Woodrow ‘Woody’ Ball passed away July 17, 2009 in Tucson, Ariz. He was born in Newfoundland, Canada, raised a family in Tucson and joined the Tonasket community when he married longtime Tonasket resident, Ruth Corum Pruitt Ball in 1989. They divided their time between Tonasket and Tucson and traveled widely in the U.S. and Canada until her death in 2005. He took an active part in the Tonasket community, attending the Tonasket United Church of Christ, Kiwanis, contributed many hours to Habitat for Humanity projects and his yellow Ford Model T roadster appeared in many area parades. He had many friends in the Tonasket area who are saddened by his passing.
“I have trusted in Thy loving kindness; My heart shall rejoice in Thy salvation, I will sing to the Lord, Because He has dealt bountifully with me.”
Sara Pearl Longanecker was born on July 23, 1918 to Samuel G. and Helena Bechtel Longanecker near Omak, Wash. She completed her formal education at the Tonasket Schools, graduating in June of 1936.
Anna Marie Pridgen, 66, devoted wife, mother of four, step-mother of two and grandmother of eight and the only friend I have in the world, truly my one love, passed away in her sleep after years of battling cancer on July 7, 2009. She left to be with her Lord while sleeping comfortably in her home, in her favorite chair.
Lloyd L. “Teed” Dorrel, age 79, of Tonasket passed away March 5, 2009 in Tonasket.
Michelle Lee Kitterman, age 25, of Oroville died March 1, 2009.
Margaret Carter Wilson went to be with her Lord and Savior on Feb. 28, 2009.
Harold Biglow Boyd, 88, of Aeneas Valley, died March 1, 2009, the result of a fall at his home.
Dorothy Grace DenHerder Zosel passed away after a brief illness at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee on Jan. 30, 2009.
Jennieve ‘Jennie” Jennings Ramos of Oroville passed away Friday, Jan. 30, 2009 at the Harmony House in Brewster, after an extended illness.
Lauretta Jean Ramey
Lauretta Jean Ramey, 65, Kennewick, Wash., beloved daughter of Zane and Laura Jean Ramey, Omak, died at the Kennewick General Hospital on Dec. 19, 2008.
She was born in St. Martin’s Hospital, Tonasket on April 15, 1943 to Zane and Laura Jean Ramey. She grew up and attended schools in Oroville and Tonasket. She married Daren Shook on May 28, 1960 and they had three boys, Fuzzy, Dean and Ross (deceased July 1, 1983).