Obituaries

Daniel A. McDougall

Daniel A. McDougall, 85, passed away in Bellingham, Wash. on December 23, 2012. He was born on January 12, 1927 in Cashmere, Wash. and grew up in the Wenatchee and Okanogan Valleys.

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Ralph W. Patterson

Ralph W. Patterson, of Oroville, died Wednesday, January 9th. As was his wish, he was at home, with his family by his side.

Ralph was born to James and Williametta Patterson in Seattle on Nov. 9, 1927.

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James ‘Jim’ Woodson Pruitt

James “Jim” Woodson Pruitt, age 91, of Tonasket, died Sunday, January 13, 2013 at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee. He was born September 27, 1921 in Okalona, Miss. to James Montgomery and Olga Reed Pruitt.

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Ruby L. Sanchez-Nixon

Ruby Loyda. Sanchez-Nixon, 73, of Oroville, Washington passed away on Friday, January 11, 2013. She was born to Alfonso and Lou Sanchez on July 11, 1939 at Santa Rosa, New Mexico.

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Arthur E. Westlund

Arthur Emmanuel Westlund, age 102, of Tonasket, died December 23, 2012 at North Valley Extended Care in Tonasket, Wash. He was born July 17, 1910 in Anoka, Minnesota to John and Mary Westlund.

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Raymond E. Colbert

Raymond Elmer Colbert, a life-long orchardist and community volunteer, passed away peacefully at his home on Boundary Lane in Oroville, Washington on January 1st.

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Rick Michael Allen

Rick Michael Allen, 51, passed on Dec. 25 at home in Oroville after a long and brave battle with cancer. Rick grew up in Oroville fishing and prospecting at his favorite spots such as Palmer Lake, Molson Lake, Similkameen River and Myers Creek. He attended schools in Oroville and graduated from Oroville High School in [...]

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Neil Cuff

Neil Cuff was born in Vancouver, B.C. and was the only child of Percy and Phyllis Cuff. He attended school in Vancouver and completed university at UBCV faculty of Physical Education.

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Dennis Robert Lorz

Dennis Robert Lorz, 64, of Tonasket, beloved son, husband, father, grandfather and friend passed away suddenly on Dec. 22nd 2012.

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John Felix Steg

John Steg, age 89, passed away in his sleep peacefully at home in Oroville. He was born to Alseit and Elsie Steg in Sandpoint, Idaho where he experienced several outdoor adventures. Both he and his brother Bob’s childhood antics can even be found in some of Patrick McManus’ stories of outdoor life in northern Idaho. [...]

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