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William Floyd Kern Jr.

February 2, 2019

WILLIAM F. KERN, JR William F. Kern Jr. passed away on February 2, 2019. He was born on October 21, 1946, to William F. Kern Sr. and Madonna Ruth McCleary in Billings, Montana.  The family moved to Olympia, Washington in 1949. Bill attended St. Mi

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Russell Martin Braun

January 26, 2019

Russell Martin Braun died in his sleep on Saturday January 26th. Russ was born in Fowler, CA on Jan 1933 to Oscar Martin and Florence Bell Braun.  He graduated from Fresno State College in 1955.  Russ was proud of his service in the Army, where he

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Robert E Johnson

January 17, 2019

On January 17th, 2019, Robert E. Johnson, Loving husband of Shirley A. Johnson, lost his long battle with Parkinson’s. Bob, or “Umpa”, as he was known by his grandchildren, is survived by his wife of 40 years, Shirley, and his two daughters,

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Leland (Lee) Charles Lovrien

January 9, 2019

Leland (Lee) Lovrien Leland (Lee) Lovrien, 96 passed away January 9, 2019 in Olympia, WA. Lee was born September 13, 1922 in Eagle Grove Iowa to Charles and Mary Lovrien. Lee enlisted in the Army at age 18 and retired as a Major after 20 years of ser

Patsy Lou Purvis

January 5, 2019

Patsy Lou Purvis died a little before 9 am on Jan. 5, 2019 at Manor Care in Lacey WA. Mrs. Purvis was born Dec. 5, 1929 in Seattle WA. She was 89 years old. she was  member of the Yelm community since the early 50's. Mrs. Purvis Loved horse back rid

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Dee L Cooper

January 4, 2019

Dee was born July 29, 1940, in Virginia, Idaho, the second child of Claude and Bertha Cooper.  He spent his childhood in Idaho and Utah.  At the age of 16, Dee joined the Navy.  He served two hitches.  On his second hitch, he served on the Ticond

Lois June Van Auken

December 28, 2018

Lois "June" Van Auken was born June 15, 1934 in Medford, Oregon to Leendert "Louis" & Blanch "Pearl" Verschoor. She met Donald Earl Van Auken in Medford and they married in 1950. They moved to Olympia, Washington and raised 4 daughters. June h

Anita Corpuz Viloria

December 17, 2018

Anita Corpuz Viloria, 88, passed away December 17, 2018 in Lacey, WA. Mrs. Viloria was born in San Juan (Lapog) Ilocos Sur, Phillipines on January 30, 1930 to Rufino and Francisca (Aquino) Corpuz. She has made her home with her daughter, Shirley, in

Sharon K. Flatness

December 15, 2018

Sharon K. Flatness died on Dec. 15, 2018 in Tacoma, WA. from complications of diabetes.  She was born June 29, 1947 in Roseberg OR. to Edward John Klingforth and Aleen Walker. She graduated from Cleveland High School in Portland OR.  In 1968 she

Mina Edith Bowker

November 29, 2018

Mina was born on October 12, 1930 in Coudersport Pennsylvania, to Anna Voight from Hamburg Germany and Walter Meister from Schaffhausen Switzerland. The Meister family lived on a dairy farm while in Pennsylvania, when the depression took the farm,

Christine Renee (Semple) Brown

November 28, 2018

CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR CHRISTINE RENEE BROWN SUNRISE JULY 24, 1974 SUNSET NOVEMBER 28, 2018 On the morning of July 24 1974, Christine Renee Semple, was born to Rachel Michelle Chase and Charles Semple Jr. in Washington DC. Christine was a sweet

Joey Adella Hart-Jones

November 20, 2018

Joey Adella Hart-Jones, 58, was born on January 23rd, 1960 in Cheyenne, WY. She died on November 20th, 2018 in Olympia, WA. She will be missed.

Nicholas Olson

November 17, 2018

Nicholas (Nick) Olson, 25 Nicholas Olson, 25, died November 17, 2018. A memorial Service will be held at Olympia Christian Reform Church in Olympia, Washington on December 15, 2018. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Lee and Theresa Olson (Sch

Stephen Alan Gadomski, Jr.

November 17, 2018

Stephen Alan Gadomski, Jr., 48, passed away on November 17, 2018 in Olympia, WA. Stephen was born Dec. 18, 1969 in Burbank, CA. He graduated from Capital High School in 1988. Stephen was an enthusiastic and skilled cook; he loved baking and grilling

Summer Violet Schiebel

November 17, 2018

Summer Violet Schiebel, 23, a resident of Lacey, WA. passed away November 17, 2018, in Lacey.  Summer was born in Olympia, WA., on May 18, 1995.  Summer is very much loved and missed.

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Peter Rattie

October 31, 2018

Long time Aberdeen resident Peter M. Rattie, 84, passed away October 31, 2018 in Providence Centralia Hospital. Pete was a native of Aberdeen, attended Aberdeen schools, and graduated from JM Weatherwax “Aberdeen” High School in 1953. He atten

Betty Jane (Witherow) Norris

October 30, 2018

Betty Jane Norris, 90, was born February 29th, 1928 in Kerrmoor, PA. She died on October 30th, 2018 in Olympia, WA. She will be deeply missed. A Memorial Service is planned for Betty on Sunday, November 11th at 2:00pm at Emmanuel Bible Fellowship

Thomas Alan Furgeson

October 27, 2018

In Loving Memory of Thomas Alan Furgeson (July 24, 1965 – October 27, 2018) Thomas Alan (Tom, Tomas, Clovis Ghaundianipour) Furgeson, our beloved husband, father, son, brother, and friend, died in Olympia, Washington on Saturday, October 27, 201

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Raymond Brown, Jr.

October 24, 2018

October 15, 1943—-October 24,2018 1 Peter 5:10 Peter Brown passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2018 in Olympia, Wa. with his wife Phyllis “PJ” Brown at his side. Peter was born Raymond Jr. in his grandmother’s historic home ( now a museu

Florence Geraldine (Oziemkiewicz) Koss

October 20, 2018

Florence Geraldine Koss, 94, of Lacey, Washington, peacefully passed away October, 20, 2018.  She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Joseph G. Koss and her brother, Bernard Ozimek.  Florence was born September 12, 1924 in Chicago, Illinoi

Lucius Michael Ogonowsky

October 15, 2018

Services are planned for Lucius Michael Ogonowsky on October 31st at 12:30PM at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 5930 Mullen Rd. SE, Lacey, WA 98503. Burial to immediately follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Doloras Drinville

October 14, 2018

Doloras Jean “Jeanie” Towle was born to Amos Eli Towle and Clarice Elma (Buffington) at home on July 1, 1932 in Furnas County, Nebraska. She was the youngest of three children. She died on Sunday, October 14, 2018 in Olympia, Washington. She was

Dean Smith

October 13, 2018

Dean Smith passed away peacefully at his home in Tenino, Washington on October 13, 2018 surrounded by his family. He fought a courageous battle with esophageal cancer and is now resting at the side of his Lord and savior, Jesus Christ. Son of Carley

Patricia Turner

October 11, 2018

Patricia Elaine Turner, 63, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on October 11, 2018 in Olympia, Washington. Patricia loved giving of herself to others. She was a voracious reader and loved film, movies, and music. Patricia had an

Nathan Micheal Mattheis

October 10, 2018

Nathan M. Mattheis, 21, physically left us on October 10th, 2018 in Lacey, Washington. Nathan was a thrill seeker who enjoyed skateboarding, camping, fishing, boating and water skiing. His happiest place was in the water. He could be found jumping o