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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: 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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Obituary: Nancy Susan Brim Macha

Posted by on Jun 19, 2019

Nancy Susan Brim Macha Nancy Susan (Nancy Sue) Brim Macha, just short of 70 years old, died May 10, 2019, while under treatment for cancer. Her home was near Mori, Tanzania, Africa. Nancy Sue was born June 23, 1949, in Grand Coulee, Washington, the second child of four to Frederick J. Brim and Velda (Teddi) (Clark) Brim. She moved with the family as a child to Des Moines, Washington, where she attended elementary schools and junior high before moving to Quincy Basin as a sophomore in high school. She graduated in 1968. While living in Pullman, Washington, and working in the Washington State University soils lab, she met her husband, Augustine M. Macha. They were married March 5, 1971, settling at WSU while Augustine finished his doctorate in genetics. In 1973, the couple moved to Mpwapwa, Tanzania, Africa, where they raised their family. Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her son, Franklin Macha. She is survived by her daughters Maria (Will) Massila, Beth (AJ) Adejokan, who have three children, Nia, Sade and Tunde; Franklin’s daughter Nancy Marie Macha; and Franklin’s son Augustine Macha. There will be a Celebration of Life at the Coulee City First Presbyterian Church, 214 N. Fourth St., Coulee City, Washington, 99115, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 13. Friends and family are...

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Obituary: Russell Reynolds

Posted by on Jun 12, 2019

Russell Reynolds Russell Reynolds Russell Everett Reynolds, a 66-year resident of Quincy, Washington, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 2, 2019, at age 92. He was born at home to Charles Lloyd Reynolds and Clara Lillian Whitehead on January 24, 1927, in Holly, Colorado. He was the fifth child of 11 children. He had thick auburn hair. That’s why he was called Rusty. He graduated as salutatorian in his class in 1944. He enlisted in the Navy a week before his 18th birthday. He served in the Navy as Yeoman 3rd Class Petty Officer in both San Diego and San Francisco. He was discharged in 1945 when World War II ended. He married Billie Ham on June 1, 1947. A son, Robert, was born to them in Denver. He married the love of his life, Verla Maughan, July 26, 1951, in the Cardston, Alberta, Canada LDS Temple. After their marriage, they lived in Colorado and Montana. Then they moved to Quincy in 1953. After a few years, they bought and operated a dairy farm. He loved farming, dancing, reading, and telling a good story. They loved to travel. They traveled to Spain, Germany, Austria, France, Belgium and Luxembourg. They also loved to visit church historical sites and American history sites. They also loved to go on cruises. They loved to dance and became known as “the dancing couple” on each cruise they went on. He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He loved doing family history and serving as a stake missionary. Russell was preceded in death by his wife, Verla; his parents; his brothers Clarence Reynolds, Donald Reynolds, Howard Reynolds, Leroy Reynolds, Charles (Chuck) Reynolds, Robert (Bob) Reynolds, and Duane Reynolds; and sisters Hazel Taylor and Evelyn Jones. He is survived by his brother Eldon Reynolds; children Robert (Bob) Pinkerton of Newark, California (wife, Antoinette), Marilyn (Robert) Lybbert of Quincy, Marjorie (Leonard) Pease of Richland, Washington, Patricia (Mike) Roylance of Hauptstuhl, Germany, Dan (LaDawn) Reynolds of Quincy, Melanie (Paul) Lischka of Quincy, Jeanne (Randy) Petersen of Quincy, Terry (Melissa) Reynolds of Quincy; 34 grandchildren; and 80 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. with a viewing at 9:00 a.m., at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1101 Second Ave. SE, Quincy. Interment will be at the Quincy Valley Cemetery. Arrangements are made by Scharbach’s Columbia Funeral...

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