Obituary: John Lingle
John Lingle , 83, of Omak, Wash. passed away at his home on Epley Rd., Nov. 18, 2012. He was born at the family home on Epley Rd. on Aug. 10, 1929, to Ethel (Robbins) and John A. Lingle.
He graduated from Omak High School in 1947 and attended WSU on a ROTC program. After graduation from college he entered the Army as an officer and served in Korea. When he came home after his military service he ran the family orchard and was an orchard field man throughout the valley.
He married Drucilla Brennan in Aug. of 1958 and they made their home on Epley Rd. They adopted two daughters, Mary Kristen and Mary Allison. John belonged to the Elks Club and was on the board of directors of MAGI Inc. and the Okanogan Irrigation District.
John enjoyed hunting and would pack in on horseback to the high country in the Blue Mountains and the Pasayten Wilderness. He loved working in the family orchard that his father started and did so all his life. John had a special friend, Helen Christenson of Wenachee.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Dorothy Schafer and Marcella Lingle. He is survived by his two daughters, Kristen Lingle of Malott, and Allison (Mike) Lovaas of Omak; four grandchildren, Shannon McDonald of Pittsburgh, Pa., Kane Pennington, Omak, Lyric Stidman, Omak and Brennan Palmer, Cheney, Wash.; and one great-grandchild, Destyne Brantner, Omak.
There will be a memorial service at 1 p.m., on Monday, Nov. 26t, 2012 at Precht-Harrison-Nearents Chapel, 2547 Elmway, Okanogan Wash. A dinner will follow at the Eagles in Okanogan.