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  • Michael John Logan

    Jul 11, 2024

    Michael John Logan, affectionately known as Mike, passed away on June 24, 2024, at the age of 84 in Olympia, Washington. Born on January 9, 1940, in Emmett, ID, Mike spent his formative years in Port Townsend, WA, where he attended Lincoln Grade School and Port Townsend High School. His pursuit of higher education led him to The Evergreen State College. Mike dedicated his professional life to the Department of Juvenile Corrections, where he began his career as a cottage counselor and rose to... Full story

  • Paul William "Sondawgg" Peterson, Jr.

    Jul 11, 2024

    Paul William Peterson, Jr. "Sondawgg" a resident of the Skokomish Rez, was born July 21, 1987 to Paul Peterson, Sr. and Anita Andrews, and began his journey, June 25, 2024. He enjoyed sports and watching basketball tournaments. He loved music; Sondawgg was a very talented rapper. He was a longtime geoduck diver and commercial fisherman. Our brother was extremely respected by everyone. He was a devoted father, son, brother, uncle and friend. He was kind hearted, thoughtful, loving, caring, and... Full story

  • Lester Marshall Johnson

    Jul 11, 2024

    God saw you getting tired, when a cure was not to be. So He wrapped His arms around you and He whispered, "Come to me." You didn't deserve what you went through, so He gave you needed rest. God's garden must be beautiful. He only takes the best. Lester Marshall Johnson, born May 3, 1948 in Brekenridge, Minnesota to Armand (deceased) and Cora (Heideman) Johnson (deceased). Les passed away on Monday, June 17, 2024 with Sandy by his side. Lester was raised on his family farm in Doran, Minnesota... Full story

  • Darrel Ray Williams

    Jul 11, 2024

    Darrel Ray Williams, "Ray Ray", also known as son, brother, uncle, dad, and Binks. Sunrise October 30th, 1989, and sunset June 22nd, 2024. A service was held on June 26th, 2024 at the Skokomish Community Center. Head cooks were Myranda Andrews and Xavier Allen-Johns. He was laid to rest on Skokomish at the "Y" cemetery. Survived by grandmother Georgie Johns, mother and father Mary and Benny Williams, siblings, Michelle Williams, Nathan Williams, Jenna Adams, William "Brother" Williams, Heidi... Full story

  • Recently Passed

    Jul 11, 2024

    Edith Edwards, 83, a resident of Shelton, passed away June 26, 2024, at home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory. Bonnie Russell, 84, a resident of Shelton, passed away June 28, at home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory. Deborah Coppinger, 73, a resident of Bremerton, passed away June 29, 2024, at home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory. Doris Ellertsen, 89, a resident of Shelton, passed away June 29, 2024, at Virginia Medical Center in... Full story

  • M. Allen Silva

    Jul 4, 2024

    On June 27, 1944, in Sacramento CA, a beautiful little baby boy was born and named Merle Allen by his proud parents, Malcolm Anthony and Mary Emily (Monice) Silva. The mystery unveiled 'M' = Merle. Allen and his older sister, Sharron Silva-Taylor spent their early years on the beautiful 35-acre family farm on the banks of the Sacramento River. When he was seven, the family moved into the Sacramento suburbs, right next door to the old Sacramento Airport flight path. Allen's love for aviation... Full story

  • Donald Lowell Rutherford

    Jul 4, 2024

    Donald Lowell Rutherford was born in Aberdeen, WA, on July 23, 1936, to Irma and Lou Rutherford. His family moved to Tahuya, WA, where he started his 2nd-grade year of school. At the start of 7th grade, they moved to Shelton. Don's father owned Lou's TV Service on Mountain View where Don started working installing television antennas. Don loved sports and was an avid baseball and football player throughout high school. He also found a love for hunting and fishing that started at a young age. It... Full story

  • Bruce Eugene Jorgenson

    Jul 4, 2024

    Bruce Eugene Jorgenson, born July 10, 1931, in Olympia, WA, passed away on June 14, 2024, at the age of 92. He was a beloved husband, father, and respected member of his community. Bruce grew up in Olympia and attended Olympia schools, graduating from Olympia High School in 1949. He pursued higher education at the University of Puget Sound on a basketball scholarship, where he excelled both academically and athletically. Upon graduation, Bruce embarked on a dedicated military career, joining... Full story

  • Duane B. Nault, Sr.

    Jul 4, 2024

    With great sadness, the family of Duane B. Nault, Sr. announces his passing on June 15, 2024. Duane was born on August 4, 1944, to Wilfred and Virginia Nault in Negaunee, MI. Duane moved to Shelton, Washington, during WWII, where he lived most of his life. He also raised his family with his first wife, Louella, who preceded him in death in 1997. Duane worked and retired from PUD#1 in Hoodsport in 1999, where he began on the brush crew, and he was a ground man, lineman, and foreman before being p... Full story

  • Carol A. Reed

    Jul 4, 2024

    Carol A. Reed went to be with the Lord on June 13, 2024. She was a resident of Shelton for 25 years, and a member of the Skokomish Community Church. Carol moved to Shelton with her husband of 56 years, Darrell. Carol was a retired phone company operator and home maker. She took several missionary trips to South America. She loved her family and the Skokomish Valley community. Carol loved good books, old movies, and God. She was known for her kind, generous heart, and the love she had for her... Full story

  • Hugh David "Toby" Kevin

    Jul 4, 2024

    Hugh David Kevin, aka "Toby", died quietly on Thursday June 20, 2024, in Cathedral City, CA. He was born to Louise A. Kevin (née Delavan) and Hugh W. Kevin on November 16, 1936 in La Crosse Wisconsin. He was predeceased by his wife, Patricia A. Kevin (née Elliott), his son, Anthony T. Kevin and sister, Leticia Hafer (née Kevin). He is survived by his daughter, Katherine E. Grow (née Kevin), and sons Patrick S. Kevin and James B. Kevin, as well as 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Toby... Full story

  • Rex Alan Wilson, Sr.

    Jul 4, 2024

    Rex Alan Wilson, Sr. passed away on June 1, 2024. He lived with his wife Mic'aela J. Wilson and his mother , Mrs. Alice M. Wilson, along with this three sisters, Nayomi, Deloris and Gina; also his four boys Nikkoli L. Tully-Wilson, Cory L. Tully Wison, Rex A. Wilson, Jr., Robert "Tad" Wilson. Rex loved to go boating, fishing, hunting and camping. He loved the outdoors! He was a very hard worker. He was fighting every day for his life the past year; his health was the one thing that was working... Full story

  • Helen Carr-Budde

    Jul 4, 2024

    Helen Carr-Budde, a beacon of love, strength, and kindness, departed from this world on May 27th, 2024, leaving behind a legacy of cherished memories and a profound impact. She was born on May 5th, 1970, to Shannon Whitten and Warren Carr and was the youngest of seven children. She was a long time employee of the State of Washington, a graduate of South Puget Sound Community College, and amateur photographer. Helen was a pillar of strength and kindness, providing compassion and a kind smile to... Full story

  • Recently Passed

    Jul 4, 2024

    Patricia Willis, 82, a resident of Shelton, passed away June 20, 2024, at Shelton Health and Rehab in Shelton, WA. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory Adrianne Elizabeth Selchie Chavis, 45, a resident of Hoodsport, passed away June 24, 2024, at home. Arrangements are by Forest Funeral Home and Crematory. Jo Ann Lewis, 77, a resident of Shelton, died June 24th, 2024, at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia. Arrangements are by Forest Funeral Home in Shelton. A service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Sunday, July... Full story

  • Charles O. "Chuck" Dahman

    Jun 20, 2024

    Charles O. "Chuck" Dahman passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on Tuesday May 21st 2024, at the age of 68. He was born to Ernest A. and Virginia Dahman on Feb 4th 1956, in Seattle WA. Memorial Service will be held at Skookum Community Hall in Shelton, WA on June 27th 2024 at 1:00 p.m. Potluck to follow, and a Graveside service at Shelton Memorial Park. Chuck lived in Quilcene, WA with his family until he was eight years old and then they moved to Shelton, WA. His early summers were spent... Full story

  • Mary Janet Swanson Vail

    Jun 20, 2024

    Mary Janet Swanson Vail, on Sunday June 16, 2024, slipped peacefully into the loving arms of her Heavenly Father at the age of 91. She was born December 15, 1932, on a snowy day to Frank and Rachel Swanson at Mason County General Hospital in Shelton, Washington. Janet graduated from Irene S. Reed High School in Shelton, Washington with many of the same students she had attended school all her life. Life in a small logging town was fun and at five years of age she insisted that she wanted to take piano lessons which started her musical career wh... Full story

  • Charley "Bud" Doolittle

    Jun 20, 2024

    Charley "Bud" Doolittle left us on February 17, 2024 at the age of 66 from a long illness. Bud was born in Ohio to Charley and Linda Doolittle and lived a full and vibrant life from beginning to end and touched the lives of many people along the way. His family moved often for his father's construction work living in Ohio, Alabama, Florida and Washington State. He loved spending time in Florida with his paternal grandparents and traveling the country on his motorcycle to visit family and... Full story

  • James Willis

    Jun 20, 2024

    James Roger Willis, 84, passed away peacefully on May 10th, 2024 in Shelton, Washington, holding the hands of his three children. The loving son of Clyde and Dixie Willis, Jim was born February 6th, 1940 in Clintwood, Virginia. The youngest of three children, his family moved to Washington State during WWII, when Jim was a young child. He graduated with honors from Raymond High School in 1958, lettering on the football, basketball and baseball teams while serving as the ASB President. He earned... Full story

  • Charlotte J. "Char" Faulkner

    Jun 20, 2024

    Charlotte J. Faulkner passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2020, at Mason General Hospital. Char was a lifetime Shelton resident and beloved Shelton High School employee at the time of her passing. Char is survived by four children, Jim Tobin, Jr. of Shelton, Julie Mix (Ralph) of Puyallup, Jeff Faulkner of Bonney Lake and Lana Faulkner of Kennewick, daughter Michelle Faulkner preceded her in death. She is also survived her siblings, Guy Miller of Skokomish, Mary Dawson of Shelton, Robert Miller of... Full story

  • Lee Jay Robertson

    Jun 20, 2024

    Lee Jay Robertson, father, son, grandson, and uncle. Lee Jay was the light in the lives of many. Lee Jay was born June 9th, 1982 at St. Peter's Hospital in Olympia, WA to Julie Stites and Paul Robertson. Lee Jay sadly passed away June 8th, 2024. Lee graduated high school in the class of 2000. After high school, Lee went on to do a multitude of things; working in a fishery, a Cutco salesman, a roofer, a handyman, but where he really felt at home was portraying his skills as a carpenter; building... Full story

  • Tonya Morgan

    Jun 20, 2024

    Remembering Tonya Morgan: A Celebration of Life Service I am writing this as requested by my sister, whom we sadly lost on Easter. She would love all of her friends and family to come together and celebrate her on June 29th, 2024 at 2:00 p.m., at 81 E. Anna's Ct. (in Timberlakes). Potluck, BYOB and please bring a chair. All who knew and loved her, please join us. Tonya was great and we were all blessed to have known her.... Full story

  • Sharline Delight Adams

    Jun 20, 2024

    Sharline Delight Adams passed away on June 15, 2024, at the age of 96. Born on February 21, 1928, in Windsor, Colorado, Sharline moved to Washington state in 1930. Her faith was central to her life; she was baptized into the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in 1942 and remained an active member throughout her life. Sharline graduated from Auburn Adventist Academy in 1945, and at her passing, she was the oldest living alumna. In 1952, she met George Adams, and they married in 1954, sharing over... Full story

  • Recently Passed

    Jun 20, 2024

    Shereen “Sheri“ Marie Hornbeck, 58, a resident of Belfair, passed away in Pierce County, April 18, 2024. Scott King, 64, a resident of Union, passed away June 9, 2024, at home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory. Loren Hoyt, 71, a resident of Shelton, passed away June 11, 2024, at home. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory. Molly Conner, 75, a resident of Grapeview, passed away June 15, 2024, at Mason General Hospital. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Hom... Full story

  • Margurite Cook-Gibson

    Jun 6, 2024

    Margurite Cook-Gibson, 94, a lifelong resident of Shelton, WA, passed away on May 15, 2024. Margurite was born on February 24, 1930 to Norwegian parents, Harold and Klara Langeland, who were new to this country. She attended school and shared her lessons with her parents; teaching them English as she learned. After graduation, she married Ray Cook and started a family of five children. They later divorced, but remained friends. Margurite was married a second time to Thomas Gibson until his... Full story

  • Larry Parker

    Jun 6, 2024

    Larry Parker was born on April 8, 1948 to Everett Parker and Margy Jean Shurr in Royal Oak, Michigan. He was raised with his brother, Roy "Butch". Larry passed away on March 18th, 2024. Larry went to Adrian College, Michigan where he met his wife, Holly Cassell. They moved to Fair Play, Colorado, and then to Denver, where they had a daughter, Fay. Larry went on to graduate from the University of Colorado at Denver with a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering. Larry also became a part time... Full story

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