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Michael James “Mike” Smith

Michael James “Mike” Smith, 70, a longtime Harbor resident, died at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015. He was born in Aberdeen, July 21, 1945, the son of James W. and Lillian Florence (Shipp) Smith. He was raised in Wishkah Valley and graduated from Wishkah Valley High School in 1964.

Carmen L. Johnson

Carmen L. Johnson, 72, passed away Nov. 20, 2015, at her home in Brooklyn, Wash. She was born July 6, 1943, in Aberdeen to Matt and Marlyss (Durand) Schlesser. She grew up on a farm on North River, attended school there and graduated from North River High School. On July 22, 1961, she married her high school sweetheart, Russell E. Johnson. They had two sons.

Martha “Lena” York

Martha “Lena” York passed away Nov. 15, 2015 in Olympia, Wash., at the age of 89. She was the daughter of Everett and Ila Alford, and was born May 12, 1926 in Niangua, Mo. In 1946 she married Nelson York, they had five children.

Edna (Tiny) M. Watt

Edna (Tiny) Marie Watt, 89, a South Bend resident was called home by the Lord on Nov. 19, 2015. Edna had recently been a resident at the Pacific Care Center in Hoquiam. Edna Watt was born July 11, 1926 in International Falls, Minn. to Peter and Etta (Miller) Nadeau.

Daniel J. Carey Sr.

Daniel John Carey Sr., 57 years of age and a longtime Harborite, died on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, at his home in Aberdeen. Daniel was born on April 3, 1958, in Prineville, Ore., to Wilbur H. and June M. (Derks) Carey.

Justin C. Yakovich

Justin Case Yakovich, 33, passed away on Nov. 7, 2015. He was born in Olympia, Wash., to his loving parents George and Connie Yakovich. He was the baby brother to George Jr. Yakovich, Craig Yakovich and Jonathon Jasper. His first loves were his five nieces and one nephew. Later, he shared that love with his new wife Samantha Yakovich and their 7-month-old daughter Adia Sue. While Justin grew up in Central Park, Wash., and resided in San Diego for the past year — he always called Newport Beach, Calif., his home.

Eileen ‘Gran’ Schafer

Eileen “Gran” Stanley Rissmann Schafer, age 86, a longtime resident of Humptulips, died on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital. Mrs. Schafer was born on Aug. 26, 1929, in Passaic, N.J., to John Aloysious and Agnes S. (Woodruff) Stanley. She was raised in Nutley, N.J., and graduated from Nutley High School in 1947.

Patsy A. Aubuchon

Patsy A. Aubuchon, 68, of Montesano passed away peacefully surrounded by her family and friends on Nov. 2, 2015. She was the daughter of Lyle and Lillian (Beardslee) Valentine. In 1969, she married Norman E. Aubuchon, he passed away in 2006.

Jerry J. St. John

Jerry Joseph St. John passed away Oct. 23, 2015 in Olympia, Wash. He was born Oct. 10, 1950 to Carla and Art St. John in Seattle, Wash. Over the years, he lived in Burien, Wash. (1950-1974), Long Beach, Wash. (1974-1983), and in Artic, Wash. for the last 32 years.

Donald R. Dobbin

The Celebration of Life gathering for Don Dobbin will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Grays Harbor Family Center, 306 E. Third Street, Aberdeen, WA 98520. “Please be welcome to honor Don Dobbin as his Family and Friends gather to celebrate his life. The gathering will be starting at 11:30 a.m. and will honor Don’s life.”

Judy E. Cook (Mink)

Mrs. Judy Elenora Cook (Mink) died peacefully at home on Nov. 6, 2015, in Aberdeen, Wash., at the age of 74. Judy was born on Nov. 11, 1940, in Mountain City, Tenn., to Jason and Nina Mink. She was the youngest of eleven children, and also blessed with an additional fourteen step-brothers and sisters. Judy was a woman of faith who cherished church and participated in church activities frequently. Judy was also blessed with a generous heart toward everyone she met. She was always thinking of others and putting everyone’s needs before her own. As a grandmother, she took pride in all of her grandchildren, caring for each of them as they were growing. She treasured time with family, especially on her favorite holiday, Christmas.