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Ardis Irene Jorgensen Ardis Irene Jorgensen was born April, 6, 1933 and passed away on Aug. 17, 2014. Ardis was an adventurer through life. As a young girl she moved from the Nebraska farm lands with her parents, Kay and Cecil Davenport, along with her sister, Donna to eventually settle in Chehalis where she enjoyed many fond memories growing up on the West Side. After graduating from Chehalis High School and Centralia College she worked briefly as a dental assistant. She married Quay Jorgensen, and as a young bride, traveled to Costa Rica with her husband. She lived on a coffee finca, waiting for her daughter Lorie to be born. Later she would recall the trip, driving a car through Central America in the 50s with her husband and small baby, to return to the Pacific Northwest and marvel at the adventure of that trip. Along with her daughter, Lorie, Ardis had three sons, Neil, Jens and Hans Jorgensen. She enjoyed raising her family in Chehalis and later in Lakewood, Washington. Ardis took up running before running was popular. She continued to run around the lake for many years, participating in organized runs and winning local awards. After hanging up her running shoes, she discovered the joys of Volksmarching and biking, exploring many unfamiliar areas around the state with her friends and family. As an active disaster volunteer with the Red Cross Madigan, she was responsible for urgent response and traveled around the United States as well as to American Samoa, to assist after flood events. Ardis was active at home as well, volunteering at the Pantages Theater in Tacoma for many years, always enjoying the wonderful music. It was there that she met her dearest friend Phylis. Later Ardis, Phylis and friend Nadine, spent many hours enjoying coffee and friendships great gifts. Ardis experienced the world by bicycle, boat or bus. She loved her many trips with Discovery Tours where she met cherished friends, traveling the states and abroad. She saw Europe by bike numerous times, her last trip at 73 years old! In her later years she became close friends with Rose Spogen and would stay at Rose's home in Chehalis for extended visits. She eventually traveled to Rose's hometown in Red Lodge Montana and fell in love with the town and the people she came to know. All those that shared Ardis's life knew that she adored renaming people and their dogs. She had a wonderfully positive attitude and lived her life without compromising her values. Ardis was a natural leader, but gratefully turned her care over to her four children, each of who participated in her end of life care. A service for Ardis will be held at the Chehalis Methodist Church on Sept. 2, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. To view the obituary, please go to
Pub Date: 8/28/2014

Diana M. West Born to Joseph and Genevieve Rugers on July 17, 1947, passed away on August 23, 2014 at the age of 67. Survived by sister Carol Wells, husband Wayne. Married Martin A. West Jr. on May 27, 1966. Two daughters, Sherida Watson, husband John, son Jacob Everhardt and second daughter Brenda Atkisson, husband Shane, 4 children, Savana, Douglas, Saria, and Sienna, 1 great-granddaughter, Anya Marie. Memorial service to be held August 30, 2014 at Gig Harbor Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Stake Center on Peacock Hill at 10:30 a.m.
Pub Date: 8/28/2014

Elizabeth Davis With heavy hearts, the family of Elizabeth Davis announces her swift and peaceful passing from this life on August 25th. Liz was born on January 24, 1924, the youngest of three daughters, to David and Olive Main. Liz was active in PEO for many years, and was a devoted congregant at Christ Church of Puyallup. She was a joyous fan of the outdoors, loved the company of dogs for her entire life, and tended to many in the canine community of Puyallup. Her joy with her dogs was only surpassed by her love of family, and her wonderful laughter will be missed by us all. Liz was preceded in death by her husband John Evan Davis. She is survived by sons David Sharrock of Vancouver Island, B.C., Steve Sharrock of Denman Island, B.C., and Evan Davis of Marina del Rey, California, daughter Marty Bol of Auburn, Washington, and a very large and loving family of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Bequests may be made to Christ Church of Puyallup or The Humane Society of Tacoma-Pierce County. A memorial service will be held at Christ Church of Puyallup, 210 Fifth Street SW, Puyallup, Washington, at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 31, 2014. A reception will follow. Arrangements by Hill Funeral Home, 253-845-1172
Pub Date: 8/28/2014

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