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William Henry “Billy” Hildebrand

In loving memory of William Henry "Billy" Hildebrand, who passed April 22, 2014. He is survived by his daughter, Kim Hildebrand; son, Cory Hildebrand; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by Christine Gray, who was considered by Bill a daughter and dear friend.
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Service Announcement for Frances Dacie Malott Whitley

Frances was born Malott, WA, settled by her pioneering grandparents. She attended Business College in Seattle and on August 20, 1932, married Francis Floyd Whitley. They lived in Pullman, WA and Las Cruces, NM. They returned to Washington in 1942, where they built a house in East Wenatchee and raised their family. She worked as an apple packer, then at JC Penney Co. and retired in 1976, as secretary from Sterling Jr. High in East Wenatchee.
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LaVern M. Conner

LaVern M. Conner, 88, of Quincy, WA, died on Saturday, April 19, 2014. LaVern was born at home on November 23, 1925, in Burwell NE, the fourth son of nine children. While in high school, he spent his summers doing various jobs around the community to help support the family. He graduated from high school in Burwell, NE in June 1944. Shortly after graduating, LaVern and his family moved to Fruitland, ID to a farm they homesteaded. Four days after arriving, LaVern received his draft notice and had to return ...
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Hazel Lucille (LeDuc) Losnegaard

Hazel Lucille (LeDuc) Losnegaard, 86, died April 5, 2014 in Wenatchee. She was born to Albert and Florence LeDuc and was raised in Chippewa Falls, WI with her brothers, Clifford, Kenny and Robert and sisters, Gladys, Joyce, Bernice, Doris and Pattie. Hazel came to Washington State in 1943, to work at Boeing as a 'Rosie the Riveter' until the War was over in 1945.
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Lora Louise (Gorsage) Galbraith

Lora Louise (Gorsage) Galbraith passed peacefully to be with the Lord on April 20, 2014. Lora was born on October 21, 1929, to Colly H. and Nora Manning Gorsage in Aberdeen, WA. She spent her childhood in Fort Peck, MT and later moved to Placerville, ID. She lived in Placerville for five years, then moved to Washington in 1941. Lora graduated from Wenatchee High School in 1947. She was Princess Orondo in the 1947 Wenatchee Apple Blossom Festival. Her high school sweetheart, Milton Galbraith, drove the float. She and Milton ...
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William R. “Bill” Miller

William R. "Bill" Miller passed away at home, with his family by his side, Friday, April 18, 2014. Bill was born December 11, 1939, in Wenatchee to David R. and Marion (Fallis) Miller. Bill was a lifelong resident of Cashmere, WA, graduating from Cashmere High School in 1958. He married Fanny Lay on September 30, 1961, in Cashmere. Bill served in the U.S. Naval Reserve, receiving his Honorable Discharge in June, 1964. Bill was active in his community, coaching Little League, serving as Cub Master of Pack 1 in the ...

Ralph D. Hagenbuch

Ralph D. Hagenbuch, 80, a 45-year resident of Pateros, died Sunday, April 13, 2014.
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Cora Eileen (MacLean) Picken

Cora Eileen (MacLean) Picken passed away in her home Friday, April 18, 2014, just seven days shy of her 90th birthday. She was born April 25, 1924, to John and Ella MacLean in Tonasket, WA. Her parents had immigrated from Nova Scotia to operate a creamery in Tonasket. Cora completed her first five grades of school in Enterprise, WA, then attended school in Tonasket. She always remembered how happy her family was to finally have electricity and running water when they relocated to town!
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Gerald Duane Wheeler

Gerald Duane Wheeler, 81, a lifelong Wenatchee, WA resident, passed away on Saturday, April 19, 2014, at the Western Saddlerock Assisted Living facility in Wenatchee, following an extended illness. He was born on April 27, 1932, in Wenatchee to the late Clyde and Marguarite (Jones) Wheeler. He was raised in Wenatchee, attending Lincoln Elementary, HB Ellison Junior High and Wenatchee High School. He entered the U.S. Army following high school and served in Korea, on the front lines. He returned to Wenatchee after his honorable discharge. He met Joyce A. ...

Lora Louise Galbraith

Lora Louise Galbraith, 84, a 72-year resident of Wenatchee, died Sunday, April 20, 2014.

Gerald Duane Wheeler

Gerald Duane Wheeler, 81, a lifelong resident of Wenatchee, died Saturday, April 19, 2014.

Virginia ‘Ginny’ L. Stitt

A memorial service for Virginia “Ginny” L. Stitt, whose obituary was printed in the March 5 edition of The Wenatchee World, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at 1505 Easy St., in Wenatchee.

Cora M. Picken

Cora M. Picken, 89, a 48-year resident of Manson, died Friday, April 18, 2014.

F. L. Harold Manley

F. L. Harold Manley, 88, a lifetime resident of Wenatchee, died Saturday, April 19, 2014.

Ronald Gene Lyman

A graveside service with military honors for Ronald Gene Lyman, whose obituary was printed in the November 10, 2013, edition of The Wenatchee World, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Entiat Cemetery.