Obituaries for January 2015

Obituary

Ethelyn Meryl Apple

Omak, WA

Ethelyn Meryl Apple, 100, beloved mother, passed away Jan. 19, 2015, at Rose Garden Estates in Omak, Wash. She was born Ethelyn Calentine, on Aug. 8, 1914, to Bessie Mae McCulley in Joplin. She was the oldest of three children. ...

Albert Coleman Bledsoe

Omak, WA

Albert ‘Shorty’ Coleman Bledsoe, 88, went to be with his lord and savior Jan. 16, 2015, at his home on Omak Mountain with friends by his side. Shorty was born Jan. 14, 1927, in Meridian, Miss., to Thomas and Emma ...

Phyllis Aldean Metz Billups

Omak, WA

Phyllis Aldean Metz Billups, 90, of Omak, Wash., passed away Jan. 19, 2015. Phyllis was born Sept. 12, 1924, to Orvil and Muriel Metz in Hardesty, Alberta, Canada,. She was the oldest of five siblings, including Raymond Metz, Duane Metz, ...

Mary Louise Friebus

Mary Louise Friebus passed away Dec. 31, 2014. Her children, Patti McSwane Lein, Victor McSwane, John Friebus and Bernadine Friebus Yancey and her husband, Tony, her grandsons, Michael and Alan, as well as others, all gathered to be with her ...

Joseph William Schneider

Mesa, AZ

Joseph William Schneider, 78, died suddenly Dec. 21, 2014, while wintering in Mesa, Ariz. He was born to George and Helen (Wells) Schneider on May 23, 1936, in Okanogan, Wash.. He attended the one-room Long Lake School on the Colville ...

Edwin Smith

Omak, WA

Edwin “Walt” Smith, 90, beloved husband and father, passed away at Regency Care Center in Omak on Dec. 31, 2014, from a stroke. Walt was born at home in Carrolls, Wash, Nov. 15, 1924, to Percy A. and Anna E. ...

Randall Wayne Schreckengast

Randall Wayne ‘Randy’ Schreckengast born March 17, 1953, and died Dec. 17, 2014. He was the son of Wilford and Donna Schreckengast, lifelong residents of Okanogan, Wash. His birth was as their second child, but the first of three sons. ...

Barbara J. Bell

Everett, Wash.

Barbara J. Bell passed away Jan. 7, 2015, in Everett, Wash. She was born Nov. 1, 1966, in Seattle, Wash. Barbara graduated from James A. Garfield High School in Seattle and Washington State University in Pullman, Wash. She married Gil ...

Gene Eldon DeLys Sr.

1934-2014 On Oct. 22, 2014, headed to the “Klondike Nugget Mine” of his dreams. He was born the oldest of four siblings on a farm in rural Missouri during the Depression and times were tough. Both sides of his parents ...

Delores Grace Menendez

Shreveport, La.

Delores Grace Menendez, 81, of Shreveport, La., passed away Dec. 31, 2014. She was the second child of six born in Methow, Wash., on June 23, 1933. Born to Elgie Eugene Moore and Eva Hole Moore. When she was 2 ...

Josephine J. Fancher

Okanogan, Wash.

Josephine J. Fancher, 92, went to be with our Lord Jesus Jan. 3, 2015. “Jo” was born Jan. 27, 1922, in Okanogan, Wash., to William and Mabel VanLiew. She was a proud graduate of Washington State University, earning a bachelors ...

Lila Eileen Ann Frost Newman

1922 – 2015 Lila Eileen Ann Frost Newman died peacefully at home on Jan. 6, 2015, after a brief illness. She was born the youngest child of parents Frankie and Grover Frost on March 18, 1922, in Stuart, Neb. Eileen ...

Elmer Worting Rappe

Omak, Wash.

Elmer Wotring Rappe passed quietly in his sleep, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, at Mid-Valley Hospital in Omak, Wash. He was born in Omak Hospital, Jan. 22, 1926. The youngest child of Elmer Otto Rappe and Ione Iris Wotring Rappe Stumpf. ...

Irene E. Rehm

March 23, 1911, to Jan. 4, 2015. Irene E. Rehm woke up with the Angels on Jan. 4, 2015. Irene was born to Karl and Sophie Wellsandt on March 23, 1911, in Ritzville, Wash. On Sept. 6, 1931, she married ...

Anna Marie Carlson Rudel

Kennewick, Wash.

Anna ‘Marie’ Carlson Rudel died Jan. 7, 2015, in Kennewick, Wash. She was born May 21, 1919, in Okanogan, Wash. The daughter of Swedish immigrants, Carl and Anna Carlson, she graduated from Okanogan High School in 1937 and was voted ...

Harry Gallup Sanford Jr.

Omak, Wash.

Harry Gallup Sanford Jr., 82, Omak, Wash., passed away at his home on Dec. 30, 2014. He was born in Denver, Colo., on Dec. 17, 1932, to Harry Gallup Sanford, Sr. and Ruth Wood Sanford. He joined older sister, Lucietta ...

Richard James Wippel

Disautel, Wash.

Richard James Wippel, 58, of Disautel, Wash., entered into eternal rest the evening of Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in Grand Coulee, Wash. He was born in Ellensburg, Wash., to Robert Wippel and Mary Miller-Wippel on March 12, 1956. Richard attended ...

Christine Ann Picard

Omak, Wash.

Christine Ann Picard passed away Jan. 1, 2015, at her home in Omak, Wash. She was born June 2, 1950, to Walter and Bonnie Mangelsen in Seattle, Wash. Christine spent her years growing up in a military family. She had ...

Steven Curtis Long

Stringer, Miss.

Steven Curtis Long, 58, of Stringer, Miss., passed away Dec. 27, 2014, after a tough battle with cancer. He was born May 23, 1956, in Aberdeen, Wash. He was preceded in death by his father, Ron Long of Reno, Nev.; ...