Owen T. Davies
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Joe C. Bullard was born on March 13, 1934 in Kennedy, Okla. to parents Carl and Clara Bullard and passed away at the age of 81 on Aug. 23, 2015 in Olympia, Wash. He was raised in Wister, Okla. and graduated from Fanshawe High School in 1952. Furthering his education, he earned a BS in ED from Southeastern Oklahoma State, Durant, Okla. in 1956 and a Masters in ED in 1963 from the University of North Colorado, Greeley, Colo. He began his career in education in Colorado in 1963 and came to Washington State in 1971, to work for the Aberdeen School District as Principal of Central Park Elementary. He then moved to the Aberdeen School District Administration Office. In 1976, he accepted a position as Asst. Superintendent with the Edmonds School District. After a successful 16 years in the Edmonds School District, he retired. He also served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1958.
Leslee Karen Odle, 60, passed away Aug. 27, 2015 at Grays Harbor Community Hospital, with her family by her side. Leslee was born on May 24, 1955, to Eldon and Arlayne Odle.
Ira Curtis Rapp of Aberdeen passed away peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015 at Fir Lane Health and Rehabilitation Center in Shelton with his family by his side. Ira was born in Aberdeen on March 26, 1943 to George Theodore and Mary Isabelle (Haire) Rapp.
John DeLateur “Johnny D,” 59, passed away at home on June 14, 2015. Born in Aberdeen to Yvonne Simons and John “Jack” DeLateur, he grew up and spent most his life on Grays Harbor.
Muriel I. McBride
It is with deeply saddened hearts that the family of Scarlett Rose Thiessen Erickson, 68 of Olympia, Wash., share her unexpected passing on July 17, 2015.
Andrew Juan Kolb died unexpectedly on Aug. 15, 2015. He was 26 years old. Andrew was born in Guatemala (Juan Alejandro Mateo) and lived there until he was two, when he came to Aberdeen to join his adoptive family. He lived the rest of his life in Aberdeen. He was baptized at the Aberdeen First Presbyterian Church, attended McDermoth Elementary School and Miller Junior High. He graduated from Aberdeen High School where his favorite class was weight lifting. Andrew was always very personable and made friends easily. It was hard not to like him. He was kind, big-hearted, generous and thoughtful. He had a great sense of humor and a terrific smile. He liked to eat (especially Mexican food, pizza, and holiday dinners), play video games, watch movies, read, play pool and ride his scooter. He also wrote poetry, sketched, took good pictures with his cell phone, and really understood computers.
Gordon Alfred Holt passed away on Aug. 7, 2015, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tacoma. He was born on Dec. 17, 1934, to George and Leila Holt in Aberdeen, Wash. He graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1953 and the University of Puget Sound in 1958. He was a retired Kent school teacher.
Mrs. Zuba Ann Cole, age 69, of Fernandina Beach passed away on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, at Baptist Medical Center.
Phyllis (Leavenworth) Lowell of Aberdeen, Wash., passed away Saturday morning Aug. 15, 2015, of cancer, with her daughter and son-in-law by her side. The cancer was very sudden and it took her much too quickly.
Frankie Allen Thomas, age 76, a longtime resident of the Harbor, died on Aug. 14, 2015, at his home in Aberdeen. Mr. Thomas was born on March 12, 1939, in Moclips, Wash., to Frank and Matilda (Cunningham) Thomas.
Donald passed away at St. Joseph Hospital in Chewelah, Wash., on Aug. 16 at 10 p.m., with his family at his side. He was 58 years old. He was born in Chewelah, Wash., to his mother Darolyn Erdman and has four siblings, Steven Potvin, Jana Dee Potvin, Stacey Colton and Ricky Erdman. He worked all of his life in the Trucking Industry. He retired from Peninsula Truck Lines in 2010.
On Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, Bobbye Replogle, 63, from Centralia, Wash. was unexpectedly called home. This beautiful angel who was called to heaven was a beloved sister, mother and aunt and will now be a guardian angel. The family’s hearts are filled with sadness, but overflow with everlasting memories of an unforgettable woman. You will be missed, but never in a lifetime forgotten.