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Larry P. Frack (In Memoriam)

"Let's move to the Territory of Hawaii," said Melvin Frack to his wife Ruth in 1928. They left their home in Ferndale, WA and took a ship across the ocean to start a new life. After making their home in Honolulu, Ruth announced, "I'm pregnant," and Larry P. Frack was born on June 16, 1932. He had three brothers: Burton, Marshall, and Malcom.

Vera Joyce Horton-Sele (In Memoriam)

Joyce passed away on May 20, 2015, in Omak, WA. She was born on October 1, 1926, in Plymouth, England to her parents, Ada Mae and Earnest Hancock. Joyce graduated high school at the age of 14. As a teenager, life was challenging for her. WWII was devastating. Her role was as an Air Raid Warden. This meant she was the person to knock on doors during an air raid and tell people to go to a shelter or their basements.

Paul D. Moses

“A man of wit, words and wisdom, he is respected as a leader, friend and an exemplary teacher. He has always cared for the kids.” ~ Omak High School Staff Paul Dallas Moses died peacefully on Wednesday, May 12, 2015, at his home in Okanogan, WA. Paul was born on May 20, 1942, in Omak Memorial Hospital, to Alvin and Rita (Conrad) Moses...

Phyllis (Smith) Hartley

Phyllis (Smith) Hartley passed away quietly at age 87 in Whitefish, MT on May 3, 2015. Born in Tipton, IN, Phyllis spent her life in service to others as a career nurse. She retired from St. Francis Medical Center in Beech Grove, IN, as Assistant Director of Nursing. She was an avid gardener, an excellent baker, a talented seamstress and a loving mother...

Betty Ruth Andrews

Betty Ruth Andrews, 92, a well known local Watercolor Artist and 28 year resident of Wenatchee, WA, passed away at home on Tuesday afternoon, May 12, 2015. In 1972, her husband, Voyne C. Andrews, died. In 1987, after 27 years, she retired as a Legal Secretary to move to Wenatchee. Betty went to work for the Wenatchee Valley Mall as secretary/bookkeeper, and later changed to Marketing Administrative Assistant, until retiring in 1999...

Tino Lopez

Heaven was blessed with an angel on May 15, 2015, when Tino Lopez passed away, surrounded by family and friends in his home. He was born in Guadalajara, Mexico on October 16, 1947, and created a home for his family in Wenatchee, WA for almost 20 years. He enjoyed working in his garden, spending time with his grandkids, friends, and neighbors, and caring for his chickens...

Paul C. Dunn

Paul C. Dunn, 59, died December 25, 2014, in Antique San Jose, Philippines. Paul was born June 9, 1955, to Clifford and Lyda Marie Dunn in Leavenworth, WA. Upon graduation from Leavenworth High School in 1973, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. He served as an Administration Specialist and received a Good Conduct Medal...

Robert G. “Bob” Racus

Robert G. "Bob" Racus passed away peacefully on May 17, 2015, with his family at his side. He was born on May 24, 1933, to George J. and Rosalie S. Racus in Wenatchee, WA. He graduated from Wenatchee High School in 1951, and then attended Wenatchee Valley College. In 1953, he joined the U.S. Army Signal Corps and was with the 82nd Airborne Division, occupation of Korea, then photographer until his honorable discharge...

Alda Gwyn (Brush) Green

Alda Gwyn (Brush) Green, of Wenatchee, WA, passed into the loving arms of her Lord Jesus on May 19, 2015, in the Blossom Creek care facility. Alda succumbed to complications of Alzheimer's disease. Alda was born October 28, 1936, in De Leon, TX. Before moving to Washington, Alda was a member of Southcliff Baptist Church in Fort Worth, TX, where she sang in the choir for about 15 years...

Dorothy G. Leedy

Dorothy G. Leedy, 95, of Wenatchee, WA, died May 15, 2015, with loved ones by her side. Dorothy, daughter of Del and Emma McLean, was born on December 1, 1919, in Coulee City, WA. Dorothy graduated from Mansfield High School in 1938. She moved to Wenatchee to attend Business College, where she met Robert Myron Bucknell. They were married in Waterville, WA on October 14, 1940. Bucknell died during WWII...

Leona Sandy

Leona Sandy, 89, of Pateros, died Tuesday, May 19, 2015.

Ara Peter Arakelian

Ara Peter Arakelian, 85, of Leavenworth, died Monday, April 20, 2015.

Rita Marie (Koinzen) Thompson

Rita Marie (Koinzen) Thompson was born in Bartlett, NE on August 20, 1934, to Lester and Clara Koinzen. She graduated in 1952 at Wenatchee High School. She went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on March 26, 2015, in McCall, ID at 80 years old...