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Evelyn M. Taylor

Omak, WA

Evelyn M. Taylor, 99, died Dec. 16, 2017, at Mid-Valley Hospital after a brief illness. Evelyn had been living at Apple Springs Senior Living in Omak since 2011, but her residence was Conconully, Wash. She was born in Missoula, Mont., ...

Darlene Joyce Laughery Smith

Hillsboro, OR

Darlene Joyce (Laughery) Smith was born Nov. 10, 1939 in Omak, Wash., to Clarence and Lena Laughery and passed April 9, 2018, at her home in Hillsboro, Ore. She graduated from Omak High School in 1957 and lived in the ...

Susan Wilson

Omak, WA

Susan Wilson of Omak, Wash., died April 4, 2018, in Spokane, Wash. Susan was born in Mansfield, Ohio to parents Charles and Mary L. Wilson. She moved to Tonasket, Wash., in 1982 to take care of her grandfather, Albert Church. ...

James Berlyn Fenison

“Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow” Isaiah 1:18. James Berlyn Fenison, ‘JB’, as he was known, moved to his heavenly home April 7, 2018, after several years of declining health. Celebration of his ...

Ernest Dale Lay

Seattle, WA

Ernie Dale Lay, 86, passed away Friday, March 23, 2018. He was born in Arkansas City, Kans., March 10, 1932, to Willard "Wid" and Nettie Melvina (Poore) Lay. Ernie lived in Oregon until moving to Okanogan, Wash., in the 5th ...

Emma Gertrude LeRoy

Havillah, WA

Emma Gertrude LeRoy was born Dec. 15, 1921 to Garritt and Martha Visser in Havillah, Wash., the only girl of eleven children. Emma attended Havillah and Bonaparte one room schools before graduating from Tonasket High School. On March 14, 1942, ...

Calvin Lehrman

Calvin ‘Cal’ Lehrman, 63, passed away Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018, at 5:40 p.m., after suffering a stroke. Calvin was born Feb. 5, 1955, in Omak, Wash., to Edward and Barbara (Redenbach) Lehrman. Cal is survived by his wife of ...

Brian Lee Horner

Okanogan, WA

Brian Lee Horner, 60, passed peacefully at his home in Okanogan, Wash., the evening of April 2, 2018. He was surrounded by his loving family. Brian came into this world Nov. 15, 1957 to Fred and Corrine Horner, in Brewster, ...

Lila L. Breshears

Yakima, WA

Lila L. Breshears, 92, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at Living Care Retirement Community in Yakima, Wash. She came into the world April 10, 1925 at home near Tonasket, Wash. She was the oldest of five children born ...

Jean Carol Brattain Anderson

Former Tonasket resident

Jean Carol (Brattain) Anderson, 87, a native of Tonasket, Wash., died March 28, 2018, at the Regency on Whidbey care facility in Oak Harbor, Wash. She was born Dec. 7, 1930 in Tonasket. Her parents were William Leslie Brattain and ...

William John Pyper

Tonasket, WA

William John Pyper was born Aug. 20, 1917, in Chester, Mont., to Elsie and James Pyper. In 1920, Elsie and James moved to Sunnyslope for work. About 1922, the family moved to the Ellisforde area where Bill’s father worked in ...

Daniel 'Ray' Schrock

Aberdeen, WA

In loving memory of our son, Daniel ‘Ray’ Schrock, 49, of Aberdeen, Wash. Ray was born March 22, 1969 in Boise, Idaho to Dan R. and Kathleene Schrock. He passed away March 28, 2018, in Olympia, Wash., after a massive ...

Dale Joseph Mullen

Dale Joseph Mullen went to be with his Lord and Savior March 28, 2018. He passed peacefully in his home surrounded by loved ones after a short battle with Parkinson’s. Dale was born Sept. 17, 1934, in Kelso, Wash., to ...

Darrel E. Bunch

Havillah, WA

Darrel E. Bunch, born April 8, 1931, in Molson, Wash., to Elmer and Elizabeth Bunch, passed away at home in Havillah, Wash., on March 20, 2018. Darrel was a graduate of Tonasket High School class of 1949. He purchased a ...

Barbara Jean Cheetham Rothrock

Omak, WA

Barbara Jean (Cheetham) Rothrock, 83, was born March 4, 1935, in Okanogan, Wash., and passed away peacefully in her sleep with her family by her side on March 19, 2018, in Omak, Wash. She had a deep love of her ...

James Willard Derting

Okanogan, WA

James Willard Derting of Okanogan, Wash., died March 22, 2018, at his home surrounded by family. Jim was born Jan. 22, 1934, at home in the Colockum to Charley and Mary Derting. He was the eighth of nine children. He ...

Joanna Lambert

Wenatchee, WA

Joanna Lambert, beloved mother, grandmother, wife, daughter, sister and aunt, passed away peacefully in Wenatchee March 14, 2018, as a result of a car accident in 2013. She was born in Brewster, Wash., March 10, 1966, the daughter of Troy ...

Marjorie M. Harrett Andresen

Moses Lake, WA

Marjorie was born May 5, 1932 to Charles and Phyllis (Stokes) Harrett in Prince George, B.C., Canada. She passed away Feb. 24, 2018, in Moses Lake, Wash. Marj was the fourth of six children. When she was very young, her ...

Clarence Gregerson

Clarence “Greg” Gregerson - October 19, 1920 – March 10, 2018. Clarence was born to Gayhart and Hilda Gregerson in Valley City, N.D., the family moved to the Spokane Valley in 1935, and Greg graduated from West Valley High School. ...

David Manriquez

David Manriquez — Jan. 1, 1948 — March 10, 2018. David was born to his parents, Frank and Jesi Manriquez in Artesia, Calif. His younger sister, Yolanda, would soon join him. He spent his childhood and teenage years trying to ...