Obituaries for January 2009

Obituary

Phyllis Jean Beckwith

Seattle, WA

Phyllis J. Schneider-Beckwith, 76, passed away at her home in Seattle. She came into this world during a heavy snow in 1932, and she left this world during a heavy snow in 2008. She was born in Omak, Wash., the ...

Delyle A. Schmidt

Brewster, WA

Delyle A. Schmidt, 76, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009 at Harmony House in Brewster, Wash. Delyle was born April 11, 1932 in Gackle, North Dakota, to Theodore and Emilia Schmidt. Delyle lived in Omak, Wash. from 1942 until 2004. He ...

Arron Patrick Holbert

Othello, WA

Arron Patrick Holbert 'BEAVE' of Othello, Wash. died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009 of a sudden illness. He was born Dec. 30, 1972 in Tonasket, Wash. to parents Don and Ginny Holbert. He attended school in Tonasket, Wash. and worked at ...

Billy Jenkin Wise

Former Omak, WA resident

Billy Wise, formerly of Omak, passed away at home in Klamath Falls, Ore., on Dec. 23, 2008. Billy was born in Omak, Wash. to Allie (Vess) and Willie Wise Dec. 14, 1942. He attended school in Omak graduating in 1961. ...

Harold Leonard Lemons

Brewster, WA

On Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, Harold Leonard Lemons of Brewster, Wash., passed away at home in the arms of his wife, Violet. Harold had struggled for several years with breathing problems, having damaged his lungs during early years on the ...

John H. Goss

John H. "Pal" Goss was born March 7, 1934 in Phoenix, Ariz. to John Goss and Lola May Edwards. Born during the Depression, he spent his first five or six years travelling around the country, "following the fruit" with his ...

John Robert White

Tonasket, WA

John Robert 'Bob' White, 85, of Tonasket died on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009 at his home in Tonasket. Bob was born on May 10, 1923 in Deer Trail, Colo. to parents, John Hayden and Lela Edna (Martin) White. Bob served ...

Edith Oppenheimer

Tunk Mountain, WA

Edith “Ginger” Oppenheimer, born Jan. 20, 1939 in Vernon, B.C., joined hands with her creator on Nov. 28, 2008 at her home on Tunk Mountain, Riverside, Wash. with life companion, Don Reed, and family by her side. She was a ...

Lance Verne Ward

Omak, WA

Lance Verne Ward Omak Lance Verne Ward, 60, of Omak, went to be with his Lord on Friday, Jan. 9, 2009. He was born Oct. 25, 1948 in Omak and was raised in the Duley Lake area. After graduating from ...

Herman William George

Omak, WA

Herman William George, 59, life-time resident of Omak, Wash., died Jan. 7, 2009 at Valley Care Center in Okanogan. Herman was born Oct. 28, 1949 in Nespelem, Wash. Herman was a member of the Colville Confederated Tribes and a member ...

Frances L. McFarland

Moses Lake, WA

On Jan. 6, 2009, our loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend went home to be with the Lord. She was born on Feb. 15, 1943 in Seattle, Wash. to Francis and Jean States. As a child she lived all ...

Llewelyn William Roberts

Omak, WA

Llewelyn 'Lew' William Roberts, 84, of Omak, passed away peacefully at his home on Jan. 1, 2009. Lew was born June 6, 1924 in Conconully, Wash. to William and Eletha Roberts. Lew spent his early years on the family’s ranch ...

Betty J. Nachtrab Breshears

Omak, WA

Betty J. Nachtrab Breshears, 91, passed away at a local hospital of natural causes on the 25th of December, 2008. Betty came into this world on Jan. 13, 1917 in the small Ohio town of Maumee. At the young age ...

Virgil Frederick Floch

Okanogan, WA

Virgil Frederick Floch, 90, of Okanogan, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009 at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee. He was born on May 30, 1918 in Okanogan, Wash. to Virgil and Maude Floch. Fred was two years old when his mother ...

Illene Joy Baker

Waitsburg, WA

Illene Joy Baker, 76, passed away December 18, 2008, at Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, Wash. She was born to Henry and Margaret Joy Mulloy on Oct. 1, 1932, in San Jose, Calif. She attended and graduated ...

Jack Sherwood

Tonasket, WA

Jack Sherwood, 72, a lifetime resident of Tonasket, Wash. passed away Dec. 30, 2008, at North Valley Hospital in Tonasket. Jack was born on Sept. 7, 1936 to Henry and Clemmie (Newlin) Sherwood. He went to school in Tonasket through ...

Alberta Ann Bensing

Oroville, WA

Alberta Ann (Allen) Bensing, 78, a long time resident of Tonasket, passed away suddenly Dec. 18, 2008 at North Valley Hospital. Alberta moved to the Okanogan Valley in 1941 with her parents, Albert and Anna Allen to make Tonasket their ...