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Rita Marie (Koinzen) Thompson

Rita Marie (Koinzen) Thompson was born in Bartlett, NE on August 20, 1934, to Lester and Clara Koinzen. She graduated in 1952 at Wenatchee High School. She went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on March 26, 2015, in McCall, ID at 80 years old...

Tino Lopez

Heaven was blessed with an angel on May 15, 2015, when Tino Lopez passed away, surrounded by family and friends in his home. He was born in Guadalajara, Mexico on October 16, 1947, and created a home for his family in Wenatchee, WA for almost 20 years. He enjoyed working in his garden, spending time with his grandkids, friends, and neighbors, and caring for his chickens...

Paul C. Dunn

Paul C. Dunn, 59, died December 25, 2014, in Antique San Jose, Philippines. Paul was born June 9, 1955, to Clifford and Lyda Marie Dunn in Leavenworth, WA. Upon graduation from Leavenworth High School in 1973, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. He served as an Administration Specialist and received a Good Conduct Medal...

Betty Ruth Andrews

Betty Ruth Andrews, 92, a well known local Watercolor Artist and 28 year resident of Wenatchee, WA, passed away at home on Tuesday afternoon, May 12, 2015. In 1972, her husband, Voyne C. Andrews, died. In 1987, after 27 years, she retired as a Legal Secretary to move to Wenatchee. Betty went to work for the Wenatchee Valley Mall as secretary/bookkeeper, and later changed to Marketing Administrative Assistant, until retiring in 1999...

Robert G. “Bob” Racus

Robert G. "Bob" Racus passed away peacefully on May 17, 2015, with his family at his side. He was born on May 24, 1933, to George J. and Rosalie S. Racus in Wenatchee, WA. He graduated from Wenatchee High School in 1951, and then attended Wenatchee Valley College. In 1953, he joined the U.S. Army Signal Corps and was with the 82nd Airborne Division, occupation of Korea, then photographer until his honorable discharge...

Vera Joyce Horton-Sele (In Memoriam)

Joyce passed away on May 20, 2015, in Omak, WA. She was born on October 1, 1926, in Plymouth, England to her parents, Ada Mae and Earnest Hancock. Joyce graduated high school at the age of 14. As a teenager, life was challenging for her. WWII was devastating. Her role was as an Air Raid Warden. This meant she was the person to knock on doors during an air raid and tell people to go to a shelter or their basements.

Larry P. Frack (In Memoriam)

"Let's move to the Territory of Hawaii," said Melvin Frack to his wife Ruth in 1928. They left their home in Ferndale, WA and took a ship across the ocean to start a new life. After making their home in Honolulu, Ruth announced, "I'm pregnant," and Larry P. Frack was born on June 16, 1932. He had three brothers: Burton, Marshall, and Malcom.

Alda Gwyn (Brush) Green

Alda Gwyn (Brush) Green, of Wenatchee, WA, passed into the loving arms of her Lord Jesus on May 19, 2015, in the Blossom Creek care facility. Alda succumbed to complications of Alzheimer's disease. Alda was born October 28, 1936, in De Leon, TX. Before moving to Washington, Alda was a member of Southcliff Baptist Church in Fort Worth, TX, where she sang in the choir for about 15 years...

Dorothy G. Leedy

Dorothy G. Leedy, 95, of Wenatchee, WA, died May 15, 2015, with loved ones by her side. Dorothy, daughter of Del and Emma McLean, was born on December 1, 1919, in Coulee City, WA. Dorothy graduated from Mansfield High School in 1938. She moved to Wenatchee to attend Business College, where she met Robert Myron Bucknell. They were married in Waterville, WA on October 14, 1940. Bucknell died during WWII...

Phillip Loren Swezey

Today we mourn the passing of our beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle, and friend. On April 21, 1944, Loren Hasting and Bertha Noma Swezey gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, whom they named Phillip Loren after his father. Phil attended grade school in Machias, WA and graduated from Snohomish High School in 1962. Phil loved sports and, while in high school, he was a member of the baseball, gymnastics, and cross country track team that won state several years. After graduation, Phil immediately went to work for the ...

Henry Clayton “Hank” Sackman

Henry "Hank" Sackman passed into the arms of our Lord in Wenatchee, WA on Monday, May 18, 2015. Henry was born to Edith and Henry Paul on May 28, 1923, in Buffalo, NY. He attended Technical High School and Syracuse College, before entering the Army in 1944 as 2nd Lieutenant. He earned his wings and shuttled and transported aircraft all over the U.S. before they were transported to Europe...

Ara Peter Arakelian

Ara Peter Arakelian, 85, of Leavenworth, died Monday, April 20, 2015.

Robert F. Tucker

Robert Fredrick Tucker, 71, passed away from cancer on May 15, 2015, in the family cabin at Fish Lake, WA, surrounded by his family. He was born August 9, 1943, in Wenatchee, WA. Some of Bob's favorite things to do were hunting, fishing, scratching scratch tickets and playing pull tabs, and feeding and watching mother nature. He loved being outdoors. He rescued a bear cub who wasn't hibernating well one winter, ended up adopting her and naming her "Trudy" after his sister...

Gerald “Casey” Petersen

On May 13, 2015, Heaven received another great cowboy. Casey was a true cowboy to the very end. Casey is survived by his best friend and soul mate, Doris Moody; their daughter, Cynthia and husband, Don; along with Casey's daughter, Elizabeth...

Alda G. Green

Alda G. Green, 78, of Wenatchee, died Tuesday, May 19, 2015.

Zene William Flinn

Zene William Flinn was born September 17, 1923, to Clyde and Myrtle (Chapel) Flinn at Simnasho, OR. He passed away May 9, 2015. When asked how he got the name "Zene", he would recount to his family and friends the story of his birth. His father, Clyde, was a land surveyor for the government and his expectant wife was accompanying him on a timber survey. The jolting of the wagon sent her into labor. His father was panicking when an Indian man, Zene Watkins, happened out of the woods and ...