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Margery (Lee) Crover

Margery (Lee) Crover, age 86, died May 19, 2016, in Lacey, Wash. She was born in Aberdeen, graduated from Weatherwax High School in 1947, attended Grays Harbor Business College and Central Washington College of Education in Ellensburg. She worked as bookkeeper and office secretary for several local businesses, the last was the United Way of Grays Harbor. After retirement, in 1996, she moved to Olympia to be nearer to her sister, Rosemary (Dick) Walrod.

Arthur A. Simonson

Arthur Allen Simonson, age 58, a lifetime resident of the Harbor, died on May 12, 2016, at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Mr. Simonson was born on Nov. 27, 1957, in Aberdeen, Wash., to Henry Rod and Maxine Ann (Bolich) Simonson. He graduated from Hoquiam High School, where he was involved in most school sports.

Margery (Lee) Crover

Margery (Lee) Crover, age 86, died May 19, 2016, in Lacey, Wash. She was born in Aberdeen, graduated from Weatherwax High School in 1947, attended Grays Harbor Business College and Central Washington College of Education in Ellensburg. She worked as bookkeeper and office secretary for several local businesses, the last was the United Way of Grays Harbor. After retirement, in 1996 she moved to Olympia to be nearer to her sister, Rosemary (Dick) Walrod.

Leona Godfrey

Leona Godfrey, a lifetime resident of Aberdeen, Wash., died at the age of 99 on May 15, 2016. She passed away peacefully with her family by her side, after a brief illness.

Richard P. Sims

Richard P. Sims, 91 years of age and a longtime Harborite, died on Sunday, May 22, 2016, at Pacific Care Center in Hoquiam, Wash. He was born on Feb. 11, 1925, in Aberdeen, Wash. to Clarence B. and Helen H. (Herglund) Sims.

James A. Seiler

James Alan Seiler, 87, formerly of Raymond, Wash., passed away on May 18, 2016, at Morton General Hospital in Morton. He was born April 17, 1929, in Minneapolis, Minn. His parents were Frank J. Seiler and Marguerite C. (Bardill) Seiler.

Avis Miller

Area resident Avis D. Miller died Saturday, May 14, 2016, at the Willapa Harbor Care Center in Raymond. She was 102. She was born March 7, 1914, in Seattle, the first daughter of Clyde and Goldie Wilson. After a failed attempt at farming in Montana, the family moved to South Bend, where her father was foreman of the planing mill in Raymond for more than 30 years. Avis was an outstanding student and a cheerleader at South Bend High School, graduating in 1931. To accept a scholarship at Wilson Business College, she hitchhiked to Seattle, riding most of the way in a donut truck.

Keith Mogle

Pastor — Rabbi Keith Mogle, 80 years of age and a longtime Ocean Shores, Wash., resident and minister of God, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, May 12, 2016, from Grays Harbor Health and Rehabilitation Center in Aberdeen, Wash. He was born on Sept. 28, 1935, in New Castle, Ind., to Delbert Kennison and Edythe Irene (Estelle) Mogle.
 

Stephen A. “Spike” Nicman

Stephen A. “Spike” Nicman, 61 years of age and lifetime Harborite, died on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at Providence St. Peter Hospital unexpectedly during surgery. He was born on July 9, 1954, in Aberdeen, Wash. to Floyd and Loha (Beal) Nicman.

Elsie S. Asplund

Elsie Sophia Asplund, age 87, passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at the Willapa Harbor Care Center with her loving husband and daughters by her side. She was born to Hugo and Elin Wilson at the family home in Raymond, Wash. on Jan. 24, 1929.

James W. Leatham

Jim Leatham, 74, passed away at his home in McCleary, Wash. on Saturday, April 30, 2016. Jim was born in Lakeview, Ore. on Nov. 9, 1941, to James and Florence Leatham.

Cora L. (Dibb) Payne

Cora Lucille (Dibb) Payne passed away April 26, 2016, at Montesano Health &Rehabilitation Center, at age 92. She was born to Frank H. and Olive F. (Hackett) Dibb in Winchester, England Jan. 21, 1924. Her father was a U.S. World War I medic who met and married Olive while stationed there. He eventually returned to Montana.

Howard E. Fenton

Howard Eugene Fenton was born in Tacoma, Wash. on March 18, 1928, the second youngest of nine children of McLean Fenton and Eva Whitford. Howard passed away in his sleep on April 10, 2016 in home hospice.