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Laurel Lillian Burton, Effie L. Crist, Daniel B. Newman


Laurel Lillian Burton

June 18, 1925 -- July 7, 2009

Longtime North Olympic Peninsula resident Laurel Lillian Burton died in Tacoma of a heart attack. She was 84.

She was born in Joplin, Mont., to Tom and Helen (Hokus) Beeman.

She married Robert Vernon Burton in Port Angeles on Feb. 21, 1945. He died in January 1986.

Mrs. Burton, who lived in Port Angeles for 57 years, was a longtime employee of Peoples Store and orthodontist Dr. Griffith, both in Port Angeles.

She also lived in Carlsborg for five years.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Port Angeles.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law Linda and Gilbert Wise of Lakewood, Carol and Tom Becker of Indialantic, Fla., Shirley and James Bond of Gold Hill, Ore., and Sharon and John Bushell of Homer, Alaska.

Also surviving are sister Viola Burton of Lynnwood, sister and brother-in-law Nellie and Fritz Hooker of Port Angeles and Imo Beeman of Snohomish; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Brother Russel Beeman and sister Evelyn Peeler preceded her in death.

Services: Sunday, July 12, 3 p.m., funeral in First Baptist Church, Sixth and Laurel streets, Port Angeles. The Rev. Tim Hughes will officiate.

Burial will be in Sequim Valley Cemetery.

Harper-Ridgeview Funeral Chapel, Port Angeles, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials: Sign the guest book for the family at

Effie L. Crist

Sept. 29, 1914 -- June 24, 2009

Forks resident Effie L. Crist died of age-related causes. She was 94.

She was born in Burlington to Ira Vincent and Annie (Hedges) Crippen, and graduated as valedictorian of Quillayute Union High School (now Forks High School) class of 1934.

A member of the Retail Clerks Union, Mrs. Crist worked at Pay & Save Foods in Forks, where she was known as "the candy lady."

At the Forks Farmers Market, she was known as "the doll lady."

She was also a member of Forks Old Timers, Quillayute Valley Grange and Rebekah Lodge.

Her first marriage was to Elmer Fraker; they divorced in 1940.

Her marriage to Charles Crist ended in a 1958 divorce.

Mrs. Crist's survivors include daughters and sons-in-law JoAnn and Donald Cook Sr. of Renton and Margaret and Larry Voyles of Forks; brother Wallace Crippen of Forks; sisters La‚ÖVerne Edwards of Vancouver, Wash., and Merle Edwards of Ketchikan, Alaska; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Son Jim Fraker died in 1968. She was also preceded by brothers Vincent and Jim Crippen and sisters Ora Fraker and Myrtle Bayless.

Services: Saturday, July 11, 3 p.m., funeral in First Baptist Church, 651 Forks Ave. S., Forks. The Rev. Bob Schwartz will officiate.

Burial, in Forks Cemetery, will be followed by a potluck back at the church.

Harper-Ridgeview Funeral Chapel, Port Angeles, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials: Assured Hospice of Clallam County, P.O. Box 67, Forks, WA 98331; or First Baptist Church, 651 S. Forks Ave., Forks, WA 98331.

Sign the guest book for the family at

Daniel B. Newman

Sept. 20, 1923 -- July 3, 2009

Quilcene resident Daniel B. Newman died in Poulsbo of cancer. He was 85.

He was born in Aberdeen to Samuel Fisher and Ruth Ellen (Love) Newman and raised in Chimacum where he graduated from Chimacum High School.

He married Ava Joyce Bunnell in Arletta on Oct. 30, 1943. She died Dec. 5, 2001.

Mr. Newman, who joined the Navy in 1945 and served as an aviation machinist's mate, established his family in Quilcene, where he worked as a sawyer at the Discovery Bay sawmill until its closing.

He then worked at Boeing as a project manager until his retirement.

In addition to logging, gardening and fishing with his sons, Mr. Newman liked to fly his Cessna aircraft and care for his many dogs. He also had a great appreciation for poetry.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law Dan and Cyndi Newman of Sequim; Don and Julie Newman of Pomeroy; and Harold and Carla Newman, John and Jennifer Newman and David and Vickie Newman, all of Quilcene.

Also surviving are daughters Karen Schotter of Kent and Diane James of Gresham, Ore.; daughters and sons-in-law Patty and Bob Knox of Federal Way and Margie and Mark McCready of Port Townsend; sisters Mary Hodge of Bremerton, Eunice Anderson of Port Angeles and Doris Fultz of Shoreline; 22 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.

Services: July 18, 1 p.m., service with potluck meal immediately following at the First Presbyterian Church on U.S. Highway 101, Quilcene. Grandson Micah Knox will officiate.

Private burial will be in Quilcene Cemetery.

Kosec Funeral Home, Port Townsend, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials: Martha and Mary Health and Rehabilitation Center, P.O. Box 127, Poulsbo, WA 98370-0127. Sign the guest book for the family at

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