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Margery (Lee) Crover

Margery (Lee) Crover, age 86, died May 19, 2016, in Lacey, Wash. She was born in Aberdeen, graduated from Weatherwax High School in 1947, attended Grays Harbor Business College and Central Washington College of Education in Ellensburg. She worked as bookkeeper and office secretary for several local businesses, the last was the United Way of Grays Harbor. After retirement, in 1996 she moved to Olympia to be nearer to her sister, Rosemary (Dick) Walrod.

Leona Godfrey

Leona Godfrey, a lifetime resident of Aberdeen, Wash., died at the age of 99 on May 15, 2016. She passed away peacefully with her family by her side, after a brief illness.

Richard P. Sims

Richard P. Sims, 91 years of age and a longtime Harborite, died on Sunday, May 22, 2016, at Pacific Care Center in Hoquiam, Wash. He was born on Feb. 11, 1925, in Aberdeen, Wash. to Clarence B. and Helen H. (Herglund) Sims.

James A. Seiler

James Alan Seiler, 87, formerly of Raymond, Wash., passed away on May 18, 2016, at Morton General Hospital in Morton. He was born April 17, 1929, in Minneapolis, Minn. His parents were Frank J. Seiler and Marguerite C. (Bardill) Seiler.

Avis Miller

Area resident Avis D. Miller died Saturday, May 14, 2016, at the Willapa Harbor Care Center in Raymond. She was 102. She was born March 7, 1914, in Seattle, the first daughter of Clyde and Goldie Wilson. After a failed attempt at farming in Montana, the family moved to South Bend, where her father was foreman of the planing mill in Raymond for more than 30 years. Avis was an outstanding student and a cheerleader at South Bend High School, graduating in 1931. To accept a scholarship at Wilson Business College, she hitchhiked to Seattle, riding most of the way in a donut truck.

Keith Mogle

Pastor — Rabbi Keith Mogle, 80 years of age and a longtime Ocean Shores, Wash., resident and minister of God, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, May 12, 2016, from Grays Harbor Health and Rehabilitation Center in Aberdeen, Wash. He was born on Sept. 28, 1935, in New Castle, Ind., to Delbert Kennison and Edythe Irene (Estelle) Mogle.

David L. Martin

David Martin, 66, died May 17, 2016, at home in Lacey, Wash., with his family at his side. David was born in Cannon Beach, Ore., on June 20, 1949, to Wayne and Edna (Blank) Martin. He passed from the loving arms of his family into the loving arms of the family who have gone on before him.
 

Junior H. Downey “Big Bud”

We have lost our beloved father, Junior H. Downey “Big Bud.” He passed away at his home on Monday, May 2, 2016. He was 78. He has now joined the love of his life, Eileen P. Brown Downey, who preceded him in death in April 2010.

JoAnne Agnes Billie

JoAnne Agnes Billie, 71 years of age and a longtime Taholah, Wash., area resident, died on Monday, May 16, 2016, at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, Wash. She was born on July 8, 1944, in Amanda Park, Wash., to Jonah and Angeline (Buck) Cole. She was an enrolled member of the Quinault Indian Nation.

Marie Fry

Marie Fry, longtime Montesano resident passed away on May 10, 2016, at Montesano Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was 92. Marie was born Aug. 1, 1923, to James and Blossom (Green) Brown in Elma, Wash. She was raised in Elma and graduated from Elma High School in 1941.

Warren Lee Quirin

Warren Lee Quirin, age 74, a lifetime resident of the Harbor, died on May 11, 2016, at Grays Harbor Health and Rehabilitation Center in Aberdeen. Mr. Quirin was born on March 18, 1942, in Aberdeen, Wash. to Ralph and Gladys (Ross) Quirin. He was raised in Aberdeen and graduated from Weatherwax High School in 1960.

Michael C. Moyer

Michael Curtis Moyer, 68, longtime Aberdeen resident and former Environmental Tech at Weyerhaeuser’s Cosi Pulp Mill, died Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at his home in Aberdeen.

Kelly J. Beers

Kelly Jean Beers, 48, Ocean Shores resident and cashier at the Ocean Shores IGA, died Friday morning, May 13, 2016, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen.

Rhonda Kay Badger

Rhonda Kay Badger left this world on May 10, 2016, in Buckley, Wash. She was born in Cloquet, Minn., March 26, 1960. She is survived by her father, Adrian Badger and brother, Doug Badger, both of Wright, Minn., also her mother and step-father, Joan and Vince Johnson of Everett, Wash., a sister and brother-in-law, Rene and Jim Olson of Port Townsend, Wash., a large extended family in Minnesota and Washington, and many friends. Rhonda was a good sister, daughter, cousin, friend and many people will miss her.

David M. Luark

David Luark passed away at Montesano Health and Rehab Center, on May 10, 2016, in Montesano, Wash., due to complications from a stroke. He was born on Sept. 13, 1932, to Erwin and Bessie (Willis) Luark in Montesano, Wash. David’s birth certificate listed “Off road East So. Montesano,” as the official location of birth. As David obtained his official birth certificate after his parents passed away, the story behind the roadway birth remains a mystery.