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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.


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.