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Frank Horst

A beloved husband and great father, Frank Horst, passed away on Friday, April 10, 2015, at Central Washington Hospital as the result of a massive stroke. Our eternal gratitude goes out to the emergency responders who were able to work a miracle and give his family time to arrive and tell him goodbye...

Dean Karch Weaver, Jr.

Dean Karch Weaver, Jr. passed away peacefully in Leavenworth, WA on May 6, 2015. Dean was born in Beloit, WI on September 4, 1933. His family moved to Chicago, IL and then to Peshastin, WA in 1945. Dean attended Peshastin schools, where he excelled in track and field. He graduated from Peshastin High School in 1951. In 1955, he married his high school sweetheart, Trolene "Toni" Farris. They had three sons, Robert Dean, Greg John, and Darren Lane. The family moved to Leavenworth, WA in 1965...

Norma Katherine (James) Ringsrud

The extended Ringsrud family is saddened by the death of their mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Norma Katherine (James) Ringsrud, on May 13, 2015, and inspired by her life well lived. Norma was born on June 6, 1925, in Loomis, WA and, as a child, played with her brothers on the farm, climbed pine trees, visited the family horse, and completed both first and second grade in one year. As a teenager, she excelled academically and turned her interest to science. She studied at Wenatchee Valley College and transferred to the ...

Nancy Lee Emery

Nancy Lee Emery, age 65, a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and amazing friend, a resident of Peshastin, WA, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Saturday, May 9, 2015, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Raymond, WA in 1949, to Lee and Bertha Harden. Nancy was married to Thomas Emery in 1975, in Hoquiam, WA and they were happily together for 44 years. They moved to the Wenatchee Valley in 1979...

Michael A. Standley

Michael "Mike" Standley passed away on April 30, 2015, in Wenatchee, WA. He was born on March 27, 1944, as the first child of Auburn "Ozzie" Standley and Jeanne Standley of Los Angeles, CA. He attended Gardena High School and obtained his AA degree from Los Angeles Trade Tech. He served two years in the Army during the Vietnam War as a Field Medic. He and his wife, Sharon, moved to Kirkland, WA in 1970. His career included Mobil Oil, BP Oil, and Tosco...

Mary L. (Morrison) Thomsen

Mary L. Morrison Thomsen, of East Wenatchee, WA and formerly of Wenatchee and Quincy, WA, 77 years, died May 8, 2015, after a sudden illness resulting from complications as a result of a heart attack and a serious automobile accident that occurred in 2006...

Audrey J. Lancaster

Audrey J. Lancaster, 88, of East Wenatchee, WA, passed away on May 11, 2015. She was born on July 31, 1926, to the late Peter T. and Dorothy E. (Waterbury) Swager at Carlton, WA. At the time of her birth, Peter Swager was an orchardist in the Methow Valley. For the rest of her life, Audrey was involved in the fruit industry, either as a picker, packer, or wife of a grower...

Sheryl K. Johnson

Sheryl K. Johnson, 55, of Wenatchee, died Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

Lois Alcinda (Kuest) Meyer

Lois was born October 6, 1919, to Anton and Rachel (Moe) Johnson. She had two brothers, Arthur and Norris, and one sister, Viola (Mullen) Johnson, born in that order, with Lois being the youngest child. Lois was raised in the Entiat Valley by her parents, attended a one room grade school and graduated from high school in 1938. Lois packed apples in many packing sheds and, in the summer, would hike up to Duncan Mountain lookout with friends to visit her oldest brother, Arthur, who was in charge of the ...

Betty R. Andrews

Betty R. Andrews, 92, of Wenatchee, died on Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

Arlou M. Hunter

Arlou Hunter passed away on April 15, 2015 at the age of 89. Arlou Maxine Hunter was born in Seattle on June 26, 1925 to George A. Hunter and Viola Jacobs Hunter, joining older sister Pauline. In 1936, when Arlou was ten years old, her father became the twelfth of 77 workers to die in the construction of Grand Coulee Dam. During WWII, Arlou attended college by day and worked the swing shift at Boeing as a riveter on the B17's, until she joined the Waves, enlisting on her 20th ...

Randie Joe Pinkney

Randie J. Pinkney, 60, peacefully went to be with his Lord and Savior on April 28, 2015, surrounded by his beloved fiance, Lucinda Pierce, and his three step-daughters, Sandra Harris, Jessica Gentry, and Pamala Pierce, as well as two sons-in-law, Andy Harris and Danny Gentry.

Larry L. McCarty

Larry L. McCarty, 59, of Moses Lake, died Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Arrangements are by Jones & Jones-Betts Funeral Home, Wenatchee.

Fredrick Maxwell Johnson

Frederick Maxwell Johnson, great nephew of original Dryden homesteader, A.P. "Ryegrass" Johnson, was born at home to Oscar and Edna (Maxwell) Johnson June 18, 1926. He attended Dryden schools, graduating Valedictorian in a class of 12 in 1944, four years after his mother's early death. Fred left home 2 months later for basic training at Fort Hood, as an Infantryman with Company I, 3rd Battalion, 232nd Regiment, 42nd Rainbow Division, shipping out as a replacement division following the Battle of the Bulge...

Zene W. Flinn

Zene W. Flinn, a long time Quincy resident, was born September 17, 1923 and passed away May 9, 2015...

Wanda J. Hammond

Wanda J. Hammond, 79, of East Wenatchee, died Thursday, May 7, 2015.