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Page A-22 - Mason County Journal - Thursday, Oct. 0, 20t 4 Richard Burrell Richard "Dick" Burrell, 89, died Sept. 29, 2014, in Belfair. He was born Sept. 30, 1924, to Carl and Flor- ence Anderson in Port Orchard. He graduated from South Kitsap High School in 1942 and joined the Army to serve in the South Pacific as a paratrooper with the 1 lth Airborne Division. He was in Japan in i945 and, from the shore, watched the signing of the peace treaty on the USS Missouri. Dick enrolled at West- ern Washington State College in Bellingham, now known as Western Washington University. He met his future wife, June White, in col- lege. They were married in 1947. He worked as a teach- er and coached football and basketball at Wish- kah Valley School in Grays Harbor County, Rochester High School in Rochester and North Mason Junior High School in Belfair. He also worked at the Littlerock School in Lit- tlerock as an adminis- trator and Was involved in building its new school. Dick is survived by wife June; son John Burrell; daughters Becky Burrell, Joanie Nelson and Kerry Ab- bott; seven grandchil- dren; and two great- grandchildren. He was preceded in death by parents Carl and Florence Anderson; brothers Max, Ron and A Memorial Service for i rrlq~ "Toni" Rosemarie DeMiero Matson will be held on Saturday, October 11th, 2014, at l :OO pm at the Shelton Presbyterian Church. E. Shelton Springs Rd. Shelton i t 23122~ /Kenneth W. Ensley Kenneth W. Ensley, 99, passed away September 24, 2014 in Olympia, WA. He was born January 31, 1915 to Ella and William Smith Ensley in Saginaw, OR. Ken graduated from Olympia High School in 1932 and worked at the Olympia Brewery. In 1941, he became a flight instructor at Boeing and Washington Aircraft in Wenatchee, WA. He served in the U.S. Navy as a pilot during World War II. After the war, he started a flying school in Shelton, WA, and later flew as a crop duster in Wenatchee, WA, before returning to work at the Brewery. His career took a turn when he became captain of a fishing vessel, before acquiring his own charter boat in Westport, WA, where he spent 17 summers hosting tourists and locals during fishing seasons, filling the rest of the year as flight instructor and home builder. In 1970, Ken changed careers again and raised Christmas trees for another 17 years on a 10-acre farm in Littlerock, Washington. Ken out lived three wonderful wives, Laverne Shaw, Fay Thyberg, and Wilton Downing; and his sister Mac Mann. He is survived by his brother, Ray E. Ensley of Tumwater; four stepchildren and evera| tep-grandchildren; four nephew : and a niece. A graveside service will be held at the Odd Fellows Memorial Park in Tumwater, WA, on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 2:00 p.m., with a gathering to follow at nearby South Sound Manor. To read the full obituary or leave memories, go to www'FuneralAlternatives'rg" Jack; and son Rick. There will be a pri- vate family service. Arrangements are with Funeral Alterna- tives of Washington in Tumwater. Sharon Whaley from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 11, at Westwood Baptist Church, 333 Kaiser Road NW, Olym- pia. In lieu of flowers, do- nations can be made to your favorite charity. Arrangements are by Funeral Alternatives of Washington. Sharon June (Mitch- ell) Whaley, 55, died Sept. 30, 2014, at Provi- Gerald Carter dence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia. Gerald R. "Jerry" She was born Oct. Carter, 75, died Aug. 9, 12, 1958, to Charles and 2014, at home. Jean (Anderson) Mitch- He was born Aug. 30, ell in Olympia. 1939, to Randall and Sharon graduated from Jennie (Agren) Carter in Olympia High School in Newberg, Oregon. 1976, Jerry's father and She married Bruce uncle owned a stream- Whaley on Oct. 9, 1981. operated mill in Brook- Sharon worked for ings, Oregon. Jerry be- Washington state for 30 gan workingin the mill years and then Horizons at age 11. Elementary until her After graduating from retirement, high school in 1957, She enjoyed hosting Jerry enrolled in his first parties for family and year of college at Hum- friends; cooking; garden- boldt State College in ing; going on day trips Arcata, California, and with her husband; at- then started working at tending sporting events a plywood mill in For- for her son, nieces and tuna, California. nephews; walking her In June 1960, Jerry dog; attending a book married Sharon (Gard- club; and decorating for ner) Carter. The couple holidays, moved to Klamath Sharon is survived Falls, Oregon, where he by husband Bruce; son received a degree in ac- Mitchell; sisters Carol counting. Wilson, Kathy (Craig) He worked for Wey- Anderson, and Linda erhaeuser Co. as an ac- (Dennis) Smith; sister- countant and managed in-law Lindley (Danny) lumber mills in Phila- Rice; nieces Jennifer delphic, Mississippi and (Jason), Kelli, Michelle Raymond, Washington. (Tyler) and Heather After struggling with his (Joe); nephews Jeremy vision, he moved from (Sarah), Jayson and DJ the lumber industry to a (Stephanie); great-nieces shrimp processing plant Makenna, Faith and in South Bend. Caylee; great-nephews Jerry attended the Hunter, Austin, Titus, culinary school at South Joe and Dominic; and Seattle Community Col- aunt Margaret. lege. From 1982 to 1992, She was preceded in he managed the cafeteria death by parents Charles in the Washington State and Jean Mitchell; and Legislative Building on brother-in-law Stan. the Capitol campus. Lounge in Shelton. JR's Restaurant & Lounge was sold in 2004. Jerry and his wife, Sharon, retired and started traveling. Jerry is survived by wife Sharon L. Carter; daughters Lisa D. (Dean) Corcoran of Bothell and Lori D. (Michael) Greenwood of College Station, Texas; grandchildren Rebecca Corcoran of Portland, Oregon, and Bryson Greenwood of College Station, Texas; and many cousins in Wash- ington and Oregon. He was preceded in death by parents Ran- dall and Jennie Carter. A celebration of his life will be at 2 p.m. Oct. 19 at Tumwater Mobile Estates Clubhouse, 930 Trosper Road SW, Turn- water. Memorial donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Keith Tibbits Keith Allen Tibbits, 64, died Sept. 29, 2014, at home in Shelton. He was born April 4, 1950, to John Allen and Evelyn (Cosby) Tibbits in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Keith married Sharon (Miller) Tibbits in 1974 in Shelton. He worked as an op- erating engineer. Keith was a mem- ber of the First Baptist Church in Shelton. He enjoyed his family, spending time with grand- children, hunting, fishing, grins, town cruisers, car club shows and showing offhis 1967 Corvette. He is survived by wife Sharon Tibbits of Shel- ton; sons John (Jenny) An open-house eel- In 1992, Jerry openedTibbits of Phoenix, ebration of life will be JR's Restaurant & Arizona, Lance (Kerry) ~m ~ -McKimson of Alaska and Randy Mack of Spokane; daughters Lori (Isauro) Pantoja of Shelton and (.---J/OREST DanielleRauofOlym- pin; brothers Lee (Lou- FUNERAt HOME ~ ise) Tibbits of Olympia Funeral and Cremation Arrangements Easy as: t-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 and J.C. (Doris) Tibbits of Chehalis; and nu- merous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by parents John and Evelyn Tibbits and brothers Willie and Wil- lis Tibbits. A funeral took place Oct. 6 at the First Bap- tist Church in Shelton. It was followed by a private burial at Shelton Memorial Park. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Fam- ily Funeral Home and Crematory in Shelton. Roger Deyette Roger William Deyette, 64, died Sept. 29, 2014, at home in Shelton. He was born Aug. 2, 1950, to Marion Deyette and Marian Lund Liv- ingston in Shelton. Roger married San- dra (Leeberg) Deyette on June 6, 1991, in Shelton. He worked for Kruger Roofing in Shelton for 25 years. He then worked for Design North in Juneau, Alaska, for 10 years. He was an experienced con- tractor with Deyette Con- struction in Shelton for another five years. Roger enjoyed restor- ing old cars and having a good laugh. He spent his free time on the golf course or in his garden. He was proud of his grandchildren and great- grandchildren. He is survived by wife Sandra Leeberg Deyette of Shelton; daughters Susan Marlo Crone, Di- ane Deyette and Destiny Deyette; brothers Russell Deyette of Shelton and James Baysinger of Shel- ton; sisters Shirley Park- er of Olympia, Sandra Portzline of Tacoma and Star Leeberg of Tacoma; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Roger was preceded in death by parents Mar- ion Deyette and Marian Lund Livingston; sister Susan Leeberg, and brothers Ronnie Deyette and Rocky Deyette. A celebration of life will be at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at 1734 W. Franklin St., Shelton. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Fam- ily Funeral Home and Crematory in Shelton. see OBITS, page A-23 I ........ ~ % ~ i~ ;~ i~ Funeral Alternatives means ::: [ , on Funerals, [ Casketsl and ' Cremation : ~ 3"] ~ PAID OBITUARY NOTICE - ['~