Ruth Anna Benton, 97 years old, went to be with her Lord and Savior on September 4, 2014, at Kennewick, WA. Ruth was born on October 28, 1916, in Waterbury, NE to Charles Wesley and Allie Emma Herrick. On December 11, 1936, she married the love of her life, Lawrence Harold Benton, in Waterbury, NE. Ruth and Lawrence lived in Waterbury and Allen, NE until moving to Carnation, WA in 1951.
Eugene Louis "Gene" Bendotti, 63, a longtime resident of Wenatchee, WA, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family and friends on Saturday, August 23, 2014, after a long and brave battle with cancer. He was born on September 8, 1950, in Wakefield, MI, to Eugene and Edith Bendotti. The family moved to the Greater Seattle area in 1951. Gene attended St. Luke's Catholic School, Butler Junior High and graduated from Meadowdale High School in 1968.
Dois D. Austin, 78, a 65 year Wenatchee, WA resident, passed away on Friday, July 25, 2014, at Central Washington Hospital. He was born on September 25, 1935, at Dierks, AR to the late Albert and Essie (Kesterson) Austin. At the age of 14, his family left Dierks for Wenatchee, WA. He attended Wenatchee High School and following graduation, he went to work at Milo Mills Nursery.
Dorothy W. Cornell, 95, passed away on August 30, 2014. Dorothy "Dot" was born in Addy, WA, then moved to Wenatchee, WA with her mom, dad and three other siblings. Dorothy graduated from Wenatchee High School. While in high school, she met her husband, Richard "Dick" Cornell. They wed in 1943.
Joseph Harold Carl was born to Floyd and Marie Carl in Wenatchee, WA on January 28, 1938. He was raised in East Wenatchee, WA by Cy and Rea Keener with his sister, Donna. Joe served in the Navy on the USS Platte, before marrying his love, Mary L. Tibbs, in 1960. Joe was the Chief of Police for the East Wenatchee Police Department from 1964 to 1971. He also worked for the Douglas County PUD, Coca Cola, Asamera at The Cannon Mine and Selland Construction before retiring.
It is with the heaviest of hearts we announce the passing of our son, Logan James Richard Miller. Logan died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. He loved to ride and be out in the wind, where it gave him time to think and be independent.
Laurence "Larry" Smith entered peacefully into rest at his home in San Ramon, CA, following a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Waterville, WA, Larry was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He graduated from Ephrata High School in 1949, and from Washington State University as a Civil Engineer in 1958, after serving in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.
Evelyn Conyers died on September 2, 2014. She was born on May 7, 1921, in Emmett, ID to Gene and Ann Gratton. She married Ivan Conyers on October 14, 1945, after his return from WWII and they moved to Wenatchee, WA in 1946. Evelyn and Ivan had four children, Nancy Conyers of Seattle, WA, Diane Murphy of Kirkland, WA, Robert Conyers (deceased) of Maui, HI, and Sally Hasert of Seattle, WA. They have six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Evelyn was a beloved teacher at St. Joseph's School for 21 years.