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Merle F. Stoney

Merle F. Stoney, 92, a resident of McCleary, Wash., since 1941, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015, at Capital Medical Center in Olympia, Wash., surrounded by family.

Rodger Eugene Doll

Rodger Eugene Doll, 83, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at his home in rural Cosmopolis, Wash. Rodger was born on Feb. 9, 1932, to Charles and Meroa (Wiggins) Doll. He was raised in Aberdeen and attended Weatherwax High School.

Frances Theresa Jonason

Frances Theresa Jonason, 73, a lifetime resident of the Harbor, died at Grays Harbor Community Hospital, Aberdeen, Saturday, June 20, 2015. She was born in Aberdeen, Oct. 4, 1941, the daughter of Clyde and Jospehine (Kroll) Capps.

Dan Jay Fackrell

Dan Jay Fackrell, age 85, a resident of Aberdeen for the past 56 years, died on Sunday, June 21, 2015, at Pacific Care Center in Hoquiam. He was born on Aug. 1, 1929, in Montpelier, Idaho, to Thomas and Maggie (Young) Fackrell, deceased.

Claude Wesley Cronk

Claude Wesley Cronk, age 91, a resident of Aberdeen, died on June 20, 2015, at his home in Aberdeen. Mr. Cronk was born on Dec. 22, 1923, in Aberdeen, Wash., to Warren Phillip and Della (Olson) Cronk. He was raised by his mother and step-father, Della and John Baucher.

Mary Ellen Goar

Mary Ellen Goar, 78, died June 11, 2015, at Hospice Care Center, Longview, Wash. Mary Ellen was born Jan. 13, 1937, in Long Beach, Calif., to Ardys and Alta Mae (Place) Jones. She graduated from Bellflower High School, and then went on to study nursing at Good Samaritan in Portland, Ore. She married Fred Clayton Goar in 1961 and they spent their early years living in Oregon before settling in Cosmopolis, Wash., in 1972. Following her nursing career, she opened a family child care center. During her nearly 30 years in child care, she served as a mentor, trainer and state officer for WA State Family Child Care Association. She also traveled as a delegate to an international child care conference in Sweden. She was proud to have cared for second generation children of the children who were in her care during the early years of her business. Due to health, Mary Ellen retired from child care in 2009 and moved to Longview, Wash. to be closer to her daughter. In recent years, she enjoyed making new friends and all the activities at her residence, New Westside Terrace Assisted Living. But her true joy was her grandchildren and being able to meet her first great-grandchild.

Betty Ann Salsman

Betty passed away surrounded by loving family on May 30, 2015, at the Olympic Retirement Center in Tumwater after an extended illness at the age of 84. She was born Oct. 1, 1930, in Springfield, Mo. to Archie and Cleo Sloan. Betty married J.B. Salsman in Ozark, Mo. on Sept. 3, 1947, and eventually moved to the family farm in South Elma on Aug. 27, 1957, until their movement to Tumwater on Jan. 15, 2008.

Nancy Jo Ann Olney

On June 7, 2015, at the age of 48, Nancy took Jesus’ hand and went to walk with him in Heaven. A small graveside service was held in Menlo, a memorial was also held at the church she attended.
 

Samuel Gentile

Samuel Gentile, 91, a lifetime resident of Aberdeen, died at his home in Central Park Sunday, June 21, 2015. He was born in Aberdeen, June 9, 1924, the son of Frank and Devine (Cosenza) Gentile. He attended Aberdeen Schools and started work in the mills of Aberdeen. In 1943 he joined the Army and fought in the Philippines and New Guinea in World War II before he was discharged at the end of the war.

Daniel Thomas “Tom” Matheny

Longtime Aberdeen resident, Daniel Thomas Matheny passed away on June 17, 2015, surrounded by family and friends. Tom was born on June 24, 1941. He fulfilled many roles throughout his life: son, brother, uncle, dad, grandpa, great-grandfather, friend, farmer, dam worker, rancher, cowboy, search and rescue, marshall and many more. He also shared his love of nature and the outdoors with his 11 children and many grandchildren.

Maxine L. Jordan

Maxine L. Jordan, age 89, a longtime resident of Elma, died on June 20, 2015, at her home in Elma. Mrs. Jordan was born on April 10, 1926, in Blue Mound, Kan., to Alva and Bertha (Green) Berry. She graduated from Blue Mound High School in 1944.

Gary Dair Calavan

On the morning of June 4, 2015, Gary Dair Calavan, a resident of Elma, Wash., went home to be with his Savior. Gary was born in Stayton, Ore., on Sept. 9, 1936, to Dair and Wenona Calavan.