Fred S. Evertsbusch, age 94, of Spokane, WA, passed away Friday, November 29, 2013, at home, with his daughter, Pat, by his side. Fred was born in Pateros, WA on January 31, 1919, to Frederick “Doc” Evertsbusch and Hazel (Starr) Evertsbusch. After his marriage to Margaret (Welborn) in 1942, Fred served with distinction in WWII as a bombardier for the Army Air Corps and retired from the U.S. Air Force Reserve after 26 years of service.
Ralph Gargano, 90, of Longview, WA and formerly of Wenatchee, WA, died on December 4, 2013. Ralph was born to Oriozio and Lucy Gargano in Spokane, WA. He worked as a shoe repairman and shoemaker for many years, working in the Wenatchee Valley at Neal's Shoes. Ralph was an expert at specialty shoes, even remaking shoes for the disabled and performers in Las Vegas, where he lived and worked for many years.
The Gathering to Celebrate Berniece's Life will be held on December 14, 2013 at the Dryden Community Center from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. The family asks that you jot down your special memories for our keepsake album, or just bring your favorite memories to share. In lieu of flowers those wishing to make a donation, please do so in Berniece's memory to their favorite charity.
Homer R. Wolfe, longtime resident of Wenatchee, WA, died November 26, 2013, at Central Washington Hospital, following a brief illness. He was born November 25, 1916, at Wilbur, WA to Arthur R. and Blanche F. Wolfe. He grew up on a wheat farm, attended Wilbur High School and received his higher education at Whitworth College and Washington State College, earning a degree in Agricultural Entomology. At Whitworth he lettered in baseball and tennis. Prior to World War II, he was employed as an Entomologist with the U.S.D.A., supervising Pear Psylla ...
Our Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother, Loydale "Dell" Treat, has gone to Heaven on December 5, 2013. Our "GG" was 87 years old and was residing at Young at Heart Adult Family Home when she succumbed to pneumonia and dementia. She was born in Prague, OK in 1926, to Henry and Ethel Trammel. Loydale was the fifth of eight children born in the same small farmhouse on 160 acres of corn and peanuts.
Louise May Kirschner, 89, of Wenatchee, WA, passed away on Wednesday morning, December 4, 2013, peacefully with her daughter at her side. She was born in Helena, MT, on May 4, 1924, to Robert and Eva (Beaupre) Flynn. After living in Montana for a number of years, the Flynn family moved to Leavenworth, WA. In Wenatchee, Louise secured full time employment as a young adult. On weekends, she would attend area social events with her friends. At one of them, she met her future husband, a local orchardist.
Wallace Leonard (Wally) Hahn was born to Leonard and Tillie Hahn in Tacoma, WA June 9, 1928 and passed into God's loving hands at home Wednesday, December 4, 2013. Wally attended school in Tacoma through the ninth grade. After the family purchase of an apple orchard in Manson, he moved with the family in 1943. He graduated from Chelan High School in 1946 and enlisted in the Army that fall.
Elmer H. Planetz, lifelong resident of Waterville, passed away suddenly on November 12, 2013. He was 85. Elmer was born in a small farm house near Waterville and spent his early years milking cows as part of the family business, "Planetz Dairy". He graduated from Waterville High School and began working at Waterville Auto Co. before joining the Navy in 1950. Elmer was a machinist's mate serving on two ships based in the Pacific during the Korean conflict. During this time, he married Zoe Anderson and for a period of ...
Gordon Benjamin Beadell of Bridgeport, died tragically at the age of 81 on November 11, 2013. He grew up on his grandfather's (Arch Fuller) homestead just above the school in Pateros and was a student there. Many of his classmates still remember Gordon "galloping" down the bank to school, making it just before the last bell rang. His adventurous life had many ups and downs, but his favorite time was his "Mountain Man" era and panning for gold in the Mazama area.
Though your smile is gone forever, and your hand we can not touch, we still have many memories of the one we loved so much. Your memory is our keepsake, with which we'll never part. God has you in his keeping, we have you in our hearts.
Dr. Melvin James Drescher, 90, of East Wenatchee, WA, passed away on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Lincoln, NE on November 1, 1923 to Melvin and Mary Belle (Greene) Drescher and moved to Olympia, WA in 1927. After graduating from Olympia High School in 1942, he attended several colleges in the V-12 Navy College Training Program and served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. On August 4, 1946, Melvin married Marijo Loudin
A lifelong resident of the Wenatchee Valley, Jacquie passed away on November 30, 2013. She was born at St. Anthony's Hospital, October 23, 1946, to Barbara and Jack Kane. Jacquie attended Wenatchee High School and Wenatchee Valley Community College. She graduated, Cum Laude, in 1970, from Seattle Pacific University, with dual degrees in History and Political Science. She was a committed volunteer her whole life and worked for various organizations in the Wenatchee area.
Ronald Divers Watson, 80 of Manson, WA, died November 23, 2013, after a year of poor health. Ron started life in Everett, WA. In his youth, he delivered papers for the Seattle Post Intelligencer. During His spare time, he learned to swim in the Everett dock area and also became an excellent young baseball player. Ron served in the United States Air Force in Europe. Upon his discharge, Ron, with his brother, Richard, went to work for Scott Paper Company on tugboats. Later, he worked in various fisheries on the ...