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Katsuko Higa Spurbeck

Katsuko Higa Spurbeck went home to be with her Lord and savior on Wednesday, September 16, 2015. She passed away at her home in Soap Lake, WA. She was born in Ewa, HI on March 19, 1925, to Kamjin and Yoshi Higa. Katsuko moved with her family to their homeland of Okinawa, Japan at the age of four. During WWII, Okinawa was invaded by the American military. Katsuko remembered seeing so many American ships she could not see the water in the ocean...

Michael Robert Mirabelli

Michael Robert Mirabelli, age 96, passed away at his home in Wenatchee, WA on Tuesday, September 15, 2015. He was born on September 24, 1918, in Bonners Ferry, ID to Mike and Rose (Grosso) Mirabelli. Michael graduated from Wenatchee High School in 1935, and went on to attend Kinman Business College. He enlisted in the US Army in 1942, and was honorably discharged at the end of WW II...

Liz” Eidson

Cora "Liz" Eidson, born in Wenatchee, WA on March 8, 1925, passed away on the evening of September 9, 2015, surrounded by family. Liz grew up in Monitor, WA, the youngest of eight Mabie children. She attended school in Monitor and Cashmere, WA, graduating from Cashmere High School in 1943...

Harlan Lee Shouse

Harlan Lee Shouse, 91, a longtime resident of Leavenworth, WA, died Thursday, September 17, 2015, at Amber Waves in Waterville, WA. He was born the sixth of seven children in Blackwell, OK to Thomas "Harv" and Flora (Manning) Shouse. After receiving his early education, he went to work in the family painting business...

Thomas M. Schons

Thomas M. Schons, born on March 15, 1954, to John and Vera Schons at the Wenatchee hospital. He was the youngest of five children. He grew up on the family farm/orchard of 320 acres on Eagle Creek Road. Thomas worked the farm, until he graduated from Leavenworth High School, at which time he went to college and majored in business and minored in geology...

Elsie Marie Tittle

Elsie Marie Tittle passed away September 6, 2015, at the age of 90. Elsie was a lifelong resident of Waterville, WA until 2013, when she moved to Wenatchee to be closer to family. Elsie was born January 11, 1925, to Charlie and Annetta Osborne in Waterville. After graduating from high school, she attended Deaconess School of Nursing in Wenatchee.

Alice M. Hart

Alice M. Hart, 83, of Wenatchee, died Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015.

Clara Louise Knowlton

Clara Louise Knowlton, 94, of Brewster, died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015.

Norman L. Shaw

Norman Lee Shaw, 68, passed away on August 31, 2015, at his home near Brewster, WA. He was born on March 26, 1947, to Norman and Nellie (Burgess) Shaw. He grew up in the Methow Valley at Gold Creek, attending school at Pateros, WA. When he turned 18, he joined the Navy, serving as a signalman on battleships off the Vietnam coast for four years...

Yuriko “Elsie” Nakata

Yuriko "Elsie" Nakata ended her long struggle with Alzheimer's on September 2, 2015. She amazed all with her fortitude and continued love of life. Even though the disease steadily eroded her capabilities, she continued to grace the room with a sweet smile when she heard the laughter of children or the voices of her family members gently teasing her...

Gary Allen Phippen

Gary Phippen, 74, after years of struggling with asthma and its complications, finally found his rest in Jesus' arms on August 6, 2015, at Central Washington Hospital. He was surrounded by his loving family as he made his last journey. Gary was born in Hamilton, MT to Dorothy (Kennedy) and Mariano Garduque. As a young child, he lived with his maternal grandparents, Fern and Fred Kennedy, whom he called Mom and Dad...

Theodore H. Price & Robert F. Rodgers

Bob Rodgers and Ted Price were partners for 57 years. They met in 1957 in Seattle and soon purchased an old Highway 2 restaurant near Leavenworth, WA. Ted wanted to remodel in a Western theme, but Bob, because of his WWII experience in Europe, wanted a Bavarian theme; Bob won...

Mary Patricia Horey

Mary Patricia Horey, age 88, died at St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way, WA on Saturday, September 12, 2015, following a brief illness. Mary was born on a farm in Shullsburg, WI on September 17, 1926. She moved to Wenatchee with her family in 1945. She married Donald Horey in 1950, and they moved to the big house on the corner of Springwater and Western and started a family...