July 15, 2002
Michael E. Redd
Michael Redd passed away at home June 29 of lung cancer. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and Merchant Marines and a charter president of the Holiday Valley Altrusa Club. He was nominated for the District Twelve Outstanding Altrusan Award in 2002 and recognized for special service at their recent conference in Missoula, Mont. In 1984 he founded Allied Manufacturing Co. of Longview and was owner/CEO until his retirement in 2000. He was a Rotary member in Longview.
Mr. Redd is survived by his wife, Peg; children, Todd and Eric Redd, both of Everett, Brad and Patricia Baumgarte of Glendale, Ariz.; Julie Anne and Randy Halsey of Woodinville, Donald Mitchel and Debbie Toftdahl and grandchildren, Tricia Toftdahl of Fullerton, Calif. and Scott Baumgarte of Portland, Ore.,and sister, Shirley Smith of Marysville.
A memorial fund has been established in his name at the Mason County Senior Activities Assn. where the Redds, along with the Holiday Valley Altrusa and newly-chartered Mason County Altrusa clubs have established a source of funds for low income senior citizens who need help purchasing medications. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to that fund through Karen Popke, MCSAA Executive Director, PO Box 1066, Shelton, WA 98584.
Services were held on a fishing boat out of Ilwaco for family, close fishing buddies and good friends.
Paul William Gjefle Sr.
Paul was born to Christian and Amalia Gjefle on Feb. 2, 1925, in Billings, Mont., and died July 3 in Bothell at the age of 77. He grew up in Laurel, Mont., and after graduating from Laurel High School in 1943 immediately joined the Army. He was assigned to the 687th Field Artillery on the European Front and fought in the Battle of the Bulge before being discharged in 1945. He later attended the University of Montana in Missoula and along with his family owned and operated the Shady Grove Motel.
In 1949 Paul married Joann Elliott and together they had four children. After returning to Laurel in 1960, they owned and operated The Cheerio Bar and Lounge and later the Flower Shoppe and Marshall Apartments.
Paul was a member of Corinthians Lodge #72 of the Masonic Order, as well as a member of the Laurel Lions Club and the VFW.
In the early 1980s, Paul and Joann moved to Woodinville to be near their children. His health caused him to retire in 1985 and he turned to gardening.
For several years his spectacular garden and yard kept him busy from dawn to dusk and he delighted the neighborhood with flowers and produce.
He is survived by his wife Joann of Kenmore, as well as his daughters and their families: Susan Gjefle and grandson William Thomas of Burien, Judy and John Koppelman and grandson Nathan and Matthew Koppelman of Seattle, Christy and Trent Hudak and granddaughter Lauren Hudak and grandson Chandler Hudal of Issaquah.
He was preceded in death by his son, Paul William Gjefle Jr., as well as his parents and his brother, Ralph.
A memorial service was held July 15 at the Bothell United Methodist Church.
Memorials may be made to the Shrine Children's Hospital in Spokane, Wash., or The Cancer Society.