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Bonnie J. Olson

Beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Bonnie Jean Olson, died at Swedish Medical Center on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, after a brief illness. She was born in Bellingham, Wash., on March 5, 1937, the daughter of Grace Still Fredrick’s and John Still. She graduated from Renton High School in 1955 and began work in the banking industry.

She married A. Vernon Olson in August, 1956 in Seattle, Wash. read more

Margaret Diaz Perez

Margaret was born to Juan Diaz and Tomasa Lara Diaz in Worland Wyoming. Her family moved to Wapato, WA in her youth. She graduated from WHS in 1953. She worked for DSHS in Yakima until her marriage in 1960 to…

Nancy Lee Hardesty

On February 9th, 2016, Nancy Lee Hardesty (64) went to be with our Heavenly Father after her 7 month courageous fight with pancreatic cancer. Nancy was born in Yakima, WA on November 26, 1951 as the third child to Alice…

Dale Franklin Hoefle


Dale Franklin Hoefle, 82, of Battle Ground, passed away in the presence of his family Monday, Feb. 8, 2016.

He was born Oct. 23, 1933 in Vinton, Iowa, the son of Dr. Uyless and Pearl Hoefle.

Dale and LaVona Rosburg, were high school sweethearts. They married in 1952. After attending Palmer Chiropractic College and graduating from Bebout College of Chiropractic, he set up read more

Helen Marie Leach

Helen Marie Leach, 98, of Granger died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in Granger.

She was born Oct. 5, 1917 in Burke.

Helen is survived by her sons, Ernest Leach, David Leach and Dale Leach; and her daughters, Marie Smith, Marjorie Ediger, Martha Boss and Marilyn Cannon.

A celebration of life will be Saturday, Feb. 20, at 1:30 p.m. at the Parkside Missionary Church in Granger.

Condolences read more

Charles F. McGovern

Charles F. McGovern, 88, passed away Feb. 5, 2016 in peaceful surroundings, after a brief illness.

Chuck was a longtime member of the community and was active in various fraternal organizations.   He was born in Concrete, Washington, Aug. 2, 1927 and spent most of his youth in the Skagit River Valley area.

He was in the U.S. Navy for a brief stint and then ended up in Forest Grove, Oregon read more

Orris James Bowyer IV, 20

Feb. 12, 2016

Orris James Bowyer IV
of Tahuya
Aug. 3, 1995
to Feb. 3, 2016 

On Wednesday, February 3rd, our son, Orris James Bowyer IV, went to Heaven to be held in the arms of our loving Father. Orris was born Aug. 3, 1995 in Grants Pass, Oregon. He was currently living in Tahuya, Washington.

He is survived by his father, Orris James Bowyer III; his stepmother, Lucy Fryday Bowyer read more

Kathy Evelyn Wills (Payne)

Kathy was born the youngest of three daughters to Kenneth and Ruth Payne (Turya), March 19, 1951 in Centralia, Washington. On Feb. 3, 2016, she lost her short, but courageous battle with cancer. Kathy was 64 years old.

Kathy was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Darla Jeanne Lewis (Jerry); and her best friend and fiancé, John McQueeny.

She is survived by her daughter, Kelly Marie Wills; read more

David Morse

 The Morse family wishes to express the heartache and loss of their dear family member, David Morse, who self-proclaimed himself, “The Great One,” however, he will always be known to us lovingly, as the “minute man,” dubbed by his son, Terry, for David always arriving at the last minute.

David was called home unexpectedly on Nov. 7, 2015 read more

Robert Bruce Bissell1921–2016

Robert Bruce Bissell

Robert Bruce Bissell

Robert Bruce Bissell passed away Jan. 15, 2016, at Montesano Health and Rehab. He was 94. Bruce was born Nov. 6, 1921, in Foley, Minnesota, to Robert and Pauline (Booher) Bissell. He was raised in Kent, Washington, where he graduated high school in 1939.

On July 19, 1941, Bruce married E. June Davies and together they raised two daughters. She passed away in January of 2004.

Bruce read more

Henry Heckendorn1922–2016

Henry Heckendorn

Henry Heckendorn

Henry Heckendorn (Hank), born Jan. 2, 1922, was raised in a pioneer family in Winthrop. At 16 he graduated high school as salutatorian and enrolled in engineering at the University of Washington, taking flying lessons on the side. Working at Boeing, he met Beatrice Williams; theywere married on Oct. 23, 1945. During WWII, he served in the U.S. Naval Air Corps. He studied law read more

Mildred Mae Hickman

Mildred M. Hickman, 90, passed away Jan. 21, 2016 at Providence St. Peter Hospital, Olympia, Washington. She was born Aug. 17, 1925 to John and Gertrude (Ames) Malnerich, at Lincoln Creek, Lewis County, Washington. She attended school at Galvin and graduated from Centralia High School in 1943.

Mildred married Kenneth Hickman in September 1943 and they settled in Centralia read more

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