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Valera Jean Cochran
March 12, 1915 -- April 9, 2006
Valera Jean Cochran died in her Port Angeles home of age-related causes. She was 91.
She was born in Oakesdale to Thomas Edward and Mildred Francis (Hawkes) Shaughnessy, and attended school in the Quillayute Valley School District.
She married William Henry Alexander Cochran on Dec. 10, 1932, at the family"s homestead on the Bogachiel River.
Mrs. Cochran was known as "Cookie" when she was employed by the Department of Natural Resources.
After the Cochrans moved from Forks to Sequim and later to Port Angeles, where she was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary, Port Angeles Garden Club and Grandmothers Club.
Mrs. Cochran knitted "cograns" -- personalized afghans -- for all her children and grandchildren, was called "Popcorn" by her great-grandchildren, and enjoyed animals, flowers and the sound of the surf.
Survivors include daughters Rose Marie Parker of Aberdeen and Patricia Ann Rodocker of Port Angeles; 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, who died April 10, 1972, she is preceded in death by daughter Virginia Mae Rodocker brother Theodore William Shaughnessy and great-granddaughter Michelle Rodocker.
Services: Wednesday, April 12, 1 p.m., memorial in Lighthouse Christian Center, 304 Viewcrest Ave., Port Angeles. The Rev. Eldon Officer will officiate. A reception will follow the service.
Harper-Ridgeview Funeral Chapel, Port Angeles, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials: Hospice of Clallam County, P.O. Box 2014, Port Angeles, WA 98362; or Adult Action, c/o Olympic Community Action Programs, 228 W. First St., Port Angeles, WA 98362.
Justin James Fearn
Dec. 22, 1986 -- April 7, 2006
Port Angeles resident Justin James Fearn died in Olympic Medical Center from complications of muscular dystrophy. He was 19.
Born in Olympic Memorial Hospital to Leslie Jame and Sandy Merie (Swaggerty) Fearn, he graduated from Port Angeles High School in 2005.
Mr. Fearn took computer courses with the intention of starting his own business. In addition, he liked to play video games.
Survivors include his father and stepmother, Lorijean, of Lake Ozette; mother and her companion, Wes Armstrong, of Port Angeles; brother James C. Fearn of Port Angeles; and grandparents Jim and Geri Fearn and Maxine Swagerty, all of Port Angeles.
He was preceded in death by grandfather Herbert Swagerty.
Services: To be announced. Drennan-Ford Funeral Home, Port Angeles, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials: Justin Fearn Memorial Fund, Account No. 1358260303, Wells Fargo Bank, 901 E. Front St., Port Angeles, WA 98362.
Stanley William Hull
Feb. 27, 1955 -- April 6, 2006
Clallam Bay resident Stanley William Hull died in Olympic Medical Center, Port Angeles, at age 51. Cause of death is pending.
He was born in Forks to Sherman E. and Barbara E. (McGuire) Hull Sr.
He married Jeanne L. Gross on June 5, 1999. They divorced in February 2004.
He also was formerly married to Elizabeth A. (Phipps) Evans.
Mr. Hull was a logger.
As a sports fisherman, he enjoyed spending time in the West End rivers.
Survivors include son Garrett W. Hull of Clallam Bay; daughters Amanda G. Hull of Forks and Cassandra B. Hull of Everett; stepdaughter Jessica D. Johnson; his mother; brothers and sisters-in-law Sherman and Tammy Hull of Clallam Bay, and Guy and Alicia Hull of Reardan; brother Stormy Hull of Carnation; sisters Sandra Thomas of Pennsylvania and April Hull of Port Angeles; sisters and brothers-in-law Shirley and Terry Inman of Kingston and JoAnn and David Sykes of Ladysmith, British Columbia; and one grandchild.
He was preceded in death by son Stanley Dalton Hull and his father.
Services: Saturday, April 15, 1 p.m., celebration of life in Sekiu Community Hall. Harper-Ridgeview Funeral Chapel, Port Angeles, is in charge.
Memorials: American Diabetes Association, 6315 Fleming St., Everett, WA 98203.
Andrea Romayne King
April 18, 1978 -- April 4, 2006
Andrea Romayne King died in her Sequim home at age 27. Cause of death is pending.
She was born to Rodney John and Lori (Timmerman) Swift.
She married Tyler R. King on May 20, 2004, in Las Vegas.
Mrs. King, who was a prep cook at 3 Crabs Restaurant, enjoyed fishing, camping and baseball. She also loved all animals and collected giraffes.
Survivors include her husband, mother and stepfather Walter Athow, and brother James T. "J.T." Athow, all of Sequim.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Services: April 18, 6 p.m., funeral in Sequim Valley Funeral Chapel, 108 W. Alder St. A reception will follow at her home, 21 W. Palmer St., Sequim.
Memorials: Donations to Peninsula Friends of Animals, P.O. Box 404, Sequim, WA 98382; Clallam County Humane Society, 2105 Highway 101 W., Port Angeles, WA 98363; or American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 681, Port Angeles, WA 98362. The family requests no flowers.
Anthony F. Noga
Sept. 5, 1921 -- April 3, 2006
Port Townsend resident Anthony F. Noga died at age 84
His obituary will be published later.
Services: April 18, 2 p.m., St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1020 Jefferson St., Port Townsend. A reception will follow at Landfall Restaurant, 412 Water St., Port Townsend.
Kosec Funeral Home, Port Townsend, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials: Jefferson Healthcare Hospice, 834 Sheridan St., Port Townsend, WA 98365. The family requests no flowers.
Heather Diana Woods
Jan. 19, 1951 -- April 4, 2006
Port Townsend resident Heather Diana Woods died of cancer at age 55.
She was born to Clark Emerson and Patricia Belle (Wood) Coffee in San Francisco, where she was raised and attended San Francisco State University as an art major.
She moved to Seattle in 1981 to attend Bastyr University, where she earned her doctor of naturopathy in 1985. In 1995, she added her midwifery certification.
She was a member of the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
In addition to the healing arts, Dr. Woods enjoyed nature, animals, art, music and dance. She also had a strong interest in human rights, especially freedom for Tibet that spurred a campaign to boycott China.
She married David Lawrence Ritt on Dec. 16, 1991, in Seattle.
Survivors include her husband; daughters Sarah Miriam Ritt and Kyla Rae Sherman; mother Patricia Wood of Aptos, Calif.; her father and stepmother, Robin, of San Francisco; brothers and sisters-in-law Clark L. and Cynthia Coffee and Grenold T. Coffee and Alison Ross; sisters and brothers-in-law Beatrice M.C. and James Hitchcock and Tammy and Eric Barbre; and sister Bobi Wood.
Services: Wednesday, April 12, 7 p.m., celebration of life in Cape George Marina Clubhouse, Port Townsend.
Kosec Funeral Home, Port Townsend, is in charge.
Memorials: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, True Friends Memorial Program Coordinator, 501 Front St., Norfolk, VA 23510.