2004-03-18T00:00:00Z OBITUARIES Longview Daily News
March 18, 2004 12:00 am

Charles A. "Chuck" Rich


   Charles "Chuck" Allen Rich, 48, of Longview passed away on March 11, 2004 of natural causes. He was born August 1, 1955 in Longview to Billie and Doris (Busby) Rich. He lived in Longview his entire life.

   Chuck was a 1973 graduate of Mark Morris High School. He was a U.S. Army Veteran. Chuck's last job was as a landscaper.

   He truly enjoyed this job

   because of his love of the outdoors. Chuck

   enjoyed camping, visiting with friends and sports. The New York Yankees were his favorite team. He also liked listening to country music especially the song "My Maria".

    Chuck loved spending time with his Dachshund, "Jamie". Chuck was very funny and had a great sense of humor. He liked to joke and tease his friends and family. He was very loyal to his friends and loved his family very much. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Chuck was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; a great-niece; a great nephew; many good friends; and his companion of many years, Delores Casey.He is survived by sister, Sharon McCarthy of Vancouver; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Billie and Richard Gibbons of Vancouver, Marcia and Lonnie Hage of Longview, Marilyn and Don Schwingdorf of Longview and Yvonne and Dan Gorans of Longview; two aunts; nine nieces and nephews; and 21 great-nieces and nephews.A Memorial service will be held at 1:00p.m. on Saturday, March 20, 2004 at Steele Chapel with Don Sheldon officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the 1414 Club, 1414 12th Ave, Longview, WA 98632 or to Community Home Health & Hospice, 1035 11th Ave, Longview, WA 98632.Steele Chapel at Longview Memorial Park and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

Agnes Eleanor (McGinley, Johnston

   "Aggie"Gentle Blue-Eyed LadyAgnes Eleanor Johnston (McGinley, Howell) passed away March 16, 2004 at her daughter Jeannie's home surrounded by her loving family.

   She was born in Montana in 1917 and came to Longview in 1923.

   She was the daughter of Edward F. McGinley Sr. and Sarah M. Mehrens.

   They were one of the first pioneer families to the area.

   Agnes graduated from R.A. Long High School in 1935.Agnes led others by example and never fatigued from offering hope, compassion and care to anyone who crossed her path.

   She tried to lighten the burdens of others and exhibited enormous courage in the face of hardship and pain.

   There were always kind words and deeds.

   She looked deeply into a person's eyes and could see the reflection of God.

   At 86 years of age her spirit was powerful.

   She believed in a set of self-imposed "Aggie Rules":

   to love God, to be good to others, to expect nothing in return, and to always look your best.Agnes is preceded in death by Eugene D. Howell, her first husband, and Frank W. Johnston Sr., her second husband; and, her son Robert W. Howell.

   Survivors include a brother, Ray McGinley of Beaverton, Oregon; childrenDon, Tom, Jerry and Mark Howell, Jeannie Daniels, Kathleen Corbin; and step children, Jim, Frank Jr., Bob, Gary and Linda Johnston and a large extended family.

   She had over 60 grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.There will be a prayer Vigil March 18, 2004 at 7 pm and a funeral Mass on March 19, 2004 at 11 am, both services at St. Rose Catholic Church, Longview.Freinds will be welcome to pay their respects from 12 - 6pm Thursday at Columbia Funeral Service.Memorial contributions may be made toCommunity Home Health & Hospice, PO Box 2067, Longview, WA 98632.Columbia Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Thomas L. Daggy


   Thomas Leon Daggy, 51, of Kelso died March 14, 20004 at the Hospice Care Center. He was born on April 13, 1952 in Lubbock, Texas to Marjorie Vetch and Larry Daggy. He lived in the local area for 36 years. Mr. Daggy graduated from Kelso High School class of '70. He worked as a contractor. On September 6, 1980 he married Jodie Salte in Longview.Mr. Daggy was very outgoing. He was a very loving husband, father and friend. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoyed fishing, working in his shop and walking his dogs. He held a special place in his heart for his nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his father, Larry Daggy; mother, Marjorie Vetch; brother, Rocky Daggy; and nephew, Zachary Miller.Survivors include his wife, Jodie Daggy of Kelso; daughter, Nicole Daggy of Kelso; son, Tyler Daggy of Kelso; a son from a previous marriage, Chad Daggy of Kelso; brother, Randy Daggy of Carson, Washington; sister, Jackie Rouska of Craig, Colorado; and several nieces and nephews. A Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, March 22, 2004 at the

   Kelso/Longview Seventh-Day Adventist, 77 Solomon Rd, Kelso, with Pastor Dave Livermore officiating.Memorial contributions may be made to Community Home Health & Hospice, PO Box 2067, Longview, WA 98632.Dahl-McVicker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ronald R. Coulombe

   Ronald R. Coulombe, 79, of Longview, passed away on March

   14, 2004 at the Hospice Care Center surrounded by his family.

   He was born on July 1, 1924 in Longview to Emil and Rachel

   Coulombe. He was a lifelong Longview resident and attended

   schools here, graduating from R.A. Long High School. On

   September 28, 1947 he married Betty Fisher.Mr. Coulombe

   served in the U.S. Army in transportation. He served mostly in

   Northern Canada and Alaska but also spent time in

   Francetransporting prisoners.

   In 1986 he retired as a longshoreman after 37 years.He was a

   member of the First United Methodist Church, Kelso Masonic

   Lodge #94, and the ILWU #21 for 37 years. Mr. Coulombe was

   passionate about the outdoors, he enjoyed hunting and fishing.

   He loved to travel around the country and he took many cruises.

   He was a dedicated clam digger and loved spending time at

   their beach place. He was a talented swimmer and diver in his

   younger days. He enjoyed watching western movies and his wife

   Betty learned to like them also. Mr. Coulombe was a creative

   man, he made intricate woodwork trunks, clocks and baskets,

   always giving them to family members. He had training at

   Portland Bakery School and made wedding cakes for the

   family. He traveled to Indiana last August to attend the wedding

   of his granddaughter and made it even more special by making

   the cake. He was a special family man full of life and loved by

   all family and friends. He had a great smile and could make

   everyone feel good. He was always supportive of his

   grandchildren's many activities, traveling to many states to

   watch them participate. Many people were touched by his life.

   He was preceded in death by his brother, Leo Coulombe; and

   several brothers-in-law. Mr. Coulombe is survived by his wife,

   Betty F. Coulombe of Longview; two sons, Travis Coulombe of

   Longview and Neil Coulombe of Sammamish, Wash.; daughter,

   Ronda Gregory of Bellevue, Wash.;three grandsons, Richard

   Gregory and Darryl Coulombe both of Gresham, Ore.

   andWilliam Coulombe of Sammamish, Wash.; three

   granddaughters, Tammy Smith of Kennewick, Wash., Crystal

   Hazes of Bellevue, Wash., and Katie Coulombe of Sammamish,

   Wash.; two sisters, Estelle Johnson of Kelso and Linine

   Randolph of Longview; numerous nieces, nephews, and

   cousins; many, many friends; two sisters-in-law, Betty Coulombe

   of Longview and Delores Fotheringill of Longview;

   brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ralph and Bonnie Fisher of

   Kirkland, Wash.A Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on

   Saturday, March 20, 2004 at Kelso First United Methodist

   Church with Pastor Robert Henre officiating. Concluding &

   internment will follow at Green Hills Memorial Gardens. There

   will be no viewing as Ron wanted everyone to remember him as

   he was.Memorial contributionsmay be made to Kelso First

   United Methodist Church, 206 Cowlitz Way, Kelso, WA 98626,

   Community Home Health & Hospice, PO Box 2067, Longview,

   WA 98632 or to a charity of choice. Dahl-McVicker Funeral

   Home is in charge of arrangements. A special thank you to the

   nurses and staff at St. John ICU & Hospice for your tender care.

   You are very special people! He will be greatly missed by family

   and friends but never forgotten. We Love You! Betty, Travis,

   Neil, Ronda, grandchildren and all the family.


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