Obituaries for April 2014


Tanya Paige Hayner

Okanogan, Wash.

Tanya Paige Hayner, 25, passed away April 19, 2014. She was born Sept. 22, 1988, in Chesapeake, Va., to John and Laura Hayner. She was raised in Okanogan and attended Okanogan schools. Tanya loved to play sports. She loved basketball, ...

Raylene Piersma

Omak, Wash.

Raylene Piersma, 60, of Omak, passed away to be with the Lord on March 28, 2014. She died in Deaconess Medical Center in Spokane, Wash., after a valiant month-long fight with pneumonia and chronic lung disease. Raylene was born July ...

Death Notice

Ernest J. Longanecker

Spokane Valley resident and Methow Valley native Ernest J. Longanecker, 66, died April 13, 2014, while visiting his sister in Okanogan. A service will be May 10 at Gretna Green Chapel in Spokane.

Ellen Roberts

Riverside, Wash.

Ellen Roberts, 103, died April 11, 2014. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

Estella May Parker

A service for Estella May Parker, who died March 13, 2014, at age 97, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Cornerstone Christian Fellowship, 328 Riverside Drive. Memorials are suggested to the Okanogan Senior Center, 1300 S. Second Ave. Arrangements ...

Tanya Paige Hayner

Okanogan, Wash.

A memorial service for Tanya Paige Hayner, 25, was Saturday in Dawson Gym at Okanogan High School, 244 S. Fifth Ave. She died April 19, 2014, in Omak. Arrangements were by Precht-Harrison-Nearents Chapel and the Okanogan County Crematory, both of ...

Leonard L. Holt

Omak, Wash.

Leonard L. Holt, 89, died April 17, 2014. Rosary was Thursday at the Omak Longhouse. A funeral was Friday in the same location, with burial in the family cemetery.


Gay Marie (Lundstrom) Ragan

Colville, Wash.

Gay Marie Lundstrom Ragan, 75, of Colville, Wash., passed away April 12, 2014, after a long battled with multiple sclerosis. She was residing at Buena Vista Manor in Colville at the time of her death. Gay was born Sept. 25, ...

Loren D. Baker

Loren D. Baker, 74, of Omak Wash., passed away, April 11, 2014, at home with his brother, John, and sister-in-law, Fae, by his side. Loren was born April 8, 1940, to Eugene and Mabel Baker, in Omak. He was raised ...

Beatrice Ann Fowler

Beatrice Ann Fowler, 87, passed away March 4, 2014, at home, in Elmira, Ore. Bea was born May 11, 1926, to Leslie and Violet Crandall in Okanogan, Wash. She grew up on an apple orchard in Malott, Wash., where she ...

Janice Kay Nickerson

Chelan, Wash.

Janice “Jan” Kay Nickerson, 52, passed away April 12, 2014, at Regency Manor in Chelan, Wash. Janice was born April 26, 1961, to Neal and Verdie Yarnell of Okanogan, Wash. She attended Okanogan schools until her junior year and finished ...

David Lloyd Knowlton

Brewster, Wash.

David Lloyd Knowlton, 70, of Brewster, Wash., went home to be with the Lord, following a brief battle with lung cancer, April 9, 2014, surrounded by family at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee, Wash. David was born Aug. 26, 1943, ...

Death Notice

Steven Ray Weinke

Redmond, Ore.

Former Omak resident Steven Ray Wienke, of Redmond, Ore., died March 28, 2014. He was 60. A celebration of life will be at 1 p.m. April 26 at Carey Foster Hall in the Crook County Fairgrounds, Prineville, Ore. Memorials are ...


Joanna Trottier

Joanna Trottier, 82, of Omak, passed away March 31, 2014. She was born on June 19, 1931, in Lamont, Alberta, Canada, to John and Pearl Domshy. After marrying Paul A. Trottier, the family immigrated to Eugene, Ore., with their two ...

Darrell Dwain Ferguson

Darrell Dwain Ferguson, 95, of Omak, Wash., passed away April 7, 2014 in the loving care of his daughter, Diane (Jerry) Kendrick, at their residence in Riverside, Wash. Darrell was surrounded by family and friends. Darrell’s loving wife of 73 ...

Michael Fayard

Tonasket, Wash.

Michael “Mike” Thomas Joseph Fayard, 64, of Tonasket, Wash., went to be with the Lord on March 31, 2014. He was born June 22, 1949, in Gulfport, Miss. Mike went into the military in lieu of graduating from Long Beach ...

David Tibbs

Oroville, Wash.

David “Dave” Tibbs, 95, of Oroville, passed away at home, April 9, 2014. Dave was born July 27, 1918, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Robert and Marie Tibbs. He served in the military from 1941, until being honorably discharged ...

Kathleen Rae (Burgett) Bleakney

Brewster, Wash.

Kathleen Rae (Burgett) Bleakney went to be with her Lord and Savior on March 23, 2014, at home in Omak, Wash. She was surrounded by family in the days prior to her death. Kathleen was born July 9, 1950, in ...

Eric Clinton Clark

Omak, Wash.

Eric Clinton Clark, 44, of Omak, passed away April 9, 2014. Eric was born Dec. 5, 1969. He attended school in Omak, Wash., and graduated in 1988. He was active in sports, playing basketball, baseball and football. He also enjoyed ...

Barbara Jeanne Duke

Okanogan, Wash.

Barbara Jeanne Duke, 71, of Okanogan, went on one last camping trip in the comfort of her home, with her family near her side, Sunday, April 6, 2014. Barb was born Oct. 5, 1942, in Renton, Wash., to Ivan and ...