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Ruby (Melton) Shipman Robbins

Ruby Robbins, 96, of Wenatchee, WA, died on Thursday, July 24, 2014. She was born on February 8, 1918, in Shelbyville, AR, to Elmer and Minnie Tatum Melton. She was raised on her parents' farm and attended school at Violet Hill, AR. In the late 1930's, she married Roy "Blackie" Shipman and they drove with friends to Washington State to look for work in the fruit industry. When war was declared in 1941, they packed up their car and infant daughter to return to the farm in Arkansas under blackout ...

William “Bill” Lewis

A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, August 2, 2014, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 5862 Sunburst Lane in Cashmere, WA.

Jack E. Cattin

Jack Eugene Cattin, age 89, died peacefully at his Seattle, WA residence on Monday, July 21, 2014, with his family at his side. Jack was born June 28, 1925, in Alva, OK to Clarence and Frances Cattin, a family of five brothers and one sister. Jack was the longest surviving member of his family from Oklahoma, having decided to take advantage of medical technology in 1981 and again in 1996.

David Virgil “Papa” Adams

David Virgil "Papa" Adams, 92, a third-generation wheat farmer and cattle rancher of Coulee City, WA, passed away peacefully of natural causes in the presence of his true love of 43 years, at his town residence in Moses Lake, WA on the morning of July 24, 2014. David was the fourth child born to Clarence W. and Ruth A. Adams on May 20, 1922, in Bright, WA, about 15 miles west of Coulee City. As a small boy, he grew up bare-footed, running around the farm with his three siblings. ...

Katherine Joy Workman

Delivered by the hard working hands of her father at the Burbery family ranch outside of Loomis, WA, Joy was born January 13, 1934, to Samuel Richard "Dick" Burbery and Lula Lenora (Garrett). She was the youngest of their seven children and was raised with two sisters and four brothers: Harold Richard, Ellen Grace, John Leslie, Iris May, Charles Glen, and Robert Lloyd. Joy and all of the Burbery children attended grade school at the Bungalow School in Horse Spring Coulee, which was built on land donated by their grandparents, ...

Arthur Karl Kiedrowski

Arthur Karl Kiedrowski, age 82, of Okanogan, WA, passed away July 24, 2014, at his home in the presence of his family. Born August 24, 1931, in Fortuna, ND, he moved to Spokane, WA with his family as a small child, later lived in Quincy, WA as a young teen, and then moved to Brewster, WA, where he graduated from Brewster High School. Arthur served in the Korean War on the front lines. He met June Taylor and they were married on October 15, 1955. He worked for the Washington ...

David K. Wood

David K. Wood, 82, of Waterville, died Sunday, July 27, 2014.

Norman Meyer

Norman Meyer, 89, of East Wenatchee, died Sunday, July 27, 2014.

Suzan A. Martin

Suzan A. Martin, 64, of Peshastin, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

Lilia “Lilly” Eaton

Lilia “Lilly” Eaton, 71, of Cashmere and formerly of Wenatchee, died Saturday, July 26, 2014.

Jack Eugene Cattin

Jack Eugene Cattin, 89, of Seattle and formerly of Wenatchee, died Monday, July 21, 2014.

Dois Dean Austin

Dois Dean Austin, 78, of Wenatchee, died Friday, July 25, 2014.

Frank Henry Austin

Frank Henry Austin was born November 24, 1932, to Ralph and Amy Austin in Twisp, WA. He passed away July 21, 2014, at Colonial Vista Nursing Home in Wenatchee with family by his side. Frank spent the last four years at Colonial Vista as a result of a horrific car accident in June of 2010. Frank was a lifelong resident of the Methow Valley and a Veteran of the Korean War with the U.S. Navy. He earned a purple heart while serving his nation. He was a man who would ...

Robert H. Funston

Robert Howard Funston, 90, of East Wenatchee, WA, passed away on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. He was born in Iola, KS on April 8, 1924, to Herbert and Susan Funston. He worked on the family farm until he enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1943. Upon his honorable discharge in the winter of 1946, he returned to the family farm in Iola, KS. It was there he married Helen Wolf on April 12, 1948. He began his career as an Ironworker in Wenatchee in 1954, and retired after 30 years. ...

Jean B. Vaughn

Jean B. Vaughn was born on February 7, 1923, in Wenatchee, WA, to John Boyle and Marie Weythman, and passed away peacefully in Des Moines, WA on July 10, 2014. Jean was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Jean was married to James "Jim" Frederick Vaughn on October 25, 1941. They were married for 69 years.

Gerald H. “Jerry” Morton

Jerry Morton, 82 years old, a longtime resident of Chelan, WA, community advocate and businessman, went home to our Lord June 24, 2014. On Monday, June 23, 2014, Jerry and a friend were working on starting a dump truck and he was critically burned. Jerry was taken to the Lake Chelan Community Hospital, and then transported to Harborview in Seattle. The Lord mercifully took him home early Tuesday morning, in the presence of his family.

Robert L. Collins

Robert L. Collins, 81, of Pasco and formerly of East Wenatchee, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

John Robert Wilmoth

John Robert Wilmoth, 81, of Wenatchee, died Friday, July 25, 2014.