Buckley resident Dixie Lee Markle, 71, died the morning of Oct. 24, 2015, due to lung cancer. She died at the Gig Harbor hospital with family at her side.
She was born Jan. 22, 1944, in Seattle to Chester L. and Anna (Hartley) Dugan. The family, including six sisters and two brothers, moved to Palmer and she attended school in Selleck. She moved to Stanwood, Wash., in 1984 and for 27 years worked at Josephine Nursing Home. In 2011, she moved to Buckley and lived with her sister, Mert.
She is survived by son Jeff Markle; brother Bud (Judy) Dugan; sisters Marilyn Fell, Myrtle Moreda, Pam (Bob) Serrano and Terry Dugan; brother-in-law Jim Jewell; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by brother Eddie Dugan and sisters Delores Jewell and Sylvia Kerr.
A celebration of her life took place Sunday, Nov. 1, at the Buckley Eagles.
Bills show hundreds of residents doubled or tripled their water usage in the past two months, but many say they’ve not increased, or even decreased, their water consumption, and the city’s system must be wrong.
For the last decade, Ellen Boyd has been taking care the city of Buckley, most recently as its director of the youth center, senior center and parks department. So when Ellen was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian germ cell cancer, her friends decided it was time the community she dedicated her life to should come out to support her.
Mushroom pickers hiking just outside Greenwater recently stumbled upon a spooky scene — a human skull among the ‘shrooms.
Oakpointe is gearing up to start home construction in the Ten Trails project in Black Diamond — the developer is only waiting for is final authorization by the City Council. Final plat authorization was submitted by Oakpointe to city staff on Aug. 30, and after staff review, sent to the City Council for action on the Oct. 5 meeting. Council tabled the item to the Oct. 19 meeting. Additionally, a new roundabout opened in the city.
Some Black Diamond residents have been the target of a recent phone scam by an individual that identifies themselves as a police officer, at times using a legitimate officer’s name.