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Vera May Klock was born in Puyallup, Washington, on April 1, 1922, to "Stark" Levere Evans and Marie Inga Nylund Evans.
She survived multiple bouts of cancer, but after a long, hard-fought battle with ovarian cancer, she passed away at home under hospice care on June 26, 2013.
She attended the Ozette and Royal schools until the eighth grade and graduated in 1940 from Puyallup High School, then married Leo "Bud" Klock on July 10, 1943. He preceded her in death on December 25, 2003.
During World War II, she worked at Harbor Island for the war effort, operated Klocks Cabins and Boats for many years in the 1950s and 1960s, and wrote as a journalist for local newspapers.
She was a member of the Clallam Bay Presbyterian Church, West End Seniors, TOPS, the Messy Palettes Art League and the Straitside Scribes.
She is survived by her sister Edith Coburn from Gresham, Oregon, and preceded in death by her sister Mary Petroff and brothers, Charles Evans, Sid Evans and Vern Evans.
She is also survived by her children, Curtis (Loretta) from Sekiu, Kenneth (Sheryl) Klock from Port Townsend and Linell (Harry) Williams from Deming; and her grandchildren, Edward Williams, Jeffrey Klock, Kristine Anderson, Leah Gatbunton, Jennifer McSweeney, Shawn Klock, James Williams and Keith Williams. Seven great-grandchildren also survive her.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2013, at Clallam Bay Presbyterian Church, 15 Eighth Street, Clallam Bay, WA 98326, at 1 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the
(www.cancer.org) or Clallam Bay Presbyterian Church.
Harper-Ridgeview Funeral Chapel, Port Angeles, was entrusted with arrangements.
Published in The Peninsula Daily News on July 11, 2013