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Friday, September 25, 2020

James Samuel “Jim” Vorderbrueggen

James Samuel “Jim” Vorderbrueggen, 78, a resident of Dryden since 1987, went home to be with his Lord on Monday, September 7, 2020.  He was born on May 13, 1942 in Lacrosse, Washington. Jim had a thirty-nine year long career as a Signal Maintainer with the Great Northern Railroad which eventually became the BNSF Railroad. He was a longtime resident of Skykomish, Washington where he was very involved in his community.  Among his many activities he served on the School Board, volunteered with the Fire Department as a Fireman, EMT and 1st Responder, and served as the Town Marshal. Jim moved to Dryden in 1987.  He married...

John Agar Scaman III

John Agar Scaman III passed away in a Seattle hospital from injuries sustained in  a bicycle accident in East Wenatchee on May 27th.  Born April 12, 1944, John was a proud member of the pioneering Scaman and Capt. Alexander Griggs families who settled in the Wenatchee Valley in the late 1890’s. Following graduation from East Wenatchee High School, John attended Wenatchee Valley College and then worked for the Forest Service.  He moved to Seattle where he spent the rest of his career working for Puget Sound Engergy.  In the early 2000’s, John and his partner of 27 years, Mary Tomchek, moved back to East Wenatchee to enjoy their time at Lake Chelan and...

John Spoelstra

John Spoelstra, 90, a longtime Wenatchee resident passed away on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at Highgate Senior Living. He was born May 30, 1930 in Everett, WA., to Samuel and Alice Spoelstra. He was the youngest of ten children. At the age of two his mother, being five months pregnant at the time, passed away due to pneumonia. His older siblings helped their father raise him. He attended Everett Christian School, North Junior High and Everett High School. In March 1951 he was inducted into the U.S. Army and served until March 1953, when he transferred to the U.S. Army Reserves. On November 20, 1953 he married Beryl Yvonne Pearson and they resided...

Michael Allan Doherty

Born June 5, 1934, Michael Allan Doherty, of East Wenatchee, Washington, passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home surrounded by his family on August 4, 2020. Mike was a man of faith and is now at peace with our Lord. Mike leaves behind his daughters Kelly Doherty, Kim (Fred) Williams, sons Michael Doherty, Kevin Carson, sisters Mary (Wayne) Proffitt, Patty (Norm) Rawson and many loving grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family. A devout Catholic, Mike was born in to a strong Irish Catholic family with his faith beginning at an early age as his parents, Patrick and Frances guided Mike and his sisters through a Catholic...

Ronald Burton Duncan

Ronald Burton Duncan, 93, died at home in East Wenatchee on August 11, 2020. He was born on March 3, 1927, in the L.D.S. Hospital in Idaho Falls, Idaho, the firstborn of Burton “Burt” James Duncan and Goldie “Cecilia” Minnie (née Sanders) Duncan. Burt and Cecilia moved their young family from Idaho Falls to Wenatchee when Ron was about six months old. For a time, they lived in a tent on the Orchard Avenue ranch owned by Burt’s parents, Frank and Romie Duncan. Ron’s siblings, Leonard and Lauretta, were born in 1929 and 1932, respectively. Burt’s work in construction took him all over Washington, Idaho, and Montana, and while his parents...

Robert William Hedges, Jr.

It is with great sadness that the family of Robert William Hedges, Jr., of Moses Lake, Washington announce his passing on August 4​, 2020 at the age of 54. Robert was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, nephew, and uncle who loved his family deeply. He was preceded in death by his parents Robert Hedges Sr. And Edith Prewitt. Robert is survived by his loving wife of 21 years Lupe Hedges; step-children Christina (Mark) Burker of Gig Harbor, WA, Andrea (Wade) Ritz of Honolulu, HI, Lupe (Justin) DeBeaumont of Okanogan, WA, and Michael Hedges of Moses Lake; siblings Suzan McCully of Fife, WA and Rhea Hedges of Vancouver, WA; uncles Hugh (Debbie) Prewitt of Tenino, WA, Jerry Phillips of Rock Island,...

Charles (Chuck) Wilsey

Charles (Chuck) Wilsey, 87, a long time resident of Wenatchee, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 8th, 2020.   Chuck was born in Loxley, Alabama to Murray & Minnie Wilsey on July 14th, 1933. He had spent his childhood years in Alabama & the Florida Panhandle until 1947, with his large family of 12 brothers & sisters. The family moved to Wenatchee, right next door to the Kelley family, where he met the love of his life, Margaret (Peggy) Kelley. They were sweethearts all through school & were married on August 14th, 1954.   Chuck served in the US Army & then in the National Guard & made many memories. In 1960, he started his long career as a Wenatchee...