Obituaries

Robert Clyde Clark

Clark_Robert_C..jpgRobert Clyde Clark, 76, of Harstine Island in Shelton, WA passed away at  Mason General Hospital  on Friday, December 7, 2012. Bob was born on December 26, 1935 to Amos and Sylvia (Bolten) Clark in Trinidad, CO. He graduated from Proviso High School in Chicago, Ill in 1952 and after graduation he attended Seattle Central Community College under the GI bill. Mr. Clark married Eleanor DeVier in Heidelberg, Germany in August of 1963 while he was stationed for the US Army. He was a recruiter for the Army for 33 years, retiring in 1987. Bob was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Shelton and the Harstine Island Community Club. He enjoyed playing pinochle there with friends. His hobbies included collecting, model trains and model cars, carpentry, and woodworking. He loved being out of doors and loved people and dogs. He is survived by his wife, Eleanore, Harstine Island; sons, Karl Clark, Harstine Island and Robert Molanori, Seattle; daughter, Kathleen (Brian) Pickett, Everett, WA and granddaughter Holly Molanori of California. Donations can be made to the Salvation Army, 1505 5th Ave. E, Olympia, WA 98506. Memorial services will take place at Faith Lutheran Church in Shelton, WA on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at noon. The family was served by McComb Funeral Home.

 

Harry “Bud” Clay Hays Jr.

bud_hayes.jpgHarry “Bud” Clay Hays Jr., 86, died Saturday, December 1, 2012 at Alpine Way Retirement Apartments in Shelton.  He was born on November 29, 1926 in Touchet, WA to Harry C. and Maude Luella (Myers) Hays Sr. 
Bud graduated from Naches High School in 1943 and on September 15, 1946 he married Geraldine Baldwin in Yakima, WA. 
From the ages of 10 years old to 17 years old Bud worked in the fruit orchards, fields, fruit warehouses, fruit stands and farms in the Naches, WA area.  He was regional sales manager for the Richfield Oil Company from 1946 to the early 1950’s. From the late 1950’s to the early 1960’s he worked for the Bellevue American newspaper and then owned and operated the Lilliwaup Store and Station with his wife from 1964 to 1976. 
Bud then worked for the Mason County Sheriff’s Department from the mid 1960’s until 1983 as an under-sheriff and then at the Mason County Jail from 1983 to 1986.
He enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling and gardening.  Bud also enjoyed the company of young people. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine Hays in 1998; parents, Harry and Maude Luella Hays Sr.; sister, Betty Fulkner; and niece, Lynne Erickson. 
Bud is survived by his sons, John Clay Hays (Torchy) of Olympia, WA, Michael Charles Hays (Petey) of Riverside, CA, James Richard Hays (Lois) of Shelton, WA; daughter, Janice Faye Massoncini of Lilliwaup, WA; nine grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren. 
Memorial donations can be sent to the Make-a-Wish Foundation, 811, First Ave. Suite 520, Seattle, WA  98104. 
A graveside service will be held at Shelton Memorial Park on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 1:00 pm and a memorial gathering will be held at Alpine Way Retirement Apartments on Friday, December 7, 2012 from 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm. 
McComb Funeral Home is privileged to serve the family.

 

Elsie Florence Jones

Elsie Florence Jones, 91, died Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at her home in Shelton, WA.  She was born on August 25, 1921 in Bremerton, WA to Alexander and Dora Bella (Mitchell) Thomson.  In the early 40’s she married Richard Jones in Seattle, WA. Elsie worked as a waitress.  She loved people and art and enjoyed animals, trailer traveling in the USA with her husband, gardening and her plants on the porch.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Jones; parents, Alexander and Dora Thomson; brother, Gordon Thomson and sister, Beverly Tonkin.  Elsie is survived by her nephews, Wyatt Tonkin and Lance “Bud” Tonkin both of Seattle, WA; great nephews, Shea Tonkin of Seattle, WA and Tyler Tonkin of Oklahoma City, OK.  Memorial donations can be sent to the humane society of the donor’s choice.  No services will be held.