Dorothy Ann Nixon died May 26, 2011, in Puyallup. She was 51.
She was born Jan. 27, 1960, in Greenport, Long Island, N.Y. She was a nine-year survivor of breast cancer who will be remembered for putting others first.
Survivors include life partner Michael Kurlee of Buckley; sons Kyle Beazley of Federal Way and Adam Nixon of Seattle; daughter Stephanie Hamm of Paris, Tenn.; sisters Ronnie Sterns and husband Ryan of Spokane, Wash., and Carolyn Sears and husband Joseph of Buckley; brother James Ogar and wife Mylan of Renton, Wash.; father James Ogar and wife Ann of Algona, Wash.; mother Norma Ogar of Spokane; and four grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Puget Sound Affiliate of Susan G. Komen Foundation, 112 5th Ave. N. Seattle, 98109.
A celebration of life will be planned at the family home at a later date.
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.
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.
The Courier-Herald is publishing a three-part debate between Black Diamond Mayor Carol Benson and her opponent Judy Baxley. Last week, candidates answered questions concerning the city, and what they would do as mayor to address any issues. This week, Part 2, is a chance for candidates to rebut their opponent’s statements. Part 3 will wrap-up with final statements.
The $5.4 billion spent to expand the Panama Canal is paying off for East Coast and Gulf of Mexico seaports; however, it is putting more pressure on the Northwest to remain competitive.
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.