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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.

David L. Martin

David Martin, 66, died May 17, 2016, at home in Lacey, Wash., with his family at his side. David was born in Cannon Beach, Ore., on June 20, 1949, to Wayne and Edna (Blank) Martin. He passed from the loving arms of his family into the loving arms of the family who have gone on before him.

Junior H. Downey “Big Bud”

We have lost our beloved father, Junior H. Downey “Big Bud.” He passed away at his home on Monday, May 2, 2016. He was 78. He has now joined the love of his life, Eileen P. Brown Downey, who preceded him in death in April 2010.

JoAnne Agnes Billie

JoAnne Agnes Billie, 71 years of age and a longtime Taholah, Wash., area resident, died on Monday, May 16, 2016, at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, Wash. She was born on July 8, 1944, in Amanda Park, Wash., to Jonah and Angeline (Buck) Cole. She was an enrolled member of the Quinault Indian Nation.

Marie Fry

Marie Fry, longtime Montesano resident passed away on May 10, 2016, at Montesano Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was 92. Marie was born Aug. 1, 1923, to James and Blossom (Green) Brown in Elma, Wash. She was raised in Elma and graduated from Elma High School in 1941.

Warren Lee Quirin

Warren Lee Quirin, age 74, a lifetime resident of the Harbor, died on May 11, 2016, at Grays Harbor Health and Rehabilitation Center in Aberdeen. Mr. Quirin was born on March 18, 1942, in Aberdeen, Wash. to Ralph and Gladys (Ross) Quirin. He was raised in Aberdeen and graduated from Weatherwax High School in 1960.

Michael C. Moyer

Michael Curtis Moyer, 68, longtime Aberdeen resident and former Environmental Tech at Weyerhaeuser’s Cosi Pulp Mill, died Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at his home in Aberdeen.

Kelly J. Beers

Kelly Jean Beers, 48, Ocean Shores resident and cashier at the Ocean Shores IGA, died Friday morning, May 13, 2016, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen.
 

Eugene S. Frazier

Eugene S. Frazier passed away on April 20, 2016. He was born Feb. 11, 1926, in the Boistfort Valley to Elizabeth (Flickiger) and Worthy Frazier. Leaving school shortly after 8th grade, he joined the Navy Air Corps during World War II. Gene joined the Army in 1948, and was an Airplane Instrument Mechanic. After being honorably discharged, he went to work for Simpson Logging at Camp Grisdale. He also worked for Crass Logging, and then retired after 21 years with Weyerhaeuser as a tree faller.

Mary Elizabeth Paulsen

Mary Elizabeth Paulsen, 88 years of age and a longtime Harborite, died on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, Wash. She was born on March 25, 1928, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Harley H. and Cathryn (Sullivan) Hunter.

Dorothea Ruth Patrick

Dorothea Ruth Patrick, age 83, a resident of Ocean Shores, died on April 20, 2016, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen. Mrs. Patrick was born on Nov. 28, 1932, in Yakima, Wash., to Charles Warren and Ruth Marion (Crandall) Davis. She graduated from Dayton High School in 1952, then attended beauty college in Boise, Idaho.