Tom A. Rotta
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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.
Eugene Adolph “Gene” Murphy, age 91, of Snohomish died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2015, joining the loving arms of his wife Nancy and son Patrick.
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 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: www.zellerchapeloftheroses.com . Arrangements by Zeller Chapel of the Roses.
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.
Mary Jo Jones, 52, Elma resident and cashier at Astro’s Chevron in Elma, died Thursday morning, Sept. 17, 2015 at Summit Pacific Hospital in Elma.
On Sept. 2, 2015, The Heavens embraced the gentle soul of Emmy Lou Mehlhoff.
Claribel Karshner Snider (“Kebby/Kibby”), 78, surrounded by loving family and friends, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015 at Bremerton Harrison Hospital.
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.
Claribel “Kebby/Kibby” (Karshner) Snider
Frances McMahon Fitzpatrick, 95, Aberdeen resident and church choir director, organist and pianist, died Sunday evening, Sept. 27, 2015 at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen.