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Margaret I. Timbrook

Margaret I. Timbrook, 73, of Quincy, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014.

Richard Gene Lehrman

Richard Gene Lehrman, 69, of Rock Island, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014.

Donald E. Gaston

Donald E. Gaston, 82, of Cashmere, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014.
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Mary Kathryn Addis

In the early morning of August 2, 2014, one of the brightest lights in Chelan, WA went out. Mary Kay passed away in her sleep and left a great hole in our community and our hearts. Her humor and lively personality will be missed by young and old alike.

Patti E. Garfield

Today we celebrate the life of Patti E. (Davis) Garfield, born on July 24 of 1932, in Missouri. She was the daughter of the late Roy and Eulah Davis. On the morning of August 13, 2014, our beloved Patti left us to be with her husband of 58 years, the late Benjamin Garfield. Patti retired from Alaska Airlines, where she worked for many years. Prior to the death of her husband, Patti enjoyed traveling in their motorhome with their Good Sam Club, the Red Hat Society and volunteering at Habitat ...
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Marjorie A. Schoentrup

Our beloved mother, Marjorie Schoentrup, a 64 year resident of Wenatchee, WA, died peacefully on July 20, 2014, at age 88. She was born in Bismarck, ND to Oren and Agnes Haggardt on December 4, 1925. Her family moved to the Edmonds, WA area when she was five years old. Upon graduation from Edmonds High School, Marj was employed at Boeing in the Auditing Department and later, as a teletype operator.
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Lorna Ann (Guyer) Verstegen

Lorna Ann (Guyer) Verstegen died on August 12, 2014, after a brief struggle with cancer. She was born January 23, 1953, in Omak, WA, to Loren and Alberta (Ritz) Guyer. Lorna graduated from Omak High School in 1971. She attended Wenatchee Valley College, earning her CNA. She loved working in the nursing field. She was employed at Colonial Vista for several years. She returned to Omak to be near family. She worked at Mid-Valley Hospital, until poor health required her retirement.
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In Memory of Patricia “Patty” Jenkins

Patty left us on August 16, 2014, after a six month battle with cancer. She is so greatly missed by friends and family and her dog, Delany. She was born in Spokane, WA on May 5, 1943, to Henry and Elvira Fletcher, and attended North Central High School in Spokane. On October 6, 1960, she married Daniel J. Waldby, and they had two daughters. The family ran a Volkswagen restoration business called 'Born Again Bugs'. Patty loved showing off their products at malls and fairs. Divorced in 1989, Patty moved ...
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Douglas Allen Brown

Douglas Allen Brown, 4024 NW Cascade, East Wenatchee, WA, went gently to Heaven on August 9, 2014. Born in Redmond, OR, on a hot Fourth of July in 1922, he is survived by his wife, Phyllis; son, Cliff (Linda); daughter, Karin Smith; stepchildren, Kathy Wolf (Phil Blumhagen), Kristie Forsberg, Kim Wolf (Amy), and Kurt Wolf (Robin); nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Karol Wolf Murdock was there to meet him!
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John Martin “Jack” Bywater

John Martin "Jack" Bywater, born June 18, 1933, passed away on August 6, 2014, after a brief battle with an aggressive cancer. Jack was the second of two twins, born on a farm near Lignite, ND to William and Elsie (Hovland) Bywater. He graduated from Lignite High School in 1952. He attended North Dakota State University from 1952 to 1953. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army and served from 1953 to 1955 and was stationed in Germany. After leaving the Army, he enrolled at the University of North Dakota ...

Frances “Dell” Johnson

Dell Johnson passed away August 14, 2014, at the age of 97, at home with much of her family around her. Dell was born in Cadillac, Saskatchewan, Canada on October 27, 1916, to Richard and Vona Davey. On March 15, 1940, Dell married Floyd W. Johnson. They made their home in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. While living in Swift Current, Dell and Floyd had two children, Glen S. and Donna L. In 1952, the family moved to Wenatchee, WA, where Dell was a homemaker. Two more children were born; twins, Cindy ...
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Joseph “Joe” Murphy

Joe was born on June 19, 1938, in Chicago, IL to William and Esther (Wilson) Murphy. After attending grade school at St. Mary's Training School in Des Plaines, IL, he moved to Wenatchee and attended Pioneer Junior High, followed by Wenatchee High School, graduating in 1956. He then went to Gonzaga University and after graduation, he taught math in California and also at Seattle Preparatory in Seattle, WA. He married Patricia Donaghy in 1971. They lived in California, before returning to Seattle and going to work at Boeing. Upon retirement, ...
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Kathleen Ann “Kim” Roth

An extended community of family and friends mourns the death of Kathleen Ann "Kim" Roth, age 69. Kim died August 8, 2014, in her own home and on her own terms, surrounded by loved ones toasting her passing and recognizing the gift that was her life. The great tenderness and care Kim received in her last weeks was reflective of her life's achievements. With unmatched zest for genuine human connection and her talent for making people feel valued and appreciated, Kim crafted an intrinsically gracious and contributive life.
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Mary Lou Lattimer

Mary was born as the fourth child to Lonnie and Erie Roberts. She grew up and was educated in Cashmere, WA. After graduation, Mary moved to Seattle, WA, where she was employed by Hartford Insurance Company and continued her education through secretarial, accounting and insurance classes. Her employment in Seattle included Charles Hadley Company and Burroughs Corporation. Mary returned to the Wenatchee Valley to marry Robert George and commenced employment with Chelan County Public Utility District. They enjoyed many years learning to ski at Mission Ridge and boating on Lake ...

Carol Joan Hershey

Carol Joan Hershey, 85, of Wenatchee, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014.

Donald J. Poirier (In Memoriam)

Donald J. Poirier, 80, of Wenatchee, WA, passed away on Friday, August 15, 2014. Donald J. Poirier was born June 9, 1934, to Felix and Eliza (Charron) Poirier at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Yakima, WA. Don attended Marquette High School and lettered in Football and Basketball. He later entered the Coast Guard and was one of the ship's cooks, as they feasted on King Crab while breaking ships out of the ice, off the coast of Alaska.
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H. Leslie “Les” Carpenter

H. Leslie "Les" Carpenter passed away quietly at home on Saturday, August 16, 2014, in the presence of family and caregivers. He was born on July 30, 1918, to Harry S. and Mary N. Carpenter at Wenatchee, WA. Les attended school in Chelan, WA, graduating Chelan High School in 1937. He attended technical school in aircraft construction in Long Beach, CA, where he then worked for North American Aviation Inc., building P-51 Mustangs and B-25 Bombers throughout the War.