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Theresa Waldecker

July 14, 2019

Theresa “Marie” Waldecker 90, a resident of the Lacey / Olympia area since 1984, died Jun 27, 2019 at home in hospice care. She was born Sept. 25, 1928 in Providence, RI to Thomas P. McKenzie and Corrine E. “Kirwin” McKenzie She married

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Clarence A. “Al” Borley

July 9, 2019

Clarence A. “Al” Borley, age 94, died July 9 at 10:30 p.m.  Al was born on July 17, 1924, in Williston, ND. He spent his early years in Medicine Lake, MT, and graduated from Yakima High School, Yakima, WA, in 1942.  On February 28th, 1945, Al

Suzette Nichole Sommerville

July 6, 2019

Suzette Somerville, 46, died July 6th, 2019, with her Father and Husband by her side at Providence St. Peters Hospital in Olympia, WA.  Suzette was born October 24th, 1972 in Olympia WA. To Lloyd and Odelie Howell. She was born into a huge family

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Lola P Henderson Poplawski Craney

June 29, 2019

Lola Pauline Craney, 85, of Puyallup, WA, passed away June 29, 2019, after a brief illness. She was born to the late Florien and Dorothy Henderson, Feb 8, 1934, in Martinez, CA. Pauline graduated from High School in 1950. She later joined the US A

Paul Arthur Chell

June 17, 2019

Paul Arthur Chell was born on October 22, 1938 to Anton and Bernice Chell in Waseca, MN, and died on June 17, 2019 in Northfield, MN. Paul grew up in Minnesota and attended schools in Kensington and Olivia.  He graduated from Gustavus Adolphus Colle

Maria Judith Pridemore

June 11, 2019

On June 11, Judy was called to be with her father in heaven. She was a devoted mother to her three children, Daniel, Steven and Sarah, and a loving daughter, sister and aunt to her 19 nieces and nephews and 9 great nieces and nephews. Judy touc

Brian Aubrey John Cawley

June 10, 2019

Brian Aubrey John Cawley, beloved husband of 58 years, passed away June 10th, 2019 at Providence St Peter Hospital in Olympia following a long battle with congestive heart failure. Brian was born in Bexleyheath, Kent, England, December 1, 1935 to Ar

Nancy J Wallis

June 6, 2019

Nancy J Wallis, 73, passed away peacefully in her home in Lacey, WA on June 6, 2019. She was born June 19, 1945 in Bellingham, WA to Les and Agnes Peterson. She was the youngest of three children. Nancy married the love of her life Mervin G Wallis

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Larry E. Tucker

May 30, 2019

Larry Edward Tucker (79)passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 30, 2019, in ManorCare of Lacey in Lacey, WA, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on November 6, 1939 in Glidden, Texas to Earl and Annie (Chamrad) Tucker. Larry grew up in C

Cecilia Agnes LaMarche Dickson

May 24, 2019

  Cecilia Agnes Dickson passed away peacefully in the early hours of May 24, 2019, at the age of 90. Cecilia was born in The Dalles, Oregon, on June 14, 1928, to Charles Joseph LaMarche and Annetta Agnes (McManus) LaMarche, the seventh of ele

Nhan Vu Noll

May 20, 2019

Nhan Vu Noll passed away 20 May 2019.  He Was born August 27, 1968 in Bien Hoa Vietnam.  He lived in Lacey for 42 years and graduated from North Thurston high school in 1986. Vu, as he was known by family and friends, was the beloved son of Than

Joe O. Whiting

May 9, 2019

Joe O. Whiting was born November 21, 1944 in Tacoma, Washington to Vest and Charles Whiting. Joe loved the outdoors and visiting people and driving trucks and meeting different people around the world. He also loved going to Alaska every year to wor

Catherine Mary (Ely) Horne

May 8, 2019

Catherine Mary (Ely) Horne was born in Olympia on January 27, 1926, and died peacefully at her home on May 8, surrounded by family members, a beloved caregiver and her grand-dog. She was 93. A lifelong Catholic and proud Democrat, Catherine was appre

Ruth Lowder

May 7, 2019

Ruth Lowder, age 92 passed away at her home with her children by her side. She was born January 8, 1927 in Landeshut Germany.  She met the love of her life, John Lowder. They were married on October 6, 1948 and were married 66 years before his passi

Larry Dean Irwin

May 5, 2019

Larry Dean Irwin, 78, passed away peacefully at home with his wife Linda at his side. A memorial service will be held in his honor at 2:00pm on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Woodlawn Chapel, Lacey Washington. Larry was born on January 25, 1941 in Lacey,

Steven Wayne Melby

May 5, 2019

Steven (Steve) Wayne Melby, Olympia, passed away at his home May 5, 2019.  Steve was born in Plentywood, Montana, August 29, 1969, the son of Delbert Samuel Melby, Westby, Montana and Donna Jean Bauer, Eatonville, Washington.  Steve was adopted as

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David Walter Wiggen

April 30, 2019

David Walter Wiggen was born June 23, 1945 in Walla Walla, WA. He was adopted into a loving family at the age of 4 along with his younger sister Velma Christine. Father Amil Matthew Wiggen was a career policeman with the City of Seattle. Mother Julia

Michael Arnold

April 25, 2019

Michael (Mike) Arnold went ot be with his Lord on April 25, 2019, in his home, in Lacey, Washington. Mike was born in Danville, Virginia on July 14, 1954. Mike loved the Pacific Northwest. Mike was retired from the North Thurston School District He l

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Norma Jean Proud Horsley

April 23, 2019

There will be a Mass at St. Columban Catholic Church (506 1st Street S, Yelm, WA 98597) on the 21st of May at 11 am and then there will be a burial at Tahoma National Cemetery (18600 SE 240th St, Kent, WA 98042) on the 22nd of May at 11:30 am In l

Merry FeLinda Tucker Trotter

April 15, 2019

Merry FeLinda Tucker Trotter was born on Thursday, September 24, 1959 to Vertia Mae Mitchell and the late Jethro Tucker in Tillar, Arkansas. Merry was raised in the home of her grandparents, Wade Jr. and Clara Tucker. Merry departed this life on Mond

Tim G Burgman

April 9, 2019

Lacey resident Tim G. Burgman, 78, died April 9, 2019, at his home. He was born April 3, 1941, in Seattle Washington to George F. Burgman and Madge E. Wyse. His father was a Colonel in the Army and his mother was a Registered Nurse. Tim grew up in

Danny Knowles

April 9, 2019

Born: Tuesday 10/22/1985 Died: Tuesday 04/09/2019 Age: 33 Place of birth: Fort Lewis, WA Died in : Lacey, WA Resided in : WA Saturday 04/20/2019 at 11 am at Woodlawn Funeral home and cemetery 5930 Mullen Rd. SE Lacey, WA 98503

Nancy Hanrahan

April 2, 2019

Nancy N. Hanrahan passed away at the age of 87, on April 2, 2019. She was born January 11, 1932 to Winifred and Donald Hanrahan, in Monsanto WA.  Nancy graduated from Weatherwax High School in Aberdeen WA. After attending the University of Washingto

Richard Osmanson

April 1, 2019

Service will be at Central Lutheran  409 N Tacoma Ave, Tacoma, WA 98403 on Saturday the 27th at 2 pm

Michael L Vancil

March 31, 2019

Mike Vancil, 50, lost his battle with stage 4 cancer on March 31, 2019; but it was not without a hard fight. He fought cancer with grace dignity and a bit of dark humor.  He was surrounded by his beloved family; his wife of 25 years Windy Vancil, tw