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Margaret Laycock

Margaret Laycock, 89, passed away Feb. 23, 2015, at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. She was born May 9, 1925, to William and Martha Hunteman in Seattle, Wash. She graduated from Queen Anne High School in 1943 and moved ...

Richard Lawrence

Richard “Slim” Lawrence, 52, died suddenly on March 3, 2015. He was born June 17, 1962, in Richland Wash., and graduated from Richland High School in 1980. He continued his education at Columbia Basin College, where he studied welding. During ...

Alta Sype

Alta Sype, 88, passed away March 4, 2015. Alta Amelia was born Oct. 14, 1926, in a family of seven children born to Mary and W. Easton Galway in Cimarron, N. M. Her twin sister, Alma ,arrived only 15 minutes ...

Robert Day, Jr.

Robert “Bubba” Day Jr., 67, passed away Feb. 2, 2015, of leukemia. He was born Sept. 7, 1947, in Wichita, Kan., to Bob and Betty Day. He moved to Seattle, Wash., at an early age. He graduated from Shorecrest High ...

Nicholas Stanger

Nicholas Patrick Stanger, 25, of Nespelem, Wash., passed away March 4, 2015. He was born May 7, 1989, in Spokane, Wash., to Robert L. and Lily C. Stanger. Nicholas lived in Nespelem his whole life. He graduated from Lake Roosevelt ...

Manuel Corona

Manuel Torres Corona, 76, passed away on Monday, March 9, 2015 in Wenatchee, WA. He was born on December 28, 1938 in Mexico. He resided in Jocotepec, and Chquilistlan Jalisco, Mexico. In 1961 he became a resident of the United ...

Billy Douglas

Billy Douglas, 76, passed away Feb. 25, 2015. Previously of Lynnwood, Wash., Bill co-owned Westgate Plumbing until his retirement in 2002. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was stationed in Germany and served faithfully from 1956–1959. Since his retirement, ...

Hilda Friebus

Hilda E. Friebus, 98, daughter of Otto and Dora Klotz, went to be with her Lord, Feb 28, 2015. She was born at home near the town of Stuttgard, in Phillips County, Kan., on Aug. 2, 1916. She was baptized ...

James Hand

James “Jim” Edward Hand, 62, of Malott, Wash., passed away Feb. 24, 2015. Jim was born at Omak Hospital on Aug. 30, 1952, to Keith and Ilene Hand. He was raised in Malott, attended Okanogan schools and graduated in 1970. ...

Gene Washburn

Gene Washburn, 80, of Malott, Wash., passed away Feb.24, 2015. He was born to Oliver and Ruth Washburn in Mackinaw, Ill. Gene grew up on the family farm and attended a one-room school house. He spent many hours working on ...

Thomas Allen

Thomas Boone Allen, 55, my soulmate, best friend and husband died Feb. 6, 2015, from pancreatic cancer. Tom was born in Fallon, Nev., abandoned at age 3 in Los Angeles, Calif., lived in foster homes, and found by his father ...

Richard Vest

Richard “Bud” Vest, 88, passed away Feb. 18, 2015, at Mid-Valley Hospital in Omak, Wash., surrounded by family and friends. Bud was born June 4, 1926 in Wenatchee, Wash., to Opal and Charles Vest. He graduated from Omak High School ...

Gerald Oakes

Gerald Oakes, 80, of Tonasket, Wash., met his Lord and Savior on Feb. 24, 2015, where he passed away peacefully at North Valley Hospital in Tonasket. Gerald was born Jan. 7, 1935, in Tonasket on North Pine Creek along with ...

Janice Fitzhugh

Janice Lynn Fitzhugh, 72, passed away peacefully Feb. 26, 2015, in Spokane, Wash., surrounded by her children, grandchildren and one sister. Janice was born June 29, 1942, in Sacramento, Calif., to Earl and June Sweaney Galbraith. Janice was the third ...

Donald Fritts

Donald Harry Fritts, 87, of Sun City, Ariz., died Feb. 13, 2015. Don was born Nov. 12, 1927, in White Salmon, Wash. Upon graduation from Okanogan High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving on the U.S.S. Pensacola and ...

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