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-f OBITS cont from page A-18 Mabel Balcom Mabel Ida (McMillan) Balcom, 83, died Sept. 23, 2014, in Shelton. She was born May 22, 1931, to William Huxley McMillan and Clara Brunner McMillan in Maple Falls. Mabel married Mel- vin Frank Thompson on May 20, 1949, in Belling- ham. The couple moved to Brinnon in 1962 and divorced in 1966.. She married Wil- liam Eugene Balcom on March 12, 1971, in Tacoma. Mabel worked in the Mason County Auditor's Office and for the city of Tacoma. After retirement, Mabel and Bill moved to the Nisqually Valley. In 2014, Mabel moved to Maple Glen Senior Living in Shelton. She enjoyed traveling to visit friends, garden- ing and her pet poodle, Misty. Mabel is survived by daughter Melva Lee (Anthony) Ashe of Bellingham; sons Rex (Kathy) Thompson of Union and Jeff (Tessie) Thompson of Shelton; stepsons Bill (Kathy) Balcom of Olympia and Bob Balcom of Tacoma; stepdaughter Julie Walker of Elma; grandchildren Whitney Ashe (Dan) Warner of New York, Amy Thomp- son of Seattle, Stacy Thompson of Texas, Scott Thompson of Idaho, Megan Thomp- son of Shelton and Leah Thompson of Shelton; step-grandsons Kevin (Tara) Balcom of Ta- coma and Chad Balcom of Tacoma; two great- grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchil- dren. Mabel was preceded in death by parents William and Clara McMillan, sis- ters Goldy Johnson and Ella VanEtten, brother Martin Anderson, hus- band Bill Balcom, grand- daughter Morgan Ashe, and stepdaughter Karen Deleasa. At Mabel's request, there will be no service. Diane McMahon Diane Lee McMahon, 63, died Oct. 12, 2014, at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia. She was born Sept. 7, 1951, to Robert and Fairy (Atnip) McMahon in Delta, Colorado. Diane was married to Brian Lee Riordan for 25 years. She worked as the composing-room supervi- sor for the Mason Coun- ty Journal for 20 years. After retiring, she volun- teered with children at the YMCA in Olympia. Diane enjoyed spend- ing time outdoors with her two sons and grand- children. She loved her two cats, Mesa and Starr, and traveling, es- pecially to Colorado. Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 - Mason She is survived by quartermaster. He also Arlene married Terry sons Flint (Sherry) had a career as a police McKean on Jan. 15, Riordan of Deatsville,officer at the Puget Sound 1966, in Belfair. Alabama, and Kelly Naval Shipyard & Inter- She worked at Sar- (Laura) Riordan of mediate Maintenance Fa- gent Oyster Co. Inc. for Shelton; grandchildren cility in Bremerton. more than'20 years. She Wyatt Riordan, Tianna He married Marianne also worked as a book- Oien, Ashley Matheson E. (Bilderback) Jordankeeper at Thriftway in and Taylor Riordan of on Oct. 25, 1958, in Los Belfair and in the deli at Shelton and grandchil- Angeles. the Belfair QFC. dren Drake Riordan, Joseph was a member Arlene enjoyed spend- McKenzie Riordan, Shel- of St. Edwards Catholic ing time with her family, bie Ward, Casey Ward Church in Shelton and baking for friends and and Kendall Holmes of VFW #1694 in Shelton. trying new recipes. She Deatsville; ex-husband He loved his children collected Precious Mo- Brian Lee Riordan of and grandchildren, and he ments figurines. McCleary; cousin Mike enjoyed traveling in his RV. She is survived by (Judy) McMahon of Joseph is survived by husband Terry McKean Utah; and friends and wife Marianne E. Jor- of Allyn; sons Stacy (Ju- family in Washington dan; daughters Denise lie) McKean of Belfair and Colorado. Tietel of Port Orchard, and Craig (Kim) McKean Diane was preceded Debra Jordan of Port of Gig Harbor; grandchil- in death by parents Orchard and Diane Hel-dren Allie McKean, Riley Robert and Fairy Mc- land of Federal Way; McKean and Chanel Mahon. sons John Jordan of Miller; and sisters Chris- A memorial will be an- Port Orchard and Jamestie Veitch of Belfair and nounced at a later date. Jordan of Lake StevensGail Dahl of Yakima. In lieu of flowers, me- brother Tom Jordan of Arlene was preceded morial donations can be North Hollywood, Cali-in death by parents Russ made to Kitten Rescue of fornia; 10 grandchildren and Barbara Dahl. Mason County in Shelton. and one great-grandson. A service will be at Arrangements are by He was preceded in 10 a.m. Oct. 18 at Shel- McComb & Wagner Fam- death by son Joseph M,ten Presbyterian Church. ily Funeral Home and Jordan. Arrangements are by Crematory in Shelton. A funeral will be at McComb & Wagner Fam- 11 a.m. Nov. 1 at St. Ed- ily Funeral Home and wards Catholic Church Crematory in Shelton. in Shelton. Joseph Jordan Joseph Paul Jordan, 76, died Oct. 4, 2014, Arlene McKean at Fir Lane Health & Rehabilitation in Shel- Arlene (Dahl) McK- ton. ean, 67, an Allyn resi- He was born Oct. 21, dent, died Oct. 6, 2014, 1937, to Bertha F. Satler at Orchard Pointe Mere- in Los Angeles. ory Care Facility in Port Joseph served in the Orchard. U.S. Navy Submarine She was born Feb. Service from June 22, 10, 1947, to Russ and 1955, to June 24, 1977. Barbara (Reed) Dahl in He retired as a chief Shelton. Paid Political Advertisement THE JUDGE! WITH $2.8 BILLION IN NEW REVEN(JE IN THE STATE BUDGET NEXT YEAR, WHICH OF THE TWO 35th DISTRICT CANDIDATES FOR STATE SENATE WANTS TO RAISE TAXES TO SPEND MORE, AND WHICH WANTS TO LIVE WITHIN OUR MEANS? IRENE BOWLING (Raise Taxes, Spend More) Advocates "bringing more revenue into the State's coffers." Believes new revenue should be spent on a variety of programs besides education. (The Olympian 7/2o/14) M "rAz Favors charging sales tax on bottled water. (Mason Web TV Interview 7/13114) Ulgtgg l tX "I would bring back the luxury tax on cars." (Olympian 7/2o/14) CAl U "If people can afford the kind of prices they are paying for cars, they can put a little more money into MVET." (Kitsap Sun Interview 7/3o/14) G#W TItX Favors increasing gas tax to pay for transportation projects. (Thurston Chamber of Commerce Forum 9/16/14) SEN. TIM SHELDON (Live Within Our Means) Under his leadership, the Senate added $1 billion in new education funding since 2o13. Believes the incoming $2.8 billion should be dedicated to education FIRST! MllUK Against ANY sales tax for bottled water or food[ lrAX Believes cars axe a NECESSITY in a rural district, not a luxury! CAIlimS . Against ANY increase in ear tabs! lmU[ Opposes ANY increase in gas tax without voter approval, and not until Department of Transportation is reformed! WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR TAX DOLLARS, THERE IS ONLY ONE CLEAR CHOICE FOR STATE SENATE! ENDORSED BY THE KITSAP SUN EDITORIAL BOARDI "We hope to see Tim Sheldon indeed lead and vote as an independent, moderate, common sense "maverick,' and endorse him for another Senate term for the 35th District." (7-24-14) TIM =SENATEo Paid for by the Committee to Elect Senator Tim Sheldon, 35th District, D [ P.O. Box G Hoodsport, WA 98548 www.votetimsheldon.com Gerald Erbele Gerald Herbert Er- bele, 68, died Oct. 7, 2014, at home in Lil- liwaup. He was born March County Journal - Page A-19 22, 1946, to Ida Birkholz and Herbert Erbele in Hazen, North Dakota. Gerald served in the Army. He married Judy Vidovich. The couple later divorced. Gerald then married Sandra Marie (Smith) Erbele on Jan. 9, 1987, in Napavine, California. He worked as a truck driver for Gordon Truck- ing Inc. in Pacific and Post Trucking and Interstate Distributor Co. in Taco- ma. He was also an inde- pendent log truck driver. Gerald enjoyed sprint- car driving and racing. He is survived by wife Sandra Erbele of Lilli- waup, son Troy (Karen) Erbele of Omak, daugh- ters Martina (Charlie) Leonard of Puyallup and Lolita (Eric) Glasper of Yelm, granddaughter Alyssa Glasper of Yelm, and grandsons Curtis Fulgham of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Wesley Leonard of Puyallup. Gerald will be laid to rest in Hazen, North Dakota. Memorial do- nations can be made to the Assured Traveling Nurse Foundation. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Fam- ily Funeral Home and Crematory in Shelton. see OBITS, page A-20 COFFEE & PA CIFO ilql I O ,t 1 52 . W. Railroad Ave, Shelton 360-426-t60::1- " www.pcfcu.org