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Harold (Bub) McGuire

Former Hoquiam resident Harold (Bub) McGuire died Feb. 8, 2014, at the age of 88. He was born on July 20, 1925, in Hoquiam, to Walter (Rabbit) and Bea McGuire. He graduated from Hoquiam High School and recently attended his 70th year class reunion. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, spending two and a half years in Guam. Following his discharge, he graduated from Grays Harbor College and then went on to Central Washington State. He spent 30 years with Weyerhaeuser, working in Aberdeen and Enumclaw. At the time of his retirement, he was the Northwest Regional Quality Control supervisor. He enjoyed fishing, clam digging and golfing. He also enjoyed Hoquiam High School sports and proudly wore his Hoquiam shirts wherever he went. He will be missed for his mischievous sense of humor and the twinkle in his eyes.

Eunice Edna Ekman

Eunice Edna Gordhamer Ekman, was born in Manston Township near Rothsay, Minn., on Aug. 11, 1920, to Otis and Melvina Gordhamer. She passed away in Aberdeen, Wash., on Sept. 6, 2014, surrounded by family. She was 94. Eunice grew up in a farming family in western Minn., graduating from Barnsville High School in 1939. During World War II, she moved to Washington where she worked as a “Rosie the Riveter” in Boeing aircraft for the war effort.

Louise Porter Witherspoon

Louise Porter Witherspoon, age 91, a resident of Ocean Shores since 2005, died on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, at Grays Harbor Health and Rehabilitation Center in Aberdeen. Mrs. Witherspoon was born on Jan. 26, 1923, in Savannah, Hardin County, Tenn.

Steven Paul Auld Sr.

Steve died on September 10, 2014 due to a traffic, pedestrian accident. He was born in Aberdeen March 24, 1957 and grew up in Hoquiam. His favorite sport was football. He played football and ran track for Hoquiam Jr. and Sr. High School. His freshman year he ran the fastest time in the 200 meter. His biggest joy was taking his family camping and taking his boat to the Auld reunions and pulling the kids around the lake on tubes and teaching the adults how to water ski.

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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.[]