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Evelyn Palmquist

Evelyn Palmquist, 92, of East Wenatchee, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

Don Carstensen

Don Carstensen, 95, of Ellensburg and formerly of Wenatchee, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Arrangements are by Brookside Funeral Home and Crematory, Ellensburg.

Laura Anne McVicker

Laura Anne McVicker, a longtime Aberdeen, WA resident, died on March 23, 2015, at Montesano Health and Rehabilitation Center in Montesano, WA. Laura was born on April 1, 1936, in Cashmere, WA to James and Helen (White) McVicker. She graduated from Cashmere High School in 1954. She attended Wenatchee Junior College for one year, before transferring to Washington State College in Pullman, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics in 1958.

June Rosemary Hayes

June Rosemary Hayes, 91, a longtime Wenatchee, WA resident, passed away on March 24, 2015. June was born June 20, 1923, in St. Cloud, MN to John and Mary Hopkins, and was one of seven children. June moved to the Wenatchee Valley in 1940, following in the steps of her sister, Beulah. She was the owner and sole proprietor of June Hayes Upholstery from 1952 to 1971. In 1971, June moved to California to be closer to her sister, Joy, and took a job painting and cleaning film cells for ...

James O. Howell

James O. Howell, 88, passed away on March 21, 2015, smelling his morning bacon frying in the pan. Dad was born in Waynesburg, KY April 21, 1926, where his parents, Isom Howell and Pearl (Robinson) Howell had a tobacco farm. Jim was the youngest of nine children and the last of his family. When times were hard and they lost the farm, the entire family migrated to Washington State after several of the men had worked the apple harvest. They settled in Oroville, WA and Dad completed his education.

Bob Hamlin

Bob Hamlin, 65, of Leavenworth, died Sunday, March 22, 2015.

June R. Hayes

June R. Hayes, 91, of East Wenatchee, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

John A. Spurling

John A. Spurling, 88, of Cashmere, died Sunday, March 22, 2015. Arrangements are by Jones & Jones-Betts Funeral Home, Wenatchee.

Joseph C. Jurgens

Joseph C. Jurgens Sr., 75, of Soap Lake, WA, passed away quietly at 8:30 a.m. on March 13, 2015, at his home in Soap Lake. In attendance were his children and grandchildren. Mr. Jurgens was born on August 20, 1939, to George and Edna Jurgens of Cashmere, WA. The family moved to Lakeview Park in 1949, and into the city of Soap Lake in 1950. He married Elizabeth Jeanne George on September 5, 1959, in Soap Lake...

Ethel M. Gehring

Ethel May (Bakke) Gehring was born in Peshastin, WA on February 23, 1931, to Magnus and Inga (Mork) Bakke; she passed away on March 20, 2015, surrounded by her four daughters. Ethel attended Leavenworth Schools and graduated in 1949. Her senior year, she served as Leavenworth's Princess. After graduation, Ethel attended Deaconess School of Nursing and graduated as a Surgical R.N. She then went to work at Georgetown Hospital in Washington DC.

Lydia Erma Matilda Feddersen Helm Wallace

Lydia Erma Matilda Feddersen Helm Wallace was born February 20, 1920, in Havillah, WA. She passed on to her heavenly home March 22, 2015. It has been said that life is not so much about your birth date and your death date, but it is so much more about the dash in between. Lydia surely made the most of her "dash"...

Ann Louise (Sherwood) Moll

Ann Moll, 80, passed away on March 19, 2015, in Wenatchee, WA. The daughter of Elbert and Mabel Sherwood, Ann was born in Spokane, WA, on May 20, 1934. Raised on Four Mound Prairie, she loved to dance and met her husband of 53 years, Vernon, at the local Grange dances. She attended Kinman Business School and worked for Singer Sewing Company for over 20 years, while farming with her husband and three children...

Tony Ray Lee

Tony Ray Lee, age 50, of Forks, WA, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2015. He had previously resided in Wenatchee, WA. He was very proud of his Indian heritage...

Janet Hill

Janet Hill, 90, of Wenatchee, died Wednesday, March 18, 2015.

James Oliver Howell

James Oliver Howell, 88, of Wenatchee and formerly of East Wenatchee, died Saturday, March 21, 2015.

Earl E. McKinney

Earl E. McKinney, 72, of East Wenatchee, died Saturday, March 21, 2015.