Today is Thursday, May. 26, 2016


Howard Stanley McAlister

Howard “Stan” McAlister passed away Feb. 19, 2016, after a brief illness in Lakewood, Colorado. Stan was born in Twisp on Jan. 1, 1931, to Daniel and Emma McAlister, longtime residents of Twisp. He attended Twisp public schools prior to graduating from Washington State College, majoring in geology. Following some short-term positions with several oil...
Dorothy Evelyn Johnson1920–2016

Dorothy Evelyn Johnson

Dorothy Evelyn Johnson, 95, passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2016, with family at her side, at Jamie’s Place in Winthrop. Dorothy was born Oct. 5, 1920, to Paul and Cecil Rae Paulson on a sheep ranch near Jordan, Montana. She married Frank Oliver Johnson on June 10, 1946. Dorothy is survived by her brother Paul...
Karen McAndrews Luft1951–2016

Karen McAndrews Luft

Karen McAndrews Luft, a long-time Central Washington resident, beloved for her passion for life and for her dedication to family, friends, and to the community and its students, died on March 3, 2016, in Spokane. The cause of death was complications from metastatic melanoma. She was 65. Karen McAndrews Luft was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania,...

Arlene Erma Thomas

Arlene Erma Thomas of Waterville passed away on Feb. 9, 2016, at age 97. She was born on March 25, 1918, on the family homestead in Bellshill, Alberta, where her father was a wheat farmer and baseball pitcher for Calgary-Edmonton. She had five siblings: Verl Ewing, Clarice Larson, Leatha Stokes, Lois Hopewell and Shirley Preugschat,...
James E. Parrish1923 – 2016

James E. Parrish
1923 – 2016

This morning around 6 a.m., an empty coffee cup told us that something was not right. And, indeed, it wasn’t. The owner of that cup, and the man who met his friends for coffee every single morning for lord-knows-how-many years, Jim Parrish, was missing. On Feb. 2, 2016, Jim left the Methow Valley on a...
Victoria Stiner-Hatch1953 – 2016

Victoria Stiner-Hatch
1953 – 2016

Victoria Stiner-Hatch passed away Feb. 2, 2016, at her home in East Wenatchee. Vicki was 62 years, four months and 24 days old and was born Sept. 8, 1953, in Grangeville, Idaho, to Richard Hatch and Barbara Hibler. She is survived by her father Richard Hatch in Twisp, mother Barbara Hibler Goehmann (Harold) of Texas, brother...
Robert Bruce Bissell1921–2016

Robert Bruce Bissell

Robert Bruce Bissell passed away Jan. 15, 2016, at Montesano Health and Rehab. He was 94. Bruce was born Nov. 6, 1921, in Foley, Minnesota, to Robert and Pauline (Booher) Bissell. He was raised in Kent, Washington, where he graduated high school in 1939. On July 19, 1941, Bruce married E. June Davies and together...
Henry Heckendorn1922–2016

Henry Heckendorn

Henry Heckendorn (Hank), born Jan. 2, 1922, was raised in a pioneer family in Winthrop. At 16 he graduated high school as salutatorian and enrolled in engineering at the University of Washington, taking flying lessons on the side. Working at Boeing, he met Beatrice Williams; they were married on Oct. 23, 1945. During WWII, he served...
Grace Edna (Barcal) Boesel1925–2016

Grace Edna (Barcal) Boesel

Grace Barcal was born on May 18, 1925, and raised in Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 18 she met Charles Boesel on a cross-country train ride. They married four months later on Jan. 18, 1944, and started their family in Charles’ hometown, Winthrop. They moved to Lakewood, Washington, in 1951 where they settled down...
June C. Adams1918–2016

June C. Adams

June C. Adams, 97, of Twisp, died on Jan. 10, 2016. She was born to the late Flora Amiee Monette and Joseph Bouchier on June 5, at a mining camp in Helena, Montana, during 1918 Spanish Influenza epidemic. June graduated from Holy Rosary High School in West Seattle. In 1937 she married the late Lewis...