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.

James Michael Fahey passed away after a short but courageous battle with cancer. He attended Franklin Pierce High School, was a Vietnam era disabled veteran and will always be remembered for his unending sense of humor.

Isabel H. “Izzy” Hay, 96, passed away peacefully June 11, 2019. She was born in Matlock, Wash., to the late Arza and Julia (Gulliver) Hay.

Patrick John Kelly was born to Madge (Carlson) and Frank J. Kelly in Olympia, Washington, and was one of eight siblings, including Lawrence, Hank, Louise, Patricia “Sis”, Dwayne, Donald and Dolly. He is survived by Lawrence, Louise, Patricia “Sis”, Dolly, Dwayne and Hank’s wife Marilyn. He i…

Curtis Franklin Sumner, 77, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 2, 2019, in the Providence St. Peter’s Hospital Intensive Care Unit after sustaining a fatal fall from a roof 14 hours earlier on Saturday. Curt was born Feb. 1, 1942, to William Franklin Sumner and Martha Eloree Hyder Sumner…

John Gibbs Thompson, Jr., 70, of Dallas and formerly of Yelm, Washington, passed away on May 22, 2019, due to a massive heart attack.

Clinton Dean Crumley, 47, passed away due to brain cancer on May 12, 2019, in Graham, Washington. He was born Jan. 28, 1972, to Mickey J. and Estella M. Crumley in Lacey, Washington. He was a resident of Tacoma, Washington, for 15 years, and also lived in Yelm, Washington.

Donald D. Phillips, of Yelm, passed away peacefully at his home on April 17, 2019. He met his lovely wife, Lavina, in Manson, Washington, and they were married Sept. 21, 1963. They lived most of their married life in Yelm while raising their three children, Kelli, David and Bryan. Don had tw…

Phillip Jay Rearden, 72, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, died on May 8, 2019, peacefully in his home on Chuckawa Lane. Phil was born in Tacoma, Washington, to Frank and Opal Rearden on June 20, 1946. He married Christie Jay Potter on July 20, 1970, and Phil would tell you th…

Michael Richard Walker, 71, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Yelm, Washington on Dec. 10, 2018. Mike was born to the farming family of Verne and Edna Walker in Wapato, Washington on Aug. 12, 1947 where he was raised. A loyal Cougar, Mike attended WSU and earned a bachelor’s degree in …

Robert (Bob) aged 87, passed away April 5, 2019 at the Washington Soldiers Home in Orting, Washington. He was born on July 8, 1931 to Robert and May Brown in Vancouver, British Columbia. He served in the Canadian Airforce and the US Air Force.

Kenneth was born on Oct. 13, 1948 in Spokane, Washington. He passed away on April 29, 2019 in Yakima, Washington.