Cherie L. Davidson Fraser
Cherie was born in Moore, Montana, the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Davidson (both deceased). She attended schools there until 1940 when she moved to Shelton and she entered the 6th grade.
As a senior in 1948 she was chosen by the Shelton student body for her popularity, beauty and scholastics to rule as a queen of the 4th Annual Shelton Forest Festival.
In 1949 she married Don (Buzz) Fraser, class of 1947. They settled in Olympia.
Cherie worked as a secretary for the State personnel department for 15 years. She quit early to stay home with her young son.
She is survived by her husband and three sons, Casey, (Vancouver), Scott and Dana (both Olympia); sister, Peggy McNish (Olympia); brothers Jack (Redding CA); George (Shelton); two grandsons, two granddaughters, two great grandsons and also special nieces and nephews.
Mary Frances Davis
Mary Frances Davis journeyed home on November 13, 2017, with her family near her side. Mary was able to celebrate her 99th birthday. Mary was born on October 15, 1918, to Leo and Frances Momot in Portland, Oregon. Mary married Merrill J. Corum in September of 1939; they were able to have a beautiful daughter before the marriage ended in divorce. Mary later met Lester Davis in Aberdeen, WA where they married in January of 1961. Mary worked as Statistical Clerk for Grays Harbor Paper Company in Hoquiam, WA where she retired after working 28 years.
Mary moved to Shelton 15 years ago to live with her daughter Shirley and son-in-law Ed Bartolat.
Mary enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking and was a devoted animal lover. She loved sitting out on the deck at home to watch Chloe her “grand Cat” play outside.
Mary Frances Davis is survived by her Daughter Shirley Bartolat and her Son-in-Law Ed Bartolat. She was loved very much and will be greatly missed.
There will be no services at the per Mary’s request.
Services were provided by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home.
Phillip Wayne Shipman
Phillip Wayne Shipman, 65, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 2nd surrounded by his family and loved ones after a long battle with cancer.
He was born in Downey, CA to Alvie & Diana (Howe) Shipman on September 29, 1952.
He was the greatest example of a husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. He would do anything he could to help anyone who was in need and never expected anything in return.
Phil was a carpenter by trade. The restoration of the historic Colonial House was one of his proudest achievements. He enjoyed his last years working at EFI before retiring.
He enjoyed spending time with his family, long drives in his ’66 Jeep, watching the Seahawks, playing cards, Yahtzee with friends. He had a passion for cars and a good car show. He also enjoyed spending down time with his wife on a “White sandy beach” in Hawaii.
Phil is survived by his wife, Lori, of 41 years, his son, Aaron, his wife Sharon, daughters Elisabeth, Rebecca, grandchildren Emma, Rylee, Baillie and Brayden, his brothers David, Ben, Tim and sister Rachel.
A celebration of life/open house will be held on Friday, December 8th from 3pm to 5pm at the Colonial House in Shelton. A family campout celebration will also be held, at a later date.
Ruth Speece was born January 14, 1929 in Castle Rock, WA. She passed away at the age of 88 on November 27th, at her home in Shelton, WA, of natural causes.
She graduated from Irene S. Reed High School in 1949 and married Leonard Speece the next year. They made Shelton their home where they raised their two children.
She loved her home and the great outdoors. Her hobbies included arts and crafts, ceramics, jewelry making and photography. In her later years she became an avid Mariners and Seahawks fan. Christmas was always very special as she and her Mom shopped and decorated for the Holidays.
She is survived by her spouse Leonard, two children, Susan Foster and Michael Speece, one grandchild, two great grandchildren and one sister, Betty Mast Taylor.
There will be a celebration of her life at 2pm on December 9th at Fir Lane Rehab in the dining hall.
Loretta Hazel Simpson, 101, a resident of Shelton, died November 24, 2017, in Shelton. Arrangements are by Forest Funeral Homes & Cemetery.
Brian K. Wilis, 57, a resident of Shelton, died November 26, 2017, at home. A service was held December 1 at 3 p.m. at Salish Cliffs Golf Club. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Damaris Zander, 91, a resident of Lacey, died November 28, 2017, in Lacey. Arrangements are by Woodlawn Funeral Home - Lacey.
Dorothy J. Combs, 75, a resident of Cosmopolis, died November 27, 2017, in Montesano. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Gerald Guy Burger, 90, a resident of Union, died November 19, 2017, at home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Irene Roseann Thompson, 98, a resident of Shelton, died November 26, 2017, in Shelton. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
George V. Enebrad, Jr., 53, a resident of Tahuya, died November 24, 2017, in Belfair. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
David Michael Weitzel, 64, a resident of McCleary, died November 27, 2017, at home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Barbara Winslow, 81, a resident of Port Orchard, died November 21, 2017, in Port Orchard. Arrangements are by Rill Chapel.
Jennifer (Jenny) Weeks, 43, a resident of Delta Junction, died November 13, 2017, in Delta Junction. A service was held December 2 at 2:00 in the Chapel of Chimes, Fairbanks, Alaska. Arrangements are by Rest Haven Cemetery.
Rose Marsh, 80, a resident of Shelton, died November 29, 2017, at Alpine Way Senior Living. Arrangements are by Woodlawn Funeral Home - Lacey.
Patricia Louise Eden, 85, a resident of Lacey, died December 2, 2017, at home. Arrangements are by Woodlawn Funeral Home - Lacey.
William Sharp, 86, a resident of Shelton, died December 1, 2017, at home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Sandra Gail Branner, 63, a resident of Shelton, died December 3, 2017, at home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.