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Denis N. Huston

Denis Nayland Huston, aged 91, a resident of Ocean Shores, Wash. since 1976 and formerly Olympia, died on Thursday, April 21, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. Following cremation, he will be buried alongside his wife, Jean, at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Ore. A Memorial Mass and reception is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, May 7, 2016, at St. Jerome Catholic Church, located at 15 Patrick Way, Ocean Shores, Wash. For more please visit:

Eugene S. Frazier

Eugene S. Frazier passed away on April 20, 2016. He was born Feb. 11, 1926, in the Boistfort Valley to Elizabeth (Flickiger) and Worthy Frazier. Leaving school shortly after 8th grade, he joined the Navy Air Corps during World War II. Gene joined the Army in 1948, and was an Airplane Instrument Mechanic. After being honorably discharged, he went to work for Simpson Logging at Camp Grisdale. He also worked for Crass Logging, and then retired after 21 years with Weyerhaeuser as a tree faller.

Mary Elizabeth Paulsen

Mary Elizabeth Paulsen, 88 years of age and a longtime Harborite, died on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, Wash. She was born on March 25, 1928, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Harley H. and Cathryn (Sullivan) Hunter.

Dorothea Ruth Patrick

Dorothea Ruth Patrick, age 83, a resident of Ocean Shores, died on April 20, 2016, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen. Mrs. Patrick was born on Nov. 28, 1932, in Yakima, Wash., to Charles Warren and Ruth Marion (Crandall) Davis. She graduated from Dayton High School in 1952, then attended beauty college in Boise, Idaho.

Jessie D. Ohls

Jessie Dolores Ohls was born on Dec. 7, 1927, in Aberdeen, Wash., to Joseph E. and Gladys Saurage. Dolores grew up in Central Park and graduated from Weatherwax High School and Grays Harbor College. Dolores then graduated from Central Washington in Ellensburg and was employed by the Ellensburg Public School District. She also attended the University of Washington. In 1955, Dolores married Victor Ohls and moved to Woodinville, Wash., where she was employed by the Northshore School District. Vic and Dolores built a home in Woodinville and enjoyed gardening, raising various farm animals and was also an avid knitter plus square dancing, round dancing and belonged to the Northwest Regional Spinners and the Unity Church in Everett. Dorothy was a creative person in general. In 2013 Dolores moved to the Panorama Retirement Community in Lacey. She was preceded in death by Vic in 2001 and is survived by her daughter Lynn Ohls of Seattle.

Dennis R. Walkup (Walkie)

Dennis Rex Walkup (Walkie) passed away April 14, 2016, at home due to congestive heart failure, at the age of 68. He left peacefully, in his sleep. He was born in Elma, March 22, 1948, and spent most of his life in Elma. He attended Elma High School for four years. Dennis worked for Simpson Timber Company for 39 years, retiring in 2005. He was a firefighter for the Bush Creek Fire Department for 12 years.

Mark R. Lyle

Mark Raymond Lyle was born March 26, 1957, and died unexpectedly March 27, 2016, while vacationing in Mexico. He grew up in Montesano, Wash., then moved to Redmond, Wash., where he met and married Marcia Hill. They raised their three beautiful children in North Bend, Wash.

Kathryn L. Bruner (Pittman)

Kathryn Louise Bruner (Pittman) passed away on April 9, 2016, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Elma on July 11, 1949, and spent most of her life in Washington. Kathryn was a trailblazer for women in criminal justice serving as one of the first female police officers for the Puyallup Tribal Police and one of the first to serve with the Washington State Department of Corrections. She served in criminal justice in Washington for 38 years.

Robert C. Stigall Sr.

Robert Clarence Stigall Sr., a longtime Willapa Harbor resident died Saturday, April 9, 2016 at the Swedish Medical Center in Seattle; he was 73. Robert was born April 30, 1942 in Newberry, Mich. To Clayton and Piney (Underwood) Stigall.

Lloyd W. Zillyette (Big Bad John)

John was born on March 3, 1947 in Chippewa Falls, Wis. to Kenneth and Violetta Zillyette. He passed away April 7, 2016 in Aberdeen, Wash. He lived most of his life in Wisconsin, farming. Later, he became a long haul truck driver, traveling the east coast.