Obituaries for October 2009

Obituary

Beulah Lillian Van Slyke

Malott, WA

Beulah Lillian Van Slyke Malott and Omak Beulah Lillian Van Slyke, 96, passed on to meet her Lord and Savior, Oct. 22, 2009, at Mid-Valley Hospital. Beulah was born at the family’s Chilowist homestead on March 2, 1913, to Mina ...

John A. Truitt

Omak, WA

John A. Truitt, 85, went to be with Jesus while his family stood by his side and watched him leave this world on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009. John was born on March 24, 1924 in Illinois to Claney and Geraldine ...

Ilene Boger Adkins Sutton

Riverside, WA

Ilene Boger Adkins Sutton On Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, our much-loved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Ilene Boger Adkins Sutton, went to be with the Lord after a short battle with cancer. She was born Nov. 19, 1925, in Okanogan, Wash. ...

Jacquelyn Edith Darling Pheasant

Ephrata, WA

Jacquelyn Edith (Darling) Pheasant Ephrata Jacquelyn Edith Pheasant, 80, of Ephrata, Wash., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009 at her home. She was born Aug. 19, 1929, in Raymond, S.D., to Roland and Doris Darling. The family moved from ...

Mildred Irene Goff

Omak, WA

Mildred Irene Goff Oct. 13, 1914 to Oct. 16, 2009 Mildred Irene Goff, 95, passed away from natural causes on Oct. 16, 2009. Mildred was born Oct. 13, 1914, in Swea City, Iowa, to Odin and Mae Anderson. Her sister, ...

Tom Karstens

Okanogan, WA

Tom Karstens Okanogan Tom Karstens of Okanogan passed away quietly Sept. 30, 2009. He is survived by his wife, Sandy, of Okanogan, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren living in Canada and the United States, and family and friends in California and ...

Michael Gene Bussler

Omak, WA

Michael Gene Bussler, 42, was born to Larry and Jeaunnette Bussler in Goldendale, Wash. The family moved to Omak in 1967 where he grew up. He is survived by his wife, Kimberly (Hansen) Bussler; his parents, Larry and Jeaunnette Bussler; ...

David Michels

Omak, WA

David Michels, 86, of Omak went to rest at Mid-Valley Hospital on Oct. 9, 2009. He was born Feb. 8, 1923, in the Pine Creek area near Riverside, Wash., to Oscar and Daisy Grace (Bear) Michels. David grew up on ...

Cecil E. Hendrick

Omak, WA

Cecil Hendrick was born Sept. 29, 1925, in Omak, Wash. to Frank Hendrick and Georgia (Featherly) Hendrick. Cecil spent his entire life in Omak except for a short time during World War II and the last month of his life ...

Oscar Butler

Bridgeport, WA

Oscar (Dick) Butler, of Bridgeport, Wash., died Friday, Oct. 9, 2009. Oscar was born Oct. 22, 1915, in Leola, Ark. Although his given name was Oscar, he called himself Dick at a very early age. And, this became the name ...

Randall S. Ray

Winthrop, WA

Randall S. Ray, 45, died Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, at Okanogan-Douglas District Hospital in Brewster. He was born Sept. 10, 1964, to Ben and Betty Ray in Hamilton, Mont. Randy always lived life full throttle. As a child he was ...

Eleanor C. Thrapp

Spokane, WA

Eleanor C. Thrapp was born Nov. 11, 1931, in Lynn, Mass., to Matthew and Natalie Cassin. She passed away Oct., 6, 2009, in Spokane, Wash. Her family moved from the east coast to Omak, Wash., when Eleanor was 14, where ...

William F. Figlenski

William F. 'Bill' Figlenski was born at Merritt, B.C., May 5, 1927, to John (Jack) Figlenski and Cecelia King Figlenski. The family moved to the Tunk Creek area as World War II broke out. Bill had a spotty formal education ...

Dewayne Allen McClung Sr.

Nespelem, WA

Dewayne “Yogi” Allen McClung, Sr. grew up in Omak and at a young age he earned the name “Yogi,” the name we all knew him by. Yogi was born on Feb. 25, 1959, in Omak, Wash. to Norman and Stella ...

Joyce Elaine Sloan Birch

Joyce Elaine (Sloan) Birch was born in Nine Mile Falls, Wash. on Nov. 11, 1932, the second daughter of Orville and Helena Sloan. She passed away in Spokane on Oct. 1, 2009. Joyce, sister, Claris and brother, Monte were very ...

Delores Tahkeal Whalawhitsa

Nespelem, WA

Delores Tahkeal Whalawitsa, 72, of Nespelem, Wash., passed away on a warm day, Aug. 27, 2009 at Deaconess Hospital in Spokane. Delores was born in a tepee on a cold day, Jan. 17, 1937 in Satus to Henry and Aurelia ...

Chris MacFarland

Tonasket, WA

Chris MacFarland moved on from this life on Sept. 28, 2009. He was born June 25, 1948 to Patricia and Wayne MacFarland, the second of four children, Lorri, Chris, Mary and Brian. Born into an Air Force family, he lived ...

William F. Shackette

Omak, WA

William F. (Bill) Shackette was born Jan. 29, 1928 to George and Leona Shackette in Great Falls, Mont. His family moved to Spokane in 1941, Bill graduated from John Rogers High School in 1945 and immediately joined the U.S. Navy. ...

Geraldine Triplett Smith

Coer d'Alene, ID

Gerry Smith passed away on Sept. 27, 2009 at Rose Terrace Assisted Living Center in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho. Born in Spokane, Wash., on Jan. 2, 1924 she was the second of eight children, raised in Idaho by her parents ...