Travis Owens was born May 18, 1937, in Union, AR to Etta May and Orashio Owens, and passed away October 12, 2014, in Wenatchee, WA. He moved to the Wenatchee area in 1947. He served in the U.S. Army, and when discharged, he began racing cars; his number was "Ribbit 77." He later went into announcing for the Wenatchee Valley Raceway. He married Ruth Atwell in 1987, in Las Vegas, NV (they eloped).
Loretta (Kennedy) Koenig joined our Lord and Savior on October 13, 2014, at 2:00 p.m., after a difficult struggle with MS and other complications. Loretta was born in 1940, to Mary and Herbert Kennedy. She moved to Waterville, WA in 1957. Her family owned and operated the Kennedy Cafe, where Loretta worked with her parents. She soon met Carl Koenig, married and raised six children.
Patricia "Trish" Garrett passed away October 6, 2014, in Tigard, OR. She was born March 5, 1938, in Bellingham, WA. Trish grew up in Manson and Chelan, WA and graduated from Manson High School in 1956.
Sim L. Brooks, a longtime resident of Brewster, WA, joined his beloved wife in heaven on October 5, 2014, with his family by his side. He was born January 8, 1930, to Arthur and Nellie (Lee) Brooks in Raymond, WA. He was the oldest boy in a family of 17 kids. He was forced to quit school after the second grade, and was farmed out to a German family to help support the siblings at home. Because of this, he never learned how to read or write, but learned how ...
Cydney Mansfield was lifted to heaven October 5, 2014, in Othello, WA, after a courageous and honorable battle with Leukemia. Cydney was born in Wenatchee, WA on April 14, 1951, to Benjamin and Evelyn Grandy, the only daughter in a family of five children. She grew up in the Chelan Valley and graduated from Chelan High School. Mike and Cyd were married on December 30, 1972, in Chelan. They had two children, Michele and Megan.
Brian Lee Helseth, "Bumpa", passed on September 30, 2014, with family by his side. Born in Anchorage, AK on September 21, 1951, to Wayland and Muriel Helseth, he spent his young life moving up and down the West Coast with his parents and rambunctious four siblings, before they settled in South Lake Tahoe. Always a lover of nature and being outside, he received his AA degree from Sierra College in Forestry, where he also met the love of his life, Catherine Moritz.
Cynthia "Cindy" Osborne, 60, a longtime Wenatchee Valley resident, passed away October 6, 2014, at home with her loving husband and daughter by her side. Born to David R. and Aileen E. (Arnold) Morrell in Wenatchee, WA on May 29, 1954. Cindy and her family lived in Ardenvoir, WA until moving to Wenatchee in 1968. Cindy graduated from Wenatchee High School in 1972.
John Nebel went to be with his Lord on October 10, 2014, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He died peacefully in his home, surrounded by his loving family. John was born on July 4, 1943, in Cincinnati, OH to H. Frederick Nebel and Mary Elizabeth "Libby" Nebel. His earliest years were spent in Philadelphia and Crystal Lake, IL. He graduated from St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati as a proud member of the Class of '61. He received an undergraduate degree from Xavier University and an MBA ...