Kirby A. Tuntland
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Long time Montesano resident Elton Schmitz passed away at St. Peter’s Hospital on Sept. 23, 2014, at the age of 93. Elton was born on Sept. 9, 1921, in Aberdeen, Wash., to Dennis and Anna Schmitz. He was raised in Satsop Valley and attended Montesano High School.
John Craig Blake died Sept. 19, 2014, with his family and friends by his side. He is survived by his wife, Diane; mom, JoAnn; son, Craig; his brothers and sisters, nieces, nephews and grandchildren and his special friends Kenny H. and Mike R. His favorite words to remember him by: “The river waits for no one.”
Franklin Earl Parsons, a World War II veteran, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at the age of 89. Franklin was the beloved husband of Jean Parsons, both of Raymond, Wash. He is also survived by his daughter; Susan (Tom) Secrest, and his son; Frank (Debra) Parsons III.
Judy Larson of Auburn, went home to see her lord and savior on Sept. 5, 2014. She was born on Sept. 24, 1942, in Aberdeen. Judy graduated from Seattle Pacific University. She was a teacher at Lea Hill Elementary and Valley Christian School, and later an assistant librarian at Algona Pacific Library. She had a creative spirit and loved writing notes of encouragement. Judy was preceded in death by son Robert Larson. She is survived by husband, John Larson, children Andrew Larson and Annamarie Larson, sister Bonnie Conklin, and six grandchildren. Instead of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Judy’s college roommate, missionary Phyllis Sortor of Free Methodist World Missions. A memorial service will be held at New Day Christian Fellowship on Oct. 18th at 1 p.m.
Patty Carpenter was surrounded by her loving family as she was received by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. She was born in Aberdeen, Wash., on Nov. 12, 1936, to Thelma and Kenneth Ford Sr. She was raised in Aberdeen most of her life.
Glenn Bentzel Bowers passed away on Sept. 24, 2014, at Pacific Care Nursing Home in Hoquiam. Glenn was born on May 28, 1920, in Manchester, Pa. to Guy and Edith Bowers. Glenn served in the U.S. Army’s 104th Calvary from 1941 to 1945.
Lester P. Bray
Glenn “Raddy” Hall, a longtime Aberdeen, Wash. area resident, died on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, at Providence Saint Peter Hospital in Olympia, at the age of 79. Glenn was born in Hoquiam, Wash., to Eugene K. and Bertha M. Hall.
Much loved mother and grandmother Dixie L. Miller was born on Sept. 10, 1930, in Aberdeen, Wash., and passed away after a long time illness on Sept. 18, 2014. Dixie was preceded in death by her loving husband Louie and great-grandson Jax Kai Thrall. She is survived by her sons; Louie (Carol), Dan (Norrine) and Steve. Her daughters; Linda (Rick) Dolman, Laura (Jim) Conant, Lisa (Bob) Bonagofsky. She was blessed with 17 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Dixie’s other loves were dancing with her long-time companion; Glen Clarke, gardening and spending time with family at the beach cabin. Donations in Dixie’s memory may be made to the Ladies of the Elks, Aberdeen, Wash.
Virginia Lee Holm, a long time resident of Hoquiam passed away Monday Sept. 15, 2014, at Pacific Care Center. She was 78. Virginia was born Jan. 17, 1936, in Flint, Mich., to Seager and Vernice (Reed) Rollason. Virginia was raised in Flint and also lived in San Diego, Calif. She graduated from Grossmount High School.
Matthys Gerardus “Matt” Roos, 79, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at his Montesano home surrounded by his family following a two year battle with cancer.
George L. Michelbrink
Glenn “Raddy” Hall, a longtime Aberdeen, Wash., area resident, died on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, at Providence Saint Peter Hospital in Olympia, at the age of 79. Glenn was born in Hoquiam, Wash., to Eugene K. and Bertha M. Hall.