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Donald John McKinney

Donald McKinney, age 61, passed away on February 22, 2015, in Everett, WA. Don was diagnosed with melanoma in 2008. He enjoyed a long remission following a courageous one year battle. He passed away unexpectedly after a recent hospitalization related to the reoccurrence of his melanoma.

George A. Nutter

George A. Nutter, a longtime resident of Quincy, WA, passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife, kids, and grandkids on March 11, 2015, from respiratory problems. George was born January 2, 1948, in Bremerton, WA and was adopted by George and Charlotte (DeMent) Nutter in Bremerton, WA seven days after birth. George grew up in Bremerton, receiving his formal education in the Bremerton School District. At age 15, George began working at the Kitsap County Airport (Bremerton International).

Fred James Hayter

Fred James Hayter, 81, of Chelan, died Wednesday, March 11, 2015.

Pauline Louise Ludiker

Pauline Louise Ludiker, 95, of Brewster, died Tuesday, March 10, 2015.

Richard E. Hebert

Richard E. Hebert, 58, of Wenatchee, died Wednesday, March 11, 2015.

Doris M. Frederick

Doris M. Frederick, 78, of Wenatchee, died Thursday, March 12, 2015.

Kathryn Ann “Katie” Reynolds

Kathryn Ann "Katie" Reynolds, 90, a longtime Leavenworth, WA resident, died Friday, January 23, 2015, at Wenatchee, WA. She was born March 28, 1924, to Archie and Millie (Brown) Moore at Entiat, WA, where she attended school. At a young age, she moved to Leavenworth. In 1941, she married Edward Reynolds. He preceded her in death in 1987.

Gordon Fredrick Miller

Gordon Fredrick Miller died November 18, 2014, at Mountain Meadows Assisted Living in Leavenworth, WA, surrounded by family and friends. He was born January 3, 1941, in Wenatchee, WA, to Fred and Mollie Miller. He grew up in Dryden, WA, attended grade school in Dryden and graduated from Peshastin-Dryden High School in 1959. He attended the First Congregational Church of Dryden as a youth and completed Catechism to become a church member. Gordon attended Wenatchee Valley College and Central Washington University, graduating with a teaching degree in Industrial Arts/Psychology in ...

Naomi Kay (Barton) Hammond

Naomi was 43 and lived in Honolulu, HI at the time of her passing on January 11, 2015. Naomi was born July 31, 1971, in Okinawa, Japan, to Russell Barton and Yoko Ramirez. A loving granddaughter, daughter, sister, mother and grandmother, Naomi will be missed by many.

David Lane Graybill

David Lane Graybill passed peacefully with many family members at his side on Monday, March 9, 2015. He was born on July 7, 1932, in Wenatchee, WA to John and Bernice Graybill and lived here his entire life. After graduating high school in 1950, he went to work at the Wenatchee Daily World and was with the newspaper for 46 years. He served the newspaper first as a journeyman pressman. He was also a journeyman stereotyper, distribution manager, maintenance manager, and head of purchasing, traffic and building manager. He married ...

Gladys B. Riedel

Gladys Barbra (Jaros) Riedel was born in Warroad, MN on October 23, 1919, and lived for over 95 years until February 10, 2015. Mom always said her parents, John M. and Rose (Petrak) Jaros, named her Gladys because they were glad she was the last of their eight children. She had six brothers and one sister. Mom began school at age four and, with the accompaniment of her youngest brothers, Jim and Roy, was able to graduate from high school in such hard times. As a young girl of 16, ...

Susan Renee Atkerson

Susan Renee Atkerson, 50, of East Wenatchee, died Wednesday, March 11, 2015.

Ronnie L. Linn

Ronnie L. Linn, 64, a 30 year resident of East Wenatchee, WA, passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at Confluence Health Hospital in Wenatchee. He was born on September 29, 1950, in Chelan, WA to the late Robert and Elaine (Garton) Linn. Upon graduating from high school, Ron entered the Army, serving during the Vietnam War. He was awarded the National Service Defense Medal; Good Conduct Medal; Vietnam Service Medal with 2 Campaign Stars; Vietnam Campaign Medal; and Overseas Service Bar.

Grace Ariana (Sax) Strom

Grace Ariana (Sax) Strom was born on September 28, 1928, in Bridgeport, WA, grew up on an apple orchard in Peshastin, WA, and attended Holy Names Academy before enrolling in Washington State University. She married Richard Strom, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a fighter pilot and flew for Goodfellow Brothers subsequently. They had three children and eventually moved to Depoe Bay, OR, where the now famous Sea Hag got it's start. Following Richard's tragic death, this single mom became a respected businesswoman and dominated the Oregon Coast ...