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John William Marquette Jan. 29, 1949 – June 26, 2015

John Marquette, 66, died June 26, 2015 surrounded by family, at Gray’s Harbor Health & Rehab Center, where he had been a resident for 26 years. John was born in Portland, Ore. to John Marquette and Mary Lou Marquette Darby. John attended Fairview School in Salem, Ore. He worked at cafeterias in Richland and Olympia, Wash. After he moved to Aberdeen in 1980, he worked at the school district and Gray’s Harbor Health & Rehab Center.

Albert Gabriel Meldrich

Lifelong Aberdeen resident Albert Gabriel Meldrich, 92, passed away Monday, June 22, 2015 at Grays Harbor Health and Rehabilitation Center. Al was born March 25, 1923 in Aberdeen, Wash. to Carl and Carolina (Poplawski) Meldrich.

Delores A. Sisco

Delores A. Sisco, age 83, a longtime Hoquiam area resident, died on Thursday, June 18, 2015, at Montesano Rehab in Montesano, Wash. She was born Nov. 4, 1931, in Wenatchee, Wash. to Augustus and Lena (Hutchinson) Jones.

Merle F. Stoney

Merle F. Stoney, 92, a resident of McCleary, Wash., since 1941, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015, at Capital Medical Center in Olympia, Wash., surrounded by family.

Rodger Eugene Doll

Rodger Eugene Doll, 83, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at his home in rural Cosmopolis, Wash. Rodger was born on Feb. 9, 1932, to Charles and Meroa (Wiggins) Doll. He was raised in Aberdeen and attended Weatherwax High School.

Frances Theresa Jonason

Frances Theresa Jonason, 73, a lifetime resident of the Harbor, died at Grays Harbor Community Hospital, Aberdeen, Saturday, June 20, 2015. She was born in Aberdeen, Oct. 4, 1941, the daughter of Clyde and Jospehine (Kroll) Capps.

Dan Jay Fackrell

Dan Jay Fackrell, age 85, a resident of Aberdeen for the past 56 years, died on Sunday, June 21, 2015, at Pacific Care Center in Hoquiam. He was born on Aug. 1, 1929, in Montpelier, Idaho, to Thomas and Maggie (Young) Fackrell, deceased.

Claude Wesley Cronk

Claude Wesley Cronk, age 91, a resident of Aberdeen, died on June 20, 2015, at his home in Aberdeen. Mr. Cronk was born on Dec. 22, 1923, in Aberdeen, Wash., to Warren Phillip and Della (Olson) Cronk. He was raised by his mother and step-father, Della and John Baucher.

Mary Ellen Goar

Mary Ellen Goar, 78, died June 11, 2015, at Hospice Care Center, Longview, Wash. Mary Ellen was born Jan. 13, 1937, in Long Beach, Calif., to Ardys and Alta Mae (Place) Jones. She graduated from Bellflower High School, and then went on to study nursing at Good Samaritan in Portland, Ore. She married Fred Clayton Goar in 1961 and they spent their early years living in Oregon before settling in Cosmopolis, Wash., in 1972. Following her nursing career, she opened a family child care center. During her nearly 30 years in child care, she served as a mentor, trainer and state officer for WA State Family Child Care Association. She also traveled as a delegate to an international child care conference in Sweden. She was proud to have cared for second generation children of the children who were in her care during the early years of her business. Due to health, Mary Ellen retired from child care in 2009 and moved to Longview, Wash. to be closer to her daughter. In recent years, she enjoyed making new friends and all the activities at her residence, New Westside Terrace Assisted Living. But her true joy was her grandchildren and being able to meet her first great-grandchild.

Betty Ann Salsman

Betty passed away surrounded by loving family on May 30, 2015, at the Olympic Retirement Center in Tumwater after an extended illness at the age of 84. She was born Oct. 1, 1930, in Springfield, Mo. to Archie and Cleo Sloan. Betty married J.B. Salsman in Ozark, Mo. on Sept. 3, 1947, and eventually moved to the family farm in South Elma on Aug. 27, 1957, until their movement to Tumwater on Jan. 15, 2008.
 

Raymond Edwin Thiessen

Raymond Edwin Thiessen, age 93, a longtime resident of Hoquiam, died on June 13, 2015, at Roolan Health Care Center in Lacey, Wash. Mr. Thiessen was born on June 18, 1921, in Aumsville, Ore., to Raymond Lee and Evelyn Beryl (Potter) Thiessen. He was raised in Mount Vernon, Ore.

Ellen D. Warne

Longtime Montesano resident Ellen D. Warne passed away Friday, June 12, 2015, at Virginia Mason Medical Center. Ellen was born March 20, 1942, in Aberdeen, Wash., to Winfield and Hazel (Robinson) Freeman. Ellen was so excited to share her birthday with two of her grandsons, Bryan Dierick and John Cox Jr.

Tiffany Danielle Conover

Tiffany Danielle Conover, 36, a former resident of Aberdeen, died at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, following a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born in Aberdeen, April 10, 1979, the daughter of Jacquelin White and Richard L. Conover. She graduated from Weatherwax High School in 1997 and later received an AA from Grays Harbor College.

Alice Gallo

Alice Gallo died on June 13, 2015. She was 84. She was born on Feb. 24, 1931, in Pittsfield, Mass., to English immigrant parents, Peter and Elsie Cowley. She went to Pittsfield High School and then earned a B.A. in English from Emerson College.

Victor Manuel Villegas

Victor Manuel Villegas, 65, of Montesano,Wash., passed away June 9, 2015, in his home after battling a severe illness. He was born in Hollister, Calif., and raised in Sunnyvale, Calif. Victor served four honorable years in the U.S. Army 1st Calvary Division. Victor joined the work force in IBM of San Jose, Calif. He retired after 30 years.

Tim Rogers

Tim Rogers — born Sept. 17, 1934 — died June 3, 2015. On this day our beloved father passed away. He had been battling illness’ for a long time, and his body finally could not keep up with this kind-hearted, hard-working man. Tim moved to Copalis Beach 30 years ago and started work at Sunrise Resort as an all-around handy man. He had been a kind and helpful man to everyone he met. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Tim’s wife Irene passed 10 years ago.