Today is Saturday, Jul. 26, 2014


Walter C. “Carl” Melton

Walter C. “Carl” Melton, 77, died April 28, 2014, at the Wind River Healthcare Center in Riverton, Wyo. Carl was born Aug. 15, 1936, in Yakima, son of William E. and Bernice B. (Cranfill) Melton. On Oct. 20, 1979, he married Pauline Magill in Twisp. Carl worked as a rancher/farmer and was a member of...

Celebration of life: Ruth M. Webb

There will be a celebration of life for Ruth M. Webb on May 17 from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Methow Valley Senior Center in Twisp. Bring a dish to share along with memories.
Sharon Lee Chandler:1946–2014

Sharon Lee Chandler:1946–2014

Just shy of her 68th birthday, Sharon Chandler lost her battle with lung cancer on April 19, 2014. Born in Portsmouth, N.H., on May 1, 1946 to Doug Chandler and Ruth “Eileen” Parker, she was raised on Oak Street in Wellesley, Mass., with her two brothers, Rick and Scott Chandler. She graduated from Boston University...
James Allan Lofgren

James Allan Lofgren

James Allan Lofgren, born in Portland Ore., passed away Oct. 8, 2013, at his home in Washington after a long and courageous battle against pancreatic cancer. He was 73. Jim is survived by the love of his life and best friend, Gale Hayden, who he enjoyed 53 years of marriage with. They raised three children:...
Anne Marie Sanborn: 1937–2014

Anne Marie Sanborn: 1937–2014

Anne Marie Sanborn, 76, died peacefully on April 22, 2014, in her home in Carlton, surrounded by her daughter Karen, long-time caregiver and friend Gwen Pipkin, and loyal dog Sam. Anne was born Oct. 21, 1937, in Hamilton, Ont. Anne was a Navy wife. Tours: two in Italy and also Morocco, Beirut, Cyprus, Puerto Rico and...

Death Notice: Grace Opal Nordang

Grace Opal Nordang, 85, passed away April 27, in Brewster. A funeral service will be held Saturday, May 3, at 1 p.m. at the Church of Christ in Pateros. A full obituary will appear in next week’s issue of the Methow Valley News.
Douglas D. Heuslein1943–2014

Douglas D. Heuslein

In loving memory of Douglas D. Heuslein. Sunrise: July 16, 1943. Sunset: March 31, 2014. Our Lord and Savior called him home, releasing him from his pain, after an admirable and courageous fight with cancer. God blessed him with specific and unique qualities that made us all feel warm and welcome. He dedicated his entire...
Richard Edwin Wrangle1933–2014

Richard Edwin Wrangle

Richard Edwin Wrangle was born Feb. 14, 1933, in Bartlesville, Okla., to Edwin S. and Virginia Vensel Wrangle, and died peacefully at home on April 7, 2014, wonderfully cared for by family, friends and hospice. He graduated from Wewoka High School in Oklahoma (1951), Southern Methodist University in Dallas (1955), and Vanderbilt Divinity School in...
Kelly Larrayn Hammer Powidzki 1980–2014

Kelly Larrayn Hammer Powidzki

Kelly started school at Methow Valley Christian Academy, graduated from Rocking 7-H Homeschool 1998, attended Asbury College in Kentucky one year, and graduated from John Brown University in Arkansas with a B.A. in illustration/child and family ministries. Growing up, Kelly was involved in Awana, Okanogan County Fair, violin, drama, Young Life and church activities. As...
Mildred Allbertine LaMotte

Mildred Allbertine LaMotte

Mildred Allbertine LaMotte, 84, of Twisp, passed away peacefully March 13, 2014, at Harmony House in Brewster, Wash. Mildred was born to Charles and Alise Pursley at Bethet, Ohio. Mildred moved to Washington state at the age of 21, and spent the remainder of her life in Twisp. Mildred was a true ranch lady, knowledgeable...