Sylvia “Peggy” Loid

Sylvia R. “Peggy” Loid, 88, of Port Townsend, died Friday, July 25, of natural causes, in Bremerton, Wash.

Peggy was born Aug. 30, 1919, in North Platte, Neb., to Clinton and Carrie Eachus Potter. Her parents moved throughout the United States for the first 18 years of her life, searching for employment. Peggy graduated high school in Saint Maries, Idaho. She married Clinton C. Loid in 1939, in Bothell, Wash. Clinton preceded her in death in 1993.

From 1962 to 1977, Peggy owned and operated Clint Loid Gravel in Carnation, eventually selling it to son Robert and his wife Karen.

Peggy is survived by her sons Richard “Dick” Loid and his wife Juanita of Burbank, Wash., Robert “Bob” Loid and wife Karen of Chimacum, Wash., brother Emery Potter, sister Hilda Good of Port Townsend, Wash., four grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. A funeral was held Thursday, July 31 at the Kosec Funeral Home Chapel in Port Townsend. She is buried in Greenwood Cemetery.

Fred Barber

Fred Barber, 77, of Ellensburg, passed away on Sunday, July 27.

Fred was born on Oct. 31, 1930, in North Bend, the son of Fred and Lizzie Barber. Fred and his family lived on the South Fork of the Snoqualmie River, on 160 acres of land that stretched to both sides of the river. Fred and his sisters Wanda and Marie explored the wilderness that surrounded them and had many adventures along the river.

Fred graduated from Mount Si High School in 1949, and served in the Korean War from 1951 to 1953. He attended Central Washington University and received a degree in education. He taught at Enumclaw and joined the Department of Defense Schools, teaching to children at military bases in Europe.

While working in Germany, Fred met his future wife Maria. They married in 1966 and raised four children together. In 1969, their family moved to the Philippines, where Fred worked as an industrial arts and math teacher at Clark Air Force Base until 1991. Fred and Maria moved to Izmir, Turkey, and later retired to Ellensburg.

Fred is survived by his wife Maria; sister Wanda; children Shawn Barber (Linda), Ralph Barber (Erika), Debbie De La Fuente (Ricardo), Ray Barber (Ellen); and five grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at Steward and Williams Tribute Center in Ellensburg on Thursday, July 31.

Hazel George

Hazel R. George, 86, of Longview, and formerly of North Bend, died at Hospice Care Center in Longview on Thursday, July 31.

Hazel was born on Nov. 10, 1921 in Blackberry, Minn., the daughter of James and Agnes Brock. She was raised in Redmond, Wash., where she attended Redmond Elementary and graduated from Bothell High School. She married Leo Decker in 1940. Leo preceded her in death in 1945. Hazel married Jack George on Nov. 9, 1946. Hazel and her family moved to North Bend in 1957, where she lived until 2004, when she moved to Longview to be closer to her children.

Hazel is survived by sons Roger of Longview and Jack of Castle Rock; daughters Becky of Longview and Jill of Tucson, Ariz.; a sister, Nona Smith of Astoria, Ore.; 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandson. She was also preceded in death by a son, Gregory, and a daughter, Janette Caron.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 8, 2008 at Flintoft’s Issaquah Funeral Home, 540 E. Sunset Way, Issaquah.

Marcia Soderstrom

Marcia Lee Soderstrom, 84, of High Point and Upper Preston, died Thursday, July 31 at Providence Marianwood in Issaquah.

Marcia was born March 13, 1924 in Renton to Andrew and Lettie Holmberg. She was raised in Kerriston and Upper Preston. The family moved to Upper Preston in 1930, and Marcia attended Preston Grade School and graduated from Issaquah High School in 1941.

In 1948, she married Carl Soderstrom. They settled in High Point in 1948, where she lived until 2002. Marcia was a homemaker but also worked as a bookkeeper for Lampings and later Camp Sambica.

Survivors include her children, Margaret Soderstrom of Issaquah, Edward Soderstrom of Colorado Springs, Colo, Linda Lund, of La Vista, Neb., Jeanne Boyd of Seattle, and seven grandchildren.

A celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 9 at Flintoft’s Funeral Home and Crematory, 540 E. Sunset Way, Issaquah. Private inurnment was held at Preston Cemetery.

The family suggests remembrances to Pioneers, 10123 William Carey Drive, Orlando, FL 32832-6931, and Wycliffe Bible Translators, P.O. Box 628211, Orlando, FL 32862-8211.

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