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Marguerite A. Coker, David Dewey Engeset

Marguerite A. Coker

Nov. 15, 1916 -- Aug. 23, 2005

Former Port Angeles resident Marguerite A. Coker, 88, died of a heart attack in Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Portland, Ore., after a short illness.

She was born in Price, Utah, to Auguste and Maria Sambourg Nicolas. At age 18, she moved to Southern California, where, on Jan. 24, 1940, she married William M. Owens. He died June 12, 1967.

She worked for the California Division of Highways from 1950 to 1965, then for the Bob Olsen Union Oil plant in Port Angeles from 1969 to 1974.

She married James Boyd Coker in Port Angeles on Nov. 6, 1976. He died on March 25, 1995.

Mrs. Coker moved to Oregon in 1997 to be near her son.

She was a member of Crescent Grange and Independent Bible Church in Port Angeles, and she enjoyed bowling, doing crossword puzzles, fishing and traveling.

Survivors include son Denny Owen of Molalla, Ore.; son and daughter-in-law Dave and Dianna Owen of Three Forks, Mont.; stepson Jim Coker and his wife, JoAnne, of Montesano; daughters Dottie Coker of Lakewood and Shirley Jean Coker of Port Angeles; stepbrothers and spouses August "Auggie"' and Sherry Lynn Nicolas, Octave and Pat Nicolas and Paul and Sherry Nicolas, all of Montrose, Colo.; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by stepsisters Violette Crawford and Aimee Berry.

Services: Saturday, Aug. 27, 11 a.m., memorial at 2624 S. Lincoln St., Port Angeles, with Jim Coker officiating. Burial will be in Mount Angeles Cemetery. A reception will follow, also at 2624 S. Lincoln St.

Molalla Funeral Chapel, Molalla, Ore., was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials: Charity of choice.

David Dewey Engeset

Aug. 1, 1933 -- Aug. 20, 2005

David Dewey Engeset of Lynnwood died of complications from Parkinson's disease. He was 72.

He was born in Tacoma.

Mr. Engeset served with the Marine Corps during the Korean War, 1951 to 1956.

He worked for Pacific Northwest Bell in Yakima and for AT&T in Port Angeles and Seattle.

He and his first wife, Caroline J. Gray, were married in 1968 in Selah, and divorced in 1986. He subsequently married Shirley Anne Engeset, who died in 1998.

Mr. Engeset was active with the Port Angeles Junior Soccer Club, was a volunteer fireman in Port Angeles and was a member of the Falcon Research Group and the R/C Modeling Club. He enjoyed boating, birdwatching and operating his ham radio.

Survivors include sons Eric Edward Engeset of Port Angeles and Shawn Terry of Goldbar, daughters Heidi Anne Engeset of Seattle and Shannon Terry of Woodinville, and five grandchildren.

Services: Monday, Aug. 29, 12:30 p.m., memorial at Bleitz Funeral Home, 316 Florentia St., Seattle, WA 98109.

Memorials: To the Parkinson's Association at

Last modified: August 25. 2005 9:00PM
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