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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.


County Fair Grounds. 1908-2013

The Fairgrounds has died, or at least one Mason County resident fears it has, the following obituary was delivered to KMAS for publication - County Fair Grounds. 1908-2013: Despite the valiant efforts of a few members of our community, the Fair Grounds has finally succumbed to dictatorial edicts emanating from a megalomaniacal management system with complications of misinformation, veracity deficiency and narcissism all acerbated by complications of malaise on the part of two of three of the elected overseers. Unfortunately the ailment was discovered to be irreversible due to the unusual disinterest of the citizenry as a whole, which, in turn, was probably caused by the dearth of media coverage. This demise occurred despite the best efforts of a small group who hoped common sense would spread the transition evenly to a new facility in perpetuity to entertain, educate and otherwise give the community occasions to look forward to for decades. Instead of flowers, the survivors suggest that donations be made to support the multitude of small nonprofit volunteer organizations destined to be placed into hospice due to this flagrant abuse of their vital fund raising location.

Monna Louise Heinis

Monna Louise Heinis ( Jeffery), 87, died Monday January 14, 2013 in Olympia, WA. She was born October 13, 1925 in Staples, MN, to Joe and Verna (Tradup) Dubbels. Monna attended schools in Minnesota and became a school teacher in a one room school (ages 1st to 8th grade) in Wadena, MN. She later was a homemaker. Monna was a member of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Shelton, Southside Homemakers Club and World Mark time share camping group and was a 4H leader. Monna enjoyed her home, traveling, working hard and reading. She is survived by her two sons, Jeffery A. Heinis of Shelton; Mark E. Heinis (Ginger) of Sandpoint, ID; two brothers, Warren Dubbels of Henning, MN, Joe Dubbels of Lincoln, MN; sister, Donna Thiel of Staples, MN; four grandchildren, Ian, Clinton, Andrew and Melissa Heinis, two great grandchildren, Laila and Tatiana Suarez. Monna was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Verna Dubbels ; two sisters, Alair and Brenalda. Memorial donations may be sent to, Mt Olive Lutheran Church, 206 E. Wyandotte Ave., Shelton, WA 98584. Family graveside services were held Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 2:00pm. The family was served by McComb Funeral Home Shelton, WA