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Madoline A. Ramsfield

Ramsfield_M.jpgMadoline Alberta Ramsfield, 94, of Shelton, WA, passed away at her place of residence at Fir Lane Health and Rehabilitation Center on Wednesday, January 16, 2013. Madoline was born on November 20, 1918 to Albert G. and Sadie L. (French) Zepp in Epping, North Dakota. She was one of nine children and was the last surviving sibling. While growing up in North Dakota, she went to work for the family of the man she married, Ole Ramsfield. They were married on December 9, 1940 in Glasgow, MT. Mrs. Ramsfield was a wife, homemaker and mother of eleven children. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, the Moose Lodge and former Simpson Recreation Associations Ladies Group of Pinochle players. Madoline enjoyed playing card games, jigsaw and crossword puzzles, shuffleboard, badminton, horseshoes, crocheting, and sewing for her children. Her daughters shared that the youngest four girls all had matching outfits along with their dolls when they took their vacation trips to North Dakota.  Madoline enjoyed cooking and baking also. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her sons, Robert (Barb), Union and Jay (Cindy), Shelton; daughters, Meredith (Jack) Smith, Conway, AR, Sadie (Mel) Oishi, Washougal, WA, Nancy (Jim) Brewer, Shelton, Karen (Dan) Ragan, Shelton, Terri Roberts (Buck Phillips), Shelton Sherri Ramsfield, Olympia, Diane (Louie) Zoren, Shelton, and Betty Slater of Shelton; 19 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She is preceded in death by husband Ole and sons, Joe and Gary. Donations can be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, 192 Nickerson St. Ste 100, Seattle, WA 98109-9760. The family extends a sincere thank you to the staff at Fir Lane Health and Rehabilitation for the wonderful care she received as a resident there.  A memorial service will be held at Hope Chapel on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 2:00.

 

Ellen L. Gilman

Gilman_Ellen.jpgEllen LaVerne “Sue” Gilman, 86, of Shelton, WA passed away at Fir Lane Health and Rehabilitation Center on Sunday, January 13, 2012. Ellen was born on April 15, 1926 to Lloyd W. and Goldie (Goodwin) Fosdick in Port Angeles, WA. She graduated from Irene S. Reed High School in Shelton in 1943 and met her husband in Aberdeen while he was serving in the military there and the two were married in July of 1944. Ellen worked for about three years for the telephone company before becoming a full time wife and mother. Mrs. Gilman’s pride and joy were her children and grandchildren. Her hobbies included gardening and canning. She was a wonderful cook and an avid reader. She is survived by her son Chris (Karen) Gilman, Shelton; daughter, Erin (David) Ryan, Las Vegas, NV; grandchildren, Michael and Jakob Gilman, Jeffrey Ryan and Jennifer Myers; great grandchildren, Logan Myers and Courtney Ryan, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She is preceded in death by her parents, Husband Frank, brother Ron Fosdick and children Jeffrey and Marceil. A memorial gathering will be held at McComb Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 1:00.

 

Paul L. Robinson

Robinson_Paul.jpgOn Wednesday, January 9, 2013, Paul Lawrence Robinson passed away at Mason General Hospital. He was 61 years old. Paul was born on April 4, 1951. He was adopted into the arms of  Ralph and Dorothy (Sutcliffe) Robinson in Queens, New York. He attended Lakeland High School in Putnam Valley, NY then enlisted in the United States Marine Corp. where he served in Viet Nam for four years. Upon his return, he married Diane G. Brenish in Lake Mohegan, NY in October of 1975. They resided in Arizona before settling in Shelton in 1979. Paul worked as a heavy equipment operator and operated dozers and loaders under the Operating Engineers Local 302. He worked for City Transfer for a number of years before retiring in 2004. Mr. Robinson was a member of the National Rifle Association and enjoyed target practicing with his son Curtis. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, boating, gardening and bicycling. He loved nature and bird watching and was an avid reader enjoying literature and crossword puzzles. Having grown up with three brothers, he was considered the “Daniel Boone, Leader of the Pack” sort of brother who once decided to parachute off the barn with a sheet which spurred his love for skydiving. His family shared that he was strong and determined with a sense of humor. He is survived by his wife Diane and son Curtis, both of Shelton; mother, Dorothy Robinson and mother in law Marian Brenish; brothers, Donald Robinson, WA, Jimmy Robinson, NC and David Harper, VA; sisters, Rebecca Costello, NY, Ruth (Allen) Benjaminson, VA, Cindy Robinson, NC and Jennifer (Paul) Williams, NC; sisters and brother in laws, Linda & Chuck McNully, TN, Judy & Charles Blood, NY and Eva & George Brenish, NY; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  He is preceded in death by his father, brother Billy and sister Pat. A private family service will be held at a later date. McComb Funeral Home was honored to serve this family.