Obituaries for May 2017

Obituary

Gayle Ora Lewis Gilreath

Riverside, WA

Gayle Ora Lewis Gilreath passed away on May 2, 2017 at Golden Years Adult Family Home in Riverside, Wash., just 38 days short of her 100th birthday. Gayle was born on June 8, 1917 to Thomas and Lilly May Lewis ...

Bernice McNeese

Tonasket, WA

Bernice McNeese 93, passed away peacefully and went to be with her Lord Feb. 13, 2017 at North Valley Extended Care in Tonasket. Bernice was born May 19, 1923 to parents Clarence and Tena (Richardson) Bright. She was delivered by ...

Patricia Kaye Murrah

Okanogan, WA

Patricia Kaye Murrah, 50, of Okanogan, Wash., passed away peacefully in her home early Saturday morning, May 20, 2017. Surrounded by her loving family, she received her beautiful wings and was greeted into the gates of heaven by grandparents, aunts, ...

Echo C. Martin

Echo C. Martin, 81, passed away peacefully on May 17, 2017, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane with family by her side. Echo was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on Sept. 4, 1935 to Glen and Florence (Tibbs) Reese. ...

Carol Josena Newhouse

Sunnyside WA

Carol Josena Newhouse, 62, of Sunnyside, Wash., passed away May 12, 2017, in Seattle. Carol was born March 14, 1955, in Minneapolis, Minn. She graduated from Newport High School in Bellevue and attended Bellevue and Yakima Valley Community Colleges. On ...

Jimmie Gilreath

Tonasket, WA

Jimmie 'Jim' Gilreath, 75, of Tonasket, Wash., passed away unexpectedly after a short illness, on May 7, 2017. Jim was born in Tuscola, Ill., in 1942. He graduated from Elk River High School in Elk River, Minn., where he met ...

Carl Eugene Bergenholtz

Bridgeport, WA

Carl Eugene (Gene) “Bergie” Bergenholtz Carl Eugene (Gene) “Bergie” Bergenholtz, 82, of Bridgeport, Wash., passed away on Jan. 24, 2017. Gene graduated from Pateros High School in 1952; served in the U.S. Coast Guard at Alameda, Calif., during 1955-1959; was ...

Lillian Stansbury

Tonasket, WA

Lillian was born Dec. 18,1927, 89, at Tonasket, Wash. to Hjalmer and Gertrude Figenshow, the youngest of nine children. Lillian died May 15, 2017 at Mid-Valley Hospital. Lillian’s father died when she was very young, so she formed a very ...

Dorothy Vernon Derr

Dolly was born Dorothy Vernon Derr, March 24 1928, in Clark Fork, Idaho to Bill and Dorothy Derr. Her brothers were William Brian Derr (Billy) deceased, and Roland Derr of Clark Fork, Idaho. Dolly attended Clark Fork High School and ...

Jimmie Gilreath

Tonasket Wa

Jimmie (Jim) Gilreath 1942-2017 Jimmie (Jim) Gilreath, 75, of Tonasket, Wash., passed away unexpectedly after a short illness, on May 7th, 2017. Jim was born in Tuscola, Ill. in 1942. He graduated from Elk River High School in Elk River, ...

John Robert Duncan

Okanogan, WA

John Robert “Bob” Duncan, 91, passed away peacefully April 16, Easter morning, in Yakima, Wash. He was born Aug. 1st, 1925 in Okanogan, Wash., graduated from Okanogan High school in 1944 and enlisted in the U.S. Army during WWII. After ...

Billie Michels

Montesano, WA

Billie Michels, 85, of Montesano, Wash. passed away March 14, 2017, due to complications from Parkinson’s/ Lewy Body Dementia. Please join in Billie’s Celebration of Life Saturday, June 3rd at 1:00 pm at the Hurricane Creek Grange located at 83064 ...

James Donald Taylor

Omak, WA

James Donald Taylor, 96, passed away peacefully at his home in his sleep on Monday, May 1, 2017. He was born in Wenatchee, Wash., the winter of 1921, at the Gellatly House, which later became the Deaconess Hospital. His family ...

William Earl Galbraith

Newport, WA

William Earl “Bill” Galbraith, a resident of Newport, Wash., born May 20, 1961, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 in Wenatchee, Wash. Bill was born to the late Daniel and Martha (Peters) Galbraith in his hometown of Brewster, Wash., ...

Alvin Romine

Alvin “Dewayne” Romine 1928-2017 The family of Dewayne Romine invites you to a celebration of his life, May 20th, 4 p.m. at the American Legion, Okanogan. A potluck and visiting will follow.

Dorothy Carmen Majors

Tonasket, WA

Dorothy Carmen Majors, 70, of Tonasket died Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the home she shared with Bill Howe. She was born in Syndey, Mont. to parents Ruby Pence and Jesse Playle. Mom was an avid bird watcher and loved ...

Howard Wayne Betty

Okanogan, WA

Howard Wayne Betty died Tuesday May 2, 2017. He was born on Salmon Creek, Okanogan County Nov. 15,1929 as the only spoiled well-loved son of Emily and Ned Betty and 5 older sisters, Lorraine, Bea, Elma Grace, Kay and Nedra. ...

John Stark McDonald

Okanogan, WA

John (Jack) Stark McDonald May 7, 1931 - April 23, 2017 of Sun City West, Ariz. Born in Okanogan, Wash. to Francis and Ollie McDonald. Jack passed away peacefully and is survived by his wife, Janet McDonald; and their three ...

Lois Jean Miller

Lois Jean Miller 1924-2017 Lois Jean Miller, 92, passed away May 1, 2017 at Regency Wenatchee Nursing Center. Lois was born July 21, 1924 in Ellsworth, Kans. She was the middle daughter born to John and Anna Wise. In 1942, ...

Charles Boatright

On April 23, Sunday evening, we lost our beloved cowboy, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, great-grandfather and a good friend unexpectedly to leukemia. Charles Boatright was born Oct. 1, 1937, in Huntsville, Ark., to Gayle and Vern Boatright. In the summer ...