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Funeral Notice: Eldon Flynn

Eldon Henry Flynn, of Quincy, passed away on Feb. 22, 2017, at age 92. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, with a funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1102 Second Ave. SE, Quincy. A concluding service will follow in the Quincy Valley Cemetery.

Please leave a memory for the family or sign their online guestbook at www.scharbachs.com. Scharbach’s Columbia Funeral Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

A full obituary will appear in the March 2 edition of The Quincy Valley Post-Register.

Obituary: Judith Caroline (Stetner) Weber

Posted by on Jul 17, 2019

Judith Caroline (Stetner) Weber On Sunday, July 7, 2019, our beloved Judith Caroline (Stetner) Weber left her earthly home and a body weakened by Parkinson’s disease, and walked joyously through the doors into eternity. She was surrounded by the love of her children and loved ones. She was 78 years old. Judy was born March 14, 1941, in Mabton, Washington, the ninth of 13 children, to Dan and Lena Stetner. Her childhood in Mabton was spent working and playing on the small family farm with her many siblings. Her family lived in Mabton until they moved to Quincy in the spring of 1954. Judy was in the 7th grade. In 8th grade, Judy was selected as the class president and enjoyed her school years. It was on the bus ride to school that Judy first met a boy by the name of Billy Weber. Judy went on to attend Quincy High School and began working at the Quincy Market as a cashier. With the enthusiasm of youth, she married that handsome boy from the school bus, Billy Weber, on August 10, 1957, in the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Quincy. Bill and Judy welcomed two children to their home: a daughter, Kim, born in 1958, and a son, Kevin, in 1960. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the joy of her life. Although the marriage lasted just 11 years, the friendship and family ties continued through the years. Never a stranger to work, Judy knew the value of a job well done, and was willing to take on hard jobs to help supplement the family income. One adventure was bottle-feeding numerous baby calves. People, not animals, were Judy’s specialty. However, Judy spent countless hours bottle feeding and nurturing the calves until they were old enough to eat on their own and eventually sell. Another adventure was handpicking and packing sweet corn. She and a good friend, Shirley Zimbelman, were able to pick the borders of Stetner Farms’ cornfields that could not be harvested by machine. The corn was then sold to Pacific Fruit and Produce in Wenatchee. This venture proved profitable for Judy and Shirley, so the following year, Bill planted corn and the hand harvesting and packing continued. Judy was always willing and ready to help Bill on the farm as needed. It is probably the years she spent working at Akins Foods for which she is known best. To her, it was more than a job. Whether wrapping meat, keeping meticulous books, or as a cashier, she sacrificed and devoted long hours to help the store grow and become the success it is today alongside Arlis Akins. She was working and serving the people of Quincy when Akins was located in the current Clifton Larson Allen Building, she continued her service as the store grew and moved into what would become the Quincy Community Center. Her last years of service were given in the current Akins Harvest Foods building. Although, we all know it isn’t the actual work she did that we remember the most. It was her smile and her laugh and the genuine kindness and love she readily shared with every person she met. Judy devoted nearly 42 years of her life, loving and serving the people of her beloved Quincy within the walls of...

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Obituary: Marvin Edwin Mort

Posted by on Jul 17, 2019

Marvin Edwin Mort Marvin Edwin Mort, a longtime resident of Quincy, passed away July 13th, 2019, in the Wenatchee Valley Hospital. He was surrounded by many family members and loved ones. He was 93 years old and was born on May 14, 1926, in Powers Lake, N.D. His family resided in Fairview, Montana, at the time and he was one of nine children. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, he quit his senior year of high school to join the U.S. Navy, and saw service throughout the Pacific theater, participating in and earning five major combat citation stars for service in Western New Guinea, Marianas Islands, Western Caroline Islands, Leyte Gulf, and Okinawa. He saw service aboard the Battleship Iowa, Light Cruiser Atlanta, Heavy Cruiser U.S.S. Columbus, and the Destroyer Stephen Potter during this period. Marvin met June Frances Jennings of Raymond, Washington, and they were married in 1951. They moved to Moses Lake initially, then settled permanently in Quincy to start raising a family. Their marriage was destined to be a blessed union that would span 67 years. Marvin and June raised six children, Calvin, Beverlee, Stanley, Steven, Michael, and Thomas, as well as 12 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Their son Stanley passed away in 2016, preceding them both in death, and his beloved wife June passed away in January 2019. He is also survived by four of his eight siblings, two sisters, Peggy Kappel and Georgia Mort, and two brothers, Don Mort and Jerry Mort. Marvin worked for the PUD in Quincy as an electrical lineman for many years, eventually rising to Journeyman Line Crew Chief. Marvin was active for decades in the St Pius X Catholic Church in Quincy, and was inducted into the Order of the Knights of Columbus. He was also a longtime serving member of the American Legion Color Guard, and performed at several veteran funerals and 4th of July celebrations on behalf of his fellow veterans. He also contributed time after he retired to the Senior Center in Quincy, and managed the TV transmission station previously located on Monument hill, that for many Quincy area residents was the sole source of television service in the area prior to cable TV coming to town. He will be remembered as a loving father, crackerjack mechanic/handyman, and a doting grandparent; he will be sorely missed by his family. Perhaps the most fitting tribute to Marvin Mort is that he was simply a hardworking and honest man; he loved his wife, family, community, and country dearly; in turn Marvin was greatly loved and admired by most who knew him. Per his wishes, he will be interred in a veteran cemetery near Spokane,...

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Obituary: Dovie I. Wheeler

Posted by on Jul 17, 2019

Dovie I. Wheeler Dovie I. Wheeler, our precious Mother and Grandmother, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 7, 2019, at the Cambridge. She was born on June 19, 1919, and just had her 100th birthday. In 1928, when she was 9, she survived scarlet fever, diphtheria and in the fall, typhoid fever. She was a loving wife and mother, and we always knew she loved us unconditionally. She will be missed, but we know she is very happy in heaven. Dovie is survived by her children, Ancel Wheeler of Portland, Oregon, and Sue (Skip) McCance of Quincy; grandchildren, Eveart (Linda) Wheeler, John (Gretchen) McCance and Trina (Victor) Boyd; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Sinda (Hardaway) White; brothers, Relius, Joe, Howard, Hardle, Odell and Ancel; sister, Vivian Howerton; and two husbands, Eveart Wheeler and Willis Stacy. A service celebrating her life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 19, 2019, at Scharbach’s Columbia Funeral Chapel, Quincy. Please leave a memory for the family or sign their online guest book at www.scharbachs.com. Scharbach’s Columbia Funeral Chapel, Quincy, is assisting the family with...

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Obituary: Frances “Frankie” Darlene Lindemeier

Posted by on Jul 10, 2019

Frances “Frankie” Darlene Lindemeier Our beloved mother, Frances Darlene Lindemeier (Penrose), 86, left us suddenly on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, to join her soulmate and husband, our Dad, Don, in heaven. Frankie, as she was known to everyone, was born January 30, 1933, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to John and Ethel Penrose. At about 10 years of age, her family left Colorado for Oregon, where they settled in the town of Independence. Here is where she met her soulmate and future husband, Don. Just before her senior year in high school, her family moved to Coulee City, Washington. Not long after, Don also moved to Coulee City and later they became engaged! After her graduation, she and Don moved back to Independence, where they were married on November 3, 1951. In 1952, they moved to Quincy, Washington, where they lived and raised their six children. Don and Frankie were married for 63 years before Don passed away in 2014 – she missed him every day! Frankie was a homemaker, but also worked outside the home throughout their years together, including jobs at Weber Farms, Lamb Weston, the Quincy Theater and Gordon’s Market. She loved to dance and listen to Elvis Presley gospel music. She was outgoing and loved people, and people loved her back. Her sense of humor, infectious laughter and easygoing nature were a joy to family, friends and everyone she met. Some of her favorite times were spent at the Yankee Peddler in Quincy and with her Red Hat Society ladies. She was very creative and crocheted beautiful blankets and throws for family members. One of her favorite things was working on any kind of craft with her daughter and best friend, Denette, and she was always proud to show off their artistic accomplishments. She loved spending time with her children, especially one on one, not caring what they did as long as they did it together. She was most comfortable in her kitchen – baking was a favorite and following a recipe, enhancing one or creating her own was great fun for her. Family moments, events and gatherings all centered around or seemed to end up in “Mom’s kitchen!” Frankie was preceded in death by her husband, Don, her youngest son, Dane, her parents, John and Ethel Penrose, and her brothers, Leslie and Ron. She is survived by her children, Donna Rolen (Ron), David Lindemeier, Diana Smith (Leonard), Deana Gardner (Dennis Prchal), and Denette Lindemeier (Randy Lutz); daughter in-law, Darla Lindemeier; brother and sister in-law Ron and Char Lindemeier; brother and sister in-law Leroy and Marie Lindemeier; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild, along with numerous nieces, nephews and special friends. A special thank you to the nurses at Wenatchee Valley Hospital for their loving care. A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 12, 2019, at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Quincy, Washington. Please feel free to leave a memory for the family or sign the online guestbook at www.scharbachs.com. Scharbach’s Columbia Funeral Chapel in Quincy, is assisting the family with...

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Obituary: Garland H. Pilliar

Posted by on Jul 10, 2019

Garland H. Pilliar Garland H. Pilliar, known by most as “Gar” passed away in his sleep May 19th, 2019. He was born in Salinas, CA, December 27, 1939. He was preceded in death by his parents Mark H. Pilliar and Bernice E. Pilliar, his stepmother, Laverne J. Pilliar (Chism), his brother Edward V. Pilliar and sister Marlyn B. Pilliar. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the Navy, honorably discharged in 1961. He became a carpenter, just like his dad and his Grampa, receiving his journeyman certificate. In 1983 his carpenter skills brought him to Quincy, WA which is when he met Roxie. They married on December 27, 1984 (on his birthday which he said was to help him remember their anniversary). One of his most favorite things to do was volunteer at the local museum, especially creating what he called the “manly men” team which he met monthly to work at the museum enjoying doughnuts afterward. He recently was awarded the Board of Director Emeritus award in recognition of two decades of outstanding service by the Quincy Valley Historical Society and Museum, an award he was very proud of. He was also very proud to be involved with the local American Legion and VFW along with being a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. He was a man of many talents, carpenter, musician, genealogist, friend to many, Dad and husband and he loved his family with all of his heart. He lived an amazing life. He was an upbeat guy with a great sense of humor and will be greatly missed! Survivors include his wife, Roxie Lee Anderson-Pilliar, daughters, Pamela Harper (Chuck) and Stefany Pilliar-Mackey (Cindy). Sons, Jim Benefiel (Nicole) and Jerry Benefiel (Marci). Grandchildren Matthew Harper, Stacy Cumings, Joshua and Sarah Trayer, Colby Benefiel, Nikole Westcott, Carter Iverson, and five great grandchildren. Sister-in-law, Marlene Pilliar and three nieces. Stepbrothers, Richard and David Chism. In lieu of flowers, please donate toward the museum in his honor. Join us for a celebration of life well lived on July 13, 2019 at the Quincy Museum at 2:00...

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Death notice: Judy Weber

Posted by on Jul 10, 2019

Judy Weber of Quincy passed away on Sunday, July 7, 2019. Viewing will be at 10 a.m., and funeral services to follow at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at the Quincy LDS Church. Scharbach’s Columbia Funeral Chapel, Quincy, in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary: Cinda Florence (Deveny) Kelly

Posted by on Jul 3, 2019

Cinda Florence (Deveny) Kelly On her 97th birthday, June 14, 2019, Cinda Florence (Deveny) Kelly died to this world, joyous to enter her eternal home, thanks to Jesus Christ. Cinda was born June 14, 1922, in Kirksville, Missouri, to Dr. Albert Lewis and Nettie Rountree Deveny, the fourth of six children. She grew up in Austin, Texas, and attended the University of Texas until marrying Robert Eugene Kelly on September 11, 1942. They had five children: Nancy Susan, Patricia Ann, Cinda Diane, Sandra Jean, and Robert Eugene Jr. In her 40’s, Cinda graduated from Cal State Fullerton. The family lived in Texas, New York, and California. Then she and Robert lived in Kuwait, Taiwan and London. In Kuwait she taught challenging children at the Kuwait American School and, in Taiwan, served as personnel director for the Taipei American School. During years of residence in Orange County, California, she spent many years in volunteer leadership positions, particularly at Western Medical Hospital. In 2009 she relocated to Quincy to live close to family. Cinda had deep faith and loved God. She taught children and youth in Sunday school and indirectly taught many lessons by living her life with grace and generosity. Cinda lived for her family, bestowing love and nurture to those near and far with calls and cards and words of admonition and encouragement. She loved her family more than life. She enjoyed music, loved to sing, and read widely. She loved to eat spicy food, do crossword puzzles, go barefoot, and laugh. Her ten grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren regard her as “the best,” and her children call her...

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Obituary: Alvin Robert “Bob” Lightel

Posted by on Jun 26, 2019

Alvin Robert “Bob” Lightel Alvin Robert “Bob” Lightel, a longtime resident of Moses Lake, passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, in Moses Lake. He was born in Wenatchee, Washington, on May 8, 1937, to Ivan and Lilly (Stepon) Lightel. Bob was one of four children. He was raised in Quincy and attended school there, graduating in 1957. After high school, he played baseball for the Spokane Indians. He was drafted into the Army for two years and then joined the Milwaukee Braves for spring training. Bob was married in 1962 to Yvonne Tucker and her three children. They had two more children. Bob became a truck driver in Quincy. They moved the terminal to Moses Lake where he spent the remainder of his life. Bob is survived by his wife, Yvonne; and five children, Rick, Jackie (Ron), Alan (Donna), Corina (Steve) and Robert (Missy); 16 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; his sister Fran Miller; half sister Nancy (Ernie) Williamson; half brother David Lightel; special nephew Raymond Pecka; and extended family in the USA and England. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Berniece and Coralie. A memorial service is...

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Obituary: Norma Hobson

Posted by on Jun 26, 2019

Norma Hobson Norma Hobson, 95, of Quincy, Washington, died of natural causes, Friday, June 21, 2019, at Coolidge House Extended Care in Ephrata, Washington. Norma was born in West Point (Davis), Utah, to George Leroy Manning and Thelma (Sisemore) Manning. She attended Davis High School in Kaysville, Utah. She married Kenneth W. Hobson on December 8, 1945, in Clearfield, Utah, and was sealed in the Logan Utah Temple seven years later. They were married for 46 years. They lived in Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, where they farmed until 1954 when they relocated to Quincy, Washington, taking advantage of the Bureau of Reclamation farming project. In the early 1970s, Norma & Kenneth moved briefly to Klamath Falls, Oregon, where Kenneth was engaged in farm equipment sales. They returned to Quincy until Kenneth’s death in 1991. After living in her home next to Scott Hobson, Norma moved to Winnemucca, Nevada, where she resided in an assisted-living home owned by her son, Kit Hobson. Norma returned to Quincy six years later and became a resident of the Quincy Convalescence Home until it’s closure, after which she was relocated to Coolidge House in Ephrata, Washington. Norma was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Kenneth, her daughter Lesa, and siblings Jimmy Manning and Myrna (Manning) Broadsword. She is survived by her sons, Kit and Scott Hobson, as well as her 11 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Norma was known for: love of family, kindness to all people, caregiver to many family members, creative cooking, gifted gardener, and love of traveling in their motorhome. Norma was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served with her husband in the Seattle Temple. Norma’s family wishes to thank all the caregivers who attended to her needs these past years. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 28, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., viewing will be held at 10:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Quincy Ward, 1101 Second Ave. SE,...

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Obituary: Jonathan Wesley Bishop

Posted by on Jun 26, 2019

Jonathan Wesley Bishop Jonathan Wesley Bishop was born in Wilmore, Kentucky, January 6, 1936, while his parents, Ray and Emma Bishop, were Free Methodist missionaries in the Kentucky mountains. He passed away peacefully in Wenatchee, Washington, with his loving family by his side. He was sincerely loved and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He is survived by Alice, his wife of 62 years; his children, Debi Hill (Bruce), Jim Bishop (Glenda), Jon M. Bishop (Lois), and Jeanne Brindle (Eric); grandchildren, Kevin, Jason, Justin, and Josh Hill, Josh, Zac and Heidi Bishop, Anna Norwood and Michael Bishop, Manda Winningham and Kala Lince; 19 great-grandchildren; and brothers, Dave Bishop, Andrew Bishop, Joe Bishop and Paul Bishop. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Coralie Darden and Audrey Lawton. A celebration of life service was held on Monday, June 24, 2019, at the Quincy Free Methodist Church. Please leave a memory for the family or sign their online guestbook at www.scharbachs.com. Scharbach’s Columbia Funeral Chapel, Quincy, is assisting the family with funeral...

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