Michael “Mike” Campbell Horan
June 9, 1930 - November 18, 1995
In the deepest love and honor of
the most amazing man I have ever
known: My Dad.
I am truly blessed to have you as
Thank you for the love and light
you gave to my life and this world.
It still shines.
I will always remember you.
I will always love you.
Lula B. Roark
Lula B. Roark, 82, a thirty-nine year resident of the Lake
Chelan Valley, died Monday evening, June 6, 2005, at Lake
Chelan Community Hospital.
She was born May 6, 1918, at Cardston, Alberta, Canada the
daughter of Richard and Eleanor (Redford) Browne. About 1935,
the family moved to Charlo, Montana, where she finished high
school. She met and was later married to Ron Roark. They
moved to Spokane in 1939, where she attended Kinman
Business School learning secretarial skills. In 1943, they moved
to Twisp, where they resided until 1964. They moved to Manson
in 1966, where she was employed in sales. They purchased the
Drift Inn Tavern. After selling the tavern, they purchased the
Manson Variety Store, which they operated until retirement in
1990. Since 1990, they have resided in Chelan.
Survivors include her husband, Ron of the home; three sons,
Gary of Manson, Richard and Terrance both of Spokane; four
grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren. She was
preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; a half-sister;
and two half-brothers.
A Family Service was conducted Thursday, June 9, 2005,
at Fraternal Cemetery with Rev. Gordon Hyde officiating.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Services were under the direction of Precht Rose Chapel,
Ronald Joe Smiddy
Ronald Joe Smiddy, 57, of Wenatchee,
went to be with his Lord and Savior Monday,
June 7, 2005, at Central Washington
Hospital. He was born May 19, 1948, in
LaFollette, TN and served in the U.S. Navy
from 1967-1968. He was born again in
1973, and married Laura Hennigh August 2,
1986. Upon discharge from the service, he
returned to the family home in Manson,
working for Valley Evap in Chelan. He was
injured in a motorcycle accident within one
year of leaving the Navy. He spent a long recovery in the Seattle
Veteran’s Hospital, then returned to Manson. He moved to
Seattle and lived there from 1973-1978, returning to stay in
Wenatchee in 1978. Ron was passionate about the Lord, his
family, muscle cars and sports, in that order. Ron had a strong
faith and would minister to everyone about his beloved Savior.
Whatever occurred in his life, Ron’s greatest passion was that
anyone lost, would come to know Jesus Christ as their Lord
and Savior and make Heaven their home. That was his most
heartfelt desire. Ron loved muscle cars, having numerous
Challengers, Roadrunners, Cudas, etc., over the years. Anyone
having a classic car was an instant friend. Many thanks to all his
car buddies that knew and will miss him. Especially all his
friends down at H&D’s.
He is survived by his wife, at home; his daughter, Amber from
NYC; brothers, Larry and Ed Smiddy of Wenatchee, Steve
Smiddy of LaFollette, TN, and Gary Smiddy of Williamsburg, KY;
his sister, Linda Davis of LaFollette; his many nieces and
nephews, Ronica Dailey, Kelly Weems, Brian Smiddy and
Gabriel Smiddy, Zachary Smiddy, Chris Smiddy and Larry
Smiddy, all of Wenatchee, Jonathon and Mathew Smiddy - U.S.
Navy, Kimberly Curiton/Smiddy and Jeremy Davis of LaFollette,
Tina Rookstool of Spokane, WA, Theresa Detmen of Grand
Coulee, WA, Shawana Wellard and Shane Smiddy of Pocatello,
ID, Lonnie Sutherfield - U.S. Marines, Michelle Partin of
Louisville, KY, Joshua Smiddy, Amanda Smiddy and Gary
Smiddy, Jr. of Williamsburg, KY. He was preceded in death by
his parents, Roscoe and Louise Smiddy; his brother, Stan
Smiddy; and sister, Rita Deshazer.
Services will be held Monday, June 13, 2005, at 11:00 a.m.
at the Newlife Center Church of God, 310 - 5th St. NE, East
Wenatchee. Visitation will be on Thursday and Friday, June 9-10
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jones and Jones Funeral Home has been
entrusted with the arrangements. Web information is at:
J. Maurice (Maury) Slagle
J. Maurice (Maury) Slagle, age 94, of Republic died on June 5,
2005, at the Ferry County Memorial Hospital in Republic. He
was born on November 7, 1910, in Republic to parents Jesse W.
and Elizabeth M. Slagle. Maury graduated from Republic High
School and received degrees in chemistry from Whitman
College in 1935, and a pharmacy degree from Washington State
College in 1940. He then joined his father in practice at the
Republic Drug Store. Maury was a 64 year member of the
Republic Kiwanis Club; a 60 year licensed Pharmacist, a 43 year
member of the Republic Volunteer Fire Department, a member
of numerous pharmacy and professional organizations, as well
as a lifetime member of the Ferry County Historical Society. On
September 28, 1943, he married Elizabeth O’Brodovich and they
remained married for 54 wonderful years until her death in 1997.
He is survived by sons and daughters, Tom Slagle and his wife
Gloria of Two Rivers, Alaska, Margaret Turner and her husband
Dave of Redmond, WA, Rob Slagle and his wife Patty of
Republic, and Mary Bliss and her husband Galen of Bellingham,
WA; two brothers, Dick Slagle of Republic and Dave Slagle of
Waterville; and seven grandchildren. Maury was preceded in
death by his sister, Eleanor
Graveside Services will be held on Sunday, June 12, 2005,
2:00 p.m. at the Republic Cemetery with Father George
Morbeck, officiating. Memorials may be made to the Ferry
County Memorial Hospital or the Republic Kiwanis Club.
Bergh Funeral Service Oroville in care of arrangements.
Ruby Irene Hovdahl
Ruby Irene Hovdahl, passed away
Sunday morning, May 29, 2005, at
Parkside Care Center, to be with her Lord
and Savior. She died from complications
due to pneumonia and dementia.
She was born on April 25, 1922, in Blue
Creek, Washington. She graduated from
Waterville High School, in Waterville, WA.
She worked at the Douglas County
Courthouse and was attorney Frank
Mallay’s secretary. Also, in later years,
worked for Taplett Fruit Co. Ruby was a 45 year member of the
Eagles Lodge, Wenatchee and also a member of Eastern Stars
and Royal Neighbors. She also was an avid Bingo player and
She is survived by one son, Ronnie D. Flynn; one brother,
Donald Stearns (Hazel) of Wenatchee; one sister, Helen
Riggan of Waterville; and numerous nieces; nephews; and
grandchildren; and a loving friend and companion of 32 years;
Ralph Green. She was preceded in death by her father, Henry
Stearns; mother, Mary Elsie Stearns; a sister, Lorna White;
brothers, Charlie, Henry (Hank), DeWight and Gordon Stearns.
Funeral Services were arranged by Jones and Jones Funeral
Betty J. Roehl
Betty J. Roehl died peacefully in her
home on June 7, 2005. She had been a
Wenatchee Valley resident for 80 years.
She was born in Olympia, WA on March 25,
1925, to Rose Martin Hawkes and William
Hawkes, Sr. She moved to Wenatchee with
her parents at the age of 9 months,
attended Stevens Elementary School, H.B.
Ellison Jr. High and graduated from
Wenatchee High School in 1943. She
married Dick Roehl in 1946, following his
discharge from the Navy. Betty’s street-side Victorian garden
has been enjoyed by many and photographed by Time Life
Magazine. Her garden was awarded the 1998 Garden of the
Year in the special garden category by the Wenatchee Garden
Club and Chelan County Extension Master Gardener program.
She was also accomplished in various crafts and an excellent
seamstress. Her quilts, as well as her holiday and home decor
will be enjoyed for many years to come. Betty was a member of
the First Presbyterian Church of Wenatchee and a 30 year
member of Mu Gamma Chapter of Alpha Iota Sorority. She was
involved in her children’s education, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts,
Blue Birds and Camp Fire Girls. Betty will be especially missed
by her family and friends for her willingness to always lend a
helping hand and her very supportive, generous and loving
Betty is survived by her three children and their spouses,
Stephen and Virginia Roehl of Newcastle, Janet and Kirk
Thomson of Seattle, and Susan and Bob Risinger of Omak. She
will be greatly missed by her precious grandchildren, Heather,
Allison, Ashley, Rob, Rick, Jennifer, Kylie and Amy; as well as
her adorable great-granddaughters, Courtney and Kendal. Other
surviving relatives are her sister, Barbara Chambers; sisters
in-law, Shirley Hawkes, Eleanor Otto, Lois Erickson, Erma
Roehl; brother in-law, Sam Roehl and their families. Betty was
preceded in death by her father and mother; her husband;
sisters, Margaret Johnson of East Wenatchee and Pat Cassario
of Magnolia, NJ; brothers Bob Hawkes of Wenatchee and Bill
Hawkes of Philadelphia, PA.
Betty’s family wishes to express their gratitude to Phyllis
Gresham, devoted and loyal caregiver and friend. The Roehl
family also sends a huge, heartfelt thank you to Betty’s generous
and caring neighbors, Kitty and Jim Goodwin and Liz and Dan
Johnson and Home Care Services/Hospice for enabling her to
spend her final days in the comfort of her home, surrounded by
her family and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday June 11, 2005, at
1:30 p.m. at Bett’s Funeral Service with reception immediately
following. Memorial donations may be made to Home Care
Services/Hospice, 903 Red Apple Road, Wenatchee, WA
98801. Arrangements under the care of Bett’s Funeral Service.
PHOTOS NOT SHOWN: Michael “Mike” Campbell Horan/Ronald Joe Smiddy/Ruby Irene Hovdahl/Betty J. Roehl