Obituaries for June 2015

Obituary

James Aldon Taylor

Omak, WA

James Aldon Taylor, 76, passed away on June 4, 2015. He was born in Huntsville, Ark., on May 10, 1939, to Joseph Henry and Julia Irene (Cook) Taylor. They moved to Methow, Wash., in 1944. He graduated from Pateros High ...

Melissa Leanna Swensen-Wirth

Oroville, WA

Melissa Leanna Swensen-Wirth, 46, a mother, grandmother, wife, sister and friend to so many people, left us unexpectedly on June 8, 2015. Her friends and family with faith should take comfort in knowing that she is not alone now, as ...

Gary Steven Markel

Omak, WA

Gary “Gus” Steven Markel, 58, of Omak, Wash., left this earthly planet June 16, 2015. Gus was born Dec. 15, 1956, to Lee and Eleanor Markel at Omak Memorial Hospital. Gus lived with his parents at 309 S. Birch Street ...

Larraine May Olgilvie Jeffries

Riverside, WA

Larraine May Jeffries (Ogilvie), 65, passed away May 15, 2015, at her home in Riverside, Wash., surrounded by her loving family. She was born May 16, 1949, to Anthony and Emily Ogilvie in Seattle, Wash. She attended Immaculate Conception School ...

Melvin Leroy Ames

Okanogan, WA

Melvin Leroy Ames, 75, surrounded by family at home, went to be with the Lord June 13, 2015. He was born Jan. 4, 1940, in The Dalles, Ore., the oldest of three children to Herbert and Beulah Ames. Prior to ...

Jessica Sylvanus

Omak, WA

Jessica Sylvanus, 86, died Jan. 30, 2015, at Regency Omak Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. “It is not sad when a very old person dies because it is God’s way of making room for the babies.” This was spoken by a ...

Garold Kenneth Osborn

Brewster, WA

Garold Kenneth Osborn, 93, passed away in his home at Harmony House in Brewster, Wash., on June 7, 2015. He was born Nov. 21, 1921, in Glencoe, Okla. Garold grew up on his family’s farm in Morrison, Okla. After graduating ...

John L. Burbery

Tonasket, WA

John L. Burbery, 87, died Friday, June 12, 2015, at home in Tonasket. John was born Nov. 10, 1927, to parents Dick and Lula Burbery. He was raised in Horse Spring Coulee and graduated from Tonasket High School. John served ...

Tom Bhear

Tom Bhear, 68, formerly of Omak, died June 4, 2015, at home with his wife, Carol and children, Kim Gambale, Michelle Flores and Jason Bhear, by his side. He was born Sept. 12, 1946, in Bellingham. A celebration of his ...

Nicole Lynn Theis

Omak, WA

Nicole Lynn Theis, 23-year journey on earth ended June 9, 2015. She was born July 11, 1991, in Spokane, Wash., to Randall and Rebecca Theis of Omak, Wash. Nicole graduated from Okanogan High school in 2009. Following graduation, she moved ...

Roberta Dickinson

Okanogan, WA

Roberta Dickinson, 76, went to join our Lord and savior on May 31, 2015. Roberta was born Okanogan, on Sept. 20, 1938, to Robert and Addie Jones. She grew up there and graduated from Okanogan High School in 1956. In ...

Ronald Lee Swager

Omak, WA

Ronald Lee Swager, 62, went to his well-deserved rest May 29, 2015. He was born in Wenatchee, Wash., on Nov. 11, 1952, to Robert F. Swager and Beverly (Wagner) Swager. He served in the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1971 ...

Victor Ronald Lesamiz

Oroville, WA

Victor Ronald Lesamiz, 72, died Thursday morning, May 28, 2015, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane, surrounded by his family. Ronald was born Oct. 30, 1942, to Victor Junior and Lola Lesamiz in Tonasket, Wash. He was a lifelong resident ...

Vera Joyce Horton-Sele

Omak, WA

Vera Joyce Horton-Sele, 88, passed away May 20, 2015, in Omak, Wash. She was born on Oct. 1, 1926 in Plymouth, England, to parents Ada Mae and Earnest Hancock. Joyce graduated high school at the age of 14. As a ...

Ike M. Fisher

Tonasket, WA

Ike “Lyle” M. Fisher, 85, of Tonasket, Wash., passed away peacefully at home May 17, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Tacoma, Wash., on April 22, 1930, to William and Pearl (Paul) Fisher. When Ike was ...

William Edwards

Omak, WA

William “Scotty” Edwards, 84, passed away May 17, 2015. Scotty was born in Danville, Wash., on March 5, 1931. He married Delphine “Carol” Burke after he joined the Air Force in Wichita Falls, Texas, on May 6, 1953. They were ...

Robert N. Brammer

Pateros, WA

Robert “Bob” N. Brammer, 47, apple grower, whiskey maker, world traveler, trained engineer, former soldier, and treasured husband, father, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, and friend, passed away suddenly May 18, 2015. The baby of the Brammer family with an adventurous and ...

Bobby Armstrong

Omak, WA

Bobby “Bobbye” Armstrong, 83, went home to be with the Lord May 29, 2015. On Sept. 11, 1931, in the small town of Okmulgee in the heat of the Oklahoma sun, Bobbye was born to Albert and Julia Staggs, and ...

Barry Blue

Omak, WA

Barry Blue, 62, passed away April 29, 2015, surrounded in the love of his family. He was born Nov. 26, 1952, at Travis Air Force Base. He graduated from Vacaville High School in 1970. Barry was loved by many people ...

Fred York Jr.

Oroville, WA

Fred York Jr., 78, passed away Memorial Day, May 25, 2015, at his home in Oroville. He was born April 24, 1937, in De Queen, Ark., the son of Alpha Myrtle Ballard and Fred York Sr. In 1947, the family ...