Tributes

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Daniel A. WidmerApril 19, 1943 - May 28, 2021Copper Center, AK(formerly of Leavenworth, WA)Dan grew up in Leavenworth, WA, and graduated from Peshastin-Dryden High School in 1961. He then attended Central Washington University to get his degree in Education. Dan was a teacher by trade, but h…

Decima Arlene ThorntonQuincy, WADecima Arlene (Bergloff) Thornton was born on December 8, 1928, in Bismarck, ND. Her parents were Lawrence and Ella Bergloff. Decima spent her childhood growing up in Billings, MT, where she lived just a few blocks away from her future husband, Everett Thornto…

Ruth EdmondsOctober 18, 1936 - February 3, 2021Peshastin, WAAnna Ruth Edmonds has been reunited with John Edmonds, her husband and best friend for over 65 years. Ruth, known as 'Mom' or 'Nana' to her loved ones, was born in Dandridge, TN, but moved to Leavenworth, WA, at a young age. She was…

Evelyn Ann FisherJune 26, 1931 – June 12, 2021East Wenatchee, WAEvelyn Ann Fisher, 89, resided at Bonaventure in East Wenatchee, WA, and passed away on Saturday, June 12, 2021, at Central Washington Hospital. Evelyn was born on June 26, 1931, at Waterville, WA, to the late Henry and Anna (Be…

Jodie M. MooreEast Wenatchee, WAJodie M. Moore went to be with Jesus, surrounded by her children, on June 14, 2021. Jodie was born July 7, 1963, in Dallas, TX, where she was adopted by Jerry and Margaret Bartram. In 1968, the Bartram’s moved to East Wenatchee, WA, where she was raised in an …

Jerry J. BartramEast Wenatchee, WAJerry J. Bartram went to be with Lord, on May 28, 2021. Jerry was born on September 18, 1936, in Wheeler, TX, to Homer and Lena Bartram. In 1937, the Bartram’s moved to North Amarillo, TX, to run a 21-section cattle ranch, where Jerry had many fond memories.…

William Graham HarrisOctober 26, 1927 to June 8, 2021Okanogan, WAWilliam Graham “Bill” Harris, 93, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at his home with family by his side. Bill, the third of five children, was born on October 26, 1927, to W. Graham and Victoria (Stone) Harris …

Ilene Mae BoormanQuincy, WAIlene Mae Boorman, 93, a longtime resident of the Quincy, WA, Valley, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 13, 2021. She was born to Otto and Ina (Monson) Kuchenbuch in Greenacres, WA, on December 30, 1928.Ilene married the love of her life, Cliff Boorman, on Dec…

John T. FancherQuincy, WAJohn T. Fancher of Quincy, WA, better known as “Jick” passed away on June 14, 2021, one month shy of 92 years old. He was born in Tonasket, WA, on July 14, 1929, to Robert and Wanda Fancher. He was raised on the family cattle ranch known as the Pilot Wheel Ranch. In …

Michael D. WoodWenatchee, WAMichael D. Wood, 61, a longtime resident of Wenatchee, WA, passed away June 3, 2021. He was a graduate of Wenatchee High, in 1978. After which, he then began his career in the Restaurant Hotel Industry for the next 40 years. Michael’s personality and charisma made…

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Betty J. McNeil, 98, of East Wenatchee, died Sunday, June 13, 2021.

Theodore O. BurgessWenatchee, WATheodore O. "Ted" Burgess passed away at home on Monday morning, June 14, 2021. His daughters, Marilyn and Kay with their husbands, Jack and Tom, had cared for him the last few months, because of his desire to pass away at home. He loved to look out at his flo…

Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Evelyn Ann Fisher, 89, of East Wenatchee, died Saturday, June 12, 2021.

Paul Frank Sandford, 81, of Spokane Valley, formerly of Plain, died Saturday, June 5, 2021.

Martin Ray ShawJuly 26, 1941 - February 17, 2021Wenatchee, WAMartin Ray Shaw was born on July 26, 1941, in Tonasket, WA. His early years were spent in the hills of Molson, WA, appreciating nature, the home place farm, hunting, and fishing with family. Marty's love for flying started at age 1…

Doyle Gene CulpJanuary 13, 1951 – June 1, 2021Wenatchee, WADoyle G. Culp, 70, a longtime Wenatchee, WA, resident, passed away on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at Central Washington Hospital.A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, June 26, 2021, at 1:00 p.m., at the Wenatchee First A…

Monday, June 14, 2021

Thomas L. Oelke, 84, of East Wenatchee, died Tuesday, June 8, 2021.

Lois L. Holland, 98, of Leavenworth, died Wednesday, June 9, 2021.

Billy Sullivan, 77, of Stehekin, died Sunday, June 6, 2021.

Dean Klansnic, 75, of Issaquah, formerly of Wenatchee, died Saturday, June 5, 2021.

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Richard L. WeathermanWenatchee, WAOn June 8, 2021 at 5:55 p.m., Richard L. "Dick" Weatherman passed away peacefully, in the presence of his children, in Wenatchee, WA. Richard was born in north Seattle, WA on July 9, 1940, to his parents, Mable (Ellen) Weatherman and Everett Weatherman. He g…

John W. ThackerJuly 12, 1945 - May 31, 2021Wenatchee, WAJohn Waldron Thacker died peacefully at Harborview Hospital in Seattle, WA, on May 31, 2021, from a brain tumor. He was born to John W. and Edna A. (Pitcher) Thacker in Spokane, WA. He was born with petit mal epilepsy. His sister, Jamie…

David Lee Riggs, Jr.Wenatchee, WADavid Lee Riggs, Jr., 65, a longtime local journalist and journalism teacher, died on June 6, 2021, after a short battle with cancer.He was born in 1956, to Ariel (Crook) Riggs and David Riggs, in Spokane, WA, where he lived until his family moved to Seattle,…

Leanna FainEast Wenatchee, WAOn the evening of May 14, 2021, Leanna Fain passed from this home on earth, to her heavenly home, after a short illness.Leanna was born to Harold and Carol Petersen in Moses Lake, WA, at Larson Air Force Base. Leanna’s dad was a 20 year Army Veteran, who went int…

David L. GoodwinMarch 4, 1934 - June 3, 2021Hartline, WADavid Lester Goodwin, 87, of Hartline, WA, passed away quietly to Heaven, surrounded by his loving family, following a courageous battle with cancer. David was born March 4, 1934, the fourth child of Merlin Lester and Marie Dorothy Silv…

Guadalupe DeLaCerdaApril 20, 1955-October 22, 2020Long Lake, WA(formerly of Brewster, WA)Guadalupe DeLaCerda of Long Lake, WA, left us to join his Heavenly Father on Thursday, October 22, 2020, at the age of 65. Guadalupe was born April 20, 1955, in General Teran, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, to Pedr…

Lois Christine SmeltzerWenatchee, WALois Christine Smeltzer passed away on Monday, June 7, 2021, at the age of 95. Lois was raised in Troy, MT, by her parents, Henry and Lavina Sanders. The family lived on a ranch outside the small town of Troy, where she helped her father with the dairy by …

Sally Avritt1935 - 2021Chelan , WASally was born in Seattle, WA, in 1935. She was the youngest of four siblings. She was raised in the Pacific Northwest and attended Edmonds High School and Linfield College.Sally went to work at Northwestern Mutual Insurance after college, where she met her …

Dorthy M. GambleBrewster, WADorthy Marie Gamble was welcomed into her Savior's arms, on May 31, 2021, at the age of 93. Dorthy was born to Arthur A. and Lulu F. Dezellem on May 27, 1928, in Methow, WA, the middle child of three. Dorthy spent her childhood attending school in the Pateros Scho…

Marcella F. CrossleyWenatchee, WA(formerly of Chelan, WA)Marcella F. Crossley, 87, passed away peacefully, on Sunday, June 6, 2021, at home with family by her side. Marcella was born October 13, 1933, in Kalispell, MT, to Thomas and Alice Thibert. Marcella was the third of six children born …

Thomas L. OelkeEast Wenatchee, WAThomas L. Oelke, 84, of East Wenatchee, WA, passed away Tuesday, June 8, 2021. Tom was born in Cornell, WI, in 1936. He moved to the Wenatchee Valley, in 1959, after receiving an honorable discharge from his U.S. Army duties at Fort Lewis. Tom married Sharon …

Friday, June 11, 2021

Lois C. Smeltzer, 95, of Wenatchee, died Monday, June 7, 2021.

Darlene L. Walton, 68, of Wenatchee, died Tuesday, June 8, 2021.

Tributes

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Daniel A. WidmerApril 19, 1943 - May 28, 2021Copper Center, AK(formerly of Leavenworth, WA)D…

Decima Arlene ThorntonQuincy, WADecima Arlene (Bergloff) Thornton was born on December 8, 19…

Ruth EdmondsOctober 18, 1936 - February 3, 2021Peshastin, WAAnna Ruth Edmonds has been reuni…

Evelyn Ann FisherJune 26, 1931 – June 12, 2021East Wenatchee, WAEvelyn Ann Fisher, 89, resid…

Jodie M. MooreEast Wenatchee, WAJodie M. Moore went to be with Jesus, surrounded by her chil…

Jerry J. BartramEast Wenatchee, WAJerry J. Bartram went to be with Lord, on May 28, 2021. Je…

William Graham HarrisOctober 26, 1927 to June 8, 2021Okanogan, WAWilliam Graham “Bill” Harri…

Ilene Mae BoormanQuincy, WAIlene Mae Boorman, 93, a longtime resident of the Quincy, WA, Val…

John T. FancherQuincy, WAJohn T. Fancher of Quincy, WA, better known as “Jick” passed away o…

Michael D. WoodWenatchee, WAMichael D. Wood, 61, a longtime resident of Wenatchee, WA, passe…

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Betty J. McNeil, 98, of East Wenatchee, died Sunday, June 13, 2021.

Theodore O. BurgessWenatchee, WATheodore O. "Ted" Burgess passed away at home on Monday morn…

Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Evelyn Ann Fisher, 89, of East Wenatchee, died Saturday, June 12, 2021.

Paul Frank Sandford, 81, of Spokane Valley, formerly of Plain, died Saturday, June 5, 2021.

Martin Ray ShawJuly 26, 1941 - February 17, 2021Wenatchee, WAMartin Ray Shaw was born on Jul…

Doyle Gene CulpJanuary 13, 1951 – June 1, 2021Wenatchee, WADoyle G. Culp, 70, a longtime Wen…

Monday, June 14, 2021

Thomas L. Oelke, 84, of East Wenatchee, died Tuesday, June 8, 2021.

Lois L. Holland, 98, of Leavenworth, died Wednesday, June 9, 2021.

Billy Sullivan, 77, of Stehekin, died Sunday, June 6, 2021.

Dean Klansnic, 75, of Issaquah, formerly of Wenatchee, died Saturday, June 5, 2021.

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Richard L. WeathermanWenatchee, WAOn June 8, 2021 at 5:55 p.m., Richard L. "Dick" Weatherman…

John W. ThackerJuly 12, 1945 - May 31, 2021Wenatchee, WAJohn Waldron Thacker died peacefully…

David Lee Riggs, Jr.Wenatchee, WADavid Lee Riggs, Jr., 65, a longtime local journalist and j…

Leanna FainEast Wenatchee, WAOn the evening of May 14, 2021, Leanna Fain passed from this ho…