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Donald Eugene Gaston

Donald Eugene Gaston, a longtime Wenatchee Valley resident, joined his heavenly father on the morning of August 21, 2014. He was greeted by his father, Roy Gaston; mother, Iva (Billingsly) Gaston; brother, Neal; sister, Geneva; his sons, Mike and Gary; niece, Loretta; nephew, Rickie; and the mother of his children, Berniece May Petersen.

Dennis Jay White

Dennis Jay White, 67, of East Wenatchee, WA and a lifelong Wenatchee Valley resident, passed away at his home on Sunday, August 24, 2014, following an extended illness. He was born on December 23, 1946, in Wenatchee, WA, to Jake and Fay (Dillard) White. Dennis was raised in Wenatchee and graduated from Wenatchee High School in 1965. He went to work at Alcoa until entering the U.S. Army in 1969.
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Sarah Lynn Underwood

Sarah Lynn Underwood, 18, passed away on Wednesday, August 20, 2014. She was born on March 16, 1996, in Brewster, WA to Tom and Sonia Underwood. She attended school in Wenatchee and would have been a senior this year at Eastmont. Sarah loved the outdoors, going fishing, hiking and boating on Lake Chelan. Her inspiration in life was to become a Forest Ranger and work in the outdoors.

Blanche L. Brown

Blanche L. Brown, 98, passed away on Monday, August 25, 2014, in Vancouver, WA. She was born on August 18, 1916 in Stockdale, TX to David and Ada (Harrison) Whitten. She moved to Wenatchee, WA when she was 23 years old. She worked for Speidel's Department Store in East Wenatchee as a Sales Clerk for many years.
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Richard Gene Lehrman

Richard Gene Lehrman was born in Shelby, MT on November 30, 1944, to Elmer and Charlene Lehrman. At the age of 15, Richard went to work on various ranches in Montana and married the love of his life, Trudy Ilene Hager. They worked hard as a team and soon owned their own ranch in Montana. In the late 1980's, they got out of ranching and took on a Janitorial business in Yakima, WA and later moved to Rock Island, WA to grow their business.

Amador “Mayo” Castro Jr.

Amador "Mayo" Castro Jr., 62, of Soap Lake, WA, passed away Sunday, August 24, 2014. He had worked in maintenance in the agriculture industry.
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Doreen Casandra “Cassy” Hanson

"Wonderful: Inspiring delight, pleasure, or admiration; extremely good; marvelous." This was Cassy Hanson. Doreen Casandra Hanson (Petersen) was born on April 28, 1960, in Rice Lake, WI, to Edgar and Colleen Hanson. She grew up in Salem, OR with her siblings, Cindy Chiaravalle, Erika Anderson, and Jeffrey Hanson. In August of 1982, Cassy married an apple rancher, Douglas Petersen, and moved to the beautiful Entiat Valley, located in Central Washington, and was later blessed with three children, Jordan, Elizabeth, and Jacob. During her years in Entiat, Cassy gained a passion ...
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Erma Louise Twitchell

Our cherished mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to everyone, Erma Louise Twitchell, 95, surrounded by her family, passed away on August 20, 2014, at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee, WA. Born to Henry and Catherine Schmick in Endicott, WA on November 17, 1918, Erma joined two older sisters, Eva and Alice. A brother, Byron, died at age one in 1908. When Erma was two and a half, her mother died of typhoid fever and, shortly after her father's remarriage, Erma was taken to live with her mother's sister, Matilda Klaveano, ...
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Fred William Cook

Fred William Cook was born in Tonasket, WA on November 7, 1960, to Howard P. Cook and Eva B. Spangler. Fred was known by many names: "Uncle Fred", "Freddie Crocker", "Fast Freddie", and "Freddie the Toolman" to name a few. He WAS a one-of-a-kind guy. Fred made fun happen, from what we called Okanogan-style golf (from our yard into the orchards), to always having something with wheels for our kids and many other kids to play and ride on when at our house, to making bows and arrows out of ...

Margaret I. Timbrook

Margaret I. Timbrook, 73, of Quincy, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014.

Richard Gene Lehrman

Richard Gene Lehrman, 69, of Rock Island, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014.

Donald E. Gaston

Donald E. Gaston, 82, of Cashmere, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014.
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John Martin “Jack” Bywater

John Martin "Jack" Bywater, born June 18, 1933, passed away on August 6, 2014, after a brief battle with an aggressive cancer. Jack was the second of two twins, born on a farm near Lignite, ND to William and Elsie (Hovland) Bywater. He graduated from Lignite High School in 1952. He attended North Dakota State University from 1952 to 1953. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army and served from 1953 to 1955 and was stationed in Germany. After leaving the Army, he enrolled at the University of North Dakota ...
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In Memory of Patricia “Patty” Jenkins

Patty left us on August 16, 2014, after a six month battle with cancer. She is so greatly missed by friends and family and her dog, Delany. She was born in Spokane, WA on May 5, 1943, to Henry and Elvira Fletcher, and attended North Central High School in Spokane. On October 6, 1960, she married Daniel J. Waldby, and they had two daughters. The family ran a Volkswagen restoration business called 'Born Again Bugs'. Patty loved showing off their products at malls and fairs. Divorced in 1989, Patty moved ...
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Douglas Allen Brown

Douglas Allen Brown, 4024 NW Cascade, East Wenatchee, WA, went gently to Heaven on August 9, 2014. Born in Redmond, OR, on a hot Fourth of July in 1922, he is survived by his wife, Phyllis; son, Cliff (Linda); daughter, Karin Smith; stepchildren, Kathy Wolf (Phil Blumhagen), Kristie Forsberg, Kim Wolf (Amy), and Kurt Wolf (Robin); nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Karol Wolf Murdock was there to meet him!