Obituaries for January 2018

Obituary

Glaphy 'Ann' Spear

Loomis, WA

Glaphy “Ann” Spear of Loomis, Wash., passed away Jan. 26, 2018. Ann was the youngest of five children born July 13, 1931, to Dwayne and Anna Jackson of Ft. Morgan, Colo. On June 15, 1952, Ann married her high school ...

Rodney Keith Verstegen

Omak, WA

Rodney Keith Verstegen ‘Sarge’, 62, of Omak, Wash. passed away Jan. 19, 2018, from a short battle with cancer. He was born Oct. 28, 1955, to Jerome (Bones) and Marcella (Marcie) Verstegen of Omak. Rodney was raised here in Omak ...

Seth Harris

Omak, WA

Seth Harris, 32, of Omak, Wash., passed away Jan. 23, 2018. He was born in Renton, Wash., on Jan. 17, 1986, to Steve Harris and Raquell Palagi both of Billings, Mont. Seth spent his earlier childhood in Des Moines, Wash. ...

Jim Morgan

Omak, WA

On Jan. 26, 2018, Jim Morgan, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend of the community passed away peacefully. Jim was born in May 1943 and leaves behind numerous relatives and friends who will miss him dearly. Jim was ...

Dolores Jean Johnston

Dolores Jean Johnston, 88, passed in peace, comforted by her husband and two sons on the afternoon of Jan. 6, 2018, due to heart failure. She was one of five children born to Hazel (Shorty) and Vivian Loop May 20, ...

Junior Hugh Burton

Tonasket, WA

Junior Hugh Burton, 92, of Tonasket passed away suddenly Sunday morning Jan. 21, 2018, at North Valley Extended Care. Junior was born Oct. 11, 1925, in Sedelia, Mo., the son of Ulysses Burton and Dora Smith. He was the youngest ...

Peggy Lee Cox

Okanogan, WA

Peggy Lee Cox, 61, passed away in her home in Okanogan Wash., Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, after battling cancer for over a decade. She was born Nov. 18, 1956, in Omak Wash., to Jack and Peggy Baker. She lived with ...

Rosa Adeline Jones Richardson

Omak, WA

Born Rosa Adeline Jones Sept. 2, 1918, on her father's homestead near Huntsville, Ark., Addie Richardson went home to her Lord and Savior Jan. 18, 2018. Her parents were John Eli and Maggie Jones. Addie's family included two older brothers, ...

John D. Lorz

Tonasket, WA

John D. “Jack” Lorz, 87, passed away Jan. 15, 2018, at North Valley Hospital in Tonasket, Wash. Jack was born Jan. 30, 1930, in Tonasket, Wash., to parents, Cornelius William and Annie Jean (Laurie) Lorz. He was the ninth of ...

Wanda L. Ranes Pedersen

Brewster, WA

Wanda L. (Ranes) Pedersen, 91, passed away in Brewster, Wash., Jan. 10, 2018. Wanda was born in Lake Stevens, Wash. to Geneva and Lynn Pike, July 10, 1926. She married Rodney S. Ranes and together they had three children, Rodney ...

Doris Helen McConnell

Omak, WA

Doris McConnell passed away Jan. 12, 2018, at Mid- Valley Hospital in Omak, Wash. She was born in Eatonville, Wash., and a few months later she and her parents settled into their home up the south fork of the Methow ...

Ina Nadean Fisher

Ina “Nadean” Fisher, 78, wants you to know that her work here is done, as of Jan. 16, 2018. She has a new assignment that comes with a very large sign-on bonus — a reunion with loved ones she has ...

Loretta Buchanan

Loretta Buchanan was born in Tonasket, Wash., Sept. 11, 1926 and passed away Jan. 6, 2018. She was actively involved in the community and was one of the first members of Hospice Friends which started in 1983. In the early ...

Donald A. White

East Wenatchee, WA

Donald A. White, 92, passed away Jan. 4, 2018, at the Kadie Glen assisted living facility in East Wenatchee, Wash. Donald was the fifth child born to the parents, Ray and Mabel White, on the Spring Creek Dairy Ranch in ...

Dyral Delnin Coleman

Tonasket, WA

On Dec. 6, 2017, Dyral Delinin Coleman passed away peacefully in the loving care of the North Valley Extended Care staff in Tonasket. He felt grateful about his long life, and told many stories about the many adventures along the ...

Betty Lee Fritz

Riverside, WA

Longtime Washington State resident and Okanogan County pioneer, Betty Lee Fritz, passed peacefully Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. Betty, 87 years old, succumbed after a valiant 16 month battle with breast cancer. Betty Lee Williams was born in Tonasket, Wash., to ...

Wynn Allen Webster

Pateros, WA

Wynn Allen Webster, 71, passed away at his home in Pateros, Wash., Jan. 1, 2018. Wynn was born July 30, 1946 in Omak, Wash., to Franklin and Mary Webster. He was raised in Brewster, Wash., and graduated from Brewster High ...

Mark C. Dearden

Auburn, WA

Mark C. Dearden 44, of Auburn, Wash. passed away Dec. 30, 2017. Mark was born June 10, 1973 to Charles J. Dearden and Elizabeth M. Dearden of South Boston , Mass.. Mark was born in El Paso, Texas., then October ...

Pearl Webster Crossler

East Wenatchee, WA

Pearl Webster Crossler passed away Jan. 1, 2018, at her home in East Wenatchee, surrounded by her children. Pearl was born June 10, 1929 in Branson, Mo. to a family of eight girls and one boy. On Dec. 18, 1946, ...

Dale L. Cleghorn

Omak, WA

Dale L. Cleghorn died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 at Regency Health Center. He was born in Omak, Wash., Nov. 23, 1939 to George V. ‘Cot’ and Ethel O. Cleghorn, joining his big brother, Marvin, who was eight years old. Dale ...