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Gilbert George “Gil” Johnson

Gilbert George “Gil” Johnson, 93 years of age and a longtime Harborite, died on Thursday, Oct. 23. 2014, at his Montesano, Wash. home following a short illness. He was born on Oct. 30, 1920, in Stockholm, Maine to Ivar Johnson and Anna (Wadman) Johnson. He grew up on the family farm and enjoyed hunting, fishing, cross country skiing and ski jumping.

Margie Maxine Cox

Margie (Evans) Cox, a longtime McCleary resident, passed away peacefully on Oct. 25, 2014, at the age of 92. She was born Sept. 20, 1922, in Arcadia, Kan. Her parents, Judson and Virginia Evans, moved their family to Satsop, Wash., when she was a child. She had six sisters and two brothers. Margie graduated from Elma High School. On Nov. 16, 1940, she married Raymond Cox. They were married 74 years. Margie was a homemaker and later worked as a cook at the Pines Restaurant in McCleary. She was a member of the VFW Post 5564 Ladies Auxiliary.

Roger Allen Landberg

Roger Allen Landberg passed away at his home on Oct. 10, 2014, at the age of 89. He was born in Aberdeen on June 24, 1925, and moved to the Elma area in 1941 where he has resided ever since.

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Dixie L. Miller

Much loved mother and grandmother Dixie L. Miller was born on Sept. 10, 1930, in Aberdeen, Wash., and passed away after a long time illness on Sept. 18, 2014. Dixie was preceded in death by her loving husband Louie and great-grandson Jax Kai Thrall. She is survived by her sons; Louie (Carol), Dan (Norrine) and Steve. Her daughters; Linda (Rick) Dolman, Laura (Jim) Conant, Lisa (Bob) Bonagofsky. She was blessed with 17 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Dixie’s other loves were dancing with her long-time companion; Glen Clarke, gardening and spending time with family at the beach cabin. Donations in Dixie’s memory may be made to the Ladies of the Elks, Aberdeen, Wash.

Virginia Lee Holm

Virginia Lee Holm, a long time resident of Hoquiam passed away Monday Sept. 15, 2014, at Pacific Care Center. She was 78. Virginia was born Jan. 17, 1936, in Flint, Mich., to Seager and Vernice (Reed) Rollason. Virginia was raised in Flint and also lived in San Diego, Calif. She graduated from Grossmount High School.

Glenn “Raddy” Hall

Glenn “Raddy” Hall, a longtime Aberdeen, Wash., area resident, died on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, at Providence Saint Peter Hospital in Olympia, at the age of 79. Glenn was born in Hoquiam, Wash., to Eugene K. and Bertha M. Hall.

Shirley Roberta Johnson

Shirley Roberta Johnson, 87 years of age and longtime Harborite, died on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, with her family at her side, at her Montesano home, following an extended illness. She was born on October 28, 1926, in Stockholm, Maine to Peter and Bessie (McGuire) Carlstrom.

Wallace Bernard Welch

Wallace Bernard “Wally” Welch, a Grayland resident died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at the Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen. He was 86. Wally was born April 4, 1928, at Alsea, Ore., to Bernard Harrison and Nettie May (Sturgis) Welch.

Walter Clair Lenahan 4/20/1935 to 6/10/2014

Walter Clair Lenahan, beloved husband of 57 years to Patricia Anne of Roanoke, Va.; father to Karen Diane Buchanan (Doug) of Roanoke, and Lorelei Pogany (Wayne) of West Palm Beach, Fla.; brother of Diane Tegelberg (Herb) of Montesano, Wash., and Sheri Downes (Brian) of Eugene, Ore. He was preceded in death by his parents; Harold and Doris Lenahan, and brothers Ronald and Patrick Lenahan.

Emma Ruth Goodman

Emma Ruth Goodman, 88, of Abilene, passed away on Sept. 17, 2014, at a local nursing home. A visitation with the family is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at Piersall Funeral Directors, 733 Butternut St with a service to follow at 3 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home. A graveside service will be held Monday at 9 a.m. in Cedar Hill Cemetery.