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Phyllis Knight
Phyllis Knight

YAKIMA — Phyllis Maryanne Knight passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 in Yakima, Washington. She was born on April 11, 1938, in Portland, Oregon to parents Phillip and Ann Piazza. She had a brother Phillip (Bud) Piazza, and a sister Nadine...

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Harry Schmale
Harry Schmale

wOCEAN PARK — It is with great sadness that the family of Harry Schmale announces his passing at the age of 95 on September 1, 2018 at his home in Ocean Park, Washington.

Harry was born on Dec. 1, 1922, in Carver, Oregon. He was one of...

DeWayne LaPointe
DeWayne LaPointe

PUYALLUP — Ocean Park resident DeWayne LaPointe, 68, died in Puyallup, Washington on July 4, 2018. He was the retired pastor of Family Worship Center and longtime member of Ocean Beach Hospital’s elected board.

DeWayne was a man of...

Anna Elizabeth Ehrlund
Anna Elizabeth Ehrlund

VANCOUVER — Anna Elizabeth Ehrlund, 97, died Sept. 5, 2018, at the home of her daughter in Vancouver, Washington.

Anna was born in Naselle on Aug. 14, 1921, to Otto and Milga (Kolback) Wirkkala at her home on So. Valley Road. She attended...

Irene L. Blake

RAYMOND — Irene Lorraine Blake, a longtime Raymond resident, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018 at Willapa Health and Rehab Center, she was 92. Irene was born May 21, 1926 in Ilwaco, Washington, to John Severi and Anne (Oman) Wiitala.


Eloisa (Lica) Hernandez Villa Banister

PORTLAND — Eloisa (Lica) Hernandez Villa Banister, 76, passed away in Portland, Oregon on Aug. 25, 2018.

The youngest of six children, she was born Oct. 15, 1941, in Yurecuaro, Michoacan, Mexico. She immigrated to San Diego at the age of...

Kirby C. Young

LONG BEACH — Naselle resident Kirby C. Young, 80, died in Long Beach on Sept. 9, 2018. He was a retired commercial fisherman and a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard.

No service at this time. His guestbook is available at...

Elizabeth Marie Johnson

ILWACO — Elizabeth Marie Johnson, a beloved wife and mother, passed away on Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. Elizabeth volunteered for Boys and Girls Club and worked in the Ilwaco community until her illness. “Even cancer couldn’t keep her...

Gerald “Jerry” Spanner

VANCOUVER — Gerald “Jerry” Joseph Spanner, 86, died Aug. 11, 2018, in Vancouver, Wash.

He was born Oct. 15, 1931, in KauKauna, Wisc., to Edwin and Anna (Lennert) Spanner. Jerry taught school for many years in Oklahoma and...

Death Notice: R. Clark Smith

OCEAN PARK — R. Clark Smith, passed away on Aug. 14, 2018, at his home in Ocean Park.

He was 76 years old. He was born March 5, 1942, in Spokane, Washington.

Clark is survived by his wife, Diane Knutson; his brother, Ron Hardin;...

William James Dawson
William James Dawson

TOKELAND — After a lengthy illness, William “Bill” Dawson passed away while in hospice care at Dolphin Cove Adult Family Home in Tokeland, Wash., on Aug. 17, 2018.

Bill was born Aug. 24, 1938, in Cleveland, Ohio, to John...