Obituaries

January 18, 1926 – January 7, 2020   Bucky Gans passed away on January 7 after a long and full life.  She was the daughter of Harry and Olive Buckner, early settlers in the remote mountain community of Stehekin, Washington at the head of Lake Chelan.  Born Elizabeth Joy Buckner but always known...
Cleta (Balcom) Robelia-Kirk passed away peacefully on March 4, 2020 at an adult family home in Wenatchee following a brief illness.  She was the 11th of 14 children born to Gertrude and George Balcom on March 27, 1933 in Peach, Washington.  The family settled in the Manson-Chelan area.  Cleta...
Roland E. LaPorte, 88, of Moses Lake, Wash., and formerly of the Chelan/Manson area passed away on Feb. 10, 2020. He was born in Glen Flora, Wisconsin on May 20, 1931 to Catherine and Eurgil LaPorte. The family moved to Chelan Falls, Wash. in August of 1942. Roland graduated from Chelan High...

Justine M. Fowler
Justine M. Fowler Chelan, Wash.   Justine (Cris) Fowler born in Aurora, Nebraska July 17th, 1938 to Roy and Edna Christensen, passed away February 6th, 2020. She will be sincerely missed.   After completing a degree at Stevens College in Missouri, Justine joined the United States Air Force and...
Janine Homan, 67, of Chelan, passed away peacefully in her sleep, on January 18, 2020. Born in Tacoma, Jani grew up in the greater Seattle area. Graduating from Snohomish High School she went on to earn a degree in electronics at Edmonds Community College.  The beauty of the Columbia River brought...
Drew’s soul and energy passed over on September 3, 2019 Drew was born in Brooklyn, New York in the spring of of 1948 to his parents Harriet and Dan Dover, two wonderful people.  He grew up in the hills of Wachung, New Jersey with his three brothers David, Donald and Dean, and one sister Priscilla...
Long time Chelan resident Doug Clearwaters passed away peacefully on the birthday of his wife (Shirley) of 62 years on January 19, 2020, at Colonial Vista.  He was born August 21, 1934, to Jesse and Melvin Clearwaters in Anaconda, Montana.  He was raised in the Wenatchee-Chelan valley attending...
Long time Chelan resident Carol Fae Lippincott passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter on January 12, 2020.  Born in Elkhart, Indiana on January 1, 1927, Carol was the 4th of 4 daughters born to Ora and Hazel Berkey.  In 1951 Carol took a fateful trip to visit her sister and brother-in-...
Ed passed away on January 14, 2020, in Olympia, Wash. at the age of 87. Ed wrote a brief autobiography of his life in 1993 as part of a 593-page genealogy Some Desendants of Michael Peters he prepared and published at that time. This is what he wrote, with minor modifications. Born on 11 January...
Harold Dee Jennings went to be with the Lord, January 3, 2020 after a long and courageous battle with esophageal cancer. Harold was born on July 11, 1941 in Bell, California.  He attended Downey High School where he was involved in football, wrestling and was the class president.  He made many...

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