Rev. C. Wendell Ankeny


Relationship to conference: Retired elder

Date of death: July 15, 2018 at age 84

Arrangements: A celebration of life service will be held at 1:30 p.m. July 29 at Trinity UMC (609 Taylor St., Port Townsend, WA 98368). The service will be live streamed at and archived on the church website.

Appointment information: Rev. Ankeny was ordained as a deacon in 1968 and as an elder in 1971. He served United Methodist churches in Wisconsin before serving Minnesota churches in Champlin, Brooklyn Park (Riverview), and Mounds View. He also served as a missionary in Belize and was appointed to Ocean Park Camp and Retreat Center in Washington. He retired in 1996 and continued to serve churches in Washington until 2012.

Rev. Ankeny is survived by his wife, Laurel Ankeny; his daughters, Wanda Klietz, Jody Wahl, Becky Percy, and Lori Limmer; stepsons Chris Fischer and Keith Lindquist; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Cards of condolence can be sent to Laurel Ankeny, 2115 Willow St., Port Townsend, WA 98368.

An obituary with memorial suggestions will be published in the July 27 Peninsula Daily News, Port Angeles, Washington.

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