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Jack Edwin Jones

Jack Edwin Jones, 73, was born July 15, 1941, in Twin Falls, ID to Wilbur E. and Millie Foster Jones. He was the middle child, with two older sisters and two younger brothers. The Jones Family, hearing of opportunity in the Columbia Basin, relocated to Quincy, WA in 1954. Jack participated in many school activities, in addition to assisting his family on the new farm. He graduated from Quincy High School in 1959. Jack subsequently attended school in Yakima, WA, before returning home to the family farm.

Harry Gallup Sanford, Jr.

Harry Gallup Sanford, Jr., 82, Omak, WA, passed away at his home on December 30, 2014. He was born in Denver, CO on December 17, 1932, to Harry Gallup Sanford, Sr. and Ruth (Wood) Sanford. He joined older sister, Lucietta, and was later joined by a younger sister, Anne. His father's job with Butler Manufacturing Company took the family all over the northeast during Harry's early years. After his father and mother's work in Los Angeles during World War II ended, the family settled in Shady Cove, OR in 1944...

Ann L. Moll

Ann L. Moll, 80, of East Wenatchee, died Thursday, March 19, 2015.

John Abraham Figenshow

John Abraham Figenshow, 96, was a proud native of Tonasket, WA, born to homesteading parents, Knut Hjalmar and Gjertrude (Anderson) Figenschou on July 28, 1918. He died Monday, March 2, 2015, after hospitalization for multiple infections with his family honoring his wishes for comfort and dignity...

Barbara (Coffman) Gibbons

Barbara (Coffman) Gibbons, 81, died March 6, 2015, in her home of 48 years, surrounded by her loving family. Barbara and family moved to Wenatchee in July 1963, when her husband, Dr. Gerald "Jerry" Gibbons joined the Wenatchee Valley Clinic as their 18th physician. Barbara was born April 2, 1933, to Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence E. Coffman Jr. in Oklahoma City, OK. Her father's career as an executive with Sears Roebuck & Co. required them to live in numerous locations around the United States and Canada.

Francis L. “Frank” Smith

Francis Lee "Frank" Smith went to sleep and woke up in the arms of Jesus on February 26, 2015, in Wenatchee, WA. He was born August 12, 1917, in Fall River, KS, to Charley and Ethel Mae Smith. The family moved to Entiat, WA in 1937. Then Frank moved to Wenatchee about 1950, where he worked at various jobs, including as a checker at Safeway, and then working at Keyes Fiber until his retirement in 1983. He enjoyed working, and it was an adjustment for him to retire. He did ...

Thomas J Davidson, Jr.

Thomas J "Tom" Davidson, Jr., 79, of Plummer, ID, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Tom was born December 1, 1935, in Monterey Park, CA, a suburb of Los Angeles. He was the second child of Thomas J. and Thelma Jean Davidson. Tom became a member of the Westchester Covenant Presbyterian Church at the age of 16. He was serious about serving the Lord and wanted to be a missionary. The missionaries he spoke with told him to get an education, so he could teach others in foreign lands how ...

Pastor James Newman

James Newman passed away after a long illness on Sunday, March 15, 2015, in Gresham, OR. He pastored First Baptist Church in Wenatchee, WA in the late 60s and 70s.

Richard Anthony ‘Tant’ Boothman

Richard Anthony “Tant” Boothman, 85, of Othello and formerly of Oroville, La Grande, Ore. and Surrey, British Columbia, died Thursday, March 5, 2015.

Dwight David Holcomb

Dwight David Holcomb, 62, of Brewster and formerly of Wenatchee, died Wednesday, March 18, 2015.

Bethany Motzkus-Lopez

Bethany Motzkus-Lopez, 29, went home to be with the Lord on March 14, 2015, of unknown circumstances at her home. She was a devoted wife and the mother of two precious little children. She will be sorely missed. Born January 30, 1986, to Jim and Becky Motzkus, Bethany eventually grew up in Quincy, WA on her grandparents' farm and came to love all kinds of animals, motorcycles, sports cars, music, and dancing.

Walter Robert “Butch” Waters

God lifts us up, so we can lift each other up... Walter Robert "Butch" Waters, 76, was born to Cleo Marion "Whitey" and Mary Margaret (Burns) Waters on November 2, 1938. Born and raised in Leavenworth, WA, he grew up hunting and fishing in the surrounding mountains, rivers and lakes that he loved. Favorite childhood pastimes were skiing, hiking, camping, swimming, throwing mud balls at the river and getting into mischief with his cousins, Fred Stebbins and Brian Kelly.

Dorothy “Dot” Hink

Mom (or “Dot” to everyone else) was to be the birthday girl on March 26, 2015; she would have turned 94 years young. To basically live a healthy life up to 94 was an achievement. Living through so many culture changes from the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, WW ll, the Sixties, to the computer age and the wireless generation, would define the character of the woman she became. You came a long way baby!