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Dorothea Louise Berg

Republic, WA

Dorothea Louise Berg, 92, of Republic, Wash., died April 19, 2018, at her residence. She was born in Republic, Aug. 28, 1926, the daughter of the late Robert Carl and Myrtle Gladys Schmeling. Dorothea grew up on her father’s cattle ...

Darlene Joyce Laughery Smith

Hillsboro, OR

Born Nov. 10, 1939, in Omak Wash., to Clarence and Lena Laughery and passed April 9, 2018, at her home in Hillsboro, Ore. She graduated from Omak High School in 1957 and lived in the Omak area until relocating to ...

Daniel Don Kelley

Omak, WA

Daniel Don Kelley, 84, of Omak, Wash., passed away at his home May 29, 2018. He was born to Ethel and Fred Kelley in Sedro Woolley, Wash., Feb. 23, 1934 and attended Beaver Creek School for a short time, and ...

Ruth Allen Marshall Hottell

Jan. 2, 2018, the gates of heaven opened to welcome a new angel, Ruth Allen Marshall Hottell , 92. Ruth was a kind, fun loving woman who brought joy and love to all that knew her. Her favorite story was ...

Duane Victor Orr

Riverside, WA

Dewey Orr, 86, passed away at his home surrounded by his family May 28, 2018. Dewey was born in Lynch, Neb., to Paul and Leona Orr, he had one brother, Paul. During his youth, he in lived in many small ...

Janice Lynn Harris

Tonasket, WA

Janice Lynn Harris passed away peacefully at her home May 10, 2018. Janice was surrounded by her family during her time of death after a long, hard battle with aplastic anemia. Janice is survived by her husband of 28 years, ...

Vince & Maureen Walsh

Omak, WA

Loretta Maureen (Sloan) Walsh, 84, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, and her loving husband Philip Vincent Walsh, 84, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. Both were on Hospice and died peacefully due to natural causes with family by their side. They ...

Billie J. Coshow

Okanogan, WA

Billie J. Coshow, 72, of Okanogan, Wash., entered eternal rest at her home on May 23, 2018. She was born on Aug. 24, 1945 in Yuba City, Calif., to Osborne Samual Ferraby and Laura May Umback. She was raised by ...

John M. Saint

Kennewick, WA

John M. (Mike) Saint passed away May 11, 2018, in Kennewick, Wash. He was born in Leavenworth, Wash., Jan. 15, 1939, to John H. and Lois (Word) Saint. Following graduation from Brewster High School, he worked for the teamsters, in ...

May Ellen Libby Smith

Born Aug. 15, 1918, May Ellen Libby was one of six children of Twisp River homesteaders, Chester H. Libby and Marian Sears Libby. May’s grandparents, A.C. Libby and Sarah Barrett Libby, were pioneer settlers in the Methow Valley at Libby ...

Jack J. Nelson

Oroville, WA

Jack J. Nelson, 64, of Oroville Wash., passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 30, 2018, after a tough battle with NASH disease. He was born July 14, 1953, to Warren and Ardith Nelson in Tonasket, Wash. He was raised and lived ...

Albert Engelbrekt Carlson

Albert Engelbrekt Carlson was born April 27, 1922, in Okanogan, Wash., to Carl and Anna Carlson and transitioned to his next adventure on May 4, 2018. Following graduation from Okanogan High School he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...