Today is Sunday, Apr. 30, 2017

OBITUARIES
Patrick Neil Kauffman1953–2017

Patrick Neil Kauffman
1953–2017

Patrick Neil Kauffman was born on March 20, 1953. Pat passed away on April 3, 2017, from natural causes at his residence in Medford, Oregon. Pat was born in Seattle. He attended school in Twisp, and moved to Omak for his senior year and graduation. He loved the outdoors and spent many hours fishing, swimming...
Weltha ‘Gretchen’ Gibford1916–2017

Weltha ‘Gretchen’ Gibford
1916–2017

Weltha “Gretchen” Gibford passed away Jan. 13, 2017, at age 100. She was born in Seattle to George and Ruth Quealey Andersen on Oct. 12, 1916. She graduated from West Seattle High School in 1935. In 1937 Gretchen married Wallace H. Gibford and they lived in Okanogan the next 11 years. They moved to Twisp...
B. Ann Jenkins (Beverly Ann Neff)

B. Ann Jenkins (Beverly Ann Neff)

B. Ann Jenkins (Beverly Ann Neff) passed away at her home in Carlton on April 3, 2017. She is survived by her brothers Tom Neff and Earl Neff, her nieces (Michele, Brooke, Kassandra and Shea), nephew Dean, grand-nephew Oliver, sister-in-law Jan (Neff) Lee, cats Mikey and Willie, and her daughter Lisa.  Born to George and...
Rayma Susan Hayes1943 – 2017

Rayma Susan Hayes1943 – 2017

Rayma Susan Hayes was born on May 6, 1943, in Galveston, Texas. Rayma passed away at home on Monday, March 27, 2017. Rayma was a longtime educator in the Methow Valley and she adored her community. Upon discovery of her cancer in December, she was able to personally connect with many friends, family members and...
Charlene Florence Linzy (Johnson)1935 – 2017

Charlene Florence Linzy (Johnson)1935 – 2017

Charlene Florence Linzy (Johnson), 81, of Rochester, Washington, passed away March 23, 2017, at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia. She was surrounded by her son, Robert Nelson, and daughters, Joanne (Nelson) Jaeger and Kristen Thorstenson, many family members, and friends during her peaceful passing. Charlene was born in Winthrop in 1935, the daughter of...
John Hiller Zobel1960–2017

John Hiller Zobel
1960–2017

John Hiller Zobel, 56, died on Jan. 30 on the summit of Aconcagua in Argentina, which he climbed with his wife, LaVerne Woods. He died as he lived, always reaching for the top.  John was a published author, recovering attorney, accomplished athlete, scholar, wit, raconteur and consummate life partner and father. He lived in Seattle...
Verlan ‘Mac’ McMeans1929–2017

Verlan ‘Mac’ McMeans
1929–2017

Verlan “Mac” McMeans, 87, of Winthrop, passed away at his home on March 14, 2017. He was born on June 17, 1929, to Roscoe and Nellie McMeans of Weslaco, Texas. Verlan started driving truck on the family farm, hauling cattle when he was 14 years old. He graduated high school in 1948. He entered into...

Laura Sue Virginia Walker Sifagaloa
1984 – 2017

Laura Sue Virginia Walker Sifagaloa, age 32, from Winthrop, passed away March 24, 2017, in the family home.  Laura was born May 20, 1984, in Brewster. Daughter of Otho Leo Walker and Lina Beth Hallock, she was raised in the Methow Valley and graduated from Liberty Bell High School. She was a health care provider,...
Celebration of life for Freda Taylor

Celebration of life for Freda Taylor

A celebration of life memorial for Freda Taylor (Sept. 6, 1921 – Dec. 8, 2016) will be held on May 13 at the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp, from 4 – 7 p.m. The event will include a potluck dinner.

Karen Rae (Noah) Davis
1948 – 2017

Karen Rae (Noah) Davis of Albany, Oregon, passed away on March 15, 2017, at Albany General Hospital. She was 68 years old. She was born on April 26, 1948, in Lebanon, Oregon, to Roy Noah and Virginia (Edwards) Noah. Her adventuring soul found friends in all corners of the Pacific Northwest. Her love of reading...