Today is Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

OBITUARIES
Elizabeth June Maki Kessel1927 – 2014

Elizabeth June Maki Kessel
1927 – 2014

Elizabeth June Maki Kessel, of Spokane, died Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Deaconess Medical Center in Spokane. She was 86. Betty was born on June 6, 1927, in the Finnish-American community of Owen, Wis., to immigrants Nestori and Maria Liikanen Maki. Betty grew up on a dairy farm and graduated from Owen High School. After...
Harold Herbert Heath 1922–2014

Harold Herbert Heath 1922–2014

Harold Herbert Heath, 91, passed away on Thursday, May 8, 2014, at The Big Valley Ranch, his home in Winthrop. Harold was born on Dec. 3, 1922, to Charles and Gladys Heath in Sioux Falls, S.D., the second of three children. He graduated from Central High School in Sioux City, Iowa, in 1941. During WWII,...
Celebration of life

Celebration of life

A celebration of life for Debra will be held on Sunday, May 25, at 11 a.m. at The Winthrop Barn. Please bring a potluck dish and your favorite story or remembrance.
David Jack Williams1949 – 2014

David Jack Williams
1949 – 2014

Dear Dave passed away on April 18, 2014, surrounded by his wife, Kathy, stepdaughter Emily Lints, granddaughter Maggie Lints and sister Diane Woolard. He was 64 years old, born May 11, 1949 in Rocky Mount, N.C. His life was filled with many adventures ranging from deep sea diving in the 1970s to mountain climbing and...
Ernest J. Longanecker1948–2014

Ernest J. Longanecker
1948–2014

Ernest J. Longanecker, 66, of Spokane Valley, passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack in his sleep on April 13, 2014, at his sister’s home in Okanogan. He was born in Winthrop on Jan. 7, 1948. He attended school in Winthrop, graduating in 1966. He was president of the Associated Student Body and held many...
Grace Nordang1928–2014

Grace Nordang
1928–2014

Grace Nordang, 85, lifelong resident of the Methow Valley, died on April 27, 2014, in Brewster. Grace was born May 14, 1928, in Pateros to George and Minnie Brownlee. She attended the Pateros School and was voted Princess Pateros for the Wenatchee Apple Blossom Festival before graduating in 1947. Grace married Arthur Nordang on Dec....

Walter C. “Carl” Melton
1936–2014

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:...