Deaths 11/20


Valgene R. West

Valgene Rene West of Aberdeen died Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen. She was 82.

Services are being planned and will be announced in The Daily World.

Arrangements are by the Harrison Family Mortuary in Aberdeen.

Jack LaValley

YAKIMA — Former Harborite Jack LaValley of Yakima died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, in Yakima. He was 87.

After he retired from driving an asphalt truck in 1982, he moved to Elma, where he worked with his daughter Diana and son-in-law Mike Hammond in a backhoe and dump truck service. He moved to Yakima in 2000.

A graveside service with military honors will be held at noon, Friday, at Greenwood Memorial Park in Renton, followed by a reception at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Renton.

Helen Ruth Swanson

LACEY — Longtime Harborite Helen Ruth Swanson died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, in Lacey. She was 95.

She and her husband, Chuck, enjoyed playing golf at the Grays Harbor Country Club and at courses around the country. They had traveled to Europe, Asia and South America and taken cruises in the Caribbean.

A private family service was held with interment at Hoquiam’s Sunset Memorial Park. Arrangements are by the Coleman Mortuary in Hoquiam.

Judy A. Bennett

OAKVILLE — Judy Ann Bennett of Oakville died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at her home. She was 59.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Oakville United Methodist Church.

Arrangements are by the Harrison Family Mortuary of Aberdeen.

Robert J. Nordland

Robert James Nordland died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at his home in Aberdeen. He was 53.

Arrangements are pending through Harrison Family Mortuary of Aberdeen.

Garnet L. Burgess

Garnet Lee Burgess, a longtime resident of the Harbor, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at Grays Harbor Health & Rehabilitation Center in Aberdeen. He was 70.

A service is being planned and will be announced in a later edition of The Daily World. Arrangements are by the Coleman Mortuary in Hoquiam.

Patricia C. Stevenson

Patricia Carol Stevenson of Hoquiam died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen. She was 90.

A celebration of her life will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the chapel at Harrison Family Mortuary in Aberdeen.

A full obituary will appear later this week in The Daily World.

Margaret M. Olsen

Margaret Marie Olsen of Olsen’s Timberline Ranch in Raymond died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen. She was 74.

A celebration of her life will be held at noon Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Raymond Elks Lodge.

A full obituary will appear later. Arrangements are by Harrison Family Mortuary of Aberdeen.