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Ruth A. Clark

Ruth A. Clark, 101, a 17-year resident of the Wenatchee Valley, died, Friday, April 11, 2014.

Mary Lou Parks

Mary Lou Parks, 75, a 30-year resident of Chelan Falls, died Monday, April 7, 2014.

David L. Knowlton

David L. Knowlton, 70, a lifelong resident of Brewster, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

James ‘Jiggs’ R. Gentry

James “Jiggs” R. Gentry, 92, a longtime resident of Wenatchee, died Saturday, April 12, 2014.

Harold ‘Whitey’ Evenhus

Harold “Whitey” Evenhus, 87, a longtime resident of Rock Island, died Saturday April 12, 2014.

Darrell Dwain Ferguson

Darrell Dwain Ferguson, 95, longtime Omak, WA resident, passed away Monday, April, 7, 2014, in the loving care of his daughter, Diane Kendrick (Jerry) at their residence in Riverside, WA. Darrell was surrounded by family and friends. His loving wife of 73 years, Darlene, passed February 25th of this year; Darrell was heartbroken. His health failed the last two weeks of his life. He had a hospital stay with wonderful doctors and nurses here at Omak. He came to his daughter, Diane and son in-law, Jerry's home to live out ...
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Robert John Stutesman

Robert John Stutesman was born in Hayward, CA on February 4, 1949, to father, John Junior Stutesman, and mother, Vivian Mae Doner, one of four children. The family later moved to Hoquiam, WA, where Robert later graduated high school and attended junior college before enlisting in the Navy. He served in Vietnam on the repair ship, U.S.S. Jason, as a welder/fabricator/machinist.
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Shannon K. (Bailey) Neese

Shannon K. (Bailey) Neese, 59, passed away March 28, 2014, in Arizona, following a sudden illness, with her husband of 39 years, Jerry, at her side. Shannon was born in Wenatchee, WA to Jim and Juanita Bailey on August 26, 1954, where she was raised and attended school. At 21, she met the love of her life and they began an incredible journey together. They traveled extensively before settling in Olympia, WA, where they lived for 35 years, before moving to Arizona. She worked in the restaurant business and construction ...
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Judith Kay (Glessner) Esser

Judith Kay (Glessner) Esser, 68, of Mattawa, WA, passed away on April 10, 2014, at home, surrounded by her family and friends. Born November 10, 1945, in Omak to Allan and Mildred Glessner, she was the youngest of three children. Judy was raised on a 900 acre wheat ranch in Mansfield, WA. In 1963, she graduated from Mansfield High School. She attended Central Washington State College from 1963 to 1966, where she met Dennis Esser. They were married on March 19, 1966. After graduation, Judy and Dennis moved to Wenatchee, ...
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Leota “Lee” Gilbert

Leota Gilbert passed away April 9, 2014, surrounded by the love of her children. She was born March 30, 1918, in Wynnewood, OK. After completion of the seventh grade, Lee left school to care for her mother and help with the family farm responsibilities. She met and later married Thomas "Bunk" Gilbert on March 12, 1936. Lee and Bunk migrated to and settled in Manson, WA in 1942, where she had resided for the past 72 years. Lee worked in local orchards and packing sheds until starting a career in ...

Judith Kay Esser

Judith Kay Esser, 68, a 38-year resident of Mattawa, died Thursday, April 10, 2014.
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Leota “Lee” Gilbert

Leota Gilbert passed away April 9, 2014, surrounded by the love of her children. She was born March 30, 1918, in Wynnewood, OK. After completion of the seventh grade, Lee left school to care for her mother and help with the family farm responsibilities. She met and later married Thomas "Bunk" Gilbert on March 12, 1936. Lee and Bunk migrated to and settled in Manson, WA in 1942, where she had resided for the past 72 years. Lee worked in local orchards and packing sheds until starting a career in ...
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Mildred Anna Wortman

Mildred Anna Wortman, 98, of Entiat, WA, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in her home. She was born on September 23, 1915, to George and Edith (Henry) Flowers in Spokane, WA. Mildred attended a one-room schoolhouse with her siblings, Carl, Bill, Glen, Tom and Audrey, and then went on to graduate from Medical Lake High School in 1933. She married Lewis Wortman on November 10, 1937, and made their lifelong home in the Entiat Valley. Mildred was a homemaker, who grew a vegetable garden large enough to feed her family ...
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Roberta Mae Price

Roberta Price, 88, passed away on April 9, 2014, at Colonial Vista Rehab Center in Wenatchee, WA. She was a resident of Wenatchee for the last 53 years. She was born in Oshkosh, NE on June 15, 1925, and she later moved to Payette, ID with her family. It was here, that she met and later married her husband of 70 years, Robert "Bob" Price. She worked in various jobs from clerk to bookkeeper and, in 1978, she, along with her husband, started Bob's Engine Clinic.

Barbara Jeanne Duke

Barbara Jeanne Duke, 71, went on one last camping trip in the comfort of her home, with her family near her side on Sunday, April 6, 2014. Barb was born October 5, 1942, in Renton, WA to Ivan and Mary Lees. She was a lifelong resident of Okanogan, WA and a proud Bulldog supporter. Barb graduated from Okanogan High School in 1961, and married her high school sweetheart, J. Stanley Duke, on August 17, 1962. They had attended school together from the First Grade on. While growing up and going ...