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Hank Werner
Hank Werner
Heinrich "Hank" Werner of Leavenworth, Washington passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on July 30, 2014.

Hank was born in Lochhausen, Germany on Sept. 20, 1948. He came to the United States in 1956 with his mother, stepfather and baby sister. He lived in the state of Washington most of his life, moving to Leavenworth in 2000 where he felt most at home.

Hank loved playing soccer and especially loved coaching his children and their friends on various teams. He loved the great outdoors, hiking, climbing, camping, hunting, fishing, skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing. He also enjoyed a round of golf with friends. He loved traveling, experiencing new places and people.

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B. (Bonnie) Morgyn Taylor and Lois Forte
B. (Bonnie) Morgyn Taylor, 62, a kind, intelligent, loyal, beautiful soul, passed away much too soon, on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Morgyn was born on Aug. 9, 1951, and raised in Cashmere, Washington, by her mom and dad, Lois and Bill Forte, and her special Gramma, Mabel Taylor. Recently, Morgyn came to Wenatchee to be with her mom, Lois, who was ill and who then passed away on May 7, 2014. Still in Cashmere, and not feeling well herself, Morgyn soon received a terminal diagnosis, passing away on July 9, 2014.
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"Johnny V" Carl John Vukonich
"Johnny V" Carl John Vukonich, 71, passed away in his home watching "his mountain" on Monday, July 21, 2014.

Johnny was born on Feb. 15, 1943 to the late, John and Eileen (Esterdahl) Vukonich at Seattle, Washington. From an early age, Johnny was performer. Around the age of 11, he remembers bystanders throwing money in his accordion case, while he played outside a bar in Alaska. He would also play for Yugoslavian family parties. Johnny's dad was a welder and he made sure that he passed the trade down to his son. Upon graduation from Bothell High, he became a member of the Operating Engineers Union, working in Bremerton on heavy machine equipment. Years later a friend taught Johnny how to drive 18 wheelers and he then trucked all over the U.S. and Canada. In 1980, he bought his own truck which he operated. Sometime later, Johnny went to work for Cadman Rock as a heavy duty welder and mechanic. He retired in 1997 due to health concerns and to play his music full time and teach accordion playing. Johnny performed in Vancouver, B.C. throughout Washington state and in Arizona. In 2005, Johnny moved to Cashmere where he would tell you it was the most beautiful place he'd ever been.

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Darrell B. Brady
Darrell B. Brady, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather passed away at home surrounded by his family on July 12, 2014. He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on April 28, 1934 to Clarence William Brady and Edna Madeline (Herbs) Brady. He grew up in Salt Lake City, attending Cypress High School and Westminster College where he played football. He served two years in the Army from 1953 to 1955 in Japan. He joined the Salt Lake County Sheriff's office in 1960 where he rose through the ranks to become Undersheriff. He was one of the founders of the Salt Lake County Search and Rescue. He loved being a deputy and all the great people he worked with. He married Diana Haslem in 1955, and were later divorced. They raised three children, Patrick S., Michael S., and Colleen S. Brady. He married Gloria (Geni) Bushman in 1984. They had 33 wonderful years together. He loved his Irish heritage and traveled to Ireland, England, Wales, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal and Mexico. He loved boating, fishing, and scuba-diving. He loved Mexico and spent his winters there upon retiring from the Sherriff's Department in 1994 after 34 years. He moved to Leavenworth, Washington in 1995.
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Kathleen Louise Stewart
Kathleen Louise Stewart of Cashmere, passed away on Sunday, July 6, 2014. She was born on March 15, 1922 to Dozier and Mary Louise (Davis) Richburg in Cashmere. She received her early education in Dryden and Cashmere where she graduated in 1940.

Kathleen married Thomas J. Stewart on February 16, 1941 in Yakima. Thomas and Kathleen had six children. They lived in various places around the United States including Alaska, California, Texas and Washington. The couple moved back to Cashmere in 1994. Tom passed away in August 1996. Kathleen later married Buck Campbell and they made their home in Cashmere.

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Stanley Arnold Christianson
Stanley Arnold Christianson died peacefully July 16, 2014, at his home in Leavenworth, Washington, from pancreatic cancer at age 76. He was surrounded by family and, in the days before his death, was visited by friends and extended family.

The son of Arnold Hanson and Ethel Luella (Olson) Christianson, Stan was born on Feb. 7, 1938, in Creston, British Columbia, one of two children. Stan and his sister, Elaine, immigrated to the U.S. in 1945, first to Spokane, and lived with their uncle and aunt, Ken and Viola Grellette, in Snohomish. Stan attended Auburn Adventist Academy, graduating in 1956.

On June 2, 1957, Stan married Sara Nell Howard and the couple moved to Florida. They moved to Walla Walla, Washington, in 1960, where Stan attended college and worked for Harris Pine Mill. They moved to Renton, then Redmond, where they raised three children. Stan retired and, in 2001, moved to Cheney, Washington.

Stan married the love of his life, Doris Weed on July 11, 2004, and they resided in Leavenworth, enjoying 10 happy years together, celebrating their 10th anniversary prior to his death.

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