Christine “Chris” H. Barrett
Christine “Chris” H. Barrett, 66, of Union, WA passed away with her brother and daughter at her bedside on Thursday, February 1, 2018, in her long-term care facility in Enumclaw, WA.
She is survived by her parents, Gordon “Gym” and Margaret “Peggy” Barrett, her siblings Gordon Barrett and Laura Egbert, as well as her daughter Michelle Conneway and granddaughters Genevieve and Gabrielle Conneway.
Christine was a volunteer 4-H leader in Mason and Skagit Counties and volunteered at Mason County Kitten Rescue. She will continue to live on through her surviving family along with her beloved painted ceramics and amazing sewing and crocheting projects. A service to celebrate her life will be held at a later date.
Marshall Gabriel Cowles
Marshall Gabriel Cowles journeyed home on January 26, 2018. Marshall was born on June 20, 2002 to Marc Cowles and Tami Baker. He has lived in Shelton for 15 years; he was a sophomore at Shelton High School where he participated in ROTC. Marshall had a love for the outdoors; he liked to camp, hike in the woods, picking mushrooms, riding bikes and motorcycles. He loved spending time with family which included road trips to Tulalip to visit extended family and trips to the ocean. Marshall liked video games and would try new things but not new food. He was always excited even for the little things. Marshall was loved by family and friends and will be greatly missed.
Riley wrote this following message to his brothers which he feels needs to be told to everyone;
The loss of our little brother is one that can never be repaid. But from his grave sacrifice we have many lessons learned. The most important of which is there will be bad days. No matter who you are you will have days that will feel as if they are the worst day imaginable. But they will pass! You will learn and adapt that is how we grow. You may fail, you may feel as though all is lost and the world is crushing you down into nothing.
But you must get up, put on the bravest face you can, and march head strong into tomorrow. For you now push forward with your newfound knowledge, your newfound hope for what can be. And as you trudge forward your prize will come into view and you will seize it without delay! You will look back at the bad days as nothing more than trivial trials. But you must always remember that it was nothing more than a bad day, and that it will pass. We love you and miss you dearly Marshall and you’ll always be in our hearts and minds, wherever we go.
Marshall Cowles is survived by his father Marc Cowles, his mother Tami Baker, his brothers Jeffrey Baker, Marcus Cowles and Riley Vance, great grandfather Gene Smith, grandparents Boyd Bowles & Carolyn Gravatt Bowles along with many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Marshall was preceded in death by his grandparents Ralph and Donna Baker and his grandfather Myrl Cowles Jr.
There is a Celebration of Life service on Saturday March 17, 2018 at 1pm at the Squaxin Island Community Kitchen, 50 SE Squaxin Lane, Kamilche, WA.
Richard Glenn Miller, Sr.
Richard, also known as “Rick” was born to Doris Patricia Miller and Charles David Miller in Shelton, Washington and raised on the Skokomish Indian Reservation.
He worked all of his life in various parts of Shelton and Skokomish including Skokomish Police, Skokomish Fisheries Department, coaching co-ed baseball teams of various ages, Twin Totems Deli & Grocery.
He enjoyed going to the beach, hunting, fishing, music, sports but above all his family, being a devoted father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to all of his loved ones.
He passed away peacefully at home.
He was preceded in death by his father, mother, and son.
He is survived by his children, Ricky Miller Jr., Justin Miller, Darren Sweitzer, Larissa Miller, Chanowha Miller, their families including their spouses, along with 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He is survived by his brothers Charles “Guy” Miller, Robert Miller, and his sisters Charlotte Faulkner, Mary “Trish” Dawson, Alice “Cloud” Pulsifer, and Pam Veliz. He is also survived by fellow loved ones and lifelong friends Jennifer Warden, Barney McLanahan and Gary Samples, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
He was a spiritual man, believing in the Shaker religion. He had a big smile, and his biggest trait was his stellar sense of humor. He was a joy to anyone he encountered, always parting with a warm hug, and a friendly wave. He will be missed beyond words, and his spirit will live on through the rest of time. A beautiful soul who will never be forgotten, beautiful memories silently kept, of one that we loved but will never forget.
Gene Raymond Myers
Gene Raymond Myers, 75, a 72-year resident of Shelton, passed away in Shelton, WA on January 24, 2018 from liver failure due to cancer. He was born March 11, 1942 in Morris, MN to Thomas and Margaret Myers (Tollefson). He graduated in 1960 from Irene S. Reed High School.
He served in the Washington National Guard and the U.S. Coast Guard Reserves. He married his wife of 51 years, Sharon Myers (Kent) on September 3, 1966 in Shelton. He worked for the Mason County Road Dept 1977-1997, the WA Corrections Center 1975-1977 and the Mason County Assessor’s Office 1969-1975, and the City of Shelton.
Gene was a founding member of the Yesteryear Car Club, formed in 1967. He enjoyed restoring classic cars. He lived on Spencer Lake for 50 years, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends at the lake. He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon (Sherry) Myers, of Shelton; son Mark (Shelly), of Port Orchard, WA; son Kent (Jennifer) of Centralia WA; sister, Peggy Cleveland (Darryl) of Shelton; brother, Stacy Myers of Shelton; brother Thomas Corwin Myers (Fran) of Shelton; brother, Dave Myers (Margie) of Yelm; sister, Leona Danielson of Olympia; granddaughter, Ashton Myers; grandson Ethan Myers, grandson Kenny Myers, granddaughter Sophia Myers; honorary daughter Mozell (Brotherton) Snider; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 206 E. Wyandotte Ave., Shelton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mason General Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 1668, Shelton, WA – Memorial gift.
Mary Ann Southworth
Mary Ann Southworth of Shelton WA, formerly of Seattle WA, passed away peacefully on February 2, 2018 at the age of 89. She was born in Centralia WA on October 22, 1928 and grew up in Rainier, WA. Beloved wife of Howard for 45 years; dear mother of Steve (Becky), Jeff (Denice), Marti (Steve), Jon (Belinda), and Molly (Mark). She was a loving Grandmother to Mark, James (Diane), Michael, Luke (Sophie), Alice (Jason), Brandi (Robert), Joanna, Jennifer, and devoted sister to Darlene (Lars), brother Manley (Janet), brother Morrie (Annie), as well as many nieces and nephews and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Howard, son Jeff, parents Wilbur and Cleo Goodwin, and brother Morrie.
Mary Ann graduated as valedictorian of Rainier High School at 16. She then moved to Tacoma where she completed RN training at St Joseph’s School of Nursing. She was a skilled and caring nurse throughout her life until she retired in 1985 as Director of Nursing at the Kenney Presbyterian Home. A skilled artist, she excelled at many crafts including various embroidery styles, sewing, and painting. She and Howard moved to their home on Spencer Lake after retirement where she pursued her interest in gardening and became a Master Gardener.
Her true joy was spending time with her family and many friends. Cooking for company was a lifelong devotion. She had a true optimistic nature, positive attitude, and never-ending concern for others that sustained her through many heart aches as well as long term health issues. She will be remembered and missed dearly by all who knew and loved her.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to CHI Franciscan Hospice of Federal Way — especially thanking her nurse, Y-Nhe, for her exceptional support and care; or a donation to the Shelton Methodist Church is suggested. A heartfelt thank you to Nellie and all that her cared for her at The Loving Ones Adult Family Home in Des Moines WA where she was loved and lived her final 2 years with her beloved dog Max. A celebration of her life will be on March 3, 2018 at the Shelton Civic Center from 1:00- 3:00pm. 525 West Cota St. Shelton WA 98584.
Daniel Francis Depoe-Smith
Daniel Francis Depoe-Smith, age 57, passed away January 26, 2018 in his home.
Dan is survived by his daughters, Danisa Albright, Adonia Smith, Ashley Smith, Kimberly Losey, Jessica Gable and Danielle Smith; son (dog) Chewsive Ganjiah Smith; grandchildren Ethan Albright, Aaron Albright, Kaden Eichhorn, Braxtyn Smith, Alvia Haskins, Charles (P) Meyer, Peyton Meyer, Theodore Miller, Leonidas Miller, Jasmine Gable, Grey Losey, Zed Losey and Adrian Gable, as well as his siblings: Jim Depoe, Mark Chappel, Daren Depoe, Tamera Neatrour, Nancy Depoe, and Joy Smith.
Danny was born on April 10, 1961 in his parents’ home on Harstine Island, WA to Mary Caroline Wingert-Depoe and James William Smith.
He was a great family man and a loving father. Most of his life he worked in the logging industry and retired from Harstine Island Pointe.
Daniel was a smart, funny, active man who was deeply involved in being a father, grandfather, brother, uncle and son. He enjoyed time with his family, traveling, the outdoors, laughing and candy. His family and friends will always remember him as a rock for everyone who always had a shoulder to lean on and a hand to help those in need. He was a man with a huge heart, and larger than life indeed.
A funeral is scheduled for February 17, 2018, at 12:00 pm, with a reception to follow at Harstine Community Hall on Harstine Island. His daughters will officiate. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Daniel’s life. The family would like to thank the Harstine Island Women’s Club for their generous services.
Richard Arthur Bonanno, 62, a resident of Hoodsport, died February 6, 2018, at home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
June Carllee Bowman, 85, a resident of Shelton, died January 27, 2018, at home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Connie Maray Smyrak, 67, a resident of Belfair, died February 2, 2018, at home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Frederick James Adler, 63, a resident of Shelton, died February 2, 2018, at home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Michael Alan Wittner, 75, a resident of Bremerton, died February 6, 2018, at Franciscan Hospice House. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Gary Clark Frederick, 74, a resident of Shelton, died February 6, 2018, at Fir Lane Health and Rehabilitation. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Elizabeth Anne White, 73, a resident of Centralia, died January 15, 2018, in Centralia. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Patricia Ann Cavender, 82, a resident of Union, died February 4, 2018, at home. Arrangements are by Forest Funeral Homes & Cemetery.
Mary Lou Bogden, 74, a resident of Olympia, died February 8, 2018, in Olympia. Arrangements are by Woodlawn Funeral Home - Lacey.
Wilfred Rosario, 25, a resident of Yelm, died February 6, 2018, at home. Arrangements are by Woodlawn Funeral Home - Lacey.
Donald R. Hizey, 84, a resident of Hoodsport, died February 9, 2018, in Shelton. Arrangements are by Funeral Alternatives of Washington.
Eleanor Allison, 85, a resident of Port Orchard, died February 2, 2018, in Port Orchard. Arrangements are by Rill Chapel.
Carol Bird Schnell, 82, a resident of Shelton, died February 11, 2018, at home. Arrangements are by Forest Funeral Homes & Cemetery.