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Ken C. Brumbaugh

Ken C. Brumbaugh, 88, of East Wenatchee, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014.

Helen J. Franks

Helen J. Franks, 97, of East Wenatchee, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014.

Phyllis Ebel

Phyllis Ebel, 85, of Moses Lake, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2014.

Sandy Leah (Draper) Tripp Younkin

Sandy Leah (Draper) Tripp Younkin passed away peacefully on August 27, 2014, at Avalon Adult Care Home in East Wenatchee, WA, following a short illness. Sandy was born in Provo, UT to Zira and Elsie Draper on June 23, 1930. She was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters; four brothers; one daughter, Elsie "Fay" Johnson; and one grandson, David Johnson.

John Richard Files Jr.

John Richard Files Jr. left this world on August 26, 2014, after a brave battle with Amyloidosis. He was born on August 26, 1927, to John R. Files, Sr. and Elizabeth (Plough) Files. John began his life on Wenatchee Heights. He attended schools in Wenatchee and served in the United States Navy from August 17, 1945, until his honorable discharge on July 21, 1948. He married the love of his life, Arvella Williams, on August 27, 1949.

Raymond Bruce Braley

Raymond Bruce Braley, 85, of East Wenatchee, WA, died Saturday August 23, 2014, at his home in East Wenatchee, WA. He was born on February 20, 1929, in Harmony, ME to William and Lena Braley. Ray lived most of his life in the Wenatchee area, but missed the beauty of his childhood home in Maine, especially in the fall. He joined the Army in 1949 and served his country proudly during the Korean War. Ray retired from Alcoa after 31 years in 1984.

Michael T. Fleming

Michael T. Fleming went to be with the Lord on August 27, 2014, after a long and courageous battle with Huntington's disease. Mike was born on April 10, 1967, to Garleon and Beverly Fleming of Wenatchee, WA. He attended Washington and Columbia Elementary, Pioneer Jr. High, and Wenatchee High School. During his youth, Mike enjoyed a variety of sports and hobbies, including baseball, soccer, and tennis. Mike also enjoyed being part of many musical theatre productions at Wenatchee High School and also sang in various choirs, including WHS Chamber Singers.

Sandra K. “Sandy” Oakes

Sandra K. "Sandy" Oakes, 67, a longtime Wenatchee Valley resident, joined her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, after her brief, courageous battle with cancer. After her parents moved from Albion, NE, she was born on October 21, 1946, the youngest of 11 children, in Wenatchee, WA. She attended Wenatchee Schools and graduated from Wenatchee High School in 1964.

Kay Wilson

Kay Wilson was born December 16, 1916, in Yakima, WA to George and Amelia Lambson. She died August 17, 2014, at her home in Lacey, WA. Kay lived in Wenatchee, WA for 80 years. She married her high school sweetheart, Woodie Wilson, on December 31, 1938. She prided herself in being secretary at Lewis and Clark elementary school. Then she moved to the Wenatchee District office and retired from there after many years of service.

Kenneth Clark Brumbaugh

Kenneth Clark Brumbaugh passed away Friday, August 29, 2014 at Bonaventure Assisted Living in East Wenatchee. He was born November 17, 1925 and raised in the Methow Valley. At age 16 he joined the Navy, serving four years prior to discharge. He married Hazel Vay Clapp in 1946. They had two children, Harvey and Diana. He was a self employed carpenter, building many homes in the Wenatchee area. He was an avid golfer and he loved to fish and hunt. He was a member of the American Legion in Wenatchee.

Benjamin Barth “Ben” Graf

Ben was born on September 3, 1930, to Karl and Anna Graf in Pittsburgh, PA and passed away on August 26, 2014, at the age of 83, in East Wenatchee, WA. When Ben was 17, the family moved to Selah, WA, where he graduated from high school. Ben obtained his AA degree at Yakima Valley Jr. College and then his Bachelor's at University of Wyoming on a baseball scholarship. It was during a baseball game, where he was pitching, that he caught the eye of Martha. He recruited her for ...

Keith B. Duke

Keith B. Duke was born in Okanogan, WA on January 2, 1936, and passed away at his home on August 26, 2014, at the age of 78, with his loving family by his side after a courageous two year battle with leukemia (AML). His parents were Clarice L. and James M. Duke of Okanogan. Keith graduated from Okanogan High School in 1955, and dated Myrna L. Moore from their rival Omak High School during his senior year. He worked at Columbia Concrete in Okanogan until he was drafted in the ...

Phyllis Jeane Morden

Phyllis Jeane Morden went to be with the Lord on July 20, 2014, in Arlington, WA; she was 76 years old. She was born on July 12, 1938, to Jessie Isabelle (Scott) and George E. Whited in Joplin, MO. She married and lived in Washington State with her family for the majority of her life. She will be remembered for her great spirit and courage, amongst many other things. She was very loved and will truly be missed.

Marjorie (Cummins) Johnson Baldwin

Marjorie Baldwin passed away August 26, 2014. She was born May 18, 1924 in New Haven, CT to John and Kathryn Cummins. They moved to Columbus, OH several years later, where she attended Our Lady of Victory Academy for 12 years. She then entered the College of Pharmacy at Ohio State University, graduating summa cum laude in 1946. She attained the highest grade in the state when she took the Pharmacy Board exam.

Lucille P. (Wald) Ferderer

Beloved wife, mother, sister and "grama," Lucille P. Ferderer, 79, a resident of Leavenworth, WA for 26 years, joined her son, Gary, in heaven Monday evening, August 25, 2014, after a two-year battle with lung cancer. Her family was by her side during her last days, sharing stories, laughter, and tears.