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Bonita Faye DeLaCruz-Moorehead

Bonita Faye DeLaCruz-Moorehead, 63 years of age and a longtime resident of Mocilps, Wash. passed away Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at her family home in Taholah, Wash. She was born Jan. 11, 1952, in Crescent City, Calif. to Cornelius and Alberta (Bahr) Moorehead.

Einar R. Laaksonen

Einar R. Laaksonen, age 93, passed away peacefully Jan. 16, 2015, at his Seattle home. He was a longtime resident of Aberdeen and Hoquiam. He is survived by his daughter Diane Laaksonen, brother Stanley, granddaughters Autumn Smith, and Allyson Scott, three great-grandchildren, stepson Rick Gilbert and numerous relatives. A celebration of his life will be at the Alki Bathhouse, 1702 Alki Ave S.W. in W. Seattle on Thursday, Feb. 12 at 1 p.m.

Danny Ray Miller

Danny Ray Miller, 57, Wishkah Valley resident for most of his life and truck driver for Puget Sound Wood Products, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen of a stroke.

James Milton Queen

James Milton Queen, age 50 and a longtime Grays Harbor resident, passed away Jan. 16, 2015, at Tacoma General Hospital. He was born on June 18, 1964, in Peoria, Ill., to Lawrence and Nancy (Norris) Queen. James attended Oakville High School. He enjoyed antiquing, fishing and playing the guitar.

Ross Arthur Baun

Ross Baun was born in McCleary, Wash. on Dec. 3, 1983, to Pauline and Ricky Baun. He attended McCleary Grade School and graduated from Elma High School in 2002. He attended Wyoming Technical Vocational College after high school and returned to McCleary.

Mike Richard Vita

Mike Richard Vita, 71, Aberdeen resident and former police officer with the Aberdeen Police Department, died Tuesday morning, Jan. 27, 2015, at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, Wash.

Betty Jean Dragecevich

Betty Jean Dragecevich, age 88, a longtime Aberdeen resident, died on Jan. 25, 2015, at Montesano Health & Rehabilitation Center in Montesano. She was born on Feb. 1, 1926, to Louis and Peggy Nuhse in Everett, Wash. She spent her childhood in Everett, Jordan and Tenino, Wash.

Gordon James Peterson

Gordon James Peterson, a longtime resident of Aberdeen, Wash., died on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen. He was born on Nov. 21, 1930, in Flint, Mich. to Edwin C. and Anna (Paulson) Peterson.

Wendy Jane Lorenzen 1961-2015

“Either death is a state of nothingness and utter consciousness, or as men say, there is a change and migration of the soul from this world to another. Now if death be of such a nature, I say that to die is to gain; for eternity is then only a single night.” — Plato

Audrey B. Bakotich

Audrey B. Bakotich, 93 years of age, died on Jan. 22, 2015, at Willapa Harbor Health and Rehabilitation in Raymond, Wash. Audrey was born in Aberdeen, Wash., on Dec. 22, 1921, to David W. and Nora May (Priest) DePew.

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Kathleen Anne Muhlhauser-Williams

Kathleen Anne Muhlhauser-Williams, 65 years of age and a longtime resident of Grays Harbor, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, from a three-year long battle with cancer, with her daughters at her side. Kathy was born on July 5, 1949, to Edward and Gladys Muhlhauser in Aberdeen.

Glenn P. Barkhurst Jr.

Glenn P. Barkhurst Jr., 93 years of age and a longtime Amanda Park, Wash. area resident, died on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, at Pacific Care Center in Hoquiam, Wash. Glenn was born on March 14, 1921, in O’Donald, Texas to Glenn P. and Louetta (Henderson) Barkhurst Sr.

Donald Frederick Furth Sr.

Donald (Don) Frederick Furth Sr., Dad, Grandpa, and Great-Grandpa passed from this life to rejoin his very large family in the next life on Christmas Day at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, Wash. with many of his family members by his side.

Craig Donald Madison

Craig Donald Madison was born on July 22, 1962, in Aberdeen, Wash., to Dwain and Sandi Madison. He lived in Central Park as a child and later moved in to Aberdeen, where he attended Hopkins Junior High School.

Kathy Jacobson

Kathryn Elizabeth Belgum Jacobson, age 74, died suddenly in Olympia, on Dec. 16. Anyone who knew her determination and strength would not be surprised that she finished performing in a concert before succumbing to a major heart attack at home.

Martha J. Newberry April 5, 1928 – December 16, 2014

Martha J. Newberry, 86, died on Dec. 16 in Bend, Ore. She was the second child born to Leo and Jean Coulter in Centralia, Wash., on April 5, 1928. Her family moved to Port Angeles, Wash., shortly thereafter and Martha graduated from Port Angeles High School in 1946. She attended Washington State University, the University of Washington and Central Washington State College prior to marrying Robert T. Newberry in March, 1951.

John Edward Rawson

John Edward Rawson, 81, a longtime resident of the Harbor, died at Providence St. Peter Hospital, Olympia, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. He was born in Rupert, Idaho on May 7, 1933 and moved to Elma, Wash. with his family.