Wendy L. Berry (Snyder) passed away Oct. 19, 2020, at St. Peter Hospital in Olympia. Wendy was born Jan. 3, 1966 at K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base in Sands, Michigan, to parents Phillip and Loretta Snyder.

Love of my life, best friend and husband to Jody Avega; father to Tacha Avega-Sala, Trysten Avega, Trinity Avega and Taylar Avega; grandfather to Thales Tauala; son of Luavi'i Avega Sr., Rick and Verna Shaffer, and Judy Gillihan; brother to Sale Avega, Aiulu Avega, Fetu Avega (preceded in de…

Terry Livingstone of Roy Wash., passed away on October 3, 2020. Terry was born in Tacoma Wash., and lived his life in the Northwest.

Mike passed away at his home on August 27, 2020 at the age of 62. A lifelong Yelm resident, Mike grew up on the family's dairy farm learning agriculture, animal, and construction skills.

Debra Lynn Cecil, 59, passed away on August 4, 2020 in Yelm, Wash. Debra was born in 1961 in Grand Rapids, Mich., to Paul Hooker and Mary VanLoszenoord.

Sue Ann Crichton, 68, passed away on July 31, 2020 in Yelm, Wash. Sue was born in Seattle, Wash., on December 31, 1951 to Frank W. Crichton and Helen T. Crichton. She attended Roosevelt High School, Central Washington State University and received a Master’s degree from University of Oregon.

Edna Juanita (Aerni) Edwards was born March 26, 1926, in Trout Lake, Wash., to proud parents, Joseph and Grace Aerni. She was the youngest of five beloved children, Ruth, Olive, George and Pearl.

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

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.

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.

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.