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Michael James “Mike” Smith

Michael James “Mike” Smith, 70, a longtime Harbor resident, died at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015. He was born in Aberdeen, July 21, 1945, the son of James W. and Lillian Florence (Shipp) Smith. He was raised in Wishkah Valley and graduated from Wishkah Valley High School in 1964.

Carmen L. Johnson

Carmen L. Johnson, 72, passed away Nov. 20, 2015, at her home in Brooklyn, Wash. She was born July 6, 1943, in Aberdeen to Matt and Marlyss (Durand) Schlesser. She grew up on a farm on North River, attended school there and graduated from North River High School. On July 22, 1961, she married her high school sweetheart, Russell E. Johnson. They had two sons.

Martha “Lena” York

Martha “Lena” York passed away Nov. 15, 2015 in Olympia, Wash., at the age of 89. She was the daughter of Everett and Ila Alford, and was born May 12, 1926 in Niangua, Mo. In 1946 she married Nelson York, they had five children.

Edna (Tiny) M. Watt

Edna (Tiny) Marie Watt, 89, a South Bend resident was called home by the Lord on Nov. 19, 2015. Edna had recently been a resident at the Pacific Care Center in Hoquiam. Edna Watt was born July 11, 1926 in International Falls, Minn. to Peter and Etta (Miller) Nadeau.

Daniel J. Carey Sr.

Daniel John Carey Sr., 57 years of age and a longtime Harborite, died on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, at his home in Aberdeen. Daniel was born on April 3, 1958, in Prineville, Ore., to Wilbur H. and June M. (Derks) Carey.

Justin C. Yakovich

Justin Case Yakovich, 33, passed away on Nov. 7, 2015. He was born in Olympia, Wash., to his loving parents George and Connie Yakovich. He was the baby brother to George Jr. Yakovich, Craig Yakovich and Jonathon Jasper. His first loves were his five nieces and one nephew. Later, he shared that love with his new wife Samantha Yakovich and their 7-month-old daughter Adia Sue. While Justin grew up in Central Park, Wash., and resided in San Diego for the past year — he always called Newport Beach, Calif., his home.

Earl K. Boling

Earl K. Boling, the son of a Chehalis (Grays Harbor) County pioneer family, passed away peacefully on Sept. 28, 2015, in Southern Oregon. He was 89 years old. Earl was born at the family home on the Mox Chehalis ranch on May 8, 1926, to Manny I. and Zelpha J. (SUTTERFIELD) Boling. His paternal grandparents, Elijah Jefferson Boling and Mary Alice (HATTABAUGH) Boling were early settlers on the Mox Chehalis. Earl’s maternal grandfather, Allen Lee Sutterfield was instrumental in building the still existing city hall in Elma and numerous historic buildings, homes and schools in then Chehalis County, including the first school on the Moxee.

Lloyd B. Evans

Lloyd B. Evans, 79, of Elma passed away Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, in Lacey. He was born and raised in Shelton and was a graduate of Shelton High School. Lloyd raised his family in Elma. He worked at and retired from the Weyerhauser pulp mill.

Gayle T. Cotton

Gayle Teresa Cotton, 64, Cosmopolis resident and former nurse at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen, died Friday evening, Oct. 23, 2015, at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, Wash.