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Page A-18 - Mason County Journal - Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 Walter Cox in Cashmere. Walter served in the Walter George Cox, Air Force from 1958 to 74, died Oct. 9, 2014, at 1962. home in Shelton. He married Nada He was born Sept. (Stentz) Cox on Aug. 2, 18, 1940, to John and1980, in Wenatchee. Nancy (Pipkin) Cox Walter spent many Funeral 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 years as a laborer in the fruit industry. He also worked for Welco Lum- ber in Marysville. After retirement, he was a caretaker of properties. He loved reading Western books, especial- ly Louis L'Amour. Walter is survived by wife Nada Cox of Shelton; daughters Lois Perez of Omak, Nancy Roach of Arlington and Bonnie Ruse of Shelton; sons Walter E. Cox of Seattle and Clayton Kurtz of Tioga, North Dakota; brother John Cox of Wenatchee; sis- ters Carrie Blackwell of Alabama and Lois Hardesty of Cashmere; and numerous grand- children, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by parents John and Nancy Cox, brothers Kynion Cox and Fred Cox, and sister Ethel Halcomb. At Waiter's request, there will be no service. Arrangements are by Forest Funeral Home in Shelton. ecoaomi , IM, Nancy Decicio Lyla Narcissa Decicio, who was known by all as Nancy, passed away peacefully on October 2, 2014, at age 84, surrounded by family, from complications of ALS. Nancy was born in Shelton, Washington on January 30, 1930 and graduated from Lincoln High School in Tacoma. She later attended Reno Business College to further her accounting studies. Nancy married Wdliam D. Fox Sr. on February 15, 1948 in Shelton. They had two sons, Jeffery and Michael. They separated and divorced in 1962. Nancy was married to Irvin C. Decicio on February 16, 1963 in Reno, Nevada and they were married for 38 years unfd his death in 2001. Nancy began her banking career in Shelton at Seafu'st Bank, which was located at 2rid and Railroad in the historical Sbelton Bank building. She worked at Seafi.rst Bank until the birth of her first child (Jeff) in 1954. She began work again after the birth of her second child (Mike) in 1956, as Bookkeeper for the Kitsap Dairy, located in Shelton, until 1963 when she moved to Reno, Nevada. She resumed her banking career at Security National Bank of Nevada, beginning in the teller cages in 1963, and eventually became Assistant Vice President and Sr. Accounting Analyst and Comptroller until 1989 when she returned to'Shelton. Upon her return to Shelton, she worked as Head Accountant for her son, Michael Fox, at Home Title Company, Contract Equities Inc, The Pavilion at Sentry Park and Sentry Mini Storage, until her death. Nancy, was a shining example to her family and community, of love, acceptance and giving to everyone who came across her path. She loved football season, not for the football, but because it brought her family and their friends together at her home where she could cook and spend time with people she loved. Nancy loved Bingo. She took frequent trips back to Reno to visit friends and spent hours in the Bingo parlor. Along with Tuesday "cousin day" at Little Creek Casino, eating at the buffet and playing slots with her cousins and friends, Nancy spent many hours each week volunteering at Shelton Health and Rehab helping with Bingo and social happenings for the residents there. Nancy also volunteered each year at the Shelton Invitational Track meet, setting up and hosting the Coaches room, making sure all the coaches were fed and happy. Many of the coaches came to know her as just MOM. Nancy loved to travel, including trips to Hawaii, Cabo San Lucas, Las Vegas, Disneyland and many other spots with her family and friends. Frequent bus tours from Shelton were also on her favorite activity list. Nancy, who-also played the lead of Frieda in her senior year at Lincoln High's performance of January Thaw, continued her love of theater and music being a long-time member of the Shelton Community Concert Association and attending many of the plays and performances at Shelton High School. She was also an avid swimmer and rarely missed her 6:30 am session at Shelton Athletic Club. Nancy is survived by her sons: Jeffery P. Fox and daughter-in-law, Shirley A. Fox, of Bend, OR, Michael E. Fox and daughter-in-law, Anita R. Fox, Daughter, Robin M. Williams and son-in-law, Jack Williams, all of Shelton, WA. Brother: Mark Marshall and nieces Katie and Kelli Marshall, all of Woodinville, Wa. Grandsons: Walter A. Fox and wife Phyllis, Marshall P. Fox and wife, Sarah, Dale R. Fox, all of Ben.d OR, and Grandanghter: Jennifer M. Arenas and husband Kevin A. Arenas, San Angelo TX, Great Grandsons: Josiah M. Salazar-Fox, Francisco M. Castro, Dylan Fox, Great Granddaugthers: McKenzie M. Salazar-Fox, Isabella R. Castro and Fiona Fox. Cousin: Norene Stephens, Shelton and long time close friends, Barb Quimby and Freda Schnitzer. Nancy was preceded in death by her father, Paul E Marshall, her mother, Lyla H. Marshall, her brother John Marshall and her husband, lrvln C. Decicio. Nancy's family wishes to thank the many nurses and aides at Alpine Way for the love and care they provided to our morn during her illness. At Nancy's request no services will be held and In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be in honor of Nancy at ALS Community of Hope Foundation - Evergreen Chapter for research on ALS. Donations can be made at the following website: http:// web.alsa.org/site/PageServer?pagename=2013COH_ Homepage then enter Nancy Decicio in the Find a Fund - Fund Name box.Donations can also be made directly by mail to: ALS Association - Evergreen Chapter 19115 68th Avenue S. Suite H-105Kent, Wa 98032 Re: Nancy Decicio 6838794 Adam Aaro Charles Rank Jr. Adam John Aaro, 43, died Oct. 9, 2014, at his home in Aberdeen• He was born March 12, 1971, to John Rich- ard Aaro and Wanda Rae (Wallin) Aaro in Shelton. Adam graduated from Shelton High School in 1989. He studied automo- tive technology at a tech- nical school in Idaho and then returned to Shelton and went to work in the timber industry. Adam then studied to be a surveyor at Grays Harbor College in Aber- deen. He enjoyed hunt- ing and fishing. Adam is survived by son Dwight Aaro of Colorado, mother Wanda (John) Mann of La Quin- ta, California, sister Amanda (Jeff) Fassio of Morgan Hill, California, and nieces Alyssa Fassio and Andrea Fassio. He was preceded in death by father John R. Aaro and grandmother Merlien Collar. A celebration of life will be planned for next summer. Details will be announced by Amanda Fassio at a later date. Arrangements are by Fern Hill Funeral Home in Aberdeen. Charles H. Rank Jr., 69, died Oct. 5, 2014, at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia. He was born March 30, 1945, to Charles H. Rank Sr. and Ethel Christina Haselow in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Chuck married Linda A. DeBauch on Sept. 11, 1965. The couple later divorced. - i He then married Kris-I tina K. Johnson on Sept. ! 11, 1975, in Kelso. i Chuck worked for I Weyerhaeuser Co. from i 1972 to 1984 and then I for Simpson Lumber Co. from 1985 until his re- tirement in 2001. He was an avid model train, coin and stamp i collector. Chuck is survived by wife Kristina K. Rank of[ Shelton; sons Charles H. Rank III of Des Moines and Lawrence Rank of Lynnwood; daughters Dawn Rank-Simmons of Carnation, Tammy Rank of Lyrmwood and Tanya Rank-Grant of Wallo Walla; sons-in- law Dan Annear of Des Moines, James Simmons of Carnation and Ian S. Grant Sr. of Walla Wal- la; granddaughters Jody Rauvola of Everett, Jes- hz Robert Lewis Corwin Devoted Husband and Father Robert Lewis Corwin "Bob" of Lilliwaup, Washington passed away Saturday, September 27, 2014 surrounded by his family after a short battle with cancer. Bob was 80 years young. Bob was born in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania on March 7, 1934 to Charles and Margaret M. Corwin. At the age of 18 Bob enlisted in the United States Air Force. He was honorably discharged in 1962. He went on to work for Lockheed and then for Boeing before retiring in 1988. Bob is survived by his wife of 31 years Sandra R. Corwin and his four children, Eva Pilo, Christine Hildenbrand, Steven Corwin and L'mda Corwin. Bob is also survived by his sister Wilma Henderson, three step-children-Denise Groseclose, Dean Sigurdson and Dennis Sigurdson, eleven grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Bob was predeceased by his first wife Erika Corwin, his parents Charles C. Corwin and Margaret McClelland Corwin, brother Charles "Don" Corwin and sister Mary Jane Logan. Bob spent his life waking up early to get the day started by helping those he could. He loved fishing, hunting and spending time with his family. A Celebration of Life is planned for his family and close friends. He will be greatly missed and forever in our hearts. ~ PAID OBITUARYNOTICE ~ 23138 # sica Edmunds-Sayboun of Valdese, North Caro- lina, Cynthia Simmons- Heimburger of Carna- tion and Makayla Grant of Walla Walla; grand- sons Zachary Simmons of Carnation, Daniel Sanchez of Lynnwood, Ian S. Grant Jr. of Wal- la Walla, Jacob Rank of Lynnwood, Dylan Rank of Lynnwood, Tyler Hensley of Lynnwood, Nathan Grant0f Walla Walla and Joseph Rank of Lynnwood; great- granddaughters Jordan Brown of Everett, Joc- elyn Heimburger of Car- nation, Bay M. Grant of Walla Walla and Isabel- la Sayboun of Valdese, North Carolina; great- grandsons Jared Rau- vola of Everett, Jarett Rauvola of Everett and Cameron Sayboun of Valdese, North Caroli- na; brothers John hank of Manitowoc and Paul Rank of Manitowoc; and sister Teresa Rank- Marker of Manitowoc. He was preceded in death by son Justin Rank. A graveside memorial was Oct. 11 at Shelton Memorial Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to Kristina Rank, 3241 SE Lynch Road Shelton, WA 98584. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Fam- ily Funeral Home and Crematory in Shelton. Charlena Moore Charlena (Tait) Moore, 95, died Oct. 8, 2014. She was born May 17, 1919, to Walter and Myrtle Tait in E1 Toro, California. Charlena married Gor- don Moore in 1938. The couple moved to Auburn and then to Shelton in 1966, where Charlena con- tinued to live for 49 years. She was a homemak- er and helped her hus- band run his bulldozing and excavating business• She is survived by daughters Zanna Kadoun of Shelton, Ka- tie French of Tumwater and Harriett Kinkade of Shelton; 10 grandchil- dren; 15 great-grand- children; and two great- great-grandchildren. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Fam- ily Funeral Home and Crematory in Shelten. see OBITS, page A-19 f t