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Cheryl Howton Nicols Berg

Sheri passed away June 21, 2016, in Idyllwild, Calif., at the age of 71 years young after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. Sheri was born Aug. 23, 1944 in Salem, Ore., to Garth and Margaret Howton. She was raised in Mill City, Ore., and attended Santiam High School.

Dale Gowan

Dale Gowan, a lifelong resident of Elma, Wash., died unexpectedly on June 26, 2016, at the age of 58 while on a motorbike vacation in northern California.

Richard W. Hawks

Richard William ‘Rick’ Hawks, of South Bend, Wash., was born in Framington, Mass., on Jan. 24, 1955, to Ralph and Eugenie Hawks. After a lengthy illness, God called him home in the early hours of June 26, 2016, cradled in the arms of his loving wife of nearly 21 years. He was 61.

Sherry L. Grandorff

Sherry Lee Grandorff, 78, of Chelan, Wash., passed away June 12, 2016, at Central Washington Hospital. She was born July 17, 1937, in Shelton, Wash., to Dora and Roy Wallace. Sherry attended school in Elma, Wash., and Rusk, Texas.

Francis G. Moses Sr.

Francis G. Moses Sr., 94, a 90-year resident of Grays Harbor, died at Grays Harbor Health and Rehabilitation Center, Aberdeen, Saturday, June 18, 2016. He was born Nov. 16, 1921, in Marquette, Mich., the son of Frank and Marie (Wilen) Moses.

Douglas Larsen

Douglas Reynolds Larsen, 78, of Manti, passed away on June 15, 2016, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Doug was rejoined with his wife of 53 years, Lynne. Doug was born and raised on the family farm in Manti, Utah to Lester A. and Clara Reynolds Larsen. After attending Snow College and serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he married his soul mate, LaRosa Lynne Nielson. He graduated from BYU and continued working for the Boy Scouts of America for 40 years, serving as an executive for both Twin Harbors and Far East Councils. Doug and Lynne returned home to Manti to fulfill his dream of building his own home. Doug and Lynne cherished their time exploring and camping with their loved ones. They will be missed eternally but never escape our memory.

Lisa Gordon

Lisa (Schumaker) Gordon passed peacefully at home in Anacortes, Wash., in her bed, holding her husband’s hand on the 16th of June, 2016, after fighting a valiant fight against pancreatic cancer. She was born in Hollister, Calif., to Marilyn and Leighton Schumaker on the 6th day of Aug., 1953.

Donald L. Fiene

Donald L. Fiene, 91, and a resident of Hoquiam, died on Friday, June 17, 2016, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital. Don was a longtime resident of Grays Harbor. He was born on Aug. 19, 1924, in Aberdeen to Wilfred and Pearl (Sheffield) Fiene.

Anges R. Todd

Anges Rae Todd, 86, a resident of the Harbor for over 60 years, died at her home in Aberdeen Friday, June 10, 2016. Anges was born in Oklahoma City, Okla., Oct. 26, 1929, the daughter of Frank L. and Callie M. (Pyle) Manville. She was raised in Oklahoma and graduated from Porter, Okla. High School in 1947.

Robert V. Kitselman

Robert Vernon Kitselman of Copalis Beach, Wash., passed away peacefully on June 16, 2016. Robert was born in 1929 in Downey, Calif., to Fred and Minnie Kitselman. He settled in the North Beach area in 1979.
 

Viola P. Streifel

A potluck celebration of life party for Aberdeen resident Viola P. Streifel will be held at 1 p.m Sunday, June 5, 2016, at 1821 W First St. in Aberdeen. Everyone is invited to attend.

Sharon R. Pettit

Sharon Rae Pettit, a longtime resident of Grays Harbor, died May 18, 2016, at Summit Pacific Medical Center. She was born to Marion and Charlotte (Randall) Davis on Aug. 16, 1929.

Larry F. Grillo

Larry F. Grillo, 77, passed away Tuesday morning, May 17, 2016, in Hoquiam. Larry was born in Goldendale, Wash., on July 15, 1938, to parents Frank and Gladys Grillo.

Dwayne C. Smith

Dwayne Charles Smith, age 84, a resident of Hoquiam since 1992, died on May 29, 2016, at Morton General Hospital in Morton, Wash. He was born on Oct. 9, 1931, in Scottsbluff, Neb., to Henry J. and Rynta (Mowerie) Smith. He was raised in McGrew, Neb., and came to Malone, Wash., as a teen. In 1951, he helped his father build Smitty’s In & Out Burgers in Elma.

Viola P. Streifel

A potluck, celebration-of-life party for Aberdeen resident Viola P. Streifel will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 5, 2016, at 1821 W First St. in Aberdeen. Everyone is invited to attend.

Zelda M. McGuire

Zelda M. McGuire, 90, widow of Warren McGuire, a former resident of Grays Harbor, died at a Seattle hospital Thursday, May 26, 2016. She was born in Wells, Minn., Dec. 11, 1925, the daughter of George and Myrtle Madden. She graduated from Wells High School, where she played on the boy’s football team, in 1943 and worked at several jobs, including as a truck driver, before arriving in the 1960s in Portland, Ore. where she was hired by Haley Foods.