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Mildred Grace Rask

Mildred Grace Rask, a Centralia resident for the past few years, died Oct. 4, 2015 at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia. She was 80. Mrs. Rask was born Jan. 18, 1935 in Tuttle, N.D. to John and Lydia Weisenburger.

Mary Skaramuca Close

Mary Skaramuca Close, age 92, of Aberdeen, Wash. passed away on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 at Community Hospital. She was a direct decedent of the pioneering Fry family. Mary was born on the family farm in the upper Wynooche Valley on March 14, 1923 to John and Bernice (Fry) Quinn.

Marie C. (Rand) Lyons Walsh April 18, 1926 Sept. 25, 2015

Marie Walsh, 89, recently of Hillsboro, a former resident of Portland, and before that, of Aberdeen, Wash., passed away Sept. 25, 2015. A funeral Mass will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, 3123 N.E. 24th Ave., Portland, OR 97212. For more information, please go to: . Arrangements by Zeller Chapel of the Roses.

Nina Herrick

Longtime Harbor resident, Nina Herrick, died at her home in Montesano, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015 at the age of 80. Nina was born in Grand Junction, Colo. on April 2, 1935, the daughter of Eli Howard and Lorrene (Hake) Harvey. She came with the family to Aberdeen and then to California when she was 13 to help her sister, Melba, move back to Grays Harbor.

Olive Laurie Morley

Olive Laurie Morley, 96, a lifetime resident of the Harbor, died at Westhaven Villa, Aberdeen, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015. She was born in Aberdeen on Aug. 19, 1919, the daughter of Laurie O. and Blanche J. (Bent) Fielding.

Patrick E. Henderson

Patrick E. Henderson passed away on Sept. 17, 2014 at Tacoma General Hospital. He was born on June 4, 1952 at St. Joseph Hospital in Aberdeen, Wash. He grew up and lived in Central Park. He played little league baseball and was a catcher in Montesano, Wash. He attended Miller Jr. High and Jason Lee Jr. High School. He ran in track 440. He attended Columbia River Hazel Dell in Vancouver, Wash. He played baseball at Columbia River High School. He could punt a football 30-50-80 yards and run way fast. He was born with quickness.

Jack L. Burtch

Jack L. Burtch, 89, long-time resident of Grays Harbor County, passed peacefully at Grays Harbor Community Hospital on Aug. 29, 2015, surrounded by family and friends. He was born in Portland, Ore. but made Aberdeen, Wash. his home in the 1950’s.

Ron J. McGrath

Ron McGrath, age 69, passed away on Sept. 8, 2015, at the family home, following a short illness. He was born on April 17, 1946 in Aberdeen, Wash. to Louise (Welsh) Timmons and Thomas Robert McGrath. He was raised in Aberdeen and graduated from Weatherwax High School in 1965.

Jack Stanley Kugan Jr.

Jack Stanley Kugan Jr. passed away on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. He was born on Dec. 4, 1951 in Aberdeen to Jack and Dorothy Kugan. Jack went to grade school in Brady. He attended Junior High and High School at Montesano where he played basketball and football. He graduated in 1970.