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Matthew Griffith

Matthew Griffith, 44 years old, passed away on September 18, 2014, at his home in Covington, WA, surrounded by family, after losing his courageous battle with cancer. Matt was the youngest of three children born to Jim and Ruth Griffith on June 16, 1970, in Chelan, WA. He attended Manson Schools from Kindergarten to 12th grade. Matt was a good student who participated in extra curricular activities, including FFA, band, baseball, football, and managing the basketball team.

Orlen Duiane “Bud” Wannschaff

Orlen Duiane "Bud" Wannschaff, 79, resided in Cashmere, WA since 1958. Bud went home to be with the Lord on September 16, 2014, at home, surrounded by family and friends. He was born on September 26, 1934, in Gillette, WY to Jean and Elinor Wannschaff. At the age of 16, he went into the Navy. He served as a Mount Captain aboard the U.S.S. Eversole D.D. 789. His first combat duty was at Wonson Harbor, Korea.

Alvin “Al” Johnson, USCG (Ret.)

At age 80, Al passed peacefully on September 12, 2014, at home. He was born to George and Juanita Johnson in Madison, SD. He was raised in Wenatchee, WA. Al was a Vietnam Veteran and had been stationed in multiple cities throughout the U.S. He was a member of Combat Veterans International, Chapter 2 in Wenatchee. He loved riding, but most of all he loved his Harley.

Gordon A. Jackson

Gordon A. Jackson, 51, of Moses Lake, WA and formerly of Wenatchee, WA, was welcomed into the great beyond by his son, Brandon Lee Jackson, on July 18, 2014. Gordon had a long session of brain cancer, undergoing surgeries and all the chemo treatments that were available for him. He was born March 7, 1963, to Gerald "Jerry" and Doris (Noltensmeyer) Jackson at St. Anthony's Hospital in Wenatchee.

The End Of Our Summer”

In our home, she's remembered, sweet memories cling to her name. Those who loved her in life sincerely, still love her in death just the same.

Marc Douglas Davelaar

On September 15, 2014, the Lord suddenly took Marc Davelaar home. He was born May 24, 1954, in Ephrata, WA to George and Lois Davelaar. The family moved to Pateros, WA, lived there for several years and then moved to Twisp, WA. He graduated from Twisp High School and attended Wenatchee Valley College, where he graduated with an AA degree. He returned to the Methow Valley and worked at the family auto parts store and eventually opened his auto repair shop. Sometime later, he worked for the Tice Ranch and ...

Edna Lucille Taylor

Edna Lucille Taylor, of Okanogan, WA, passed away on September 19, 2014, at the age of 61, at home with her husband of 33 years by her side. Edna was born in Puyallup, WA on December 12, 1952, to Alferd Oliver and Lucille Knowles. On August 15, 1981, she married William A. Taylor and they combined their two families to form one big clan that consists of 11 children. In 1987, Edna and Bill moved from Leavenworth, WA to Okanogan, WA and she started working at The Caribou.

Marie Antonette “Nettie” Hannum

Marie Antonette "Nettie" Hannum, age 95, passed away September 14, 2014, in Spokane Valley, WA. She was born August 8, 1919, in Dupree, SD to John Anton and Josephine (Docekal) Pop. She graduated from Dupree High School in 1937. She was working as a telephone switchboard operator when she met and was married to H.C. Hannum in 1938. They moved to Washington State in 1942 and to Bridgeport/Brewster, WA in 1950, where they raised their five children.

Dr. Wayne B. Zook

Dr. Wayne Zook passed away in Gig Harbor, WA on September 9, 2014, at the age of 86. He was born in Cresco, IA, on October 2, 1927, and grew up in Flora, IN. After graduating from high school, he attended Manchester College. While in college, he volunteered for two service trips, taking livestock by ship to war-ravaged Poland, helping to lay the foundation for the non-profit group, Heifer Project. He attended medical school at Indiana University. While there, he married Evelyn Johnson in 1950.

Grace L. Hinthorne

Grace L. Hinthorne, a longtime resident of Leavenworth, WA, died September 17, 2014, at the age of 93. She was born July 5, 1921, in Portland, OR, to Charles C. and Lua E. Cree. She grew up near Skamania, WA. In 1940, Grace graduated from Stevenson High School in Stevenson, WA. On August 17, 1940, Grace married Royal A. Hinthorne of Leavenworth, WA. During the War years, they lived in Auburn, WA. Son, Chuck, was born in 1942, and son, Mike, in 1943. In 1946, the family moved to Eagle ...

Donald Edward Harris

On September 18, 2014, Donald Edward Harris, born July 10, 1927 in Leavenworth, WA to Earl E. and Janet (Fisher) Harris, lost his three month battle with cancer. At the age of two, Don moved to the Okanogan area, where he had been a resident for over 85 years. He graduated from Okanogan High School in 1945, joined the U.S. Navy and, upon his return, became a millwright at Wagner Lumber Company in Twisp and retired from Biles Coleman/Crown Zellerbach Lumber Company in Omak in 1989.

David Wayne Peterson

David Peterson was born September 2, 1957. He went to be with the Lord on September 10, 2014, at Confluence Hospital after a long illness. David grew up in Kirkland, WA, graduated and started a family. He worked as a grounds keeper for the Seattle Seahawks in Kirkland, before moving to Auburn, WA and working for Ferguson Plumbing and Sales. He moved to Cashmere, WA, where he worked for Provide-A-Ride.

Pamela Lee Bromiley

Pamela Lee Bromiley, 57, passed away September 13, 2014, surrounded by family and friends, after a brief battle with brain cancer. She was born July 3, 1957, to Stanley "Pete" and Betty Bromiley in Wenatchee, WA. She attended schools in Wenatchee, graduating from Wenatchee High School in 1975. She then enrolled in the Wenatchee Hair Academy. Upon graduation, she moved to Renton, WA, where she worked for the Regis Corporation for over 35 years, most recently at HairMasters, where she was employed until her passing.

David Bruce Larsen

David Bruce Larsen, a former Wenatchee, WA resident, fought a year-long battle with Leukemia, which ended on September 9, 2014. He would have been 60 years old on September 15, 2014. He was the son of June and Earl Larsen and was raised in the Wenatchee and Entiat Valleys. He graduated from Wenatchee High School and went on to get a Bachelor's in Theology, a Double Masters in Divinity and Public Health, and finally, a Doctorate of Jurisprudence. He was a practicing attorney in Lincoln City, OR.

Donald E. Booth

At 5:30 a.m. on September 12, 2014, Don Booth passed away at home in Leavenworth, WA. Don died in the loving arms of his wife, Jean and remaining son, Mark. Donald Ernest Booth was born on December 27, 1932, behind a blackberry bush near Willamina, OR. He was known to all as a fairly sweet, toe-headed boy, who spent a lot of time fishing, hunting and terrorizing the countryside. Don joined the U.S. Navy and became a Corpsman in the Korean War, patching up Marines. On July 24, 1954, Don ...

Melynda Alton

You left us too soon. We are better for having had you in our lives.

Marc Davelaar

On September 15, 2014, the Lord suddenly took Marc Davelaar home. He was born May 24, 1954, in Ephrata, WA to George and Lois Davelaar. The family moved to Pateros, WA, lived there for several years and then moved to Twisp, WA. He graduated from Twisp High School and attended Wenatchee Valley College, where he graduated with an AA degree. He returned to the Methow Valley and worked at the family auto parts store and eventually opened his auto repair shop.

Howard Willis Chamberlin Jr.

Gone from our presence is a man who was an example of true integrity and honesty. Howard Chamberlin was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, cherished by his family and friends, and a dedicated professional. He was a compassionate man with a gentle soul and touched the lives of those he met.

Dale Dean Caskey

Dale Dean Caskey, 53, of Wenatchee, WA, died after a short battle with lung and brain cancer. He was born in Brainerd, MN, to Genora and Evert Caskey, the youngest of seven children and their only son. Dale grew up on the family-owned resort, Caskey's Resort on Pleasant Lake, in Hackensack, MN. He graduated from Walker High School in Walker, MN, in 1980. In 1984, he moved to Wenatchee, WA, where he resided until his death.

John A. “Johnny” Humphrey

John passed away in the loving arms of his wife, Kathy, on Saturday, September 13, 2014, at Confluence Hospital in Wenatchee. He is survived by his wife, Kathy; his sisters, Elaine Cairns, Lucy Pyle and Yvonne Mills; his brother, Leland; sister-in-law, Mary Lou; his cousin and very dear friend, LeRoy Thomsen and his wife, Cindy; many nieces, nephews, great- and great-great-nieces and nephews; and many dear friends.