Evelyn Emma “Dolly” LaBelle
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May 6, 1927 - August 31, 2019
Evelyn Emma “Dolly” LaBelle, 92, passed away peacefully in her sleep on August 31, 2019, with her family and her loving cat, “Troubles” by her side.
Dolly was born in Port Townsend, Washington, to the late Richard and (Elvira) Vera Adams. Dolly resided in Port Townsend until her family later moved to port Angeles, Washington. Dolly was a member of the Jamestown NS’ Klallam tribe in Sequim, Washington, and also was a former member of the Red Hat Ladies Society Group for many years. Dolly enjoyed the outdoors and could frequently be seen fishing from sun up to sundown. Dolly could be seen clam digging butter clams on Duggeness spit, getting her max on clams. Dolly loved to pick wild black berries and make jams. Frequently on weekends you wouldn’t find Dolly at home, she would be out at a yard sale. If you saw Dolly at the Wonder Bread store buying tons of bread and large bags of dog food, this was for Dolly to feed her raccoons, who she was very fond of. She even trained them to come up to her porch to eat from her hands.
Dolly married Raymond W. Cune on May 6, 1945, in Port Angeles, Washington, and they had three children: Sharon Houk, Terry Woodside, and Jerry Cline. They later divorced and Dolly then married Owen C. LaBelle, and they remained married until his passing and Dolly remained a widow until she joined him once again in heaven.
Dolly is survived by her daughter, Sharon Houk (her companion, Edmond Hickok Jr.) of Wenatchee, WA; two brothers: Ted Adams of Maple Valley, WA and Don Adams of Knoxville, TN; grandchildren: Steven (Lisa) Lee of Janesville, WI, Seana Budd (Terrie Houk) of Wenatchee, WA, Larry Houk Jr. of Spokane, WA, Holli (Glen)Tiede of Little Rock, WA, Wendi (Johnson/Anders) of Port Angeles, WA, Heidi Johnson of Port Angeles, WA, Leigh (Jeremy) Koester of Olympia, WA, and Luke (Jerry) (Sandra) Cline of Sequim, WA. Dolly was a proud grandmother to 10 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, 17 great-great grandchildren and 26 great-great-great grandchildren.
Dolly is preceded in her passing by her parents, Richard Adams of Port Angeles, WA and (Elvira) Vera Woodward of Alki beach, WA; her first husband, Raymond W. Cline of Shelton, WA and her late husband, Owen C. Labelle of Port Angeles, WA; two of her children: Terri Woodside and .Jerry Cline, both of Port Angeles, WA; two grandsons: Rick Lester and Tony Lee, both of Forks, WA; brothers: George Adams of Sequim, WA, James Adams of Nevada and Bobby Adams of Port Angeles, WA.
A Celebration of Life in honor of Dolly Labelle will be held from 12- 4 pm on Saturday, September 28, 2019, at Washington Park, 110 S Miller St, Wenatchee, WA 98801. This gathering will be potluck style, please RSVP to (509) 470-1098 no pork products please. You are invited to view her online tribute at www.heritagememorialchapel.com to share a memory or leave a photo. We wish to think Rhonda at Confluence Health Hospice for all of her kindness and generosity in our time and grief. Arrangements are in the care of Heritage Memorial Chapel, East Wenatchee and Cashmere.