Location: Keller Washington

Ritch, David Fayne – Obituary

David Fayne Ritch, 50, passed away due to cancer on Oct.8,2005. David was the son of Fayne Fredrick Ritch and Joyce Mae Thompson, Ritch. He was born Feb.15, 1955 in Baker,Ore. He is survived by his mother Joyce Anderson of Carlton, Washington, his father Fayne Ritch of Paulina, Ore, a sister Suzy Fay Ritch Twiss, her husband Everett and two nephews Ross and Kyle Twiss, all of Prineville, Ore . David has two children Crystal Ritch of Everett,Wash., and a two year old son Sterling David Ritch of Omak,Wash. David graduated from Pine Valley High School in Halfway, Ore. He attended college at Blue Mt. Community College in Pendleton. His goal was to be a veterinarian. He left college to work the ranch with his father. He was 46 when he left the ranch. He has lived in Keller, Wash. and worked at Toleman Fire center since. He had a great love for the work, the area and people. They call him Super Dave. Dave enjoyed fishing and liked to hunt. David will be cremated and a memorial and celebration of his life will be held in his honor at the Keller, Wash. Community Center on Saturday Nov. 5. A dinner will be served at noon. Salmon and meat dishes will be furnished. Potluck for the balance of the dinner would be appreciated. Everyone is Welcome. Used by permission...

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Ashby, Wanden Lloyd – Obituary

Richland, Oregon Wanden Lloyd Ashby, 77, of Richland, died Nov. 10, 2004, at St. Alphonsus Hospital in Boise of complications from heart surgery. His graveside service will be at noon Saturday at Eagle Valley Cemetery in Richland. Pastor Ralph Holcomb of the Baker Christian Church will officiate. Military rites will be conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 7847, Halfway. Wanden was his own man. He served his country during World War II, after joining the U.S. Navy at age 16 with his dad’s OK. He received two Purple Hearts, one in the Battle of the Philippine Sea and one at Okinawa. After the war he sailed with the Merchant Marines for about nine years. After serving his country, Wanden moved to Omak, Wash. He later moved to Keller, Wash., where he was married and bought a ranch. Later he bought another ranch in Moses Lake, Wash. He and his wife were divorced and he sold his property. Wanden acquired some racehorses and raced them at Portland, Yakima, Spokane and Seattle, Wash. He sold his horses after a few years and bought a house at Richland. Wanden and his very good friend, Glenn Densley, prospected and mined. In his later years he had a small sawmill and started making wooden bowls. He never sold any, but gave them to friends and relatives. In addition to mining, he loved...

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