Arnold L. Richards
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Timothy Allen Paul passed away on March 16, 2015, in Seattle, Wash. He was born on Nov. 1, 1961, in Aberdeen, Wash., to Kenneth and Louise Paul.
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 in Aberdeen in 1964.
Laura Anne McVicker, a longtime Aberdeen resident, died on March 23, 2015, at Montesano Health and Rehabilitation Center in Montesano, Wash.
Fern V. Ledford Green was born to parents Ewell Venable and Cora P. (McCamment) Ledford Dec. 19, 1922, at Cougar, Wash., on a homestead. Fern was delivered by her father while he was on furlough from the Army at Vancouver Barracks, Wash.
Judy Hawley Smith was born in Tacoma, Wash. on Sept. 25, 1939, to Orville and Chela Wiley. On Sunday, March 8, 2015, she passed away peacefully at home and went to hold her grandson Cole Kuzaro, who preceded her in death. She grew up in Aberdeen, Wash. with her two sisters Diane Patton and Joyce Bogdon, and brother Orville Wiley. She graduated from Weatherwax High School in 1957. She had a long and successful career as the purchasing agent for the Auburn School District and retired at the age of 55. She took great pride in her flower gardens and was fiercely creative and meticulous about her crafts, which included woodworking, painting, ceramics and numerous other innovative hobbies. Her current passion was being Nana for her grandson Drew Kuzaro. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Melina and Cory Kuzaro. She raised her daughter with the motto to be courageous and to know she could accomplish whatever she set her mind out to do. She will be greatly missed. A life remembrance for Judy will be held on March 29th at 11 a.m. at her daughter’s home.
Longtime Grays Harbor resident, Vernon D. Fox passed away March 18, 2015 at Providence St. Peter Hospital, following a short illness. He was born on May 10, 1927 in Pacific Grove, Calif. to Frank and Lois Fox.
Lela “Fern”Hendricks, 92, passed away on March 3, 2015. The youngest of 11 children, born and raised in Louisiana, Mo., she spent most of her life in Grays Harbor County in Montesano, Aberdeen and Ocean Shores. She was a member of Aberdeen Eagles and REAC and Olympia VFW Auxiliary. She is survived by three daughters and one stepson: Sharon Johnson of Edmonds, Wash., Kathy Fisher of Prior Lake, Minn., Sandy Lynn of Marysville, Wash. and John Hendricks of Beaverton, Ore. She also had six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Caroline Marie Forsman passed away peacefully in her sleep March 19, 2015, at St. Peters Hospital in Olympia.
Gerald H. ‘Jerry’ Walker, 89, former chief appraiser for Grays Harbor County and Rainier Bank manager in Cosmopolis and Montesano, died Monday, March 16, 2015, in Aberdeen, Wash.
On Feb. 22, 2015 Roy Daniel Brumfield passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family and loved ones. Roy was born Oct. 4, 1929 to Elbert and Dovie (Rather) Brumfield in Montesano, Wash. He was the sixth of the family’s eight children. Ward, Hubert, Warren, Mary (Aubuchon), Homer and Robert all preceded Roy in death. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Betty (Jackson) Brumfield, a brother and longtime business partner William Brumfield, daughters Sandy Silvester and Jean (Terry) James, son Daniel (Jennifer) Brumfield, along with grandkids Ashlee Hughes, Shelley Hansen, Scott Silvester, Tysan James, Billy Crabb, several great-grandkids, numerous nieces and nephews, and of course his beloved dogs Stubby and Molly who occupied his lap for several years. Although Roy left school in the 8th grade to work in the woods, he had an appetite for reading and learning. He loved history, geography, current events and especially nature. To that end he far exceeded his formal education. Traveling was a passion and Roy said several times how he wished he could have returned to Africa again. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and outdoorsman. In the day there was nothing like the sight of Roy sitting on top of a spar tree he had just climbed and rigged and looking out over, what one can only imagine, was a view few have experienced.
Janice (Hansen) Erickson went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on March 16, 2015 surrounded by her loving family and close friends.
Karen was born Sept. 17, 1953, in Ontario, Ore., and grew up in Glenns Ferry, Idaho. She died March 3, 2015, at her home in Westport, Wash. The following obituary is written in her own hand: