Obituaries for October 2013


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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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. ...

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 ...

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Walter Elmer Hoffman

Bridgeport, Wash.

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

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.


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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

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 ...


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 ...

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 ...