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John E. DeLateur Jr.

John DeLateur “Johnny D,” 59, passed away at home on June 14, 2015. Born in Aberdeen to Yvonne Simons and John “Jack” DeLateur, he grew up and spent most his life on Grays Harbor.

Andrew Juan Kolb

Andrew Juan Kolb died unexpectedly on Aug. 15, 2015. He was 26 years old. Andrew was born in Guatemala (Juan Alejandro Mateo) and lived there until he was two, when he came to Aberdeen to join his adoptive family. He lived the rest of his life in Aberdeen. He was baptized at the Aberdeen First Presbyterian Church, attended McDermoth Elementary School and Miller Junior High. He graduated from Aberdeen High School where his favorite class was weight lifting. Andrew was always very personable and made friends easily. It was hard not to like him. He was kind, big-hearted, generous and thoughtful. He had a great sense of humor and a terrific smile. He liked to eat (especially Mexican food, pizza, and holiday dinners), play video games, watch movies, read, play pool and ride his scooter. He also wrote poetry, sketched, took good pictures with his cell phone, and really understood computers.

Gordon Alfred Holt

Gordon Alfred Holt passed away on Aug. 7, 2015, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tacoma. He was born on Dec. 17, 1934, to George and Leila Holt in Aberdeen, Wash. He graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1953 and the University of Puget Sound in 1958. He was a retired Kent school teacher.

Frankie Allen Thomas

Frankie Allen Thomas, age 76, a longtime resident of the Harbor, died on Aug. 14, 2015, at his home in Aberdeen. Mr. Thomas was born on March 12, 1939, in Moclips, Wash., to Frank and Matilda (Cunningham) Thomas.

Donald “BOONE” Potvin

Donald passed away at St. Joseph Hospital in Chewelah, Wash., on Aug. 16 at 10 p.m., with his family at his side. He was 58 years old. He was born in Chewelah, Wash., to his mother Darolyn Erdman and has four siblings, Steven Potvin, Jana Dee Potvin, Stacey Colton and Ricky Erdman. He worked all of his life in the Trucking Industry. He retired from Peninsula Truck Lines in 2010.

Bobbye Replogle

On Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, Bobbye Replogle, 63, from Centralia, Wash. was unexpectedly called home. This beautiful angel who was called to heaven was a beloved sister, mother and aunt and will now be a guardian angel. The family’s hearts are filled with sadness, but overflow with everlasting memories of an unforgettable woman. You will be missed, but never in a lifetime forgotten.

Oliver Emil Riekkola

Oliver Emil Riekkola went home to meet his Savior on Aug. 11, 2015, at Grays Harbor Health and Rehabilitation Center, Aberdeen. He was born in Aberdeen on June 30, 1934, the son of Emil and Hannah (Luotonen) Riekkola.

Evelyn Irene (Olson) Wilson

Evelyn Irene (Olson) Wilson passed away Aug. 11, 2015 at the Willapa Harbor Rehabilitation Center in Raymond. She was born Aug. 10, 1932, at the family home to parents Margaret (DeBord) and Fred ‘Perk’ Olson in South Bend, Wash., the same house that her father was born in.
 

Ruby Louella Brock

Ruby Louella Brock a longtime resident of Ocosta, Wash., passed away July 23, 2015 at Pacific Care Rehabilitation Center. Ruby was born July 9, 1932 to Marion and Louella Lowe in Porter, Wash. She attended high school in Ocosta, graduating in June 1950 and married Charlie Brock on Sept. 9, 1950 in Montesano, Wash.

Elizabeth Romayne “Lisa” Easter

Elizabeth Romayne “Lisa” Easter, 43, a lifetime resident of the Harbor, died at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen on Tuesday, July 21, 2015. She was born in Aberdeen on Feb. 8, 1972, the daughter of Donald G. and Pauline (Fredericks) Easter.

Mildred Doris Hendrickson

Mildred Doris Hendrickson, 93, a lifetime resident of the Harbor, died at Panorama City Convalescent Center, Lacey, Thursday, July 23, 2015. She was born in Hoquiam, Wash. on Aug. 17, 1921, the daughter of John and Jennie Charlotte (Sjoblom) Lundstrom.

Wallace Einar “Wally” Waara

Wallace Einar “Wally” Waara, 82, a resident of Grayland for more than 50 years, died at Grays Harbor Health and Rehabilitation Center, Aberdeen, Wash., Saturday, July 18, 2015. He was born in Aberdeen on March 20, 1933, the son of Einar and Anna (Karjala) Waara.

Phillip Lewis Hawks

Phillip was brought into this world Aug. 22, 1963, in South Bend, Wash., by Dr. Bussabarger. Phillip “Bear” L. Hawks passed away July 20, 2015, at his home in Bay Center, Wash. He is survived by his parents Phillip A. and Clara E. Hawks, siblings Kathy and Kenny Rohr, Vicki and Glenn Killingbeck and Ray and Jerri Hawks; nephews Ryan Rohr, Eric Trent, Ethan Hawks and Chase Huizenga, Brandon and Justin Killingbeck; nieces, Kelli and Leanne Rohr and great-niece Leena. He also leaves behind a countless number of great friends and extended family and his special cat, Simone. He was a member of the Chinook Tribe.

Cyril Sutton Stewart

Cyril Sutton Stewart (Uncle Jimmy), passed away peacefully on May 25, 2015, at his home in South Bend, Wash. He was born in St. Catherine, Jamaica, but lived in the U.S.A. for more than 60 years.

Bennie W. Ator

“Mr. Wunnerful” passed away at his home in McCleary, Wash. on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at the age of 71. At the time of his passing he was surrounded by his family, close friends, and kitties.