Judith (Judy) Ann Burns, age 72 of Aberdeen, Wash., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. Judy was born in Aberdeen, Wash., on May 22, 1942, to the late Tony and Ina Butterfield.
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Peggie was the first baby born in Cowlitz County (Kelso, Wash.) in 1932 to Homer Guy and Thelma Rae Burkhamer. When she was 13 her family moved to Hoquiam and purchased the Fairway Grocery on Sumner. She graduated from Hoquiam High School in 1950. She was a member of Peksu Club and H Club. At the age of 19, she managed Fairway #2 on Lincoln Street in Hoquiam.
Alfred Marion Torsvik, a Centralia resident, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. He was born Aug. 13, 1928, at South Bend, Wash., to his parents, Albert and Fanny (Nybond) Torsvik. Alfred graduated South Bend High School in 1946. In 1950, Albert moved to Seattle and worked for Boeing Corporation for over 30 years. In 1986 he retired and moved to Centralia.
Maxine Lillian Hamilton, nee Schierscher, devoted wife of William “Bill” E. Hamilton, went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 16, 2014, while surrounded and cared for by her family. Born Sept. 4, 1930, in Kelso, she spent the first 40 years of her life in the area, graduating from R.A. Long High School in 1948, before moving to Grayland and later Westport. At the age of 19, she married her loving husband Bill on Feb. 23, 1950, in Lewiston, Idaho. In their 64 years of marriage, they owned and operated a successful logging business and motels. While being very active in each of the businesses, she found the time and energy to keep an immaculate house as well as a yard which she willingly shared with the local deer, rabbits and birds. She enjoyed working puzzles, cooking for the holidays and always looked forward to Christmas with gifts usually done by October.
John L. Hart, 86 years of age and a longtime Hoquiam, Wash., area resident, died on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, at Pacific Care Center in Hoquiam. He was born on Aug. 24, 1928, in Hoquiam to Lester C. and Ruth (Clark) Hart.
Cleo Boggs, a longtime Raymond resident died peacefully in her home Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, while surrounded by her family. She was 88. Cleo was born March 2, 1926, at Pound, Va. to Clyde and Cora (Church) Stallard.
After a three year battle with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer, Katy Schafer peacefully passed away at her home on Dec. 14, 2014, at the age of 54.
Patricia Scheberle of Elma, Wash., went to be with our Lord on Dec. 10, 2014. She was born on Oct. 12, 1929, in Plattsmouth, Neb., to Frank and Marge Sanders. At age five, the family moved to Yakima, Wash. Pat graduated from Selah High School in 1947. Pat lived for many years in Yakima where she married and raised her children. In 1970 Pat and her husband, Bob Russell moved to Westport, Wash., where they owned and operated the Lighthouse Motel and Trailer Park until 1986. Bob died in 1987.
Six years ago, shortly after the passing of her husband, Marion, Ramona Bogdanovich wrote a letter in response to a friend’s note of condolence.
Linda Mae Solorio, 61 years of age and a longtime Harborite, passed with family and friends surrounding her on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at her home in Ocosta, Wash. She was born on Sept 5, 1953, in Port Angeles, Wash. to Clifford E. and Elva Mae (Jacobs) Butterfield.
Thomas “Tom” Gilbert Liming of Aumsville, a loving father, grandfather, and friend to many, died Wednesday. He was 75 years old.
John Paul (JP) Spoon of Olympia, Wash., passed away on Dec. 4, 2014 after a long fight against leukemia at age 55.