Obituaries

Leaunna (Lea) Royster-Smithee "The Queen of Everything” and longtime Leavenworth, WA., resident, passed away peacefully on November 4, 2022, following an extended illness. She is survived by the love of her life Bruce, her son Eric Royster and all the family and friends that loved her. You know...
Adele Dirkse July 9, 1941-November 16, 2022  Adele Dirkse passed away on Wednesday, 11/16/22, following a heart attack. She was 81 years old. Adele was born in Rugby, North Dakota, on July 9, 1941, to Lennart and Edythe Jacobson. She was the oldest of three sisters. In 1942 the family moved to...
Robert Torvel Jamison January 18, 1948 – September 21, 2022 Robert “Bob” Torvel Jamison (nee Buttcane) died in his sleep on September 21, 2022, at 74 years of age, in Walla Walla, WA. Bob was born on January 18, 1948, to Torvel Buttcane and Grace Jamison of Idaho Falls, Idaho.  He was known as a...
Paul M. Cowie   Paul M. Cowie, 72 of Chelan, Washington, passed away on September 22, 2022. A Celebration of Life will be November 5, 2022 at 1:00 p.m., Columbia River Fellowship, 576 Rd. N.E., Mansfield, corner of 1st and Hamilton in the Old Grange Hall building. The service may be streamed on...
Aneta Rosetta “Nettie” Sutton February 10, 1942 – September 30, 2022 Cashmere, Washington Nettie Vandegraft Sutton passed away on September 30, 2022, at the age of 80 following medical complications. She had been a long-time resident of Leavenworth until her move to Cashmere in 2002. A Graveside...
Roy Lee Parton November 6, 1936-September 25, 2022 Roy Lee Parton, 85, died Sunday, September 25, 2022. Roy was born in Pateros, WA. on November 6, 1936, to Bernard and Zelma Parton. In 1941, his family moved to Leavenworth, WA. where he attended school and graduated from Leavenworth High School in...
Robert Edwin Johnson February 23, 1933 - September 19, 2022     Robert Edwin Johnson, age 89, went to be with his Heavenly Father whom he served his whole life, on September 19, 2022.   Born February 23, 1933, in Omak, to Joseph and Alberta Johnson, Bob moved with his family to...
William “Stuart” Emig January 3, 1943 - March 14, 2022 Stuart Emig, age 79, passed away peacefully on  Monday, March 14, 2022,  at Mountain Meadows Senior Living in Leavenworth, WA from an extended illness. He was a kind-hearted, gentle man who extended his friendship everywhere he went and always...
Terry Michael West January 21, 1963-August 26, 2022   Terry Michael West passed on Friday August 26, 2022, at the age 59 found at home doing what he did. Born on January 21, 1963 and raised in Peshastin and lifelong resident of the Valley. He is survived by 2 daughters Tonya and Natasha West. 3...
Catherine Ann Stroup February 3, 1949 – August 17, 2022   Cathy passed away unexpectedly on August 17. Cathy (lovingly, “Cats”) grew up in Seattle and was one of seven children in the “Hoyer clan.” She attended Bishop Blanchet High School and went on to the University of Washington where she...

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