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Josephine Schoch

Josephine Schoch passed away March 2, 2015, peacefully while recovering from a broken leg at Firlane Health Center in Shelton. She is survived by a brother Art Siesling, sister Annie Turk, her two daughters Teri Bohanon of Eugene, Ore. and Marsha Fletcher of Aberdeen, son Dan Schoch of Montesano and eight grandchildren: Scott Schoch, Tami Noffsinger, Al Schoch, Lighong Schoch, Dennis Bohanon, Marie Kokkler, Charlie Morrow and Trish. Plus many great-grandchildren whom were the joy of her life. She was preceded in death by her younger brother Joe Siesling and her husband Marchel Schoch. A celebration of Josephine’s Life will be held on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 2 p.m. at 55 Wynooche Valley Road.

Dorothy Jean Madison Ward

Dorothy passed away on March 2, 2015. She was born on July 30, 1932 in Nebish, Minn. and lived and attended grade school in Tenstrike, Minn. Her family moved to Washington state in 1941, where she attended school in Satsop and Elma. She graduated from Hoquiam High School in 1950.

Robert Dean Oien

Robert Dean Oien, 46, a lifelong resident of the Matlock area, passed away on Feb. 22, 2015, at his home. Robert was born in McCleary on Nov. 12, 1968, to Robert L. Oien of Elma, Wash., and Claudia F. Ramey of Shelton, Wash.

Joanne M. Duncan

Joanne Marie Duncan passed away Jan. 8, 2015, at her home in Mount Lake Terrace. She graduated from Weatherwax High School in 1959. She is survived by her son Barry Barr of Anchorage, Alaska, and her sister Carole Thiessen of Snohomish, Wash.

Sherry A. Drake

Sherry A. Drake passed away Feb. 26, 2015, at home with her family by her side, after an 18 month battle with brain cancer. Sherry was born on April 3, 1945, in Iowa. She moved to Hoquiam in 1953 and graduated from Hoquiam High School in 1963. On Dec. 13, 1974, she married Rod Drake in Hoquiam, Wash.

Celebration of Life For Gordon Cotey

The family of Gordon Cotey invites family and friends to celebrate and remember the life and adventures of Gordon on Sunday, March 8, 2015, at 1 p.m. The celebration of life will take place at the Olympic View Grange located at 466 Old Monte Brady Road, Brady.

Mary Guadalupe Emery

Mary Guadalupe Emery, 30 years of age and a lifetime Harborite, died on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen, Wash. following a brief illness. She was born on Nov. 21, 1984, in Aberdeen to Gregorio Becerra and Brenda K. Emery.

Gilbert Wester Jauhola

Gilbert Wester Jauhola, age 87, passed away Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, of cancer. He died at his home in Seattle’s Wedgewood community where wife Jacqueline (Talbot) and son, Brett Jauhola were with him when he died. Gil was born in Vancouver, Wash. on Feb. 20, 1927, and is also survived by his son, Kevin Jauhola, grandson Andrew Jauhola of Seattle, niece Ann-Marie (Garrett) Anderson of Lynnwood and sister Carolyn Mae Jauhola-Garrett and nephew Stuart Garrett of Olympia. A Veteran’s Memorial was held on Feb. 27, 2015, at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Wash.

Charles Henry Roman Jr.

Charles Henry Roman Jr., age 77, a former resident of Aberdeen, Wash. passed away on Feb. 15, 2015, at his home in Meridian, Idaho, after a long battle with cancer. He was born on June 15, 1937, to Charles Roman Sr. and Sarah (Kortum) Roman in Denver, Colo. In 1955, he joined the Marines and served five years there. On June 4, 1962, he married Margaret VanDeWall.

Etheleen T. Hanson

Etheleen T. “Ennie” Hanson, age 83, a resident of Grays Harbor for over 50 years, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, in Aberdeen. She was born on Nov. 16, 1931, in Buh Township, Minn. to Alfred and H. Marie Boser. She grew up in Minnesota. Ennie married Donald Hanson in Shelton, Wash. in 1981. He preceded her death. She worked in many shake mills and later spent time as a homemaker. She enjoyed Elma races, walking, puzzles, barbeques and spending her time with friends and family. She made the most beautiful quilts, afghans and embroidery. She was a wonderful mother and friend and will be missed beyond belief. She is survived by Debbie Wessel, Aberdeen, Steve MacRae, Woodinville, Don Hanson Jr. and Julie Fruchella, both from Aberdeen and Charleen Hanson of Shelton, 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Barbara R. Johnson

Barbara R. Johnson was taken home to be with her Lord Feb. 12, 2015. She was born Sept. 28, 1928, in Oklahoma City, Okla. It was there, at a church function that she met and later married the love of her life. She is survived by her loving and dedicated husband of 68 years, Kenneth R. Johnson; her sons Benny and Ted and daughter, Roberta (Gilbert) Myers. She is preceded in death by her daughter Rosey Marsille and sister Betty.

Donna Loreen Perkins

Donna Loreen Perkins, 72, passed away, after many years as a COPD sufferer, on Feb. 19, 2015, in Olympia, Wash. She was born Nov. 29, 1942 to Donald R. and Isabel B. McHugh in Spokane, Wash. Donna spent many years in Hoquiam and Aberdeen where she raised her family, moving to Chelan for 12 years and then retiring in Olympia in 2005.

Terri-Lynn Reeder Redding

After a quick battle with cancer, Terri-Lynn Reeder Redding passed away on Feb. 20, 2015 in Aberdeen, Wash. at the age of 55. She leaves behind her husband, Vern Redding; her daughters, Misti Reeder, Cassandra Redding and Jenni Redding; and her son, Brandon Reeder; her grandchildren, Bristen Reeder, Brian, Sebastian, Chase, Maddison, Oliver, Jagger, Brandon Jr., and Brayli Reeder.

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David A. Batchelor

David A. Batchelor (Dave) 74, a Cosmopolis resident passed away Jan. 31, 2015 at home. He was preceded in death by his parents Dena and John Batchelor Sr. a brother, Wesley and sister, Emily Miller. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Robin (Beaver) Batchelor, a son David of Aberdeen, brothers Don and John of South Bend, Wash. and sisters Sharon (Frank) Hubbard of Beaverton, Ore. and Delores Crowley of South Bend, Wash. Dave graduated from Raymond High School and after graduation joined the US Navy. After his discharge, Dave worked as a splitterman in the cedar mills in Grays Harbor, then went on to become a Certified RV technician, retiring from McChord Brothers RV in Longview. Dave was an avid pool player and fisherman. No funeral or memorial services will be held as requested by Mr. Batchelor. Condolences may be sent to PO Box 195, Cosmopolis, WA 98537. Arrangements are by Harrison Family Mortuary of Aberdeen.

Joyce Jeanette Boora

Joyce Boora, formerly of Montesano, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, in Centralia. Joyce was born to Oscar Eugene and Hazel Dell McCaffery Wright, March 7, 1923, in Thorpe, Wis. Before Joyce’s birth, her mother traveled to Wisconsin by train, to be near female relatives, returning with Joyce to Cosmopolis.

Robert “Bob” Edwin Reed

Robert “Bob” Edwin Reed was reunited with his adoring wife and sweetheart Harriette Mussetta Reed on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. Their 55 year romance began on a timber crew bus in Idaho and was sealed forever when she invited him to dinner and her daughters decided to never let him leave. Together, they raised his son and her children as their own and taught each one of them the meaning of unconditional love. “Gramps” was an avid hunter and fisherman, sharing his love of the outdoors with all. His first job was driving a team of logging horses at the age of 14 with other positions including managing the Schafer Brothers Filbert Farm for 12 years, working at Camp Grisdale and ending his career with Simpson Timber Company as a catskinner in 1980. Bob served for two years in the U.S. Navy during World War II engaging in combat in the Pacific Theater earning an honorable discharge. It’s with incredibly heavy hearts that we let Gramps join Grandma and leave us forever except in spirit.

Robert Benton Brown II

Robert Benton Brown II died Jan. 14, 2015, in Olympia, Wash. Bob was born Dec. 31, 1922, in Sherwood, N.D., to Catherine Elizabeth “Betty” (Senner) and Ralph Benton Brown. Bob spent his boyhood in Blaine, Wash., and later, Seattle.