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,k Sue E. Johnson OBITUARIES Sue E. Johnson, 75, of Shelton, died peacefully of natural causes at her home on January 20th. Sue was well known in the community for her faith, kindness and service. Born June 21, 1938 in Chicago, the daughter of Harry and Mable Koch, she met her husband Carl at church youth group. They married and moved to Washington State in pursuit of Carl's forestry Career. Sue was a committed mother raising 5 children: Deborah, Daniel, David, Dale and Steven. Even with a house full of children, Sue had a strong philosophy that there was always room at the table for more - it was common to have foster kids, foreign exchange students and visitors in the mix at most meals. Sue was a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University where she did her undergraduate work and earned a Masters of Education. Using that education she was a kindergarten and 5th grade teacher for 16 years in the Shelton School District. She also taught piano lessons to inmates at the local penitentiary. At the center of Sue's life was her faith. She and Carl have been members of Faith Lutheran Church for 52 years where she was the church organist for nearly 40 years. Her faith and commitment to service was not confined to Shelton. She traveled frequently to the Middle East working through the faith community for peace. She loved to read, was a published author and an avid knitter. Her favorite place to spend time with family was Holden Village, a faith based retreat center in the North Cascades. She was an activist fighting for and contributing to many causes dear to her; and she served on the international Board for Evangelicals for Middle East Understanding. Sue will be deeply missed by her family including: her devoted husband Carl of 57 years; daughter Deborah Killough (James) from Omaha, NE, grandsons: Joel and Brett; son Daniel Johnson (Elaine) from Seattle, grandson Greyson and granddaughter Tess; son David Johnson (Shelly) from Bellingham, grandsons Carter and Bryce and granddaughter Abigail; son Dale Johnson from Seattle, and granddaughter Hannah; Steven Johnson (Kristin) from Seattle, and grandsons Spencer and Stuart and granddaughter Kendra. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Faith Lutheran Church Endowment Fund. A celebration of Sue's life will be held at Faith Lutheran Church in Shelton, on Friday, January 31, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Lunch will follow at the church. 1 ~ PAID OBITUARY NOTICE~ 1 We' re Here to Help You With Your Obituary Needs LOWEST-PRICE GUARANTEEE Call 426-4412 l Page A-18 - Mason County Journal - Thursday, dan. 30, 2014 Bobby Dean Bobby G. Dean, 77, died Jan. 18, 2014, at Providence St. Peter Hos- pital in Olympia. He was born April 18, 1936, to Tima and Ruth Wampler in Norton, Va. He moved to Wash- ington when he was 15 years old with his mother and two brothers, Ken and Larry, who preceded him in death. He is also preceded in death by stepchild Ramey Fon- tenot. He is survived by his wife, Ida May Dean; son Gregory Dean; stepchil- dren John Fontenot of Olympia, Patty Fontenot of Westport, Debra Ow- ens of Arizona and Pa- mela Odam of Oregon. A celebration of life will be at 10 a.m. on Feb. 8 at South Sound Manor, 455 North St. SE, Tum- water. In lieu of flowers, send donations to the Ameri- can Lung Association at 822 John St., Seattle, WA 98109. Arrangements are through Funeral Alterna- tives of Washington. Vern Hadsall Vern Mason HadsaU, 90, a resident of Shelton, died Jan. 19, 2014. He was born June 28, 1923, in Colfax, Iowa, to Lewis and Elsie Handsall (Daft). Jim Burnett James Lloyd Bumett, 63, of Shelton / Harstine Island, passed away Monday, January 20, 2014. He was born February 9, 1950 in Shelton, Washington, to John A. and Amy (Deffinbaugh) Bumett. Jim was a lifelong resident of Shelton. He graduated from Shelton High School in 1968 and attended Seattle Pacific University where he met Alice Abrahamson. They were married on July 29, 1972 in Battle Ground, Washington. He enjoyed and spent much of his time outdoors. From hunting and fishing to working in the woods and on cars, he was most at home in the fresh air. That translated to working the family tree farm at Island Lake and the Bumett Chevron service station with his dad, spending time with his closest friends each fall in Eastern Washington for hunting trips, traveling with his family to the Pacific National Exhibition in British Columbia for demolition derby races in the summer, and teaching his children and grandchildren a good, physical, work ethic. He is survived by his wife. Alice: daughter. Kristi and her husband Jim Potter of Battle Ground, WA: son, David Bumett and his fianc6 MaLi Kwong of Cary, NC; Grandchildren Karleigh, Rylan and Stella of Battle Ground, WA; brothers Mark (Trish) Bumett of Gig Harbor, WA and Joel (Connie)Bumett of Dillon. MT. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Amy Bumett and sister, Mary Burnett. Jim's memorial service will be Saturday, February 1, 2013 at Bridge Community Church on Harstine Island. In Lieu of Flowers, memorial contributions can be made in his name to: Forest Festival Logging Show PO Box 252 Shelton, WA 98584 or Bridge Community Church 500 E. North Island Drive Shelton, WA 98584 Interment will take place at Venersborg Cemetery in Battle Ground, WA. ]] Paid Obituary Notice -- [. He served in the Army Air Corps from 1944 to 1946, and was a first lieutenant on discharge. He was a major upon dis- charge after 20 years in the Air Force Reserve. Vern married Agnes Ruth Johnson on Dec. 5, 1947, in Seattle. He worked at Douglas Air- craft, Washington state's liquor warehouse, the Seattle Fire Department and Texaco, Inc. (26 years). He enjoyed golf, camp- ing, traveling in their mo- torhome, digging clams and square dancing. He was a member of First Baptist Church. Vern is survived by his wife, Agnes Ruth Hadsall of Shelton; son William Walter Hadsall (Sharon) of Shelton; daughter Lau- rie Jean Sifford (James) of Tacoma; four grand- children; six great-grand- children; one great-great- grandchild; brothers Dick Hadsall of Salem, Ore., and Joe Hadsall (Donna) of Marshalltown, Iowa; and sister June Wurtz of New Jersey. A service took place Jan. 29 at Tahoma Na- tional Cemetery. A cel- ebration of life will take place at Lake Limerick Country Club on April 12. Inurnment will be at Tahoma National Cem- etery. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Fu- neral Home and Crema- tory in Shelton. Memorial donations can he made to Mason General Hospital. Russell Nation Russell Nation, 81, a 24-year resident of Shel- ton died Dec. 18, 2013, of natural causes. He was born Sept. 24, 1932, to Sam and Esther Nation in Spokane. He served in the Navy and was a Korean War veteran. Russell married Betty Nation. He worked for the federal government in Bremerton and Seattle. He enjoyed rock hounding and was a member of the Grays Harbor Rock Club. Rus- sell was also the owner of Jade Rock Shop. He was also a member of the Mount Olive Lutheran Church choir and enjoyed square dancing. He is survived by four children, his stepson, two brothers, and grandchil- dren and great-grandchil- dren. Russell was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; his parents; his brother Wesley Nation; and his stepdaughter, Katrina Harmony. A memorial was Jan. 29 at Tahoma National Cemetary. Arrangements are by the Neptune Society of Tacoma. Memorial donations can be made to the Mount Olive Lutheran Church choir in Shelton. Christopher Wheeler Christopher J. Wheeler, 37, a six-year resident of Elma died Jan. 15, 2014, in Seattle from medical complica- tions. He was born May 16, 1977, to Walter J. and Barbara L. Wheeler in McClearly. He worked in construc- tion. Christopher enjoyed camping, sports and music. He s survived by his parents and his brothers Jeffery K. Wheeler of Shel- ton and Paul C. Wheeler - of San Clemente, Calif. A memorial was Jan. 25 at Gateway Christian Fellowship, 405 S. Sev- enth St., Shelton. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Fu- neral Home and Crema- tory. Memorial donations can be made to Walter and Barbara Wheeler by calling 482-0541. . TRUSTED . 1 1 6 YEARS Taking care of our community is what we do. OLYMPIA - SHELTON - BELFAIR pre-plan for as low as. 8 per mo. BE PREPARED- PLAN AHEAD TODAY CALL NOW! mccombwagner.com 360.426M802 I i !ill il I t  ........ 1 ..... I ---T- ......   -