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Mildred Irene (Caldwell) Fisher

Lifetime resident of Westport, Wash., Mildred Irene (Caldwell) Fisher died at the age of 90 on Nov. 20, 2014, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital. She was born Aug. 11, 1924, in Aberdeen, Wash., to Byron and Mae Caldwell. She married Charles F. Fisher on July 2, 1948. They were married 51 years until he preceded her in death on Nov. 2, 1999. She was a member of the Post Auxiliary Veterans of Foreign Wars 3057 for more than 35 years and a life member of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary. Survivors include a son, Ronald G. Baxter (Judy) of Surprise, Ariz.; a daughter, Carol J. Strode (Wayne) of Aberdeen, Wash.; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren a great-great-grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews. There will not be a service. Dear to Mildred’s heart, memorial donations are suggested to Friends Landing, P.O. Box 328, Montesano, Wash., 98563, or the City of Westport Fire Department, P.O. Box 1195, Westport, WA., 98595.

James Joseph Palmer

Retired Montesano High School mathematics teacher, James Joseph Palmer died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at his home in Montesano, Wash. He was 91. Jim was born January 18, 1923, in Hampton, Iowa to Joseph and Ruth (Fox) Palmer.

Larene V. Swanson

Larene V. Swanson passed away on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, with her daughter, Lynn Victoria Jenkins and grandson, Benjamin Carson, by her side, at Providence St. Peter’s Hospital in Olympia. She had just celebrated her 90th Birthday on Nov. 2, 2014.

Kenneth Neiworth

Kenneth Wayne Neiworth was born in Hoquaim, Wash. on Nov. 5, 1934, a middle child of four brothers and a sister: Richard, Patty, Donald, James, and George. His family and schoolmates called him Ken. He was very involved as a boy growing up in his community: as an altar boy with the Catholic church, delivering newspapers and participating in his high school student government. His mother, Helen Regan Neiworth, was a graduate of Grays Harbor College. His father, Henry James Neiworth, worked a double shift at a mill and owned a family farm, in Hoquaim.

Bruce O’Brien

Bruce O’Brien, 81, longtime resident of Hoquiam passed away on November 14, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loving wife, son and daughter. Bruce was born to Anna L. Loman Whitehouse on January 10, 1933.

Janice Christine Sherman

Longtime Westport resident, Janice Christine Sherman passed away on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital. She was 84. Janice was born July 14, 1930, in Cherokee, N.C. to Perry and Ethel (Arwood) Bradley. She was raised in Robbinsville, N.C. and graduated from Robbinsville High School.

Laura Marie Linnenkohl Ellis

Laura Ellis was born May 30, 1929, to Ernest C. and Alice (Alexander) Linnenkohl at her family’s home on Lafayette Street in North Aberdeen, and died at her home in Aberdeen, Monday, Nov. 10, 2014. She attended Alexander Young Grade School, Miller Junior High School and graduated from Weatherwax High School in 1947. She attended Grays Harbor College for two years.

Delores Sanderson Cornwell

Delores Sanderson Cornwell, age 73, longtime resident of Montesano, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. She kept a strong and positive attitude while battling health issues over the last couple years. She was born on Jan. 28, 1941, in Seattle, Wash., to Roy and Maudie Sanderson.

Agnes Reime

Longtime Hoquiam resident, Agnes Reime, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, surrounded by family at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Haldis and Knut Totland, where she had been living for the past year and a half. She was 94 years old.

Joan Lea Smith

Joan Lea Smith, 72, entered into peace on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, at Spring Creek Memory Care in Idaho after complications from Alzheimers. She left behind her husband, Harold Smith, Wenatchee, Wash., son, Keith Hliboki, Montesano, Wash., daughter, Laura (Kelly) Rhinehart, Fruitland, Idaho, daughter, Tiffany (Jason) Joines, Boardman, Ore., stepdaughter Peggy (Hal) Williamson, Hoquiam, Wash., stepson, Lee Smith, Aberdeen, Wash., 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Henry J. (Hank) Scott March 14, 1923 – October 9, 2014

Born in Lyngstad, Nordmore, Norway to Henning and Julie (Ørgesvik) Skotheimsvik; Henry moved from Kristiansund, Norway to the United States settling in Aberdeen, Wash., with his family including older brothers Jarle and Erling, in 1929 at the age of six. Like many European immigrants, their surname was Americanized to Scott upon entry from Norway to America via Canada.