Virginia Elsie Oestreich, age 78, of East Wenatchee, WA, died Wednesday, November 5, 2014, at her home. She had lived in the Wenatchee Valley since 1989. She retired as a City Clerk/Treasurer for the City of East Wenatchee in 1998.
Remmel Owen Wamock, a longtime resident of Wenatchee, WA, breathed his last breath on earth and first breath in Heaven on November 6, 2014. He passed away at Central Washington Hospital. Owen was born on July 5, 1924, in Sage, AR, to Phillip Edgar and Maud Mae (Taylor) Wamock. He was third of seven children. He lived in Arkansas most of his younger years and attended school in Melborne. On September 26, 1942, Owen married Virginia Ann Herron. They were married for 61 years.
Joan Clark, age 93, died peacefully on November 7, 2014, in Wenatchee, WA. Joan was born April 13, 1921, in Detroit, MI, the daughter of Ivan Noble and Jenny June (Fox) Paschall, both deceased. Joan grew up in Ohio and attended schools there until graduating from Worthington High School. She married Osburn Kenneth Logsdon (deceased) on November 22, 1941. They had two children, Kendred O. and Peggy Louise.
Lorna Virginia Wiley, 94, died Saturday, October 25, 2014. She was born January 4, 1920, to Grady and Eva (Dutton) Longacre. She graduated from Waterville High School in 1939, and she married Robert "Bob" Wiley of Waterville on January 11, 1941. Over the years, she worked as a bookkeeper for the Waterville Grange Supply and Webb's Dress Shop. She was also Chief Pie Baker for Joel's Sandwich Shop.
Eddie Lynn Klein, daughter of Bernard and Phyllis Klein, was born January 27, 1958, in Evanston, IL. She grew up in Northwood, IA, and was Valedictorian of her graduating class of 1976 at Northwood-Kensett High School. Eddie moved to Washington State to attend Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma. She later moved to Wenatchee, WA, where she was employed in various occupations over the next three decades.
Eletha Margaret Elmer, of East Wenatchee, WA, passed away at Colonial Vista Care at the age of 101 years. Eletha was born to Morris and Pansie (Cory) Storme in Anacortes, WA and attended school there and graduated in 1930. Eletha earned a Bachelor's Degree from Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. She taught first through sixth grade for one year in the one-room Colockum School House. Eletha married Estel Elmer on December 23, 1933, where they made their home in Wenatchee and their three children were born.
James B. "Jim" Morris, 69, went to be with the Lord, October 27, 2014. As church leader and counselor, he helped children, youth and families in Central and Eastern Washington. He served as Director, Middle School-age Ministry, at Foothills Foursquare Church in Wenatchee from 2006 to 2014. For 15 years, he directed J.O.Y. Unlimited Counseling Services of Wenatchee. For five years, he was Caseworker at a ranch for at-risk youth in Kettle Falls.
Fredrick Anker Olsen, born July 29, 1924, at home to Norwegian parents, Ole and Anna Olsen in Ballard, WA. At home and at peace, he ascended to Heaven October 6, 2014, at the age of 90, in Manson, WA. Fredrick graduated Ballard High School and was a WWII Veteran. He retired from the Seattle Times, where he was known as 'Freddy Bear' to his co-workers and 'Friendly Fred' to everyone else. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.