Obituaries for February 2015

Obituary

Goldie Roberta Moore

Riverside, WA

Goldie Roberta Moore, 92, passed away Jan. 22, 2015. Goldie was born May 19, 1922, in Starbuck, Wash., and moved to Okanogan County at an early age. She was one of seven children born to Ed and Gladys Boger. Goldie ...

Stuart Irwin

Omak, WA

Stuart “Stu” Irwin, 77, passed away while at home on the morning of Feb. 18, 2015. Stuart was born Sept. 9, 1937, in Miller, S.D., to Robert and Frieda (Kruse) Irwin. He grew up on the family ranch, where he ...

Donald Harry Fritts

Sun City, AZ

Donald Harry Fritts, 87, of Sun City, Ariz., died Feb. 13, 2015. Don was born Nov. 12, 1927, in White Salmon, Wash. Upon graduation from Okanogan High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving on the U.S.S. Pensacola and ...

Irene F. Ballard

Oroville, WA

Irene F. Ballard, 82, passed away Feb. 2, 2015, from cancer. She was born in 1932 to Harold and Luella Rockwell in Jarona, Wisc. She was a member of the American Legion of Oroville, Wash., and Oroville Eagles until she ...

David L. Swanberg

Tonasket, WA

David L. Swanberg, 79, of Tonasket died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, at North Valley Hospital in Tonasket. He was born April 26, 1935, in Bellingham, Wash. to parents Ludwig and Vera Swanberg. David spent most of his youth in the ...

Monte E. Smith

Tonasket, WA

Monte E. Smith passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Feb. 7, 2015, at North Valley Extended Care in Tonasket, Wash. He was born in Tonasket, Wash., Sept. 16, 1918 to parents Harold L. Smith and Pearl Graves Smith. Monte ...

Tim Kelly Siltman

Ellensburg, WA

Tim Kelly Siltman, 57, of Ellensburg passed away Feb. 6, 2015. Tim was born in Omak, Wash., on March 2, 1957. He grew up and attended schools in Omak and graduated from Omak High School. Tim worked in the timber ...

James Edward Ruff

Brewster, WA

James ‘Jim’ Edward Ruff, 71, passed away Jan. 3, 2015, at Deaconess Medical Center Hospital in Spokane, Wash., after losing his battle with cancer. Jim was born in Hood River, Ore. on Nov. 28, 1943. He was the third child ...

Norma Jean Landry

Spokane, WA

Norma Jean Landry, 88, went home to her Lord and Savior on Dec. 20, 2014. She was born June 26, 1926, to Robert and Elsie Yoppke in Yampa, Colo. She and her husband, Art, had resided in Spokane the last ...

Shirlee Johnson Gustafson

Spokane, WA

Omak native Shirlee Johnson Gustafson passed away in Spokane Jan. 6, 2015, after a courageous three year struggle with illness. Shirlee was born in Omak on Aug. 31, 1935. Her parents, Leo and Helen Johnson, were lifelong Omak residents and ...

Kathleen Graves

Tonasket, WA

Kathleen Graves, 63, of Tonasket, died on Jan. 28, 2015 with her family by her side. She was born to the late Joanne and Glenn Mitchell on Oct. 1, 1951, in Helena, Ark. Kathleen relocated to Seattle, Wash., and graduated ...

Cheryl Ann Sylvester

Fairfax, VA

Cheryl Ann Sylvester, 67 passed away Jan. 22, 2015, at her home in Fairfax, Va., succumbing to a very rare disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disorder. She was born Sept. 27, 1947, to William and Donna Sylvester of Tonasket, Wash. Cheryl attended school ...

Garrett Lee McCarver

Brewster, WA

Garrett Lee McCarver, 26, passed away Jan. 30, 2015, in Brewster, Wash. He was born Dec. 17, 1988, in Wenatchee, Wash., and will be greatly missed by his mother, Teresa Gavin, father, Ron Blondin, grandmother, Norma McCarver, sister, Kate Zellner, ...

Edith Irene Taylor Harriman Dunlap

Edith Irene Taylor Harriman Dunlap, 86, passed away Jan. 1, 2015. Edith was born March 10, 1928, in Leola, Ark., to Roy and Karma Taylor. She moved, with her family to Omak, Wash., when she was 2 years old and ...

Roxann Rose Moore Dietrich

Omak, WA

Roxann Rose Moore Dietrich, Graduated to Glory after a bold and courageous battle with cancer on Jan. 27, 2015. We mourn the loss of our beautiful daughter, mother, and friend, but rejoice as she trusted in the Lord and is ...