Audrey L. Gibbs
Audrey L. Gibbs would have been 82 this September 2021, of Shelton, passed away Sunday night April 25th, 2021, at Mason General Hospital. She was born September 19, 1939 in Terryville CT, daughter of the late Metro and Tilly Lyga.
Audrey L. Gibbs, a Mom, a grandma, and a great-grandma too, this is the legacy we have from you. You taught us love and how to be strong, you gave us the will to fight for what’s right. You gave us strength. A stronger person would be hard to find, and in your heart, you were always kind. You fought for us all in many ways, not just as a mother, not just as a grandmother, for all of us you gave your best, and now is the time for you to rest. So, go in peace, you’ve earned your sleep, your love in our hearts we’ll eternally keep.
Audrey was Mom first, and had a successful career as a legal secretary for Thurston County for 25 years before retiring. She had a full life, (prior military wife), traveled all over the world and settled into Shelton in 1979. Mom met her companion later in life, Richard D. Ross. She enjoyed reading, crocheting going to the ocean, coloring with the grandkids and spending time with the family. She raised three generations of children to be strong and independent.
Audrey is survived by her daughter Monica Dawn Gibbs and Steven Paul Gibbs, her two grandchildren Sarah Marie Martin and Amanda Michelle McDowell, and her great granddaughter Emma Rose Martin. Mom was also survived by her dear Brother Richard Lyga of New York, and preceded by her late Brother Arthur Lyga of Terryville, CT.
Mom will always be with us in our hearts forever…
“RIP my beautiful Mom”
Gail Lynn Harbison
Gail Lynn Harbison was born July 22nd, 1952 in Riverside, California and passed away at her cherished home in the valley in Shelton, Washington on April 16th, 2021.
Gail had a personality like no other. She never met a stranger. She was spunky, loved to laugh and joke, very quick witted and enjoyed a good prank. She often talked about such pranks with her cousins while growing up in California.
She married the love of her life, Donald Harbison, on December 12th, 1989. They spent 31 wonderful years together creating memories on their many adventures of traveling, fishing and camping, but her favorite place to be with him was home in the valley.
Some of Gail’s other favorite pastimes included going to church, playing Yahtzee, cards, frequent movie nights with her family, and listening to loved ones sing and play gospel music.
She was loved by everyone. Over the years she created special relationships with cousins, nieces and nephews. She was a mother figure to many, and grandma/memaw to Alex, Megan, Mason, Tysen, Tate and Sienna.
Gail leaves behind her husband, Donald Harbison; children, Chad Webb, Chrishael (Jeff) Joggerst and bonus children, Brian and Daniel Harbison; grandchildren, and siblings, Linda Keith and Peggy Drake.
She is preceded in death by her father, Wallace Webb; mother, Edna Webb and brother, James Webb.
Gail’s Celebration of Life will be held on May 8th, 2021, at 1:00pm at Gateway Christian Fellowship located at 405 S 7th St. Shelton, WA 98501.
William “Bill” Mcfadzen
William “Bill” Mcfadzen, 72, passed away April 21, 2021, at Shelton Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Bill was born in Spokane, WA on June 1, 1948, to Frances Mcfadzen. He attended Rainier School in 1964 in Buckley, WA, where he was also part of the Alder Hall Vocational Training Program. Bill moved to Shelton, WA in 1976 at the age of 28, at which time he also became a member of Exceptional Foresters, Inc (EFI) receiving residential and vocational support services. During that time, Bill held various jobs within the community such as Tozier Bro’s, the local recycling facility, and was also a member of the Green Team project, which provided beautification services to local Shelton businesses. Though a member of the EFI, Bill was able to be self-sufficient most of his adult life while living in his own home. It wasn’t until his later years and decline in health that required more round-the-clock care.
Bill never let his disability stop him from living life to its fullest. Those who knew Bill knew that they could always expect a big smile and friendly wave whenever they came in contact. You would often see him walking the streets of Shelton to ‘pop-in’ and visit local businesses just to say “Hi”, see how things were going, and maybe try out the menu at the local restaurants.
Bill enjoyed car rides out in the country, finding special treasures at all the local garage sales and had a special love for riding the Mason County Transit. He loved his large collection of stuffed bears. He also enjoyed day and overnight trips to the Ocean, and ferry rides to Seattle, where he would then make his first stop at Ivar’s every year for his annual birthday lunch. Among Bill’s favorite of trips were his vacations to Hawaii, San Diego and a cruise in the Bahamas.
Bill is preceded in death by his Mother, Frances Mcfadzen, and his Sister Barbara Mcfadzen.
Roland Quinn, 86, a resident of Shelton, died April 17, 2021, at Tacoma General Hospital. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Timothy Dwayne Cress, 62, a resident of Shelton, died April 28, 2021, at Mason General Hospital. Arrangements are by Forest Funeral Home and Crematory.
Margaret Hellen Pearce, 90, a resident of Olympia, prior resident of Shelton, died April 28, 2021, at Mason General Hospital in Shelton. Arrangements are by Forest Funeral Home and Crematory.
Reuben W. Cuzick, 37, a resident of Shelton, died April 30, 2021, at home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Christine Adda Goodpaster, 75, a resident of Hoodsport, WA, died April 30, 2021, at Mason General Hospital. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
John S. Branscum, 55, a resident of Shelton, died May, 2, 2021, at home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Michael Jacobs, 72, a resident of Shelton, died May 2, 2021, at home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Jane Dormuth, 78, a resident of Shelton, died May 3, 2021, at Alpine Way. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Eugene J. Scherer, 85, a resident of Shelton, died May 3, 2021, at home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.