Obituary

Milton M Gordon - born 2/12/1936 passed away in Olympia of a massive heart attack 10/23/14.  He is survived by his loving wife Molly and children Gay, Scott (Helen) and Jeff Gordon (Pamela) and grandaughter Amanda of Texas.  A celebration of his life will be Sunday 11/16/14 at the Masonic Lodge next door to Gordon's Garden Center 308 Yelm Ave Yelm from 1PM to 3PM.  Come share some wine and wonderful food and you favorite Milt story, if you like.

June 19, 1943 - April 13, 2014

Alan Edward Olson, age 70, of Yelm passed away at his home Saturday, April 13, 2014.

Born in Tiviton, Rhode Island to Martha Hammond Olson and Oscar Evald Olson, Alan enjoyed living near the ocean and spending summer’s on his grandparents’ tobacco farm in Amherst.

Around the age of 13, he became active in Boy Scouts where he earned the distinction of Eagle Scout and ran his paper route. His love for the trumpet began around this time as well, eventually leading him to Eastman School of Music. While attending John Marshall High School in Rochester, New York, Alan participated in wrestling and football and more than a few pranks.

Darlene Marie Remillard was born May 3, 1931 in Everett Wa. From her father she inherited a connection with nature and a love for plants. She grew up in south Seattle, where she went to high school and met my father, Alan Stanley. As a young women, she insisted on the "natural" path, like demanding natural child birth for her children in an era when it was considered passe in the hospitals. When I was a teenager, my friends all thought she was "cool"--an original hippie mom. She cooked well, sometimes brilliantly, but by the mid 1970's the inside of her refrigerator looked like an alien world, filled with colored jars of questionably edible things. Food became more of an ideological alchemical art project. My youngest brother--9 years behind me--survived by learning to feed himself (he was born on her birthday)

DEAR FRIENDS...

A MEMORIAL SERVICE for CLIFF KEESLAR will be held from 1:00 to 2:00pm this Saturday (January 25) at RSE (14507 Yelm Hwy SE, Yelm, WA). Gates will open –- on 93rd Avenue SE –- at 12-noon.

Clifford Ray Keeslar, 76 – also ...affectionately known as CR, CRK, Double “D”, Clip, Lunch Box, and Jack –- passed away in Yelm on Sunday, January 5, 2014. He was born on June 2, 1937, in Elkhart, Indiana. He was the son of Don and Roxa (VanDorsten) Keeslar.