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Dale Gowan

Dale Gowan, a life-long resident of Elma, Wash., died unexpectedly on June 26, 2016 at the age of 58 while on a motorbike vacation in northern California.

Cheryl Howton Nicols Berg

Sheri passed away June 21, 2016, in Idyllwild, Calif., at the age of 71 years young after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. Sheri was born Aug. 23, 1944 in Salem, Ore., to Garth and Margaret Howton. She was raised in Mill City, Ore., and attended Santiam High School.

Dale Gowan

Dale Gowan, a lifelong resident of Elma, Wash., died unexpectedly on June 26, 2016, at the age of 58 while on a motorbike vacation in northern California.

Richard W. Hawks

Richard William ‘Rick’ Hawks, of South Bend, Wash., was born in Framington, Mass., on Jan. 24, 1955, to Ralph and Eugenie Hawks. After a lengthy illness, God called him home in the early hours of June 26, 2016, cradled in the arms of his loving wife of nearly 21 years. He was 61.

Sherry L. Grandorff

Sherry Lee Grandorff, 78, of Chelan, Wash., passed away June 12, 2016, at Central Washington Hospital. She was born July 17, 1937, in Shelton, Wash., to Dora and Roy Wallace. Sherry attended school in Elma, Wash., and Rusk, Texas.

Francis G. Moses Sr.

Francis G. Moses Sr., 94, a 90-year resident of Grays Harbor, died at Grays Harbor Health and Rehabilitation Center, Aberdeen, Saturday, June 18, 2016. He was born Nov. 16, 1921, in Marquette, Mich., the son of Frank and Marie (Wilen) Moses.

Douglas Larsen

Douglas Reynolds Larsen, 78, of Manti, passed away on June 15, 2016, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Doug was rejoined with his wife of 53 years, Lynne. Doug was born and raised on the family farm in Manti, Utah to Lester A. and Clara Reynolds Larsen. After attending Snow College and serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he married his soul mate, LaRosa Lynne Nielson. He graduated from BYU and continued working for the Boy Scouts of America for 40 years, serving as an executive for both Twin Harbors and Far East Councils. Doug and Lynne returned home to Manti to fulfill his dream of building his own home. Doug and Lynne cherished their time exploring and camping with their loved ones. They will be missed eternally but never escape our memory.

Lisa Gordon

Lisa (Schumaker) Gordon passed peacefully at home in Anacortes, Wash., in her bed, holding her husband’s hand on the 16th of June, 2016, after fighting a valiant fight against pancreatic cancer. She was born in Hollister, Calif., to Marilyn and Leighton Schumaker on the 6th day of Aug., 1953.

Donald L. Fiene

Donald L. Fiene, 91, and a resident of Hoquiam, died on Friday, June 17, 2016, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital. Don was a longtime resident of Grays Harbor. He was born on Aug. 19, 1924, in Aberdeen to Wilfred and Pearl (Sheffield) Fiene.
 

Viola P. Streifel

A potluck, celebration-of-life party for Aberdeen resident Viola P. Streifel will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 5, 2016, at 1821 W First St. in Aberdeen. Everyone is invited to attend.

Zelda M. McGuire

Zelda M. McGuire, 90, widow of Warren McGuire, a former resident of Grays Harbor, died at a Seattle hospital Thursday, May 26, 2016. She was born in Wells, Minn., Dec. 11, 1925, the daughter of George and Myrtle Madden. She graduated from Wells High School, where she played on the boy’s football team, in 1943 and worked at several jobs, including as a truck driver, before arriving in the 1960s in Portland, Ore. where she was hired by Haley Foods.

Walter E. Sidor

Walter (“Walt”) Edmund Sidor, 91, a longtime resident of Aberdeen, passed away on May 22, 2016, after a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Carolyn; brothers Edward, Rudolf, Bolek, and Kasey; and his sister, Adela Zielinska. He is survived by his five children: Bill (Kris) Sidor, Ann (Russ) Whittington, Stan Sidor, Chuck (Teresa) Sidor, Joe (Jean) Sidor, 15 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, brother John Sidor, sisters Sofia Sandrzyk, Anna Gut, Isabelle Ramocki, and Crystina Bandola, along with numerous nieces and nephews, and his sister-in-law Catherine Foster.

Sorn Chum

Sorn Chum, a resident of Grays Harbor since 1984, died at a Seattle hospital Thursday, May 26, 2016. He was born Nov. 6, 1953, in Battambong, Cambodia.

Ronald D. Rasmussen

Ronald D. Rasmussen Sr. age 87, a resident of Ocean Shores, died on May 25, 2016, in Hoquiam, Wash. Ron was born on Dec. 2, 1928, in Seattle, Wash. He graduated from Ballard High School in 1947 where he was a standout athlete in both baseball and football.

Donald D. Ping

Former Raymond resident, Donald Dean Ping, 81, passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at the Pacific Ridge Care Center in Tacoma. He was born Oct. 25, 1934 in Sioux City, Iowa to Leonard and Goldie Ping. He attended school in Naselle and Willapa Valley. He joined the Navy Reserves as a Sophomore in High school and later joined the United States Marine Corps. After 3 years of active duty with the Marines he returned to Raymond and met Darlene Baker, who he later married in 1958. They had three children; Kirt, Keith and Karla. They divorced in 1975. He later married Enita Bowen, she preceded him in death in 2012.

Walter E. Sidor

Walter (“Walt”) Edmund Sidor, 91, a longtime resident of Aberdeen, passed away on May 22, 2016, after a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Carolyn; brothers Edward, Rudolf, Bolek, and Kasey; and his sister, Adela Zielinska. He is survived by his five children: Bill (Kris) Sidor, Ann (Russ) Whittington, Stan Sidor, Chuck (Teresa) Sidor, Joe (Jean) Sidor, 15 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, brother John Sidor, sisters Sofia Sandrzyk, Anna Gut, Isabelle Ramocki, and Crystina Bandola, along with numerous nieces and nephews, and his sister-in-law Catherine Foster.

Viola P. Streifel

A potluck celebration of life party for Aberdeen resident Viola P. Streifel will be held on Sunday, June 5, 2016, at 1821 W. First St. in Aberdeen at 1 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.