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Douglas W. Coleman

Colemandoug.jpgDouglas Wayne Coleman, 75, of Grapeview, WA passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia. Douglas was born on February 5, 1937 to James A. and Jenny (Rodgers) Coleman in Elma, WA. He graduated from Irene S. Reed High School in 1955. In June of 1985 he married Erma Sofil in Shelton, WA.
Doug was a mechanic for Simpson at Camp Govey before becoming a master mechanic for the Mason County Road Crew, retiring in 2002. Mr. Coleman was a member of Local Union 378 International Brotherhood of Teamsters. He was his own member of the “Dog Bone Club”, an insignia he used on the many pieces of his woodworking projects. He was gifted in the making of furniture, curio cabinets, desks, and special boxes he made for friends and family. His hobbies included fishing, riding mopeds, hunting, garage saling and second hand stores. He loved his sweets and had never met a donut he didn’t like. His family shared that he was a very helpful, giving man which was quick witted, had a wonderful sense of humor, very much a gentleman and adored his two little dogs, “Sugar Rose” and “Cricket Rose”.
He is survived by his daughters, Nancy Morgan (Roger), Allyn, Geanne Clark (Robert), Grapeview, Cammy Mastakoski (Chad), Hibbings, MN and Laurie Coleman, Shelton; sons, David Coleman (Laurie), Shelton, Ronnie Coleman (Dottie Goldsby), Shelton, Brian Coleman (Denise), Shelton, Jim Blaich and Raymond Blaich, both of Shelton, David Blaich, CA; brother, Gerald “Jeep” Coleman (Mary), Renton; sister, Darlene Warner (Gordon), Auburn and sister in law, Ethel Rich, Wenatchee; 16 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Douglas was preceded in death by his parents, wife Erma, brother Byron Coleman and nephew Steven.
Services will be held at Shelton Memorial Park on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 2:00 pm. Donations can be made to Adopt-a-Pet, 940 E. Jensen Rd. Shelton, WA 98584. The family was served by McComb Funeral Home.


Jeffery J. Ruggles

rugglesj.jpgJeffery Justin Ruggles, of Shelton, WA died at Providence St. Peter Hospital, Olympia on Monday, April 9, 2012. He was 38 years old. Jeff was born on September 2, 1973 to Justin R. Ruggles and Susie (de Senan) Nobmann in Bellevue, WA.  He graduated from Mercer Island High School in 1991 and also attended the Motorcycle Mechanics School in Phoenix, AZ.
In December of 1994 he married Cassandra Williams in Olympia. Jeff had always worked in the paving industry working for Ace, Woodworth and Looker Paving companies. Jim Oakes and Jeff started Jimini Paving of Shelton and Jeff retired in 2009.
Jeff’s hobbies included golfing, dirt bike riding, camping, fishing, and boating. He was very artistic, mechanical and enjoyed working with his hands. He loved spending time with his wife and daughter. Many memories were shared and the family also recollected his love of music, his singing and whistling. 
He is survived by his wife Cassandra and daughter Kaylee, both of Shelton; sisters, Jessica Benjamin (Jerel), Texas and Courtenay Hill (BG) of Oregon; mother, Susie Nobmann (Paul), Sonoma, CA and Ralph Ruggles of Shelton, WA; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Jeff was extremely fond of his wife’s extended family. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and his son, Kody.
Donations can be made to the Shelton Valley Christian School, 201 W. Shelton Valley Rd. Shelton, WA 98584.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Hope Chapel, 421 W. “E” St. Shelton on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 2:00. McComb Funeral Home was honored to serve this family.



Sheldon W. Olsen

Olsensheldon.jpgSheldon Walter Olsen, 31, died on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at Lake Limerick in Shelton, WA. Sheldon was born on October 3, 1980 to Steen Olsen and Carol (Slaugh) Sylvester in Salt Lake City, Utah. Mr. Olsen graduated from Uintah High School in 1999, graduated from the University of Utah in 2006 and also from the Pacific University College of Optometry in 2011. In November of 2002, he married Julie C. Galler in Salt Lake City.
Sheldon worked at the Shelton Walmart Vision Center for six months after graduating from optometry school. He took great pride in starting his profession as a doctor of optometry. Sheldon was a devoted father and husband. He adored his wife, Julie, and his son, Jace. He devoted his life to them. Sheldon was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His church assignments included serving as a counselor in a Bishopric. He also served as a Young Men’s President, Ward Mission Leader, and Boy Scout Leader. In his spare time he enjoyed exercising, playing basketball, snowboarding, barbequing, and riding his motorcycle.
Survivors include his wife, Julie, Shelton, WA; parents, Paul and Carol Sylvester, Vernal, UT; brothers, Lance (Desiree) Olsen, Orem, UT, Mathew Sylvester, Vernal, UT; sisters, Heidi (Jared) Smith, Orem, UT and Holly Cameron, Gilbert, AZ; grandmother, Inge Olsen, Alpine, UT; four nieces, two nephews, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He will be missed dearly. We take comfort in knowing our family will be together forever.
He was preceded in death by his father Steen Olsen, grandparents, Ardon and Winnie Evens and grandfathers, Gustav Olsen and Royal Slaugh. Services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1078 S. McClelland, Salt Lake City, UT on Friday, March 30, 2012 at 12:00 noon. Donations can be made to the Mason County Sheriffs Dept, attn: Dive Team, P.O. Box 1037, Shelton, WA. 98584. The family was served by McComb Funeral Home.