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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 ...

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, ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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!

Marjorie A. Schoentrup

Our beloved mother, Marjorie Schoentrup, a 64 year resident of Wenatchee, WA, died peacefully on July 20, 2014, at age 88. She was born in Bismarck, ND to Oren and Agnes Haggardt on December 4, 1925. Her family moved to the Edmonds, WA area when she was five years old. Upon graduation from Edmonds High School, Marj was employed at Boeing in the Auditing Department and later, as a teletype operator.

Lorna Ann (Guyer) Verstegen

Lorna Ann (Guyer) Verstegen died on August 12, 2014, after a brief struggle with cancer. She was born January 23, 1953, in Omak, WA, to Loren and Alberta (Ritz) Guyer. Lorna graduated from Omak High School in 1971. She attended Wenatchee Valley College, earning her CNA. She loved working in the nursing field. She was employed at Colonial Vista for several years. She returned to Omak to be near family. She worked at Mid-Valley Hospital, until poor health required her retirement.

Patti E. Garfield

Today we celebrate the life of Patti E. (Davis) Garfield, born on July 24 of 1932, in Missouri. She was the daughter of the late Roy and Eulah Davis. On the morning of August 13, 2014, our beloved Patti left us to be with her husband of 58 years, the late Benjamin Garfield. Patti retired from Alaska Airlines, where she worked for many years. Prior to the death of her husband, Patti enjoyed traveling in their motorhome with their Good Sam Club, the Red Hat Society and volunteering at Habitat ...

Carol Joan Hershey

Carol Joan Hershey, 85, of Wenatchee, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014.

Mary Lou Lattimer

Mary was born as the fourth child to Lonnie and Erie Roberts. She grew up and was educated in Cashmere, WA. After graduation, Mary moved to Seattle, WA, where she was employed by Hartford Insurance Company and continued her education through secretarial, accounting and insurance classes. Her employment in Seattle included Charles Hadley Company and Burroughs Corporation. Mary returned to the Wenatchee Valley to marry Robert George and commenced employment with Chelan County Public Utility District. They enjoyed many years learning to ski at Mission Ridge and boating on Lake ...

Joseph “Joe” Murphy

Joe was born on June 19, 1938, in Chicago, IL to William and Esther (Wilson) Murphy. After attending grade school at St. Mary's Training School in Des Plaines, IL, he moved to Wenatchee and attended Pioneer Junior High, followed by Wenatchee High School, graduating in 1956. He then went to Gonzaga University and after graduation, he taught math in California and also at Seattle Preparatory in Seattle, WA. He married Patricia Donaghy in 1971. They lived in California, before returning to Seattle and going to work at Boeing. Upon retirement, ...

Frances “Dell” Johnson

Dell Johnson passed away August 14, 2014, at the age of 97, at home with much of her family around her. Dell was born in Cadillac, Saskatchewan, Canada on October 27, 1916, to Richard and Vona Davey. On March 15, 1940, Dell married Floyd W. Johnson. They made their home in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. While living in Swift Current, Dell and Floyd had two children, Glen S. and Donna L. In 1952, the family moved to Wenatchee, WA, where Dell was a homemaker. Two more children were born; twins, Cindy ...