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Barbara Lee (Pierce) Jackson

Barbara Lee (Pierce) Jackson passed away at her home in Montesano, Washington surrounded by her family that loved her dearly. She was 69. Barbara was born October 19, 1944 in Aberdeen, Washington to James and Mary ( Costello) Pierce and was raised in Montesano. Barbara graduated from Montesano High School 1963 and completed a year of college. Barbara married Ronald G. Jackson and they shared thirty five years together before he passed away. They traveled the states and raised two children.

In Loving Memory Nancy Pearsall

Nancy Neville Pearsall, age 86, of Iron Springs Park, Copalis Beach, Washington, passed away on Tuesday April 8th, 2014 at Willapa Harbor Health Care in Raymond, Washington. She was born in Norfolk County, Virginia on December 8, 1927 to Henry Willis Neville and Ellen Sours Neville.

Warren Max Carter

Warren Max Carter, 86 years of age and a longtime Hoquiam, Washington area resident, died on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen, Washington. He was born on March 16, 1927, in Eureka, Utah to Percy and Delora (Bridges) Carter.

Janice L. Schoening

Longtime Aberdeen resident, Janice L. Schoening, died at Pacific Care Center, Hoquiam, Saturday, April 5, 2014. She was 79. Janice was born in Everson, Washington, February 18, 1935, the daughter of John and Genevieve (Hunter) Lenss. The family moved often seeking work during the depression years, coming to the South Beach area of Grays Harbor in the late 1930s.

A. Vernon Olson

Beloved husband, father, and grandfather, A. Vernon Olson died at Grays Harbor Community Hospital on Friday, April 11, 2014. He was born in Aberdeen, Washington on April 17, 1933, the son of Olaf and Anna (Aspen) Olson. He graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1951 and studied at the University of Portland in Oregon, graduating in 1957. After working for the Internal Revenue Service, he opened his own accounting firm in Ocean Shores where he worked for 40 years.

Susan M. Geary

Longtime Westport resident, Susan M. Geary, went home to be with her Father in Heaven on April 9, 2014, at her winter home in Yuma, AZ after a courageous battle against cancer.

Sigmond Mekosky

Sigmond Mekosky, 90, passed away July 11, 2002, at Hacienda Rehabilitation and Care Center in Sierra Vista, Ariz. He had been a resident of Sierra Vista, Ariz., since 1988.

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Jack Thompson

Jack Thompson, 75, a longtime Cosmopolis resident beloved husband, father and brother died Thursday, March 20, 2014, peacefully at home in Cosmopolis. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends, we will all miss his forever smile and the twinkle in his eye, and even if you had just met him you were his friend. He was a very giving person and was always there to help anybody in need.

Lillian France Taylor September 5, 1910 - March 15, 2014

Lillian France Taylor, 103, of Albany, Ore., passed away on Saturday, March 15, 2014, at her home. She was born in Elma, the daughter of Earle and Leo B. France. Lillian was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan Taylor; and a sister, Elizabeth Heisel. She is survived by a son, Jon Taylor and wife, Sandy of Albany, Ore.; three grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

James W. “Jim” Oestreich

James W. “Jim” Oestreich, passed away quietly on February 23, 2014, in Olympia. He was born in Seattle on October 23, 1931, to Lee and Jerelda Oestreich, and in 1946, the family moved to Portland, Ore., and then to Hoquiam later that year. He also met his future wife while in Hoquiam. He graduated from Hoquiam High School in 1950, and Grays Harbor College in 1952. He went on to complete his Bachelor of Science in Physics from Washington State College in 1954, and was instantly offered a position at the China Lake Naval Weapons Center in Calif., to work at the Michelson Lab, a research center devoted to developing air-to-air missiles.

John Thomas Halkola

John Thomas Halkola, 75, a resident of Tokeland, died on February 25, 2014, at Pacific Care Center, in Hoquiam. John had an out going nature which made him innumerable friends wherever he went. Everybody knew John cared about his friends and family.

Dorothy M. Lemon

Dorothy (Dot) Lemon, 71, beloved wife, sister, mother, and grandmother, passed away March 10, 2014. Dot was born on January 7, 1943, in Seattle, to Jack and Dorothy (Cowell) Tillman. She spent most of her youth from the age of four to the age of 22, in Spokane, where she was raised by her mother and her step-father, Roy (Mickey) Brown (deceased). She graduated from North Central High School in 1961. It was during her high school years that she met her future husband, John N. Lemon. After graduating, Dot worked as a secretary at the Crescent department store for several years. She exhibited exceptional typing and shorthand skills. It was a job she always remembered fondly. Soon after marrying, John and Dot moved to the Grays Harbor area and they lived in Aberdeen and Hoquiam for another 42 years. For the rest of her life, Dot would remain a homemaker. Seven years ago, Dot and John moved back to Spokane to be closer to their son and grandchildren.