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2015 Showcase Grays Harbor Tour is set for Friday, Sept. 18, beginning at 7 a.m. with a tour of Grays Harbor College’s Bishop Center and the Gene Schermer Building.

Ecology releases draft EISs on proposed oil projects

Two thick studies from the state Department of Ecology weighing the impact of two crude oil storage facilities proposed for the Port of Grays Harbor were released on Monday, marking the beginning of a public comment period that could determine whether the facilities — and a new industry — will come to the area.

Gerald E. Creamer

Gerald E. Creamer, age 70, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, at Fort Scott Manor. He was born Aug. 3, 1945, in Fort Scott, the son of Clarence and Geraldine Cleaver Creamer. He worked most of his life as a timber logger. He also worked on the Alaskan pipeline. Gerald served his country in the United States Air Force. He was past Master of the Wynooche Masonic Lodge in Montesano, Wash. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing saxophone in blues/jazz bands. He was a strong willed man who liked to joke around on occasion. He will be greatly missed.

“MR” Mark Jeffery Lloyd

“MR” Mark Jeffery Lloyd, born Sept. 17, 1952, of Raymond, Wash., passed away suddenly on Aug. 19, 2015. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Flori Jean Mee Lloyd, who he married in October of 1972. He graduated from Raymond High School in 1971 and started working at Weyerhaeuser in Raymond in 1972. He retired in 2015 after 43 years of service.

Evelyn A. Papac

Evelyn A. Papac, age 90, passed away Aug. 21, 2015, in Aberdeen. A Montesano native, Evelyn was born Nov. 3, 1924, to Croatian immigrants, Steven and Katherine Papac, as the second of their five children. After attending Montesano schools, she graduated from St. Leo Catholic High School in Tacoma in 1942 and earned an R.N. degree from St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing in Tacoma in 1945. Her career took her from St. Joseph Hospital in Aberdeen to 15 years supervising in a neonatal unit at Kapiolani Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, then back to the area in the 1980s to work at Grays Harbor Community Hospital until her retirement.

Muriel Iris McBride

Muriel Iris McBride passed away at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. She was 88. Muriel was born Oct. 20, 1926, in North Bend, Ore., to Charles and Mary (Hourigan) Hadtrath.