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William Austin

William "Bill" Austin Huhn, 71, of Okanogan, passed away at his home July 1, 2015. He was born on June 5, 1944, to Austin and Evelyn Huhn in Seattle, Wash. Bill spent his early years in Fall City, Wash., and ...

Thomas Carey

Thomas Alfred Carey, 99, died June 13, 2015. He was born Aug. 6, 1915, in Hinckley, Utah, to Richard Reed Carey and Sylvia Stout Carey. As a child, his family lived in Provo, Utah; Berkeley, Calif., and Keeler, Calif. He ...

Eddie Bivens

Eddie Joseph Bivens, 83, died Aug. 1, 2014. He was born Nov. 10, 1930. Ed joined the Air Force in 1947, retiring in 1967. While in the Air Force, he helped start the first Medical program. He became a physician’s ...

Lloyd Little

Lloyd Little, 86, loving husband, father and grandfather, was called home by the Lord on May 4, 2015. He was born July 1928, to Alfred and Helen Little in Buena, Wash. He moved with his parents to the Weitman Ranch ...

Kathleen Anderson

Kathleen “Casey” Anderson, 68, was suddenly and unexpectedly taken from us on June 28, 2015. She passed away surrounded by her family. She was born April 4, 1947, to Gladys and Arthur Siebens in Portland, Ore., where she and her ...

Craig Houston

Craig Houston, 68, died June 28, 2015. He was born Jan. 16, 1947, to B. Wayne and Ella Houston. He grew up in Omak, Wash., graduating in 1965. He was drafted into the U.S. Army after a couple of years ...

Keith Davis

Keith Davis, 82, went to meet his Heavenly Father on June 22, 2015. Keith was born Aug. 9, 1932, to Roy E. and Sarah E. Davis in Harlan County, Neb. He joined sister, Viola. He started school in 1938, in ...

George Hendrickson

George “Ray” Hendrickson, 82, died June 23, 2015. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was born June 9, 1933 in Okanogan, Wash., to Howard and Gladys Hendrickson. He had two sisters, Norma Alkire and Dorthy Hawks. Ray ...

Gary Markel

Gary “Gus” Steven Markel, 58, of Omak, Wash., left this earthly planet June 16, 2015. Gus was born Dec. 15, 1956, to Lee and Eleanor Markel at Omak Memorial Hospital. Gus lived with his parents at 309 S. Birch Street ...

Melissa Swensen-Wirth

Melissa Leanna Swensen-Wirth, 46, a mother, grandmother, wife, sister and friend to so many people, left us unexpectedly on June 8, 2015. Her friends and family with faith should take comfort in knowing that she is not alone now, as ...

James Taylor

James Aldon Taylor, 76, passed away on June 4, 2015. He was born in Huntsville, Ark., on May 10, 1939, to Joseph Henry and Julia Irene (Cook) Taylor. They moved to Methow, Wash., in 1944. He graduated from Pateros High ...

Larraine Jeffries

Larraine May Jeffries (Ogilvie), 65, passed away May 15, 2015, at her home in Riverside, Wash., surrounded by her loving family. She was born May 16, 1949, to Anthony and Emily Ogilvie in Seattle, Wash. She attended Immaculate Conception School ...

Jessica Sylvanus

Jessica Sylvanus, 86, died Jan. 30, 2015, at Regency Omak Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. “It is not sad when a very old person dies because it is God’s way of making room for the babies.” This was spoken by a ...

Tom Bhear

Tom Bhear, 68, formerly of Omak, died June 4, 2015, at home with his wife, Carol and children, Kim Gambale, Michelle Flores and Jason Bhear, by his side. He was born Sept. 12, 1946, in Bellingham. A celebration of his ...

Nicole Lynn Theis

Nicole Lynn Theis, 23-year journey on earth ended June 9, 2015. She was born July 11, 1991, in Spokane, Wash., to Randall and Rebecca Theis of Omak, Wash. Nicole graduated from Okanogan High school in 2009. Following graduation, she moved ...

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