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Robin R. Farley (In Memoriam)

Robin R. Farley passed away peacefully, where she resided in Billings, MT, April 14, 2015. She was born June 24, 1960, in Appleton, MN to Robert and Trudy Pauli. Robin graduated from Chelan High School in 1978 and married Joe Farley in Chelan, December 5, 1981. They made their home in Washington State, until moving to Montana in 2007. Robin worked in food service for the Wenatchee School District and at the Chelan County Regional Justice Center. She enjoyed camping, fishing, crocheting, cooking, playing cards and being a Grandma to ...

Sonny Penaranda Johnson (In Memoriam)

Sony Penaranda Johnson, born in the Philippines under the name Azucena Peruel Penaranda, has now gone to be with her Lord Jesus and late husband, Orville E. Johnson. She was 71 years of age and passed away just prior to her 72nd birthday. Sony attained a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry from the University of San Agustin and later became a registered charge nurse in the United States. Upon retirement, Sony opened the Oriental Market and enjoyed her years engaged with the Wenatchee community.

John “Johnny” Franklin Cox (In Memoriam)

John "Johnny" Franklin Cox passed away peacefully into the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 10, 2015, in East Wenatchee, WA. John was born March 15, 1950, to Glen Savelle Cox (deceased) and Carol Irene Hedding (deceased). He attended school in Entiat, WA and Oroville, WA, where he graduated from high school in May, 1968. He attended college at Shoreline Community College and shortly thereafter was drafted into military service. He honorably served in the United States Marine Corps to include the Vietnam War. The majority ...

Edith Gertrude Sackett

Edith Gertrude Sackett, 98, of Brewster and formerly of Tonasket, died Thursday, April 16, 2015.

Gordon L. Reece Sr.

Gordon L. Reece Sr., husband, father and grandfather, passed away at his home at Regency Manor in Chelan, WA on April 13, 2015, at age 83. Gordon was born in Seattle, WA to John Reece and Velma Fairchild-Reece. Spending his formative years in North Seattle, he and his wife, Deloris, owned and operated the Town and Country Restaurant from 1960 to 1966...

Ernest Stanley Chase

Ernest Stanley Chase, of East Wenatchee, WA, was called home to be with Jesus on April 15, 2015. He was born October 2, 1926, in Stites, ID to Stanley and Goldie Chase. He attended school in Stites, Craigmont and Lapwai, ID. He attended one year at Northern Idaho College. Then, he joined the Army in 1946 and was honorably discharged in 1947. He raised his children on a farm, and after retiring from farming, he worked for Idaho County...

Lucille I. McAnally

Lucille I. McAnally, 92, of Wenatchee, died Friday, April 10, 2015.

Arlou M. Hunter

Arlou M. Hunter, 89, of Wenatchee, died Wednesday, April 15, 2015.

James P. “Jim” Travis

James P. "Jim" Travis, 55, of Entiat, WA, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2015. He lost his life from a very short battle of lung cancer. Born November 2, 1959, to Gerald and Mona Travis in Munich, Germany, while his father served in the U.S. Army Military Service. Jim had resided in Entiat, WA for the last 23 years of his life and worked at Washington Belt, American Fittings and Alcoa...

Lucille Irma McAnally

Lucille Irma McAnally, 92, of Wenatchee, WA, passed away peacefully on April 10, 2015. She was born on August 3, 1922, in Hutchison, KS to Cecil and Nellie (Garner) Benbrook. In 1931, the family moved to Mount Vernon, MO. During high school, Mom excelled as a tennis and golf player. She met Jewell Delbert "Del" McAnally while picking apples in Wenatchee during a visit in 1940. The Benbrook family permanently moved to Washington State in 1943 and she married Delbert on January 18, 1944, in Leavenworth, WA...

Joni Lynn (Hill) Breckenridge

Joni Lynn (Hill) Breckenridge, 60, of East Wenatchee, WA, passed away March 28, 2015, surrounded by her loved ones at home, following a massive stroke in September 2014. She was born on March 4, 1955, to Jack and Dede Hill in Wenatchee. She graduated from Wenatchee High School in 1973. Her early career life was in the banking industry, until she started work at The Wenatchee World, retiring after 28 years to spend more time with her family...

Richard L. Ganoe

Richard L. Ganoe, 82, of Kennewick and formerly of Mattawa, died Tuesday, April 14, 2015.Arrangements are by Hillcrest Bruce Lee Memorial Center.

Frank Horst

Frank Horst, 86, of Wenatchee, died Friday, April 10, 2015.

Ruth Viola (Folkestad) Giffin

Our Lovely Mother, Ruth Viola Giffin, went to be with her Lord and Savior April 10, 2015, with friends and family at her side. Ruth Folkestad was born May 10, 1925, at Clinton, MN to Jacob and Ida Folkestad, and was the second to youngest of nine brothers and sisters. Early life was spent on the family farm. The Great Depression and World War II impacted the family and the farm. In 1941, Ruth, at age 16, took the train from Minnesota to Yakima, WA to live with her sister ...

Connor Stegeman

John "Connor" Stegeman, 17, passed away on April 8, 2015, at Sacred Heart Medical Center surrounded by his family and friends. He was born on February 9, 1998, in Wenatchee, WA. Connor was pursuing his Associates Degree at Spokane Falls Community College, with aspirations of going into computer engineering. Connor loved restoring his 1967 VW Bug with his Mom and his Uncle Bob, and he was recently able to drive it for the first time...