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Harry Nelson

Harry Nelson, 90, passed away at his home in Yelm on Saturday, April 23, 2016. He was born in Woodlawn, Wash., on Sept. 15, 1925, to Ed and Anny Nelson.

Robert A. Cross Jr.

Robert A. Cross Jr., 64 years of age and a lifetime Harborite, died on Saturday, April 16, 2016, at his Hoquiam home. He was born on Feb. 28, 1952, in Aberdeen, Wash. to Robert Alfred and Jennie Mae (Sandstrom) Cross Sr.

Denis N. Huston

Denis Nayland Huston, aged 91, a resident of Ocean Shores, Wash. since 1976 and formerly Olympia, died on Thursday, April 21, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. Following cremation, he will be buried alongside his wife, Jean, at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Ore. A Memorial Mass and reception is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, May 7, 2016, at St. Jerome Catholic Church, located at 15 Patrick Way, Ocean Shores, Wash. For more please visit: DenisHuston.com.

Eugene S. Frazier

Eugene S. Frazier passed away on April 20, 2016. He was born Feb. 11, 1926, in the Boistfort Valley to Elizabeth (Flickiger) and Worthy Frazier. Leaving school shortly after 8th grade, he joined the Navy Air Corps during World War II. Gene joined the Army in 1948, and was an Airplane Instrument Mechanic. After being honorably discharged, he went to work for Simpson Logging at Camp Grisdale. He also worked for Crass Logging, and then retired after 21 years with Weyerhaeuser as a tree faller.

Mary Elizabeth Paulsen

Mary Elizabeth Paulsen, 88 years of age and a longtime Harborite, died on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, Wash. She was born on March 25, 1928, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Harley H. and Cathryn (Sullivan) Hunter.

Dorothea Ruth Patrick

Dorothea Ruth Patrick, age 83, a resident of Ocean Shores, died on April 20, 2016, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen. Mrs. Patrick was born on Nov. 28, 1932, in Yakima, Wash., to Charles Warren and Ruth Marion (Crandall) Davis. She graduated from Dayton High School in 1952, then attended beauty college in Boise, Idaho.
 

Robert (Bob) L. Flannigan

Robert (Bob) Loren Flannigan, a longtime resident of Cosmopolis, Wash., passed away on Friday, April 1, 2016, at his residence. He was 81. Bob was born on April 21, 1934, to Loren and Leola (Ross) Flannigan in Hoquiam, Wash. He was raised in the area and attended school in Hoquiam. He joined the United States Army, and married Joan Dokter on Oct. 5, 1955, in Munich, Germany.

Merch A. DeGrasse

Merch A. DeGrasse, 80 years of age and a longtime Pacific Beach, Wash., resident, died on Monday, April 4, 2016, at his home in Pacific Beach. He was born on Aug. 31, 1935, in Yakima, Wash., to Merch A. Sr. and Pearl L. (Pape) DeGrasse.

Lurea M. Morris

Lurea Marilyn Morris, 81, of South Bend, Wash., passed away March 25, 2016, at the Legacy Hopewell House in Portland, Ore. She was born Feb. 23, 1935, to Morgan and Amy Rice in Yacolt, Wash., the third of six kids and the only girl. She graduated from Battle Ground High School in 1953. Brothers Francis (Eunice), of Sacramento, Calif., Keith (Norma) of Beaverton, Ore. and Robert of Vancouver, Wash. survive her. Brothers Dean and David preceded her in death.

Edward J. Dombroski

Edward James Dombroski, a longtime Harbor resident, passed away on March 7, 2016, in Aberdeen, Wash. He was 72. He was born on Oct. 6, 1943, to Edward and Margie (Glick) Dombroski in Portland, Ore., and was raised in Aberdeen, Wash. He graduated from Aberdeen Weatherwax High School in 1963.

Florence H. Zbylski

Florence H. Zbylski, a longtime Hoquiam, Wash., resident, passed away on March 26, 2016, at Grays Harbor Health and Rehabilitation Center in Aberdeen, Wash. She was 88. Florence was on Nov. 5, 1927, in Hoquiam to John and Helen (Grymniewicz) Zbylski.

Mary Jeanne Weber

Lifetime Hoquiam resident Mary Jeanne Weber, 86, died Wednesday, March 30, in Hoquiam, Wash. Jeanne was born in Aberdeen, July 4, 1929, to James I. and Frances M. (Holmes) Philbrick. She attended Washington Grade School, Hoquiam Junior High and graduated from Hoquiam High School in 1947. She received an Associate in Arts Degree from Grays Harbor College in 1949 and worked summers at the Pulp and Paper mill. Jeanne was very proud of her Hoquiam roots.

Daniel J. Moralez

Daniel Joseph Moralez, 65, a resident of Ocean Shores, died at his home there Thursday, March 31, 2016. Dan was born Dec. 14, 1950, in Butte, Mont., the son of Arturo and Frances L. (Shinn) Moralez. He was raised in Butte and graduated from Butte High School in 1969. He also attended University of Montana for two years.