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John Floyd Beckett Jr.

John Floyd Beckett Jr. passed away at his home in Olympia on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, with friends and family at his side. John was born in Verdun, France, on July 26, 1959, to John and Jennie (Westphal) Beckett.

Claudia Daisy O’Donnell

Long time Aberdeen resident Claudia Daisy O’Donnell, passed away peacefully in her home with her loving family by her side on Friday, Aug, 1, 2014. She was 70. Claudia was born on June 25, 1944, to David and Cora (Petrak) Ingle and raised in Wenatchee as well as Seattle. Claudia graduated from High Line High School in 1962 and moved to the Harbor in 1977.

Virginia Ellen Luck

Virginia Ellen Luck, 93, and a 38 year resident of Ocean Shores, Wash., died on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at the Ocean Shores home of her daughter. Virginia was born on April 19, 1921, in Portland, Ore., to Earl and Rose Kesling.

Lyle A. Linton

Former resident of Moclips, Wash., Lyle A. Linton, 96, passed away Aug. 3, 2014, in Shelton, Wash. He was born on Dec. 3, 1917, in Spokane, Wash. Parents were Fred V. Linton and Mildred M. (Sanderson) Linton. Lyle graduated from Colville High School in 1936. He married Esther M. Scott in February 1939, later they divorced. He then married Gladys Anderson (Pickett) in March 1966.

Barbara A. Rand

Barbara Ann (Bailey) Rand, a longtime resident of Grays Harbor went to meet our dear Lord on Aug. 18, 2014. Barbara was born on Aug. 29, 1928, in Fayette, Wash., to Winfield W. Bailey and Mary Ottie (Pool) Bailey. Barbara graduated from Skookum High School in 1946 and then went to work in the local telephone company in Centralia, Wash. She met the love of her life, Gary Rand in early 1952 and they were married Feb. 18, 1953, in Centralia, Wash., and together they had five children.

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Kathy Mae (Vest) Olsen

Kathy Mae (Vest) Olsen was born on May 12, 1955. She lost her battle with cancer on July 31, 2014, at Providence St. Peter Hospital. As a child she attended Brady Grade School and was a Brownie and in Girl Scouts. She went on to attend Montesano Jr.-Sr. High School. Her Senior year she was voted “Prettiest Hair” by her classmates and also recognized as “Miss Smile” by the Montesano Vidette. She graduated in 1973 with Honors. After summer vacation she went to work for Preszler & Larner Accounting firm which later became Preszler, Larner & Mertz. Kathy worked there for 38 years until she suffered a stroke and a heart attack.

Daniel Lester Lunsford

Daniel Lester Lunsford, an 81-year-old Worland resident, passed away at his home on May 16, 2014, following a short illness. Daniel was born on June 17, 1932, in Raymond, Wash., a son of Finos Lester and Emelia Gertrude (Udd) Lunsford. He received his education at Raymond High School. In 1950 he proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict on board the U.S. Princeton as a flight deck signalman.

Ethel Catherine Carlzen

Ethel Catherine Carlzen, of Raymond, Wash., passed away peacefully at her home on April 6, 2014. She was 96. She was born and raised in Iron Mountain, Mich., and also lived in Chicago, Ill., Buffalo, N.Y., Wyoming, N.Y., and Palo Alto, Calif.

Florence Brown

Florence Brown of Eugene, Ore., formerly from Elma, died July 31, 2014. She was born Aug. 20, 1920, in Glasgow, Scotland, to “Scotty” and Helen Boyd. She graduated from Elma High School in 1938 and married Bob Brown in 1941. With Bob’s discharge from the Seabees following World War II, they worked together and later owned The Valley Cleaners in Elma. She and Bob enjoyed following Elma High School and all sports. They especially enjoyed golfing together and with friends at Oakridge Golf Course where they both had two holes in one.

John C.E. Sheldon

John C. E. Sheldon, 64 years of age and a longtime Montesano, Wash., resident died on Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Providence Saint Peter Hospital in Olympia, Wash. John was born on Sept. 9, 1949, in Mason City, Iowa, to Caryle Eugene and Amy Lou (Cary) Sheldon.

Gordon Charles Quarles

Gordon Charles Quarles of Aberdeen passed away at his home in Aberdeen on Thursday, July 24, 2014, with his wife Rachelle by his side. Gordy was born Jan. 27, 1958, in Enumclaw, Wash., to Charles and Edith (Eddy) Quarles. In 1989 he moved to Aberdeen from Black Diamond.

Thomas H. Morton

Thomas H. Morton, 74, a lifetime Hoquiam resident, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014, in Hoquiam, Wash., due to lung cancer. Tom was born Aug. 12, 1939, in Hoquiam, Wash., to James R. Morton and Evelyn (Courts) Morton. He attended Hoquiam schools and was a 1957 graduate of Wishkah Valley High School.

Henry Theodore Radford

Henry Theodore Radford, 78, a Seattle, Wash. resident, passed away on Feb. 27, 2014, at his home. He was born on March 27, 1935, to Henry Forest Radford and Marian Theodora (Quinn) Radford at Hoquiam General Hospital in Hoquiam, Wash.