Barbara R. Marotta, 81, passed away on Thursday, October 2, 2014, at Columbia Heights Retirement in Wenatchee, WA, with her daughter by her side. She was born on January 2, 1933, in Wenatchee to Maurice and Hazel Gwinn. She attended Wenatchee schools and graduated from Wenatchee High School in 1951. Barbara attended Washington State University in Pullman, WA, where she sang in the choir and became an accomplished opera singer.
Jane Haase passed away earlier in the morning on October 4, 2014, while in the care of her two daughters. She was born on March 8, 1932, to Ralph and Frances Greenleaf in Snohomish, WA. She was raised with her two brothers, Dave and Glenn, on the family farm. Jane was a Registered Nurse, who graduated from the Washington State University School of Nursing in 1957.
Robert Scott "Bob" Robinson passed away, at the age of 74, in his Monitor, WA home, in the company of family. Bob had 55 days after being diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma Cancer on August 12, 2014. The family owes much gratitude to the great kindness of the staff of Confluence Health.
Ingrid Webber was born on October 15, 1930, in the Bronx, New York City. She passed away on October 6, 2014, in East Wenatchee, WA. She was born to Oswald and Irene Stippa of Germany and New York, and was blessed with three siblings, two older and one younger. Ingrid lived a full and charismatic life - she was a committed woman of God, ardent school and church volunteer, actor, dancer, and happy homemaker.
Esther Hensel Johnson passed away on September 30, 2014. She was the daughter of Arthur John and Ruby (Webb) Hensel of Waterville, WA. She graduated from Waterville High School. She was a graduate of the University of Washington, where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. After graduation, Esther taught high school music, history and social studies at Washtucna and Waterville, WA, until her marriage to Ensign John F. Mines, a design engineer for Boeing Aircraft Company and a decorated Navy flyer, who was a member of one ...
Cal Carter, 67, passed away on October 2, 2014. He was born and raised in East Wenatchee, WA. He lived in Medford, OR for many years and recently returned to Wenatchee ten years ago, where he was part owner of "Beer One" until it closed.
Eugene L. Schulz, 95, of Quincy, WA, died on September 27, 2014. Born to Quincy Valley pioneers, Johan and Maria Schulz, Gene was born in the family homestead north of Quincy on March 2, 1919. He was the ninth of 12 children. Gene grew up with his brothers and sisters working hard on the family farm, before water came to the Quincy Valley. He left home to attend Washington State University for three years and then moved to Seattle to work at Boeing at the beginning of World War II.
Vaughn was called home by the Lord on October 2, 2014, while at the Hospice Center in Wenatchee, WA, after battling with cancer. He was born on July 31, 1937, in Parsons, KS to Vaughn A. (Sr.) and Edith (Bringle) Taylor. He graduated from South Kitsap High School in 1956, in Port Orchard, WA, where he had grown up. He met his second wife, Pamela K. Buettgenbach, they married in 1980, and recently celebrated their 34th Anniversary.