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Sandra (Sandee) Larue Hills
Sandra (Sandee) Larue Hills
Sandra Larue Hills passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 16, 2015 in Sequim, Washington. Sandee was born April 1, 1942 to Mildred (Evans) Hills and LaVern Hills in Wenatchee, Washington. She was raised up Blewett and attended school in Peshastin. Sandee was active in band and choir earning a voice scholarship to Central Washington University. She was active in Campfire for many years. Some of her most treasured memories were of being a camp counselor at Zanika Lachey in Lake Wenatchee. Sandee graduated from Peshastin-Dryden High School in 1960. After graduation she attended CWU and later the Wenatchee School of Beauty. She worked as a beautician for many years, living in Wenatchee and Lynnwood.
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Delores Elaine Hinton
Born in Lewiston, Idaho on Jan. 10, 1929, Dolores Elaine Hinton passed on in peace June 15 in Pendleton, Oregon. She was 86. Born to the parents of Lewis and Grace Lyon, the family of 15 children moved to Leavenworth, Washington, where she was raised and attended school.

In 1948, she met and married her soulmate and best friend, Cleve Hinton. They spent their first 10 years at the Pilot Rock Lumber camp on the John Day River before moving to Ukiah. In 1965, they moved to Boardman, Oregon, where Dolores joined Cleve with construction jobs all over the Northwest and living in Alaska for five years. Upon returning in 1980, they settled at the Hinton homestead ranch outside of Dale, Oregon. Dolores was very civic minded and community oriented, she was involved in all sorts of groups. She had many friends and enjoyed large gatherings. She loved to dance, laugh, and have fun. She was ready to go at the drop of a hat. The big "D" was an icon on the Round Up Wagon Train for better than 25 years. She always had a comment about things-"one day at a time"; "s@$& happens"; and "this too shall pass".

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Rudi Forhan
God made room in heaven last week for our dearly loved father. It was his prayer to be able to join his mother, father and siblings.

Rudi, age 92, died Sunday June 7, 2015 at 9:40 a.m., surrounded by loving family at his home in Vacaville, California. He had been ill for a short period with pneumonia, sepsis and heart failure.

Rudi is survived by his wife of 69 years, Alice (Mehrens), his son William (Bill) and wife Carol of Leavenworth; his daughter Gayle (Elizabeth) and husband Dale Schendzielos of Colorado Springs, Colorado; daughter Diane (DuBose) of Vacaville; and son Edward and wife Cami of Clayton, California; thirteen grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.

Rudi was born on March 12, 1923 in Kalispell, Montana to William Forhan and Hermine Bozane Forhan (Merker) He was the youngest of his clan of Irish and Czechoslovakian immigrants and loved to celebrate his Irish heritage.

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Jack Wayne Clark
On June 7, 2015 Jack Clark passed away and the world lost a gentle soul, devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was 85.

He was born Oct. 4, 1929 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. His family then moved to Johnstown, Pennsylvania where he was raised by his aunt and attended school.

He served in the U.S. Navy for four years as a gunner on the USS Missouri during the Korean War.

After the war in Korea, Jack made his way to California. There he married Ellen Sheppeard on Nov. 21, 1954 in a quiet ceremony in a small church in Sunnymead. They were married 60 years.

Jack worked and retired after 20 years as a firefighter on the flight line at Edwards AFB. During his time at Edwards, he was present for the landing of the first space shuttle "Columbia." To enjoy retirement, Jack and Ellen moved to the beautiful town of Leavenworth in 1988.

He enjoyed bird watching, bowling, playing pool, gardening, raising chickens, and the company of his dogs and cats. Jack was also actively involved in his church and the VFW.

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Constance "Beverly" Baird
Constance "Beverly" Baird, 83, passed away on May 22, 2015 at her home in Cashmere. She was a "Leap Year Baby," born on Feb. 29, 1932, in Wenatchee, Washington to the late Henry M. and Constance (McQuarie) Breigenzer. Raised in Wenatchee along with her two brothers and two sisters, she attended school and graduated from Wenatchee High School. On Aug. 3, 1952 she married Roland "Dick" Baird. That November, Dick agreed that they could move to California so she could see movie stars, and he worked as a carpenter. After five months, the couple moved back to the valley and settled into the home that Dick built for them. She raised their family, daughters, Dicksie-Dael, Locklyn, Holly and son, Loren. While Dick worked the family orchards, she kept busy with the flower gardens, sewing for the girls and later in life babysitting her grandchildren and finding treasures at yard sales.

Besides quick trips to Mexico and Canada, Beverly enjoyed their annual trips to Pacific Beach. Many memories were made walking on the beach and collecting shells.

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Vivian Mae Herzog
Went home to her heavenly father on May 29, 2015. Born in County Bluffs, Iowa on Nov. 29, 1923. Vivian moved to Leavenworth from California in 1987. She was a devoted housewife, loved to crochet, cook, and dedicated her life to the Mormon Church. The last two years were spent at Mountain Meadows Assisted Living where she was treated like a queen.
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