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Jameston Gerard Lee Yaw

The world unexpectedly lost a friend in Jameston Gerard Lee Yaw of Aberdeen, Wash., on April 27, 2015, at Harborview Medical Center, Seattle. Born on Sept. 13, 1967, in Pointe-a-Pierre, Trinidad and Tobago, to Bernice (Toachim) and James Lee Yaw.

Barbara Lou Mason

Barbara Lou Mason, 88, died suddenly and unexpectedly on April 25, 2015, in Austin, Texas. Barbara is a recent cancer survivor and was very healthy until recently when she suffered a cardiac arrest. She was proud of her good health and ability to heal.

Aimee Lynn Fuher

Elma resident Aimee Lynn Fuher, age 18, passed away on April 17, 2015, at Seattle Children’s Hospital in Seattle, Wash. Aimee, the daughter of Dick and Susan Fuher, was born on April 10, 199,7 and attended Elma High School.

Mark Russell Nieznalski

Mark Russell Nieznalski , 62, of Montesano, died at home Jan. 30, 2015. He was born Sept. 28, 1952, to Victor J. Nieznalski and Louise L. Markworth. He arrived on their sixth anniversary, best gift ever! He was raised in Central Park and attended Central Park Elementary School. All his teachers said “he talks in class.” That was Mark, never quiet, always a story. He went to Hopkins Junior High and has the letter sweater to prove it. Mark graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1971. He attended Grays Harbor College for a few months and joined the U.S. Navy when the draft got him. He was based at Moffett Field, Calif., and flew in P3’s during the Vietnam War. He met the love of his life Cindy shortly after his discharge. He brought her back to his hometown and bought a house in Montesano. They were married Dec. 11, 1978. He drove truck and worked in several mills. He began working for Rayonier Sawmill on the green chain and worked himself up to Mill Superintendent. Mark enjoyed playing slow pitch and volleyball until two knee surgeries put an end to that. He also shot pool for local teams. Mark loved hunting and fishing, he had a million stories. The best one being the trophy elk he took with bow and arrow. That big boy put him in the Pope & Young book. After an injury ended his sawmill career, he went back to college where he earned honors and an award from the governor. He worked in real estate before retiring. Mark and Cindy raised Alaskan Malamutes and he loved his dogs. His best buddy was Cody, the yappy Papillion. He leaves behind his wife Cindy, sister Viki Ewing (Tom), nieces Kari Aschenbrenner and Tracy Ewing, grandnieces Sydney and Kylee. Also cousins in Olympia, Seattle, Forks and Missouri.

Evelyn Lurene Haley

Evelyn Lurene Haley, 76 years of age and a resident of Pacific Beach, Wash., for the past 10 years, died on Sunday, April 19, 2015, at Grays Harbor Health and Rehabilitation Center in Aberdeen, Wash. She was born on April 26, 1938, in Chico, Calif., to Robert and Dorothy (Wilson) Henderson.

Leo Richard Swiergula

Leo Richard Swiergula, a man of great integrity and kindness, passed away on March 29, 2015, at Fir Lane Health and Rehabilitation Center in Shelton, Wash. Leo was the youngest of five children born to Polish immigrants, Karol and Josephine (Momot) Swiergula, who came to this country in 1910.

Anthony F. Daniewicz

Anthony F. Daniewicz died peacefully in his sleep on April 7, 2015. He was born in Minneapolis, Minn., on March 24, 1927. He lived there until he joined the WWII effort after his high school graduation. He served in the U.S.Navy on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific. He met the love of his life, Lynn, at a USO club in Seattle while on leave. After his service he returned to Minnesota to attend college on the GI bill. Tony and Lynn were married in 1948. Tony graduated from St. Cloud Teachers College in August of 1949 and taught in Tracy, Minn. for two years. They moved to Washington where Tony touched the lives of many students through his 30 years at Ocosta High. He taught math, drama and audio-visual where he challenged each student to do and be their best. Tony had a passion for drama and helped found the Driftwood Players where he was an active actor, director and supporter. Tony and his family staged a summer melodrama at Cohassett Beach and in Ocean Shores for several years. Tony retired from teaching in 1982 and he and Lynn traveled the country looking for antiques to stock their antique booths. Tony worked with his hands, as seen through the building of his family home in Westport and a lake home. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years in 2010. He is survived by son Chris Daniewicz (Sue) and daughter Debbie Tinnemore (Rod) and granddaughters Tory and Kassia Daniewicz and Anna and Amanda Tinnemore. Memorials may be made to the Tony and Lynn Daniewicz Memorial Scholarship c/o Ocosta Foundation PO Box 1851, Westport, WA 98595-1851.

Patricia Arlyne (Fishel) Bache

Arlyne, age 77, passed away peacefully at Saint Peter’s Hospital in Olympia, Wash. April 5, 2015 at 1:45 a.m., due to complications from kidney and liver failure. Arlyne was born in Aberdeen, Wash. to Ralph and Emma Fishel of Neilton, Wash. She resided in Neilton the first 20 years of her life and graduated from Lake Quinault High School in 1956. Arlyne lived in Wilmington, Ohio, Neilton, Wash., SE Alaska, Ketchikan, Alaska and Olympia, Wash. during her adult life.

Roger William Harris

Roger William Harris passed away suddenly on April 8, 2015. He had a full life in his shortened 77 years. After graduation from Aberdeen (Wash.) High School, he joined the Navy’s NavCad program. Upon completion, he was the youngest ensign in the Navy. He was a naval aviator for 13 years, including two Vietnam tours. After the Navy, he chose to work for TWA and retired as a captain in 1997 after 30 years. He enjoyed his retirement exactly as he wanted — traveling, reading and enjoying the view from his back porch. Roger is survived by his wife of 55 years, Nancy, sons Tom and Mike, daughter-in-law Melody, two grandsons, Mitch and Riley, sisters Sue and Mary, brother Jeff and sister-in-law Marcia. A celebration of life was held at his home on April 11 and a memorial will be held in Washington in August. Donations may be made to The Olson Foundation/Roger Harris in care of Jeff Harris, P.O. Box 885, Wauna, WA 98395. Funds support quality projects in Latin America, spending only the interest; is non­profit/tax exempt and will live on.

Joe Rice

Joe Rice was born May 7, 1955, in Eureka, Calif. He passed away peacefully in Auburn, Wash., Thursday, April 23, 2015, in the presence of his family.

Carrie Lee Hilla

Carrie Lee Hilla, 51, passed away peacefully at her home in Napa, Calif., on March 22, 2015, with her family by her side. She died from lung cancer, something she bravely and positively battled for the last three years.

Carolyn S. “Sue” Kistler

Carolyn S. “Sue” Kistler, 73, a Harbor resident for nearly 40 years, died at Grays Harbor Community Hospital, Thursday, March 26, 2015. Sue was born in Kansas, Okla., on June 1, 1941, the daughter of Marion and Opal (Sarten) Riggins. She had moved to Tulsa, Okla., where she graduated from Central High School in 1959.

Frances Anderson Tanner

Frances Anderson Tanner passed away peacefully on March 15, 2015, her 92nd birthday. She was born to George Edgar and Frances Anderson in Aberdeen, Wash. She graduated from Weatherwax High School and the University of Oregon with a degree in geology. After college she worked in the anatomy department at Stanford University where she met Donald C. Tanner, the love of her life, then a first year medical student. They married Dec. 27, 1947, and moved to Bellevue, Wash., in 1955 where they lived until Donald’s death in 1999 when she moved to Mercer Island.

Marvin B. Chouinard (1916 - 2015)

Marvin B. Chouinard, 98, passed away on Monday, March 30, 2015, at Providence St. Peter Hospital. He was born in Lewiston, Mont. to Joseph and Emily (Hebert) Chouinard in 1916, and lived in Oakville and Cosmopolis most of his life. He attended school in Oakville and graduated from the University of Idaho in 1940. He married Mildred Gustafson of Oakville in November 1941. He was a member of the CCC’s, and served in the U.S. Army during WWII. Marvin is survived by his children Carol, Carmen, Gene and Yvonne, 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Marvin worked for Weyerhaeuser as a forester for 35 years. He was active in 4-H, Masons, Eastern Star, Oakville senior lunch, American Legion and Oakville Volunteer Fire Dept. Marvin was preceded in death by his wife, parents, sisters, brothers and his son Ray. Memorials in his honor may be made to Providence St. Peter Foundation, Oakville Fire Department, Oakville Methodist Church and charities of Eastern Star and Masons.

Gary Leigh Cross

Gary Leigh Cross, 60, died March 7, 2015, at Everett, Wash. He was born May 26, 1954, in Aberdeen, Wash. Gary graduated from Hoquiam High School in 1972. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Gelnhausen, Germany, as a radio operator. Upon his return he attended Seattle Central College studying drafting.

Dorwin N. Fosse

Dorwin N. Fosse, a lifetime South Bend resident, died Sunday, March 29, 2015, at his home. He was 91. Dorwin was born Feb. 1, 1924, at South Bend, Wash., to John and Louise (Lande) Fosse.

Frances J. Gibbons

Frances J. Gibbons, a South Bend resident, died Friday, March 20, 2015 at the Willapa Harbor Health & Rehab Center. She was 79. Frances was born March 1, 1936 in Raymond to Oscar and Ella (Jane) Bentley.

Dorothy Sue Kotula

Dorothy Sue Kotula, a longtime Frances resident, died Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Sharon Care Center in Centralia, Wash. Dorothy was born June 4, 1930 in Chillicothe, Mo. to Gordon and Sadie (Runyon) Gilbert.