Frank Joseph Braun was born January 22, 1925, in Rantoul, IL and passed away October 27, 2014, in Wenatchee, WA. Frank retired from the United States Air Force in 1968, as an Aircraft Maintenance Crew Chief. He served during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. While serving in the Air Force, his duty assignments included: Texas, New Mexico, Japan, Germany, Libya, Washington D.C. (where he participated in the inaugural parade for President Eisenhower), New Hampshire, Alaska, Oklahoma, The Philippines, and Florida, where he retired. He visited ...
Pat Russell, aka 'Mama', aged 81, died peacefully on November 5, 2014, at her home in Leavenworth, WA, after a long and valiant struggle with cancer. Pat was born March 18, 1933, in Santa Rosa, CA, the daughter of Milton Jay and Ruby Victorine (McKinley) Leedom, both deceased. Mama was preceded in death by her brother, Jay Leedom; and sister, Betty (Leedom) Laizure.
Daniel Tavis Chapman, loving husband and best friend, father, son, brother, uncle, grandfather, friend and longtime Wenatchee Valley resident, passed away suddenly October 25, 2014, while on his anniversary vacation in Cancun, Mexico with wife, Christine Chapman. They were celebrating four crazy, beautiful years together. Daniel was born on March 10, 1974, in Texas. He moved to the Wenatchee Valley as a tot and graduated from Wenatchee High School.
James M. Croghan, born January 3, 1937, in Manson, WA, left us Sunday November 2, 2014, in Wenatchee, WA. He is survived by his wife, Darlene Croghan; sister, Jo Gilbert of Wenatchee; and daughter, Sherry Smith of Sparks, NV. He also left behind two sisters-in-law, two step-sons, eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Roberta "Kay" Francis passed away on November 3, 2014, following a courageous eight year battle with cancer. Kay was born on December 30, 1946, to Ed and Harriet (Rowlands) Walker in Tonasket, WA. She graduated from Oroville High School and attended both Wenatchee Valley and Central Washington State Colleges. Kay Walker married Richard Francis in 1967. They made their home in Wenatchee and were blessed in 1971 with the birth of their son, Christopher Sean.