Larry Allen Alf
On Monday, September 7, 2020, Larry Allen Alf of Hoodsport, WA, loving husband and father, passed away at age 72.
Larry was born on May 19th, 1948 in Everett, WA, to Sam and Helen (Krone) Alf. On July 10, 1971, he married MaryEllen Donovan . They raised two sons, Sean and Mathew in Amboy, WA. They moved to Hoodsport, WA, in 1992, where they spent their days enjoying the small town life.
Larry had a passion for the outdoors that gave MaryEllen and their two children a lifetime of stories. They spent much of their time with their best friends Marcia and Mike Abbott and their son Richard. Larry also loved hunting and fishing, enjoyed shrimp and crab seasons and foraged for prized morels; and was a legendary cook and candy maker. Everyone looked forward to what delicious tasty treats he would bring to family celebrations and his friends couldn’t wait to get their Christmas plates of homemade candy. He was also an avid music lover and, with his wife, enjoyed hunting for collectibles and antiques. Larry was known for his quick wit, his infectious smile, and his kind and compassionate spirit. He was loved by everyone in Hoodsport; they were an extended family of friends from every walk of life. Those who knew him were greeted by his generous hospitality, entertained by his stories of his life and humorous fish tales. They learned the history and many valuable lessons about living on the canal.
Larry was preceded in death by his father, Sam, his mother Helen, and his sister Sue. Larry is now reunited with his beloved wife MaryEllen who passed in 2007 of cancer. He is survived by his two sons, Sean and Mathew Alf, his Daughter in law Jennie and granddaughter, Nira Alf, and his step-grandsons Christopher and Nicholas, and his brother’s Skip Alf and Michael Alf, his sister Billie Clark, and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be delayed due to current health complications with Covid-19. However the family plans to hold a celebration of life in 2021 in Hoodsport, WA.
If you’d like to attend his celebration of life and be added to a contact-with-date list please send an email to Seanalf@comcast.net. In lieu of flowers and cards the family would like to encourage any donations in his honor to be sent to the Hoodsport Fire Department.
Jerry Seterdahl, Dad, Grandpa, Uncle, Brother and Friend, left this world on Sept 10th 2020, surrounded by the love of his family.
He lived his last days on earth much like he lived the rest of his life; quick to joke, quick to laugh and quick to wink at the ladies.
Dad had many careers, interests and passions over his 79 years. He joined the US Navy in 1958 and served for four years. He was very proud of his service and was even reliving those memories until the end.
Maybe it was his service at sea or maybe it was his upbringing in the Puget Sound area that led to his lifelong love of boating and fishing.
Even in his last days he was talking about memories of fishing in Neah Bay.
He loved woodworking, cooking and he was a voracious reader.
He lived all over the Pacific Northwest and chose to spend his final years in the Lake Cushman area.
He was a salesman, a laborer, an ironworker, a handyman but at heart he was a philosopher (what his philosophy was, is still a mystery though!)
He loved a good laugh and he always wanted to make others laugh- the phrase “Dad joke” accurately describes his sense of humor... hell, he probably invented the genre.
Even when he knew his days were numbered he was facing that fact with his classic sense of humor.
He was so grateful to be able to say his goodbyes to his children and told us all how lucky he was.
A final example of grace to us all.
He is survived by his children Suzie Hart, Lisa Starck, DJ Forza and Gavin Haugen.
Rest easy, Dad. You were loved and you will never be forgotten.
Jeffrey James Peters
Jeffrey James Peters passed away September 10, 2020, in Olympia, Washington. He was born April 16, 1952, to William and Louise (Hoeft) Peters in Shelton, Washington. He also resided in Lebanon, Oregon, and Anchorage, Alaska.
Jeff graduated from Anchorage’s West High School in 1970, married Paula Barnes on March 23, 1979, and was a Squaxin Island Tribal member.
He worked for Mt. McKinley Fence Company and Goodyear Tires in Anchorage. In 2013, after more than 20 years, he retired from the Squaxin Island Tribe as the Public Works Manager.
Jeff was a humble man, and was always willing to help anyone in need. He was known for his colorful sense of humor. He loved fishing, hunting, cooking, building various things in his shop, and spending time with his family.
Jeff was loved and respected by many. He had a love for all his family and friends, and will be dearly missed.
He is survived by his wife, Paula J. Peters of Olympia; son, Steven Peters of Elma; daughters, Jolene Peters, Jaimie Whipple, and Jennifer Ogno, all of Shelton; nine grandchildren; two great grandchildren; brother, Ray Peters of Fairbanks, Alaska; and sisters, Nora Coxwell of Olympia, BJ Peters of Olympia, Julie Goodwin of Olympia, and Colleen Merriman of Santa Fe, New Mexico. He was predeceased by his parents; and sisters, Leslie Peters and Carrie Smith.
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Howard Scott Austin
Howard Scott Austin 92, passed away peacefully Friday September 18, 2020, in Shelton.
His family was at his side. Howard was born to Earl and Pearl Austin in Castle Rock WA. on Dec. 27, 1928. Graduating from Castle Rock High in 1946 he immediately joined the Navy serving aboard warships in Alaska waters. He wed Patricia Stevens in February 1956 making Shelton their home. While owning and operating taverns he earned an accounting degree and became a business manager for the Washington Dept. of Corrections retiring from the McNeil Island Correctional facility. Howard collected and restored numerous vintage cars and was a charter member of Yesteryear Car Club of Shelton. Upon their retirement he and Pat moved to Long Beach, WA.
Howard was preceded in death by his siblings and his survived by his wife Patricia, children Sharon, Judy, David (Petey) stepson Gary, 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. A private memorial will be scheduled at a later date.
Lance Hillary Willits, 49, was found deceased on Sept. 5, 2020, near Skookum Inlet in Shelton. Arrangements are by Forest Funeral Homes & Cemetery.