Obituaries for April 2012

Obituary

Jacqueline Bradley

Okanogan, WA

Jackie Bradley was born in Portland, Ore. She moved to Okanogan as a young child. As a young adult she attended WSU, and later married Bob Bradley, being partners in life, politics, and fun until Bob passed away in 2003. ...

Vivian Jean Cook Dragnich

Republic, WA

Vivian Jean (Cook) Dragnich, 85, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at Sacred Heart Hospital, surrounded by family and friends. Vivian was born Oct. 7, 1926, in Whitestone, Wash., to Gene and Anna Cook. She was the first of four ...

Henry Frank Martinell

Omak, WA

Henry Frank Martinell, 81, of Omak, passed away at his home April 2, 2012. He was born June 17, 1930 to Vercil (Bill) and Lucile Martinell at Snoqualmie Falls, Wash. He attended the Snoqualmie Grade School and went to Mt. ...

James J. Rothrock

Cheney, WA

James 'Jim' J. Rothrock, 67, of Cheney, Wash., passed away peacefully at his home on April 16. Jim was born to H. Melvin and Beulah I. (Backman) Rothrock in California. The family moved to the Tonasket, Wash., area early on ...

Marie June Burge

Wenatchee, WA

Marie June Burge passed away Friday, April 13, 2012. She was born June 17, 1927 in Loomis, Wash. to Guy V. Burge and Goldie (Fischer) Burge. The family moved to Tonasket when Marie was six months old. Marie worked in ...

Vernon 'Bill' Clayton

Omak, WA

Bill was born in Meridian, Idaho April 25, 1920, and passed way April 17, 2012, at Welcome Home Villa in Omak, with family at his side. Bill’s family moved to Oroville in 1925. They were on their way to Peace ...

Percy Joseph Faison Jr.

Percy Joseph Faison, Jr. was born Aug. 31, 1920, in New Orleans, La. He entered into rest April 17, 2012, in Fresno, Calif. A service of commemoration will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28, 2012, at Precht-Harrison-Nearents Chapel, 2547 ...

Stewart Woodside Jr.

Omak, WA

November 11, 1929 - April 15, 1012 Stewart Woodside Jr. “Bud”, Omak passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Purdin, Mo., one of three children born to Stewart and Thelma Woodside. As a ...

Roger M. Williams Jr.

Chelan, WA

Roger M Williams Jr., 41, passed away in his father’s home in Chelan April 10, 2012. He was born July 14, 1970, in Brewster to Roger M. Williams Sr. and Rachel (Knapp) Williams. Roger Jr. was a 1988 graduate of ...

Estelle G. Jahns

Omak, WA

Estelle G. Jahns, 95, of Omak, passed away April 10, 2012. Estelle was born July 27, 1916 in Chicago, Ill. She is survived by her son, Phil Jahns and her daughter-in-law, Donna Jahns of Omak, her grandchildren, Jessica Jahns of ...

Marcella McCraigie

Grand Coulee, WA

Marcella McCraigie, 84, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2012 in Grand Coulee, Wash. with her children by her side, following a courageous eleven year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born March 8, 1928 in the Pahsimeroi Valley community of ...

Sheri Lee Hill

Spokane, WA

Sheri Lee Hill, 62, passed away Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 in a Spokane Hospital. She was born Nov. 4, 1950 in Omak, Wash. to Lester and Leona Hill. At an early age her parents moved to Tonasket where she grew ...

Jerome W. Gardner

Omak, WA

Jerome “Jerry” W. Gardner, 87, a longtime resident of Omak, Wash., passed away on April 4, 2012, at his home in Omak. Jerome was born Aug. 19, 1924, in East Grand Forks, Minn., to Ralph and Francis Gardner. Jerome served ...

Janice Annette Carpenter Willis

Milton, WA

Janice Annette (Carpenter) Willis, 50, passed away April 3, 2012, in Milton, Wash. She was born in Omak to Frank G. Carpenter and Helen L. (Boyce) Sherbahn, April 4, 1961. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jackie Joe ...

Kenneth Lee Riley

Iloilo, Philippines

Kenneth Lee Riley, 71, passed away March 24, 2012, at his home in Iloilo, Philippines. He was born May 14, 1940, to George and Maida (Course) Riley in an orchard cabin up on Omak Flat. Ken graduated from Omak High ...

Steven C. Matson

Tonasket, WA

Steven C. Mattson, 77, of Tonasket, Wash., passed away the evening of March 18, 2012, at Mid-Valley Hospital in Omak. As a teen, Steve began his career by delivering accounting records for his mother and her business partner to clients ...

Tani Oakes Barroca

Auburn, WA

Tani died unexpectedly at her home in Auburn, Wash. April 1, 2012. She was born Aug. 11, 1955, in Tonasket, Wash. She grew up and spent most of her life in Tonasket. Tani graduated from Meadow Dale High School in ...

Harold L. Kommer

Seattle, WA

Harold L. Kommer died Dec. 23, 2011 in Seattle, Wash. at Swedish Medical Center. Harold was born June 22, 1930. A memorial service for Harold will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, April 14, 2012, at his ...

Kenneth J. Burroughs

Omak, WA

Kenneth J. Burroughs, 57, of Omak Wash., passed away at home March 26, 2012. Ken was born Aug. 23, 1954, in Seattle, Wash., to James and Shirley Burroughs. He worked most of his life as a heavy duty mechanic in ...

Gale Lee Johnston

Omak, WA

Gale Lee Johnston, 73, passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2012. She was born in Tacoma, Wash. on July 22, 1938 to George and Marian Rosella Ingram. She migrated to the Okanogan Valley in her early 20s, marrying Ron Horner and ...