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  • Patricia Prettyman-Birge

    Jul 24, 2024

    Patricia Prettyman-Birge, 73, of Grand Coulee, WA, passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2024. Arrangements by Chapel of the Valley, East Wenatchee, WA....

  • Star Obituary Policy

    Jul 24, 2024

    There is a $50 charge for obituaries published in the Star. This includes a photo and up to 500 words. Reminders for Celebrations of Life and Death Notices are $25. Articles must be either e-mailed, faxed or dropped off at the Star office. They will not be accepted over the phone. The deadline to submit an article is Monday by 5 p.m. For more information, call 509.633.1350 or visit our website at grandcoulee.com....

  • Terry Allling

    Jul 17, 2024

    A memorial service will be held for Terry Alling at Spring Canyon Cemetery @ 11:00am on Saturday July 20th with a celebration of life to follow at the Grand Coulee senior center....

  • Cheryl Conklin

    Jun 26, 2024

    Cheryl Conklin passed away, unexpectedly ,June 8,2024. She is preceded in death by her husband, Stanley, and leaves behind lots of friends and family....

  • Interment of Ashes for Judy McGuire

    Jun 19, 2024

    The interment of Judy McGuire ashes will be held on Saturday, June 22, at 11am at Spring Canyon Cemetery The interment will be led by Pastor Lee Hitchcock of Faith Community Church. Following the interment a picnic will be held at Spring Canyon to honor this remarkable lady. Anyone attending please bring a side dish....

  • Interment of Ashes for Judy McGuire

    Jun 12, 2024

    Interment of Ashes for Judy McGuire April 20, 1951 - April 18, 2024 The interment of Judy McGuire ashes will be held on Saturday, June 22, at 11am at Spring Canyon Cemetery The interment will be led by Pastor Lee Hitchcock of Faith Community Church. Following the interment a picnic will be held at Spring Canyon to honor this remarkable lady. Anyone attending please bring a side dish....

  • Theresa Ann "Terry" Alling

    Jun 12, 2024

    Theresa Ann "Terry" Alling, age 71, passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2024. Terry was born in Coulee Dam, Washington to Fern and Jim Gorman. Terry Graduated from Grand Coulee High School in 1971, where she was a cheerleader and also on the National Honor Society. She married Steve Alling on June 5, 1971 and started a family. She went back to school in 1978 to become a dental assistant. She enjoyed her career until retirement in 2015. Over the course of many years, she lived in Grand Coulee,...

  • Gail Ann Morin

    Jun 12, 2024

    Gail Ann Morin (83) of Elmer City, Washington, "Loving Wife, Mother and Grandmother" passed away early Sunday morning, December 10, 2023, at Coulee Medical Center, with her sons by her side. Gail entered this world Wednesday, April 24, 1940, in Mason City, Washington to the home of Karl Henry & Christina Mae Sampson-Overbey. A graduate of Ephrata High School in Ephrata, Washington: a life-long learner - Gail went on to earn her master's degree in education, attending Central Washington Universit...

  • Patricia A. Nieberding

    May 29, 2024

    Patricia A. Nieberding (Patty) of Elyria, Ohio passed away on May 18, 2024 at the age of 74. She was born on March 29, 1950 in Cleveland, Ohio where she grew up. In her adult life she lived in various states including Texas, Wisconsin, Washington and Ohio. Patty was a Café owner and a Caregiver in Coulee Dam, WA. She loved her family and would visit them in Spokane, WA. and Houston, TX. whenever possible. She loved shopping and was generous with her time, no one was a stranger. Patty was...

  • Kathryn McDonald Womer (SAMANXN)

    May 22, 2024

    Kathryn McDonald Womer (SAMANXN), was born on March 10, 1936, in Disautel, Washington to Charles and Millie (Joe) McDonald. She was 88 years old when she passed on Wednesday, May 8, 2024. Kathy attended St. Mary's Mission boarding school on the Colville Indian Reservation. From there she attended Mary Cliff High School, in Spokane, Washington. It was during this period she met Raymond Womer, ended up quitting school and getting married in 1955 at the Hitching Post in Post Falls, Idaho. Later in...

  • Leslie (Les) Nee

    May 22, 2024

    Leslie (Les) Nee passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at his home. He was born January 3, 1968, in Spokane, Washington, to Thomas and Joyce Nee. He grew up in the Keller area and attended school graduating from Wilbur High School in 1986. He then joined the U.S. Army. After being discharged from the Army he moved back to the Keller area in 2008 where he went to work at Grand Coulee Dam as a hydro-mechanic. Les was a US Army Veteran and member of the Keller Confederated Tribe of Ind...

  • Carol Ann McDermott

    May 22, 2024

    On January 16th, 2024, Carol Ann McDermott reunited with the love of her life, Sham, and her cherished sons: Dan and Kyle. She leaves behind a son Jim, and daughter Kendra. Carol's 84 vibrant years began in Chicago, Illinois. Born to parents Charles and Norma Larson, she was the second of three to arrive, after her big sister, Joan. They were soon joined by another sister, Gloria. Carol and her sisters shared an unbreakable bond that would last the rest of their lives. Their conversations would...

  • William (Bill) J. Brandner

    May 22, 2024

    William (Bill) J. Brandner passed away from natural causes on Sunday, May 5, 2024, at his home in East Wenatchee, Washington with his family by his side. William (Bill) was born in Miles City, Montana on October 7, 1935, to Jake and Frieda Brandner. Bill grew up in Coulee City/Dam area of Washington State, He graduated from Washington State University where he met the love of his life, Alice Auvil. Bill and Alice Married June 13, 1957, and pursued their education as they started a family...

  • Ella Mae LaFountaine

    May 22, 2024

    Ella Mae LaFountaine passed on at the age of 77 on May 7, 2024 at her home in Nespelem, WA. She was born in Seattle, WA on February 2, 1947. Ella grew up in Seattle where she met the love of her life John B LaFountaine on a blind date. Ella was a member of the Grand Coulee Dam Eagles #2577 Ladies Auxiliary,where she held several official positions. Ella was also a very active member of the Nespelem community including in her later years the Nespelem Senior Meal Site. She had liked to travel...

  • Betty Martin Lacy

    May 15, 2024

    Betty Martin Lacy, 104, died peacefully at Coulee Medical Center on Friday, May 3,, 2024. She was born March 30, 1920, in Wallace, Idaho to William Martin and Ameilia Rawe Martin. Betty grew up by the Milk River in Nashua, Montana as the 13th of 15 children. Betty originally visited Grand Coulee in 1936 to help her oldest sister with her two young sons. In 1943 she met and married Cleatis Lacy in Seattle shortly before he was deployed with the Navy in WWII. Betty lived in Vancouver to be near th...

  • Hallie Sena Anderson

    May 15, 2024

    Hallie Sena Anderson will be honored at a graveside memorial service on Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 1:00 pm at the Riverside Cemetery, Riverside, WA off Hwy 97. We welcome you to come and share tribute for her and her gracious life....

  • Betty Lacy

    May 8, 2024

    Betty Lacy passsed away peacefully on Friday, May 3, 2024, at Coulee Medical Center Long-Term Care in Grand Coulee, Washington. Services will be held at 2pm, Saturday, May 18, at Faith Community Church in Electric City, Washington. A full obituary will be in next week's Star....

  • Hallie Sena Anderson

    May 8, 2024

    Hallie Sena Anderson will be honored at a graveside memorial service on Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 1:00 pm at the Riverside Cemetery, Riverside, WA off Hwy 97. We welcome you to come and share tribute for her and her gracious life....

  • Ray A. Rice

    May 8, 2024

    Ray Allen Rice passed on at age 80 on April 30, 2024, at his home in Othello, WA. He was born June 27, 1943, in Mason City, Washington to Fred & Vera (Whyatt) Rice. His sister, Darlene followed in 1944. He lived in Grand Coulee, WA where he graduated from Grand Coulee High School in 1961 as Valedictorian of the class. He played basketball all four of his high school years and was on the winning State B Championship team in 1960. From a young age he helped his father farm the family homestead unt...

  • James Marion Glick

    May 8, 2024

    Olympia, Washington - James Marion Glick, Jr., of Olympia, Washington, passed away peacefully on March 9, 2024, at the age of 85. Born to Martha and James M. Glick Sr. in Deerfield, Kansas, Jim was a beloved son, brother, husband, father, uncle, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Jim is survived by his loving wife Myra Glick, two sisters Liz Marcolin and Fran Hove, children James M. Glick III, Lorena and Doug Talley, Richard and Erin Glick, grandchildren Andy, Lisa, Jessi, Rachel, Staci, Amy,...

  • Dean Leahy

    May 1, 2024

    Dean Leahy, 63, of Electric City, Washington, passed on to his Heavenly home on Friday, April 19, 2024, after complications due to ongoing health problems. He is survived by his mother Delaine Arauz of Spokane, Washington; his brother Monte Leahy Seattle Washington; his wife and best friend in life for 46 years Pamela Leahy of Electric City. He is also survived by his three beautiful daughters: Nicole and Rebecca Leahy of Grand Coulee, Washington; Tiana Leahy of Seattle, Washington; four...

  • Bob Tonasket

    May 1, 2024

    The family of Bob Tonasket held a headstone blessing April 7, 2024. The sky cleared out the clouds, there was a deer laying in the grass 10 yards from Bob's grave and some saw an eagle sitting in a tree behind Linda. We apologize to those who did not get contacted. We wanted to keep the event a family-only occasion with immediate family and pallbearers attending. There are many to thank for making the blessing take place: the Veterans program, who provided the military headstone; Sonny Carden...

  • Kerry Jon Vigue

    May 1, 2024

    Kerry Jon Vigue,70, passed away suddenly on April 19, 2024 at the Spokane International Airport. He resided in Creston, WA. He was born in Waterville, Maine. He was a Mason. His surviving family members are his father Noel, brothers Darrell and Duane, and his sister Heidi. His cremains will be brought back to Maine to be buried near his grandfather Lincoln Crabtree. Fond memories and expression of sympathy may be shared at www.strate-funeral.com for the Vigue family. STRATE FUNERAL HOME,...

  • Judith Ann McGuire

    Apr 24, 2024

    Judith A. McGuire passed away on April 18, 2024, two days shy of her 73rd birthday, in Grand Coulee, Washington surrounded by her family. Judy was born April 20, 1951, in Coulee Dam, Washington to Elmer (Al) and Shirley (Spratlin) Nolan. Judy grew up in Grand Coulee and graduated from Grand Coulee High School in 1969. She was a beloved Tiger fan. After high school, she had few miscellaneous jobs before starting her federal career for the Grand Coulee Dam project in 1973 as an emergency service...

  • Bonnice Sieker

    Apr 24, 2024

    Bonnice Sieker, 74, graduated to Heaven on Tuesday, March 19, 2024,in Spokane, Washington. A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 26, at Faith Community Church in Electric City....

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