Today is Monday, Jul. 28, 2014

OBITUARIES
Celebration of lifeJohn Umberger

Celebration of life
John Umberger

John Umberger passed away Dec. 26, 2013. There will be a Celebration of Life on July 12, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the Community Center in Methow. Please bring your favorite salad for a sandwich-and-salad lunch. At approximately 2:30 p.m., the group will visit the Methow Cemetery to place a headstone for John and Ruth....
Jean Marie Dammann 1925–2014

Jean Marie Dammann 
1925–2014

Surrounded by her loving family, Jean Marie Dammann passed away on May 25 in Spokane. Born Jean Dawson on April 13, 1925, in Omak, she attended Omak schools for 11 years before moving with her family to nearby Winthrop where she graduated from high school in 1943. Jean attended the A.A. Peterson School of Business...
Vernon John Bame1935–2014

Vernon John Bame
1935–2014

Vernon John Bame passed away on May 11, 2014, with his family at his side, in Phoenix, Ariz. He was born in Bellingham on April 27, 1935, to Marian and John Bame. They lived in Okanogan until the spring of 1943, when they moved to Twisp. He has lived in the valley ever since. He...
Helen Lucille Larson1943–2014

Helen Lucille Larson
1943–2014

Helen Lucille Larson died peacefully in her sleep on May 15, 2014. She was born in Winthrop on Dec. 4, 1925, to Daisy and Harry Morgan. Although the Great Depression made life hard for her family, she had many fond memories of her childhood as a tomboy in the Methow Valley. She graduated from Winthrop...
Elizabeth June Maki Kessel1927 – 2014

Elizabeth June Maki Kessel
1927 – 2014

Elizabeth June Maki Kessel, of Spokane, died Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Deaconess Medical Center in Spokane. She was 86. Betty was born on June 6, 1927, in the Finnish-American community of Owen, Wis., to immigrants Nestori and Maria Liikanen Maki. Betty grew up on a dairy farm and graduated from Owen High School. After...
Harold Herbert Heath 1922–2014

Harold Herbert Heath 1922–2014

Harold Herbert Heath, 91, passed away on Thursday, May 8, 2014, at The Big Valley Ranch, his home in Winthrop. Harold was born on Dec. 3, 1922, to Charles and Gladys Heath in Sioux Falls, S.D., the second of three children. He graduated from Central High School in Sioux City, Iowa, in 1941. During WWII,...
Celebration of life

Celebration of life

A celebration of life for Debra will be held on Sunday, May 25, at 11 a.m. at The Winthrop Barn. Please bring a potluck dish and your favorite story or remembrance.
David Jack Williams1949 – 2014

David Jack Williams
1949 – 2014

Dear Dave passed away on April 18, 2014, surrounded by his wife, Kathy, stepdaughter Emily Lints, granddaughter Maggie Lints and sister Diane Woolard. He was 64 years old, born May 11, 1949 in Rocky Mount, N.C. His life was filled with many adventures ranging from deep sea diving in the 1970s to mountain climbing and...
Ernest J. Longanecker1948–2014

Ernest J. Longanecker
1948–2014

Ernest J. Longanecker, 66, of Spokane Valley, passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack in his sleep on April 13, 2014, at his sister’s home in Okanogan. He was born in Winthrop on Jan. 7, 1948. He attended school in Winthrop, graduating in 1966. He was president of the Associated Student Body and held many...
Grace Nordang1928–2014

Grace Nordang
1928–2014

Grace Nordang, 85, lifelong resident of the Methow Valley, died on April 27, 2014, in Brewster. Grace was born May 14, 1928, in Pateros to George and Minnie Brownlee. She attended the Pateros School and was voted Princess Pateros for the Wenatchee Apple Blossom Festival before graduating in 1947. Grace married Arthur Nordang on Dec....