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home : obituaries February 19, 2017

Paul Bruce Williams
Paul Bruce Williams, 65, of Cashmere, Washington, passed to his heavenly life on Jan. 19, 2016 in Wenatchee, Washington due to complications from a 7-year struggle with a brain tumor. Born April 11, 1951 in Newton, Iowa, he moved with his grandparents to Auburn, Washington at age 3 and graduated from Auburn High School in 1969. He gave his life to Jesus at St. Luke's Episcopal in Ballard, and that decision was the springboard for the rest of his life. He moved to Wenatchee after graduation, ministering at The House of Mercy.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017


Galen E. Gilyard
Mr. Galen E. Gilyard a lifelong resident of the Wenatchee Valley, born April 27, 1925 Minneapolis, Minnesota passed away Jan. 19, 2017 at home in Cashmere, Washington. Gil was a loved and loving son, husband, father, uncle, a friend and had so many cousins as close as brothers and sisters. He was an only child but loved by grandparents, aunts and uncles. A Graduate of Roosevelt High in Minneapolis, he was a concert violinist, horseback rider, Naval Air Cadet in WWll, member of the Wenatchee Civil Air Patrol, airplane and boat pilot, small business owner, member of Chambers of Commerce in Wenatchee, Omak and Cashmere, a lifelong member of Rotary in Omak,
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Richard "Dick" Cox
Richard "Dick" Cox completed his Circle of Life on Jan. 19, 2017 at his home in East Wenatchee. Dick was born at home in Cashmere, Washington, in October 1935, to Leo Cox and Bertha (Stephens) Cox. He attended Cashmere schools, graduating in 1954. Dick proudly played basketball and football for the Bulldogs. In 1955, he joined the U.S. Army and was stationed in California at Fort Ord and later in Georgia at Fort Benning. He completed his tour of duty in 1957 and returned to Cashmere. Dick worked at Alcoa for 22 years,
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Donald Lee Price
Donald Lee Price, 64, of Chelan, Wash., passed away on Jan. 21, 2017. He was born June 6, 1952 in Torrence, California to Bob Price and Lucille Grimwood.
Lee was a carpenter in his earlier years, and enjoyed working in the woods. His latest love was for organic farming, and enjoyed collecting baseball cards, surfing the California waves, and swimming in Lake Chelan.
He is survived by his mother, Lucille Grimwood, son Waylon Lee Jaramillo, daughters Layla Simone Jaramillo and Blossom Jaramillo, as well as an aunt, many cousins, and friends.
Lee was preceded in death by his father Bob Price and step-daughter Amanda Louise Jaramillo.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Roger H. Eckhardt
Roger H. Eckhardt, 87, long time resident of Dryden was born in Lewistown, Montana in 1929.
He passed away Jan. 13, 2017 at Apache Junction, Arizon.
During the depression the family moved west to Conconully, Washington After his early years in Conconully he moved to Sunnyslope, where he started school. The family moved to East Wenatchee where he started school in 1935 and Roger graduated from Wentachee High School as there was no Eastmont High School at that time. Roger joined the army in 1948 and served his country in the Army of Occupation in Japan serving as director of the Japanese motor pool for the U.S. military vehicles during the Korean Conflict.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Bruce I. Bowles
Bruce I. Bowles was born Aug. 8, 1947 to Clark L. and Rhea (Johnson) Bowles in Ross, California, and passed away on Nov. 11, 2016 in Leavenworth, Washington. Bruce spent most of his early life in California, where he attended high school in San Anselmo, and then enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1965. Bruce met Lois J. Hoggatt at Rogue Community College in Grants Pass, Oregon, where he was a student and she was secretary to the dean of students. On Sept. 3, 1983 Bruce married Lois and they moved to Fairbanks, Alaska. A successful and fulfilling career ensued with Alaska Communications Systems with numerous commendations, promotions, and a long membership with IBEW 1547. When Bruce retired in 2006, he and Lois moved to Leavenworth, Washington and were happily involved in a variety of community activities and services, where they made numerous meaningful friendships.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Fred Edward Valentine
Fred Edward Valentine died Dec. 4, 2016 at his home in Wenatchee. He was born June 22, 1935 in the Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee. Born to Ted and Levi Valentine, he was one of five siblings, lna Stevens, Raymond Valentine, Larry Valentine and Bruce Valentine. Fred married his high school sweetheart Carol Snyder and they had three daughters Tammy, Tracy and Amy
Fred began his career with the Tree Fruit Research Station, field man at Northwest Wholesale, horticulturist with Blue Star Growers in Cashmere for 35 years, grower relations manager with Dole Fruit Co., horticulturist with Stemilt Growers. He ended his career with Van Well Nursery.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Hugh Douglas McIndoe
Hugh McIndoe, or Doug, as he was always known, died peacefully Thursday, Nov. 17. Throughout his life, he never shied away from sharing love and hugs with everyone, and he was known for always offering a helping hand to any in need. With his contagious smile, he made friends wherever he went and his house was open to all. He was born on Aug. 15, 1957 in Red Bank, New Jersey to Scot and Marlene McIndoe, then, as a baby, the family moved to Laguna Beach, California. Doug and his older brother, Eric, grew up running on the beach and surfing the So. Calif. waves, something he loved and was very proud of. He moved to the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii when he was just 15 to "surf the big waves," which he did very well. He eventually moved back to the mainland, farming briefly in Barstow, California, then graduated from Chico State University with a degree in Chemistry. He loved the Chico area, and while there, skied down Mt. Lassen and explored the Ishi Wilderness, which he loved so much. His traveling bug would then take him to Jackson, Wyoming following his good buddy Mike, in what he called his "wood getter," a beat up old Subaru Justy. He loved that car - and it got him to Jackson Hole where the big mountains were. There, he met Betsy, while skiing in Teton Village and they became a quick pair living on the shores of Jackson Lake, and in Wilson, Wyoming. His love for the outdoors grew and eventually led him to climbing, taking friends to the summit of the Grand Teton countless times. Doug and Betsy owned a business for two years at Grand Targhee Ski Resort where his love for skiing grew stronger and they enjoyed many, many big Wyoming POW days together. They missed the other side of the Tetons, moved back to Jackson where he was employed by Satellite Aero, the fixed base operator of the Jackson Airport as Line Supervisor.
Thursday, December 1, 2016


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