Bonita Faye DeLaCruz-Moorehead, 63 years of age and a longtime resident of Mocilps, Wash. passed away Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at her family home in Taholah, Wash. She was born Jan. 11, 1952, in Crescent City, Calif. to Cornelius and Alberta (Bahr) Moorehead.
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Donna Leigh Curtis, 57, passed away on Jan. 22, 2015 from Cholangiocalcinoma at her family home in Aberdeen.
Einar R. Laaksonen, age 93, passed away peacefully Jan. 16, 2015, at his Seattle home. He was a longtime resident of Aberdeen and Hoquiam. He is survived by his daughter Diane Laaksonen, brother Stanley, granddaughters Autumn Smith, and Allyson Scott, three great-grandchildren, stepson Rick Gilbert and numerous relatives. A celebration of his life will be at the Alki Bathhouse, 1702 Alki Ave S.W. in W. Seattle on Thursday, Feb. 12 at 1 p.m.
Danny Ray Miller, 57, Wishkah Valley resident for most of his life and truck driver for Puget Sound Wood Products, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen of a stroke.
James Milton Queen, age 50 and a longtime Grays Harbor resident, passed away Jan. 16, 2015, at Tacoma General Hospital. He was born on June 18, 1964, in Peoria, Ill., to Lawrence and Nancy (Norris) Queen. James attended Oakville High School. He enjoyed antiquing, fishing and playing the guitar.
Cheryl R. (Amsbury) Dombroski
Leslie Allen Strandberg died Dec. 22, 2014, after a long battle with cancer. He was born April 3, 1949, to Leslie Ambrose and Genevieve Louise Strandberg.
Ross Baun was born in McCleary, Wash. on Dec. 3, 1983, to Pauline and Ricky Baun. He attended McCleary Grade School and graduated from Elma High School in 2002. He attended Wyoming Technical Vocational College after high school and returned to McCleary.
Verna Kuttel, a lifetime Willapa Harbor resident, passed away Jan. 27, 2015, at the Willapa Harbor Care Center in Raymond. She was 96 years old.
Mike Richard Vita, 71, Aberdeen resident and former police officer with the Aberdeen Police Department, died Tuesday morning, Jan. 27, 2015, at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, Wash.
Betty Jean Dragecevich, age 88, a longtime Aberdeen resident, died on Jan. 25, 2015, at Montesano Health & Rehabilitation Center in Montesano. She was born on Feb. 1, 1926, to Louis and Peggy Nuhse in Everett, Wash. She spent her childhood in Everett, Jordan and Tenino, Wash.
Gordon James Peterson, a longtime resident of Aberdeen, Wash., died on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen. He was born on Nov. 21, 1930, in Flint, Mich. to Edwin C. and Anna (Paulson) Peterson.
John N. Njoku
“Either death is a state of nothingness and utter consciousness, or as men say, there is a change and migration of the soul from this world to another. Now if death be of such a nature, I say that to die is to gain; for eternity is then only a single night.” — Plato
Audrey B. Bakotich, 93 years of age, died on Jan. 22, 2015, at Willapa Harbor Health and Rehabilitation in Raymond, Wash. Audrey was born in Aberdeen, Wash., on Dec. 22, 1921, to David W. and Nora May (Priest) DePew.