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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.



Veta M. Holtorf

holtorfvet.jpgVeta Marie Holtorf, 84, a resident of Shelton since 1929, passed away at the home of her daughter on Thursday, May 12, 2011. She was born on December 6, 1926 to Charles and Ida (Sleighter) Rader in Portland, OR. She attended Shelton Schools until 1945, married, raised a family and then went back to work for the Shelton School District as a bus driver for 11 years and a custodian for 12 years, after helping in the kitchen. She was also a domestic in many homes in between bus runs.

She loved her little dogs and cats, her flower and vegetable garden. She did a lot of fancy work for her family and friends. She was a member of the Southside Homemakers for years before they disbanded. She enjoyed working on the election boards and seeing old friends often. She also enjoyed the reunion breakfasts’ class of 1945. When her children were younger the whole family were avid horseback riders, one son still has horses.

Her husband, John, preceded her in death on July 23, 1987 after 37 years of marriage. A daughter, Starla in 1955, her father, Charles Rader and step mother, Helen; her mother Ida Staley and step father Charles Staley; and a brother, Paul Rader also preceded her in death.

She is survived by four children, Richard (Shirley) Holtorf, Las Vegas, NV, Sandra (Russell) Swarringim, Shelton, Sheila (Felix) Lewandowsky, Shelton and Robert Holtorf, Shelton. She leaves eight grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and 9 great great grandchildren. There are four sisters, Adeta Edwards and Shirley Coleman of Shelton, Judy Salsgaard, Montana and Linda Westover of Tenino. There are many nieces and nephews, cousins by the dozens, keeping touch with many of them. She had several special friends that will miss her also.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at Shelton Memorial Park. A potluck reception will be held following the service at Mason County Fire District 4. McComb Funeral Home was honored to serve this family.