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Marian A. Weythman

Marian A. Weythman, 86, a 65 year Monitor, WA resident, passed away on Monday, January 19, 2015, at Colonial Vista Convalescent Center, following a brief illness. She was born on December 24, 1928, to the late George and Thelma (Wheeler) Rumohr in Omak, WA. At an early age, she moved to the Wenatchee Valley, first to Leavenworth, WA and eventually to Wenatchee, WA. She attended school in Wenatchee, ultimately graduating from Wenatchee High School with the class of 1947. She met Donald L. "Don" Weythman and they were later united ...

Terry Michael McIver

Terry Michael McIver, son of Regina and Henry, native Californian, son of San Diego, dean of family political discussions, and keeper of obscure college team names, died on Monday morning, January 19, 2015, in his bedroom, surrounded by his family, who held and prayed him to Jesus.

Jim Whitman

Jim Whitman passed away suddenly on November 23, 2014. He leaves behind a wife of 35 years, Marcia; four children, Jason, Bridget, Justin and Katie; two grandsons, Xander and Cannon; and three siblings, Barb, Bill, and Debbie; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Kenneth Dean “Ken” Ownby

Ken Ownby, 57, a longtime resident of Peshastin and Leavenworth, WA, died suddenly on Monday, January 12, 2015, at Harbor View Medical Center in Seattle. He was born in Leavenworth to Seaton "S. L." and Louise (Tidwell) Ownby on August 20, 1957. Ken was raised and educated in Peshastin and later owned and operated Ken Ownby Painting.

Sylvia L. McGahuey

Sylvia L. McGahuey, 93, of Wenatchee, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015.

James E. Allen

James E. Allen, 75, of East Wenatchee, WA, passed away January 20, 2015. James Everett Allen was born October 24, 1939, in Electra, TX to Ethel and Ross Allen. In January of 1958, he married Trudy England. She was his much-beloved wife of 49 years. They had three children, Christi, David, and Andy. James worked in a variety of jobs, including being a fireman in Clovis, NM for many years. During that time, he and a partner started a small business, AAA Fire Equipment, in Clovis. Because of James' hard ...

Sigmund Larson

Sigmund Larson, age 87, died December 29, 2014, in Spokane, WA after a lengthy illness. He worked for the Wenatchee School District as a custodian and retired after 25 years. He loved to walk and was often seen walking in and around Wenatchee. He especially loved the Lord and was a faithful member of Wenatchee First Assembly of God Church for almost 70 years.

Sylvia Loraine McGahuey

Sylvia McGahuey, a six year resident of Wenatchee, WA and a former resident of Duvall and Bothell, WA, passed away on Thursday, January 22, 2015. Sylvia was born on March 13, 1921, to Erick and Lena Kragness in Seattle, WA. She was raised in Minnesota and returned to Washington after graduating nursing school. She was a Registered Nurse for over 40 years in the Seattle area.

John B. McCarthy

John B. McCarthy, 96, of Wenatchee, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2015.

Judith D. Crandall

Judith D. Crandall, 77, of East Wenatchee, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015.

Loretta M. Graves

Loretta M. Graves, 83, of Wenatchee, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2015.

Helen Violet (Thompson) Herring

Helen Violet (Thompson) Herring, 87 years old, of Quincy, WA, passed away on Wednesday, January 21, 2015. She was born on February 15, 1925, in Roff, OK, to Herbert Francis and Rosa Belle (Whisenhunt) Thompson. On August 15, 1944, she married Walter Lee Herring in Roswell, NM. In 1966, Helen and her family moved to Washington State. For many years, Helen was a homemaker and raised six children. After moving to Quincy, she worked 20 years at Lamb-Weston.

Eleanor I. “Ellie” (Thornton) Peter

Eleanor I. "Ellie" (Thornton) Peter was born to George W. and Myrtle Bartholomew Thornton on September 16, 1921, in a log house built by her father and uncle on a homestead in the Aeneas Valley of Okanogan County, WA. She was at first home schooled; later, she attended a one-room country school, and she eventually graduated from Tonasket High School at age 16.

Ruthell Baker

Ruthell's heavenly transition started Sunday, January 18, 2015, at 9:00 a.m., surrounded by her husband, John, and daughters, Nicole Monique and Amanda Ruth at home. Ruthell sailed away to start her great reunion in eternal glory with daughter, Krista Lynn, son, Robert John, and other loved ones who have gone ahead.

Susan Jo Beaty

Susan Jo Beaty, born on January 23, 1940, in Wenatchee, WA to the late Joe and Edna (Marr) Hartman, passed away on January 14, 2015, at Confluence Health Hospital. She was raised in Wenatchee and attended Wenatchee schools. In June of 1957, she married Jack Stegeman, and together they had two children, Joseph and Kathy. In July 1966, she married Wesley H. Beaty. Susan enjoyed painting with acrylics, but on occasion, her obsession carried over as her son in-law would tell you, "everything, even the TV cabinet".

Loretta May Graves

Loretta went to be with the Lord on Monday, January 19, 2015. She was born in Malone, WA to Edwin and Gertrude Dubuque and graduated from Olympia High School in 1950. She married Charles Graves on March 4, 1950, and lived in Olympia, WA, before moving to Quincy, WA in 1953. An active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, she taught Sunday school for over 13 years. Moving to Wenatchee, WA in 1974, they joined Grace Lutheran Church, where Loretta was active in the women's Bible study group, and helped ...