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Larry N. Shelton

 

sheltonl.jpgLarry Neal Shelton, 71, died on Saturday, June 18, 2011 at Mason General Hospital.

Larry was born on February 17, 1940 to John C. and Mary Shelton in Long Beach, CA. His father worked in civil service so Larry attended George Washington High School in Guam, graduating in 1957. He then entered the US Navy, serving from 1957 until 1961. He achieved his Associates Degree in criminal justice from Delta College in 1972 and then attended the Law Enforcement Academy in Modesto, CA. He married Margaret Busey and divorced and later married Stephanie Smith in 1978 in Stockton, CA.

Larry started out as a volunteer police officer for 10 years working into a full time position as deputy sheriff for 22 years in San Joaquin County, retiring in 1994, returning to the work force for the Cosmopolis Washington Police Department and retiring again as Lieutenant in 2003. Mr. Shelton was instrumental in developing the San Joaquin County Metro Bomb Unit and extremely proud of being a bomb technician.

He was a Christian man and a member of the IABTI (International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators), the Eagles Club and the Deputy Sheriff’s Association. His hobbies included guns, teaching and studying anything pertaining to law enforcement, fishing, cooking, especially barbeque, and traveling to Reno. He loved his family and his grandchildren. His family shared that their father was strict, but had a huge heart and was loving as well.

Survivors include wife Stephanie, of the family home; sons, Loren (Anna) Shelton, Stockton, CA, Joseph Maciel, Stockton, Michael (Kelly) Maciel, Modesto, CA; daughters, Kelly (Robert) Anderson, Spokane, Karla Shelton, Stockton; grandchildren, Jacqueline Speare, Katelyn Curi, Thomas Anderson, Michaela Shelton, Hannah Shelton, Ian and Anthony Maciel and great grandson Mason Anderson. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers James and Jerry Shelton.

At Mr. Shelton’s request, no service will be held at this time. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Family to notify.  Memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, attention memorials, 2120 First Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109. The family was served by McComb Funeral Home.
 

Larry Edwin Harper

harperl.jpgLarry Edwin Harper, 70, passed away at his home on Saturday, June 11, 2011. Larry was born on December 1, 1940 in Centralia, WA to Wilbert J. and Helen May (Zwick) Harper. He graduated from Mossyrock High School and served in the US Navy from November of 1961 until February of 1966.  He was on the USS Enterprise Attack Squadron,  the USS Ranger and a Vietnam veteran. 

After serving in the Navy he went to work for Simpson Timber Company for 37 years, retiring in 2003.  Larry met and married Peggy Marie Harper  and would have celebrated 43 years of marriage this July. Larry was a life member of the VFW Post 1694 and helped out with many of the Posts projects. He placed flags around the town on special holidays and was involved with the Poppy Program. He also served on the Cemetery board and was a “sidewalker”  for Happy Trails. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and picking wild blackberries for pie.

Larry is survived by his wife of the family home, son Tom (Tammy), Fairbanks, AK; sister Nancy of Mossyrock, an aunt, cousins and many, many friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, his son Tracy and brother Ralph. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the VFW Post 1694 in memory of Larry Harper.

Memorial service:
Church of the Latter Day Saints in Shelton

916 Connection, Shelton WA

Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 1:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fay Lindsley Brewer

brewerf.jpgFay Lindsley Brewer, 81, died during a short stay at Capital Medical Center in Olympia, WA on Friday, June 10, 2011. Fay was born on June 12, 1929 to Emery and Agnes (Ray) Brewer in Elma, WA. He was raised in Porter and was one of eleven children.

He served in the US Army in Okinawa during the Korean conflict and married Ruby Tracy in 1956. Fay was employed by Simpson Timber Co for 40 years, retiring in 1991. He was a member of Local Woodworkers #338. His hobbies included bowling, hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed music and sang with the band “The Porter Ramblers” as a young man. In his later years, he enjoyed going to the casino. 

Survivors include son Todd (Joni) Brewer, Shelton; grandchildren Joel, Tom and Colby Brewer and Rob and Brittney Lindsey; great grandchildren Stella and Aaron; brothers Walter Brewer, Elma, Nathan (Beverly) Brewer, Auburn, Arland Brewer, Elma, David Brewer, Olympia area; sisters June Erickson and Diane Kinnamon, both of Elma and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his daughter Kimberly Brewer-Lindsey, brother Joe and sisters Joyce and Naomi.

A Celebration of his life will be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at the home of his son Todd. 505 So. 8t
h St. Shelton, WA at 4:00 pm. The family was served by McComb Funeral Home.