Carmen Laine

Carmen Laine, 95

Carmen Laine, who was born on Aug. 30, 1911, in Sequim to Italian immigrants George and Christina (Scaringi) Sofie, died Jan. 27, 2007, at Harrison Medical Center. The Bremerton resident was 95.

After attending Sequim High School, Mrs. Laine went to work at Naval Undersea Warfare Center-Keyport as an electronics equipment assembler during World War II and then again during the Korean War. She returned to Keyport in 1959 where she worked until her retirement in 1980. Mrs. Laine also was a co-owner of a grocery store in Seattle’s Greenwich District, made chocolate candies, sold dresses, made custom draperies and clerked at the National Dollar Store in Bremerton.

Mrs. Laine enjoyed making beaded jewelry, sewing, cooking, crocheting, scrapbooking, macrame and working in her flower garden.

She married Theodore Frederick Laine on Aug. 5, 1944, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Bremerton. He died in 1986.

Mrs. Laine is survived by her daughters Judy Wertz of Fredericksburg, Va., and Linda Laine of Edmonds, Wash.; grandchildren Scott Feltus of Port Orchard and Darrell Wertz of Alexandria, Va.; sister Nathalie Angiuli of Avoca, Ark.; two great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Marcia Sofie of Sequim and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her brothers Johnny Sofie, Tony Sofie, Austin Sofie and Frank Costa and her sisters Mary Morello, Caroline Sofie and Rose Beham.

A viewing is scheduled for 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at Lewis Chapel, followed by a funeral service at 1 p.m. Burial at Forest Lawn Cemetery. An online memorial is available at Memorial donations are asked for the American Heart Association, 710 Second Ave., Suite 900, Seattle, WA 98104.

Arrangements by Lewis Funeral Chapel.