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Charles “Chuck” Pennington

Charles "Chuck" Freeman Pennington, 71, passed away on Friday, August 1, 2014, in Sacramento, CA, following a brief illness. Chuck was born on October 15, 1942, in Modesto, CA to parents, Reverend Roy and Emogene Pennington. He was a loving husband, great father, and special "Papa Chuck" to his grandchildren. An only child, he also leaves behind numerous cousins, whom he considered the brothers and sisters he never had. From the thousands of phone calls, texts, and Facebook messages the family has received, we know that he also will be ...

Lynne Marie (Heiberg) Murphy

We lost our mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend, Lynne Marie (Heiberg) Murphy, July 12, 2014. She was born on February 1, 1957, to James and Barbara Heiberg in Istanbul, Turkey at a military base. The family moved back stateside, settling in Coronado, CA, and then after the arrival of her younger brother, Chris, in 1960, the family moved across the country to settle in Virginia, where Lynne spent the rest of her youth. During those years, she enjoyed ballet, a love for music, as well as literature, which she ...

Linda M. Beer

Linda M. Beer, 65, of Malaga, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014.

Roberta Vanderlin

Roberta Vanderlin, 72, of Wenatchee, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014.

Jacquelyn Jane “Jackie” Berkley

Jacquelyn Jane "Jackie" Berkley, 84, a 13 year East Wenatchee, WA resident, passed away on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee, WA, following a sudden illness. She was born on January 25, 1930, at Missouri Valley, IA to the late Drexel and Verona (Ruberg) Lewis. She was raised to the age of five in Iowa, before the family moved to Ashland, NE. Jackie was an active teenager; she played the viola in the high school orchestra, was the Drum Majorette and a cheerleader.

Mitch Dodson

Mitch Dodson, 35, of East Wenatchee, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2014.

Lydia C. Riedel

Lydia C. Riedel, 90, of Wenatchee, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014.

Lydia C. Riedel

Lydia Clara Riedel, 90, entered into Eternal Rest on August 3, 2014, having passed away at Highgate Assisted Living in Wenatchee, WA. Lydia was born on October 1, 1923, in Lodi, CA. Her parents, George and Molly Heinitz, were blessed with four children, Lydia, and her brothers, Herman, Gus and David. She attended Lodi High School, graduating in June 1943. She met, fell in love with, and married E. Paul Riedel during his one-year internship at the Lutheran Church in Lodi. They were married October 3, 1943, and began their ...

Iola May Laurenti

Iola May Laurenti, 95, longtime resident of Wenatchee, WA, died Saturday, January 11, 2014, in Boise, ID of natural causes at Spring Creek Assisted Living. She was born March 14, 1918, in Lincoln, NE, to Leroy and Marie (Elwood) Meyer. Her family moved to Lead, SD, where she graduated from high school. She married Theodore A. "Ted" Laurenti on February 7, 1943, in Palo Pinto, TX. The Laurenti family moved to Wenatchee, WA in 1952.

Kelly Michael Wood

Kelly Michael Wood was born to David and Ann Wood on December 15, 1955, in Wenatchee, WA. Throughout his life, he had many nicknames, none of which could fully define him, but when put together, gave a glimpse of the man he was. His first, came with the birth of his brothers: "Big Brother Kel." Kelly's large frame was matched only by his large heart and loyalty. When his brothers got in trouble, they knew big brother Kel would be there to lend a voice, and sometimes a fist, if ...

Kelly Michael Wood

Kelly Michael Wood, 58, of Waterville, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014.

Mary K. Addis

Mary K. Addis, 79, of Chelan, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014.

Hellen Edna Williams

Hellen Edna Williams, 87, of Soap Lake, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. Arrangements are by Nicoles Funeral Home, Ephrata.

Richard L. Necochea

Richard L. Necochea, 70, of Soap Lake, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. Arrangements are by Nicoles Funeral Home, Ephrata.

Wallace Eggleston

Wallace Eggleston, 88, of Wenatchee, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014.

Gary R. Fischer

Gary Fischer, 77, of Wenatchee, WA, passed away July 31, 2014, with his family at his side. He was born June 20, 1937, to Carl and Esther Fischer in Everett, WA. Gary graduated from Lake Stevens High School with the class of 1957. He attended the Carpenters Apprenticeship Program in Everett, WA, worked as a union carpenter for 13 years and owned Fischer Construction in Lake Stevens for 30 years. Gary also served in the Navel Reserves from 1956 to 1960. He married Joan Cora Youngchild, his high school sweetheart, ...