Obituaries for July 2018

Obituary

Ara Jacqueline Imes Johnson

Ara Jacqueline Johnson (Jackie Imes), 54, went home to heaven July 4, 2018. She was the best wife, mother, daughter, and friend. She will be sadly missed, but only for a time. Jackie was the daughter of Virgil and Pearl ...

Kenneth Ray Storm

Omak, WA

Kenneth Ray Storm was born Nov. 3, 1945, in Omak, Wash., to Robert and Luella (Treiber) Storm, joining Jack, Don, Gerald and Ted. He married Sharon Carpenter Sept. 3, 1966, in Okanogan, Wash. Just as our life began together, hand-in-hand ...

Patsy Ann Johnson Thiements

Shoreline, WA

Patsy Ann (Johnson) Thiemens, 68, of Shoreline, Wash., passed away July 11, 2018, after an extended battle with cancer. She was born in Missoula, Mont., to Ernie and Vicki Johnson and raised in Omak, Wash. She received her Master’s Degree ...

Stephen Paul Beetchenow

Twisp, WA

Stephen Paul Beetchenow, 66, passed away at his home in Twisp, Wash., July 3, 2018. Stephen was born Aug. 5, 1951 in Seattle, Wash., to Theodore and Donna (Woodruff) Beetchenow. He was raised in the Okanogan Valley with his younger ...

Viola May Ballard

Oroville, WA

Viola May Ballard, 92, of Oroville, Wash., died June 19, 2018, at North Valley Hospital. Viola was born Dec,. 17, 1925 in Arkansas to parents, James and Leila Jane Smith. She married Edmond Ballard Sept. 6, 1941, a marriage that ...

Richard W. Church

Conconully, WA

Conconully resident Dick Church was born May 18, 1928, in Erie , Pa., to Wallace P. and Marie Walz Church and grew up in Rochester, N.Y. He died July 10, 2018. At age 17, Dick enlisted in the U.S. Army ...

Mary Elis Masseth Elwell

Wenatchee, WA

In loving memory of Mary Ellis Masseth Elwell, born July 2, 1937 at Bismarck, N.D. She moved to Seattle in 1940. Schooled in Seattle, graduated from Ballard High School in 1956 and married Edward Elwell in 1957. Mary passed away ...

Mary H. Bryant Dezellem

Okanogan, WA

Mary H. Bryant Dezellem passed away July 2, 2018, at 11:38 a.m. Mary was born to Leslie and Helen Johnston Bryant on July 27, 1941 in Riverside, Calif. She was raised in Riverside and attended Riverside schools and graduated from ...

Donald Bleakney

Omak, WA

Donald Bleakney, 89, of Omak Wash., passed away peacefully June 22, 2018, at home with his wife BJ, at his side. Don was born Aug. 6, 1928, in Hermiston, Ore., to Neil and Awilda (Harter) Bleakney. He was the next ...

Linda Robinson

Linda Robinson was born Sept. 27, 1946, in Brewster, Wash. to Clofas and Pauline Abbott. Linda attended Brewster High School where she graduated in 1965. She attended college at Washington State University. Linda married the love of her life, Roger ...

Maymedell Kelsch (Semler)

Omak, WA

Maymedell “May” Kelsch (Semler), of Omak, Wash., passed away at home June 27, 2018. She was born June 12, 1921, to George and Ada Semler in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she met and married John Kelsch Sr. They had three children ...

Richard Studeny

Richard “Stu” Studeny went home to be with the Lord June 15, 2018, after a long illness. Richard was born Feb. 25, 1935, in Cleveland, Ohio. Richard volunteered for the Tonasket Police Department and the Okanogan County Sheriff’s for 1o ...

Charles Virgil Allen

North Hollywood, CA

Charles Virgil Allen, 84, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at his home in North Hollywood, Calif. He was born in Searcy, Ark., April 22, 1934, to Virgil and Floy (Elliott) Allen. After moving to Poulsbo, Wash., the family then ...