Ronald James Stephenson was born at Tacoma General Hospital on Nov. 22, 1958, to Wilfred and Donna Stephenson of Roy, Washington.

Norman William Couthran, 81, passed away Oct. 17, 2017 in Rainier, Washington, his home the last nine years.  

Alvin Murphy (Murph) was laid to rest Oct. 18, 2017, after dying from natural causes. He lived to the age of 81.

Glenna was born April 13, 1937 in Toledo, Oregon, and passed away Sept. 23, 2017 in Lacey, Washington.

Richard Valentine Daskam, 92, of McKenna, Washington, passed away Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, with family by his side.

Arthur “Hank” Henry Giddings Jr. was born March 5, 1941 in Ventura, California, to Arthur and Mildred Giddings, and passed away Sept. 27, 2017 in Kitsap County.

Ronald B. Triplett passed away Sept. 26, 2017 at Riverside Nursing and Rehab in Centralia, Washington, where he had been a resident for the last three years.

Tyler James Reynolds passed away after a single-car accident Sept. 9, 2017 in Yelm, Washington. He was born May 14, 1983 in Longview, Washington.

Charles Fulford Larsen Jr. is survived by his wife of 29 years, Nancy Marie Larsen; children Juliane Pamela Stephens, Kimberlee Jean Larsen, Nathan and Kendall Joyce (Larsen) Dean, Charlee Jo Larsen; grandchildren Daija Monet McDaniel, Sienna Rose Robinson, Israel Truman McCarroll and Elijah…

Charlene Logan, born in Ceylon, Minnesota, passed away May 23, 2017, with her children at her side.

Johnnie Wesley, 74, of Rainier, died Tuesday, May 30, in his home. A memorial service with full military honors will be held 2 p.m. June 17, 2017, at Yelm Cemetery.

Billy Ray Richardson, 76, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, passed away June 5, 2017.

John Keeslar, 54, passed away May 23, 2017. Born April 17, 1963 in Michigan to Cliff and Sylvia Keeslar, both deceased. John was a resident of Yelm and owner of Builder Pros for over 30 years.

Joseph L. Duffield, 90, passed away May 16, 2017 in Yelm, Washington, his home the past 31 years.  

Julie Gallagher, 93, died Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Prestige Senior Living at Rosemont in Yelm, Washington.

Services for Richard Birkland will be held 2 p.m. Monday, May 22 at the Scottish Rite Temple, 817 S. Vassault St., Tacoma, Washington. Everyone is welcome. For full obituary, please go to Mountain View Cemetery at It will also be listed on their Facebook link on t…