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Josephine Louise Hope

Jo L. Hope passed away April 18, 2015, at the home of her youngest daughter in Poway, CA. She was born January 14, 1930, at her parents' home in Charlo, Lake County, MT on a cold, wintry day. Her parents were Olie and Gertrude Johnson of Ronan, MT. She joined a 16 month old sister, Geraldine Marie. No other children were born into this family.

George Howton

George Howton passed away on April 15, 2015, in Quilcene, WA. George was born August 18, 1944, in Arlington, WA. He lived in East Wenatchee until he graduated and went into the Army, where he served four years. He enjoyed trying to out-fish his brothers and was always wanting to catch the biggest fish. He loved panning for gold, rock hounding and photography.

Edward J. “Ed” Rudloff

Edwin J. "Ed" Rudloff died Sunday, April 19, 2015, from a brain hemorrhage, in Wenatchee, WA, where he and his wife, Judy have lived for the past eight years. Ed was born on July 11, 1930, in Sibley, IA and lived most of his life in the Seattle area. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He loved flying and was a private pilot. Ed had a successful career as a civil engineer and retired in 1997 to travel.

Virginia Elsie Pare Oestreich

Virginia (Gini) Oestreich, 78, passed away in her home in East Wenatchee on November 5, 2014. She was born in Peshtigo, WI, on March 12, 1936, to Arthur and Ruth Geyer Pare. Virginia developed her love of travel and the outdoors during her childhood, accompanying her family as her father's job took them through 16 northwestern states and Canada by the time she entered high school.

Wanda Ruth (Ball) Edwards

Wanda, the youngest of five children, was born on Badger Mountain in 1921. Her parents, Eli and Estelle Ball, were pioneers on Badger Mountain before Washington became a state. Eli was a wheat farmer. When the depression came, Eli, like many others, was overextended and couldn't buy seed wheat. The family moved to Wenatchee.

Carol L. Gross

Carol L. Gross, longtime Bridgeport, WA area resident, passed away November 17, 2014, in Cheney, WA, at the age of 95. A Graveside Committal Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, 2015, at the Bridgeport Cemetery, located at 15th and Fiske Avenue. A reception will follow at the Bridgeport Foursquare Community Church, 1300 Foster Avenue. Arrangements by Cheney Funeral Chapel, Cheney, WA.

Elizabeth Mae Tyler (Klingenberg, Kundert)

Elizabeth Mae Tyler passed away on April 20, 2015, at the age of 81 after a courageous battle with CMML. (Chronic Myeloid Leukemia). Elizabeth was born on Valentine's Day, 1934, in Vancouver, WA., to William Franklin and Mary Marie (Hazzard) Tyler. Soon to be followed by sister, Evelyn and six and a half years later, sister, Wilma.

Jack Pipkin

We do not need a special day to bring you to our minds. The days we do not think of you are very hard to find. Each morning when we awake, we know that you are gone. And no one knows the heartache as we try to carry on. Our hearts still ache with sadness and secret tears still flow. What it meant to lose you, no one will ever know...

Cora Faulkner

Cora Faulkner, 85, of Wenatchee, died Thursday, April 23, 2015.

Jack William Malstead

Jack William Malstead died peacefully at age 70 on Monday, April 13, 2015. He was born in Fremont, NE and is survived by his family, including his wife, Rochelle Malstead; his brothers, Jeff Malstead (Luz Elena) and Roger Malstead (Yvonne); children, Cassie Jones (Chris), Allison Malstead, Christopher Malstead (William Griswold), Timothy Malstead, and John Pahle (Kelly); and grandson, Jack Pahle...

Sony P. Johnson

Sony P. Johnson, 70, of East Wenatchee, died Monday, April 13, 2015.

Eilene Starzman

Eilene Starzman, 83, of Belfair and formerly of Grand Coulee, died Sunday, April 19, 2015.

Stacy Hamilton

Stacy passed away peacefully into the arms of her Lord and Savior on April 18, 2015, at her home in East Wenatchee. Stacy was born to William and Minnie Wells in Kentucky.

James Richard “Jim” Allen

James Richard "Jim" Allen passed away in his home on April 19, 2015. Jim was born on January 23, 1922, to Jack and Lois Allen at his home in Phoenix, OR. He attended school in Medford, OR and chose the baking industry for his career. He married Pauline Jacobs in 1941, and entered the Navy in 1942 until 1945, proudly serving as a baker on the USS White during his service with the military. When the war was over, Jim returned to Medford area again and owned two bakeries, one ...

Betty Jean (Bortz) Fitzpatrick

Betty Jean (Bortz) Fitzpatrick, 89, of Entiat, WA, passed away in the physical form on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at 3:30 in the afternoon at Colonial Vista Assisted Living; she was a very spiritual woman and will be joining her Heavenly Father and her beloved family who went before her. She was born Betty Jean Wood on March 6, 1926, to Myrtle and James Wood in Sultan, WA. She married John Allen Bortz on March 6, 1946, in Sultan. They then moved to Entiat, WA after living in the Tri ...

Gloria M. Potter

Gloria (Dutro) Potter was born June 2, 1932, the second daughter of George and Alta Dutro of Karval, CO. Her first five years of school were at Prairie Grove, a one-room schoolhouse of eight grades, ten miles east of Karval. Her sixth year was in Karval when the schools consolidated. She then spent her remaining school years at Hugo Public School. In 1949, she met and married Bob Williams of Cashmere, WA. Children born to this union were Nick, Vicki, Peggy, Becky and Wendy. The family lived in Wenatchee, WA, ...