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Wylie Chase Echelbarger

Wylie Echelbarger was born on February 7, 1928, in Lynnwood, WA, to Leo and Helen Echelbarger. He died December 7, 2014, in Wenatchee, WA. Wylie grew up in Lynnwood, WA, along with eight siblings. He graduated from Edmonds High School and then worked for the family business, delivering oil within the community. On July 12, 1949, he married Jo Anne Gordon. They had five beautiful children, and eventually moved to Winthrop, WA.

Eugene Herbert “Butch” Gatewood, Jr.

Eugene Herbert "Butch" Gatewood, Jr., 70, a 45 year Wenatchee area resident, passed away on Sunday, December 7, 2014, at Confluence Health Hospital. He was born on March 3, 1944, at St. Anthony's Hospital in Wenatchee, the son of Eugene Herbert Sr. and Thelma June (Soule) Gatewood. He was raised and received his schooling through junior high in East Wenatchee, WA, before the family moved to Winthrop, WA, where he attended high school, graduating in 1964.

Walter J. Weishaupt

Walter J. Weishaupt went to be with the lord on November 27, 2014, right before his 90th birthday. He was born in 1924 and raised in Switzerland. In his 20's, he came to the U.S. and met and married the love of his life, Dolores Weishaupt, who is now celebrating their reunion since being apart on December 1, 2010. He had a great sense of humor and youthful vitality.

Peter Miller Smith

Peter Miller Smith, 64, of Omak, WA, passed away at his home on December 3, 2014. He was born in Somerville, NJ on September 28, 1950, to Peter and Elemina Smith. Peter grew up in Greenbrook, NJ, graduating from Dunellen High School. He moved to Spokane when his parents re-located to Spokane, WA and he attended Eastern Washington University, graduating in 1974. Peter and Sara were married in Spokane in 1974, and moved to Omak, WA in 1976, when Peter was hired by the Omak School District.

Virginia D. “Ginger” Simmons

Virginia D. "Ginger" Simmons passed away on November 28, 2014, at Confluence Hospital in Wenatchee, WA, with the loving care of family and the comfort-care team at the hospital. Ginger was born on February 14, 1924, in Panora, IA to Clyde and Fairy Shepherd. Her family later moved to Colorado Springs, CO, where she met and married John C. "Johnny" Simmons on June 20, 1941. They shared a wonderful life together until Johnny's death on September 24, 1995.

Charles Gates

Dad knocked on heaven's door December 2, 2014, and our hope is that the Good Lord let him in! Born September 4, 1916, in a little house on top of the hill at Atwood Orchards in Malaga, WA, to Harvey and Urania Gates, he grew up with three brothers, Waldo, Dick, and Paul, and one sister, Helen. He attended school in Malaga, and later graduated from Wenatchee High in 1934. On to college at the University of Portland, he received a bachelor's degree in education. He married Josephine Klein in ...

Audrey Oleeta (Calvert) Fay

Audrey passed away, at the age of 95, peacefully on a snowy afternoon Saturday, November 29, 2014, surrounded by loved ones. Audrey was one of four daughters and she was born on a small farm just outside Nodaway, MO to Nancy and Hubert Calvert. She met and married Ralph Allen Garrett in 1937, and had five children, Billy, Gerald, Judith, Roger and David. They divorced in 1955, and she then moved with her children to Hawthorne, CA, where she then took in her adopted son, Richard, at age 17.

Mildred Isabel (Asselin) Eames

Mildred Isabel (Asselin) Eames was born to Joseph Donat Asselin and Mary Hughena (Kennedy) Asselin in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada on January 20, 1920. She would have been 95 years young next month. She lived a great life, full of love for her family, friends and community. Mid was one of five children, whom she has joined in heaven. She passed peacefully on December 1, 2014, at Wenatchee Valley Hospital, with her loving husband and children by her side. "Mid" grew up in Ontario and upstate New York.

Geraldine Ann Kuehl

Geraldine Ann Kuehl, 59, of Cashmere, died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014.

Salvador Cervantes

Salvador Cervantes, 77, of East Wenatchee, died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014.

Jeanette Scroggins

Jeanette Scroggins, 77, of Wenatchee and formerly of East Wenatchee, died Monday, Dec. 1, 2014.

Herbert A. Pardee

Herbert A. Pardee, 67, of Wenatchee, died Monday, Dec. 1, 2014.

Raymundo Fernandez

Raymundo Fernandez, 90, of Wenatchee, died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014.