Obituaries for April 2011

Obituary

M. June Bryden Van Brunt

Tonasket, WA

Our Mother, June Van Brunt, passed away the evening of April 12, 2011, at age 95. June was born in Biggar, Saskatchewan, to Art and Kate Bryden on June 1, 1915. She had two brothers, Arthur and Clifford, and two ...

Bryant Oliver Little

Vancouver, WA

Bryant O. Little, 93, of Vancouver, Wash., died April 18, 2011. He was born July 2, 1917 in Proctory, N.C. (the price of delivery was a slab of bacon) to Roy Oliver and Nancy Bell (Bryant) Little. His father died ...

Fred Carl Relaford II

Omak, WA

Fred Carl Relaford, II, 80, passed away Saturday night, April 16, 2011 at Mid-Valley Hospital in Omak, Wash., at 10:15 p.m. He died of a serious lung infection, a complication due to diabetes and smoking. Fred was born to Carl ...

Dorothy Cromwell Whitley Longbottom

Omak, WA

Dorothy (Cromwell) Whitley Longbottom, 92, Omak, Wash., passed away April 22, 2011. She was born in Leavenworth, Wash. on Aug. 15, 1918, to William “Bill” and Bertha Cromwell. She lived up the Chumstick out of Leavenworth until she was one ...

Charles Rains Jr.

Malott, WA

Charles “Slim” Rains Jr. passed away suddenly Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at his home. He was born Aug. 8, 1929 to Charles Sr. and Lona Rains. Charlie lived his entire life in Malott and graduated from Okanogan High School. He ...

Dr. Carolyn Louise Downey

Omak, WA

Carolyn Louise Downey, DVM, passed away on April 11, 2011 in Omak, Wash. She was 59 years old and died of ovarian cancer. She was born on Feb. 28, 1952 in San Francisco, Calif., the daughter of Edward Joseph Skinner ...

Donald L. Dussell Sr.

Okanogan, WA

Donald L. Dussell Sr., 79, of Okanogan, passed away April 5, 2011, at the Spokane VA Hospital from pancreatic cancer. He was born June 27, 1931, in Pennsylvania. One of 12 children, he was a Korean era veteran and worked ...

Joyce Eleanor Resleff Gibson

Omak, WA

Joyce Eleanor (Resleff) Gibson, 95, of Omak, Wash., passed away April 13, 2011. She was born in Sunnyside, Wash., to Albert C. Resleff and Clara E. (Rowe) Resleff. Joyce graduated from Sunnyside High School in 1930 at the age of ...

Robert Gene Small

Omak, WA

Robert “Gene” Small, 76, of Omak, Wash. went to his Heavenly Home on April 14, 2011. He was born Aug. 31, 1934 to Bob and Bernice Small in Williston, N.D. Gene attended college and then moved to California where he ...

Lena Howe

She was born Lena Francis Jacobsen on Feb. 20, 1921, to Momme and Mauley Jacobsen in Myrtle Point, Oregon, where she grew up until the family moved to a ranch up in Chewelekin. Spending the balance of her life in ...

Wallace Turner Brown

Tonasket, WA

Wallace “Wally” Turner Brown was born June 6, 1949 to Ellsworth and Betty J Smith Brown in Tonasket, Wash. He passed away at home April 1, 2011. Wally spent his entire life in the Tonasket area and graduated from Tonasket ...

Ronald L. Harvill

Okanogan, WA

Ronald L. “”Pete” Harvill, passed away March 31, 2011, while camping with friends. Pete was born Aug. 15, 1934, in Wenatchee, Wash., to Carl and Luverne (McDonald) Harvill. Pete’s family moved to the Brewster Bar area in 1951. Pete graduated ...

Gerald A. Thompson

Republic, WA

Gerald A. “Jed” Thompson was born to Albert and Vera McPherson Thompson in Everett, Wash. on April 20, 1938. He had an older brother, Jim Thompson, and soon to follow would be sister, Judy Thompson. Seven years later he was ...

Bernice Martha Kitzke Rairdon

Omak, WA

Bernice Martha Kitzke Rairdon, 90, died March 27, 2011 at the Emanuel Rocking Chair Ranch in Omak. Bernice was born to William and Ella Kitzke Nov. 21, 1920 in Alexandria, Minn. on the farm. She attended school in Alexandria until ...

Violet Marie Figlenski

Riverside, WA

Violet Marie Figlenski, 83, of Riverside, Wash., died March 31, 2011 at the Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee, Wash. She was born Feb. 12, 1928 in Benton City, Wash., to Harley and Myrtle (Fisher) Morris. Violet attended school in the ...

Betty Lou Scarbro

Great Falls, MT

Betty Lou Scarbro, 83, of Great Falls, Mont., died of natural causes Thursday, March 31, 2011, at her home. Her memorial service will be held at Hillcrest Lawn Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at 2 p.m. with a ...

Pearl Aleck Charley

Malott, WA

Pearl Aleck Charley, 84, of Malott, Wash., died March 31, 2011, at Mid-Valley Hospital in Omak, Wash. She was born June 13, 1926 in Harrah, Wash. Pearl attended Harrah Indian School. Pearl was a traveling missionary since 1991. She was ...