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Noel Emmitt Weatherly

February 12, 1938 - September 24, 2014

Noel E. Weatherly Jr, age 76, of Othello Washington, passed away September 24th, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Refugio Texas on February 12th, 1938, to parents Noel and Jessie Weatherly. He grew up and went to school in Refugio along with his 9 siblings. February 15th, 1959, he married the love of his life, Guadalupe (Barrientes) Weatherly. They moved to...
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Betty Jean Slenker

January 4, 1923 - September 23, 2014

Betty Jean (Mattoon) Slenker, 91, of Othello, passed away Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at the Avalon Care Center in Othello.Betty was born Thursday, January 4, 1923 in Lewiston, ID to Carl and Agnes (Sartain) Mattoon. She was the middle child of three children. Her childhood was spent with many relatives. During this time of her life, she had many experiences from cooking breakfast at her...
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Linda Alvina Edlin

January 30, 1954 - September 19, 2014

Linda A. Edlin, 60, of Othello, began the next stage of her journey on Friday September 19, 2014 with her husband Bill by her side.Linda was born on January 30, 1954 in Eureka, CA to Forest and Alvina (Bisson) Wadsworth. Her family moved to Washington in 1956 and for the next few years traveled extensively throughout the Pacific Northwest. She graduated from Willapa Valley High School in 1972...
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Nancy Garza Ramos

January 13, 1943 - September 9, 2014

Nancy Garza Ramos, age 71, of Burien, Washington, passed into our Lord's hands September 9, 2014 at Highline Hospital in Burien. She was born in Los Ramones, N. L., Mexico on January 13, 1943 to parents Tomas and Felipa Garza. As a child, she attended school in Texas; later she went back to school in Mexico and attended Instituto Biblico de Cannan in San Benito to become an ordained minister. She...
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Jerry Leo Simpkins

April 1, 1948 - September 5, 2014

Jerry Leo Simpkins, age 66, of Othello, Washington, passed away September 5, 2014, at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland, Washington. He was born in Caldwell, Idaho on April 1, 1948 to parents Leo and Maxine Simpkins. Jerry graduated from Royal City High School in 1966. He was married to Debora (Hale) Simpkins on May 24, 1996 in Winnemucca, Nevada. Jerry worked in Construction for...
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Gray Newton Spencer

March 9, 1948 - September 4, 2014

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Robert James McCullough

May 15, 1934 - August 28, 2014

.Robert ("Bob") James McCullough, 80, passed away on Thursday, August 28, 2014 in Moses Lake, WA. Born at home during a late snowstorm on May 15, 1934 in Shelley, Idaho, Bob was the son of Martin and Virginia (Simpkins) McCullough. He had wonderful childhood memories of his many adventures along the banks of the Snake River that flowed behind his house. Bob also fondly recalled the summers he...
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Josephine V. Cerna

July 18, 1925 - August 23, 2014

beloved Mother and Grandmother Josie Cerna, age 89, went home to be with her Lord on August 23, 2014. She was surrounded as always by her loving family.Josie was born on July 18, 1925 in Weldona, CO to Jose and Maria Valdez. She and her identical twin Carmen were two of 12 children. The family moved to Washington State in the early 1940's. Josie married Jess Cerna in 1944 and they had 12 children...
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James Harlow Ross

August 9, 1932 - August 13, 2014

James (Jim) Harlow Ross, 82, peacefully passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at the Coventry House in Othello, Washington. James H. Ross was born in Chewelah, Washington at St. Joseph's Hospital on August 9, 1932, to Steven and Margaret Ross. He and his six siblings grew up in their childhood home at Ross Acres. In 1950, he married his high school sweetheart, Donna (Alby) Ross. After 33...
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Bobby Barnhart

February 8, 1945 - August 12, 2014

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Donald Hal Herbert

April 10, 1926 - August 10, 2014

On August 10th, 2014, Dr. Donald Hal Herbert completed his stay on earth and peacefully entered the House of the Lord, where he was met by eternal love. Don was born April 10th, 1926, in Spokane, WA the son of Donald Hugh Herbert and Hazel Close. Don grew up in Spokane where he was a lifelong learner, attending Lewis and Clark High School then went on to serve in the US Navy during World War II....
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Iliana Ibarra Montes

December 7, 1984 - August 1, 2014

Iliana Montes left her friends and family on August 1, 2014, at her home with her family beside her.She was born on December 7, 1984 in Francisco I. Madero, Mexico to Fidel and Sonia (Iberra) Montes. She was the mother of two amazing boys, Jayden age 5 and Nathan age 2. Iliana was a very giving, caring person, always putting her children first, and gave them all she could until she was no...
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Edith Molinda Olsen

October 28, 1919 - July 26, 2014

Edith M. Olsen went to heaven July 26, 2014. She was born in Shelly, Idaho on the family farm October 28, 1919. She married John Syver Olsen December 22, 1939 in Pocatello, Idaho. Her husband was a farmer.She is survived by her four children; Lynn (MarthAnn) Olsen of Othello, Karen (Jim) Koubele of Algona, WA, Lee Olsen and friend, Paula Chapman, of Othello, Janet (Bill) Welch of Moses Lake, 6...
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Harold John Hodson

March 13, 1917 - July 25, 2014

Harold John "Hike" Hodson, 97, a life-long Othello resident, passed away on Friday, July 25, 2014, at the Kadlec Medical Center in Richland, WA.Hike was born in Othello on March 13, 1917 to Ernest and Lylah (Donley) Hodson. He left school early to help his grandmother who owned the Old Hotel. He was hired on by the Milwaukee railroad and worked his entire life as a car man, walking the tracks...
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Anthony Sanchez

July 17, 2014 - July 17, 2014

Cuando hables de mi,habla sin lagrimas.Los pensamientos de mino deben ser tristes.Ojala los momentos que hemospasado juntos te hagan sentir mejor,porque tu hiciste mi vida mas feliz.Y aunque ahora tenemos quesepararnos, y esta separacion no fuenuestra decision,estare contigo por el resto de tu viday por siempre en tu corazon.
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Rita Joyce Pecka

March 27, 1934 - July 14, 2014

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Rita Joyce Pecka (nee Cornwell), of Othello, Washington, age 80, passed away on Monday, July 14, 2014 in Spokane, Washington. She was born on March 27, 1934 in Walthill, Nebraska to Kenneth and Bessie Cornwell, the second of four children, and grew up in Ontario, Oregon where she graduated from Ontario High School in 1952. In 1953, she...
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Gilberto Guerra

June 3, 1920 - July 8, 2014

Gilberto (Beto) Guerra, at age 94, of Othello, passed away July 08, 2014. He was born in Kingsville, TX on June 3, 1920 to Hilario Guerra and Antonia Rodriguez. He served in the Army during WWII as part of the 90th Infantry in Normandy, Northern France, Central Europe, Ardennes and Rhineland and was awarded the Purple Heart, EAME Campaign Medal with Five Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, Bronze...
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Catherine Clara Bennison

January 3, 1919 - July 7, 2014

Catherine Clara Para Bennison was born in Othello, Washington on January 3, 1919 to John and Catherine (Tomatis) Para. She grew up at the old home place on McManamon Road with her five siblings. She graduated in 1935 at the age of 16 from Othello High school and worked on the farm for several years before moving to Spokane to attend business college.In 1943, Kay entered the Women's Army Corp...
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Sharon Rae Huntwork

December 17, 1938 - June 24, 2014

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Yolanda Garcia Esquivel

March 2, 1953 - June 23, 2014

Yolanda G. Esquivel, age 61, of Othello Washington, was taken into the Lord's care June 23rd, 2014 at Avalon Care Center. She was born in beautiful Aguililla, Michoacan, Mexico on March 2nd, 1953 to parents Aureliano and Elena Esquivel. She grew up and attended school in Aguililla. She was married to Salvador Cardenas. He passed away 1978. Yolanda was primarily a house wife, caring for her...
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Megan Elizabeth Dunnagan

December 19, 1984 - June 14, 2014

Megan Elizabeth Dunnagan was born on December 19, 1984 in Ketchikan, AK. To Steve and Janet (Bosserman) Dunnagan. As a result of complications during her birth she was flown to Seattle Children's Hospital where she spent the first 8 months of her life. She returned to Wasilla, AK where she lived until 1990. Megan received a kidney from her mother on March 6, 1987. She lived most of her...
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Mario Cesar Chapa

April 22, 1955 - June 13, 2014

Mario Cesar Chapa Salezar, age 59, of Othello Washington, passed into our Lord's Hands on June 13th, 2014 at Hospice at the Chaplaincy in Kennewick Washington. He was born in Fronton Texas on April 22nd, 1955 to parents, Paulina and Genaro Chapa. Mario grew up, attended school, and graduated high school in Mexico. He worked as an operator in a food processing plant. He was a Christen, an avid...
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Maxcimiliano Mata Gutierrez

May 20, 1993 - June 3, 2014

Max Gutierrez, age 21, of Royal City Washington, passed away June 3rd, 2014. He was born in Prosser, Washington on May 20th, 1993, to parents Rafael and Maria Gutierrez. Max attended Royal High School. Max worked at Royal Ridge Fruit and Cold Storage for the last 3 years which eventually became his second family. He enjoyed; spending time with his friends and family, fishing, his dogs, and his...
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Hilda Martinez Valdovinos

July 11, 1946 - June 2, 2014

Hilda M. Valdovinos, 67 of Othello passed away Monday June 2, 2014 at the Kadlec Medical Center in Richland, WA.Hilda was born in Rep Del Oriente, N.L. Mexico on July 11, 1946 to Viviano and Ignacia (Pruneda) Martinez. She moved with her family to the US in 1956. She traveled the harvest with her family until settling in Othello in 1963. She married Salvador in Othello on February 25, 1983. ...
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Charlene Annette Moline

January 29, 1942 - May 31, 2014

Charlene Annette Moline, 72, of Royal City, passed away on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at her home with her family at her side.Charlene was born on January 29, 1942 in Webb City, Missouri to George and Lorraine (Baker) Gailey. The family lived at State Line, OK. They moved to Baxter, ID in 1945, then to Murtaugh, ID in 1948. She graduated from high school in Murtaugh and attended the University of...
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Gerardo Pe''a Garza

May 12, 1960 - May 28, 2014

.Gerardo (Jerry) Peña Garza, 54, of Othello passed away near Caldwell, Idaho on Wednesday May 28, 2014 of natural causes.Jerry was born on May 12, 1960 to Pablo and Alicia (Peña) Garza in San Benito, N.L. Mexico. As a young child he moved with his family to California. His family worked in the harvest so they travelled extensively through the west. The family settled in Dinuba CA in...
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Norman Vern Garner

August 29, 1930 - May 27, 2014

Norman Vern Garner of Mattawa, WA passed away May 27, 2014 at his home in Desert Aire at the age of 83. Norman was born on August 29, 1930 in Roy, Utah. He was the oldest son of Vern and Carrie (Coy) Garner. On September 22, 1948 he and Delores Blanch were married for eternity in the Salt Lake City Temple. They began their married life in Nyssa, OR. where Norman farmed and they started their...
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Dan C. Dever

April 11, 1934 - May 21, 2014

Dan Dever was born April 11, 1934, in Seattle, Washington to Dr. Dewitt C. Dever and his wife, Lorraine. He lived in Seattle until the age of seventeen. Having lost both his mother and father at a young age, he moved to Ellensburg and lived with the Hjelm family, who considered him an adopted son. Dan was drafted into the Army and served from 1957 to 1959. In 1960 he met the love of his life...
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Robert George St. Clair

August 30, 1927 - May 15, 2014

Bob G. St. Clair, age 86, of Ephrata Washington, passed away Thursday, May 15, 2014 at Lakeridge Center in Moses Lake Washington. He was born in Rockaway Beach Missouri, on August 30, 1927 to parents, Walter and Catherine (Thornbrugh) St. Clair. Bob graduated high school and went on to serve in the Army during WWII. He was married to Thelma (Watts) St. Clair on February 28, 1946. Thelma...
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Beverley Louise Brown

December 21, 1934 - April 29, 2014

Beverley Louise Brown, 79, of Othello, passed away on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at her home. She was born on December 21, 1934, in Great Falls, Montana, to Earl and Elizabeth (Podbielancik) Oke. In 1946, her family moved to Spokane, Washington. Beverley graduated from I.H.M. Academy in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, then went on to attend the University of Hawaii, for one semester, and Gonzaga...
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Jose Garibay Zepeda

July 8, 1954 - April 4, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Stevens Funeral Chapel, Othello, WA.
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Audrey Laverne Hollenbeck

November 20, 1945 - March 29, 2014

Audrey Laverne Hollenbeck, 68, of Othello, Washington, left this earth on March 29, 2014, with her family by her side, after a long and courageous battle with lung disease.Laverne was born on November 20, 1945 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas to Audy and Bessie Johnston and was the oldest of six children. In March on 1946, she and her family moved to Buena, Washington where they lived until 1962, and...
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Ruth Virginia Smith

December 24, 1920 - March 26, 2014

Ruth V. Smith, age 93, of Othello Washington, passed away March 26th, 2014 at Avalon Care Center in Othello. She was born in Scituate, Rhode Island on December 24th, 1920 to parents Louis and Mable (Edwards) Menard. Ruth grew up with eight siblings in Providence, Rhode Island, where she also went to school and graduated High School. She was married to William Andrew Smith on October 2nd, 1939...
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Esperanza Rodriguez Martinez

April 11, 1928 - March 8, 2014

Esperanza Rodriguez Martinez, Age 85, of Othello Washington, passed away Saturday, March 8th, 2014, at Kedlec Regional Medical Center, in Richland Washington. She was born in Eagle Pass, Texas on a Wednesday, April 11th, 1928 to parents, Manuel and Teodora Rodriguez. She grew up in Eagle Pass and San Antonio Texas with 3 siblings. Her parents moved the family to Mabton Washington in 1944,...
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Perry Pershing Piercy

June 11, 1917 - February 9, 2014

Long time Royal Slope resident Perry Pershing Piercy passed away at age 96 on February 9, 2014. Born June 11, 1917 in Benton County, Arkansas, Perry graduated from high school in Ojai, California. He served in the 1st Cavalry Division of the US Army in World War II in the Pacific Theater. Returning home from the war, Perry completed the Goodyear Apprentice Farmer Program and was able to purchase...
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Marina Jenny Perez Veliz

August 27, 1986 - January 6, 2014

Marina Jenny Perez Veliz, age 27, lifelong resident of Othello, Washington, passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 6, 2014. Marina was born in Othello, Washington, on August 27, 1986 to Lisa and Edwardo Veliz. She graduated from Othello High School in 2004. Marina was a manager for McDonalds. Marina was a fun, loving, and "full of life" woman. Marina's hobbies and interests were;...
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Sandra Janet Chagnon

December 20, 1941 - November 27, 2013

Sandra "Sandy" Janet Chagnon, 71, of Othello died November 27, 2013, at the Kadlec Medical Center in Richland.Sandy was born in Long Hanborough, Oxford, England, on December 20, 1941 to Arthur and Phyllis (Trinder) Gee. She attended Bayswater High School in Oxford. After high school she worked as a bartender in a local pub while starting her college education. She found she enjoyed bartending...
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Theresa C. Mathews Ware

September 11, 1929 - July 23, 2013

Theresa C. Mathews Ware, 83, passed away in her sleep on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at the Summer Wood Care Center in Moses Lake Washington.Theresa was born on September 11, 1929 in McCook, Nebraska to Ross C. and Doris F. (McClung) Zimmerman. She attended a one room country school outside of McCook, usually by horseback. She left the farm and boarded in town to attend McCook High School,...
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Larry Wayne Linderman


Larry Wayne Linderman, age 66, of Othello Washington, passed away at his home March 11th, 2014. He was born in Axtell Kansas on August 23rd, 1947 to parents, Alton Henry and Geraldine Linderman. Larry grew up in Louisville, Kansas and graduated from Wamego High School in Kansas. After graduation he moved to Washington to a new farm unit in Block 23 where he worked until summoned by the US Army...
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