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Ronald James Koivula

Ronald James Koivula, 79, died Friday, January 18, 2013 at Fir Lane Health and Rehabilitation Center in Shelton, WA. He was born October 3, 1933 to Elmer and Rose (Sievanen) Koivula. Ronald graduated from Lake Washington High School in 1951. He married Sandra Esary on August 5, 1972 in Seattle, WA. Ronald worked in maintenance for 20 years at Mercer Island Water District. He enjoyed gambling, playing the lottery, traveling and reading. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Koivula of Grapeview, WA. Ronald is preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Rose Koivula. The family was served by McComb Funeral Home.

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.