Obituaries for March 2009

Obituary

Susannah Elana Martin Sapp

Omak, WA

Elana Sapp, 93, died peacefully, surrounded by family, Saturday night, March 21, 2009 at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Kathleen Sapp. She had battled with congenital heart disease for over 30 years. Susannah Elana Martin was ...

Paula Jean Norman

Malott, WA

Early morning March 16, 2009, our beloved Paula Jean Norman quietly slipped away from us to a better place where she can watch over us but feel no pain. Diagnosed with an unexpected terminal illness, she spent her final days ...

Clara Jaquish

Wenatchee, WA

Clara Jaquish passed away peacefully to be with the Lord, surrounded by her family, on March 19, 2009. She was born Oct.28, 1914, on Paradise Hill near Brewster, at the homestead of her Norwegian immigrant parents, Charles and Josephine Hansen. ...

Clifford Arthur Bensing

Oroville, WA

Clifford Arthur Bensing, 81, a long-time resident of Tonasket, passed away at home with his family on March 11, 2009. Clifford was born on June 5, 1927, to Alexander and Bertha Bensing in Beaver, Okla. Clifford moved to the Okanogan ...

LaVaughn Lloyd Charles

Omak, WA

LaVaughn Lloyd Charles of Omak died March 12, 2009 at the age of 78. He was born July 28, 1930 in Klamath Falls, Ore., to Owen Lloyd Charles and Beatrice Marie Eldridge. His family soon moved to Spokane, Wash., where ...

Leicester W. Palmer Jr.

Omak, WA

Leicester (Les) W. Palmer Jr., 70, of Omak, passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2009, in Wenatchee at Central Washington Hospital after a four-month battle with brain cancer. Les was born on Sept. 22, 1938 in Sioux City, Iowa, to ...

Dorthy Workosky Fenno

Dorthy 'Dottie' Fenno, 81, passed away March 18, 2009 after a brief bout with lung cancer. She was born on April 10, 1927, to Harley and Olive Simmons in Tacoma, Wash. She graduated from Stadium High School in Tacoma, then ...

Juanita Banks Plughoff

Juanita Banks Plughoff Born December 27, 1915. One of the last “FDR New Dealers” died March 11, 2009. Born in the rolling hills of the Palouse near Farmington, Wash., on a wheat farm to George Burton Banks, a U.S. Government ...

Bessie Mae Granthem

Everett, WA

Bessie passed away quietly on January 27, 2009 in Everett, Wash. Bessie was preceded in death by her parents, Ella-Bert Knox, of Tunk Creek; and her husband, Morris Granthem of Okanogan. She is survived by two daughters, Rochelle Emborg of ...

Norma Jaquish Nemeth

Norma (Jaquish) Nemeth passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 8, 2009. She was born Oct. 29, 1926 in Omak, Wash., to Edward and Frieda Jaquish. Norma was preceded in death by her husband Steve, her son, Leslie, her granddaughter Kerry, ...

James Ingram March

James Ingram March passed away March 11, 2009 in Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee after a long illness. He was born to Howard and Charlotte March in Auburn, Wash. on May 24, 1941. James graduated from Auburn High School in ...

Matthew Jay Yenko

Meridian, ID

Matthew Jay Yenko passed away on March 3, 2009 after a brief illness. Born on July 3, 1972 in Afton, Wyo. Matt moved to Omak, Wash. in 1979, and later graduated from Omak High School in 1990. He later served ...

Harold Biglow Boyd

Aeneas Valley, WA

Harold Biglow Boyd, 88, of Aeneas Valley, died March 1, 2009, the result of a fall at his home. Harold was born Nov. 22, 1920, to Harold and Dorothy Boyd in Seattle, Wash. Harold was very proud of his heritage, ...

Helen Irma Wells Rawson

Okanogan, WA

Helen I. Rawson, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother went to be with her beloved Jesus on Feb. 27, 2009, in Okanogan, Wash. Born to Annie and James Elmer Wells at Grand Forks, B.C. (Canada) on Sept. 4, 1912, the youngest ...

Evelyn McSpadden

Spokane, WA

Evelyn McSpadden, born Feb. 16, 1932, in Effingham, Ill., passed away in Spokane, Was. on Feb. 22, 2009 of natural causes. You can bet there was dancing in heaven as she was reunited with her beloved deceased husband, Bob McSpadden. ...

Zane Jan George Woodward

Omak, WA

Zane Jan George Woodward, newborn son of Steven W. George and Monika R. Woodward, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009 at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital in Spokane, Wash. He was born on Feb. 6, 2009. He is survived by ...

Barry Lee Gunn

Yakima, WA

Barry Lee Gunn passed away on Feb. 16, 2009 in Yakima, Wash. He was born to Peter and Bertha Gunn in Nespelem, Wash. on March 30, 1949. Barry graduated from Omak High School in 1967. He was a member of ...

James Hersey

Omak, WA

James 'Jim' Hersey, 70, Omak, Wash. died Feb. 25, 2009. He was born on June 22, 1938 in Clarkston, Wash. to Babe and Arley Hersey. Jim graduated from Wilbur High School in 1956. He married Donna Utt on Jan. 3, ...

Norma Jeanne Colyar

Albany, OR

After a year-long battle with colon cancer, Norma died quietly at her home in Albany, Ore. at the age of 66. Norma was born in Rapid City, S.D. on Jan. 25, 1943 to Imogene and Elmer Hansen. She moved in ...