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Jessica Chandler Sylvanus

Omak, Wash.

Former Okanogan librarian and longtime community member Jessica Chandler Sylvanus died Jan. 30, 2015, at Regency-Omak. She was 86. Services will be announced in the spring.

Albert Coleman Bledsoe

Omak, Wash.

Albert ‘Shorty’ Coleman Bledsoe, 88, went to be with his lord and savior Jan. 16, 2015, at his home on Omak Mountain with friends by his side. Shorty was born Jan. 14, 1927, in Meridian, Miss., to Thomas and Emma ...

Ethelyn Meryl Apple

Omak, Wash.

Ethelyn Meryl Apple, 100, beloved mother, passed away Jan. 19, 2015, at Rose Garden Estates in Omak, Wash. She was born Ethelyn Calentine, on Aug. 8, 1914, to Bessie Mae McCulley in Joplin. She was the oldest of three children. ...

Phyllis Aldean Metz Billups

Omak, Wash.

Phyllis Aldean Metz Billups Sept. 12, 1924 - Jan. 19, 2015 Phyllis Aldean Metz Billups, 90, of Omak, Wash., passed away Jan. 19, 2015. Phyllis was born Sept. 12, 1924, to Orvil and Muriel Metz in Hardesty, Alberta, Canada,. She ...

Gene Eldon DeLys Sr.

1934-2014 On Oct. 22, 2014, headed to the “Klondike Nugget Mine” of his dreams. He was born the oldest of four siblings on a farm in rural Missouri during the Depression and times were tough. Both sides of his parents ...

Randall Wayne Schreckengast

Randall Wayne ‘Randy’ Schreckengast born March 17, 1953, and died Dec. 17, 2014. He was the son of Wilford and Donna Schreckengast, lifelong residents of Okanogan, Wash. His birth was as their second child, but the first of three sons. ...

Joseph William Schneider

Mesa, Ariz.

Joseph William Schneider, 78, died suddenly Dec. 21, 2014, while wintering in Mesa, Ariz. He was born to George and Helen (Wells) Schneider on May 23, 1936, in Okanogan, Wash.. He attended the one-room Long Lake School on the Colville ...

Barbara J. Bell

Everett, Wash.

Barbara J. Bell passed away Jan. 7, 2015, in Everett, Wash. She was born Nov. 1, 1966, in Seattle, Wash. Barbara graduated from James A. Garfield High School in Seattle and Washington State University in Pullman, Wash. She married Gil ...

Edwin Smith

Omak, Wash.

1924 - 2014 Edwin “Walt” Smith, 90, beloved husband and father, passed away at Regency Care Center in Omak on Dec. 31, 2014, from a stroke. Walt was born at home in Carrolls, Wash, Nov. 15, 1924, to Percy A. ...

Mary Louise Friebus

Mary Louise Friebus passed away Dec. 31, 2014. Her children, Patti McSwane Lein, Victor McSwane, John Friebus and Bernadine Friebus Yancey and her husband, Tony, her grandsons, Michael and Alan, as well as others, all gathered to be with her ...

Harry Gallup Sanford Jr.

Omak, Wash.

Harry Gallup Sanford Jr., 82, Omak, Wash., passed away at his home on Dec. 30, 2014. He was born in Denver, Colo., on Dec. 17, 1932, to Harry Gallup Sanford, Sr. and Ruth Wood Sanford. He joined older sister, Lucietta ...

Delores Grace Menendez

Shreveport, La.

Delores Grace Menendez, 81, of Shreveport, La., passed away Dec. 31, 2014. She was the second child of six born in Methow, Wash., on June 23, 1933. Born to Elgie Eugene Moore and Eva Hole Moore. When she was 2 ...

Anna Marie Carlson Rudel

Kennewick, Wash.

Anna ‘Marie’ Carlson Rudel died Jan. 7, 2015, in Kennewick, Wash. She was born May 21, 1919, in Okanogan, Wash. The daughter of Swedish immigrants, Carl and Anna Carlson, she graduated from Okanogan High School in 1937 and was voted ...

Irene E. Rehm

March 23, 1911, to Jan. 4, 2015. Irene E. Rehm woke up with the Angels on Jan. 4, 2015. Irene was born to Karl and Sophie Wellsandt on March 23, 1911, in Ritzville, Wash. On Sept. 6, 1931, she married ...

Josephine J. Fancher

Okanogan, Wash.

Josephine J. Fancher, 92, went to be with our Lord Jesus Jan. 3, 2015. “Jo” was born Jan. 27, 1922, in Okanogan, Wash., to William and Mabel VanLiew. She was a proud graduate of Washington State University, earning a bachelors ...

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