Bill Milner passed away on February 11, 2015, at home, surrounded by family. Bill was born on February 6, 1938, in Wenatchee, WA to Thomas and Mettie Milner. He married the love of his life, Debbie, and they had 39 wonderful years together. Bill retired from ATK Thiokol after 20+ years. When the boys were younger, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and snowmobiling with them.
George Vernon "Joe" Mengelos went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 11, 2015. He was born on April 9, 1930, in Wenatchee, WA to George N. and Mae (Botkin) Mengelos. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Betty and Darlene. He attended school at Peshastin, WA, graduating in 1949, and attended Wenatchee Valley College. Joe married Joanna Stephens June 30, 1950, at the Sunnyslope Brethren Church. He was a proud employee of the Great Northern Railroad and began his career in 1951 as a ...
Lenard Allen Smith, lifelong resident of the Upper Valley, died at his home in Leavenworth, WA on Friday, February 6, 2015, at age 90. He was born August 11, 1924, the fourth of five children of Walter and Idabell Kelly Smith of Peshastin, WA. His siblings were William, who died in infancy, Eloise, William "Mike" and Nelda. Lenard grew up on his family's apple and pear orchard in Peshastin, and graduated from Peshastin High School in 1943. He married Bertha Bernice Hatmaker of Leavenworth on February 6, 1944, in Seattle, ...
Simon "Pete" Ruff Jr. passed away on February 9, 2015. He was born in Seminole, OK on October 25, 1929. He was the middle child, with an older sister, Allene, and younger brother, Frank. He grew up a country boy, near the Seminole Nation. He was a story teller extraordinaire and told us often of his riding to school with six or seven other neighbor children atop an old sway-back horse.
Luis Leonardo Fernandez, age 32, was born in Wenatchee, WA on May 15, 1982, to Maria Sanchez Casteeda and Jose V. Fernandez. Luis grew up in the Wenatchee Valley and attended multiple schools. He went to Wenatchee Valley College to be a counselor.
Levene Jackson, 93, of Wenatchee, WA, went to be with the Lord on February 7, 2015. She was born on November 8, 1921, in Datto, AR. She moved to Wenatchee in 1965, after the death of her first husband, to be close to her daughter and son. She was a seamstress by trade since the age of 15.
JoAnn Serene "Jo" (Johnson) Sporer, beloved mother and grandmother, died on February 3, 2015, after a three year battle with cancer. She was a member of the Appleaires Women's Choir for three decades, including leadership. She also volunteered with the Performing Arts Center as an Usher, as well as in the box office.