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(503) 556-5131
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Obituary: Helen Poe Goodrich, 100, Atria resident, loved sailing, devoted mother, grandmother - Darien Times

Monday, March 13, 2017

Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding in Tacoma, WA.  There she met the love of her life, James F. Goodrich and they had their first date skiing on Mt. Rainier. Helen and Jim married on August 17, 1941 at the start of WW ll.  Children Jim, John and Nancy soon followed and Helen devoted herself to them and all their activities while her husband continued his shipbuilding career.  This took them to Seattle, Los Angeles and ultimately Bath, Maine where Jim became President and CEO of Bath Iron Works. In spite of the dramatic move from California to Maine, Helen fully engaged in this new life with her enduring spirit of adventure.   During those years she volunteered at Bath Hospital, the Women’s Board of Maine Medical Center and the Junior League.  She also remained a lifelong member of P.E.O.Helen also loved puttering in her garden and playing golf.  Each summer Helen and Jim could be found sailing the coast of Maine often including their children and grandchildren on these memorable trips.  She was a terrific first mate in all types of seas. In 1981 as they began their retirement together in Maine, Jim was asked to join the Reagan administration as the Under Secretary of Navy.   They enjoyed Washington D.C. so much they stayed another 17 years, commuting between Maine and Washington. In 1982, Helen was made an “honorary submariner” and served as the sponsor at the launching of the USS Portsmouth in Groton, CT.  In 2004 Helen and Jim moved back to Maine permanently where they continued to live in their home in Cumberland Foreside and then Ocean View At Falmouth which allowed them to spend wonderful times with their son John, his wife Corey and their children.  After Jim’s death Helen moved to Darien, CT. to be near daughter Nancy, her husband Terry and their family.    In these last years she relished her time with loving grandchildren and great grandchildren.Helen wa...

OBITUARY: Mike Lynn - The Chief News

Monday, February 27, 2017

Mike" George Lynn was born on May 7, 1955 in Astoria, Oregon. His love for family and nature has kept him along the Columbia River of Oregon his whole life. Mike has lived in Astoria, Clatskanie, Rainier, Mosier and The Dalles, Oregon.Mike grew up in Clatskanie, Oregon in Murray Hill on a family farm and loved the many adventures with his family...fishing, hunting and camping or going to the mountains. His family moved to Woodson, Oregon when Mike was in the sixth grade and graduated from Clatskanie H.S. in 1973. He then went to work for Marine Fisheries in Astoria and took temporary jobs in Alaska and New Mexico.Mike has been known around town for the careful work and skill he has used to build and refurbish homes, the town swimming pool, Kmart and many, many other projects of carpentry that have spanned 30 years. Mike's most recent employer was Matthew Koerner at Saka Woodworking. In all Mike's construction endeavors, he was incredibly depended upon for his expertise, reliability and attention to fine detail. Mike is going to be sorely missed in his field.In the early 1980's Mike was in the pole barn business. It was during this time that he met his wife of 26 years, Sondra "Sandy"...

Obituaries: Halter, Obersinner-Cooper, Olson, Tawney - Statesman Journal

Monday, November 21, 2016

South Dakota. He joined the Air Force and later became a general contractor. Duane married Susan Paulette Plank, who passed away Feb. 11, 2015.He is survived by his son, David (Jackie) Olson of Rainier; grandchildren Travis and Nichole Olson of Rainier; and brother Robert Olson of Joseph.A graveside service took place Sept. 10 at Valley View Cemetery in Silverton.Arrangements by Unger Funeral Chapel, Silverton.Don TawneyMay 13, 1950 — Oct. 12, 2016Don was born in Dover, Ohio, on May 13, 1950. He married the love of his life, Sandra Villehay, and together they raised two daughters, Wendy and Amber.Don was a loving father and grandfather, and a caring and faithful friend to many. He willingly lent a hand to anyone in need and always tried to do what was right. He had a heart of gold and could not have been a better friend. Don had many God-given talents including being a highly skilled machinist, carpenter and electrician. He took good care of his tools believing they would take care of him.Don especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, visiting with family and friends, and riding his Harley. And let’s not forget the Gummy Bears.Don is survived by his mother, Loretta Klein; brother Ricky; sister Sherry Grippen; daughters Wendy (Joe) Massey and Amber; nine grandchildren; and one great grandchild. His wife preceded him in death.A celebration of Don’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at Macleay Grange, with a potluck following.Obituary PolicyFree obituaries run on a space-available, first-come, first-serve basis, and are subject to editing. Maximum length is 250 words. Photos may be submitted, but are not guaranteed to be published.Paid obituaries are handled by advertising and are also subject to editing.Deadline for obituaries is 11 a.m. Friday for publication the following Wednesday.To submit: email sanews@salem.gannett.com, fax 503-399-6706 or call 503-399-6794.Read or Share this story: http://stjr.nl/2eOHY2I...

James Galanos, Fashion Designer for the Elite, Dies at 92 - New York Times

Monday, November 14, 2016

Among his early clients was Grace Kelly. Stanley Marcus, the chairman emeritus of Neiman Marcus, once recalled that with her wedding to Prince Rainier of Monaco approaching in 1956, she decided that “she didn’t have the right thing to wear, so she called Jimmy and said she needed one of his beautiful chiffon dresses” — within a week. He delivered.When Mr. Galanos retired from fashion in 1998, he was asked what he considered to be the highlight of his career.“The highlight of my career is simply existing for 46 years,” he answered. “The most important thing I have done is to maintain what I started out to do.”“I never deviated,” he added, “from what was most important, which was quality.”Correction: November 3, 2016An obituary in some editions on Monday and in some copies on Tuesday about the fashion designer James Galanos misidentified the location of the town from which his parents immigrated. They were from the town of Naoussa in Greek Macedonia — not the town by the same name on the Greek islan...

Screams in the Silence: A Story of Love, Loss and Eternal Friendship on Mount Rainier - Centralia Chronicle

Monday, August 01, 2016

Brigham, whom everyone called Juney. Great athlete. Easy sense of humor. Blossoming climber. In that moment, Juney was 21 and invincible.It was a beautiful afternoon on Mount Rainier. More cars visited the national park on that day, Aug. 10, 1941, than ever before. Juney and four friends had spent the day hiking and climbing at lower elevations. They took pictures and ate lunch on a bench. Then they started down.None of them knew that their decisions that afternoon would ripple across three generations and 75 years, adding another reminder that for all its charms and grace, Mount Rainier is ultimately unforgiving.Juney, the most experienced climber, led the way down. In a week, he intended to follow his father’s footsteps and summit Mount Rainier. But if his dad’s climbing history had inspired his love of the mountain, it also was reason to respect it. Maybe even fear it.The group stopped. A crevasse, dark and bottomless, blocked their descent. But Juney saw a solution: A small snow bridge stretched the gap.He extended the handle of the ice ax to one of his best friends, a 20-year-old classmate at the University of Washington named Harrison Holland. Juney clutched the pronged end. And then he took a step. Juney’s father, Leon Brigham Sr., fell in love with the mountain in the 1920s, when everyone else was debating what to call it.Some natives had known it as Tacoma, or Tahoma. Others had referred to it as Tacobet. Still others ...

Deaths for June 9 - The Olympian

Monday, June 13, 2016

Bock, Lilly Mae, 86, Rainier, died Monday, June 6, 2016, at ManorCare of Lacey. Woodlawn Funeral Home, Lacey, 360-491-3000.Howald, Ernest Rene, 91, Lacey, died Monday, June 6, 2016, at Providence St. Peter Hospital, Olympia. Woodlawn Funeral Home, Lacey, 360-491-3000.League, Barbara Ann, 38, Tacoma, died Friday, May 27, 2016, at home. Woodlawn Funeral Home, Lacey, 360-491-3000.Maass, William “Bill,” 89, Yelm, died Saturday, June 4, 2016, at Sophie’s Choice Adult Family Home, Yelm. Funeral Alternatives of Washington, Lacey, 360-491-2222.Marsh, Louise V., 80, Lacey, died Friday, June 3, 2016, at Providence St. Peter Hospital, Olympia. Funeral Alternatives of Washington, Lacey, 360-491-2222.Morris, Penelope Tamasailau, 46, Lacey, died Friday, June 3, 2016, at Providence St. Peter Hospital, Olympia. Woodlawn Funeral Home, Lacey, 360-491-3000.Reynolds, Lucy P., 85, Lacey, died Monday, June 6, 2016, at Roo-Lan Healthcare Center, Lacey. Funeral Alternatives of Washington, Lacey, 360-491-2222.Richey, Joanne M., 79...

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Obituary: Helen Poe Goodrich, 100, Atria resident, loved sailing, devoted mother, grandmother - Darien Times

Monday, March 13, 2017

Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding in Tacoma, WA.  There she met the love of her life, James F. Goodrich and they had their first date skiing on Mt. Rainier. Helen and Jim married on August 17, 1941 at the start of WW ll.  Children Jim, John and Nancy soon followed and Helen devoted herself to them and all their activities while her husband continued his shipbuilding career.  This took them to Seattle, Los Angeles and ultimately Bath, Maine where Jim became President and CEO of Bath Iron Works. In spite of the dramatic move from California to Maine, Helen fully engaged in this new life with her enduring spirit of adventure.   During those years she volunteered at Bath Hospital, the Women’s Board of Maine Medical Center and the Junior League.  She also remained a lifelong member of P.E.O.Helen also loved puttering in her garden and playing golf.  Each summer Helen and Jim could be found sailing the coast of Maine often including their children and grandchildren on these memorable trips.  She was a terrific first mate in all types of seas. In 1981 as they began their retirement together in Maine, Jim was asked to join the Reagan administration as the Under Secretary of Navy.   They enjoyed Washington D.C. so much they stayed another 17 years, commuting between Maine and Washington. In 1982, Helen was made an “honorary submariner” and served as the sponsor at the launching of the USS Portsmouth in Groton, CT.  In 2004 Helen and Jim moved back to Maine permanently where they continued to live in their home in Cumberland Foreside and then Ocean View At Falmouth which allowed them to spend wonderful times with their son John, his wife Corey and their children.  After Jim’s death Helen moved to Darien, CT. to be near daughter Nancy, her husband Terry and their family.    In these last years she relished her time with loving grandchildren and great grandchildren.Helen wa...

OBITUARY: Mike Lynn - The Chief News

Monday, February 27, 2017

Mike" George Lynn was born on May 7, 1955 in Astoria, Oregon. His love for family and nature has kept him along the Columbia River of Oregon his whole life. Mike has lived in Astoria, Clatskanie, Rainier, Mosier and The Dalles, Oregon.Mike grew up in Clatskanie, Oregon in Murray Hill on a family farm and loved the many adventures with his family...fishing, hunting and camping or going to the mountains. His family moved to Woodson, Oregon when Mike was in the sixth grade and graduated from Clatskanie H.S. in 1973. He then went to work for Marine Fisheries in Astoria and took temporary jobs in Alaska and New Mexico.Mike has been known around town for the careful work and skill he has used to build and refurbish homes, the town swimming pool, Kmart and many, many other projects of carpentry that have spanned 30 years. Mike's most recent employer was Matthew Koerner at Saka Woodworking. In all Mike's construction endeavors, he was incredibly depended upon for his expertise, reliability and attention to fine detail. Mike is going to be sorely missed in his field.In the early 1980's Mike was in the pole barn business. It was during this time that he met his wife of 26 years, Sondra "Sandy"...

Obituaries: Halter, Obersinner-Cooper, Olson, Tawney - Statesman Journal

Monday, November 21, 2016

South Dakota. He joined the Air Force and later became a general contractor. Duane married Susan Paulette Plank, who passed away Feb. 11, 2015.He is survived by his son, David (Jackie) Olson of Rainier; grandchildren Travis and Nichole Olson of Rainier; and brother Robert Olson of Joseph.A graveside service took place Sept. 10 at Valley View Cemetery in Silverton.Arrangements by Unger Funeral Chapel, Silverton.Don TawneyMay 13, 1950 — Oct. 12, 2016Don was born in Dover, Ohio, on May 13, 1950. He married the love of his life, Sandra Villehay, and together they raised two daughters, Wendy and Amber.Don was a loving father and grandfather, and a caring and faithful friend to many. He willingly lent a hand to anyone in need and always tried to do what was right. He had a heart of gold and could not have been a better friend. Don had many God-given talents including being a highly skilled machinist, carpenter and electrician. He took good care of his tools believing they would take care of him.Don especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, visiting with family and friends, and riding his Harley. And let’s not forget the Gummy Bears.Don is survived by his mother, Loretta Klein; brother Ricky; sister Sherry Grippen; daughters Wendy (Joe) Massey and Amber; nine grandchildren; and one great grandchild. His wife preceded him in death.A celebration of Don’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at Macleay Grange, with a potluck following.Obituary PolicyFree obituaries run on a space-available, first-come, first-serve basis, and are subject to editing. Maximum length is 250 words. Photos may be submitted, but are not guaranteed to be published.Paid obituaries are handled by advertising and are also subject to editing.Deadline for obituaries is 11 a.m. Friday for publication the following Wednesday.To submit: email sanews@salem.gannett.com, fax 503-399-6706 or call 503-399-6794.Read or Share this story: http://stjr.nl/2eOHY2I...

James Galanos, Fashion Designer for the Elite, Dies at 92 - New York Times

Monday, November 14, 2016

Among his early clients was Grace Kelly. Stanley Marcus, the chairman emeritus of Neiman Marcus, once recalled that with her wedding to Prince Rainier of Monaco approaching in 1956, she decided that “she didn’t have the right thing to wear, so she called Jimmy and said she needed one of his beautiful chiffon dresses” — within a week. He delivered.When Mr. Galanos retired from fashion in 1998, he was asked what he considered to be the highlight of his career.“The highlight of my career is simply existing for 46 years,” he answered. “The most important thing I have done is to maintain what I started out to do.”“I never deviated,” he added, “from what was most important, which was quality.”Correction: November 3, 2016An obituary in some editions on Monday and in some copies on Tuesday about the fashion designer James Galanos misidentified the location of the town from which his parents immigrated. They were from the town of Naoussa in Greek Macedonia — not the town by the same name on the Greek islan...

Screams in the Silence: A Story of Love, Loss and Eternal Friendship on Mount Rainier - Centralia Chronicle

Monday, August 01, 2016

Brigham, whom everyone called Juney. Great athlete. Easy sense of humor. Blossoming climber. In that moment, Juney was 21 and invincible.It was a beautiful afternoon on Mount Rainier. More cars visited the national park on that day, Aug. 10, 1941, than ever before. Juney and four friends had spent the day hiking and climbing at lower elevations. They took pictures and ate lunch on a bench. Then they started down.None of them knew that their decisions that afternoon would ripple across three generations and 75 years, adding another reminder that for all its charms and grace, Mount Rainier is ultimately unforgiving.Juney, the most experienced climber, led the way down. In a week, he intended to follow his father’s footsteps and summit Mount Rainier. But if his dad’s climbing history had inspired his love of the mountain, it also was reason to respect it. Maybe even fear it.The group stopped. A crevasse, dark and bottomless, blocked their descent. But Juney saw a solution: A small snow bridge stretched the gap.He extended the handle of the ice ax to one of his best friends, a 20-year-old classmate at the University of Washington named Harrison Holland. Juney clutched the pronged end. And then he took a step. Juney’s father, Leon Brigham Sr., fell in love with the mountain in the 1920s, when everyone else was debating what to call it.Some natives had known it as Tacoma, or Tahoma. Others had referred to it as Tacobet. Still others ...

Deaths for June 9 - The Olympian

Monday, June 13, 2016

Bock, Lilly Mae, 86, Rainier, died Monday, June 6, 2016, at ManorCare of Lacey. Woodlawn Funeral Home, Lacey, 360-491-3000.Howald, Ernest Rene, 91, Lacey, died Monday, June 6, 2016, at Providence St. Peter Hospital, Olympia. Woodlawn Funeral Home, Lacey, 360-491-3000.League, Barbara Ann, 38, Tacoma, died Friday, May 27, 2016, at home. Woodlawn Funeral Home, Lacey, 360-491-3000.Maass, William “Bill,” 89, Yelm, died Saturday, June 4, 2016, at Sophie’s Choice Adult Family Home, Yelm. Funeral Alternatives of Washington, Lacey, 360-491-2222.Marsh, Louise V., 80, Lacey, died Friday, June 3, 2016, at Providence St. Peter Hospital, Olympia. Funeral Alternatives of Washington, Lacey, 360-491-2222.Morris, Penelope Tamasailau, 46, Lacey, died Friday, June 3, 2016, at Providence St. Peter Hospital, Olympia. Woodlawn Funeral Home, Lacey, 360-491-3000.Reynolds, Lucy P., 85, Lacey, died Monday, June 6, 2016, at Roo-Lan Healthcare Center, Lacey. Funeral Alternatives of Washington, Lacey, 360-491-2222.Richey, Joanne M., 79...