many friends who were shocked to hear of her passing away. A number of Port Angeles people will leave on the steamer Sol Duc 7:30am Tuesday to attend the funeral in Victoria.
Gertrude "Bunny" Kirkpatrick Rixon ( d Nov 29, 1996 )
Services will be conducted at 2pm Thursday at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Port Angeles for Gertrude "Bunny" Kirkpatrick Rixon, 91, of Victoria. The Rev, Michael Carr will officiate. Mrs. Rixon died Friday, Nov 29, 1996 at Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Victoria.
She was born Oct 16, 1905 in Port Angeles and was adopted by Thodore and Caroline Rixon. On Sep 8, 1926 she married Robert Rixon at Westlands, near Sappho, where they ran a reort until 1948 when they moved to Salt Spring Island north of Victoria.
Survivors include son Tom of Port Angeles; daughters Carol "Polly" Polhamus of Lake Sutherland and Stella Gormley of Port Angeles; 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Rixon's ashes will be interred in the St. Andrew's Memorial Garden.
Robert C Rixon
Robert C Rixon, 62, former Clallam County resident, died Friday morning at the Ganges Hospital on Salt Spring Hospital, BC after a long illness. A memorial service is scheduled for 11:30 am Monday at the Royal Oak Crematorium in Victoria.
For many years, Mr. Rixon was a state highway supervisor in the Forks area. He left the county in 1948.
He was a nephew of Theodore Rixon, engineer-surveyor who played a prominent part in the early development of the Olympic Peninsula.
Mr. Rixon is survived by his wife, Mrs. Theodora Rixon, Salt Spring Island; a son, Thomas R Rixon, Port Angeles; and 2 daughters, Mrs. Robert Polhamus, El Paso, TX, and Mrs. James Gormley, San Francisco.
Theodore F Rixon ( clipping with date 4-19-1955 ) Picture accompanies.
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Theodore F Rixon, sometimes called the "Pathfinder in the Wilderness" for his early work on the Olympic Peninsula, died Monday at the home of his daughter on Salt Spring Island, BC in the Gulf of Georgia. He was 93.
His early homesteads included land on Tealwhit Head on the Pacific Ocean, Westlands in the west end of the county and Fairholme at Lake Crescent.
From Westlands he administered thousands of acres of Clallam Timber Company's timberlands until the area was logged off in the decade after 1908.
Rixon was born in Saines, England, Oct 10, 1861. In 1882 he came to Canada, playing professional cricket and hockey as well as working on surveying jobs.
He continued his engineering career in Chicago, then migrated west.
In 1899 he married Carrie Jones, postmaster and homesteader at Fairholme. While making the peninsula survey, he named one of the outstanding Olympic peaks in honor of his wife. [Mount Carrie]
A photograph and brief biography of Rixon is on file in the Library of Congress in the Stephen T Mather collection.
After going into semi-retirement, he lived in Port Angeles ad with a daughter in Westlands. In the spring of 1949 he moved to Salt Spring Island to make his home with a daughter.
His wife died several years ago. Other relatives include a daughter, Mrs. Robert C Rixon, with whom he made his home; a grandson, T R Rixon, Port Angeles; 2 granddaughters, Mrs. Robert Polhamus and Mrs. James Gormley, both of Port Angeles. Also surviving is a brother in London, England and relatives in eastern Canada.
The body is being returned to the McDonald Funeral Home here for final rites.
Alfred Whitten "Alfie" Robb, Jr. ( d Feb 18, 1996 )
Memorial service for Alfred Whitten "Alfie" Robb, Jr., 79, of Sequim will be at 1:30pm March 2 in Sequim Valley Chapel. Don Salonen will officiate. Mr. Robb died Sunday, Feb 18, 1996, in Sequim.
He was born Oct 20, 1916 in Sequim to Alfred Whitten and Caroline Aldus Lowry Robb Sr. He married Ramona Heaton June 11, 1949 in Sequim. A graduate of Sequim High School, he was a dairy farmer at Almona Dairy Farm, a showplace pictured in many publications, before it sold in 1971. He also owned and operated Almona Trucking. Mr. Robb was a 25-year employee of the Olympic Game Farm, sometimes going on location with Disney Studios.
He was known for planting wildflowers along Highway 101 west of Sequim, and was honored as Grand Pioneer of the 100th Sequim Irrigation Festival in 1995.
Survivors include his wife; sons William Alfred of Kennewick, Brian Douglas of Bremerton, and Scott Daniel of Sequim; daughter Debra Susan of Sequim; brother Geddes Ensign of Port Angeles; sisters, Bonnie Jean McInnes and Phyllis Eugenia McNamara, both of Sequim; and 4 grandchildren. Son Royden Wayne died in 1993; brother Ivan James in 1970; sisters Joy Konopaski in 1991; Eunice Cameron in 1981 and Susan Peck in 1944.
Emma Jane Cays Roberson ( d 17 Nov 1934 )
When Mrs. Emma J Roberson, 63, of Sequim, passed away Saturday at 11:45pm, the Olympic Peninsula lost one of the earliest of its residents.
Funeral services will be held at the Methodist Episcopal Church in Sequim on Thursday at 1pm.
Surviving relatives include the husband, Frank C Roberson, 2 sons, Frank Joseph and Arthur Raymond Roberson; 2 daughters, Mrs. Clyde Towne and Mrs. Morris Wilson and 6 grandchildren, all of the Sequim-Dungeness vicinity, and one brother, Arthur W Cays, of Chimacum.
Mrs. Roberson was a woman who grew with the country from the early days, always keeping in harmony with the progress and shifting conditions which marked the change from pioneer to modern life. She was popular in social activities of her community, a congenial neighbor, loving wife and mother and a friend to all.
Mrs. Emma Jane Cays Roberson was born in Livingston County, IL on Jan 2, 1871. When she was but a baby 2 months of age, her parents, Levi and Jane Cays, with their family of 7, left Illinois and started for Dungeness to join Mrs. Cays' father, Joseph Foresman. They traveled by means of the only route available at that time, by rail to San Francisco, thence by sailing vessel to Port Townsend, which was an ocean voyage of 13 days on their trip. The journey to Dungeness from Port Townsend was made on a small mail schooner that called there once each month.
After a few years in the Dungeness wilds, the family went in 1875 to Kansas, then being settled by homesteaders. They were becoming nicely located in their new home when a grasshopper plague struck Kansas and cleaned the state of foliage. This being so different from the "evergreen state" of Washington, they disposed of their holdings and returned to the Western land in 1877.
In 1877, when Mrs. Roberson was 16 years old, the family moved to Port Townsend, which was their home for 2 years, then returned to Clallam County. In 1890 the girl visited relatives in Cass County, MI, where she met her future husband, F C Roberson. They were married Jan 5, 1893 when she made a second visit to Michigan, and shortly afterward the couple came to the Dungeness country where they took up a farm successfully.
In the autumn of 1920 the Robersons moved from the farm in Sequim to their home location since that year.
Janice M Hooker Roberson
Funeral services for Janice M Roberson, 72, will be held in Valley Chapel in Sequim Wednesday at 1:30pm with the Rev. Daniel M S Hevenor officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Angeles Memorial Park. Mrs. Roberson died at her residence on Rt. 4, Sequim, Sunday. She was born in Carlsborg, Sep 10, 1900 to Frank and Ella Hooker.
She married Joe Roberson in Sequim Oct 17, 1920. He died in 1955. She was a member of the Hooker pioneer family and resided in the Sequim area all her life. Mrs. Roberson was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church.
Survivors include sons Douglas of Sequim and Monte of Seattle; sisters Mrs. W T Alton of Sequim and Mrs. Harold Hart of Port Angeles; 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Lowell Worth Roberson ( 1971 )
Lowell Worth Roberson, 64, a resident of Beaverton, OR since 1952, died in a Portland hospital Oct 24. Recitation of the Holy rosary was held Tuesday at the Fuiten Mortuary Chapel in Beaverton, with Requiem Mass being offered at St. Cecelia's Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the Dungeness Cemetery in Sequim. Fuiten Morturary Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Roberson was born Feb 11, 1907 in Clallam County, the son of Lewis and Jessie Roberson. He lived all his early life in Sequim and was married to Donna Tyrrell in Port Angeles June 2, 1929.
They lived in Sequim and later moved to Seattle prior to coming to Portland in 1941 where he worked for the federal government as supervisor in the department of purchasing lumber for the Corps of Army Engineers until his retirement.
Marissa Edith Lemon Roberson
Marissa Edith Roberson, 87, of Port Angeles died Tuesday. Services will be at 1pm Friday in the Trinity Methodist Church, Sequim, with the Rev. Vincent Hart . Interment is to be at the Dungeness Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the McDonald Funeral Home.
Born 22 Oct, 1877, in Cassopolis, MI, Mrs. Roberson was a resident of Clallam County for 77 years.
June 21, 1937, she and Frank Roberson were married in Port Townsend. Mr. Roberson died in 1950.
Mrs. Roberson was a live member of the Forks Rebecca Lodge and belonged to the Dungeness Improvement Club.
Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Estella Dodge of Port Angeles, and Mrs. Marie Michener of Prosser; 4 sons, Truman and Ted Lemon, both of Port Angeles; Eldon of Forks and Chester of Sun City, California; 10 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Julia T Broughton Robertson ( clipping dated April 22, 1966 )
Funeral services for Julia T Robertson, 60, who died Friday, will be held Tuesday at 1pm at Harper Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Mt. Angeles Cemetery with Rev. Robert Rings officiating.
Mrs. Robertson was born May 18, 1905 in Port Angeles, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Broughton. She attended school and graduated from high school here. She married Daniel Robertson Sep 19, 1936. Mrs. Robertson was the youngest child in a pioneer family of this area.
She was a member of the First Methodist and Congregational Church and the VFW Auxiliary.
Survivors include her husband at their home at 1727 E 4th St,; a son, Daniel W Robertson, Jr., of Norfolk, VA (Navy); a brother Mat F Broughton, Port Angeles; and 4 sisters, Mmes. William Gellor, Marie Atterberry, Dorothy Malchau and Charles McDonald, all of Port Angeles. Many nieces and nephews also survive.
Edythe V McLaughin Robinson ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Feb 6, 1969 )
Mrs. Edythe V Robinson, 66, of 119 E 5th St., died Wednesday in an airplane accident. Funeral services will be 1pm Friday at McDonald Funeral Home with Pastor LaVerne Nelson officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Angeles Memorial Park.
Mrs. Robinson was born March 25, 1902 at Dungeness to Mr. and Mrs. Heenan McLaughlin. She married Vernon Robinson on July 11, 1925. He died in 1968.
Mrs. Robinson graduated from Port Angeles High School and attended Bellingham Normal Teacher's College. She taught 2nd grade at Jefferson School. She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and the VFW Auxiliary.
Surviving relatives include her mother, Mrs. H N McLaughlin of Port Angeles; daughters, Mrs. William Hoff of Port Angeles and Mrs. Allan Bird of California. Also surviving is one brother, Harold McLaughlin of Port Angeles.
Mina Gertrude Smith Romeo
Funeral services for Mrs. Mina Gertrude Romeo, member of the pioneer Smith family of Quillayute Prairie. will be held from the Forks Congregational Church next Saturday at 1pm. Burial will follow in the Quillayute Prairie Cemetery.
Mrs. Mina Gertrude Romeo was born Oct 4, 1876 near Yanton, SD, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. A J Smith. She passed away in a Port Angeles hospital on Christmas Day following a short illness. She was 73 years old.
When but a young girl she came across the country from South Dakota to Seattle with her parents in a covered wagon. The family homesteaded on Quillayute Prairie. She had lived there about 63 years. For about 50 years, Mrs. Romeo lived on a homestead on the banks of the Dickey River near Quillayute Prairie. She farmed the large homestead and raised a large family.
The Smith family was among the very first settlers in the West End. Mrs. Harriet Pullen, a sister of Mrs. Romeo, became one of Alaska's famous women. She went to Skagway in 1897, in the Klondike gold rush and established the Pullen House, the territory's most famous hotel. Mrs. Pullen died several years ago.
Surviving relatives include: 3 daughters, Mrs. Hazel Green of Oak Harbor; Mrs. Alice Patsis of Pensacola, FL; Mrs. Dorothy Klahn of Forks; 3 sons: Archie Smith [thus] of Forks; David Smith [thus] of Beaver and Stewart Romeo of San Mateo, CA; a brother, Harvey Smith of LaPush. There are also several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
Lewis H Romo ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of May 7, 1978 )
Funeral services for Lewis H Romo, 72, will be at 11am Tuesday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, followed by emtombment at Mt. Angeles Memorial Park. Rev, Norman Landvik will officiate.
Mr. Romo, who died Friday in Port Angeles, had resided at 120 1/2 E Vashon Ave. He was born Jan 29, 1906 in Blyn to Frank and Minnie Romo. On Aug 3, 1932 he was married in Port Angeles to Sarah J Lynch, who survives.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Romo is survived by 3 sons, Lewis Carl Romo in AZ, Richard Dale Romo of Seattle, and Jerry Francis Romo of Shelton; a daughter, Joan Charles of Port Angeles; a brother, Victor Romo of Port Angeles; a sister, Rose Sylvia of Renton; and 13 grandchildren. Family members will be active pallbearers.
Mr. Romo was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and of the Eagles Lodge.
Ridgeview Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Lydia M Gartner Romo ( d April 28, 1989 )
Funeral services for Lydia m Romo, 88, will be at 10am Monday at Harper-Ridgeview Funeral Chapel with Father Bob Brazaskas officiating. Cremation will be under the direction of Mt. Angeles Memorial Park and inurnment will be at Mt. Angeles Memorial Park. Mrs. Romo died Friday, April 28, 1989, in Port Angeles.
She was born July 7, 1900, in Onalaska, Wis. to Charles and Dina Millbright Gartner. She married Victor Romo on May 31, 1919. He died in 1980. The Romos came to Discovery Bay area first and then to Port Angeles in 1934 where they homesteaded on Cherry Hill. She worked as a retail sales clerk while raising her family.
Survivors include a daughter, Janice Tuttle of Port Angeles; 2 granddaughters and 2 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Harper-Ridgeview Funeral Chapel.
Richard D Romo ( d Sep 28, 1993 )
At his request, there will be no service of Richard D Romo, 58, of Port Angeles. Mr. Romo died Tuesday, Sep 28, 1993 in Port Angeles.
He was born Feb 10, 1935 in Port Angeles to Lewis H and Sarah Lynch Romo. He returned to Port Angeles in 1991 from Seattle and was a volunteer worker at the Salvation Army.
Survivors include mother Sarah Romo of Port Angeles; brothers Lewis C Romo of Shelton, and Thomas Charles of Port Angeles; and sister Joan Charles of Port Angeles.
Drennan-Ford Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge.
Ada M Harrington Rooney ( d Feb 7, 1978 The Daily News issue of Feb 8, 1987 )
Graveside service for Ada M Rooney, 88, will be at 11am Monday at Mt. Angeles Memorial Park with the Rev. Mike Jones officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Angeles Memorial Park. Mrs. Rooney died Saturday, Feb 7, 1978, in Port Angeles.
She was born Aug 20, 1898 in Port Angeles, to Thomas S and Rose Ellis Harrington. She married Zyman E Rooney in 1921. He died in 1966. She was a lifetime resident of Port Angeles and a member of the Harrington pioneer family.
She was a member of the WWI Auxiliary and Golden Agers.
Survivors include sons, Elton Rooney of Oregon City, OR, Harry Rooney of Auburn, Bob and Tom Rooney, both of Port Angeles; daughters, Barbara Corcoran of Everett, Deloris Laird, Dawn Stanard, Bonnie Rogers and Sherry Adcock, all of Port Angeles; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Nina Newell of Port Angeles.
Arrangements are by Harper-Ridgeview Funeral Chapel.
Marie (May) Ross ( Port Angeles Evening News 22 Jan 1940 )
Mrs. Marie (May ) Ross, 70, died here Saturday evening after a very brief illness. Funeral services will be held 2pm Wednesday , Jan 24, at the McDonald Funeral Home with the Rev. E H Beilstein officiating.
Born Feb 25, 1869 in Sweden, the deceased was married to Floyd Ross in Chicago. The couple came west to Beaver, Clallam County in 1906 and took up a homestead and later moved to Forks before moving to Port Angeles a number of years ago.
Surviving relatives are 2 sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Burg, Shell Lake, WI, who has been living here and was here when Mrs. Ross died, and Mrs. Anna Dokken, of Burtrum, MN.
Washington Bird Ross ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of May 11, 1934 )
Washington Bird Ross, 70, a resident of Port Angeles for the past 35 years, passed away at 10 this morning after an illness of 1 year at his home at 9th and Pine Sts.
Mr. Ross was born in Chautauqua County, NY on June 5, 1864. He was joined in marriage to Miss Ida McCloskey Nov 27, 1894, at Ripley, NY and moved to Port Angeles on Dec 8, 1899, residing here since.
When he first came here, Mr. Ross operated a photograph shop on Front St, later operated a wood yard, conducted a bakery shop and about 12 years ago constructed and put into operation the Pleasanton Apartments, on of the first large apartment houses to be constructed in this city.
Services will be held on Sunday a 2pm at the Lyden Company Funeral Home, with Mr. Edna Hunt of the Christian Science Church reading the service. Cremation will follow.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ida Ross, living in Port Angeles; a son, George Ross, Erie, PA; a brother, Ben Ross, Northeast PA;, and a granddaughter, Lucy Ross, Erie, PA.
Lena Mary Kobelt Ruoff
Mrs. Lena Mary Ruoff, 41, wife of Carl A Ruoff, died Monday afternoon after an illness of 2 weeks. Funeral services will be held at the Christman Mortuary Thursday afternoon at 2 with the Women's Auxiliary of the Eagles in charge and the Royal Neighbors conducting graveside services at Ocean View Cemetery.
Miss Lena Mary Kobelt was married to Carl a Ruoff at Everett, Oct 14, 1915. The couple came to Port Angeles in 1919 from Seattle and had resided here since.
The late Mrs. Ruoff was very active in club work and activities for the benefit of the children of the community. She also devoted much time to home and garden and fancy work and was said to have excelled in many of those branches. She was a member of the Women's Auxiliary of the Eagles and the Royal Neighbors.
Besides her widower, Carl A Ruoff, Mrs. Ruoff is survived by 5 children, Theodore M and Clyde W Ruoff; Mrs. Dorothy Rader, Anita M and Gladys Ruoff, all of Port Angeles. She has 2 sisters, Mrs. Marion McCormick, Port Angeles and Mrs. June Brown, Portland, OR, and a brother, Albert Van Sant, Seattle.
Phoebe Lucinda Russ ( d Sep 14, 1930 )
Mrs. Phoebe Lucinda Russ, 90, beloved pioneer resident of the West End of Clallam County, passed away at "Russland: at Clallam Bay Sunday at 3pm after having been ill since April. For many years the late Mrs. Russ made her home with her son-in-law County commissioner George Lamb at Russland.
Born Dec 10, 1840 in Davenport, NY, Mrs. Russ was married Jan 27, 1868 and moved with her husband to Nebraska. Her daughter, Carrie Russ, coming to Clallam Bay in 1890 to teach school, Mrs. Russ also came there 39 years ago to make her home with her on the homestead now known as "Russland."
In 1897 Carrie Russ was married to George Lamb and Mrs. Russ went to live with the couple. Mrs. Lamb passed away in 1919 and Mrs. Russ has kept house for Mr. Lamb ever since.
The late Mrs. Russ despite her great age, had a keen intellect and only last week made a trip to Ozette Lake with Mr. Lamb and a friend.
In the really early days Mrs. Russ lived in Port Angeles for a short time and nursed in many pioneer families. For her helpfulness to her neighbors and her cheerful and busy life, Mrs. Russ was loved by hundreds of Clallam County people from the eastern boundary line all the way to Lake Ozette. Early in life the deceased woman became affiliated with the Episcopal Church and while living here was a regular attendant of that church.
There are 2 sons, Ed Russ, who up until a short time ago was in the west end of Clallam County and Charles Russ who remained in the east when his mother came west. The where-abouts of neither of the men is known at this time. George Lamb, to whom Mrs. Russ was the same as a mother, is taking care of the funeral arrangements.
Funeral services are to be held at the Christman Mortuary at 2pm Tuesday with the Rev. M McLean Goldie of the Episcopal Church in charge. The remains will be cremated in Seattle.