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OBITS cont. from page A-22. engineering. He servedton from 1958-1995. He in the Illinois Air Na- retired as the company's ~: ~. ~ ~ ~ tional Guard and U.S. restoration program Air Force from 1950- manager. 1952. In the Air Force, He was an active he served in the 126thmember of St. Edward Bomb Wing, providing Catholic Church and support to NATO forcesover the decades par- in France until he wasticipated on the Church discharged at the rankCouncil and Cemetery of private first class in Board. William Kamin 1952. He was an avid hiker He married Delphine and climber and was William "Bill" Forest Theresa (Lohmeyer) Ka-involved with the Olym- Kamin, 82, a resident min on April 12, 1986, in pia Mountaineers. He of Shelton, died Oct. 22, Shelton. olden helped with their 2014, at Shelton Health He was previously mountaineer courses. & Rehabilitation Center. married to Miriam The-He climbed many of He was born Jan. 16, resa (Fettig) Kamin, who the major peaks of the 1932, in Downers Grove, died of cancer in Sep-Cascade and Olympic Illinois, to Leslie and tember 1979. The couple mountains. Blanche (Queckboerner) had eight children In 1974, Bill climbed Kamin. -- David, Anne, Julie,Mount Kilimanjaro in Bill graduated from Paul, Matthew, Thomas,Tanzania and hiked in the University of Mon- Stephen and Cathy. the Andes Mountains in tana (Missoula) in 1958 Bill worked for Simp- Peru. He led numerous with a degree in forest son Timber Co. in Shel- family hikes, mainly DEATH NOTICES Howard Hatcher Howard "Ho~e" Hatcher, 70, died Oct. 18, 2014. Sharon Sharon Hall, 73, a resident ~ Shelton, died Oct. 21, 2014, at home. ments are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory in Ernest Maynard Ernest M ,87, a resident of Shelton, died Oct. 23, 2014, at Providence St. Peter Hospital in . ments are by McCo~ & Wag- ner Family ~eral Home and in Shel- ton. phiHip Carey . by McComb & Wagner Family Home and C in Shelton. Smith Fred Smith, 71, a resident of Shelton, died Oct. 27, 2014, at home. s are by M omb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory in Shelton. ~ee ~Jl~t~ Alice Adams Fischer, 96, a resident of Shelton, died OCt. 24, 2014, at Shelton Health & Rehabili- tation Center. ~ s are by Funeral Al- ternatives of Washington in Tumwater. Howard Pearson Howard Pearson, 73, a resident of Shelton, died Oct. 27, 2014, at home. Arrangements are by Mc- Comb & r Family ~ral Home and Cre- matory in Shelton. James Durand James F. Durand, 81, a resident of Elma, died Oct. 26, 2014, at Providence SL Peter Hospital in Olympia. Arrangements are by Funeral Alterna- fives of Washington in Tumwater. Lois Scott Lois C. Scott, 85, a resident of Shelton, died Oct. 25, 2014, at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia. nts are by Funeral Alterna- fives of Washington in Tumwater. Gary Volk, 68, a resident of Shelton, died Oct. 27, 20t4, at home. ~angements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory in Shelten. Dorothy Baker Dorothy Baker, 91, a resident of Shelton, died Oct. & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory in Shelton. Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 - Mason in the Olympics to thew Nathan Kamin places such as Snowfield and Thomas Gerald Lakes, Mount Ellinor, Kamin of Shelton and Mount Stone and Lena Stephen (Tatiana) Fran- Lake. cis Kamin of Richland; He was an armchair daughters Anne (Wade) historian to those who Miriam Duffy and Julie listened, covering a (Caleb) Louise Martin of broad range of historic Shelton and Catherine events from military (Jeff) Anne Hakola of wars to the spread of Rochester; stepdaughter humanity. Daris (Leigh) Devaney He had many other of Shelton; stepson Dar- interests, such as bird- ren Lohmeyer of Shel- watching, gardening ton; 24 grandchildren; (he particularly enjoyed and nine great-grand- peonies), making puzzles children. and playing with his He was preceded in grandchildren. Bill is survived by wife Delphine Theresa Kamin of Shelton; sister Sally Kamin of Na- perville, Illinois; sons David (Jayni) Vince Kamin, Paul (Victoria) William Kamin, Mat- Rose Ford Howe Quimby July 23, 1927 - October 18, 2014 Rose Ford Howe Quimby, a Shelton resident for 47 years, passed away on October 18, 2014 in Issaquah Washington. In her final weeks, her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren surrounded her. She was born July 23, 1927 to Caroline Ruth and William Bell White Howe in Olympia, Washington. She graduated from Central Kitsap High School in Silverdale, Washington in 1945. After graduation, she supported the war effort working at the Naval Ammunition Depot in Bremerton, Washington. In 1946, she married George Robert (Bob) Quimby in Bremerton, Washington. They were married for 63 years. Throughout their married life they lived in Bremerton, Richland, Shelton and Sammamish, Washington. In their retirement years they enjoyed traveling to California during the winter months, eventually purchasing a winter home in Indio, California. While raising their family, Rose was active in St. David's Episcopal Church, 4-H, and the Bayshore Golf Club. Bob and Rose were avid bridge players and they hosted many AFS and Rotary Exchange Students. Rose was also a member of the Shelton chapter of P.E.O. Living on Hammersley Inlet in Shelton, Rose created wonderful memories for her four children, swimming, fishing, playing games, making homemade root beer and her famous chocolate chip cookies. The family also enjoyed boating, water skiing, camping, family reunions and motor home trips. She carried these traditions on for her grandchildren. In 1962, Rose went to work for the Sbelton School District. She retired after 15 years and then golf became her passion. She was very active in the women's groups at Bayshore Golf Club and Happy Wanderer in Indio. In later years, she actively participated in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. Rose is survived by her daughter Joan Branch of Florida, daughter Beth VanBlaricom of Sammamish, daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Bob Chrlstensen of Sammamish and brothers Bill Howe of Tacoma and Rick Howe of Florida. She was affectionately known as "Grr" to her eleven grandchildren and 14 great- grandchildren (with one more due in April, 2015). Rose was preceded in death by her husband Bob in 2009, her son Robert Quimby in 1998, daughter-in-law Doreen Quimby in 1997 and her brother Jack Howe and sisters Ruth Longmate, Lue Seil and Ellen Craswell. For 13 years, Rose fought a courageous battle against ovarian cancer. Remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society. A Memorial Service is planned for Saturday, November 1, 2014, at 1 pm at Saint Matthew's Lutheran Church, Renton, Washington. Rose's ashes will be interred at Tahoma National Cemetery with the ashes of her late husband, George Robert Quimby. A scattering of a portion of their combined ashes is planned for a later date in Hammersley Inlet, near Shelton, Washington, where they lived for so many years. -- Paid Obituary Notice County Journal - Page A-23 death by brothers Ger- ald Kamin and Gene Ka- min, stepson Derek Loh- meyer, and wife Miriam Kamin. A visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p,m. Oct. 30 at McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory in Shelton. A service will be at 11 a.m. on Oct. 31 at St. Edward Catholic Church. Memorial donations can be made to the Sal- vation Army or Union Gospel Mission. William Albert Johnson William Albert Johnson was born December 28th, 1930 to Mildred and Albert Johnson in Valley City, North Dakota. Four years later, his brother, Don (his best friend) was born. In April 1942, they traveled to Bremerton, WA, where his Mom and Dad worked in the Navy shipyard. Grandpa Al always wanted a farm, so in 1946, they purchased a home in the Skokomish Valley in Shelton. While attending Shelton High School, Bill met Marilyn Dittman, the love of his life. They married on Jant/ary 31, 1948, had 3 children: Brooke, Nancy and Mark. Their home in Shelton was builtin 1952, where they raised their family and still resided together until his passing when he went to meet the . Lord. From a young age, he had a strong work ethic, a real go-getter! He was owner/operator of Bill Johnson Shell in downtown Shelton. In 1965, he sold the business and went to work as a car salesman at Jim Pauley Ford on Railroad Avenue in Shelton until 1980. Bill went on to work for the City of Shelton as Humane Officer, where he would retire. His interest in cars and being known s a great salesman would take him back to selling cars for a few more years at Evergreen Auto Plaza. Bill enjoyed life and lived it to the tidiest. He enjoyed golfing and bowling, traveling with his family and close friends. In his later years, he passion was gardening. He couldn't walt to greet the moming and get out in his yard to clip and trim things, to plant seeds, veggies and flowers. His yard was always beautiful! He would go to sleep at night pondering what he would get done the next God-given day. Bill and Marilyn gave their family the joy of gardening. We had many fund times in their yard and home over 65 years and 5 generations. Everyone was welcome there and greeted with his smile and cheerful voice; he always had time and a helping hand for anyone, family, friend or stranger! A member of Mount Olive Lutheran Church for almost 60 years, he had served as president, treasurer, elder and drove the Sunday school bus. His grandkids will say that was a special time. He taught them to sing "You Are My Sunshine". Family was most important. He was a great teacher of life and everything that came with it; teaching his 3 kids to his 8 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grand-daughter. He was here for all of us to respect, admire, learn, listen and love him; the rock of our family. We all have our memories of him. The greatest is his smile. Bill left us all with a wonderful legacy. Marilyn, wife of 66 years; children: Brook James (Harry), Nancy Johnson (Al), Mark Johnson (Debbie); brother-in-law, Hart Dittman; grandchildren: Chris Kneeland (Linda), Leigh Lowery, Ann Laffey (Michael), Paige Kneeland, Jeff Johnson, Matt Johnson (Elsa), Jared James, Bryce James; great- grandchildren: Lindsy Phipps (Danny), Jessica Smith, Sidny Lowery, Trey Laffey, Tristan Laffey, Maggie Laffey, John Kneeland, Austin Kneeland, Lucia Johnson, Alona Bentley; great-great grand- daughter: Ryleigh Phipps; nieces: Barb Yunker, Gay Corey, Loft Rae, Lisa Yohnson, Cheri Depoe, Barb Dittman, Patty Dittman; nephews: Jeff Brundage, Doug Brundage, Greg Johnson, Mike Dittman and Rick Dittman. Bill was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Don. ~ PAID OBITUARY NOTICE ~ ,. J