Judith Joyce “Judy” Durey was called home by the Lord on October 17th, 2019. She was 67 years old. Judy was the most caring soul you could ever meet. Judy was born in Quincy, WA on August 23rd, 1952. She married the love of her life, Lonzo Durey, in 1969. They were blessed with three wonderful children, Roger, Angie, and Scott.
After dedicating years to raising her young children, Judy set out on a rewarding career with Sundquist Fruit and Cold Storage. At Sundquist, she was able to share her day to day work life with many of her family members. This allowed Judy to watch over and care for those she loved literally every hour of every day which was an amazing blessing to all who held her dear.
John (Jack) Gilbert III, 76, of Selah, peacefully passed away at home on October 10, 2019 after a 12-year battle with cancer. He was born on May 10, 1943 in Seattle, WA to John Williams Gilbert II and Leora (Rietz) Gilbert. He enjoyed over 50 years of marriage with Marilyn (Steele) Gilbert. They have 2 children, Jon (Jennifer) Gilbert and Leah (Corey) Smith, as well as 2 grandsons, Matthew and Cameron Smith; the apples of his eye.
Jack was born and raised in Seattle, WA and graduated from Lincoln High School in Seattle. He attended Everett Junior College and joined the Air Force, serving from 1964-1968. During that time he was stationed to 29th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron Air Defense Command at Malmstrom AFB Great Falls, Montana. He continued his service at Hickam AFB, Hawaii in the 76th Air Rescue and Recovery Squadron. His squadron was assigned to recover the space capsules for NASA’s Apollo Moon Missions. His squadron also traveled to American Samoa, Australia, The Philippines, Guam, and Japan.
Our beloved wife, mother, nana, and G.G. was suddenly called home. Sandra Kathleen Coleman (Blowers) was born July 19, 1951, in Yakima, WA to Rose Blowers and Wayne H. Carnes. She was adopted at age 5 by grandparents, Hazel, and David Blowers. She attended high school at AC Davis, class of 1969. In 1971, Sandi married her soulmate, Kenneth Curtis Coleman of Anacortes, WA. While Ken was serving in the Air Force in Minot, ND they welcomed their two children. After their years of military service, Sandi and Ken went to work for the Naches Ranger Station. After 30 years of service, she filled her time with family, friends, quilting, and at the age of 55 got the urge to buy her first Harley Davidson. Motorcycles gave her an amazing and beloved circle of friends who soon became family, alongside her many years as a member of the Vintiques where Ken and Sandi proudly displayed their ’37 Chevy. Family was everything and that was evident in the pride she showed for her son and daughter.
Kenneth “Ken” Edwin Kidd was born October 13, 1948 in Spokane, Washington. He passed away on April 29, 2019 in Yakima, Washington. He graduated from Yelm High School in 1968. Ken owned and operated Ken’s Clock Repair in Yakima, Washington.
Ken is survived by his wife, Ruth, daughter, Kelly Kidd (David Wallen), sister, Janet (John) Jones, and brother, David (Elizabeth) Kidd.
Beverly Joan Hoffman died April 14, 2019 from a long struggle with Corticobasal Degeneration.
She was born April 18, 1938 in Wagner, South Dakota, coming to Washington in 1949. She met and married Dale Hoffman in 1970.
She enjoyed camping, golfing, and after retiring, motor-homing South for the winter with friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, one brother, and daughter, Debra. She is survived by her husband, Dale Hoffman, sisters, Myrna and Carol, daughter, Pamela, son, Michael, stepdaughters, Tara, Amy, and Mandy, and grandchildren.
Martin Curtis Thacker left this world on September 7, 2017. He is now with the love of his life, his wife, Daray. Martin was born December 21, 1946, to Curtis and Tess Thacker. After attending A.C. Davis High School he was drafted into the Marines. He was wounded in Vietnam and returned home. His military decorations were as follows: Purple Heart, National Defense Ribbon, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with one star and the Good Conduct Medal. Martin was very proud of being a Marine, and as such he was active in the Marine Corps League until his health prevented him from attending. He was also a member of the Yakima County Sheriff Citizen Patrol along with his wife Daray.