Today is Saturday, Jun. 25, 2016

OBITUARIES

Arlene Erma Thomas
1918–2016

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
1921–2016

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
1922–2016

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
1925–2016

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
1918–2016

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...
Mary Elizabeth (Wood) Kenney1923–2015

Mary Elizabeth (Wood) Kenney
1923–2015

Mary Kenney passed away quietly in Chelan, Washington, on Dec. 19, 2015. Her sons Lowell and Kim, and grandsons David and Daniel, mounted a 24-hour watch the last week of her life. The family would like to thank Kim Kenney for the loving care that he provided Frank and Mary for the past 10 years....

Keith Anthony Casey
1939–2015

Keith Anthony Casey was born on June 19, 1939, to Curtis and Anne Casey in Miles City, Montana. Keith passed away in Redmond, Oregon, on Oct. 22, 2015. In May of 1942, the family moved to Seattle, where his father had taken a position with the U.S. Naval Shipyard. In July of 1946, the family...
Ellis Ray Fink1958–2015

Ellis Ray Fink
1958–2015

Ellis Ray Fink, 57, a lifelong resident of Winthrop, died suddenly on Dec. 30, 2015, at Central Washington Hospital, surrounded by his family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Callie, three sons, Riley, Emmett and Meritt, brother Deed Fink and sister-in-law Carrie, sister Verna Garcia and brother-in-law Tony, stepmother Joyce Holeman and husband...