Obituaries for December 2011

Obituary

Lawrence Monroe Thomas Jr.

Brewster, WA

Lawrence Monroe Thomas Jr., 85, went to be with his Lord on the morning of Dec. 8, 2011. He died of natural causes at Harmony House in Brewster where he resided from 2007 until his death. Lawrence, who was known ...

Vivian Rose Tugaw

Omak, WA

On December 8, 2011, our dear wife, mother, grandma and friend, Vivian Rose Tugaw, left us to continue her journey. It's not hard to imagine that journey beginning with Mom laughing and happy, finally able to hug her Auntie Vi. ...

Theda Lee Balmes Jones

Oroville, WA

Theda Lee Balmes Jones was born March 30, 1925 in Oroville, Wash. and passed away on Dec. 13, 2011. While growing up in Oroville, she helped in the family orchards and various duties such as making fruit packing boxes, picking ...

Olive Patricia Richter Rairdon

Oroville, WA

Olive Patricia (Richter) Rairdan, 90, a resident of Oroville, Wash., died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011 at North Valley Hospital in Tonasket. Muggs was born in Osoyoos, B.C., Dec. 13, 1920 to William and Edith (Dalrymple) Richter. She was a member ...

Edward R. Johnson

Zillah, WA

Edward R. Johnson, of Zillah, Wash., passed away peacefully at his home early on the morning of Dec. 13, 2011 with family members at his side. Ed fought a courageous battle with esophageal cancer, and displayed to the end the ...

Duane K. Carlton

Yuma, AZ

Duane K. Carlton passed away on Dec. 5, 2011 at his home in Yuma, Ariz. Duane was born July 21, 1931, in Okanogan, Wash. to Raymond and Doris (Malott) Carlton. Duane graduated from Omak High in Washington State where he ...

Nova May Marshall Peterson

Okanogan, WA

Nova May (nee Marshall) Peterson, 75, Okanogan passed into the arms of Jesus, her healer, on Sunday, Nov. 13, after battling cancer for more than a decade. She was born to Wesley and Sadie Marshall on April 29, 1936 in ...

Eleanor M. Ernst

Tonasket, WA

Eleanor M. Ernst, 75, of Tonasket, passed away at her home on Dec. 5, 2011. She was born June 10, 1936, in Alberta, Canada to Eve and Dave Beynon. She is survived by her husband, Dan Ernst; daughter, Kelly M. ...

Robert Spiering

Robert “Bob” Spiering, 73, died Nov. 22, 2011, of heart failure. He was born July 12, 1938, to Edward and Harriet Spiering in Chicago, Ill. After graduating from University of Colorado, Bob moved to Washington state to start his teaching ...

Samuel Paul Reeves

Methow Valley, WA

Samuel Paul Reeves, 63, passed away Nov. 27, 2011. Sam was born in Omak, Wash. on Feb. 2, 1948, to Francis J. and Hazel Reeves. He was raised in Wenatchee, Wash. He resided in the Methow Valley for the past ...

Zane Eli Ramey

Tunk Valley, WA

Zane Eli Ramey was born Sept. 26, 1921, at his grandmother’s homestead in the Union Valley, near Chelan, while his mother visited from Oroville. Upon returning to the Okanogan Valley, the Rameys made their home in the Tunk Creek area, ...

Mary Faith Scarberry

Omak, WA

Mary Scarberry, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend travelled to be with her Lord and Savior on Nov. 29, 2011. She was loved by many and cherished by more. She enjoyed making picture collages, celebrating family holidays, and her ...

Howard Eugene DeFord

Oroville, WA

Howard Eugene DeFord, 68, of Oroville, passed away peacefully on Nov. 27, 2011, in East Wenatchee after a long battle with cancer. Howard was born Sept. 15, 1943 in Seattle to John Harold and Pearl (Lervold) DeFord. He lived a ...