Tamara (Tammy) Estes Bubemyre
Tamara (Tammy) Estes Bubemyre loved God, family, friends, cats, quilting, sparkles, fabric, flamingos, buying and creating gifts and doing things for people she loved, reading, baking, fabric, celebrating holidays, collecting sea glass and sea shells, listening to the rain, fabric, watching it snow, adding to her honey-do list, decorating in what her daughters affectionately and respectfully refer to as country baroque, laughing, going for destinationless drives with her husband, frequenting quilt stores (see aforementioned love of fabric) and antique shops, lining the walls of her Hoodsport home shared with her husband for 19 years with hundreds of crocheted hotpads (make us an offer), buying/making/stashing then sometimes using all types of holiday decorations (make us an offer), and making door wreaths for every single holiday and season (seriously....make us an offer).
Tammy went to her Forever Home after peacefully passing in her Hoodsport home Saturday morning, September 23, 2017. She lived with grace and dignity, and somehow maintained a sense of humor in the face of pancreatic cancer. She was born on April 22, 1947 in American Falls, ID to Alma Zahl and Robert W. Estes. Washington State was the home of her heart, although her father’s job at Boeing also meant she lived in most states bordering Canada. She graduated high school in Great Falls, MT, where she was married on August 19, 1966. She lived much of her life in California (Palm Springs and San Bernardino) raising her children and working as an instructional aide, then an elementary school librarian, combining two big loves, reading and children. Although she regretted leaving behind family, dear friends, and Disneyland, she and her husband returned to Washington State in retirement.
Tammy continues to be loved by so many, too many to name everyone... but here are a few of us beginning with her loving, ever-patient and giving husband of 51 years, Russell E. Bubemyre (WA), daughters Trixi D. Bubemyre (NM) and Dalyce L. Bubemyre (CA), grandchildren Reed and Magnolia Wang (CA), sons-in-law Forrest Thomas (NM) and Ralph Wang (CA), brother Pat and his wife Laura Estes (WA), brother Jon Estes (Canada), sister-in-law, best friend, and next door neighbor Gloria Bubemyre (WA), brother-in-law and sister-in-law Dewayne and Mary Lou Miller (OH), cousin Toni Jensen (CO), niece Faith Raymond and family (OH), nephew Tyrone Miller and family (OH), nephew Scott Miller and family (CO), nephew Todd Miller (OH), nephew Darrell Michael Kem and family (OH), niece Shasta Bien and family (OR), niece Ciara Medina and family (CA), niece Christina Kahn and family (OH), nephew Michael Earnhart and family (CA), nephew Jon Kem and family (OH), niece Nicole Johnston and family (CA), niece Lacey Klein and family (SC), niece Mary Kem (WA), and 2 cats (WA).
A celebration of her life is being planned and will be announced when date and place are determined. In the meantime, live life with love and love the life you live. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation in Tammy’s name to your favorite charity.
Dale James Harlow
Dale James Harlow, age 69, of Shelton, Washington, passed away, surrounded by his family on October 15, 2017.
Dale was born March 21, 1948, in Olympia, Washington. He was the only child of Liberty (Hackney) and Raymond Harlow. He graduated from Olympia High School and furthered his education at Centralia Community College. He met and married the love of his life, Judith Carol Smith, on June 26, 1971. A true American, Dale entered the United States Marine Corp on September 24, 1968, where he proudly served his country for six years reaching the rank of Lance Corporal E-3. He honorably left the Marine Corp on May 27, 1974. Dale was retired from the Simpson Timber Company in Shelton, Washington after many years of loyal service. He was a member of the Saint Edwards Catholic Church in Shelton, Washington. Dale was a self-proclaimed Foodie, whose other interests included family, carpentry, camping, his beloved dogs and the Seattle Seahawks.
Dale is survived by his loving wife Judy of 46 years at the family home in Shelton, Washington. His son, Andrew (Autumn) Harlow of Desert Aire, Washington, his daughter Tanya Smith of Bakersfield, California and his youngest daughter Michelle (Shawn) Davis of Shelton, Washington. He is also survived by his grandchildren Madison, Makai, Morgan and Major Harlow of Desert Aire, Washington, Jonah, Maiya, Maddox Smith and Paige Price of Bakersfield, California, and Alona Davis of Shelton, Washington. He is survived by one great-granddaughter, Eleanor Mougous of Shelton, Washington. He is survived by his beloved Shih Tzus Sophie and Saila.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Liberty Harlow.
Graveside services will be held on Thursday, October 19, 2017, at 11:00 am at Shelton Memorial Park, in Shelton, Washington. The Harlow Family would like for you to join them for lunch at St. Edwards Catholic Church in Shelton, Washington.
Donna J. Hayes Barnes Lehman
Donna J. Hayes Barnes Lehman, 80, of Shelton, WA, passed away Sunday, October 8, 2017 from heart failure in her home. She was born April 8, 1937 in Coquille, Oregon to G. “Ruth” Warner and Howard F. Hayes.
She married Lyle O. Lehman on January 9, 1958 in Montesano, WA. She worked as a helicopter flagger, and for Hillcrest Evergreens prior to retiring.
She enjoyed camping, berry picking, spending time with her grandkids, painting and canning.
She is survived by her sister, Cora Hayes of Shelton; brother, Daniel Hayes Sr. of Thorne Bay, AK; daughter, Dacy Coates of Shelton; son, Dale Lehman of Stanle, ND; daughter, Deana Cottrell of Thorne Bay, AK; son, Darrell Barnes of Shelton, WA; grandkids Erin, Charlie, Katie, Samantha, Todd, Michelle and Shelby; great-grandkids “Zack,” Lily, Logan, Wyatt, Orin, Peyton, Jacob, William, Haley, Madison, Ryan and Riley; numerous nieces and nephews, and whomever came to her house was family.
Arrangements by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home & Crematory.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 21st at Mason County Fire Dist. #13, 13375 W. Cloquallum Rd, Elma WA 98541. Donna loved potlucks, so feel free to bring your favorite dish!
Josephine Avery Trotter
Josephine Avery Trotter passed away in Bremerton in the hospital September 30th, 2017. Born in Shelton, Washington June 21st, 1933 to Vera and Joseph Avery. The youngest of eight children, she married Marlon Trotter in 1950.
She had one son, Dan. She was preceded in death by her husband, three sisters, and one brother.
She is survived by her son Dan (Texas), and three grandchildren, and two sisters; Debbie Crickmer in Bremerton; and Jeanette Cox of Oregon; as well as two brothers, Laurence Avery of Cosmopolis, WA; and Sam Avery of Yakima, WA. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Anne Brevig Mathisen passed away October 9, 2017 in Oakville, WA. She was born November 27, 1946 to John E. and Helen (Phillips) Brevig in Shelton, WA.
Anne graduated from Irene S. Reed High School and attended Western Washington University. Anne is survived by her life partner, Tom Russell; her daughter, Tiffany Mathisen (Dave) VanSkike; grandchildren, Henry and Ava of Seattle; sister, Connie (Dave) Bein of Olympia; and nieces Erika Roberts, Krista Wagner and Christine Bein.
She was predeceased by her parents; her son, Jon Mathisen; and brother, Gary Brevig. A celebration of life will be planned for the future. Please share memories at www.FuneralAlternatives.org.
James Earle Tostevin
James Earle Tostevin was born on June 28, 1938, in Mandan, North Dakota, and passed October 7, 2017.
Jim was the only son of Edwin D. and Sarah Esther (Gurtner) Tostevin. He graduated with a B.A. degree from Carleton College in Minnesota and earned his M.S. and Ph.D. from The Institute of Paper Chemistry in Appleton, Wisconsin.
After graduation, Jim worked for Columbia Cellulose Corp. in British Columbia until coming to Shelton to work for Rayonier Research Laboratory in 1969. Most of Jim’s years with Rayonier were as head of the Analytical Dept. until he and his wife retired. He was active in setting up the Mountain View Neighborhood Watch and served from 2005-2014 as a Civil Service Commissioner.
A mountain climber: he climbed Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Pilchuk, and Mt. Rainier among others in Canada, Glacier, Yellowstone, and the Tetons.
A photographer, editor, proofreader, and typesetter for the Mandan Daily Pioneer, a family run newspaper during his high school years, Jim also worked on his highschool and college newspapers and yearbooks. At Rayonier, he was an associate editor of the R & D Chronicle.
Jim had a quirky sense of humor and enjoyed puns, the worse the better. He most enjoyed being the Talking Pumpkin in the Mountain View neighborhood. Halloween was always more fun than any other holiday, and for 50 years he entertained the kids.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Patricia (Burke) Tostevin; son, Carl Tostevin and his wife, Mickey McDonough; daughter, Lee Tostevin and her husband, Jeremy Pankratz; grandchildren Kayla Tostevin and Jamie Pankratz.
Per his wishes, there will be no formal service or celebration of life. If you wish to honor him, tell a dry joke or share a Jim story with friends.
Arrangements by McComb & Wagner Funeral Home.
Dr. Joan Ziegltrum, 63, a resident of Shelton, died October 8, 2017, in Olympia. Arrangements are by Funeral Alternatives of Washington.
Lea Margaret Houser, 87, a resident of Shelton, died October 9, 2017, at home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Audrey M. Presley, 83, a resident of Shelton, died October 9, 2017, in Shelton.
Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Michael Edward Warner, 74, a resident of Lacey, died October 3, 2017, at home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Thelma Williams, 87, a resident of Winlock, died October 9, 2017, at Clarks County Haven Adult Family Home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Roy Edward McKague, 78, a resident of Shelton, died October 8, 2017, at home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Thelma A. Austin, 94, a resident of Shelton, died October 9, 2017, in Shelton. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Mavis Winifred Groves, 75, a resident of Shelton, died October 6, 2017, in Shelton. A service will be held October 15, from 12 noon to 3 pm at Shelton Seventh Day Adventist Church. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Terry Lynn Roberts, 84, a resident of Shelton, died October 11, 2017, at home. Arrangements are by Forest Funeral Homes & Cemetery.
Jose Antonio Vasquez, 59, a resident of Union, died October 8, 2017, at home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Emma Galvez, 84, a resident of Olympia, died October 12, 2017, at home. Arrangements are by Woodlawn Funeral Home – Lacey.