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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.

Shirley M. Weaver

Weaver_Shirley_Mae.jpgShirley Mae Weaver, 89, of Shelton, WA passed away on the morning of Wednesday, November 28, 2012 surrounded by her family. Shirley was born on September 13, 1923 to Truman and Nellie Tuff.
After graduation she went to work as a riveter at Boeing Company for some years before leaving to take care of her ailing father. Shirley married Fred Weaver in Shelton, WA and was married to him for 56 years when he passed in 2009.
Shirley and Fred enjoyed traveling in their travel trailer and grew a large garden, of which they shared the bounty with friends and neighbors. She enjoyed canning, knitting, crocheting, bowling, fishing and camping. Shirley was a great cook and was known for her homemade pie crust. Her son shared that she was a wonderful mother, very fun and supportive. Mrs. Weaver loved the Christmas season, with all of the lights and festivities and especially spending time with her son, grandsons, great granddaughter and her little Chihuahua, “PeeWee”.
She is survived by her son, Dave Weaver, Shelton; grandsons, Kyle (Samantha) Weaver, Grapeview and Kellen Weaver, Shelton; great granddaughter, Kenzie Mae Weaver; caregivers, Margie, Paula, Josie, Theresa and DeRay.
She is preceded in death by husband Fred in 2009, six brothers and sisters, and granddaughter Shelby Hanson-Weaver.
A private family gathering will be held at a later date. The family was served by McComb Funeral Home.