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Page A-22 - Mason County Journal - Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 Funeral Alternatives means on Funeral/~, : : = : ST 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 PAPERWORK BY MAIL 9J LE Deborah Louise Fisher Coots, 52, of Shelton, WA passed away on November 13, 2014, with her husband by her side. Debbie was born in California to Julie and Carl Fisher on February 3, 1962. Growing up in Everett, WA, she was the second of four children, with her two siste being, Kathy and Susie, and the youngest her brother David, Debbie attended college at South Puget Sound Community College and worked as a CNA, providing care and support to her patients. Debbie married Donald Coots on December 14, 1985 and they raised their children in Olympia before moving to Shelton. Debbie was an active member of her church, and she enjoyed drawing in her spare time. She loved animals and enjoyed riding horses, listening to music and reading, especially Egyptian history. She will be greatly missed and always remembered. Debbie is survived by her husband, Donald Coots (Shelton), her children, Danial (Olympia) and Kristie Coots (Shelton), and her two sisters, brother, and mother. A private viewing for close friends and family will take place on November 20, 2014 from 4-8pm, at McComb & Wagner Funeral Home. The memorial service will be held on November 21, 2014, starting at 1 lam at Shelton First Baptist Church. "He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away. "-Rev. 21:4 i~ -- Paid Obituary Notice -- rE Kristin Bilodeau Kristin (Christiansen) Bilodeau, 64, a resident of Belfair, died Nov. 14, 2014. She was born Sept. 9, 1950, to Robert and Marjorie Christiansen in Kalispell, Montana. Kristin graduated from West Bremerton High School in 1968. She married Leo Bi- lodeau on June 2, 1973, in North Dighton, Mas- sachusetts. She worked as a beautician at Village Vanity in Bremerton, with Brem-Air Disposal in Bremerton, Cascade Natural Gas and the Manchester Water Dis- trict in Port Orchard. Kristin loved to cook, was an excellent seam- stress and enjoyed play- ing board games, espe- cially Scrabble. She is survived by daughters Brooke Johnson of Illinois and Tammie Neal of Belfair; mother Marjorie Chris- tiansen of Bremerton; grandchildren Anthony Johnson of Belfair, Kai- tlyn Johnson of North Dakota and Quirm Neal of Belfair; sisters Karen Christensen of Bremer- ton, Lisa Christiansen Journal Obituary Policy Obituaries and death notices may be submitted at the Mason County Journal office, 227 W. Cota St., or online at obits@masoncounty.com. Death notices -- a free service to county residents -- include the deceased's full name, city of residence, age, date of death and service information. Paid obituaries may include any additional information, such as surviving family members, poetry and memorial-donation requests. The deadline for obituaries and death notices is 5 p.m. the Monday before publication. For more information, call 426-4412. of Massachusetts and Amy Gustufson of Mas- sachusetts; and brothers Thomas Christiansen of Bremerton, Kevin Twiss of Bremerton and Paul Twiss of Bremerton. A service will be at 11 a.m. on Nov. 21 at Rill's He was previously married to Janet Stockert and to Veronica (Parra) Stockert until her death. Robert worked at the Little Creek Casino Re- sort. He enjoyed his fam- ily, music, books, movies and food. Life Tribute Center inRobert is survived by .... In Port Orchard, and a re- sons Fred Stockert and Yernette Joe Ohhnger ception will follow. Ed Stockert; daughter . 1 An online life story Alena Stockert; grand- Vemette Joe Oblinger, daughter oI ~ | and guestbook can be daughter Marlena Veto and Joe Braning, Golden CO died Thursday morning ~ | accessed at rill.com. Hernandez; brothers ' | James A. Stockert, Joel at 4 20 AM November 13, : ' I David Ward P. Stockert, Daniel R. 2014. A member of the ~\ I StockertandAndrewT LDS Church memonal . ' " -- I David Ward, 75, diedStockert; sisters Mar- services will be held I Nov. 11, 2014, at homegaret M. Stockert and Saturday, November 22, I in Shelton. Adrienne Ireland; five 2014 at the LDS Church, J I He was born April 20,additional grandchil- 916 N 12th Street, I 1939, in Lavida, Colorado. dren; and many extend- Shelton WA at 3 00 PM .: " ~~i~ I In 1969, David mar- ed family members. Vemette, born m Apple : : ried Barbara J. Ward in He was preceded in Valley CA:January 4, 1957, I Spokane: death by wife Veronica, grew up in Go~en Colorado~~~::~:!,:~rked~:as~a co~::~-trarents~Sylvia and She ~s survwed by her husband ...... r an br hers " . "i!:=I /l :: !: ctibn-so eer:atthe : ' iames, d ot Gary Ohlinger and son Lawrence Washington CorrectionsMartin and David. Chapman of Shetton WA, and sister Center in Shelton. A memorial will be at Anette Beightel Arvada CO. Growing up music andhorses were Vernette's passion. After graduating from Golden High School, she was accepted to the Morven Park International Equestrian Institute located in Leesburg, Virginia, where she graduated in 1983 with a degree in Equestrian Studies. In 1992, she graduated from Red Rocks Community College with an Associates degree in Applied Science, proceeding to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from The Evergreen State College, June 10 2005. In 1998, Vemette and Gary Ohlinger were married, and moved to Denver CO then in 2003, moved to Shelton WA. Vernette worked at Anschutz Corporation, Denver CO as a LAN Administrator. In 1995, she moved to New Mexico, working at Chino Mines, Silver City NM as a LAN Administrator. After returning to Colorado in 1998, she began teaching at Sun Micro Systems as a UNIX Instructor. Earlier in life, she trained for the United States Olympic Team, ran a small equestrian school, and taught as an instructor for handicapped riding at Colorado Easter Seals. She truly loved teaching! Her first teaching job was for the Jefferson County School District as an assistant music teacher. Starting young, her enthusiasm to teach continued through life, teaching at Westwood College, and working as a substitute teacher for the Shelton School District and Pioneer School District. She continued working as a substitute teacher until 2013 when she was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer. Vernette loved archery, skiing, scuba diving, and riding horses. She was a professional musician and a member of the Equestrienne Club of Mason County Those who knew and loved her will truly miss her. -- Paid Obituary Notice-- rE David loved his dog, Muffin, and enjoyed fish- ing and the occasional cocktail. He is survived by daughter Diane Sul- livan of Spokane and sons Steven Sullivan of Post Falls, Idaho, David Ward Jr. of Shelton and Marc Ward of Shelton. He was preceded in death by wife Barbara Ward, daughter Jeannie Sullivan and son Mi- chael Sullivan. Robert Stockert Robert Lawrence Stockert, 60, died Nov. 13, 2014, in Olympia. He was born June 25, 1954, to James Stockert and Sylvia Stockert Cox in San Diego. Robert served in the Army from 1971 to 1975 as a D4 artillery cannon- eer in the 82nd Airborne out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina. le. economical, respectful, mccombwagner.com 360.4"26.4803 McCOMBfg VVAGNER $HELTON-BELFAIR-TUMWATER 1 p.m. Nov. 24 at South Sound Manor in Tumwa- ter, followed by a wake at Prosperity Grange 3701 Steamboat Island Road, Olympia, WA 98502. Memorial donations can be made to the Timberland Regional Library. J Ursula Smith Ursula Smith, 77, died Nov. 14, 2014, at home in Shelton. She was born Feb. 24, 1937, in Germany. Ursula was married to Charles R. Smith from March 20, 1964, until his death in 2010. She is survived by sons Charles H. Smith of Shelton and Robert Smith of Oklahoma; daughters-in-law Jill Brennan-Smith of Shel- ton and Gabrielle Smith of Oklahoma; and grand- children Ben, Samantha, Bailee and Megan. Ursula was preceded in death by husband Charles R. Smith. .... , see OBITS, page A-23