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Pastor James Newman

James Newman passed away after a long illness on Sunday, March 15, 2015, in Gresham, OR. He pastored First Baptist Church in Wenatchee, WA in the late 60s and 70s.

Gordon Fredrick Miller

Gordon Fredrick Miller died November 18, 2014, at Mountain Meadows Assisted Living in Leavenworth, WA, surrounded by family and friends. He was born January 3, 1941, in Wenatchee, WA, to Fred and Mollie Miller. He grew up in Dryden, WA, attended grade school in Dryden and graduated from Peshastin-Dryden High School in 1959. He attended the First Congregational Church of Dryden as a youth and completed Catechism to become a church member. Gordon attended Wenatchee Valley College and Central Washington University, graduating with a teaching degree in Industrial Arts/Psychology in ...

Thomas J Davidson, Jr.

Thomas J "Tom" Davidson, Jr., 79, of Plummer, ID, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Tom was born December 1, 1935, in Monterey Park, CA, a suburb of Los Angeles. He was the second child of Thomas J. and Thelma Jean Davidson. Tom became a member of the Westchester Covenant Presbyterian Church at the age of 16. He was serious about serving the Lord and wanted to be a missionary. The missionaries he spoke with told him to get an education, so he could teach others in foreign lands how ...

Barbara (Coffman) Gibbons

Barbara (Coffman) Gibbons, 81, died March 6, 2015, in her home of 48 years, surrounded by her loving family. Barbara and family moved to Wenatchee in July 1963, when her husband, Dr. Gerald "Jerry" Gibbons joined the Wenatchee Valley Clinic as their 18th physician. Barbara was born April 2, 1933, to Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence E. Coffman Jr. in Oklahoma City, OK. Her father's career as an executive with Sears Roebuck & Co. required them to live in numerous locations around the United States and Canada.

Frances Marguerite “Peggy” Stremke

Frances Marguerite "Peggy" (Hargreaves) Stremke, 88, surrounded by family, peacefully went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Jesus needed another angel. She was born August 1, 1926, to Frank and Carmen (Peters) Hargreaves in Milwaukee, WI. Peggy married the love of her life, Robert "Bob" Alfred Stremke on New Years Eve, December 31, 1942, at Fort Lewis, WA, while Bob was serving in the Armed Forces during World War II. When he was shipped out, she worked in a war plant, polishing lenses for the bombardiers.

Francis L. “Frank” Smith

Francis Lee "Frank" Smith went to sleep and woke up in the arms of Jesus on February 26, 2015, in Wenatchee, WA. He was born August 12, 1917, in Fall River, KS, to Charley and Ethel Mae Smith. The family moved to Entiat, WA in 1937. Then Frank moved to Wenatchee about 1950, where he worked at various jobs, including as a checker at Safeway, and then working at Keyes Fiber until his retirement in 1983. He enjoyed working, and it was an adjustment for him to retire. He did ...

Jack Edwin Jones

Jack Edwin Jones, 73, was born July 15, 1941, in Twin Falls, ID to Wilbur E. and Millie Foster Jones. He was the middle child, with two older sisters and two younger brothers. The Jones Family, hearing of opportunity in the Columbia Basin, relocated to Quincy, WA in 1954. Jack participated in many school activities, in addition to assisting his family on the new farm. He graduated from Quincy High School in 1959. Jack subsequently attended school in Yakima, WA, before returning home to the family farm.

Wade Austin Hodge

Wade Austin Hodge, 2 months, of Wenatchee, died Tuesday, March 17, 2015.

Ann L. Moll

Ann L. Moll, 80, of East Wenatchee, died Thursday, March 19, 2015.

Dwight David Holcomb

Dwight David Holcomb, 62, of Brewster and formerly of Wenatchee, died Wednesday, March 18, 2015.

Walter Robert “Butch” Waters

God lifts us up, so we can lift each other up... Walter Robert "Butch" Waters, 76, was born to Cleo Marion "Whitey" and Mary Margaret (Burns) Waters on November 2, 1938. Born and raised in Leavenworth, WA, he grew up hunting and fishing in the surrounding mountains, rivers and lakes that he loved. Favorite childhood pastimes were skiing, hiking, camping, swimming, throwing mud balls at the river and getting into mischief with his cousins, Fred Stebbins and Brian Kelly.

Bethany Motzkus-Lopez

Bethany Motzkus-Lopez, 29, went home to be with the Lord on March 14, 2015, of unknown circumstances at her home. She was a devoted wife and the mother of two precious little children. She will be sorely missed. Born January 30, 1986, to Jim and Becky Motzkus, Bethany eventually grew up in Quincy, WA on her grandparents' farm and came to love all kinds of animals, motorcycles, sports cars, music, and dancing.

Vivian Rosalie (Reinke) Meyer

Vivian Rosalie (Reinke) Meyer, 89, a longtime resident of Quincy, WA, peacefully journeyed to her heavenly home on Saturday, March 14, 2015. Vivian was born to Ernest and Ella Reinke on March 12, 1926, in Buhl, ID. She married Irwin Louis Meyer on February 10, 1946, in Buhl, ID, where they farmed for five years before moving to Quincy the spring of 1955.

Theodore L. “Ted” Feil

Theodore L. "Ted" Feil, 90, passed away at home in Chelan, WA on Saturday, March 14, 2015. He was born October 23, 1924, to J. Joseph and Theresa Feil on their farm in Grandview, WA, the fifth child of seven. They lived on the farm, learning the value of the church community by helping the other families of the area with their farm crops until 1934, when they moved into town. It was during this time of his life, that he met his future wife, Helen Robert. She was sitting ...

John Scott Hedges

John Scott Hedges, 67, died March 3, 2015, in Coeur d'Alene, ID. He was born July 10, 1947, in Seattle, WA to Hugh Scott and Iola (Anderson Rush) Hedges. The family moved to Wenatchee in 1954. John graduated from Wenatchee High School in 1965, and from the University of Washington (cum laude) in 1969. In 1971, he went to work for the Chelan County PUD, retiring in 2001.