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Jennifer Ann Drader Morgan

Okanogan, WA

Jennifer Ann (Drader) Morgan, 44 of Okanogan, Wash., passed away Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018 from injuries resulting from a motorcycle accident. She was born in Ronan, Mont., July 10, 1974 to Everett and Janet Drader. She grew up in Omak, ...

Janice Marlene Ewer

Vancouver, WA

Janice Marlene Ewer, 81, passed away in Vancouver, Wash., July 22, 2018. Janice was born to Leonard and Nadine Paup of Omak, Wash. She married Joseph Robbins Feb. 12, 1955. Janice was a homemaker for many years before working at ...

Daryle Steffen

Omak, WA

Daryle Steffen, 81, of Omak, Wash., a wonderful husband and father, passed away Aug. 2, 2018, at his home. He was born in Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 17, 1936, to Harry and Erica Steffen. He grew up in Scappoose, Ore., where ...

Madge Lorraine Haney

Oroville, WA

Madge Lorraine Haney, 100, of Oroville, Wash., passed away Aug. 1, 2018, peacefully in her home in Oroville. She was born Feb. 18, 1918 in Opstead, Minn., to parents Frank and Beatrice Patterson. In 1922, she moved to Oroville with ...

Lucy Elaine Beeman

Tonasket, WA

Jesus called Lucy Elaine Beeman from her earthly home, Saturday morning, July 28, 2018, to her eternal home following an extended battle with cancer, with her faithful husband, Jerry, of 49 years by her bedside. Elaine was born May 11, ...

Donna J. Bivins

Omak, WA

Donna J. Bivins, 90, passed away July 12, 2018, in Omak, Wash. Donna Judson was born May 15, 1928 to Dorothy and Lyle Judson in Osborne, Kan. On the advice of the family doctor the family left Kansas during the ...

Peter John Myxter

Peter John Myxter will always be remembered for his easy smile, quick wit, and wicked sense of humor. Pete passed away July 19, 2018, after complications from a serious stroke suffered five years earlier. Pete is survived by his wife, ...

Anne Forde Strickland

Ellisville, MS

Anne Forde Strickland, 81, of Ellisville, Miss., died Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Columbus, Miss. She is a former teacher in Omak and Oroville. After moving to Mississippi, she had a distinguished career with Laurel City Schools and Jones County ...

Kenneth Ray Storm

Omak, WA

Kenneth Ray Storm was born Nov. 3, 1945, in Omak, Wash., to Robert and Luella (Treiber) Storm, joining Jack, Don, Gerald and Ted. He married Sharon Carpenter Sept. 3, 1966, in Okanogan, Wash. Just as our life began together, hand-in-hand ...

Patsy Ann Johnson Thiements

Shoreline, WA

Patsy Ann (Johnson) Thiemens, 68, of Shoreline, Wash., passed away July 11, 2018, after an extended battle with cancer. She was born in Missoula, Mont., to Ernie and Vicki Johnson and raised in Omak, Wash. She received her Master’s Degree ...

Stephen Paul Beetchenow

Twisp, WA

Stephen Paul Beetchenow, 66, passed away at his home in Twisp, Wash., July 3, 2018. Stephen was born Aug. 5, 1951 in Seattle, Wash., to Theodore and Donna (Woodruff) Beetchenow. He was raised in the Okanogan Valley with his younger ...

Viola May Ballard

Oroville, WA

Viola May Ballard, 92, of Oroville, Wash., died June 19, 2018, at North Valley Hospital. Viola was born Dec,. 17, 1925 in Arkansas to parents, James and Leila Jane Smith. She married Edmond Ballard Sept. 6, 1941, a marriage that ...

Ara Jacqueline Imes Johnson

Ara Jacqueline Johnson (Jackie Imes), 54, went home to heaven July 4, 2018. She was the best wife, mother, daughter, and friend. She will be sadly missed, but only for a time. Jackie was the daughter of Virgil and Pearl ...

Richard W. Church

Conconully, WA

Conconully resident Dick Church was born May 18, 1928, in Erie , Pa., to Wallace P. and Marie Walz Church and grew up in Rochester, N.Y. He died July 10, 2018. At age 17, Dick enlisted in the U.S. Army ...

Mary Elis Masseth Elwell

Wenatchee, WA

In loving memory of Mary Ellis Masseth Elwell, born July 2, 1937 at Bismarck, N.D. She moved to Seattle in 1940. Schooled in Seattle, graduated from Ballard High School in 1956 and married Edward Elwell in 1957. Mary passed away ...

Mary H. Bryant Dezellem

Okanogan, WA

Mary H. Bryant Dezellem passed away July 2, 2018, at 11:38 a.m. Mary was born to Leslie and Helen Johnston Bryant on July 27, 1941 in Riverside, Calif. She was raised in Riverside and attended Riverside schools and graduated from ...

Linda Robinson

Linda Robinson was born Sept. 27, 1946, in Brewster, Wash. to Clofas and Pauline Abbott. Linda attended Brewster High School where she graduated in 1965. She attended college at Washington State University. Linda married the love of her life, Roger ...

Donald Bleakney

Omak, WA

Donald Bleakney, 89, of Omak Wash., passed away peacefully June 22, 2018, at home with his wife BJ, at his side. Don was born Aug. 6, 1928, in Hermiston, Ore., to Neil and Awilda (Harter) Bleakney. He was the next ...

Charles Virgil Allen

North Hollywood, CA

Charles Virgil Allen, 84, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at his home in North Hollywood, Calif. He was born in Searcy, Ark., April 22, 1934, to Virgil and Floy (Elliott) Allen. After moving to Poulsbo, Wash., the family then ...

Richard Studeny

Richard “Stu” Studeny went home to be with the Lord June 15, 2018, after a long illness. Richard was born Feb. 25, 1935, in Cleveland, Ohio. Richard volunteered for the Tonasket Police Department and the Okanogan County Sheriff’s for 1o ...