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Robert T. ‘Bob’ Main

Robert T. “Bob” Main, 69, of the Colockum area, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014.

Hazel Elder

Hazel Elder, 94, of Bellingham and formerly of Wenatchee, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014.

Irene Naomi (Nelson) Wiggum

Irene Naomi (Nelson) Wiggum, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully November 16, 2014, in Wenatchee, WA. Irene was born on July 5, 1922, in Milaca, MN. She and her family lived in Minneapolis, MN several years before moving to Granite Falls, WA. Attending Granite Falls Schools, Irene was an excellent student. At Granite Falls High School, Irene was a drum majorette, editor of the high school yearbook, and class Valedictorian. Following high school, Irene attended Washington State University, where she met the love of her life, Arnold ...

Richard “Dick” Baysinger

Richard “Dick” Baysinger passed away on November 14, 2014, in Wenatchee, WA. Dick was born on March 6, 1922, in Casper, WY, to Tallemon and Rose (Ritschard) Baysinger. He graduated from high school in Lingle, WY. Dick joined the Army and served as a paratrooper with the 517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team during World War II. He was wounded while serving his country, was honorably discharged, and received the Purple Heart.

Marta Sanchez-De-Mendoza

Marta Sanchez-De-Mendoza, 44, passed away on Saturday, November 15, 2014. She battled a courageous fight against breast cancer for eight years. She was born on October 28, 1970, in Mexico. In 1991, she married Agustin Mendoza in Mexico. She came to Peshastin in 1991. Marta worked for Blue Bird Warehouse in Peshastin for 17 years, as a fruit packer.

Wayne J. Shanda

Wayne J. Shanda, 80, of East Wenatchee, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014.

Bonnie F. Schober

Bonnie Fay Schober, 60, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, November 1, 2014. She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Kenneth R. Schober; mother, Ruth Goetzinger of Winthrop, WA; daughter, Leurisa Gutierrez-Zamora and husband, Dante of Albuquerque, NM; sons, Bryce Schober and wife, Rachel of Bothell, WA and Daren Schober and wife, Meagan of Wenatchee, WA...

Sherry A. Routh

Sherry A. Routh, 64, of Wenatchee, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014.

Irene N. Wiggum

Irene N. Wiggum, 92, of Wenatchee, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014.

Susan Ann Rainey

Susan Ann Rainey, 67, of Manson, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2014.

Dr. Warren J. Kraft

Wenatchee Pediatrician Warren Kraft died in Wenatchee on November 4, 2014, following a long illness. He was born in Chicago, IL, grew up in Bismarck, ND and attended the University of Wisconsin, Northwestern Medical School and Children’s Memorial for Pediatric training. Dr. Kraft practiced briefly in Chicago, before searching for a better venue and found the Wenatchee Valley a perfect place to live and work.

Elsie B. “Ma” Turner

Elsie B. Turner, 89, known as "Ma" to many, died peacefully at home on November 12, 2014. She was born May 30, 1925, in Mary Court, ND. After a difficult childhood during the Depression era, she moved to Cashmere, WA in her early 20's. She began working as a waitress at Shippleys Cafe;. She met Roy Turner, the love of her life, and they married on June 28, 1948. They had five children.

Wayne Joseph Shanda

Wayne Joseph Shanda, born at the family home, near Vining in Tama County, Iowa on March 15, 1934, was the oldest child of Elmer and Ella (Sokol) Shanda. He spoke Czech as a young child, not learning English until he began grade school. Prior to graduating from high school, Wayne enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving as a medical corpsman from 1952 to 1955, assigned to Bethesda Hospital in Maryland. Upon return, he completed his high school equivalency in Belle Plaine and worked on military radios at Collins Radio in ...

Sherry A. Routh

Sherry A. Routh, 64, a longtime resident of the Wenatchee Valley, lost her battle to cancer on Saturday, November 15, 2014. She was born January 15, 1950, in Tulsa, OK. Sherry had a passion for large family gatherings. Her hobbies were shopping and crafting. Her favorite times of year were spring and summer, when all the flowers were in bloom.

Rava Rene (Condrey) Stewart

On November 9, at 0109, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother went to be with the Lord, in her home, with her family at her side. Rava Rene (Condrey) Stewart was born in the family home near Mountain View, AR to Weldon and Bessie Condrey on April 12, 1944. She was the youngest of six children and was raised in Arkansas. Rava accepted Jesus Christ as her saviour and was baptized in 1954. Rava graduated from the Mountain View High School. After graduation, she relocated to Wenatchee, WA and later ...