Obituaries for January 2016

Obituary

Mariann Oberg

Tonasket, WA

Mariann Oberg, 90, passed into the loving arms of her Lord Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 at North Valley Extended Care in Tonasket. Mariann was a lifelong resident of Tonasket, born Aug. 13, 1925 to parents Alvah and Adelia Simons. She ...

Ruth Elizabeth Leslie

Chesaw, WA

Ruth Elizabeth Leslie, 95, of Chesaw, Wash., passed away at her home on Jan. 14, 2016. Ruth was born, raised and lived in the Chesaw area, attending Chesaw, Myers Creek and Molson Schools. On Dec. 15, 1941 she married Stewart ...

Jessica Louise Westphalen

Moses Lake, WA

Jessica Louise Westphalen, 82, passed away Monday, Jan. 4, 2016 at Deaconess Hospital surrounded by her family. Memorial services were held Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 at Kayser’s Chapel, Moses Lake. Please sign the online guest book or leave a note ...

George Kloth

Omak, WA

George “Max” Kloth, 81, of Omak, passed away at his home on Jan. 19, 2016. He was born June 26, 1934 in Havillah, Wash. to Emil (Bill) and Catherine Kloth. George was raised in Havillah by his sister and brother-in-law ...

Margaret Skylstad

Omak, WA

Margaret, (Peggy) Skylstad born April 6, 1932 in Sioux Falls, S.D., passed away Jan. 16, 2016 in her home in Omak, Wash. Peggy was married to Ernest Harvey May 12, 1947 and they had four children, June Grace, Jean Maples, ...

Christine Benson

Bridgeport, WA

Christine Benson, 86, was a long-time resident of Eureka, Calif., and Bridgeport, Wash., passed away Jan. 6, 2016 in Brewster, Wash., due to natural causes. In the past few years, she struggled with the effects of Alzheimer/Dementia disease. She was ...

Joseph Donald Shillcutt

Okanogan, WA

Joseph Donald Shillcutt, 80, of Okanogan died at his home on Jan., 5, 2016. Joseph was born Aug., 10, 1935 in Emporia, Kans. He was raised by his parents when his mother, Lorraine, wasn’t having TB problems, by foster parents, ...

Michael Stuart Greene

Tonaket, WA

Michael Stuart Greene ,61, proved that the sum of a life is so much greater than one. He leaves a legacy of communities aided by his work as a fire chief and visionary creator of emergency medical services systems, people ...

Harriet Erickson Stangland

Tonasket, WA

Harriet Erickson Stangland, 91, died at home on Jan., 16, 2016. She was born in Portland, Ore., in May 1924, the first child of Swedish immigrants. She attended Oregon State College where she met, Gordon Stangland after the war. They ...

JoAnne S. Martin

Omak, WA

JoAnne S. Martin, 72, a member of the Makah and the Colville Indian Tribes passed away Jan. 12, 2016 at Central Valley Hospital. She was born on Oct. 16, 1943 at Tulalip Indian hospital to Frank Smith Sr. and Leona ...

Eugenia G. Grosjean Condon

Coulee Dam, WA

Eugenia 'Jeannie' G. Condon, 97, of Coulee Dam, Wash., was born July 3, 1918, to Robert and Roxie Grosjean in Kamiah, Idaho. She passed away at the Regency Care Center in Omak, Wash., on Jan., 13, 2016. Following her 1936 ...

James Russell Fraley

Moses Lake, WA

James Russell (RUSS) Fraley Sr., 69, passed away on Monday, Jan., 11, 2016 at Samaritan Health Care Center in Moses Lake, Wash He was born on Nov., 3, 1946 in Tonasket Wash., to Charles Proctor Fraley and Avis (Lyon) (Fraley) ...

Leota McMillan

Tonasket, WA

Leota McMillan, 91, died peacefully surrounded by family on Monday, Dec., 21, 2015 at North Valley Extended Care in Tonasket, Wash. She was born Aug., 2, 1924, at National, Wash. Leota was the fourth of eleven children born to Edgar ...

Leona Jean Oakes Bliss

Tonasket, WA

Leona Jean Bliss, 82, born Jan., 20, 1928, went to be with the Lord Jan., 6, 2016 with her grandson, Jerod, by her side. Leona was born in Pine Creek, near Tonasket, Wash., to Bill and Lena Oakes. She was ...

Gina Lee Krag Aldrich

Colfax, WA

Gina Lee Krag Aldrich, 54, a Colfax resident, passed away at her home Wed., Jan., 6, 2016, following a courageous battle with cancer. Gina, was born March 27, 1961 in Omak, Wash., to Melbern and Virginia Skelton. She was the ...

Wilma Glover Boatright

Omak, WA

Wilma Boatright, 77, passed away Dec., 19, 2015, at home surrounded by family when she went peacefully to be with the Lord. She was born Wilma Ann Glover on Aug., 9, 1937, in Omak, Wash., to Harold and Lorraine Glover. ...

Wineva Lola Baker Martin

Omak, WA

Wineva Lola (Baker) Martin, 96, of Omak, passed at Regency of Omak on Wednesday, Dec., 16, 2015. Wineva, was born on Sept., 29, 1919 to Arlie E. and Laura E. ( McDole) Baker at Green Castle, Mo., and was educated ...

Anthony John Johnson

Prineville, OR

Anthony “Tony” John Johnson, 51, of Prineville, Ore., passed away on Saturday, Dec., 26, 2015 as a result of an auto accident. Tony was born on Dec., 16, 1964 to Gus and Karole (Asbell) Johnson in Rossland, B.C., Canada. He ...

Douglas Princehouse

Douglas Princehouse, 74, who was instrumental in leading the employee buy-out and creation of Omak Wood Products in 1988-89, died at his condo in Seattle Dec., 25, 2015. Doug, was born in Salem, Ore., on July 29, 1941. He graduated ...

I. V. Joe Rickel

Tonaket, WA

I.V. Joe Rickel, 82, left his earthly trappings and passed over to heaven on Dec. 28, 2015. He was born on Oct. 17, 1933 in Omak, Wash., to Agnes “Cate” and George W. Rickel. His early childhood was spent on ...