Obituaries

Grace E. Black

Grace E. (Barnes) Black (as reluctant to reveal her middle name as she was her age) was born quite awhile ago in Oroville, Washington to Lafe and Carrie Barnes in the bedroom of her parents’ home. For the record she had her tonsils removed on the dining room table of the same house and, liking [...]

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Vickie Reese

Vickie Reese, age 60 of Oroville, died on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee. She was born on July 18, 1953 in Tonasket to parents Robert and Ruby Reese.

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Raymond Smith

Raymond Smith

Raymond Smith of Okanogan entered into rest 6 August 2013 in Wenatchee due to an overwhelming infection resulting from lupus.

He was born 26 January 1939 in Okanogan to Russell and Helen Smith.

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Alfred Franklin Finnell

Alfred Franklin Finnell, 101, of Sweet Home passed away Saturday. He was born in Nashville, Arkansas to James Desmore and Ella (Short) Finnell on Aug. 21, 1911. As the child of a saw filer, Alfred traveled with his family across the U.S., also spending time in Nicaragua and Mexico. The family settled in the Portland [...]

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Irene Mary Manuel

Irene Mary Manuel, age 90, died August 5, 2013 in Tonasket, Washington. She was born February 22, 1923 in Penticton, B.C. to George and Louisa Lezard. Irene, as a girl, lived in Penticton and went to boarding school in Cranbrook, B.C. As a young woman, she came to Washington, worked in the apple industry, raised [...]

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William E. Garnett

Bill Garnett passed away peacefully at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Gig Harbor, Washington on July 20, 2013, surrounded by his family. William Ernest Garnett was born on December 21, 1946 in Tacoma.

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Susan Marie Whiteaker

Susan Marie Whiteaker, 66, of Spokane died Monday July 1, 2013 at her home. She was born January 5, 1947 in River Falls, Wisconsin to her parents Daniel and Clara Mae DeMulling.

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Lewis ‘Lew’ Rider

Lewis “Lew” Rider, 102, of Tonasket died June 20, 2013 at North Valley Extended Care in Tonasket. He was born May 21, 1911 in Tonasket to Sam and Susie Rider.

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Jack Eugene Rawley

Jack Eugene Rawley, 70, of Tonasket died Saturday June 1, 2013 at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee. He was born October 2, 1942 in Placerville, Calif. to his parents John and Gladys Rawley. After the age of four his family moved to Tonasket where he resided until his death.

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Heidi Sue Petty

Heidi Sue Petty lost battle with cancer on April 15, 2013. Heidi was born in Monroe, Wash. on Aug. 24, 1963.

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