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Robert “Bobby” Jimenez

Robert “Bobby” Jimenez, 73, a longtime John’s River resident, died at home in Hoquiam April 19, 2015. Bobby was born Dec. 22, 1941, to Jesus Jimenez and Mary Preciado in Santa Paula, Calif., where he was raised.

Narice Kaye Dishman

Longtime Elma resident Narice Kaye Dishman passed away on April 17, 2015, at Manor Care in Lacey, Wash. She was born on March 9, 1934, in Taskee, Mo., to Marvin and Minerva Estes. She attended school in Missouri and Washington. She worked as a Riveter in the airplane industry. In 1976, she was in the First Women’s Group in the National Rifle Association (NRA) South Umpqua Sharpshooters. She enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Aryn M. Alexander 3/9/1969-4/19/2015

Aryn passed away suddenly of a heart attack on Sunday after a day of doing what he loved — fishing. Aryn was a happy and outgoing person who loved his family and friends. Aryn graduated from Montesano in 1987. He was preceded in death by his mother, Terri Randall Alexander, and his grandparents, Bud and Esther Alexander. He leaves behind his girlfriend, Kellie Marks, his daughter, Leslie Alexander, father, Les Alexander (Carol), brother Michael Alexander and sister Kevin Thompson and grandmother Joyce Lougheed.

Lawrence James Hall, Jr.

Lawrence James Hall Jr., 78, a longtime Taholah resident, died on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. He was born on March 19, 1937, in Taholah, to Lawrence James Hall, Sr. and Grace Charley Hall. He was an enrolled member of the Quinault Indian Nation.

Kelly Christopher Ginther

Kelly Christopher Ginther of Raymond, Wash., passed away at his home Thursday, April 9, 2015. He was 47. Kelly was born July 4, 1967, at Willapa Harbor Hospital in South Bend, Wash. His parents are Freddi (Dilk) Ginther of South Bend, Wash,. and Wayland Ginther of Cosmopolis, Wash.

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Kathleen Jo Kovach

Lifetime resident of Aberdeen, Kathleen Jo Kovach, died at Grays Harbor Community Hospital, Aberdeen, Saturday, March 21, 2015. Kathleen was born in Aberdeen, Nov. 16, 1945, the daughter of Joseph and Kathryn (Childs) Vessey. She graduated from Weatherwax High School, Aberdeen, in 1964.

Charles Edward Skirko 1947 - 2015

Charles Edward Skirko was born on Dec. 1, 1947, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He passed away peacefully April 12, 2015, in the presence of his family and friends. Chuck grew up in Butte, Montana, where he attended Boys Central, played football and performed more than 200 times as the only bass in the family choir. He spent summers bucking bales at his Grandma’s ranch in Idaho. The Skirko family moved to Okanogan in 1964. Chuck graduated from Okanogan High School and immediately went to work at the Biles-Coleman plywood plant. In March of 1968, he was drafted into the Vietnam War. He served two years in the infantry. He was proud of his service and was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant. After serving, he returned to the Okanogan Valley and resumed work at Biles-Coleman. Chuck had a long-respected career in wood products, retiring from Weyerhaeuser in January 2003. Chuck and Tess spent their retirement years traveling the U.S. visiting friends and family.

Dorothy Marlene Gibson

Longtime Harbor resident Dorothy Marlene Gibson passed away on March 15, 2015, at St. Peters Hospital in Olympia, Wash. She was born Aug. 7, 1937, to John and Cora Lind. She was raised the majority of her childhood in Elma and graduated from Elma High School in 1955, later attending Grays Harbor College.

Rollin Lawrence Hurd DDS

Rollin Lawrence Hurd DDS, 89, of Kirkland, went peacefully to be with our Lord and Savior, Tuesday, March 31, 2015, surrounded by his four daughters. He was born July 23, 1925 in Hoquiam, Wash., to the late Rollin Edgar Hurd and Blanche Ada (Coffield) Hurd Crandall.

Kenneth Alexander Underwood

Kenneth Alexander Underwood, 71 years of age and a longtime Taholah, Wash., area resident, died on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at his home in Taholah. He was born on Jan. 17, 1944, in Aberdeen, Wash., to Robert Underwood and Hazel Purdy.

Beth Ferna Gigstad Morris

Beth Ferna Gigstad Morris was born on Dec. 11, 1921, to John and Hazel (Owen) Gigstad in Portland, Ore. She grew up in Aberdeen, Wash., the oldest of four children. Beth died of natural causes on April 7, 2015, with family at her side.

Neil R. Bush

Neil R. Bush, 58, of Elma, Wash., died March 27, 2015, at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia after a brief but valiant fight with cancer. He was born July 18, 1956, in Olympia, Wash., to Ronald Bush and Marjorie Kennedy.

Carol Ann Traversie

Carol Ann Traversie, 70, of Ocean Shores, Wash., went home to be with her Lord on March 19, 2015, at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle. Carol was born in Tacoma on March 11, 1945, and was later adopted by Jess L. Brasmer and Julia Francis Jewitt.