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Milburn Douglas Kight

Milburn Douglas (Bud) Kight passed away peacefully into the waiting arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus on Tuesday, August 11, 2015. Bud was born to Mel and Grace Kight in Portland, OR on July 13, 1930, the second of three children. He spent nearly his entire life in Washington State, having moved to Walla Walla, WA at a young age. He graduated from Walla Walla High School in 1948 and Whitman College in 1952.

Doug Jackson

Doug, a member of the Quiet Birdmen, has “Gone West”. Doug was unexpectedly taken away from us on August 6, 2015. He was born November 8, 1939, and raised in Spokane, WA. He graduated from Washington State University, and received his MBA from Santa Clara University.

Oliver “Ollie” Click

On July 31, 2015, long time Grant County resident, Oliver “Ollie” Click, lost his battle with Cancer. Ollie was a husband, father (in-law), brother-in-law, veteran, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was born Oliver Lincoln Click October 13, 1930, in Usk, WA to Owen and Catherine Click. Ollie graduated from Mead High School in 1948. In 1951, he joined the Navy and served as a boiler man during the Korean Conflict.

J. Ronald Rankin

James Ronald "Ronnie" Rankin, 83, died at home Tuesday, August 11, 2015. He was born May 16, 1932, in Firwood, WA to James Forrest and Evelyn Blanche (Ridley) Rankin. While still in elementary school, he moved with his family to Peshastin, WA; graduating at Peshastin High School in 1950. After high school, Ron went to college at Oregon Bible College in Illinois, becoming a minister for the Church of God (Faith of Abraham). On July 22, 1951, he married Virginia Rose Cole at Scotty Creek campground...

Marian Eileen (Peterson) Olson

Marian Eileen (Peterson) Olson, 90, passed peacefully, early Sunday morning, August 9, 2015, after spending the previous day surrounded by her loving family. Marian was born on November 13, 1924, in Cabri, Saskatchewan, Canada to Gladys M. (Nelson) and F. Walter Peterson. The family had moved there to work on her aunt and uncle’s wheat ranch, but returned to Illinois before Marian’s first birthday.

Jeffrey Robert Hastings

Jeffrey Robert Hastings, went to be with his Lord and Saviour, August 11, 2015, at home, from complications of a brain tumor. Jeff was born in Anchorage, AK on November 17, 1960. He was very thankful for that. It was a unique experience. He moved with his parents to Wenatchee in 1975, where he attended high school and graduated in 1979. He attended college for two years at Central Washington University.

Lana Jo Salvino

Lana Jo Salvino, 70, of East Wenatchee and formerly of Lynnwood, died Friday, Aug. 14, 2015.

Gary Allen Phippen

Gary Allen Phippen, 74, of Leavenworth, died Thursday, August 6, 2015.

Lawrence Lee Cauffman

Lawrence Lee Cauffman, age 81, passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2015, in Wenatchee WA. He was born and raised in Yakima, WA. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War. Shortly after his service with the Military, he moved to Wenatchee to be close to his family. He worked for 30 plus years with the United States Postal Service. He was very involved with Eastmont Baptist Church until his failing health prevented that.

Alice J. Marney

Alice June Marney passed away peacefully on August 9, 2015, at Colonial Vista in Wenatchee, WA. Alice was born in Waterville, WA to Charles and Annetta Osborne. After graduating from Waterville High School as the class of 1946’s Valedictorian and Princess Waterville, she married Keith Marney and had four children. Alice lived a life of service with Keith. Her passion for children, family and learning was evident in all those she taught to play the piano, ski, skate and swim. She was an amazing homemaker, caregiver, chef, baker, music maker, ...

Mary Kay Craven Brooks

Mary Kay Craven Brooks died at home with hospice care on August 5, 2015. She was born in Wenatchee to Maude and Lev Craven and attended Wenatchee schools. She married Walter Brooks at Grace Lutheran Church on June 16, 2007. They were a loving, happy and devoted couple for the last eight years. In 1972, Mary Kay’s parents helped establish a private non-profit agency called Mission Vista that provides support to adults with special needs.

Roy Hollis Parks Jr.

Roy Hollis Parks Jr. passed away peacefully on July 28, 2015, six months after a fall that left him a quadriplegic. He was born on February 16, 1929, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Roy H. Parks Sr. and Bertha Borskey Parks.

Dorothy Maxine (McGee) Simpson

Dorothy Maxine (McGee) Simpson passed away peacefully July 12, 2015, at Highgate Assisted Living in Bellingham, WA with her family at her bedside. She was born November 26, 1930, in Mystic, IA to Thomas Allen and Della Opal (Pickens) McGee. Her early education started in Iowa and Missouri until her family moved out west to Wenatchee, WA. She continued her education in Wenatchee, graduating from Wenatchee High School in 1949. As a child of two years of age, she contracted polio that went undiagnosed or treated until she was about ...

Merville C. Chilson

Merville C. Chilson, 74, a long time Wenatchee resident, passed away surrounded by family on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, following a long illness. He was born March 4, 1941, in Wenatchee, WA to Carl and Eleanor Chilson. He was the second oldest of five children. Merv grew up on a farm in Malaga, WA. At a very young age, he learned to enjoy hunting and target shooting. Merv, his brother Marvin and his friends grew up wandering the fields of Malaga, hunting, fishing and target shooting.

Goldie L. Sines

Goldie L. Sines, 86, of Bozeman, Mont. and formerly of Cashmere, died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015.

Jose Samudio

Jose Samudio, 61, of East Wenatchee, died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015.

Robert “Bob” Schmid

Bob passed away peacefully at home August 8, 2015, due to a recent illness and declining health from a 2010 injury. He was born January 22, 1940, in Missoula, MT to parents Charley Willard Schmid and Anna Louise Belcher. Bob graduated from Missoula County High School in 1958, and attended the University of Montana. He pursued his plumbing career with C.W. Schmid, Inc. Bob owned his own business for five years, and worked for several others as a “Mechanical Estimator”.