Today is Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

Sandra Kay Pease 1941–2014

Sandra Kay Pease

Sandra Kay Pease, 72, was born Nov. 10, 1941, in Astoria, Oregon. She passed away on June 23, 2014, at Swedish hospital in Seattle. She was surrounded by loving friends and family throughout her extended illness, and was with family at the time of death. Sandy is survived by her husband of 50 years, Don...
Jack L. Stoner 1940 – 2014

Jack L. Stoner
1940 – 2014

Jackie Lee “Jack” Stoner, 74, who owned the Methow Valley News from 1972-76, died on June 5 at his home in Cle Elum. He was born on March 5, 1940, to Elmer and Bonnie Stoner in Kansas City, Missouri. Jack got his first taste of the newspaper business when he was 12 years old with...

Margot Martin Webb

Margot Webb of Quincy, Washington, passed away on May 25, 2014. She was born on Dec. 26, 1936 in Detroit, Michigan, to James and Patricia Martin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Don, and brother Alexander (Sandy) Martin. She is survived by her four children, sons James (Cheryl) of Arlington and Thomas (Denise)...
Stephanie Walker Poland:1972 – 2014

Stephanie Walker Poland:
1972 – 2014

Stephanie Walker Poland, 42, passed away at her home on June 12, 2014. She was born to Bill and Ann Walker of Winthrop on May 22, 1972. She grew up in Winthrop and graduated from Liberty Bell High School in 1991. In 2001, she married Victor Poland of North Bend, Washington, and they moved to...
Patrick (Pat) Allen Buckner 1965 – 2014

Patrick (Pat) Allen Buckner
1965 – 2014

Patrick (Pat) Allen Buckner died May 18, 2014, at Swedish Hospital in Seattle. Pat was born in Walla Walla, Washington, on Sept. 28, 1965, to Allen and Phyllis (Pat) Buckner. His family moved to Winthrop in 1973. Pat was dedicated to the community and volunteered in emergency services. He was a volunteer with the Twisp...
Celebration of lifeDave Williams

Celebration of life
Dave Williams

A celebration of life for Dave Williams will be held on Saturday, June 21, at 10 a.m. at his home at 66 Lower Bear Creek Road, Winthrop.  Bring a brunch potluck dish, a chair and your favorite story or remembrance.  Please leave dogs at home.
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 

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

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

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...