Obituaries

Sharon Payne

Sharon Payne, 70, of Oroville, died March 21, 2014 in Tonasket. She was born in Tilton, Illinois on August 22, 1943 and was raised in Rantoul, Ill.

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David Gary Shanks

David Shanks was born in Detroit, Michigan, resided in Tonasket, Washington and passed away in Tacoma, Washington at the age of 64.

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Stanley Sigurd Porter

Stanley Sigurd Porter passed away gently at his home in Oroville on February 23rd, 2014 at the age of 84. A celebration of Stan’s life will take place in Oroville on Saturday, March 29th, from 1:40 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Pastime Bar & Grill. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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Brenda Zimmerman, Brenda Hand

Brenda Sue Ellis

A memorial service is planned for Brenda Sue (Zimmerman) Ellis who passed away September 29, 2013 at the age of 51. The service will be held at the Oroville American Legion Hall, located at 1105 Appleway Street, on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 2 p.m.

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Laura Lee McDaniel

Laura Lee McDaniel was born September 26, 1923, to J. Archie and Willa (Barmore) McDaniel in Tonasket, Washington. She died March 4, 2014, in Kirkland, Washington, at the age of 90.

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Edward W. Figlenski

Edward W. Figlenski went to the next world on his own Friday, Feb. 22, 2014 at Apple Springs Assisted Living due to pancreatic cancer. He was born Nov. 20, 1951 at Omak to Wills and Violet Figlenski.

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Emert J. Verbeck

Emert J. Verbeck, age 97, of Tonasket passed away February 20, 2014 in Tonasket. A full obituary and memorial services will be published at a later date.

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Russell Charles Neff

Russell Charles Neff passed away Sunday, March 2. He was born on July 5th, 1926 in Tacoma to Russell and Ione Neff, and was joined in the family several years later by his sister JoAnne.

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Eleanor (Hoffman) Gappert Cook

Eleanor (Hoffman) Gappert Cook of Oroville, Wash. and Valle del Oro, Mesa, Ariz. went to heaven on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 with her family by her side. Eleanor (Hoffman) Gappert Cook, known to all as “Ms. Ellie,” was born on July 15, 1929 to George and Barbara Hoffman.

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William ‘Bill’ LaFrance

William “Bill” LaFrance passed away suddenly on February 21, 2014 in Oroville, Washington. Bill was born on January 27, 1934 in Kalispell, Montana, the middle child of nine siblings.

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