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Mildred Grace Rask

Mildred Grace Rask, a Centralia resident for the past few years, died Oct. 4, 2015 at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia. She was 80. Mrs. Rask was born Jan. 18, 1935 in Tuttle, N.D. to John and Lydia Weisenburger.

Mary Skaramuca Close

Mary Skaramuca Close, age 92, of Aberdeen, Wash. passed away on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 at Community Hospital. She was a direct decedent of the pioneering Fry family. Mary was born on the family farm in the upper Wynooche Valley on March 14, 1923 to John and Bernice (Fry) Quinn.

Marie C. (Rand) Lyons Walsh April 18, 1926 Sept. 25, 2015

Marie Walsh, 89, recently of Hillsboro, a former resident of Portland, and before that, of Aberdeen, Wash., passed away Sept. 25, 2015. A funeral Mass will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, 3123 N.E. 24th Ave., Portland, OR 97212. For more information, please go to: . Arrangements by Zeller Chapel of the Roses.

Nina Herrick

Longtime Harbor resident, Nina Herrick, died at her home in Montesano, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015 at the age of 80. Nina was born in Grand Junction, Colo. on April 2, 1935, the daughter of Eli Howard and Lorrene (Hake) Harvey. She came with the family to Aberdeen and then to California when she was 13 to help her sister, Melba, move back to Grays Harbor.

Olive Laurie Morley

Olive Laurie Morley, 96, a lifetime resident of the Harbor, died at Westhaven Villa, Aberdeen, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015. She was born in Aberdeen on Aug. 19, 1919, the daughter of Laurie O. and Blanche J. (Bent) Fielding.

Dennis Aubrey Bunch

Longtime Grays Harbor resident, Dennis Aubrey Bunch passed away on Aug. 22, 2015. He was born in Elma, Wash. on July 25, 1938 to Charles Leo Bunch and Elsie Rarrick Neubauer. He was raised in Tacoma and Eatonville, Wash. and graduated from Eatonville High School in 1956 and attended Bates Vocational School in 1992, graduating with a nursing degree. He served in the U.S. Army with the 82nd Airborne in Germany.

Edwin (Ed) Erickson

Edwin (Ed) Erickson passed away on Sept. 3, 2015 at the age of 73. He was born in Grand Forks, N.D. on March 13, 1942. Ed was the oldest of three brothers and grew up in Tacoma, Wash. He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1960 and was active in the Sea Scouts prior to joining the Navy. He leaves behind his wife Georgia, her two daughters Janice (Adair), Linda, and John. From his previous marriage to Helen (Lynn) that passed away in 2005, he leaves behind seven children, Michael (Teresa), Chris (Michelle), Terece (Ron), Brent (Donna), Janine (Travis), Cammie (David), Robert (Stephanie) and two grandchildren that he raised, Amanda (Andrew), and Amber (Ernesto), along with nieces, nephews, and cousins too numerous to list, but each and every one of them were incredibly important in his life and he loved all of them so much. His youngest daughter, Roni Jane passed away on Aug. 27.

Georgia Jean Lowdermilk

Georgia Jean Lowdermilk, 72, died on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, at her home in Central Park. She was born on July 24, 1943, in Forks, Wash. to Claude E. Helen (Vukich) On March 28, 1987, she was married to Robert A. Lowdermilk in Reno, Nev. and they made their home in Central Park.

Myrna Joy Cherry

Myrna Joy Cherry, 75, of Elma, Wash. passed away peacefully Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015 at Montesano Health and Rehabilitation Center. Myrna was born in Black Duck, Minn. to Valley and Vera (Haney) Madison.

Patrick E. Henderson

Patrick E. Henderson passed away on Sept. 17, 2014 at Tacoma General Hospital. He was born on June 4, 1952 at St. Joseph Hospital in Aberdeen, Wash. He grew up and lived in Central Park. He played little league baseball and was a catcher in Montesano, Wash. He attended Miller Jr. High and Jason Lee Jr. High School. He ran in track 440. He attended Columbia River Hazel Dell in Vancouver, Wash. He played baseball at Columbia River High School. He could punt a football 30-50-80 yards and run way fast. He was born with quickness.

Jack L. Burtch

Jack L. Burtch, 89, long-time resident of Grays Harbor County, passed peacefully at Grays Harbor Community Hospital on Aug. 29, 2015, surrounded by family and friends. He was born in Portland, Ore. but made Aberdeen, Wash. his home in the 1950’s.