Obituaries

  Cherie Dean Gildersleeve, 60, passed from our world on July 18, 2017, joining her beloved son Marcus and her parents. Cherie was born on Aug. 30, 1956, to Charles “Chuck” and Molly (Guy) Gildersleeve in Wenatchee, Washington. She attended schools in Wenatchee, graduating from Wenatchee High...
  Robert T. Denison. He went by Tom. Son of John P. and Edna Denison. Brother to Walter, Richard, and Patrick. Born Sept. 4, 1946 in Detroit, Michigan. Tom passed away at home in Leavenworth on Aug. 8, 2017. He had a series of strokes beginning on July 2 and did his best to recover for 37 days. He...
  Matthew Lawrence Folden was born in Pullman, Washington, on Nov. 27, 1985; after turning the hospital on its ear in the middle of a fierce snowstorm, the day before Thanksgiving. Matthew passed on to the great big punk rock show in the sky on July 27, 2017. Matthew was a beloved and beautiful...
  Ann G. Clark passed away peacefully at her home in Wenatchee, Washington on Friday, July 28, 2017, surrounded by her family, after a long brave battle with cancer. Ann was born Sept. 28, 1946 in Stuttgart, Germany to Albert and Gertrude Pevarnek, two years before her family moved to the United...
  Mirrell H. Brewer, 79, a resident of Wenatchee, Washington, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, at Central Washington Hospital of Wenatchee after major health problems caused by a heart attack in January 2016. Prior to that, Mirrell lived in Leavenworth, Washington for 26 years. He...
  Marliese “Molly” Crean-Smithson, 88, passed away peacefully in her home on Friday, July 28, 2017, an angel among us that went up to heaven to join her “Snow Drop” (an affectionate name that she called the love of her life, Al Smithson, Jr.) Molly was born on Dec. 7, 1928 in Tiefenlauter, Germany...
  Tom was born in Flint, Michigan on Sept. 8, 1952 and raised in Byron, Michigan. He was a conscientious objector during the Vietnam War era and soon set out on a trip around the world in 1972, working and hitchhiking through countries as diverse as Afghanistan and the Tongan Islands. He met his...
  Annette Louise Johnson Creech, born Sept. 18, 1931 at Stromsburg, Nebraska and passed away July 12, 2017 at Mountain Meadows in Leavenworth.  She was the only daughter born to Ivan and Annie (Munson) Johnson. She went to school at Polk, Nebraska and college at York, Nebraska. She was married to...
  S. L. Ownby (Seaton L. Ownby), 85, passed away peacefully on April 22, 2017 at Lake Ridge Alzheimer’s facility in Moses Lake, Washington. S. L. Ownby was born March 8, 1932 and raised in Sevierville County, Tennessee. He was the son of Ernest and Ida (Husky) Ownby. In his early years S.L. and...
  Ned H. Kuch, 78, a lifelong resident of Leavenworth, died Friday June 30, 2017 at his home in Leavenworth following an extended illness. Ned was born to Ted and Vera (Pershall) Kuch at Leavenworth where he was raised and educated, graduating from Leavenworth High School in 1956. Ned enlisted in...

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