Surrounded by family, Thomas Griffith Jones passed away from his battle with cancer on July 1, 2014 at his home on Pine Creek in Tonasket. Tom was born to Evan and Ruth Jones on May 18, 1927 on Happy Hill in Conconully.
Edwardine Evelyn Lenke, 90, of Tonasket, Washington passed away on June 25 at the hospital in Wenatchee after a brief illness brought on by pulmonary fibrosis. “Eddy,” an only child, was born on May 23, 1924 in Moscow, Idaho where her parents Eston and Daisy Willis owned a grocery store.
Genon Shirley Pickering (a.k.a. Ma, Grandma Pick, Auntie Non, Mother Pick) passed peacefully on June 30, surrounded by family and listening to the classic country music she loved so much. Genon was born August 9, 1935, to Charles and Hazel Anderson.
Samuel Francis Rhynard, known as Frank most of his life, was born In Selah, Washington on Dec.20,1925. He was 88 at the time of his death on May 30, 2014.
Carroll Daniel Taylor, 91, of Omak, Washington passed away at home on June 11, 2014. Carroll was born on October 14, 1922 in Hartford, Connecticut to Wilhelm Emerson Taylor and Agnes Baldwin Taylor.
Soren Petersen was born December 14,1941 in Omak and went to join his father, Lawrence, his mother, Elizabeth Karas, and his brother Tom, on June 22, 2014.
Bill Leavell was a man of many talents. He loved to do things his way and in his time! Bill was almost a Christmas baby; he was born on December 21, 1932. He loved the month of June for growing beautiful vegetables and flowers and he chose June 10, 2014 to meet his beloved Silky Terrier Grand Champion Bar-B’s Tawnymist Topias “Topi” and cross over the Rainbow Bridge to be together.
Gail R. Ware, age 61 of Wenatchee and Oroville, died on June 28, 2014 at home in Oroville. He was born on August 1, 1952 in Wenatchee to parents Orvin “Bud” and Ruth Ware.
Diane Irwin, age 75, of Bellingham, passed away May 8, 2014. Daughter of Fredrick Douglas and Grace (and Floyd) Paxton, Diane was born in Okanogan, Wash.
Dale E. Ward, age 85 of Tonasket, passed away on June 21, 2014 at his home near Tonasket. He was born on August 21, 1928 in Eagle City, Oklahoma.