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Diane W. Schroeder

Diane W. Schroeder, 85, a 17-year resident of the Wenatchee Valley, died Thursday, April 17, 2014.

Marilyn V. Pipkin

Marilyn V. Pipkin, 76, of Wenatchee, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

Roberto Luna

Roberto Lunna, 78, of Quincy, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

Ilene W. Kunish

Ilene W. Kunish, 87, of Wenatchee, died Monday, April 14, 2014.

Maurice E. Asmussen

Maurice E. Asmussen, 90, of Wenatchee and formerly of the lower Methow Valley, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

Evencio Mirafuentes

Evencio Mirafuentes, 63, of the Wenatchee Valley, died Friday, April 11, 2014.

Paula Ray Sarvis

A celebration of life gathering for Paula Ray Sarvis, whose obituary was printed in the March 27, 2014, edition of The Wenatchee World, will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Walla Walla Park, Shelter 1 in Wenatchee.

Virginia ‘Jennie’ Pitts

Virginia “Jennie” Pitts, 87, a longtime resident of East Wenatchee, died Friday, April 11, 2014.

Lucille F. Hurst

Lucille F. Hurst, 97, a longtime resident of East Wenatchee, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

James Robert “Jiggs” Gentry

Born to Rufus and Margaret (Bledsoe) Gentry on August 24, 1921, James Robert "Jiggs" Gentry began his 92-plus-year journey. He was born in Keuterville, ID; his teachers at school were nuns, perhaps accounting for his calm, cooperative disposition. In 1942, at age 20, he left the family farm to join the U.S. Navy, attending boot camp in San Diego, and going to sea on the USS Enterprise CV-6. He was a Radarman First Class. While on the ship, he escaped injury when an attack bomb dropped near him but failed ...

Marcus “Dean” Pearcy

Dean was born on October 29, 1934, to Will and May (Barnes) Pearcy at home, near Mt. Pleasant, AR. He went to his Heavenly home on March 29, 2014, at home. He went into the Army on September 11, 1957, at Fort Chaffee, AR. He was honorably discharged on October 18, 1957. He went to work for Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, MI, testing farm tractors and equipment. He settled in Washington in 1967, working in various orchards, fruit sheds and agriculture. On May 3, 1970, he married Nancy Kuhlmann; ...

Ruth E. (Warwick) Clark

I was born on a farm about five miles from the town of Tekoa, WA. The date of my birth was December 29, 1912. It was a snowy day and the doctor had come to our house in a sleigh pulled by two horses. My aunt, Bertha Birk, who was mother's sister, was the midwife. She lived in Tekoa and was married to Art Birk. She rode out to the farm with the doctor. My sister, Lucile, was born in the same farmhouse on January 27, 1916. My parents were ...

Gertrude “Gertie” (Allen) Snyder

Gertie Snyder lived a very long and interesting life from 1910 to 2014, having ridden in a horse-drawn buggy from Cashmere to Peshastin, to watching a man land on the moon. She was born August 12, 1910, in Gibbon, OK to Lee and Ella Heath Allen. Her family lived on the family wheat ranch in Oklahoma until her father decided to move to Washington State, first to Cashmere in 1915, and later Peshastin, where he operated an apple ranch. Gertie Allen graduated from Peshastin High School in 1929, and married ...