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Mavis Day

| May 10, 2006 12:00 AM

Longtime Port Angeles, Wash., resident, Mavis Day, 89, died Sunday, April 30.

She is remembered by many as the wonderful "white-haired" lady who for almost 30 years worked at McLean's Shoe Store in Port Angeles bringing with her a ready smile and infectious laugh.

She spent her last years with her daughter and son-in-law in the Yaak, enjoying the outdoor scenery from the window close to her favorite chair.

She was born June 28, 1917, to Vera and Elmer Erickson. Mavis grew up in Ballard, Wash.

Mavis was the mother of Tom Dignam of Port Angeles, Douglas Dignam and his wife Robin Dobson of Gig Harbor, Wash., and Alexis Sorensen and her husband Robert of Yaak. She was stepmother of Marilynne Garrison of San Jose, Calif., Donna Gore and husband Randall of Port Angeles, and Muriel Pusateri and husband Dave of San Jose, Calif., and Rick Day of Idaho.

Grandchildren include Jim Dignam of Gig Harbor, Wash., Kenneth Dignam of Florida Keys, Fla., Michele Hayman of Port Angeles, Travis Sorensen of Boston, Mass., and Staci Sorensen of Seattle, Wash. Step-grandchildren include Dena Sommers of Port Angeles, Wade Gore of Poulsbo, Wash., Ken Hornbuckle of Manteca, Calif., Mike Hornbuckle of San Jose, Calif., and Greg Burdick of San Jose, Calif. Mavis had 9 great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her two loving husbands: Frank Alexander Dignam, who died in 1966, and Curtis Day, longtime Port Angeles resident, who died in 1987.

She died peacefully at home with the amazing help of Hospice. In lieu of flowers, a contribution be sent to St. John's Hospice, 350 Louisiana Ave., Libby, MT 59923 or to Olympic Memorial Foundation, 115 E. Railroad Ave., Suite 308, Port Angeles, WA 98362.

There will be private family service. Local arrangements are by the Nelson and Vial Funeral Home in Libby.