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Marvin John Anstey (Marv)

anstey_marvin.jpgMarvin  John Anstey (Marv) of Shelton passed away on September 14, 2012.  He was born on May 12, 1921 in Torrington Wyoming to John and Grace Anstey.
In 1939 Marv joined the Wyoming National Guard and in 1940 he was transferred to Fort Lewis.  While stationed at Ft. Lewis he met and fell in love with Norma Brassfield of Shelton. They were married in 1942.
Marv was a member of the U.S. Army 6th Rangers and served in the Pacific theater during WWII.  He returned to Shelton in 1946 as a decorated combat veteran and Sergeant Major.
Marv was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great- grandfather.  He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Norma; sons Steve (Helen) of Selah and Tim (Shawn) of Union; grandsons Tim (Gina), Jon (Aria) and Jeff, as well as four great-grandchildren, Jack, Elise, Hans, and Finn.
Marv worked for ITT Rayonier for 37 years, retiring with Norma in 1983.  His retirement years were filled with golf, travel, family, friends and laughter.
As an active community member and volunteer, Marv was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, 40 & 8 Club, Elks, Kiwanis, and many other service organizations. 
A memorial service will be held on September 21, 2012, at 2:00 PM at Faith Lutheran Church, 1212 Connection St in Shelton.  A private family funeral with military honors will also be held.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity in Marv’s name.  The family is being served by McComb Funeral Home.

 

Lyle Dennis Brandt

Lyle_90th_Bday.jpgOn Thursday, September 13, 2012, Lyle Dennis Brandt passed away at Mason General Hospital. He was 90 years old. Lyle was born on March 22, 1922 to Charles E. and Minnie M. (Church) Brandt in Gate City, WA.
He attended school in Oakville until the 8th grade before going to work for a stock breeder and eventually becoming a logger along with his brothers. In October 1942 he enlisted in the Marines and served in World War II. He was a Marine Raider, a group of marines who served on the front lines in the South Pacific. He lost both legs below the knees in Okinawa.
Upon returning to the states, he married Bernice Schey, who he had met on a blind date before he enlisted. They were married on January 1, 1946 at her family home in Rochester, WA. They would have celebrated 67 years of marriage this January.  
Mr. Brandt went to work for the Washington State Patrol in Chehalis as a radio dispatcher, retiring in 1967. Upon retiring, he began remodeling and building on to their home at Phillips Lake. He always referred to his seat on the deck as being the “best seat in the house.” It was there he always enjoyed watching his family play in the lake since 1952 when they purchased the property.  Being an amputee never stopped Lyle from enjoying life or work. He was a working man that enjoyed gardening, water skiing, hunting, motorcycling in the back country, reading and traveling to the Raiders reunions. He liked cooking and was known for his stews, beans and $300 cake. He loved spending time with his family.
He is survived by his loving wife Bernice; daughter, Jeannie (Jimmie) Brett, Tacoma; son, Marvin (Karen) Brandt, Gig Harbor; and daughter, Sharon (Tom) Roof, Shelton; sister, Dorothy (Dennis) Martin, Centralia; seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A private family gathering will be held at 1:30 pm on October 6, 2012 at the family home on the lake.  McComb Funeral Home was honored to serve this family.

 

Delores I. Spargur

Spargur_Delores.jpgDelores Irene Spargur, 50, of Shelton, WA passed away at Capital Medical Center in Olympia, WA on Monday, September 10, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer. Delores was born on October 28, 1961 to Woodie L. and Betty (Harrison) Mallow in Aberdeen, WA.
She attended Montesano High School, then moving to Portland, OR for a short time, before moving to Shelton in 1996. On Valentine’s Day of 1997 she went on a blind date with Don Demmon and they have been together ever since.
Delores started her career as a certified nursing assistant, working at Fir Lane and for Shelton Health and Rehabilitation before going to work as a teacher’s assistant at Hood  Canal School. Delores’ hobbies included fishing, camping, gardening, collecting paperweights, reading and raising chickens and ducks. Her main love was spending time in the woods and with her family. She was very fond of her Yorkshire terrier, “Chloe”.
She is survived by her companion, Don Demmon, Shelton; mother, Betty Mallow, Shelton; son, Kyle Spargur, Georgia; daughter, Miranda Rowan (Jonathon Heath), Milwaukie, OR; stepchildren, Nicholas Demmon and Heather Mason (Joseph); sisters, Sharyn Woerz (Robert), Kalama, WA; Terry Mallow (Elaine Jensen) Shelton and brother, Gordon Mallow, Aberdeen, WA.
She was preceded in death by father, Woodie Mallow and Chloe, her beloved Yorkie.
A celebration of her life and potluck will be held at the family home at 71 E. Wolf Drive, Shelton, WA on Sunday, September 16, 2012 beginning at noon. Memorial donations can be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. The family was served by McComb Funeral Home.