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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.

Edith R. Johnson


johnsoner.jpgEdith Rebecca Johnson, 87, McCleary, WA, died on Monday, July 4, 2011 at the Bonaventure Assisted Living Center in Lacey, WA. Edith was born on December 9, 1923 in Mt. Levi, Arkansas to William M. and Rebecca E. (Warren) Leath She met and married John Raymond Johnson in November of 1941 at the age of 17 and moved to Washington.

First and foremost, Edith was a devoted wife and mother of six children, married for 64 years. She worked as a cook and a waitress at the popular Pine’s Café in McCleary and after obtaining her GED, was a cashier for the County.  Edith attended and raised her children in the McCleary Assembly of God Church; she loved the Lord and enjoyed having Bible Study in her home with family and friends. Her hobbies included sewing, embroidery, quilting, crocheting, gardening, cooking and crossword puzzles. She was also an avid reader. When raising her family, the house was filled with all kinds of animals the children enjoyed.

Edith is survived by her son John R. Johnson (Marlene), Olympia; daughters, Alice Nunez (Ray), Lola Bezley, Wanda Eveleth (Don), Sybil Logan (Jerry), all of McCleary and Marty Wilson (Brad) of Shelton. She had 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband and one grandchild.

Donations can be made to the American Heart Association, 1280 S. Parker RD, Denver, CO 80231 or the American Cancer Society, Attention; Memorials, 2120 First Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109. Services will be held at the Evergreen Christian Community Church, 208 W. Pine St, McCleary, WA on Saturday, July 9, 2011 at 2:00 pm and burial at McCleary Cemetery to follow. The family was served by McComb Funeral Home.

Ormond (Orm) W. Dodge Sr.


dodgeo.jpgOrmond Dodge Sr. 77, of Shelton, WA died on Monday, June 27, 2011 at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia. Orm was born on December 27,1933 to Ormond M. and Annabelle (Bachman) Dodge in Olympia, WA. He graduated in 1952 from Olympia High School and joined the Navy. While in the service Ormond attended the US Navy Hospital Corps School in San Diego and graduated as a hospital apprentice in 1954. He was later stationed in Bremerton. He married Dianne Sells in 1960.  In 1964, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree from St. Martins College.

Ormond was a bookkeeper/accountant for many years. He started out at JD Dutton and Associates as a lineman. He worked at the Tyee as the head comptroller, for Harold’s Plumbing, Nye Lumber Co. and for Olympia Sand and Gravel, retiring from there in 1999. Orm loved hiking and photography, making regular trips to Mt. Rainier and into the Olympics. He had a special interest in lighthouses and traveled the coastal beaches extensively to photograph them. He also enjoyed vacationing in Mexico with his former companion Gina Stiller, who preceded him in death in 1988. His other hobbies included crossword puzzles, working in his yard and harvesting shellfish on his beach. He was also an avid sports fan, specifically of Washington teams. He had a sly sense of humor, an excellent memory, was very generous, supportive of his family and friends, and a much-loved father.

He is survived by his daughter, Johnna (Mark) Ziegler, Union; sons, Ormond J. Dodge Jr. (Lori Brady) Shelton and Jason Dodge (Kim Buffaloe) Belfair; ex-wife and close friend, Dianne Berry, Shelton; sister, Georgia Glass, Olympia, and nieces Barbara Glass and Mona (Dean) Moberg. He was preceded in death by his parents and companion Gina Stiller.

A celebration of his life will be held at an open house at his home at 460 SE Sells Drive in Shelton on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 1:00. The family was served by McComb Funeral Home.