Our Obituaries

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

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

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

Arrangements under the direction of Stevens Funeral Chapel, Othello, WA.
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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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Georgia Ann Buchheim

September 4, 1928 - October 14, 2011

GEORGIA "GEORG" ANN WERNECKE BUCHHEIMGeorgia Ann Buchheim, 83, of Royal City, WA, died peacefully on Friday, October 14, 2011 at her home in the presence of her two loving sons, after a short battle with lung cancer.Georg was born on September 4, 1928, in Genesee, WA to George and Ester (Snelson) Wernecke. She grew up and attended school in Pomeroy, WA. As a young girl she became interested in...
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Edith Gertrude Pauley

May 10, 1915 - October 5, 2011

Edith G. Pauley, 96, passed away at home October 5, 2011. Born and raised in Nebraska, Edith came to the Columbia Basin with her husband, Pete, in 1954 to settle on a hillside in Block 11. Initial experience driving spud truck, sorting potatoes, and fixing ditch breaks, inspired her to obtain her teaching certificate from Central Washington State College. Edith taught in Othello, Mesa, and Basin...
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Crisoforo Burciaga

July 19, 1964 - October 4, 2011

Crisoforo Burciaga Gonzalez was born in Durango, Mexico to Clemente Burciaga Berumen and Florencia Gonzalez Chacon. He grew up and went to school in Durango. Early in life he developed a love for farm and ranching. He moved to California in 1998 and then to Washington in 2002, finding work in farming and ranching where ever he could. He was a cowboy and loved horses.Crisoforo died at his home...
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Ralph Joseph Hallquist

December 25, 1926 - September 24, 2011

On Saturday September 24, 2011 surrounded by his loving family Ralph Hallquist, age 85, passed away at Avalon Care Center in Othello, Washington Ralph was born March 25, 1926 to Florence (Tax) and Harry Hallquist in Medicine Lake, Mt. He grew up and attended school in Flaxville, Montana. Ralph enlisted with the U. S. Navy and served 4 years aboard the USS Enterprise during World War II. In...
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Billy Ray Huntwork

December 19, 1937 - September 23, 2011

Billy Ray Huntwork, 73, longtime Moses Lake resident passed away surrounded by family Friday evening September 23rd 2011, at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee. Bill was born on December 19, 1937 in Klamath Falls Oregon the son of John Ellsworth and Edna Mae Huntwork. He spent his early years in Merrill Oregon. They moved to Moses Lake Washington in 1949. Bill joined the United States...
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Gertrude Rosa Webb

March 2, 1937 - September 3, 2011

"Oma" Gertrude Rosa Webb (born Gertrude Rosa Delarü) has departed on her last great adventure. After several years of declining health she passed away at her home in Othello, WA at the young age of 74, on September 3rd, 2011. Gertrude's life began in Klein-Auheim, Germany on March 2, 1937, where she was born to Eva Delarü (Neudecker) & Karl Delarü, and joining her older sister...
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Jesus Santiago Ramos

July 25, 1932 - August 5, 2011

Jesus Santiago Ramos died in Yakima Friday, August 5th, 2011 at the age of 79. He was born in Edinburg, Texas to Cecilo and Romana Ramos. In 1956 he met Paula Conteras in Edinburg. They soon married and moved to Othello. They had three children together; Beatrice, Rolando Rene, and Sylvia. After 20 years the marriage ended. He then found a new love. Jesus married Rosalinda Gutierrez. They...
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Oscar Frans Yorgesen

June 27, 1919 - July 31, 2011

Oscar Frans Yorgesen, age 92 of Othello, Washington passed away Sunday July 31, 2011 at his home, Coventry house in Othello. He was born June 27, 1919 in Shelley Idaho to Oscar and Marion Yorgesen.He married Verella Fielding in the Salt Lake Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah on September 30, 1938. At that time he was farming with his Father in Shelley, Id. Later they moved to the Lost River Valley...
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Belinda Suarez Gonzalez

June 27, 1973 - July 29, 2011

Belinda Suarez Gonzalez, of Othello, died Friday July 29, 2011.Belinda was born on June 27, 1973 in Othello to Amado and Esperanza Gonzalez. She was raised and educated here, attending Othello High School, and achieving her GED in 1996. She attended Big Bend Community College and earned her Child Development Associate certification. In 1999 Belinda went to work for the Washington Migrant...
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Everett Clinton Sanders

March 29, 1927 - July 28, 2011

Everett Clinton Sanders was born March 29, 1927, at his parents' two-room house at 331 E. Pine St., Othello. He passed away quietly just before dawn July 28, 2011, in the same town he was born and lived in all his 84-plus years.Everett was always a working man from his first job for the Milwaukee Railroad, calling train crews after school 4 p.m. to midnight at age 8. For almost 30 years, he...
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Keith Auger Hebdon

December 17, 1921 - July 5, 2011

Keith Auger Hebdon, 89 of Royal City, WA, passed away Tuesday, July 5th, at Kadlec Medical Center in Richland, WA. Keith was born on December 17, 1921 in Lewiston, UT to Edward Eardley and Ellen May (Auger) Hebdon. He was raised in Lewiston until the age of 15 when he moved to Bancroft, ID to attend school. In High School, Keith excelled in football and basketball and was elected student body...
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Robert Earl Turner

February 6, 1921 - June 27, 2011

Robert Earl Turner, Sr passed away peacefully on June 27, 2011, at Avalon Healthcare at the age of 90. He was born to Oscar James and Anna Ethel Turner on Feb 6, 1921, in Gracemont, OK.He was preceded in death by Mary (Adams) Turner, his wife of almost fifty years; 1 brother and 3 sisters; son Alvin Adams and grandson Mark Adams . He is survived by a brother Melvin Turner, Chester, OK; a...
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Joyce Catherine Altermann

June 21, 1931 - June 18, 2011

Joyce Catherine Altermann, 79, of Othello, died Saturday June 18, 2011 at the Kadlec Medical Center. Joyce was born on June 21, 1931 in Clinton, Iowa to Russell and Mildred (Johannsen) Herren. She was raised and educated in Iowa, graduating from High School in 1948. Between 1949 and 1989 Joyce married four men, Rollen Dennison, Tom Fodge, Walter Norquist and Erich Alterman. Though each...
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Garn Lamar Gilbert

February 22, 1922 - May 25, 2011

Garn Lamar Gilbert, 89, of Othello, passed away on Wednesday May 25, 2011 at the Avalon Care Center.Garn was born on February 22, 1922, in Duchesne, Utah, to Ozza L. and Aurilla (Ross) Gilbert. His mother passed away when he was ten months old. Two years later his father married Rosey Meranda, who loved him as a mother and who he lovingly called "Mama". He attended high school in Roosevelt,...
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Verla Grace Keith

July 26, 1921 - May 13, 2011

Verla Grace Keith (Garrison) 89 of Othello WA, died Friday May 13, 2011 at her home in Coventry House with her son by her side.Verla was born on her family's farm site in Happy Township, Graham County Kansas on July 26, 1921 to Cecil and Zephie Garrison (Wagoner).Verla was a child of the Great Depression, and survived drought and severe dust storms in the Midwest states during the 1930s....
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George Alvarado

July 6, 1957 - May 4, 2011

George Alvarado, 53, of Othello, died Wednesday May 4, 2011 at the Othello Community Hospital. George was born on July 6, 1957, to Salome and Herlinda Alvarado in Raymondville, TX, the youngest son of ten children. His family moved to Dinuba, CA when George was a young child. In 1978, He joined the U.S. Army and served our country honorably until 1981 when he received an honorable discharge from...
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Alice Nadine Broyles

April 22, 1922 - April 28, 2011

Alice N. Broyles, 89, of Othello, died Thursday, April 28, 2011 at the Royal Park Care Center in Spokane.Alice was born on April 22, 1922 in Burdette, KS to Ruben and Bernice (Kunkle) Loos. She attended school in El Dorado, KS where she met Jim Broyles. They were married in 1941. Jim served in the army and shortly after their marriage Jim went overseas. Alice returned home to her parents'...
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Patricia Willma Jensen

September 4, 1945 - April 28, 2011

Patricia "Pat" W. Jensen, 65, of Warden, died Thursday April 29, 2011 at the Kadlec Medical Center in Richland, WA.Pat was born on September 4, 1945 in New London, Wisconsin to Fredrick and Irene (Alft) Dahms. She was raised in New London, graduating from high school there. After graduation she met George Jensen, they married on September 20, 1969. they lived in and around Waupaca, WI, where...
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Martin Eugene Foster

June 3, 1942 - April 14, 2011

Martin Eugene Foster, 68, of Othello, died Thursday April 14, 2011 at his home.Martin was born on June 3, 1942 in Bouckville, NY in Madison County, to Ivan L. and Mary A. "Martin" Foster. He was raised in Bouckville and won many awards showing Holstein cattle at the Madison County Fair, and the State Fair held in Syracuse, NY. He met Kathy Tennant in Madison, NY and they married on...
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Maria Gonzalez Elzea

April 9, 1924 - April 11, 2011

Maria Gonzalez Elzea of Othello, died Monday April 11, 2011 at her home with her family at her side.Maria was born on April 9, 1924 in Bonneville, Wyoming, to Manuel and Antonia (Garcia) Gonzalez. Her family worked on farms, following the harvest through the western United States. They settled in Peidras Negras Coahulia, MX, working the harvest spring through summer and returning home fall and...
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Mary Elaine Turner

October 5, 1919 - April 3, 2011

Mary Elaine Turner passed peacefully April 3, 2011 at Avalon Healthcare at age 91. She was born to parents Charles Leonard and Mary Eleanor Clark October 5, 1919 in Barling, Arkansas. Mary started school in Mabton when the family moved to Washington. She also attended school for some years in Grandview and the graduated from Mabton High School. She married Lenox Adams in June of 1937. They...
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Edmund G. Preuschoff

September 4, 1929 - March 28, 2011

Edmund G. Preuschoff, "Ed", passed away on March 29, 2011, at the Othello Community Hospital, at the age of 81. He was born in Petersburg, Alaska on Sept. 4, 1929 to Ed and Louise (Seitzer) Preuschoff. After graduating from high school in Petersburg, he attended W.S.U. until 1951. He was called into the Army during the Korean War, and spent two years in Japan as a radio operator. He was...
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Keary Lynn Nield

August 18, 1950 - March 22, 2011

Keary Lyn Nield, 60, passed away on March 22, 2011 in Vancouver, WA after a life-long battle with Diabetes. Keary was born on August 18, 1950 in Idaho Falls, Idaho to Delbert and Darline Nield. Keary grew up in Othello, Washington. He served as a Missionary in the Texas South Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He married Diana Lee Pinon on May 5, 1973. Their marriage...
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Diana Lynn Jay

June 8, 1949 - March 15, 2011

Diana Lynn Jay, 61, of Warden, died Tuesday March 15, 2011 at her home Diana was born in Ottumwa, Iowa on June 8, 1949, to Darryl and Christine (Boughman) Short. She graduated from Ottumwa High School in 1967. During High School she met the love of her life, Lowell Jay, when he asked her to his senior prom. They were married on June 22, 1968, in Ottumwa. Lowell was in the Army and stationed...
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Laura Marie Finck

April 3, 1912 - March 8, 2011

Laura Marie Wilde Finck, age 98, went to be with the Lord, March 8, 2011, at Hospice at The Chaplaincy, in Kennewick, WA. She was born April 3, 1912 in Cotesfield, Nebraska to Anna and Otto Wilde. When she was 3 years old they moved west to Howe, Idaho. They homesteaded there out in the desert, built a log cabin and began to farm. When Laura was 16, her family moved to Junction City, Oregon. ...
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Curtis Paul Charlston

June 13, 1934 - March 1, 2011

Curtis (Curt) Paul Charlston, 76, of Othello, died Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at the Othello Community Hospital.Curt was born on June 13, 1934 in Portland, Oregon to Edgar and Selma (Shuholm) Charlston. The family lived in Battleground, WA where he graduated from high school in 1952. He attended Clark College and graduated with an AA degree. In 1955 he enlisted in the U.S. Army. Curt served for...
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Marion Cecile Spence

March 12, 1918 - February 21, 2011

Marion C. Spence was born on March 12, 1918 in Omaha, Nebraska to immigrant parents Simon B. Epstein and Adele Marcus Epstein. She died at the age of nearly 93. Marion was born the year that 6% of the world's population died during an influenza epidemic and as World War 1 was winding down. Her family moved to southern California when she was a young girl. She has seen many changes in the...
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Doris Ann Walton

January 12, 1925 - February 15, 2011

AfterglowI'd like the memory of meto be a happy one.I'd like to leave an afterglow of smileswhen life is done.I'd like to leave an echo whisperingsoftly down the ways.Of happy times and laughing timesand bright sunny days.I'd like the tears of those who grieve,to dry before the sunOf happy memories that I leavewhen life is done.
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Homer C. Mallonee

February 27, 1937 - February 7, 2011

Homer Carless Mallonee, 73, of Warden, died at his home on Monday, February 7, 2011, with his family by his side.Homer was born on February 27, 1937 in Flippin, Arkansas, to Homer and Trona (Johnson) Mallonee. His family moved to Grandview when Homer was very young. He attended school in Grandview, where he met Theresa Cornwell. In 1955 Homer enlisted in the Navy, serving aboard the USS Blandey...
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Rosa Delarosa Enriquez

September 4, 1910 - January 18, 2011

Rosa DeLaRosa Enriquez, age 100, of Othello, WA, passed away on January 11, 2011. She was born in Del Rio, Texas on September 4, 1910 to Jose and Dionicia DeLaRosa. She married Adolph Enriquez in 1932 and raised seven children.In 1964 she moved to Othello, WA to be near her children.She enjoyed sewing, embroidery, spending time with her family and reading her Bible.She is survived by her...
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Nina Jean Parks

June 17, 1922 - January 18, 2011

Nina Jean Taylor Parks of Othello, Washington, passed away at Samaritan Hospital on January 18, 2011, in Moses Lake, Washington, at the age of 88. She was born on June 17, 1922, in Sumner, Missouri, to Albert Ray and Carrie Louise Brenner Taylor, their second child and only daughter. She grew up on the family farm, went to Business College at Chillicothe, MO, then moved to Independence, MO,...
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Alice M. Berg

February 25, 1911 - January 16, 2011

Alice Berg, of Othello, died on January 16, 2011. Alice was born on February 25, 1911 in Russell, North Dakota to Norris and Alma Marsh. She taught school in a one-room schoolhouse in North Dakota prior to marrying Hubert Berg on July 19, 1932. Hubert and Alice farmed most of their lives living in North Dakota, Oregon and Washington. She was a 50-plus year resident of Othello moving here in...
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Miley Barreto-Gutierrez

September 23, 2010 - January 11, 2011

AfterglowI'd like the memory of meto be a happy one.I'd like to leave an afterglow of smileswhen life is done.I'd like to leave an echo whisperingsoftly down the ways.Of happy times and laughing timesand bright sunny days.I'd like the tears of those who grieve,to dry before the sunOf happy memories that I leavewhen life is done.
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Luis Montemayor Lopez

May 26, 1952 - January 7, 2011

Treasure For The KingThe wise may bring their learning,The rich may bring their wealth,And some may bring their greatness,And some bring strength and health:We too will bring our treasuresTo offer to the King:We have no wealth of learning,So, what shall we children bring?We'll bring Him hearts that love Him;We'll bring Him thankful praise,And young souls meekly strivingTo be with Him for all days...
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Sylvia Ascencio-Gonzalez

April 2, 1984 - January 4, 2011

AfterglowI'd like the memory of meto be a happy one.I'd like to leave an afterglow of smileswhen life is done.I'd like to leave an echo whisperingsoftly down the ways.Of happy times and laughing timesand bright sunny days.I'd like the tears of those who grieve,to dry before the sunOf happy memories that I leavewhen life is done.
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Marie E. Garlow

February 17, 1914 - January 3, 2011

AfterglowI'd like the memory of meto be a happy one.I'd like to leave an afterglow of smileswhen life is done.I'd like to leave an echo whisperingsoftly down the ways.Of happy times and laughing timesand bright sunny days.I'd like the tears of those who grieve,to dry before the sunOf happy memories that I leavewhen life is done.
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Trudy Diane James

February 9, 1947 - December 21, 2010

AfterglowI'd like the memory of meto be a happy one.I'd like to leave an afterglow of smileswhen life is done.I'd like to leave an echo whisperingsoftly down the ways.Of happy times and laughing timesand bright sunny days.I'd like the tears of those who grieve,to dry before the sunOf happy memories that I leavewhen life is done.
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Carmen Longoria Deleon

September 11, 1933 - December 11, 2010

AfterglowI'd like the memory of meto be a happy one.I'd like to leave an afterglow of smileswhen life is done.I'd like to leave an echo whisperingsoftly down the ways.Of happy times and laughing timesand bright sunny days.I'd like the tears of those who grieve,to dry before the sunOf happy memories that I leavewhen life is done.
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Jerald Loyd Hayes

February 25, 1935 - February 10, 2008

When someone is identified as a natural leader, certain images come to mind. First thoughts are of a no-nonsense, tough-minded, dedicated, and disciplined person. This description fairly accurately fits Jerald Loyd Hayes who was indeed one of that rare breed, a born leader. He will be remembered as being highly organized, practical, and realistic, someone who was a born manager. He was a person...
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Hope P. Stanfield


Hope (Peterson) Shibley died on Monday, October 24, 2011. She is preceded in death by parents Raymond and Margaret Peterson, siblings Donald Peterson and Glenda Wilson, and her beloved husband, Al Shibley. She is survived by siblings Raymond Bruce Peterson, Helen Jackman and Margaret Ann Palmer; sons Dan Barney, Steve Barney and Scott Stanfield; five grandchildren and many nieces, nephews,...
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Denver Dale Krause

January 20, 1944 - Unknown

Denver Dale Krause died Aug. 18th 2011, at his home. He was 67 years old. Denver was born Jan. 20th, 1944 in Prosser Washington to Edward and Leona (Ebbr) Krause. His family moved frequently, settling in Othello in 1956. Denver attended school in Othello until 8th grade when he, like his brothers before him, left school in favor of work to help provide for a large family. He grew up with...
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William George Briggs

May 15, 1928 - Unknown

William "Bill" George Briggs, 83, of Othello, died Thursday, June 2, 2011 at the Othello Community Hospital. Bill, the eldest of six children, was born on May 15, 1928, to Marvin and Joyce (Elsberry) Briggs in Cando, N. D. At the age of six weeks he moved with his parents to Ashton, ID where his father had purchased the local newspaper. They later moved to St. Anthony, ID. Bill grew up...
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Mildred Louise Keenan

March 9, 1932 - Unknown

Mildred Louise "Mitzie" Keenan, 79, of Othello, died Friday May 20, 2011 at her home with her daughter by her side.Mildred was born on March 9, 1932 in Oshkosh, Nebraska, to George and Gladys (Caton) Albee. She was raised and educated in Oshkosh. She met Gerald Keenan in 1948 in Oshkosh; they were married in Lexington Nebraska on March 30, 1950. They lived in Nebraska until moving to Othello...
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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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