Obituaries for January 2008

Obituary

Jack North McLean

Omak, WA

Jack North McLean was born July 17, 1921 in Conconully, Wash. to Omar G. and Jennie McLean. Jack was the oldest of four children. Jack’s childhood was spent in the Okanogan Valley. After high school, Jack worked in a variety ...

William V. Stalder

Pine Creek, WA

William V. 'Bill' Stalder 95 of Tonasket (Pine Creek) died on Friday, Jan. 25, 2008 at Tonasket. He was born Sept. 13, 1912 in Pine Creek to parents Charly and Lydia Stalder. Bill was raised in Pine Creek and attended ...

John E. Staggs

Omak, WA

John E. Staggs, well known for his sparkling smile, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008 at home surrounded by loved ones. He was born Dec. 4, 1935 to Harold and Addie Staggs in Nepal, Wash. His family moved to Omak where ...

Ted Harrison

Sunriver, OR

Ted Harrison, 67, passed away Jan. 19, 2008 of a heart attack in Sunriver, Ore. He was born Feb. 25, 1940 in Omak, Wash. Ted grew up in Omak. He graduated from high school in 1958 and attended the University ...

Flora Irene Cox Gilbert

Flora Irene Cox passed away on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008. She was born on July 2, 1920 in Nespelem to Elmer and Nellie (Warehouse) Cox. She was one of six children. Flora married Frank Edward Gilbert on Nov. 2, 1946, ...

Gary L. Christensen

Okanogan, WA

Gary L. Christensen, 57, died Jan. 23, 2008, in Okanogan, Wash., after a long dance with colon cancer. He was born April 5, 1950, in Omak, Wash. to Donald D. and Emma Lea (Apple) Christensen. Gary attended Omak schools through ...

Auzie Vernon Robinson

Auzie left this world peacefully at home in his sleep on Friday, Jan. 11, 2008. Auzie was born on Dec. 2, 1929 in Fort Dodge, Iowa to Auzie and Irene Robinson. He was the only son and had four sisters. ...

Philip J. Petersen

Riverside, WA

Philip J. 'Butch' Petersen, a lifetime resident of Riverside, passed away on Jan. 26, 2008. He was born May 13, 1934 to Carl C. and Margaret E. (Pfarr) Petersen. He graduated from Riverside High School in 1952. He served honorably ...

Wayne H. Hackett Sr.

Aeneas Valley, WA

Wayne Hackett Sr. passed away Friday, Dec. 28, 2007. Born in Milo, Maine to Mary and Lloyd Hackett. Wayne was the eleventh of fourteen children. Wayne served in the U.S. Navy, then moved to Bellingham, Wash. where he attended college ...

Donald G. Vawter

Former Tonasket resident

Former Tonasket resident, Donald G. Vawter, 87, died Jan. 9, 2008 in Twin Falls, Idaho. Donald was born May 19, 1920 in Spokane, Wash., the son of Edgar and Lina (Jimeson) Vawter. He grew up in Spokane where he graduated ...

Alice B. Irey

Disautel, WA

Alice B. Irey, 88, of Disautel, Wash., passed away at her home on Jan. 16, 2008 with family and friends. Alice was born Oct. 13, 1919 to John and Pauline Zacherle of Omak, Wash. She lived by the Okanogan River ...

Linda Clayton

Wenatchee, WA

Linda Clayton passed away at the home of her son, Brian, in Wenatchee, Wash. on Jan. 16, 2008 following a courageous fifteen month battle with cancer. Linda was born March 10, 1948 in Oroville, Wash. to Vernon (Bill) and Margaret ...

Elizabeth M. Scott

Omak, WA

Elizabeth M. 'Betti' Scott, 68, a longtime resident of Omak and Tacoma, died Thursday afternoon, January 10, 2008, at her home in Omak following a brief illness. She was born February 8, 1939 to Charles and Alice (Smith) Cannacher in ...

Gary Lee Brotherton

Omak, WA

Gary Lee Brotherton was born October 26, 1949, in Albany, Ore. During his youth he lived in various towns while his dad was a lineman for the dams on the Columbia River. In his early teens, his family moved to ...

James Douglas Bradley

Tonasket, WA

James Douglas Bradley, 65, of Tonasket passed away on Jan. 16, 2008. He was born on April 29, 1940 in Bremerton, Wash. to Robert and Irene Bradley. He was affectionately known as “Shakey” by his local friends. He was a ...

Florence Koepke Morgan Cram

Omak, WA

Florence Koepke Morgan Cram, 82, of Omak, Wash., passed away on Jan. 11, 2008 at Mid-Valley Hospital in Omak. Florence was born in Chesaw, Wash. on Dec. 1, 1925. She attended school in Molson/Chesaw in her early years. She loved ...

Bertha F. Myers

Omak, WA

Bertha F. “Granny” Myers passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2008, one day after her 102nd birthday at her Omak home surrounded by her beloved family. She was born on Jan. 6, 1906, in Almena, Kans., to Alfred and Minnie Stewart. ...

Earnest A. Hallam

Okanogan, WA

Earnest A. Hallam Okanogan Earnest A. Hallam, 59, of Okanogan, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2008. Earnie was born and raised in Omak. He joined the U.S. Navy at 17 and served for three years. He worked as a mechanic for ...

Eileen L. Austin

Omak, WA

Eileen L. Austin, 91, died Jan. 11, 2008 in Omak. She was born March 9, 1916 in Molson, the fourth of five children of George and Clara Pearl (Abel) Greenman. The family moved to the Okanogan-Omak area when she was ...

Lawrence Perry Watt

Inchelium WA

Lawrence "Hoot" P. Watt, long-time resident of Inchelium, Wash. passed away on Jan. 4, 2008 in Spokane, Wash. He was born Aug. 17, 1925 in "Old Town" Inchelium, Wash. the son of Harry C. and Pauline (Meusy) Watt. Hoot was ...