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Goldie J. Wright

Longtime South Aberdeen resident, Goldie Jean Wright, died at her home Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, at the age of 83. She was born in Grand Rapids, Minn., on Oct. 24, 1932, the daughter of Homer and Ruby (Ludgate) King. She attended schools in Minneapolis and after coming to the Harbor in 1942, she was schooled in Hoquiam and Aberdeen.

Linda L. Graves

Linda Lavern Graves, age 56, passed on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, in Sutter County, Calif. She was born on Oct. 14, 1959, in Fresno, Calif., to Willie Mae (Primer) Pizzio and Jona Graves.

Duane Frojen

Duane Frojen passed away Feb. 4, 2016, after a long battle with sarcoidosis of the lungs and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Born Jan. 22, 1944, in Cheyenne, Wyo., he attended grade school in Broadus, Mont. His family then moved to Missoula, Mont., where he attended high school and college. He graduated from the University of Montana in 1965.

Phyllis Doreen Nelson Hopper Dec. 5, 1936 - Jan. 25, 2016

Phyllis was born in Killam, Alberta, and passed away from cancer in Gresham at age 79. She is survived by her husband, Al; children, Teresa, Linda, Steve and Lisa; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, at City Bible Church, 9200 N.E. Fremont St., Portland.

Lorraine “Sue” Brown, aka Suzie Coonse and Sue Strom

On Jan. 20, 2016, Sue left us surrounded by family. Even clear to the end, she had her quick wit that always made everyone laugh. She was born on Aug. 3, 1936, in Algona, Wash. She attended Hoquiam High School, in the early 1950’s, with her best friends for life, Sharon Sleasman Reynvaan, Sharon said they never got much done in class as Sue was always telling jokes. In her younger adult years, Sue supported Scouting and was a Cub Scout Den Mother. She saw her oldest son earn Eagle Scout and he recently receive the Silver Beaver Award. Another one of her proud moments was when her grandson, Tanner, also became an Eagle Scout and she was able to see it even with her health issues.

David Olsen

David Olsen, 96, Aberdeen resident and former Battalion Chief for Aberdeen Fire Department, died Tuesday morning, Feb. 2, 2016, at Pacific Care Center in Hoquiam, Wash.

Nancy M. Hagara

Nancy passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 1, 2016. She was born on July 25, 1949 to Jim and Stella Replogle. She was raised in Hoquiam and graduated High School in 1967.

Richard L. Kowalsky

Richard Leonard Kowalsky, 80, lifetime resident of Cosmopolis and former Maintenance person at Weyerhaeuser’s Cosi Pulp Mill, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016 at Capital Medical Center in Olympia, Wash.

Roger E. Davis

Roger E. Davis, 83, son of Raymond A. and Ethel L. (Smith) Davis, went to that big fishing hole in the sky on Jan. 2, 2016. Roger was born in Aberdeen on Aug. 12, 1932, and lived his entire life on the Harbor.

Zoe A. Washburn

Zoe Ann Washburn is finally at peace, having passed away in her sleep on Dec. 28, 2015, at home in Hoquiam, Wash. Born June 21, 1952, in Lewiston, Idaho, to Russel Washburn and Hazel Anderson Washburn, her family made many work related moves across the states. Zoe graduated from high school in Phoenix, Ariz. Along the way, she studied piano with her long remembered teacher, Miss Tompert, of Louisville, Ky., and later was an artist and a published poet.

Mary K. Wilson

Mary Kathryn Wilson, age 98, passed away peacefully on Dec. 13, 2015. Mary was born on April 21, 1917, to Joe and Nora LaShance and raised by her grandmother, Mary Bowman.

Sherrie L. Inman

Sherrie L. Inman, 58, passed away Friday, Jan. 8, 2016 at Grays Harbor Community Hospital after a battle with cancer. Born Aug. 31, 1957, Sherrie was the daughter of JoAnne and Richard (Dick) Kufahl of Copalis Crossing, Wash.

Marlene J. Bloomfield

Marlene Joan Bloomfield, 65, of Hoquiam, passed away Monday, Dec. 21, 2015 at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, Wash. Marlene was born Feb. 6, 1950 in Auburn, Wash. to Robert and Jane (Wiles) Robinson. She was raised in Auburn and graduated from Auburn High School.