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Diane White

 

whitediane.jpgDiane White, 55, of Grapeview, WA died at her home on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 surrounded by her loving family. Diane was born on October 19, 1955 in Seattle, WA to Robert L. and Dorothy M. (Christian) Stephens. She graduated from Immaculate Conception High in Seattle, WA  in 1973 and attended some college classes at Seattle Central Community College. In July of 1972, she married David A. White.

Diane was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and she was very active in the ministry. Her hobbies included cooking (especially Creole and Mexican cuisine), music, dance, and shopping. She enjoyed traveling with her husband and loved people and entertaining. Diane was fun loving  and mischievous with a delightful sense of humor. She will be remembered for her spunk, warmth, generosity, her welcoming spirit, her joys in life and her love for her God.

She is survived by her husband, Dave of Grapeview; daughters, Detra (Jacob) Phillips, Shelton and Denita Jones of Tacoma; father, Robert Stephens; mother, Dorothy Woods, both of Seattle; sisters Joanna (Richard) Ellison, Annette (Raymond) Livingston, Sunni (Brian) Terri, Dee Stephens, Martha Jamerson, and Janet (Joe) James, all of Seattle; grandchildren Jordan and Joel Phillips and Daisia, Malakai, and Xavia Jones; three aunts, two uncles, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Services were held at the Kingdom Hall of  Jehovah’s Witnesses on Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 2:00. The family was served by McComb Funeral Home.
 

Mona D. Carlson

 

carlsonmona.jpgMona D. Carlson, 92, passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2011 at Alpine Way Retirement Center. Mona was born on November 11, 1918 to Howard L. and Hazel B. (Weaver) Drew in Wheatland, WY. She graduated from high school in Wheatridge, CO in 1936 and attended college at the University of Denver, majoring in English and then achieving her law degree in San Diego, CA. She married Eugene Carlson in May of 1943 in Edgewater, CO.
Mona taught school at Jefferson County, CO and then went on to become an attorney in private practice until her retirement. Mrs. Carlson was a member of the Shelton Presbyterian Church and the PEO. She was a skilled seamstress, wrote poems and stories, enjoyed singing harmony in duets and trios with her sister and cousin, playing bridge and traveled extensively with her husband.

She is survived by her sister, Corinne Brace, Shelton; niece, Valerie Brace, Tillamook, OR; nephew, Thomas Brace, St. Paul, MN and great niece, Barbara Brace, Shelton. She is preceded in death by her husband, infant daughter and cousins Clark and Doris.

Services will be held at the Presbyterian Church, 1430 E. Shelton Springs Rd. Shelton, WA on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 2:00 pm. The family was served by McComb Funeral Home.

 

 

 

Donald E. Cortright

 

cortrightd.jpgDonald Eugene Cortright, 79, former resident of Lake Cushman, died peacefully at his residence in Olympia, WA on Saturday, July 9, 2011. Donald was born on September 23, 1931 in Onieda, Kansas to Emery E. and Violet L. (Turner) Cortright. Mr. Cortright worked for the General Accounting Office as an auditor for 31 ½  years before retiring at the age of 55. His first wife of 35 years, Marilyn Milam passed away in 1991. He then remarried to Nancy Gauthier at Lake Cushman and was with her for almost 20 years.

Don was a devout Christian and a member of the Shelton Presbyterian Church and a former Elks member. His hobbies included watching basketball and football, crossword puzzles, playing cards and swimming. He enjoyed planning world travels of which he visited over 90 countries. His family shared that he had a passion for chocolate and singing.

He is survived by his bride, Nancy of Olympia; son, Bradley (Linda) Cortright, Lake Stevens, WA; daughter, Stephanie Longnecker (Michael Moore) Hoodsport; stepsons, Glenn Gauthier, Burien and Bradley Gauthier, Oregon; stepdaughter, Debbie (Ed) Gauthier, Whidbey Island, WA; sister, Rosalie (Larry) Kalb, Arkansas; aunt, Marge Turner, Texas; four grandchildren, three step grandchildren, four step great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Charles.

Services will be held at Shelton Presbyterian Church, 1430 E. Shelton Springs Rd. Shelton on Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 2:00 pm. Memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, attention Memorials, 2120 1st Ave N., Seattle, WA 98109. McComb Funeral Home was honored to serve this family.