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.
Max Goodman was finally called home by the Lord and entered into heaven on September 19, 2014. He passed away peacefully at Colonial Vista, after suffering more than six years from the difficult and terrible effects of Alzheimer's Disease. He was born on February 10, 1924, in Milton-Freewater, OR and the family moved to Wenatchee in 1932, where he lived until his death. He graduated from Wenatchee High School in 1943, and married Gladys "Skip" Fox on March 21, 1943, and had three children, Carol, Judy and David.
Matthew Griffith, 44 years old, passed away on September 18, 2014, at his home in Covington, WA, surrounded by family, after losing his courageous battle with cancer. Matt was the youngest of three children born to Jim and Ruth Griffith on June 16, 1970, in Chelan, WA. He attended Manson Schools from Kindergarten to 12th grade. Matt was a good student who participated in extra curricular activities, including FFA, band, baseball, football, and managing the basketball team.
On September 15, 2014, the Lord suddenly took Marc Davelaar home. He was born May 24, 1954, in Ephrata, WA to George and Lois Davelaar. The family moved to Pateros, WA, lived there for several years and then moved to Twisp, WA. He graduated from Twisp High School and attended Wenatchee Valley College, where he graduated with an AA degree. He returned to the Methow Valley and worked at the family auto parts store and eventually opened his auto repair shop. Sometime later, he worked for the Tice Ranch and ...
Orlen Duiane "Bud" Wannschaff, 79, resided in Cashmere, WA since 1958. Bud went home to be with the Lord on September 16, 2014, at home, surrounded by family and friends. He was born on September 26, 1934, in Gillette, WY to Jean and Elinor Wannschaff. At the age of 16, he went into the Navy. He served as a Mount Captain aboard the U.S.S. Eversole D.D. 789. His first combat duty was at Wonson Harbor, Korea.
Edna Lucille Taylor, of Okanogan, WA, passed away on September 19, 2014, at the age of 61, at home with her husband of 33 years by her side. Edna was born in Puyallup, WA on December 12, 1952, to Alferd Oliver and Lucille Knowles. On August 15, 1981, she married William A. Taylor and they combined their two families to form one big clan that consists of 11 children. In 1987, Edna and Bill moved from Leavenworth, WA to Okanogan, WA and she started working at The Caribou.
Marie Antonette "Nettie" Hannum, age 95, passed away September 14, 2014, in Spokane Valley, WA. She was born August 8, 1919, in Dupree, SD to John Anton and Josephine (Docekal) Pop. She graduated from Dupree High School in 1937. She was working as a telephone switchboard operator when she met and was married to H.C. Hannum in 1938. They moved to Washington State in 1942 and to Bridgeport/Brewster, WA in 1950, where they raised their five children.
Gordon A. Jackson, 51, of Moses Lake, WA and formerly of Wenatchee, WA, was welcomed into the great beyond by his son, Brandon Lee Jackson, on July 18, 2014. Gordon had a long session of brain cancer, undergoing surgeries and all the chemo treatments that were available for him. He was born March 7, 1963, to Gerald "Jerry" and Doris (Noltensmeyer) Jackson at St. Anthony's Hospital in Wenatchee.
At age 80, Al passed peacefully on September 12, 2014, at home. He was born to George and Juanita Johnson in Madison, SD. He was raised in Wenatchee, WA. Al was a Vietnam Veteran and had been stationed in multiple cities throughout the U.S. He was a member of Combat Veterans International, Chapter 2 in Wenatchee. He loved riding, but most of all he loved his Harley.
On September 18, 2014, Donald Edward Harris, born July 10, 1927 in Leavenworth, WA to Earl E. and Janet (Fisher) Harris, lost his three month battle with cancer. At the age of two, Don moved to the Okanogan area, where he had been a resident for over 85 years. He graduated from Okanogan High School in 1945, joined the U.S. Navy and, upon his return, became a millwright at Wagner Lumber Company in Twisp and retired from Biles Coleman/Crown Zellerbach Lumber Company in Omak in 1989.
Pamela Lee Bromiley, 57, passed away September 13, 2014, surrounded by family and friends, after a brief battle with brain cancer. She was born July 3, 1957, to Stanley "Pete" and Betty Bromiley in Wenatchee, WA. She attended schools in Wenatchee, graduating from Wenatchee High School in 1975. She then enrolled in the Wenatchee Hair Academy. Upon graduation, she moved to Renton, WA, where she worked for the Regis Corporation for over 35 years, most recently at HairMasters, where she was employed until her passing.
Dr. Wayne Zook passed away in Gig Harbor, WA on September 9, 2014, at the age of 86. He was born in Cresco, IA, on October 2, 1927, and grew up in Flora, IN. After graduating from high school, he attended Manchester College. While in college, he volunteered for two service trips, taking livestock by ship to war-ravaged Poland, helping to lay the foundation for the non-profit group, Heifer Project. He attended medical school at Indiana University. While there, he married Evelyn Johnson in 1950.
Gone from our presence is a man who was an example of true integrity and honesty. Howard Chamberlin was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, cherished by his family and friends, and a dedicated professional. He was a compassionate man with a gentle soul and touched the lives of those he met.