Obituaries

Frank G. Leeberg

Leeberg_ Frank.jpgOn Friday, December 14, 2012, Frank Gustave Leeberg passed away at Shelton Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was 89. Frank was born on June 9, 1923 to Theodore and Anna (Unseth) Leeberg in Rjukan, Norway and moved to the United States of America when he was seven. He attended school in Shelton and learned to speak English from his friends and classmates.
After high school he joined the US Army and was stationed in Grand Junction, Colorado where at a dance he met his bride, Arzilla Fishburn. They were married in Grand Junction in August of 1943. Upon settling in Shelton, Frank worked as a laborer in the construction industry here in Mason County. Frank was a member of the Eagles, the 40 et 8, and the Laborers Union.
He loved hunting, fishing, the outdoors, and yard work. He liked mechanics and was a wonderful story teller. He enjoyed spending time with his family and numerous friends. He was very fond of his dog “Gypsy”.
Mr. Leeberg is survived by his daughters Marlene Booten (Rick), Belfair, Sandy Deyette (Roger), Shelton, Linda Huggins (Jack), Shelton and Diane Puderbaugh (Kris), Shelton; sons, Larry Leeberg and Marty Leeberg (Star), both of Tacoma and Gary Leeberg (Joanne), Shelton; brothers, Gunnard Leeberg, Shelton and Harry Leeberg (Ann), Olympia; sisters, Lillian Settle (Merv) and Millie Nicholas, both of Shelton; 33 grandchildren, 53 great grandchildren and 14 great great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife Arzilla; son Chet; brothers, Martin and Robert; sister Frances Haywood; grandchildren, Larry Leeberg Jr. and Julie Deyette and beloved dog, “Bear”.
Donations can be made to the Salvation Army, 1505 5th Ave. E., Olympia, WA 98506.
A Celebration of Frank’s life will be held at the Hope Chapel, 421 W. “E” St. in Shelton on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 1:00 pm.
McComb Funeral Home is honored to serve this family.

 

Eugene Grenfell Fiske

Fiske_Eugene.jpgEugene Grenfell Fiske, 83, died Thursday, December 6, 2012 at is home in Allyn, WA.  He was born on September 22, 1929 in Clinton, WA to Arthur Case and Edith Genevieve (Maxwell) Fiske.  Gene graduated from Langley High School in 1948 and in 1952 he married Janis Hunter in Clinton, WA. On August 26, 2003 he married Twyla Benham in Auburn, WA.  After retirement, he and his wife, Janis spent many years traveling throughout the US.  They enjoyed visiting their children, grandchildren, relatives, and many, many friends they had made throughout their 45 year marriage. Gene spent 24 years in the US Navy, retiring in 1975.  He worked his way through the enlisted ranks to LCDR.  He was a sub mariner, served on the USS Ronquil SS-396 and USS Barbel SS-580, and on the sub tender USS Bushnell AS-15.  His last duty station was at Puget Sound Naval Station, Bremerton, WA as ship superintendent, 1970-1975.  He spent a tour of duty in Vietnam, April 1971-April 1972. Gene was an avid hunter, fisherman and woodworker.  He loved the outdoors, and watching football and baseball on TV.  Gene was particularly fond of hockey and once caught a puck barehanded at a Seattle Totems game in the 60’s.  He had a great tenor singing voice.  Gene was preceded in death by
Wife:                          Janis Hunter Fiske
Parents:                     Arthur and Edith Fiske
Brothers:                    Robert and Donald Fiske
Sisters:                       Elizabeth Green and Margaret Sprout
He is survived by:
Wife:                           Twyla Fiske, Allyn, WA
Daughter:                    Sharon & Harvey Smith, Bremerton, WA
Daughter:                    Kathleen & Ralph Ingles, Stafford, VA
Son:                                        Robert Fiske (Dianne Adkins), The Dalles, OR and Gig Harbor, WA
Son:                                        Barry & Virginia Fiske, Tacoma, WA
Grandchildren:                     Josh & Amy Smith, Bremerton, WA
                                            Jeremy & Brooke Smith, Bremerton, WA
                                            Jillian Smith, Stafford, VA
                                            Kari Ingles, Stafford, VA
                                            Brian & Melissa Ingles, Huston, TX
                                            Aubrey Fiske, The Dalles, OR
                                            Austin Fiske & Victoria Vorce, Washougal, WA
                                            Adrianna Fiske, Tacoma, WA
                                            Benjamin Fiske,Tacoma, WA
                                            Amelia Adkins, The Dalles, OR  and Gig Harbor, WA
Great Grandchildren:           Shawn Smith, Bremerton, WA
                                            Milo & Hazel Smith, Bremerton, WA
                                            Kiana Smith, Seattle, WA
                                            Katelyn Alstat, Stafford, VA
                                           Brian, Cameron & Brayden Ingles, Houston, TX
Sister:                                 Kathryn Lauth, Colville, WA
Sister-in-law:                      Jean Beaty, Clinton, WA
Brother-in-law:                   Orville Hunter, Clinton, WA
Brother & sister-in-law:      Leon & Joan Hunter,  Auburn, WA

 

Florence “Joan” Minor

Minor_Joan.jpgFlorence “Joan” Minor, 72, a resident of Union died on December 3, 2012, in Shelton, Washington. She was born February 27, 1940, to Florence and Joseph Baird in Richmond, Virginia.
She grew up in Daly City, California where she attended Jefferson High School and San Francisco State College. 
Joan married Donald Minor on November 1, 1961, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Temple, in Salt Lake City, Utah. They were married for 51 years.
Joan lived in San Jose, Bakersfield, and Pleasanton, California.  In January of 2001 she and Don moved to the Hood Canal.
Her dedication to the LDS Church was an important part of her daily life.  She spent numerous hours in service to those around her and in her various church activities. Her favorite part was in the giving of her time to the young children in the primary organization, and service projects for those that needed a little extra assistance.
Joan could be found with a good book in hand, a warm hug for someone, and a great batch of chocolate chip cookies to hand out.  Her activities included traveling to visit family, shopping for a bargain, and sitting quietly on a warm sunny day out on the porch. She loved learning about American history and visiting the historical locations. Christmas was a special time for Joan, who went over the top with home decorations and that kooky Yule Log video she enjoyed to play numerous times over the holiday season.
She is survived by her husband, Don Minor of Union; her mother, Florence Baird age 95 of Union; brother, William Baird of San Francisco California; and six children, Sheri, David, Gary, Julie, Melissa, and Jamie and 16 Grandchildren.  She will be missed by all.
She is preceded in death by her father, Joseph Baird and brother Keith Baird.
A funeral service will be held at 10 am on December 15th  at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1200 Connection St in Shelton WA.
Memorial donations can be made to the LDS Philanthropies, Missionary Fund Donations 15 E. South Temple 2nd Floor East, Salt Lake City, UT 84150; Phone 801-240-5567.