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Anna McKay Graves

Anna McKay Graves, a lifelong resident of Malone, Wash., passed away peacefully on July 19, 2014. Anna was born March 5, 1912. She graduated valedictorian from Elma High School in 1930 and went on to attend the Metropolitan School of Business in Seattle. She worked for Mumby Lumber for several years. Anna married Perry Graves in February of 1938 and raised five children on their family farm in Malone. She was preceded in death by her husband Perry, daughter Joyce Blanck, grandchildren Danielle Foster, Deborah Blanck, Travis Ochsner and Chayson Colley-Jones. Anna is survived by her children Marie Jones of Elma, Martha O’Grady of Normandy Park, Philip (Nancy) Graves of Malone and Elaine (Mickey) Denny of Sequim, 15 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Anna was a lifelong member of Olympic Christian Center in McCleary and enjoyed gardening, playing piano, sewing, reading and playing games. She kept up her sense of humor until the very end. A memorial service in Anna’s honor will be held at the Olympic Christian Center in McCleary at 11 o’clock in the morning on July 23, 2014 with a graveside service at 1 o’clock in the afternoon at the Masonic Cemetery in Elma with a luncheon to follow.

Richard Allen Jacobs

Lifelong Harbor resident, Richard “Dick” Allen Jacobs, age 70, went to be with the angels, his late wife Nancy and beloved lab, Molly. He lost his courageous battle with cancer, peacefully at home in front of a cozy fire, surrounded by his loving family on July 18, 2014.

Alberta Patricia (Patty) Friberg

Patty Friberg, age 82, passed on to be with her precious Savior on July 15, 2014, in Hoquiam. She began her life journey Sept. 11, 1931, in Hoquiam. She moved to Lacey, Wash. in 1987 where she resided for 25 years. She was very active within her church family as well as community charities. She is survived by her daughters, Shannon Rouse, Donna Jeanne Williams, Kathy Payton and her son, David Friberg. The Lord also blessed her with 9 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Phillip Merino

All gave some. Some gave all. Phillip Merino, a Korean War veteran who served during the Vietnam War era, passed on July 10, 2014. He was born October 3, 1953 and was a lifelong resident of Westport, Wash. Phil played sports all through school. He graduated from Ocosta High School in 1971, the same year his high school basketball team took the state championships – the first and last time ever such a victory occurred in the history of OHS.

Leonard Ted Travess

Leonard Ted Travess of Aberdeen passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital after a courageous fight with leukemia with his wife at his side. He was 55.

Hazel E. Fraser

Hazel E. Fraser, 88, passed away on July 13, at Pacific Care Center in Hoquiam. Hazel was born on June 2, 1926, to Andrew and Elizabeth Paakkonen in Nashwauk, Minn., the youngest of seven children. She graduated from Greenway High School in Coleraine, Minn., in 1944, where she had fond memories of marching in the high school band. In 1945 she married Jack D. Miller and five years later they moved to Hoquiam. They had three children and later divorced. She was also briefly married to Jim Fraser.

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William Ned Schoettler

William Ned Schoettler, 74, passed away peacefully at home on June 15, 2014. He lived many years in Grays Harbor before settling in the Yakima/Selah area where he had a farm for more than 18 years. He loved fishing, camping and hunting elk and deer every season with his boys.

Mary Lou Petty-Skok

Mary Lou Petty-Skok was born on April 5, 1915. in Spokane, Wash. She passed away at Friendship Village in Tempe, Ariz., on April 2, 2014, surrounded by family. She was 98 years and 362 days old.

Michael Northrup Murphy

Michael Northrup Murphy passed away unexpectedly of heart failure at his Olympia home on June 11, 2014. Mike was born on March 5, 1942, in Elma, Wash., to Anne and C. Tab Murphy. Mike was a talented high school athlete and played football at Grays Harbor College and attended Central Washington University. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying rodeo riding, hunting, dirt bike racing and flying. He later took up golf and became an avid fly fisherman.

Velma Maxine McKinlay

Velma Maxine McKinlay, 87, died peacefully Wednesday June 11, 2014, at Pacific Care Center in Hoquiam. Velma was born on Oct. 24, 1926, in Aberdeen, Wash., to James and Marie (Trombley) Seyler. She attended Miller Junior High and graduated from Weatherwax High School in 1944.

Barbara Ann “Barb” Twidwell

Barbara Ann “Barb” Twidwell, a lifelong Grays Harbor resident, died Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. She was 67. Barb was born Oct. 11, 1946, in Aberdeen to Ralph and Ethel (Bramstedt) Blaine. Barb grew up in Cosmopolis until the 7th grade when the family moved to Montesano.

Felicia Eaton

Felicia Eaton (1960-2014), passed away suddenly April 15 doing what she loved — snowmobiling in the mountains. Predeceased by her stepfather, Bud Eaton, she leaves behind her husband, Robert (Bob) Peacock; son, Ian Peacock; grandchildren, Annalise and Jacob; daughter, Myanne Peacock; mother, Nalane (Jerry) Johnston; father, Casimir Snowadski; sisters, Brenda Palmer, Wanda (Kevin) Mehl, Debbie (Pat) Luker and Lanna Vogel; niece, Randi Salinas and nephews, Logan Gray and Brandon Feneide, as well as many loved friends.

Nina Jeneva McFall

Nina Jeneva (Wallace, McFall) Haynes lost her battle to cancer on Saturday June 7, 2014, at age 69 in Tacoma, Wash. A long time resident of East Hoquiam, Nina lived in Gig Harbor, Wash., with her second husband at the time of her death.

Madonna M. Hall

Madonna M. Hall, a resident of Sun City West, Ariz., for the past five years and a former resident of Grays Harbor died on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, Wash., at the age of 70. Madonna was born on Oct. 17, 1942, in the Hoquiam General Hospital to Voyl “Bud” and Celest Marie (DeLateur) Wright. She graduated from Hoquiam High School with the Class of 1960.