Donna Rae Allison, 81, passed away July 4, 2020, after battling Covid-19.

Betty Lou (Kerkhoff) Raubuch “Gram” passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2020. She was born in St. Lawrence, S.D., to Frank and Nina (Parker) Kerkhoff. Gram was the youngest of eight children.

MaryBelle Rice died peacefully Saturday night, June 6, 2020, in the same Yelm home where she was born July 24, 1923. Her mother died during childbirth and she was raised by her older siblings, Evelyn, Ruth and Howard. MaryBelle was a beautiful child and teen who loved to sing. Many would sto…

Gary Rowley, 66, passed away May 25, 2020. He was born in Fulton N.Y., and spent his younger years in California, before settling in Yelm, Wash., in 1980.

Estelle Blando Everman, 91, of Yelm, Wash., passed away May 22, 2020. She was born in Holden, Mo., to Journal Albert and May Dove Jan. 19, 1929.

Mark Francis Judd, 69, passed away at his home on the morning of May 5, 2020.

Elaine Ann McCandlis, (nee Nelson), 74, ended her physical journey Mother’s Day. She would tell you that she had graduated to the spiritual level. She was born Feb. 27, 1947, to Doris and Jim, a strong-willed child she insisted everyone refer to her as Annie and refused to respond to Elaine.

JoAnn Langford, formerly of Rainier, Wash., passed away March 26, 2020, in Mesa, Ariz., due to complications following a stroke.

Nora Jean Smith-Pilkonis (née Hayes), passed away peacefully at her home in Enderby, BC,Thursday, April 9, 2020. She was born in Yelm, Wash., at the old homestead Jan. 31, 1945, to Gano Solomon Hayes and Elizabeth Anne Hayes (née Nasner). Nora graduated from Yelm High School in 1963, before …

It is with great sadness that the family of Jacobo "Jake" Jaquez, aka PaPa, announces his passing Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, at the age of 75 years old.

Nathan Clair Turner II, 69, was born in Tacoma, Wash., May 5, 1950, to parents, Nathan Clair Turner Sr. and Jeanne Madge Turner (Smith). He passed away Feb. 10, 2020.

Jonathan F. Stringer passed away Jan. 9, 2020. He was on a job site, helping save a man from a collapsing trench, he succeeded. It was Jon’s nature, helping others. He was born May 4, 1995, in Everett, Wash., and attended schools in Tenino, Tumwater and Rochester.

Marilee Rose Gamin passed away Dec. 5, 2019, in Lacey, Wash. She was born Dec. 27, 1957, to Jack and Olive Gamin in Tacoma, Wash.

On Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, Marion Louise (Cory) Nelson, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away at the age of 97. She was born Dec. 2, 1921, in Fargo, N.D., to Joseph and Ruth Cory.

Michael Allen Laughlin was born Aug. 3, 1946, in Stafford, Kan., to Walter and Betty (Watson) Laughlin. He passed peacefully at his home in Chehalis, Wash., Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, surrounded by his family.

Michael R. Sherman passed away Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at Madigan Army Medical Center, surrounded by his children and grandchildren. He was born April 30, 1947, in Traverse City, Mich., but Washington was his home.

Van Roy Southworth, 70, originally from Yelm, Wash., passed away July 23, 2019, surrounded by his family. Roy was born in Olympia, Wash., June 10, 1949, to Harry and Georgiana Southworth. Along with his older sister, Kay, he was raised in Yelm, Wash.

Leonard Charles Blauvelt was born May 23,1941, in Seattle, Wash., to Leonard and Charlotte Blauvelt. He grew up on Phinney Ridge with his late sister, Linda Vadset.