Sim L. Brooks, a longtime resident of Brewster, WA, joined his beloved wife in heaven on October 5, 2014, with his family by his side. He was born January 8, 1930, to Arthur and Nellie (Lee) Brooks in Raymond, WA. He was the oldest boy in a family of 17 kids. He was forced to quit school after the second grade, and was farmed out to a German family to help support the siblings at home. Because of this, he never learned how to read or write, but learned how ...
Virginia M. Nelson, 93, went to be with her Lord and Savior on October 10, 2014, while surrounded by her family. She was born to Charles and Annetta Osborne in Waterville, WA on November 24, 1920. She was one of six children and her childhood was filled with family outings, gardening, fishing trips to beloved Lake Chelan, cousin visits to the Colockum, piano lessons, swimming, skiing on Badger Mountain, school and church activities.
Cynthia "Cindy" Osborne, 60, a longtime Wenatchee Valley resident, passed away October 6, 2014, at home with her loving husband and daughter by her side. Born to David R. and Aileen E. (Arnold) Morrell in Wenatchee, WA on May 29, 1954. Cindy and her family lived in Ardenvoir, WA until moving to Wenatchee in 1968. Cindy graduated from Wenatchee High School in 1972.
John Nebel went to be with his Lord on October 10, 2014, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He died peacefully in his home, surrounded by his loving family. John was born on July 4, 1943, in Cincinnati, OH to H. Frederick Nebel and Mary Elizabeth "Libby" Nebel. His earliest years were spent in Philadelphia and Crystal Lake, IL. He graduated from St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati as a proud member of the Class of '61. He received an undergraduate degree from Xavier University and an MBA ...
Brian Lee Helseth, "Bumpa", passed on September 30, 2014, with family by his side. Born in Anchorage, AK on September 21, 1951, to Wayland and Muriel Helseth, he spent his young life moving up and down the West Coast with his parents and rambunctious four siblings, before they settled in South Lake Tahoe. Always a lover of nature and being outside, he received his AA degree from Sierra College in Forestry, where he also met the love of his life, Catherine Moritz.
Marlene Joy Goodman, 77, of Ephrata, WA, passed away October 5, 2014, at Avalon Care Center in Othello, WA. She was born in Porterville, CA on December 27, 1936, to parents, Newton and Ida Harris. Marlene, or "Granny", grew up in Porterville and Modesto, CA with her five siblings. She was married to Hubert Neil Goodman in Modesto on September 30, 1955.
Clara was born in Lewiston, MT. Her family later moved to Coeur d'Alene, ID. She married Richard Buffington and had seven children. Clara has many brothers and sisters on her side of the family and Richard's side. She was well loved by her nieces, nephews, grandkids and great-grandkids. Later in life, Clara married Merlin Hewitt and, after 20 years of marriage, became a widow.
Jason was born November 4, 1971, in Spokane, WA and he died suddenly on October 7, 2014. He had suffered from an extended illness for several years. His hobbies included fishing and watching his beloved Chicago Bears, as well as spoiling his niece and nephews.