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Jeanne Marie Bernie

Jeanne Marie Bernie, 85, died Saturday, May 5, 2012 at Panorama Convalescent Center in Lacey, WA.  She was born on January 14, 1927 in San Francisco, CA to William L. and Olga (Sosnowski) Dunn.  She married John Bernie in Reno, NV. 
For fifteen years Jeanne worked as a purchasing agent for Raytec in San Carlos, CA and managed the St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Shop in Poway, CA for twenty years.  She was a member of the Red Hat Society and a Eucharist minister at St. Michaels in San Diego, CA for twenty-five years.  Jeanne enjoyed traveling, playing golf, reading, entertaining and swing dancing. 
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband John Bernie.
Jeanne is survived by her sons, Patrick Bernie (Lynnette) of San Ramon, CA, Bill Bernie of Shelton, WA; daughters, Terry Hinchcliff (Jerry) of Shelton, WA, Sharon Cloward of San Diego, CA, Kelly Ruppert (Terry) of Poway, CA; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren

Wesley E. Johnson

JohnsonWesley.jpgWesley E. Johnson, 85, of Skokomish Valley, Washington, passed to the Lord on Friday, May 4th. Wes was born October 8, 1926, in Shelton, WA. He graduated from Irene S. Reed High School in 1944, Seattle Pacific College in 1950, and Arizona State University in 1964. He married Peggy Wright in 1950, and they raised their four children in Edmonds, WA, while Wes served as a teacher and administrator in the Seattle Public Schools. He retired from education in 1982, and returning to the Skokomish farm where he was raised, pursued a second career in farming and public service.
Among his many activities and interests, Wes served as an elder at First Baptist Church of Shelton, on the boards of the Peninsula Credit Union and Mason County Christian School, and as Mason County Commissioner. While in Edmonds, he served as a deacon and Superintendent of a Sunday School of 800 students at Esperance Baptist Church, and as a director of the Greater Seattle Sunday School Association.
 He loved and served the Lord and his family above all. He is survived by his four children, Kathleen (Bruce) Arnold, of South Hadley, MA, Gary (Linda) Johnson, of Edmonds, Wes (Kathryn) Johnson, of Everett, WA and Rick (Alyson) Johnson, of Matlock; 10 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, his sisters Edith Johnson of Shelton, Francis (Carl) King of Selah, WA, Esther (Don)  Cunningham of Union, WA, and brother Haldane (Pat) Johnson of Skokomish Valley and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Peggy Johnson, his parents, Arvid and Alvina Johnson, sister Evangeline Miller, brother Stanley Johnson, and grandson Jeremy Johnson.
A family graveside service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 12th, followed by a public memorial service at First Baptist Church of Shelton at 2:00 p.m.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Shelton and Mason County Christian School or your favorite charity.

 

Elmer Lloyd Friesner

FriesnerElmer.jpgElmer Lloyd Friesner, 78, a thirty-five year resident of Shelton, WA, passed away surrounded by his family at Mason General Hospital on April 24, 2012.  He was born to Floyd and Ethel (Bacon) Friesner in Rockwell City, IA on October 17, 1933.  On January 24, 1953 he married Marlyn Grems at his parent’s farm in Williams, MN. 
Elmer worked as a truck driver, heavy equipment operator and carpenter until his retirement.He enjoyed carpentry, woodworking, traveling and camping and loved watching the Mariners, having dinner at the casino and going for Sunday drives. Elmer especially enjoyed spending time with friends and family. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marlyn Friesner, his parents, Floyd and Ethel Friesner and his grandson, Jacob Hargraves. 
He is survived by his loving companion of ten years, Aloma Perez of Shelton, WA; daughters, Katherine Shelton (Eldon) of Rapid City, SD, Terry Corey (Steve) of Shelton, WA, Shelly Hargraves (Bob Smith) of Shelton, WA; sons, Steve Friesner (Sue ) of Estherville, IA, Chuck Friesner (Danni Egen) of Olympia, WA; Aloma’s children, Monica Nerney (Larry) of Shelton, WA, Terry Brownfield (Cheryl) of Shelton, WA; sister, Vi Henderson of Tennessee; brothers, Harold Friesner of Artesia NM, Cecil Friesner of Blooming Prairie, MN; fourteen grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
 A memorial service was held at Hope Chapel on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 10:00 am.