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! !LIJ L I ,' :iti i * Page A-22 - Mason County Journal - Thursday, April 10, 2014 Beulah Fern Thornton Beulah Fern (Smith) Thornton died April 4, 2014. She was born to Mary Jo and Vernon Smith August 15, 1920 in Froid, Montana. She began a long and fruitful nursing career specializing in geriatric care at age 19. She worked in nursing homes and hospitals and owned and operated an adult family home for 25 years. When she sold her business and moved to Shelton 20 years ago to retire she decided to go back to work because retirement was "making her old." She returned to work at Alpine Way here in Shelton until she had to quit working for health reasons at age 82. An amazing caregiver who never met a person she didn't love, she was known as mom or grandma to most everyone who knew her. She loved Jesus and was a devoted child of God, played.piano and loved to sing hymns with her family. She also loved to dance, swim, travel and most of all loved all her babies. She loved to laugh and had a mischievous sense of humor that would pop up unexpectedly. Most of all she was an inspiration to all who knew her for her kind heart, non-judgmental nature and her ability to forgive any and all transgressions. Beulah was preceded in death by her parents and sisters Mable Copely, Leatha Meeks, Vi Chapman, and Phoebe Smith, her brothers Alvin, Clarence and John Smith. Her son George Barrett, and daughters Mary LaVonne Rigolo, and Mary Lynn Simpson. She is survived by her husband Earl Thornton, daughters Karen Layman and Lindsay Verville and numerous grandchildren and great- grandchildren. A memorial service will be held and Gateway Christian Fellowship Friday April 11, at 6:30. Funeral arrangements made by McComb &Wagner. You can view Beulah's tribute at info@mccombwagner.com --Paid Obituary Notice -- OREST Complete Direct Cremation $555 0 Call (360) 427-8044 Catherine Eichinger Catherine "Kay" (Donnelly) Eichinger, 83, a seven-year resi- dent of Gig Harbor, died in Gig Harbor on March 28, 2014. She was born Jan. 3, 1931, in Albany N.Y. to John Joseph Donnelly and Lola Louise (Per- rault). She married Joseph Charles Eichinger on Sept. 21, 1957, in Cor- pus Christie, Texas. She was a television commercial model in New York City. After visiting family in Tex- as, she began attend- ing business college and studied design and drafting there. While in Texas, she met her husband, Joe, who was a naval avia- tor. She taught Ameri- can culture to students in Japan. She volun- teered with the Catho- lic Church, Carmelite Nuns and the scouts. She collected an- tiques, rocks, and seashells and enjoyed decorating. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Eichinger of Gig Har- bor; daughters Victoria (Andy) McDonald of Tacoma, Mary (John) Kent of Washougal, Pa- tricia (Mark) Scriffiny of Littleton, Colo., Ka- trina (Chris) Fehring of Novato, Calif., and Sarah (AJ) Forysiak of Woodbridge, VA; son JoSef (Jenan) Eichinger of Gig Harbor; grand- children Catherine Mosieh, John McDon- ald, Sarah Kent, Gabri- el Kent, Luke Scriffiny, John Scriffiny, Jacob Scriffiny, Cole Feh- ring, Grant Fehring, Marie Fehring, Elle Eichinger, Adam Fo- rysiak and Genevieve Forysiak. She was preceded in death by her par- ents, her stepfather, Larry White, her sister Margaret "Maggie" Clancy and her grand- niece Caitlin Elizabeth Clancy. Her funeral is sched- uled for 11 a.m. April 11 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Gig Harbor and will be of- ficiated by Father Larry Bailey. She will be inurned at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent. Arrangements are under the direction of Mountain View Funeral Home in Lakewood. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to the Uni- versity of Washington's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center. Checks can be mailed to UW ARDC at UW Medicine Pathology, Attn: Pema Richeson, 1959 NE Pacific St. Box 357470, Seattle, WA, 98195. Edward Okonek Edward J. Okonek, 89, a 62-year resident of Shelton died April 2, 2014, at Fir Lane Health & Rehabilita- tion. He was born July 25. 1924, to A1 and Hilda (Ross) Okonek in De- troit, Mich. Ed served in the Army and was a World War II veteran. He was a sergeant upon dis- charge. Alternatives means SIMPLE OPTIONS on Funerals, Caskets & Cremation Choose Funeral Alternatives for quality service at a better price. Available 24/7 sim a e. economical, res aectful J burial-cremation-preplanningt00- mccombwagner.com I I 30,000 "  7 DE00H N ICE Kay Homick Kay Homchiek, 77, a resident of Elma, died Ap Jeanette Hauser Jeanette I Hauser, 76, a resident of Shetton, died April 4, 2014, at home, ents are by Mc- Comb & Wagner Funeral Home and Crematory in Shelton. Theore Carnocki Theodore Carnocki, 73, a resident of Moclips, died Ap 7, 2014, at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia. angements are by McComb & Wag- ner Funeral Home and Crematory in Shelton. Vernon LaMarsh Vernon LaMarsh, 90, a resident of Lacey, died April 6, 2014, at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Jack Lawler Jack Lawler, 58, a resident of Tacoma, died ApriI AI da Albe M. dalothot, 80, a resident of Harstine Island, died M 22, 2014, at ed Ho m angements are by terna- rives of Was A service will be at 1:30 p.m. Robert Wolfe Robert Wolfe, 99, a resident of Vancouver, died tory in Shelton, Sadie Wilson Janet Simpson Janet Simpson, 91, a resident of Shelton, died April 8, 2014, at Mason General Hospital. Ar- He married Barbara Froehlich (Otto) on Oct. 19, 1951, in Shelton. He worked for the Simpson Timber Co. at Olympic Plywood (now Olympic Panel) for 40 years. Ed enjoyed, most importantly, his wife of 62 years and his fam- ily, they said. Other interests included fish- ing, gardening, cutting wood, pinochle, the Seattle Mariners and Tuesdays at the casino. Ed also belonged to the VFW. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, of Shelton; sons Darald (Leann) Froehlich of Shelton and Bob (Song) Okonek of Nini- lchik, Alaska; daugh- ters Connie (Warren) Workman of Shelton and Linda (Greg) Walker of Olympia; grandchildren Matt (Elizabeth I Leonard of Augusta, Ga., Jennifer Leonard of Shelton, Emily (Leif) Walker of Snohomish, Kelsey (Allen) Froehlich of London, Jesse Froe- hlich of Shelton, Jamie Workman of Shelton, Rachael Okonek of Ninilchik and Rebecca Okonek of Ninilchik; and great-grandchil- dren Zach Leonard of Northfield, Minn., and Griffin, Lily and Max of Snohomish. Ed was preceeded in death by his par- ents, brothers Ray- mond and Jim and sister Marian. A celebration of life will be at a later date. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Funeral Home and Cre- matory. see OB/TUARIES, page A-23