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Joyce K. Brooks

Joyce Katherine Brooks, 69 years of age, died on Thursday, April 28, 2016, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen, Wash. She was born on April 10, 1947, to Jim and Buddy (Garren) Ganly. Joyce grew up in Alameda, Calif.

Barbara E. Topete

Barbara Elizabeth Topete, age 96, longtime owner/operator of the Ocean Crest Resort, passed away on April 8, 2016, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen, Washington. She passed peacefully surrounded by family. Barbara was born on December 23, 1919, in Virginia City, Montana, and raised in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Harry Nelson

Harry Nelson, 90, passed away at his home in Yelm on Saturday, April 23, 2016. He was born in Woodlawn, Wash., on Sept. 15, 1925, to Ed and Anny Nelson.

Robert A. Cross Jr.

Robert A. Cross Jr., 64 years of age and a lifetime Harborite, died on Saturday, April 16, 2016, at his Hoquiam home. He was born on Feb. 28, 1952, in Aberdeen, Wash. to Robert Alfred and Jennie Mae (Sandstrom) Cross Sr.

Denis N. Huston

Denis Nayland Huston, aged 91, a resident of Ocean Shores, Wash. since 1976 and formerly Olympia, died on Thursday, April 21, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. Following cremation, he will be buried alongside his wife, Jean, at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Ore. A Memorial Mass and reception is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, May 7, 2016, at St. Jerome Catholic Church, located at 15 Patrick Way, Ocean Shores, Wash. For more please visit: DenisHuston.com.

Eugene S. Frazier

Eugene S. Frazier passed away on April 20, 2016. He was born Feb. 11, 1926, in the Boistfort Valley to Elizabeth (Flickiger) and Worthy Frazier. Leaving school shortly after 8th grade, he joined the Navy Air Corps during World War II. Gene joined the Army in 1948, and was an Airplane Instrument Mechanic. After being honorably discharged, he went to work for Simpson Logging at Camp Grisdale. He also worked for Crass Logging, and then retired after 21 years with Weyerhaeuser as a tree faller.
 

Mary Elizabeth Paulsen

Mary Elizabeth Paulsen, 88 years of age and a longtime Harborite, died on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, Wash. She was born on March 25, 1928, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Harley H. and Cathryn (Sullivan) Hunter.

Dorothea Ruth Patrick

Dorothea Ruth Patrick, age 83, a resident of Ocean Shores, died on April 20, 2016, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen. Mrs. Patrick was born on Nov. 28, 1932, in Yakima, Wash., to Charles Warren and Ruth Marion (Crandall) Davis. She graduated from Dayton High School in 1952, then attended beauty college in Boise, Idaho.

Jessie D. Ohls

Jessie Dolores Ohls was born on Dec. 7, 1927, in Aberdeen, Wash., to Joseph E. and Gladys Saurage. Dolores grew up in Central Park and graduated from Weatherwax High School and Grays Harbor College. Dolores then graduated from Central Washington in Ellensburg and was employed by the Ellensburg Public School District. She also attended the University of Washington. In 1955, Dolores married Victor Ohls and moved to Woodinville, Wash., where she was employed by the Northshore School District. Vic and Dolores built a home in Woodinville and enjoyed gardening, raising various farm animals and was also an avid knitter plus square dancing, round dancing and belonged to the Northwest Regional Spinners and the Unity Church in Everett. Dorothy was a creative person in general. In 2013 Dolores moved to the Panorama Retirement Community in Lacey. She was preceded in death by Vic in 2001 and is survived by her daughter Lynn Ohls of Seattle.

Dennis R. Walkup (Walkie)

Dennis Rex Walkup (Walkie) passed away April 14, 2016, at home due to congestive heart failure, at the age of 68. He left peacefully, in his sleep. He was born in Elma, March 22, 1948, and spent most of his life in Elma. He attended Elma High School for four years. Dennis worked for Simpson Timber Company for 39 years, retiring in 2005. He was a firefighter for the Bush Creek Fire Department for 12 years.