Obituaries

Edith Marie Thornton

Edith Marie Thornton, 95 of Tonasket, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, September 9, 2017 at the Tonasket Nursing Home. Edith was born August 17, 1922 in Wenatchee, Washington to Roy and Theo (Patterson) Thornton.

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Donna Lee Forney

Donna Lee Forney died on August 20, 2017 at her residence in Yakima, Washington at the age of 85. She was born November 4, 1931 in a farmhouse near Brocket, North Dakota to parents Opal and Cecil.

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Allen Utecht

The gates of Heaven swung wide open and a young man rolled through the gates in a 1952 customized Chevy pickup. The Lord met him with open arms and Allen walked into the unimaginable glory of Heaven and into his next life.…

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John E. Tranmer

John Tranmer was born in Brewster, Washington on December 8, 1940, the third child of Walter Tranmer and Olivette (Hollinger) Tranmer. He passed away August 29, 2017.

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Neoma Jewel Vandiver

Neoma Jewel Vandiver, age 89, passed away peacefully at her home in Ellensburg, Washington on August 23, 2017. She was born on March 6, 1928 in Amarillo, Texas and was the oldest of three girls.

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Theo Wayne ‘Bud’ Gerkin

Theo Wayne “Bud” Gerken passed peacefully surrounded by family at North Valley Hospital in Tonasket on August 24, 2017 after an extended illness with Leukemia and complications from a prior stroke. Bud was one of seven children (four boys and three girls) to move to Oroville in 1942 after his birth in Thompson Falls, Montana on June 1, 1938.

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Harvie D. Smith Jr.

Harvie D. Smith Jr., age 86 of Oroville, Washington, passed away August, 12, 2017 at home in Oroville. He was born March 3, 1931 in Yuma, Arizona to parents Harvie Drew and Mary Magdalene Smith.

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Ronald E. McGuire

Ronald E. McGuire, of Oroville, Washington, passed away on August 1, 2017. He was born June 27, 1943, at Tonasket, Washington, to parents William J. and Irma E. (Dimmitt) McGuire of Chesaw, Washington.

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Dean Leon Robinson

Our Dad, Dean Leon Robinson (Pa), age 87 Oroville, Washington, went to be with our mom and the Lord on August 4th, 2017. Dean was born August 15th, 1929 in Bentonville Arkansas to Ula May Cannaday and William Robinson.

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Betty Jo Gideon

Betty Jo Gideon was born July 15, 1939 to James and Cupie Hursh in Reed Springs, Missouri. She went home to be with our Lord on July 30, 2017 at her home with family and a longtime friend.

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