It is with the heaviest of hearts we announce the passing of our son, Logan James Richard Miller. Logan died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. He loved to ride and be out in the wind, where it gave him time to think and be independent.
Laurence "Larry" Smith entered peacefully into rest at his home in San Ramon, CA, following a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Waterville, WA, Larry was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He graduated from Ephrata High School in 1949, and from Washington State University as a Civil Engineer in 1958, after serving in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.
Evelyn Conyers died on September 2, 2014. She was born on May 7, 1921, in Emmett, ID to Gene and Ann Gratton. She married Ivan Conyers on October 14, 1945, after his return from WWII and they moved to Wenatchee, WA in 1946. Evelyn and Ivan had four children, Nancy Conyers of Seattle, WA, Diane Murphy of Kirkland, WA, Robert Conyers (deceased) of Maui, HI, and Sally Hasert of Seattle, WA. They have six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Evelyn was a beloved teacher at St. Joseph's School for 21 years.
Donald "Mitchell" Dodson finished his earthly life and went on to be with the Lord on August 1, 2014. He was the oldest of two children, born on June 8, 1979, in Wenatchee, WA to Mike Dodson and Mary (Paquette) Sullivan. Mitch went to school in Wenatchee and graduated from Wenatchee High School. He went to college for welding. One of his proud accomplishments is a big black steel tree that he helped build and weld, which is placed at the entrance of Cashmere. Mitch loved to work with his ...
Paul "Duke" Giraud, Jr., age 56, was born October 7, 1957, in Ontario, OR. Duke died peacefully at home in Everett, WA on August 31, 2014, after a prolonged fight with stomach cancer. Duke spent much of his life farming in Quincy, WA, working side-by-side with his father in the family business. In 1999, Duke moved with his family to Everett, WA, where he started his own heating and air conditioning company along with his wife.
Kirk Nelson, 54, of Cashmere, WA, passed away August 23, 2014, peacefully at home. He was born April 25, 1960, in Heppner, OR. His early years were spent in the woods, hunting and fishing with his grandpa, Kirk. He attended Heppner High School. He joined the United States Army in 1979, and trained as a diesel mechanic. After completing his military service, he moved to Washington.
Mary Irene Olson was 84 and living at Quincy Valley Medical Center in Quincy, WA when she went home to be with Lord on September 2, 2014. Irene was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2006, which she battled the remainder of her life. Irene was born November 14, 1930, to Samuel and Stella McNeilly in Colfax, WA, where she resided until 1936, before moving to Addy, WA in the Summit Valley area. In 1944, Irene moved to Chewelah, WA, where she met her future husband, Oscar. The two were married ...
Bob Sauve, 64, passed away peacefully at his home on August 30, 2014. He was born on July 27, 1950, to Wilfred "Bill" and Dawn M. Sauve in Ellensburg, WA. Bob grew up in Wenatchee, WA, where he attended school. He was very active in track and field. He was a top pole vaulter. He spent some of his most enjoyable time camping, hunting and fishing with family and friends. Bob graduated from Wenatchee High School in 1968.
Richard "Dick" Beltz passed away Tuesday, September 2, 2014, in East Wenatchee, WA. He was born May 27, 1936, in Morgan, MN. Dick retired from the Boeing Company as an aerospace engineer. He was an avid golfer and a member of the Wenatchee Golf & Country Club. He enjoyed photography, traveling, and hunting and fishing.
Robert "Bob" Blane was called home to be with the Lord on September 1, 2014, with his family at his bedside. He was born in Wenatchee on March 30, 1951, to James and Jean Blane. Bob was raised in the Valley and graduated from Wenatchee High School in 1969. Some of his fondest memories were road trips with the Wenatchee Youth Circus; three years he served as ring master.