Obituaries for December 2012

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Grace Emily Reinland

On Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, Grace Emily Reinland finished her race with endurance and joined the great cloud of witnesses that have gone before. She was born Grace Emily Larson in Potlatch, Idaho, on July 31, 1937, to Emily Gladys ...

Louanne Marie Ferguson

Louanne Marie Ferguson, 77, passed in her sleep on November 23, 2012, in Milton-Freewater, Oregon. She was born July 7, 1935, in LaGrande, Oregon, to Adam and Helen Shilling McPherson and grew up in Sumpter, LaGrande, and Baker City, until ...

Marilynn Richard

Marilynn passed away peacefully on Nov. 28, 2012, at her home surrounded by her family. Born on April 1, 1943, in Walla Walla to Elizabeth Tompkins Mele and Rudolph Mele, Marilynn became what would be the oldest of four siblings ...

Richard Lee Mullins

Richard “Dick” Lee Mullins, 68, passed away at his home in Lakewood, Wash., Oct. 27, 2012. Dick was born Dec. 10, 1943, in Bremerton, Wash. He moved to Walla Walla in 1973 and was employed at Teague Ford for 25 ...

Robert Earl Schaeffer

Robert Earl Schaeffer, age 46, of Touchet passed away on Nov. 29, 2012, at Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla. Robert was born on Oct. 17, 1966, in Walla Walla to Terry and Shirley Schaeffer. He grew up ...

Jack L. Garner

Jack L. Garner, 89, passed away November 29, 2012, at Walla Walla General Hospital. Jack was born August 26, 1923, in Maud, Oklahoma, to Walter W. and Ida Serene Mink Garner. Upon graduation from Maud High School, he enlisted in ...

Jacqulyn Hector

Jacqulyn “Jackie” (Johnson) Hector was born May 4, 1925, in Huron, South Dakota, to Eldor and Hazel Johnson. She graduated from Woonsocket (South Dakota) High School in 1943. A spirit of adventure spurred her to come to Pasco, Washington in ...

Ruth Elizabeth Hanson

Ruth Hanson of Walla Walla passed away at her home Dec. 1, 2012. Ruth was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, special aunt and amazing writer. She was born in Baker City, Oregon, on Feb. 25, 1922 to Carl ...

Mike W. Craig

Mike W. Craig, lifelong resident of Walla Walla, passed away on Nov. 28, 2012, at Providence St. Mary Medical Center at the age of 66. Mike Wayne Craig was born on June 25, 1946, the son of Harold Albert Craig ...

Lemoin Frank Davis

Lemoin Frank Davis, 90, of College Place, passed away December 3, 2012, at Providence St. Mary Medical Center. Lemoin was born November 3, 1922, in Welling, Oklahoma, to Charles J. and Julia Davis. He lived his early youth in Oklahoma. ...

Lucy Savelesky

Cherished by many. Lucy is survived and will be missed by a brother and two sisters in Guatemala; her husband of 52 years; three sons; two daughters-in-law; and four grandchildren. She was a teacher, business owner, and inspiration to the ...

Tamra Margaret Janovich

Tamra Margaret Janovich, 54, returned to her Heavenly Father on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, after a 2½-year battle with cancer. She died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving husband, John; her children, grandchildren and her mother. Tamra was born ...

Lucy Savelesky

Cherished by many. Lucy is survived and will be missed by a brother and two sisters in Guatemala; her husband of 52 years; three sons; two daughters-in-law; and four grandchildren. She was a teacher, business owner, and inspiration to the ...

Joyce Ann Davis

Joyce “Joie” Ann Davis was born Jan. 13, 1950, in Seattle to Robert Chastain and Letta Schultz Chastain. She graduated from Portland State University in 1972 with a bachelor of arts in English. She moved back to Walla Walla in ...

Beulah M. Marr

Longtime area resident, Beulah May Marr, 99, passed away peacefully with family and caring staff, November 30, 2012, at Regency at the Park in College Place, Washington. She was born October 15, 1913, in Yakima, Washington, to Orville Jennings and ...

Margaret Edwards

Margaret was born in Harrington, Wash., the oldest of three children, to Russell and Margaret Reid. She and her two brothers grew up and went to high school in the Spokane area. She attended Whitman College in Walla Walla from ...

Barbara Kelly

Barbara Kelly, best known as “Bobby,” passed away Dec. 2, 2012, at her home in Milton-Freewater with her family at her side. Bobby was born to William E. Greable and Eva Mae (Bailey) Greable on Feb. 18, 1928, in San ...

Robert Emerson Giger, Sr.

Robert Emerson Giger Sr., 76, died at home on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, surrounded by his wife and children. Robert was born April 20, 1936, in Walla Walla to Chester Allen Giger and Catherine White Giger. He attended schools in ...

Nicholas Gettmann

Nicholas “Nick” Gettmann, 26, of Milton-Freewater died Dec. 8, 2012, in Milton-Freewater. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 15, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Christian Chuch. Concluding services and interment to follow in the Milton-Freewater Cemetery. Munselle-Rhodes Funeral ...

Cecelia R. Nix

Cecelia R. Nix of Milton-Freewater passed away on Dec. 1, 2012, at Park Manor Rehabilitation Center in Walla Walla at the age of 93. An inurnment will be held at a later date in Montana, where she will be buried ...

Raymond Fricke

Ray lived most of his years in Walla Walla. He succumbed to kidney failure. He is survived by daughter, Judy Schmidt, Portland; son, Pat Fricke, Beaverton, Ore.; stepdaughters, Rena Bardsley and Tammy Jenkins, Kennewick; stepsons, Larry Jenkins Jr., Milton-Freewater, Leonard ...

Thomas Henry Baumann

Tom passed away peacefully Saturday, Dec 8, 2012, at the age of 66 with his family at his side, after an 11-month battle with brain cancer. Thomas Henry Baumann was born on Oct. 14, 1946, in Marathon County, Wisc., near ...

Ruth Elizabeth Hanson

A memorial service will be held on Dec. 15th at 1:00 p.m. at the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 323 Catherine St., Walla Walla, WA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Paul’s Endowment Fund, Fort ...

Vic Johnson

Vic “VJ” “Skeeter” Johnson, age 53, passed away at his home in Fort Collins, Colo., on Dec. 1, 2012, due to cancer. Vic was born on Aug. 15, 1959, in Walla Walla, to Victor and Mildred Johnson. He graduated from ...

Amber Renee Rood

Amber Renee Rood, Milton-Freewater, passed away Dec. 5, 2012, at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital in Portland, at the age 27. Memorial services will be Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Milton-Freewater, ...

Norma Lou Fine

Norma Lou Fine, 63, passed away Nov. 10, 2012, at her home in Walla Walla. She was born Sept. 5, 1949, at the Burns Hospital in Orofino, Idaho, to Mervil and Nina Schilling Fine, and as the granddaughter of the ...

Marlyn M. Arland

Funeral Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated for Marlyn M. Arland 86, at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at St. Rose Catholic Church with the Rev. Ray Moss officiating. Burial will follow in the Valley View Cemetery in Torrington. ...

Opal Luceal Fausti

Opal Luceal Fausti, 86, died peacefully Monday afternoon Dec. 10, 2012, at Park Manor Rehabilitation Center. The fourth of six children, Opal was born May 11, 1926, to Maynen and Dudley Bates in Riverview, Neb. Opal came to Walla Walla ...

Zachary Morrison

Zachary was born in Burien, Wash., to Kenneth and Tamatha Wright. He was the youngest of 10 children. Zac was a sophomore at Columbia Burbank High School and participated in football and track. His dream was to play for the ...

Grace E. Ferguson

Grace E. Ferguson, Milton-Freewater, passed away Dec. 10, 2012, at her home at the age of 86 years. Memorial services will be Saturday, Dec, 15, at 2 p.m. at Christ the King Luthern Church in Milton-Freewater with Pastor J.J. Dygert ...

Ardath Alice Henze

Ardath “Ardie” Alice (Pierson) Henze went to be with our Lord 12-12-12. Ardie was born Nov. 28, 1921, to Roy and Katherine (Miller) Pierson in Hillsdale Township, Eddy County, N.D. She received her education in the Warwick School system, graduating ...

Chole Cook

Chloe Cook, formerly of Milton-Freewater, passed away Nov. 30, 2012, in Portland, at the age of 91 years. An inurnment will be held at a later date in the Milton-Freewater Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial contributions in memory ...

Betty Batey

Betty Batey died peacefully in her sleep near her family at Farrington Court in Kent, Wash., at the age of 86. Betty was born in Portland to Bert and Lela Mays. She had two older sisters; Marjorie Mays Zerbst and ...

Junanne L. Greene

Walla Walla resident Junanne L. Greene, 71, died Dec. 11, 2012, at her home. There will be a celebration of life at a later date. Inurnment will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Seattle. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Mountain ...

Dave Barclay

Mr Barclay was born April 27, 1921, at 710 E. Main Street, Dayton, to Frank Barclay and Mae Cahill Barclay. His parents, grandparents and great grandparents were born in Columbia County and some of his great grandparents came west on ...

Ethan Grant Book

Ethan Grant Book, Milton-Freewater, passed away Dec. 7, 2012, at the Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys, Calif., at age 91. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the Bethel Baptist Church in Milton-Freewater, with ...

Frances Marie Pinas

Frances Marie Marshall Pinas, formerly of Justice and Chicago, Ill., a retired nurse born in Walla Walla, Oct. 12, 1925, to Joe and Nellie Marshall, died Dec. 5, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; son, Robert ...

Edward Joseph Jones

Edward Joseph Jones, who lived in Walla Walla since 1948, passed away Dec. 15, 2012, at the age of 95. He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Martina “Tina”; his children and their spouses, Harlan (Carol), Glenn ...

Robert Dale Wardrip, Senior

Walla Walla resident Robert Dale Wardrip, Senior, passed away December 12, 2012, at Providence St. Mary Medical Center. Viewing & visitation will be held on Thursday, December 20, 2012 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Herring Groseclose Funeral ...

Shirley Ann Mains

Shirley Ann Mains, 62, passed away on Dec. 14, 2012, after a short, hard-fought battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the First Christian Church in Milton-Freewater. Those who ...

Phillip Keith Underwood

Phillip Keith Underwood, 71, of Milton-Freewater passed away on Dec. 16, 2012, peacefully in his chair. The celebration of his life begins with music and memories about a man who spent his life telling stories and tall tales to family ...

Shirley Mae O'Donnell

Shirley Mae O’Donnell passed away Dec. 13, 2012, at Providence St. Mary Medical Center at the age of 76. Shirley was born in Spokane to Joe and Sylvia Parkins Schutz on Aug. 28, 1936. She lived with her family in ...

Patricia C. Locati

Patricia C. Locati, 73, passed away on December 17, 2012 at her home in Walla Walla. She was born on April 28, 1939 in Swea City Iowa to James and Harriet (Jensen) Doocy. Patricia grew up on a farm in ...

David Herbert Cochran

David Herbert Cochran was born in Hood River, Ore., on Feb. 9, 1950, and died in Walla Walla on Nov. 27, 2012, at the age of 62. He was preceded in death by his father, Herbert A. Cochran, on Sept. ...

Jacqulyn Hector

The family of Jacqulyn Hector invite family and friends to celebrate her life on Saturday, December 22, 2012 from Noon until 3 p.m. at Walla Walla Suites Best Western Inn on 2nd & Ash Streets.

Sandra Raye Peterson

Walla Walla resident, Sandra Raye Bigham Brown Peterson passed away from this life into the Lord’s arms on Dec. 18, 2012, at Park Manor Rehabilitation Center. Sandra was born Feb. 5, 1943, in Pasco, to Clyde and Marianna Bigham. They ...

Mildred Maxine Smith

Mildred Maxine (Brodhead) Smith, 96, passed away peacefully Dec. 18, 2012, at Life Care Center in Kennewick. Mildred was born Sept. 30, 1916, in Dayton, to Claude and Stella Brodhead. She helped her mother with the cooking and care of ...

Elsie Christina Mock

Elsie Christina Broeckel Mock was born on Oct. 27, 1924, in Dusty, Wash., to Wilhelm “Bill” and Amalia Broeckel. She was the first daughter to be born into the family with four older brothers. She grew up in the Dusty-LaCrosse ...

Geneva Ann Harding

Geneva Ann Harding, 90, passed away Dec. 15, 2012. She lived in Walla Walla. Geneva was born in Colfax, Wash., on Nov. 5, 1922, to Will and Geneva Hickman. She had two sisters, Emogene Halpin and Dorothy Arland, and a ...

Cindy Mae Hallock

Cindy Mae (Rothenbach) Hallock died Dec. 18, 2012, at her home in College Place. She was born to John and Bessie Rothenbach in Roscoe, Ill., on Nov. 26, 1937. She is survived by her husband, Leroy Hallock; daughter, Cindy Rose ...

Elizabeth Jean Davis

Elizabeth Jean Davis was born in Walla Walla to parents William and Anna Davis. They were naturalized Irish immigrants, arriving in Walla Walla Valley in the early 1900s. Elizabeth graduated from St. Vincent’s Academy and St. Mary’s Hospital School of ...

Ina Fogarty

Ina Fogarty died at her home in Walla Walla on the morning of Dec. 20, 2012, at the age of 101. Born Sept. 4, 1911, Ina was the youngest of eight children born to Claus and Ida S. Peterson of ...

Marie Usko

Marie Usko, a longtime resident of Walla Walla, passed away on Nov. 21, 2012, peacefully in her sleep, at Pioneer Memorial Hospital in Heppner, Ore. Wilma Marie Alderson was born on Sept. 23, 1923, to Clarence and Madge Alderson in ...

Ruth Ellen Krout

Ruth Ellen Krout, Walla Walla, passed away peacefully in her home Dec. 16, 2012, after a courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis. Ruth Ellen was born on a cold and snowy day on Jan. 4, 1924, in York, Pa. She was ...

Mary A. Carter

Mary A. Carter, 91, of College Place and formerly of Portland, passed away Dec. 19, 2012, at Walla Walla General Hospital. Mary was born March 17, 1921, in Brooks, Ore., to Rolland and Margaret Copeland. Survivors include her sisters, Jean ...

Ernest Leland Vixie

Ernest L. Vixie, 84, passed away December 21, 2012, at Park Manor Rehabilitation Center, 1710 Plaza Way, Walla Walla, Washington. He was born November 30, 1928 in Barnsville, Minnesota to parents Oscar Vixie and Anna Marie Grundset Vixie, the sixth ...

Casi Sellers

Walla Walla

Casi Jade Lee passed away at University of Washington Hospital on December 15, 2012. She was born on November 13, 1981 in Walla Walla, WA to Kelly and Janet Lee. She attended High School in Duvall, WA where she excelled ...

Bonnie (Byergo) Lees

Bonnie Lees of Murfreesboro, Tenn., 64, lost her fight with pancreatic cancer on Dec. 22, 2012. She passed away at home with her family at her side. Bonnie was a 1967 graduate of Wa-Hi. She is survived by her husband, ...

Virgil Eugene Criscola

Longtime area resident, Virgil Criscola, age 88, passed away December 21, 2012 at St. Mary Medical Center. He was born November 4, 1924 in Walla Walla to William & Carrie Locati Criscola. Virgil was educated at local schools and graduated ...

Lillian Louise McClure

Lillian Louise McClure, 92, passed away December 23, 2012, at Washington Odd Fellows Home, Walla Walla, Washington. Lillian was born September 7, 1920, in Shattuck, Oklahoma, to Alexander and Anna Steinert, German immigrants from Russia. At an early age, her ...

John J. Graves

John “Jack” J. Graves, 88, formerly of Walla Walla and Milton-Freewater, died Dec. 23, 2012, in Molalla, Ore. Prayer services will be held Thursday, Jan. 3, at 7 p.m. in the chapel of the Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, 902 S. Main ...

Rev. Robin Peterson

Senior Pastor at College Place Presbyterian Church for over 32 years. Pastor, farmer, rancher; Husband, father, grandfather; Friend & mentor to many. Thank you for your work and ministry among us. 41 years of marriage today, Dec. 30, our wedding ...

Olegario Gutierrez

Rosary will be Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at 6 p.m. Church service will be Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at St. Patrick’s Church at 10 a.m. Herring Groseclose Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Necia L. Schumacher

Necia Louise Schumacher, 67, passed away December 21, 2012, at Park Manor Rehabilitation Center in Walla Walla, Washington after a courageous battle with cancer. Necia was born October 20, 1945, in Missoula, Montana, to Ormond R. and Necia M. Hansen ...

Josh Zahl

In Loving Memory Happy Birthday We All Love You

Phyllis Skillen

In Loving Memory We love and miss you, Roxy, Sam & Nick

Lowell J. Swift

KENNEWICK — Lowell J. Swift, former Walla Walla area resident, died Nov. 28, 2012, at Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice House. Arrangements are pending at Mueller’s Tri-Cities Funeral Home.

Ruth S. Hanson

WALLA WALLA — Ruth S. Hanson, 90, died Dec. 1, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are pending at Herring Funeral Home.

Cecelia R. Nix

WALLA WALLA — Cecelia R. Nix, Milton-Freewater, 93, died Dec. 1, 2012, at Park Manor Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements are pending at Munselle-Rhodes.

Chloe Cook

PORTLAND — Chloe Cook, formerly of Milton-Freewater, 91, died Nov. 30, 2012. Arrangements are pending at Munselle-Rhodes.

Tamra Margaret Janovich

WAITSBURG — Tamra Margaret Janovich, 53, died Dec. 1, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are pending at Herring Funeral Home.

Drexel A. Lau

COLLEGE PLACE —Drexel A. Lau, 98, died Dec. 1, 2012, at Regency at The Park. Arrangements are pending at Mountain View - Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla.

Barbara A. Kelly

MILTON-FREEWATER — Barbara A. Kelly, 84, died Dec. 2, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are pending at Munselle-Rhodes.

Lemoin F. Davis

WALLA WALLA — Lemoin F. Davis, College Place, 90, died Dec. 3, 2012, at Providence St. Mary Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Mountain View - Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla.

John Paolini

WALLA WALLA — John Paolini, 85, died Dec. 4, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are pending at Herring Funeral Home.

Thais A. Barnett

Thais A. Barnett, Milton-Freewater, 90, died Dec. 7, 2012, at Walla Walla Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Munselle-Rhodes.

Ethan Grant Book

VAN NUYS — Ethan Grant Book, Milton-Freewater, 91, died Dec. 7, 2012, at Valley Presbyterian Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Munselle-Rhodes.

Walter Eugene Langley

WALLA WALLA — Walter Eugene Langley, Milton-Freewater, 98, died Dec. 7, 2012, at Providence St. Mary Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Herring Funeral Home.

Nicholas Nick Gettmann

MILTON-FREEWATER — Nicholas “Nick” Gettmann, 27, died Dec. 8, 2012. Arrangements are pending at Munselle-Rhodes.

Thomas H. Baumann

WALLA WALLA — Thomas H. Baumann, 66, died Dec. 8, 2012, at Park Manor Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements are pending at Herring Funeral Home.

Amber Renee Rood

PORTLAND — Amber Renee Rood, Milton-Freewater, 27, died Dec. 5, 2012, at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. Arrangements are pending at Munselle-Rhodes.

Max C. Torkelsen, Sr.

PORTLAND — Max C. Torkelsen, Sr., former area resident, 86, died Dec. 8, 2012, at Cherry Blossom Cottage. Arrangements are pending at Mountain View - Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla.

Opal Luceal Fausti

WALLA WALLA — Opal Luceal Fausti, 86, died Dec. 10, 2012, at Park Manor Rehabilitation. Arrangements are pending at Herring Funeral Home.

Junanne L. Greene

WALLA WALLA — Junanne L. Greene, 71, died Dec. 13, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are pending at Mountain View - Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla.

Ardath Henze

WAITSBURG — Ardath Henze, 91, died Dec. 12, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are pending at Hubbard-Rogg Funeral Home.

Grace E. Ferguson

MILTON-FREEWATER — Grace E. Ferguson, 86, died Dec. 10, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are pending at Munselle-Rhodes.

Sharon Lea Hoffmann

CENTRAL POINT —Sharon Lea Hoffmann, former Walla Walla resident, 75, died Dec. 1, 2012, in Central Point, Ore. Services have been held.

James L. Coolen

MILTON-FREEWATER — James L. “Jimmy” Coolen, 71, died Dec. 11, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are pending at Munselle-Rhodes.

Robert Wardrip

WALLA WALLA - Robert Wardrip, 83, died Dec. 12, 2012 at Providence St. Mary Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Herring Funeral Home.

Brian Christopher Orchard

VANCLEAVE — Brian Christopher Orchard, former Walla Walla resident, 46, died in a car accident Dec. 6, 2012, in Vancleave. Arrangements are pending.

Doris Genevieve Cook

WALLA WALLA — Doris Genevieve Cook, 91, died Dec. 12, 2012 at her home. Arrangements are pending at Mountain View - Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla.

Ray Selph

Ray Selph, 71, of Dixie died Nov. 28, 2012 at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle. Arrangements are pending.

Shirley A. Mains

WALLA WALLA — Shirley A. Mains, Milton-Freewater, 62, died Dec. 14, 2012. Arrangements are pending at Munselle-Rhodes.

Elsie C. Mock

BOISE — Elsie C. Mock, formerly of Walla Walla, 88, died Dec. 13, 2012. Arrangements are pending at Munselle-Rhodes.

Patricia C. Locati

WALLA WALLA — Patricia C. Locati, 73, died Dec. 17, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are pending at Herring Funeral Home.

Ruth Ellen Krout

WALLA WALLA — Ruth Ellen Krout, 88, died Dec. 16, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are pending at Herring Funeral Home.

Muriel K. Edwards

WALLA WALLA — Muriel K. Edwards, 90, died Dec. 14, 2012, at Park Manor Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements are pending at Herring Funeral Home.

Dorothy V. Morris

MILTON-FREEWATER — Dorothy V. Morris, 89, died Dec. 16, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are pending at Herring Funeral Home.

Phil Underwood

MILTON-FREEWATER — Phil Underwood, 71, died Dec. 16, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are pending at Munselle-Rhodes.

Edward J. Jones

COLLEGE PLACE — Edward J. Jones, 95, died Dec. 15, 2012, at Country View Senior Care. Arrangements are pending at Mountain View - Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla.

Geneva A. Harding

WALLA WALLA — Geneva A. Harding, 90, died Dec. 15, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are pending at Herring Funeral Home.

Shirley Mae O'Donnell

WALLA WALLA — Shirley Mae O’Donnell, 76, died Dec. 13, 2012, at Providence St. Mary Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Herring Funeral Home.

Margaret Gilbreath Mee

TREGO, Mont. — Margaret Gilbreath Mee, former Dayton resident, 72, died Dec. 10, 2012, from a brief battle with cancer, at her home. Arrangements are by Schnackenberg & Nelson Funeral Home in Eureka, Mont.

Elizabeth Jean Davis

WALLA WALLA — Elizabeth Jean Davis, 91, died Dec. 15, 2012, at Park Manor Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements are pending at Herring Funeral Home.

Mildred M. Smith

KENNEWICK — Mildred M. Smith, former Walla Walla resident, 96, died Dec. 18, 2012, at Life Care Center of Kennewick. Arrangements are pending at Mountain View - Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla.

Ina M. Fogarty

WALLA WALLA — Ina M. Fogarty, 101, died Dec. 20, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are pending at Herring Funeral Home.

Mary A. Carter

WALLA WALLA — Mary A. Carter, 91, died Dec. 19, 2012, at Walla Walla General Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Mountain View - Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla.

Martha E. Pryor

MILTON-FREEWATER — Martha E. “Betty” Pryor, 96, died Dec. 20, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are pending at Munselle-Rhodes.

Cindy Mae Hallock

COLLEGE PLACE —Cindy Mae Hallock, 75, died Dec. 18, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are pending at Professional Funeral Directors.

Helen S. Maxwell

WALLA WALLA — Helen S. Maxwell, 94 died Dec. 21, 2012, at Providence St. Mary Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Mountain View - Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla.

Ernest L. Vixie

WALLA WALLA — Ernest L. Vixie, 84, died Dec. 21, 2012, at Park Manor Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements are pending at Mountain View - Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla.

Lillian L. McClure

WALLA WALLA — Lillian L. McClure, 92, died Dec. 23, 2012, at Washington Odd Fellows. Arrangements are pending at Mountain View - Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla.

Richard D. Seibel

COLLEGE PLACE —Richard D. Seibel, 76, died Dec. 22, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are pending at Herring Funeral Home.

Daniel E. Wood

COLLEGE PLACE — Daniel E. Wood, Walla Walla, 78, died Dec. 22, 2012, at Regency at The Park. Arrangements are pending at Mountain View - Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla.

Rachel C. Violette

WALLA WALLA - Rachel C. Violette, 90, died Dec. 25, 2012, at Providence St. Mary Medical Center, 401 W. Poplar St., Walla Walla. Arrangements are pending through Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla.

Olegario Gutierrez

WALLA WALLA - Olegario Gutierrez, 59 died on Dec. 25, 2012, at Providence St. Mary Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 325 W. Alder Street, Walla Walla.

Robert Moulton

Waitsburg

WAITSBURG - Robert S. Moulton Jr., 69, passed away Dec. 23, 2012, in Walla Walla. Arrangements are pending at Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla.

Mary L. Tompkins

WALLA WALLA — Mary L. Tompkins, 89, died Dec. 27, 2012, at Providence St. Mary Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Herring Funeral Home.

Walter Halferd Johnson, Jr

KENNEWICK — Former Walla Walla resident Walter Halferd Johnson Jr., 77, died Dec. 24, 2012, in Kennewick. Arrangements are pending at Mueller’s Chapel Of The Falls.

Eileen McClenny

Walla Walla

Eileen McClenny, 92, died Dec. 30, 2012 at Providence St. Mary Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 325 W. Alder St., Walla Walla.

Betty Jo Zier

Walla Walla

Betty Jo Zier, 86, died Dec. 27, 2012, at Park Manor Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements are pending at Herring Funeral Home.

Dee Wahl

Dayton, Washington

Dee L. Wahl, 78, died Dec. 28, 2012, at Booker Annex. No public services will be held. Arrangements are pending at Hubbard-Rogg Funeral Home, 111 S. Second St., Dayton.

John Kenneth Crabb

Clarkston, Washington

John Kenneth Crabb, 85, formerly of Dayton, died Dec. 23, 2012, at Tri-State Memorial Hospital in Clarkston, Wash. Arrangements are pending at Merchant Funeral Home, 1000 Seventh St., Clarkston.

Larry Warren

THE DALLES — Larry Warren, former Walla Walla resident, 71, died Dec. 8, 2012, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in The Dalles. Services are pending.