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Geraldine Ann Kuehl

Our beloved Geraldine Ann Kuehl passed away, unexpectedly, on December 2, 2014, at the age of 59 years. She was born November 24, 1955, in Bremerton, WA. For the past 26 years, she resided in Cashmere, WA, where she worked in the insurance industry and restaurants, where she made lifelong friends. In 2003, Gerri joined the Department of Social and Health Services. In 2006, she was transferred to the Department of Fish and Wildlife, where she worked as an Administrative Assistant until her death...

Gary Carl Bewick

Gary Carl Bewick, age 59, of Ephrata, WA, died March 20, 2015, in his home surrounded and supported by family. He fought an aggressive cancer since the summer of 2014. Gary was born in Wenatchee, WA, September 20, 1955, the third son of Glen and Helen Bewick's four boys. He grew up in East Wenatchee, WA and graduated high school there in 1974. He was known for his smile and charm. He had a talent for photography and a knack for technical things...

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.

Myra “June” Elvrom

In the early hours of March 14, 2015, with family by her side, angels welcomed longtime Tacoma, WA resident, Myra June Elvrom, into heaven. Myra, most affectionately known as "June", was born on June 29, 1923, to Arla O. and Gustof A. Palm on the family farm in Hannaford, ND. She was the second oldest of six children and quite a bundle of energy. If you called her Myra, she would wrinkle her nose and say, "I go by June." During the Depression, the family moved to Wenatchee, WA, where ...

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.

Bruce Graham

A Memorial for Bruce Graham will be held on Saturday, April 11, 2015, at Wenatchee High School from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. His family encourages anyone who knew Bruce to join them in remembering him. Story telling will be encouraged. After the main presentation in the Auditorium, everyone will gather in the cafeteria for refreshments.

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"...