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Gerald Duane Wheeler

Gerald Duane Wheeler, 81, a lifelong resident of Wenatchee, died Saturday, April 19, 2014.

Mary ‘Belinda’ McKibben

Mary “Belinda” McKibben, 63, a 40-year resident of Wenatchee, died Sunday, April 20, 2014.

Lora Louise Galbraith

Lora Louise Galbraith, 84, a 72-year resident of Wenatchee, died Sunday, April 20, 2014.

William R. ‘Bill’ Miller

William R. “Bill” Miller, 74, a lifelong resident of Cashmere, died Friday, April 18, 2014.

Cora M. Picken

Cora M. Picken, 89, a 48-year resident of Manson, died Friday, April 18, 2014.

Virginia ‘Ginny’ L. Stitt

A memorial service for Virginia “Ginny” L. Stitt, whose obituary was printed in the March 5 edition of The Wenatchee World, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at 1505 Easy St., in Wenatchee.

F. L. Harold Manley

F. L. Harold Manley, 88, a lifetime resident of Wenatchee, died Saturday, April 19, 2014.

Ronald Gene Lyman

A graveside service with military honors for Ronald Gene Lyman, whose obituary was printed in the November 10, 2013, edition of The Wenatchee World, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Entiat Cemetery.

William ‘Bill’ Marshall

William “Bill” Marshall, 71, a one-year resident of Malaga, died Sunday, April 20, 2014.
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Cora Eileen (MacLean) Picken

Cora Eileen (MacLean) Picken passed away in her home Friday, April 18, 2014, just seven days shy of her 90th birthday. She was born April 25, 1924, to John and Ella MacLean in Tonasket, WA. Her parents had immigrated from Nova Scotia to operate a creamery in Tonasket. Cora completed her first five grades of school in Enterprise, WA, then attended school in Tonasket. She always remembered how happy her family was to finally have electricity and running water when they relocated to town!
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Gerald Duane Wheeler

Gerald Duane Wheeler, 81, a lifelong Wenatchee, WA resident, passed away on Saturday, April 19, 2014, at the Western Saddlerock Assisted Living facility in Wenatchee, following an extended illness. He was born on April 27, 1932, in Wenatchee to the late Clyde and Marguarite (Jones) Wheeler. He was raised in Wenatchee, attending Lincoln Elementary, HB Ellison Junior High and Wenatchee High School. He entered the U.S. Army following high school and served in Korea, on the front lines. He returned to Wenatchee after his honorable discharge. He met Joyce A. ...
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Harley Maydole

Harley Maydole, of Wenatchee, WA, passed away peacefully at age 87 on the evening of March 22, 2014, surrounded by family and love. He was born to Alfred and Mabel Maydole in Palisade, MN on August 21, 1926. Harley attended school in Palisade and then Aitkin, MN. Always good with his hands, Harley did carpentry and worked as a mechanic. After arriving in Wenatchee in 1945, Harley started as an auto mechanic, but soon went to work for the Great Northern Railroad. In 1950, Harley was drafted into the U.S. ...
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Dorthy Jean Talbot

Diagnosed with lung cancer five years ago, Dorthy Talbot never gave up. She never complained, maintaining a brave and cheerful outlook of an optimistic future - even through radiation and chemotherapy treatments, X-rays, hospitalizations and pain. On April 16, 2014, she went home to be with the Lord. Dorthy spent her 78 years on Earth living in various places. She was born in Wapato, WA to George and Madelene Davis. Dorthy was 11 when sister, Margie, joined the family. After high school, Dorthy became a beautician and married a barber, ...
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Harold Odean “Whitey” Evenhus

Harold "Whitey" Evenhus, 87, a longtime Rock Island, WA resident and former Mayor, passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Blossom Valley Assisted Living in Wenatchee. He was born on February 24, 1927, the eldest of eight in Fargo, ND to the late Casper and Olaug (Holl) Evenhus. He was raised on a farm and educated in the small towns of Benson County, North Dakota. In January 1948, he married Jane Spidahl in Fargo, ND, making their first home in Devils Lake, ND. Together they raised four children, Stan, ...
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Virginia Lee “Jennie” Pitts

Virginia Lee "Jennie" Pitts passed peacefully to her Lord on April 11, 2014. Jennie was born to Hugh and Marie Boucher on August 16, 1926, in Monett, MO. She spent her childhood years in Granby, MO, where she met and married the love of her life, Robert E. Pitts. They were married on September 11, 1944, while Robert was serving in the military. After the War, they attended college for a few years, then moved to Ellensburg, WA. They owned several businesses in Ellensburg and started their family there.