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Shirley D. Winkelman

WinkelmanShirley.jpgShirley Dorothy “Punky” Peste- Winkelman, 72, of Olympia, WA (formerly of Shelton) passed away at her home unexpectedly from natural causes on Wednesday, June 13, 2012. Shirley was born on June 4, 1940 to Fred and Helene (Devlin) Peste in Shelton, WA. She graduated from Irene S. Reed High School in Shelton in 1958 and married Frank Winkelman. They had two children, Tracy and Teresa.
Shirley was a lover of life and was a homemaker for a number of years and was an entrepreneur of her eccentric journey at various careers. She was very proud of her achievement at graduating from Evergreen State College with a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts in 1997. She most recently was employed as a travel agent at ACT Travel of Olympia before her retirement. Shirley enjoyed the Casino, traveling and gardening. Her yard was beautiful and she was also an avid reader and a gifted writer. She was president of the Capital Cruisers (car club of the Chrysler PT Cruisers), Altrusa, Relay for Life Team Marlene/50’s Class, two time volunteer of the year recipient for Thurston County Kiwanis, a huge supporter and volunteer with the Olympia Children’s Hands on Museum, and of the SPCA. She loved her two dogs that she lovingly dubbed “her girls”, two King Charles Cavalier Spaniels, “Lacy” and “Honey”. Although she will be greatly missed because of her tenacity, candor, strength, humor, warmth and generosity, we are blessed that she went while very busy with business of her full life. She was unflappable, unstoppable and determined, admired and adored.
She is survived by her son, Tracy (Suzanne), Apple Valley, CA; daughter Teresa Winkelman-Amburgy, Chehalis; sister, Sharon (Gib) Johnson, Shelton; grandchildren, Bailey and Madison Amburgy, Frank, Elise, Greyson, Jenna and Emma Winkelman and Amanda Baxter. She had numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and was preceded in death by her husband Frank; mother, Helene Peste and father and stepmother, Fred and Lillian Peste and sister Marlene Peste-Davidson.
Memorial donations can be made to the Relay for Life Team Marlene of Mason County.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Hope Chapel, 421 West “E” St, Shelton on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 11:00 am. McComb Funeral Home was honored to serve this family.

 

Merline M. Lewis

Lewismeri.jpgMerline Mae Lewis, 68, of Kamilche, WA passed away at her home on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. She was born on September 25, 1943 to Wallace and Ida (Van Esson) Dorey in Yakima, WA. In April of 1966, she married David “Toby” Lewis in Mason County. Merline was a member of the Jehovah Witness’ Kingdom Hall. She did a lot of fishing with her husband in many different places and enjoyed traveling with the senior group (Mexico and Alaska). Her hobbies included beading and gardening. Her sons shared that she was a huge fan of the QVC channel and was also well known for her cooking, especially her quiche. In 1986, she was well known in the Shelton area for “Lewis’ Lunches”, a company she owned and operated serving and delivering box style lunches. She retired in 1994 but was always an entrepreneur. Everyone knew her as “grandma” and her grandbabies were everything to her. She was big-hearted, caring and always there to lend a hand to anyone.
She is survived by her husband, David “Toby” Lewis, Kamilche; sons, Bear Lewis, Kamilche and David Lewis (Jennifer), Tumwater; grandchildren, Payton and David Lewis, Brendan Bellon, and Kandan Adams-Lewis.
She was preceded in death by daughter, Larrinea Lee Lewis.
Services will be held at the Squaxin Island Gymnasium on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 1:00 pm. The family was served by McComb Funeral Home.

 

Jaime Diane Northness

NorthnessJaime.jpgJaime died June 1, 2012 at St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, Washington of sepsis.  She was 35 years old.  Jaime was born May 19, 1977 to Glenda (Young) and Ken Kempton, in Olympia, Washington.  She attended Shelton High School and the New Market Skills Center where she studied computer programming.  Jaime lived in Eastern Washington and also in Arizona where she worked in the hotel industry, before returning home to live in Shelton.  She worked in the medical billing field for several years and also as a dispatcher.  Jaime enjoyed reading, music, watching movies and theater and especially spending time with her children. 
She is survived by her husband, Eric Northness; daughter, Jerica Northness; sons, Levi and Jason Northness; her father, Ken Kempton; grandmother, Milli Eddy; sister, Jennifer Madara (John); brother, Jeremy Kempton (Heather); Uncle, Dan Kempton (Patti), all of Shelton; Aunts Sharon Taylor of Olympia and Carol Criss of Aurora, Colorado; two cousins, two nephews and a niece, all of Shelton. 
She was preceded in death by her mother, Glenda Kempton; grandparents Myron Eddy and Hazel Young; and great-grandmother Judy Johnston.
Viewing: McComb Funeral Home, Friday, June 8, 2012 from 9 to noon
Place of Service: Graveside, Shelton Memorial Park, Shelton, WA
Date and time of service: Friday, June 8, 2012 @ 1:00 followed by a celebration of life at the Mt. View Alliance Church, East “J” and Washington Sts. Shelton, WA