Donald Ervin Knoop
Donald Ervin Knoop (aka “the Sheriff” “Duke”) was born in Sioux City, Iowa on July 11, 1935, and passed on to be with our savior on June 6, 2021.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Flora Harriette Knoop, six children Jeff, Sandy, Beanie, Kevin, Bill and Kim (affectionately known as Brady Bunch).
He was the grandfather to a great number of Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren and Great-Great Grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held at the First Baptist Church of Shelton at 11:00, June 19, 2021.
Gary Melvin Simons
Gary Melvin Simons, born in Shelton, WA August 29, 1944, died peacefully in his home near Shelton on May 31, 2021.
Gary spent most of his working years at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard as an Electronics Mechanic, quitting work in 1986, and from that time until he died, we did things that we enjoyed.
He is survived by his wife of almost 40 years, Bobbye Lewis, his two sons Jeff and Greg, two grandsons Kyle and Zack, his siblings Ken, Al and Sandra, and by his marriage to Bobbye his two daughters Kelly and Kim; six grandchildren, April, Kris, Buik, Michelle, Michael and Nic, and three great-grandchildren, Rae, Rylee and Cameron.
A Celebration of Life for Gary will be held on Sunday, June 27th at 2:00pm at their home.
Gilbert “Gib” Ennis Richardson Jr.
Gilbert “Gib” Ennis Richardson Jr., was born October 31, 1948, in Missoula, Montana to Dorothy (Blamy) and Gilbert Richardson Sr. He passed away to be with Jesus May 17, 2021, at his home in Shelton, Washington with his wife by his side.
Gib attended Weatherwax High School in Aberdeen, Washington, served in the US Army, and enjoyed a long career as a respected and skilled Diesel Mechanic in Mason County for 42 years.
Of all Gib’s accomplishments, his most treasured was marrying his wife Debbie (Petersen) Richardson, who supported him in all conditions throughout their 49 years of marriage, and lovingly cared for him during their last days together.
Gib was a rare combination of someone who had a love of life and a firm understanding of what was important – the simplicity of living a life with those you love and leaving a legacy of eternal value. He laughed easily and loved deeply. He had a love for cars, his precious dog “Chevy”. He was a passionate and loyal sports fan, combined with a well-known sweet tooth for all things chocolate.
Surviving Gib is his wife Debbie, daughter Trina (Brad) Morris of Shelton, Washington, sons Derik (Samantha) Richardson of Shelton, Washington and Erik Shaw of Benton City, Washington, sisters Mary Beavers, Betty Blumberg, and Beverly Boyd, eight grandchildren Brittany Maples, Aaron Michaelis, Kelsey Michaelis, Amy Morris, Rachel Morris, Dylan Richardson, Kaylee Richardson, Johnathon Shaw, and five great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his father, mother, three brothers, Charles, Joseph, and Michael Richardson, and sister Kathy Goan.
An outdoor celebration of Gib’s life will be held July 24th, 2021, 2:00pm at 600 E. Miracle Heights Drive Shelton, Washington.
Robert “Bob” McNeal
Robert “Bob” McNeal passed away earlier this year at the age of 90. A Washington native, Bob was born and raised in Seattle where he graduated from Cleveland high school in 1948. Bob married his wife of 72 years, Patricia, in 1949. Proudly serving 24 years in the Navy while earning Master Chief status, Bob was a veteran of the Korean and Viet Nam wars. Post Navy life saw Bob and Pat pursuing their love of dogs and they showed and trained many dogs over the years. As proprietor of several small businesses, he was able to mix business with pleasure with their dog-themed ventures “Dog’s on Stamps” and “Tails Aloft” as they attended shows with their dogs. A long and enjoyable retirement was spent living on the shores of Oakland Bay near Shelton. He is deeply missed by his wife Patricia, three children, four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
K9 Jack passed away in his sleep on June 4, 2021 at his home in Shelton, WA and crossed the rainbow bridge.
Jack was born on April 4, 2012 in Auburn California to Bigfoot Legends Merlin Monochrome and Snowy Belle Comes Home. He moved to Shelton in August of 2012 with his new mom and work partner Cindy Brewer. He immediately began his career with the Mason County Sheriff’s Office working with the public as the department’s education K9.
Jack’s main focus was teaching others about safe dog behavior and anti-bullying. Jack was comfortable wearing bright pink nail polish and showing others that we can be accepting of others no matter our differences. He loved everyone and with his big size, pink nails and loving smile he made an impact on everyone he met.
Over the duration of his career working for the Sheriff’s Office, he met thousands of people and left them all with a smile and happiness.
Jack retired from the Mason County Sheriff Office in October 2020, although he still did go to work once in a while as he loved to always be working. Those who knew Jack, are familiar with the big Great Dane whose head was hanging out of the truck the window smiling.
Jack enjoyed playing in the yard, going for walks and spending time with mom and dad. He was never one to turn down a cheeseburger, cookie or peanut butter cup.
Jack is survived by his mom Cindy and dad Jim. His cats Elvis Presley and Monster and rabbit Squirrel. He was preceded in death by sister dog Maggie, Stewart and best friend K9 Kona (who welcomed him cheerfully on the other side).
He will be forever missed and forever remembered, but left behind his fierce love, which never wavered.
Kerry Rose Johnson, 23, a resident of Shelton, passed away June 5, 2021, at home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Erlene Lynn Hanson, 75, a resident of Shelton, passed away June 7, 2021, at home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Dan C. Ward, 74, a resident of Shelton, passed away June 11, 2021, at home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
William Duane McCarty, 79, a resident of Belfair, passed away June 11, 2021, at home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Mary Jane McDonald, 86, a resident of Shelton, passed away June 12, 2021, at Elders Nest in Battle Ground, WA. Arrangements are by Forest Funeral Home and Crematory.
David M. Tinsley, 82, passed away June 14, 2021, at home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Elsie Margaret Drebis, 96, a resident of Shelton, passed away June 15, 2021, at Alpine Way in Shelton, WA. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.