Obituaries

Osmond Merrill
B: 1931-12-24
D: 2017-10-12
View Details
Merrill, Osmond
Robin Ullas
B: 1955-12-20
D: 2017-10-12
View Details
Ullas, Robin
Vitomir Kalcic
B: 1942-07-08
D: 2017-10-12
View Details
Kalcic, Vitomir
Bonnie Johnson
B: 1928-11-26
D: 2017-10-07
View Details
Johnson , Bonnie
Harriet Rocker
B: 1937-04-05
D: 2017-10-03
View Details
Rocker, Harriet
Liam Pelton
B: 2016-02-13
D: 2017-10-03
View Details
Pelton, Liam
Margaret Bromiley Daling
B: 1929-07-14
D: 2017-09-26
View Details
Bromiley Daling, Margaret
Linda Rose
B: 1950-06-15
D: 2017-09-24
View Details
Rose , Linda
Dennis Shaw
B: 1951-07-14
D: 2017-09-23
View Details
Shaw, Dennis
Carol Hurd
B: 1954-02-17
D: 2017-09-23
View Details
Hurd, Carol
Robert St.John
B: 1927-08-05
D: 2017-09-22
View Details
St.John, Robert
Shelley Hinkle
B: 1951-03-28
D: 2017-09-20
View Details
Hinkle, Shelley
John Lysaker
B: 1943-12-22
D: 2017-09-20
View Details
Lysaker, John
Patrick Sprauer
B: 1952-06-26
D: 2017-09-18
View Details
Sprauer, Patrick
Daniel Griffith
B: 1957-07-08
D: 2017-09-14
View Details
Griffith, Daniel
Jon Ramey
B: 1948-03-02
D: 2017-09-13
View Details
Ramey, Jon
Patricia Bryant
B: 1939-05-06
D: 2017-09-08
View Details
Bryant, Patricia
Kathleen Emch
B: 1945-04-02
D: 2017-09-08
View Details
Emch, Kathleen
Richard Stevens
B: 1963-12-04
D: 2017-09-04
View Details
Stevens, Richard
Betty Griffith
B: 1929-02-24
D: 2017-08-31
View Details
Griffith, Betty
Carl Gooch
B: 1943-05-16
D: 2017-08-31
View Details
Gooch, Carl

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
19 Rock Island Rd
East Wenatchee, WA 98802
Phone: 509-470-6702
Fax: 509-470-6186

Why a Memorial Service?

Rather than opting to do things "the same old way", many families today want to celebrate the life of a loved one. Many funeral service professionals see this change as one of the many contributions to social change made by 'Baby Boomers'. The National Funeral Directors Association notes, "As baby boomers age and find themselves having to plan funerals for loved ones and themselves, they are making funeral choices based on values that are different than previous generations. Baby boomers see funerals as a valuable part of the grieving process and are seeking ways to make them meaningful." If you too desire to make the funeral for a loved one more engaging and personally meaningful, a celebration-of-life may be the perfect concept to build on.

How Does a Celebration-of-Life Differ from a Traditional Funeral?

As mentioned in the page Traditional Funeral Services, there are four basic components which make up the conventional approach to funerals:

  1.  A Visitation
  2. The Funeral Service
  3. A Committal Service
  4. The Funeral Reception

A traditional funeral then is a series of events; it's a ritualized process where the deceased, and the attendees, pass from one social status to another; a process where the torn fabric of a family and community is repaired. According to the online article "Six Characteristics of Helpful Ceremonies", by William Hoy, Director of Grief Connect, this is done by including:

  1. Symbols of shared significance intended to communicate beyond words
  2. Ritual actions shared by a group of individuals
  3. Gathered people providing comfort to one another
  4. Connection to heritage through recognized readings
  5. Increased physical contact between attendees provide comfort
  6. Witnessing the transition of the body through burial or cremation

In knowing these characteristics, you can design a celebration-of-life–as unique as the life of your loved. Learn how to create a Celebration of Life.