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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!

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.

William R. ‘Bill’ Miller

William R. “Bill” Miller, 74, a lifelong resident of Cashmere, died Friday, April 18, 2014.

Mary ‘Belinda’ McKibben

Mary “Belinda” McKibben, 63, a 40-year resident of Wenatchee, died Sunday, April 20, 2014.

William ‘Bill’ Marshall

William “Bill” Marshall, 71, a one-year resident of Malaga, died Sunday, April 20, 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.

Thomson James JoeDean McGill

Thomson Mcgill, 78, passed away on March 25, 2014. He was born in the Smoky Mountains, on the border of Kentucky and Tennessee. He was half Native American and was always proud of his Cherokee heritage.

Leroy Christian “Lee” Birrenkott

Leroy Christian "Lee" Birrenkott, 89, passed away peacefully at home on February 23, 2014. He was born in Beulah, ND, to Pauline and Christian Birrenkott on February 11, 1925. Lee and his family moved to Washington State in May of 1941. He attended Dryden High School as a sophomore and later quit to join the Navy in WWII. Lee served as a gunner on LST 817 in the South Pacific. Among other battles, he participated in the invasion of Okinawa and was in service at Bikini Atoll shortly after the ...

Roberto “Bob” Luna

Roberto Luna, of Quincy, WA, loving husband, brother, father and grandfather, passed away at his home, surrounded by his family on Thursday, April 17, 2014. He was born April 14, 1936, to Julian and Maria (Encina) Luna at Cotulla, TX. He married Petra Flores in 1955. They moved to Quincy in 1964, where Bob worked for Joe Konishi and Ken Adams and later, Thaemert Farms. After retiring from farming, he was passionate about his yard. He was also a fan of the Seattle Mariners, and his hobbies were making chairs ...

Dorthy Jean Talbot

Diagnosed with lung cancer five years ago, Dorthy Talbot never gave up. She never complained, maintaining a brave and cheerful outlook of an optimistic future - even through radiation and chemotherapy treatments, X-rays, hospitalizations and pain. On April 16, 2014, she went home to be with the Lord. Dorthy spent her 78 years on Earth living in various places. She was born in Wapato, WA to George and Madelene Davis. Dorthy was 11 when sister, Margie, joined the family. After high school, Dorthy became a beautician and married a barber, ...

Virginia Lee “Jennie” Pitts

Virginia Lee "Jennie" Pitts passed peacefully to her Lord on April 11, 2014. Jennie was born to Hugh and Marie Boucher on August 16, 1926, in Monett, MO. She spent her childhood years in Granby, MO, where she met and married the love of her life, Robert E. Pitts. They were married on September 11, 1944, while Robert was serving in the military. After the War, they attended college for a few years, then moved to Ellensburg, WA. They owned several businesses in Ellensburg and started their family there.

Diane W. Schroeder

Diane Wilson Schroeder was promoted to glory April 17, 2014, in Wenatchee, WA. She met the challenge of cancer with faith and determination. Born Patricia Diane Gose on January 12, 1929, in Mount Vernon, WA, she was the only daughter of Earle and Dorothy Gose. She lived in various towns in Northwestern Washington and graduated from Burlington-Edison High School in 1947. She worked as a dental assistant and office receptionist in Burlington, WA, where she met her husband. She married Walter Abbott Schroeder on January 16, 1949, at the Schroeder ...

Harold Odean “Whitey” Evenhus

Harold "Whitey" Evenhus, 87, a longtime Rock Island, WA resident and former Mayor, passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Blossom Valley Assisted Living in Wenatchee. He was born on February 24, 1927, the eldest of eight in Fargo, ND to the late Casper and Olaug (Holl) Evenhus. He was raised on a farm and educated in the small towns of Benson County, North Dakota. In January 1948, he married Jane Spidahl in Fargo, ND, making their first home in Devils Lake, ND. Together they raised four children, Stan, ...