Bonnie Lee Strong Wilson
Bonnie was born on July 1, 1931, to Fredrecia and Leland Strong in Portland, Oregon.
She attended many schools, most importantly St. Helens Hall in Portland.
Bonnie graduated from Camas, Washington High School all the time achieving being President of Girls League with national honors. She attended the University of Oregon and was a member of the Chi Omega sorority.
Bonnie moved to Seattle, Washington and worked for the Northwest region of World Book Encyclopedia as assistant to the manager. She met and married Don Wilson who worked for Western Electric Co. After the birth of their children, Bonnie became a full-time mother of two boys, Matthew and Ned. In 1965, they moved to Shelton, Washington. There they purchased a business, Shelton Hardware & Ferguson Flowers. She became a successful and talented florist. Bonnie was a founding member of Shelton Hospital Auxiliary and was a member of Mason General Hospital Auxiliary and a volunteer since 1989.
Bonnie was blessed with a marriage of 62 years and leaves a loving family; husband Don, children Matthew, Ned and his wife Sheri, their son Jacob and his love Saisha.
The last two years she was combating lung cancer. Bonnie was brave and determined but lost the battle April 20, 2017.
Darrell “Chris” W. Christensen
Darrell “Chris” W. Christensen passed away April 14, 2017 from a hard fought battle with cancer. He was born in Seattle to Warner & Dorthy Christensen October 17, 1942.
He graduated from Foster High School and then entered the Army from 1964-67. He married his wife Kevin in 1989. Chris loved owning his own tavern and then getting into the mushroom business.
He was preceded in death by grandparents Nanny & Buddy, mother & father.
He is survived by his wife, daughter Cheri (Spyder), brother Gary (Jo), sister Kristene, several nieces & nephews, stepchildren Kim (Jeff), Sean (Heather), Lynda (Michele); grandchildren Tylor, Courtney, Alec, Haylee, Cicily, Aiden, Scarlett, Chanel, Hailey, Michael and great-grandson Ryan.
A celebration of life is planned for later.
Gayle Hurst, age 93, a lifetime Shelton resident passed away in Shelton April 12, 2017. She was born in Shelton July 25, 1924 to Paul and Mary Hunter. She married Keith Hurst on March 5, 1954 in Shelton.
Gayle worked for a time at Dr. Norvald’s where she met her husband.
Gayle was a longtime active member of the Faith Lutheran church. She was on the election board for many years and was an active Republican. She loved gardening and spending time with family and loved traveling with her husband by boat and by car.
Gayle was preceded in death by her husband Keith. She is survived by brothers William Hunter of Skokomish Valley, James Hunter, Skokomish Valley and children; Dave Hurst, Shelton; Judi DeGraaff, Everson; Bob Hurst, Shelton; 6 grandchildren: Kelsey, Devan, Craig, Caitlin, Jamie and Jordan; and 2 grand children: Abigayle and Colby. She is also survived by her 17 year old Cocker Spaniel, Susie, her loving companion.
There will be a viewing at McComb and Wagner funeral home Thursday April 27th from 5-7 pm.
The graveside service is at Shelton Memorial Park Friday April 28th at 1 pm with the funeral to follow at Faith Lutheran Church at 2 pm.
William Hyland Clancy, 78, a resident of Belfair, died April 10, 2017, at home. Arrangements are by Arrangements are by Woodlawn Funeral Home – Lacey.
Daniel Albert Hall, 36, a resident of Shelton, died April 18, 2017, in Fox Island. Arrangements are by Forest Funeral Homes & Cemetery.
Dallas Elizabeth Creagh, 89, a resident of Shelton, died April 16, 2017, at home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Funeral Home and Crematory.
Terrie Lynn Dietrick, 58, a resident of Aberdeen, died April 16, 2017, at home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Funeral Home and Crematory.
John William Hammel, 65, a resident of Aberdeen, died April 15, 2017, in Seattle. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Funeral Home and Crematory.
Donald D. Williams, 60, a resident of Shelton, died April 18, 2017, at home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Funeral Home and Crematory.
Jim Lee Baker, 75, a resident of Olympia, died April 15, 2017, in Olympia. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Funeral Home and Crematory.
Ronald Dewayne Middaugh, 76, a resident of Hoodsport, died April 23, 2017, in Olympia. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Funeral Home and Crematory.
Mary Schaeffer, 69, a resident of Shelton, died April 22, 2017, in Olympia. Arrangements are by Mills & Mills Funeral Home.