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Lynnette M. Arnold, Arthur Lee "Pete"' Bates, Mundy B. Cloke, John Alvin "Rojo Grande" Craig, Emily J. Kuykendall, Robert McConnell "Bob" Lawhead, Carl Harry Oman, Dave Sullivan

Lynnette M. Arnold

Nov. 2, 1915 -- July 14, 2005

Port Angeles resident Lynnette M. Arnold died of cancer at age 89.

She was born to Herman and Amelia (Ludwig) Pietig in Carroll, Iowa, where she graduated from St. Angela Academy and St. Anthony School of Nursing.

She was employed by the U.S. Public Health Service in San Francisco.

During World War II, she was transferred to the Coast Guard air station in Port Angeles where, in 1946, she married Capt. Forrest I. Case.

He died in July 1985.

She married Charles W. Arnold in 1989. He died in 1998.

Mrs. Case was active in PTA, Boy Scouts and Campfire organizations as well as the Senior Center.

She enjoyed music, gardening, flower arranging, swimming, traveling and playing bridge.

Survivors include sons Carl Case of Huntsville, Ala., and Dale Case of Port Angeles; daughter Janice Wasmann of Aumsville, Ore.; stepsons Terry and Greig Arnold of Neah Bay; stepdaughters Lynn Scott and Bonita Melville of Port Angeles; brothers Marvin and Kenneth Pietig and sister Margorie Kock, all of Carroll, Iowa; and six grandchildren.

Services: Monday, July 25, at 1 p.m., memorial Mass in Queen of Angels Catholic Church, 209 W. 11th St., Port Angeles. The Rev. Kurt Nagel will celebrate. Harper-Ridgeview Funeral Chapel, Port Angeles, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials: Queen of Angels School, 1007 S. Oak St., Port Angeles, WA 98362; or Hospice of Clallam County, P.O. Box 2014, Port Angeles, WA 98362.

Arthur Lee `Pete' Bates

June 12, 1937 -- July 16, 2005

Arthur Lee "Pete" Bates of Port Angeles died at age 68. His obituary and service information will be published later.

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

Mundy B. Cloke

July 28, 1922 -- July 15, 2005

Mundy B. Cloke died in Sequim of cancer at age 82.

She was born in Falcon, N.C., to Henry H. and Florence L. (Hodges) Goff.

She married Harry M. Cloke on Aug. 1, 1943, in Charleston, S.C. He died Nov. 15, 1999.

Mrs. Cloke was a homemaker in West Seattle most of her life, then lived in Anacortes about 10 years before moving to Sequim.

She was a family-oriented woman who liked cooking and expressed her love of the Lord through involvement in church activities.

Survivors include son Andrew G. Cloke of Tacoma; daughters M. Suzanne Cloke of Vicenza, Italy, and Christine B. Easton of Sequim; brother-in-law Elmer Cloke of Kent; sisters Ruby Walter of Fort Worth, Texas, and Laura Banko of Boca Raton, Fla.; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Services: Wednesday, July 20, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., visitation in Howden-Kennedy Funeral Home, 3909 SW Alaska St., Seattle; Thursday, July 21, at 11 a.m., funeral at Gatewood Ministries (formerly Gatewood Baptist Church), 7141 California Ave., Seattle. Pastor Gil Doebler will officiate. Burial will be at Forest Lawn in West Seattle.

Memorials: Hospice of Clallam County, P.O. Box 2014, Port Angeles, WA 98362.

John Alvin `Rojo Grande' Craig

Jan. 8, 1945 -- July 15, 2005

Port Townsend resident John Alvin "Rojo Grande" Craig died at age 60 of Parkinson's disease.

He was born in Vallejo, Calif., to Edward Bradford and Lillian (Kauffman) Craig.

Although born in the States, he moved to Germany with his parents after World War II. When they returned to the States, they lived in Saratoga, Calif.

Mr. Craig earned his associate's degree at San Jose City College and bachelor's degree from San Jose State College.

He worked for Pacific Bell, General Electric, Pacific Gas and Electric and Puget Power, living (among other places) in Schenectady, N.Y., and Truckee, Calif., before moving with his children to Port Townsend.

Mr. Craig, who was an engineer, lineman and electrician, was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

He was also a sculptor and artist with personal interests that ranged from being a collector and photographer through home builder, hiker and pilot to poet and recycle aficionado, specializing in Boeing Surplus and eBay.

Originally of the Presbyterian faith, he converted to Roman Catholicism. He was well known for signing all of his cards and letters: "Peace be with you, John."

Mr. Craig's survivors include son and daughter-in-law Steven Edward Craig and Crystal Lin McCormick of Bothell; daughter and son-in-law Sara Lynn and John Russell Mazurek of Tacoma; parents of Lacy; sisters and brothers-in-law Carol and Harry Hillier of Shelton and Patricia and Robert E. Lee Beebe of Boulder, Colo.; and two grandchildren.

Services: Open house on Sunday, July 24, from noon to 3 p.m. at his residence, 2880 Eddy St., Port Townsend. Kosec Funeral Home, Port Townsend, is in charge.

Robert McConnell `Bob' Lawhead

July 21, 1926 -- July 13, 2005

Robert McConnell "Bob" Lawhead, 78, died in his Port Angeles home of age-related causes.

He was born in Wheatland, Wyo., to James Beard and Edna (McConnell) Lawhead.

He graduated high school in 1944, then served in the Army Air Corps from Jan. 7, 1945 through Oct. 31, 1945, during which time he advanced to corporal and was stationed at Fort McArthur, Calif., and Scott Field, Ill.

He bracketed his military service with employment as an aircraft assembler and by working as a taxi driver.

Mr. Lawhead attended San Diego Junior College from 1946-47, before going on to Bob Jones University in 1948-49. He earned his pilot's license in 1949.

He was an airman second class in the Air Force Reserves, from Oct. 29, 1948, through Oct. 28, 1952, working in personnel relations as well as class leader and drill instructor.

He married A. Janet McIntosh in San Diego on Aug. 12, 1951.

He worked in a print shop while he was a student at Biola Bible College (now Biola University), from which he graduated in 1955.

Mr. Lawhead was ordained a minister in May 1956.

He then used his skills as a printer by running a shop that produced Bibles, hymnals and literature in native languages, while he and his wife served as missionaries between 1957-60 with African Inland Mission in the then-Belgian Congo.

After the Lawheads returned to the States, he continued as a pressman, also doing camera work. At first, he had his own business, Sterling Impressions, out of his garage; later, he retired as a estimator from Penn Lithographics in September 1991.

With the help of his son-in-law, he built a home in Port Angeles to live near family.

Mr. Lawhead, who maintained a complete wood working shop for crafting bird houses, doll cradles, etc., enjoyed teaching his grandchildren how to work safely with wood. And, as soon as they could reach the pedals, he taught them how to drive his prized tractor.

His church affiliations ranged from College Avenue Baptist Church in San Diego and Church of the Open Door in Los Angeles, to the Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton, Calif., and Independent Bible Church in Port Angeles.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years; sons John R. Lawhead of New York City and William T. Lawhead of Fresno, Calif.; daughters Grace Kauffman and Ruth Harrison, both of Port Angeles; brothers Neil Lawhead of San Diego and Paul Maurice Lawhead of Ventura, Calif.; sister Margaret Joanne Hawks of Liberty, Mo.; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by brother Donald Lawhead.

Services: Aug. 6 at 3 p.m., memorial, followed by a reception, in the Evangelical Friends Church, 1291 N. Barr Road, Agnew. The Rev. John Fodge will officiate. Burial was in Ocean View Cemetery, 3127 W. 18th St., Port Angeles, with Drennan-Ford Funeral Home, Port Angeles, in charge of arrangements.

Memorials: Sign the guest book at www.drennanford.com

Emily J. Kuykendall

Nov. 19, 1938 -- July 11, 2005

Former Sequim resident Emily J. Kuykendall of Aberdeen died at age 66. Cause of death was not immediately known.

She was born in Aberdeen to Donald R. and Betty J. (McGrath) Hanson.

She was married (then divorced) three times: to Alan Elkin in 1956; Clyde Gripp, 1958; and Richard Kuykendall, 1967.

Mrs. Kuykendall especially enjoyed the outdoors, including fishing, hunting, camping and animals. She also liked to do crafts.

Survivors include her special friend, Arthur Cotter Sr., of Montesano; daughter Romona Godfrey Holt of Aberdeen, Judy Fisk of Mineral and Clydene Gripp of Tacoma; mother of Hoquiam; brothers Donald Hanson of Victor, Mont., John Hanson of Montesano and Henry Hanson of Hoquiam; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services: At her request, none. Coleman Mortuary, Hoquiam, is in charge.

Memorials: PAWS, P.O. Box 451, Aberdeen, WA 98520.

Carl Harry Oman

Oct. 28, 1923 -- July 15, 2005

Port Angeles resident Carl Harry Oman died at age 81. His obituary and service information will be published later.

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

Dave Sullivan

Feb. 17, 1965 -- July 14, 2005

Port Townsend resident Dave Sullivan died at age 40 from complications of diabetes.

He was born in Queens, N.Y., to Edward M Ikawa and Ola Mae Owen. He was adopted by Hank M. and Susanne Sullivan.

While attending Chimacum High School, he had an initial handicap of 24 with the golf team. After graduating from CHS in 1983, he attended Green River Community College.

From Sept. 2, 1986, through July 15, 1988, he was on active duty with the Navy.

Mr. Sullivan married Kelli Jo Whitmore on Sept. 20, 1998.

In 1998 he returned to Port Townsend and, with his wife, opened Grounds for Perfection.

Mr. Sullivan was passionate about sports and spent as much time as possible at the beach.

Survivors include his wife; son and daughter-in-law David Michael and Natasha Sullivan-Colgan of Oomak; daughters Brittaney Sullivan of England and Madison Whitmore of Port Townsend; adoptive mother and stepfather Susanne and Frank Mosier of Tucson, Ariz.; sister and brother-in-law Katrina and Nick Holman of Puyallup; and four grandchildren.

Services: Friday, July 22, at 2 p.m., informal celebration of life and barbecue-potluck at the Fort Worden State Park kitchen shelter, Port Townsend. Kosec Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials: Donations to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720.

The family requests no flowers.

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