Richard “Rick” Anderson
Richard “Rick” Anderson was born in Shelton, Washington on November 27, 1951, and passed away surrounded by family on December 15, 2016, at his home in Parkdale, Oregon. Rick was the son of Sydney Anderson and Ann Barger Anderson.
Rick grew up in Lake Cushman, Washington in the Olympic Mountains. He graduated from Shelton High School and Washington State University. After living in several places in Washington, Rick moved to Eagle River, Alaska and from there to Juneau, Alaska. Rick and Delores Galbraith Grant were married in 1985 in Juneau. To their marriage Rick and Delores brought two sons each, creating a family of six.
Rick worked at Greens Creek Mine on Admiralty Island near Juneau Alaska for many years. He retired in 2001 due to a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, and shortly thereafter, Rick and Delores moved to Parkdale, Oregon, where he served as a Ruling Elder of the Parkdale Community Church. Throughout his life, Rick was happiest when he was outside, whether hunting and fishing in southeast Alaska with his family and friends, or keeping his large vegetable and flower gardens in Parkdale weed and (mostly) gopher free. He felt blessed that in his last months he was able to watch Mt. Hood reflect the season’s changes every day.
Rick is survived by his wife Delores; four sons: Richard Ryan Anderson (Darcy), Robert “Bo” Anderson (Kathleen), Todd Grant (Mary), and Ian Grant (Madeline); and seven grandchildren. He also leaves his mother Ann Anderson, sister Sherrie Black (Lewie), brother Dale (Rachelle). Rick is also survived by an uncle, as well as nieces and nephews. Rick will be missed by his long time fishing and hunting partner Richard Jerue, his long term friend and proclaimed brother John Hanlon, and his lifelong friend Jim Packer.
A celebration of Rick’s life will be held on February 16, 2017, at 1 PM at Parkdale Community Church. His ashes will be spread at a favorite spot near Juneau, Alaska this summer. Donations in Rick’s memory can be made to the Hospice of the Gorge, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society or Parkdale Community Church sent care of Anderson’s Tribute Center.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals • Receptions • Cremations) 1401 Belmont Avenue, Hood River, Oregon 97031. Visit www.AndersonsTributeCenter.com to leave a note of condolence for the family.
Robert (Bob) Anderson
Robert (Bob) Anderson was born on December 15, 1931 in Tacoma and died on January 17, 2017 at his home in Allyn Washington after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was the son of Virgil and Eugenia Anderson of Tacoma, who moved their family to Allyn in the 1940’s.
Bob attended grade school in Allyn and was a graduate of Shelton High School. He joined the navy during the Korean War and was stationed in Hawaii.
In the 1960s, Bob and his brother, Don, began development of LakeLand Village, a residential golf course community in Allyn, Washington. They took great pride in the community they built on the land their father had purchased.
Bob befriended all with his generous spirit and saw the humor in life. He was a faithful Christian who loved pheasant hunting with his German shorthairs, volunteering at the Kitsap County Rodeo, mining for gold on the Yuba River, and vacationing with his devoted wife of 53 years, Marilyn, at their home on Maui.
Bob is survived by his wife Marilyn, three children, Debra, Dawn and Rick; 8 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; brother Don; and many wonderful nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on February 26th at the LakeLand Village Clubhouse where his life will be celebrated. Family, friends and others whose lives he touched are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association.
Pauline Ann “Johnnie” Baldy
Pauline Ann “Johnnie” Baldy passed away peacefully February 1, 2017 at Harrison Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family. She was born May 23, 1935 to Philip and Christine (Cleggett) Johnson in Boston, Massachusetts.
After graduating from high school in 1953 she enlisted in the Navy and served as a hospital corpsman until 1955. She was stationed in Bremerton where she met her husband, Alvin Baldy. They married July 3, 1954 and moved to Belfair and later to Allyn. Alvin preceded Johnnie in death in 1980 after 26 years of marriage. She was also preceded in death in 1999 by her beloved grandson Ryan Loper.
Johnnie was very active in the community. She joined Mason County District 5 Fire Department and served 30 years and was a Lieutenant fire fighter emergency medical technician. She was among the first group of female fire fighters in the state of WA. She loved people and was very involved in the community. She also enjoyed many hobbies such as bowling, sewing, knitting, and quilting.
Johnnie is survived by her two brothers, John Johnson and Eddie Johnson and her sister Shirley Berg. Her six children: Katherine Tripoli, Philip Baldy, James Baldy, Janet Joslyn, Susan Baldy, and Linda Vito. She loved and enjoyed her grandchildren; Geoffrey Tripoli, Brittnay Urdahl, Sarah Zamudio, Patrick Baldy, Anna Rebert, Kyler Loper, and William Remington, and her great grandchildren: Indie, Declan and Via Urdahl, Gabe Rebert, Odessa Riddle and Alice Rose. She also leaves behind her special friend, Paul Wuestner of 20 plus years.
Ruth Brown’s youthful, beautiful spirit was set free on February 3rd, 2017 in Juneau, Alaska after a brief illness. She was 96. Ruth was born on December 3rd, 1920 in Billings, Montana to Sanford and Jennie Barnes. She spent her early years in Montana and Wyoming and then the family relocated to Black Lake, near Olympia, Washington. She graduated from Olympia High School in 1938 and married Robert K. Brown in 1939.
Mr. Brown was working at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard so the couple moved themselves and their two children to the Belfair, Washington area, first in Victor, then on the Old Belfair Highway, and eventually near North Mason High School. They were members of the Twanoh Grange and Ruth was well known for her blue ribbon crocheting and canning entries at the county fairs. She loved being around children and she volunteered at the high school library. She was instrumental in raising several children in addition to her own children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Ruth was always young at heart – she got her first tattoo in her late eighties.
After her husband passed away in 1987, Ruth moved to Juneau to be near her children and grandchildren. She had a lifelong love for books and in Juneau she volunteered at the Friends of the Library Bookstore for many years.
Ruth was predeceased by her parents, her older brother Robert M. Barnes, and her husband Robert. She is survived by a daughter Sherill Ison (Gary) of Juneau, a son Timothy Brown (Lyndee) of Olalla, WA, grandchildren Danielle Cashen (Dan), Kimberly Kinville (Mike), Kyle Ison, Jeff Brown (Valeta), Kelly Shumaker (Clint), and numerous great-grandchildren in Alaska and Washington.
At Ruth’s request there will be no formal services. Her ashes will be buried next to her husband’s ashes in the Delphi Pioneer Cemetery near Black Lake this summer with friends and family in attendance. Ruth’s family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the doctors and staff of Bartlett Memorial Hospital for the wonderful care she received there.
Manuel Wayne Lowery, 65, a resident of Port Orchard, died February 7, 2017, in Port Orchard. Arrangements are by Forest Funeral Homes & Cemetery.
Christina Johnston, 43, a resident of Shelton, died January 5, 2017, in Olympia. Arrangements are by Edwards Memorial Center.
Ronald Duane Lyman 84, a resident of Centralia, died February 3, 2017, in Centralia. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Kenneth Carl Raymond, 60, a resident of Bremerton, died February 6, 2017, in Bremerton. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Marian M. Greenberg, 83, a resident of Bothell, died February 4, 2017, in Bellevue. Arrangements are by Funeral Alternatives of Washington.
Mary Lee Colglazier, 65, a resident of Lacey, died February 2, 2017, at home. Arrangements are by Woodlawn Funeral Home – Lacey.
Lannes Lee Frazier, 92, a resident of Lacey, died February 2, 2017, in Olympia. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Joyce Lee Bates, 79, a resident of Centralia, died February 6, 2017, in Centralia. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Eric James Zimmerman, 62, a resident of Bremerton, died February 1, 2017, in Bremerton. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Jane (Jennings) Smith, 87, a resident of Shelton, died February 5, 2017, in Shelton. Arrangements are by Cremation Society of Washington.
Thomas Jefferson Baze, 81, a resident of Olympia, died February 5, 2017, at home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Maxine Bertha Tomisser, 79, a resident of Olympia, died February 10, 2017, at home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
May Lou Eula Tuttle, 82, a resident of Grapeview, died February 10, 2017, at home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Klaus Dieter Redweik, 62, a resident of Elma, died February 10, 2017, in Shelton. Arrangements are by Forest Funeral Homes & Cemetery.
Janviere Louise Myers, 95, a resident of Shelton, died February 8, 2017, in Shelton. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Fredrick Tover, 65, a resident of Shelton, died January 27, 2017. A memorial service will be held at Shelton Foursquare Church February 25 at 1 p.m. Inurnment by Simple Cremation of Washington.