Location: Wenatchee Washington

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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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Cooke, Henry Daniel – Obituary

Henry Daniel Cooke, 69, descendant of two pioneer families of this area, died at his home in Fairview district at about 1 a.m. today [July 2, 1951]. He had lived in Kittitas valley most of his life and farmed at the present Cooke place in the Farview district for the past 16 years. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. E. [Edward] Ward Cooke. His grandparents were the pioneers, Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Cooke and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wheeler. Henry Cooke was born here December 4, 1881. In the fall of 1887, his parents built a roadhouse on Colockum Pass, six miles from the old Cooke ranch. There they lived until 1892, when they sold the station to Mr. and Mrs. George Wheeler in the spring. The Cooke family then moved to Wenatchee, where they spent the summer; in the fall moving to Elberton. They lived at Elberton two years. From Elberton, the family moved by wagon to Pendleton, Ore., working harvests there and at Helix, Ore. They lived at Grant’s Pass, Ore., for awhile and resided four years, until 1897, at Coburg, Ore. Then, driving to Portland, Ore., the Cooke family went by boat up the Columbia river to The Dalles, Ore., crossed into Washington and traveled an old freight road to Yakima. The family returned here from Yakima by the West Side...

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Cooke, Edwin N. – Obituary

E. N. Cooke came her in 1870, leaving after 35 years. E. N. Cooke of Wenatchee, pioneer of the Kittitas Valley, died suddenly at the home of his son Claude Cooke of the Entiat yesterday morning died November 16, 1925. Mr. Cooke was born in Oregon in 1854 and with his family came to this valley in 1870. He lived here continuously from then until about 20 years ago when he moved to the Colockum near Wenatchee where he was interested in the fruit industry His wife and four sons, Claude, Clyde, E. N. and Jay, survive him and he leaves also two brothers, George B. and M. D. Cooke of this city, and two sisters, Mrs. P. H. Schnebly of Ellensburg and Mrs. A. B. Whitson of Yakima Interment will be in Wenatchee tomorrow Contributed by: Sheli...

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Charlton, Glenn Carmi – Obituary

Glenn C. Charlton native Kittitas Valley resident died July 2 [1961], at the age of 60 at Eastern State Hospital. Charlton was born Aug. 13, 1900 in Ellensburg and attended the No. 18 Nanum Grade School and graduated from Ellensburg High School. In 1926 he graduated from Washington State College School of Agriculture. He served for 29 years with the Forest Service. He first was in the Umatilla National Forest and after two years was transferred to the Wenatchee National Forest where he served until 1935 when he was transferred to Willamette National Forest in the Detroit District. In 1942 he was transferred back to the Umatilla Forest at La Grande, Ore., and while there also severed with the Whitman National Forest Service. He retired nine years ago and has lived on Rte. 3 Ellensburg. Charlton married Naomi H. McCoy in Hartland, Wash., May 18, 1930. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, a son Larry, his mother, Mrs. G. C. Charlton, two brothers, Max and Bob Charlton and a sister, Mrs. John Haberman, all of Ellensburg. Another sister, Mrs. Will Roberts lives at Pasco. Funeral services will be at the Evenson Chapel Wednesday, July 5 at 2 p.m. Rev. Miller C. Lovett will officiate and interment will be in the IOOF Cemetery. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Yocom, Chester Lee – Obituary

Born Dec. 31, 1892 in Ellensburg, Wash. Passed away Nov. 1, 1974 in Seattle, Wash., at the age of 81. He operated a farm at Colockum Creek outside of Wenatchee, Wash., for many years. He also served in the U.S. Army during World War I. In 1940 he moved to Alderwood Manor, and later to Edmonds, where he operated his own ranch until 1948. In March of that year, he was married to Dorothy Zoellern, and they moved to White Center a short time later. He is survived by his wife Dorothy, of Seattle; a daughter, Roberta Stanfield of Yakima; two sons, Lance P. Yocom of Glennalien, Alaska; and Chester L. Yocom of Seattle. By three stepdaughters Muriel Kelley of Bellevue; Donna Mahood, Fallbrook, Calif., and Fran MacPhee of Reston, Virginia. By one stepson, Jim Zoellern of Seattle. Also by three grandchildren and 15 step-grandchildren. At the request of the family, no services will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Medic II of the White Center Fire Department. Seattle Times, November 2, 1974 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Olin, Susan Cooke – Obituary

Mrs. Susan Cooke Olin, 39, well-known resident of Entiat, died at a local hospital Thursday [May 11, 1949] following an extended illness. Mrs. Olin was born at Malaga on February 22, 1910 where she resided until moving to Entiat with her family as a little girl. She attended Entiat schools and grew to young womanhood at Entiat, and was united in marriage to John Olin, February 6, 1929. She had since made her home there. Mrs. Olin was a member of Reliance Rebekah Lodge, Past Noble Grand Circle, and the Entiat PTA. Surviving are her husband, John of Entiat, one son, Donald Wayne Olin, and two daughters, Mrs. Barbara Kerns and Miss Beverly Olin, all of Entiat; two brothers, George Cooke of the US Navy and Claude P. Cooke of the US Merchant Marine; four sisters, Mrs. Emmy Lou Pierce, Richland, Wash., Mrs. Blanch Peterson, Juneau, Alaska, Mrs. Iris Morical, Colville, and Mrs. Claudia Strong of Kennewick. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Olin, John Staples – Obituary

John S. Olin, 62, Entiat, a native of Wenatchee and a resident of the Entiat area for the past 44 years, died in a Wenatchee hospital Monday morning [January 3, 1971]. Born in Wenatchee February 16, 1908, he attended Whitman School and Wenatchee High School. He moved to the Entiat area in 1927 and was an orchardist there. Surviving are his widow, Rexene; his mother, Mrs. Nettie J. Olin, Entiat; two sons, Donald W. Olin, Entiat, and James Dossey, Wapato [stepson]; three daughters, Mrs. Barbara Jane Leming, Redmond, Mrs. Beverly Brunet, Sylmar, Calif., and Barbara Lynn Dossey [stepdaughter], Bellevue; one brother, Earl Olin, Yakima; two sisters, Mrs. [May] Roy Loffelbein, Clarkston, and Mrs. [Edna] Albert Haase, Walla Walla, and 13 grandchildren. Services are announced by the Jones & Jones Funeral Home. [Interment in Wenatchee Cemetery] Contributed by: Shelli...

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Olin, John Boyd – Obituary

Funeral services for John Boyd Olin, 65, Entiat and Wenatchee pioneer, will be held from the James & Jones Chapel, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The Rev. George Pratt of Entiat will officiate and the Entiat Lodge No. 261, I.O.O.F. will preside at the gravesite. Burial will be in the Wenatchee Cemetery. The following will serve as pall bearers, T. P. Cowan, Ed Cairns, L. T. Wisdom, George Worby, Walter Cox, and Joseph Dixon, Contributed by: Shelli...

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Cooke, Jay Stewart – Obituary

Jay S. Cooke, 70, of 232 N. Delaware, died in a local hospital Sunday evening following an extended illness. A native of Washington, he was born in Ellensburg, January 25, 1896. He came with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Edwin N. Cooke, to the Colockum area when very young. He attended the local schools and was graduated from Wenatchee High School. He served in the Armed Forces during World War I. Mr. Cooke married Hazel Lundell [Doughatry] in Wenatchee. She preceded him in death in 1923. Mr. Cooke moved to Alaska and attended the University of Alaska in Fairbanks, majoring in geology. He was employed by the Government of Alaska under civil service. An avid fisherman and hunter, Mr. Cooke captured goats in Cordova, Alaska, for transplant to the Olympic Peninsula in 1927. He married Fannie Ashepak in Bethel, Alaska, October 1, 1947. Mr. Cooke worked for the Federal Aviation Agency for 10 years before his retirement in 1959. He returned to Wenatchee in 1963, due to ill health. He was a member of the First Methodist Church. Surviving is his wife, Fannie Cooke, at home; a cousin, Mrs. Edna Dennis, Wenatchee, and several nieces and nephews. Three brothers preceded him in death. Funeral services will be announced by the Jones & Jones Funeral Home. [Interment in Wenatchee Cemetery] Contributed by: Shelli...

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