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Shirley Roberta Johnson

Shirley Roberta Johnson, 87 years of age and longtime Harborite, died on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, with her family at her side, at her Montesano home, following an extended illness. She was born on October 28, 1926, in Stockholm, Maine to Peter and Bessie (McGuire) Carlstrom.

Wallace Bernard Welch

Wallace Bernard “Wally” Welch, a Grayland resident died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at the Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen. He was 86. Wally was born April 4, 1928, at Alsea, Ore., to Bernard Harrison and Nettie May (Sturgis) Welch.

Walter Clair Lenahan 4/20/1935 to 6/10/2014

Walter Clair Lenahan, beloved husband of 57 years to Patricia Anne of Roanoke, Va.; father to Karen Diane Buchanan (Doug) of Roanoke, and Lorelei Pogany (Wayne) of West Palm Beach, Fla.; brother of Diane Tegelberg (Herb) of Montesano, Wash., and Sheri Downes (Brian) of Eugene, Ore. He was preceded in death by his parents; Harold and Doris Lenahan, and brothers Ronald and Patrick Lenahan.

Emma Ruth Goodman

Emma Ruth Goodman, 88, of Abilene, passed away on Sept. 17, 2014, at a local nursing home. A visitation with the family is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at Piersall Funeral Directors, 733 Butternut St with a service to follow at 3 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home. A graveside service will be held Monday at 9 a.m. in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Hester Woodworth

Hester Elizabeth Woodworth passed away Sept. 9, 2014, in Olympia, Wash., a month short of her 100th birthday. She was born Oct. 6, 1914, to David and Lola Fay (Nelson) Bagby in Grandview, Iowa. She lived in Hoquiam, Wash., for 79 years, and Olympia the last 11. She is survived by daughters; Joann Walhmark, Karen Tucker, Peggy Osborne and Sandra Oleson; seven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and 14 great-great grandchildren. A Memorial/Celebration of Life will be held at the Summit Lake Community Association, 11545 Summit Lake Rd. NW on October 5, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Please leave memories at www.FuneralAlternatives.org .

Charlie Leroy Porter

Charlie LeRoy Porter, 78 years of age and a longtime Harborite, died on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen, Wash. He was born on June 25, 1936, in Roy, Wash. to Albert Emory Sr. and Martha Amelia (Byrd) Porter.

Janette Grace Schamber

Janette Grace Schamber, 70, a longtime resident of Aberdeen, passed away at Fir Lane Rehabilitation Center, Shelton, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Janette was born in Aberdeen on March 17, 1944, the daughter of Thorne and Margaret (Maki) Brown. She graduated from Weatherwax High School in 1962.

Shirley “Darlene” Strunk

Shirley “Darlene” Strunk, a peacemaker, took off her gloves at 57, put her hand in Jesus’s, and walked through the pearly gates of heaven at 9:54 a.m. on Monday, September 15, 2014, after a long fight with lung cancer.

Nellie Josephene Harrison

Nellie Josephene Harrison passed away peacefully Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at Montesano Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was 84. Nellie was born in Grand Tower, Ill. on Nov. 26, 1929 to James and Grace (Shaw) Godair and raised in Perryville, Mo.

Lois Berneida Holland Reams

Lois passed away peacefully under the care of Dr.’s Anne Marie Wong, Barbara Givens and Timothy Troeh, as well as many skilled and compassionate nurses/staff at Grays Harbor Community Hospital on Sept. 11, 2014.[]

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Erik Wayne Eberwein

Long time Aberdeen resident Erik Wayne Eberwein, passed away at his home Sunday, August 24, 2014. He was 29. Erik was born February 7, 1985, to Clifford and Judy (Blackburn) Eberwein and was raised in Aberdeen. Erik had also lived in Hoquiam, Cosmopolis and Montesano.

John Floyd Beckett Jr.

John Floyd Beckett Jr. passed away at his home in Olympia on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, with friends and family at his side. John was born in Verdun, France, on July 26, 1959, to John and Jennie (Westphal) Beckett.

Claudia Daisy O’Donnell

Long time Aberdeen resident Claudia Daisy O’Donnell, passed away peacefully in her home with her loving family by her side on Friday, Aug, 1, 2014. She was 70. Claudia was born on June 25, 1944, to David and Cora (Petrak) Ingle and raised in Wenatchee as well as Seattle. Claudia graduated from High Line High School in 1962 and moved to the Harbor in 1977.