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Phyllis Doreen Nelson Hopper Dec. 5, 1936 - Jan. 25, 2016

Phyllis was born in Killam, Alberta, and passed away from cancer in Gresham at age 79. She is survived by her husband, Al; children, Teresa, Linda, Steve and Lisa; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, at City Bible Church, 9200 N.E. Fremont St., Portland.

Lorraine “Sue” Brown, aka Suzie Coonse and Sue Strom

On Jan. 20, 2016, Sue left us surrounded by family. Even clear to the end, she had her quick wit that always made everyone laugh. She was born on Aug. 3, 1936, in Algona, Wash. She attended Hoquiam High School, in the early 1950’s, with her best friends for life, Sharon Sleasman Reynvaan, Sharon said they never got much done in class as Sue was always telling jokes. In her younger adult years, Sue supported Scouting and was a Cub Scout Den Mother. She saw her oldest son earn Eagle Scout and he recently receive the Silver Beaver Award. Another one of her proud moments was when her grandson, Tanner, also became an Eagle Scout and she was able to see it even with her health issues.

David Olsen

David Olsen, 96, Aberdeen resident and former Battalion Chief for Aberdeen Fire Department, died Tuesday morning, Feb. 2, 2016, at Pacific Care Center in Hoquiam, Wash.

Nancy M. Hagara

Nancy passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 1, 2016. She was born on July 25, 1949 to Jim and Stella Replogle. She was raised in Hoquiam and graduated High School in 1967.

Chris Reutercrona

Chris Reutercrona, 60, died at his home in Tacoma on Jan. 16, 2016 due to complications of a massive stroke. He was born in Aberdeen, Wash. on Oct. 26, 1955 to Eric and Barbara Reutercrona of Montesano.

Betty S. Diedrich Boland Oct. 2, 1926 - Jan. 14, 2016 & Jim P. Boland Feb. 24, 1921 - April 8, 1990

Born and raised in Tacoma, Betty was a 1944 graduate of Lincoln High. She married a Chehalin Jim Boland in the fall of 44. They spent summers camping and clam digging at the beach. Jim also had a love for deep sea, fishing. After, retiring from Tacoma City Light, Betty and Jim traveled (but always took time for clam digging). While home, they also raised a garden and always shared their Bounty. Betty loved her flowers and raised beautiful roses. Holidays found her baking goodies and cooking huge meals for the family.
 

Rose G. Wayman

Rose Genevieve Wayman, beloved mother, 92 years of age of Hoquiam, passed away on Jan. 7, 2016 at Pacific Care Center in Hoquiam. She was born on Jan. 26, 1923, in Aberdeen, Wash. Her parents, Felix and Martha Borek, immigrated from Poland through Ellis Island with other family members. They moved to the Bear Gulch area in Aberdeen where they raised their five children on their farm.

James W. Sibon

James W. Sibon, 79, of Bremerton, Wash. passed away on Jan. 6, 2016. Jim was born on Nov. 4, 1936 in Bremerton to Joe and Ethel (Surber) Sibon. A graduate of Bremerton High School, Jim went on to also graduate from Grays Harbor College. He served honorably in the U.S. Air Force from 1954-1958 and was stationed at Margate Air Force Base in England for a time. Jim married Pat Riddell on July 31, 1967 in Olympia, Wash. After his service, Jim worked for the Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife and DSHS, retiring after 25 years. Jim, with his wife Pat, established an oil business, and sold this venture after a 5 year period. Jim was a proud member of the Lions, Masons, and Peninsula Bible Fellowship, who also loved to hunt, fish and grow dahlias. He is preceded in death by his parents. Jim’s memory will live on with his loving wife of 48 years, Pat; sons, Larry Sibon and Ron Pannell; daughters, Cheryl Baily and Margaret Taylor; brother, Richard Sibon; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Peninsula Bible Fellowship of Bremerton. Arrangements entrusted to Lewis Funeral Chapel.

Ronald C. Kent

Ronald Clinton Kent, 80 years of age and a longtime Harborite, died on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, at his Montesano, Wash. area resident. He was born on July 22, 1935, in Portland, Ore. to Marvin and Jessie Merle (Fry) Kent.

Edna Viola Markley

Edna Viola Markley, age 100, longtime Hoquiam resident and former clerk with Grays Harbor County Treasurer’s Office, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, at Ocean Breeze Adult Home in University Place, Wash.

Patrick D. O’Connor Sr.

Patrick Dennis O’Connor Sr., a lifelong Aberdeen resident, passed away Jan. 4, 2016, at age 83. He was the son of William and Frances O’Connor, descendants of a prominent pioneer family on the Harbor.

Irene Ida (Kuronen) Terry

Irene Ida (Kuronen) Terry passed away on Dec. 24, 2015, at 7:15 a.m. at the age of 69. She ws the daughter of George and Sophie Kuronen, sister to Donald, Michael and Kenneth Kuronen, wife of Stanley Terry and mother to Eero and Maya Terry.