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Leonard F. Melander

Leonard F. Melander, 94, a 48-year resident of Wenatchee, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013.

Forest M. Robinson

Forest M. Robinson, 84, of East Wenatchee, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2013.

Alan J. ‘Big Al’ Adamek

A commemoration service for Alan J. “Big Al” Adamek, whose obituary was published Dec. 26 in The World, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan 4 at the Wenatchee Free Methodist Church, 1601 Fifth Street in Wenatchee.

Ernie Newby

Ernie Newby, 73, a 12-year resident of Manson, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013.

Don ‘Red’ Matthiesen

Don “Red” Matthiesen, 75, a lifelong resident of Mansfield, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013.

Richard Lee ‘Rich’ Copner

Richard Lee “Rich” Copner, 73, a 37-year resident of Wenatchee, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013.

Steven J. Carter

Steven J. Carter, 52, of Orondo, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2013.

Wilbur “Web” Hallauer

Wilbur "Web" Hallauer, 99, died peacefully in his sleep in Oroville, WA on December 19, 2013. Web was born in Webster, NY and moved with his family to Yakima, WA at age 12. He graduated from the University of Washington in 1937, with a degree in Labor Economics and moved to Oroville to run the Oroville drying plant of the family's fruit processing business, Valley Evaporating Company. Web became active in politics starting in 1943, as a councilman in the town of Oroville. He was very proud of his public ...

Edwin B. “Ted” Trussell

Edwin B. "Ted" Trussell, 98, a 28 year Wenatchee Valley resident, passed away on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, at Columbia Heights in Wenatchee. He was born on December 13, 1915, at Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada to the late Edwin Burton and Florence (Karey) Trussell. As a young child, they moved to Vancouver, BC, where he grew up and graduated from high school. Upon graduation, he started working in the logging camps. During this time, he met and later married Barbara Bell in August of 1936.

Phillip Darrell Larson

Phillip Darrell Larson died November 4, 2013, in Wenatchee, WA. He was born in Addy, WA on May 31, 1935. At the age of five, he moved to Four Lakes, WA, a small community near Cheney. Darrell attended a first through eighth grade school at Four Lakes and graduated from Cheney High School in 1953.

Darla Renae Harrington

Darla Renae Harrington, 50, beloved mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend to many, died suddenly on Saturday, December 21, 2013, at Harborview Medical Center. Darla was born to Rob and Beth Harrington on August 16, 1963, in Wenatchee, WA. She grew up in Entiat and graduated from Entiat High School in 1981. She married Kevin Williams and they had a daughter, Melissa. A later marriage to Randall Elmes gave her a second daughter, Brandy.

Frederick Joseph Gaborit

Frederick Joseph Gaborit was born October 16, 1947, in East Grand Forks, MN. Around the age of four, he and his father and mother of seven brothers and three sisters moved to Washington State to farm. Upon the death of his parents, Fred was adopted by the Gaborit's. His adopted father managed the Eagle's Club in Wenatchee and owned Bert's Tavern on Orondo Street in Wenatchee. Fred received his education from Wenatchee School District. During his school years, Fred enjoyed passing his time with a wide variety of athletics. He ...

Thomas Gray

Thomas Gray was born in September 1928, to James A. Gray and Helen Wagner Gray in Chehalis, WA. He passed away Sunday, December 22, 2013 in Wenatchee, WA. Thomas graduated from Wenatchee High School in 1946 and went on to graduate from WSC with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1956. He served two years active duty in the U.S. Navy Seabees and went on to retire from the Washington State Department of Transportation as a construction engineer in Olympia.

Shirley Vernell Shaw

Shirley Vernell Shaw, 76, a longtime resident of East Wenatchee, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013.

Bob Webster

Bob Webster, 58, of Chelan, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013.

Ruth Jeannine Squires

Ruth Jeannine Squires, 84, of Brewster, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013.

Norma A. Smethers

Norma A. Smethers, 91, of Wenatchee, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013.