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Lucille E. Lasell

Lucille E. Lasell, 96, lifelong resident of the Harbor, died at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. She was born Aug. 1, 1917, in Tacoma, Wash., the daughter of James L. and Mollie C. (Weinland) Morgan.

Robin Roy Raynor

Robin Roy Raynor passed away at his home in Ocean Shores, Wash., on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. He was 67. Robin was born in Tacoma, Wash., on Aug. 23, 1946, to Reuben and Irma Raynor. He was raised in the Pacific Northwest and graduated from high school in the Dalles, Ore.

William Dean Hooper

Bill Hooper was born in Grays Harbor on Sept. 12, 1950, to Dean and Leana Hooper. He passed away on July 13, 2014. Bill graduated from Montesano High School in 1969, then joined the Army Special Forces, and later went on to work for Weyerhaeuser until they closed. When he passed he was a driver for Horizon Medical Transport.

Anna McKay Graves

Anna McKay Graves, a lifelong resident of Malone, Wash., passed away peacefully on July 19, 2014. Anna was born March 5, 1912. She graduated valedictorian from Elma High School in 1930 and went on to attend the Metropolitan School of Business in Seattle. She worked for Mumby Lumber for several years. Anna married Perry Graves in February of 1938 and raised five children on their family farm in Malone. She was preceded in death by her husband Perry, daughter Joyce Blanck, grandchildren Danielle Foster, Deborah Blanck, Travis Ochsner and Chayson Colley-Jones. Anna is survived by her children Marie Jones of Elma, Martha O’Grady of Normandy Park, Philip (Nancy) Graves of Malone and Elaine (Mickey) Denny of Sequim, 15 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Anna was a lifelong member of Olympic Christian Center in McCleary and enjoyed gardening, playing piano, sewing, reading and playing games. She kept up her sense of humor until the very end. A memorial service in Anna’s honor will be held at the Olympic Christian Center in McCleary at 11 o’clock in the morning on July 23, 2014 with a graveside service at 1 o’clock in the afternoon at the Masonic Cemetery in Elma with a luncheon to follow.

Richard Allen Jacobs

Lifelong Harbor resident, Richard “Dick” Allen Jacobs, age 70, went to be with the angels, his late wife Nancy and beloved lab, Molly. He lost his courageous battle with cancer, peacefully at home in front of a cozy fire, surrounded by his loving family on July 18, 2014.

Alberta Patricia (Patty) Friberg

Patty Friberg, age 82, passed on to be with her precious Savior on July 15, 2014, in Hoquiam. She began her life journey Sept. 11, 1931, in Hoquiam. She moved to Lacey, Wash. in 1987 where she resided for 25 years. She was very active within her church family as well as community charities. She is survived by her daughters, Shannon Rouse, Donna Jeanne Williams, Kathy Payton and her son, David Friberg. The Lord also blessed her with 9 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

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Walter G. Miller Jr.

Walt, 75, passed away June 24, 2014, in Vancouver, Wash. He was born April 6, 1939, in Seattle, Wash., to Walter G. Miller Sr. and Catherine Benson Miller. He graduated from Weatherwax High School in 1957 and earned a BA in Education from the University of Washington, and worked as a teacher and coach full time in the Seattle Public School District from 1991 to 2003. A funeral Mass will be held at 9 a.m., Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 812 Bowker St. SE, Lacey, WA 98503. Please leave memories at www.FuneralAlternatives.org .

Raymond Lowell Cox

Raymond Lowell Cox, a longtime resident of McCleary, passed away peacefully of natural causes on June 25, 2014, at the age of 96. Ray was born Feb. 8, 1918, in Oklahoma and moved to Washington state with his parents William E. Cox and Roberta Woods, sister Wilma and brother Les in 1923. He honorably served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was stationed in the Philippines and was part of the occupational and reconstruction forces after the surrender of Japan in 1945. He graduated from Elma high school in 1936. He met and married Margie Evans on Nov. 16, 1940, in Satsop, Wash., they were married for 74 years. He owned and operated the Cox Amusement Co. for many years and was retired from Simpson Timber Co.

Calla “Jean” Dahlin

Calla “Jean” Dahlin, a longtime resident of Montesano, passed away peacefully and secure in her faith to be with her Lord, Christ Jesus, on June 15. At the time of her passing she was at home with members of her family. Jean was a much beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, and was a trusted friend to many in the community.

Violet Mae Dusbabek

Violet Mae (Fry) Dusbabek a long time Aberdeen resident passed away quietly on April 25, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. Born to Harold and Thena Fry of the Wynooche Valley on June 27, 1920, she moved to San Jose in 2009 to live with her daughter, Linda and son-in-law Karl Fowler after being in her same home in Aberdeen for 60 years. Violet was a vibrant and hard working lady often ahead of her time. She was a champion for the truth and for those who could not speak for themselves, often to her detriment. She held many jobs over her long career, including Administrator of Grays Harbor Convalescent Center, ending the working phase of her life at Grays Harbor Community Hospital. For many years she was active in the Evangelical Covenant Church (now called Grace Harbor Covenant Church), faithfully serving as the Financial Secretary and on various committees.