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Page A-18 - Mason County Journal - Thursday, Aug. 21,2014 :iI ~ Ii N Betty Brown Betty (B.J.) Jean Brown (Meeks), 69, died July 24, 2014. She was a resident of Shelton for more than 12 years. She was born July 23, 1945, to Vernon and Reta (Sallee) Meeks in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She worked at the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe in Sequim from 1990 to 1992 and as a Squaxin Island Tribal Council secretary from 1992-1998. She then moved to Kona, Hawaii, where she worked for a law firm. She worked with Amadeo Tian as administrative assis- tant in 2007, and then moved to community services as program as- sistant under Carmen Kalama. She loved being a mother and grandmoth- er. She loved all things Native American and her time spent in Ha- waii. She loved to write, and enjoyed her vaca- tions with her grandchil- dren at Lake Cushman. She also loved her cat, Bella. She is survived by daughters Tracy (Ray) Bartroff of Shelton and Jennifer Brown of Vancouver; son Rob- ert Brown of Olympia; grandchildren Joshua Duchene of Portland, Oregon, Chelsea Duch- ene of Shelton, Jessica Cornwell of Watertown, New York, and Jacob Brown of Olympia; numerous nieces and nephews in Washington, Texas and California; sister-in-law Clairee Meeks of Sequim and lifetime friend Nita Mat- tingly of Shelton. She was preceded in death by her parents, Vernon and Reta (Sal- lee) Meeks; brothers Tom Meeks, Bob Meeks and John Meeks; sister Nita Branson; and neph- ew Michael Branson. A celebration of life will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Squaxin Community Kitchen, 3591 SE Old Olympic Highway. Last week's obituary con- tained the wrong time -- the Journal regrets the error. In lieu of flowers, me- morial donations can be made to Our Community Credit Union in Shelton in her name or to The American Cancer Society. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Fu- neral Home and Crema- tory in Shelton. Catherine Trimber Catherine Eileen Trimber, 77, died May 15, 2014, at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia. She was born April 26, 1937, to Herman Cecil and June Marion ST Funeral and Cremation Arrangements Easy as: 1-2-3 STEP 1: GIVE US BASIC INFORMATION STEP 2: CHOOSE YOUR PACKAGE & MONTHLY PAYMENT STEP 3: COME TO OUR OFFICE, OR DO PAPERWORK BY MAIL BEST VALUE in Woshing Richter in Los Angeles. Catherine served in the Army from 1958 to 1959. She married Dave Trimber in San Dimas, California; the couple divorced in 1981. Catherine worked at Sears, Roebuck & Co. in Colorado, then studied medical transcription and worked for a radi- ologist, and retired from Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colo- rado. She volunteered for Adopt-A-Pet. Catherine is sur- vived by son Scott Louis Trimber of Sunnyvale, California; daughter Cynthia June Trimber of Greeley, Colorado; sister Nancy June Carey of Shelton; nephew Brian D. Carey of Michi- gan; niece Susan (Mike) Wheeler of Shelton; and numerous cousins, and great-nieces and neph- ews. Memorial donations can be made to Adopt- A-Pet. A service will be 10:30 a.m. Aug. 23, at First United Methodist Church in Shelton. Cynthia Dorland Cynthia Ann Dorland, 29, a lifelong resident of Shelton, died Aug. 11, 2014, in Shelton. She was born Nov. 3, 1984, to Robert and Donna (Lopeman) Baker in Olympia. Cynthia enjoyed spending time with fam- ily and friends, basket weaving, beading, color- ing, and loved her dog, Puppy. A service was at 11 a.m. Aug. 15, at the Lit- tle Creek Casino Events Center. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory. Don't wait till it's too late... Save your family from final expense] Valerie VanCleve Valerie Jean (Rains) VanCleve, 55, died Aug. 7, 2014, in Sweet Grass County, Montana, when the motorcycle she and her husband, Allen, were riding hit a deer. Valerie was born Feb. 28, 1959, in Olympia to Franklin V. and Marie A. (Eickhoff) Rains, and was a lifelong resident of Shelton. She attended South- side Elementary School and graduated from Shelton High School in 1977. She then attended Saint Martin's College in Lacey. Valerie married Allen E. VanCleve on June 23, 1990, in Shelton. She worked at MACECOM for 25 years, recently as a shift su- pervisor and training coordinator. She played a role in establishing MACECOM 911's Re- serve Dispatch Program, which was the first in Washington. Valerie was a member of the Mason County Chapter of ABATE, an organization of motorcy- cle enthusiasts dedicat- ed to the freedom of the road. She was a member of the Washington Chap- ter of Associated Public Safety Communications Officers (APCO). Valerie was a sup- porter of organ donation. She was happy with her position as a 911 dispatcher helping with emergencies. She was active in school and community activities such as county and state 4-H programs, and was a Master Gar- dener. She loved quilt- ing, knitting, all types of music, dancing, camping with family and friends, and fireworks during the Fourth of July. Valerie is survived by husband Allen E. VanCleve of Shelton; FULLY COVERED NO NONSENSE PREPAID CREMATION OR FUNERAL PLANS litth 05 sons Ian Anthony Horn (fianc6 Carol Miller) and Nathan Robert VanCleve of Shelton; grandson Zhane Patrick Shirkey of West Virginia; parents Franklin V. and Marie A. (Eickhoff) Rains of Shelton; sister Karen A. (Chris) Garrison of Cam- as; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her infant sis- ter, Evelyn Ann Rains. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. on Sept. 7 in the Shelton High School auditorium, 3737 N. Shelton Springs Road, Shelton. In lieu of flowers, the family asks individu- als to perform an act of kindness or donate to their favorite charity in Valerie's name. great-grandchildren. Arrangements are made by McComb & Wagner Funeral Home and Crematory. Memorial donations can be made to Fran- ciscan Hospice, 2901 Bridgeport Way W., Uni- versity Place, WA 98466. Lloyd Koher Lloyd Jordan Koher, 88, a six-year resident of Star Lake, died Aug. 6, 2014. He was born Oct. 31, Eunice Barnum 1925, to Walter Len Ko- her and Ala Mae Koher Eunice (Reitdorf) (Jordan) in Chehalis. Barnum, 93, died Aug. 8, He served in the 2014, at Shelton Health Navy Seabees from 1942 & Rehabilitation Center. to 1946. She was born Aug. 9, He married Barbara 1920, to Fred and Alma Giddens on Nov. 29, (Schulz) Reitdorf in 1974, in Tacoma. Thurston County. He worked at Boeing, Eunice married John and then began his career E. Barnum; the couple as a Seattle city bus driver. divorced in 1956. He retired ai~r 30 years. Eunice is survived Lloyd loved fly- by daughters Katherine ing and owned four Edmonson of Shelton, airplanes. He bought Valerie (Larry) Zandell his first one in 1950 of Sun Tan Valley, Aft- and sold his last one, zona, and Carla (John) a Cessna 170, in 2006. Cloudt of Olympia; son He belonged to the In- Kurt (Colleen) Barnum ternational Cessna 170 of Brewster; four grand- Association. daughters; one grandson; He is survived by three great-granddaugh- step-daughter Cynthia ters; and numerous cous- Yarbrough of Star Lake; ins, nieces and nephews, brother Therodore Ed- She was preceded in ward of Redding, Cali- death by her parents fornia; grandchildren and grandparents. Michelle L. Yarbrough She requested that of Jacksonville, Florida, there be no service. In Chad P. Yarbrough of lieu of flowers, make a do- Seattle, Joanne Serreira nation to the Society for of Virginia Beach, Mi- the Prevention of Cruelty chael Samperton of to Animals or any other North Carolina and animal-related charity. Gary Samperton of Arrangements are by North Carolina. McComb & Wagner Fam- He was preceded ily Funeral Home and in death by wife Bar- Crematory in Shelton. bara Koher of Star Lake; mother Ola Mae Koher; Jeanne Woodward father Walter Len Ko- her; step-daughter Janet Jeanne L. Woodward, Regan; step-son Russell 93, a resident of Shelton, Jones; brothers Clyde died July 20, 2014, in Vernon and Howard Seattle. Charles; and sister Ge- She was born Feb. neva Ruth. 20, 1921, in Beaverton, A graveside service Oregon. will be at 1 p.m. Sept. 6 at She is survived by Silver Creek Cemetery. sons Ron (Bonnie) Wood- Memorial donations ward of Seattle, Ted can be made to Star Lake Woodward of Kent and Community Fish Fund John (Lisa) Woodward Arrangement are by of Black Diamond; nine Forest Funeral Home in grandchildren; and 13 Shelton. I ....................... ..... .... i i!I Funeral Alternatives means ::::