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.

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.

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…

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. 

Michael Tracy Hale, age 63, passed away at Valley Medical Center in Renton, Washington, surrounded by family on March 12, 2019.

Retired Sergeant First Class Clifford M. Campbell of Roy, Washington born March 17,1933, in Hysham, Montana passed away April 20, 2019. 

Diane Elaine Pape, 77, of Tumwater, passed away on March 16, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Tacoma, Washington on March 28, 1941 to Leonard and Elaine (Gallear) Weisdepp. Diane was a third generation resident of Thurston County, Washington, raised at the Weyehauser Vai…

Helen Huntley-Kicken, age 74, passed away April 13, 2019 in Austin, Texas. She was born Oct. 6, 1944 in Chattanooga. Helen spent her childhood in Tennessee before her family relocated to Ohio. Helen received her bachelor’s degree from a Catholic college and joined the convent briefly before …

Tim G. Burgman, 78, Lacey, died Tuesday April 9, 2019, at home. Woodlawn Funeral Home, Lacey, 360-491-3000

Kathleen “Kathy” Ellen Smith (Welch) died peacefully on April 9, 2019, in Port Townsend, Washington. She was 80 years old. Kathy was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, much of that time spent on her family’s dairy farm near Yelm, Washington. She graduated from Yelm High School and in …

Donald A. Bearden, 76, passed away March 14, 2019 in Olympia, Washington. He was born in July 1942 to Albert and Edna Bearden in St. Louis, Missouri.  

John H. Vincent passed away March 22, 2019 in Lacey, Washington. He was born Jan. 24, 1930 to Ray Alexander Vincent and Ruth Moore Vincent in Grove City, Pennsylvania. He recently lived in Rainier, Washington, for 15 years.