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Cooke, Hazel Dougatry – Obituary

Mrs. Hazel Cooke, wife of Jay Cooke of the Colockum died in Spokane, Tuesday, March 13, at 2 o’clock. Mrs. Cook has been in poor health for sometime and was in Spokane with her mother, Mrs. Margaret Perry in the hopes of benefiting her condition. The body will be brought to Wenatchee Friday. Funeral arrangements will be made later. Hazel died from peritonitis due to an entopic pregnancy. Contributed by: Shelli...

Cooke, Ellsworth V. – Obituary

Ellsworth V. “E. V.” Cooke, 94, of Grants Pass died Wednesday, June 14, 2006, at Redwood Terrace. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Laurel Cemetery in Cave Junction. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. Cooke was born April 8, 1912, in Entiat, Wash., and was raised on a ranch near Entiat. During World War II, he spent time mining copper in Butte, Mont. He moved to the Illinois Valley in 1944 and worked in the logging industry. In the 1970s, he moved to Grants Pass, where he promoted garlic production in the state of Oregon. He was married five times and, though he had no children, he helped raise five families. He was a member of the Eagles and Masonic lodges and the White Shrine. He enjoyed memorizing poems, songs, and stories. Survivors include a sister Gladys Fattig of Eureka, Calif. Contributed by: Shelli...

Cooke, Loise Mae Yocom – Obituary

Funeral services for Mrs. Lois Yocum [Loise Yocom] Cooke, 86, pioneer resident of the Colockum and the Wenatchee Valley, will be held from the Jones and Jones Chapel Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in the Wenatchee Cemetery. R. E. Patterson will sing, with Miss Carolyn Sterling at the organ. The following will serve as pallbearers: Gordon Cooke, Ed Ingersoll, Tom Goodwin, Rex Shamley, Porter Yocum, and Ben Yocum. Mrs. Cooke died in a Bellingham Hospital Tuesday following a short illness. Born July 26, 1859 [1862], at Rochester, Minn., she came to Ellensburg as a young child. She was one of the first school teachers in the Kittitas Valley. There she met Edwin N. Cooke and was married in 1880 at Ellensburg. She came with her husband to the Colockum in 1880 where they operated a large stock ranch for many years. Later, they moved to Entiat and took up a homestead. Mr. Cooke died in 1925. Mrs. Cooke lived in Entiat until the late thirties when she went to live with her children. Survivors are one son, Jay Cooke of Bethel, Alaska, and one brother, Alva Yocum of Auburn; 18 grandchildren. Her son, Claude Cooke, died ten days ago in Bellingham. The body was received this morning by Jones and Jones. Contributed by: Shelli...

Bennett, Carrie E. – Obituary

Carrie E. Bennett Carrie E. Bennett, 87, of Wallowa, died May 4, 2004. Services will be held Friday, May 7, 2004, at 2 p.m. at the Wallowa Church of Christ. A full obituary will follow at a later date. Wallowa County Chieftain, Thursday, May 6, 2004 In memory: Carrie Bennett A fiercely independent woman who lived alone in her Wallowa home until a week before she passed away of natural causes at age 87 in Wallowa Memorial Hospital, Carrie Emma Bennett leaves behind a large extended family. From four children born to her marriage to the late Clyde H. Bennett came 14 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and 10 great- great-grandchildren. With the help of niece Rheesa Bennett who tended to her needs on a daily basis, Carrie Bennett maintained her sense of humor to the very end, said son Bob Bennett. Born and raised in Wenatchee, Wash., Carrie Buckles met Clyde Bennett of Wallowa County while he was visiting relatives in Wenatchee. They got married Oct. 8, 1934, when Carrie was 18 and moved to Wallowa where she began a lifetime of being a housewife and a mother. In addition to enjoying her role as a mother, Bennett loved to garden and raised many crops of corn, potatoes, lettuce, peas and carrots. Active in the Church of Christ, she and fellow church members spent many hours entertaining at the Wallowa Valley Care Center where she excelled in singing and playing the harmonica. She also enjoyed sewing, quilting, embroidering and crocheting. Not one to travel very much, Bennett did make it to the Wenatchee area for months at a time...

Spencer, Gerald Elroy – Obituary

Gerald Elroy Spencer, 97, of Los Osos, died Monday July 27, 1998, at his home. A memorial service will be held in the middle of August at Trinity Methodist Church in Los Osos. Mr. Spencer was born in his grandmother’s log house in La Grande, Ore., on Dec. 31, 1901. His mother died when he was 3 years old and his mother’s sister cared for him until his father remarried. During high school he played the trumpet and saxophone in the high school band. He kept up with his music while he was attending Oregon State University, not only in the school band but in a small dance band he organized. He majored in general merchandising but continued to play music all his life. After college he was offered a position with a small merchandising chain store in La Grande. In Union, Oregon he became reacquainted with a high school friend, Zelpha Beach. They were married on June 29, 1924, and recently celebrated their 74th wedding anniversary. Mr. Spencer was sent to Wenatchee, Wash., to work as the manager of the company store. He left there to work in the only large department store in Wenatchee as the assistant manager of the shoe department. He soon became manager but left a short time later for an opportunity to buy the lease and own his own business in ladies shoes. He kept the business for 32 years. After a visit to the California coast, he and his wife retired to Los Osos, moving there in 1968 to the Daisy Hill Mobil Home Estates. He was active there in the social...

Tewinkel, Garrett “Capper” – Obituary

Garrett “Capper” Tewinkel, 90, of Wenatchee, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999, at Parkside Care Center. He had lived in Wenatchee for six years and was a former longtime resident of LaGrande, Ore. He was a retired government civil engineer and photogrammetrist. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Tewinkel of Wenatchee; a brother, Maurice Tewinkel of Gainesville, Fla; and a sister, May Scaroni of Lompoc, California. At his request there will be no services. Arrangements are by Telford’s Chapel of the Valley, East Wenatchee. Wenatchee Daily World, Sunday November 21, 1999 Contributed by: Larry...

Landers, Wilbur Paul – Obituary

Island City, Oregon Wilbur Paul Landers Wilbur Paul Landers, 96, died in Wenatchee, Wash., Oct. 15. Funeral services will take place at the LDS Church in Island City at 1 p.m Saturday. Viewings will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at Loveland Funeral Chapel and noon until 12:50 p.m. Saturday prior to the funeral. Burial will be at the Grandview Cemetery following the services. Arrangements are under the direction of Loveland Funeral Home and Telford’s Funeral Home. Mr. Landers was born Aug. 21, 1910, near Leadwood, Mo., to John and Essie Landers. His family moved to Oregon when he was only 6 months old, arriving by train and traveling through a blizzard in a horse-drawn wagon to Wallowa County. He grew up and attended schools in Wallowa and later moved to the La Grande area. Upon retiring from the Union Pacific Railroad after 37 years, he took on many projects. He was an avid hiker, leaving many younger and stronger men behind. He was a source of information to everyone and was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He adored his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and had recently moved to the Wenatchee area to be closer to family members. Survivors include his wife, Luella “Jean” Landers; children, Darcia Hing of Dayton, Sherrilyn McClune of Olympia, Wash., and David Landers of Hemet, Calif.; a sister, Kathleen Munhall of Spokane; 12 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. The Observer, La Grande, Oregon – Obituaries for the week ending Oct. 14, 2006,, Published: October 16,...

Lyon, Everett M. – Obituary

Everett M. Lyon Everett M Lyon, 83, died April 9 surrounded by family. Funeral services will be held Tuesday in Mount Vernon, Mo. A private service for burial will be at the Grandview Cemetery in La Grande. Mr. Lyon was born May 20, 1923, in Wallace, Idaho, one of 13 children. Shortly after his birth, the family moved to Leavenworth, Wash., where he lived until he graduated from high school and married the love of his life, Esther Bates, whom he met at a roller rink. They spent the early years of their marriage in Leavenworth, where Everett was employed at the Leavenworth Fish Hatchery, and where he single-handedly built their first home. They then relocated to the Seattle area, where he worked as a riveter at Boeing Aircraft for three years. He spent the next 35 years of his work career in Pilot Rock, where he supported his family by working at the sawmill. Survivors include his wife, Esther, of Mount Vernon, Mo.; one sister, Delores, of Dale; five children, Wayne Lyon of Warwick, N.Y., Sharon Campbell of Mount Vernon, Mo., David Lyon and Robert Lyon, both of La Grande, and Daniel Lyon of Salem; 19 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. The Observer – Obituaries for the week ending April 21, 2007 Published: April 21,...

Baxter, Phaedra Dune – Obituary

Phaedra Dune Baxter, 62, of La Grande died on Oct. 26. A celebration of Phaedra’s life is planned and the details will be announced later by Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation and Life Celebration Center. She was born Pamela Bernice Bishop on Oct. 13, 1945, to Edward Fletcher Bishop and Bernice May Bedford in Vancouver, British Columbia. She was raised in Sumas, Wash., then moved to Wenatchee, Wash., where she attended grade school. The family moved to Los Angeles where she graduated from Lynwood High School in 1963. There, Phaedra became active in school and community theatre, nurturing a lifelong love of drama and costume. In 1964, she married Lloyd Woolery and they had two children, David and Douglas. During that time, she worked as a draftsman and was diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus, a disease she battled throughout her life and that ultimately led to her death. After a divorce, she married Kenneth Hoke, a chemical engineer. She convinced him to apply for jobs overseas and they moved to Tripoli, Libya, in 1973. Her ability to attract adventure moved front and center, capped by requesting a meeting with Moammar al-Qaddafi after her villa had been appropriated by one of his generals. The upshot was a new villa. She traveled extensively in Europe and maintained a flat in Malta upon her divorce in 1977. She moved to Eureka, Calif., and changed her name legally to Phaedra Dedra Dune and received an eclectic education from Humboldt University. She moved to Juneau, Alaska, in 1982 and worked in advertising sales for the local radio station. For five years, she lived in her 32-foot...

Fix, Elizabeth Ward – Obituary

Mrs. Russell (Elizabeth Ward) Fix, 76, a 53-year Graham resident died Friday [September 7, 1984]. Mrs. Fix, a native of Wenatchee, was a retired school teacher. She taught at Bethel Junior High School, Bethel High School, and Eatonville High School. In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Carolyn Blount of Seattle, Pamela Mesick of Federal Way, and Harriott Balmer of Graham; a son, Phillip of Puyallup; two brothers, Dillis Ward of Manson, Chelan County, and Walter Ward of Tigard, Ore.; a sister, Olive Joy of Tigard; and seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Powers Funeral Home, Puyallup, is in charge. Tacoma News Tribune, September 9, 1984 Contributed by: Shelli...
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