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Floyd Edward Kennedy

Tonasket, WA

Floyd Edward Kennedy passed away peacefully Aug. 7, 2018, surrounded by family in his home in Tonasket, Wash. He was born April 10, 1923, in Scotsguard, Saskatchewan, Canada, to parents, Edward Clinton Kennedy and Mabel Clare Shelton. Floyd was the ...

Gerald Arthur Henderson

Gerald Arthur Henderson went to the Lord at his mother and father’s estate Aug. 21, 2018. Gerald was born in Ephrata Wash., Feb 11, 1950, the son of Art and Bunny Henderson. He is survived by his brothers, Cleve and ...

LeeAnn Callison Grove Peterson

Bothell, WA

LeeAnn Callison Grove Peterson was born in Wenatchee, Wash., Oct. 31, 1931, and passed away Aug. 13, 2018, at the age of nearly 87 near her daughter, Marcia, in Bothell, Wash. Her parents were Arthur (Art) Jacob and Ann Callison ...

Brit Mary Tracy

Okanogan, WA

Brit “Betty” Mary Tracy, 89, of Okanogan, Wash., went home to be with her Lord and Savior and to reunite with her beloved, Edwin, Sept. 5, 2018, while living at Welcome Villa, Nichols Road, Omak, Wash. She was born Feb. ...

Josephine F. Richter-Gladden

Tonasket, WA

Josephine F. Richter-Gladden, 92, passed away peacefully Sept. 6, 2018, in her home in Tonasket, Wash. She was born Nov. 9, 1925, in Keremos, B.C., to parents Hans Richter and Sarah Marsel. As the weather permitted she crossed the river ...

Paul Lee Hansen

Okanogan, WA

Paul Lee Hansen unexpectedly went home to be with Jesus, his Savior, Aug. 25, 2018. Paul was born to Telford and Lela Hansen, April 4, 1961. He died at his home in Okanogan, Wash. Paul is survived by his daughter, ...

Benjamin Christopher Gilmer

Benjamin Christopher Gilmer was born Nov. 28, 1986, on Thanksgiving day to parents, Roger Dale Gilmer and Barbara Diane Gilmer in Omak, Wash. He is one of seven children. Benjamin passed away on Aug. 13, 2018, after a lifetime battle ...

Burton Swallom

Tonasket, WA

Burton “Burt” Swallom, 56, of Tonasket, Wash., died Aug. 21, 2018, at Mid-Valley Hospital in Omak, Wash. Burt was born the eldest son March 6, 1962 in Omak to Burton and Rosella Swallom. Burt is survived by his wife, Deanna. ...

Juanita Mae Buchanan Davis

Juanita Mae (Buchanan) Davis passed away Aug. 26, 2018. Born to Roland and Mrytle (Foster) Buchanan Feb. 27, 1927 in Seattle Wash., she was the fifth of six children. The family moved around a lot settling in Okanogan. What stories ...

Colay Marie Shelhamer

Oroville, WA

Colay Marie Shelhamer was born Aug. 30, 1961, and passed away Aug. 30, 2018. Which is pretty ironic because she didn’t celebrate birthdays any ways. She was born in Missoula, Mont., to Sandra Burton and Michael Shelhamer. Colay left behind ...

Tony Zaversnik Jr.

Brewster, WA

Tony Zaversnik Jr., 95, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, at Regency Harmony House in Brewster, Wash. He was born May 7, 1922, in Washoe, Mont., to Mary (Zvizovic) Zaversnik and Tony Zaversnik Sr. After high school, Tony joined the U.S. ...

Jack Arthur Hamilton

Okanogan, WA

Jack Arthur Hamilton, 93, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Aug. 14, 201,8 at Welcome Home Villa in Omak, Wash. Born in Modesto, Calif., April 20, 1925, to parents Newton Earl Hamilton and Laura Caroline (Graves) Hamilton, Jack moved ...

Laura Jean Kline Ramey

Medford, OR

Laura Jean (Kline) Ramey, 95, passed Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in Medford, Ore. She was born Nov. 11, 1922, in Oroville, Wash., to parents Jacob and Laura Alice (Morris) Kline. She married Zane Eli Ramey, who preceded her. She had ...

Thelma Louise Truitt

Omak, WA

Oct. 18, 1925 — Aug. 8, 2018 Thelma Louise Truitt, 92, passed away in Omak, Wash., Aug. 13, 2018, at Regency of Omak. Thelma was the third of 20 children born to Harold and Addie Staggs in Chelan, Wash. Thelma ...

Bonnie Sue Stacey Englert

Riverside, WA

Bonnie Sue (Stacey) Englert passed away Aug. 21, 2018, at home with her family around her. She was born in Fredrick Mo., Sept. 4, 1941, to Eileen and Clarence Stacey. Following the timber industry, she moved with her family as ...

William John Rairdan

Tonasket, WA

Bill passed away July 25, 2018, after an extended battle with illness. He was born Feb. 19, 1952, to Glenn and Olive (Muggs) Rairdan. He lived in Oroville, Wash., until 1979 and then moved to Tonasket, Wash. Bill was a ...

Steve Norris Reinke

Omak, WA

Steve Norris Reinke AKA "Fat Albert," 75, of Omak, Wash., passed away at his home Aug. 12, 2018. He was born June 24, 1943, in Manitowoc, Wis., to Walter Albert Reinke and Mable Louise Reinke (Ritz). He married his high ...

Ethleen Victoria Atwood

Oroville, WA

On Aug. 8, 2018, Ethleen Victoria Attwood passed into the loving arms of her Heavenly Father after a short and unexpected illness at Mid-Valley Hospital in Omak, Wash. Victoria was born Nov. 10, 1926, to Victor and Golden Lesamiz. She ...

Tam Michael Hutchinson

Oroville, WA

Tam Michael Frank Hutchinson, 69, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at North Valley Hospital in Tonasket, Wash. He was born May 14, 1949, in Seattle, Wash., to Emma Turley and Clarence Hutchinson. After elementary school, he attended and graduated ...

Robert Preston Watkins

Omak, WA

Robert “Bob” Preston Watkins passed away July 12, 2018, at Regency in Omak, Wash. Bob was born to Josephine and Arlis Watkins Oct. 1, 1958, in Omak. Bob graduated from Omak High School in 1977. While growing up, Bob loved ...