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Dean M. Lougheed

Dean M. Lougheed passed away on July 25, 2016, in Olympia, Wash. He was born on Dec. 19, 1947, in Aberdeen, Wash., to Don and Ruth Lougheed. He was a 1966 graduate of Montesano, Wash, and a 1970 graduate of Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wash.

Tami M. Pontius

Tami Marie Pontius, 52, a Harbor resident for 26 years, died at her home in Aberdeen Friday, July 22, 2016. Tami was born in St. Helens, Ore., June 16, 1964, the daughter of Robert and Corrine (Constantine) Pontius.

Carol A. Dey

Carol A. Dey, age 73, a resident of Central Park, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on July 22, 2016, at her home in Central Park. Mrs. Dey was born on May 28, 1943, in Aberdeen to Evald E. and Margaret A. (Burri) Erickson. She was raised in Hoquiam and graduated from Hoquiam High School in 1961.

Clara J. Rowe

Clara Jane Rowe graduated to Heaven on July 20, 2016, at home with family at her side. Clara was born in Aberdeen, Wash., on Nov. 23, 1936, to Don and Harriet (Watson) LeVering. Her family moved to Elma from Markham in her junior year of high school where she was a graduate of the EHS Class of 1954.

Robert E. ‘Bob’ Mullinax

Robert Edwin “Bob” Mullinax, 83, retired Air Force Master Sargent and Westport resident, died Wednesday morning, June 22, 2016, at his home in Westport, Wash. Robert was born on May 12, 1933, in Mount Olive County, Ark., to Ross and Olive (Jeffrey) Mullinax. Robert moved around the U.S. as his dad worked for the U.S. Government building the dams that our growing nation needed. He graduated from Imperial High School in Imperial, Neb. in 1950.

Jill N. Warner 1967 - 2016

Till Nickole Warner, 49, longtime Grays Harbor resident, passed away peacefully on July 15, 2016, from complications related to alcoholism. Jill was born in Wichita, Kan., on Feb. 3, 1967. Having spent much of her life in Cosmopolis, she also lived in Pensacola, Fla., Hood River, Ore., Cheney and Kelso, Wash., and Banning, Calif. Jill earned her GED in 1987 at Grays Harbor College after attending school in Cosmopolis. She worked as a caregiver and chiropractic assistant, a waitress at the Hong Kong restaurant in Cosmopolis and at

Shelley R. Hosford

Shelley Rae Hosford of Montesano, Wash. was born on April 5, 1952. She passed away peacefully at Grays Harbor Hospital on July 2, 2016 at the age of 64. Shelley attended A.J. West, Hopkins, Weatherwax High School (Class of 1970) and attended Grays Harbor College. Shelley was a victim of Polio and was one of the children used on posters by the March of Dimes to raise money and awareness to stop Polio. Shelley spent many days, months and years at Children’s Orthopedic Hospital, where some of her operations were used as teaching devices for doctors across the world to help victims crippled by Polio.

Daniel C. Blundred

Daniel Clyde Blundred, 37 years of age and a longtime Harborite died on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, in Hoquiam. He was born on Nov. 3, 1978, in Malta, Mont., to Marty Bruce and Rebecca Lynn (Carlson) Blundred.

Jerry M. Galleher

Jerry M. Galleher, longtime resident of Ocean Shores, passed away peacefully at Garden Courte Memory Care in Olympia on June 19, 2016. He was smart, funny, kind and talented. His family loved him very much.
 

Shirley D. Messenger

Shirley Darlene Messenger, 86, Cosmopolis resident — wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and homemaker in every sense of the word — died June 30, 2016, at her home.

Evelyn Horne Bussell

Evelyn passed away Oct. 10, 2015, at age 91 in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho. Evelyn was born April 27, 1924, to Lawrence and Rodna Horne in Copalis, Wash. She graduated from Moclips High School in 1942 and then attended Business school. She married Donald J. Bussell on Oct. 13, 1945, he passed in 2003, they were married 58 years. They had three children Rodna (Robert) Wheeler of Priest River, Idaho, Donna (Tom) Graves of Lake Havasu, Ariz. and Kirk (Debbie) Bussell of Renton, Wash. They have eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Evelyn and Don spent most of their married life in the Tukwila, Kent and Auburn areas before retiring to southern California. Evelyn moved to Idaho in 2013 to be closer to family.

Theophil F. ‘Bud’ Klukas

Theophil F. “Bud” Klukas, 91, a 21-year resident of Ocean Shores, died at Grays Harbor Community Hospital, Aberdeen, Tuesday, June 21, 2016. He was born in Buffalo Lake, Minn., May 12, 1925, the son of Julius and Anna (Bubolz) Klukas.

Meg Korpi

Meg Korpi — wonderful wife, committed partner, faithful friend — graduated from her earthly life on June 19, 2016, in her home in Scotts Valley, Calif. After a 3 ½-year journey with ovarian cancer, she will spend eternity cancer-free, pain-free, and rejoicing in her new home in God’s presence.