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Michael E. O’Brien

OBrien_Michael.jpgMichael Eugene O’Brien, aka “The Crazy Irishman”, 59, passed away at his home on Thursday evening of February 7, 2013. Michael was born on December 23, 1953 to William E. and Helen M. (Burghduff) O’Brien in Renton, WA. He graduated from Hazen High School in Renton in 1972 and attended Green River Community College. In 1975, he married Kathleen Johnson and they had a son, Kevin Michael O’Brien in 1981.  The marriage ended in 1984. He moved to Shelton in 1993 to be closer to his family and worked in construction and bartended at The Towne Pub. Michael was a team player on pool, dart, and shuffleboard leagues. He was an honorary brother of the Skokomish Indian Tribe. His hobbies included his love of old cars, hot rods, monster trucks, drag racing, reading, karaoke, and music. He was an avid Seahawks fan and he was very proud of his Irish heritage. He enjoyed helping and hanging out with family and friends. He especially loved spending time with his son and grandchildren. He is survived by his son, Kevin (Elizabeth) O’Brien of Covington; brother, Patrick O’Brien, Shelton; sister, Janice Garcia-O’Brien, Federal Way; parents, Bill and Helen O’Brien, Elma; and grandchildren, Emmaline Roberts, Oliver O’Brien and Maelee Watson.

Services will be held at St. Edwards Catholic Church at 601 West C Street at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 16, 2013. Services will be followed by a celebration of Michael’s life and potluck at The Town Pub at 2:00 p.m. Memorial donations can be made to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at The family was served by McComb Funeral Home.


Jeanne Marie Daniels

Daniels_jeanne.jpgJeanne Marie Daniels, 46, died Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, WA. She was born June 4, 1966 in Bellevue, WA. to William James and Shirley Ann (Bernert) Newman. Jeanne attended high school in Issaquah, WA. She married  James Bruce Daniels on June 4, 2002 in Shelton, WA. Jeanne worked at various machine shops during her career starting out at her dads machine shop and in later years working for the Washington State Liquor Control Board where she was Clerk of the Year in 2003. She enjoyed crocheting, watching her favorite soap opera, The Young and Restless, camping, fishing, loved cars and enjoyed watching cows. Jeanne is survived by her husband, James Bruce Daniels of Shelton; two sons, Steven Seelbach (Amanda) and Jon Seelbach, both of Shelton; daughter, Sarah Seelbach of Shelton; brother, Kenneth Newman of Rockaway Beach, OR; sister, Kathryn Newman of Gig Harbor, WA; two grandchildren, Aubrey and Kylie Seelbach; father, William Newman of Gig Harbor, WA. She is preceded in death by her mother, Shirley Newman. Memorial donations may be sent to: Providence Regional Cancer System, c/o of Providence St. Peter Hospital Foundation, 413 Lilly Rd NE, Olympia, WA 98506. A memorial service will be held at Grove Street Brew Pub, 233 S. 1st St. Shelton, WA on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 1:00 pm. The family was served by McComb Funeral Home Shelton, WA


Mary Ann Coleman

Coleman_MaryAnn.jpgOn Friday, February 1, 2013, Mary Ann Coleman passed away at the Puget Sound Healthcare in Olympia. She was 78. Mary was born on May 24, 1934 to Paul and Freda (Currie) Fredson in Shelton, WA. She graduated from Irene S. Reed High School in 1952 and married her high school sweetheart, Murry Coleman at St. Edward’s Catholic Church on July 11, 1953. Mary Ann and Murry moved to Bellingham after their marriage and Mary worked as a secretary at the campus grade school until Murry earned his degree. While living in Bellingham, Mary Ann had two children. In 1956 they moved to Olympia where the both worked and continued to raise their family. In late 1958 Mary Ann stopped working for the state and became a full time home maker to her family of five. In 1976, Mary Ann was the Pod B secretary at Capital High School until her retirement in 1997. Mary Ann was an active member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church volunteering for the many events and activities that go into the support of a large parish such as St. Michael’s. She was a member of the Altar Society, church groups, Altrusa International Club of Olympia, a bridge club and instrumental in the development of providing scholarships for exchange students. Her hobbies included swimming, traveling, dancing, cooking and gardening. She was an avid reader and a member of many book clubs. Mary Ann was an enthusiastic sport fan of her children, grandchildren and students. Mary Ann especially enjoyed spending time with her seven grandchildren. She is survived by husband, Murry, Olympia; sons, Ken Coleman, Shelton, Dan (Debbie) Coleman and Brian (Tracie) Coleman, both of Olympia; daughters, Teri (Damon) Camus, Olympia and Lisa (Tom) Hopkins, Tumwater; brothers, Ken Fredson and Bill (Dot) Fredson of Shelton; grandchildren, Amanda, Sarah, Kellen, Jared, Heidi, Tim, and Annie; great grandchild, Noah; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, brother, Mark Fredson and sister, Frankie Southmayd. Memorial donations can be made to the Altrusa Club of Olympia, P.O.Box 2045, Olympia, WA 98507 or the Shelton Historical Society, P.O. Box 1366, Shelton, WA 98584. Funeral services will be held at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Shelton on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 11:00 with a reception to follow. Interment will be at Shelton Memorial Park. McComb Funeral Home was honored to serve this family.