Obituaries

Robert (Bob) Lee Walton of St. John, Wash., passed away May 20, 2019, after a brief illness. Bob was born April 24, 1934 in Tacoma, Wash., to Leroy and Edna Walton Sr. He was a gifted musician that mastered several instruments, played in a band, and enjoyed music throughout his life. As a teenager...
Vernon (Vern) F. McKinney,93, of Leavenworth, passed away peacefully on May 23, 2019 at his home, with family by his side as he wished.  Vern was born to Ralph and Nora McKinney in Wagner, South Dakota on October 1,1925.   He served honorably in the US Army during WWII and the Korean war. He...
Regina “Ricky” Stroud passed away on New Year’s Eve, surrounded by family.  A remarkably spiritual experience complete with tears and a champagne toast.  It was a poetic acknowledgement of a passionate life full of celebration, adventure, and love of family. Born in Philadelphia during the roaring...
James Wallace Petersen, 73, returned to his heavenly home on May 14, 2019 in Hillsboro, Oregon. This cowboy, lovingly referred to as “Grandpa Horse” by his grandchildren showed strength and true grit to his last day. He was a true ‘man's man’. When he spoke you listened. He proved to all of us that...
Bonnie June Martinell (Bailey), longtime resident of Leavenworth, WA. passed away peacefully on January 9, 2019, she was 80 years old.    Bonnie was born on March 11,1938 in Port Townsend, WA. to Ewan and Ian Warfield (Wood), she was one of eight children. She grew up in Coyle, WA. and graduated...
L. Joyce Stebbins-George-Waldrop-Kopp, passed away on April 19, 2019, at Cashmere Care Center. Joyce was born on February 27, 1932, to Alan “Terry” and Caroline (Johnson) Stebbins. Her family were long-time residents of Leavenworth, WA. She graduated from Leavenworth High School. Joyce is survived...
Gary Scott Kraus left this earth on May 3, 2019 into the arms of his heavenly father. Gary was born on May 8, 1965 to William and Nancy (Folden) Kraus in Everett, Washington. He spent his early years living in Skykomish and moved with his family to Peshastin in 1968. He grew up on Peshastin Creek...
Tom Guthrie died Friday, April 5, 2019 surrounded by his loving family after a 14-year struggle against cancer and sepsis. Tom welcomed all people to his Leavenworth home, celebrated diversity and taught us all acceptance. He was patient, kind and devoted to his family and to making this world a...

Shirley Ogle
Shirley Ogle passed away peacefully on March 19 at her home in Peshastin, WA. at the age of 81, surrounded by her family. Shirley was born on December 14, 1937 in Leavenworth, WA. to Gus and Laurie Rudolph. She graduated from Peshastin High School in 1956 and went on to marry Shirel Ogle on August...
Doug Moser, 51, passed away February 28, 2019. He was born in San Diego, California to Jerry and Dodie Moser (Olson). Doug’s early years were in Snohomish, but most of his young adulthood was spent working alongside his family in their business the Cougar Inn and developing the popular 59er Diner...

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