Obituaries for February 2013


Wilburma Lucile McKay Rappe'

Lacey, Wash.

Wilburma was born March 29, 1923, on a farm near Dresden, Kansas. Her parents were Clyde M. McKay and Vera (Lake) McKay. She died Feb. 17, 2013, in Lacey, Wash. Her first eight years of school were at a one ...

Roger Robinson

Chelan, Wash.

Roger Robinson was born March 21, 1944, in Fayetteville, Ark., to Wayne and Ruth Robinson. At a young age, they moved from Arkansas to Chelan Falls, Wash. Roger attended Chelan School District until his family moved to Manson, where he ...

Virgil Leach

Malott, Wash.

Virgil Leach (Virg), a resident of Malott for the past 31 years, died peacefully at his home on Feb. 14, 2013, with his wife, Mary and stepdaughter, Lisa, by his side. He was born Feb. 13, 1937, in Kalispell, Mont., ...

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Kenneth A. Kikendall

Wenatchee, Wash.

Wenatchee resident and Winthrop native Kenneth A. Kikendall died Feb. 9, 2013, at age 72. Burial will be at Sullivan Cemetery, Winthrop.

Keith E. Templeton

Olympia, Wash.

Part-time Methow Valley resident Keith E. Templeton died Feb. 12, 2013, in Olympia. A service was Feb. 22 in Tumwater. Arrangements were by


Susan Irene Criss

Okanogan, Wash.

Susan “Susie” Irene Criss of Okanogan died at home on Feb. 13, 2013, after a lengthy illness. She was born Aug. 4, 1954 in Renton, Wash., to Peter and Charlee Whetham. She attended high school in Auburn and graduated from ...

David Richard Hendrick

Olympia, Wash.

David Richard Hendrick, 59, died at his home in Olympia on Feb. 10, 2013. He was born in Omak on August 3, 1953 to Cecil and Trudy Hendrick, and he was raised on an apple orchard on Pogue Flat. He ...

Clarence Bradley Morgan

Okanogan, Wash.

Clarence Bradley Morgan, 83, passed away peacefully at the Valley Care Center in Okanogan, Wash. Brad had been ill for several years but passed away Feb. 4, 2013, in the morning hours. Brad was born July 15, 1929 to Ernest ...

Dr. Arthur Herbert Himmler

Omak, Wash.

Dr. Arthur Herbert Himmler was born to Herbert and Ella Himmler on Jan. 6, 1945, in Dieterich, Ill. He was raised in the small farming township of Wenona, Ill.s, with his two older siblings, Marvin and Pauline. After graduating valedictorian ...

Geraldine M. Thompson McLean

Brewster, Wash.

Geraldine M. (Thompson) McLean went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at Harmony House in Brewster. Geraldine was born to George and Flora Thompson Sr. in Okanogan on August 13,1928, the fifth of 13 ...

Francis Lee Swan

Inchelium, Wash.

Francis “Franco” Lee Swan, age 59, a lifelong resident of Inchelium, Wash., passed away Feb. 9, 2013, in Inchelium at his home. Franco was born on July 20, 1953, in Inchelium, the son of Corbett and Mildred (Meusy) Swan Sr. ...

Martha Sanders

St. Joseph, Mich.

Martha Sanders, 83, of St. Joseph, Mich., passed away Jan. 23, 2013, peacefully surrounded by her loving family. A Celebration of Life service will be held Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at the Omak Eagles Lodge from noon to 3 p.m. ...

Cecil Robbins

Omak, Wash.

Cecil “Wayne” Robbins was born to Pete and Juanita Robbins on April 28, 1945, in Omak. Wayne passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at home with loved ones by his side. Wayne graduated from Omak High School in 1963. ...

Brian Harvey Walter

Seattle, Wash.

Brian Harvey Walter died quietly in Seattle on Jan. 23, 2013 after battling cancer. He was born Jan. 8, 1959, in Seattle to Charles and Maridee Walter. Brian graduated from Okanogan High School in 1977. He was regarded as one ...

David Lawrence Forsythe

Brewster, Wash.

In loving memory of David Lawrence Forsythe, who passed away peacefully on Feb. 5, 2013, at Three Rivers Hospital in Brewster Wash. He was born Jan 18, 1943, to Lawrence V. and Ethel G. Forsythe of Twisp, Wash. Dave lived ...

Wesley John Lembcke

Curlew, Wash.

Wesley John Lembcke, 86, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 at his home in Curlew. John, a life-long resident of the Curlew area, was born in Grand Forks, British Columbia, on March 27, 1926, to Henry and Faye Lembcke. John spent ...

George Eugene Jensen Williams

George Eugene Jensen Williams passed into eternal rest on Feb. 5, 2013, at his home while feeding his horses. He was born on Dec. 8, 1924, to George Albert Williams and Jettie Christine Jensen Williams at Oroville, Wash. He was ...

Maurice Johnson

Maurice “Bruce” Johnson passed away Jan. 19, 2013. Bruce was born April 19, 1916, the tenth of eleven children from the union of John Joseph (Jack) Johnson, an Irish immigrant, and Lura Beeman of English and Scottish decent from Genesee, ...

Susan Delores Viles Vaughan

Afton, Okla.

Susan Dolores Viles Vaughan was born Nov. 27, 1921, at home in Afton, Okla., to John Foster Viles and Marvel Ina Baldwin Viles. She was eldest of four children, her siblings being Lawrence Viles, currently of Federal Way, Wash.; Anita ...

Bernice Howard Hernandez Howard Hernandez

Bernice Howard Hernandez, formerly from Omak, passed away Dec. 30, 2012, after an extended illness. Bernice graduated from Omak High School in 1954. Glenda Howard Wills, also from the Omak area, passed away Jan. 30, 2013, from cancer. Glenda graduated ...