Wallace Ross "Wally" Eggleston was born October 6, 1925, to Clarence and Emma Eggleston in Port Orchard, WA. Wally passed away on August 2, 2014, in Wenatchee. At the age of 17, Wally enlisted in the Marine Corps, rising to the rank of Sergeant in aircraft mechanics. During his four years of service, Wally made several "brave and meritorious" flights as a ball turret gunner. He was awarded a flight medal and two gold stars.
Gary Edwards, longtime resident of East Wenatchee, WA, passed away Saturday, September 20, 2014, with his family by his side. Gary was born in Pasco, WA in 1948, to Donald and Dorothy Edwards. He graduated from Wenatchee High School in 1966, and returned to the Valley in the early 70's. He loved his lifelong career as a mortgage officer, working at various banks in the Valley, and helping people purchase their homes.