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Earl Frank Koch

Earl Frank Koch, 93, died Saturday, May 17, 2014, at his home in Hoquiam.

He was the former owner of Wisconsin Cheese Center and veteran of the 101st Airborne in World War II.

He retired in 1988 and moved to Elma and managed Fair View Mobile Park for 23 years.

A memorial service for Koch was slated for Friday, May 30, at the Elma Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

Arrangements are by Fern Hill Funeral Home in Aberdeen.

Marie S. Copeland

Marie S. Copeland of Aberdeen died Sunday, June 1, 2014, at Pacific Care Center in Hoquiam. She was 99.

Following high school in Portland, Oregon, she moved to Montesano. She was a former member of St. Margaretes Guild and worked on the Feed the Hungry program for many years.

There will be a private family viewing. A funeral mass is scheduled for 11 a.m., Thursday, June 5, at St. Mary Catholic Church followed, by a reception in the parish hall. A graveside committal service will take place at 2 p.m. at Fern Hill Cemetery in Aberdeen.

James Allen Bowman

James Allen Bowman of Central Park died Sunday, May 25, 2014 at Grays Harbor Community Hospital. He was 90.

He grew up in Montana, worked on a farm and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Philippines and China. He moved to Aberdeen in 1946, where he married, had a family and worked for Hoquiam Plywood until his retirement

Funeral service was slated to happen on June 3 at the chapel at Harrison Family Mortuary.

Arrangements are by Harrison Family Mortuary of Montesano.