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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.


George M. Radich

Longtime resident and local optometrist George M. Radich, passed away on Saturday, May 28, 2011 at Fir Lane Health and Rehabilitation. He was 79.

George was born in Oakland, CA on February 19, 1932 to George M. and Dorotha (Williams) Radich Sr. He graduated from high school in Astoria, OR and received his doctorate at Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR in 1957. He married Patricia Marie Haberly in 1959 and began his practice in Shelton in 1963. George was on the school board for many years, served on the Port commission, and a member of the Shelton Rotary and the Lions Club.

In his younger days, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing golf. He enjoyed going to the casino and his local coffee klutches, where his social personality, coupled with his knowing nearly everyone, allowed him to discuss politics. He was also a very avid reader.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia and daughter Carol, both of Shelton. He was preceded in death by son, James Robert Radich. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of one’s choice. At George’s request no services have been planned.

Henry G. Robertson


robertsonhenry.jpgHenry G. Robertson, a resident of Shelton for 60 years, died May 25 at home with his family at his side. He was 95.

He was born February 21, 1916 in Big Sandy Montana to Thomas H. and Susie (Hinton) Robertson.
He graduated from Irene S. Reed High School in 1934 and served in the US Army until 1946.
On February 18, 1939, He married the love of his life Ursula Silva at St. Edwards Catholic Church. They were married for 66 years until her death.

Upon discharge from the US Army, Mr. Robertson was a maintenance man for ITT Rayonier Co.
He was a member of the VFW Forty et Eight Club of Shelton. In his younger days, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. His greatest joy was his family and playing a game of croquette or board games with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He is survived by his daughters, Glenda Vorse and Vicki VanderWal both of Shelton, 12 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren. He is survived by his wife Ursula, two brothers, three sisters, and sons-in-law Carle Vorse and Karl VanderWall.

A memorial will take place June 4, from 1 till 4 at Henry’s home. Arrangements by McComb Funeral Home, 426-4803.