Obituaries for April 2010

Obituary

John C. Tougas

Lafayette, LA

Lafayette, La., — Memorial services were held Saturday, April 17, 2010, at 1 p.m. in the Delhomme Chapel of the Flowers, for John “Jack” C. Tougas, 74, who passed away Friday, April 9, 2010, at 2 p.m. at Our Lady ...

James Reed Tinsman

Bozeman, MT

James Reed Tinsman, 78, passed away April 18, 2010, in Bozeman, Mont. Jim was born Jan. 8. 1932, to Clifford S. and Ruth R. Tinsman, in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was a J.C. Penney manager for over 40 years. He ...

Bill Rotter

Tonasket, WA

Bill “Unc” Rotter, 85, of Tonasket, died on Monday, Jan. 25, 2010, in East Wenatchee. He was born on Aug. 28, 1924, in Seattle to parents Benjamin and Margaret Rotter. Bill grew up in western Washington and served in the ...

Arthur A. Nelson

Winthrop, WA

Mr. Nelson was born in Wenatchee, Wash., to William Arthur and Irene (Johnson) Nelson. When he was four years old, the family, which now included his brother, Jim, moved to the Johnson Ranch by Cougar Lake near Winthrop, Wash. Art ...

Charles Ray Ritzschke

Valrico, CA

Ray was born in 1939 to Floyd Ritzschke and Helen Davis Ritzschke in Republic. Ray passed away in Valrico, Fla. on April 7, 2010, from a long term bout of “on again, and off again” leukemia brought about by exemplary ...

William Blake Amundson

Omak, WA

“Willy” William Blake Amundson passed away April 21, 2010, at 4 p.m. at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. He was just 19 years old. Willy left this world leaving behind his father, Adam Amundson; his mother, Rebecca (Blake) Sandhu; ...

Anthony Dominic Skirko

Okanogan, WA

Tony, of Okanogan, Wash., passed away at Plano Medical Center, Texas, on Monday, April 19, 2010, of natural causes with family by his side. He was born April 20, 1919, in Cicero, Illinois, to Kazimeras Skirko and Sophie Saulis-Skirko. He ...

Beverly A. Chalmers

Omak, WA

Beverly A. (Bev) Chalmers was taken to her eternal home with Jesus on April 12, 2010, from Rose Garden Care Center. She was born in the Okanogan area on Oct. 31, 1916, to Art and Vina (Whitley) Leland. She attended ...

Edwin Lewis Buchert

Tonasket, WA

Edwin Lewis Buchert was born in Watertown, S.D., on June 19, 1918, to Ed and Effie Buchert. He went home to his Lord and God April 10, 2010, at the North Valley Nursing Home. The family moved to the Okanogan ...

Norris E. Palmanteer

Bridgeport, WA

Norris E. Palmanteer, "Crab Lou" to his friends, passed away on Monday, April 12, 2010, at the age of 79, after his long battle with congestive heart failure. At the time of his passing Norris was surrounded with all his ...

Sheila Marguerite Wellman

Conconully, WA

Sheila Marguerite “Lynn” Wellman, 65, passed away Sunday, March 28, 2010, at her home in Conconully. Lynn was born to Marguerite Clem on April 21, 1944, in Calgary, Canada. In 1962, at the age of 16, Lynn moved to Oakland, ...

Bernice Lamberton

Walla Walla, WA

Bernice Lamberton passed away in her sleep, early Saturday morning April 3, 2010 at the Walla Walla Odd Fellows Home. She was born Ilah Bernice Wall, on Sept. 29, 1918, near the prairie village of Macrorie, Saskatchewan. Her mother, Anna, ...

Evelyn M. Frazier

Omak, WA

Evelyn M. Frazier was born May 18, 1921, to Tom and Coral Tugaw, in Riverside, Wash., pioneer families of the Tugaws and Hasbrooks. She spent 12 grades in Riverside, graduating there having played girls basketball and played on the only ...

John Wesley Epley

Tonasket, WA

John Wesley "Wes" Epley, 58, of Tonasket died April 1, 2010, in the arms of his wife at his home after a valiant battle with cancer. Wes was born Aug. 31, 1951, in Omak to Lenore (Brantner) and John Wesley ...

Bernard Joseph Laurie

Tonasket, WA

Bernard Joseph Laurie was born Feb. 14, 1926, in Juneau, Alaska to A. Melvin and Hildegarde Lorz Laurie, and died April 1, 2010, in Tonasket, Wash., from complications that began with a fall in February. When he was less than ...

Bob Sims

Loomis, WA

Longtime Okanogan County resident Bob Sims, 79, of Loomis passed away on March 31, 2010 after a battle with cancer. Bob was born Oct. 1, 1930, in Omak to Leone and Edna Sims. He attended schools in Okanogan. After graduation ...