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Wendy Jane Lorenzen 1961-2015

“Either death is a state of nothingness and utter consciousness, or as men say, there is a change and migration of the soul from this world to another. Now if death be of such a nature, I say that to die is to gain; for eternity is then only a single night.” — Plato

Audrey B. Bakotich

Audrey B. Bakotich, 93 years of age, died on Jan. 22, 2015, at Willapa Harbor Health and Rehabilitation in Raymond, Wash. Audrey was born in Aberdeen, Wash., on Dec. 22, 1921, to David W. and Nora May (Priest) DePew.

Kathleen Anne Muhlhauser-Williams

Kathleen Anne Muhlhauser-Williams, 65 years of age and a longtime resident of Grays Harbor, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, from a three year long battle with cancer, with her daughters at her side. Kathy was born on July 5, 1949, to Edward and Gladys Muhlhauser in Aberdeen.

Richard N. “Dick” McGovern

Longtime South Bend resident, Dick McGovern, age 81, died at his home on Jan. 21, 2015. Dick was born to Frank and Gladys McGovern in Burlington, Wash. on Aug. 26, 1933. He was raised in Concrete, Wash., graduating from high school in 1951.

Alexander Joseph Perron

Alexander Joseph Perron “Zander” made the journey home to Heaven on Jan. 19, 2015. He was 22. We were blessed with the most amazing gift of Zander. Zander choose this life and many would wonder why someone would choose to be in the body he came in with the physical pain his body brought him and what he had to endure; it is because he was an Angel on Earth. The pain and suffering Heavenly Father had to endure, when all he wanted was for people to love him and believe in him, is exactly the calling he gave to Zander. This is because Zander was a teacher, he taught us all lessons we would never know or learn without knowing him. Anyone who had the pleasure of meeting him, were positively impacted from that day forward. He was happy and smiling day after day no matter what was going on. He was strong, patient, compassionate, loving and more, that words could never describe. He was a gift from the Heaven’s and we were given 22 priceless years with him.

Susan Kalin Robberson

Susan Kalin Robberson passed away peacefully on Jan. 4, 2015, of breast cancer in Tualatin, Ore., with her husband of nearly 50 years at her side. She was born in Aberdeen, Wash. on June 27, 1942. She graduated from the University of Washington and went on to teach school for many years. Susan was preceded in death by her son Michael in 2010, and by her parents Agnes and Mitchell Kalin. She is survived by her husband Doug, of the family home in Tigard, Ore., daughter Robin of Portland, Ore., brother Bill of Anacortes, Wash., and two nieces of Camano Island, Wash. and Anacortes, Wash.

Genevieve (Jenny) Lunke 1921-2015

Our mother passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 17 to reunite with the love of her life, Arthur (1914-1992). Jenny was a lifelong Willapa Harbor resident. She was the best mother, grandmother, wife and friend that anyone could ever ask for. She loved cooking and being a host to all who came through the door. Her family and her religion were what she cherished in her life.

Ervin Philip Leithold

Ervin Philip Leithold, 89, of Salem, entered the presence of the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, just three days before his 90th birthday. Ervin was born on Jan. 20, 1925 in Elgin, N.D. to Philip Leithold and Christina Pfitzer Leithold. He graduated from Elgin High School in 1942.

Richard James “Rick” Perry

Richard James “Rick” Perry, age 62, a longtime Neilton resident, passed away on Jan. 11, 2015, at his home in Hoquiam. He was born on Sept. 25, 1952, in Aberdeen to Vernon and Almedia (Whitt) Perry. He went home to Quinault when he was two months old, but his twin brother only lived a few hours.

Gilbert Buddy Jake

Gilbert Buddy Jake, 79 years of age and a longtime Taholah, Wash. resident, died on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, at his home in Taholah. He was born on Dec. 28, 1935, in Puyallup, Wash. to Thomas Jake and Iva Jack. He was an enrolled member of the Muckelshoot Indian Tribe.

Cherie Yvonne Narrance

Cherie Yvonne Narrance of Elma, Wash. passed away Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015 at Providence St Peter Hospital in Olympia. She was 62. Cherie was born May 6, 1952 in Aberdeen, Wash. to Willis and Laurel (Moore) Zeman.

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Donald Frederick Furth Sr.

Donald (Don) Frederick Furth Sr., Dad, Grandpa, and Great-Grandpa passed from this life to rejoin his very large family in the next life on Christmas Day at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, Wash. with many of his family members by his side.

Craig Donald Madison

Craig Donald Madison was born on July 22, 1962, in Aberdeen, Wash., to Dwain and Sandi Madison. He lived in Central Park as a child and later moved in to Aberdeen, where he attended Hopkins Junior High School.

Kathy Jacobson

Kathryn Elizabeth Belgum Jacobson, age 74, died suddenly in Olympia, on Dec. 16. Anyone who knew her determination and strength would not be surprised that she finished performing in a concert before succumbing to a major heart attack at home.

Martha J. Newberry April 5, 1928 – December 16, 2014

Martha J. Newberry, 86, died on Dec. 16 in Bend, Ore. She was the second child born to Leo and Jean Coulter in Centralia, Wash., on April 5, 1928. Her family moved to Port Angeles, Wash., shortly thereafter and Martha graduated from Port Angeles High School in 1946. She attended Washington State University, the University of Washington and Central Washington State College prior to marrying Robert T. Newberry in March, 1951.

John Edward Rawson

John Edward Rawson, 81, a longtime resident of the Harbor, died at Providence St. Peter Hospital, Olympia, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. He was born in Rupert, Idaho on May 7, 1933 and moved to Elma, Wash. with his family.

Raymond Leo Morse

Raymond Leo Morse, 87 years of age and a longtime Harborite, died on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen, Wash. with his son and family by his side. Raymond was born on May 30, 1927, in Osnabrock, N.D. to Kasim and Katherine (Berg) Morse.

Evan Reed Brown

Evan Reed Brown passed away Dec. 20, 2014. He fought an extremely courageous battle with cancer. He loved and lived life to the fullest, seeing the good in everything. He had many different career opportunities, enjoying them all. He is survived by his wife, son and granddaughter, sister and brother-in-law, sister-in-law and many nephews and nieces. A memorial service is being planned for a later date.