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Mary J. Secor

Mary J. Secor of Aberdeen passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016. Mary was born in Aberdeen to Lyle and Lillian (Beardslee) Valentine. Mary was raised in Montesano and graduated from Montesano High School in 1970.

Mary J. Secor

Mary J. Secor of Aberdeen passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016. Mary was born in Aberdeen to Lyle and Lillian (Beardslee) Valentine. Mary was raised in Montesano and graduated from Montesano High School in 1970.

Goldie J. Wright

Longtime South Aberdeen resident, Goldie Jean Wright, died at her home Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, at the age of 83. She was born in Grand Rapids, Minn., on Oct. 24, 1932, the daughter of Homer and Ruby (Ludgate) King. She attended schools in Minneapolis and after coming to the Harbor in 1942, she was schooled in Hoquiam and Aberdeen.

Linda L. Graves

Linda Lavern Graves, age 56, passed on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, in Sutter County, Calif. She was born on Oct. 14, 1959, in Fresno, Calif., to Willie Mae (Primer) Pizzio and Jona Graves.

Duane Frojen

Duane Frojen passed away Feb. 4, 2016, after a long battle with sarcoidosis of the lungs and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Born Jan. 22, 1944, in Cheyenne, Wyo., he attended grade school in Broadus, Mont. His family then moved to Missoula, Mont., where he attended high school and college. He graduated from the University of Montana in 1965.

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.
 

Sherrie L. Inman

Sherrie L. Inman, 58, passed away Friday, Jan. 8, 2016 at Grays Harbor Community Hospital after a battle with cancer. Born Aug. 31, 1957, Sherrie was the daughter of JoAnne and Richard (Dick) Kufahl of Copalis Crossing, Wash.

Marlene J. Bloomfield

Marlene Joan Bloomfield, 65, of Hoquiam, passed away Monday, Dec. 21, 2015 at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, Wash. Marlene was born Feb. 6, 1950 in Auburn, Wash. to Robert and Jane (Wiles) Robinson. She was raised in Auburn and graduated from Auburn High School.

Edward Stolesen

Edward Stolesen, 86, passed away Dec. 31, 2015, at St. Peter’s Hospital in Olympia. He was born in Aberdeen, but lived many years in California, Union, Wash., and recently moved to Elma. Ed graduated from Weatherwax High School and attended the University of Washington until going into the Navy and serving two years in Korea.

Elaine L. Anderson

Elaine Leslie Anderson, born July 4, 1957, passed away in Montesano, Wash., on Nov. 23, 2015, following a brief illness. Born to Arthur and Arlene (Cannon) Anderson she was a resident of Grays Harbor her entire life. Elaine first lived in East Hoquiam on the Humptulips River, later moving with her family to the Wynooche Valley in Montesano.

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.