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Obituaries for January 2014

Obituary

Thelma F. Grillo Warwick

Tonasket, Wash.

Thelma F. (Grillo) Warwick passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Jan. 20, 2014, from chronic health issues at the age of 73. She was born on Feb. 7, 1940, the eldest of three siblings, to Henry and Elaine ...

Thomas Ross Lommasson

Wenatchee, Wash.

Thomas Ross Lommasson was born to Allen and Pauline Lommasson in Kennewick, Wash., on Jan. 26, 1954, and passed from this life Jan. 24, 2014, in Wenatchee, Wash., from extensive health problems. Tom enjoyed life and made it interesting by ...

Danna Sue Gebbers Guzman

Brewster, Wash.

Danna Sue (Gebbers) Guzman, 60, of Brewster, Wash., was called home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at her home. Danna was born in Brewster, to Dan and Reba (Riggan) Gebbers on June 9, 1953. She ...

Katharine Ann Thornton Sawyer

Ensenada, Mexico

Kathrine Ann (Thornton) Sawyer, 52, of Ensenada, Mexico, passed away on Nov. 30, 2013. She was born on June 16, 1961, in Tonasket, Wash., to Oscar and Elsie Thornton of Oroville, Wash. When she was 19 months old, she went ...

Tom Silverthorn

Tonasket, Wash.

Tom Silverthorn, 73 of Tonasket, died on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at his home in Tonasket. He was born on Dec. 4, 1940, in Tonasket to parents Jim and Betty Silverthorn. At an early age, Tom began a friendship with ...

Roy Jesse Leith II

Nespelem, Wash.

Roy ‘Jasper’ Jesse Leith, II, 80, of Nespelem, Wash., passed away Jan. 12, 2014 in Grand Coulee, Wash. of natural causes. Roy was born June 30, 1934 to Majel Bowker and Roy Leith Sr. of Eagle Butte, S.D. He was ...

Clinton Calvin Estes Jr.

Twisp, Wash.

Clinton Calvin Estes Jr., 86 of Twisp passed away at his home on January 14, 2014. He was born in Okanogan, Wash. on Jan. 31, 1927, to Clint and Edna Estes. When he was four years old, his family moved ...

Melissa A. Keenan

Langley, Wash.

Melissa A. Keenan, 65, born Aug. 5, 1948 in San Diego, Calif., died Dec. 30, 2013 while living in Langley, Wash. Her family moved to the Northwest when she was seven, where she graduated from Newport High School in 1966. ...

Leo Ray Orestad

Leo Ray Orestad went to be with his Heavenly Father on Dec. 18, 2013, from his home surrounded by family after a battle with cancer. Born in Mt.Vernon, Wash. Aug. 11, 1939, Leo was the sixth of 10 children born ...

Karen Kay Burkett

Tonasket, Wash.

Karen Kay Burkett, 60, of Tonasket, Wash. died Jan. 8, 2014 after a long illness. She was born in Kansas City, Kans., to Pat and Billy Barrett Aug. 9, 1953. Karen lived many years with her grandparents Myrtle and Robert ...

Alfonso R. Cardenas

Alfonso R. Cardenas, 79, of Brewster went to be with our Father in Heaven Jan. 11, 2014. Alfonso was born Jan. 23, 1934 to Herlinda Cardenas in Donna, Texas. As a young child he moved with his mother to California ...

William Vincent Cottrell

Omak, WA

On the night of Dec. 20, 2013, William Vincent Cottrell cleanly slipped his anchor-hawse and set sail on the trade winds for his final voyage. He left port with fair winds, dry decks, and seas on the quarter. Bill Cottrell ...

Vera Lucille Miehls

Lakewood, Wash.

Vera Lucille Miehls was born July 26, 1918, in Waterville, to George Benton Harsh and Flossie May (nee Duncan) Harsh during the Spanish Influenza epidemic. Vera Lu was the oldest of four children. Her family moved to Omak, Wash., in ...

Alice Harriet Weak

Omak, Wash.

Alice Harriet Weak, 92, passed away Dec. 29, 2013, in Omak, Wash. Alice was born Aug. 14, 1921, in Hot Springs, S.D., to James A. and Alice O. Streeter. Alice grew up on the family homestead cattle ranch near Hot ...

Julianne Lilenquist Anthony

Omak, Wash.

Julianne (Lilenquist) Anthony passed away at her home, surrounded by her beloved family, on Jan. 2, 2014, after a brief battle with cancer. Her 65 years were characterized by faith, family, and endless and cherished friends. Her gift of humor ...

Sally Allred

Omak, Wash.

Sally Allred, 91, a longtime resident of Omak, went home to her Lord on Dec. 20, 2013. Sally was born June 23, 1922, in Clayton, N.M., to Ulman and Liza Ulman. She is survived by three children, three grandchildren, two ...

Jack O. Beeman

Omak, Wash.

Jack O. Beeman, 79, of Loomis, died Dec. 26, 2013, in Omak. He was born Sept. 7, 1934, on North Pine Creek to Harry and Pearl Beeman. On Dec. 26, a cowboy on a tall bay horse rode through the ...

Dorthey Mae Cates

Okanogan, Wash.

Dorthey Mae Cates, 64, of Okanogan. passed away Dec. 26, 2013 in Omak, Wash., at Mid-Valley Hospital after a long, hard fight with cancer. Dorthey was born March 21, 1949, in Omak, Wash., to John A. and Betty A. Cates. ...

Dr. Richard Hanks

Omak, Wash.

Former Anchorage resident Dr. Richard Hanks lost his battle with cancer on Dec. 28, 2013, at his home in Omak, Wash. Richard was born in Ithaca, N.Y., on Jan. 7, 1934 to Elton K. and Beulah D. Hanks. He graduated ...

Thomas K. McGuire

Everett, Wash.

Tom McGuire was born Sept. 27, 1923 in Everett, Wash., to Leona Burnett McGuire and Sigmund McGuire. He spent his childhood fishing, hunting and visiting cousins in Okanogan. In school, he was on the Everett High School golf team. Upon ...