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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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Rodney Keith Verstegen

Omak, WA

Rodney Keith Verstegen ‘Sarge’, 62, of Omak, Wash. passed away Jan. 19, 2018, from a short battle with cancer. He was born Oct. 28, 1955, to Jerome (Bones) and Marcella (Marcie) Verstegen of Omak. Rodney was raised here in Omak ...

Glaphy 'Ann' Spear

Loomis, WA

Glaphy “Ann” Spear of Loomis, Wash., passed away Jan. 26, 2018. Ann was the youngest of five children born July 13, 1931, to Dwayne and Anna Jackson of Ft. Morgan, Colo. On June 15, 1952, Ann married her high school ...

Seth Harris

Omak, WA

Seth Harris, 32, of Omak, Wash., passed away Jan. 23, 2018. He was born in Renton, Wash., on Jan. 17, 1986, to Steve Harris and Raquell Palagi both of Billings, Mont. Seth spent his earlier childhood in Des Moines, Wash. ...

Peggy Lee Cox

Okanogan, WA

Peggy Lee Cox, 61, passed away in her home in Okanogan Wash., Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, after battling cancer for over a decade. She was born Nov. 18, 1956, in Omak Wash., to Jack and Peggy Baker. She lived with ...

Junior Hugh Burton

Tonasket, WA

Junior Hugh Burton, 92, of Tonasket passed away suddenly Sunday morning Jan. 21, 2018, at North Valley Extended Care. Junior was born Oct. 11, 1925, in Sedelia, Mo., the son of Ulysses Burton and Dora Smith. He was the youngest ...