Obituaries for February 2017

Obituary

Clayton Emry

Oroville, WA

Clayton was born April 9, 1927 in Allen, Neb. at the home of his grandparents Cyrus and Dolly Roberts to parents Lloyd and Merna Emry. He passed away Feb. 11, 2017 in Confluence Hospital in Wenatchee just six weeks shy ...

Florence Freda Smith

Florence Freda Smith, 97, died Friday Jan. 27, 2017 after a short bout with the flu. Florence was born on Sept. 20, 1919 shortly after her twin sister (Esther) in Waterville, Wash. to George Jensen and Mary (Loebsack) Willms. After ...

Alvin Dewayne Romine

Omak, WA

Alvin Dewayne Romine, 88, was born Nov. 4, 1928 to Ralph Romine and Mildred Irene Jones in Prescott, Wash. He entered into rest peacefully at his home on Feb. 10, 2017. Dewayne graduated from Prescott High School in 1947 and ...

Edwin Henry Tracy

Edwin Henry Tracy was born Nov. 26, 1924 in Plato, Mo. to parents, Pearl and Bert Tracy. At ages 14 and 10, Edwin and his older brother Elwin lost their daddy and had to become men as they helped Pearl ...

Stanley Harn

Omak, WA

In loving memory of Stanley Harn, 83, of Omak, Wash. He went to be with our Lord Jesus on Feb. 6, 2017. He was born in Roseau, Minn. on Oct. 16, 1933, to his parents Earnest Harn and Florence Harn ...

Dale R. Clarkson

Tonasket, WA

Dale R. Clarkson of Tonasket passed away Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 at North Valley Hospital in Tonasket. He was born Sept. 11, 1941 in Tonasket to parents Walter E. and Phyllis B. (Johnson) Clarkson. At the age of eight he ...

Timothy Wayne Jackson

Tonasket, WA

Timothy Wayne Jackson, 58, of Tonasket, Wash. passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017 following a courageous battle with cancer. Tim was born in Panama City, Florida on April 27, 1958 to Herbert and Anna Jackson. He loved to play ...

Lt. Col. John Duane Mallinger

Omak, WA

“When someone so great once was, then someone so great will always be.” Lt. Col. John Duane Mallinger (Jack) passed away Feb. 2, 2017 while vacationing in Manzanillo, Mexico. Jack was born on Aug. 31, 1932 in Miles City, Montana ...

Ellen Patricia Spence

Okanogan, WA

Ellen Patricia Spence passed away peacefully Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, at home on the ranch that she loved, with her family by her side. She was born Nov. 27, 1921, in Yakima, Wash. to Warren and Audrey Dickson. She joined ...

Paul Preston Kucia

Omak, WA

Paul Preston Kucia, known to his family and friends as Preston, passed away in his home on Jan. 17,2017 at the age of 57. Preston was born July 25, 1959 in Norfolk, Va. He attended Saint Augustine High School in ...

Mina Picard

Omak, WA

Mina Picard, 92, of Omak and formerly long time resident of Twisp, passed from this life on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, to join her parents, husband, son, many friends and relatives waiting for her on the other side Mina, was ...

Charles T. King

Olympia, WA

Charles “Chuck” T. King, 93, of Olympia, born March 12,1923, in Okanogan, Wash., passed away on Jan. 8, 2017 at Summit Pacific Medical Center in Elma. At Chuck’s request, there will be a Masonic Memorial only, May 20, 2017 in ...

Richard Pooler

Oroville, WA

Richard “Dickie” Pooler of Oroville, Wash. was called home Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. He was born Jan. 20, 1949 in Republic, Wash. to Oliver and Opal Pooler. Pops grew up in the Keller area and attended school in Wilbur, where ...

Sheryl Ann Smith

Brewster, WA

Sheryl Ann Smith, was born Oct. 12, 1957, in Chicago. Sheryl Ann Smith, a nursing professor at Wenatchee Valley College in Omak and a former longtime nurse-midwife in Brewster, died Jan. 27. She was 59. Doctors had discovered cancer in ...

Eleanor Elizabeth Townsend

Okanogan, WA

Eleanor Elizabeth Townsend, 88 of Okanogan, Wash. passed away at her home on Jan. 26, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was born March 30, 1928 in Mabton Wash., to Parents Stanley V. and Grace E. Butchart. Eleanor graduated from ...

Shirley Dempsey

Okanogan, WA

Shirley Dempsey, 82, died Jan. 25, 2017, with her family by her side at Deaconess Hospital in Spokane, Wash. after a short illness. At her request, no service will be held. Shirley was born August 3, 1934 in Montreal, Quebec, ...

Frances Etta Gwen Jones Fowler

Bridgeport, WA

Frances (Frankie) was born on May 24, 1923 to Evan Thomas and Ruth Winifred Jones on the families homestead near Bridgeport, in Okanogan County, Washington. Frankie passed away on January 15, 2017 at the age of 93 in Spokane, Wash. ...

Richard Lee Nelson

Omak, WA

Richard Lee Nelson went home to be with his Lord on Jan. 21 after an extended, heroic battle with physical disabilities and cancer. Richard was born Jan. 9, 1950 at the Biles-Coleman Hospital in Omak, Wash. He grew up in ...

Kristi Marie Ewer

Omak, WA

Kristi Marie Ewer was born on May 2, 1961 in Omak, Wash. to Ronald Lee and Maydene (Jorgensen) Ewer. She was the 6th of 7 Ewer children. Kristi graduated from Okanogan High School. In March of 1979 she was blessed ...

Shannon Ray Napier

Grand Coulee Dam, WA

Born on Nov. 1, 1963, Shannon Napier went to the Lord on Jan. 10, 2017 after a long, hard battle with cancer. Napier is survived by mother, Janice Best; father, Floyd Napier; sister, Savina Robinson; brother-in-law, Henry Robinson; daughters, Bianca ...