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The most recent listing of obituary notifications for Washington, United States.

Donald “Don” Gene Cheney

Donald “Don” Gene Cheney, 65, of Centralia, passed away Sept. 8, 2017, surrounded by his family. Don was born July 14, 1952, to Charles and Thelma Cheney.

As an avid outdoorsman, Don loved hunting, fishing, tinkering in his shop, working on cars and sharing stories. He retired from TransAlta as a heavy equipment operator.

He is survived by his children, Charlie, Kyle and Allie Cheney; read more

George Vernon Jr.

VANCOUVER — George E. Vernon Jr. passed away on Sept. 5, 2017 at Columbia Sunset Care Home in Vancouver, Washington. He was born May 27, 1928, in Toutle, Washington to Lena and George E. Vernon Sr.

He worked his entire life in the logging industry as a timber faller, spreading his talent all over Washington, Oregon, California and Alaska before he retired at age 62.

George was an avid hunter, read more

Kelly Joseph Sadler

ILLINOIS — Kelly Joseph Sadler, son of Ann and Jerry Sadler of Ocean Park, Wash., and brother of Jennifer Ward of Walnut Creek, Calif., died suddenly on Aug. 24, 2017, of a heart attack at his home in Schiller Park, Illinois.

Kelly was born March 27, 1968 in Holyoke, Mass., and grew up in Blue River, WI and Northbrook, Illinois. He graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from Shimer College read more

Melville “Mel” Scholz

Brookside Funeral Home & Crematory

Melville “Mel” Scholz, loving father, grandfather and great grandfather, passed away on September 13, 2017 at the age of 93. Mel was born to Frank and Lettie Scholz in Grand Junction, CO on April 13, 1924. He was the third of four siblings, with his older sister Frances, older brother Merlin, and younger brother Paul.

Mel was raised in Fallon, NV read more

Willa Mae (Richardson) Jones/Gifford

Keith & Keith Funeral Home

Willa Mae (Richardson) Jones/Gifford, 83, of Billings, MT formally of Grandview and Selah WA, passed away September 13, 2017, at Aspen Meadows, Billings, MT. She was born April 21, 1934 in Newark, AR, to Coy and Nellie (McCurley) Richardson, and grew up in the Calico Rock, AR area.

Living up to her nickname, “Gypsy Woman,” mom enjoyed travel throughout the read more

Gilbert Henry Marchello

Gilbert Henry Marchello, 87, of Sunnyside, died Sept. 14, 2017, in Sunnyside.

He was born April 16, 1930 in Gleeson, Ariz.

Viewing and visitation will be held 5-9 p.m. with a celebration of Gilbert’s life from 7-9 Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, at the PDC Apostolic Church in Sunnyside.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. at the PDC Apostolic Church in Sunnyside followed by graveside read more

Frank Boyd Cook

Frank Boyd Cook, 61, entered into his eternal rest after a courageous battle with cancer. Frank left us Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, with family by his side.

He was born Oct. 31, 1955, to Lawrence Boyd and Shirley Ann Cook in Lewiston, along with his two older siblings, and 10 years later came his youngest sibling.

Frank attended school in Lewiston and graduated from Lewiston Senior High School in 1974. read more

Gene L. Curtis

Shaw & Sons Funeral Directors

Gene L. Curtis went to heaven on September 9, 2017. He was born to Phil and Emma Curtis on August 25, 1923, in Selah at his grandmother’s home. He went to Selah schools where he played basketball. Following graduation, he was employed by the high school as a janitor as well as helping his father in the orchard.

Gene enlisted in the Army where he was an MP. After read more

Melodie Lee Brewer, 55

Melodie Lee Brewer, 55

Melodie Lee Brewer, age 55 of Blair, passed away September 13th at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. A memorial gathering with sharing time will be held Saturday, September 16th at 10:00 a.m. at Campbell Aman Funeral Home in Blair.

Melodie was born on April 25, 1962 in Mt. Pleasant, California the daughter of Mirth Van Wegen. She was raised in the San Francisco read more

Joan M. Benke, 81

Joan M. Benke, 81

Joan M. Benke, 81, of Fort Calhoun, passed away September 12th due to injuries sustained in an accident. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, September 19 at 11 a.m. at Campbell Aman Funeral Home in Blair.

Joan M. Benke was born September 9, 1936, to Wallace L. Petersen and Helen Jahnel on a farm near Bennington. Joan lived in Irvington and Bennington before moving to Cheyenne, read more

Leta Mae Syria


Leta Mae Syria, 92, a lifelong Sunnyside resident, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. in Columbus, Mont.

Leta was born Aug. 12, 1925, in Sunnyside, to Walter and Josie (Cecil) Dopps. She spent her early years and was educated in Sunnyside, graduating from Sunnyside High School in 1943. She went on to attend Washington State University before returning to Sunnyside to pursue a read more

Terry Marvin Hanson

Terry Marvin Hanson, 71, of Toledo, Wash., passed away July 21, 2017, at the Adventist Medical Center in Portland, Ore.

Memorial Services: October 1, 2017 at 1 p.m., Cowlitz Prairie Grange, 5184 Jackson Hwy, Toledo, WA 98591.

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