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Barbara Lee (Pierce) Jackson

Barbara Lee (Pierce) Jackson passed away at her home in Montesano, Washington surrounded by her family that loved her dearly. She was 69. Barbara was born October 19, 1944 in Aberdeen, Washington to James and Mary ( Costello) Pierce and was raised in Montesano. Barbara graduated from Montesano High School 1963 and completed a year of college. Barbara married Ronald G. Jackson and they shared thirty five years together before he passed away. They traveled the states and raised two children.

In Loving Memory Nancy Pearsall

Nancy Neville Pearsall, age 86, of Iron Springs Park, Copalis Beach, Washington, passed away on Tuesday April 8th, 2014 at Willapa Harbor Health Care in Raymond, Washington. She was born in Norfolk County, Virginia on December 8, 1927 to Henry Willis Neville and Ellen Sours Neville.

Warren Max Carter

Warren Max Carter, 86 years of age and a longtime Hoquiam, Washington area resident, died on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen, Washington. He was born on March 16, 1927, in Eureka, Utah to Percy and Delora (Bridges) Carter.

Janice L. Schoening

Longtime Aberdeen resident, Janice L. Schoening, died at Pacific Care Center, Hoquiam, Saturday, April 5, 2014. She was 79. Janice was born in Everson, Washington, February 18, 1935, the daughter of John and Genevieve (Hunter) Lenss. The family moved often seeking work during the depression years, coming to the South Beach area of Grays Harbor in the late 1930s.

A. Vernon Olson

Beloved husband, father, and grandfather, A. Vernon Olson died at Grays Harbor Community Hospital on Friday, April 11, 2014. He was born in Aberdeen, Washington on April 17, 1933, the son of Olaf and Anna (Aspen) Olson. He graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1951 and studied at the University of Portland in Oregon, graduating in 1957. After working for the Internal Revenue Service, he opened his own accounting firm in Ocean Shores where he worked for 40 years.

Susan M. Geary

Longtime Westport resident, Susan M. Geary, went home to be with her Father in Heaven on April 9, 2014, at her winter home in Yuma, AZ after a courageous battle against cancer.

Sigmond Mekosky

Sigmond Mekosky, 90, passed away July 11, 2002, at Hacienda Rehabilitation and Care Center in Sierra Vista, Ariz. He had been a resident of Sierra Vista, Ariz., since 1988.

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Ruth Estella Dixon

Ruth Estella Dixon, 89, a life long Harborite, died at Montesano Health and Rehabilitation Center in Montesano, on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. She was born in East Hoquiam, on November 15, 1924, the daughter of Harry H. and Celesta Blanche (Hawkins) Hartley. She was raised in East Hoquiam until the 7th grade when the family moved into town. She graduated from Hoquiam High School in 1942.

Arnold J. Schmidt

On Saturday April 5, 2014, Arnold J. Schmidt, of Montesano, passed away peacefully at the Montesano Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was 89. Arnold was born on June 1, 1924, in Montesano, to Alfred and Mayme Schmidt( Bryant) and was raised his whole life in Montesano. On June 27, 1952, he married the love of his life Neva Valentine in Montesano and spent 62 great years together.

Jeffrey Owen Shuster

Jeffrey Owen Shuster, a resident of Hoquiam, passed away at his home on Friday, March 14, 2014. He was 71. Jeffrey was born on January 13, 1943, to John and Clara (Hopkins) Shuster, in Long Beach, Calif. Jeffrey graduated with the Class of 1961, in Manitou Springs, Colo. He taught Sunday school in Idaho, from 1975 through 1978. He moved to the Grays Harbor area in 1985.

Arlene Patricia DeLaCruz

Arlene Patricia DeLaCruz, a lifelong Grays Harbor resident, passed away peacefully surrounded with family and friends in Olympia on April 5, 2014. Arlene was born on October 25, 1943, in Aberdeen, to Joseph and Edna (Lane) DeLaCruz and attended Moclips High School. She was an enrolled member of the Quinault Indian Nation.

Robert Eugene Putnam Sr.

Longtime Copalis Beach resident Robert Eugene Putnam Sr. passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen. He was 83. Robert was born August 19, 1930, in Lawrence County, Washington, to Israel and Martha (Howen) Putnam.

Kay Frances Homchick

Kay Frances Homchick, 77, passed away on April 3, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family. Kay was born on April 26, 1936, in Bison, Kan., to Charles and E. Pearl (Gerboth) Tessell. They moved to McCleary when she was 10 years old.

Donna Stamwitz

Long time Hoquiam resident Donna Stamwitz passed away at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in the presence of her husband, Alan and her daughter, Katie. She was 64. Donna was born on January 1, 1950, to Franz and Martha Gruber in Aberdeen. She graduated in 1968, from Aberdeen Weatherwax High School and married Alan Stamwitz on August 14, 1971, in St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Aberdeen.

Mark Wilhyde

Mark Wilhyde passed away on February 15, 2014. He was an accomplished athlete enjoying tennis, skiing, golf, swimming, soccer, mountain climbing, cycling, road rally and had great memories of playing hockey for the UW. His favorite team to watch was Manchester United and he closely followed F-1 racing.