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Lindsey Babich, age 69, died peacefully Aug. 21. She was born in 1951 in San Francisco, California. After attending the University of Puget Sound for two years, she worked in the nursery business … more
Devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Phyllis Jardin died Aug. 11 in Gig Harbor. She was 81 years old. Her energy made everyone around her feel cared for. Phyllis lived at Lake … more
Phil Johnson died Sept. 23 in Lakebay, Washington at the age of 70 after a long battle with cancer. He was born Dec. 23, 1949 in Tacoma to Rogner and Edyth Johnson. Phil graduated from Peninsula … more
Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to parents Harold and Mary Moxon, the third of five children, Jeffrey Keith Moxon, of Gig Harbor, died at home May 26 surrounded by loved ones after a battle with … more
Thomas Michael “Mike” Maroney of Lakebay, formerly of Helena, Montana, died July 2 at the age of 81. He was diagnosed with malignant brain cancer in March 2020. Mike was cared for and … more
Elvin Floberg of Lakebay died at home June 16, three miles from the place he was born Nov. 26, 1925. He was 94 years old. He attended grade school in Longbranch and Lakebay, and graduated from … more
Mitch’s journey began March 19, 1954 in Tacoma, where he was born to parents Ray and Eulene Kiser. He died May 26 at age 66 after his cancer finally won. Raised alongside his … more
Born Oct. 26, 1953 to Fergus and Rita Brown in San Francisco, California, Ritajean Koehl died at home April 3 following a fierce battle against pancreatic cancer. more
Ted Ralston was born August 24, 1948 in Seattle, the only child of Sam and Joy Ralston. Joanna Gormly was born in New Jersey, March 18, 1947, to Richard and Janet Gormly. Ted and … more
Scott Allen Gallacher died unexpectedly April 30. He was 49 years old.  He was born in Portland, Oregon, Aug. 10, 1970 to James and Carolyn Gallacher. He graduated from Mariner … more
James Bernard Jensen, also known as “Jim,” “Gym,” “Big Daddy,” “The Sheriff,” “Daddio” and a slew of other names, died at his home on the hill in Lakebay, where he … more
Robert Harvey Maxson was born Feb. 1, 1947 in Greenwich, Connecticut. He died March 16 in Tacoma. He was 73 years old. Harvey had a long career as a chef on the East Coast where he … more
Marvin Warren Rowland was born January 22, 1944, to Emmitt Rowland and Verdna Mae Bryant in Macon, Georgia. He died April 3 at St. Anthony Hospital in Gig Harbor. He was 76 years … more
Longtime Longbranch resident John Graves died Feb. 16. He was 92 years old. Born in Seattle, John attended Franklin High School and joined the Merchant Marines when he was only 17 … more
Terrance “Terry” Lloyd O’Hara, born Nov. 14, 1934, in Lakebay, to Jim and Kathleen O’Hara of Vaughn, died Feb. 24 at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia.  Raised in … more
Born June 4, 1928, in Providence, Rhode Island to Gladys Whitehead and Nelson Matteus Paulhus, Jacqueline Mae Traynor died at home in Vaughn Feb. 14. She married Owen … more
Peter Hitt, who swept many a chimney on the Key Peninsula for more than 30 years, died Feb. 5 in Gig Harbor from complications of Parkinson’s disease. He was 70 years old. more
Craig Paul Hunter was born Aug. 8, 1950, to parents Paul and Lee Hunter in San Jose, Calif. and died at his Lakebay home Nov. 24. His love of plants began early in life, earning a … more
Born May 22, 1948, in Chelsea, Massachusetts to parents Henry and Gertrude Lick, Eric Von Lick died Sept. 10 at his home on Rocky Bay in Gig Harbor. Eric grew up in Seattle. During … more
Mary Watson died Oct. 22 at her home on Rocky Creek on the Key Peninsula. She was 93 years old. She was a lifelong Unitarian Universalist and a member of the Tacoma congregation for … more
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