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DEATH NOTICE Jim Burnett Jim Burnett, 63, a resident of Shel- ton, died Jan. 20, 2014. Arrange- ments are by McComb & Wagner Funeral Home and Crematory in Shelton. Patrick Walls Patrick Clifton Walls, 56, a resi- dent of Shelton, died Jan. 23, 2014, at home. Arrangements are by For- est Funeral Home in Shelton under the direction of Dave Lucas. Helen Clemons Helen Clemons, a resident of Shel- ton, died Jan. 27, 2014, at Provi- dence St. Peter Hospital in Olym- pia. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Funeral Home and Cre- matory in Shelton. Marjorie Jacobson Marjorie Jacobson, 91, a resident of Shelton, died Jan. 27, 2014, at Shelton Health & Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements are b Mc- Comb & Wagner Funeral home and Crematory in Shelton. William Teeter William Teeter, 88, a resident of Shelton, died Jan. 26, 2014, at Shelton Health & Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements are by Mc- Comb & Wagner Funeral Home and Crematory in Shelton. Send death notices to obits@ masoncounty.com Shelton student receives award from Pacific Lutheran STAFF REPORT news@masoncounty.com Prospective Pa- cific Lutheran Uni- versity student Carly Stauffer, from Shelton High School, has been awarded a prestigious President's Scholarship worth $22,000 a year -- along with the opportu- nity to earn even more. PLU offers a number of merit scholarships to recognize academic achievement, leader- ship and service, and the promise of contin- ued success in these ar- eas as a PLU student. The Presidential Schol- arships are renewable for three additional years of undergraduate study. More than 600 incom- ing freshmen apply for Presidential Scholar- ships each year, and the standards are high: Stu- dents who have demon- strated significant lead- ership and service and have achieved at least a 3.8 GPA, 1,250 SAT score (critical reading and math only) or a 28 ACT score are eligible to apply. For the 2014-15 aca- demic year, 160 Presi- dent's Scholars were "Alternatives" mans SAVINGS .......................... on Funerals, Caskets & Cremation Choose Funeral Alternatives for quality service at a bettervrice. A Reputation Built on Service Shehon - (360) 427-8044 selected. This year, the President's Scholar- ship recipients scored an average of 1,294 on the SAT (critical read- ing and math only) and an average of 30 on the ACT, with a 3.98 aver- age GPA. They have been invited to inter- view on the PLU cam- pus in February to compete for the next level of PLU President's Scholarships -- one of 10 $27,000-per-year Harstad Founder's Scholarships or one of five full-tuition Regents' Scholarships. Pacific Lutheran University, a private liberal-arts university in Tacoma, seeks to ed- ucate students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership and care for other people, for their communities and for the Earth. Mitzi L. Kilker Mitzi Kilker passed away on January 16th at home. She was born April 16th, 1922 in Winnipeg, Manitoba to Douglas Kerr and Ada Kerr (Black). Mitzi is survived by her son Steve (Judy) and daughter Mitzi (Stuart) and her grandsons Douglas Dean, Jamie Garrido (Diana), Todd Garrido (Lori) and Sean Garrido and her great grandchildren Tory, Scotty, Matt, Bryan, Alex and Spencer, and her great great-grandson Tyrus. She was predeceased by her husbands, Norman Dean and Bert Kilker, and her children Carol Garrido and Douglas Dean. Mitzi was a registered nurse, earning a Bachelor's of Science degree in nursing from Old Dominion University in Norfolk Virginia. She spent much of her professional nursing career teaching, administering a skilled nursing facility and doing health-related volunteer work. She and her husband Bert lived on and enjoyed Harstine Island for many years. They travelled extensively but mostly enjoyed their friends, familY and community activities. Mitzi was a member of Shelton Presbyterian Church. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Funeral Home. A memorial was held last Thursday, January 23rd, at Shelton Presbyterian Church followed by a reception at the Harstine Community Club. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Shelton Presbyterian Church c/o Pastor Jeff Bursch. ...... ~ PAID OBITUARY NOTICE  John Leonard Cruse, Sr. L August30,1933 -January l6,2014 Predeceased by his Parents, Clement and Anna Marie Cruse; Parents-in-law, Harold and Chloe Harper; Grandson Angel Cruse Gofigan. John's love and memories will forever remain in the hearts of his wife of 53 years, Donna Mae Cruse. Children, spouses and grandchildren: John, Jr. and Claudia Cruse (Kyle and Andrew); Marie-Therese and Herbert Gofigan (Symone Littlefield, Keoni and Angel); Stephen and Joy Cruse (Stephen Craig and Donald Cody); Donald Cruse and Sonia Braga (Nicolas). Hd is also survived by his sister, Ann, of Tucson, Arizona. John was born in Phoenix, Arizona and passed away at Shelton Health and Rehabilitation Center in Shelton, Washington. John attended Arizona State University where he received his Batchelor and Master's Degrees. He also attended UCLA where he studied for his Ph.D. in Asian studies. He served in the Air Force during the Korean conflict. He taught history and English in California, Guam and Washington. John was also a vice-principal and principal and served as associate dean of Guam Community College where he and his family lived for 15 years. John was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to India in 1968 where he met Mother Teresa of Calcutta and later adopted his son, Stephen. He was an active participant in St. Edwards Parish in Shelton where he served as a lector and church historian. After retiring in 1995, John and his wife moved to Harstine Island where they built their retirement home. John was an active philatelist (stamp collector) and had won many awards with his Vatican and Chinese stamp collections. He was also an avid gardener and grew roses for his wife and fuchsias for his own hobby. John has also filled his property with Japanese Maples. A vigil service was held on January 23, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Edwards Catholic Church followed by the funeral Mass on January 24, 2014 at 11 a.m. May he rest in peace. -- Paid Obituary Notice -- _ Mason County Journal - Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 - Page A-19