Obituaries

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Melvin Ray Gallagher

Melvin R. Gallagher, 74, of Oroville, Washington, died September 8, 2017 at North Valley Hospital in Tonasket. Melvin was born July 27, 1943 in Seagraves, Texas to parents Earl and Wynona Gallagher.

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Joy Ehlers

Joy Ehlers died on September 6, 2017 in Tonasket, Washington. She was born May 22, 1933 in Halsey, Nebraska to parents John and Joanna Mast.

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Rosa Geneva Borland

Rosa Geneva Borland, 88, of Oroville, died September 3, 2017. She was born April 16, 1929 to parents Dewey and Charlotte Galyean in Childress, Texas.

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John E. Feddersen

John E. Feddersen, age 73 of Havillah, Washington, died on September 8, 2017 at Regency of Omak. He was born November 27, 1943 in Tonasket, Washington to parents Paul and Agnes Feddersen.

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Edith Marie Thornton

Edith Marie Thornton, 95 of Tonasket, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, September 9, 2017 at the Tonasket Nursing Home. Edith was born August 17, 1922 in Wenatchee, Washington to Roy and Theo (Patterson) Thornton.

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Donna Lee Forney

Donna Lee Forney died on August 20, 2017 at her residence in Yakima, Washington at the age of 85. She was born November 4, 1931 in a farmhouse near Brocket, North Dakota to parents Opal and Cecil.

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Allen Utecht

The gates of Heaven swung wide open and a young man rolled through the gates in a 1952 customized Chevy pickup. The Lord met him with open arms and Allen walked into the unimaginable glory of Heaven and into his next life.…

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John E. Tranmer

John Tranmer was born in Brewster, Washington on December 8, 1940, the third child of Walter Tranmer and Olivette (Hollinger) Tranmer. He passed away August 29, 2017.

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Neoma Jewel Vandiver

Neoma Jewel Vandiver, age 89, passed away peacefully at her home in Ellensburg, Washington on August 23, 2017. She was born on March 6, 1928 in Amarillo, Texas and was the oldest of three girls.

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Theo Wayne ‘Bud’ Gerkin

Theo Wayne “Bud” Gerken passed peacefully surrounded by family at North Valley Hospital in Tonasket on August 24, 2017 after an extended illness with Leukemia and complications from a prior stroke. Bud was one of seven children (four boys and three girls) to move to Oroville in 1942 after his birth in Thompson Falls, Montana on June 1, 1938.

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