Brady Cooper Freeman

Brady Freeman

Brady Freeman

Brady Cooper Freeman, 21, of Tonasket, was born on July 16, 1986 in Omak. Brady passed away on April 25, 2008 as the result of a tragic car accident, which also took the life of his girlfriend, Jocelyn Denham.

Brady grew up in the Pine Creek area of Tonasket and attended the Tonasket Schools, graduating in 2005. He was a junior at Pacific Lutheran University where he majored in Biology with a Chemistry minor. Brady also was a member of PLU football team, which meant the world to him. Brady enjoyed the outdoors by hunting, camping and especially fishing, which was what he was traveling home to do. Brady loved his family, his friends, his teammates and his e-mail family.

Brady is survived by his parents, Tim and Rhea Freeman; his brother, Tucker; his twin brother, Boone; his grandmothers, Esther Caton and Irene Freeman; his great grandmother, Bertha Cook; many aunts, uncles, cousins and loving friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Lloyd Caton Sr. and Elmer Freeman.

Brady will be buried in the Pine Creek Cemetery by family and close friends (there is minimal parking available and the terrain is rugged) on Thursday, May 1, 2008 at 1 p.m. Services will follow at the Tonasket High School Gym at 3:30 p.m. with Pastor Ron Wise officiating.

Brady knew the Lord Jesus as his personal Savior and has been taken home. He will be greatly missed.

Memorials are suggested to the Brady and Boone Inspirational Scholarship established with the Tonasket Community Scholarship fund or the charity of your choice.

Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville/Tonasket in care of arrangements.

Sheryl Lynn Verbeck

Sheryl Lynn Verbeck, age 53, of Tonasket passed away peacefully, after a long battle with cancer, at the North Valley Hospital in Tonasket surrounded by family and friends.

She was born on Aug. 5, 1954 in Toppenish to parents, J.B. and Shirley Dodd. Sheryl grew up in Wapato and graduated from Wapato High School in 1972. Sheryl attended Walla Walla College and received her BA in Nursing. She then worked as an R.N. at Toppenish Memorial Hospital. In 1980, she married Wayne Verbeck in Wapato. Together they lived in Tonasket where Sheryl worked for 24 years at North Valley Hospital. Much of this time she was the Charge Nurse at night. Sheryl enjoyed crocheting and cross-stitching, giving many of these items to family and friends. She also was a good cook and enjoyed baking.

Sheryl is survived by her husband, Wayne Verbeck at home; one sister, Marlene Cortez of Spokane; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2008 at 2 p.m. at the Ellisforde Church of the Brethren with Pastor Jim Albright, officiating. Interment will follow at the Ellisforde Brethren Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Ellisforde Church of the Brethren, then North Valley Hospital Foundation or “Our House” in Wenatchee.

Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville/Tonasket in care of arrangements.