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Robert J. Jurin

JurinRobertJ.jpgRobert John Jurin, 87, Shelton, WA, died on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at the Harstine Island Adult Home Care Center on Harstine Island, Shelton, WA. Bob was born on March 31, 1924 to John and Emma Jurin in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated in 1942 from Carl Schirs High School in Portage Park, received his engineering degree in 1948 from the University of Illinois and also attended the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Robert served in the US Air Force from 1943 until 1945 as a pilot. Bob’s daughter, Robin, said that her dad was a little daring in his younger years, and during his Air Force training flew his plane under the Golden Gate Bridge.
He married JoAnne Neff in Tacoma, WA. Bob was an engineer. With his brother in law, Al Wislow, he founded the Black Hawk Co, in Chicago. Bob developed and patented a finishing machine, for which he still holds the patent. Mr. Jurin was a member of the Shelton Kiwanis. His hobbies included gardening, building things, fishing, card playing, swimming, and traveling. He and JoAnne spent the winters in Yuma, AZ for three years. Bob enjoyed walking his dog and played the French horn. His family remembers him as a quiet, gentle man who was a very gracious host.
He is survived by his wife, JoAnne; daughters, Jill Duggin, husband Mike and children, Chris and Andrea, Robin Popovich, husband Larry, Wendy Neaf, husband Art, children, BJ and Dayna and Vicky Jurin and daughter, Tina; stepchildren, Michael D. Cross, wife Loni, children, Jacob, wife Laureen and child, Courtney, Shelly Benson, husband Carl, children, Hannah and Garrett, Garth Cross, wife Nikki, children, Brandon Morrison and Bailey, and Carolyn Olson and children, Ashley and Blake.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother and a sister.
Donations can be made to the Shelton Kiwanis, P.O. Box 477, Shelton, WA 98584.
A memorial service will be held at the Shelton Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 3:00 pm. The family was served by McComb Funeral Home.

 

Sean Thomas Carter

SeanThomasCarter.jpgSean Thomas Carter, 24, Shelton passed away on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 in Union, WA. A private family gathering will be held at a later date. The family was served by McComb Funeral Home.


   

John R. Cook Sr.

Cookjohnr.pngJohn’s obituary, written by John himself

I was born on the 4th day of December 1941 to James and Mary Cook in Everett, Washington. I passed away on February 22, 2012 in Shelton, Washington at the age of 70. I was one month old when we moved to Agate in Shelton from Alderwood Manor, Washington. I am going to be laid to rest at Miller Cemetery, just one mile west of where I grew up.
 
I worked for Simpson Timber Company for forty years. I also was a volunteer Fire Fighter for twenty-six years, I retired as a Battalion Chief, 504. I really enjoyed the Fire Department.
I was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for nearly twenty eight years and was a bishop for six years. I enjoyed coaching Little League baseball, football, basketball and Ladies Fast Pitch. I was a volunteer cook for the Pioneer Elementary school sixth grade class at Panhandle Lake for twelve years. I have good memories of being Santa Claus for my family and the community events for the past forty-five years. I was involved in scouting for forty-eight years; it was special to me to be a Cub Master for pack 155 and a Scout Master for troop 155. I was an active member of the West Coast Dry Kiln Association, serving two years as President and one year as Vice President.
 
I married Sally Yeck on November13, 1959. That was the best move I ever made. We were married over 52 years. She was my sweetheart.
 
Sally and I had six kids, son, John and Dani, daughter, Darla and Jack, son, George, son, Martin and Wendy, daughter, Doreen and Rick, and our little boy Jacob. We also adopted into the family, Susan and Rick Wiley, Donny and Patty Ragsdale, and Jeanie Hirett and her daughter Karen. We have nineteen Grandchildren plus all those Sally and I adopted from the community. We also had thirteen great grandchildren. Surviving is my brother, Jim and his wife Connie Cook and my special brother in law, Leroy Gregerson.
 
Preceding my death was my mom and dad, Jim and Mary Cook; two sisters, Julie and Mary Ella; four brothers, Alfred, Willard, George and Harry; my adopted father John Hirett, and my adopted sister Susan.
 
Funeral Services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on Saturday March 3, 2012 at 11:00 am.
 
There is a memorial fund set up at Our Community Credit Union for those who would like to contribute towards John’s services