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James Edward Hand

James Edward Hand, 62, of Malott, WA, passed away on February 24, 2015. Jim, as we all knew him, was born at the Omak Hospital on August 30, 1952, to Keith and Ilene Hand. He was raised in the town of Malott, attended Okanogan schools and graduated in 1970. Truly a child of the Valley, Jim spent his time outdoors, riding, fishing, and hunting; he was raised by his loving family, but also by the Okanogan itself. After graduating, he enlisted in the National Guard. Luckily, his older sister was ...

Richard “Bud” Vest

Richard "Bud" Vest, 88, passed away February 18, 2015, at Mid Valley Hospital in Omak, WA, surrounded by his family and friends. Bud was born June 4, 1926, in Wenatchee, WA to Opal and Charles Vest and graduated from Omak High School in 1945. He and his first wife, Polly, traveled all over the Northwest as Bud worked construction on many of the dams being built at that time, from Grand Coulee Dam to Wanapum Dam. Later, he owned and operated the Rainbow Tavern that was located in Okanogan, WA.

Clarence Harvey Nelson

Clarence Harvey Nelson was born on March 24, 1922, to Chris and Christina Nelson in Bellevue, WA and passed peacefully into eternity on February 24, 2015, in Wenatchee, WA. Clarence was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Bertha; and brother, Oliver. He is survived by his wife, Patty; brother, Philip and his wife, Mary; nieces and nephews, Douglas Nelson, Lori Hall, Beth Thompson, Marilyn Youngren, and Michael Nelson; eight grandnephews, and five grandnieces.

Warren Allan Helgerson

Warren Allan Helgerson, a retired apple orchardist and Navy Commander, passed away on February 9, 2015. He was born in Seattle, WA in 1930, to Selmer and Alice Helgerson, graduated from Queen Anne High, then attended the University of Washington on an NROTC scholarship. At the UW, he was a member of Theta Chi Fraternity, the Big W Letterman's Club, the Oval Club, The Varsity Boat Club and the Husky Crew Team, where he won two national championships. In his youth, Warren was inspired to row through his friendship with ...

Clarence H. Nelson

Clarence H. Nelson, 92, of East Wenatchee, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015.

Donald LeRoy Shepard

Donald LeRoy Shepard, 73, of Cashmere, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2015.

Richard D. Bartram

Richard D. Bartram, 94, of Wenatchee, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015.

Beverly J. Yates

Beverly J. Yates, 76, of Wenatchee, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015.

David Allen Boyd

David Allen Boyd, 57, of Elko, Nev., and formerly of the Wenatchee Valley, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2015.

Rondal Copple

Rondal Copple, 65, of East Wenatchee, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2015.

Barbara Turcotte

Barbara Turcotte, 81, of Wenatchee, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2015.

Larry Alexander

In memory of Larry Alexander, who passed away on February 6, 2015. He was a longtime Wenatchee resident, born March 9, 1950, and raised in south Wenatchee. He worked in the agricultural industry for 30 years as a forklift operator.

Timothy B. Thompson

Timothy Brian Thompson passed away at his home in Wasilla, AK on February 17, 2015. He was born in Wenatchee, WA on June 24, 1955. He went to high school in Wenatchee and graduated in 1974. He then attended Wenatchee Valley College, where he earned his radiology technologist degree. Tim and Robin (Springer) Thompson were married March 6, 1976, in East Wenatchee, WA.

Sherrel Mae Harrison

Sherrel Mae Harrison, 71, a 58 year Wenatchee, WA resident, passed away on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at Central Washington Hospital, following a sudden illness. She was born on October 28, 1943, at Shenandoah, IA, the only child born to the late Leonard and Mary Jane (Diggs) Melander. The family moved to Wenatchee when Sherrel was 12 years old. She attended Junior High School and graduated from Wenatchee High School with the class of 1962. She continued her education by attending Beauty College in Seattle, WA.

Dorothy May (Waters) DeVaney

Dorothy May (Waters) DeVaney, of Waterville, WA, went to be with our Lord on February 13, 2015. Dorothy was born July 7, 1917, in Green County, IA to Clair and Mary Waters. She was so small, she wasn't expected to make it through the night, but Dorothy was a tough little girl, who went on to live another 97.5 years. In 1935, Dorothy, then 19, and Francis, 18, ran away to Nebraska just over the state line to get married.

Roy E. Turner

Roy E. Turner, 90, of Cashmere, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015.