Obituaries for April 2014



Mildred Allbertine LaMotte

Twisp, Wash.

Mildred Allbertine LaMotte, 84, of Twisp, passed away peacefully March 13, 2014, at Harmony House in Brewster, Wash. Mildred was born to Charles and Alise Pursley at Bethet, Ohio. Mildred moved to Washington state at the age of 21, and ...

Roland Edward Palmer I

Roland Edward Palmer I, 73, a longtime resident of Riverside and Tunk Valley, Wash., passed away on Monday, March 17, 2014 in East Wenatchee, after a short battle with lung cancer. He was born on Oct. 22, 1940, at Lakeview, ...

Frank Ping

Frank Ping, 92, passed away March 14, 2014, at Guardian Angel Homes in Liberty Lake, Wash. He was born March 6, 1922, in Papakovasci, Hungary. Frank was the oldest of five children and was raised on the family farm. He ...

Judy Lynn (Rhoads) Prince

Judy Lynn (Rhoads) Prince, 56, died from breast cancer, March 16, 2014. Judy was born to Virginia “Ginnie” Rhoads and the late Dale Rhoads, Oct. 15, 1957 in Wenatchee, Wash. Her family moved to Tonasket in January 1960 to operate ...

Evelyn F. (Gooch) Robbins

Evelyn F. (Gooch) Robbins, 95, died March 26, 2014. She was born Sept 7, 1918, at home near North Salem, Missouri. Evelyn was the third child of Isaac Lee Gooch and Georgia A. (Brantner) Gooch. She graduated Shelby High School ...

Mary Elizabeth Thomas

Wenatchee, Wash.

Mary Elizabeth Thomas, 72, passed away March 15, 2014, at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee, Wash. Mary was born Jan. 27, 1942, to Raymond and Gladys Jagger in Yakima, Wash. She was the fourth of six children. She devoted her ...

Maurice Eugene Asmussen

Wenatchee, Wash.

Maurice “Maury” Eugene Asmussen passed away April 15, 2014, in Wenatchee after a brief illness. He was born Dec. 29, 1923, to William and Julia (Nordby) Asmussen in the Bridgeport /Mansfield area. Maurice attended Bridgeport school and graduated in 1942. ...

Emert J. Verbeck

Tonasket, Wash.

Emert J. Verbeck, 97, of Tonasket, died Feb. 20, 2014, at North Valley Hospital in Tonasket. Emert was born July 31, 1916, at a home near Anglin, Wash., to C.E. and Molly (Wine) Verbeck, the fourth of six children. On ...

Howard Phillip Cook

Okanogan, Wash

Howard Phillip Cook, 95, of Okanogan, Wash., passed away peacefully at home the evening of April 1, 2014. Howard was born Jan. 26, 1919, in Bailey Colo., to Ollie Arthur (Babe) Cook and Leona May Colbert. He was one of ...

Raymond Leonard Nicholson

Raymond Leonard Nicholson, 34, of Ellisforde, Wash., passed away March 27, 2014. Raymond was born Sept. 7, 1979 to Mary Rose St. Peter-Nicholson and Richard Lawrence Nicholson. He attended elementary and middle school in Omak, and moved permanently to Ellisforde ...

Kelly Larrayn Hammer Powidzki

Kelly Larrayn Hammer Powidzki, 34, went home to her Saviour, Jesus, March 31, 2014. She was born in Omak, Wash., Feb. 26, 1980, to Roger and Anna (Breed) Hammer. Coming from a pioneer background of Breed family from Lynn, Mass./ ...

Charity Ranee Rumbolz

Charity Ranee Rumbolz, 24, passed away April 5, 2014. Charity’s love of family, friends and her community will be missed. She loved life and lived it to the fullest. The outdoors was a great passion to her and her friends. ...

Margaret Schalow

Omak, Wash.

Margaret Schalow, 95, passed away peacefully Friday, March 28, 2014, at Apple Springs Assisted Living in Omak. Margaret Eleanor Nickell was born Oct. 22, 1918, to Cecil (Barnes) and Ben Nickell in South Bend, Wash. Margaret spent her early childhood ...

Betty L. Chase

Omak, Wash.

Betty L. Chase, 73, of Omak, Wash., went home to Jesus on April 4, 2014, after a lengthy illness. Betty was born in Cuba, Miss., on Sept. 9, 1940. Betty attended the Pentecostal Church of God in Omak, where she ...

Faustina Clark

Ellisforde, Wash.

A memorial and headstone blessing for Faustina “Dean” Clark will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Ellisforde Cemetery. A dinner and giveaway will follow at the Omak Longhouse on Mission Road.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

Death Notice

Leslie Sisco Sr.

Grand Coulee

Former Grand Coulee Dam power plant operator Leslie Sisco Sr., 80, died March 22, 2014, in Spokane. Services were March 27 at Ball and Dodd Funeral Home, Spokane.

Kathie Bise

Grand Coulee

Graveside services were Saturday at Spring Canyon Cemetery for Kathie Bise. She died Dec. 14, 2013.

Jerry Lee Alexander

Jerry Lee Alexander, 58, died March 27, 2014. A celebration of life potluck will be at 1 p.m. May 17 at Columbia Cove Park in Brewster.

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 ...

Ellen Roberts

Riverside, Wash.

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

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...