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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.

Hazel Morrow

morrowh.jpgHazel Morrow passed away May 10th 2011. Hazel was born to John and Ida Paine Mcbride in Bladesworth, Saskatchewan, one of 6 children.  Her family moved to Linton, North Dakota when Hazel was a young girl. She moved to Washington State in 1941 and has been a resident of Shelton for the past 70 years. 

During world war II, Hazel worked at the Simpson plywood plant and later at the Shelton Laundry & Cleaners.  Hazel enjoyed her family.  She was active in the Shelton Senior Center, and was a past member of the Eagles Women's Auxiliary.  She enjoyed camping, clam digging, sewing, playing bingo and going to the casino. 

Hazel was preceded in death by three husbands, one sister, three brothers and one step daughter.  She is survived by her sister Nora Breen of Washington D.C., sons Robert Huisingh(Barbara), Bernard Huisingh(Sharon), Arthur Paul, step children Jim Paul, Sandy Hutchins and Linda Leichty.  Hazel leaves 12 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and 6 great, great grandchildren. 

The family wishes to thank the caring staff at Shelton Health and Rehabilitation. 

A Memorial service to celebrate her long life will be held at Hope Chapel in Shelton,  Washington on May 21 at 11:00 o'clock. Luncheon will follow.





Dorothy J. Miller

millerd.jpgDorothy Jane Miller, 89, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at the Alpine Way Retirement Apts. in Shelton, WA. Dorothy was born on August 21, 1921 to Robert and Lillian (Gay) Mitchell in Seattle, WA. 

She graduated in 1939 from Irene S. Reed High School in Shelton and attended a nursing school. In September of 1945, she married Leslie Louis Miller in North Hollywood, CA. Dorothy was a homemaker and a member of the Shelton VFW for 50 years.

She enjoyed writing editorials to the Mason County Journal, politics, current events, reading, gardening, collecting rocks and teaching the neighborhood children life’s lessons.

She is survived by her son, Larry Miller (Pamela), Sammamish, WA; daughter, Linda Sue Bailey (Jack), Shelton; sister, Jeannine Griggs, Shelton; six grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Dorothy was preceded in death by husband Leslie, two brothers and three sisters.

Graveside services will be held at Shelton Memorial Park on Friday, May 20, 2011 at 1:00pm. A reception will follow at 640 W. Hurley Waldrip Rd in Shelton.

Memorial donations can be made to the V.F.W. Post 1694, 206 W. Franklin St. Shelton, WA 98584. McComb Funeral Home was privileged to serve this family.