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On “The Walking Dead,” Laurie Fortier portrays Agatha, the leader of a new group on the popular series – now in its 11th season. “Agatha is a bada--,” said the actress, who splits her time between Los Angeles and Atlanta. (She’s a) knives expert. So, to prepare for (playing) her, I trained with a Filipino knife expert.” Joking, she added that Agatha would make a resourceful travel companion. “I think I’d like to go camping with Agatha – maybe Yosemite,” she said. “I imagine she’d know how to pitch a tent, fish and make a fire.”

Schafer — Catherine M., 93 of Longview, died Sept. 22 i Kelso. Columbia Funeral Service.

With his latest movie, “Blue Bayou,” award-winning filmmaker Justin Chon (“Gook,” “Ms. Purple”) explores the plight of Antonio LeBlanc, a New Orleans man who was adopted as a baby and is facing deportation, due to his lack of U.S. citizenship. Based on the real-life cases of adults who literally were sent back to “where they came from,” the movie had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, before its September theatrical release. The Los Angeles-based artist wrote, directed, and acted in “Blue Bayou,” which also stars Academy Award winner Alicia Vikander as his wife.

Brown — Janet, 71, of La Center, died Sept. 13 at Ray Hickey Hospice House, Vancouver. Steele Chapel at Longview Memorial Park. 

Clark — Linda M., 73, of Woodland, died Sept. 3 at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, Vancouver. 

Benjamin — Leona M., 84, of Kelso, died Aug. 27 at Ray Hickey Hospice House, Vancouver. Steele Chapel at Longview Memorial Park. 

Cothren —  Betty Jane (Byers), 77, of Centralia, died Aug. 19 at PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center.  

Born in Canada and based out of Vancouver, British Columbia, costume designer Beverley Huynh said after childhood vacations to California, Hawaii and the Bahamas, her family went on a trip that changed her life. “We were in Vietnam for six weeks and I got to see my parents’ childhood home, met family I didn't know, and got to connect with my roots,” said Huynh, whose work has been featured on “Van Helsing,” “A Million Little Things” and “Arrow.” “It oddly felt like home. Going to Vietnam felt like I was connecting with a piece of me I felt was missing. That trip changed everything and travel became a part of me that I never want to give up.” See more of Huynh’s work on Instagram (@bevwincostumes) and her website (www.bevwin.com).

Briggs — Frances C., 83, of Vancouver, died Aug 5 at the Adult Elder Care in Vancouver. Cattermole Funeral Home, Winlock.

Brusco — Edward Arthur, 97, of Kelso, died at home. Steele Chapel at Longview Memorial Park.

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