Obituaries

Raymond J. Oliver

Raymond J. Oliver, age 77 of Oroville, went home to be with the Lord on April 30, 2013 at the North Valley Extended Care in Tonasket. Ray was born on October 31, 1935 in Paris, Arkansas where he graduated from High School.

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Tommie June Riste

Tommie June Riste of Twisp, Wash. passed away at home April 9, 2013 surrounded by her family. She was born June 21, 1940 in Ventura, Calif. to Earl and Norma Jones. She grew up in Naches, Wash. where she met and married Tom Riste on June 7, 1958.

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Dirk Long

Dirk Herbert Long

Dirk Herbert Long, 55, Kailua-Kona Hawaii died April 10, 2013 at the Kona Community Hospital. Born in Pittsfield, Ill., March 6 1958 the son of Richard Leon and Ina Nadean Spann Long, he was the owner of American Housing in Japan.

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Donna Benitez

Donna Lois Benitez

After a long battle with cancer, Donna Lois Benitez, 61, of Tonasket, Wash., passed away at home with family by her side on April 22, 2013. She was born June 25, 1951 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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Lee Bert Turner

Lee Bert Turner, 93, passed over the River Jordan on March 16, 2013. Lee was born in Chesaw on April 19, 1919

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Louisa ‘Louise’ Frederika Haskell

Louisa “Louise” Frederika Haskell, age 93, died March 11, 2013 in Tonasket, Washington. She was born May 30, 1919 in Wenatchee, Washington to Charles Thomson and Emma Louisa (Bourn) Haskell.

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Phyllis Shenyer

Phyllis Shenyer, 84 of Oroville passed away at North Valley Hospital in Tonasket on April 2, 2013. Phyllis was born on July 16, 1928 to Emil and Alice (Dickinson) Krupkat in Miller River, Wash.

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Billie Lee Essary

Billie Lee Essary, age 66 of Oroville, went home to be with Jesus on April 12, 2013. Billie was born in Tonasket on January 11, 1947 to Lola Mae Willis and Joe Kenneth Keithey.

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Bill Pilkinton

Bill Pilkinton was born in Springfield Missouri to John and Allene (Essary) Pilkinton. He passed away April 7th at home surrounded by his family.

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Dencia Ann Pedersen Hunter

Dencia Ann Pedersen Hunter, 66, of Lowesville, Virginia, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 4, 2013. She was born December 18, 1946 in Sterling, Colorado.

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