Location: Port Orchard Washington

Cooke, Daisy Victoria Storey – Obituary

Mrs. Daisy Victoria Cooke, 78, of 410 S. 49th Ave., died Monday [September 19, 1977] in St. Elizabeth Hospital. Mrs. Cooke was born in Cumberland, Wash. Her parents, George C and Emma Storey, were Washington State pioneers. Mrs. Cooke was educated in Seattle Public Schools. On Sept. 19, 1922 she married Howard P. Cooke in Wenatchee. Today was their 55th wedding anniversary. They moved to Yakima 10 years ago from Port Orchard. She was a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church, served as a musician for many drill and degree teams for fraternal organizations, was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post 279, Cooties, Women of the Moose Post 389 in which she hild a friendship degree, Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary 2229 of Toppenish, American Legion Auxiliary Post 36. She also was a member of the National Federation of Grandmothers of America. Survivors are her husband; two sons, Clifford Cooke of Bremerton, and Howard P. Cooke Jr., of Sam Jose, Calif.; one daughter, Mrs. Lewis (Dorothy) Hunt of Phoenix, Ore.; a sister, Mrs. Ray Goodwin of Seattle; nine grandchildren; seven great grandchildren. Yakima Herald Republic, September 20, 1977 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Yocom, Ward Alva – Obituary

Ward Alva Yocom, 80, died Wednesday [October 27, 1982] in a Reno hospital. A native of Ellensburg, Wash., he was born June 28, 1902. He served in the Army during World War II. From 1951 to 1964, he lived in Port Orchard, Wash., with his family. He was an electrician for I.B.E.W. in Seattle, Wash., traveling extensively throughout the U.S. In 1964 he moved to Reno, though he continued to travel. Surviving are his widow, Dorothy, and daughter, Judy Zuppan, both of Reno; son, Bruce Lantz of Yelm, Wash.; daughters, Bonnie Younghans of Sparks, and Vickie Perdue of Fallon; and seven grandchildren. A funeral is scheduled for 5 p.m. Friday at the Walton Funeral Home, Reno. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Sutton, Daniel Huston – Obituary

A former Walla Walla resident, Daniel H. Sutton, 85, of Port Orchard, died at his home there Wednesday [April 27, 1971]. Born Sept. 1, 1884 in Whittier, NC, Sutton came to the northwest in 1906. He was a self-employed painter and carpenter before his retirement and had lived in Baker, Ore. before coming to Walla Walla in 1955. He moved to Port Orchard in 1967. Sutton is survived by two sons, Theodore Sutton of Adams, NY and David Sutton of Walla Walla; six daughters, Mrs. Orville (June) Ott and Mrs. E. A. (Jeanne) Robanske, both of Walla Walla, Mrs. Percy (Dessie) Weyer of Port Orchard, Mrs. Bill (Velva) Johnson of Pendleton, Mrs. E. E. (Dorothy) Postlewait of Portland and Mrs. Neil (Kathleen) Rohrbaugh of Pemberton, NJ; a brother Ewart Sutton of Spartanburg, SC; 30 grandchildren and 42 great grandchildren. His wife, Bina and another son, Daniel, preceded him in death. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, at the Colonial Chapel with Rev. Frost Hatch of the Pendleton First Church of God officiating. Vault interment will follow in Blue Mt. Memorial Gardens. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Bunce, Kenneth LeRoy – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Kenneth LeRoy Bunce, 79, of Baker City, died Aug. 22, 2003, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. There will be a Celebration of Life service at 2 p.m. Thursday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Pastor Robin Harris of the Cornerstone Baptist Church at North Powder will officiate. Friends are asked to join the family for an ice cream social at Settlers’ Park Assisted Living Facility, 2895 17th St., after the celebration. Visitations will be from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at Gray’s West & Co. Ken was born to Vern C. Bunce of Canada and Margarett Bonwell on Dec. 14, 1923. He was a graduate of South Kitsap High School at Port Orchard, Wash. He married Alice Cunningham in December 1942. He soon left to serve his country during World War II. His memories and experiences in the Army during that time were left behind when he returned home to his wife and daughter. Ken had a passion for horsepower. He logged with his team of horses named Babe and Platterfoot. He then worked at and retired from the Bremerton naval shipyards. He worked on nuclear ships and submarines. When he retired from civil service he purchased and operated his own “Pa ‘n’ Ma” corner business. They operated the small grocery store, service station, automotive repair shop, chain saw shop, and wrecking...

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Jones, Glen Loren – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon Glen Loren Jones, 72, a former North Powder resident, died Jan. 12, 2003, at Bremerton, Wash. After graduating from North Powder High School, he moved to Port Orchard, Wash. He retired from the Bremerton Naval Shipyard after 35 years of service. He loved to roller skate and in his spare time he taught young people to skate. Survivors include his wife, Marie, of Port Orchard, Wash.; a sister, Phyllis Ramey, and her husband, Harce, of Arroyo Grande, Calif.; brothers, Chuck of Modesto, Calif., Ed and his wife, Jan, and Jim and his wife, Beverly, of Haines, Ralph and his wife, Evelyn, of Indiana and Lynn of Klamath Falls; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Margaret Gilkison Jones of North Powder. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, January, 17, 2003 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Biography of John M. Thomas

JOHN M. THOMAS. – Mr. Thomas was born in Nicholas county, Kentucky, July 8, 1829, and is the youngest son of a family of seven children. When he was four years old his parents moved to Indianapolis, Indiana, where his father died a year later. In 1844 he went to an older brother in Kentucky, where he remained for five years, and in October, 1849, returned to Indianapolis. On March 30,1852, he went to St. Louis, and one month later to St. Joseph, and there joined a friend from Indianapolis; and together they started with ox-teams for Oregon. At Fort Hall they lost some of their stock, and traded that left for pack-horses, and came on into the Grande Ronde valley, arriving there about August 30th. At Willow creek his partner left him; and he came on alone to Portland, arriving on September 5, 1852. He found employment at Tryon’s mill in Milwaukee, where he remained for two months, when he was taken sick and returned to Portland. In February, 1853, he went to Oswego, and in the same year went to Puget Sound and took up his residence in Port Townsend, where he remained until July, 1853. He then, in company with E. McFarland, came to White river; and, after looking over the country, in January, 1854, he took up the place now owned by J.B. Hewitt, and...

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Hess, Virginia “Ginger” N. Mrs. – Obituary

Virginia “Ginger” N. Hess, 84, of Port Orchard, Wash., died in Port Orchard on May 14, 2006, due to natural causes. Funeral Mass will be said on Friday, July 28, 2006, 9 a.m. at St. Francis desales Cathedral, Baker City, Ore., with graveside services immediately following at the Haines Cemetery, Haines, Ore. Virginia’s family is having a luncheon for family and friends at the Haines United Methodist Church after the graveside services. Virginia was born April 9, 1922, in Haines, Ore. She married Larry Hess June 19, 1943, in Portland, Ore., He died in 1976. She graduated from Muddy Creek High School in Haines, Ore., in 1940. Virginia worked 45 years as a hair stylist in Portland, Ore., Tacoma,Wash., and Long Beach, Calif. She started her styling career at Meier and Frank, in Portland, Ore., when she and Larry moved to Washington when Larry was drafted and served at Ft. Lewis, Wash. She worked at Fischer’s in downtown Tacoma. In California, she owned her own salon. Foremost, Virginia enjoyed being with friends and family. While living in California, she loved to golf and had made her “hole in one.” She was a great cook and homemaker. Later years, she became an avid reader, enjoyed playing Bingo and cards and always loved to dance. Virginia had a large family — eight brothers, one sister, all of which had passed away...

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