Public Memorial Service for Commissioner Stamper Set for Oct. 28

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A memorial service open to the public will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds for Gary Stamper, the Lewis County commissioner who died last month of COVID-19 at the age of 67.

The service is being hosted by Lewis County and the Board of County Commissioners on behalf of the Stamper family.

“A former principal, teacher and coach, Stamper touched many lives throughout Lewis County and beyond even before joining the BOCC in 2015,” read a county news release.

Pastor Wayne Nelson will officiate the service. Light refreshments will be provided at the fairgrounds following the event.

The Stamper family will hold a private ceremony at a later date. Arrangements are being made by Cattermole Funeral Home in Winlock.

The Board of County Commissioners’ office continues to collect cards and well wishes for Stamper’s family, which can be mailed or dropped off at the office at 351 Northwest North St. in Chehalis.

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