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In Loving Memory of Curtis E. Hankins

We thought of you today, but that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday, and days before that too. We think of you in silence, we often speak your name. Now all we have are memories, and your picture in a frame...

Robert Gene “Bob” Lawrence

Robert Gene "Bob" Lawrence, 79, a lifelong resident of Peshastin, WA, died Friday, December 12, 2014, at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee, WA. He was born on June 9, 1935, to Cecil and Goldie Lawrence in Leavenworth, WA. After graduation in 1955 from Cashmere High School, Bob joined the United States Navy, where he served four years. After leaving the Navy, he earned an AA degree from Wenatchee Valley College.

Dr. Jeffrey Theodore Files

Dr. Jeffrey Theodore Files, of Sammamish, WA, loving husband to Lisa, proud father to Jared and Lauren, and dedicated son to Sheila Miller and Ted Files, passed away at home Friday, December 12, 2014.

Joyce A. Carter

Joyce A. Carter, 79, a resident of Wenatchee, WA since 1968, passed away on December 16, 2014, at Confluence Health Hospital.

Larry W. Monesmith

Larry W. Monesmith, 62, of Rock Island, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2014.

Alfred A. Lahue

Alfred A. Lahue, 94, of East Wenatchee, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014.

Betty Lou (Ellis) Cunningham

Betty Lou (Ellis) Cunningham, 84, a hands on family member, devoted to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, was not alone when she made her journey home, to be with her Lord, on December 16, 2014; she was surrounded by her family. She was born on February 7, 1930, in Charleston, WV to the late Richard and Maxine Ellis. After moving to East Wenatchee in 1988, Betty was able to take her hobby of crafting a step further and open a craft store, "Country Fair", located in both Valley Malls.

Bruce E. Graham

Bruce Edwin Graham passed away on December 6, 2014, after a long illness, following complications from a stroke. He had many accomplishments, but he was probably most proud of his 30 years as an industrial arts teacher, mostly metal shop, for Wenatchee High School. He taught hundreds of students and provided the foundation for many successful careers.

Melbourne “Meb” Morris

Melbourne "Meb" Morris, of Omak, WA, passed away at Park Place Rest Home as a result of several strokes on December 16, 2014. Meb was born to Harley and Myrtle Morris of Okanogan, WA on October 28, 1925, in Benton City, WA. Meb went to school at Cameron Lake through the eighth grade and graduated from Okanogan High School in 1942 with honors. He served in the U.S. Army at Fort Benning, GA and was discharged with the rank of Corporal. Meb worked as a rancher most of his life ...

Ponhee A. Whaley

Ponhee A. Whaley, 92, a resident of Wenatchee, WA and a longtime resident of the upper Wenatchee Valley, died Tuesday, December 16, 2014, at Maple Lodge Adult Family Home. Ponhee was born on February 27, 1922, to Milas and Nancy (Smelcer) Green at Sevier County, Tennessee, where she was raised and received her early education. She married Dewey Whaley on November 5, 1938, at Pittman Center, TN and they made their first home in the Sevierville area. In December of 1942, they came west to Leavenworth, WA.

Ottilie S. “Tillie” Magnotti

Our Mom, Oma, Oma-ma, Aunt, Sister, and Friend, Ottilie Magnotti, left her earthly body at home, at the age of 87, on December 11, 2014, surrounded by loving family. Ottilie was born to Otto H. Siegrist and Anna Baier Siegrist on May 23, 1927, in Berkach, Germany. She was honored to be naturalized as a United States citizen in 1949. Ottilie's childhood and early to mid-adulthood were spent in New Jersey.

Pamela L. “Pam” Titland

Pamela L. "Pam" Titland was born June 11, 1943, and passed away peacefully on December 15, 2014, after a long battle with illness. She was born in Seattle and moved eight years ago to the Wenatchee, WA area. Orondo was her home. Pam worked for the Seattle PI newspaper, Union Pacific Railroad, Pioneer Manufacturing in Arlington, WA and Quantum Windows and Doors in Everett, WA.

Robert Donald Petersen

Robert Donald Petersen was born on June 9, 1950, blessed with a loving heart. He made his appearance in Leavenworth, WA to the delight of his parents and grandparents. He was welcomed with love and open arms. His first home was in Dryden, WA, Valley Cottage Motel, which his father, uncle, and grandfather had built. He enjoyed riding their garden cart with motel guests' children.

Lila May (Baldridge) Allen

Lila May (Baldridge) Allen was born on November 30, 1928, in Paoli, OK. She died on December 14, 2014, in her home in East Wenatchee, WA.

Eyvon Bardwell Craig

Iris Eyvon Craig, 75, of East Wenatchee, WA, passed away on December 11, 2014. She was born on February 27, 1939, in Buffalo Valley, OK to Al and Stella (Pool) Phillips. Eyvon was the youngest of four children. In 1947, the family left the farm in Oklahoma and moved to McFarland, CA. They worked together in agriculture in California and later in Muleshoe and Rawls, TX. As a young girl, she helped pick cotton, hoe weeds, and cut potatoes. She developed a strong work ethic that remained with her throughout ...

Joanne “Jody” Duncan

Joanne "Jody" Duncan passed away on Friday, December 12, 2014, at the age of 80, in East Wenatchee, WA with her husband by her side. She was born in Cashmere, WA to Henry "Hank" Parkins and Harriet (Horey) Parkins on August 30, 1934. Tragically, Jody lost her father at a young age in an accident. In time, her mother met and married Fred Bitle, who was a loving father and grandfather.