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Jerry M. Galleher

Jerry M. Galleher, longtime resident of Ocean Shores, passed away peacefully at Garden Courte Memory Care in Olympia on June 19, 2016. He was smart, funny, kind and talented. His family loved him very much.

Mary J. Mason

Mary Jeanette Mason, 83 years of age and a longtime Taholah area resident, died on Sunday, July 17, 2016, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen, Wash. She was born on Dec. 11, 1932, in Aberdeen to Alfred Jack and Sadie Jeanette (Krise) Lewis. She was an enrolled member of the Squaxin Island Tribe.

Clifford L. Jackson

Clifford Leo Jackson, 67 years of age and a lifetime Harborite, died on Sunday, July 17, 2016, at his home in Hoquiam following a brief illness. He was born on Sept. 28, 1948, in Aberdeen, Wash. to Chief James Jackson and Mary Black Jackson. He was an enrolled member of the Quinault Indian Nation.

Mary E. Schilling

Mary Ellen Schilling, 74, a longtime resident of Montesano, died at an Issaquah, Wash., hospital, Monday, July 11, 2016. Mary was born in Panama, Sept. 17, 1941, the daughter of William Virgil and Ellen Margaret (McOmie) Green.

Patrick G. Gilroy

Patrick Glenn Gilroy, 62 years of age and a longtime Brooklyn, Wash., area resident, died on Thursday, July 7, 2016, at his home in Brooklyn following an extended illness. He was born on Feb. 10, 1954, in Yakima, Wash., to John Edward and Delma Cinderella (Poisel) Gilroy.

Walter E. Sidor

Walter (“Walt”) Edmund Sidor, 91, a longtime resident of Aberdeen, passed away on May 22, 2016, after a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Carolyn; brothers Edward, Rudolf, Bolek, and Kasey; and his sister, Adela Zielinska. He is survived by his five children: Bill (Kris) Sidor, Ann (Russ) Whittington, Stan Sidor, Chuck (Teresa) Sidor, Joe (Jean) Sidor, 15 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, brother John Sidor, sisters Sofia Sandrzyk, Anna Gut, Isabelle Ramocki, and Crystina Bandola, along with numerous nieces and nephews, and his sister-in-law Catherine Foster.
 

Cheryl Howton Nicols Berg

Sheri passed away June 21, 2016, in Idyllwild, Calif., at the age of 71 years young after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. Sheri was born Aug. 23, 1944 in Salem, Ore., to Garth and Margaret Howton. She was raised in Mill City, Ore., and attended Santiam High School.

Dale Gowan

Dale Gowan, a lifelong resident of Elma, Wash., died unexpectedly on June 26, 2016, at the age of 58 while on a motorbike vacation in northern California.

Richard W. Hawks

Richard William ‘Rick’ Hawks, of South Bend, Wash., was born in Framington, Mass., on Jan. 24, 1955, to Ralph and Eugenie Hawks. After a lengthy illness, God called him home in the early hours of June 26, 2016, cradled in the arms of his loving wife of nearly 21 years. He was 61.

Sherry L. Grandorff

Sherry Lee Grandorff, 78, of Chelan, Wash., passed away June 12, 2016, at Central Washington Hospital. She was born July 17, 1937, in Shelton, Wash., to Dora and Roy Wallace. Sherry attended school in Elma, Wash., and Rusk, Texas.

Francis G. Moses Sr.

Francis G. Moses Sr., 94, a 90-year resident of Grays Harbor, died at Grays Harbor Health and Rehabilitation Center, Aberdeen, Saturday, June 18, 2016. He was born Nov. 16, 1921, in Marquette, Mich., the son of Frank and Marie (Wilen) Moses.

Douglas Larsen

Douglas Reynolds Larsen, 78, of Manti, passed away on June 15, 2016, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Doug was rejoined with his wife of 53 years, Lynne. Doug was born and raised on the family farm in Manti, Utah to Lester A. and Clara Reynolds Larsen. After attending Snow College and serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he married his soul mate, LaRosa Lynne Nielson. He graduated from BYU and continued working for the Boy Scouts of America for 40 years, serving as an executive for both Twin Harbors and Far East Councils. Doug and Lynne returned home to Manti to fulfill his dream of building his own home. Doug and Lynne cherished their time exploring and camping with their loved ones. They will be missed eternally but never escape our memory.

Lisa Gordon

Lisa (Schumaker) Gordon passed peacefully at home in Anacortes, Wash., in her bed, holding her husband’s hand on the 16th of June, 2016, after fighting a valiant fight against pancreatic cancer. She was born in Hollister, Calif., to Marilyn and Leighton Schumaker on the 6th day of Aug., 1953.