Obituaries for February 2018

Obituary

John H. Kirk

Brewster, WA

John “Jack” H. Kirk, 92, died Feb. 10, 2018, in his home at Brewster, Wash. He was born June 27, 1925, in Chicago, Ill., to parents, Warren C. and Johanna (Olsen) Kirk. He attended school in Chicago, Elmhurst, Ill., and ...

John L. Skelton

Omak, WA

John L. Skelton, 83, died Feb. 15, 2018, at his home in Omak, Wash. He was born July 13, 1934, in Okanogan, Wash., to Lance F. and Vera B. Skelton. He graduated from Okanogan High School in 1952 and joined ...

David Roy Brown

Omak, WA

David Roy Brown was born Oct. 24, 1945, in Omak, Wash., to John Fredrick Brown and Etta Mae (Hagy-Elgie) Brown. David attended and graduated from Omak High School in 1964. In 1965, David went to trade school at Tacoma Institution ...

James William Zosel

Oroville, WA

James William Zosel passed away in his home at Lake Osoyoos, Oroville, Wash., Feb. 22, 2018. He was born March 4, 1920, in Seattle, Wash., to William and Katie (Zobel) Zosel and soon lived in Chesaw and Wauconda where his ...

Margaret Ruth Goodyear Oliver

Okanogan, WA

Margaret Ruth “Peggy” (Goodyear) Oliver, 76, of Okanogan, Wash., passed away Feb. 17, 2018 at Mid-Valley Hospital in Omak, Wash. She was born Sept. 27, 1941, at Elsie McDonald’s Maternity Home, South Third Avenue, in Okanogan, to Clinton Charles “Chuck” ...

William C. Miller Jr.

Almira, WA

William C. Miller, Jr. passed away Feb. 8, 2018, in Almira, Wash. He was born July 21, 1932, in Oakland, Calif., to Angelan Ann and William Charles Miller. “Toby” was the eldest of six boys raised in Santa Clara, Calif.. ...

Laura M. Reams-Flagg

Omak, WA

Laura M. Reams-Flagg, a lifelong resident of Omak, Wash., passed away Feb. 13, 2018. She was born Dec. 19, 1926, (Sunday) in Chewelah, Wash., to Robert and Minnie Kennedy. They moved to Okanogan, Wash., where she attended school and graduated ...

Kathleen Marie Cress Christensen

Bremerton, WA

Kathleen Marie (Cress) Christensen, was born Feb. 16, 1947, at the Biles-Coleman Memorial Hospital in Omak, Wash. to Oroville “Bud” and Genevieve “Teeny” Cress, who preceded her in death. She suddenly passed away in her home Jan. 30, 2018, in ...

James William Windle

Brewster, WA

James William “Bill” Windle, 78, passed quietly at home Feb. 6, 2018. He passed the way he lived — on his own terms. Bill was born in 1939 in Brewster to Fay and Jeanne Windle of Methow. Bill attended school ...

Dr. James W. Lamberton

Brewster, WA

Dr. James W. Lamberton, D.O., 67, died Sunday morning, Jan. 28, 2018, in his home of Brewster, Wash., after a courageous battle with cancer. Jim leaves behind a lifelong legacy of kindness and generosity and was a loving husband, father, ...

Eugene Kendrick Fritts

Riverside, WA

Eugene Kendrick Fritts “Rinky”, 76, of Riverside, Wash., died in Wenatchee, Wash., at Central Washington Hospital, Feb.1, 2018. Eugene was born March 18, 1941, in Tonasket, Wash., to George Eugene and Louise Sanderson Fritts. He joined the U.S. Army in ...

Ron L. Thomas

Tonasket, WA

Ron Thomas, 78, of Hidden Hills Tonasket, Wash., died early Saturday morning Feb. 3, 2018 at Park Place Omak. He was born Nov. 13, 1939, in Salem, Ore. His parents were Ralph and Opal Thomas. Ron grew up in eastern ...

Sharlyn Turner

On Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 Sharlyn Turner left this world with the same grace and beauty that she lived. She passed away in her home under the loving care of her husband, Bill; and daughter, Helen. Sharlyn was born April ...

Gene Lewis Gates

Omak, WA

Gene Lewis Gates, 82, passed away Feb. 4, 2018, in Omak, Wash. He was born in Tonasket, Wash., to his parents, Loy and Ruby Gates. After a divorce, Ruby married Clarence Field and moved her family to a ranch near ...

Conchita Perez

Omak, WA

Conchita ‘Tia’ Perez, 37, of Omak, Wash. passed away Jan. 26, 2018. She was born Oct. 4, 1980, to Christi Perez and Ray Perez of Brewster, Wash. She was raised in Omak most of her life, and attended Omak High ...

Joan Elaine Morris

Joan Elaine Morris, 79, born to Leslie and Lucille Johnson in Tacoma, Wash., Oct. 19, 1938, passed away Jan. 16, 2018, in Burlington, Wash., where she had lived with her daughter and son-in-law, Pamala and Larry Prentice for the past ...

Florence Adelaide Case

Okanogan, WA

Florence Adelaide Case passed away peacefully, Jan. 23, 2018, surrounded by her children, sister, nephew and niece. She was born March 16, 1931, in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, to Roy and Isabell Wylet. The family moved to Okanogan, where Florence attended ...

Stuart Earl Ramsey

Tonasket, WA

Stuart Earl Ramsey, 83, died Jan. 26, 2018, in Tonasket. He was born Aug. 14, 1934, in Auburn, Wash., to parents Earl and Christine (Burke) Ramsey. He attended school in Sultan, Wash., before joining the U.S. Naval Reserve, San Diego ...