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Cody S. Bonifer

Lifelong Hoquiam resident Cody Scott Bonifer passed away at home on Feb. 5, 2016. He was 27. Cody was born Oct. 6, 1988, in Aberdeen, Wash., to Cecil and Victoria (Parker) Bonifer.

Bonnie J. Olson

Beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Bonnie Jean Olson, died at Swedish Medical Center on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, after a brief illness. She was born in Bellingham, Wash., on March 5, 1937, the daughter of Grace Still Fredrick’s and John Still. She graduated from Renton High School in 1955 and began work in the banking industry.

Beverly L. Briscoe

Longtime Aberdeen resident, Beverly L. Briscoe, passed at Grays Harbor Community Hospital. Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at the age of 77. She was born in Aberdeen, Wash. on March. 6, 1938, the daughter of the late Lyle and Grace (Reams) Manley. She graduated Montesano high school. She had worked at Aberdeen Senior Center and retired in 1989. She married Leroy Briscoe in Aberdeen on June 6, 1987.

Henry H. Basso

Henry H. Basso was born in 1922 in Cloverdale, Wash., to Augusta and Henry W. Basso. He attended school in Kalama, Wash., graduating in 1941. While in high school, Henry was active in Future Farmers of America and football.

Mary J. Secor

Mary J. Secor of Aberdeen passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016. Mary was born in Aberdeen to Lyle and Lillian (Beardslee) Valentine. Mary was raised in Montesano and graduated from Montesano High School in 1970.

Mary J. Secor

Mary J. Secor of Aberdeen passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016. Mary was born in Aberdeen to Lyle and Lillian (Beardslee) Valentine. Mary was raised in Montesano and graduated from Montesano High School in 1970.

Goldie J. Wright

Longtime South Aberdeen resident, Goldie Jean Wright, died at her home Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, at the age of 83. She was born in Grand Rapids, Minn., on Oct. 24, 1932, the daughter of Homer and Ruby (Ludgate) King. She attended schools in Minneapolis and after coming to the Harbor in 1942, she was schooled in Hoquiam and Aberdeen.

Linda L. Graves

Linda Lavern Graves, age 56, passed on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, in Sutter County, Calif. She was born on Oct. 14, 1959, in Fresno, Calif., to Willie Mae (Primer) Pizzio and Jona Graves.

Duane Frojen

Duane Frojen passed away Feb. 4, 2016, after a long battle with sarcoidosis of the lungs and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Born Jan. 22, 1944, in Cheyenne, Wyo., he attended grade school in Broadus, Mont. His family then moved to Missoula, Mont., where he attended high school and college. He graduated from the University of Montana in 1965.
 

Phyllis Doreen Nelson Hopper Dec. 5, 1936 - Jan. 25, 2016

Phyllis was born in Killam, Alberta, and passed away from cancer in Gresham at age 79. She is survived by her husband, Al; children, Teresa, Linda, Steve and Lisa; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, at City Bible Church, 9200 N.E. Fremont St., Portland.

Lorraine “Sue” Brown, aka Suzie Coonse and Sue Strom

On Jan. 20, 2016, Sue left us surrounded by family. Even clear to the end, she had her quick wit that always made everyone laugh. She was born on Aug. 3, 1936, in Algona, Wash. She attended Hoquiam High School, in the early 1950’s, with her best friends for life, Sharon Sleasman Reynvaan, Sharon said they never got much done in class as Sue was always telling jokes. In her younger adult years, Sue supported Scouting and was a Cub Scout Den Mother. She saw her oldest son earn Eagle Scout and he recently receive the Silver Beaver Award. Another one of her proud moments was when her grandson, Tanner, also became an Eagle Scout and she was able to see it even with her health issues.

David Olsen

David Olsen, 96, Aberdeen resident and former Battalion Chief for Aberdeen Fire Department, died Tuesday morning, Feb. 2, 2016, at Pacific Care Center in Hoquiam, Wash.

Nancy M. Hagara

Nancy passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 1, 2016. She was born on July 25, 1949 to Jim and Stella Replogle. She was raised in Hoquiam and graduated High School in 1967.