Betty Magnussen passed away peacefully at her home on May 12, 2019, surrounded by her loved ones. Betty was born in Ismay, MO, November 16, 1931. She married Roy Magnussen in 1948, he was 17 and she was 16.
Betty and Roy were married for 71+ years and raised four children. Betty is preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Sylvia and Marcella. She is survived by her husband, Roy, sister Sybil Allen, sons; Dan (Liz), Dave, Doug and daughter Karen (Phil). She also has three grandchildren, Brad, Jenny, and Matt. Six great grandchildren, Madison, Dalton, Dane, Kate, Jacob and Rhiannon.
Betty was such a kind hearted and loving wife and grandma, and will be missed so much by her family and friends. Her family would like to thank the Hospice care for the excellent care Betty was given in her final days. Respecting her wished, there will be no funeral service.
Boyd Franklin Bowles was born March 14, 1927, in Detroit, Michigan to Boyd F. Bowles, Sr. and Nellie Dyer Bowles. He was joined by another brother, Jack Leonard Bowles fourteen months later. When Boyd was three years old, his father passed away and Nellie took her young boys back to her hometown of Van Buren, Arkansas. Nellie met and married Everett Isley and the new family moved to Southern California where two new siblings joined the family, a brother J.C. Isley and sister Patricia Isley Hubbard. The family moved frequently; Boyd having attended 25 schools by the 8th grade. The family settled for a while in Cottage Grove, OR but quickly returned to California. Boyd was 16 years old by this time and refused to go as he had fallen in love with Esther Brown, who became his wife. Together they had six children, Boyd, Jr., Alan, Dan, Chris, Karly and Robin. Boyd served in the US Navy during WWII and from that experience learned to love the sea and sailing. With all the children grown and gone, Boyd accepted a position at Simpson Timber Company in Shelton, WA, in 1977, where he would spend the remainder of his life. Boyd’s first marriage ended in divorce and he married Carolyn Gravatt Cowles and through this marriage, Boyd gained four additional children, Tam, Marc, Andrea and Matt. Boyd retired from Simpson Timber in 1992 as the saw filing superintendent. On retirement, Boyd and Carolyn served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to Dublin, Ireland. Boyd’s many hobbies included; sailing, biking, backpacking, reading, drawing, flying (he held a pilot’s license), fly fishing, scuba diving, horses, horse logging, horse training and bee keeping. Boyd was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Jack, his son Boyd, Jr., and grandson Marshall Cowles. Boyd passed away May 17, 2019, in Shelton. His funeral service will be held Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 10:00 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 916 N 12th Street, Shelton, WA. His ashes will be interred at the Lake Quinault Cemetery at a later date. Funeral arrangements are being handled by McComb and Wagner Family Funeral Home of Shelton.
Donald Eugene Whinery
Donald Eugene Whinery of Shelton, WA, passed away peacefully on May 1, 2019, at Shelton Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Don was born on September 30, 1027, in Puyallup, WA. The family lived in Arkansas and then moved to Nebraska. They left Nebraska and moved to Washington State when Don was 16 years old. Don proudly served his county in the US Navy from 1946 to 1948. He married Leota Pickerel in 1948. She preceded him in death.
Don worked for Simpson Timber Company in Shelton for 45 years. He retired in 1990. In Retirement, Don enjoyed raising cattle, traveling, spending time with family, and working on his property.
Don is survived by his wife Jackie, of 37 years, three children; Cherie (Dick) Linn, Donald (Debbie), Dale (Michelle), three stepchildren, Michael (Lisa) Weirauch, Shawn Weirauch, and Molly Weirauch, sisters; Gwytha Ferris, Violet Dobbs, Louella Fulmer, and Bonnie Gosser, 12 grand children, 20 great grand children, nine great-great grand children, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Don is preceded in death by his parents, son Ricky, brothers; Marvin and Edward “Junior”, and sister Betty Soronio.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the VFW of your choice. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2:00 pm at the Presbyterian Church, 1430 Shelton Springs Rd, Shelton, WA.
Robert (Bob) East
Robert (Bob) East, 90, of Shelton, Washington passed away on April 26, 2019.
Bob was born in Pontiac, Michigan and when Bob was a young boy, the family moved to Everett, WA and later established long-term residence in Seattle, WA. After graduating from West Seattle High School, he joined the Army and later served in the Air Force during the Korean War.
Bob married Theresa, and they raised four children together. They were together for 50 years before Theresa passed away. He served as an elementary school teacher in the Renton School District, educating children for 28 years. After retiring, Bob and Theresa set up residence at Lake Limerick in Shelton.
Bob was an avid fisherman, loved to travel near and far, and enjoyed the art of carpentry, having built a cabin and one of his own residences.
Bob is survived by four children and seven grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at Washington Memorial Park in SeaTac, WA at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, June 5.
Please join family and friends for a Celebration of Life at Lake Limerick Country Club Great Hall, 790 E. St. Andrews Dr. Shelton, WA from 1:00 – 4:00 pm on Thursday, June 6.
John Pais, Jr.
John Pais, Jr. passed away from the results of a stroke at the age of 97, at Mason General Hospital on May 8, 2019. He was a resident of Matlock, WA, for 21 years.
He was born in Peabody, Mass., in March of 1922 to John and Mary Pais. He was the youngest of five brothers who all preceded him in death. He served in the Navy during WWII and in the Navy Reserve until 1966, reaching the rank of Chief Machinery Repairman.
John married Amelia Lawrence on May of 1943 and had been married for 63 years. He served the Matlock Food Bank for many years; he was the church musician and served on the church board. He enjoyed wood working and traveling across country with his dog Josie until he was 94.
He was preceded in death by his wife Amelia in 2005. He is survived by his son John Pais, III and wife, Maryann, grandchildren; Debbie Thompson and Jeremy Pais, 10 great grand children, and two great-great, grand children all in the Matlock area. Also survived by, his daughter Laurie Grusendorf, husband John of Pennsylvania, three grand children Steve, Josh, and Joy; and six great grand children.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Matlock Community Church on Sunday, June 22nd at 2:00 pm.
Clayton E. Bennett
On Sunday, March 10, 2019, Clayton E. Bennett, loving son, brother, and uncle, passed away at the age of 40.
Clayton was born in Olympia, Washington. He was raised in Shelton and was proud to be sixth generation Mason County as the great-great-great-grandson of pioneer Henry Winsor. During his school year, he was a member of Boy Scout Troop 112 in Shelton, and earned the highest rank of Eagle Scout. He was also a member of the Order of the Arrow Tillicum Lodge. Clayton was a member of NJROTC and served in various leadership roles including Armed Drill Team Commander winning several state competitions. Clayton graduated from Shelton High School in 1996. He was a volunteer firefighter and EMT and attended college before enlisting in the United States Marine Corps shortly after the 9/11 attacks. Clayton completed training as an Osprey Crew Chief and later also completed training as a Counter Intelligence Human Intelligence Specialist which included becoming fluent in Arabic. Clayton medically retired at the rank of Sergeant.
Clayton had a passion for music, his community, and the outdoors. He owned and played several instruments and enjoyed many nights of Karaoke around the South Sound. Clayton believed in serving others and was known by many in the community for the time he spent at Habitat for Humanity, Community Lifeline, and helping friends and neighbors. He was a man of Christian faith and attended many churches in the area, sometimes more than one in a day! Some of his happiest times were spent enjoying the outdoors whether it be a day at the water or hiking the foothills of the Olympics with friends.
Clayton is survived by his parents, Curtis Bennett and Joan (Berndt) Bennett, his sister, Melissa (Bennett) Wood, brother-in-law, Matt Wood, and nephews, Mark and Matthew Wood.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2019, at the Shelton Yacht Club, 701 E Pine St, Shelton Washington at 1 o’clock p.m. Special donations in his memory can be made to the SHS NJROTC Booster Club and Kristmas Town Kiwanis Scout Troop 9112.
Randolph James Laury, 66, a resident of Lacey, died May 15, 2019, in Olympia. Arrangements are by Forest Funeral Homes & Cemetery.
Lois Arlene Barnaby, 87, a resident of Olympia, died May 14, 2019, in Olympia. Arrangements are by Woodlawn Funeral Home - Lacey.
Ruth Lee Scoggin, 70, a resident of Shelton, died May 13, 2019, at home. Arrangements are by Forest Funeral Homes & Cemetery.
Irene B. Ebbers, 92, a resident of Shelton, died May 14, 2019, in Shelton. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Lori J. Coker, 59, a resident of Shelton, died May 13, 2019, in Olympia. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Roberta Dean Lubetich, 61, a resident of Grapeview, died May 13, 2019, at home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Claude Haven Challender, Jr., 43, a resident of Shelton, died May 11, 2019, in Olympia. Arrangements are by Tulip Crematorium.
John Fink, 87, a resident of Yelm, died May 14, 2019, at home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Barbara C. Rice, 95, a resident of Shelton, died May 7, 2019, at home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Carrel H. Sheldon, 72, a resident of Shelton, died May 15, 2019, in Seattle. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Diane Helen Edgin, 71 a resident of Shelton, died May 17, 2019, at Fir Lane Health & Rehabilitation in Shelton. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory in Shelton.
Ann M. Tate, 79, a resident of Olympia, died May 19, 2019, at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory in Shelton.
Scott Charles Geist, 54, a resident of Tumwater, died May 17, 2019, at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory in Shelton.
Ronald Holtcamp, 67, a resident of Tahuya, died May 17, 2019, at home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory in Shelton.
John D. Katan, 72, a resident of Roy, died May 6, 2019, at home. Arrangements are by Woodlawn Funeral Home in Lacey.
Randolph “Randy” Peters Jr., 71, a resident of Shelton, died May 16, 2019, at Mason General Hospital in Shelton. Arrangements are by Forest Funeral Home and Cemetery in Shelton.
Richard Lee Pearce, 97, a resident of Shelton, died May 15, 2019, at Mason General Hospital in Shelton. Arrangements are by Funeral Alternatives of Washington in Tumwater.