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Tino Lopez

Tino Lopez, 67, of East Wenatchee, died Friday, May 15, 2015.

Alda G. Green

Alda G. Green, 78, of Wenatchee, died Tuesday, May 19, 2015.

Henry Clayton “Hank” Sackman

Henry "Hank" Sackman passed into the arms of our Lord in Wenatchee, WA on Monday, May 18, 2015. Henry was born to Edith and Henry Paul on May 28, 1923, in Buffalo, NY. He attended Technical High School and Syracuse College, before entering the Army in 1944 as 2nd Lieutenant. He earned his wings and shuttled and transported aircraft all over the U.S. before they were transported to Europe...

Phillip Loren Swezey

Today we mourn the passing of our beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle, and friend. On April 21, 1944, Loren Hasting and Bertha Noma Swezey gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, whom they named Phillip Loren after his father. Phil attended grade school in Machias, WA and graduated from Snohomish High School in 1962. Phil loved sports and, while in high school, he was a member of the baseball, gymnastics, and cross country track team that won state several years. After graduation, Phil immediately went to work for the ...

Robert F. Tucker

Robert Fredrick Tucker, 71, passed away from cancer on May 15, 2015, in the family cabin at Fish Lake, WA, surrounded by his family. He was born August 9, 1943, in Wenatchee, WA. Some of Bob's favorite things to do were hunting, fishing, scratching scratch tickets and playing pull tabs, and feeding and watching mother nature. He loved being outdoors. He rescued a bear cub who wasn't hibernating well one winter, ended up adopting her and naming her "Trudy" after his sister...

Lloyd W. Hinsdale

Lloyd W. Hinsdale, 87, of Cashmere, died Sunday, May 17, 2015.

Dorothy G. Leedy

Dorothy G. Leedy, 95, of Wenatchee, died Friday, May 15, 2015.

Ralph Edward Mackey

Ralph Edward Mackey, 82, of Selah and formerly of Wenatchee, died Friday, May 15, 2015.

Robert Frederick Tucker

Robert Frederick Tucker, 71, of Fish Lake and formerly of Wenatchee, died Friday, May 15, 2015.

Ronald N. ‘Ron’ Cook

Ronald N. “Ron” Cook, 50, of Seattle and formerly of Wenatchee, died Saturday, May 9, 2015.

Zene William Flinn

Zene William Flinn was born September 17, 1923, to Clyde and Myrtle (Chapel) Flinn at Simnasho, OR. He passed away May 9, 2015. When asked how he got the name "Zene", he would recount to his family and friends the story of his birth. His father, Clyde, was a land surveyor for the government and his expectant wife was accompanying him on a timber survey. The jolting of the wagon sent her into labor. His father was panicking when an Indian man, Zene Watkins, happened out of the woods and ...

Gerald “Casey” Petersen

On May 13, 2015, Heaven received another great cowboy. Casey was a true cowboy to the very end. Casey is survived by his best friend and soul mate, Doris Moody; their daughter, Cynthia and husband, Don; along with Casey's daughter, Elizabeth...

Larry David Hall

Larry David Hall, 68, a longtime resident of Peshastin, WA, died early Friday morning, May 15, 2015, at his home with his wife and daughter by his side. He was born on February 11, 1948, to Clarence and Cora Marie (Porter) Hall at Ava, MO. At the age of five, the family moved to Peshastin, where Larry was raised and educated. After graduating, Larry enlisted in the United States Army and, after his honorable discharge, returned to Peshastin...

Mary L. (Morrison) Thomsen

Mary L. Morrison Thomsen, of East Wenatchee, WA and formerly of Wenatchee and Quincy, WA, 77 years, died May 8, 2015, after a sudden illness resulting from complications as a result of a heart attack and a serious automobile accident that occurred in 2006...

Jana L. Sedlacek

Jana L. Sedlacek, 76, of Wenatchee, WA, passed away suddenly on May 5, 2015, surrounded by family. She was born on September 10, 1938, to Albert and Camilla (Havlen) Sedlacek in Peoria, IL. Jana was a very special and wonderful person, who touched so many lives and never knew a stranger. She lived a very full and happy life...

Norma Katherine (James) Ringsrud

The extended Ringsrud family is saddened by the death of their mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Norma Katherine (James) Ringsrud, on May 13, 2015, and inspired by her life well lived. Norma was born on June 6, 1925, in Loomis, WA and, as a child, played with her brothers on the farm, climbed pine trees, visited the family horse, and completed both first and second grade in one year. As a teenager, she excelled academically and turned her interest to science. She studied at Wenatchee Valley College and transferred to the ...