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Wyla E. Barney


barneyw.jpgWyla Ellen Munuluk Barney, 86, of Christmas Village in Shelton, WA died peacefully at home on Monday, July 25, 2011. Wyla was born on June 30, 1925 to Walter and Beulah (King) Nichols in Kotzebue, AK. It was there that she inherited the middle name “Munuluk” from the native Alaskans.

Her family moved from Alaska to Idaho when Wyla was three. She graduated high school in Leavenworth, WA and attended college at the Northwest Nazarene College in Nampa, ID and then obtained her Bachelors Degree from the University of British Columbia. Wyla married Willis Barney in June of 1945. Mrs. Barney taught school in Canada from 1968 until 1969, but was mainly a homemaker and wife of a Pastor, raising three children. Wyla was a member of the Nazarene Church and strong in her faith.

Her hobbies included gardening, cooking, rockhounding, sewing and music. She played the organ and the vibraharp. Wyla was an avid reader and especially enjoyed science fiction and was a huge Star Trek fan.

Survivors include her husband, Willis, of Shelton; daughters, Wyla (Charles) Wood, Shelton and Francie (Jim) Sylvester of Monroe; son, Al Barney (Lee Lafleche), Olympia; brother, Will Nichols, Caldwell, ID; sister, Dorine Nichols, Nampa, ID, seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Wyla was preceded in death by Her parents, brother Lauren Nichols and an infant grandchild.
Memorial donations can be made to the Church of the Nazarene, 1331 Shelton Springs Rd. Shelton, WA or the Voice of the Martyrs, P.O. Box 443, Bartlesville, OK 74005-0443. A memorial service will be held at the Church of the Nazarene, Shelton on Saturday, August 6, 2011 at 2:00 pm.


Diane White


whitediane.jpgDiane White, 55, of Grapeview, WA died at her home on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 surrounded by her loving family. Diane was born on October 19, 1955 in Seattle, WA to Robert L. and Dorothy M. (Christian) Stephens. She graduated from Immaculate Conception High in Seattle, WA  in 1973 and attended some college classes at Seattle Central Community College. In July of 1972, she married David A. White.

Diane was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and she was very active in the ministry. Her hobbies included cooking (especially Creole and Mexican cuisine), music, dance, and shopping. She enjoyed traveling with her husband and loved people and entertaining. Diane was fun loving  and mischievous with a delightful sense of humor. She will be remembered for her spunk, warmth, generosity, her welcoming spirit, her joys in life and her love for her God.

She is survived by her husband, Dave of Grapeview; daughters, Detra (Jacob) Phillips, Shelton and Denita Jones of Tacoma; father, Robert Stephens; mother, Dorothy Woods, both of Seattle; sisters Joanna (Richard) Ellison, Annette (Raymond) Livingston, Sunni (Brian) Terri, Dee Stephens, Martha Jamerson, and Janet (Joe) James, all of Seattle; grandchildren Jordan and Joel Phillips and Daisia, Malakai, and Xavia Jones; three aunts, two uncles, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Services were held at the Kingdom Hall of  Jehovah’s Witnesses on Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 2:00. The family was served by McComb Funeral Home.

Mona D. Carlson


carlsonmona.jpgMona D. Carlson, 92, passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2011 at Alpine Way Retirement Center. Mona was born on November 11, 1918 to Howard L. and Hazel B. (Weaver) Drew in Wheatland, WY. She graduated from high school in Wheatridge, CO in 1936 and attended college at the University of Denver, majoring in English and then achieving her law degree in San Diego, CA. She married Eugene Carlson in May of 1943 in Edgewater, CO.
Mona taught school at Jefferson County, CO and then went on to become an attorney in private practice until her retirement. Mrs. Carlson was a member of the Shelton Presbyterian Church and the PEO. She was a skilled seamstress, wrote poems and stories, enjoyed singing harmony in duets and trios with her sister and cousin, playing bridge and traveled extensively with her husband.

She is survived by her sister, Corinne Brace, Shelton; niece, Valerie Brace, Tillamook, OR; nephew, Thomas Brace, St. Paul, MN and great niece, Barbara Brace, Shelton. She is preceded in death by her husband, infant daughter and cousins Clark and Doris.

Services will be held at the Presbyterian Church, 1430 E. Shelton Springs Rd. Shelton, WA on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 2:00 pm. The family was served by McComb Funeral Home.