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Page A-22 - Mason County Journal- Thursday, Dec. 11,2014 m -! Ray Hussey Co., from which he re- tired in 1986. Ray J. Hussey, 85, Ray was a member died Nov. 21, 2014, at of the Shelton Order home in Shelten. of Elks, serving on the He was born May 19, board of trustees. 1929, to William and He was also a mem- Zelma (Jones) Hussey inber of the West Seattle Port Angeles. Order of Eagles and Ray married Betty the Shelton Order of J. Hussey on Aug. 12, Moose. He served as the 1949, in Seattle. president of the Mason- He worked as an in- Benson Club, helping to specter for the Boeing construct the clubhouse Merle Mortensen Oct. 23, 1932 - Dec. 6, 2014 Merle left his earthly life in Shelton December 6th, 2014, to faithfully meet God and Christ his savior. He was 82 years old. He was born and raised on his parent's family farm in Nebraska and was one of seven brothers. Just out of High School he received a draft notice and immediately enlisted in the Navy and willingly served his country for 4 years. He met and married Sandra Wood, March 25th, 1956, and soon started a family of four in Woodland, Washington. Mede's career path started in auto mechanics, then made a bold career change to teach auto mechanics at Shelton High for 10 years. Then he made yet another bold move to be a tool belt wearing General Contractor at the age of 50 until retirement, if you could call it that. Merle loved to work with his hands and loved to see the fruit of his labor every day. He was successful in everything that he did. He had a fun loving zeal for life that was infectious and fun to be around. He and his wife lead a simple Faith filled life full of love, and surrounded with family and friends. Merle is survived by his faithful wife Sandra of 58yrs., his beloved children (his crown jewels), Paul & wife Patti, David & wife Cindy, Todd & wife Karen, Lynn & husband Chris Toney, and his beloved grandchildren, Kyle, Ryan, Brad, Cameron, Josh, Jessie, Justin & Trent; and brother Alan. He was preceded in death by parents Edna and Lewis and brothers Arnold, Irvin, Kenneth, Harold and Ralph. A celebration of life ceremony will be held at Shelton Presbyterian Church on December the 13th, at 10 a.m. 1430 E Springs Rd. Shelton WA, 98584. - PAID OBITUARY NOTICE -- [~ and baseball field and founding the annual flea market. He is survived by sou]mate Arlene Hays of Shelton; sons Glenn (Debbie) of Everett, Bill (Sandra) of Reno, Nevada, and Wayne (Terri) of Federal Way; brother Robert (Ruth) of Danville, California; sister Nancy Lynch of Colorado; sister-in- law Joarme Hussey of Granite Bay, California; grandchildren Jennifer Hussey, Yvonne (John) Hussey, Dustin Hussey and Melissa (Miquel) Macias; and eight great- grandchildren. Ray was preceded in death by son John Hussey, parents Wil- liam and Zelma Hussey, and brother Glenn Hussey. A memorial will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Mason- Benson Club. Memorial donations can be made to the Seattle Children's Hos- pital. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Fam- fly Funeral Home and Crematory in Shelton. Wayne Gatewood Naches and Christine and nephews. (Teofilio) Ramirez of A1- Wayne was preceded gona; brother Raymond in death by parents Lee (Ann) Gatewood of Sno- and Mary Gatewood and qualmie; great-nieces twinbrother Lee Gate- Layla and Jaylee; great- wood. nephews Jacob and A service will be an- Jayden; aunts Lynn and nounced at a later date. Pauline; and numerous uncles, cousins, nieces see OBITS, page A-23 Wayne Gatewood, 51, died Nov. 27, 2014, in Seattle. He was born Sept. 29, 1963, to Lee and Mary Gatewood in Yakima. Wayne was married to Monica (Waggle) Gatewood. He was trained as a Irvin Zimmerman Irvin Zimmerman, 82, a resident of Grapeview, died Dec. 4, 2014, at Haven in Allyn. Arrange- ments are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory in Shelton. chef through Job CorpsKenneth Coffman and worked in restau- rants, nursing homes and in the hospitality industry in Yakima, Bremerton and Seattle. Wayne enjoyed en- tertaining and spending time with his family. He was a generous person known for his goodwill, humor and wit. He is survived by son Joshua Gatewood of Everett; granddaugh- ter Rachel Gatewood of Everett; sisters Tina (John) Gatewood of Shel- ton, Lorrie Gatewood of Kenneth Coffman, 67, a resident of Shelton, died Dec. 5, 2014, at Shelton Health & Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory in Shelton. Everett Hughes Everett Lee Hughes, 63, a resident of Union, died Nov. 17, 2014, at home. Arrangements are by For- est Funeral Home in Shelton. Sharon Clark Sharon Elizabeth Clark, 76, a resident of Lilli- waup, Reynoid E. Mason Shelton, In Loving Memory Of Donna Sue Kraig March 20, 1950 to Dec. 12, 2013 married for 57 years and together they raised 3 children, Connie Easton, Renny Mason and Tamra Steele in Shelton Washington. Reynold was a WWII vet and made his living as a brick mason in Mason County - The owner of Mason's Masonry. He was also a gifted musician, and loved playing his fiddle. After Irma's passing in 1999, he moved back to Battleground. He later found his childhood sweetheart Jeanne Yankee and they were together until her passing in the fall of this year. He is survived by his loving family: Brother Mel Mason, 3 children, 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Reynold -- Thank you for the wonderful blessing of your sweet smile, contagious laughter, and. amazing musical talent. We will all miss you beyond words. Reynold celebrated his 91st birthday in June with his family and friends. It was a wonderful celebration of his life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Southwest Hospice in Vancouver. -- Paid Obituary Notice -- ~_ Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Cyris and Evelyn Billings. She was devoted to her family. Donna served for thirteen straight years as a Den Mother to her boys in Cub Scouts and brought 3 boys to the rank of Eagle Scout. She carted kids to cross country, swimming, hockey, etc. She was a "Cheer Morn" for girls and took them to dance and music lessons. She loved seeing her grand-daughter as a cheer leader and Prom Queen. Donna donated her time to their schools, plays bazaars and dressed up for all the holiday events. She also helped with food banks, serving food to the needy people on the L.A., California streets. She took in numerous homeless mothers until they could get help. She found out how much goes into making a movie and how strenuous it was trying to run up a mountain to escape the tidal wave in "Deep Impact." She also worked, at the "Western Whitehouse" in San Clemente, California, during Water Gate. Donna also worked for the phone company, Magic Mountain, in real estate and as a caring Mom. Donna is greatly missed by her husband, Ken Kraig of Shelton; sons, Michael and David Mahar of Shelton, son Jon Mahar and wife Kelli of Castaic, California; daughter, Melissa Gutierrez and husband Rich of Santa Clarita, California, daughter Holly and husband James of Palmdale, California; stepson Ken Kraig, Jr., and wife Alyson of Santa Clarita, California and John Robert Bloom of Castaic, California. Grandkids who also miss her include Lily Gutierrez, Anthony Gutierrez, Leighton Buckner, Abigail Aragon, and Camila Aragon. Her family was her life and she will always be in our minds and hearts. ~ PAID OBITUARY NOTICE ~