Today is Monday, Jan. 23, 2017

OBITUARIES
James Walter Donaldson1934–2017

James Walter Donaldson
1934–2017

James Walter Donaldson passed away on Jan. 7, 2017, in Brewster, Washington. A weaver of the social fabric of the Methow Valley until his very last moments, he cast his final thread surrounded and held by many loved ones.  James was born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, on Feb. 3, 1934, to Retta and Clifford Donaldson, the...
Judy Lynn Hanley1957–2017

Judy Lynn Hanley
1957–2017

Judy Lynn Hanley lost her courageous fight with a rare syndrome on January 6, 2017.   Judy was born on January 16, 1957 in Lockport, New York.  She moved to Lowell, a suburb of Everett, in the mid-1960s where she attended school, married and raised her children. She fulfilled her dream of living on a...
Mary Ann McAlister1931–2016

Mary Ann McAlister
1931–2016

Mary Ann McAlister was born on Nov. 30, 1931, in Langdon, North Dakota. She died on Nov. 25, 2016, after a brief illness. She married Howard Stanley McAlister of Twisp in 1958. Service and celebration of life to be held Saturday, June 3, 2017, at the Green Mountain United Methodist Church, 12755 West Cedar Drive,...
James Joseph Haverlock1939–2016

James Joseph Haverlock
1939–2016

James (Jim) Haverlock, 77, formerly of Williston, North Dakota, and most recently of Twisp, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, in Brewster. Jim was born in South Heart, North Dakota, on April 19, 1939, to James Sr. and Mary (Samek) Haverlock. He graduated from South Heart High School in 1957. His many interests included...
Roy Webster Wagoner1942–2016

Roy Webster Wagoner
1942–2016

Roy Webster Wagoner, of Hood River, Oregon, passed away on Dec. 30, 2016 at the Hood River Providence Hospital after a two-year battle with ALS. Roy was born on Sept. 10, 1942, in Seattle to Harold and Elizabeth (Nellie) Webster Wagoner. Roy grew up in Twisp, graduating from Twisp High School in 1960. Roy then...

James Donaldson

James Donaldson, cherished elder of the Methow Valley and citizen of the world, died on Jan. 7, 2017, after a short exacerbation of chronic illness. He was surrounded by his family of devoted friends. A celebration of his remarkable life will be held this spring. 
John Lauren Boesel1925–2016

John Lauren Boesel
1925–2016

John Lauren Boesel John Lauren Boesel went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 29, 2016. He passed peacefully at home with his wife, Coral, by his side. John was born in Winthrop to Albert and Clara Boesel on July 13, 1925. He served his country in WWII, went on to study at WSU...
Brad Pinkerton

Brad Pinkerton

The Methow Valley News has learned of the death last week of long-time Methow Valley resident Brad Pinkerton, who was well known as a sign-painter, virtuoso musician and event organizer. Pinkerton was a prodigious painter of local public signage. Much of the commercial signage in Winthrop was created by Pinkerton, in classic typographical style compatible...
Nancy Ann March1953–2016

Nancy Ann March
1953–2016

Nancy Ann March, 63, of Twisp, passed away peacefully at home on Dec. 20, 2016, after a long illness. She was comforted in her final hours by her caregiver, Gaby; Frontier Home Health Care and Hospice nurses Justin and Anita; and long-time friends Shelly Hatzenbeler and Sharon Ellinger of Twisp. Nancy was born on Aug....
Freda Taylor1921–2016

Freda Taylor
1921–2016

Freda Taylor, 95, of Twisp, passed away Dec. 8, 2016, at Harmony House in Brewster. Freda was born on Sept. 6, 1921, to the late Mary and Fred Demmitt. Freda lived her whole life in the Methow Valley, born in Pateros, raising her family in Carlton and later moving to Twisp. She was preceded in...