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Jordan T. Olson

olsonjordan.jpgJordan Thomas Olson, 78, died at his home on Monday, August 15, 2011. Jordan was born on April 11, 1933 in Mankato, KS to Henry and Sada (Stohr) Olson. He graduated from Mankato High School in 1951 and attended Kansas State University, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in engineering in 1960.

He served in the US Army in 1953 until 1955 and was honorably discharged as a Corporal. He married Janice J. Howard in  July of 1952.  After his graduation from college, he was hired by Boeing Company, located in Wichita, KS, moved to New Orleans, and eventually settling in Renton.  He retired from Boeing in 1995. 

Mr. Olson belonged to numerous professional organizations. His hobbies included woodworking, quilting, hunting, fishing, restoring vehicles including a Corvette, and a Firebird.  He was the proud owner of two vintage John Deere tractors. He was a “Statler Stitcher” (an organization of quilters) and owned a long arm quilting machine. He designed and built his own home and furniture.  He was extremely mechanical and resourceful. He enjoyed traveling, friends and playing bridge. He was noted as having a great sense of humor.

He is survived by his wife Janice; daughter, Brenda Morrison (Harold), Federal Way; grandchildren, Miranda Figgins, Richland, WA, Michael Jordan Figgins, Kent; cousins Leland Stohr, Mill Valley, CA and Duane Stohr and Martha Olson and family.  He was preceded in death by his parents and only brother Edward.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.   Tentatively September 17th at his home.

 

Audrey Faye Walton

 

waltonaudrey.jpgAudrey Faye Walton passed away on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 in Shelton WA. She was 84. She was born Audrey Faye Scarbrough in Rockdale, TX on October 20, 1926 to her parents Thomas Leonard and Almeda Anne (Fails) Scarbrough. In 1943, she graduated from Breckenridge High School in San Antonio, TX. In 1944, Audrey married Jeffrey "Bill" Noble. 

In addition to raising her children, she worked in clerical positions at various companies, including a bank and a mortgage company.

On August 28, 1960, Audrey married Webster Walton, who remained at her side until his death in 2006.

Audrey was a long time resident of Grapeview, WA having bought a cabin on Mason Lake in 1968 and moving there permanently in 1982. Before moving to Mason County, she lived in Tacoma for over 30 years.

On their property at Mason Lake, Audrey enjoyed gardening, needlepoint, ceramics, cooking, along with crossword puzzles, dominoes and card games. She was an avid reader who loved her many cats. She was an active member of the Mason-Benson Club Senior Group, serving as its Treasurer for a number of years. 

Audrey is survived by her daughters, Anne Rae Powell (Tom) of Hawaii, and Sandra Gregory (Robert), also of Hawaii; her sons Jeffrey Noble (Debbie) of Sacramento, CA, Michael Noble (Carlene) of Roy, WA and Tom Walton of Grapeview, WA; 4 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren, her sister Juanita Emery of Tacoma, WA; and her beloved Blackjack, Willow and Max.

Audrey was preceded in death by both husbands, her brother Orville and sisters, Gladys and Edith. Audrey was also preceded in death by her step-daughter Ann Louise May, who passed away in 2005.

A memorial service was held in her honor on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011 at the Mason Benson Clubhouse. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

The family is being served by the McComb Funeral Home.

 

 

 

Jean J. Petty

pettyjean.jpgJean J. Petty, 89, lifetime resident of Shelton, died peacefully with family at her side on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at Mason General Hospital. Jean was born on May 30, 1922 to Arthur and Gladys (Booth) Nelson in Shelton.

She graduated from Irene S. Reed High School in 1940. Jean worked as an oyster opener, for the State Patrol Academy in accident records and then as a correctional officer, retiring from the Washington Correction Center. Jean loved to cook and eat. She had a great sense of humor and loved a great laugh. Her hobbies included bowling, baseball, riding motorcycles, bingo, the Seahawks and Mariners and spending time with her grandchildren. She loved her little dogs, Suzy and Ichiro.

She is survived by her daughters, Melinda Kowel, Hawaii, Carolyn (Jim) Wood, Shelton, Elaine Bacus, Shelton; sons, Glen (Thais) Rau, WA/Brazil, and Gino Rau, Montesano; brother Tom Nelson, Shelton; 15 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by all of her husbands. 

A celebration of life potluck will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2011 at Shelton Health and Rehab Center, 153 Johns Court in Shelton from 2 until 3. Memorial donations can be made to the Jean Petty Memorial Fund, c/o 321 SE Cook Plant Farm Rd, Shelton, WA or any Washington State Federal Credit Unions. McComb Funeral Home was honored to serve this family.