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Obituaries for May 2018

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Mildred "June" Brantner

Okanogan, WA

Mildred “June” Brantner, 91, of Okanogan, Wash., died Nov. 17, 2017. June was born June 29, 1926 at Pine Creek, Wash., to John and Daisy Bear. She married Winnie A. Brantner Sept. 23, 1947. She was preceded in death by ...

Janyth R. Arvidson

Omak, WA

Janyth R. Arvidson died very peacefully Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Park Place Adult Family Home in Omak, Wash. She was born Aug. 24, 1945 and lived in Glendive, Mont. with her parents, Raymond and Dorothy Grulke; and sister, Judy, ...

Donald Reese

Brewster, WA

Donald “Ducky” Reese, 85, died peacefully at home May 18, 2018 in Brewster, Wash. Don was born on June 23, 1932 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho to Mary and Gilbert Reese. He was one of three children. In 1947, Don enlisted ...

George H. Driskell III

Brewster, WA

George H Driskell III, 81, passed away peacefully at his home in Brewster, Wash., Thursday, May 17, 2018 after a fight with cancer. He was born Sept. 6, 1936 in Tacoma, Wash. to George and Eunice (Staples) Driskell Jr. His ...

Katherine Ada Curtis

Okanogan, WA

To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. II Cor. 5:8 Katherine Ada Curtis, 92, died suddenly from complications of diabetes on April 10, 2018 at Providence Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane, Wash. She was ...

Patricia Barnes Key

Patricia (Barnes) Key was born to Bill and Marie Barnes Dec. 21, 1937, and the family settled in the Okanogan Valley. As a child, Pat cherished her summer visits (riding the train all by herself) to Oroville to stay with ...

Dean M. Longanecker

Dean M. Longanecker, in just less than sixty-nine trips around the sun, was a wonderful husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle, great (and to some, great-great) uncle, and true friend. A self-proclaimed Beatle-maniac, beekeeper’s apprentice, defensive lineman that actually scored, basketball ...

Duane V. Wilson

Tonasket, WA

Duane V. Wilson, 82, of Tonasket died on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, in Tonasket. He was born Aug. 11, 1935 in Hettinger, N.D. to parents Virgil and Irene Wilson. At a young age the family moved from North Dakota to ...

William Boyce Maple

Wenatchee, WA

William “Bill” Boyce Maple passed away peacefully April 14, 2018, at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee, Wash. Bill was born in Tonasket, Wash., Aug. 9, 1938, to Mabel Fox Maple Spry and Boyce Maple. As a child he lived in ...

Brenda Mae Fraley

Omak, WA

Brenda Mae Fraley, 71, passed away May 1, 2018, at her home in Omak, Wash. She was born to John O. Sparks and Eva J. (Byrd) Sparks on Feb. 3, 1947, in Omak. Brenda graduated from Omak High School in ...

David Lee Sakala

Omak, WA

David Lee Sakala, 75, of Omak, Wash., passed away April 21, 2018 after a brief bout with stage IV lung cancer. He had survived breast cancer and COPD for several years, but he could not win this final battle. Dave ...

Dorothy Pauline Davis

Omak, WA

Dorothy was born June 6, 1930, in Well Fleet, Neb., to Paul and Amy Gerken. She passed away peacefully April 25, 2018. Dorothy worked for 20 years packing apples and retired from Omak Wood Products. She was active in the ...

Garland V. Webster

Tonasket, WA

Garland V. Webster, 86, died May 5, 2018 at North Valley Extended Care facility in Tonasket, Wash. Garland was the son of Jim and Allie Webster. Born in 1932 in Protam, Mo. he was one of seven children. He is ...

Harvey Petersen

Reno, NV

Harvey passed away March 14, 2018, with family by his side, at his home in Reno, Nev. He was born Aug. 23, 1937, in Omak, Wash., to Lawrence and Elizabeth Petersen. Harvey attended Tonasket schools, graduating in 1956. After graduation ...

Irene E. Oakes Freeman

Tonasket, WA

Irene E Oakes Freeman, 88, of Tonasket, Wash., passed away peacefully Saturday, April 28, 2018, at North Valley Extended Care. Irene, a lifetime resident, was one of five siblings born to William and Lena Oakes in North Pine Creek. She ...

Lawrence A. Weitman

Omak, WA

Lawrence A. Weitman, life-long resident of Omak, Wash., was born April 8, 1929, to Joseph Roy “Pop” and Annie McDonald Weitman. He attended Omak Schools all 12 years, graduating with the Class of 1948. He was raised on the Weitman ...

Wanda Sue Barden

Okanogan, WA

Wanda Sue Barden, 82, of Okanogan, Wash., passed away April 23, 2018. She was born March 23, 1936, to Marion (Lefty) and Louise Bettles of Lubbock, Texas. She was raised in Lubbock and later Galveston Texas, where she met and ...

Beulah McDougall

Tonasket, WA

Beulah was born May 29, 1928, in Okanogan, Wash., to Ralph and Agnes Orr VanBrunt. She passed away May 3, 2018, at North Valley Extended Care in Tonasket, Wash. Her family moved to Oroville in 1936, where she lived the ...

Pauline E. Curtis

Spokane, WA

Our dear, sweet, Mom, Grandma, Aunt and Friend passed away peacefully in Spokane, Wash., at the home of her daughter. Polly was born in Oroville, Wash., on Aug. 13, 1927, to parents Thomas C. and Gladys (Anderson) O’Neill. She graduated ...

Lester L. Eby

Lester L. Eby, 81, born March 31, 1937 in Clagstone, Idaho, passed away April 6, 2018. He has gone to Heaven to be with his son, Daniel. Lester is survived by his loving wife, Arlene; step-son, George Willet; step-daughter, Carla ...