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Audrey Faye Walton


waltonaudrey.jpgAudrey Faye Walton passed away on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 in Shelton WA. She was 84. She was born Audrey Faye Scarbrough in Rockdale, TX on October 20, 1926 to her parents Thomas Leonard and Almeda Anne (Fails) Scarbrough. In 1943, she graduated from Breckenridge High School in San Antonio, TX. In 1944, Audrey married Jeffrey "Bill" Noble. 

In addition to raising her children, she worked in clerical positions at various companies, including a bank and a mortgage company.

On August 28, 1960, Audrey married Webster Walton, who remained at her side until his death in 2006.

Audrey was a long time resident of Grapeview, WA having bought a cabin on Mason Lake in 1968 and moving there permanently in 1982. Before moving to Mason County, she lived in Tacoma for over 30 years.

On their property at Mason Lake, Audrey enjoyed gardening, needlepoint, ceramics, cooking, along with crossword puzzles, dominoes and card games. She was an avid reader who loved her many cats. She was an active member of the Mason-Benson Club Senior Group, serving as its Treasurer for a number of years. 

Audrey is survived by her daughters, Anne Rae Powell (Tom) of Hawaii, and Sandra Gregory (Robert), also of Hawaii; her sons Jeffrey Noble (Debbie) of Sacramento, CA, Michael Noble (Carlene) of Roy, WA and Tom Walton of Grapeview, WA; 4 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren, her sister Juanita Emery of Tacoma, WA; and her beloved Blackjack, Willow and Max.

Audrey was preceded in death by both husbands, her brother Orville and sisters, Gladys and Edith. Audrey was also preceded in death by her step-daughter Ann Louise May, who passed away in 2005.

A memorial service was held in her honor on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011 at the Mason Benson Clubhouse. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

The family is being served by the McComb Funeral Home.




Jean J. Petty

pettyjean.jpgJean J. Petty, 89, lifetime resident of Shelton, died peacefully with family at her side on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at Mason General Hospital. Jean was born on May 30, 1922 to Arthur and Gladys (Booth) Nelson in Shelton.

She graduated from Irene S. Reed High School in 1940. Jean worked as an oyster opener, for the State Patrol Academy in accident records and then as a correctional officer, retiring from the Washington Correction Center. Jean loved to cook and eat. She had a great sense of humor and loved a great laugh. Her hobbies included bowling, baseball, riding motorcycles, bingo, the Seahawks and Mariners and spending time with her grandchildren. She loved her little dogs, Suzy and Ichiro.

She is survived by her daughters, Melinda Kowel, Hawaii, Carolyn (Jim) Wood, Shelton, Elaine Bacus, Shelton; sons, Glen (Thais) Rau, WA/Brazil, and Gino Rau, Montesano; brother Tom Nelson, Shelton; 15 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by all of her husbands. 

A celebration of life potluck will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2011 at Shelton Health and Rehab Center, 153 Johns Court in Shelton from 2 until 3. Memorial donations can be made to the Jean Petty Memorial Fund, c/o 321 SE Cook Plant Farm Rd, Shelton, WA or any Washington State Federal Credit Unions. McComb Funeral Home was honored to serve this family.

Wendel Keith Stewart

stewart.wendal.jpgWendel Keith Stewart, 78, of Shelton, WA died peacefully at his home with loving family at his side on Thursday, July 28, 2011. Wendel was born on April 9, 1933 to Robert L. and Ruby F. (Ebner) Stewart in Bartelsville, OK. He served in the Korean War as a parachuter and military police of the US Marines.

Wendel married Kaye J. Frisbee in Nevada in January of 2003 and was a police officer in Seattle until his retirement. Mr. Stewart enjoyed fishing, boating, gardening and swimming.

He is survived by his wife, Kaye; sister, Norma Rolla, Bellevue; children, Brent Stewart, Seattle, Bruce Stewart, Renton, Lynette Stewart, Fall City, and Brian Stewart, Bonney Lake; stepchildren, Michael Rowley, Sumner, James Rowley, WA, Davie Rowley, Everett, Jon Rowley, Lynwood, and Teresa Tegman, Everett; and eleven grandchildren.

At Mr. Stewarts request no services will be held.

Donations can be made to Providence Hospice, c/o Providence St. Peter Foundation, 413 Lilly Rd. NE, Olympia, WA 98506-5166.