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John L. Skelton

Omak, WA

John L. Skelton, 83, died Feb. 15, 2018, at his home in Omak, Wash. He was born July 13, 1934, in Okanogan, Wash., to Lance F. and Vera B. Skelton. He graduated from Okanogan High School in 1952 and joined ...

Kathleen Marie Cress Christensen

Bremerton, WA

Kathleen Marie (Cress) Christensen, was born Feb. 16, 1947, at the Biles-Coleman Memorial Hospital in Omak, Wash. to Oroville “Bud” and Genevieve “Teeny” Cress, who preceded her in death. She suddenly passed away in her home Jan. 30, 2018, in ...

James William Windle

Brewster, WA

James William “Bill” Windle, 78, passed quietly at home Feb. 6, 2018. He passed the way he lived — on his own terms. Bill was born in 1939 in Brewster to Fay and Jeanne Windle of Methow. Bill attended school ...

William C. Miller Jr.

Almira, WA

William C. Miller, Jr. passed away Feb. 8, 2018, in Almira, Wash. He was born July 21, 1932, in Oakland, Calif., to Angelan Ann and William Charles Miller. “Toby” was the eldest of six boys raised in Santa Clara, Calif.. ...

Laura M. Reams-Flagg

Omak, WA

Laura M. Reams-Flagg, a lifelong resident of Omak, Wash., passed away Feb. 13, 2018. She was born Dec. 19, 1926, (Sunday) in Chewelah, Wash., to Robert and Minnie Kennedy. They moved to Okanogan, Wash., where she attended school and graduated ...

Ron L. Thomas

Tonasket, WA

Ron Thomas, 78, of Hidden Hills Tonasket, Wash., died early Saturday morning Feb. 3, 2018 at Park Place Omak. He was born Nov. 13, 1939, in Salem, Ore. His parents were Ralph and Opal Thomas. Ron grew up in eastern ...

Dr. James W. Lamberton

Brewster, WA

Dr. James W. Lamberton, D.O., 67, died Sunday morning, Jan. 28, 2018, in his home of Brewster, Wash., after a courageous battle with cancer. Jim leaves behind a lifelong legacy of kindness and generosity and was a loving husband, father, ...

Sharlyn Turner

On Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 Sharlyn Turner left this world with the same grace and beauty that she lived. She passed away in her home under the loving care of her husband, Bill; and daughter, Helen. Sharlyn was born April ...

Gene Lewis Gates

Omak, WA

Gene Lewis Gates, 82, passed away Feb. 4, 2018, in Omak, Wash. He was born in Tonasket, Wash., to his parents, Loy and Ruby Gates. After a divorce, Ruby married Clarence Field and moved her family to a ranch near ...

Eugene Kendrick Fritts

Riverside, WA

Eugene Kendrick Fritts “Rinky”, 76, of Riverside, Wash., died in Wenatchee, Wash., at Central Washington Hospital, Feb.1, 2018. Eugene was born March 18, 1941, in Tonasket, Wash., to George Eugene and Louise Sanderson Fritts. He joined the U.S. Army in ...

Florence Adelaide Case

Okanogan, WA

Florence Adelaide Case passed away peacefully, Jan. 23, 2018, surrounded by her children, sister, nephew and niece. She was born March 16, 1931, in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, to Roy and Isabell Wylet. The family moved to Okanogan, where Florence attended ...

Conchita Perez

Omak, WA

Conchita ‘Tia’ Perez, 37, of Omak, Wash. passed away Jan. 26, 2018. She was born Oct. 4, 1980, to Christi Perez and Ray Perez of Brewster, Wash. She was raised in Omak most of her life, and attended Omak High ...

Joan Elaine Morris

Joan Elaine Morris, 79, born to Leslie and Lucille Johnson in Tacoma, Wash., Oct. 19, 1938, passed away Jan. 16, 2018, in Burlington, Wash., where she had lived with her daughter and son-in-law, Pamala and Larry Prentice for the past ...

Stuart Earl Ramsey

Tonasket, WA

Stuart Earl Ramsey, 83, died Jan. 26, 2018, in Tonasket. He was born Aug. 14, 1934, in Auburn, Wash., to parents Earl and Christine (Burke) Ramsey. He attended school in Sultan, Wash., before joining the U.S. Naval Reserve, San Diego ...

Jim Morgan

Omak, WA

On Jan. 26, 2018, Jim Morgan, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend of the community passed away peacefully. Jim was born in May 1943 and leaves behind numerous relatives and friends who will miss him dearly. Jim was ...