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. Page A-22 - Mason County Journal - Thursday, July 31, 2014 Elizabeth Brunt Elizabeth Lillian Brunt, 21, a lifelong resident of Shelton, died June 21, 2014, in Shel- ton. She was born May 3, 1993, to Montez Wily in Shelton. Elizabeth graduated from CHOICE Alterna- tive School in 2011. She worked as a pri- vate home caregiver and was the photographer for the band, Lemana. Elizabeth enjoyed writ- ing poetry and had a poem published in 2010. Her family said she was a prolific songwriter and a gifted singer. She was a member of 4-H for several years, including assisting in the group's annual camp. As a mem- ber of the Polynesian Youth Group, she par- ticipated for years as a dancer at many cultural presentations. Elizabeth was an ac- tive member of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' First Ward congregation and a leader within the church's Young Women Organization. She was an avid photographer. She was known for her cheerfulness and her nurturing friendships. A large group of youth from many cultural backgrounds gathered for a candlelight memo- rial service on the eve- ning of her death. Hundreds of relatives and friends gathered for her memorial service, traveling from across the U.S., Samoa, New Zea- land and elsewhere. Elizabeth is survived by mother Montez Wily of Shelton; grandmother Faana Wily of Shelton; brothers Jared Brunt of Vancouver, Washing- ton, and Jethro Brunt Wily of Utah; father James Brunt of New Zealand; half-sister Shoni David of New Zealand;'stepbroth- ers David Faamausili, Laa'auli Faamausili, Solomona Faamausili and Tavita Faamausili, all of Utah; stepsisters Fuatino Faamausili, Brianna Faamausili and Maila Faamausili, all of Utah; numerous cousins, aunts, uncles and two nieces. Funeral Alternatives means OREST ORE ' A Re utation Built on Service Complete Direct Cremation Call (360) 427-8044 FREE TRIBUTE VIDEO NO MILEAGE CHARGES NO OVERTIME CHARGES FREE OBITUARY WEBPAGE She was preceded in death by her grandfa- ther, Ueni Wily. There was a candle- light memorial vigil ar- ranged by the Squaxin and Skokomish youth on the night she died. A me- morial service followed July 1 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints in Shelton, with a celebration of life at Shelton High School and a graveside dedica- tion at the Shelton Cem- etery. Bishop Taylor of the First Ward of the LDS Church officiated the service. Elder Austin Wily of Utah said the graveside dedicatory prayer. Elizabeth was buried at Shelton Cemetery. Arrangements were by McComb & Wagner Fu- neral Home and Crema- tory. Faana Wily and fam- ily expressed gratitude for the many people who offered assistance to the family. NASCAR and Seattle Seahawks fan. He was handy around the house and could fix almost anything. While working in Alaska, Marshall was a member of the Operat- ing Engineers Local 302, working for a number of years helping to build airports in Wrangell, Pe- tersberg, Ketchikan and Nome. When he finally left Alaska he worked locally for Cowlitz Clean Sweep. He is survived by his wife, Deanna; five children; sisters Linda Jackson-Stevens of Shel- ton and Janet (Elmer) Noll of Yakima; grand- children Nicole Jackson, Courtney Davis, Elva- May Valdez and Andy Valdez; and ex-wife Judy Southard. No service will take place. Cremation has been under the direction of Cattermole Funeral Home of Winlock, and his ashes will be scat- tered by his grandson, Andy, over his favorite scuba diving spot near Maui, Hawaii. Ted Roorda Ted Roorda, 76, a 22-year resident of Hoodsport, died July 23, 2014, at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olym- pia. He was born Nov. 7, 1937, in Lynden. Ted served in the Army and he worked for Roorda Construction and Jantzen Landscap- ing. He held jobs as a general contractor, dairy farmer and John Deere mechanic in Alaska. He is survived by wife Martha Roorda of Hoodsport; daughters Barbie (Rob) Floberg of Vaughn, Cindy (Jeff) Haney of Puyallup and Tracy (Brad) Bowles of Concord, California; sons Randall Roorda of Bremerton and Kevin (Brandi) Roorda of Puy- allup; stepson Sherman Gregory of Yakutat, Alaska; sisters Ann (Scott) DeVries of Lyn- den and Betty Nave of Poulsbo; grandchildren Rob Floberg, Jordan Floberg, Jessie Floberg, Marshall Jackson Marshall Andrew Jackson Jr., 75, died June 24, 2014. He was born March 17, 1939, in Shelton to Marshall Andrew Jackson Sr. and Theda (West) Jackson. He graduated from Irene S. Reed High School in 1957. Marshall married Judy Lemke in 1959. They had two children, Rene Mary and Laurie Ann. The marriage end- ed in divorce. Marshall moved to Alaska in 1971 where he met his wife, Deanna (Faught) Dopita. They married in 1972. He ad- opted her two children, April Dawn and Patrick David. They later had a child of their own, Mi- chael Andrew. Marshall was an avid #1 BEST VALUE i. Washington! McCOMBf WAGNER Emily Floberg, Stepha- nie (Mickey) Traugutt, Gillian Bowles and Ad- dison Bowles; nephews Duke Roorda, Rich DeVries and Brett Nave; nieces Marlys DeVries, Donna DeVries and Elaine DeVries, and pet goats Nip and Tuck. Arrangements are by Forest Funeral Home. George Johnston George Glenn John- ston, 86, a resident of Belfair, died July 10, 2014, in Graham. He was born Feb. 27, 1928, to Ruben Wood- ward Johnston and Anna Autonia Neckkosh in Wingville, Wisconsin. George served in the Navy from Feb. 13, t946, to Dec. 12, 1947. He was awarded the World War II Victory Medal. George married Max- ine Mabel Flesch on Oct. 1, 1949, in Potesi, Wis- consin. They were mar- ried for 56 years, until she died Dec. 7, 2005. He worked as a busi- ness owner, mechanic and machinist. George enjoyed golf- ing, bowling, motor- cross, square-dancing, rodeo events and classic cars. He is survived by his children, Jim Johnston, Georgianna Craig, Terry Johnston and Cynthia Feider; sons-in-law Dave Craig and Thomas Feider; daughters-in-law Lomi Johnston and Roma Johnston; 10 grand- children; and 23 great- grandchildren. A memorial took place July 24 at Gethsemane Cemetery, 37600 Pacific Highway S., Federal Way, WA 98O03. George was buried at Gethsemane Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Georgie Craig. In lieu of flowers, me- morial donations can be made to the American Diabetes Foundation. 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. He married Janet Shelton Morten on Sept. 18, 1983, in Sacramento, California. He worked as a sailboat builder of the custom Nor'west 33 Sloop. He captained and crewed many sailboat races in the San Francis- co Bay and up and down the West Coast. He also was a navigator in numerous Transpacific Yacht Races, which took place from California to Hawaii. Robert enjoyed yacht racing, skiing, sky-div- ing and golf. He served in the Navy and with his other extensive travels saw much of the world. He is survived by wife Janet of Shelton; step- son Robert S. (Elizabeth) Morten of Freemont, California, and step- daughter Vicki (Dan) Sherbrook of Victoria, British Columbia; and grandchildren Brittania Sherbrook, Brandon Sherbrook and Bryanie Sherbrook. Robert was preceded in death by his parents. A memorial service will be from 4-6 p.m. Sept. 18 at Lake Limer- ick Country Club. Memorial donations can be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 E. Ohio St., Suite 304, Chicago, IL 60611 or at pulmonaryfibrosis. org. Ralph Dunbar Ralph E. Dunbar, 86, a 50-year resident of Kennewick, died July 12, 2014, in Kennewick. He was born Feb. 18, 1927, in Shelton to Millard and Jessie (Tabor) Dunbar. He worked at the Rayonier Pulp Mill in Shelton then transferred to Walula mill. He also served in the Navy. He was honorably discharged Earl liked wood- crafting and was always busy with projects. He was a volunteer for the American Citizens Encouraging Support Group, honoring homecoming celebrations of returning service men and women, carrying the American flag in Veterans' parades. A memorial service will be in Kennewick. see ~IES, pac3e A-23