Harriet Keilman peacefully passed away March 6, 2013 in her home at Sequim. She was born on Sept. 18, 1921 to George and Nellie Chandler and was one of six children. Harriet grew up in Seaton, graduating from Seaton High School in 1939. She married her high school sweetheart, John "Jack" Keilman on Dec. 24, 1941. Upon Jack's return from serving in the Air Force in World War II they farmed in the Keithsburg, area for eight years. During that time three of their children were born.
In 1951 the family purchased and developed a farm near Quincy, Washington.
For the next 40 years they called Quincy home and lived at their farm on Martin Road east of town. During that time their youngest son was born. Harriet was a "true" farm wife tending her garden, can- ning, cooking, baking and caring for her husband and four children. She was also active in the First Presbyterian Church of Quincy.
In 1991 they moved to Sequim to enjoy their retire- ment. They traveled in their motor home to Arizona for a number of years. Harriet loved being a wife and mother to her family and took great joy in spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was especially excited when she became a great grand- mother.
Survivors include her husband Jack, son John (Kareen), Tom (Barb), Susan Horton (Scott), George (Ellen). Grandchildren including Heidi Van Gieson(Jim), Wendy Hanover (Richard), Jeff Keilman, Emily Horton, Dr. Ashley Keilman Cross (Dr. Nathan Cross), Claire Horton and Jacob Keilman. She has six great grandchildren, Megan, Molly, Tyler, Lauryn, Josiah and Jackson. She is also survived by her sister Rosie Meredith, her sister in-law Bebe Siemens, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents, three brothers, two sisters and her grandson David.
She was loved dearly and will be truly missed.