Dale Eldon Ward, age 85, of Tonasket died on Saturday June 21, 2014 following many years of heart problems and a stroke in 2002. He was born August 21, 1928, in Eagle City, Oklahoma to parents Harold and Myrtle Ward. He moved with family from Oklahoma to California when he was thirteen. During World War II, when he was 15, he travelled with his father combining wheat in parts of Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas.
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Marian Katherine (Wyatt) Gordon died peacefully on the eve of a Super Moon at Spokane Hospice House on August 9, 2014 with her family at her side. She was the first born of four children to Frank Marion and Erna H. (Steg) Wyatt on September 26, 1921 in Sandpoint, Idaho.
Geneva (Howard) Reeder died peacefully at home on August 19, 2014 of cancer. Had Geneva lived one more day, she would have died exactly 41 years after her husband (Johnny Reeder) had passed away. By her side was her “one and only” son (Terry W. Reeder) and her niece, Tanya.
Fred William Cook was born in Tonasket, Wash. on November 7, 1960 to Howard P. Cook and Eva B. Spangler.
Fred was known by many names: Uncle Fred, Freddie Crocker, Fast Freddie, Freddie the Toolman to name a few. He was a one of a kind guy.
TONASKET – The Tonasket Comancheros will be hosting this year’s Demolition Derby on Sunday, Aug. 31.
“It sounds like a good number of cars will be there,” said Comancheros spokesman Bud McSpadden. “There is still time and room for more; the war between the North and South is still going strong.”
Bonnie L. Smith passed away on August, 2nd 2014 in her home. She was born in Scott county Arkansas on March, 28th 1937 to Rev. Clyde Hudson and Bonnie Hudson.
Velma Marie Hill passed away on Tuesday, August 12th at home surrounded by family, after a prolonged battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Velma was born to Evan Colbert and Cora Smallwood on January 2, 1935 in Omak, Washington, the youngest of eleven children.
Jack D. Wood, 86, longtime Moses Lake resident passed away peacefully in his sleep Monday, August 18th at Moses Lake Senior Living. Jack was born August 1, 1928 in Chesaw, Wash. to Don Wood Sr. and Hazel (Mooney) Wood.
OKANOGAN – Elizabeth Anne KinKade, the Tonasket High School Librarian accused of five counts of sexual misconduct with an 18-year-old student, has pleaded guilty in Okanogan County Superior Court to one one count of sexual misconduct with a minor and the court dismissed the other four.
OROVILLE – A Tonasket man was killed early Sunday morning when his Fiat convertible left County Highway 7 and landed upside down in a field throwing the victim clear of the car.