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Lynda Dillon Silver

Silver_Lynda.jpgLynda Dillon Silver, 63, a resident of Potlatch, died of cancer on July 9, 2012, at home.
She was born on Dec. 17, 1948, in Shelton to Charlie Dillon Leona (Aardell).
She was married twice. Both ended in divorce.
Silver took care of both of her parents as they became ill at the end of their lives. She had a flower shop in Union called Bloomers, then got involved in the fire department. She devoted many years to Mason County as an EMT and emergency dispatcher.
Her family shared that she loved to arrange flowers, garden and was very informed about birds, plants and photography. She also did a lot of traveling.
She is survived by her brother Sigurd Bakke of Eastern Washington; sister Kirsti Horner of Wisconsin; uncle William Conner of Olympia; aunt Thelma Conner of Olympia; cousins Bruce and Kathleen Conner and Celia Dillon of Olympia and many nieces, nephews, friends and family.
A memorial service will take place at 3 p.m. on Sept. 8 at the Mason County Fire District 6 fire hall, 50 E. Seattle St., Union. A potluck is also scheduled. For more information call 427-9416. Fire Chaplain James Potter and Chief Clint Voke will officiate.
An inurnment will take place on Hood Canal following the service. Arrangments are under the direction of Lori Jackson.
Memorial donations can be made to Lynda Dillon Silver at any Our Community Credit Union branch.


Robert Milton Smith

Smith_Robert_M.jpgOn Tuesday, August 21, 2012, Robert Milton Smith passed away at Alpine Way Retirement Center. He was 93 years old. Bob was born on July 2, 1919 in Edmonds, WA to Oscar James and Anna (Rodgberg) Smith. He graduated from Irene S. Reed High School in 1937 and married Merle E. Bitney, who preceded him in death. Bob entered the US Army in 1943 and served in India as an engineer until the end of World War II.
Bob was a lifetime resident of Mason County and was employed by logging companies which were working along Hood Canal.  Soon he moved to the Rayonier Pulp and Paper mill in Shelton to work as a pipe fitter until his retirement forty years later. In April of 1983 he married Lila Spalding in Shelton, WA at the Faith Lutheran Church. Bob was a lifelong member of the American Legion and served along with his wife Merle, (40 et 8) as president. He also became a lifelong member of the Good Sams Club and along with his brother in law Ray Peterson, led this group on many interesting adventures.
Bob is survived by two sons, Jack who lives in Shelton and Jim who lives in Seattle.
He is preceded in death by sons, Jerry and Kenny; sister, Maxine; brother, Rodney and daughter in law, Mary Kay Burns. There will be a memorial service at Faith Lutheran Church on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 1:00 pm. Donations can be made to the Faith Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.


Martha L. “Teal” Lawson

Lawson_Martha.jpgMartha Lucille “Teal” Lawson, 88, of Shelton, WA passed away on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at Shelton Health and Rehabilitation Center. Teal was born on December 17, 1923 to John H. and Effie May (Rawley) Slagle in Bativia, Arkansas.
She moved to Missouri at a young age and met and married her husband while he was in the Navy there. They moved to Shelton in 1946 after he obtained work here.
Teal was a homemaker and was a member of the Spring Road Chapel, Church of God in Shelton. Her hobbies included quilting, sewing, knitting, crocheting, reupholstering, fabric art, gardening, canning, and her family shared she was a good cook. However, Teal’s real passion in life was playing music. She was a master of the guitar and fiddle. She was always a participant of the Washington Old Time Fiddler’s Association and attended the National Fiddle Competition in Weiser, Idaho for many years and loved the Old Time Fiddler’s Campouts.
She is survived by her daughter, Marilyn Lawson, Shelton; son, Joe “Denny” (Joyce) Lawson; adopted daughter, Joyce Lucky-Valentine, Rochester, WA; sisters, Maxine Crider, Missouri and Mildred Lester, Shelton; six grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, 13 great great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She is preceded in death by her husband Wendell “Jammer” Lawson and two brothers.
Services will be held at the Spring Road Chapel, Church of God on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 at 11:00 am. Donations can be made to the Washington Old Time Fiddler’s Association, 301 E. Wallace Kneeland Blvd, Suite 224-230, Shelton, WA 98584. McComb Funeral Home was honored to serve this family.