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Lester ‘Les’ Markel

Lester "Les" Markel, 79, of East Wenatchee, died Monday, Sept. 28, 2015.

Robert L. Hansen

Robert L. Hansen, age 75, of Malott, WA, died suddenly at his home the morning of September 29, 2015. He was born in Seattle, WA on October 11, 1939. He graduated from Roosevelt High School and married Barbara Ballard on November 12, 1960. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather...

Margie L. Mayfield

Margie L. Mayfield, 75, of Dryden, WA, and lifelong Wenatchee Valley resident, passed away at Highgate Cottage, in Wenatchee, WA, on Thursday, October 1, 2015, following an extended illness. She was born on June 29, 1940, in Cashmere, WA to the late Graham and Helen (Day) Caudle. She was raised in Cashmere and attended school, graduating with the Class of 1958. Margie met Jim W. Mayfield, and they were married on August 8, 1958, in Cashmere. They made their first home together in Dryden, WA. In 1966, they moved to ...

Jean (Akers) Johnson

Jean (Akers) Johnson, 85, of Rock Island, WA, passed away on September 27, 2015, at home, surrounded by her family. She was born in Snohomish, WA on June 30, 1930. Her family settled in Curlew, WA, when she was in the third grade. Jean and her twin brother, Frank Akers, loved to ride horses and go deer hunting together.

Thomas P. Konicke, M.D.

Thomas P. Konicke, M.D., 75, beloved father and grandfather, passed away peacefully in his home after a long illness on September 29, 2015. Dr. Konicke was born in Hobart, IN, to Stanley and Agnes Konicke. He graduated from Lew Wallace High School in Gary, IN, received a BA in Chemistry, a MS in Pathology and his M.D. from Indiana University and interned at Iowa Methodist Hospital. Tom also served our country as an Army Captain at Ft. Gordon, GA.

Donna (Low) Heinrich

Donna (Low) Heinrich beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away on September 30, 2015, at the age of 70, in Wenatchee, WA. Donna is survived by her husband, Larry Heinrich of Wenatchee, WA; daughter, Sheri (Bryan) Gorne; and grandsons, Bryce and Kyler of Anchorage, AK; son, Todd (Julie) Heinrich of Deer Park, WA; brothers, Pat Garvey, Jeff Garvey and Jim Low. She is preceded in death by her father, Ralph; mother, Irma; and brothers, Gary and Dick. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you take a moment to hug ...

Theodore ‘Ted’ Hill

Theodore "Ted" Hill, 63, of Wenatchee, died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015.

Elva Jean Johnson

Elva Jean Johnson, 85, of Rock Island, died Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015.

Margie L. Mayfield

Margie L. Mayfield, 75, of Dryden and formerly of Cashmere, died Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015.

Colleen Ruth Melton

Colleen Ruth Melton, 83, of East Wenatchee, died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015.

Merland W. Grieb

Merland W. Grieb, 95, of Wenatchee, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015.

Larry Alvin Hightower

Larry Alvin Hightower passed away peacefully on September 24, 2015, at the Hospice House in Kennewick, WA. Larry was born in Batesville, AR on May 27, 1947, to Arthur and Mary Hightower. After attending high school, Larry moved with his family to Washington State in 1967. Larry married the love of his life, Laura Poston on June 9, 1972, and pursued a career as a truck driver.

Willard Kimberlin “Kim” Miller

Kim, age 75, lost his battle with prostate cancer on September 9, 2015. He fought a good fight and the family is so thankful for the support of Home Hospice. Kim had all of his family near his side during the final days. An additional thanks to his niece, Amy Fischer, and sister-in-law, Jonnie Kae Smith, for the extra care of Kim in the end. Kim was born on September 30, 1940, to Dr. Claude and Amy Miller in Wenatchee, WA...

Shirley Ann Rice

In loving memory of Shirley Ann Rice, born December 29, 1935, to Benjamin and Virginia Green in Tacoma, WA. She went home to be with Jesus on September 28,2015...

James “Fitz” F. Fitzgerald

James "Fitz" F. Fitzgerald passed away September 24, 2015, after an extended illness. James graduated from Brewster High School in 1974. James was a member of the Pile Drivers Union local 2396. He loved building bridges and high rise buildings, and he felt his work was important...

John ‘Dave’ Certain

John “Dave” Certain, 77, of Tonasket and formerly of Wenatchee, died Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015.