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Roger Allen Landberg

Roger Allen Landberg passed away at his home on Oct. 10, 2014, at the age of 89. He was born in Aberdeen on June 24, 1925, and moved to the Elma area in 1941 where he has resided ever since.

Harold (Bub) McGuire

Former Hoquiam resident Harold (Bub) McGuire died Feb. 8, 2014, at the age of 88. He was born on July 20, 1925, in Hoquiam, to Walter (Rabbit) and Bea McGuire. He graduated from Hoquiam High School and recently attended his 70th year class reunion. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, spending two and a half years in Guam. Following his discharge, he graduated from Grays Harbor College and then went on to Central Washington State. He spent 30 years with Weyerhaeuser, working in Aberdeen and Enumclaw. At the time of his retirement, he was the Northwest Regional Quality Control supervisor. He enjoyed fishing, clam digging and golfing. He also enjoyed Hoquiam High School sports and proudly wore his Hoquiam shirts wherever he went. He will be missed for his mischievous sense of humor and the twinkle in his eyes.

Eunice Edna Ekman

Eunice Edna Gordhamer Ekman, was born in Manston Township near Rothsay, Minn., on Aug. 11, 1920, to Otis and Melvina Gordhamer. She passed away in Aberdeen, Wash., on Sept. 6, 2014, surrounded by family. She was 94. Eunice grew up in a farming family in western Minn., graduating from Barnsville High School in 1939. During World War II, she moved to Washington where she worked as a “Rosie the Riveter” in Boeing aircraft for the war effort.

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Arnold Otto Skopil

Although Arnold Skopil was born April 14, 1925, in the German region of the new Czechoslovakia, he was a German citizen who had a love for the sport of Soaring ever since he first flew a primary glider in the 1939.

Jollene A. Miller

Jollene Ann Miller, 40, a resident of Aberdeen, passed away on Sept. 20, 2014, at her home in Aberdeen. Jollene was born in Aberdeen on Nov. 6, 1973, to Joseph A. and Susan L. (Ashby) Merino.

Elton Schmitz

Long time Montesano resident Elton Schmitz passed away at St. Peter’s Hospital on Sept. 23, 2014, at the age of 93. Elton was born on Sept. 9, 1921, in Aberdeen, Wash., to Dennis and Anna Schmitz. He was raised in Satsop Valley and attended Montesano High School.

John Craig Blake

John Craig Blake died Sept. 19, 2014, with his family and friends by his side. He is survived by his wife, Diane; mom, JoAnn; son, Craig; his brothers and sisters, nieces, nephews and grandchildren and his special friends Kenny H. and Mike R. His favorite words to remember him by: “The river waits for no one.”

Franklin Earl Parsons

Franklin Earl Parsons, a World War II veteran, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at the age of 89. Franklin was the beloved husband of Jean Parsons, both of Raymond, Wash. He is also survived by his daughter; Susan (Tom) Secrest, and his son; Frank (Debra) Parsons III.

Judy Larson

Judy Larson of Auburn, went home to see her lord and savior on Sept. 5, 2014. She was born on Sept. 24, 1942, in Aberdeen. Judy graduated from Seattle Pacific University. She was a teacher at Lea Hill Elementary and Valley Christian School, and later an assistant librarian at Algona Pacific Library. She had a creative spirit and loved writing notes of encouragement. Judy was preceded in death by son Robert Larson. She is survived by husband, John Larson, children Andrew Larson and Annamarie Larson, sister Bonnie Conklin, and six grandchildren. Instead of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Judy’s college roommate, missionary Phyllis Sortor of Free Methodist World Missions. A memorial service will be held at New Day Christian Fellowship on Oct. 18th at 1 p.m.

Patricia Jeanne “Patty” Carpenter

Patty Carpenter was surrounded by her loving family as she was received by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. She was born in Aberdeen, Wash., on Nov. 12, 1936, to Thelma and Kenneth Ford Sr. She was raised in Aberdeen most of her life.