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In Memory of David J. Ritter

David John Ritter, beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, and cousin, was taken to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, February 26, 2015, after an extended struggle with pulmonary fibrosis at the age of 66. He passed at home with his wife, Stacie and daughter, Robin, at his side. David was born on August 20, 1948, in Phoenix, AZ, to Alice and John Ritter. He was their second of four children and only son. David was from a large, close, and very loving family. He attended school in Olympia, ...

Gerald Oakes

Gerald Oakes, 80, of Tonasket, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015.

Robert E. “Bubba” Day, Jr.

Robert E. "Bubba" Day, Jr. passed away February 2, 2015, of leukemia at 67 years old. He was born September 7, 1947, in Wichita, KS to Bob and Betty Day, and moved to Seattle, WA at an early age. He was a graduate of Shorecrest High School (1965), and then served four years in Navy on the USS Ranger, as a Vietnam Vet. Robert served eight years as a King County Deputy in the 1970s. He was married to Roberta "Robbie" and moved to Conconully, WA in 1995, where he ...

Alene River

Alene River, 92, of Rock Island and formerly of Ouray, Colo., died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015.

Walter Mason Sloane

Walter Mason Sloane, 91, of Wenatchee and formerly of Winthrop and Cashmere, died Sunday, March 1, 2015.

Gerald Eugene Oakes (In Memoriam)

Gerald Oakes, age 80, of Tonasket, WA, met his Lord and Savior on February 24, 2015, where he passed away peacefully at North Valley Hospital in Tonasket. Gerald was born January 7, 1935, in Tonasket on North Pine Creek, along with his identical twin brother, John Oakes. Gerald was born to Bill and Lena Oakes and was raised on the old Oakes Homestead, along with his brother and three sisters, and attended Tonasket schools. Gerald was very involved in farm life and sports; and was always extremely proud of the ...
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Gerald Eugene Oakes

Gerald Oakes, age 80, of Tonasket, WA, met his Lord and Savior on February 24, 2015, where he passed away peacefully at North Valley Hospital in Tonasket. Gerald was born January 7, 1935, in Tonasket on North Pine Creek, along with his identical twin brother, John Oakes. Gerald was born to Bill and Lena Oakes and was raised on the old Oakes Homestead, along with his brother and three sisters, and attended Tonasket schools.
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Doris Gloria Baughman

On February 27, 2015, our Mother, Doris Gloria Baughman, went to be with our Lord and Savior. She was born January 30, 1923, in Waubun, MN to her parents, Glenn Bass and Lillie Bauman. During World War II, she moved to Decatur, IL and worked in the Caterpillar plant as a machinist. While there, she earned her single engine pilot's license and joined the Civil Air Patrol. In 1945, she moved to Washington with her father, step-mother and two half-sisters. She worked as a waitress when she first came to ...
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Roy E. Turner

Roy E. Turner, 90, died peacefully at his home on February 17, 2015. He was born September 14, 1924, about a block away from where he lived and passed away. He was the ninth out of 13 children born to Edwin and Henrietta Turner. The family moved to Palisades for a short time, where he received his schooling. Dad injured himself which led to an infection that was treated with a newfound medicine called "Penicillin". He was one of the first recipients of this new wonder cure. The penicillin cured ...
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Walter Mason Sloane

Walter "Walt" Mason Sloane, 91, passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2015, at Hearthstone Cottage in East Wenatchee, WA. Walt was born in Wenatchee, WA on February 23, 1924, to Thomas Newton and Mary Jane (Boggs) Sloane. He was raised on the family ranch in Mazama, WA and graduated from Winthrop High School in 1941. In 1942, Walt joined the Army and served for two years in India, where he worked as a surveyor. After being discharged from service in 1946, Walt returned to Mazama and took up ranching with ...
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Richard George “Dick” Pygott

Richard George "Dick" Pygott's life story ended February 23, 2015, at Cashmere Convalescent Center, at age 81. Dick was born January 11, 1934, to Stanley and Helen Pygott. He was a lifetime resident of Wenatchee, WA. He graduated from Wenatchee High School in 1952, and retired from the Army in 1963. Afterwards, he worked at Alcoa for 41 years.
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Janice Lynn Fitzhugh

Janice Lynn Fitzhugh, 72, passed away peacefully February 26, 2015, in Spokane, WA, surrounded by her children, grandchildren and one sister. Janice was born June 29, 1942, in Sacramento, CA to Earl and June Sweaney Galbraith. Janice was the third of their seven children. The family moved back to Brewster, WA, where Janice grew up, going to school in Brewster and also Bridgeport, WA, where she graduated high school. On July 29, 1960, Janice married her soulmate and the love of her life, Norman Fitzhugh.

Lewis Alton Trond

Lewis Alton Trond, a resident of RiverWest Senior Living in Wenatchee, WA, lost his courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday, February 3, 2015. Lewis was formerly of Omak, WA since 1979. He was born in Taunton, MA on September 14, 1948, and raised in Berkley, MA. A graduate of Dighton-Rehoboth High School, he attended Bridgewater State College, before entering the Army in 1968.
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Roxann Rose (Moore) Dietrich

Roxann Rose (Moore) Dietrich, Graduated to Glory after a bold and courageous battle with cancer on January 27, 2015. We mourn the loss of our beautiful daughter, mother, and friend, but rejoice as she trusted in the Lord and is now in His presence. Roxann was born August 6, 1971, to Pat and Cheri Moore in Omak, WA. Roxann lived most of her life in Okanogan County. Her childhood years were spent in the Lime Belt area above Riverside, exploring the land on horseback whenever she could.