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Maurice E. Asmussen

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

Betty Carol (Hylton) Racus

Betty Carol (Hylton) Racus, 86, of Chandler, Ariz., died Thursday, April 10, 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 ...

Leota “Lee” Gilbert

Leota Gilbert passed away April 9, 2014, surrounded by the love of her children. She was born March 30, 1918, in Wynnewood, OK. After completion of the seventh grade, Lee left school to care for her mother and help with the family farm responsibilities. She met and later married Thomas "Bunk" Gilbert on March 12, 1936. Lee and Bunk migrated to and settled in Manson, WA in 1942, where she had resided for the past 72 years. Lee worked in local orchards and packing sheds until starting a career in ...

Judith Kay (Glessner) Esser

Judith Kay (Glessner) Esser, 68, of Mattawa, WA, passed away on April 10, 2014, at home, surrounded by her family and friends. Born November 10, 1945, in Omak to Allan and Mildred Glessner, she was the youngest of three children. Judy was raised on a 900 acre wheat ranch in Mansfield, WA. In 1963, she graduated from Mansfield High School. She attended Central Washington State College from 1963 to 1966, where she met Dennis Esser. They were married on March 19, 1966. After graduation, Judy and Dennis moved to Wenatchee, ...

Robert John Stutesman

Robert John Stutesman was born in Hayward, CA on February 4, 1949, to father, John Junior Stutesman, and mother, Vivian Mae Doner, one of four children. The family later moved to Hoquiam, WA, where Robert later graduated high school and attended junior college before enlisting in the Navy. He served in Vietnam on the repair ship, U.S.S. Jason, as a welder/fabricator/machinist.

Shannon K. (Bailey) Neese

Shannon K. (Bailey) Neese, 59, passed away March 28, 2014, in Arizona, following a sudden illness, with her husband of 39 years, Jerry, at her side. Shannon was born in Wenatchee, WA to Jim and Juanita Bailey on August 26, 1954, where she was raised and attended school. At 21, she met the love of her life and they began an incredible journey together. They traveled extensively before settling in Olympia, WA, where they lived for 35 years, before moving to Arizona. She worked in the restaurant business and construction ...

Love Leaves A Memory

Love Leaves A Memory Kevin Scott Bryant February 7, 1962 ~ April 15, 2004 Russell "Rusty" Hall March 2, 1962 ~ January 9, 2008 Russell "Rusty" Ashbrook May 26, 1962 ~ February 4, 2008

Darrell Dwain Ferguson

Darrell Dwain Ferguson, 95, longtime Omak, WA resident, passed away Monday, April, 7, 2014, in the loving care of his daughter, Diane Kendrick (Jerry) at their residence in Riverside, WA. Darrell was surrounded by family and friends. His loving wife of 73 years, Darlene, passed February 25th of this year; Darrell was heartbroken. His health failed the last two weeks of his life. He had a hospital stay with wonderful doctors and nurses here at Omak. He came to his daughter, Diane and son in-law, Jerry's home to live out ...