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Ruth E. (Warwick) Clark

I was born on a farm about five miles from the town of Tekoa, WA. The date of my birth was December 29, 1912. It was a snowy day and the doctor had come to our house in a sleigh pulled by two horses. My aunt, Bertha Birk, who was mother's sister, was the midwife. She lived in Tekoa and was married to Art Birk. She rode out to the farm with the doctor. My sister, Lucile, was born in the same farmhouse on January 27, 1916. My parents were ...
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James Robert “Jiggs” Gentry

Born to Rufus and Margaret (Bledsoe) Gentry on August 24, 1921, James Robert "Jiggs" Gentry began his 92-plus-year journey. He was born in Keuterville, ID; his teachers at school were nuns, perhaps accounting for his calm, cooperative disposition. In 1942, at age 20, he left the family farm to join the U.S. Navy, attending boot camp in San Diego, and going to sea on the USS Enterprise CV-6. He was a Radarman First Class. While on the ship, he escaped injury when an attack bomb dropped near him but failed ...
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Gertrude “Gertie” (Allen) Snyder

Gertie Snyder lived a very long and interesting life from 1910 to 2014, having ridden in a horse-drawn buggy from Cashmere to Peshastin, to watching a man land on the moon. She was born August 12, 1910, in Gibbon, OK to Lee and Ella Heath Allen. Her family lived on the family wheat ranch in Oklahoma until her father decided to move to Washington State, first to Cashmere in 1915, and later Peshastin, where he operated an apple ranch. Gertie Allen graduated from Peshastin High School in 1929, and married ...

Ruth A. Clark

Ruth A. Clark, 101, a 17-year resident of the Wenatchee Valley, died, Friday, April 11, 2014.

Mary Lou Parks

Mary Lou Parks, 75, a 30-year resident of Chelan Falls, died Monday, April 7, 2014.

David L. Knowlton

David L. Knowlton, 70, a lifelong resident of Brewster, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

James ‘Jiggs’ R. Gentry

James “Jiggs” R. Gentry, 92, a longtime resident of Wenatchee, died Saturday, April 12, 2014.

Harold ‘Whitey’ Evenhus

Harold “Whitey” Evenhus, 87, a longtime resident of Rock Island, died Saturday April 12, 2014.

Darrell Dwain Ferguson

Darrell Dwain Ferguson, 95, longtime Omak, WA resident, passed away Monday, April, 7, 2014, in the loving care of his daughter, Diane Kendrick (Jerry) at their residence in Riverside, WA. Darrell was surrounded by family and friends. His loving wife of 73 years, Darlene, passed February 25th of this year; Darrell was heartbroken. His health failed the last two weeks of his life. He had a hospital stay with wonderful doctors and nurses here at Omak. He came to his daughter, Diane and son in-law, Jerry's home to live out ...
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Robert John Stutesman

Robert John Stutesman was born in Hayward, CA on February 4, 1949, to father, John Junior Stutesman, and mother, Vivian Mae Doner, one of four children. The family later moved to Hoquiam, WA, where Robert later graduated high school and attended junior college before enlisting in the Navy. He served in Vietnam on the repair ship, U.S.S. Jason, as a welder/fabricator/machinist.
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Shannon K. (Bailey) Neese

Shannon K. (Bailey) Neese, 59, passed away March 28, 2014, in Arizona, following a sudden illness, with her husband of 39 years, Jerry, at her side. Shannon was born in Wenatchee, WA to Jim and Juanita Bailey on August 26, 1954, where she was raised and attended school. At 21, she met the love of her life and they began an incredible journey together. They traveled extensively before settling in Olympia, WA, where they lived for 35 years, before moving to Arizona. She worked in the restaurant business and construction ...
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Judith Kay (Glessner) Esser

Judith Kay (Glessner) Esser, 68, of Mattawa, WA, passed away on April 10, 2014, at home, surrounded by her family and friends. Born November 10, 1945, in Omak to Allan and Mildred Glessner, she was the youngest of three children. Judy was raised on a 900 acre wheat ranch in Mansfield, WA. In 1963, she graduated from Mansfield High School. She attended Central Washington State College from 1963 to 1966, where she met Dennis Esser. They were married on March 19, 1966. After graduation, Judy and Dennis moved to Wenatchee, ...
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Leota “Lee” Gilbert

Leota Gilbert passed away April 9, 2014, surrounded by the love of her children. She was born March 30, 1918, in Wynnewood, OK. After completion of the seventh grade, Lee left school to care for her mother and help with the family farm responsibilities. She met and later married Thomas "Bunk" Gilbert on March 12, 1936. Lee and Bunk migrated to and settled in Manson, WA in 1942, where she had resided for the past 72 years. Lee worked in local orchards and packing sheds until starting a career in ...

Judith Kay Esser

Judith Kay Esser, 68, a 38-year resident of Mattawa, died Thursday, April 10, 2014.
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Leota “Lee” Gilbert

Leota Gilbert passed away April 9, 2014, surrounded by the love of her children. She was born March 30, 1918, in Wynnewood, OK. After completion of the seventh grade, Lee left school to care for her mother and help with the family farm responsibilities. She met and later married Thomas "Bunk" Gilbert on March 12, 1936. Lee and Bunk migrated to and settled in Manson, WA in 1942, where she had resided for the past 72 years. Lee worked in local orchards and packing sheds until starting a career in ...
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Mildred Anna Wortman

Mildred Anna Wortman, 98, of Entiat, WA, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in her home. She was born on September 23, 1915, to George and Edith (Henry) Flowers in Spokane, WA. Mildred attended a one-room schoolhouse with her siblings, Carl, Bill, Glen, Tom and Audrey, and then went on to graduate from Medical Lake High School in 1933. She married Lewis Wortman on November 10, 1937, and made their lifelong home in the Entiat Valley. Mildred was a homemaker, who grew a vegetable garden large enough to feed her family ...