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Henry Theodore Radford

Henry Theodore Radford, 78, a Seattle, Wash. resident, passed away on Feb. 27, 2014, at his home. He was born on March 27, 1935, to Henry Forest Radford and Marian Theodora (Quinn) Radford at Hoquiam General Hospital in Hoquiam, Wash.

Gary Eldon Lee

Born to Claude and Vera Whiteman Lee on March 8, 1936, in Centralia, Wash., Gary passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Growing up he attended Centralia schools and Centralia Community College. In 1956 he transferred to Central Washington College graduating in 1958 with a BS in Education. In 1958 he married Rosemarie Davis. They later divorced. In 1978 he married Linda Chesley Cobbs who survives at the family home in Cosmopolis. Gary taught in the secondary school system for 30 years, two years at Ridgefield and 28 years at Willapa Valley where he also coached all sports and in 1968 he started and coached the wrestling program. He retired in 1988 but due to his love of teaching spent 14 years at Grays Harbor College. Gary was a long-standing member of the Cosmopolis Lions Club and passionate about Lionism and what it stands for. In 2006, he became a WSU Master Gardener sharing his love and knowledge of dahlias. Gary was a well-respected member of the education system and the communities where he lived. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Linda Childers and Connie Herrold and three grandchildren. Besides his wife of 36 years he is survived by his brother Stephen Lee of Adna, a son Dennis Lee (Becky) of Riverton, Utah, a daughter Amy Lee of Long Beach, a stepson Nathan Cobbs (Laura) of Racine, Wis., four stepdaughters, Denise Bryant of Ocean Shores, Wash., Debby Helm and Diane Farbo (John) both of Orofino Idaho, and Donna Johnson (Jim) of Tumwater, Wash., 15 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held at the Cosmopolis Lions Club, 601 2nd Street Cosmopolis beginning at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 31.

Joseph James Mackey

Former Vancouver resident Joseph James Mackey, 82, of Aberdeen, passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen, Wash. Joe was born Dec. 23, 1931, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Joseph and Martha Mackey. He was raised in Philly by his mother Martha and step-father Walter Travis. Joe attended John Bartram High School and during the summer months he would go with his mother to work at the famous Busch’s Restaurant in Sea Isle City, N.J. He played semi-pro football in Cape May, N.J.

Lucille E. Lasell

Lucille E. Lasell, 96, lifelong resident of the Harbor, died at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. She was born Aug. 1, 1917, in Tacoma, Wash., the daughter of James L. and Mollie C. (Weinland) Morgan.

Robin Roy Raynor

Robin Roy Raynor passed away at his home in Ocean Shores, Wash., on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. He was 67. Robin was born in Tacoma, Wash., on Aug. 23, 1946, to Reuben and Irma Raynor. He was raised in the Pacific Northwest and graduated from high school in the Dalles, Ore.

William Dean Hooper

Bill Hooper was born in Grays Harbor on Sept. 12, 1950, to Dean and Leana Hooper. He passed away on July 13, 2014. Bill graduated from Montesano High School in 1969, then joined the Army Special Forces, and later went on to work for Weyerhaeuser until they closed. When he passed he was a driver for Horizon Medical Transport.

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Calla “Jean” Dahlin

Calla “Jean” Dahlin, a longtime resident of Montesano, passed away peacefully and secure in her faith to be with her Lord, Christ Jesus, on June 15. At the time of her passing she was at home with members of her family. Jean was a much beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, and was a trusted friend to many in the community.

Violet Mae Dusbabek

Violet Mae (Fry) Dusbabek a long time Aberdeen resident passed away quietly on April 25, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. Born to Harold and Thena Fry of the Wynooche Valley on June 27, 1920, she moved to San Jose in 2009 to live with her daughter, Linda and son-in-law Karl Fowler after being in her same home in Aberdeen for 60 years. Violet was a vibrant and hard working lady often ahead of her time. She was a champion for the truth and for those who could not speak for themselves, often to her detriment. She held many jobs over her long career, including Administrator of Grays Harbor Convalescent Center, ending the working phase of her life at Grays Harbor Community Hospital. For many years she was active in the Evangelical Covenant Church (now called Grace Harbor Covenant Church), faithfully serving as the Financial Secretary and on various committees.

Julia Jewchyn

Julia Jewchyn, 95, a longtime resident of Aberdeen, passed away on June 14, 2014, at Montesano Health and Rehab. Julia was born on April 28, 1919, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, to William and Mary Scribailo. Julia’s early years were in Bien Fait, Saskatchewan. Her father was a coal miner during a time when miners were looking to organize a union for better conditions. The family moved to Winnipeg where Julia finished her schooling. On the 12th of November 1942, Julia married Walter Jewchyn in Winnipeg. When Walter was discharged from the Canadian Army they moved to Vancouver, British Columbia. In 1952 they moved to Aberdeen, Wash., where Walt worked as a machinist/ supervisor for Lamb’s Grays Harbor.

Steven Carl Larsen

Dr. Steven Carl Larsen was born in Forks, Wash., on Oct. 10, 1950, and passed away on June 14, 2014. He graduated from Weatherwax High School in 1968 and was a member of the Montesano Moose Lodge since 1993.