Maurice E. Van Selus, more intimately known as "Van", passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2014. Born October 20, 1924 to Thomas P. and Violet H. Van Selus, who raised their family on a farm on Halvorson Canyon Road in the Squilchuck area. Maurice proudly told of riding a horse to the little two room Sqiulchuck schoolhouse. Due to his father's failing health, Maurice maintained the family farm during WWII.
Roy Ashley Pipkin died peacefully of cancer on August 9, 2014, in Wenatchee, WA. He was surrounded by his family who loved him dearly. The son of Bill and Enda (Patterson) Pipkin, Roy was born October 16, 1939, in Cashmere, WA. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force, until he was honorably discharged in 1959.
Wayne D. Smith, 84, died on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, following a brief illness at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee, WA. Wayne was born on July 29, 1930, to Charles D. Smith and Jennie Mae Smith at Spokane, WA. Wayne lived in Manson until the ninth grade and then transferred to Granite Falls, WA in 1944 and graduated from high school there in 1948.
Robert K. "Bob" Lorentzen Sr., 77, of East Wenatchee, died Sunday, August 10, 2014. He was born on February 20, 1937, at Seattle, WA to Kenneth and Bernice (Babin) Lorentzen. He lived with his family in Everett and Wenatchee where he went to school. He joined the Army in 1954 and was honorably discharged in 1957.
It is with joy that we celebrate the life of Letha Mae Worley. Born to the parents of Loyd Conrad Snyder and Mattie Deatta Snyder on July 22, 1923, in Broomfield CO. Letha was the last surviving child of 12 children; Archie, Frank, Loyd(Buz), Bob, Glen, Jack, Fred, Ruby, Sara, Betty and Ann. Her beloved son, Darrel G. and husband, Darrel B. also preceded her in death. Alzheimer's stole her from us long before the disease took her physically away on August 11, 2014.
Tyler Ray Smith, 66 a lifelong Wenatchee and Malaga area resident, passed away on Wednesday, August 6, 2014, at Cashmere Convalescent Center. He was born on August 3, 1948, in Wenatchee to the late Melvin L. and Christy (Judkins) Smith. He was raised in Malaga and graduated from Wenatchee High School in 1967.
John G. Fegley, 90, a longtime resident of Cashmere, diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2005, after 17 months at Peach Haven Adult Family Home in East Wenatchee, was welcomed into the arms of Jesus on August 10, 2014. John was born on July 19, 1924, at Wheatland, WY to Grover Cleveland and Angie Leo (Gilliam) Fegley on the family homestead.
Gary Dean Sauer, 72, died in Seattle of complications related to Parkinson's disease on July 1, 2014. He was the third and youngest child of Welcome Friend Sauer and Celia Miriam Knowles Sauer and was born at Cascade Hospital in Leavenworth, WA, on April 23, 1942. He graduated from Leavenworth High School in 1960. His early years were filled with adventures in the Icicle Valley and the high lakes, including hiking, fishing and hunting trips with friends and family.
Arthur Oliver Anderson, 84, of Ephrata, went to be with his Lord and Savior on August 10, 2014. He went peacefully in his home surrounded by those who loved him. Arthur was born September 21, 1929, in Mount Vernon, WA, the second child to Endre & Beulah Anderson.