Jeannine Ellen Ray, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and auntie, went peacefully to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 5, 1935, in Waterville, WA to Marcus and Bernice Griggs. She attended Orondo Elementary School and went on to graduate from Wenatchee High School in 1953. After graduation, she worked with her parents on the family orchards in Orondo. She met Marvin Ray of Cashmere, WA and they were married December 28, 1967, in Cashmere.
Billy Eugene "Bill" Singleton, 70, passed away Tuesday, November 18, 2014, from pulmonary fibrosis and pneumonia. Bill was born in Wichita, KS on January 29, 1944, to Max Singleton and Pauline (Brown) Singleton and graduated from high school in East Wenatchee. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Business from Central Washington University, before joining the Army in 1967. He served in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969 (Co. C, 6th, 31st), where he received two Purple Hearts and the Bronze Star.
Doyle Slechta was born June 25, 1935, on a small farm outside Deloitte, IA. His family moved to the Northwest in 1944. Doyle attended Cashmere High School and participated in basketball, football, baseball and track. During school, he also worked for the Forest Service, where he was responsible for building many trails in the area, especially Devil's Gulch. After graduating in 1954, he attended Wenatchee Valley College and Eastern Washington University. In 1958, he joined the U.S. Army and was stationed in Fort Sill, OK.
Irene Naomi (Nelson) Wiggum, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully November 16, 2014, in Wenatchee, WA. Irene was born on July 5, 1922, in Milaca, MN. She and her family lived in Minneapolis, MN several years before moving to Granite Falls, WA. Attending Granite Falls Schools, Irene was an excellent student. At Granite Falls High School, Irene was a drum majorette, editor of the high school yearbook, and class Valedictorian. Following high school, Irene attended Washington State University, where she met the love of her life, Arnold ...
Richard “Dick” Baysinger passed away on November 14, 2014, in Wenatchee, WA. Dick was born on March 6, 1922, in Casper, WY, to Tallemon and Rose (Ritschard) Baysinger. He graduated from high school in Lingle, WY. Dick joined the Army and served as a paratrooper with the 517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team during World War II. He was wounded while serving his country, was honorably discharged, and received the Purple Heart.