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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: Hilda C. Gonzalez

Posted by on Nov 21, 2019

Hilda C. Gonzalez October 21, 1955 – October 21, 2019 Hilda C. Gonzalez, 64, was received by her Lord and Savior on October 21, 2019. She was born in Soap Lake, Washington, on October 21, 1955, to Apolinar (Paul) and Marina C. Gonzalez. Hilda attended school in Quincy and Ephrata, Washington, graduating in Ephrata in 1975. She attended Everest College, graduating from the MAA Program in 2009. Hilda moved to Federal Way, Washington, and worked for King County for over 27 years. She was a very hard working and dedicated employee. She enjoyed life to the fullest and was loved and respected by all who knew her. Her time off from work was spent enjoying the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. She was an avid hiker, runner, and bicyclist. Hilda is survived by her siblings Alicia Gonzalez, Moses Lake, Washington; Rogelio A. Gonzalez, Tacoma, Washington; and Matilde Robledo, Moses Lake. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends who cherished her for her sense of fun and life of adventure. Hilda was a terrific sister, auntie and wonderful friend to many, many people. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Roberto Gonzalez and Ricardo Gonzalez. Funeral services were held at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Quincy, Washington, on Nov. 8,...

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Obituary: Weston Richard Weber

Posted by on Nov 21, 2019

Weston Richard Weber Weston Richard Weber, our very loved son, brother and uncle, passed away peacefully at Central Washington Hospital on Monday, November 11, 2019, at the age of 52 ½. Weston was born May 16, 1967, to Ron and Jackie Weber, joining his brother Eric in Quincy, Washington. Wes was a very active child. He had two sets of stiches and a broken arm before he was two years old. Wes rode his bike, jumping anything he could find. He loved riding his motorbike, waterskiing, snow skiing and snowmobiling. He moved to Moses Lake in 1991 and drove sugar beet truck. He had a bad accident and ended up going on disability. He moved to Wenatchee in 1993. He married Kelda Hall in 2010 and later divorced in 2014. He lived with his mother and helped with the household chores. He will be remembered for his great sense of humor and quick wit and also his giving and caring for other people. He loved family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Ron; grandparents, Byrle and Evelyn Bradshaw and Clarence and Gerrie Weber; and his aunt Marilyn and Dan Joersnick. He leaves behind his mother, Jackie; brother Eric and Debbie; and his son, Trenton Mason. He is also survived by nephew Brent Weber and his wife Deidra and their two sons, Caiden and Keiven; Aunt Sandy Griggs, Uncle Dick and Florie Weber, and Uncle Don and Pam Weber; also cousins Michelle Hall, Brad Williams and Brent Williams. Cremation has taken place, and a Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with burial to follow at Quincy Cemetery at a later date. Please express your thoughts and memories on the online guestbook at jonesjonesbetts.com. Arrangements by Jones & Jones Betts Funeral...

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Obituary: Krista K. Allen

Posted by on Nov 13, 2019

Krista K. Allen Krista K. Allen of Quincy passed away surrounded by her family on October 30, 2019, following a 7-year struggle with cancer. As she struggled through each diagnosis of cancer (4 total within 37 years) she always put the wants and needs of her family and loved ones before herself, maintaining her sense of humor and offering kind words to all who know her. Krista was born on April 16, 1952, to Toby and Erma (Maxine) Markusen and lived her first 19 years of life in Long Barn, California, located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The mountains were a vast playground for Krista and her older brother, Toby, and her childhood friends as there were always trees to climb, trails to blaze, mountains to scale and streams to explore and fish. Krista attended the little two room school in Long Barn from first through sixth grade and Twain Harte Elementary for seventh and eighth grade. When it was time for high school, the “Long Barn Kids” had to ride the school bus “down the mountain” for 20 miles to Summerville High School in Tuolumne, California, where Krista graduated with high honors. After graduating from high school, Krista attended Columbia Junior College where she met Jim, her husband and best friend for 48 years. Krista and Jim were married in August 1971 and moved to Roseville, California, for a short period of time. In the spring of 1972 they moved to Jim’s hometown of Brentwood, California, and spent the next 8 years in the surrounding area. During that period of time two children were born, Kate and John. Krista’s family was her main focus throughout her life. She never made a choice or decision without considering how it would affect her husband and children. There was no greater love in her life than her husband and children. In 1980, Krista and Jim along with their children moved to Quincy, where they were welcomed into the community. Krista was a familiar face in Quincy as she worked at Security Bank (now Washington Trust), Production Credit Association, City of Quincy and for nearly 20 years at CliftonLarsonAllen (formerly LeMaster & Daniels) as the office manager. Krista was an avid reader and was a member of the Quincy Advisory Library Board. She was a vital member of the board and was instrumental in the design and furnishing of the new Quincy Public Library. One of Krista’s greatest pleasures was taking “road trips” with Jim. There isn’t a corner of the state of Washington that they hadn’t explored together. She also loved the national and state parks and travelled to many of them with Jim throughout the years, always trying to find the “less travelled roads.” When time and health allowed, Krista was always up for walleye fishing with Jim at Banks Lake and taking the travel trailer to various locations to enjoy nature at its best. Krista leaves behind her husband, Jim, of 48 years, her children Kate Lapoint of Seattle and John Allen of Vancouver, and her grandchildren Tristan Lapoint and Sophia Lapoint of Seattle and Sylas Allen of Vancouver. Krista was very proud of her Norwegian heritage and the time old traditions and customs of the Norwegian people. May her struggles be over and may she rest in peace...

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Obituary: Sterling LeRoy Whitener

Posted by on Nov 13, 2019

Sterling LeRoy Whitener Sterling LeRoy Whitener, 90, a longtime Quincy, Washington, resident, passed away on Saturday, November 9, 2019, in Moses Lake. He was born in Wenatchee on January 27, 1929, to W. Sterling Whitener and M. Lilja (Gislason) Whitener. He was a lifelong resident of Quincy and graduated from Quincy High School. On March 26, 1949, he married Evelyn M. Hallowell in Leavenworth, Washington. They moved to Pullman, Washington, where they lived while LeRoy was attending the College of Veterinary Medicine. Following his graduation in 1954, they returned to Quincy. LeRoy and Cy Wilson, a classmate, established the Ephrata Veterinary Clinic, where he practiced until his retirement in 1994. He is survived by children Laura (Patrick) Escure, D. Ty Whitener and Janis (Harold) Whitener-Moberg, seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Evelyn, his parents, one sister and one brother. A celebration of life service will be held beginning with a graveside service at the Quincy Valley Cemetery at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 16, 2019, followed by the funeral service at Scharbach’s Columbia Funeral Chapel, 300 G Street S.E., Quincy, at 11:00 a.m. 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...

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Obituary: Merle S. Wilson

Posted by on Nov 6, 2019

Merle S. Wilson Merle S. Wilson died October 31, 2019. Merle was born November 30, 1942, in Moscow, Idaho, to Lloyd and Nellie Wilson. He attended schools in Genesee, Idaho. After graduating from high school in 1961, Merle enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served with the Military Police in Korea and South Carolina. Merle’s career in law enforcement spanned over 30 years and took him from Moscow to Medina in various capacities. He retired in 1996 as Chief of Police in Quincy, Washington. Merle and Terri Weber were married in August of 1974. They were blessed with two sons, Seth and Cody. Merle is survived by his wife of 45 years, son Cody, daughter-in-law Stefanie, grandchildren Skyler, Lexi, Colton, Gunner, and Caiden, all of Quincy, and sister, Iris (Royce) Manning of Lewiston, Idaho. He was preceded in death by his son Seth, parents and sister Phyllis. A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday, November 7, at 1:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 714 Central Ave. N, Quincy. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Quincy Animal Shelter. 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...

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Funeral notice: Ted I. Lewis

Posted by on Oct 31, 2019

Ted I. Lewis, 77, of Quincy passed away on Sunday, October 27, 2019. A graveside inurnment service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 2, 2019, at the Quincy Valley Cemetery. Scharbach’s Columbia Funeral Chapel, Quincy, is assisting the family with arrange-ments.

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Obituary: Noel Freeman Dockins

Posted by on Oct 30, 2019

Noel Freeman Dockins Noel Freeman Dockins, 69, a loving father, son, brother, uncle, cousin, Grandpa (Paw-daddy) and friend passed to rest October 16, 2019, at his East Wenatchee home, with his loving family at his side. Noel was born in Wideman, Arkansas, on June 30, 1950, to Freeman and Estella (Brown) Dockins, attending school in Calico Rock, Arkansas. As a young man he moved to Washington state to begin his journey. He spent over 30 years intensely working as an Agricultural Specialist, beginning as a Harvester/Heavy Machine Operator for Columbia Foods (now Simplot) in Quincy, Washington. Working his way from the bottom to the top, he earned the title of Supervisor/Manager for Field Operations and eventually medically retired. Noel had two kids, Kristen Dockins and Scott Oppen, and grandkids Sheldon and Shadrick, with whom he spent much of his time outside of work. He would compromise his life to ensure they were always loved and cared for. Even though kids and grandkids took priority over his passions, he still found ways to enjoy them with his family and friends. Noel enjoyed fishing, classic cars and traveling to scenic places. He was a Jack of all Trades and loved learning new things. He was thoughtful in doing acts of service for people while asking for nothing in return. He was clearly a family man and absolutely the best father, brother, uncle, cousin, paw-daddy and friend anyone could ask for. Noel Dockins will be extremely missed and never forgotten. Noel was preceded in death by his parents, former spouse Mona Austin, sister Brenda Sue Dockins Pinkston, nephew Jason Logan, and other family members. He is survived by his children Kristen and Scott, brother Donnie Dockins, sisters Pamela Shaver, Kay Logan and Gay Bates, nieces Sherry (David) Lawrence, Stephanie (Mark) IsenHart and nephews Jim Dockins and Ronald Bates. A memorial service will be held at Chapel of the Valley, 302 Ninth Street, Wenatchee, Washington, on Saturday, November 2, 2019, 11:00 a.m. Chapel of the Valley is in charge of...

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Obituary: Paul F. Giraud

Posted by on Oct 30, 2019

Paul F. Giraud Paul F. Giraud, of Quincy, Washington, passed away on Thursday, October 17, 2019. He was 89 years old. After a recent hospitalization and subsequent failing health, he died peacefully in the company of family. He was a farmer for much of his life and well respected by all who knew him. He was a quiet and kind man who lived his life with grace and dignity despite outliving his wife and children. As much as he loved his grandchildren and daughter-in-law, he spent a long time missing the family he lost. So even though we may have wanted to keep him with us for a while longer and despite our sadness at losing him we are happy for him to be with them again. He is survived by his daughter-in-law Jaycie; his grandchildren Levi, Jazz, and Kayla; and his great-grandchildren Brodie and Hailey. There will be a graveside service at the Quincy cemetery on November 9, 2019, at 10 a.m. At that time Paul’s ashes will be interred along with those of his wife Angie and his children Duke and...

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Obituary: John R. Nissen

Posted by on Oct 30, 2019

John R. Nissen John R. Nissen was born July 26, 1939, in Renton, Washington. After a two-year battle with cancer, he died October 17, 2019, peacefully at his home in Sunland with his family by his side. He was a 55-year member of a Seattle area plumbers union. When not tinkering in his shop, he loved to fish, golf, do Sudoku and visit with friends and family. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Marsha; sister Terry Dalry (Mike); daughter Leah Woods (Mike); granddaughter Heather (Richard); and his Montana grandkids Jonathan (Jordyn) and Aspen Nissen. He has two great-grandkids, Gage and Kaybree. He is also survived by brother-in-law Dennis Sipila (Mary); sister-in-law Pat Nissen; aunts; uncles; nephews; nieces; cousins; and many wonderful longtime friends. He was preceded in death by his son, Jay, parents and brother, Herb. A celebration of his life will be held at Sunland in the...

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Obituary: Boyd Vernon Grant

Posted by on Oct 16, 2019

Boyd Vernon Grant Boyd Vernon Grant was born on February 25, 1935, in Redmond, Oregon, to Birdie and Frank Grant, and lost his battle to cancer on September 26, 2019. Boyd grew up in Oregon with his parents and two brothers, Frank Jr. and Glen. Boyd joined the Air Force when he was 17 years old. The Air Force brought him to Condon, Oregon, where he met his wife of 63 years, Fran. Boyd had many adventures throughout his life. He served on the Quincy Chamber of Commerce, Quincy Police Reserves, Lions Club in Quincy and Moses Lake, was a retiree of Grant County PUD, and owner of several businesses. Boyd and Fran enjoyed many travels and great times spent with family and friends. Boyd was a very proud father. His four boys, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were the highlight of his life. Boyd is survived by his wife, Fran; four sons and daughters-in-law, Steve (Cheryl), Sam (Cathy), Scott (Shari), and Bean (Karla); ten grandchildren and their spouses, Brynne (Richard), Erin, Ginny, Skyyler, Jaryd, Kehlan, Karrie (Josh), Kraig (Sara), Kasey (Rebecca), and Kelsie (Andrew); seventeen great-grandchildren, Lilly, Gavin, Liam, Wyatt, Jasmine, Joselyn, Brayden, Sam, Stella, Joshua, Kynslee, Shannon, Alaina, Karter, Kamryn, Kayden, and Karsten; and many extended nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, father, two brothers, sister-in-law (Nelda), brothers-in-law (Donald Didier and Ernie Garner), and grandson (Garrett). There will never be another person like Boyd Grant. Boyd had a strong character and lived life to the fullest. He will be greatly missed. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at Pillar Rock Grill in Moses Lake. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Columbia Basin Cancer...

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