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!l ...... L ,'1 .l .Ij.i J . I.,L Page A-22 - Mason County Journal - Thursday, July 24, 2014 ~i~ ~ Robert King-Ellison Robert John King- Ellison, 72, an eight- year resident of Shelton, died July 17, 2014, in Shelton. He was born Nov. 26, 1941, to John and Estelle (Cassidy) King- Ellison in St. Paul, Min- nesota. Robert served in the Navy. He married Janet Shelton Morten on Sept. 18, 1983, in Sacramento, California. He worked as a sail- boat builder of the cus- tom Nor'west 33 Scoop. Robert enjoyed yacht racing, skiing, sky-div- ing and golf. He is survived by wife Janet of Shelton; step- daughter Vicki (Dan) Sherbrook of Victoria, British Columbia; step- son Robert S. Morten of Freemont, Califor- nia; and grandchildren Brittania Sherbrook, Brandon Sherbrook and Bryanie Sherbrook. Robert was preceded in death by his parents. There will be a memo- rial at a later date. Memorial donations can be made to the Pul- monary Fibrosis Foun- dation, 230 E. Ohio St., Suite 304, Chicago, IL 60611 or at pulmonawfibrosis.org. Travis Story Travis Lee Stow, 14, a lifelong resident of Shelton, died July 13, 2014, in Seattle. He was born Nov. 1, 1999, to Greg C. and Re- becca E. (Wilson) Stow in Shelton. At Oakland Bay Ju- nior High School, Travis was in the honors choir. He was also a green belt in the Butokukan Ka- rate School. He was pre- paring for ninth grade at OBJH. Travis enjoyed camping, video games and spending time with OREST A Re butation Built on Service Complete Direct Cremation Call (360) 427-8044 for de~ails his family and friends. He is survived by sis- ter Kirsten E. Stow of Shelton; niece Shaylee E. Stow of Shelton; un- cle Dan (Alena) Wilson of Shelton; grandparents Carl and Frankie Story of Shelton; grandmoth- ers Judy Wilson of Shelton and Sandra Hutchins of Winlock; un- cle Jeff Stow of Shelton; uncle Mark (Liz) Stow of Shelton; aunt Jill (Kelly) Story of Snohomish; aunt Darlene Frazer of Shelton; aunt Jennifer (Don) Evans of Shelton; aunt Katrina (Matt) Parker of Shelton; uncle Dana Frint of Rainier, Oregon; and numerous cousins, extended family and friends. A celebration of life will be from 1 to 3 p.m., July 26 at The Pavillion at Sentry Park, 190 W. Sentry Drive, Shelton, WA 98584. Darin Paul will officiate. Travis was buried July 18 at Shelton Me- morial Park. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Funeral Home and Cre- matory. Memorial donations can be made to the Oak- land Bay Junior High School choir program, 3737 Shelton Springs Road, Shelton, WA 98584. LaGatha McBrown LaGatha "Angel" Sue (Peeler) Barber Kirk McBrown, 64, died April 26, 2014, in Eugene, Oregon. She lived in the Harstine Island area in Shelton for 15 years. She was born March 14, 1950, at Florrence Nightengale Hospital in Dallas, to Clara (Mitch- ell) and Eldredge Peeler. LaGatha married Johnny McBrown (aka Louis Piotrowski) on May 6, 1996, in Dallas. She was previously mar- ried to Marvin Eugene Barber, who died March 14, 1966, and Donald Lewis Kirk, who died Aug. 20, 1991. She worked as an assistant editor at McGraw Hill Publish- ing. She also worked as a pharmacist tech at Reyco and Walmart pharmacies. LaGatha was a co- owner and first mate of the tugboat "Kathy," which competed in Har- bor Days in Olympia for several years. She is survived by daughters Jeannette Barber of Shelton, Kathy Byars of Spring- field, Oregon, Cindy Weldon of Mesquite, Texas, Brenda Cole of Tacoma, and Donna Camphouse of Kent; sons Robert Caldwell of Lubbock, Texas, and Donnie Kirk of Grand Prairie, Texas; 15 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchil- dren. LaGatha was pre- ceded in death by her parents, Eldredge and Clara Peeler, brother Samuel Peeler, three husbands, M. Eugene Barber, Donald Kirk and Johnny McBrown (aka Louis Piotrowski); one partner Tony Car- riolla; granddaughter Ashley Nicole Byars, and daughter Dana L. Kirk. An informal service will be at Jarrell's Cove Marina at 2 p.m. Aug. 10. Memorial donations can be made to Turning Point Domestic Violence Shelter or any women's shelter. David Hardie Cole Michele Petritz Michele Petritz, 66, a resident of Shelton, died Shelton. He was born March 7, 1940, to Philip and Opal (Gowin) Hardie in Lamars County, North Dakota. David served as a private first class in the Army from March 1959 to 1961. He married Wanda Frost in November 1978 in Reno. He was previously married to Patricia Collins in 1959. The marriage ended in divorce. David worked as a carpenter in construc- tion and was self-em- ployed for more than 30 years. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchil- dren and working on old cars and trucks. He was a member of the Tim- ber Runners Jeep Club and the Yesteryear Car Club. He is survived by his sister, Vivian Stephens of Olympia; brother-in- law Urban Stephens of Olympia; sister-in- law Linda Hardie of Grapeview; three sons, Dale, Darren and Dean Hardie of Shelton; five grandchildren; five step- grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren of Shelton. A memorial servace will be Aug. 9, at 3350 Arcadia Road, Shelton, WA 98584. No donations neces- saW. A memorial service cover Pass must pay $10 David J. Hardie, 74, and potluck for Sharon for a one-day pass. died July 13, 2014, at Iaeovone will take place Shelton Health and Re- for family and friends at 1 The family of Erna habilitation Center. He p.m. at Belfair State Park, Brueker changed the was a lifelong residentof 3151 NE state Route 3. time of her service to Shelton. 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