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Thursday, Aug .28, 2014 - Mason County Journal - Page A-23 continued from page A-22 Peter Mueller Peter Mueller, 77, a 22-year resident of Brin- non, died Aug. 11, 2014, in Brinnon. He was born Sept. 28, 1936 to Karl Robert and Hertha (Soulier) Muel- ler. Peter worked as a tour guide in Europe and the Hawaiian Is- lands. He owned Cen- tury Pawn in Honolulu, Hawaii. He came to the Pacific Northwest to retire. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, visiting national parks, kayak- ing, picking mushrooms, visiting Seattle, meet- ing people and sharing stories. Peter is survived by sister Elka Mueller- Brunke of South Africa; son Michael M. Muel- ler of Ontario, Canada; granddaughter Jodie Mueller of Ontatio, Canada; cousins Juer- gen Krieg and Crista Fuss of Germany; best friend Teresa Fisher of Brinnon; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory. Jamie Valley Jamie Scott Valley, 51, a lifelong resident of Mason County, died Aug. 21, 2014, at his home in Belfair. Jamie enjoyed fishing, gardening and working in the woods. He is survived by mother Sharon; broth- ers Tony (Pam), Jay and Tracy (Kristi); niece Justin Lorraine (Ben); nephews Chris, Ryan, Lennon and Brandon (Blair); great-nephew Alden; and great-nieces Lucy, Penney and Cam- bria. A remembrance gath- ering will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 6 at the family's home in Belfair. OREST 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 ......... MASTER GARDENER Agrlthough we are still having nice warm 80-de- ee days, the evenings are cooling off quick- y, and that signals the return of fall in the not-too-distant future. The WSU Master Gardeners of Mason County will be presenting a work- shop from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 13 at Memo- rial Hall. The topics of this half-day class will be food preservation and fall gardening. What can you still plant in September? How do you store root crops? What is the proper technique for planting garlic? All of these questions will be answered by sea- soned gardeners who will help you to suc- ceed in your fall gardening tasks. Fall also signals the time for home food preservation. I learned how to can peaches, pickles and sauerkraut from my mom, who learned from her mom. For a couple of decades it seemed the majority of younger folks re- lied on store-bought canned goods. I'm happy to say that I have witnessed a resurgence in home canning, which coincides with more people growing food in their home gardens or in community gardens. The class will cover USDA recommendations for pickling vegetables, including equipment, ingredi- ents and processing. We will also show participants how to make sauerkraut in a jar and discuss bene- fits of fermented foods. Free pressure-gauge testing will also be available. what follows fall? Well, New Yea~s resolutions of course! The Master Gardener Basic Training course will begin Jan. 2. Course participants can register for the online portion of the training begin- ning late November and start the course Jan. 1. We will be piloting a new and exciting way to train new Master Gardener volunteers in Mason Bobbie Bamford Passes Away Roberta (Bobbie) A. Bamford passed away Sunday, August 17, 2014. She was born May 18, 1927 to George B. and Adeline E Jones in Beaver, WA. Bobbie attended school in CleElum and Forks, graduating in 1944 at Clallam Bay High School. She then went to work in a secretarial position at the Seattle Port of Embarkation during World War II. She retumed to Port Angeles in 1947 going to work for Pov Angeles Western and Milwaukee Railroads in secretarial positions. She met the "love of her life" Robert (Rob) J. Bamford and they were married September 3, 1949 in Port Angeles at the United Methodist Church. In 1964 they moved to Shelton when Rob became Sr. Accountant for Mason County PUD#3, retiring in 1981 as Auditor. She was a member of the Shelton Methodist Church, the Ladies' Elks, Bayshore Golf Course, and the Shelton Women's Investment Group• She worked in real estate for many years and finished her career at Ed Stock Realty, retiring in 1991. Bobbie and Rob traveled extensively in their RV and settled down in Sunbird Golf Resort in Chandler, AZ in 1992 where they lived 6 months in the winter and in their home in Shelton during the summer. She & Rob loved to dance, bowl, golf, and fish together• On March 3, 2000 she lost Rob to cancer, but she continued to go back to Arizona every winter until her passing. She loved to make "all occasion" cards, play bridge, cribbage and pinochle, read and enjoy her property north of Ocean Shores in the summer. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara (Gene) Dunbar of Shelton; son Bruce Bamford of Olympia; brother, Allen (Barbara) Brunstad of Port Angeles; numerous nieces and nephews; and Balinese cat MitZi. Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, a brother and sister. The family will have a "celebration of life" on Saturday, September 13th, 11 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Shelton with a luncheon following. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made in memory of her to the Senior Services for South Sound (Meals on Wheels Program - Mason County), 222 Columbia St NW, Olympia, WA 98501. Funeral is under the direction of McComb & Wagner (www.mccombwagner.com/obituaries/) -- Paid Obituary Notice- By JEANNE REHWALDT County. Students will have the entire year to complete all modules of the online course, and they will meet on the first Friday of each month (January through October) for hands-on practice, field trips and guest speakers. The classes will be tied directly to the month, so students will be practicing techniques that work with the season. We have been told that the four-month training model we used previously crammed way too much information into such a short period of time and students felt overwhelmed. Now students will be able to take their time learning the course material online and meet- hag with their classmates, certffied master gar- deners and members of the public. For a small fee, classes will also be open to those who wish to take only one class on a subject of interest. A bonus for us is that as students continue training and learning, they will be able to volunteer with our projects and get to know the active master gardeners and program much better. Cost for the online portion of the training is $75 (paid directly to WSU Global Campus). Cost for the local, hands-on portion of the training is $100. Payment options are available. Check our website (extl00.wsu.edu/mason) in mid- September for the application and schedule, or email me at rehwaldt@wsu.edu to get on the list. • Jeanne Rehwaldt is the extension coordinator su- pervisor for the Mason County WSU Extension. Roberta L. Garrick Shelton resident Roberta (Bobbie) L. Garrick, 60, passed away from complications of MS on August 3, 2014, with her husband Roger at her side. Bobbie was born on March 6, 1954, in Seattle, WA to Robert and Nancy Gilstrap. Bobbie was raised in Richland, WA and graduated from Richland High School. She attended Columbia Basin Community College, where she received a degree in nursing and became a registered nurse• While working, Bobbie continued her education and received her Master's Degree in nursing as well. During Bobbie's 34-year career as an ER nurse at Mason General Hospital, she was devoted to sharing her knowledge and giving her patients the best care possible, regardless of who they were or their social status. She was always an advocate for her patients• When not working, Bobbie loved being at home in her little log cabin at Spencer Lake, which was filled with her beautiful African violets and Christmas cactuses. She enjoyed nature and watching all of the wildlife around her home, whether it be the many different kinds of birds or the deer nibbling on her flowers and shrubs. She loved to can a variety of fruits and vegetables, always sharing them with friends and family. Bobbie was a "Hot Rod" girl at heart and had many in the last 30+ years. She also loved cats, especially her 25-pound Maine Coon, "Moxie." Her greatest joys in life were her nine grandchildren. She always looked forward to spending time with them, even though those times were limited due to her medical condition• She was most happy when she could hear their laughter and see them having fun while at the lake. Bobbie is survived by her husband, Roger of the family home; a daughter Laurie (Raymond) Zinn of Arlington, TX; a son Rodgar (Jodene) Garrick of Shelton, WA; sisters Cathy Couto of Arlington, TX and Margaret O'Hara of Big Lake, AK; brothers Gil Gilstrap of Shelton, WA and Jerry Gilstrap of Toledo, OH; an aunt Lynda Turner of Canada, and her nine grandchildren: Jakeob, Shelbie, Hallee, Alberto, Adriana, Cailyn, Steven, Brittany and Johan. Bobbie was preceded in death by her parents. The family wishes to give special thanks to Dr. Harry Griffith and his wife Shelly for their many years of care and ongoing friendship, to Dale Johnston, Bobbie's "best friend" and co-worker, who not only gave her great care but always held her hand through thick and thin, and to all of the caregivers from Providence HOSPICE, especially Melissa and Donna, who also took loving care of Bobbie. Because of these giving friends and professionals, Bobbie's wish to live at home until the end of her life was made possible. The world has lost a very special soul; there is a huge void with the loss of Bobbie's spirit and compassion• At her request, there will be no service. Memorial donations can be made to Mason General Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 1668, Shelton, WA 98584-5001. -- Paid Obituary Notice --