Obituaries for August 2011

Obituary

Olive Grace Rutledge Gray

Tonasket, WA

Olive Grace Rutledge Gray was led into the loving care of her Savior on Aug. 23, 2011. She was born April 3, 1916 in the Chewiliken Valley to parents Ivason A. and Hazel Dell Rutledge. Olive grew up in the ...

Bernice V. Barnes

Commerce, OK

Longtime Miami resident Mrs. Bernice V. Barnes passed into eternity peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday morning Aug. 10, 2011 in Commerce, Okla., at the age of 95. Bernice was born in Watford City, N. D., to her parents Carl ...

Charles Daniel Mefford

Charles Daniel “Danny” Mefford, 29, joined his grandpa, Bob Mefford, grandma, Jenifer Brown and his uncle, Rex Lewis Mefford, in Heaven on Aug. 24, 2011. I’m sure Danny and his uncle are riding their horses and roping steers and having ...

Neil A. Thompson

Malott, WA

Neil A. Thompson, 87, of Malott, Wash. passed away at his home Aug. 23, 2011, surrounded by loved ones. He was born on April 7, 1928 to Anton and Hazel Thompson in Wild Rose, Wisc. He grew up in Wild ...

Veronica Illiana Orr

Omak, WA

Veronica “Illiana” Orr of Omak, Wash., passed away at Mid-Valley Hospital on Aug. 26, 2011. She was 66 years old. She was born Jan. 12, 1945 in Omak, Wash., to Samuel Orr and Caroline Nelson. She was a member of ...

In Memoriam

Jesse Clarence Torcaso

In loving memory of Jesse Clarence Torcaso born Oct. 5, 1914. He went home Aug. 11, 2011. He is survived by nine grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and three great- great-grandchildren. A man who loved to fish, hunt, camp, and enjoy ...

Obituary

Don Henderson

Tonasket, WA

Don Henderson, 76, of Tonasket, Wash., died Aug. 21, 2011 at home. He was born April 19, 1935 to Ralph and Faye Henderson in Tonasket. Don grew up in the Tonasket area, graduating from Tonasket High School in 1952. In ...

Patsy Louise Jennings Barnes

Oroville, WA

Patsy Louise Jennings Milner Barnes was born Oct, 10, 1927 at her family’s farm near Tupelo, Okla., and passed away Aug. 1, 2011 in her home at Oroville after a long battle with cancer. In 1942, she moved to the ...

Estelle Cooksey Rayton

Estelle Rayton, 73, passed away Aug. 6, 2011 following a stroke. She was born Sept. 27, 1937 in Oroville, Wash., to (Virgil) Howard Cooksey and (Mary) Louise McCabe Cooksey, Estelle grew up in Okanogan County near the Canadian border on ...

Sarah Ruth Morris Watson

Sarah was born Oct. 26, 1918, to Frank and Sarah Morris, near Iowa on a Bohemian reservation, delivered by a mid-wife. She passed away Aug. 16, 2011, in her home at Jamie’s Place. Being the youngest of eight she was ...

Robert W. McHugh

Twisp, WA

Robert “Bob” W. McHugh, 89, of Twisp, Wash., passed away at his home Aug. 7, 2011. He was born in Okanogan, Wash., Aug. 30, 1921, to Wesley and Ruby McHugh of Okanogan. Bob graduated from Okanogan High School and was ...

Thomas Ralph Stanton

Okanogan, WA

Thomas Ralph Stanton passed away on Aug. 10, 2011, in Okanogan at the age of 88. Tom was born on June 27, 1923 in Blue Lake, Minn., to Thomas and Mildred Stanton. He had two brothers and five sisters. Thomas ...

Windom Darius Barnett

Tonasket, WA

Windom Darius Barnett, 90, of Tonasket, Wash., died Aug. 10, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. in Tonasket, Wash. He was born Oct. 2, 1920 to Herbert and Edith (Cheetham) Barnett in Conconully, Wash. Windom attended Conconully Grade School for eight years ...

Dorothy Mae Chilldres

Okanogan, WA

Dorothy Mae Chilldres, 77, of Okanogan, Wash. passed away at her home peacefully, surrounded by her family Aug. 12, 2011. Dorothy was born Oct. 17, 1933 to Ike and Asma Lou Files of Tuscaloosa, Ala. She came to life in ...

Iva Woods

Pateros, WA

Iva Woods, 90, longtime resident of Pateros, Wash., died Monday, Aug. 8, 2011. Iva was born in Absorokee, Mont. March 28, 1921. She was one of nine children born to Henry “H.B.” “Teen” Freel and Minirva “Minnie” (Hutchins) Freel. Iva ...

Michael J. McNeil

Omak, WA

Michael J. McNeil, 66 died Aug. 13, 2011 at the Mid-Valley Hospital in Omak, Wash. Michael was born Dec. 17, 1944 in Omak, Wash. to John and Violet McNeil. He is survived by his wife, Colleen McNeil of Omak and ...

Ardith Kathryn Nelson

Oroville, WA

Ardith Kathryn Nelson, 81, of Oroville, died Aug. 6, 2011 at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee. She was born May 23, 1930 at home, in Boy River, Minn. to Brad and Mae Robinson. Ardith moved with her family to Oroville ...

Esther May Farr

Esther May Farr was born Nov. 1, 1926, to Ruben and Florence Breshears in Omak, Wash. and entered Heaven Aug. 1, 2011. Esther has loved the Lord since childhood. God was her strength and salvation; her loving and generous spirit ...

Sharon Jeannette Parker

Omak, WA

Sharon Jeannette “Rose” Parker, 73, of Omak, Wash. passed away at Mid-Valley Hospital on Aug. 2, 2011. She was born March 4, 1938 to Randall E. Smith and Berniece G. Berry at Chilequin, Ore. At a young age, Sharon moved ...

Roger E. Wiest

Omak, WA

Roger E. Wiest, 67 of Omak, Wash. passed away Aug. 2, 2011 at the Mid-Valley Hospital in Omak. Roger was born in Grand Coulee, Wash. to Inez and Orville Wiest on Jan. 21, 1944. He was raised in the Okanogan ...