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Elvin “Doyle” Weatherford

Elvin "Doyle" Weatherford was called home to be with the Lord on August 27, 2014, with his family present at his bedside. He was born in Arkansas on February 16, 1926, to James and Willie Weatherford. He was drafted into the Army in 1946-47. In the early 50's, the whole family migrated to Wenatchee for work. He started working at Hannah Mining until his retirement in 1991. He met and married the love of his life, Wanda Moody on June 7, 1958. Doyle enjoyed doing yard work. Upon his retirement, ...

Joseph Lee “Joe” Hodgson

Joseph Lee Hodgson, 68, died at home on August 29, 2014. Born to Floyd and Mabel (Johnson) Hodgson on June 16, 1946, at Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Pasco, WA, Joe lived his childhood camping, fishing and hunting with his family. He attended Kennewick High School, where he played varsity football and baseball. At age 14, he joined the workforce, employed by Mayfair Markets. He became a manager at the age of 19, traveling to troubleshoot store operations in other locations.

Retha (Collins) Petty

Our beloved Retha slipped away from us on August 24, 2014. Retha Ann Collins was born October 30, 1952, in St. Louis, MO to Billy Collins and Mandy Beshears. She grew up at Rock Island, WA with her brothers, Wayne and Bobby, and sister, Mary. She married her best friend, Don Petty, in June 1996, and they lived in East Wenatchee, WA. Those who knew her could describe Retha in three words: heart of gold.

Ken C. Brumbaugh

Ken C. Brumbaugh, 88, of East Wenatchee, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014.

Helen J. Franks

Helen J. Franks, 97, of East Wenatchee, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014.

Phyllis Ebel

Phyllis Ebel, 85, of Moses Lake, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2014.

Michael T. Fleming

Michael T. Fleming went to be with the Lord on August 27, 2014, after a long and courageous battle with Huntington's disease. Mike was born on April 10, 1967, to Garleon and Beverly Fleming of Wenatchee, WA. He attended Washington and Columbia Elementary, Pioneer Jr. High, and Wenatchee High School. During his youth, Mike enjoyed a variety of sports and hobbies, including baseball, soccer, and tennis. Mike also enjoyed being part of many musical theatre productions at Wenatchee High School and also sang in various choirs, including WHS Chamber Singers.

Keith B. Duke

Keith B. Duke was born in Okanogan, WA on January 2, 1936, and passed away at his home on August 26, 2014, at the age of 78, with his loving family by his side after a courageous two year battle with leukemia (AML). His parents were Clarice L. and James M. Duke of Okanogan. Keith graduated from Okanogan High School in 1955, and dated Myrna L. Moore from their rival Omak High School during his senior year. He worked at Columbia Concrete in Okanogan until he was drafted in the ...

Kay Wilson

Kay Wilson was born December 16, 1916, in Yakima, WA to George and Amelia Lambson. She died August 17, 2014, at her home in Lacey, WA. Kay lived in Wenatchee, WA for 80 years. She married her high school sweetheart, Woodie Wilson, on December 31, 1938. She prided herself in being secretary at Lewis and Clark elementary school. Then she moved to the Wenatchee District office and retired from there after many years of service.

Lucille P. (Wald) Ferderer

Beloved wife, mother, sister and "grama," Lucille P. Ferderer, 79, a resident of Leavenworth, WA for 26 years, joined her son, Gary, in heaven Monday evening, August 25, 2014, after a two-year battle with lung cancer. Her family was by her side during her last days, sharing stories, laughter, and tears.

Sandy Leah (Draper) Tripp Younkin

Sandy Leah (Draper) Tripp Younkin passed away peacefully on August 27, 2014, at Avalon Adult Care Home in East Wenatchee, WA, following a short illness. Sandy was born in Provo, UT to Zira and Elsie Draper on June 23, 1930. She was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters; four brothers; one daughter, Elsie "Fay" Johnson; and one grandson, David Johnson.

Kenneth Clark Brumbaugh

Kenneth Clark Brumbaugh passed away Friday, August 29, 2014 at Bonaventure Assisted Living in East Wenatchee. He was born November 17, 1925 and raised in the Methow Valley. At age 16 he joined the Navy, serving four years prior to discharge. He married Hazel Vay Clapp in 1946. They had two children, Harvey and Diana. He was a self employed carpenter, building many homes in the Wenatchee area. He was an avid golfer and he loved to fish and hunt. He was a member of the American Legion in Wenatchee.

Sandra K. “Sandy” Oakes

Sandra K. "Sandy" Oakes, 67, a longtime Wenatchee Valley resident, joined her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, after her brief, courageous battle with cancer. After her parents moved from Albion, NE, she was born on October 21, 1946, the youngest of 11 children, in Wenatchee, WA. She attended Wenatchee Schools and graduated from Wenatchee High School in 1964.

Haven Eric Buob

Haven Eric Buob, 84, a third generation wheat farmer, finished his earthly life and went to be with the Lord on August 25, 2014. The youngest of five children, he was born on March 22, 1930, in Coulee City, WA to John William and Ethel Mary (McReynolds) Buob.

Benjamin Barth “Ben” Graf

Ben was born on September 3, 1930, to Karl and Anna Graf in Pittsburgh, PA and passed away on August 26, 2014, at the age of 83, in East Wenatchee, WA. When Ben was 17, the family moved to Selah, WA, where he graduated from high school. Ben obtained his AA degree at Yakima Valley Jr. College and then his Bachelor's at University of Wyoming on a baseball scholarship. It was during a baseball game, where he was pitching, that he caught the eye of Martha. He recruited her for ...

Phyllis Jeane Morden

Phyllis Jeane Morden went to be with the Lord on July 20, 2014, in Arlington, WA; she was 76 years old. She was born on July 12, 1938, to Jessie Isabelle (Scott) and George E. Whited in Joplin, MO. She married and lived in Washington State with her family for the majority of her life. She will be remembered for her great spirit and courage, amongst many other things. She was very loved and will truly be missed.

Raymond Bruce Braley

Raymond Bruce Braley, 85, of East Wenatchee, WA, died Saturday August 23, 2014, at his home in East Wenatchee, WA. He was born on February 20, 1929, in Harmony, ME to William and Lena Braley. Ray lived most of his life in the Wenatchee area, but missed the beauty of his childhood home in Maine, especially in the fall. He joined the Army in 1949 and served his country proudly during the Korean War. Ray retired from Alcoa after 31 years in 1984.