Obituaries

Ike ‘Lyle’ M. Fisher

Ike (Lyle) M. Fisher of Tonasket, Wash., passed away peacefully at home on May 17th, at 13:40 hours, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Tacoma, Wash. on April 22nd, 1930, to William and Pearl (Paul) Fisher. Ike was 85-years-old.

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Fred York Jr

Fred York Jr, age 78, passed away Memorial Day, May 25, 2015 at his home in Oroville. He was born April 24, 1937 in De Queen, Arkansas, the son of Alpha Myrtle Ballard and Fred York Sr. In 1947, the family migrated north, camping out in fields and by the roadside for the entire journey.

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Victor Ronald Lesamiz

Victor Ronald Lesamiz, 72, died Thursday morning, May 28th at Sacred Heart Hospital surrounded by his family. Ronald was born October 30, 1942 to Victor Junior and Lola Lesamiz in Tonasket Washington.

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Raymond James Blystone

Raymond James “Jim” Blystone was born in Penticton, B.C., Canada on November 24, 1946, he passed away on May 1, 2015.

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Ed Pariseau

Edward Lyle Pariseau

Edward Lyle Pariseau, 84, died April 27, 2015, at Central Washington Hospital surrounded by his family. Ed was born in Fargo, North Dakota on December 2, 1930, the first of five children born to John Elmer Pariseau and Katherine Yocum Pariseau.

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Gene Harnasch

Gene Harnasch Sr.

Gene Harnasch Sr. passed away on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at North Valley Hospital in Tonasket, Wash. He was born February 1, 1924 at home on the Harnasch farm to parents Bill and Lucille Harnasch.

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Benjamin M. Prince

Benjamin M. Prince

Benjamin M. Prince, 79, of Mercer Island, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother, passed away peacefully on May 5, 2015, after a 2 ½ year battle with brain cancer. Born Aug. 20, 1935, in Oroville to Ben and Hazel Prince, he graduated from Oroville High School and then went on to study math and physics at the University of Washington, earning a BS and MS and completing coursework toward a Ph.D. After a six-week courtship, he and Laura Bindrup eloped, embarking on a marriage of 55 years with three children, Ben Jr., Sharon, and Barbara.

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Harold R. Christian

Harold R. Christian, 78 of Oroville, passed away at 9 p.m. Friday, May 8, 2015. He was born August 15th1936 in Colorado Springs, Colorado to Cleo and Mary Christian of Rush, Colorado.

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Eileen Augusta Rowton Flock

Eileen Augusta Rowton Floch of Okanogan, Washington, passed away peacefully at her home May 4, 2015. She was born on June 19, 1930, in the hilltop community of Molson, Wash. to Olaf and Eva Rise.

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Phillip Dewitt Roth

Phillip Dewitt Roth, age 80 of Oroville, passed away Wednesday May 7, 2015 at his home surrounded by family. He was born September 24, 1934 in Salem, Oregon.

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