William Scott Oldham passed away Sunday, March, 2, 2014. He was 42. Scott was born November 19, 1971, in Aberdeen and was raised in Montesano. Scott graduated from Montesano High School class of 1990. Scott was a kind, honest, caring, dedicated hard working man. He had a great sense of humor and loved to tell jokes. Scott was an amazing father to his three children. His family meant everything to him. He enjoyed watching his children play sports and was dedicated to mastering video games. He was known as “BIG FELLA”, “PAPA BEAR” and “BIG SEXY”. Scott played bass, drums, and sang for “Ready or Not”, “Poppa Woody”, and “Third Stage”. He enjoyed target shooting, fishing, hunting, camping.
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Kimberly Ann Simpson, 37, passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, in Hoquiam. Kimberly was born on November 4, 1976, in Aberdeen, to Harvey and Shirley (Simpson) Parshall Sr.
Rollin Edward “Rollie” Irwin, 66, an eight year resident of Grays Harbor, passed away at home in McCleary. Rollie was born April 26, 1947, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, to Edward Elliott and Miona Lucille Christina (Ferguson) Irwin. He grew up in and attended school in White Rock, British Columbia and was a graduate of Semiahmoo High School’s class of 1965. Rollie attended college in Alberta, Canada, the University of Washington where he played football, and technical schools in Houston, Texas. He was a welder and steel fabricator most of his life and recently worked as Vice President of B.M.T. Northwest at the Satsop Business Park near Elma. In addition to Grays Harbor, Rollie has resided in Houston, Texas, Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta.
Walter R. Osborn, 86, of Arvada, Colo., passed away February 19, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean. He was the father of Frances (Mark) Testa; and grandfather to Darren and Lauren. A memorial service was held on Friday, February 28, 2014, in Arvada, Colo. Interment will be held at 11 a.m., on March 11, 2014, at the Sunset Memorial Park in Hoquiam, Wash. Please share memories and condolences at HoranCares.com.
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David Bruce Davis, 63, lifetime Wishkah Valley resident, died Thursday, February 27, 2014, at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle.
Former Ocean Shores resident, Ariel (Butterick) Gillon of Hoquiam, passed away peacefully February 26, 2014, at Grays Harbor Health and Rehabilitation Center in Aberdeen, Wash. She was 93. Ariel was born on November 4, 1920, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Dale Clarence Lonborg 82, a lifelong Oakville resident, passed away, February 25, 2014. Dale was born March 3, 1931, in Oakville, to Harry and Mabel (Root) Lonborg. Dale is a graduate of Oakville High School Class of 1949. After high school he served in the U.S. Army in Korea where he received formal training in automotive mechanics. Dale and his father owned and operated “Lonborg Logging” for a while. He later went to work for Washington State Department of Transportation, then the Operating Engineers Local #302 as a heavy equipment operator and then again back with Washington State Department of Transportation eventually retiring in 1992. Dale married his wife of 57 years, Ann Wollen on March 29, 1957, she survives him at the family home. Dale was a member of the Oakville American Legion and the Oakville Grange. He served as Fire Commissioner for the Oakville Fire Department, and was a proud member of the NRA. He loved the outdoors, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, clam-digging and going on long drives.
Earline Whitson died January 31, 2014, at her home. She was 85 years old and has lived in Elma, Wash., since 1992. She is survived by her five children, Marion Worline Zimmerman (Joe) of Springfield, Mass., Carol Butterfield (Andy) of Washtucna, Wash., Lynn Juul of Yuma, Ariz., Bob Worline, Jr. of Camano Island, Wash., and Brenda Worline of Rochester, Wash.; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and one sister of Vancouver, Wash. She is preceded in death by her husband of 18 years, James Whitson; a granddaughter, Christine Knight; two brothers; and three sisters. There will not be a funeral as per her wishes.
Angel D. Thomas, age 33, a resident of Aberdeen, died on February 20, 2014, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen. Angel was born on November 7, 1980, in Aberdeen. She lived most of her life on the Harbor other than a short time in Kent during the late 1990’s.
June Eileen Daniel, 91 years of age and a longtime Hoquiam area resident, died on Monday, February 24, 2014, at Pacific Care Center in Hoquiam, Washington. She was born on December 25, 1922, in Vinita, Oklahoma, to Fred Tate and Nina (Shields) Davis and was the last of their nine children. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Arta Darlene Wade (Ruggles), 80, of Westport, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, February 8, 2014. Her daughters were with her at the time of her passing. Arta was born January 13, 1934, in Seattle, to Floyd W. and Maude C. (Bowman) Ruggles. Arta was raised in Hobart, before moving to Ocosta in 1939. She graduated from Ocosta High School in 1952. She married her high school sweetheart, Bill Wade on November 15, 1952. They were married 39 years and divorced in 1991.