Obituaries for October 2013



Brian Douglas Curtis

Tonasket, Wash.

Brian "Cujo" Douglas Curtis, 48, of Tonasket, passed away suddenly at his home Sept. 28, 2013. He was born Sept. 18, 1965 in Tonasket, Wash., to Lloyd and Pauline Curtis. He attended school as a “Tiger” and graduated with honors ...

Charlotte W. Kennedy

Pomeroy, Wash.

Charlotte W. (Bunny) Kennedy was born March 11, 1921, in Pomeroy, Wash., to Dennis and Hulda (Nelson) Porter. Bunny passed away Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at age 92 at Cheney Care Center, Cheney, Wash. She was the second youngest of ...

Darrell Thomas Gaffney

Omak, Wash.

Darrell Thomas Gaffney, 80, passed away Sept. 1, 2013, in Omak. He was born to Thomas and Florence Gaffney on Jan. 10, 1933, in Seattle, Wash. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Cornelia in 2009. He attended ...

David T. Caddy

David T. Caddy was born in Loop City, Neb., June 12, 1935, and passed away peacefully Sept. 25, 2013, with his wife and children by his side. Many of his grandchildren also spent time with him in his last days. ...

Robert Paul Adams Sr.

Omak, Wash.

In the early morning of Sept. 26, 2013, the good Lord took Robert “Bob” Paul Adams, Sr., Omak, our beloved Dad, grandfather, papa, brother, and friend to all who knew him, home. He was born Jan. 14, 1929, to Jesse ...

Zita Julia Theis

Omak, Wash.

Zita Julia (Geodde) Theis, 90, of Omak Wash., went to be with the Lord Sept. 23, 2013, while surrounded by loved ones. She was born in Butte, Neb., to Franz Wilhelm Goedde and Ida Francis Hoefer on April 19, 1923. ...

Richard L. Robbins

Tonasket, Wash.

Richard L. Robbins was born in Seattle, Wash. on March 6, 1928 to Annie and Stanley Robbins and passed away peacefully in Tonasket, Wash. on Sept. 30, 2013 with his wife and family at his side. He enjoyed many years ...

Henry Hamm Jr.

Olympia, Wash.

Henry Hamm Jr., 85, passed away October 1, 2013 in Olympia, WA. He was born to Henry and Anna Hamm, Sr on January 9, 1928 in Beatrice, Neb. Henry served our county in the United States Navy. Together Henry and ...

Brenda Sue Ellis

Oroville, Wash.

Brenda Sue ( Zimmerman ) Ellis, 51, of Oroville, Wash. died Sept. 29, 2013 at her home in Oroville. She was born in Tonasket, Wash., Sept. 6, 1962 to Stanley and Wanda (Clines) Zimmerman. Brenda graduated from Oroville High School ...

Elsie Fuhrman Gillings

Omak, Wash.

Elsie Fuhrman Gillings, oldest child of Ray and Ora Fuhrman, was born on May 11, 1921. Her childhood together with her siblings was spent up Tunk Creek. She was an Omak Stampede princess representing Riverside. She graduated from Riverside High ...

Lorene W. Ritz

Omak, Wash.

Lorene W. Ritz, 96, of Omak, passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2013, after an extended period of declining health. Lorene was born July 27, 1917 in Linn County, Mo. to Oley Estes Guyer and Pearl Woodside Guyer. Lorene and her ...

Larry Schindler

Omak, Wash.

On Oct. 10, 2013, my father, Larry Schindler, left planet earth to join his beloved wife, Pat, for their next adventures. Larry was a graduate of Omak High School in 1961. He went to college at the University of Washington. ...

Amy Teru Kellog

Richland, Wash.

Amy Teru Kellogg, a former resident of Omak and Wenatchee, died on July 1, 2013 at her residence in Richland. Amy was born on October 14, 1925 in Cloverland, Wash. to Daniel and Louise Swartz. She was the first of ...

Leland N. Blackburn

Methow Valley

Leland N. Blackburn July 5, 1920 — Oct. 8, 2013 After a courageous and well fought battle with cancer, our father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend passed away Oct. 8, 2013. He was born July 5, 1920 to Charles Warren ...

Jack M. Gavin

Jack M. Gavin, 89, was born Sept. 23, 1924. He passed away Oct.12, 2013. Jack was a very caring person and was an avid volunteer in the community and his church. He is survived by his wife, Nora; sons, Jack ...

Ellen Margaret Davis

Anderson, Calif.

Ellen Margaret Davis, 97, went home to be with her Lord on Oct. 3, 2013, in Anderson, Calif. Ellen was born on Aug. 4, 1916, in Venton, Iowa. She was born to Elmer and Esther Rice. Ellen grew up in ...

Marjorie Ellen Berney

Omak, Wash.

Marjorie Ellen Berney, 98, died Oct. 14, 2013 at a north Omak full care home. She was born in 1915 in the Goldendale area and was raised on a cattle ranch near there. Her parents were George and Daisy Harlan ...

Herbert W. Alexander

Post Falls, Idaho

Herbert W. Alexander, 82 Post Falls, Idaho Formerly of Quincy, Wash. His family and friends lost a kind and gentle man on Oct. 15, 2013, when Herb Alexander, 82, died peacefully at Hospice House in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, after complications ...

Judy May Coonfield

Wenatchee, Wash.

Judy May Coonfield, 74, Wenatchee, Wash., passed away peacefully on Oct. 15, 2013, with her husband of 54 years, Skip Coonfield, at her side. Judy was born in Oroville, Wash., on October. 2, 1939. Judy married Skip Coonfield on Aug. ...

Fay Louise Smith Allen

Tonasket, Wash.

Fay Louise Smith Allen, 87, of Tonasket, died Oc. 11, 2013 at North Valley Extended Care in Tonasket. She was born Aug. 11, 1927, in Tonasket to Charles and Buella Smith. Fay was a lifetime resident of Tonasket. On April ...

Cynthia Marie Fry-Ocampo

Colville, Wash.

Cynthia “Cindy” Marie Fry-Ocampo, 67, Inchelium, Wash., passed away at Mt. Carmel Hospital, Colville, Wash. on October 16, 2013. She had complications from rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. She was born on June 30, 1946 to Frances and James C. Fry ...

Sigrid A. Olson

The family of our beloved Sigrid A. Olson is sad to announce her passing on Oct. 17, 2013. She was one of 13 children born to Nels and Johanna Olson on April 20, 1920, in Superior, Wis. She attended Waino ...

Gordon LeRoy Mooney

Tonasket, Wash.

Gordon LeRoy Mooney, 93, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away peacefully on Oct. 15, 2013 at North Valley Extended Care in Tonasket. Gordon was born Dec. 11, 1919 in Molson at his grandmother’s home to Roy and Celeste Mooney. ...

Gertrude Fountain Rubert

Spokane, Wash.

Gertrude Fountain Rubert, 96, passed away on Oct. 19, 2013, in Spokane, Wash. at Fairview Assisted Living due to complications of a hip fracture. Gertie was born on Nov. 16, 1916, to Gus and Jessie Bell Fountain at the homestead ...

Hermina G. Newlin

Hermina G. ‘Minnie’ Newlin, 80, was born Jan. 17, 1933 in Detroit, Mich. to Daniel and Katherina Dengel and died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 at home. She grew up on a farm in Westland/ Wayne, Mich. and graduated from Wayne ...

Death Notice

Thomas Bryan Leep Sr.

Loomis, Wash.

Thomas Bryan Leep Sr. World War II veteran Thomas Bryan Leep Sr., 88, died Aug. 15, 2013. A military service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Whitestone Church of the Brethren, 577 Loomis-Oroville Highway. Memorials are ...

Barbara Jean Harper Goehry

Brewster, Wash.

Longtime local resident Barbara Jean Harper Goehry, 86, died Oct. 4, 2013.A service was Oct. 12 at Barnes Chapel, Brewster. An online guest book is at

Jan Marcuson

Brewster, Wash.

Jan Marcuson, 59, died Sept. 9, 2013. A service was Oct. 12 at the pavilion in Riverwalk Park in Chelan. Arrangements were by Precht-Harrison-Nearents Chapel, Okanogan.

Walter Elmer Hoffman

Bridgeport, Wash.

Walter Elmer Hoffman, 85, died Oct. 8, 2013, at his home. Arrangements were by Precht-Harrison-Nearents Chapel, Okanogan.