Homer "Al" Smithson, Jr., 88, passed away peacefully and comfortably in his sleep at home on June 7, 2016, after a long, valiant battle against Parkinson's/Lewy Body Dementia. Al was born Nov. 6, 1927 in Leavenworth, Washington to Homer and Vada Smithson. He grew up in Peshastin and was a life-long resident of the Wenatchee Valley area. He married June K. Stockman in 1954 and later divorced in 1974. Thursday, June 23, 2016
Helen P. Walker of Delray Beach, Florida left us April 13, 2016 with her beloved daughter at her side. A week after her 89th birthday, in Helen's signature style, she peacefully took her last breath with grace, poise and elegance. The name Helen means light. Helen's ambient radiance will be deeply missed by the many who no longer can bask in her glow. We can hope her light will shine down on us from the stars. Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Eleanor Culling died peacefully on April 20, 2016 after a brief illness. She was born April 8, 1936 in Massachusetts. She grew up in Michigan and attended De Pauw University graduating with a degree in Music and Music Education. Eleanor taught instrumental and choral music in Michigan for 20 years.
Our amazing wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend Vivian passed away peacefully on April 7, 2016. Vivian was born Dec. 4, 1929 to Audie and Lee (Levi) Watson in Melbourne, Arkansas. She moved to Wenatchee, WA where she met and married Jack Parkins on April 27, 1946. She has resided in Cashmere for the last 55 years. Together, they raised seven children, Jackie, Doug, Joe, Bill, Mike, Sheryl and Suzy. Tuesday, April 19, 2016
On Nov. 23, 1932 Gloria was born to Irvin and Lyda Sines of Entiat, Washington. She passed away March 30, 2016 after a brief illness. Over the years, she became an exceptional seamstress, known for making everything from children's pajamas (thus The Pajama Lady) to wedding dresses. No matter what project people brought to her door, she was always happy to take on a new challenge. Every year, Gloria looked forward to finding the perfect pattern to make matching Christmas and Easter dresses for her Tuesday, April 19, 2016