Obituaries for April 2013



Richard Wisener

Oroville, Wash.

Richard “Dick” Wisener, 93, of Oroville, died March 28, 2013 at North Valley Hospital in Tonasket. He was born Jan. 25, 1920 in Peaceful Valley, Wash. Dick attended school in Spokane then moved as a young man to Republic. He ...

Kathleen Ann Morris

Forest Grove, Ore.

Kathleen Ann Morris, 71, a resident of the Forest Grove, Ore. community died Friday afternoon, March 29, 2013 at her home. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be said at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 5, 2013 at St Anthony ...

Mary A. Miller Marchand

Omak, Wash.

Mary A. Miller Marchand died in the presence of her family on March 9, 2013; she is now at peace and with the Creator. A member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Mary was born March 21, 1927 ...

Dave Wilson

Wauconda, Wash.

Dave Wilson of Wauconda, Wash., died Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at the exact age of 60 at Mid-Valley Hospital in Omak, after he endured what was presumed to be a pulmonary embolism. After receiving an associate’s degree in forestry in ...

Mary Rose Nicholson

Omak, Wash.

Mary Rose Nicholson, 63, of Omak, died Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Mid-Valley Hospital in Omak, Wash. Mary Rose was born April 21, 1949 in Omak, Wash. to Leonard and Lena St. Peter. Rosary was held at 7 p.m., Friday, ...

Edna Mae Jennings

Salem, Ore.

Edna Mae Jennings passed away peacefully Monday, April 3, 2013 at Four Seasons Residential Care Facility in Salem, Ore. She was born Jan. 9, 1934 in Arcadia, Neb. to Ernest and Gwen Cunningham. Edna graduated from Okanogan High School in ...

Walter Edwin Achamire Jr.

Walter Edwin Achamire, Jr., 72, my husband of 44 years, died Easter evening, March 31, 2013, from complications of liver disease. He was born May 12, 1940, in Yakima, Wash. at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital to Clara Josephine (Domish) Achamire and ...

Frank Black

Omak, Wash.

Frank Black, 78, died peacefully at his home. He went to be with his loving God, March 31, 2013. He was born Aug. 14, 1934 in Melborne, Kansas to Edward and Jenny Black. He and his family moved to the ...

James Robert Thomas

Omak, Wash.

James Robert Thomas passed away March 31, 2013 after having several strokes and years of poor health. He was born Dec. 21, 1934 in Kingsley, Iowa, to Herman and Grace Duey Thomas. Jim spent his early years in Kingsley and ...

Gary A. Lindsey

Conconully, Wash.

Gary A. Lindsey, 60, of Conconully, Wash., passed away March 30, 2013 in Seattle, Wash. Gary was born Dec. 26, 1952 to William and Ethel Lindsey in Republic, Wash. Gary taught third grade at Omak East Elementary for 25 years; ...

Marion Relton Carpenter

Riverside, Wash.

Mr. Carpenter passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013, while family members were planning his 95th birthday party. Mr. Carpenter was born April 13, 1918, on the family farm southeast of Riverside, Wash. He lived on the land for most of ...

Troy Alvin Watkins

Troy Alvin Watkins passed at home in his sleep April 3, 2013. He was born Jan. 28, 1924 in Johnson, Ark., to Clint and Jessie (Teague) Watkins, and grew up in the Lincoln, Ark. area. He proudly served in the ...

Bill Pilkinton

Tonasket, Wash.

Bill Pilkinton was born in Springfield, Mo., to John and Allene (Essary) Pilkinton. He passed away April 7, 2013, at home surrounded by his family. Bill grew up in Springfield until his family moved to Washington state at an early ...

Bobbi Jo Cotter

Oregon City, Ore.

Bobbi Jo Cotter, AKA Roberta June Ueland, entered this world Sept. 22, 1953, in Oregon City, Ore., and flew to heaven April 6, 2013. Throughout her childhood her family moved all over the Pacific Northwest, including: Portland, Echo, Arlington, Newport, ...

Marian Jean Fanning

Omak, Wash.

Marian Jean Fanning (Staton), of Omak, Wash., passed away Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Mid-Valley Hospital, with family by her side. She was 95 years old. She was born Marian Jean Stilson on Aug. 19, 1917, in Tekoa, Wash., to ...

Albert H. Libby

Albert H. Libby, 100, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 21, 2013, at North Valley Hospital in Tonasket, Wash. He was born Oct. 10, 1912 in Standish, Maine. He married Elsie, his wife of almost 73 years, on June 30, 1934, ...

Phyllis Shenyer

Oroville, Wash.

Phyllis Shenyer, 84, of Oroville passed away at North Valley Hospital in Tonasket on April 2, 2013. Phyllis was born July 16, 1928 to Emil and Alice (Dickinson) Krupkat in Miller River, Wash. Her family moved to Windy Hill, near ...

Joseph Marchand

Omak, Wash.

Joseph Marchand, 89, passed away peacefully Friday, April 19, 2013, at his home in Omak, Wash. He was born March 4, 1924, to William and Mary Marchand. Joseph was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Iva Mae; his ...

Jerry Martin Duczek

Pine Creek, Wash.

Jerry Martin Duczek, 77, of Pine Creek, Wash., passed away April 20, 2013, at his home outside of Tonasket. Jerry was born to Peter Philip and Sarah Lorain (Rotzien) Duczek on Jan. 16, 1936, in Watson, Saskatchewan, Canada. Jerry always ...

Elizabeth Claire Johnson Wagner Koehne

Beth died April 16, 2013, after a brief illness. She was born Sept. 16, 1911, in Cashmere, Wash. to George and Bertha (Thayer) Johnson. They moved to Okanogan in 1920 and bought an orchard near the present golf course. There ...

Violet Ann Rosendahl Waddell Lemons

Brewster, Wash.

Violet Ann Rosendahl Waddell Lemons of Brewster, Wash., passed away Friday, April 19, 2013, at Three Rivers Hospital in Brewster, Wash., with her family at her side. She was 90 years old. She was born Violet (Vi) Ann Rosendahl on ...

Larry Mauk

Bridgeport, Wash.

Larry Mauk of Bridgeport , Wash., entered into rest March 31, 2013. He was born Harry Lawrence Mauk on Jan. 24, 1955, to Ernest (Biff) and Anna Marie Mauk at Soap Lake, Wash. He graduated from Twisp High School in ...

Mary Alice Webster

Okanogan, Wash.

Mary Alice Webster, 89, a 60-year resident of Okanogan County, passed away in Okanogan on April 17, 2013. Mary was born on Dec. 17, 1923, in Branson, Mo., to Jesse and Ester Campbell. She had eight sisters and one brother. ...

Death Notice

Wanda V. Vaughn

Hemet, Calif.

Former Omak resident Wanda V. (Morgan) Vaughn, 79, died March 31, 2013, in Hemet, Calif. Memorials are suggested to any library.

Helen Pauline Truax Thompson Lynse

Republic, Wash.

A memorial service and celebration of life for Helen Pauline Truax Thompson Lysne will be at 11 a.m. May 4 at the Presbyterian Church, 605 S. Keller St.

Larry M. Hendrick

Bellingham, Wash.

Former Riverside resident Larry M. Hendrick, Bellingham, died March 30, 2013. A committal service was April 8 at Bayview Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society. Memories may be shared at