Obituaries

George C. Blackmore

George C. Blackmore, age 78 of Oroville, died on Friday, February 09, 2018 at North Valley Hospital in Tonasket. He was born February 21, 1939 in Silverton, Colorado to parents Barney and Lucille Blackmore.

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Gene Lewis Gates

Gene Lewis Gates passed away February 4, 2018 in Omak, Washington at the age of 82. He was born on March 29, 1935 in Omak to parents Loy and Ruby Gates.

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Louis R. Downs

Louis R. Downs, 84, of Oroville, Washington, died on February 5, 2018. Louis “Bob” was born in Quincy, Illinois on June 2, 1933 to Byron Edward and Stella Rose Downs.

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Joyce ‘Joy’ Eileen (Neal) Keil

Joyce Eileen Neil was born April 6, 1934, to Terrell H. Neal Sr. and Ida Maybelle nee Menke Neal on the family farm about 12 miles south of Oroville, Washington, a town close to the Canadian border. She passed away January 12, 2018, in Aurora, Colorado.

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Ryan Joseph Stotts

Ryan “Ace” Joseph Stotts, an amazing husband, loving father, son and friend passed away on the morning of December 23, 2017 at age 33 In Spokane Washington; after fighting a short war with Stage 4 lung cancer.

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John D. ‘Jack’ Lorz

John D. “Jack” Lorz, age 87, passed away on January 15, 2018, at North Valley Hospital in Tonasket, Washington. Jack was born on January 30, 1930, in Tonasket to parents Cornelius William and Annie Jean (Laurie) Lorz

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Junior Hugh Burton

Junior Hugh Burton, 92, of Tonasket, Washington, passed away suddenly Sunday morning on January 21, 2018 at North Valley Extended Care. Junior was born October 11, 1925 in Sedelia, Missouri, the son of Ulysses Burton and Dora Smith. He was the youngest of ten children.

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Fred L. Cook

Fred L. Cook passed away peacefully at the age of 94 on the afternoon of January 9, 2018 at his home on the farm fulfilling his final wishes to remain at home until he passed.

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Margaret Straga

Margaret Straga of Oroville, Washington passed away December 3, 2017 at the age of 99. She was born April 23, 1918 in Raton, New Mexico.

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Dyral Delinin Coleman

On December 6, 2017 Dyral Delinin Coleman passed away peacefully in the loving care of the North Valley Extended Care staff in Tonasket, Washington. He felt grateful about his long life and told many stories about the many adventures along the way. Dyral was born on August 28, 1924, in Santa Anna, California.

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