Katy Marie Hart Coleman, 38, of Ephrata, passed away on Monday, December 23, 2013. She was born to the late Gail Jones on July 1, 1975, in Wenatchee. She attended schools in Wenatchee, East Wenatchee and Seattle, and later received her AA from Big Bend Community College in 2013.
Alice Harriet Weak, 92, passed away December 29, 2013 in Omak, WA. Alice was born August 14, 1921 in Hot Springs, SD, to James A. & Alice O. Streeter. Alice grew up on the family homestead cattle ranch near Hot Springs, SD. She attended school in nearby Buffalo Gap, graduating from Buffalo Gap HS in 1938.
A memorial service for Viola L. Buchanan, whose obituary was published Dec. 24 in The World, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 10 at Ward’s Funeral Chapel in Leavenworth. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date in the Old Leavenworth Cemetery.
Born Lora Patricia Henley, to Wallace and Ruby (Brandstetter) Henley, on April 23, 1951, she became one of ten children that lived a vagabond life full of harsh realities and character building adventures; living all over Texas as a child, surviving Copperheads, storms and poverty. They moved to Washington State in 1965, in a car full of kids and belongings.
Paul S. Gentry, age 79, of Oroville, died Monday, December 23, 2013 at North Valley Hospital in Tonasket, following an acute massive stroke. He was born July 18, 1934, in Nyesa, OR to parents Samuel and Reba Gentry. Paul grew up in Indian Valley, ID.
Edward Piper, 87, a longtime Dryden resident, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 25, 2013. Ed spent his last days in the warmth of his home with his wife of 62 years, Ruth by his side.
Richard Lee Copner, beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, and friend passed away on Thursday, December 26, at Central Washington Hospital. He was surrounded by his loving family; wife, Susan; children, Carolyn, David, and Bruce; and grand-daughter, Tawnee ("Gizzo").
Eileen Wicks, 92, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 20, 2013, at Tuscany Cottage in Malaga. She was born in Santa Cruz, CA, on Sept. 18, 1921, and the following year her family moved to Hollywood, CA. Eileen graduated from Hollywood High School in 1939.
Viola L. Buchanan, 88, of Wenatchee and former resident of Leavenworth and the upper Valley, died December 20, 2013, at Central Washington Hospital. She was born November 24, 1925, at the family home in Dryden, WA, to Victor and Melita (Matt) Peterson, where she was raised and educated. Viola graduated from Dryden High School, where she was a high school cheerleader and achieved academic excellence. She went on to attend Washington State College, now WSU, where she studied biology and bacteriology, which remained a lifelong passion of hers.
Alan "Big Al" Adamek, 64, a 47 year Wenatchee area resident, passed away at Central Washington Hospital on Friday, December 20, 2013, following a brief battle with cancer. He was born on October 21, 1949, at Ord, NE, to Emil Joe and Jessie Virginia (Michalski) Adamek.