Obituaries for January 2014

Obituary

Mary Katherine Ginn Cook

Mary Katherine (Ginn) Cook, 64, of Omak, Wash., passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. Katherine was born January 29, 1949 to Thomas Henry Ginn Sr. and Marion Louise Ginn in Tucson, Ariz. She lived a majority ...

Adeline D. Hawkins

Adeline D. Hawkins was born on July 20, 1929, in Tuttle, N.D., to Tolles and Anna Hanson. On Dec. 11, 2013, our Heavenly Father took Adeline home to be with him. Oh, glorious day. Adeline left behind her husband of ...

Dr. Richard Hanks

Omak, Wash.

Former Anchorage resident Dr. Richard Hanks lost his battle with cancer on Dec. 28, 2013, at his home in Omak, Wash. Richard was born in Ithaca, N.Y., on Jan. 7, 1934 to Elton K. and Beulah D. Hanks. He graduated ...

Dean Leslie Stansbury

Palmer Lake, Wash.

Dean Leslie Stansbury lost his battle with cancer and neuropathy Jan. 1, 2014, at his home on Palmer Lake. He was born July 30, 1927, in Oroville, Wash., to Leslie Carl Stansbury and Pearl Marie (Peterson) Stansbury. He grew up ...

Steven Roy Warner

Burien, Wash.

Steven Roy Warner was born Aug. 11, 1969, in Burien, Wash., to his parents, Harry and Marian Warner. Steven passed away on Dec. 24, 2013. Those who knew Steven will remember him as Coolhand, and describe him as a big ...

Alice Harriet Weak

Omak, Wash.

Alice Harriet Weak, 92, passed away Dec. 29, 2013, in Omak, Wash. Alice was born Aug. 14, 1921, in Hot Springs, S.D., to James A. and Alice O. Streeter. Alice grew up on the family homestead cattle ranch near Hot ...

Sally Allred

Omak, Wash.

Sally Allred, 91, a longtime resident of Omak, went home to her Lord on Dec. 20, 2013. Sally was born June 23, 1922, in Clayton, N.M., to Ulman and Liza Ulman. She is survived by three children, three grandchildren, two ...

Dorthey Mae Cates

Okanogan, Wash.

Dorthey Mae Cates, 64, of Okanogan. passed away Dec. 26, 2013 in Omak, Wash., at Mid-Valley Hospital after a long, hard fight with cancer. Dorthey was born March 21, 1949, in Omak, Wash., to John A. and Betty A. Cates. ...

Thomas K. McGuire

Everett, Wash.

Tom McGuire was born Sept. 27, 1923 in Everett, Wash., to Leona Burnett McGuire and Sigmund McGuire. He spent his childhood fishing, hunting and visiting cousins in Okanogan. In school, he was on the Everett High School golf team. Upon ...

Clarice Alta Michael

Oroville, Wash.

Clarice Alta Michael, 74, died Jan. 1, 2014. She passed peacefully at her home due to complications from ALS (Lou Gerhig’s disease). Clarice was born April 16, 1939, in Wenatchee to Archie and Gertrude Green. She had two older brothers, ...

Ethel Morgan

Gig Harbor, Wash.

Ethel ‘Ferne’ Morgan, a resident of Merrill Gardens in Gig Harbor, Wash., passed away from natural causes on Nov. 5, 2013, at the age of 97, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Omak, Wash., in 1916, to ...

Edward Sparks

June 28, 1943-Nov. 22, 2013 Ed was born in Omak to Tom and Nellie Sparks. He went to school in Okanogan with the class of 1961. He joined the Navy at the age of 17. He completed high school and ...

Vera Lucille Miehls

Lakewood, Wash.

Vera Lucille Miehls was born July 26, 1918, in Waterville, to George Benton Harsh and Flossie May (nee Duncan) Harsh during the Spanish Influenza epidemic. Vera Lu was the oldest of four children. Her family moved to Omak, Wash., in ...

Julianne Lilenquist Anthony

Omak, Wash.

Julianne (Lilenquist) Anthony passed away at her home, surrounded by her beloved family, on Jan. 2, 2014, after a brief battle with cancer. Her 65 years were characterized by faith, family, and endless and cherished friends. Her gift of humor ...

Jack O. Beeman

Omak, Wash.

Jack O. Beeman, 79, of Loomis, died Dec. 26, 2013, in Omak. He was born Sept. 7, 1934, on North Pine Creek to Harry and Pearl Beeman. On Dec. 26, a cowboy on a tall bay horse rode through the ...

Leo Ray Orestad

Leo Ray Orestad went to be with his Heavenly Father on Dec. 18, 2013, from his home surrounded by family after a battle with cancer. Born in Mt.Vernon, Wash. Aug. 11, 1939, Leo was the sixth of 10 children born ...

Alfonso R. Cardenas

Alfonso R. Cardenas, 79, of Brewster went to be with our Father in Heaven Jan. 11, 2014. Alfonso was born Jan. 23, 1934 to Herlinda Cardenas in Donna, Texas. As a young child he moved with his mother to California ...

William Vincent Cottrell

Omak, WA

On the night of Dec. 20, 2013, William Vincent Cottrell cleanly slipped his anchor-hawse and set sail on the trade winds for his final voyage. He left port with fair winds, dry decks, and seas on the quarter. Bill Cottrell ...

Karen Kay Burkett

Tonasket, Wash.

Karen Kay Burkett, 60, of Tonasket, Wash. died Jan. 8, 2014 after a long illness. She was born in Kansas City, Kans., to Pat and Billy Barrett Aug. 9, 1953. Karen lived many years with her grandparents Myrtle and Robert ...

Melissa A. Keenan

Langley, Wash.

Melissa A. Keenan, 65, born Aug. 5, 1948 in San Diego, Calif., died Dec. 30, 2013 while living in Langley, Wash. Her family moved to the Northwest when she was seven, where she graduated from Newport High School in 1966. ...

Roy Jesse Leith II

Nespelem, Wash.

Roy ‘Jasper’ Jesse Leith, II, 80, of Nespelem, Wash., passed away Jan. 12, 2014 in Grand Coulee, Wash. of natural causes. Roy was born June 30, 1934 to Majel Bowker and Roy Leith Sr. of Eagle Butte, S.D. He was ...

Clinton Calvin Estes Jr.

Twisp, Wash.

Clinton Calvin Estes Jr., 86 of Twisp passed away at his home on January 14, 2014. He was born in Okanogan, Wash. on Jan. 31, 1927, to Clint and Edna Estes. When he was four years old, his family moved ...

Thomas Ross Lommasson

Wenatchee, Wash.

Thomas Ross Lommasson was born to Allen and Pauline Lommasson in Kennewick, Wash., on Jan. 26, 1954, and passed from this life Jan. 24, 2014, in Wenatchee, Wash., from extensive health problems. Tom enjoyed life and made it interesting by ...

Danna Sue Gebbers Guzman

Brewster, Wash.

Danna Sue (Gebbers) Guzman, 60, of Brewster, Wash., was called home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at her home. Danna was born in Brewster, to Dan and Reba (Riggan) Gebbers on June 9, 1953. She ...

Katharine Ann Thornton Sawyer

Ensenada, Mexico

Kathrine Ann (Thornton) Sawyer, 52, of Ensenada, Mexico, passed away on Nov. 30, 2013. She was born on June 16, 1961, in Tonasket, Wash., to Oscar and Elsie Thornton of Oroville, Wash. When she was 19 months old, she went ...

Thelma F. Grillo Warwick

Tonasket, Wash.

Thelma F. (Grillo) Warwick passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Jan. 20, 2014, from chronic health issues at the age of 73. She was born on Feb. 7, 1940, the eldest of three siblings, to Henry and Elaine ...

Tom Silverthorn

Tonasket, Wash.

Tom Silverthorn, 73 of Tonasket, died on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at his home in Tonasket. He was born on Dec. 4, 1940, in Tonasket to parents Jim and Betty Silverthorn. At an early age, Tom began a friendship with ...