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Virginia Lee “Jennie” Pitts

Virginia Lee "Jennie" Pitts passed peacefully to her Lord on April 11, 2014. Jennie was born to Hugh and Marie Boucher on August 16, 1926, in Monett, MO. She spent her childhood years in Granby, MO, where she met and married the love of her life, Robert E. Pitts. They were married on September 11, 1944, while Robert was serving in the military. After the War, they attended college for a few years, then moved to Ellensburg, WA. They owned several businesses in Ellensburg and started their family there.

Harley Maydole

Harley Maydole, of Wenatchee, WA, passed away peacefully at age 87 on the evening of March 22, 2014, surrounded by family and love. He was born to Alfred and Mabel Maydole in Palisade, MN on August 21, 1926. Harley attended school in Palisade and then Aitkin, MN. Always good with his hands, Harley did carpentry and worked as a mechanic. After arriving in Wenatchee in 1945, Harley started as an auto mechanic, but soon went to work for the Great Northern Railroad. In 1950, Harley was drafted into the U.S. ...

Diane W. Schroeder

Diane Wilson Schroeder was promoted to glory April 17, 2014, in Wenatchee, WA. She met the challenge of cancer with faith and determination. Born Patricia Diane Gose on January 12, 1929, in Mount Vernon, WA, she was the only daughter of Earle and Dorothy Gose. She lived in various towns in Northwestern Washington and graduated from Burlington-Edison High School in 1947. She worked as a dental assistant and office receptionist in Burlington, WA, where she met her husband. She married Walter Abbott Schroeder on January 16, 1949, at the Schroeder ...

Roberto “Bob” Luna

Roberto Luna, of Quincy, WA, loving husband, brother, father and grandfather, passed away at his home, surrounded by his family on Thursday, April 17, 2014. He was born April 14, 1936, to Julian and Maria (Encina) Luna at Cotulla, TX. He married Petra Flores in 1955. They moved to Quincy in 1964, where Bob worked for Joe Konishi and Ken Adams and later, Thaemert Farms. After retiring from farming, he was passionate about his yard. He was also a fan of the Seattle Mariners, and his hobbies were making chairs ...

Harold Odean “Whitey” Evenhus

Harold "Whitey" Evenhus, 87, a longtime Rock Island, WA resident and former Mayor, passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Blossom Valley Assisted Living in Wenatchee. He was born on February 24, 1927, the eldest of eight in Fargo, ND to the late Casper and Olaug (Holl) Evenhus. He was raised on a farm and educated in the small towns of Benson County, North Dakota. In January 1948, he married Jane Spidahl in Fargo, ND, making their first home in Devils Lake, ND. Together they raised four children, Stan, ...

Leroy Christian “Lee” Birrenkott

Leroy Christian "Lee" Birrenkott, 89, passed away peacefully at home on February 23, 2014. He was born in Beulah, ND, to Pauline and Christian Birrenkott on February 11, 1925. Lee and his family moved to Washington State in May of 1941. He attended Dryden High School as a sophomore and later quit to join the Navy in WWII. Lee served as a gunner on LST 817 in the South Pacific. Among other battles, he participated in the invasion of Okinawa and was in service at Bikini Atoll shortly after the ...

Thomson James JoeDean McGill

Thomson Mcgill, 78, passed away on March 25, 2014. He was born in the Smoky Mountains, on the border of Kentucky and Tennessee. He was half Native American and was always proud of his Cherokee heritage.

Dorthy Jean Talbot

Diagnosed with lung cancer five years ago, Dorthy Talbot never gave up. She never complained, maintaining a brave and cheerful outlook of an optimistic future - even through radiation and chemotherapy treatments, X-rays, hospitalizations and pain. On April 16, 2014, she went home to be with the Lord. Dorthy spent her 78 years on Earth living in various places. She was born in Wapato, WA to George and Madelene Davis. Dorthy was 11 when sister, Margie, joined the family. After high school, Dorthy became a beautician and married a barber, ...

Diane W. Schroeder

Diane W. Schroeder, 85, a 17-year resident of the Wenatchee Valley, died Thursday, April 17, 2014.

Marilyn V. Pipkin

Marilyn V. Pipkin, 76, of Wenatchee, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

Roberto Luna

Roberto Lunna, 78, of Quincy, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

Ilene W. Kunish

Ilene W. Kunish, 87, of Wenatchee, died Monday, April 14, 2014.

Maurice E. Asmussen

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