Today is Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016

OBITUARIES
Deward B. (Dude) Melton1944–2015

Deward B. (Dude) Melton
1944–2015

Deward B. (Dude) Melton, 71, passed peacefully at home in Twisp on Nov. 10, 2015. Dude was born July 15, 1944, in Seattle and moved to the Methow in 1960. He was preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters. He is survived by three brothers, Richard D. (Judy) Melton of SeaTac, Tom E....
Gerald D. Sparling1928–2015

Gerald D. Sparling
1928–2015

Gerald D. Sparling, known as Jerry in Winthrop and Seattle, died at home on Monday, Nov. 9. He was 87 years old. He had been in declining health for some months but nevertheless surprised family and friends with an unannounced departure. Mr. Sparling, a Methow Valley resident of long standing, was known here for his...
Wilbur Ross Barnard1928 – 2015

Wilbur Ross Barnard
1928 – 2015

Wilbur Ross Barnard, 87, went to his heavenly home on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, after a nine-year battle with illness. He was a gentle soul with never a complaint and will be dearly missed. Ross was born to Ina Eleanor (Darling) and Reuben Wilbur Barnard on April 22, 1928, in Archie, Missouri. He attended rural...
Charles Lou James1943 – 2015

Charles Lou James
1943 – 2015

Charles Lou James, 72, of Pendleton, Oregon, passed away at Jamie’s Place adult family home surrounded by family and loving caregivers on Nov. 15, 2015, in Winthrop, after a long battle with Lewy Body disease. Graveside service was held on Nov. 21, 2015, in Del Norte, Colorado. A community celebration of his life is planned...

Colleen Braillard
1932–2015

Colleen Braillard passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 4, 2015. Colleen was born March 26, 1932, in Twisp, to Ruby and Boyd Eiffert. She attended school there until her marriage to Jack Cramer. She was active in the Catholic church and served her family there. After Jack’s death, she married Larry Braillard and made...
Fae Elinor Risley Novotny1922–2015

Fae Elinor Risley Novotny
1922–2015

Fae Elinor Novotny was born Sept. 21, 1922, in Pateros, to Leonard (Rusty) and Marie Risley. She died Oct. 7, 2015, in Spokane, at the age of 93. Fae grew up in the beautiful Methow Valley with one brother, Pat Risley, who now lives in Chelan. She graduated from Twisp High School where she was...

Death notice: Robert Roseland

Robert L. Roseland passed away Nov. 20, 2015. A celebration of life will be held Dec. 6 at the Methow Valley Community Center at 1 p.m.

Death notice: Matthew Jones

Matthew Jones passed away Oct. 28, 2015. A service with potluck will be held at the Twisp Valley Grange on Saturday (Nov. 28) at 3 p.m.
Robert D. Sitts1923–2015

Robert D. Sitts
1923–2015

Robert D. Sitts passed away quietly on Nov. 2, 2015. He was born April 5, 1923, in Los Angeles, California, to Bud and Rose Sitts and raised by his grandmother, Cora Thurston in Pavilion, B.C. He is survived by his wife, Mary Anne; daughter Donna; and son David. A memorial will be planned in the...

Joan E. Lasse

Joan E. Lasse, longtime, active resident of the Methow Valley, died peacefully at Riverbend Hospital in Eugene, Oregon, on Nov. 8, 2015. Joan is survived by her siblings, Lee Lasse (Linda), Susan Davis, Cathy Standish (Nelson) and Nancy Lasse; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and many dear friends across the Methow Valley and Oregon. Joan...