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June M. Anderson

June M. Anderson, 94, of Wenatchee, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014.

E. Roy Curtis

E. Roy Curtis, 87, of Tonasket, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014.

Lorna Wiley

Lorna Wiley, 94, of East Wenatchee, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014.

Arlene Thompson

Arlene Thompson, 74, of Brewster and formerly of Wenatchee, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014.

Leah M. Swindell

Leah M. Swindell, 79, of Wenatchee, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2014.

Ralph R. Morse

Ralph R. Morse, 77, of Wenatchee, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2014.

Ronald Ray Appling

Ronald Ray Appling, 48, of Sand Point, Alaska and formerly of Yakima and Quincy, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014.

Richard W. “Fig” Ferguson

Richard W. "Fig" Ferguson, age 81, passed away at home on October 25, 2014. He was born November 14, 1932, to George and Carrie (Holbrook) Ferguson in East Wenatchee, WA. He graduated from Wenatchee High School in 1951, and went to work at Yerxa's Floral after graduation. In 1952, he started working at Alcoa, worked his way up to a supervisor, and was later assigned to work in South Carolina, Brazil and Australia until his retirement after 40 years. He married Mildred Koentopp in 1952, and had two daughters; they ...

Leah Mae Swindell

Leah Mae Swindell, age 79, died of cancer Friday, October 24, 2014, at Central Washington Hospital, where she was surrounded and comforted by her loving husband and family. Her grandchildren played and sang her favorite songs to her as she passed gently into heaven. Born May 29, 1935, in Gooding, ID to Jay and Louise Jones, she was one of nine children. Her family relocated to Wenatchee in 1951, as her father found work at Rocky Reach Dam. Leah fell in love and married Richard C. Swindell on July 6, ...

Peter Michael Leslie

Peter Michael Leslie was born in Seattle, WA on March 30, 1938. Following a valiant and prolonged battle with coronary heart disease, he was graced in God's presence on October 20, 2014. Peter was a deeply religious man. Before his death, he expressed his faith many times, and that he would be at peace when resting in God's arms.

Ralph Ray Morse

Ralph Ray Morse, the first born child of Velma and Ivan (Dale) Morse of Manson, WA, passed away in Wenatchee, WA, his home for the last 50 years, on October 24, 2014. Born in Wenatchee on April 21, 1937, Ralph attended public schools in Manson, graduating with the class of 1956, and later attending Whitworth College in Spokane, WA. Summers and vacation time were spent working on the family apple orchard and cattle ranch with his parents.

Izik Rafael Garcia

Our loving son, father, grandson, nephew, cousin and dear friend went to be with the Lord on October 21, 2014. He was born on May 19, 1992, in Wenatchee, WA, to Rafael and Rosy Garcia. Our Izik was a fun-loving, outgoing person his entire life. He loved camping and soccer. He was a #1 Seattle Seahawks fan, but his passion to our "Rager Garcia", known by all his dear friends, was "DUB STEP" music, which he dearly loved.

Raymond L. MacKnight

Raymond L. MacKnight, 82, passed away October 20, 2014, in Wenatchee, WA. He was born August 22, 1932, to Willard and Caroline MacKnight in Philadelphia, PA. Raymond married Cecilia A. Sharpe (Murphy) on December 26, 1957. They lived most of their married lives in Lynnwood, WA, where they raised their two children.

Douglas Michael “Doug” Malsch

Douglas Michael "Doug" Malsch, of Yakima, WA, Age 51, died July 4, 2014 in Yakima. Born November 8, 1962 in Clarkston, WA to David Alvan Malsch and (Mary) Margaret Burgoyne "Mitzi" Malsch. Douglas grew up in Yakima, attending Terrace Heights Elementary. The family moved to Wenatchee when Douglas was 12. He attended Washington Elementary, Orchard Junior High School and Wenatchee High School.

Michael Lewis Williams

Mike Williams - beloved husband, father, son and brother - died at home in Ellensburg, WA on September 24, 2014, after a short illness. Mike loved to say, "You're born, you suffer, you die." While Mike's suffering was short, his life was long and full, and he was surrounded and comforted by members of his family at the end. Michael Lewis Williams was born in Denver, CO to Jacquie and William "Bill" Williams and lived his early years in San Diego, CA. He and Deborah Lynn Corey married in 1981, ...

Jack Alexander Smith

Jack Alexander Smith, also lovingly known as Jackaroo, quietly passed away on Sunday Oct. 12, 2014, following complications after a 16-month battle with Parkinson's disease at Tuscany Adult Family Home in Malaga, WA, where he was surrounded by his loving wife, loving daughter, dear family friends and caring staff. He was born Sept. 25, 1933, in Coxton, KY to Burlin Leon and Lucy Lucille Smith. He was one of nine children and later they moved to Habersham, TN and from there to Peshastin, WA, where he received his education.

Kari Galbraith

Kari Galbraith, 50, of Wenatchee, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014.