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Joe C. Bullard

Joe C. Bullard was born on March 13, 1934 in Kennedy, Okla. to parents Carl and Clara Bullard and passed away at the age of 81 on Aug. 23, 2015 in Olympia, Wash. He was raised in Wister, Okla. and graduated from Fanshawe High School in 1952. Furthering his education, he earned a BS in ED from Southeastern Oklahoma State, Durant, Okla. in 1956 and a Masters in ED in 1963 from the University of North Colorado, Greeley, Colo. He began his career in education in Colorado in 1963 and came to Washington State in 1971, to work for the Aberdeen School District as Principal of Central Park Elementary. He then moved to the Aberdeen School District Administration Office. In 1976, he accepted a position as Asst. Superintendent with the Edmonds School District. After a successful 16 years in the Edmonds School District, he retired. He also served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1958.

Leslee Karen Odle

Leslee Karen Odle, 60, passed away Aug. 27, 2015 at Grays Harbor Community Hospital, with her family by her side. Leslee was born on May 24, 1955, to Eldon and Arlayne Odle.

Ira Curtis Rapp

Ira Curtis Rapp of Aberdeen passed away peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015 at Fir Lane Health and Rehabilitation Center in Shelton with his family by his side. Ira was born in Aberdeen on March 26, 1943 to George Theodore and Mary Isabelle (Haire) Rapp.

John E. DeLateur Jr.

John DeLateur “Johnny D,” 59, passed away at home on June 14, 2015. Born in Aberdeen to Yvonne Simons and John “Jack” DeLateur, he grew up and spent most his life on Grays Harbor.

Andrew Juan Kolb

Andrew Juan Kolb died unexpectedly on Aug. 15, 2015. He was 26 years old. Andrew was born in Guatemala (Juan Alejandro Mateo) and lived there until he was two, when he came to Aberdeen to join his adoptive family. He lived the rest of his life in Aberdeen. He was baptized at the Aberdeen First Presbyterian Church, attended McDermoth Elementary School and Miller Junior High. He graduated from Aberdeen High School where his favorite class was weight lifting. Andrew was always very personable and made friends easily. It was hard not to like him. He was kind, big-hearted, generous and thoughtful. He had a great sense of humor and a terrific smile. He liked to eat (especially Mexican food, pizza, and holiday dinners), play video games, watch movies, read, play pool and ride his scooter. He also wrote poetry, sketched, took good pictures with his cell phone, and really understood computers.

Gordon Alfred Holt

Gordon Alfred Holt passed away on Aug. 7, 2015, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tacoma. He was born on Dec. 17, 1934, to George and Leila Holt in Aberdeen, Wash. He graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1953 and the University of Puget Sound in 1958. He was a retired Kent school teacher.

Frankie Allen Thomas

Frankie Allen Thomas, age 76, a longtime resident of the Harbor, died on Aug. 14, 2015, at his home in Aberdeen. Mr. Thomas was born on March 12, 1939, in Moclips, Wash., to Frank and Matilda (Cunningham) Thomas.

Donald “BOONE” Potvin

Donald passed away at St. Joseph Hospital in Chewelah, Wash., on Aug. 16 at 10 p.m., with his family at his side. He was 58 years old. He was born in Chewelah, Wash., to his mother Darolyn Erdman and has four siblings, Steven Potvin, Jana Dee Potvin, Stacey Colton and Ricky Erdman. He worked all of his life in the Trucking Industry. He retired from Peninsula Truck Lines in 2010.

Bobbye Replogle

On Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, Bobbye Replogle, 63, from Centralia, Wash. was unexpectedly called home. This beautiful angel who was called to heaven was a beloved sister, mother and aunt and will now be a guardian angel. The family’s hearts are filled with sadness, but overflow with everlasting memories of an unforgettable woman. You will be missed, but never in a lifetime forgotten.
 

Earl Kent Simpson

Earl Kent Simpson of Montesano, Wash., passed away July 19, 2015, at the age of 84. He was born Oct. 11, 1930, in Clarksdale, Mo., Earl was a Korean War veteran in the U.S. Air Force and worked at Boeing for more than 32 years. A beloved father and devoted husband of 55 years, Earl lived with determination and humor.

John A. Holt

John A. Holt, 55, a former longtime Raymond resident and resident of Olympia for the past 29 years, died Saturday, July 25, 2015, at a Tacoma facility. John was born Oct. 4, 1959, in Chehalis, Wash., to Glen and Helen (Woroch) Holt. He was raised and went to school in Raymond where he graduated in the class if 1978. He then went to Clover Park Technical College where he graduated in 1979. He had worked many years for the U.S. Postal Service and had been postmaster in Vader before taking early retirement in 2011. After retirement, John put together an online radio station where he shared his love of funny music with anyone in the world who wanted to listen.

Aileen Mildred (Rath) Long

Aileen Long, 95, passed away peacefully in Vancouver, Wash., on July 21, 2015. A proud native of Aberdeen, she made her home there until 2010, when she moved to The Quarry Senior Living Residence in Vancouver to be near two of her daughters. There she enjoyed the company of new friends in a beautiful environment, recently celebrating her 95th birthday party with her daughters, their families, her nephew, Dick Amble, and many new and old friends.

Peter D. (Butch) Krohn

Butch was born on Dec. 14, 1942 in Seattle. He was adopted by Peder and Ruth Krohn of Hoquiam, joining his adopted brother, Jon Philip. After his parents Peder and Ruth passed away, Butch located a biological half-sister, Joan Johnson, and her family, as well as an uncle. He later traveled to Spain with Joan and they continued to visit back and forth between her home in Lynnwood and Hoquiam.

Ruby Louella Brock

Ruby Louella Brock a longtime resident of Ocosta, Wash., passed away July 23, 2015 at Pacific Care Rehabilitation Center. Ruby was born July 9, 1932 to Marion and Louella Lowe in Porter, Wash. She attended high school in Ocosta, graduating in June 1950 and married Charlie Brock on Sept. 9, 1950 in Montesano, Wash.

Elizabeth Romayne “Lisa” Easter

Elizabeth Romayne “Lisa” Easter, 43, a lifetime resident of the Harbor, died at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen on Tuesday, July 21, 2015. She was born in Aberdeen on Feb. 8, 1972, the daughter of Donald G. and Pauline (Fredericks) Easter.

Mildred Doris Hendrickson

Mildred Doris Hendrickson, 93, a lifetime resident of the Harbor, died at Panorama City Convalescent Center, Lacey, Thursday, July 23, 2015. She was born in Hoquiam, Wash. on Aug. 17, 1921, the daughter of John and Jennie Charlotte (Sjoblom) Lundstrom.

Wallace Einar “Wally” Waara

Wallace Einar “Wally” Waara, 82, a resident of Grayland for more than 50 years, died at Grays Harbor Health and Rehabilitation Center, Aberdeen, Wash., Saturday, July 18, 2015. He was born in Aberdeen on March 20, 1933, the son of Einar and Anna (Karjala) Waara.