Marv A. Gooch
Marv A. Gooch, age 58, Wenatchee, passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001 at his home.
Marv was born Feb. 15, 1943 in Suches, GA. He was the son of William A. Gooch and the late Maggie Lee (Summerhour) Gooch.
Marv retired from Alcoa after 38 years and was a Navy veteran. He was preceded in death by his mother, Maggie Lee Gooch and a sister, Wanda Gooch Avila.
Surviving Marv are his financée, Connie Branam Powell of Wenatchee; father, William A. Gooch of Suches, GA; four sisters, Helen McQueen of Dallas, TX, Pat Melton of McCaysville, GA, Linda Berry of Lexington, S.C., Joyce Gooch of Lindvale, TX; four brothers, Ralph Gooch of Ketchican, AK, Earl Gooch of Melrose, MA, Dale Gooch of Acworth, GA and Robert Gooch of Chattanooga, TN.
Funeral Services were held Jan. 5, 2002 in Blairsville, GA.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 12, 2002 at the Steelworkers Union Building at 180 Rock Island Rd., East Wenatchee.
Eugene Edward Donovan
Eugene Edward Donovan, 78, of Leavenworth, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2002.
He had lived in Leavenworth for 12 years and had been a part-time employee at the WestCoast Hotel in Wenatchee.
Survivors include his wife, Rosemary E. Donovan, of the family home; two daughters, Linda Keeling of Pateros and Lora Lange of Carlton; and a son, Dennis Donovan of Murrieta, Calif.
At his request, there will be no services.
Arrangements are by Ward's Funeral Chapel, Leavenworth.
Jack A. Fritz
Jack A. Fritz, 72, of Wenatchee, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002, at his home.
He was born in North Dakota and moved to Plain as a child. He had worked as a logger.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Fritz; a son, Darryl Fritz of Hawaii; and a daughter, Judy McKee of California.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kingdom Hall in Cashmere.
Arrangements are by Betts Funeral Home, Wenatchee.
Mary D. Griffiths
Mary D. Griffiths, 94, a longtime Cashmere resident, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002 at the Cashmere Convalescent Home.
Mary was born June 10, 1907, in Naponee, NE, the daughter of Juliana and Peter Doberstein. She graduated in 1923, at the age of 16. She took the certification exam for teachers and taught for one year.
Mary was united in marriage to O.O. Griffiths on Aug. 29, 1923, in Philipsburg, KS. They made their home in Kansas until 1924, when they moved to Omak. They drove a Model T Ford on their cross-country journey. They lived in Omak until 1927, when they moved to Cashmere.
Mary was a past president of the Cashmere Valley Garden Club. One of her greatest loves and pastimes was her yard, flowers and garden. She could make anything thrive by her touch and nurturing. She had 30 years of service at the Chelan County Fair; she was the driving force of the Floral Building and in charge of this building for 30 years. She received a 30-year appreciation award from the county for her time, devotion and untiring attitude. She was also a member of the Dahlia Society. Mary was active in Eastern Star as well and she received her 50-year pin, was a Worthy Matron and a Rainbow Girl Advisor. Mary was also very involved in the orchard business, as was her family. She enjoyed cooking, canning, crafts and sewing. She was a longtime member of the Cashmere First Baptist Church and taught Sunday school. Mary was robust, independent, hardworking and had a strong faith.
Two daughters survive her, Donna Burns of Bellevue, Patty Adams and her husband Don of Portland, OR; her daughter-in-law, Yvonne Griffiths of Cashmere; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Seven brothers, one sister, her husband, son and one grandson preceded her in death.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002 at 2 p.m. at the Cashmere First Baptist Church.
Memorials are suggested to the Cashmere First Baptist Church.
Doris M. Hills
Doris M. Hills, 91, passed away Sunday evening, Jan. 6, 2002 at her daughter's home in East Wenatchee.
She was born Sept. 24, 1910 to Harrison and Anna (Adrian) Miller at Hereford, TX. On Sept. 16, 1942, she married Marion Hills.
She worked for the Department of Commerce as an executive secretary, retiring after 30 years of service. She moved to East Wenatchee in the early 1980s to live with her daughter and son-in-law.
She was preceeded in death by her husband, Marion; her brother, Ralph Miller; sisters, Carrie Prickett and Lavinia Eifling; her daughter, Shirley Hills; and grandson, Eric Hills.
She is survived by her son: William Hills; her daughter, Barbara Foley; grandson, Mike Foley; granddaughter, Shawn Ebling and five great-grandchildren: Brandon, Jacob, Joshua, Zachery and Jamie.
She was a member of the Valley View Seventh-Day Adventist Church in East Wenatchee. She recently affirmed her faith in God and Jesus Christ, being rebaptized at the age of 90.
A Memorial Service will be held at Telford's Chapel of the Valley, Friday morning, Jan. 11, 2002 at 10:30 with Pastor John Witcombe officiating.
Those who wish may make memorial donations to the Lilac Blind Foundation.
Arrangements are by Telford's Chapel of the Valley, East Wenatchee.
Ann Mae Maslac
Ann Mae Maslac, 81, passed away on Jan. 7, 2002 at Parkside Care Center in Wenatchee.
She was born on May 24, 1920, in San Francisco. She attended Watsonville High School in Watsonville, CA, until she started beauty college at age 16. Ann managed several beauty shops in California and Vancouver, WA. She opened the very first beauty salon in Ocean Shores, where she and her husband resided for a number of years before retiring in Wenatchee.
Ann is survived by daughters Mary Ann Corning of Wenatchee and Patricia Vallandigham of Sammamish; five grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held on Sat., Jan. 12, 2002 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wenatchee.
Memorials may be made to the Parkside Residents Activity Fund, PO Box 2986, Wenatchee, WA 98807.
Beverly Ann Seeley
Beverly passed away on Jan. 6, 2002, in Tacoma, after a 2-year battle with lung cancer.
Bev, the ninth of 10 children was born to Alfred and Faye Zude on Feb. 18, 1929, in Wenatchee.
In 1949, Beverly married Richard W. Seeley and they started their family in Wenatchee, then moving to Renton in 1957. After retiring in 1995, Dick and Bev settled in Puyallup.
Beverly leaves behind her husband Dick, her four children, David Seeley, Rick Seeley, Joanne Anderson and Deborah Flynn, a brother, Kenneth Zude in California, a sister, Betty Kyles in Puyallup, 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Beverly was a devoted mother, grandmother, homemaker, encourager and supporter to the end. Her family always knew they could turn to her for a listening ear and a warm hug and will miss her great sense of humor.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
A Friends and Family Remembrance will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002 at Bev and Dick's home in Puyallup.
Isabella A. (Thoroughman) Simenson
Isabella A. (Thoroughman) Simenson of Malaga died Sunday morning, Jan. 6, 2002, following an extended bout with emphysema and more recently, development of lung cancer.
She was born in Henderson, NC on May 31, 1917, to Richard Hedenberg Prindle and Amy Elizabeth (Butler) Prindle. At the age of five, she moved with her parents to Ogden, UT where she lived until graduating from Ogden High School in 1934. She then attended Northeast Missouri State Teacher's College in Kirksville, MO, and graduated from there in August of 1937 with a bachelor of science degree in education.
She married William H. Thoroughman on June 9, 1937 at Bloomfield, IA. They lived near Newark, MO where they were both engaged in teaching.
In 1940, they moved to Keokuk, IA. In 1952, she moved with her family to East Wenatchee. After William died in January of 1968, she continued to live in the Wenatchee area until she moved to Moses Lake in 1977. She married E. "Si" Simenson in Moscow, ID on Dec. 12, 1977. In 1978, they returned to East Wenatchee, where she resided until moving to Welcome Home, an adult family home near Malaga, in January of 2000.
Isabella was primarily a homemaker, but also worked at the Wenatchee Daily World for a time preceding her retirement editing the TV section of the newspaper. She was active in Republican Women. She was a member of the Wenatchee Golf and Country Club, serving in 1968, as president of the 9-hole women's group. She also enjoyed bowling and was a member of the Thursday Keglerettes. Her lifelong love was reading and even after her eyesight declined, she continued with audio books.
She was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, a member of St. Anne's Guild and later helped form St. Monica's Guild.
A high point in Isabella's life was the opportunity to escort the Apple Blossom Queen in 1967, to Japan in the first festival exchange with sister city, Hirosaki, in the Aomori Prefecture. Her other much-talked-about event was her one-time trip to England in 1984, accompanying other family members visiting ancestral homes and researching family history.
Isabella is survived by two sons, Conrad (Patti) Thoroughman and David (Karen) Thoroughman and two daughters, Joan (Don) Pierce and Jeanette Abdullah, along with six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husbands.
Memorials may be directed toward St. Luke's Church Elevator Fund, Central Washington Hospital Hospice, or the Salvation Army.
Services will be conducted at St. Luke's Episcopal Church at
2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11, 2002 under the direction of Father Barrett Lindsey.
Telford's Chapel of the Valley is in charge of arrangements.
Katherine "Katie" Myrn (Pugh) Spayd
Ft. Pierce, FL
Katherine "Katie" Myrn (Pugh) Spayd, passed away at her home in Ft. Pierce, FL on Dec. 19, 2001.
She is survived by her husband, Dick Spayd of Ft. Pierce and her three children, David F. Pugh of San Rafael, CA, Jonathan O. Pugh of Issaquah and Margaret E. Heckelman of San Rafael, CA.
She passed peacefully after having courageously battled an inoperable brain tumor that had been diagnosed this past August.
She was known locally for her inestimable founding contributions to the Wenatchee Youth Circus' first 22 years, as well as her work with local charity organizations from the First Methodist Church to Hospital Guilds and later doing evangelical work with the late Rachel Titus.
She graduated from Whitman College in 1948, with a B.A. in Psychology.
"Kay," as she was known locally, faced many of life's hurdles over the years. Through her undying faith in the Lord and her personal relationship with her Savior in Christ, she was able to clear every one with ample room to spare. She counseled rather than preached, encouraged rather than criticized and led those fortunate enough to know her by her shining example. As her son David put it, "We all just had presents to open this Christmas, but Mom got to open the gates of Heaven." "While those of us who knew her, mourn our loss, we celebrate her life and know she still shines on us all."
Pearl G. Adams
Pearl G. Adams, 77, of Wenatchee, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002, at her home.
She was born in Chelan and had lived her entire life in Chelan County.
Survivors include a son, Larry D. Fels of Newman Lake; three daughters, Judy King of Coupeville, Sharon Wells of Sumner and Maria Notgrass of Cleburne, Texas; and a sister, Irene White of Chelan.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Betts Funeral Service.
Arrangements are by Precht Rose Chapel, Chelan.
Wado R. Bush
Wado R. Bush, a resident of Ephrata since 1935, died on Jan. 9, 2001, surrounded by family and friends.
Wado was born on Feb. 23, 1911, in Hooker, OK, the third child of Lawrence and Elnora Bush.
Wado grew up in the small farming community of Clearfield, IA, where he excelled in football (running back), basketball (shooting guard), baseball (excellent pitcher; lifetime batting average over .400) and track (overall point leader in all events in county track meet his senior year) in Clearfield High School, from which he graduated in 1930. He was offered an athletic scholarship to Drake University, but was forced to decline to work, since the Depression was near at hand.
At the urging of his aunt, Wado "went west" to Ephrata in 1935, where he worked for the highway department and harvested wheat each fall. He asked Margaret Bailey to join him and they were married April 3, 1937.
From 1940 to 1949, Wado was a Deputy with the Grant County Sheriff's Office and loved to tell stories of his wild and dangerous experiences.
From 1949 to 1957, Wado operated the golf course in Sun Lakes Park, just north of Ephrata. It provided a nurturing environment to raise his family, not to mention take up his new passion of golf.
From 1957, until he retired, Wado drove a school bus for the Ephrata School District, where his passengers became some of his most ardent admirers, many of whom visited him in his final hours.
In retirement, Wado was happiest. Whether he was hunting, fishing, golfing or playing Gin Rummy at the Lakeview Golf & Country Club, he was a true sportsman with unwavering sportsman-like conduct (except for his temper), and uninterrupted focus on winning.
Wado was preceded in death by his loving wife, Margaret, to whom he was faithfully married and devoted for 53 years; and his yappy dog, Moukee.
Wado is survived by his daughter, Marcia Ellen Bush; his son, Wado Joe Bush; his grandson, Bryan Emerson Bush; and his granddaughter, Ally Cavaletto Bush; a special niece, Joan Wiley and her husband, Keith of Lakeview; and many other nieces and nephews.
He will be missed by all!
Funeral services will be held Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, at 11 a.m. at Nicoles Funeral Home Chapel. Friends may visit the funeral home on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001, from 1 to 4 p.m.
Nicoles Funeral Home in Ephrata, is in charge of the arrangements.
Betty M. Nelson
Betty M. Nelson, 75, of Lynnwood, died Jan. 9, 2001, in Everett.
She was born Jan. 7, 1926, in Wenatchee, where she was raised.
She married Don Nelson in 1946 and resided in the Edmonds area until 1974. Betty then lived in Hawaii and San Diego, CA before returning to Snohomish County in 1984, where she resided until her death.
She is survived by her daughters, Peggy (Curt) Yost and Tina (Bob) Pentz of Everett; grandson, Andrew Yost; former husband, Don Nelson; aunts, Dorothy Fosdick and Gladys Johnson of Wenatchee and Vella Kenny of Spokane; and numerous cousins.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Ted and Alyce Cadman and a grandson, Matthew Yost.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, at 11 a.m. at Beck's Funeral Home, 405 5th Avenue S., Edmonds, (425) 7.... Inurnment of her cremated remains at Wenatchee Cemetery will be at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle.
Evelyn Wheeler passed away peacefully to be with the Lord on Monday night, Jan. 8, 2001.
Mary Evelyn Beaver was born on Jan. 27, 1924 to Charles and Mary Ann Deal Beaver. She grew up in Kannapolis, NC and worked at the Cannon Mill.
Evelyn married Charley Franklin Wheeler on July 17, 1943 shortly after he was discharged from the Army. A very courageous pioneer, Evelyn and her husband moved to Stevensville, MT, then to Lincoln, and finally to Missoula where she raised her three children and spent most of her adult life.
Evelyn worked in the Northern Pacific Hospital kitchen in Missoula, and was a nanny to the Nonnenmacher, Greenup and Orr family, raising their children.
Evelyn loved sewing, crafts and cooking, and had a wonderful gift of hospitality. Inviting friends and family into her home was her delight.
Evelyn retired in 1990 and moved to Wenatchee to be near her daughter, Teri Rappé, and Dr. Gerald Rappé. For three years, she drove for Dr. Rappé as his assistant Coroner, a job and title she was very proud of.
Evelyn attended the First Church of God and loved the church and her friends there. She volunteered at the Senior Center, recycling hundreds of greeting cards with her friends.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, husband and three sisters, May, Betty and Peggy.
She is survived by her three children, Teri Rappé and her husband, Dr. Gerald Rappé of Wenatchee, Monty and his wife, Tamie of Everett and Dean and his wife, Betty Jo of Fayetteville, NC; by her sister, Ramell Hill and brother, Ethan Beaver, both of Kannapolis, NC; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Evelyn is also survived by her beloved grandchildren, Maradee, Brian, Monty, Jr., Jennie, Heather, Brad and Brett; and five great-grandchildren, James, Jessica, Lacey, Justin and Karissa.
The service will be held at Telford's Chapel of the Valley, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001 at 10 a.m.
If you wish, donations can be made to The American Heart Association or The American Diabetic Association.
Telford's Chapel of the Valley is handling the arrangements.
Ethnie L. Gifford
Ethnie L. Gifford, 95, of Wenatchee, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001.
She had lived in Wenatchee for 56 years.
Survivors include three daughters, Gleda Gerber, Melda Follett and Erma Boydston; two sons, Dale Gifford and Bernard Gifford; three sisters, Rhudene Floyd, Murdene Warnett and Mahrea Floyd; and a brother, Jack Richardson.
Private family services were held.
Arrangements are by Betts Funeral Home, Wenatchee.
Howard W. Kellogg
Howard W. Kellogg, 97, of Malaga, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001.
He had lived in Malaga for 65 years and was a longtime Malaga orchardist.
Survivors include a son, Wayne Kellogg of Woodinville; and a daughter, Wanda Olson of Wenatchee.
Private graveside services will be held at Evergreen Memorial Park. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Arrangements are by Telford's Chapel of the Valley, East Wenatchee.
Paul G. Lanphere
Memorial services for Paul G. Lanphere will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Cascade Unitarian Fellowship Church, 1550 Sunset Highway, East Wenatchee.
His obituary was published Thursday.
Arrangements are assisted by Scharbach's Columbia Funeral Chapel, Quincy.
Sylvia (Keesee) Lehde
Sylvia (Keesee) Lehde, 88, of Wenatchee, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001, at her home.
She was born and grew up in Missouri. She moved to Wenatchee from Dallas, Texas, 24 years ago.
Survivors include her husband, Edwin, of Wenatchee; and a daughter, Barbara deRubertis of Cashmere. Private family services will be held. Arrangements are by Betts Funeral Service.