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    Eleanor Knapp

    Eleanor M. Knapp, 94, beloved wife and mother, was born September 27, 1925 in Tacoma, Washington and died October 11, 2019 at the Washington Veterans Home in Retsil, WA, near Port Orchard. She was loved and will be greatly missed by sons Douglas, Deane (Dorine), Roger (Cheryl), David (Lori), and Warren; daughter Lynette (Keith) Lile; 13 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She lived in Tacoma, Selah, and Gig Harbor, WA most of her life. After graduating from Stadium High School and…

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    Richard Dixon

    Richard A. “Dick” Dixon passed away on October 3 after a year plus bought with Cancer. He was born May 2, 1935 in the town of Natick Massachusetts to Arthur and Avis Dixon. He relocated to Washington where he graduated highschool, served out an apprenticeship as a machinist and earned a journey level Machinist card with the IAM. Using those skills working for Boeing, he earned his education at the University of Washington and after four years, obtained a BS in Psychology. Upon…

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    Donald Pedal

    Our Dad was an amazing man, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He grew up an only child but God blessed him during the course of his life with 5 children, 9 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.  He loved his family deeply. We were a very important part of his life. He loved to laugh, he loved a good joke, he loved the simple things in life and life itself.  Through our Dad’s life, God directed his path. He showed him truth when he was confused about his…

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    Lowell Bernard

     Lowell Francis Bernard passed away on September 20, 2019 at the age of 87.  He was born in Long Beach, California on December 14, 1931 to Francis and Irma Bernard.  One of his favorite memories as a young boy was picking avocados on his family farm.  Also as a boy, he was a member of the St. Luke’s Choristers ultimately joining the Screen Actors Guild in Hollywood. With the group, Lowell took part in 32 motion pictures and 50 television shows.  He attended…

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    Bruce Bugbee

    Bruce A. Bugbee passed peacefully September 20, 2019, at his home in Gig Harbor, Washington. Bruce was a visionary – usually decades ahead of his time – a strategic thinker, a voracious reader and a problem solver.  He applied these unique skills professionally in a long career as a trusted advisor to financial institution CEOs and directors around the country and personally by mentoring younger colleagues. Bruce’s kindness, wit, candor and curiosity were the core of his…

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    Eric Asplund

    Eric Ove Asplund, born September 1, 1924 in Sundsvall Sweden, passed away on September 6, 2019 at 95 years of age. A Gig Harbor resident since 1942, Eric was a retired Painter/Drywall Finisher, Charter Member of Gig Harbor Eagles Aerie #2809, St Nicholas Catholic Church and a former member of The Peninsula Lions Club. Eric is survived by his wife of 76 years Bette, Daughters Sandie Myers, Linda (Harry) Ireland, Tina (Terry) McGovern , son K.O. (Valerie) Asplund, 10 grandchildren, 14…

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    Mary “Midge” Slott

        Mary “Midge” Slott left this life and went to join her husband John Slott on September 4, 2019. She was born on February 2, 1926 in Enumclaw, WA to William and Ruth Heidinger. A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, September 10 at 1:00 pm at Haven of Rest Memorial Park at 8503 State Route 16 NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98332. A light reception will be held afterward at her family home. Please contact Teresa for directions by calling 907-350-2419.

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    Sinclair Weymiller

    Sinclair “Al” Weymiller left us for a better place on 9/1/19, one week before his 84th birthday. He called Gig Harbor home for the past 35 years. Al is survived by his three sons Allen (Dan), Pete (Kathy), and Paul (Andrea), grandchildren Alex, Ben, Hannah, Theo, Ellie and Mary as well as and many extended family members and treasured friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents Eleanor and Herbert, sister Jeanne, brother John, wife Carol, and sons Tommy and…

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    Carol Cornish

    Carola Ann Cornish 84, a Gig Harbor resident of 25 years, passed peacefully on August 26th, 2019. Carol was a homemaker for most of her adult life. She also had her LPN license, belonged to the Rosedale Reformed Bible Church, was a “red hat” and enjoyed line dancing with friends. Carol had a generous heart; she loved all the children of the church. She would give away her possessions to anyone who liked or needed them. Carol was survived by her devoted soul mate Lou. Her…

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    Suzanne James

    Susi was born on December 13, 1944 at St. Mary’s hospital in San Francisco. Her mother, Lorraine E. Wright moved from New York city to San Francisco to live with her aunt, while her husband, petty officer, Robert A. Wright was fighting the war aboard the attack transport, American Legion.                 After the war, the Wright family moved back to New York and when Susi was almost five, moved out to…

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    Helen Sciarini

    Helen, 90 years old, died peacefully at home in Olalla, WA. Saturday August 10th, 2019. Helen was born December 28th, 1928 in San Jose, CA. She was the daughter of William and Dena Chilibis. Helen graduated from Fremont High School, Sunnyvale, CA in 1945. She married Walter Sciarini in 1946. Together they had 3 children. Helen came to WA State in mid-eighties, lived on her son’s property until her passing. Helen enjoyed working outside in her yard. Pulling weeds, raking (always…

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    Dennis Nixon

    Our dear Dennis H. Nixon left this world to be with the Lord on July 27, 2019 in Gig Harbor, WA.  Dennis was born on June 10, 1957 in Tacoma WA.  Dennis is survived by his wife of 23 years, Maureen Nixon.  Dennis had four children, Jennifer (Hong), Matthew (Jessica), Melissa (Steve) and Kristin (Jay), with four beautiful grandchildren and a wonderful extended family.   He is also survived by his brothers Brian (Susan) and Doug (Sue) and his sister Janet.  …

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    Douglas Simmering

    Douglas Scott Simmering, 44, of Milton, Washington passed away unexpectedly at his home on July 23, 2019.  Doug was born in Pekin, IL and raised in Havana, IL.  At the age of 10, he and his parents moved to Kent, WA making the Seattle area their home.  After attending Kentwood High School, he went on to work in construction.  He was most recently a superintendent at Graham Construction. Doug will be remembered for his kind heart.  He was very loyal to his family…

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    Harlan Edison

    Harlan C. Edison (Red) 6/4/1926                      7/10/2019 Harlan was the age of 93. Born to Hans and Clara Edison in Volga, South Dakota. He came to the state of Washington in 1954, where he married his girlfriend Nancy from Oldham, South Dakota and have been married for 65 years. He leaves behind his wife Nancy, three of his four daughters, Leslie (Ray), Gwen (Corey) and Jerry (Art) and daughter Kristine is deceased,…

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    Richard Fleming, Jr.

    Richard was born in Houston Texas Mar 19, 1942 to Richard Lee and Ruth Louise Fleming.  Most of his childhood was spent in Oklahoma where he attended Will Rogers High School and University of Tulsa. He met and married Freida Mae Hall August 29, 1962. He and Freida were married for forty-two years and she passed away in 2002. Richard spent his career at Metal Goods retiring as Regional vice president of sales in 2000. After retiring he went back to work at Paramount Centre…

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    Rdath Prouty

    Rdath Prouty, 89, passed away on July 16, 2019 at St. Anthony’s Hospital, Gig Harbor, Washington.  She had been a resident of Gig Harbor for seven years. Rdath was born in Petersburg, Alaska, to Harold and Minnie Dawes.   Rdath was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Fred Prouty. Rdath leaves behind four children:  Meribeth (Don), Paul, Kathy, and Harold (Brenda), and 20 Grand and Great grand children. There will be a private inurnment at Haven of Rest…

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    Steven Sorgenfrei

    Steven L. Sorgenfrei, 66, of Port Orchard, passed away on July 11, 2019.   Steve was born and raised in Gig Harbor.  He was a retired Federal employee. He was very proud and honored of the 32 years he supported our service members and community. He also served 3 years in the Army. He was an avid fisherman and talented craftsman. His hobbies included making custom shrimp pots and outdoor furniture. He enjoyed playing poker with friends. He was a fixer of all things broken and was…

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    Diann Kerr

    Diann Louise Kerr, 63, gained her freedom after a long battle with pancreatitis on July 4, 2019. She was born in Portland, Oregon on October 23, 1955 to Walter and Nancy Kerr. She is deeply loved and will be missed every day by her family and friends.   Diann spent much of her career working as an Executive for General Motors.   Diann is preceded in death by her father, Walter Kerr; sister, Rebecca Kerr; and brother-in-law Alan Ross.   Survived by her mother, Nancy Kerr…