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Obituary for Dr. Wickline
William 'Bill' Jack Wickline, Port Townsend, Wash.
March 5, 1940 – Feb. 20, 2016
William Jack Wickline 'Bill' of Port Townsend, Wash., passed away suddenly on Feb. 20, 2016, due to complications from cancer. He was 75.
Born March 5, 1940, in Ironton, Ohio to Wayne McLauren Wickline and Johanna Gertrude Wickline, Bill moved with his family to Los Angeles, Calif. as a small child. He graduated from George Washington High School in 1958, and went on to complete his Doctor of Optometry at the L.A. School of Optometry, which at the time was located on the campus of the University of Southern California.
In 1961 Bill married Patricia Lou Blough 'Patti'. Patti will tell you that Bill never planned on being anything other than an optometrist. After graduating from school, he realized his vision by opening his first optometric office in downtown Los Angeles in the same building as his father’s optical business. He later moved his office to Inglewood, Calif., before relocating his family and his practice to Palos Verdes, Calif., in 1972. Nine years later, Bill and Patti sought out greener pastures and moved to Sequim, Wash., where he opened the optometry practice he ran for 35 years until his death.
In 1985 Bill and Patti moved their household to Port Townsend where they found a way to combine Bill’s handyman skills and limitless patience with Patti’s flair for entertaining and design by purchasing Lizzie’s Bed & Breakfast. Together, they ran the B&B in the historic Grant House for fifteen years while Bill commuted to Sequim to practice optometry five days a week. You could always recognize Bill’s car on the road due to his unique “CME2C” license plate. Bill was actively involved in the local community; he served on the board of directors of The Rose Theater since 2000 and was big supporter of the Centrum organization.
Bill was a gentle and soft-spoken man, but he had a sharp and very dry sense of humor. He had nicknames for everyone, most of which made little sense to anyone other than Bill. He didn’t cook a lot, but had a few things he would make as special treats for his family. The family favorite was his mother’spâté recipe that he made every Christmas, which Bill thought went quite well with his favorite beer, PT Brewing Company’s Hop Diggidy IPA.
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Notice of what to expect on your License Renewal
Notice of change in WAC 246-824-075 Continuing education requirements for dispensing options effective June 1, 2015
* the change will affect your first full three-year reporting cycle that begins on or after June 1, 2015
* The rule change doesn't increase the total number of hours required. You must still earn 30 hours
* The rule changes doesn't change the three year reporting cycle. You will still report every three years.
* The rule change does require that at least five hours of approved continuing education be earned in each year of the three -year reporting cycle.
* Fifteen of the total 30 hours must be related to contact lenses
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