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Evencio Mirafuentes

Evencio Mirafuentes, 63, of the Wenatchee Valley, died Friday, April 11, 2014.

Paula Ray Sarvis

A celebration of life gathering for Paula Ray Sarvis, whose obituary was printed in the March 27, 2014, edition of The Wenatchee World, will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Walla Walla Park, Shelter 1 in Wenatchee.

Virginia ‘Jennie’ Pitts

Virginia “Jennie” Pitts, 87, a longtime resident of East Wenatchee, died Friday, April 11, 2014.

Lucille F. Hurst

Lucille F. Hurst, 97, a longtime resident of East Wenatchee, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

Marcus “Dean” Pearcy

Dean was born on October 29, 1934, to Will and May (Barnes) Pearcy at home, near Mt. Pleasant, AR. He went to his Heavenly home on March 29, 2014, at home. He went into the Army on September 11, 1957, at Fort Chaffee, AR. He was honorably discharged on October 18, 1957. He went to work for Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, MI, testing farm tractors and equipment. He settled in Washington in 1967, working in various orchards, fruit sheds and agriculture. On May 3, 1970, he married Nancy Kuhlmann; ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...