Elaine Cordero, 61, of East Wenatchee, WA, fell asleep in death September 24, 2014, at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee. She was an Orange County caterer for ten years, operated a cafe in Cashmere and was a foster parent. She was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Joel Eric deJong, age 62, of Lake Stevens WA, was born on December 31, 1951, in Sandpoint, ID, to parents, Bud deJong and Frankie Stockstill. He died September 21, 2014, in Everett, WA. Joel graduated from Leavenworth High School, and he worked many years in the lumber industry at Seattle Snohomish Mill Co. He was a member of Mars Hill Church in Everett, WA.
Gary Edwards, longtime resident of East Wenatchee, WA, passed away Saturday, September 20, 2014, with his family by his side. Gary was born in Pasco, WA in 1948, to Donald and Dorothy Edwards. He graduated from Wenatchee High School in 1966, and returned to the Valley in the early 70's. He loved his lifelong career as a mortgage officer, working at various banks in the Valley, and helping people purchase their homes.
Max Goodman was finally called home by the Lord and entered into heaven on September 19, 2014. He passed away peacefully at Colonial Vista, after suffering more than six years from the difficult and terrible effects of Alzheimer's Disease. He was born on February 10, 1924, in Milton-Freewater, OR and the family moved to Wenatchee in 1932, where he lived until his death. He graduated from Wenatchee High School in 1943, and married Gladys "Skip" Fox on March 21, 1943, and had three children, Carol, Judy and David.
Edna Lucille Taylor, of Okanogan, WA, passed away on September 19, 2014, at the age of 61, at home with her husband of 33 years by her side. Edna was born in Puyallup, WA on December 12, 1952, to Alferd Oliver and Lucille Knowles. On August 15, 1981, she married William A. Taylor and they combined their two families to form one big clan that consists of 11 children. In 1987, Edna and Bill moved from Leavenworth, WA to Okanogan, WA and she started working at The Caribou.
Marie Antonette "Nettie" Hannum, age 95, passed away September 14, 2014, in Spokane Valley, WA. She was born August 8, 1919, in Dupree, SD to John Anton and Josephine (Docekal) Pop. She graduated from Dupree High School in 1937. She was working as a telephone switchboard operator when she met and was married to H.C. Hannum in 1938. They moved to Washington State in 1942 and to Bridgeport/Brewster, WA in 1950, where they raised their five children.