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Nora Nell Hughes Thompson, 80, passed away of natural causes in her Olympia home, Jan. 13, 2021. She was born in Portland, Ore., to Richard Randolph Hughes and Evelyn Laura Hughes (England). S…

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Thomas L. Bouchard, 68, of Centralia, Wash., passed away unexpectedly Jan. 5, 2021. Tom graduated from Centralia High School in 1971, and received his forestry management degree from Centralia…

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Walter Friedrich, also known as "Pops" or "Red", was born April 29, 1931, to Roy Friedrich and Selma Borman, in Ukraine, Russia. He spent most of his childhood years in Germany.

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Glen Charles Unzelman, 90, passed away Dec. 31, 2020, and was reunited with his wife, Bonnie. He was born June 3, 1930, in a farmhouse on Jackson Prairie in Chehalis, Wash., to Alvin John Juli…

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William M. “Bill” Eaton, 73, passed away Jan. 4, 2021, after a brief battle with cancer. He was born Dec. 14, 1947, in Seattle, Wash., and adopted at birth by Frank F. Eaton and Annabel “Anne”…

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Alice Ann Elder, 86, passed away peacefully Jan. 9, 2021, surrounded by her family. She was born June 12, 1934, to Joseph and Anna Inderbitzen in Chehalis, Wash.

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Waldamae (Deedie) (Myhre) Uptegrove went home to her Savior Jesus Christ, Dec. 28, 2020. She was born on her uncle's homestead at Alpha, Wash., Sept. 29, 1932, to John and Flora Bender.

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Frederick Jon Wildhaber, a life-long resident of Chehalis, Wash., passed away from a car accident Jan. 1, 2021, after suffering a stroke while driving home.

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A wonderful father and friend, Donald Goodrich, 92, was called to our Lord Monday, Dec. 28, 2020. He passed away peacefully at home. Don was born Oct. 19, 1928, in Bakersfield, Calif. He was a loving husband, father of five, grandfather of 14, and great-grandfather of 19.

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Lynn James Stroklund was born in Kenmare, N.D., Dec. 10, 1943, to John A. Stroklund and Ida Jean (Ennis) Stroklund of Donnybrook, N.D. He died Jan. 11, 2021.

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Gyneth Susan Ingalls Balfour, 100, who was passionate about family history and genealogy, died Jan. 8, 2021. Susan was born Oct. 6, 1920, to Guy G. and Myrtle Bunker Ingalls on Fords Prairie near Centralia, Wash. The oldest of three sisters, she grew up on Lincoln Creek and in Galvin, Wash., where her father owned a garage and gas station. All three girls learned to pump gas, make change and welcome the customers.

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Roger Duane Gore, 57, was born at Madigan Army Medical Center Dec. 17, 1963, to Duane and Helen Gore. He passed away unexpectedly the evening of Dec. 25, 2020, at Madigan Army Medical Center.

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David Milo Fullerton, 84, of Silver Creek, Wash., passed away Dec. 18, 2020. He was born to Milo and June Fullerton in Tacoma, Wash.

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Jazmynn L. Worthey passed away Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, at U.W. Medical Center in Seattle, Wash., after a sudden medical emergency. She was born Aug. 1, 1981, to Diane Worthey and John McNeal.

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A healthy baby “firecracker” was born to Jay and Frances Hurd, July 4, 1917, 100 years and some odd days ago. Mom, Aunt Fran, Grandma and Frannie, as she was known to a long list of survivors …

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Eva Marcella Meleskie, 96, of Toledo, Wash., went home to the Lord Sunday, Dec. 27, 2021. She was born April 25, 1924, in Stuart, Iowa, to William Wallace and Florence Mae (Horton) Hall.

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Jean Edna Milton passed away peacefully Oct. 14, 2020. She was born to Roy and Lois Lockwood July 9, 1931, in Cleveland, Ohio. Jean was raised in a happy home along with her two brothers, whom…

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Claudette Kelly passed away Dec. 5, 2020, at St. Joseph Hospital in Tacoma. She was born Jan. 17, 1934, in Westport, Wash., to Claude and Gertrude (Hardy) Harms.  

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Richard “Rich” Lee Wagner, 79, of Centralia, Wash., passed away Wednesday, Dec 30, 2020, from complications brought on by COVID-19. He was born May 1, 1941, in Centralia, Wash., the son of Car…

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Shirley Ann Stover, 82, of Toledo, Wash., passed away Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, at Providence Centralia Hospital in Centralia, Wash. Shirley was born Dec. 26, 1938, in Electric City, Wash., to He…

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Dallas Eugene Nichols, 76, of Winlock, Wash., passed away Dec. 31, 2020, at 6 p.m., PST. He was born in Harrison, Tenn., Jan. 20, 1944, to Hugh D. Nichols and Maxine M. Schuler.

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Maureen Sheryl O’Quinn passed away Sept. 1, 2020, at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle, Wash., due to complications from diabetes. She was born April 5, 1945, in Chehalis, Wash., to Lt. Huber…

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Lorene May Vallee (Deskins), 92, passed away Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. She was born May 22, 1928, on the North Fork Road in Chehalis, Wash., to James Earl Deskins and Lola M. Deskins (Lazelle). Lo…

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Elaine Truitt, 84, went to be with her Lord Dec. 27, 2020. She was born March 19, 1936, in Bremerton, Wash., to Eugene and Jennie Fahey.

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Ruth Christine Bodin, 99, resident of Rochester, Wash., since 1952, passed away Dec. 30, 2020, at her daughters home at Scott Lake, Olympia, Wash. She was born March 1, 1921, to Christian and …

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Late in the evening on New Year’s Eve, our father, Bill Francis, patriarch of the Francis clan, passed away peacefully at home with loved ones and his best friend, Big Daddy, a loyal black lab…

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Patricia Jean Miller passed away Dec. 22, 2020, at Tacoma General Hospital in Tacoma, Wash. She was born April 24, 1942, in Spokane, Wash., to Harland and Gladys Moore.

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Bettie Irene (Church) Christensen passed away in Longview, Wash., Dec. 16, 2020. She had spent the last couple of years at Canterbury Gardens Memory Care. Bettie was born July 17, 1937, in Key…

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Billie Joseph Martin, 68, of Galvin, Wash., passed away Dec. 8, 2020. He was born Dec. 28, 1951, in Chehalis, Wash., to Billie H. and Moween A. Martin.

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Elaine Jane Leischner Hangartner, 88, of Rochester, Wash., was reunited with her beloved Hans, going home to our Lord, Dec. 2, 2020. She was born in Parkson, S.D., May 3, 1932, to Emil and Mar…

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James Troy Baker of Centralia, Wash., passed away peacefully Dec. 13, 2020. He was born in McCleary, Wash., to Lenard Troy Baker and Vergenia Marie Sarah Baker.

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Centralia resident Debra Ann Frazier, 48, passed away Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, at Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver, Wash. She was born July 13, 1972, in Chehalis, Wash., to Pegg…

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David Lee Hand, 86, of Oakville, Wash., passed away peacefully at home, Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. He was born Aug. 5, 1934, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to parents, Elmer Lee Hand and Luella Evelyn (Wo…

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Betty Jean Brown was born March 18, 1926, in Hoquiam, Wash., and was the second child born to Arthur and Mabel Doolittle. She finished the journey of life at Willapa Care Home in Raymond, Wash…

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Freddie Ree "The Señora" Neal, 88, longtime resident of Rochester, Wash., peacefully passed away Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, while residing at the Retirement Chalet in Rochester, Wash. She was bo…

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Kerry Alan Porter was born Jan. 24, 1947, in Sweethome, Ore. He passed away peacefully to his heavenly home Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, following advanced stage Parkinson's Disease.

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Patricia June (Hunter) Smith peacefully passed away at St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, Wash., Oct. 22, 2020, at the age of 85. She was born to Willard Lee and Gertrude (Gilbert) Hunter in Shelt…

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Virginia Margaret Bond Breen, a life long resident of Chehalis, Wash., went to be with her Lord, Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. She was born Nov. 6, 1916, Virginia experienced 104 years of life.

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Roger Clark Schang, 76, passed away Nov. 7, 2020 at St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, Wash. Roger was born July 3, 1944, to parents, Donald A. Schang and Irene S. (Staley) Schang in local Chehali…

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Alex W. Sutherland, 36, was a native of Chehalis, Wash., and a graduate of Chehalis High School. After graduation from the University of Missouri, Alex moved to Bellingham and Seattle, Wash., …

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On Nov. 30, 2020, Robert “Bob” K. Johnstone passed away in Olympia, Wash., after suffering a medical emergency. Bob served in the United States Army during the Vietnam era and was awarded the …

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Ralph Joseph Neer passed away Oct.28, 2020. He was born May 8, 1953, at St. Helens Hospital, to Roy Ralph and Ann (Wagner) Neer. He was the only boy of six children and grew up on a cattle ran…

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Bernard Edwin Ochs, 87, passed away Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, after celebrating one of his best Thanksgivings with his loving family. He was born Nov. 4, 1933, in Pierre, S.D., to Frank and Hel…

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Mavis Lucille Webb Thorsen, 80, passed away peacefully in her sleep Nov. 26, 2020, at Golden Acres Manor in N.D. She was born May 2, 1940, to William R. Webb and Maude A. Webb in Chehalis, Wash.

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Leon Lewis Lawton, 90, passed away peacefully and with family by his side Wednesday, Nov. 18th, 2020. Lynn, as he was called by friends and family, was born Sept. 17, 1930, in Outlook, Wash.

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Blanche Mae Jobes, 94, of Chehalis, Wash., passed away Nov. 24, 2020. She was born to parents Hans and Mabel Peterson May 12, 1926, in Harlem, Mont.

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On Nov. 23, 2020, Jan Fuss spoke to his family from his home in Pe Ell, his final words, "I love you all, hey", he closed his eyes and went to rest. Dad was born Dec. 7, 1937, during the Great…