Obituaries

Gary Brotherton

Gary Brotherton, 58, Omak, died Jan. 2, 2008 at the Mid-Valley Hospital in Omak.

Gary was born Oct. 26, 1949 to William and Betty Brotherton of Albany, Ore.

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Wayne Harold Hackett

Wayne Harold Hackett, 69, Aeneas Valley, died at the Central Washington Hospital on Dec. 28, 2007.

Wayne was born May 11, 1938 to Lloyd and Mary Hackett of Milo, Maine.

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William Robert Curtis

Bill Curtis passed away Dec. 3, 2007 at the Tonasket Nursing Home following a three-month stay.

Bill was born Jan. 9, 1927 in Oroville to Rueben and Lois (Brown) Curtis, the oldest of five children. After graduating from Oroville High School in 1945, he joined the Air Force. While in the Air Force acting as an airplane and engine mechanic 747, he was injured sending him to McCormack General Hospital and receiving an honorable discharge in 1947.

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Elaine Melvina Aldrich

Elaine Melvina Aldrich, 81, of Oroville, passed away at her home on Jan. 1, 2008 surrounded by her loving family.

Elaine was born Sept. 21, 1926 to Jeremiah and Melvina Johnson of Burlington, Vermont.

She is survived by her daughter, Doreen Martineau of Oroville and family.

A memorial service is planned for the spring. A full obituary will be placed in the Gazette-Tribune giving more details on the service.

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Dr. Louis C. Vejraska

Dr. Louis C. Vejraska passed away Dec. 19, 2007. Lou was born June 24, 1921 to his parents Louis and Mary Vejraska in Odell, Neb.

He graduated in 1939 from Odell High School. He entered the University of Nebraska in the fall of 1939 to pursue a career in dentistry, graduating in 1945. Lou married the love of his life, Elda M. Hamel, on Sept. 11, 1943 in Beatrice, Neb. After graduation from Dental School the couple set up practice in Pawnee City, Neb. for five years. The marriage produced two sons Steve Alan Vejraska and Craig Louis Vejraska. The family found their way to Omak in the late summer of 1949.

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Frances Lenora Bork

Frances Lenora (nee Gough) Bork passed away peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007 at Sunnybank Centre in Oliver at the age of 97 years.

She is lovingly remembered by her sons John (Elizabeth), Walter (Joyce) and David (Mary) and her daughter Elsa (Grant Lewis). Also missing their Grandma are her 20 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Frances was predeceased by her husband John in 1965; her daughters, Gertrude, Margaret and Medy Penner; son, Conrad and brother, Albert.

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Carlos F. Swayze

Carlos F. Swayze, Okanogan, beloved husband, son, brother, father, grandfather and friend passed away surrounded by his family on Dec. 2, 2007 at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee after a courageous battle with cancer.

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Annabell (Points) Bloomer

On Nov. 30, 2007 a gentle, loving spirit left this world to be with the Lord and her beloved husband. Annabell (Points) Bloomer was in Wenatchee with her family by her side.

Annabell was born in Stone County, Missouri. on Dec. 11, 1916 to Wes and Arvilla Points; she was one of seven children. Annabell grew up on the family farm in Crane, Missouri. On Sept. 28, 1940 she married Ralph V. Bloomer of Galena, Missouri where they farmed in Stone County until they moved to Oroville.

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George Robert Wilson

George Robert Wilson went to the Lord on Nov, 15, 2007 at the Assisted Living in Tonasket.

He was born May 10, 1927 to Newton and Anna Wilson in San Diego, Calif. He was raised in Los Angeles and finished school there. He then joined the Navy and was stationed in Hawaii during World War II.

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Mae S. Kirkendall

Mae Kirkendall, 98, of Riverside, passed away on Nov. 14, 2007 at Wockner Hospice Center, Kirkland, Wash.

She was born at Sprague, Wash. on Aug. 1, 1909. Her parents were Halley Howe and Ada Pierce Howe. She was preceded in death by Charlie, Kenneth and Bill Howe and five sisters, Grace Giffing, Pansy Blankenship, Daisy Finley, Rose Cotton and Eva Rogers.

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