Albert Harold Pitt, age 87, of Tonasket, WA, died peacefully on Sunday, November 9, 2014, at North Valley Hospital in Tonasket. He was born October 15, 1927, in Stella, OK to parents, Alvin and Mabel (Green-feather) Pitt. He grew up on a cattle ranch until the dust bowl and Great Depression forced the family to relocate to Chelan, WA in 1943. He began working in apple orchards and sheds, until he enlisted in the U.S. Army in December of 1945.
In the early morning of November 7, 2014, God whispered in Charles' ear, "Come home, my son." Charles Benjamin Harrild was born on January 17, 1992, in Seattle, WA to Julie Harrild. He died peacefully at the Cottage in the Meadow in Yakima, WA, with his grandmother, Kathryn, at his side. He was much loved by many people: grandparents, great-aunts, aunts, uncles, cousins, caregivers, teachers and friends, young and old. He endured many years of disability from the effects of Huntington's Disease, which also took his mother's life.
Ruthella Cockrum passed away peacefully into the hands of her Lord and Savior Thursday, October 30, 2014. She was born December 9, 1931, to Cecil and Lorena Ray, and remained a lifelong resident of Wenatchee, WA. Her early years were spent "in town", but her greatest memories are those of being raised up Squilchuck Road. She loved sewing, baking, canning and working in the yard with her mother, and spending time with her "daddy" fishing and working in the orchard. She had a large extended family, so over time, everyone ...
Wilma Burnham James passed away in Kennewick, WA on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. Wilma was born in Ionia, KS on April 30, 1923, to Ray and Florence Pratt. She moved to Omak, WA in 1941, and was married to Ray James in August, 1942. During World War II, Wilma worked as a telephone operator. Wilma also worked as a bookkeeper for Biles Coleman Lumber Company and Price Motor Company in Omak. In 2005, she moved to Kennewick.
Jerald R. Greenwood, 74, passed away Sunday, November 9, 2014, at home with his family by his side. He was a graduate of Wenatchee High School, class of 1958. He served his country in Germany as a Specialist 4th Class in the Army, beginning in 1959. After the service, he worked for Ederer Crane and retired after 34 years, as an electrician and crane engineer. He loved helping his dad, Ralph Greenwood, work in the cherry orchard on Western Avenue in Wenatchee.
Virginia Elsie Oestreich, age 78, of East Wenatchee, WA, died Wednesday, November 5, 2014, at her home. She had lived in the Wenatchee Valley since 1989. She retired as a City Clerk/Treasurer for the City of East Wenatchee in 1998.
Stanford Francis "Stan" Skinner, 86, died Monday, November 10, 2014, with family by his side. He was born June 5, 1928, to Floyd and Ruth (Jennings) Skinner. He was raised in Minnesota and moved to Washington State in 1949. Stan met Jean Graves at a dance on a Thursday night and married her the next Thursday in Backus, MN. They were married 65 years, and raised three children. They lived in Tacoma, Moses Lake and Waterville, WA together.
Joan Clark, age 93, died peacefully on November 7, 2014, in Wenatchee, WA. Joan was born April 13, 1921, in Detroit, MI, the daughter of Ivan Noble and Jenny June (Fox) Paschall, both deceased. Joan grew up in Ohio and attended schools there until graduating from Worthington High School. She married Osburn Kenneth Logsdon (deceased) on November 22, 1941. They had two children, Kendred O. and Peggy Louise.
Lorna Virginia Wiley, 94, died Saturday, October 25, 2014. She was born January 4, 1920, to Grady and Eva (Dutton) Longacre. She graduated from Waterville High School in 1939, and she married Robert "Bob" Wiley of Waterville on January 11, 1941. Over the years, she worked as a bookkeeper for the Waterville Grange Supply and Webb's Dress Shop. She was also Chief Pie Baker for Joel's Sandwich Shop.