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David Anderson

- - June 5th, 2009

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Don Bogle

July 5th, 1951 - November 1st, 1977

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Donald Lee Bogie
A former Walla Walla resident, Donald Lee Bogle, 26, Of Kirkland, died in a motorcycle accident Tuesday in Seattle. The funeral will be in Colonial- DeWitt Funeral Home Saturday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Howard E. Baker Of the First Church of God officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery.
Bogle, a native of Walla Walla, was born July 5, 1951, the son Of Lee and Gertrude Bogle. He attended Prospect Point, Garrison Junior High and Walla Walla High schools, and Bellevue Community College. A U.S. Navy veteran, he served aboard the aircraft carrier, The Constellation, during the war in Vietnam, and served an additional enlistment in the Navy.
He attended the First Church of God in Walla Walla. He is sur,'ived by his parents, Lee and Gertrude Bogie, of Walla Walla; his his brothers, Bogle Jr., of Kirkland, and Tom Bogle of Walla his sisters, Barbara Walla; Honeycutt of Whidbey Island and Sharie Greiner of Walla Walla; and his grandfather, Garfield Bogie of Walla Walla.

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Mindy Bollinger

March 28th, 1951 - December 3rd, 2017

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SPOKANE — Mindy Lea Bollinger, 66, died Dec. 3, 2017, in a Spokane hospital.
 
Arrangements are pending at Heritage Funeral Home, 508 N. Government Way, Spokane.

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Roberto Briones

February 25th, 1949 - September 29th, 2004

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Roberto Briones
COLLEGE PLACE
Roberto Briones, 55, of 611 S.W. First St. drowned Sept. 29, 2004, in Lake Washington at Juanita Beach, Kirkland, Wash.
Viewing will be until after the rosary recitation at 7 tonight at Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W. Alder St., with Deacon Olegario and Dora Reyes officiating. The funeral Mass will be 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Patrick Catholic Church with the Rev. Pedro Bautista Peraza officiating. Burial will follow in the Garden of the Good Shepherd, Blue Mountain Memorial Gardens, 300 S.E.
Myra Road, College Place. Memorials may be made to Roberto Briones Memorial Fund through the funeral home.
Mr. Briones was born Feb. 25, 1949, in Edinburg, Texas, to Justino and Maria Castilleja Briones. He moved to this area 35 years ago,
graduated in 1969 from Walla Walla High School and earned a bachelor's in political science from the University of Washington. He was active in the U W' s Moviemiento Estundiantil Chicano de Astlan to bring Chicano faculty to the university and helped the UW adopt an affirmative action policy.
He worked with United Farm Workers Union to get union representation and knew civil rights activists Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta. In 1977 he helped bring the Governees Commission On Hispanic affairs to Walla Walla and Columbia counties an was a three-year local representative.
He and Sarah Gonzales married in 1978 in Reynosa Tamaulipas, Mexico, and later divorced. He returned to Walla Walla in 1979. He was disabled. He enjoyed family, put others first and believed deeply in God and his fellow man. He was a member of American GI Forum.
Survivors include three daughters, Maria Briones of Seattle and Carla Garcia and Gabriela Valdivia, both of Pasco; two sons, Marlo
Briones of Logan, Utah, and Lorenzo Gonzales of Pasco; his mother, of College Place; three sisters, Aurora Guerra of Pasco, Consolacion Morales of Kennewick and Elida Briones of College Place; three brothers, Rosendo Briones Sr. of Kennewick and Jesus and Jose Briones, both of College Place; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father; and grandparents Jose
Castilleja and Sevastiana Castilleja.

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Ted Brooks

February 7th, 1951 - January 3rd, 2008

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Ted Brooks
COLLEGE PLACE — Ted Richard Brooks. 56. Of 550 E. Whitman Drive died Jan, 3. at Walla Walla General Hospital, The memorial service will be 3 Wednesday at St Paul's Episcopal Church. 323 Catherine St. The Rev. Wolley will officiate. Burial will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to ST. Paul-s Episcopal Church or the Christian Aid Center through Herring Groseclose Funeral 315 W Alder st., Walla Walla. WA 99362.
Mr. Brooks was born Feb, 7, 1951 in Walla Walla Roy and Evelyn Stemper Brooks. He graduated Walla Walla High School and received an associate of arts degree from Walla Walla Community College. He was self-employed.
He is survived by six sisters, Marla Schiller, Janie Chromie, and Elaine Stewart and all Of Walla Walla. Melva Vogel of Finley, Wash.. June Orluck of Sandy Ore, and Faye Austin of Milton-Freewater He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Donald Brooks; and a nephew, David Oltman.

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Gary Brumback

December 30th, 1950 - October 25th, 2010

I worked for Gary at his music store in Richland for 5 years. He helped many musicians in the area and helped guys get good quality instruments when they probably could not have gotten anywhere else...." - Roger Jaime
 
"I competed in athletics against Gary from Junior High School through High School. I had the utmost respect for Gary and his abilities. He was a great competitor. He will be greatly missed by all. ..." - Stan Lepka

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First 25 of 313 words: Gerald 'Gary' Tiland Brumback, 59, of Richland, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, October 25, 2010, to be with his Lord and Savior

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Richard Busch

May 29th, 1949 - November 26th, 1997

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Steve Campanelli

January 17th, 1951 - November 1st, 2013

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Steve Campanelli
January 17, 1951 – November 1, 2013
Steve was born January 17, 1951, in Walla Walla to Jeannie and Michele Campanelli. He died November 1, 2013, at Kadlec Hospital in Richland, WA. In his early years he worked for the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin and Snyder Crecelius Paper Co. He owned his own leather shop for several years. In later years he worked for UAP, Norco, and Crop Production before retiring.
Steve was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, caring husband and brother. His Italian heritage was very important to him. He had numerous friends he considered brothers. He enjoyed time making sausage with his Italian buddies and vacationing with his wife on the coast (Long Beach, WA). He graduated from Walla Walla High School and lived in Walla Walla his entire life.
He is survived by his wife, Malissia Ann (Perry) at home in Walla Walla; two daughters, Carina Campanelli and Angela Salazar of the Tri-Cities area; two step-children, Jessica Underwood Peters and Andrew Underwood. Steve loved and adored his seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Mike Campanelli of Walla Walla, and Nick Campanelli of Yakima; numerous nieces and nephews; two great-nephews, Reagan and Joshua; and his adored pet, Sophie. He was preceded in death by both of his parents.
At Steve’s request, there will be no funeral service.

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Craig Campbell

March 28th, 1951 - February 16th, 2014

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Craig Gordon Campbell

Craig was born in Portland, Oregon on March 28, 1951 to Janet Ferguson and Robert Allen Campbell. A member of a pioneering Walla Walla, Washington family, Craig grew up in Walla Walla and graduated from Colorado College, where he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. He received his J.D. from Gonzaga University and a tax law degree from Boston University.

After several years in private legal practice, he focused his career in the public service arena with the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division I. Before his retirement, Craig worked primarily with Judge Ken Grosse.

In his retirement Craig enjoyed international travel with friends and family and frequent visits to Kaua'i, where he made many good friends. Craig was an avid game player, especially enjoying bridge.

He was a long time member and benefactor of The Seattle Men's Chorus and served on several committees of the Intiman Theater.

Craig passed away on February 16 after a brief illness. He is survived by his husband, Brian, and his sisters, Susan Pratt and Cathryn Allen. In addition he leaves behind Brian's parents and siblings and his extended Campbell and Brock families. He is pre deceased by his parents and by Fergie, Bender and Joe.

Memorial services are pending. Remembrances may be made to the charity of your choice.

 
Published in The Seattle Times on Mar. 2, 2014

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Carol DELO (Carlile)

- - May 24th, 1985

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DELO
Mrs. Carol Carlile Delo of Glen Allen died Friday, May 24, 1985. She is survived by
her husband, George G. Delo; two daughters, Sharon and Julia Delo; her mother,
Mrs. Jewell Carlile; and father, William Carlile of Calif.; one sister, Sharon Luhman of NY; her grandmother, Mrs. Sarah Carlile of Wash. Remains rest at the Parham Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 1771 Parham where family will receive friends 7 to 9 p m. Saturday and to
5 p.m. Sundav, and where services will be conducted a.m. Monday. - Interment
Greenwood Memorial Gardens.

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David Case

December 19th, 1950 - November 15th, 2018

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David Alan Case

Dec. 19, 1950 —  Nov. 15, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of David Case shares the news of his passing.

David Case succumbed to injuries sustained after a truck hit him while he was bicycling the morning of 3 November. He was discovered on the road shortly after and moved to intensive care, where he remained until his death about 10 days later.

David Alan Case was born December 19, 1950, in McCook, Nebraska, to Elmer and Dorothy Case. When David was three, he moved with the family (incl. his brother Steve and sister Julianne) to Anderson, Indiana, where their father, a church minister, was working as a fundraiser for the Church of God. Following his calling to the church, the Rev. Case relocated the family several times – to Racine, WI, Decatur, IL, and finally to Walla Walla, in 1961, where David went to Garrison Jr. High School and then Wa-Hi.

At Wa-Hi, David played football and basketball, graduating in 1969 as an honor student. He went to WSU, where he formed lifelong friendships. His friends from that time remember him as a kind person, bright and educated, and someone who greatly enjoyed debating philosophy and many other subjects.

David went on to earn a Ph.D. in Behavioral Psychology from University of California in San Diego, and continued on at UCSD as a postdoc for the next 20 years, doing research and teaching classes. When funding was not continued for his post doc research, he moved back to Walla Walla, where he worked at the Green Valley Nursery. He found he loved working with the earth and plants, as well as with people.

From Walla Walla he relocated to Austin, TX, in 2009, where his sister Julianne, and her husband Joe Fletcher, were living at the time.

David was a very principled person; he was tireless and persistent when it came to persuading others to come around to his viewpoint, or if he felt injustices were being committed. This on occasion cost him valuable relationships. He lived his life with respect for the planet and the environment, simply and frugally, so as to reduce – if not totally eliminate – his carbon footprint. He eschewed cars and always bicycled everywhere.

David was honest and very trusting; he never failed to repay a debt and was always ready to lend to a friend in need – regardless of circumstances. He was kind to people as to animals, frequently taking care of pets for friends and neighbors. He was hardworking and responsible, always biking to and from work, and making himself a stand-out employee wherever he worked.

David is survived by his sister, Julianne Fletcher (husband Joe) of Hudson, NY; nephew, Christian Fletcher (wife Stephanie Batchelder) of Brooklyn, NY; niece, Simone von Burgwald (husband Jan) of Copenhagen, Denmark; sister-in-law, Nancy Case (wife to David’s brother Paul Stephen Case, deceased 2012) of Racine, WI; nephews, Matthew Case (wife Leah) of Nashville, TN, and Jason Case of Grayslake, IL; and numerous cousins.

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Roseanne Ross (Casseday)

May 21st, 1951 - June 2nd, 2010

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Roseanne Ross
May 21, 1951 • June 2, 2010
Roseanne Casgeday Rose. Wonderful wife, teacher, farmer, extraordinary daughter and Sister-of-the-First Order. Rosie passed from this world to the spirit life on June 2, 2010. We will miss our loving Rose — every day and With every thought.
She succumbed to a swift and wicked illness. Roseanne Casseday Ross was born in Dayton, to Jerry and Sarah Casseday on May 21, 1951. She started school in Dayton and the family moved to Walla Walla in 1959. She attended Berney Elementary School, Pioneer Junior High and graduated from Walla Walla High School in 1969.
Rose studied French at the University of the Sorbonne in Paris.
She studied at the University of Puget Sound, graduating with a BA in English, December 1974. Rose joined the International Club at UPS and met friends from many lands. Rose studied further at the University Of Washington and at Washington State University and received Masters Degree in Education with an ESL endorsement.
Rose was a beloved and respected teacher in the Walla Walla valley. Rose started her middle school teaching career in Irrigon, Ore, later to establish her teaching practice in College Place School District at John Sager Middle School. She worked for the Walla Walla Migrant Head Start at the Farm Labor Camp teaching preschool where she became interested in teaching English Language Learners — also known as English as a Second Language (ESL). She taught ESL at John Sauer Middle School District in 2008.
Rose met Milton Ross in the early 1980s. A happy, loving relationship ensued. On August 16, 1986, Rose married Milton D Ross at their home on Old Milton Highway along Spring Creek. Rose enjoyed her life at the farm —and her connections to the land. She worked side by side with Milton — raising strawberries, vegetables, flowers. fruit — doing what it takes to keep the farm going. Rose was the consummate farm-wife. preserving fruit, pressing apples in the fall, making jellies and jams and drying fruits.
Rosie was an accomplished seamstress and welcomed all to their home. Rose's rose garden was the source of many beautiful bouquets.
Rose loved language and was an avid reader, over-coming dyslexia. She joined the Delphian Club of Walla Walla. Rose and Milton sponsored two foreign students. Soo Yean Kim of South Korea and Ahn Truong Of Vietnam — who both became informally adopted  daughters for the couple.
Rose was preceded in death by her father. Jerry Casseday. She is survived by her husband. Milton Ross of Walla Walla; her mother Sarah Earnheart Burch Of Walla Walla: stepdaughter Elyssa Young; grandsons Breton Young and Rhys Ragasa; sisters Mary Lue Hart of Salem, Ore. and Katherine Casseday of Kirkland, Wash.; and brother David Miller of Santa Monica, Calif. Rose's many nieces and nephews plus aunt, uncle, cousins and relatives will miss her lovely face and loving character.
A service be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday June 12, 2010, at Pioneer United Methodist Church in Walla Walla, 209 East Birch Street. Donations in memory of Rose can be made to the charity of your choice.

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David Clendaniel

September 26th, 1951 - January 13th, 1983

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In his years at Walla Walla High School David Clendaniel succeeded in many intellectual endeavors. He was a National Merit Semifinalist and a National Honor Society member. He was a leader on the debate team and the chess club.

After graduation he studied at Whitman College until the onslaught of Schizophrenia waylaid his intellectual pursuits. David struggled to overcome the challenge and continued his academic schooling for over ten years, but finally succumbed to the mental affliction in January, 1983 in Bellingham, Washington.

At the time he was survived by his parents, Frank and June Clendaniel, and three brothers: Richard, Edward and Robert.

He was a member of the Nazarene Church.

David had an uncanny ability to create and solve mathematical theorems and word games. David also enjoyed creating games that his friends and family enjoyed playing.

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Janice Lee (Combs)

November 17th, 1949 - -

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SAN FRANCISCO – Former Walla Wallan Janice L. Lee, 36, died at her home here Thursday following a recent illness. The funeral will be Tuesday in San Francisco.  A gathering will be held at 7p.m. Jan. 30 in the home of Robert and Kathleen Rittenhouse, 764 Crestview Place, Walla Walla.  At that time a recording of the original funeral will be replayed for friends and family unable to attend the California service.
                Mrs. Lee was born Nov. 17, 1949, in La Grande to Carl and Ann Swensen Combs.  The family moved to Walla Walla in 1959 and she attended College Place and Garrison Junior High Schools.  A member of the Walla Walla High School band, she played clarinet.  She graduated from Wa-Hi in 1969.  While in Walla Walla, she appeared in the film and stage productions of “Trails West”.
                On Nov. 29, 1983, she married James L. Lee in Reno, Nev.  Until her recent illness, she was employed by the office of Insurance North America of San Francisco. She had been a member of the official Beatles Fan Club since 1963. Mrs. Lee is survived by her husband, at home; her father, of LaGrande; her mother, Ann Schmerer of Spokane; one brother, Raymond Cobs of San Francisco; one sister Kathleen Paris Rittenhouse of Walla Walla; and one half sister, Charlene Schmerer of College Place.

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Chris Morrison (Cox)

January 2nd, 1951 - November 16th, 2013

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Christine L. Cox, Milton-Freewater, Oregon passed away November 16, 2013 11/16/2013 at her home at the age of 62 years. Memorial services will be Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at the Ingle Chapel Congregational Church, 85372 Hwy 339, Milton-Freewater, OR. Memorial contributions may be made to Special Olympics through Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, 902 S. Main, Milton-Freewater, OR 97862.

Christine was born January 2, 1951 01/02/1951 in Walla Walla, Washington the daughter of David E. and Arlene (Andy) Cox. She attended local schools including, Green Park, Pioneer High and Wa-Hi. She had many fond memories of her childhood on the family wheat farm in the Spring Valley area. After attending Eastern Washington University for a time and graduating from a local beauty school, she moved to the Seattle area to start a long career as a beautician. While in Burien, WA, she met and married Don Anderson. Her daughter Renee was born in 1978. The couple were later divorced. Later, Christine and Renee returned to Walla Walla where she owned a small beauty shop. She later worked with the disabled at Valley Residential Services. She married Jim Morrison on May 8, 2005 and moved to Milton-Freewater. She was a member of the Ingle Chapel Congregational Church.

Christine is survived by her husband Jim Morrison at the home, a daughter Renee(James)Oblisk of Walla Walla, WA, step-son Ron Morrison at the home, step-daughter Karen Hanner of Milton-Freewater, OR, a sister Suzanne(Lee)Zimmerman and a brother Jim(Annie)Cox all of Walla Walla, WA, 3 step-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Steven Cox

April 18th, 1951 - February 11th, 2015

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Name:  Steven Willard Cox

Gender:  Male

Death Age:63

Birth Date: 04/18/1951

Birth Place: Denver, Colorado, USA

Death Date: 02/11/2015  

Obituary Date: 02/13/2015

Newspaper Place: Findlay, Ohio, USA

Spouse:  Emily Mackender

Parents:  Robert Cox

Children:  Sara Brickner of Findlay

Siblings:  Bobby; Mike of Bainbridge Island, WA and Greg of Moscow, ID; Susan

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Cynthia Crudup Davis (Crudup)

August 30th, 1950 - November 18th, 2013

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Humble, Texas  Married August 4 1980 To Andrew Lee Davis

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Doug Dammarell

February 3rd, 1951 - February 15th, 1992

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  • Douglas S Dammarell
  • 41 years, 0 months, 12 days
  • February 3, 1951
  • Washington
  • February 15, 1992
Douglas S Dammarell passed away on February 15, 1992 at age 41. No cause of death has been entered. He was born on February 3, 1951. There is no information about Douglas's family or relationships. We know that Douglas S Dammarell had been residing in New York, New York County, New York.

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Greg Davis

June 17th, 1951 - November 8th, 1996

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Mary Ann Duff

December 14th, 1950 - October 21st, 2015

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Mary Ann retired from the Navy April 1998 and return to Alexandria, Virgina.  Her sister, Patricia is residing in Spokane and her brother, David resides in Ritzville, WA.  Mary Ann requested no service or obituary.

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Dennis Elkin

September 8th, 1951 - February 26th, 1968

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Dennis Dale Elkin. 16. died Monday at a local hospital despite emergency efforts bv ambulance and fire resuscitator Crews.
The boy, only child of Mr. and Mrs. Perry Elkin of 547 S. Second St., was reported to have choked on a palate bridge.
Funeral services be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Marshall-Herring chapel. The Rev.
Harlan R. Gerlach of Trinity Baptist Church and the Rev. Jack L. Davis of Calvary Baptist Church will officiate. Concluding services and Interment Will be in Mt. View Cemetery.

At the time of his death Elkin was a Wa-Hi student, interested and active in sports, particularly basketball and track.

The familv had moved to Walla Walla when Elkin. born Sept. 8, 1951 in Renton. Wash.. was a year Old. He had attended Paine Grade School and Garrison Junior High.
 
He attended the Trinlty Baptist Church and was a member of the YMCA. a past Cub Scout and Little Leaguer.
Survivors are his parents, at the home: grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Eaton of Dayton and Mrs. Naomi Elkin of Carrollton, Mo.; great-grand-mother, Mrs. Jane Spragg of Dayton: and numerous aunts,
uncles and cousins.


 

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Greg Farrens

September 26th, 1951 - October 5th, 2012

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Greg passed away suddenly in his sleep at home on October 5, 2012.

Greg was born in Walla Walla to Paul Christian Farrens and Angeline Sarah Ganguet Farrens. He grew up on the family centennial farm on Mill Creek Road. He was in Little League and National Honor Society. He played the trombone in the Walla Walla High School Band and participated in WWHS baseball. He was an active member of the Mill Creek Wranglers 4-H Club. He was very proud of winning the Community Beautification award and attended the annual congress in Chicago when he was just 16. Greg graduated from Walla Walla High School in 1969. He attended Washington State University. He was a resident assistant and graduated in 1973. He was married to Kathie on June 29, 1974 in Seattle. Prior to his Walla Walla Community College career, he worked for Tri-City Irrigation, 1973-77.

This is an excerpt from a WWCC memo:

Greg has been a leader at Walla Walla Community College for 35 years, beginning his work with the development of the college’s two-year accredited Irrigation Technology program in 1977. This November, he will be recognized by the National Irrigation Foundation as the first ever recipient of its “Excellence in Education Award." He also received the U.S. Department of Education Secretary's Award for Outstanding Vocational Education Program in 1983 and the President’s Award for Outstanding Faculty Member in 1984.

Over the years, Greg served the college in an amazing number of key roles. He was an Irrigation Technology instructor from 1977, Faculty President from 1980-82, Chair of the Professional Development Committee from 1983-85, a Bookstore Committee member from 1985-86, Division Chair beginning in 1986, a Student Outcomes and Student Success committee member from 1987, Golf coach from 1988-2000, Faculty Senate representative from 1996-98.

In addition to teaching students in his own excellent program, Greg taught other students in agriculture-related programs, both on campus and via distance learning around the country. Greg has always been the epitome of service and excellence, both to the college and the community. He is one of the reasons WWCC has become one of the best colleges in the nation. Greg was planning to retire from WWCC in June 2013.

During this time Greg was a founding owner of Water Watch Irrigation 1983-94.
Following in his father’s footsteps, Greg bowled for the same team (Ridge Runners) for 35 years. He was an inaugural season holder of the Walla Walla Sweets baseball team, was a member of several wine clubs and was the first club member for Five Stars Winery. He was a longtime Warrior Booster Club supporter and was a member of WaHi’s Big Blue Booster. He was a Youth Soccer Coach, Little League Baseball Coach, and Cub Scout Leader. He served many terms on the Assumption Parrish Council, member of Knights of Columbus and served on the Tri-Parrish religious education board. He was a member of the Washington Association of Wheat Growers, Grain Growers, Walla Walla Watershed Management Partnership, Irrigation Association, Walla Walla High School Vo-Ag Advisory Board and American Farm Bureau. He was also a member of Steelheaders, Snake River Salmon Recovery Board, Lead Entity Team, Walla Walla Watershed Planning Unit, Washington Department of Ecology-Walla Walla River Basin TMDL Advisory Group, US Committee on Irrigation and Drainage, and the Ad Hoc Water Advisory Committee-City of Walla Walla. He was a member of the Fort Walla Walla Museum and was a proud WSU alumnus.

Greg enjoyed community sporting events, being outside, fly fishing, working in his immaculate yard and improving his golf game. He also enjoyed his favorite wineries, drinking wine and eating good food with friends.

Greg is survived by his wife Kathie; his 2 children, Heather (Mitchell) Eng of Spokane and Brian of Yakima; his siblings JoAnn Farrens (Walla Walla) and Dean Farrens (Walla Walla). He is also survived by his nephew, Keith Farrens (Jennifer) and niece, Tania (Eric) Nelson both of Walla Walla and by many great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Paul and Angie Farrens and sister-in-law, Peggy Kelly Farrens.

Viewing & visitation will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2012 from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM at the Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W. Alder, Walla Walla, WA. The Rosary will be recited on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 7:00 PM at Assumption Catholic Church with Father Tim Hays officiating. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, October 12, 2012 at 11:00 AM also at Assumption Catholic Church with Father Tim Hays, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Greg Farrens Irrigation Scholarship-Walla Walla Community College Foundation through the funeral home.

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David Fernald

May 20th, 1951 - November 7th, 1981

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David Fernald EVERETT, Wash. — Former College Place resident David Eugene Fernald, 30, died Saturday in Tacoma. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Colonial-DeWitt Funeral Home. Dr. Joseph N. Barnes will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope C!«netery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Quiet Hour or a charity of the donor’s choice. Fernald was born May 20, 1951, in Walla Walla to College Place Mayor George Wallace and Eugenia A. Danko Fernald. He lived most of his life here, attending Rogers School, Walla Walla Valley Academy and Walla Walla Oimmunity College. He served in the U.S. Navy, receiving his honorable discharge in September 1973. Fernald was employed as a pest control operator. He was a member of the College Place Seventh-day Adventist Oiurch. Fernald is survived by his parents of College Place; three brothers, Gregory Fernald (of Walla Walla, Jeffrey Fernald and John Fernald, both of College Place; grandparents, Florence Fernald of Orlando, Fla., and Stanley and Stephanie Orlowski of Chicago, Ill.

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Judy Fieldler

February 5th, 1951 - January 15th, 2018

HUDSON — Judith Jean Payton, 66, of Ames, died at home Monday, Jan. 15.

She was born on Feb. 5, 1951, in Walla Walla, Wash., daughter of Ed and Betty Fiedler. She married Jim Payton in the summer of 1970.

 

Judy graduated from Walla Walla High School in 1969 and earned a BS in home economics at Washington State University in 1973. She and Jim later moved to Hudson. She received a master’s in child and family studies from the University of Northern Iowa, taught periodically as an associate professor in the same department, and later worked as a counselor at Alternatives Pregnancy Center.

Survived by: her husband; a daughter, Jennifer (Jeff) Doolittle; a son, John (Jessica); nine grandchildren; and two brothers, Jim (Diana) Fiedler and Dean (Jeri) Fiedler.Services: noon Saturday, Jan. 27, at Grand Avenue Baptist Church in Ames. Visitation will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the church.

 

Memorials in lieu of flowers: may be directed to Christ Community Church or The Iowa State Navigators at 4808 Idaho Circle Ames, IA 50014.

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Judy Wahl (Grassi)

November 5th, 1950 - July 25th, 2011

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Judith Wahl
Nov. 5, 1950. July 25, 2011
Born Nov. 5, 1950 in Walla Walla; she died July 25, 2011, at her home in Vancouver, after a courageous battle with Cancer.
Judy attended St. Patrick's Grade School and she was a graduate of Walla Walla High School, Class of 1969.
She is survived by Steve Wahl, her husband of 42 years, residing in Vancouver; mother, Carolyn Grassi, Walla Walla; son, Scott Wahl and daughter-in-law,
Lisa Wahl; three grandchildren, Delaney, Logan and Wyatt, Adams, Ore.; sister, Sandy Hill and brother-in-law, Steve Hill, Moses Lake, Wash.; numerous extended family members. Judy was preceded in death by her father, Angelo Grassi, Walla Walla. In lieu Of flowers, the family requests that donations
in Judy's name be sent to the American Cancer Society through Mountain View Colonial DeWitt Cremations and Funeral Services, 1551 Dalles Military Rd,
Walla Walla, WA 99362.
There will be an informal gathering in Walla Walla at the Mountain View Cemetery on Saturday, July 30, 2011, at 10:30
Friends may write memories and sign the guestbook at www.mountainview-colonialdeWitt.com

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Tom Greethurst

July 6th, 1951 - May 8th, 2018

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Thomas Evan Greethurst, 66, of Enterprise, died peacefully in his home early on May 8, 2018.  

A celebration of life service will be held at 10 a.m. on June 9, at Enterprise Christian Church on Highway 82 between Enterprise and Joseph.

Tom was born in Seattle on July 6, 1951, and adopted by Reid and Alice (Hammer) Greethurst. He grew up in Walla Walla, where he joined the Boy Scouts and began a lifelong passion for scouting before graduating from Walla Walla High School in 1969.

Tom was a very proud alumnus of Washington State University, where he studied range management and received his Bachelor’s of Science in 1975. From there Tom became a Rangemaster for the US Forrest Service, working in Wallowa County for many years. Tom was also heavily involved in fighting forest fires and was a part of the Columbia Shuttle Recovery Team in 2003.

Tom married his wife, Cathy, in 2006, and they lived together in Enterprise. After his retirement, Tom and Cathy spent their time driving their RV to national parks all over the western United States.

Tom’s passions were Scouting, WSU football, fishing, hiking, and photography. He received numerous awards and recognitions for his contributions to the Boy Scouts, and he attended every WSU football game he could.

Survivors include his wife, Cathy of 12 years; step-children, D. Bruce Ellis of Meridian, ID, Tiffany Prochaska of Meridian, ID, and Kevin Ellis of Enterprise; eight step-grandchildren; sister, Gwen Mann of Richland, WA; nephew, David; and niece, Corynn; and sister-in-law. Carol. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Reid and Alice; and his aunt, Laura Mae.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Boy Scouts of America or Enterprise Christian Church.

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Kathy Haley

January 28th, 1950 - March 25th, 2005

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Bess Harter

April 24th, 1951 - August 5th, 2012

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Bess Harter died August 5, 2012, at home in Butteville, with treasured friends and family.

Elizabeth "Bess" Ann Harter was born April 24, 1951, to Gerald and June Harter in Walla Walla, Washington. She grew up on a wheat farm and graduated from Whitman College.

She was a loving, caring wife and mother, a bountiful gardener and an avid collector with a talented eye for unique treasures. She touched us all with her unfailing sense of humor, infectious-sometimes impish-smile, free spirit and playful nature, grace in decline, and innate ability to connect with people.

In addition to her family, she leaves behind innumerous friends from throughout her life. Bess is survived by her husband, Gary Shaw; daughter, Naomi; and son, Daniel.

Graveside committal on August 15th at 2:00 PM.

There will be a Memorial Gathering at Champoeg State Park Pavillion on Wednesday, August 15, 2012, at 4:00 PM

Memorial contributions may be made in Bess's honor to Rachel's Friends Breast Cancer Coalition or Friends of the Columbia Gorge.

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Don Hauer

April 3rd, 1949 - April 28th, 2007

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Don Hauer
April 3, 1949 -April 28, 2007
Walla Wallan Don E. Hauer, 58, died April 28, 2007, at Regency at The Park. A memorial service will be I I a.m. Wednesday at Jonathan M. Wainwright
Memorial Veterans Affairs Medical Center Chapel. The Rev. Ben Vegors will officiate. Mr. Hauer was born April 3, 1949, in Walla Walla to Norman and Ruth Isitt Hauer. He attended area schools and graduated from Walla Walla High School in 1969. Mr. Hauer worked at Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial Veterans Affairs Medical Center for 37 years. He was a member Of the Eagles and Elks lodges. He loved to fish, camp and was a member of a bowling league. He cut
many cords of wood in the Blue Mountains with his friend Charlie Robertson, and enjoyed traveling to Reno, Nev. At Christmas he would dress up as Santa Claus. Mr. Hauer is survived by a daughter, Sabrina Hauer of Walla Walla; two brothers, Jerry Hauer of Walla Walla, and Chris Hauer of Texas; a grandson, William Hauer of Walla Walla; and a special friend, Ernie Cooper. He was preceded in death by his parents.

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Dee Hermans

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Dee Merriam, 66, of Boxholm, Iowa, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2018, at the Accura Healthcare of Ogden.
A Celebration of Life gathering will be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, from 5:00 to 7:00 at Carson – Stapp Funeral Home in Ogden. For online obituaries and condolences please visit: www.carsonstappfuneralhome.com
Hazel D. Hermanns was born on July 30, 1951, California, the daughter of Edward and Vida (Hargett) Hermann. The family moved to Washington where she met Big Bob.
On October 1, 1977, Dee was united in marriage to Robert Merriam Sr. The couple moved to Wyoming and eventually moving to Ogden, Iowa, where they raised their family. Dee worked in the kitchen at Twisters bar in Pilot Mound and also at the Grandview Care Center in Dayton.
Dee loved to sew and travel. She especially loved her two dogs, Tasha and Bambi.
She is survived by Daughter, Melinda Dewsnup of Boone; son , Robert "Bob" (Katie) Merriam of Boone; sister, Kay Pettichord of Spokane WA; friend for life Mabel Buchmiller of Ogden; five grandchildren, Tony (Caitlin) Bernau, Ashley Bechtold, Grace, Hank, and Wyatt Merriam; four great-grandchildren, Jameson, Annalee, and Mikaylee Bernau and Laiken Wildt.
She was preceded by her parents, Ed and Vida Hermanns, husband, Robert "Big Bob" Merriam Sr., and son, Wayne Merriam, brother, Ernie Hermanns, sister, Charlotte Brown.
Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.

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Linda Lea Brannan (James)

August 1st, 1951 - June 26th, 2015

"Will always remember Linda's love for the state of..."
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Linda Brannan of Bellingham passed away surrounded by family after a year long struggle with colon cancer. Linda was born in Walla Walla on August 1st, 1951 to Al and Eva James. She was raised by Al and her beloved step-mother Iris. She met and married Frank Brannan and had 2 sons, Chris and Jesse. After divorcing, she raised her sons while running a home daycare that was her life passion. She finished her working career as a social worker for the State of Washington. Linda's love for people, books, art, travel and above all else, her grandchildren will never be forgotten. Linda was preceded in death by her father and biological mother. She is survived by her step-mother, her two sons, and her 6 grandchildren. Linda's Celebration of Life will be held at Windows on the Bay, on her birthday August 1st 2015, at 5pm. Please let Jesse know if you are able to come, or RSVP through her Facebook page.

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Jerry Kelly

May 9th, 1951 - June 25th, 2014

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Jerry V. Kelly, Walla Walla, Washington passed away June 25, 2014 at Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla at the age of 63 years. At his request, there will be no funeral service. Memorial contributions may be made to any Ham Radio Group. Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home in Milton-Freewater, Oregon in charge of arrangements. Jerry was born May 9, 1951 in Walla Walla, Washington the son of LeRoy and Lydia Rinehardt Kelly. On December 29, 1995 he married Joan Mauer in Walla Walla. He worked for Walla Walla Community College for 24 years in maintenance and mechanic. Jerry was a registered organ donor. He is survived by his wife Joan Kelly at their home.

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Peggy Farrens (Kelly)

September 29th, 1950 - November 26th, 2007

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FARRENS — November 26, 2007 at her home Peggy Ann Farrens, 57, 7216 Mill Creek Rd Bom September 29, 1950 in Walla Walla, WA. Member of Fami Bureau, Beta Sigma Phi. Mill Creek Home Economics Club, Valiev Girls Barrel Racing Association, Blue Mnt Riders, Assumption Catholic Church, District 4 Aitxili-aiy. Survived by Spouse, Dean Farrens at the home 1 daughter, Tania and husband Enc Nelson, Walla WaUa, WA.; 1 son, Keith and wife Jennifer Farrens, Walla Walla, WA.; Mother, Evelyn McLain, Milton-Freewater, OR. 4 sisters,’ Marilyn Rayl, Los Molinos, CA., Kathy Hays, Tammy Ferguson, both of Walla Walla. WA., Cynthia'VanWinkle, Weston, OR.; 6 grand children; Several nieces and nephews Preceded in death by Parents

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Dennis Knapp

September 10th, 1950 - January 28th, 1989

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Steve Knudson

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Steven Carl Knudson

1951 - May 12th, 2006

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Rebecca Korfhage

July 12th, 1951 - March 18th, 2006

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GRANTS PASS, Ore. —
Walla Walla native Rebecca Sue "Becky" Krauss, 54, died at her daughter's home here March 18, 2006, after a long battle with breast cancer. The memorial service will be 10 a.m. Monday at Pioneer United Methodist Church, 209 E. Birch St. Memorials may be made to Selah (Wash.) United Methodist Church Nursery, 1061 Selah Loop Road, 98942. Mrs. Krauss was born July 12, 1950, in Walla Walla to Robert and Helen Korfhage. She graduated in 1969 from Walla Walla High School and earned a bachelor's degree in education.
On Aug. 18, 1973, she and Alan Edward Krauss married in Walla Walla. In 1974, she became a first-grade teacher at Barge Lincoln Elementary School and taught there 16 years. She then taught kindergarten and first grade for 14 years at Roosevelt Elementary School. She retired in June 2005 after 30
years of service in the Yakima School District.
She was honored with the state of Washington Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Education and a Crystal Apple Award for the Yakima School District. She devoted her life to the education and spiritual growth of children in the Yakima Valley.
In August 2005, the couple moved to Grants Pass to be with their daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Steve Sorenson. They became members of Grants Pass Country Club an enjoyed golf together. She also enjoyed volunteering at nearby schools, walking, traveling and making plans for the new home they were
building in Grants Pass.
The Krausses and their family recently visited Hawaii which she loved. She was a member of and nursery director for many years at Selah United Methodist Church. She was a member and past president of Delta Kappa Gamma Society for Teachers and an active member of Yakima Teachers Association.
Survivors include her husband, daughter and son-in-law, and son Johnathan Krauss, all of Grants Pass; her parents, of Walla Walla; sister Ginny Roth of Lynnwood, Wash.; and two brothers, Bill Korfage of Spokane and Bob Korfhage of Medford.

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Gretchen Leslie

March 25th, 1951 - March 20th, 2014

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Gretchen Krista Leslie passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2014, from ALS, often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Gretchen was born in Walla Walla, Washington, March 25, 1951, to her parents Emily Ellen and Lynn R. Leslie. She is survived by her husband Tom Headley, son Thomas Headley III and his wife Candy McLay.

Gretchen spent most of her career in the high tech industry, working as a research librarian and information analyst for Battelle Memorial Institute, Mentor Graphics, Intel, Lattice Semiconductor, and IEEE Inc.

Gretchen joined ORSLA in 1995 and was an active participant from the beginning. By 1996 she was serving as chair of the Consulting Committee, and she was elected president-elect for the 1997-1998 year, serving as ORSLA President in 1998-1999. She was a dedicated ORSLA member, and was awarded the chapter’s Kathy Greey Memorial Award in 2002. She continued to volunteer and served as the as Public Relations chairperson in 2008 and assisting us in reviewing our governing documents more recently.

Gretchen was active in the industry associations, participating in IEEE, Inc. and ACM’s Library Advisory Groups. She was active in the Oregon library community, serving a three year term on the Oregon State Library’s Library Services and Technology Act Advisory Council, advising on the funding of public library projects. She was also instrumental in the setup of an online resource for Oregon library staff called NWCentral.org, serving with the team from 2006 through 2013.

But her favorite activity was her time on the Oregon Library Association’s MLIS Scholarship Selection Committee from 2006 – 2013, reviewing scholarship applications and recommending candidates for funding for their Masters programs in librarianship. She loved to see the candidates complete their graduate programs and move into a professional career.

Gretchen’s hobbies included reading trashy popular novels which she called “the antidote to the technical and marketing data she had to encounter in her work life.” She spent many happy hours canoeing and camping with her family, exploring Oregon State Parks, attending operas, tending to her cats, and growing gardens full of lilies and roses.

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James Long

October 26th, 1949 - March 16th, 2003

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Les McCauley

April 1st, 1950 - August 3rd, 2003

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Gary McConnell

January 2nd, 1951 - May 10th, 2011

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Gary McConnell, 60, of Walla Walla died Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, surrounded by his family and friends. Family and friends can pay their respects at a small graveside service Thursday, May 12 at 3 p.m. at the Mount Hope Cemetery on Southwest Sixth street in College Place, Wash., where he will join his parents.

Mr. McConnell was born Jan. 2, 1951, in Spokane, Wash., to Darrell and Helen (Canady) McConnell. He spent most of his life living in the Walla Walla area near the Blue Mountains.

He worked for the City of Richland for 23 years before retiring in 2009. He also spent a lot of time in the last couple of years volunteering at The Kids' Place preschool in Walla Walla.

Mr. McConnell is survived by his wife Kathy at the home; children Marzieh of Richland, Wash., and Sterling of Spokane, Wash., and their mother Karen Dunbar of Kennewick, Wash., Rebecca of Richland and Laurie of Old Hickory, Tenn., and their mother Shannon Ault, also of Richland, and Molly, a student at the University of Washington in Seattle; younger sisters Lynn Abreu, Laurie Sherwood and Lisa Mann; and three grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Mary Regional Cancer Center Patients Needs Fund, or for Pancreatic Cancer Research, in care of Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, 902 S. Main, Milton-Freewater, OR 97862.

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James McIntosh

April 3rd, 1950 - June 13th, 1991

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Mike Meyer

August 25th, 1951 - December 9th, 2006

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John Modine

September 17th, 1951 - December 20th, 2008

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Born September 17, 1951
Decease:  December 30, 2008  in Kent Washington

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Ed Ongers

July 31st, 1951 - March 4th, 2016

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Edward Ongers passed away March 4, 2016, surrounded by the love of his family and friends.  He was in the care of hospice and passed from a short battle with cancer.

Ed was born July 31, 1951, to Mary and Petier Ongers in Apeldoorn, Netherlands. He immigrated to the U.S. in February 1957 with his parents and two of his brothers. A year later a fourth brother was born.  After a divorce, Mary married Byron Eastman, the father who raised the boys. Ed then had an additional two brothers by his parents, Mary and Byron.

Ed graduated Walla Walla High School in 1969 and went to work for L. P. Sawmill, where he worked for 10 years. He married Denise Monthei on Nov. 24, 1972. At Ed’s suggestion they renewed their vows 10 years later. Ed worked for Donovan Farms for 12 years, and then Konen Rock Products for a year, before hiring on with Tidewater, a job he took great pride in for 22 years. He retired in 2014.

Ed was a member of the Christ Community Fellowship church.  A man of many talents, he enjoyed  camping, fishing and time at the cabin, motorcycle trips, reading and cooking... he was an excellent cook, and in his spare time remodeling his home. He loved the challenge of projects and was a master woodworker.  Ed was also known for his sweet tooth.

Ed was preceded in death by mother, Mary Eastman and father, Petier Ongers. He is survived by wife, Denise Ongers; sons, Shawn (Jennifer) Ongers, Cory Ongers, Eddie Ongers; father, Byron Eastman;  brothers, Gary (Vickie) Ongers, Tony (Debbie) Ongers, John (Cindy) Ongers, Rocky (Stephanie) Eastman, Marty (Jennifer) Eastman; and numerous  grandchildren and nieces and nephews.  In 1991-92 Ed and Denise hosted Venancio Berretto Jr. from Brazil as a high school exchange student, and considered Venny to be family as well.

Ed was a hardworking family man who touched and shaped many lives. If the measure of a man is counted in the love of family and friends, Ed was a wealthy man indeed. He will be missed by many and will live on in the hearts and smiles of those left behind.

Services will be held on March 14 at 4:30 p.m. at Christ Community Fellowship, 3170 Peppers Bridge Road, Walla Walla. Memorials may be made to Walla Walla Community Hospice in care of the Herring Funeral Home, 315 W. Alder, Walla Walla, WA 99362.

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Karen Rics (Parker)

May 7th, 1951 - February 15th, 2010

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Karen Raymond (Paul)

January 13th, 1951 - July 23rd, 1990

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Karen A. Raymond (Paul)

Death: 23 Jul 1990 (aged 39)
Burial: Hermiston Cemetery, Hermiston, Umatilla County, Oregon, USA
Plot: E - 20 - 5
Memorial #: 30327076
Created by: Dan & Barbara (47033260)
Karen married LaVern A Raymond on June 1 1970

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Charles Petersen

February 9th, 1951 - May 23rd, 2007

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G. Sam Petersen

October 5th, 1951 - January 20th, 2007

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Dennis Rex

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Jeannie Reyburn

June 28th, 1951 - January 29th, 2013

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Jeannie Reyburn Clough, born June 28, 1951, passed away on January 29, 2013 and is survived by brothers Herbert, Ron and Sonny and sisters Joanne, BJ and Carol; attended Walla Walla High School and Washington State University. She was a very caring and compassionate person. Her life evolved from living and working in Hawaii and Seattle, Washington in the hotel, insurance and mortgage business. She was loved and admired by everyone who knew her and was a great person to have as a member of committees or staff due to her exceptional management and organizational skills.

She dedicated her volunteer time to "Cancer Life Line" to show support for her sister Carol. In addition she was active in Sahalee Country Club events and programs over the years. Her organizational skills were extremely good. She belonged to the Sahalee Country Club Book Group, Sahalee Womens Club and The Red Hat Society and enjoyed them all immensely. She is survived by her loving husband Don and passed away very peacefully. Remembrances can be contributed to "Cancer Life Line" in her name.

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Donna Brooks (Roberts)

September 7th, 1950 - May 30th, 2014

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Donna F. Brooks September 7, 1950 – May 30, 2014 Dayton, Washington resident, Donna Faye Brooks, 63, passed away May 30, 2014, at her home. Donna was born September 7, 1950, in Walla Walla, to Donald Dean and Audrey Eloise Bergman Roberts. She attended Walla Walla schools, graduating from Wa-Hi in 1969. Following her high school graduation, she attended Demure Beauty School in Walla Walla, and later studied nursing at Walla Walla Community College. On November 19, 1970, she and Philip Brooks married in Walla Walla. They moved to Dayton in 1979. Donna worked as a certified nursing assistant at the Dayton General Hospital for sixteen years. Donna enjoyed camping, deer hunting and fishing. She was a member of the North American Hunting Club. She is survived by her husband at their home; two sons: “PJ” Philip Brooks, Jr. of Spokane, Washington; and George Brooks of Yakima, Washington; a brother, Donald Roberts of Kennewick, Washington; eight grandchildren: Jon, Jeff, Andra, Mary, Angelica, Brayden, Ashlind and Alexis; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, her parents, and one brother, Walter Roberts. The memorial service will be 3:00 p.m., Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla, Washington. Family and friends may write memories and sign the online guestbook at www.mountainview-colonialdewitt.com

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Lawrence Rogers

January 25th, 1950 - May 24th, 2018

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Larry Rogers was born January 25, 1950, in Walla Walla to Frank Everett Rogers and Mary Gertrude Gallagher. He passed away in his hometown of Walla Walla on May 24, 2018 at the age of 68. Arrangements are entrusted to Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt, 1551 The Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla WA.
Larry was a graduate of Walla Walla High School with the class of 1969. He retired in 2016 from Walla Walla Community College where he was a Lead Maintenance Mechanic. In his spare time, Larry was a Reserve Police Officer with the Walla Walla Police Department from 1988 to 1994. He loved his time with the Police Department and the friends he made there. He enjoyed muscle cars, racing hot rods and could frequently be found working in his garage. One of his greatest joys in life was the time he spent coaching the Jobs Truck “Golden Girls” Little League Softball team and never forgot the girls he coached.
Larry is survived by his long-time partner Anita Swan, two daughters, Carrie Rogers and Martie Thomas (Vince), three sisters; Mary Sutliff (John), Kathy Rogers, and Alice Gladden (Dwight); three grandchildren; Keltan Fulmer, Ashley Fulmer, Cole Thomas and niece Sarah Jantz (Dustin). He is preceded in death by his parents and a nephew, Erik Walery.
At Larry’s request there will be no service. Memorial Contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. Friends and family may share memories and sign the online guestbook at www.mountainview-colonialdewitt.com

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Kathryn Rohn

September 27th, 1950 - April 15th, 1977

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Last residence:

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Theodore A Rondema

- - September 12th, 2013

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Rena Searles (Roop)

March 15th, 1951 - December 19th, 2018

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Rena M. Roop Searles, 67, died of pancreatic cancer on December 19, 2018, in Olympia, Washington. She was born March 15, 1951, to Robert L. and Vera A. (Barton) Roop in Walla Walla, where she lived until 1982. Over the years, she also lived in SeaTac, WA (82-84), Everett, WA (84-87), Camano Island, WA (87-89), Lynnwood, WA (89-06), and the last 12 years at Olympia’s Johnson Point.

Rena graduated from Edison Elementary (1963), Pioneer Junior High School (1966), and Walla Walla High School (1969). She attended Walla Walla Community College. She married Larry J. Manuel (Nov. 14, 1969), Greg A. Mohrland (June 16, 1972), and Joseph W. Searles on April 1, 1990 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Rena worked at numerous restaurants between 1969 and 1982. She also worked at Washington State Dept. of Employment Security (1983-1991), and was a mortgage administrator (1991-2008). She belonged to the International Assoc. of Personnel in Employment Security, and served as local president in 1990.

Rena also was a homemaker who was heavily involved in church and charitable organizations, including autism, St. Thomas Moore Stephen Ministry, AIDS ministry, Eucharistic minister to the sick, Cursillo Movement, Northwest Savoyards, and Washington Blues Society, among others. She was compassionate, had an uplifting attitude and sharp wit.

She is survived by her husband, Joseph W. Searles of Olympia; sons, Jude Searles of Lynnwood, WA, David (Deborah) Manuel of Arlington, WA, Jesse Mohrland of Bothell, WA, and Wesley Mohrland of Snohomish, WA; daughter, Monica (Rodger) Reymore of Lynnwood, WA; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother, Jim (Carolee) Roop of Walla Walla; sister, Robin (Reed) Smith of Bellevue, WA; and former spouses with whom she remained close, Larry Magnoni of Amesbury, MA, and Greg Mohrland of College Place.

Services will be held Sunday, January 6, 2019, at         1 p.m., South Sound Manor, 445 North St. SE, Tumwater, WA 98501. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to www.PanCan.org, or Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at www.seattlecca.org/donate-and-volunteer.  Please leave memories at www.FuneralAlternatives.org.

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David Rutz

July 27th, 1951 - September 7th, 2008

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Born:  27 Jul 1951
Rutz, David J. Age 57, of Mpls. Passed away on Sept. 7, 2008. He is survived by his wife, Laura Rutz; mother, Barbara Rutz; brothers, Christopher and Gregory Rutz; also other family members and friends. Private family & friends svc.
This obituary was originally published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
 
Note:  When speaking to his wife she said he was buried in the back yard  vegetable garden under the tomatoes.

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Suzanne Niemeyer (Schatzel)

November 12th, 1950 - March 12th, 2013

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Suzanne L. Schatzel Niemeyer passed away at age 62 on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at home with her husband and children by her side after a courageous battle with cancer.
She leaves behind many that loved her dearly including her husband of 41 years Jim Niemeyer of Richland WA; her son Ryan Niemeyer, his wife Jennifer and their three children, Evan, Claire and Kathryn of Portland OR; her daughter Casey Thomas, her husband Paul and their two sons Elliot and Oliver of Perth, Australia; her brother Hank Schatzel and his wife Audrey of Moyie Springs ID; her sister Jeanne Schatzel Hayes and her husband Brady of Calgary, Alberta; and her nieces Jennifer Marks and Erica Glassford and nephews Bob and Brian Schatzel, and their families.
Suzanne was preceded in death by her parents John and Audrey Bramlet Schatzel and brother, Robert Schatzel.
Suzanne was born November 12, 1950 in Walla Walla WA. She attended Edison Grade School, Pioneer Junior High School and Walla Walla High School where she graduated in 1969. Some of Suzanne's fondest memories from childhood were playing kick the can and drinking kool-aid and eating popcorn with her brothers and sister and neighborhood friends. She loved riding horses and performing on the trampoline, and was ranked nationally in indoor 22 rifle shooting.
She started working at a young age, and it was while working at the Arctic Circle as a teenager that she caught the eye of her future husband. In November 1971 they were married and began their family. Suzanne loved being a Mom and did everything for her kids despite working full time. She loved going camping and motorcycling with her family and even coached Casey's softball team.
Once Ryan and Casey left home, Suzanne loved going on road trips with Jim and often spoke fondly of her vacations in Tahiti and Hawaii and train trip to Chicago. She also devoted a lot of time caring for her aging mother. In her later years, she developed a passion for knitting and looked forward to spending time with her grandchildren.
Suzanne worked at Battelle Northwest Laboratories in Richland WA for nearly thirty years. She took a great deal of pride in the quality of her work and was happily anticipating her nearing retirement.
Suzanne will always be remembered for her caring heart, love for family, determination and beautiful smile. We will miss her dearly.
A memorial service will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Center 9353 W. Clearwater, Kennewick at 11 am Saturday March 16.

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Delvin Schenk

February 24th, 1951 - December 22nd, 1980

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Delvin Oliver Schenk, 29, of 922 School Ave. died Monday at St. Mary
Community Hospital.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Herring Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Rich Latta of the First Presbyterian Church will officiate. Burial will be in Mountaip View Cemetery.
Schenk was born Feb. 24, 1951, in Walla Walla to Oliver and Clara Hawkins Schenk. He was a 1969 graduate of Walla Walla High School.
He married Donna Chipman June 25, 1971, in Wa11a Walla. He  had worked for Bur-Bee Co. for several years. He was member of FOE 26 of Walla Walla.
Schenk is survived-by his wife, a daughter, Tina Schenk, and a son, Dale Schenk, all at home; two sisters, Viola Jackson of Walla Walla and Mary Luisi of Milton-Freewater; two aunts, Lillie Bridges and Loretta Van Zandt, both of Walla Walla; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

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Keith Schollenberger

September 10th, 1951 - August 24th, 2012

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Keith Shollenberger, who worked frequently in La Grande, died Aug. 24, 2012. A memorial gathering will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 31, 2012, at the First Church of the Nazarene, 1250 Hughes Lane, Baker City. Interment will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery. A reception will be held in the Nazarene Church Fellowship Hall following graveside services.

Keith was born September 10, 1951, in Yakima, Wash., to Marvin and Marjorie (Ziegler) Shollenberger. His mother often told a story about a picture of a tree Keith drew for her when he was a small boy. On the tree were orange "balls." When his mother complimented him on the beautiful "orange tree" he drew for her, Keith corrected her by saying, "No, it's a pumpkin tree!" For those who knew Keith, that picture truly reflected the man he was and the life he lived.

In his youth, Keith developed an interest in music, especially the guitar. During his college days at Washington State University, he nurtured this musical ambition by playing in a "band" with friends. On Nov. 23, 1984, Keith married his eternal sweetheart, Marilyn Haynes, in Gardnerville, Nev. Marilyn, too, had a fervor for music. With this shared passion, their life together took root.

Keith and Marilyn spent many years raising their family on "the ranch" in Unity. During the summers, in addition to kids, hay and potatoes, Keith worked as a seasonal firefighter for the Oregon Department of Forestry.

There were many summers the ranch was a fire camp, dispatch center and even a heliport. Year after year, Keith and Marilyn opened their hearts and home to many a firefighter.

In 1996, the ranch was sold and Keith was hired as an assistant unit forester for the Oregon State Department of Forestry, Baker Sub Unit.

Throughout his career, Keith served as an incident commander, was certified in air attack, taught wild land firefighting courses at a college level, and attained multiple other fire suppression certifications. After 34 years of service for ODF, Keith retired in 2010.

Keith and Marilyn continued to cultivate their enthusiasm for music when they purchased the Rainbow Records music store in 1997 from the previous owner, Jimmy Lloyd Rea. For the past 15 years, Marilyn's Music Plus has been a melodious presence on Main Street where Keith and Marilyn could be found jamming with local musicians and entertaining local listeners along with their band Salt Lick #39.

While family, friends and music were his priorities, Keith also loved to fish. He would often escape to the Snake or Columbia River, simply to relax with rod and reel in hand. When fishing wasn't an option, he enjoyed woodworking, camping, hunting, gardening and traveling with Marilyn.

Keith was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene, the NRA, and the Elks. He was a cherished husband, an adored son and brother, devoted father and grandfather, and a treasured friend who was always willing to lend a helping hand to those who needed him.

So, as you can see, Keith couldn't settle for oranges on his tree of life. He created an existence that was a little bigger and a little more harmonious, with a love that could grow like pumpkins.

Keith is survived by his wife Marilyn Shollenberger, of Baker City; parents, Marvin and Marjorie Shollenberger of Mesa, Wash.; daughter Amy (Scott) Johnson of Boise; son Bryan Shollenberger of Walla Walla; daughter Laura (John) Hoopes, Baker City; daughter Lauren (John) Hoopes, Baker City; son Tom (Tracy) Caylor of Shoshone, Idaho; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; sister Gayla (Chuck) Ernst of Walla Walla; brother Kenneth (Nancy) Shollenberger of Dale; and numerous nieces and nephews including Celinda Linscott and her son, Austin Peck, of Baker City, Jacob Westgaard, of Clackamas and Brandon Henner, of Haines.

Keith was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Pete and Mary Haynes, and sister in-law Cindy Haynes.

The family suggests contributions be made to the Northeast Oregon Compassion Center through the Nazarene Church or Gray's West and Co. Pioneer Chapel.

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Allen Smith

January 14th, 1951 - June 11th, 2010

I first met Allen when he was 20 years old in Bellingham. He was a member of the National Guard. We immediately became friend, and remained friends for his entire life. He had many problem, but we would talk on the phone at least once a week. I visited him in Walla Walla about 4 years ago - He was a very caring man - he would do anything for anybody -I will surely miss his weekly phone calls and input on life. I consider Allen one of my Best Friends and a Friend to all who he came across

                Posted by: Greg Cory - Bellingham, WA - Friend   Jun 14, 2011

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Stanley Smith

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Nick Stroe

September 18th, 1951 - April 14th, 2014

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Nick Stroe left us on April 14, 2014, in Lincoln City, Ore. The son of Marin and Maria Stroe. Nick graduated from Walla Walla High School and served his country as a Marine in Vietnam. He spent 40 years self employed as a painter/decorator in Tacoma and Portland Nick retired in 2007 to his beach home in Lincoln City. He valued and cherished his fond memories uf his Walla Walla friends and his family. Marin is survived by his wife, Cinda, son, Jeremy; daughters, India and Angie; brothers, Mike, Eli, Gheorge and Carl, sister, Rose; three grandchildren; 15 nephews and nieces; 24 great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded by his brothers, Jon and Marin; mother, Maria; and father, Marin. Nick will be remembered for his strength and courage As per Nicks request, there will be no funeral.

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Laurie Struthers

1951 - September 22nd, 1982

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STRUTHERS, HELEN LAUREL
CemeteryMountain View Cemetery LocationMA Block/Sectio7 Lot/Row4 Grave13  This will be updated when more information is available

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Kenneth W Stump

October 21st, 1951 - December 26th, 2017

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Susan Jane Smith (Taylor)

October 24th, 1951 - June 24th, 2006

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Corey Tomlinson

September 14th, 1951 - November 29th, 2005

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Corey Tomlinson
Lifetime area resident Corey E. Tomlinson,54,died at his home Nov. 29, 2005.
A graveside service will be 11 AM Tuesday at Blue Mountain Memorial Gardens
on Myra Road.  The Rev. Mike Hinrichsen of the Blue Mountain Community Church
will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the DARE program through Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt Cremations & Funeral Services, 1551 Dalles Military Road.
Mr. Tomlinson was born September 14, 1951 in Pasco to Barney and Marjorie Gardner Tomlinson.  He graduated from Walla Walla High School in 1969.  He received an associate degree from Walla Walla Community College, then attended Walla Walla College.
He worked in retail sales for Montgomery Ward during high school and for a few years after college.  He was also active in the family business, Walla Walla Square Ball Stickyless Popcorn, where he prepared confectionary popcorn treats.
He enjoyed traveling on family trips, riding his bicycle, and was an avid game player on his PlayStation 2.  He also enjoyed cooking.  He had an interest in tweaking things - such as the popcorn recipes, his bicycles and his electronics - trying to make them better.
He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Becky and Bob Vogt of Walla Walla and several aunts, uncles and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

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Linda Louise Phillips (Trapp)

May 24th, 1951 - August 9th, 2018

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Linda Louise Phillips, age 67, of Arthur, Nebraska, passed away on August 9, 2018 at the Ogallala Community Hospital.
 
Linda was born May 24, 1951 at Walla Walla, Washington to Raymond Virgil and Emily Louise Braden Trapp.
 
She grew up and attended school in Walla Walla and graduated from high school there in 1969. She then attended Washington State and graduated with a BS in Fashion Design in 1973. She moved to Portland, OR, where she worked for various businesses in accounting.
 
Linda was visiting family and friends in Arthur in 1990 when she met Mick Phillips, whom she married on November 30, 1991 at the Lake Grove Presbyterian Church in Lake Oswego, OR.  They had a second ceremony December 28, 1991, at the Arthur Baptist Church in Arthur, NE.  They made their home on the ranch north-east of Arthur.
 
Linda and Mick were Secretary-Manager of the Nebraska Hereford Association from 1992 to 1997.
Linda enjoyed sewing and quilting. She was part of a small group called the Busy Bees, who made smaller charity quilts. The ladies would often make 80 quilts a year for charity.  Linda loved kids and led the church nursery for several years.
 
Linda was preceded in death by her parents Ray and Louise; in-laws Jess and Goodrun Phillips and nephews Rick Summers and Kevin Summers.
 
Linda is survived by her husband Mick; sister Debby and husband Lynn Roehm of Baker City, OR; Sister in Laws Whanda Collins of Broadwater, NE. and Caroldene Summers of Mullen, NE brother-in-law Rennie and wife Marge Phillips of Scott City, MO; many cousins, nieces and nephews.
 
Visitation will be held at the Arthur Baptist Church on Thursday, August 16th from 2:00-6:00 pm.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 17, at 2:00 pm at the Arthur Baptist Church with the Rev Blake Wilkes officiating. Burial will take place in Arthur Cemetery.
 
Memorials are suggested to the Samaritans Purse-Christmas Shoe Boxes and may be mailed directly to Mick Phillips, 205 Phillips Dr. Arthur. NE  69121.
 
Online condolences may be sent by signing the Guest Book.  The Services will be live streamed. Draucker Funeral Home of Ogallala is entrusted with arrangements.

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John Turney

December 23rd, 1950 - December 20th, 1995

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John H Turney
Born December 23,1950
Deceased October 20, 1995
Enlisted into the army June 18, 1969
Released March 14, 1971
Lived in Spokane Wa

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Margaret Buerstatte (VanBeek)

December 7th, 1950 - January 31st, 1979

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Margaret VanBeek (Buerstatte)
Margaret Buerstatte, 28, Vancouver, Wash., died of leukemia Wednesday at the University of Oregon Health and Science Center.  Funeral services will be at 10 AM Saturday at the Herring Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery.
Mrs. Buerstatte was born December 7, 1950 in Walla Walla.  Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. William C. VanBeek.
 She graduated from Walla Walla High School and attended Washington State University.  
 She married Jeffrey J. Buerstatte January 3, 1972.  He survives at the family home.
 Mrs. Buerstatte was a housewife and a teacher's aide to the hearing impaired in Vancouver.
 She was of the Christian faith and a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.
 She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William VanBeek, Walla Walla; two brothers, John VanBeek, Rock Springs, Wyo. and James VanBeek, Walla Walla.
 Memorial contributions may be  made to the National Leukemia Foundation.

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Jim Walters

December 5th, 1950 - May 23rd, 2014

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Born:  December 5, 1950
Deceased:  May 23, 2014
Married Rhonda L Nelson on May 31, 1975

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Rita Chappel (Wilson)

December 8th, 1950 - March 23rd, 2003

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Rita Louise Chappell Rita Louise Chappell, age 52 years, of Everett, WA died March 23, 2003 at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. She was born December 8, 1950 in Ava, MO. Her parents were Lee and Moelia Luellen Wilson. She attended schools in Dayton and Walla Walla and graduated from WAHI with the class of 1969 and then served three years in the Army during the Vietnam War. She also graduated from Walla Walla Community College in Cosmotology and Nursing. She moved to Everett, WA about five years ago and was employed at a Nursing Home. She was divorced from marriages to Mick Gibson and George Chappell. She enjoyed painting in oil and photography. She is survived by a daughter, Brook Simmons of Anchorage, AK; son, George Chappell, Jr. of Everett, WA; her mother of Walla Walla; four sisters, Becky Gallaher of Olympia, WA, Reba Wilson of Clarkston, WA, Rose Wilson of Moses Lake, WA, and Ramona Holten of Newport, Or; and 3 brothers, Dan Wilson of Milton-Freewater, OR, Donald Wilson of Walla Walla and Dean Wilson of Everett, WA; two grandchildren; and an aunt, Carol Pullium of Dayton. She was preceded in death by her father. Graveside services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 29, 2003 at the Starbuck City Cemetery with Pastor Dave McIlroy officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 to 12:00 noon on Saturday at the Hubbard-Rogg Chapel. Those who wish may contribute to the charity of the donor's choice.

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Dan Wurtz

September 27th, 1950 - January 1st, 1979

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Dan Wurtz was born Wednesday, September 27, 1950 and was living in the state of Washington when they applied for Social Security benefits.

Daniel Wurtz died January 1, 1979 at the age of 28 years, 3 months and 4 days.

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Betty Young

December 15th, 1950 - February 16th, 2010

12/15/50 - 02/16/10 Partner Terri McMahan and the family of Betty Young wish to express thanks for the care, concern and good wishes extended following B's death on February 16.

I don't know why life seems to choose certian people to do more suffering than others and yet it's these people we learn so much from. Their spirit, their selflessness, and courage is incredible. I feel great sorrow for Betty's family because I'm sure she was greatly loved and will be missed forever.

Teri, my heart aches for you. How lucky Betty was to have such a beautiful partner. I wish you peace.

Sally Heth

May 06, 2010 | Lake Stevens, AMERICAN SAMOA

Terri and family, I am so sorry to hear of Betty's passing. I remember good times in Bellingham. I hadn't known of her deep involvement for women in the trades. What a great legacy to pass on to our younger female generation.

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Carolyn Price
Seattle
WWU '77

April 28, 2010 | Seattle, WA

I am so sorry to hear about Betty. We went to college together at WSU and graduated the same year. She always had a smile on her face and was a kind, loving person. My heart goes out to her partner Terri and her family.
Pam Flodine

April 28, 2010 | Seattle, WA

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BETTY J YOUNG December 15, 1950 ~ February 16, 2010 Betty Young, 59, was born December 15, 1950 in Walla Walla and died February 16 in Bellingham of metastatic liver cancer diagnosed in late October. She was with her loving and much loved partner of 31 years, Terri McMahan, and dear friend Meg Miller at the time of her death. Betty was raised on the family's centennial wheat farm where she loved to ride horses through the rolling hills. She graduated from Washington State University with a degree in recreation in 1974 and moved to Bellingham. Several years later Betty eagerly pursued an interest in carpentry by training through local 756 and earning journey carpenter status in 1984. Betty was a pioneer for women in the trades. After several years with the union she pursued her own contracting business and in 1989 began work on the carpentry crew at Western Washington University. A year later she was promoted to supervisor. In 1995 she left Western and worked with Glenn Hawley of Hawley's Home Repair. In 1997 she and Terri moved to Seattle. Over the next ten years, while Terri finished her career in education administration, Betty completed major renovations of three Greenlake/Phinney Ridge craftsman homes that they lived in during this time. They returned to their Fairhaven home in 2008 eager to pursue a dream of working together as BTWorks on highly energy efficient new builds and renovations and to complete a renovation of their own home. Their first project, an Energy Star certified, green built residence on Bellingham's South Hill was finished in late October, several days before Betty's diagnosis. Betty spent many years mentoring others through involvement in The Road Less Graveled, a program founded in 1992 at Bellingham Technical College to teach and support women pursuing career options in non-traditional trades. This program was near and dear to her heart and last week she was honored with their Lifetime Achievement Award, a proud and touching moment. Betty was named Whatcom Business Woman of the Year in 1994 and spent much of the 1980's contributing to local 4-H activities. Betty had a special place in her heart for "giving back" and spent time volunteering for Habitat For Humanity and many hours helping friends with various home repair projects. Betty was a "giver" with a sweet personality. Others came first and she took pleasure in teaching about her trade. At Betty's request there will be no formal services. Betty's wish for others is to volunteer their time, give to those in need, and do something each day to make this world a better place. In addition to Terri and their beloved cocker spaniel, Peaches, Betty is survived by brother and sister-in-law Gary and Bev Young of Walla Walla, brother Larry Young of Walla Walla, former sister-in-law Kate Venneri of Walla Walla; McMahan siblings Maureen (Chuck) Rix of East Wenatchee, Patrick (Lucinda) McMahan, Jr. of Edmonds, Colleen Sederlin of Coos Bay, Kevin (Ruth) McMahan of Mill Creek; McMahan parents Patrick Sr. (Carol) McMahan of Mountlake Terrace and Beverly Helton (Bob) of Mount Vernon. Nieces and nephews: Chris (Stephanie) Young and son Cameron, Mark Young, Ruth Anne Young, Steve (Kim) Young, Sarah Young (Derek), Sharmi Rix, Carly Rix, Cole Farrow, Ryan Farrow, Connor Sederlin, Denise Scott, Stephanie Scott, Michelle Scott, Lindsay McMahan. Betty is also survived by wonderful cousins and Aunt Wilma Bowers of Warm Beach. She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Mary Young and several dear aunts and uncles. Betty's special friends and family members know who they are and B & T are eternally touched by your loving kindness. Betty also wishes to thank the caring staff at Whatcom Hospice, especially primary nurse Pat Hsu.
 
I don't know why life seems to choose certian people to do more suffering than others and yet it's these people we learn so much from. Their spirit, their selflessness, and courage is incredible. I feel great sorrow for Betty's family because I'm sure she was greatly loved and will be missed forever.
Teri, my heart aches for you. How lucky Betty was to have such a beautiful partner. I wish you peace.
Sally Heth
May 06, 2010 | Lake Stevens, AMERICAN SAMOA
 
 
Terri and family, I am so sorry to hear of Betty's passing. I remember good times in Bellingham. I hadn't known of her deep involvement for women in the trades. What a great legacy to pass on to our younger female generation.
Best regards,
Carolyn Price
Seattle
WWU '77
April 28, 2010 | Seattle, WA
 
 
I am so sorry to hear about Betty. We went to college together at WSU and graduated the same year. She always had a smile on her face and was a kind, loving person. My heart goes out to her partner Terri and her family.
 
Pam Flodine
April 28, 2010 | Seattle, WA

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Frank Young

May 14th, 1951 - August 18th, 1981

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Burial College Place, Walla Walla County, Washington, USA
Plot GS N-17

Survived by Parents Merna Rae and Alfred F. Young, Sisters Donna Norton, Ruth Rettig and Mary Heisey, Uncle Orvil Webster, Aunts Merle Grundell and Lois Hickam, Several nieces and nephews.

YOUNG - Funeral services for the late Frank Ray Young of 2445 Griffiths, Springfield, Ill. will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 22, 1981 at Colonial-DeWitt Funeral Home with Rev. Andrew A. Jarvis of the First Presbyterian Church officiating.  Concluding services and vault internment Blue Mountain Memorial Gardens.  Memorial contributions may be made to charity of the donor's choice.  Arrangements entrusted to the care of COLONIAL-DEWIIT FUNERAL HOME. (Paid Notice)
 

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