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Ronald Ray Appling

Ronald Ray Appling was born July 22, 1966, in Tulare, CA to Raymond and Alcenia "Cenie" (Turner) Appling. He passed away on October 22, 2014, in Sand Point, AK, doing what he loved - working on a car. Ron attended grade school in Farmersville and Exeter, CA. The family moved to Quincy, WA in 1979, where he graduated from Quincy High School in 1985. At the age of 16 or 17, Ron started working for Central Chevron in Quincy, where he honed his skills as an auto mechanic.

Juan Guadalupe Martinez

Juan Guadalupe Martinez was lifted to heaven October 25, 2014. He was born in McAllen, TX on September 15, 1945, to Nasario and Santos Martinez. Juan was a migrant worker during his early years. He met Maria Consuelo Flores in 1963, fell in love and they were married in 1964. To his last day, she was the love of his life. In 1964, Juan and Maria started their own family. Juan worked various jobs and continued to improve the home and quality of life he provided for his family. Eventually, ...

John Daniel “Danny” Gebbers

John Daniel "Danny" Gebbers was born October 17, 1930, in Omak, WA, as the only child to John Gebbers and Martha Gamble Gebbers. Danny passed away October 21, 2014, at Central Washington Hospital, following complications from a fall he took during the summer of 2014 wild fires. Danny's grandfather, Dan Gamble, was an early pioneer in the Brewster, WA area, where he helped establish the new town's steamboat landing, the Gamble Hotel, a sawmill known as Gamble Lumber Company, as well as planting the first apple orchards in the local ...

Richard W. “Fig” Ferguson

Richard W. "Fig" Ferguson, age 81, passed away at home on October 25, 2014. He was born November 14, 1932, to George and Carrie (Holbrook) Ferguson in East Wenatchee, WA. He graduated from Wenatchee High School in 1951, and went to work at Yerxa's Floral after graduation. In 1952, he started working at Alcoa, worked his way up to a supervisor, and was later assigned to work in South Carolina, Brazil and Australia until his retirement after 40 years. He married Mildred Koentopp in 1952, and had two daughters; they ...

Leah Mae Swindell

Leah Mae Swindell, age 79, died of cancer Friday, October 24, 2014, at Central Washington Hospital, where she was surrounded and comforted by her loving husband and family. Her grandchildren played and sang her favorite songs to her as she passed gently into heaven. Born May 29, 1935, in Gooding, ID to Jay and Louise Jones, she was one of nine children. Her family relocated to Wenatchee in 1951, as her father found work at Rocky Reach Dam. Leah fell in love and married Richard C. Swindell on July 6, ...

Ralph Ray Morse

Ralph Ray Morse, the first born child of Velma and Ivan (Dale) Morse of Manson, WA, passed away in Wenatchee, WA, his home for the last 50 years, on October 24, 2014. Born in Wenatchee on April 21, 1937, Ralph attended public schools in Manson, graduating with the class of 1956, and later attending Whitworth College in Spokane, WA. Summers and vacation time were spent working on the family apple orchard and cattle ranch with his parents.

Peter Michael Leslie

Peter Michael Leslie was born in Seattle, WA on March 30, 1938. Following a valiant and prolonged battle with coronary heart disease, he was graced in God's presence on October 20, 2014. Peter was a deeply religious man. Before his death, he expressed his faith many times, and that he would be at peace when resting in God's arms.

Izik Rafael Garcia

Our loving son, father, grandson, nephew, cousin and dear friend went to be with the Lord on October 21, 2014. He was born on May 19, 1992, in Wenatchee, WA, to Rafael and Rosy Garcia. Our Izik was a fun-loving, outgoing person his entire life. He loved camping and soccer. He was a #1 Seattle Seahawks fan, but his passion to our "Rager Garcia", known by all his dear friends, was "DUB STEP" music, which he dearly loved.

Kari Galbraith

Kari Galbraith, 50, of Wenatchee, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014.

Jack Alexander Smith

Jack Alexander Smith, also lovingly known as Jackaroo, quietly passed away on Sunday Oct. 12, 2014, following complications after a 16-month battle with Parkinson's disease at Tuscany Adult Family Home in Malaga, WA, where he was surrounded by his loving wife, loving daughter, dear family friends and caring staff. He was born Sept. 25, 1933, in Coxton, KY to Burlin Leon and Lucy Lucille Smith. He was one of nine children and later they moved to Habersham, TN and from there to Peshastin, WA, where he received his education.

Douglas Michael “Doug” Malsch

Douglas Michael "Doug" Malsch, of Yakima, WA, Age 51, died July 4, 2014 in Yakima. Born November 8, 1962 in Clarkston, WA to David Alvan Malsch and (Mary) Margaret Burgoyne "Mitzi" Malsch. Douglas grew up in Yakima, attending Terrace Heights Elementary. The family moved to Wenatchee when Douglas was 12. He attended Washington Elementary, Orchard Junior High School and Wenatchee High School.

Izik Rafael Garcia

Izik Rafael Garcia, 22, of East Wenatchee, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014.

Frankie E. Goodrich

Frankie E. Goodrich, 81, of Ephrata, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Arrangements are by Nicoles Funeral Home, Ephrata.

Marlys Jean Nelson

Marlys Jean Nelson, 81, of Wenatchee, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014.

Dora Maude Ream

Dora Maude Ream, 91, of Ephrata, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014.

Elizabeth Harrison

Elizabeth Harrison, 72, of Wenatchee, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014.

Michael Lewis Williams

Mike Williams - beloved husband, father, son and brother - died at home in Ellensburg, WA on September 24, 2014, after a short illness. Mike loved to say, "You're born, you suffer, you die." While Mike's suffering was short, his life was long and full, and he was surrounded and comforted by members of his family at the end. Michael Lewis Williams was born in Denver, CO to Jacquie and William "Bill" Williams and lived his early years in San Diego, CA. He and Deborah Lynn Corey married in 1981, ...