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Monte D. Moomaw


Monte D. Moomaw, 82, of Wenatchee, Washington, crossed over Saturday, December 24, 2016, with his wife and children by his side. Monte was born on December 6, 1934, in Toppenish, Washington, to Wallace and Ellen Moomaw. Monte attended Brewster High School, where he excelled at academics and athletics. He enlisted in the Air Force for two years and then came back to Brewster to marry his high school sweetheart, Marilyn Whitehall, on June 19, 1954.

Monte was a man of many trades. His adventures began at the age of seven, jockeying race horses. Over the years, Monte was involved in endeavors which touched the lives of many. He enjoyed adventures with his son, grandsons, and nephew "Little" Monty. He was proud of his native heritage, and came to love the Lord later in his life. He was a member of the Eastmont Community Church, and a member of the Colville Confederated Tribes.

Monte is survived by his loving wife, Marilyn; his furry, four-legged pardner, Bandit; his daughter Debi (Dave) Jaquish of Wenatchee; his son, Doug Moomaw of Okanogan, Washington; his daughter, Teresa Moomaw, of Omak, Washington; his sister, Cherie Moomaw, of Omak; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandson on the way; two nieces and two nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and one nephew, Ted Jury.

There will be a memorial service in the spring at Saint Mary's Mission. Memorials can be made out to the Cancer Society and the St. Jude Children's Hospital.

Arrangements are being handled by Precht-Harrison-Nearents Chapel of Okanogan.

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