Obituaries for October 2012

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Corleen F. Strauss

Former Walla Walla resident Corleen F. Strauss passed away on Sept. 19, 2012, in Kennewick. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Sally Strauss of Kennewick; daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen and John Julian of Spokane; grandchildren, Cheryl Thompson ...

Anna Marie Jennings

College Place resident, Anna “Marie” Jennings, 98, passed away September 30, 2012, at her home. Marie was born May 28, 1914, in Sheridan, Wyoming, to Albert and Lillie (Butterfield) Mascher. She attended Walla Walla College. On May 28, 1938, she ...

Joe L. Zaring

On Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, Joe L. Zaring, of the District of Columbia passed away. He was born March 24, 1921, the son of Roy and Mary (McLean) Zaring of Pocatello, Idaho. The Zarings and McLeans were early farmers in ...

Russ Quentin Slack

Russ Quentin Slack, 70, passed away Sept. 29, 2012. Russ was born July 14, 1942, in Port Townsend, Wash., to Harold Emerson Slack and Helen Andre Chapman. He served in the United States Marine Corps and was honorably discharged on ...

Barbara Jane Hanson

Barbara Jane Hanson, 64, passed away on Sept. 28, 2012, at her home in Walla Walla. Jane was born Nov. 13, 1947, in La Grande, to Harold and Ada True Spencer. Jane lived in the Walla Walla Valley for most ...

Annabelle Madson Buell

Walla Walla resident and businesswoman, Annabelle Madson Buell, 86, passed away at her home. Annabelle was born June 9, 1926, in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan, Canada, to Ilmer and Zylpha Madson. Drought years hit the Canadian Prairies, so the family moved to ...

Dennis W. Groom

College Place resident, Dennis W. Groom, 61, passed away October 1, 2012, at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, surrounded by his wife, Janice, and daughter, Christy and her husband Dave, and his physician, Dr. Leo Obermiller. Dennis was born ...

Wilma Edington

Wilma Edington, 92, left this earth to be with her Creator on October 1, 2012. She was born on August 13, 1920, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Robert Floyd and Rosetta Valentine Hammer Blades. She moved west with her family ...

May M. Butherus

May M. Butherus died September 29, 2012 at Washington Odd Fellows Home where her father told her she would live if anything happened to him & her mother. May was born on March 6, 1914 at the family farm up ...

Helen Joy Nelson

Helen Joy Nelson passed away at Odd Fellows Home on Sept. 21, 2012. She was born in Grande Harbor, N.D., on Oct. 6, 1925, to Joseph J. Boehmer and Olga Amundson Boehmer. Helen was a hospitable person, wonderful cook, seamstress ...

Betty Zaro

Betty passed away at home with her loving family by her side on Sept. 29, 2012. She was born on Feb. 5, 1944, to Tony & Louise Fetters Brown. She married Nick Zaro on Aug. 5, 1978, in Dayton. She ...

Elmer Hays

Lifetime Waitsburg resident, Elmer Hays, 86, passed away October 1, 2012, at his home. One of ten children, Elmer was born November 7, 1928, in Waitsburg, to Robert and Elsie Sieckman Hays. He graduated from Waitsburg High School in 1943. ...

Linda M. Gerber

WALLA WALLA — Linda M. Gerber, 53, died at Providence St. Mary Hospital on Oct. 4, 2012. Services will be Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 73 S. Palouse.

Nancy Bernice Henderson

Nancy Bernice Henderson passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Oct. 2, 2012. She was born to William R. O’Rourke. Jr. and Alice Bernice Young O’Rourke on Dec. 20, 1931. She lived in Walla Walla all of ...

Kari Maja Zipf

Kari Maja (Knudson) Zipf, 76, of Walla Walla and Sierra Vista, Ariz., died Sept. 28, 2012, in Walla Walla. Born Dec. 18, 1935, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Russell and Marjorie (Morrison) Knudson, she married Tom Zipf on Jan. 1, 1954, ...

Margaret Mae Presson

Margaret Presson passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 4, 2012 comforted with family at the Washington Odd Fellows Nursing Home. Margaret was born February 19, 1926 in Three Sands, Oklahoma to Al Blakey Sr. & Odessa Neill Blakey. Margaret attended ...

Bill Sheldon Burroughs

Walla Walla resident, Bill Sheldon Burroughs, 74, passed away Oct. 3, 2012, at Walla Walla General Hospital. Bill was born May 28, 1938, in Seattle, to William and Grayce Swanson Burroughs. He attended Walla Walla High School. On Dec. 10, ...

Greg Farrens

Greg passed away suddenly in his sleep at home on Oct. 5, 2012. Greg was born in Walla Walla to Paul Christian Farrens and Angeline Sarah Ganguet Farrens. He grew up on the family centennial farm on Mill Creek Road. ...

Edra Claudine Manuel

Edra Claudine Manuel, 82, of Richland, passed away on Oct. 4, 2012, at Kadlec Regional Medical Center. She was born on Aug. 8, 1930, in Hollis, Okla. Raised on her maternal grandparents farm outside Hollis, Okla., she attended Hollis High ...

George Robert Winn

George Robert “Bob” Winn, a lifelong resident of the Winn Century Farm near Weston, died on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at his home. He was 84 years old. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, ...

Randolph Cacka

Randolph “Randy” Cacka, of Milton-Freewater, passed away peacefully in his home on Friday evening, Oct. 5, 2012. He served the community for many years at Horizon Project Inc. Randy loved fishing, cooking, and spending time in the mountains with his ...

Earl A. Helliker

Earl A. Helliker, Milton-Freewater, passed away Oct. 9, 2012, at Walla Walla General Hospital at the age of 86 years. Funeral Mass will be Friday, Oct. 12, at 11 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Milton-Freewater. Concluding ...

Clinton G. Bell

Former College Place resident Clint Bell, 72, passed away October 8, 2012, at Booker Rest Home in Dayton. A graveside memorial service will be held at 11a.m., Monday, October 15, 2012, at Blue Mountain Memorial Gardens, Myra Road, College Place, ...

Floyd Karr

Floyd Karr, Walla Walla, formerly of Milton-Freewater, passed away Oct. 8, 2012, at his home at the age of 95 years. Funeral services will be Monday, Oct. 15, at 2 p.m. at the Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home in Milton-Freewater with Chaplain ...

Donna M. Potesky

Donna M. Potesky, 82, passed away from diabetic complications on June 27, 2012, at Horizon House, an assisted living home in Anchorage, Alaska. A graveside service will be on Oct. 15, 2012, at Mountain View Cemetery at 2 p.m. in ...

Dorothy Ann Bump

Dorothy Bump Nov. 8, 1927 - Oct. 10, 2012 Dorothy Ann Bump, 84, went to Heaven on Oct. 10, 2012 from the Odd Fellows Home in Walla Walla, after a short bout of pneumonia and a long struggle with Alzheimer’s ...

Lester LeRoy Hall

Milton Freewater

Lester Hall March 9, 1929 - April 14, 2012 Elder Lester LeRoy Hall Milton Freewater, Ore. Gods Laws were in his heart Lester Hall passed away April 14, 2012, in Grandview Wash., at age 83. He was born March 9, ...

Craig Allen Bruce

Craig Bruce May 7, 1953 - Oct. 4, 2012 Craig Allen Bruce of Bend, Ore., passed away on Oct. 4, 2012, at his home in Bend. He was 59. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, ...

Verna S. Reisinger

In Loving Memory Verna S. Reisinger Sept. 23, 1907 – Oct. 10, 2012 Longtime area resident, Verna S. Reisinger, 105, passed away October 10, 2012, at Walla Walla General Hospital, 1025 S. 2nd Avenue, Walla Walla, Washington. Verna was born ...

Gwen R. Schreiner

Gwen R. Schreiner, 77, a 13-year resident of Sequim, Wash., passed away on Sept. 24, 2012, at the Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton, Wash., with family by her side. She was born in Ellensburg and was raised in Walla Walla. ...

Donna M. Potesky

Donna M. Potesky, 82, passed away from diabetic complications on June 27, 2012, at Horizon House, an assisted living home in Anchorage, Alaska. A graveside service will be on Oct. 15, 2012, at Mountain View Cemetery at 2 p.m. in ...

Jacob A. Sonnentag

Longtime College Place resident Jacob A. “Jake” Sonnentag, 91, passed away Oct. 7, 2012, at Park Manor Rehabilitation Center, 1710 Plaza Way, Walla Walla. Jake was born July 23, 1921, in Neillsville, Wisc., to Frank Peter and Viola M. Bauer ...

Craig Allen Bruce

Craig Allen Bruce of Bend, Ore., passed away on Oct. 4, 2012, at his home in Bend. He was 59. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, located ...

Yvonne Nadeen Jones

Yvonne Nadeen Jones, of Weston, passed away on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, at her home at the age of 74 years. A family gathering will be held at a later date. Visitation for family and friends will be held on ...

Mark Bolin

Mark Bolin, 57, of Touchet, passed away at Providence St. Mary Hospital on Oct. 12, 2012. A celebration of life will be held on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 4th St., La Grande, ...

Leland E. Coe

Leland E. Coe of Gerber, Calif., and formerly of Milton-Freewater, passed away Sept. 15, 2012, at his home at the age of 82 years. A celebration of his life will be Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the ...

Mark Eugene Bolin

Mark Eugene Bolin, 57, of Touchet, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, at a hospital in Walla Walla of cancer. A celebration of life will be held Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Loveland Funeral Chapel in La Grande. ...

Daryl Clair Perry

College Place resident Daryl Clair Perry, 75, passed away Oct. 4, 2012, at his home. Daryl was born Nov. 4, 1936, in Benton Harbor, Mich., to Michael and Alta Mohr Perry. He graduated from Upper Columbia Academy in Spangle, attended ...

Kay Giles

Kay Lonneker Giles, died after a long illness on Oct. 10, 2012, in Lynnwood, Wash. Kay was born Feb. 14, 1936, to Marguerite and Jay Lonneker in Ellensburg. She was raised among the wheat fields and animals of Southeastern Washington. ...

Laurie Mae Sewell

Laurie “Sammie” Mae Robbins Sewell of Pendleton went to her new home on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at the age of 61, with her family constantly by her side for the past three months. She was in her family’s home ...

John Wightman

John Wightman, 74, of Milton-Freewater, died Oct. 16, 2012, at Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 20, 11 a.m. in the chapel of the Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, 902 S. Main St, ...

Nelia Maria Bourassa

Nelia Maria (Raposo) Bourassa, 60, born in Sao Miguel, Azores (Portugal), passed away in Walla Walla on Oct. 15, 2012, after fighting cancer for nearly five years. Her husband, Gregory Bourassa, held her hand when she left this world to ...

Lester LeRoy Hall

Elder Lester LeRoy Hall, Milton Freewater, Ore. God’s laws were in his heart. Lester Hall passed away April 14, 2012, in Grandview, Wash., at age 83. He was born March 9, 1929, in Mabton, Wash. The son of a prominent ...

Gwen R. Schreiner

Gwen R. Schreiner, 77, a 13-year resident of Sequim, Wash., passed away on Sept. 24, 2012, at the Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton, Wash., with family by her side. She was born in Ellensburg and was raised in Walla Walla. ...

Honey Lou Eagon

Honey Lou Eagon, 84, died at her assisted living residence at Wheatland Village. The memorial funeral service will be held on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W. Alder St., Walla Walla ...

Terry Lee Kinman

Terry Lee Kinman, 62, passed away the morning of Oct. 18, 2012, in his hometown of Walla Walla. Terry is survived by many family members, including his father, Berton Kinman; brother, Berton Jr.; sister, Virginia Sawyer; children, Shannon Kinman Salverda, ...

Robert Lee Funches

WALLA WALLA — Robert Lee “Bob” Funches, 73, passed away Oct. 15, 2012, at Park Manor Rehabilitation Center, 1710 Plaza Way. Bob was born Jan. 3, 1939, in Raymond, Hinds County, Miss., to Paul and Fourtha Mae Applewhite Funches Sr. ...

Marcel C. Blanc

Marcel C. Blanc, 89, of Waitsburg died Oct. 10, 2012, at the Regency at The Park in College Place. Private family services will be held in the Milton-Freewater Cemetery. A celebration of life luncheon for friends and family will be ...

Judy Ann Shoemaker Wooten

Judy Ann (Shoemaker) Wooten, died Sept. 12, 2012. Born in Buffalo, N.Y., Judy moved to Walla Walla with her father Frances Shoemaker at a young age. Graduating from Walla Walla High School in 1957 and Washington State College (University) with ...

Jacob A. Sonnentag

Longtime College Place resident Jacob A. “Jake” Sonnentag, 91, passed away Oct. 7, 2012, at Park Manor Rehabilitation Center, 1710 Plaza Way, Walla Walla. Jake was born July 23, 1921, in Neillsville, Wisc., to Frank Peter and Viola M. Bauer ...

Phillip Ray Wilder

Phillip Ray Wilder, age 68, passed away on Sept. 24, 2012, at Kadlec Medical Center in Richland. Phillip was born on Aug. 27, 1944, in Joplin, Mo., to Freda Maxine Wilder and Philip Fay Wilder. He lived in Benton City, ...

Janet Lee Warren

Janet Lee Warren, 52, passed away on Oct. 16, 2012, at her home in Walla Walla. Janet was born on Sept. 18, 1960, in Spokane to Wallace and Fern Hyde Warren. Survived by her three children, Mitchel Moller, Tiffany Moller ...

Martha Victor Francesco

Martha Victor Francesco, age 79, and a longtime resident of College Place, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her family on Oct. 18, 2012. She was born on April 26, 1933, in Pahoa, Territory of Hawaii. Martha was a devoted ...

Allan Egbert

College Place resident, Allan Egbert, 91, passed away September 29, 2012, at St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton, Oregon. Allan was born April 13, 1921, in Kaycee, Wyoming, to John and Evaline Skinner Egbert. He graduated from Ten Sleep High School ...

Marjorie Bicknell

Our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away last Friday night after a lengthy battle with COPD and cancer. She is survived by her son, Larry Wilson of North Dakota; her daughter, Karla Lehr of Walla Walla; her granddaughters, Chelsea ...

Gregory Doving

Gregory went to be with the Lord on Oct. 16, 2012. He was born on April 15, 1963, to Ron and Ursula Doving in Walla Walla, where he also attended school. He is survived by his mother and step-father, Ron ...

Velma Carlene Oliver

Velma Carlene (Connie) Oliver of Milton-Freewater passed away at the Washington Odd Fellows Home on Oct. 21, 2012. She was 85. Connie was born on Oct. 13, 1927, to Frank and Fay Peiffer Williams in LaGrande. She grew up in ...

Harold E. Anderson

M i l t o n - F r e e w a t e r resident, Andy Anderson, 66, passed away October 22, 2012, at Providence St. Mary Medical Center. Andy was born June 1, 1946, in Walla Walla, ...

Katherine Kay Kelly

Katherine Kay Kelly, age 62, passed away at her home in Milton-Freewater on October 18, 2012, from breast cancer. Per Katherine’s request, no funeral service will be held. A Wake for family and friends will be held at Kelly’s Restaurant ...

Phyllis Romine

Maggie Romine passed away on Oct. 12, 2012, at Portland Providence Medical Center. Maggie, her doctors and nurses had waged a fierce battle against a rare disease, primary pulmonary artery hypertension. Although her body was failing, Maggie’s keen mind, spirit ...

Judith Belin-Escher

Survived by her husband Steve; two children: Marcia and Benny; five grandchildren; her sister Lynna and brother Eric; four nieces and nephews. Services will be held at the Village Seventh-day Adventist Church in College Place on Nov. 3, 2012, at ...

Willard Emery Sivley

Willard Emery Sivley was born Jan. 10, 1923, to Emery W. Sivley and Elizabeth R. Sivley in Stevens Point, Wisc. Willard received a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Wisconsin and a Master’s in environmental conservation from the ...

Vernon Jeffery Hayward

Vernon Jeffery Hayward, 61, of Athena passed away on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at home with his wife, Deborah, and Uncle Ron by his side. Vern was born in Cass City, Mich., on Sept. 1, 1951, the son of James ...

Dorothy Jean Watson

Dorothy Jean Watson (Ferris), beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, and grandmother, died at the Gene & Irene Wockner Hospice Center in Kirkland, Washington, October 24th, 2012. Dorothy's daughters, Paula & Pamela, were at her side at the time of her ...

Marilyn Jean Love Neher

Marilyn, also known as Ma to her family and friends, was born March 23, 1936 in Tacoma, Washington, to Theodore G. and Grace Smith Love. She attended John R. Rodgers grade school in Tacoma and after moving to Lynwood, she ...

Robert Simpson

A memorial celebration will be held Saturday, Nov. 3 at 2 pm at the College Place Presbyterian Church with Skip Pritchard officiating. A potluck meal will follow.

Diane Reed Kaye

Diane Reed Kaye was born Sept. 4, 1943, in Williamsport, Penn. She was the only child of Claire and Flora (Border) Reed. Her childhood was spent in Williamsport. As a teenager, Diane’s family moved to Miami, Fla., where she graduated ...

Karen Spence

Karen Spence was born to James H. Spence and the late Nola M. Spence and grew up in Walla Walla along with her siblings; Kim, Marc, Jon and Todd. She attended Berney, Pioneer and Walla Walla High School, graduating in ...

Leo Raymond McCracken

Our loving husband and father went to heaven on Oct. 28, 2012. Leo Raymond “Jim” McCracken was born Oct. 17, 1924, in Troy, Mont., to Lorenzo Barry McCracken and Anna Serena Hansen. His father called him “Sunny Jim” and there ...

Joyce Colwell

WALLA WALLA - Joyce Colwell, 91, died Sept. 30, 2012, at Park Manor Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements are pending at Herring Funeral Home.

May G. Butheras

WALLA WALLA - May G. Butheras, 98, died Sept. 29, 2012, at the Odd Fellows Home. Arrangements are pending at Herring Funeral Home.

Vernon Hayward

ATHENA - Vernon Hayward, 61, died Sept. 30, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are pending at Munselle-Rhodes.

Slack Quentin Slack

WALLA WALLA - Russ (Lance) Quentin Slack, 70, died Sept. 29, 2012. Arrangements are pending at Mountain View - Colonial Dewitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla.

Betty Zaro

COLLEGE PLACE - Betty Zaro, 68, died Sept. 29, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are pending at Herring Funeral Home.

Bertha Yenney

WENATCHEE - Bertha “Bert” Yenney, 95, former Walla Walla resident, died Sept. 25, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are pending.

Anna Marie Jennings

COLLEGE PLACE - Anna Marie Jennings, 98, died Sept. 30, 2012. Arrangements are pending at Mountain View - Colonial Dewitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla.

Elmer Hays

WAITSBURG - Elmer Hays, 86, died Oct. 1, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are pending at Mountain View - Colonial Dewitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla.

Dennis W. Groom

SPOKANE - Dennis W. Groom, 61, College Place resident, died Oct. 1, 2012, at Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane. Arrangements are pending at Mountain View - Colonial Dewitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla.

Wilma M. Kelty-Edington

COLLEGE PLACE - Wilma M. Kelty-Edington, 92, died Oct. 1, 2012, at Eagle Springs Specialty Care Community. Arrangements are pending at Mountain View - Colonial Dewitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla.

Dana Lee Shaw

WALLA WALLA - Dana Lee Shaw, 72, of Athena, died Oct. 1, 2012, at Providence St. Mary Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Herring Funeral Home.

June Jeanette Johnson

WALLA WALLA - June Jeanette Johnson, 91, died Oct. 1, 2012, at Washington Odd Fellows Home. Arrangements are pending at Mountain View - Colonial Dewitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla.

Nancy Henderson

WALLA WALLA - Nancy Henderson, 80, died Oct. 2, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are pending at Herring Funeral Home.

Ronald Wesley Roberts

MOSES LAKE - Ronald Wesley Roberts, 61, of Ephrata, formerly of Walla Walla, died Sept. 28, 2012, in a Moses Lake facility. Private burial at a later date.

Margaret Mae Presson

WALLA WALLA - Margaret Mae Presson, 86, died Oct. 4, 2012, at Washington Odd Fellows Home. Arrangements are pending at Herring Funeral Home.

Daryl Perry

COLLEGE PLACE - Daryl Perry, 75, died Oct. 4, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are pending at Mountain View - Colonial Dewitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla.

Bill S. Burroughs

WALLA WALLA - Bill S. Burroughs, 74, died Oct. 3, 2012, at Walla Walla General Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Mountain View - Colonial Dewitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla.

Craig Allen Bruce

BEND — Craig Allen Bruce, 59, died Oct. 4, 2012, in Bend, Ore. Arrangements are pending at Autumn Funerals.

Jacob A. Sonnentag

WALLA WALLA - Jacob A. Sonnentag, 91, College Place resident, died Oct. 7, 2012, at Park Manor Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements are pending at Mountain View - Colonial Dewitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla.

George Winn

WESTON - George Winn, 84, died Sept. 7, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are pending at Herring Funeral Home.

Floyd Karr

WALLA WALLA - Floyd Karr, 95, formerly of Milton-Freewater, died Oct. 8, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are pending at Munselle-Rhodes.

Earl A. Helliker

WALLA WALLA - Earl A. Helliker, 86, Milton-Freewater resident, died Oct. 9, 2012, at Walla Walla General Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Munselle-Rhodes.

Clinton G. Bell

DAYTON - Clinton G. “Clint” Bell, 72, College Place resident, died Oct. 8, 2012, at Booker Rest Home. Arrangements are pending at Mountain View - Colonial Dewitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla.

Thomas J Flaherty

COLLEGE PLACE - Thomas J. Flaherty, 98, died Oct. 9, 2012, at Eagle Meadows Assisting Living Community. Arrangements are pending at Mountain View - Colonial Dewitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla.

Marcel C. Blanc

COLLEGE PLACE - Marcel C. Blanc, Walla Walla resident, died Oct. 10, 2012, at Regency at The Park. Arrangements are pending at Munselle-Rhodes.

Verna S. Reisinger

WALLA WALLA - Verna S. Reisinger, 105, died Oct. 10, 2012, at Walla Walla General Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Mountain View - Colonial Dewitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla.

Dorothy Ann Bump

WALLA WALLA - Dorothy Ann Bump, 84, died Oct. 10, 2012, at Washington Odd Fellows Home. Arrangements are pending at Herring Funeral Home.

Honey Lou Eagon

WALLA WALLA - Honey Lou Eagon, 84, died Oct. 11, 2012, at Wheatland Village. Arrangements are pending at Herring Funeral Home.

Judith A. Belin-Escher

WALLA WALLA - Judith A. Belin-Escher, 58, died Oct. 7, 2012, at home. Arrangements are pending.

Grace Yokopenic

Grace Yokopenic July 23, 1921 — Oct. 2, 2012 COLLEGE PLACE - Grace L. (Marshall) Yokopenic, 91, died Oct. 2, 2012 in Seattle..

Yvonne Jones

Yvonne Jones Jan. 29, 1938 - Oct. 12, 2012 MILTON-FREEWATER — Yvonne Jones, Weston died Oct. 12, 2012, at her home at the age of 74 years. Arrangements pending at the Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home in Milton-Freewater.

Ralph Kenneth Hopkins

MILTON-FREEWATER — Ralph Kenneth Hopkins, 78, died Oct. 14, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are pending at Munselle-Rhodes.

Nelia Maria Bourassa

WALLA WALLA — Nelia Maria Bourassa, 60, died Oct. 15, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are pending at Herring Funeral Home.

Bob L. Funches

WALLA WALLA - Robert L. “Bob” Funches, 73, died Oct. 15, 2012, at Park Manor Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements are pending at Mountain View - Colonial Dewitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla.

John Wightman

WALLA WALLA - John Wightman, Milton-Freewater resident, 74, died Oct. 16, 2012, at Providence St. Mary Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Munselle-Rhodes.

Kathy Kelly

MILTON-FREEWATER — Kathy Kelly, 62, died Oct. 18, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are pending at Munselle-Rhodes.

Gene I. Dawes, Sr.

WALLA WALLA — Gene I. Dawes, Sr., longtime Dayton resident, 86, died Oct. 18, 2012, at Emeritus Garrison Creek Lodge. Arrangements are pending at Mountain View - Colonial Dewitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla.

Janet Lee Warren

WALLA WALLA - Janet Lee Warren, 52, died Oct. 16, 2012, at home. Arrangements are pending at Herring Funeral Home.

Nell F. Lukens

COLLEGE PLACE - Nell F. Lukens, 84, died Oct. 18, 2012, at Eagle Springs. Arrangements are pending at Herring Funeral Home.

Martha V. Francesco

WALLA WALLA - Martha V. Francesco, 79, died Oct. 18, 2012, at Park Manor Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements are pending at Herring Funeral Home.

Grace W. Popplewell

COLLEGE PLACE —Grace W. Popplewell, 102, died Oct. 18, 2012, at Country View Senior Care. Arrangements are pending at Mountain View - Colonial Dewitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla.

Velma Carlene Oliver

WALLA WALLA - Velma Carlene (Connie) Oliver, 85, Milton-Freewater resident, died Oct. 21, 2012, at Washington Odd Fellows Home. Arrangements are pending at Munselle-Rhodes

Harold E. Anderson

WALLA WALLA - Harold E. “Andy” Anderson, 66, Milton-Freewater resident, died, Oct. 22, 2012, at Providence St. mary Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Mountain View - Colonial Dewitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla.

Mary I. Lovejoy

WALLA WALLA - Mary I. Lovejoy, 83, died Oct. 22, 2012, at Providence St. Mary Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Herring Funeral Home.

Irene Druce

KENNEWICK — Irene Druce, 88, formerly of Walla Walla and Milton-Freewater, died Oct. 22, 2012, at Rosetta Assisted Living. Arrangements are pending at Munselle-Rhodes.

David A. Brittin

PENDLETON - David A. “Dave” Brittin, 79, formerly of Milton-Freewater, died Oct. 24, 2012, at his son’s home. Arrangements are pending at Munselle-Rhodes.

Dorothy Ferris

KIRKLAND - Dorothy Jean Watson-(Ferris), resident of Walla Walla, 84, died Oct. 24, 2012, at Evergreen Hospice. Arrangements are pending at Herring Funeral Home.

Alvina S. Oleson

MILTON-FREEWATER — Alvina S. Oleson of Milton-Freewater died on Oct. 25, 2012, at local care home at the age of 92 years. Arrangements are pending with the Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home.

Paul E. Logsdon

COLLEGE PLACE - Paul E. Logsdon, 71, died Oct. 23, 2012, at Eagle Springs Memory Care. Arrangements are pending at Mountain View - Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla.

Diane Kaye

COLLEGE PLACE — Diane Kaye, 69, died Oct. 26, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are pending at Munselle-Rhodes.

Ilea Irene Bennett

WALLA WALLA - Ilea Irene Bennett, 100, died Oct. 24, 2012, at the Odd Fellows. Arrangements are pending.

Marilyn J. Neher

WALLA WALLA — Marilyn J. Neher, 76, died Oct. 29, 2012, at Providence St. Mary Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Herring Funeral Home.

Cynthia Maute

WALLA WALLA — Cynthia Maute, 72, died Oct. 26, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are pending at Herring Funeral Home.

Nadezhda Romadina

WALLA WALLA — Nadezhda Romadina, 83, died Oct. 27, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are pending at Herring Funeral Home.

Filomeno Ruiz

PASCO - Filomeno Maldonado Ruiz, 50, formerly of Walla Walla, died Oct. 27, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are pending at Herring Funeral Home.

Norma F. Wenge

WALLA WALLA — Norma F. Wenge, 84, died Oct. 28, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are pending at Munselle-Rhodes.

Leo McCracken

COLLEGE PLACE —Leo McCracken, 88, died Oct. 17, 1924, at his home. Arrangements are pending at Herring Funeral Home.

Karen Spence

WALLA WALLA - Karen Spence, 49, died Oct. 28, 2012, at Walla Walla General Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Herring Funeral Home.

Bill Bieber

COLLEGE PLACE - Elder Fredrick William “Bill” Bieber, 96, died Oct. 29, 2012, at Eagle Springs Memory Care. Arrangements are pending at Mountain View - Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla.

Daniel A. Kleinhesselink

WALLA WALLA - Daniel A. Kleinhesselink, 66, died Oct. 29, 2012, at Providence St. Mary Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Herring Funeral Home.

Allan Egbert

PENDLETON - Allan Egbert, 91, formerly of Walla Walla, died Sept. 29, 2012, at St. Anthony’s Hospital, Pendleton. Arrangements are pending at Herring Funeral Home.