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Melynda Alton

You left us too soon. We are better for having had you in our lives.

Willis “Bill” Rowland

W. L. "Bill" Rowland passed away peacefully August 25, 2014. Born in Barnsdall, OK in 1922, to William and Ruth (Edie) Rowland, Bill was also raised by a large extended family of grandparents, aunts and uncles. Following his enlistment in the Navy in 1941, he attended and then taught specialized aviation classes for much-needed Navy pilots at the University of Oklahoma. He received a medical discharge in 1946. After several post-WWII business ventures, Bill met and married Jessie Lee Weaver of Wenatchee, WA in 1955.

Greta Marie (Cyr) Bradley

Greta Marie (Cyr) Bradley passed away on September 16, 2014, at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee, WA. She was born on September 1, 1930, in Van Buren, ME to Everett and Almeda Cyr. She graduated from the Catholic school in Van Buren in 1948. Upon graduation, she was employed at the local telephone office and operated the manual switchboard. She met John Dale "Jack" Bradley while he was a serviceman at the Caswell Air Force Base in Limestone, ME. They were married on May 22, 1954, at St. Bruno's Church ...

Dale Dean Caskey

Dale Dean Caskey, 53, of Wenatchee, WA, died after a short battle with lung and brain cancer. He was born in Brainerd, MN, to Genora and Evert Caskey, the youngest of seven children and their only son. Dale grew up on the family-owned resort, Caskey's Resort on Pleasant Lake, in Hackensack, MN. He graduated from Walker High School in Walker, MN, in 1980. In 1984, he moved to Wenatchee, WA, where he resided until his death.

Donald E. Booth

At 5:30 a.m. on September 12, 2014, Don Booth passed away at home in Leavenworth, WA. Don died in the loving arms of his wife, Jean and remaining son, Mark. Donald Ernest Booth was born on December 27, 1932, behind a blackberry bush near Willamina, OR. He was known to all as a fairly sweet, toe-headed boy, who spent a lot of time fishing, hunting and terrorizing the countryside. Don joined the U.S. Navy and became a Corpsman in the Korean War, patching up Marines. On July 24, 1954, Don ...

Alice Vivian Bullock

Alice Vivian Bullock, 84, passed away at her home in Wenatchee, WA on Wednesday, September 3, 2014. She was born April 14, 1930, in Manter, KS, to Milon Alfred and Olive Leona (Downs) Bullock. She graduated from Manter High School, attended Fort Hays State College in Kansas, Wesley Hospital and Nurse Training School in Kansas, and received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Seattle University.

Vern Carl Hupp

Our Dad, Vern, was born in Gordon, NE to Opal and Albert Hupp. He attended Hay Creek School; a one-room school heated by coal. Dad was the oldest of four brothers; Orville, Eugene and Harold. During WWII, while his brothers were overseas, he continued to work on the farm, along with neighboring farms. Dad graduated from high school in 1947. In 1952, Vern married Betty Wolfe. They continued to live in the Gordon area and were blessed with four children, Ron, Carolyn, Marty and Marilyn. Our family moved to Wenatchee, ...

George Steven Barnett

George Steven Barnett, 60, of Wenatchee, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.

Carl J. Ohler

Carl J. Ohler, 95, of Wenatchee, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.

John A. Humphrey

UPDATED 9/18 10:29 a.m.: This obituary previously listed his date of death incorrectly . The error has been corrected in this version.

Warren Russell Chapin

Warren Russell Chapin, 92, of Wenatchee, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.

Thelma P. Modrow

Thelma P. Modrow, 88, of Wenatchee, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.

Greta Marie Bradley

Greta Marie Bradley, 84, of East Wenatchee and formerly of Orondo, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.

John A. “Johnny” Humphrey

John passed away in the loving arms of his wife, Kathy, on Saturday, September 13, 2014, at Confluence Hospital in Wenatchee. He is survived by his wife, Kathy; his sisters, Elaine Cairns, Lucy Pyle and Yvonne Mills; his brother, Leland; sister-in-law, Mary Lou; his cousin and very dear friend, LeRoy Thomsen and his wife, Cindy; many nieces, nephews, great- and great-great-nieces and nephews; and many dear friends.

Theo Christiaan Versteegh

Theo Christiaan Versteegh, 86, passed away on Saturday, September 13, 2014, in Wenatchee, WA. He was born on March 23, 1928, in Indonesia. He got his education in the Netherlands, with a Degree in Aerospace Engineering. When he was 33 years old, he immigrated to the United States and made his home in Bellevue, WA. He went to work for Boeing and McDonnell Douglas. Upon retirement, he settled in Wenatchee, WA. At the age of 85, on January 15, 2014, he married Maxine Daniels in Wenatchee.

Chester Tovey “Chet” Ashby

Chester Tovey "Chet" Ashby, 90, was born at home on November 6, 1923, in Garland, UT to James Ralph Ashby and Elizabeth Tovey Ashby. He was the youngest of 12 children. His early childhood years were spent on a farm in Utah, and his later childhood and teenage years were spent on a farm in Nyssa, OR. Except for his years in the Navy, and a year working as a welder at CalShip in California, he spent his entire life farming. Chet felt that farming was a divine calling.

Thomas J. Brady

Thomas J. Brady, 94, of Spokane and formerly of Wenatchee, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014.

Gloria G. Swanson

Gloria G. Swanson, 61, of Wenatchee and formerly of Chelan, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.