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Norma Elaine Furu Norma Elaine Furu, age 91, a longtime resident of Hoquiam, died on June 8, 2019, in Hoquiam, Washington. Norma was born on Sept. 4, 1927, in Aberdeen, Washington, to Dr. Wayne and Tyyne (Saari) Parpala. She was very proud of her Finnish heritage. She was raised in Aberdeen and graduated from Weatherwax High School in 1945. She then attended the University of Oregon, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in 1949. Norma met Don Furu on the shore of Lake Quinault. One week after her graduation, on June 25, 1949, the couple was married. She taught interior design at Grays Harbor College and worked for Kaufman Scroggs prior to devoting her time to raising her family. She would later work at Central and Emerson elementary schools as an educational assistant. Norma was a charter member of Chapter DP, PEO; a member of the Mizpah Chapter Order of Eastern Star; Sons of Norway; Hoquiam Young Mother’s Club and the Crescent Orthopedic Guild. She was very active in attending sporting events and programs in which her children and grandchildren participated. Surviving relatives include her daughter, Majel Boudia (Guy)

of Olympia; two sons, Donald Furu and Dennis Furu both of Hoquiam; grandchildren, Matthew Boudia, Lauren Furu, Conner Furu and Zachary Furu; a sister-inlaw, Lois Parpala; two nieces; one nephew and other relatives. In addition to her husband Donald, she was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Furu; one brother, Dr. Wayne Parpala of Olympia and a sister, Nancy Markoff of Beaverton, Oregon. The family would like to thank Westhaven Villa and Riverside Place for the excellent care that they gave to Norma. Donations in Norma’s name may be sent to a PEO Scholarship, the Tyyne Parpala Memorial Scholarship Fund, C/O 301 Karr Avenue, Hoquiam, WA 98550; or to the charity of the person’s choice. A graveside service was held on Monday, June 17, 2019, at Hoquiam’s Sunset Memorial Park. A celebration of life and a potluck followed at the Hoquiam Elks Lodge. Direction is by the Coleman Mortuary, 422 – 5th Street in Hoquiam. Please take a few moments to record your thoughts for the family by signing the online register at

Table of Contents — June 2019 obituaries Page 2 Norma Elaine Furu Page 3 Adam Hasko Richard Dean Clauson Jr. Margie R. Gadwa Gloria Louise Smethers Reba Miller-Craig Page 4 Val Norman Westby Susan (Sue) Siolo Ethel Marie Hunt Page 5 Herbert Marshall Johnson Jr. Florence Hazel Sisk Page 6 Wallace “Wally” Charles Waugh Anthony Rex “Tony” Choate Sr. Delores (Dee) H. Boyd Page 7 Mark L. Gonzalez

Jean Marie Worrell Page 8 Betty Jean Ray David Alan Rhodes Elfriede D. Falani Michael John Richardson Page 9 Barbara Ann Swinhart Hilda “Kay” Sovkueff Ruth H. LeFaive Clifford Raymond Dotson Page 10 Janette Lynn Jennings Janet Jewel Fisher (Groseclose) Loraine Elizabeth Panfilio-Weather Bryan Leroy Miller Page 11 Donald Allen Duncan Major Michael W. Regan Helen Christine Hamilton

Page 12 Sylva (Neet) Jurasin Robert Underwood Jr. Alexander Yael Calles-Williams Page 13 Scott Alan Olsen Orton Burchfield Perrine (Burch) Eleanor Johnson Page 14 Kris Lindsay Vanucie Judy Anne McKeag Gerald Leonard Foy Page 15 Donald James Skolrood Jane Arlene (Clark) Hill Jack Wayne Morgan David J. Deibert Page 16 Glenelg “Glen” Clarke Virginia Mae Shelton Audrey Margaret Gravatt

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Adam Hasko 5/29/60 – 5/23/19 Aberdeen native Adam Hasko, age 58, passed away on May 23, 2019, after a brief but gracious battle with pancreatic cancer. Adam was a scallywag who had a sharp wit, a quick mind and a healthy skepticism of all things governmental. Adam loved fly fishing, shooting and hiking. He was an avid Sci-Fi fan and would have loved to go into outer space one day. On earth, few things excited him more than a huge plate of bacon or a wild blackberry pie. With his beloved wife Patty, he explored Italy, Greece and various states in the U.S. Adam was fortunate to have several families throughout his life. He started out as a Hasko with one brother, Julius, and three step-siblings: Karol, Karl and Yvonne. Orphaned at the age of 16, Sue Miller of Aberdeen took him under her wing, along with her three children Mike, Larry and Diane. In his early 20s, he married Carol O’Neill and they had three children: Erin, Nicholas and Benjamin Hasko. Later in life, he married his best friend and soulmate, Patty Bonnell Hasko, and gained a step-son, Clayton Paschke. Adam was elected ASB President at Aberdeen High School, held several state titles in Speech & Debate, and attended Grays Harbor Community College & Western Washington University. He ultimately graduated from WSU with a BA and followed that with a Master’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin. He found his career when the tech industry began to flourish and eventually worked at Boeing and AT&T, among others. Adam was a gentle man who didn’t try to change others. While not outgoing, he valued his friendships and was a loyal and kind friend. He would help you move, give you a ride, or buy you a hot meal if that was what you needed. He leaves behind his heartbroken wife and many friends and family members who valued his grounding presence and wicked sense of humor. Adam will be truly missed. Memorial services were held on Sunday, June 16, at the Mount Baker Community Club in Seattle, with a reception following at the Bonnell/Hasko home. Adam asks you not to send flowers, but to please find a local organization that helps homeless and less fortunate people and make a donation in his name.

Richard Dean Clauson Jr. Richard Dean Clauson Jr., 52, passed away on May 23, 2019, of terminal cancer at his home surrounded by family. Rich was born on Nov. 22, 1966, in McCleary, Washington to Ruby and Richard Clauson Sr. He attended school in Hoquiam and lived in Hoquiam and Aberdeen most of his life. He worked as an auto body repairman and painter for several auto body shops in Grays Harbor. He loved restoring and repairing vehicles and was willing to help anyone who stopped by his shop with any car related issues. Rich loved spending time outdoors fishing and hunting. As a youngster, he spent many summers and vacations with his uncle Junior, aunt Terry and cousins, Todd, Troy and Tami. They went camping, fishing, skiing, hunting and enjoyed water sports. Junior and Terry were like second parents to Rich. He is survived by his parents, Ruby Clauson and Michael Braykovich of Hoquiam; his biological father Richard Clauson Sr. and step-mother Alberta of Vancouver, Washington; three sons, Michael and Ethel Clauson of Wasila, Alaska, Bryce Clauson of Aberdeen, Washington and Branden Clauson of Vancouver, Washington. He is also survived by two brothers, Mark Braykovich and wife Linda Jones of Aberdeen, Duke Braykovich and wife Staci of Rochester, Washington and a sister Dawn Braykovich of Hoquiam; half-brother Scott Kenney and half-sister Tina Kenney of Vancouver; as well as six grandchildren and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Services were held Saturday, June 8, at the Harbor City Church, 1700 Cherry Street in Aberdeen. The family asks that in lieu of food or flowers, contributions in memory of Rich may be made to the church or a charity of your choice.

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Margie R. Gadwa Margie R. Gadwa, 95, lifetime resident of Aberdeen and 1941 graduate of Weatherwax High School, died May 9, 2019, at Grays Harbor Health and Rehab Center in Aberdeen. Margie was born on March 4, 1924, in Aberdeen to Jack and Amy (Williams) Gudger. She married Peter “Pete” Gadwa in 1941. He passed away on Nov. 2, 2005. Margie was the bookkeeper at the Aberdeen Woolworth’s Dept. Store during WWII. Following the war, she became a homemaker to take care of her family. Margie enjoyed being with family and traveling. Margie is survived by her son David (Lorna) Gadwa of Olympia; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by a son, Gary Gadwa, Jan. 20, 2017. At her request there will be no services. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Twibell’s Fern Hill Funeral Home in Aberdeen, Washington.

Gloria L. (Byrns) Smethers Gloria Louise Smethers passed away peacefully on May 26, 2019, at the age of 87. Born to William and Goldie Byrns, Gloria was preceded in death by her brother, Ronnie Byrns. Gloria will be missed by her sister JoAnne Bebich; daughters Lori Drummond; Joanne Bergman; grandchildren Zach Bergman, Michael Bergman (Aubrey) and Erin Drummond. Memorial donations can be made to Friends of Hospice, Southwest Washington.

Reba Miller-Craig Reba Miller-Craig, 84, an Aberdeen resident, died at Grays Harbor Community Hospital, Aberdeen, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. She was born March 4, 1935, in 96, South Carolina, the daughter of Floyd and Florence (Seabolt) Miller.

Her careers spanned dance instructor, actress, and her happiest accomplishment, retiring as a photographer. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Richard Craig; two daughters, a son and two granddaughters. She also

has two half-brothers and two half-sisters residing in the Carolinas. Her planned final resting place will be in Fern Hill Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements were entrusted to Twibell’s Fern Hill Funeral Home, Aberdeen.



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Val N. Westby

Susan (Sue) Siolo

Ethel “Marie” Hunt

Val Norman Westby, 77, Aberdeen resident and former painter at the Tropicana Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, passed away on May 19, 2019, at his home in Aberdeen, Washington. Val was born on Aug. 7, 1941, in Ely, Nevada, to Norman J. and Val Dean (Eitle) Westby. He lived there until the age of 12, when his family moved to Las Vegas. He worked for many years at the Tropicana and also at the Tonopah Test Site, where he worked in maintenance. Val was married to Joanne M. Sisinni, the mother of his three children, when she passed away on July 20, 1980, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Val later married Mary L. Lewis on June 19, 1991, in Nevada. She passed away in 2013. Val on Oct. 14, 2015, married Ruth E. Lacey in Elko, Nevada, and he moved to Aberdeen, where they have lived ever since. Val was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses in Elko, Nevada, and Aberdeen, Washington. He loved people, enjoyed fishing, hunting, cooking and sharing the Bible Truths with others. Val is survived by his wife, Ruth Westby of Aberdeen; a son Joe (Samantha) Westby of Vancouver, Washington; two daughters: Lisa (Jay) Birley of Centralia, Washington and Carol (Doug) Lyons of Peoria, Arizona; a brother, Andrew Westby (Kay) of Elko, Nevada; and five grandchildren. A memorial service for Val was held on June 8, 2019, at the Kingdom Hall, 1000 K St, Hoquiam, WA.

Susan (Sue) Siolo passed away May 16, 2019, in Tacoma, Washington. She was born in Portland, Oregon, and was adopted at birth by a wonderful couple, Robert and Alice Dunn. She grew up in Madras, Oregon, with her sister Linda and later moved to Portland, Oregon. In Portland is where Sue would attend her high school years at Portland Union Academy and would eventually meet her first husband, Larry Jones. Together she and Larry had one daughter, Anne Jones. She and Larry later divorced. Later in life Sue met John Matagora. They fell in love and married in 1999 at Montesano, Washington, and would be married for the rest of her days. They have one daughter, Ku’ulei Siolo. She worked as a CNA for the State of Washington and took care of both her parents until they passed away. She retired in 2006. Sue loved her two daughters, Anne and Ku’ulei and her granddaughter Kaela. They were her everything. She loved watching Ku’ulei play softball and spending time talking and visiting with Anne. Sue leaves behind her husband John Matagora, daughters Anne Jones of Central Park, Washington; Ku’ulei Siolo of San Antonio, Texas; granddaughter Kaela (Chris) Logan of Aberdeen, Washington; sister Linda Halverson of Rathdrum, Idaho and brother Chris Thiel of Long Beach, Washington. She is preceded in death by her brother Bill Carter.Sue was the most loving mom and grandma. We will miss her laugh, smile and all of her hugs. A celebration of life was held on June 29.

Ethel Marie Hunt passed away in her home on Thursday, May 23, 2019, at the age of 98. She was born April 17, 1921, to Frank and Ethel Rust in Estherville, Iowa. She graduated from Lincoln High School in Seattle in June of 1940. On May 20, 1940, Marie married Alex Melnick and was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on July 29, 1940. After 19 years of marriage to Alex they divorced. She married Cliff Hunt in Yakima, Washington on June 20, 1960. She is preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband Cliff (1988), her brother Earl, her sister Alice, her beloved daughter Karen (Slee) Melnick, and numerous other family and dearly loved friends. She is survived by daughter Bonnie and son-inlaw Dick Trissel; step-daughters, Fran Schmahl and Giela Woods; grandsons, Troy Slee and Jason (Jennifer) Slee; granddaughter, Renee Hoerth Trissel and grandson, Rick (Leah) Trissel; step-grandchildren, Chuck Schmahl, Monica Sayers, Lisa Hunter, Becky Thoeny, Scott Schmahl; 14 grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren; nephews Gene (Darlene) Rust and Ken (Shirley) Rust; nieces, Norma Tulba and Kathy (Michael) Clark and many other dear, faithful family and friends. In the 1970s, she and Cliff took four young Cambodian refugees into their home. The boys, Posin Seiv, Chhorn Tav, and the girls Ly and Heng. Marie and Cliff loved them as their own, along with their children and grandchildren. In Yakima she belonged to the Nob Hill Congregation of Jehovah’s Witness. Marie moved to Puyallup in 1990 and thrived spiritually in the Summer Congregation. She moved to Raymond in 2004 and continued to thrive spiritually and otherwise. Marie had many dear faithful friends in these congregations that she fondly remembered and cherished. A memorial service was held Saturday, June 22, 2019, at Raymond Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 111 Ocean Avenue, Raymond, WA 98577. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Worldwide Work at the website. To share memories or leave condolences visit Arrangements entrusted to Harrison Family Mortuary of Aberdeen.

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Herbert M. Johnson Jr. D.O. Herbert Marshall Johnson Jr. D.O. of Aberdeen, Washington, passed away on May 27, 2019, in Olympia, Washington at Providence St. Peter Hospital surrounded by his loving family. The son of Herbert Marshall Johnson Sr. and Loucyette (Kizer) Johnson, he was born on Dec. 14, 1939, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. This December he would have embarked on his 80th year of life. He graduated from high school in Pine Bluff, Arkansas and Henderson State College in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. He earned his Medical Doctorate from Kirksville College of Osteopathy and Surgery in Kirksville, Missouri. He then performed his internship at Carson City Hospital in Carson City, Michigan where he was introduced to his future wife Patricia Ann Rayburn on a blind date that was set-up by her family physician. He asked Patricia to marry him on their first date and suggested they get married the next weekend because it would work well for his medical rotation schedule, though it would be four months later, on May 21, 1966, when they married. They moved to Trenton, Michigan, to undertake his medical residency in anesthesiology through Detroit Osteopathic Hospital Association at Riverside Hospital. Upon completion of his residency, Herb and Pat moved back to Carson City where he began his medical practice in anesthesiology, and they started a family giving birth to Nathan Zachary and Kirsten Nicole. After living for 13 years in Michigan, Herb and Pat decided to take their adventure to the Pacific Northwest where they began their new life in Central Park, a suburb of Aberdeen, Washington. Herb opened his family practice in Aberdeen in October 1977, eventually moving his practice to Hoquiam. He retired in September 2015 after 38 years of serving the Grays Harbor community. During his time in practice he served as Chief of Staff and on various medical committees at Grays Harbor Community Hospital. Herb was a caring physician that regarded each of his patients as individuals with a story and

life history that genuinely interested him. He did more than just accept people, he embraced them - regardless of culture, religion, upbringing, or circumstances. His staff was the backbone of his practice and his nurses through the years — Sharon Godfrey, Barb Carlberg, Shirley Miller and Sharon Eaton — complemented him as a physician. Outside of medicine, Herb was a collector of knowledge and experiences. His youngest sister Melody referred to him as a Renaissance Man of the First Order, a description that embodied him perfectly. His mother had been a well-respected teacher and instilled the importance of education in her children, which remained at the forefront of Herb’s mind throughout his life. Herb served for six years on the Aberdeen School Board during which he personally handed both of his children their high school diplomas. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting waterfowl on the Mississippi Flyway and bow hunting white tail deer in Michigan. He had a passion for fly fishing and could get lost in the details of intricate fly tying. With family and friends, he created many memories while camping, skiing, sailing and hiking. Herb also possessed a deep sense of humor and laugh that was contagious. He loved a well-meaning practical joke, was a marvelous storyteller and brought color to the lives of

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Florence Hazel Sisk those who knew him. Herb was born into a musical family eventually becoming a student of the classical guitar and music theory. He loved many types of music, particularly jazz, and enjoyed experiencing live concerts. His passion for music led to an exploration into art which he pursued with enthusiasm. The family home and life were filled with art and music. Family was one of Herb’s greatest commitments and meaningful accomplishments in his life. Beyond the many family adventures, he loved sharing deep and thoughtful discussions with them. Herb, our friend, mentor, brother, husband, father, grandfather and inspiration will be dearly missed, but the twinkle in his eye, gentle spirit, humor, passionate nature and loving soul will live on in those he touched. Herb is survived by his wife of 53 years Patricia, his son and daughter-in-law Zachary and Kari of Ridgefield, Washington; his daughter Kirsten of Scottsdale, Arizona; his brother and sister-in-law Jim and Karen Johnson of Benton, Arkansas; his sister and brotherin-law Sharon and Dale Gallip of Fishkill, New York, his sister and brother-in-law Melody and Peter Rubie of New York, New York; his grandchildren Kaden and Kortnie; his great-granddaughter Kingsley; his nieces Keesha and Kimbra and his nephew Benjamin. A celebration of his life was held on Sunday, July 14, 2019, at the Rotary Log Pavilion, 1401 Sargent Blvd, Aberdeen, WA 98520. The family suggests memorials be made to Grays Harbor College Foundation, 1620 Edward P. Smith Drive, Aberdeen, WA 98520; Grays Harbor Community Hospital Foundation, 915 Anderson Dr., Aberdeen, 98520; or Providence St. Peter Hospital, Cardiac Critical Care Unit, 413 Lilly Road NE, Olympia, WA, 98506. A message of condolence or of a memory can be sent to the family at Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Twibell’s Fern Hill Funeral Home in Aberdeen, Washington.

Florence Hazel Sisk was born on Jan. 18, 1933, in Tacoma, Washington; the youngest of six children born to Charles Earl and Hazel E. (Dunn) Shriner, passed away Friday, April 19, 2019, at 86 years young. She was surrounded by her family and good friends. On May 18, 1950, Florence married the love of her life, Richard Buck Sisk in Forks, Washington. They then moved to Vaughn, Washington for a short time then settled on a small farm they bought just outside of Oakville, Washington at Cedarville in 1960 where she resided until her passing. She was married to Richard 59 years at the time of his death on April 22, 2010. For many years she was a bus driver for both Oakville and Rochester school districts, a foster parent to many sons, one of which called her three years ago to see how she was doing and if she remembered him, she did. Florence also spent many years volunteering beside Marlin at the Oakville Food Bank, cooked dinner for the Road Rally Races every time they came through Oakville and was ready at a moment’s notice to set up coffee and cookies at Elma and Scatter Creek Rest Areas for the state when someone failed to show. What a crew of volunteers she had at all those events, she could not have done it without them. All proceeds from the events went to keeping the Oakville Food Bank open. Florence had a great love for animals, dogs and horses were her favorites. She took in a lot of strays including people just trying to get back on their feet, even when they stole from her, she said everyone deserves a second chance, and they got it. She is survived by two sons: Dick (Julie) Sisk of Elma and Dave (Saundra) Sisk of McCleary; five grandkids: Rikki (Jerry) McNutt of Oakville, Kristil (Todd) Baun, Misty (Joseph) Tolentino, Terran (Dannicka) Sisk, and Christopher (Aleesha) Sisk all of McCleary; 12 great-grandkids: Dominique Radcliff and Jordan McNutt of Oakville, Kennidy, Tyson, and Talon Baun, Kahlea, Mila, Jaxon, and Makai Tolentino and Eli, Teagan, and Karli Sisk all of McCleary; one great-great-granddaughter: Aurora Toby-Radcliff of Oakville; numerous nieces and nephews: including niece Padi Phernetton-Factor (Bear) of Portland, Oregon, nephew Jim (Diane) Sisk of Port Angeles, niece Nina Kelt of Bremerton, who were also at her bedside when she left this world. Florence was proceeded in death by: her parents, husband, a son Eugene “Genie” Sisk, a daughter Dianna Sisk, three brothers: Frank Shriner, Earl Shriner, and Eddie Shriner; two sisters: Millie Phernetton, Dottie West, and a special sister-in-law Ethel (Sisk) Schott of Port Angeles. At her request, there was no funeral. If you would like to make donations, please make them to the Oakville Fire Department at 107 E. Main St., Oakville, WA 98568.



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Wallace “Wally” C. Waugh Wallace “Wally” Charles Waugh, 89, former Aberdeen resident and businessman, died peacefully in his sleep at his family home in Allyn, WA, surrounded by his daughters, on Thursday, May 16, 2019, following a brief illness. Wally was born February 1, 1930 in Hoquiam, WA, to Alice Jeanette Waugh and Leslie R. Waugh. Raised in Aberdeen, he was a 1948 graduate of Weatherwax High School, 1950 graduate of Grays Harbor College and a 1954 graduate of the University of Washington School of Business. While at Grays Harbor College, Wally was a member of the 1949 state football championship team which in 2005 was inducted into the Choker Football Hall of Fame. Wally enlisted in the Navy during the Korean War and served aboard the USS Brinkley Bass for two years. He loved fishing and hiking and was an avid sportsman throughout his life. He enjoyed working in the woods and was constantly improving the family cabin. In 1954, Wally married Connie Walters of Everett, WA, and assumed ownership of Waugh’s Mens Store from his father and continued until his retirement. He was an affable presence amongst the downtown Aberdeen merchants for decades. Wally was a founding member of the Evergreen Apparel Guild, for 22 years was vice-chairman of the Bank of Grays Harbor, now known as The Bank of the Pacific, past president of Aberdeen Rotary and past president of the Aberdeen YMCA board of directors. Wally was predeceased by his loving wife Connie in 1987. He then married a fellow Aberdonian, the former Jody Greer Stoutt in 1990. Jody passed away in 2005. Wally is survived by his three devoted daughters, Susan Johnson (Steve), Sandra Waugh, and Kristen Rivers (Greg). He was a proud grandfather to Meghan, Andrew (Lanie), Griffin, Braelyn and Abigail. He is also survived by his wonderful companion Joyce Dunlop. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. August 2, 2019 at First Presbyterian Church, 420 North Broadway Street in Aberdeen. If you would like to make a donation in Wally’s memory, please consider donating to the YMCA of Grays Harbor, 2500 Simpson Ave., Hoquiam, WA 98550/ or to the charity of your choice. A message of condolence or of a memory can be sent to the family at Arrangements are entrusted to Twibell’s Fern Hill Funeral Home in Aberdeen, WA.

Anthony R. “Tony” Choate Sr. Anthony Rex “Tony” Choate Sr., 56, Elma resident and former diesel/ heavy equipment mechanic for Weyerhaeuser at Longview, died Saturday, May 18, 2019, at his home in Elma. Tony was born on Nov. 19, 1962, in Redding, California to Anthony Kay and Ruth Ann (Joiner) Choate. His family moved to Packwood, Washington where he grew up and attended White Pass High School. He moved to Lamar, Arkansas in 1983 and lived there until moving back to Packwood in 1988. He then went to Centralia College and received a degree in Diesel Technology. After graduating in 1992, he returned to Lamar and went to work for Tyson Foods. In 2003, he moved to Elma and went to work at Weyerhaeuser in Longview until he became ill. On Jan. 11, 1983, Tony married Sherry Ellen Ward in Tenino, Washington. She resides at the family home. Tony loved his family above everything. He enjoyed fishing, playing with his granddaughters, camping and classic cars. Tony is survived by his wife of 36 years, Sherry E. Choate of Elma; three sons: Anthony Jr., Ernest and Wayne Choate all of Elma; a daughter-in-law, Kate Choate of Aberdeen; a brother Troy Choate of Oregon; two sisters: Deborah Cole of Packwood, Washington and Bobbye Choate of Elma; three grandchildren: Vivian, Violet, Ellen; and numerous nieces and nephews. There was a celebration of Tony’s life on Saturday, June 22 at the Landmark Apostolic Church in Montesano, Washington. A message of condolence or of a memory can be sent to the family at Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Twibell’s Fern Hill Funeral Home in Aberdeen, Washington.

Delores (Dee) H. Boyd Delores (Dee) H. Boyd, loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister passed away on May 26, 2019. Dee was born Aug. 21, 1945, in Tacoma and spent the majority of her life here before moving and spending some years in Westport, where she was employed by the Westport Ship Yards. She and her husband Jim moved to Aberdeen where they lived until her passing. Dee was a member of the Property Management Association and was a broker for Grays Harbor Property Management in Aberdeen. She is predeceased by her loving parents Albert and Alphild Johnston, brothers Don, Dale and Duane all of Tacoma. Dee is survived by her loving and caring husband of 33 years, Jim Boyd; sons Jarrid Horn and his wife Kris, and Brian Boyd; daughter Shauna Cearley; granddaughters Stevie Cearley and Elsa Boyd; grandsons Cody and Brody Cearley, and Isak Boyd; brother Dean (Barb) Johnston; two aunts, several cousins, nephews and nieces; and her two loving fur babies. Dee was a wonderful and giving person and was loved by so many. She was a lady of love, life and laughter and will be truly missed by her family and her many friends. At Dee’s request there will be no services. An announcement of a celebration of life to honor Dee will be made at a future date. In honor of Dee’s memory and her love of animals, donations may be made to North Beach Paws, 2222 State Route 109, Hoquiam, WA 98550.

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Mark L. Gonzalez Mark L. Gonzalez, angler and amateur racehorse handicapper, dies at 66. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania was his birthplace. Westport, Washington, his home. Retired in 2004, he spent his time with family and friends enjoying beach life. He enjoyed razor clam digging in any weather, crabbing in secret spots for succulent Dungeness and Red Rocks. He loved jetty fishing and gave a shout out to Captain Marv as he brought in Red Tails for the fish fry. With persistence he found the occasional salmon in the Westport Marina. Ever the foodie, his winter getaway was Las Vegas with endless restaurants and timeless musicians. Mark is predeceased by his parents Betty and Jose, his brother Peter, and his niece Elizabeth. Surviving Mark are his wife Marsha, his son Philip, his two sisters, Lee and Tina, their spouse and their children. Mark opened his home to people who needed extra loving and caring. He didn’t put his life on hold to help them. Helping others was his life. He opened his heart to his brother and his brother’s family and never looked back. Mark helped Marsha care for her parents and her family whenever extra love and help was needed. Always chef extraordinaire he cooked for family friends and neighbors. He had a way of bringing people together with a kindness and generosity that touched our souls. Mark supported The Wild Fish Conservancy, the International Federation of Fly Fishers, Trout Unlimited, the Westport Jetty cats, was a board member of the Environmental Coalition of South Seattle, a member of the Union County Sportsmen Club in Pennsylvania, a member of the Paddy Mountain Boys Rod and Gun Club in Pennsylvania, and a founding member of the Scotch Malt Whiskey Society of America. Ever a man of integrity, Mark was depended on as a moral compass. He believed in honesty, a hard day’s work, liberty, freedom and equality, and the responsibility to do the right thing for

the larger community. Mark did the right thing when it mattered and when it didn’t. Mark enjoyed the finer things in life, gardening, the fragrance of oriental and trumpet lilies, bar-b-queuing, his preference ever a dry rub, handicapping racehorses, checking his stable for valuable quality long shots, cream donuts, family dinners, flounder fishing with Jose on the Jersey shore, fine scotch, hence a founding member in the Scotch Malt Whiskey Society of America. At a tender age Mark was lured and held by the charm of a fast-moving stream, the swirl of an eddy, the rushing of a mountain creek, just beyond the boulders, under a branching tree. Some of his fondest recollections were fly fishing with Peter, fly fishing with Philip, fly fishing with friends. Odell Shephard said it best “what can a man desire more when standing knee-deep in a mountain river, rod in hand, with trout on the rise. Here he has earth and air and sky before him, strangely interfused and woven into one element. The brook runs over the bones of the planet and carries the sky on its back, so that it is a complete world, and one who gazes into this crystal long and steadily will find not food and drink only but work and play, patience and excitement, knowledge and wisdom, fact and dream.” Mark passed away on May 21, 2019, with Dinah, Dylan and the Neville Brothers in the background, caressed softly by his wife Marsha, supported compassionately by his friend Leslie. A crow waited on a branch just outside his bedroom window. He was cremated with his fishing rod, the Belmont stakes line up, Rendezvous BBQ sauce, a shot of good scotch, his body wrapped in a quilt of love with pictures of his family. A service will be held at Abington Quaker Cemetery in the spring of 2020. Family and friends will be notified. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Twibell’s Fern Hill Funeral Home in Aberdeen, Washington.

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Jean M. Worrell Jean Marie Worrell passed away, surrounded by family at her home in Thompson Falls, Montana, on May 30, 2019. She had been battling cancer for the last 15 years. Jean was born the second child of Archie and Georgette Shelp on Jan. 12, 1941, in Carmel, California. Soon after she was born the family moved to Marina, California, where she attended school. She graduated from Monterey High School in 1958. Over 49 years ago, she entered into a marriage with her lifetime partner Bob Worrell. Together they shared many adventures and raised three children. As the kids grew up, everything with Jean and Bob was a family affair. There was nothing they did that didn’t include the kids. They supported the kids through many years of sports events, fishing and camping trips and anything else the kids showed a passion for. In their later years they showed the same enthusiasm for the grandkids. Taking them on grand adventures including fishing trips, camping trips and road trips around the northwest gave their grandkids memories that will last a lifetime. One summer they put on the “Thompson Falls Pioneer Days” to teach the kids outdoor skills. Jean was a very skilled gardener and loved her time digging in the dirt. When the family lived in Aberdeen, Washington her gardens were included in tours by different organizations. Her vegetable gardens in Thompson Falls were something to be admired. They spent many hours working in the garden all the while giving Bob “direction” on what to do. Whatever they did worked well because the final product was a thing of beauty. It didn’t seem to matter the season

Jean was a fabulous hostess. Her and Bob put on many parties that were the talk of the town. No matter if it was a work party, Christmas party or a neighborhood party in Thompson Falls they were always perfect. She would put in hours in the kitchen preparing gourmet dishes for the events. When the garden would come on she would constantly search for new ways to prepare her fresh vegetables. In 2000, after a search of the northwest Jean and Bob settled on Thompson Falls as the place they wanted to retire. She was instrumental in the design and building of their dream home on the Clark Fork river. She volunteered at the Thompson Falls Public Library and spearheaded fundraising efforts to help the community. Their place on the river was truly Jean’s paradise. During her last years, when her battle with cancer was running out, all she wanted was to be home. Bob would do everything in his power to get her home as soon as her medical procedures would end in Spokane. Jean is survived by her loving husband Bob; children Ron Nicklas and his wife Tori of Hayden Lake, Idaho, Linda Nicklas and her wife Lisa of Montesano, Washington, and son John Worrell of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. She leaves eight loving grandkids and four great-grandkids. She also leaves behind sisters Doris and Pat along with brother Jim. She was proceeded in death by her brother John. A celebration of life was held at the Clark Fork Valley Elks lodge, 2519 Industrial Way Thompson Falls, Montana, on Wednesday, June 5. Donations may be made to the Thompson Falls Public Library in her name, P.O. Box 337, Thompson Falls, MT 59873.

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Betty Jean Ray

David A. Rhodes

Elfriede D. Falani

Betty Jean Ray passed away June 12, 2019, in Palm Springs, California, at the age of 89. She was born in Hoquiam, Washington, on April 10, 1930, to Orbrey and Eula Wieland and graduated from Hoquiam High School in 1948. She resided in Hoquiam with her loving husband Howard for most of their married life and they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on April 5, 2019, in Palm Springs, California. She is survived by her husband Howard Ray, daughter Linda Ray Sperline (Evan) of Soap Lake, Washington, sons Steven Ray (Carol) of Elma, Washington and Robert Ray (Georgia) of Lincoln, Alabama, five grandchildren (Krysta Gribble, Eric Newstrand, Kevin Ray, Christopher & Timothy Ray), four great-grandchildren (Kelsey & Chandler Gribble, Holly Ray & Brynley Ray), brothers Orbrey Wieland (Sharilyn) and William Wieland (Carole) of Hoquiam and many nieces and nephews. Betty Jean spent many years golfing as a member at the Grays Harbor Country Club (9 handicap), serving on the Board of the Polson Museum, was a longtime member of Beta Sigma Phi, taught dancing with her husband to many of her children’s classmates and adults in Hoquiam and Aberdeen and was the longest living member of Hoquiam Presbyterian Church. Betty Jean and Howard spent the last few years in Palm Springs, California where Betty Jean struggled with kidney failure and bravely endured dialysis three times weekly. She will always be remembered as an accomplished pianist, and for her love of family, the Seattle Mariners, and sitting in the sunshine. A private family service will be held at a later date.

David Alan Rhodes (Bruffett}, age 33, longtime resident of Hoquiam, died June 16, 2019. He was born Jan. 28, 1986, in Seattle, Washington, to Debra Kounkel and Marvin Rhodes. Around the age of 5, David moved with his mother and stepfather, Wade Bruffett, to Hoquiam. David attended schools in Hoquiam with honor roll credits. He was involved in many sports through his school years: football, baseball and basketball. Other sports he enjoyed were bowling and skating. He was also a longtime member of the Boy Scouts. In 2005, David joined the Labor Union 252 and 276 and about the same time he met Kim Gilbert, and they had a beautiful daughter, Riley. David continued his education, taking classes in psychology and physiology. David later attended GHC in computer and business. David enjoyed fishing, fast cars and motorcycles. He loved animals and the Seahawks. David’s proudest accomplishment was his beautiful daughter, Riley, who he was always so proud of. David is survived by his daughter, Riley; his four sisters, Ariel, Rikki, Crystal and Lisa; his mother, Debra, and stepfather, Wade. David’s family hosted a celebration of life on July 12 at Fern Hill Funeral Home. A message of condolence or of a memory can be sent to the family at Arrangements are entrusted to Twibell’s Fern Hill Funeral Home in Aberdeen. A father and a son who had a spirit that could never be tamed.

Elfriede D. Falani, 81, a recent resident of Aberdeen, died Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen, Washington. Elfriede was born on May 14, 1938, in Beibesheim, Germany, to Heinrich and Anna (Wedel) Daum. She came to the America, living in Newport News, Virginia, and Charlotte, North Carolina, before moving to Dallas, Texas, where she worked for Centennial Liquors as a store manager for many years before retiring. Elfriede met and married Joe Falani on May 15, 1989, in Ft. Worth, Texas. They moved to Aberdeen a couple of years ago. Joe passed away on Jan. 7, 2019, in Aberdeen. Elfriede is survived by her son, David Voth, daughter-in-law, Maria Delourdes Santos of Gastonia, North Carolina; two sisters: Ursula in Germany and Marianna of Austria. Per her request, there will be no services. Cremation was entrusted to Twibell’s Fern Hill Funeral Home in Aberdeen.

Michael J. Richardson June 4, 1952 – June 16, 2019 Michael John Richardson was born in Vancouver, Washington June 4, 1952, to Gilbert and Dorothy Richardson. He went home to be with the Lord on June 16, 2019, surrounded by

his family. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Jeannie, daughter Brandy, son Bradley, grandsons Brandon and Austin and extended family and friends.

A celebration of lifewas held on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at 2 p.m. at his home. Please see Mr. Richardson’s full obituary at

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Barbara Ann Swinhart

Ruth H. LeFaive

Clifford Raymond Dotson

Montesano resident Barbara Ann Swinhart passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at the Beehive Retirement Center in McCleary, Washington. She was 77. Barbara was born May 2, 1942, in Aberdeen to Elmer and Grace (Neely) Davis. She was raised in the Wishkah Valley and graduated from Wishkah Valley High School in 1960. On June 29, 1963, Barbara married the love of her life, Richard E. Swinhart, in Aberdeen, Washington. Barbara went to work for Grays Harbor Paper in 1961 and decided to be a homemaker and stay at home mom after she and Richard were married. Barbara belonged to the Montesano Mothers Club, Booster Club, Montesano Women’s bowling league, helped with Brownies and Girl Scouts, PTA and room mother while her children were in school. Barbara loved to travel, pick little wild blackberries, clam dig and go fishing. She had a passion for baking and was known for her delicious cinnamon rolls and pies. She was very involved in all of her children’s sports and also loved to go to the casinos and play slot machines. She enjoyed attending the grandkids ball games and taking them on many fun trips. Most of all she loved spending time with her family. In addition to her loving husband Richard, she is also survived by her son, Robert (Terri) Swinhart of McCleary, Washington; daughter, Gloria (Conrad) Kuehl of East Wenatchee, Washington; siblings, Elmer “Buck” (Barb) Davis of Port Angeles, Washington, John Davis of Montesano, Washington and June (Lon) Brooks of Port Angeles, Washington; seven grandchildren, Thomas (Megan) Brighton of Mead, Washington, Orrie Brighton of East Wenatchee, Washington, Tanner Swinhart of Wallchula, Florida, Tyson Swinhart of Fort Meade, Florida, Todd Swinhart of McCleary, Washington, Courtney Carlson of Sparks, Nevada; four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Marion “Bud” Davis and her granddaughter Dallas Kuehl Munoz. Memorials may be made to the Montesano Fire Dept. A celebration of life took place on Saturday, June 15, at the Elma Alliance Church followed by a luncheon. To share memories or express condolences please visit Arrangements are entrusted to Harrison Family Mortuary in Montesano.

Longtime Aberdeen resident Ruth H. LeFaive, age 82, passed away June 4, 2019, at Pacific Care Nursing Home in Hoquiam. She was born in Idaho, Aug. 8, 1935, to Leslie and Bertha Hedges. In 1955, she married James J. LeFaive at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Aberdeen. Ruth was a wife and mother. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and a member of The Rosary Group. Ruth was a woman of deep faith in God and believed in the power of prayer. Ruth enjoyed reading her Bible, saying her Rosary, word books, puzzles, and playing with her grandchildren. She loved her family and friends very much and she was loved by many. She is survived by daughters Therese Taylor of Aberdeen, Valerie Overbey of Brady, Janette Black of Tacoma; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a very special friend, Mary Ann Quigg. She was preceded in death by her husband, her daughter Donna Sunderland, as well as many siblings. Recitation of the Rosary took place at 10:30 a.m. followed by a memorial Mass on Monday, June 10, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Aberdeen. Graveside services were to be held at a later date. To share memories or express condolences please visit Arrangements are entrusted to Harrison Family Mortuary of Aberdeen.

Longtime Montesano resident Clifford Raymond Dotson, 87, passed away peacefully at Puget Sound Healthcare Center in Olympia. Clifford was born Sept. 8, 1931, in White Star, Washington, to Harmer and Minnie (Mowrey) Dotson. He was raised in Elma and graduated from Elma High School in 1951. On June 13, 1952, Clifford married Mary Beth Loman. She survives him at the family home. Clifford proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Clifford had worked as a grocery store manager. He had worked for Pick Rite in Montesano for 22 years; he worked for Safeway in Aberdeen and Hoquiam. He had attended Montesano Assembly of God and Grays Harbor Foursquare Church. In addition to his loving wife Mary Beth, he is also survived by son, Brad (Kim) Dotson of Spokane and daughter, Debby Hagara of Elma and two grandchildren, Kale Dotson and Bree (Nathaniel) Hartman. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Earl, Wayne, Lloyd and Orville Dotson and his sister Lola Price. A memorial service was held Friday, June 21, at Grays Harbor Foursquare Church in Aberdeen. In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to your local Alzheimer’s support group or association. To share memories or leave condolences please visit Arrangements are entrusted to Harrison Family Mortuary in Montesano.

Hilda “Kay” Sovkueff Hilda “Kay” Sovkueff, born in Spokane, Washington, passed away on May 18, 2019. She is survived by her sister Claudia Valdez, her husband Ray, brother Larry Rautenberg and his wife Nancy, son David, granddaughters Heaven and Sage, Sage’s mother Laura, many nieces and nephews, and numerous supportive friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Eric and Claude Rautenberg, her husband Dave Sovkueff and a daughter, Eve. Kay was a proud Registered Nurse from the time she

graduated nursing school until her death. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the ASPCA. A celebration of life service was held on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at the Kingdom Hall in Hoquiam, Washington. Arrangements are by the Coleman Mortuary, 422 – 5th Street in Hoquiam. Please take a few moments to record your thoughts for the family by signing the on-line register at www.



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Janette L. Jennings Janette Lynn Jennings, 52 years of age and a longtime Harborite, died on Friday, May 31, 2019, at her heme in Central Park, Washington, following an extended illness. She was born on Dec. 30, 1966, in Sedro Woolley, Washington, to James Avery and Geraldine (Stafford) Ammons. She spent her first few years at Marblemount, Washington, and the family then moved to the North Beach area. There she attended school from kindergarten through her high school graduation. She was a cheerleader and played basketball. She attended Tacoma Community College for three years. On Sept. 22, 1990, she was married to Craig Ellis Jennings at Copalis Beach. The couple made their home at Ocean Shores prior to moving to Central Park. Janette worked at Grays Harbor Title Company for 18 years before going to Grays Harbor County, working as a county clerk and then as a legal secretary in the prosecutor’s office. She enjoyed the family trips to the state basketball tournaments as well as to Disneyland. She enjoyed the time she was able to spend with her children. She also liked reading, collecting rocks and working in her flower beds. Her most memorable times was when her sons were born. Janette will long be remembered for her smile, her big blue eyes and being a Raiders fan. Janette Lynn Jennings is survived by her husband, Craig Ellis Jennings of the Central Park family home; her two sons, Trey Joseph Jennings and Matthew Jordan Jennings both of Central Park; her father, James A. Ammons Sr. of Elma; her brother, James A. Ammons Jr. of Elma and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her mother, Gerri Ammons and a sister, Stephanie Ammons. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements are by the Coleman Mortuary, 422 – 5th Street in Hoquiam. Please take a few moments to record your thoughts for the family by signing the on-line register at

Janet J. Fisher (Groseclose) It is with great sadness that the family of Janet Jewel Fisher (Groseclose) announces her passing after a long illness on May 19, 2019, at the age of 85. Janet will be lovingly remembered by her husband and best friend of 73 years, Lester (“Teeny”), and her children Patti Kristrom (Danny) of Hoquiam, Gary Fisher of Olympia, and Julie Fisher (Clyde) of Olympia. Janet will also be forever remembered by her five grandchildren: Eric, Sarah, Kristi, Tyler and Emily; nine great-grandchildren, and a sister, Neena Stoskopf (Gary) of Olympia as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends. A potluck celebration of Janet’s life was held on June 23 at the Olympia Elks. For more information, visit Mills and Mills website.

Bryan Leroy Miller Retired heavy equipment operator and U.S. Navy Veteran Bryan Leroy Miller of Montesano passed away Saturday, May 18, 2019, at Montesano Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was 78. A celebration of Bryan’s life with military honors took place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Central Park Neighborhood Church, 7010 Bryrwood Dr, Aberdeen. A potluck reception will follow. Bryan will be inurned at Wynoochee Cemetery with his loving wife Polly Miller. Harrison Family Mortuary of Aberdeen is honored to assist the family.

Loraine Elizabeth Panfilio-Weathers Loraine died early June 7, 2019, at Willapa Harbor Hospital due to complications from a fall. She was 92. Loraine was born March 11, 1927, in Raymond, Washington, to Lawrence and Clara (Richter) Panfilio. She was a lifelong local resident having grown up in Menlo, Washington, and graduated from Willapa Valley High School in 1945. She met Harold “Jim” Weathers while she was working at Seafirst Bank in Raymond, and they were married in 1946. Loraine was a dedicated homemaker and excellent cook. She was involved in several community activities through the years. She was a Cub Scout and Brownie leader. She was a very active founding member of her Seattle Children’s Hospital Auxiliary dating back to the early 1960s. She was also a member of the Pacific County Historical Society and Museum. She was an award-winning member of her local flower club which she enjoyed up until a few years ago. She worked for our local Election Board at the polls and last but not least, was very involved in her children and grandchildren’s lives. Loraine kept on top of our country’s current events with an informed opinion. She still liked to listen to music, read the paper, magazines and good books. She learned the tricks of making a dollar stretch during The Depression and never lost her frugal tendencies. Loraine was predeceased by Jim, her husband of 61 years, oldest son, Larry J. Weathers, parents, brother Lawrence Panfilio Jr., brother-in-law Donald Mulkins Sr. and nephew Mick Mulkins. She is survived by son Terry H. Weathers (Cheryl) of Bellevue; daughters Toni M. Glazier (Mike Matlock) of South Bend, and Patti E. Bridgewater (George) of Raymond; grandchildren Nicole Bridgewater-Price (Ben) and their son Declan of Tumwater, Kelly Glazier and daughters Emma and Harper of Raymond, Holly Weathers-O’Connor (Greg), their sons Rory and Cullen of Bothell, and Jack Bridgewater of Spokane. She is also survived by her sister Anita Panfilo-Mulkins; nephew Gary Mulkins and his son Brian and family, all of Idaho; her sister-in-law Deanna Weathers-Frazier (Ed) of South Bend; nieces Kim Miller (Daryl) and daughter McKnzy, Lori Raffelson (Tom) and their children Ashley and Colby, and nephew Brian Frazier (Kathy), their son Brandon and cousin Marie Monohon of Menlo. In keeping Loraine’s wishes, a private internment will be held at a later date. She will be buried at Fern Hill Cemetery in Menlo.

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Donald A. Duncan Donald Allen Duncan, also lovingly referred to as “Coach” or “D.A.D.”, died on May 31, 2019, at the age of 89 in Tacoma, Washington. Don Duncan was born on Nov. 16, 1929, in Hoquiam, Washington, to Henry Duncan and Zola (Hart) Duncan. He grew up in Aberdeen, Washington, with his siblings — sister, Sally (Duncan) Kerns, brother, James (Jim) Duncan (deceased), and brother, Robert (Bob) Duncan (deceased). After high school, Don completed his major in education at Washington State University. Following graduation, he proudly served as a 1st Lieutenant in the United States Air Force from 1951-1956. Then, in October 1956, he landed what he always referred to as his “dream job”. For 38 outstanding years (1957-1994), Coach Don Duncan poured his heart and soul into his career as an accomplished swim coach and aquatics director at the University of Puget Sound (UPS) in Tacoma. Don was chairmma of the Physical Education Department for 11 years, retired as an Associate Professor and remained extremely involved in the UPS Alumni Association. In 1991, he was inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame, and then into the University of Puget Sound Hall of Fame in 1996. Despite never being married and having a family of his own, Don often felt honored to regularly play the role of “D.A.D.” to his swimming family throughout his career, and then privileged to ultimately be referred to as “the beloved grandfather of UPS Swimming.” Traveling all over the world, Don would come home to his beach house in Wauna, Washington, where he lived for over 40 years. Don loved boating on Puget Sound and always treasured visiting with friends including many in later years at Brookdale Senior Living. Don admired boats, cars and planes. Don had an immense passion for planes and took advantage of every opportunity to fly. “Flying is simply GREAT!” he would say. One of his most memorable flights was in 2009 in celebration of his 80th birthday, on an amazing Warbird plane out of Boeing field. His last flight was in July, 2017. Don lived life to the fullest, making the most of every day no matter what the circumstances. He led by example through kindness, compassion, generosity and a great sense of humor. He will be cherished in the hearts of all that knew him. Don is survived by his sister, Sally Jean (Duncan) Kerns and sister-in-law, Kay Duncan; nieces Jacqueline (Jackie) Duncan, Laura (Kerns) Bain and Cindy Kerns; nephews, Jim Duncan and Tim Kerns; grandnephew Justin Yowell; and grandnieces Sarah (Bain) Kjos and Brianna Bain. Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Charles Borromeo on Friday, June 14, with a reception that followed. Vigil service was held Thursday, June 13, at the Gaffney Funeral Home Chapel. Donations can be made to the Donald Duncan Swimming Fund at University of Puget Sound or charity of one’s choice. Please see full obituary or leave online condolences at www.gaffneycares. com. Arrangements by Gaffney Funeral Home.

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Michael W. Regan Major Michael W. Regan, U.S. Air Force, retired, died peacefully in his Grass Valley, California, home with his wife, Candice, by his side. Michael William Regan was born Sept. 23, 1959, at Agana Naval Base, Guam, to Ronald and Janice (Haggerty) Regan. He graduated from Hoquiam High School with the class of 1977, and after graduating from the University of Washington in 1983, Michael joined the Air Force and served his country proudly for 24 years. Major Regan was a brave and loyal soldier, and a true patriot of his country. He married

Candice Wixson on Feb. 23, 1985, in Montesano. At the close of Michael’s career the couple retired to their California home in the Sierra Nevada foothills. He is survived by his wife, Candice; his mother, Janice Regan and his brother, David Regan, both of Aberdeen. He was predeceased by his son, Christopher Regan, his father, Ronald Regan, and his sister, Karen Regan. A memorial service was held May 30, 2019, in Omaha, Nebraska, followed by inurnment in the Omaha National Cemetery.

Helen C. Hamilton Helen Christine Hamilton, age 86, a longtime resident of Central Park, died on June 16, 2019, at Montesano Health and Rehabilitation with family by her side. She was born on Jan. 10, 1933, in Alberta, Canada, to Sid and Edith (Harper) Nielsen. Around the age of 10, Helen moved with her family to Washington. Helen attended Moclips High School and graduated in 1951. On May 26, 1951, Helen married Vaughn Hamilton. Helen and Vaughn lived in Pacific Beach for many years where they built the Zany Zebra Zip-In restaurant that the family operated for several years. They moved to Central Park in 1975. A little later in life, Helen decided to go back to school and graduated from Grays Harbor College in 1979 with a degree in nursing. She worked as an LPN for the Grays Harbor Community Hospital for many years until retiring in 1993. Helen was a member of the Pacific Beach Gospel Chapel and later the Central Park Baptist Church, where she enjoyed serving in various roles including teaching Sunday school and playing the piano. She loved spending time with family and enjoyed many family outings and gatherings. Helen enjoyed traveling to various locations with her husband where they could hunt for

rocks to support their hobby of collecting rocks and making jewelry. Helen loved Vaughn so very much and after being married for 62 years, her heart was broken when he died in June of 2013. After struggling for the following six years, by the grace of God she is now reunited with him in heaven. Surviving relatives include three daughters, a son, and their spouses; Peggy and Jeff Rockholt of Bakersfield, California, Kay and Kirk Sund of Hoquiam, Debra Jean Hamilton of Buckley and Vaughn Jr. and Susan Hamilton of McCleary; a brother, Delmur Nielsen of Central Park; a step-father, Sam Running of Lacey; four grandchildren, Clark Hulet, Trisha Hulet, Lareesa Rockholt and Kelsey Sund-Nava; and five great-grandchildren Jade Hulet, Maxx Hulet, Luke Hulet, Ilyana Sund and Erick Nava. Visitation was at the Coleman Mortuary On Friday, June 21, 2019, a burial service was held at the Sunset Memorial Park in Hoquiam, followed by a memorial service at the Saron Lutheran Church, 708 - 8th Street in Hoquiam. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Central Park Baptist Church. Direction is by the Coleman Mortuary, 422 – 5th Street in Hoquiam. Please take a few moments to record your thoughts for the family by signing the on-line register at



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Sylva (Neet) Jurasin “To know her, was to love her!” Sadly, on June 1, 2019, after eight years of battling cancer, Sylva (Neet) Jurasin passed away in her home encircled by her loving family. She was born to Gayle Neet (D. 10/1/05) and Rosalyn (Olson) Neet (D. 4/26/13), on Sept. 11, 1953, at Saint Joseph’s Hospital, the third of five siblings (Dennis, Jared, Timothy and Andrew (D. 7/3/09)). Being raised with four brothers made her tough, determined and self-sufficient, but she was also elegant, graceful and never afraid to get her hands dirty. She was the second generation of her family to be born and raised in the Wishkah Valley, and had the luck of being raised around her mother’s family, the Olsons. She graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1971, then from Grays Harbor College, where she was the first of her siblings to become a college graduate. She went to work for Western Steel where she became one of the first female traveling sales representatives. Sylva blossomed into a beautiful woman and at a mutual friend’s house in 1980, she found the love of her life, Philip T. Jurasin. They were married the next summer on June 13, at her family’s estate and a year later she gave birth to Ann Marie Jurasin. She made the choice to became a full-time mother after that and after having Danielle and finally Derek, she felt her life was complete. Once they were all in school, she started working part-time for Wishkah Cable, the family business her father founded. Then in 1999, she went back to college, got a second degree and then she and her brother Andrew, owned/operated Wishkah Cable until it was sold to Comcast in 2004. After that, she worked part time, always allowing time for her family and her passion of gardening

and landscaping, which led her to joining the Grays Harbor and Pacific County Master Gardeners, who quickly became an extension of her family. Over a period of 25 years, she managed to creatively and artistically landscape their home into a garden paradise, so unique in its design, it was chosen to be included in the 2005 Annual Garden Tour. She always enjoyed a challenge, so she was constantly creating bigger and more complex projects for her and her husband to work on together. Her landscaping was so lovely and enchanting, that both her brother Andy and later her daughter Danielle, had the privilege of being married in her beautiful garden. She had an eye for interior and exterior design, a deep passion for working in the earth, had the vision to see beauty and possibility wherever she went and the courage to bring her visions to life! She was truly beautiful inside and out, and unafraid of testing the limits of the world around her! In addition to her husband Philip T Jurasin, she is survived by their three children; Ann, Danielle and Derek; her grandson Mason Stewart, her brothers; Dennis, Jared and Timothy, along with the rest of her remaining extraordinary family. We will all miss her wonderful smile, room filling laughter and joyful nature. Her love of gardening was second only to her love of her family! We will miss you deeply and always remember the light you brought into our lives. A celebration of life was held in Sylva’s honor at her home at on June 22. The guests ate, laughed and shared memories of this extraordinary woman!

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Robert Underwood Jr. Robert Underwood Jr., age 71, a lifetime resident of Taholah, died on June 12, 2019, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen. Bob was born on Oct. 24, 1947, in Aberdeen to Robert and Hazel (Purdy) Underwood Sr. He was raised in Taholah and was an enrolled member of the Quinault Indian Nation. He had worked as a logger, a millworker at various shake mills and retired from the Quinault Indian Nation Sanitation in 2008. He had been a fisherman and clam digger. He was a member of the 1910 Shaker Church and attended church services wherever he traveled. Bob enjoyed playing pool, darts, cribbage, watching the Chitwhins, traveling about the country, visiting the area casinos, playing pull tabs at Duffy’s, watching his grandkids sporting events and was an Oakland Raiders fan. Robert Underwood is survived by his

wife, Dora Underwood of Taholah; his daughters, Lucretia Pope, Virginia Bringsyellow, Tolana Underwood, Alicia Pope, Amy Elkins, Hazel Underwood Jr., and Juanita Anderson; his sons, Franklin Pope Sr., Frederick Pope Sr., Greg Hakala, Tom Hayden and Mark Smiley; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren; a sister, Brydeen Underwood; two brothers, Richard Underwood Sr. and Ray Capoeman and other relatives. A candlelight service was held at 7 p.m., Monday, June 17, 2019. An Indian Shaker funeral service was held Tuesday, June 18, 2019, both in the Taholah Community Center. A concluding service with vault interment followed at the Taholah Cemetery. Direction is by the Coleman Mortuary, 422 – 5th Street in Hoquiam. Please take a few moments to record your thoughts for the family by signing the online register at

Alexander Yael Calles-Williams Infant, Alexander Yael Calles-Williams, four months old, beloved son of Mariah Williams and Ernesto Calles, gained his wings on June 7, 2019. He was born Jan. 24, 2019. Our beautiful angel is survived by his mother Mariah Williams, brother Noah Stewart, father Ernesto Calles, maternal grandparents Karen and Tony Williams, who couldn’t get enough snuggles, aunt Tiffany (Tito) Williams, uncle Tony Williams, cousin Aiden Williams, auntie Baylie Rambo, great- grandma Margaret Williams, great-aunt Blanca Perez, who facetimed Alexander daily, uncle Jeysson (Melinda) Ayala, Rakel, Christian, Christina, Omar, Brandy, Jieson, paternal grandparents and numerous other relatives. Alexander loved watching Tarzan with his big brother Noah and cousin

Aiden. Alexander was often seen gripping his mother’s hand and cuddling up to her with his soft blankies. Alexander will forever be in our hearts. A viewing was held on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at Fern Hill Funeral Home, 2208 Roosevelt St., Aberdeen, Washington. The funeral service was held at Wednesday, June 19 at Calvary Chapel Montesano, 114 W Marcy St. in Montesano, Washington, and was immediately followed by a committal service at the McCleary Cemetery, McCleary, Washington. The family requested guests not to dress in black. In lieu of flowers, a GoFundMe page has been set up to help with memorials at this time. Arrangements are entrusted to Twibell’s Fern Hill Funeral Home in Aberdeen, Washington.

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Scott Alan Olsen Scott Alan Olsen passed away peacefully at home in Quinault, Washington, with his family at his side, on June 10, 2019, at the age of 57. A native of Clawson, Michigan, he was active in school groups, local theater groups and played tuba in his high school marching band. He won the John Philip Sousa Band Award in 1979. He joined the U.S. Army and was an infantryman in the Airborne Division, 172nd Infantry Brigade and became an Army Ranger. He was based at Fort Lewis, Washington, and Fort Wainwright, Alaska. He spent many hours jumping out of airplanes over Alaskan glaciers and earned the Parachute Badge, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Expert Rifle Badge for the M-16 and the Good Conduct Medal. Scott was a graduate of Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan, with a degree in printing. He started his own construction company in Greenville, Michigan. He was an avid outdoorsman and was an expert bow and gun marksman. Scott moved to Islamorada, Florida, in 1994 and joined the Islamorada Volunteer Fire Department, where he served for many years. There he earned Phoenix Awards for saving the lives of three people. He was Firefighter of the Year for 1999 and served at the rank of captain. His fellow firefighters said Scott was a man of honor and integrity and embraced the fire service with passion, and that he was a mentor and the best friend one could ever hope for. In Islamorada, he met Julie Anne Perrin and they married in 1996.

A third-generation cabinetmaker and carpenter, Scott could build or fix anything and started his own property management company. Scott was active in helping to plan the George Bush/ Cheeca Lodge Bonefish Tournaments with Julie. They had the honor to host President George H. W. Bush several times during these annual tournaments. The couple moved to Quinault, Washington, in 2003 where Scott renovated their home. Julie and Scott were happily married for 22 years. Scott was well regarded as someone who loved helping others, and he loved living in the beautiful Quinault Rainforest. He hand-built the first hovercraft to travel from Lake Quinault to the Upper Quinault River Bridge and back. He was well-known for the many construction and renovation projects he did for his neighbors. He is predeceased by his mother, Barbara Bowman Olsen and his father, Walter Olsen. He is survived by his wife Julie Olsen of the family home; his brother, Mike Olsen (Beth); three sisters, Mary Weidbusch, Jan Joyce (Tom), Nancy Anderson (Keith); four cousins, Tom and Nick Pentescu (Denise), Miriam (Lou) Price and Connie Pentescu; 10 nieces and nephews and other relatives. In lieu of flowers, the family requests sending a donation to the Islamorada Firefighters Benevolent Association, 86800 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036. A celebration of his life will be held later. Arrangements are by the Coleman Mortuary, 422 – 5th Street in Hoquiam, Washington 98550. Please take a few moments to record your thoughts for the family by signing the on-line register at www.

Eleanor Johnson Eleanor Johnson passed away June 7, 2019, in Lacey, Washington. She was born Aug. 28, 1925, in Huron, South Dakota. She graduated from Broadway High School in Seattle and attended the University of Washington. She married Leslie M. Johnson on Sept. 6, 1947. Elly, as her friends knew her, worked for Employment Security and the Seattle Post Intelligencer. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and travel. She gave unconditional love, kindness, patience and comfort to all who knew her. She was a member of Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of Norway. Elly is survived by sons, Bruce L. Johnson of Olympia, and Craig D. Johnson of Ridgefield, Washington.; daughter, Carol A. Shelly (Dan) of Marysville, Washington.; three

grandchildren, Rachel, Danielle and Daniel; and six great-grandchildren, Ethan, Kalan, Jackson, Elyse, Jordan and Jesse Jr. She was predeceased in 2009 by her beloved husband of 62 years, Les Johnson; mother, Prudence Gillette; brother, Edward Gillette, and aunt, Bertha Nunn. A memorial service was held Monday, June 17, at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 4300 Carpenter Rd. SE, Lacey, WA. Memorial donations may be made to the church, or to the American Lung Society at lung-cancer/. “For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.” –Philippians 1:21 Please leave memories at

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Orton Burchfield Perrine (Burch) In loving memory of Orton Burchfield Perrine (Burch) who passed away on June 6, 2019, at the age of 91. Beloved husband of the late Connie (Brown) Perrine. Loving father of Ginny (Dean) Burnett, Debbie (John) Delia, Janet (John) Roose, Teresa (Bob) Glenn, and Tom (Teri) Perrine. Grandfather of Tony Burnett, John Delia, Annie Delia, Jared Roose, Sarah Keller, Andria Hansen, Brianna Campbell and 15 greatgrand babies. A sister, Marie L. Wilson and a brother, Lloyd (Bud) A. Perrine died previously. Burch was born in Aberdeen, Washington, to Clair and Louise (Metzger) Perrine on June 22, 1927, and he was baptized in the Episcopalian faith. He shared many fond memories of his childhood spending summers at his Uncle Carl’s farm in Elma. As a teenager, he joined the Merchant Marine and traveled the world on a ship. He returned to finish his education, graduating from HHS with the class of 1947. He was quite the athlete and was a star in track events, including the hurdles. He married the girl of his dreams, Constance Delores Brown, on June 17, 1950, at Our Lady of Good Help Catholic Church in Hoquiam. He was employed by ITT Rayonier for over 40 years and retired as powerhouse superintendent. He loved to fish, hunt, clam dig, bowl, dance and sing. He was a lifetime member of the Elks, Eagles and Lions Club. He was voted “Lion of the Year” twice for his efforts as chairman of the annual fireworks. Burch was a kind and generous man with a keen sense of humor, a great smile and loved his family dearly. He was a man of integrity, honesty, and always a gentleman … with a sparkle in his eyes. He will be greatly missed. He will be laid to rest with his arms forever holding the urn of his beloved wife, Connie. In lieu of flowers, family prefers contributions to Dementia Society of America, (1-800-336-3684) or GH West Coast Search & Rescue. Relatives and friends were invited to join in a celebration of his life during a funeral service held Friday, June 21, 2019, at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Olympia, WA. Direction is by the Coleman Mortuary, 422 – 5th Street in Hoquiam. Please take a few moments to record your thoughts for the family by signing the online register at



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Kris L. Vanucie

Judy Anne McKeag

Gerald L. Foy

Kris Lindsay Vanucie, a lifelong Harborite, passed away on June 6, 2019. He was born in Aberdeen to Joan (Norris) Schneider and Don Vanucie on April 2, 1953. Kris grew up in Central Park and was a 1971 Weatherwax High School graduate, being one of four generations to pass through those halls. In 1981, he married Jo Sandoval and together they raised two beautiful daughters, Bethani Joan and Nicole Pauline. Although Kris grew up in Central Park, he spent his summers with his dad and siblings on Silver Lake in Everett. It was there that he enjoyed idyllic summers of swimming, slalom skiing and running the ski boat from morning until night. In fifth grade, he discovered his lifelong passion of playing the drums. Throughout his life he was in numerous bands with his first one being The Mustangs starting in grade school. While growing up, there was always a band practicing in the basement of his home. Before turning 21, he traveled with Butch Paulson and The Young Country. He later joined local bands, The Show Biz Kids and Van-Shur-Man. Kris was a talented craftsman who built a dome house out at North River for his family, while in his 20s, without a kit. He was very proud and meticulous about his work. His hobbies were fishing and being creative in any way possible. His latest endeavor was working with copper wire. The love he had for his daughters was immeasurable. He taught them how to swing a bat, a drum stick and a hammer. In their house, he was the king of the sock fight and the best at making paper airplanes. Football season will not be the same without his phone calls. When it came to dads, to his girls, he was the coolest. As a child he was encouraged to be a free spirit and to always follow his heart. Kris was quiet, kind, unassuming, humble, down to earth, very intelligent, sensitive and had a sweet smile. He loved to tell stories and would give someone the shirt off his back. He will be missed and loved forever. Kris is survived by his beloved girls, Bethani and Nicole; siblings Konnie Vanucie-Shelton (Ron), Debbie Griffin (Dwight) and Danny Vanucie (Kathy); five nieces and nephews and ex-wife Jo Vanucie. He was preceded in death by his parents. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, July 27, at the Hoquiam Elks, 624 K Street from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Judy Anne McKeag left us for a better place on Sunday, May 5, 2019, after a two-year battle with dementia. Judy was born in Canada and was adopted by a wonderful couple, Guy and Anne Locke. They moved to Vancouver, Washington, with Judy and started their life as a family. In Vancouver is where Judy would attend her school years and would eventually meet her first husband, Paul Charlton. Together her and Paul had one son, Todd Charlton. She and Paul later divorced. Later in life Judy met Mike McKeag. They fell in love and married, and would be married for the rest of both their days. We hope they are together again somewhere out there. After Judy moved to Montesano with Mike and Todd she started her career at Timberland Bank as a bank teller. From where she would retire 25 or so years later. She made friends with everyone in town while working there. Always, all the time we would hear it from our friends, or maybe a checker at Thriftway or maybe our mail lady: “Judy at Timberland. Oh yes Judy, the little, tiny pretty blonde, She is so sweet.” We could never write about Judy without describing just how special she really was. She was beautiful, yes, she was smart. Oh yes. She was funny, and witty, and loyal (to her own default sometimes). Judy was almost always on point. She dressed to the finest, her hair and makeup always done. She was well known for her exuberance, cheerfulness, and that crazy sparkle that she always had. It didn’t matter if she knew you or not; Judy always had something kind or funny to say. She would smile at you and almost always leave you with a hug. Again, even if she didn’t know you that well. Judy just loved life. She loved her dogs, Mandy and Maybe. They were her everything, they were her babies. We would laugh at how crazy she was with these dogs. One holiday she trained Mandy how to open up presents; just in time to show her grandkids on Christmas Day. Judy adored her grandkids. Everything was made special for them. Every holiday and all the birthdays she would always have a special made basket or sweetly hidden presents in the house. They loved her back just as much. Judy leaves behind her son Todd (Donna) Charlton of Montesano; grandkids Brittany and McKenzi Charlton of Montesano; and great-grandchild Jax Charlton of Montesano. She was preceded in death by her husband Mike McKeag. We will miss you Judy and all your sparkle. Judy loved parties so there was one all about her on Sunday, June 30, 2019, at the Moose Lodge, 3 Monte Elma Road. To share memories or express condolences please visit Harrison Family Mortuary of Montesano is honored to assist the family.

Gerald Leonard Foy, age 82, of Yakima, went to be with his Lord on June 5, 2019, after a short battle with cancer. Born in Yakima on Oct. 2, 1936, to Ted and Dolores (LaFramboise) Foy, Jerry attended Marquette High School and married his high school sweetheart, Joy Lynn Heintz, on Oct. 8, 1955. Joy passed away in December of 2017, leaving a big hole in Jerry’s life. Jerry worked for Pacific Northwest Bell for 33 years retiring at the age of 53, a career he enjoyed. He went on to a couple more years working at various jobs but his real enjoyment was helping and serving in the communities of which he and Joy lived. They both did this well. They were very involved with the Catholic communities of each city they lived, faith being most important in their lives. He served on the city councils in Aberdeen and Yakima as well as mayor of Aberdeen for a term. In Yakima he worked on the Central Washington State Fair board for 12 years, a yearly event that brought his huge family together. Jerry, a handyman, helped many family members, neighbors, friends and strangers throughout his life, leaving a wonderful example for his children and their families. He is survived by his five children, Greg (Laurie), Rick, Therese Backholm (Doug), Tammie Corrigan (Terry), and Geoff (Bonnie) and his 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers, Fred and Ken (Ly), and a sister-in-law, Marian Heintz. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents and stepdad, Ed Foy (brother to Ted), his brother Fred’s wife, Sue and their son, Fred Jr. and also his Godparents, Leonard and Eliane Dufault, who played a huge role in his life. Jerry wants you to know that God, family and community matter. There was a memorial Mass on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at Holy Family Catholic Church (5315 Tieton Dr, Yakima, Washington). Brookside Funeral Home is caring for the family. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.

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Donald J. Skolrood

Jane A. (Clark) Hill

Donald James Skolrood, 89 years of age and a resident of McCleary, Washington, died on Thursday, May 23, 2019, at his home in McCleary. He was born on April 21, 1930, in Seattle, Washington, to Theron James and Claire (Finkbonner) Skolrood. Don was raised and attended school in Seattle and graduated from O’Dea High School in Seattle. He then came to the Harbor area and went to work at Ace Electric, first as an apprentice and then as a journeyman electrician. Donald James Skolrood was married to Grace Mary Bochenski on Oct. 15, 1950, at the Our Lady of Good Help Catholic Church in Hoquiam. They first made their home on Monroe Street in Hoquiam then moved to a home in Grays Harbor City that Donald had built. He worked at Ace Electric and then for Campbell Electric. He enjoyed the time he spent coaching Little League baseball, hunting, fishing, playing cribbage and other card games, golfing, going to area casinos and camping. He will long be remembered for being a good husband and father. Donald James Skolrood is survived by his wife, Grace Mary Skolrood of the family home in McCleary; his sons, Ricky James Skolrood of Goodyear, Arizona, Randy David Skolrood of McCleary and Donald Russell Skolrood (Kathryn) of Hoquiam; his daughters, Robin Miller (George) of Olympia and Rhonda Ham (Ken) of Aberdeen, 15 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, John Skolrood; a sister, Patricia Beaupre and a daughter-in-law, Linda Skolrood. A private family service will be held at a later date. Donations are suggested to North Beach Medical Equipment, P.O. Box 2363, Ocean Shores, WA 98569. Arrangements are by the Coleman Mortuary, 422 – 5th Street in Hoquiam, Washington. Please take a few moments to record your thoughts for the family by signing the on-line register at

Jane Arlene (Clark) Hill, 84, passed away May 22, 2019. The daughter of Irene Clark, Jane was born April 22, 1935, and was a lifelong resident of Aberdeen. She was the youngest of five siblings. After attending Aberdeen High School, Jane married John “Jack” Carter Hill Jr. of Grayland. In June they would have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Jack still resides at their family home in Central Park. Jane loved reading and expanding her vocabulary. Her mastery of the English language could often be found in witty letters to the editor of the (Aberdeen) Daily World. She also shared her witicism with bowling teams around the Harbor. Jane’s sense of humor added another level of fun to the game. Jane is survived by her brother, Joe “Bud” Clark of Portland; her four sons: Terry (Londa) Hill of Aberdeen, Scott (Leslie) Hill of Port Angeles, Shawn (Christine) Hill of Montesano, and Darren Hill of Aberdeen. She is also survived by her granddaughter Laura (Dustin) Jones of Aberdeen, grandson Evan Hill (Michelle Leach) of Neah Bay, granddaughters Leena (Tony) Perez of Clovis, New Mexico, Christina Park (John Braum) of Denver, Colorado, Autumn Martin (Devon Horn) of Port Angeles and great-grandchildren, Tristan, Gabriel, Leena and Emery Perez of Clovis, New Mexico and Carlee Horn of Port Angeles. Jane was preceded in death by her twin infant sons, Mark and Matthew; her mother Irene Clark; and her three sisters Cleo Rozmaryn, Virginia “Sis” Alsman, and Miriam Solway. A memorial service was held Saturday, June 8, at the Aberdeen First United Methodist Church, located at 100 East 2nd Street in Aberdeen. In lieu of flowers, you may wish to donate in Jane’s name to the Red Cross at A message of condolence or of a memory can be sent to the family at Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Twibell’s Fern Hill Funeral Home in Aberdeen, Washington.

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Jack W. Morgan He kept his stomach as taut as a trampoline; his crooked fingers could still bring a lesser person to their knees. His legs were so bowed you could drive a head of cattle between them. He stood up straight ‘til it hurt, rubbed his shaved head with the palm of his hand and loved to laugh at a good joke. He danced the jitter bug just a few months ago and shot his age at P.D.S. Country Club. This was Jack Wayne Morgan. Born Aug. 2, 1928, died May 17, 2019, at Trudi’s Adult Care home. He was 90. Jack was born in Arkansas but the family moved to Florence, Arizona when he was a young boy. His father passed away shortly thereafter and Jack worked as a ranch hand. Jack moved to Washington where he met and married Donna and they had two children, Connie and Jerry. He spent those early married years as a professional bronc rider with the rodeo, later leaving to start his career in operating engineering. Donna and Jack settled in Sierra Vista in the early 90s and Jack spent many days and hours on the golf course and hunting with friends. Jack was preceded in death by his wife, Donna; daughter Connie; grandson Todd; and daughter-inlaw Betty. He is survived by by his son Jerry; grandson Joe; and two great-grandsons. No services are planned.

David J. Deibert David J. Deibert passed away on Sunday, May 26, 2019, at Providence Hospital in Edmonds, Washington. David’s father Robert Deibert, mother Alberta Mills and brother Donald Deibert proceeded him in death. He is survived by four brothers Robert of Hoquiam, William Deibert of Elma, Randy Deibert of Shelton and John Deibert of Hoquiam; two sisters Charlotte Peek of Porter and Patricia of Grayland; five children George Wayne, Mary Gallington, David Jr., Becky Stinson and Elizabeth Kanno; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A celebration of life was held Saturday, June 15, 2019, at the 10th Street Park in Elma.



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Audrey M. Gravatt Audrey Margaret (August) Gravatt, 88, a lifetime resident of the Elma area, passed away Tuesday June 11, 2019, peacefully in Olympia surrounded by family. Audrey was born March 26, 1931, to Dennis and Kathleen (Dubry) August in Elma, Washington, and grew up in the Delezenne and south Elma areas along with brothers Tony and Stan August and sisters Dorothy McMaster and Florence Roberts. On March 20, 1946, Audrey married Herbert Moxley and had three children, Marie, Herb and Mack. In 1956 Herbert passed away in a tragic logging accident. On February 21, 1957, she married the love of her life, Donald W. Gravatt Sr., and they had two children, Donald Jr. and James. Audrey worked at Ocean Spray in Markham for 25 years until retiring to Arizona during the winters and back home in the summers. During their adventures in Arizona, they met many new friends and loved the Washington block parties of which they were always in the middle of. Audrey would impress all the new friends with her baking abilities and kindness. Audrey’s passion was baking and cooking for her kids, grandkids, great-grandkids and anyone who would stop by to chat. She made sure that you were full before you were on your way. Some of Audrey’s closest friends in the area were Mary Gabbard, Marge Bowe, Linda Phillips and her sisters, Dorothy and Florence. She was passionate about the Mariners and enjoyed chasing the players down for autographs during spring training games. She also took in hundreds of Elma High School sporting events watching her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren participate. She enjoyed camping in our National Parks, traveling to Hawaii and cruises to Alaska. Audrey is survived by her five children; Marie (Mike) Stoney, Herb (Judith) Moxley, Mack (Cathy) Moxley, Don (Carol) Gravatt Jr. and Jim (Jill) Gravatt, eight grandchildren; Mike (Connie) Stoney, Michelle (Jim) Hill, Tanya Moxley, Shaun (Stacey) Gravatt, Nick Moxley, Justin (Shawna) Gravatt, Audra (Ryan) Earl and Bryson (Katie) Gravatt, 12 great-grandchildren; Garrett, Austin, Madison, McKenzie, Kenna, Emily, Dylan, Daniel, Easton, Adilynn, August and Ella. She was preceded in death by her parents Dennis and Kathleen August, brother Tony and her husbands Herbert Moxley and Donald Gravatt Sr. There will be a private celebration of mom and dad’s lives that will be held at a later date. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Elma Eagles FOE or McCleary VFW. Arrangements entrusted to Harrison Family Mortuary of Aberdeen.

Virginia Mae Shelton Lifelong Elma resident Virginia Mae Shelton passed away at her home on Saturday, June 1, 2019. Virginia was born Aug. 5, 1931, in Aberdeen, Washington, to Nick and Carolina (Yucha) Kolos. Virginia graduated from Elma High School in 1949. On Dec. 16, 1949, she married Robert Charles Shelton. He survives her at the family home after a marriage of 69 years. Virginia was an avid reader and belonged to various card clubs. When her sons were in school she was involved with the Elma PTA and also belonged to the Mary Martha Guild. In addition to her loving husband Robert, she is also survived by sons, David, Robert (Cindy) Shelton and

Scott (Carol) Shelton; six grandchildren, Stephanie Quimby, Robert T. Shelton, Rania Carter, Kayla Kangiser, Jamie Colley and Angie McCallister; five great-grandchildren, Shanna and Micki Boyer, Emma and Oliver Shelton and Estella Carter. She was preceded in death by her parents Nick and Carolina Kolos; two brothers, John and Don Kolos and two grandsons Lonnie and Kevin Colley. Virginia was laid to rest at Masonic Cemetery in Elma. A celebration of life is planned for 1 p.m., June 20, at the Elma Eagles. To share memories or to leave condolences please visit www.

Glenelg “Glen” Clarke Glenelg “Glen” Clarke, a lifelong Aberdeen resident passed away Friday, June 21, 2019, at his home surrounded by his loving family and friends. Glen was born in Aberdeen to Hubert and Hadiee Clarke. He had two sisters, Hadiee Ross (deceased) and Winifred Trippel of Gig Harbor. In 1949 he married the love of his life, “Liz,” Zelia Elizabeth Coic. They enjoyed 50 years together before her passing. He was a graduate of Weatherwax High School and Pierce College. He joined the Coast Guard in 1942 and the U.S. Army in 1944, serving in Patton’s 3rd Army and engaged in combat in France and Germany. Glen was a fireman for 34 years and retired a Battalion Chief in the Aberdeen Fire Department. He also was the owner of the Import Bazaar located in Aberdeen. Glen was an active and proud member of the Aberdeen Elks, VFW and retired firefighters group. He is survived by his sister Winifred Trippel, two daughters, Sheila Jangaard of Gig Harbor and Glenda Clarke of Gig Harbor; two grandchildren, Wendy Jensen of Seattle and Clarke Jangaard of Olympia and three great-grandchildren, Cole, Reese and Sloan, with another on the way. Glen also leaves behind his beloved nephews with whom he enjoyed hours of hunting, hiking and long visits — Jim Campbell, Doug, Don and Dan Trippel and Marshal Ross and amazing neighbors, Bob and Debbie, who filled his days with joy and happiness. Memorials are suggested to the Aberdeen Elks. A memorial servicetook place on Saturday, June 29 at Fern Hill Funeral Home in Aberdeen, Washington. Arrangements are entrusted to Twibell’s Fern Hill Funeral Home in Aberdeen.

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