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James L. Hougland

I did not want to write this. I put it off. I came up with all kinds of excuses. That big presentation for work needs to get done, the kids have an activity; mostly I told myself I really did not need to do this. When it was TIME, I would get it all on paper. Writing it would mean it was TIME. That the cancer was real and it was time for Grandpa to go. Irrationally, part of me thought the longer I put this off, the longer he ...

Alberta “Birdie” Moser Warnett

Alberta "Birdie" Moser Warnett, 87, a lifetime Chelan, WA and Wenatchee Valley resident, passed away on Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Regency Manor in Chelan. She was born on June 30, 1926, at home in Monitor, WA to parents, Charles and Lela Ruble. She went to school in Wenatchee and later was married to H.H. "Pat" Moser on April 18, 1944. They moved to make their home in Chelan. Birdie kept busy as a house wife, an Avon distributor and working at Chelan Elementary in the kitchen, as well as ...

Lois M. Forte

Lois M. Forte, 86, of Wenatchee, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014.

Agnes Mae Patterson

Agnes Mae Patterson, 62, of Cashmere, died Thursday, May 15, 2014.

Berta Z. King

Berta Z. King, 98, a 20-year resident of East Wenatchee, died Thursday, May 15, 2014.

Susan Anne Heide

Susan Anne Heide, 83, of Wenatchee, died May 9, 2014.

Dora Ethel Fletcher

Dora went to be with the Lord on May 13, 2014, in Spokane Valley, WA. She was born on November 6, 1922, to Ben and Ida Adams in Salyersville, KY. Her childhood was filled with great memories of her father's garden, her mother's cooking and the fun times with her sister and two brothers. After high school, Dora traveled out west to visit relatives in the Wenatchee area. She decided to make Washington State her home and convinced her sister to move out west as well. In December 1942, she ...

Lois M. Forte

Lois Forte, 86, of Wenatchee, WA (but always considered herself a Cashmerite), passed away at home on May 7, 2014, sleeping peacefully in the arms of her daughter, Morgyn. Mom was a spitfire, no way around it. She wasn't shy, or necessarily quiet, about speaking her mind, and she was stubborn to boot. She loved her daughter to the depth of her soul. She loved her Bill. She loved her mom, Mabel. She loved their house by the river. She loved her Lincoln Town Car. She loved her coffee klatch. ...

Verne H. Storme

Verne Harold Storme, 94, died at his home on May 14, 2014. Dad was born October 22, 1919, to Morris and Pansie Storme in Anacortes, WA. He began his elementary education in Anacortes and then the family moved to Sunnyslope, where he attended Sunnyslope Elementary School and graduated from Wenatchee High School. He married Velma Lorene Verner on December 16, 1943. Dad served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was Honorably Discharged in 1946. He worked for Cedergreens Frozen Foods in Wenatchee for about 37 years as a Fork ...

Imogene Delaurenti

Imogene Delaurenti, 93, a seven-year resident of Wenatchee, died Wednesday, May 14, 2014.

Verne H. Storme

Verne H. Storme, 94, of Wenatchee, died Wednesday, May 14, 2014.

Alberta ‘Birdie’ Moser Warnett

Alberta “Birdie” Moser Warnett, 87, a lifetime resident of Chelan and the Wenatchee Valley, died Sunday, May 11, 2014.

Jonathan Edward Preston

Jonathan Edward Preston passed away May 5, 2014, in Morrisville, NC. He was born in Soap Lake, WA to Edward Jefferson Preston and Sheila Harrington Preston, September 15, 1967. Jon was a graduate of Mansfield High School, Washington State University, and Gonzaga University. While at Washington State, he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. The family lived in California, Washington, Oregon, and China while working for Intel Corp. before moving to North Carolina to become Sr. Program Manager, Data Center Development, for Microsoft Corp. Mr. Preston had formed ...

Bobbie Lee (Rains) Sexton

Bobbie Lee (Rains) Sexton, 88, passed away Mother's Day, May 11, 2014. Mom was born March 2, 1926, to Tim and Bessie (Lawson) Rains in Union, AR. She went to school in Oxford, AR, where she graduated from high school. On July 11, 1946, Mom married our dad, Dean Sexton, at East Wenatchee, WA. They had three children, Joann Rolen and twin brother, Jearl Sexton, and younger brother, Ermal Sexton. The family settled in the Wenatchee Valley in 1957.

Sean W. Hargett

Sean W. Hargett passed away suddenly on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Sean was born on January 16, 1973, to Christy J. (Ogle) Hill in Seattle, WA. He graduated from Wenatchee High School in 1991, and attended two years of college at Wenatchee Valley Community College. While in school, Sean was active in soccer and baseball. He moved to Kirkland, WA and worked as a surveyor for ten years.

Jennifer Lynn (Roberts) Johnson

Jennifer, our beloved daughter, sister, aunt and mother, passed away suddenly on May 2, 2014, in Riverside County, California. Jennifer was born in Engelwood, CA to Don and Melba Roberts. She had a compassionate, loving personality. Jennifer attended school in Palm Desert, CA through ninth grade. Thereafter, she attended Eastmont High School in East Wenatchee, WA. Jennifer enjoyed school and was active in drill/flag team and various school activities.