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Ronnie James Rivera

riverar.jpgRonnie James Rivera, 24, died Sunday, December 11, 2011 at his home in Shelton, WA. He was born November 4, 1987 to Harry James Johns Jr. and Veronica Rivera in Olympia, WA. He attended Shelton High School.  Ronnie married Sonia Silva on November 12, 2008 at the Skokomish Shaker Church.

He was a self-employed fisherman for the last 15 years. Ronnie was a member of the Squaxin Tribe and enjoyed basketball, fishing, hunting, clam digging and listening to music, especially fond of loud bass sound (bumping). He also enjoyed his nephews, the Shaker Church and canoe trips.

Ronnie is survived by his wife, Sonia Silva, daughter, Kahlil Johns; brother, Jordan Lopeman-Johns; two sisters, Chickie Rivera-Williams, Billie Lopeman-Johns; father, Harry James Johns Jr.; mother, Veronica Rivera; grandparents, Mike and Rose Davis; brother-in-law, Howard Williams Jr.; numerous cousins, one niece and four nephews. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Joyce Johns Owens in September 6, 2010 and Harry James Johns Sr. in 1991.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, December 17, 2011, 10:00am at the Squaxin Gymnasium.  Burial will be at the Squaxin Cemtery. The family was served by McComb Funeral Home.



Robin S. Sweitzer

sweitzerr.jpgRobin Sue Sweitzer, 50, of Shelton, WA died on Friday, December 2, 2011 at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, WA. Robin was born on April 1, 1961 to Freddie L. and Phyllis A. (McGee) Campbell in Olympia, WA. She attended school in Shelton. Robin was married to Donny Sweitzer during the 80’s. He passed away in 1993.
Robin was a homemaker and a member of the Eagles of Shelton. Her hobbies were sewing and going to the casino. She loved being outdoors, picking mushrooms, riding quads, working on cars, going to garage sales and second hand stores, and walking her dog “Mack.” Her family shared that she loved her grandchildren tremendously and the loved her, even to the point of sneaking out at night to go over to her home. They described her as being loving, outgoing, motivated, friendly, well known, a prankster, strong willed and stubborn at times. She collected hearts and small figurines. She really enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren.
Survivors include her parents, Phyllis and Don Lyons; daughter, Michelle (Brandon) Marks; sons, Jackie (Nicole) Krueger Jr, Brent Sweitzer, and Jimmie (Anna) Huff; sisters Bernice (Rocky) Langley and Carol (Rueben) Bernel; brother, Rick Emsley; and grandchildren, Amelia, Michelle, Dakota, Chad and Kennadi. All are from Shelton.

Memorial donations can be made to the Adopt a Pet, 940 E. Jensen Rd. Shelton, WA.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 11:00 at Hope Chapel, 421 W “E” St. Shelton, WA.







Joy E. Carlson

carlsonjoy.jpgJoy Ellen Carlson, 58, of Shelton, WA passed away peacefully at home with her loving family at her side on Monday, November 28, 2011. Joy was born on June 24, 1953 to Ray and Beverly Porter in Orofino, Idaho. When she was seven years old she moved to Port Angeles and after moving to Shelton, she graduated from Irene S. Reed High School in 1972. It was in high school where she met the love of her life and husband of 39 years, Jack Carlson and they married on December 17, 1972. Joy worked in health care and as a cook for Nita’s Restaurant for many years before going to work at Mason General Hospital as an environmental technician for the last 10 years. Joy was a member of Faith Lutheran Church.

Her hobbies included reading, camping (especially Westport), sewing, knitting, crocheting and artwork. Her main love though was her three daughters and grandchildren. She was a true family woman in every sense of the word and was a “Mom” to many. Joy was kind hearted, very giving, a caregiver and a provider. Known as “Granny” to her grandchildren she will be sorely missed.

She is survived by her husband Jack; mother, Beverly Porter, Pt. Angeles; daughters, Jolene Lecombe, Shelton, Jackie Burnett (Willie), Tumwater, and Ginni Carlson (Rusty Shoemaker) of Olympia; grandchildren, Aleczander and Haylee Dodge, Kaysha Carlson, Demarcus, Jack, and Lincoln Burnett and Amara Simmons; brother, Jim Porter, Alaska and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She is preceded in death by her father, brothers Al and Larry Warren and sisters Kathy and Patricia.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Donations can be made to Mason General Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 1668, Shelton, WA 98584. McComb Funeral Home was honored to serve this family.