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. .J. .................. ~._~J_.Ll;l !iU i ]L. ~ .... ;,I~IL .,~ J. ........ ~ ........ Page A-22 - Mason County Journal - Thursday, Sept. 11,2014 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 Arthur Donald Chapinski Arthur Donald Chapinski, 83, of Olympia, WA passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2014. Born April 22, 1931, in South Milwaukee, he was the third son of Stanley and Ena (Lyon) Chapinski. At a young age, the family moved to Sterling, IL, where he and his five siblings grew up. As a child he enjoyed many visits to the dairy farm of his grandparents, John and Francie Pelot Czlapinski in Wisconsin. At 16 he went to live and work for a young dairy farmer and his wife, milking cows morning and evening, going to school and bucking hay bales that often weighed more than he did. He then joined the U.S. Army. After only three years of service, Arthur was chosen by his Captain to receive training as a medical professional. Assigned to the 101 st Airborne he provided medical care for wounded soldiers during the Korean War. He literally traveled the world and worked at many Army Stations including: Fort Bragg, Fort Campbell, Fort Leonard Wood, Fort :Sam Houston, Umatilla Chemical Depot, the American Embassy in Vienna, Germany, and Fort Lewis. Sgt. Chapinski was awarded a commendation for achievement as the 12th Field Hospital Soldier of the Month at Fort Leonard Wood. He graduated from the U.S. Army Special Warfare School. It was at Fort Lewis, where he was in charge of the emergency room on the evening shift, that he met his first wife, Carol Eileen :Banker They were married on November 19, 1966. After returning home from Germany, Arthur retired from the United States Army on June 1, 1968. Shortly thereafter their daughter Carrie Ellen Chapinsld was born. In 1968 he began his second career at Washington State Correctional Center. In July 1979 Arthur earned his certificate to engage in the practice of medicine as a PAC from the University of Washington. He retired from the Washington State Department of Corrections after 23 years of service. In 1999 he met Bertie Balliett and they were married on July 7, 2001. They made their home in Olympia where they enjoyed retired life together. Throughout his life, he enjoyed gardening, camping, traveling, ballroom dancing, Hand and Foot (canasta) group, watching the news, and he was an avid Green Bay Packers fan. There was nothing more that he loved than a party with friends and great food. He was a lifetime member of the VFW. He was involved with local community activities including taking calls from constituents at the Senior Hot Line. He assisted at Stream Team/ RSVP restoration projects for salmon habitat in the Olympia area by registering volunteers and acting as a medical liaison. Arthur and Lue Clarkson delivered meals during the holidays to the elderly and families in need for Barb's Family and Friends program. He assisted fund-raising events at the Olympia Elks Club Lodge No. 186, such as hamburger lunches, steak dinners, and Christmas dinners for American Lake veterans. He volunteered as a reading buddy for Mrs. Larson's first graders at Pleasant Glade Elementary School. In the words of Arthur, "Volunteering is a 'share and care' and I feel I am returning some good back to the community formy good fortune." He was preceded in death by his first wife, Carol, his parents, and his brothers Robert and Leo Chapinski. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 14 years, Bertie; daughter, Carrie Chapinski (Jeremy Ragan), Shelton; son, Denny Clift, Cedar Rapids, IA; sisters Dolores Iverson (Floyd), Grayling, MI; Rosemary Pizarro (Tony), Rock Falls, IL, Patricia Chapinski, Rock Island, IL; stepchildren, Patricia Curtis, Tumwater; Michael Beyer (Tami Lester), Olympia; Elizabeth Beyer, Vancouver; Anne Balliet Snyder, Centralia; granddaughters Alex Snyder, Centralia; Leigh Meyer-Beyer, Vancouver; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. A memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1515 Harrison Avenue, Olympia WA, followed by a luncheon at the church. A graveside burial with military honors will be held at 2:30 p.m., Shelton Memorial Park. Arthur was generous with his heart and made numerous contributions to many individuals, Disabled American Veterans, USO, as well as charities including Cal Farley's Children's Ranch for 35 years. Contributions to Carl Farley's in lieu of flowers in his honor would be appreciated. Cal Farley, P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo, TX 79174 (www.calfarley.org). -- Paid Obituary Notice -- ~_ Call us at 426-4412 for help with obituary notices. Dorothy Hawkes Dorothy Hawkes, 80, died Feb. 26, 2014, in Scottsdale, Arizona. She was born April 29, 1923, to John and Sophia Bozak in Ho- quiam. She grew up in Hoquiam and graduated from Hoquiam High School. She married George "Bud" Hawks in 1941, and the couple was mar- ried for 61 years until his death in 2002. Dorothy is survived by sons Donald (Jea- nette) Hawkes of Shel- ton, Ronald (Kathy) of Kona, Hawaii, and Thomas (Christine) of Scottsdale; seven grandchildren; 10 great- grandchildren; and three great-great grandchil- dren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bud, and grandson Tim- othy Hawkes. A celebration of life for family and friends will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 13 atthe Shelton 40 et 8 Club. Margaret Swisher Margaret J. (Scott) Swisher, 88, died Aug. 26, 2014, at home in Shelton. She was born Feb. 2, 1926, to Jesse and Alice (Kappan) Scott in Ta- coma. Margaret married Harry E. Swisher on May 4, 1947, in Port- land, Oregon. She was a home- maker and enjoyed spending time with her family, bowling, and tak- ing daily walks with her friend Ella. Margaret is survived by daughter Sally (Dan) Radcliffe of Shelton; sons Scott (Chris) Swisher of Shelton and Mike (Dena) Swisher of Shelton; and numerous grandchildren and great- grandchildren. She will be buried at Shelton Memorial Park in Shelton. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory in Shel- ton. Troy Collins Troy Andrew Collins, 79, died Sept. 4, 2014, at home in Shelton. He was born Feb. 8, 1935, to Robert F. Hughes and Edith Irene Beauchamp in Fort Worth, Texas. Troy served in the Navy from 1952 until his retirement in March 1978 as an E-7 chief boatswain mate. He also retired from Walmart. He married Mary P. Garvin Collins on June 11, 1957, in Weather- ford, Texas. Troy was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He enjoyed help- ing homeless veterans; woodworking; garden- ing; and spending time with family in Washing- ton, Oregon and Texas. He also had a passion for American-made cars. He is survived by wife Mary P. Garvin Collins of Shelton; daughters Sheila F. (David A.) Collins Jones of Belfair and Paula R. (Terry G.) Collins Binford of Port Orchard; son Robert L. (Kimberly Saunders) Collins of Newberg, Oregon; grandsons Mi- chael (Genna) Jones of Woodland, Anthony (Carrissa) Jones of Port Orchard, Scott (Moria) Binford of Port Orchard, Kurt Binford of Port Or- chard, Marcus Binford of Port Orchard and Austin Saunders Col- lins of Newberg, Oregon; granddaughters Eliza- beth (Jason) Johnson of Fresno, California, Makenna Collins of Newberg, Oregon, and Bella Collins of New- berg, Oregon; and 13 great-grandchildren. Troy will be laid to rest at the Tahoma Na- tional Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs VA Puget Sound Health Care System at www. volunteer.va.gov/apps/ VolunteerNow. Ray Cross Ray Cross, 97, a Ta- huya resident, died Sept. 1, 2014, in San Dimas, California. He was born Aug. 19, 1917, to Henry F. and Mary Melisa (Langford) Cross in Vernon, Texas. Ray married and divorced Karen Marie Cross and Merilyn June Cross. He worked as a city bus driver in Los Ange- les for 36 years. Ray loved dancing on the weekends, hiking and walking. He was a member of a Catholic church. He is survived by daughters Elaine Cross of Arkansas, Laura Lee Gordon of San Dimas, California, and Sandra Gwynn Cross of Sno- homish and son Randall Lynn Cross of Tahuya. Ray was preceded in death by sons Cody Dale Cross of California, Zane Cross of California and Gerbert Cross of Arkan- sas. A service will be from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 13 at Lewis Funer- al Chapel in Bremerton. Ray will be laid to rest at Twin Firs Cem- etery in Belfair. Arrangements are by Lewis Funeral Chapel in Bremerton. Marilyn Sandquist Marilyn (Everson) Sandquist, 81, died Aug. 27, 2014, at home in Shelton. She was born Marilyn LaVon Everson on July 21, 1933, to Henry and Hazel Everson in Co- lumbia, South Dakota. She moved to Shelton in 1974. Marilyn was a com- mitted Christian and active with the Shelton First Baptist Church. She is survived by children Clint Morgan of Olympia, Julie Brad- ley of Olympia, Barry Morgan of Wenatchee and Brenda Simpson of Carson City, Nevada; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Marilyn was preceded in death by husbands Wayne Morgan and Earl Sandquist. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Shelton First Bap- tist Church. Inurnment will be at Olympic Me- morial Garden Cemetery in Tumwater. :2 Kerrie Parker Kerrie Parker, 53, a Copalis Crossing resi- dent, died Aug. 23, 2014, in Copalis Crossing. She was born July 26, 1961, to Jay and Shir- ley (Deyette) Parker in Shelton. Kerrie is survived by mother Shirley Parker of Olympia, daughter Sarah Clark of Shelton, and sons Patrick Clark of Vermont and Bill Clark of Olympia. Kerrie was preceded in death by father Jay Parker. A service will be Oct. 18 at the Squaxin Com- munity Kitchen. Kerrie will be laid to rest in Malo, Washington. see OBITS, page A-23 in Washin wait till it's too late...