Obituaries for November 2013


Thelma Lucille Gardner Watson

Tonasket, Wash.

Thelma Lucille (Gardner) Watson of Tonasket passed away peacefully the morning of Nov. 13, 2013. She had been a resident of the Tonasket and Oroville area for a bit over 20 years. She was born March 27, 1941, to James ...

Alberta Michel Matt

Disautel, Wash.

Alberta “Bertha” (Michel) Matt, 78, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, journeyed to the other side peacefully with her family and friends surrounding her on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 at home in Disautel, Wash. Bertha was born March 29, ...

George P. Honey Jr.

East Wenatchee, Wash.

George was born Aug. 15, 1933, to George and Hazel Honey at John and Elizabeth Zachman’s Pine Creek homestead in Riverside, Wash. He passed away Nov. 14, 2013, in East Wenatchee. The family lived in the Chiliwst area until 1936. ...

Marsha Marie Haworth Wilson

Republic, Wash.

Marcia Marie Haworth Wilson, 36, of Republic, Wash. passed away Nov. 22. 2013 in Republic, Wash. She was born Feb. 25, 1977 in Vancouver, Wash. Marcia is survived by two children, Casey and Colten Haworth of East Wenatchee, Wash.; boyfriend ...

Jeffrey Ivan Wilson

Jeffrey Ivan Wilson was born Feb. 25, 1953, to Donald Ivan and Effie Lea (Frase) Wilson. He passed away Nov. 23, 2013 at his home. He is survived by his children, Terisa Wilson (Barry) Rejniak, Joe (Crystal) Wilson and Jessica ...

Elmer E. Curtis

Omak, Wash.

Elmer E. Curtis, 83, of the Haley Creek area in Omak, Wash., died at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee, Wash. on Nov. 21, 2013. He was born in Longmont, Colo. on Nov. 22, 1929. Elmer served in the United States ...

Death Notice

William R. Dennis

Coos Bay, Ore.

Former Twisp resident William R. “Bill” Dennis, 77, died Nov. 5, 2013. At his request there will be no services. A celebration of life will be planned later.


Marjorie Kathleen Peacock

Omak, Wash.

Marjorie Kathleen Peacock, 76, of Omak went to be with the Lord on Nov. 12, 2013 at home. She was born July 12, 1937 in Holabird, South Dakota to Anton and Neva Kowalski. Margie moved to Washington in the late ...

Evelyn R. Naggy Frazier

Tonasket, Wash.

We would like to share our family story with you. Evelyn R. (Naggy) Frazier passed away peacefully on Nov. 12, 2013 at North Valley Hospital after a heroic battle with cancer. Our mom, sister, grandmother, wife, aunt and friend was ...

Byron L. Valliant

Moses Lake, Wash.

Byron L. (Bud) Valliant was born May 29, 1927 to John and Ethel Valliant in South Dakota. He was the seventh of eight children. He died Nov. 2, 2013, in Moses Lake, Wash. Bud, as he was known, was a ...

Henry George Sr.

Omak, Wash.

Hank George passed away on Oct. 30, 2013, after a long battle with rheumatoid arthritis. He was 81. Hank was born in Darrington, Wash. on June 24, 1932. Hank was the son of Steve and Viney George, and lived and ...

Starr Hammons

Brewster, Wash.

Starr Hammons, 49, of Brewster, Wash. died, Nov. 2, 2013 at her home in Brewster. She was born Aug. 20, 1964, in Portland, Ore. to James and Janice (Larson) Conger. Starr married Rod Hammons Dece. 30, 1992. They were married ...

Donald John Reynolds

Tonasket, Wash.

Donald John Reynolds, age 69, of Tonasket, died on Oct. 25, 2013 at his home in Tonasket. He was born on Jan. 6, 1944 in Oakland, California. Johnny joined the Marine Corps on January 6, 1961 and served until April ...

Margaret Rose Simpson

Disautel, Wash.

Margaret “Maggie” Rose Simpson, 79, of Disautel, Wash., died Nov. 5, 2013 at her home in Disautel, Wash. She was born Dec. 21, 1933 to Harry and Ida Erb of Disautel, Wash. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; ...

Tamara Rebecca Thurlow

Twisp, Wash.

Tamara Rebecca Thurlow, 48, was born Oct. 6, 1965, in Minneapolis, Minn. She was the daughter of Bernard and Dianne Thurlow of Twisp, Wash. Her father was stationed at Fort Snelling at the time of her birth. Tami’s family lived ...

Genevieve Ruth Holter

Genevieve Ruth Holter passed away peacefully on Oct. 27, 2013, at the age of 94. She was born on June 20, 1919 in Omak, Wash., to Hugh and Blanche Minnich, at the family apple ranch which her parents cleared and ...

Mergelene Pichette Jackson

Omak, Wash.

Mergelene (Pichette) Jackson, 86, a lifelong resident of Omak, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. She was born to Nelli and Henry Pichette on July 19, 1927, in Omak, Wash. She was a member of the Colville Tribe. She attended St. ...

Evelyn Ruth Simonson

Omak, Wash.

Evelyn Ruth Simonson, 92, passed away peacefully in her sleep at Apple Springs Assisted Living in Omak, Washington, on Oct. 28, 2013. She was born in Saskatchewan, Canada, to George and Amelia Simonson on Nov. 14, 1920. She was one ...

Death Notice

Thomas Albert Shaw

Brewster, Wash.

Thomas Albert Shaw, 58, a longtime resident of the Brewster-Pateros area, died Oct. 27, 2013. A celebration of life is planned at a later date at the Brewster American Legion Post.

James Joseph Dorris

Moses Lake, Wash.

MOSES LAKE – Liberty Bell High School graduate and retired Soap Lake Police Chief James Joseph Dorris, 48, died Oct. 18, 2013, at Samaritan Healthcare in Moses Lake. A memorial service with military honors was Nov. 2 in Soap Lake. ...