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home : obituaries August 23, 2016

George "Bud" Kapral
George "Bud" Kapral passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2016.
Bud was born on April 15, 1926 in Ronald, Washington to George and Garnet (Darby) Kapral. He spent his childhood in Roslyn, Washington where his father was a coal miner. He attended school in Roslyn and Cle Elum, graduating in 1944, where he made and kept lifelong friendships. He was inducted into the U.S. Navy three days after his high school graduation and served his country for two years.

Thursday, August 18, 2016


Zynnia Rae Forhan
Zynnia Rae Forhan was born at home on August 1, 2016, in Olympia, WA., she weighted in at 8 pounds and is 21 inches long. Zynnia joins her 2 sisters Aydin Juniper and Myla Grey Forhan. Her parents are David and Britney Nielson Forhan, her paternal grandparents are Bill and Carol Forhan of Leavenworth, WA. Her paternal great-grandmother, Alice Forhan, of California. Her maternal grandparents are Pam and Jeff Grooms of Michigan and Tab and Donna Nielson of Utah.
Thursday, August 18, 2016

Robert 'Bobby' Craig Duncan
He was born July 11, 1956 in Moscow, Idaho to Robert and Jody Duncan. He graduated high school in Fayetteville, North Carolina in 1975. He enjoyed moving around frequently in his early life as part of his father's military career, spending several years in both Panama and Indonesia. He served in the National Guard for six years, and was very proud of his military heritage. After returning to Leavenworth, Washington, he began working with his father as a general contractor in the Upper Valley at Duncan Construction. He took great pride in his work, with one of his most notable accomplishments being the completion of the Stehekin School in 1988.
Thursday, August 11, 2016

David Keith Lawson
David Keith Lawson, 78, born in Dixon, Illinois and retired Seattle Fire Fighter, died July 7, 2016. Son of Charles and Hazel Lawson, loving father of three, Dave passed away after a long struggle with his health. He is survived by his daughter, Laura Pelletier (Rick Pelletier), daughter, Leslie Lawson and son David Lawson (Cindy Lawson), brothers Charles Lawson (Cora), James Lawson (Bonnie), and sisters, Patricia Warner (Don), and Joy Pankhurst (Courtney), his gandchildren Monica, Stachia and David Paul and two great grandchildren, Wyatt and Addison.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Leila Kristiansen
Leila was born in Seattle on June 15, 1934, the daughter of Leo and Frances (Hartwig) Jasperson. She died on a summer day in Gig Harbor on June 27, 2016, and is greatly missed.
After graduating from high school, Leila worked for the Seattle Post Office as a mail carrier. Later, Leila worked as a school bus driver for 17 years for both the Wenatchee and Leavenworth School Districts and owned and operated her own yarn and gift shop during 12 of those 17 years in Leavenworth.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Nancy (Hart) (Jansson) Fallert
Nancy Irene (Hart) (Jansson) Fallert, 68, died June 18, 2016 at Central Hospital in Wenatchee, Washington. Nancy was born July 6, 1947 in Seattle, Washington to Robert and Marian (Stewart) Hart. Her parents were teachers at Angle Lake Elementary School for many years. Nancy graduated from Highline High School in 1965. She attended Western Washington State College in Bellingham, received her Bachelor's degree, and followed her parents into teaching. Nancy, as Ms. Jansson, taught for a number of years at Lake City Elementary School in Tacoma, Washington, and several more at Mann Middle School (Iva Alice Mann Junior High School,) also in Tacoma.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Henry 'Hank' Radach
Henry "Hank" Radach, 83, a resident of Cashmere and a former resident of Leavenworth, passed away on June 16, 2016 at his home in Cashmere.
He was born to John and Natalia (Deidy) Radach on March 9, 1933 at Alfred, North Dakota. He moved to Cashmere WA when he was still a toddler. Hank attended Cashmere school with one of his achievements being awarded with School Safety Patrol in 1947-48. Later Hank left the family home to live with his sister Mary and her family. He was drafted into the Army in Feb., 1953 and completed his active duty at the end of two years and completed full service in Nov., 1961. During his time of service he was stationed in Germany, one of his duties was to chauffeur a general.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Helen 'Duffey' Bergen
Helen M. Bergren "Duffey" was the fourth of five children born, Aug. 7, 1928, to Nancy Margaret Johnson and Joseph C. Duffey, a World War I veteran. According to Helen's older sister, Betty, their mother did not quite make it to the hospital, and Helen was born outside the hospital in the car.
On the one hand, this aversion to hospitals was an ironic start to an individual who would spend so much time in hospitals as an R.N. On the other hand, it suited Helen's wild and adventurous spirit which was the first of many acts to define her full, fascinating, and unconventional life.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Sheila C. Scott
Sheila C. Scott, died at home on Sunday June 19, 2016 with family by her side in Klamath Falls, Oregon. Sheila was born in 1933 to Florence and Leo Murray in Lumberton, Canada. She was third of nine children. Her father was a saw filer, her mother a homemaker.
She grew up mainly in the Leavenworth-Peshastin, Washington area, although later the family moved and lived in several cities on the west coast. After Sheila graduated from Leavenworth High School, she attended Deaconess Nursing School and graduated Cum Laude in 1954.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Maxine Lorraine Miller
Maxine Lorraine Miller, 86, of Gresham, Oregon, passed away on June 23, 2016. She was born on Jan. 4, 1930 in Goshen, Indiana to George and Lucy (Abrogast) Chard. She graduated from Leavenworth High School in Leavenworth, Washington and married Graham Oscar Miller on Aug. 22, 1948. Lorraine and Graham lived in Renton, Washington for many years and were active with the Square Dance Club, Garden Club and members of The First Baptist Church. Lorraine worked for 30 years as a drafter for Milmanco Drafting before retiring. Lorraine loved gardening, people watching, and time spent with her children and grandchildren. She was a giver and well k
Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Homer Allison Smithson, Jr.
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


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