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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.

Jacqueline Mae Simmons


simmonsj.jpgJacqueline Mae Simmons, 82, of Forks, WA passed away in Shelton, WA, residence of her daughter, on Saturday, May 21, 2011. Jacqueline was born on December 17, 1928 in Bellingham, WA to Arthur and Lucille (Livingston) Kelm. She graduated from Quillayute Valley High School in 1946 and married Myron C. Simmons in Forks, WA in November of 1947.

Mrs. Simmons was extremely proud to be a mother and a homemaker. She was a stay at home mom, raising three children and kept the books for her husbands logging business, Simmons Enterprises, before going to work for the Department of Natural Resources as and administrative assistant for 17 years, retiring in 1993.

Jacqueline was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW. She was very patriotic, loved her country and the fourth of July. She was a volunteer at the Loggers Museum in Forks. First and foremost, her family and grandchildren were of the utmost importance to her. She enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s activities, yearly trips to Yakima to purchase produce for canning, gardening, baking, cooking, razor clam digging, pinochle, and watching sports on TV. Her family shared that she made the very best wild blackberry pie. Her favorite color was red and she was always there to provide popsicles for sick grandbabies.

Survivors include her husband Myron, sons, Larry (Carol) Simmons, Renton, and Michael (Roberta) Simmons, Long Branch, WA; daughter, Dawn (Frank) Clark, Shelton; brother Art (Janeen) Kelm, Sequim,; nine grandchildren, five great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  She is preceded in death by her parents and brother Robert Kelm.

Services will be held at the Forks Congregational Church, 280 S. Spartan Ave, Forks, WA 98331 on Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 1:00 pm. Memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life, Attention memorials, 2120 First Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109. McComb Funeral Home was honored to serve this family.