Dolores Maxine Conrad, 86, of Wenatchee, WA, passed away January 2, 2015. She is survived by four daughters; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; and her best friend in Tonasket, WA. She was preceded in death by her husband; one daughter; and one grandson.
Monte Ray Lee, 77, died January 1, 2015. He was born on May 5, 1937, at Aberdeen, SD to the late Ralph Henry and Elvira Minerva (Bahnson) Lee. In 1939, at the age of two, his mother packed up his brother and sister, moving the family to Wenatchee to join up with Ralph, who was looking for employment. Monte attended the Wenatchee schools and graduated from Wenatchee High School in 1955. He went on furthering his education at Central Washington University, where he obtained a Bachelor's degree in Geology.
Local artist, Jane Reynolds, passed away on Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at her home in Columbia Heights. Jane was born March 18, 1927, in Tucson, AZ, to the late Arthur G. and Jessie "Lucille" (Preston) Ellingboe. Her father died when Jane was a toddler, and Lucille single-handedly raised Jane and her twin brother, Jules, and her sisters, Martha and Mary, while teaching elementary school.
Ken Ownby, 57, a longtime resident of Peshastin and Leavenworth, WA, died suddenly on Monday, January 12, 2015, at Harbor View Medical Center in Seattle. He was born in Leavenworth to Seaton "S. L." and Louise (Tidwell) Ownby on August 20, 1957. Ken was raised and educated in Peshastin.
Elizabeth Ann Tinics was born in Seattle, WA on November 26, 1938. She passed away January 12, 2015, at her home in East Wenatchee, WA, after a brave battle with cancer. Elizabeth grew up in the Northwest and enjoyed art and music. Her mother encouraged Elizabeth's creative side, inspiring her to paint and seek an education in art. Elizabeth had two sons, Jeff Progue, who lost his battle to cancer in 1994, and James Progue of St. Paul, MN.
Bryan Edward McKinney, beloved son, brother, nephew, uncle, and friend, was taken by a wave to be with God while going for a walk on Tillicum Beach, near Yachats, OR, on December 16, 2014. Bryan, a lifelong Wenatchee resident, was born to Cecil and Amy (Burnett) McKinney on December 4, 1987, at Wenatchee, WA. He was homeschooled, and also attended North Central Technical Skills Center, where he completed a two year course in Computer Technology in 2006, and also he received A+ Certification.
She was born Sharon Rita Copeland, in Melbourne, AR, to Cecil and Emma Lucy Copeland, the first of five children. Sharon grew up in a two-room farmhouse, where her dad was a farmer, her mother a gardener and where Sharon picked cotton as a young child to buy her own school clothes. Sharon attended a one-room schoolhouse in Jumbo, AR, where she and her siblings really did have to walk three miles to and from school.