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Aug. 30, 2014, at McComb & Wagner F ly eral Home and Crematory in Shelton. Ignacio Patino Ignacio Vargas Patino, 39, a resident of E in Matin Edwin Martin, 93, a resident of Shelton, died & Family Funeral Home and - tory Shelton. Elmo ughlin Jr., 70, a resident Shelton, Home and Crematory m Shelton. John Fink Fink 75, a of Olympia, died Aug. 30, 2014, at Center in Tacoma. are by Mc- Comb & Family Home and C in Shelton. Jean Sharer Jean Sharer, a resident of Allyn, died Sept. 2, 2014, at H son Medical Center in tory in Shelton. Rhonda Terry da Terry, 63, a resident of Rochester, died Sept. 5, 2014, at home. Arrangements Tony Heuer Tony Heuer, 52, a resident of Bremerton, died Sept. 2, 2014, at home. ~angements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory in Shelton. OBITS cont. from page A-22 Deenie Dudley Deenie Mary Theresa Dudley, 70, died Aug. 16, 2014. She was born April 29, 1944, to A1 and Betty Cozza in Olympia. Deenie attended high school in Shelton. She earned her bachelor's degree from Seattle Uni- versity in 1966 and her master's degree in medi- cal technology from the University of Oregon. She worked at the Center for Disease Con- trol and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia. She was the first woman to be elected regional direc- tor of the Dignity USA National Board. In 1988, she began a career at the Washing- ton State Department of Health with the newly formed HIV/AIDS pro- gram. Deenie started the business Some Assembly Required. She retired from that business in 2014. She loved volunteer- ing for Animal Services in Olympia, helping friends and family, and her Saint Bernards. She is survived by aunts Josephine Gems of Portland and Jane Earl of Shelton; cousins Gerrie Bourke of Port- land, Geenie Gems of Portland, Joe Earl of Olympia, Warren Earl of Shelton and Charlie Earl of Los Angeles; many friends; and her dog, Carson. Deenie was preceded in death by her parents A1 and Betty Cozza of Shelton. A memorial will be at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Olympia Friends Meet- ing House, 3201 Boston Harbor Road NE, Olym- pia, WA 98506. In lieu of flowers, Thursday, donations can be made Memorial donations to Pasado's Safe Haven, can be made to Provi- Animal Services, or the dence Sound Home humanitarian or animal Care & Hospice in organization of your Olympia. choice. Sept. 11, 2014 - Mason County Journal - Page A-23 great-grandchildren; and 20 at Shelton Christian numerous nieces, neph- Church, 115 W. Arcadia ews and cousins. Ave. Lula was preceded in Donations may be death by parents Marion made to the American and Lucille (Cocherl) Heart Association. Speece; son Stewart; and Arrangements are siblings Nell, Gene and by McComb & Wagner Doris. Family Funeral Home A memorial service and Crematory in Shel- will be at 2 p.m. Sept. ton. Lula Nichols Mildred Lester Lula May (Speece) Nichols, 79, died Aug. Mildred Marie (Sla- 30, 2014. gle) Lester, 86, died Aug. She was born Oct. 28, 2014, at home in 3, 1934, to Marion and Christmas Village. Lucille (Cocherl) Speece She was born June 4, in Allyn. 1928, to John and Effie Lula graduated from (Rawley) Slagle in Ex- Irene S. Reed High eter, Missouri. School in 1952 and from Mildred was mar- the University of Wash- ried to Norman Rodg- ington in 1956 with a ers from July 22, 1944, bachelor's degree in until his death Oct. 30, journalism. She later 1971. received her teaching She then was married credentials from the to Roy Lester from Aug. University of the Pacific. 12, 1972, until his death She married James Feb. 24, 2005. Nichols on June 14, Mildred worked as a 1957. nurse for Dr. Collier and Lula worked at the as a surgical and EKG Lodi News Sentinel in nurse at Mason General Lodi, California, and for Hospital until her retire- the California Depart- ment. ment of Social Services. She loved her commu- Then she became a nity, home, garden, pets, teacher. After returning family and friends, to Shelton in 1979, she She is survived continued to substitute by daughter Carolyn teach while working for Freund of Shelton; the Department of So- sister Maxine Crider cial and Health Services of Exeter, Missouri; as a social worker. She niece Marilyn Lawson later became the Mason of Shelton; nephew Joe County daycare and Lawson of Shelton; foster-care licensor and nine grandchildren; 14 retired in 1999. great-grandchildren; one She enjoyed her great-great-grandchild; family, sewing, garden- and numerous nieces ing, playing pinochle, and nephews, and watching Seattle Mildred was preceded Mariners and Seahawks in death by parents John games. and Effie (Rawley) Sla- Lula was a member gle, husbands Norman of the Shelton Senior Rodgers and Roy Lester, Center and the Shelton sons Wayne Rodgers Christian Church. and Jimmie Rodgers, She is survived by two brothers, and four children David (Syl- sisters, via) Nichols of Shelton, A celebration of life Carol (James) Carney potluck will be at 1 of Rochester and Linda p.m. Sept. 20, at the Ashborn of Shelton; Christmas Village brothers Leonard (Ruth) Club House with Pas- Speece of Shelton and tor Sidney Thorne of- Daymond (Pat) Speece ficiating, of San Jose, California; Mildred will be grandchildren Melanie buried at Shelton Me- (Justin) Kasprzak, Whit- mortal Park in Shel- ney Ashborn, Tory Ash- ton. born, Jessica Carney, Arrangements are Denay Newcomer, Am- by McComb & Wagner ber Carney, Zachariah Family Funeral Home Nichols, Shyanne Nich- and Crematory in Shel- ols, Russell Nichols and ton. Benjamin Nichols; four The family of Valerie (Rains) VanCleve would like to thank all family members, friends, and neighbors who have reached out and expressed sympathy during this very difficult time. Special thanks to the Emergency Services Community and her MACECOM family for their planning and coordination of her personal, heargCelt memorial service. It is deeply appreciated and will always be remembered. s qz Connie Rill Our beloved mother, grandmother, great- grandmother and great-great-grandmother passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on August 26, 2014. She was 87 years old. Connie was the third youngest of 10 children born to a share crop- per family in Abbott, Arkansas on September 18, 1926. Mama's favorite pastime was reading and watching television. In her earlier years, she worked for "Ma Bell" phone company from which she retired in 1982. She was an avid master gardener with a green thumb. She was preceded in death by 4 brothers and 4 sisters. She is survived by her brother, Lewis Little of Arizona; by 2 daughters, Amy Sylvester (Leroy) of Shelton and Cynthia McManus of Los Angeles, California; numerous grandchildren, great-grand- children and great-great-grandchildren. At Connie's request, there will be no services. She left the world her way, the same way she lived it. Any donations can be made to Connie's favorite charity, the Humane Society. " PAID OBITUARY NOTICE ~ [~ i!!i i!~ i~ ~'!~!~ ~ =~ ~iil~ ..... ? : ii i: =:=~ii~i Call 426-4412 for help placing your Obituary or other displa!j ad. Mason County and Belfair Herald