Today is Tuesday, Jul. 26, 2016

Robert Bruce Bissell1921–2016

Robert Bruce Bissell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Memorial service for Joan Lasse

Memorial service Joan Lasse passed away on Nov. 8, 2015. There will be a celebration of her life at the Mazama Community Club on Saturday, Jan. 16, from 3 – 5 pm. Please bring a potluck dish to share.
David Verbois1937–2015

David Verbois

David Verbois, paraglider extraordinaire, died Dec. 3, 2015, surrounded by loved ones, in his handcrafted log home, as was his wish. He was born July 15, 1937, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His energy, vigorous approach to life and wonderfully welcoming smile will be greatly missed by his partner of 20 years, Leslie Freitag, his children,...
Dorothy Mae Karcutski1930–2015

Dorothy Mae Karcutski

Dorothy Mae Karcutski was born on Feb. 9, 1930, and died on Nov. 29, 2015, at age 85. We are respecting her wishes for no service, no fuss. My mother was a great cook and talented painter. She loved to dance and gave many hours to her volunteer work both in Canada and Twisp. Her...