David Edward Donaldson, 56, of Lake Moses, WA went to be with the Lord on August 2, 2023. He was born to the late Delzo and Anne Donaldson in Indianapolis, IN on January 7, 1967. He was most importantly a follower of Christ and he shared that with many. He enjoyed art, loved music, was an avid reader and had a love for learning. He was a good friend to all who knew him and they would tell you he had a wonderful sense of humor and great intellect. He graduated from Carmel High School, class of 1985. He will be missed by his brothers, Charles (Kim) Donaldson of Carmel and Michael Donaldson of Indianapolis, IN; his sister Patty Donaldson of Plainfield, IN and his nieces Savannah Donaldson, Sarah (Michael) Ortiz and nephew Kyle Donaldson. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Delzo and Anne Donaldson, grandparents, Cecil and Gracie Donaldson and niece Sydney Donaldson. “When our time to pass is upon us and our eyes are growing dim, Gods gentle arms are waiting to unfurl and guide us in. A sense of peace awakens, we have a smile on our face and we know that He is waiting to share His amazing grace. Our life appears before us and although its surely passed, each memory remembered more precious than the last. We think about the good times and we think about the bad. We’re glad that Gods been with us though many times we have been sad. With his presence always with us we’re strong enough to carry on. But over time we do grow weary then quietly our life is gone. When we see Gods face before us, our new home awaiting too, our eyes close, we hear Him whisper Amazing Grace is here for you
He is not gone, he has simply moved to the Fathers house. Memorial gathering of friends and family will be announced shortly.
Lois Jean Przybylski lost her battle to complications of cancer on August 14, 2023, at the age of 80 years old. Lois was born in Detroit, Michigan on March 15, 1943, to Henry and Stephie (Riske) Budzeak, being the first of seven children, and she was the eldest of 66 cousins in the extended Budzeak- Riske cousin clan. Lois grew up in Grand Forks, North Dakota, where her six siblings were raised. Because Lois had so many younger brothers and sisters, Lois became a second mother to many of her siblings. Lois learned early on how to manage a large household, raise children, and open her heart to those in need. Lois learned the gift of hospitality at a young age, and it was something she practiced her entire life. Right after high school, Lois moved to Seattle, Washington with her best friend Avis Larsen, and soon got a job at JC Penney. It was there that she met the love of her life, Ernie Przybylski. After one year of dating, they married on May 23, 1964, and had three beautiful daughters: Julie, Brenda, and Jodi, raising their family in Kent, Washington. Because Ernie worked for Boeing and because they were a well-liked couple, Seattle became a magnet for the rest of the family. Ernie and Lois always had an open door to their home for family and friends to stay for an afternoon, a night or long-term stay. After Brenda was born, Lois reentered the workforce as a self-employed interior decorator with Home Interiors & Gifts, Inc., working for them for 42 years. Lois started as an independent displayer and eventually built her own successful unit as a regional manager, managing hundreds of men and women, recruiting, and training other displayers on how they could have a career while working from home. Each of Lois’ daughters assisted her in all aspects of her career, learning many valuable lessons in hospitality, being respectful, inclusive, and knowing how to work hard. Lois’ faith was incredibly important to her. Lois was a devoted Catholic her entire life raising her family in the church. Lois and Ernie were very active in the church’s youth group forming many long-lasting friendships with the “Quest staff” and the “Enneagram” group. Lois made sure we all had a copy of the “Daily Bread” in our own homes to reflect on the day’s bible verses. Camping and family gatherings were Lois’ favorite things in her life. Floating on the water at Sun Lakes with friends and family each summer filled her with joy. After Ernie retired from Boeing in 1999, and Lois retired from Home Interiors in 2012, they started spending their winters in Desert Hot Springs, California, and their summers in Moses Lake, Washington. Lois loved to plan events such as parties, showers, weddings, and the holidays. Lois loved to read and created a book club with friends at her home in Moses Lake for many years. Lois is survived by her husband Ernie Przybylski; daughters Julie (Craig) Wasilewski, Brenda (Curt) Thompson, Jodi Emmens and Jeff Belcher; grandchildren Tyler (Abbi) Wasilewski, Sydney, and Alex Wasilewski, Samantha and Bailey Chelemedos (Caleb Daniels), Derek Thompson, Tristen Emmens, Logan Przybylski, and Aiden Belcher; and great-grandchild Eleanor Wasilewski. Also, siblings Darlene (Rick) Przybylski, Mary Ellen Barton, Gail Bergan, and Gary (Kathy) Budzeak, along with many nieces and nephews. Lois was preceded in death by her parents, her brother David, and sister Carol. In her final years, Lois was fortunate to have the love and support from Columbia Basin Hospital and Parkway Adult Family Home. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Columbia Basin Hospital. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to American Cancer Society. The family wishes to invite everyone to join us for a celebration of life mass followed by a luncheon reception at the St. Stephens Hall. Service will be held on August 31, 2023, at 11:00am at St Stephens the Martyr 13055 SE 192 nd St, Renton, WA 98058
Larry was born October 20th, 1949 in Yakima, Washington to Jim & Carol Harmon along with his twin brother, Gary. The twins were born 6 weeks premature, which resulted in an extended hospital stay and additional time spend with the grandparents in Wapato, Washington. When they were strong enough to travel, the twins, their older brother Mike and mother Carol rejoined Jim who was in the US Navy stationed in Norfolk Virginia. From there they traveled to many places including Guantanamo Bay, Cuba where they were stationed for 3 years and then onto Brunswick, Maine for 4 years where the family welcomed little sister, Karen. At this point Jim had a chance to move his family back to Washington with they Navy as a recruiter, this allowed them to be closer to grandparents and extended relatives. Larry started his schooling in Wapato, the family moved to Moses Lake in 1957 and he continued his emementary thru high school education, he was part of the Moses Lake Highschool class of 1969. These years were challenging for Larry as he navigated having dyslexia during a timewhere learning disabilities were very misunderstood and unrecognized. Larry jouned the US Navy in 1969 and stationed aboard the USS Hornet, which landed his as a part of both Apollo 12 recoveries. After this he was deployed to Vietnam where he would spend 3 years serving before he was honorably discharged for injuries. While serving in Vietnam Larry spent his time helping people there wherever he could, this eventually led him to accomplish many things. First being financially adopting two children at an orphanage; he was able to assist in supporting basic care and spend time with them. During this time overseas he also used his entrepreneurial skills to earn extra income to finance the work he did with the orphanages and within the community. One of his most cherished memories while there was being able to help deliver 7 babies while inflight on the helicopter. Upon returning Larry decided to continue his education and attended Big Bend Community College, where he would finish his GED. While this wasn’t the end of his education career, he took time off to work as a traveling well driller until injuries forced him to come back home and get healthy. At this point he decided to continue his education once again, he went to Whitworth then ended up transferring to Eastern Washington University. From here he would go to Perry Institute in Yakima to study Precision Machinery, this would lead him to live many more places including Olympia, Port Angeles and then back to Moses Lake in 1994 where he would live the rest of his life. Larry met Janiel Edmondson in the spring of 2000 at a BBQ where her daughter Nicole introduced them and they began a close relationship and were married August 28th, 2015. Larry belonged to the American Legion for 50 years and also was activein the Masons. During these later years Larry spent time with his wife and was a mentor and sponsor with AA and the 12 step program and celebrated 45 years of sobriety.
Larry is survived by his wife Janiel Edmondson Harmon, Brother Michael (Carol) Harmon of Forks, WA, Twin Gary ( Melanie) Harmon of Moses Lake WA, Sister Karen (Doug) Frank of Moses Lake WA, Sister in law Lelia JoAnn Holland of Moses Lake WA, Brother in law John Edmondson of Moses Lake WA.
Nieces & Nephews: Brian (Clara) Harmon, Jim (Victoria) Harmon, Miranda (Brock) Streeter, Quinten (Elle) Frank, Justin (Rochelle) Holland, Brandon (Selena) Holland, Lindsey (Ben) Stewart, 16 great nieces and nephews.
Presided in Death: Daughter Nicole Edmondson, Parents BH Jim & Carol Harmon, Parents in Law Jack & Maxine Edmondson, Brother Steven Harmon.
Celebration of life will be July 8th, 2023 at 2:00pm at Moses Lake Presbyterian Church 1142 W Ivy St, Moses Lake, WA 98837.
Funeral Services August 16, 2023. Rosary and Mass at Our Lady of Fatima,10 AM followed by burial at Pioneer Memorial Gardens Fellowship Meal at CDC Center.
Survived by her husband Gabriel of 30+ years, her three children, Alejandra, Gabriel, and Gabriella Alvarado and her 8 grandchildren, Aubrey, Darius (Mook) Santiago, Alexander, Gabriel jr, Ariel, Marissa, and Jaiden. Her mother Rasa Arambula and her 4 sisters Estacia Arambula, Tiffany Ellis, Christiana Arambula and Elisa Arambula
Ricardo “Richard” F. Perez, 76, unexpectedly but peacefully passed away at his home in Moses Lake on Aug. 9th, 2023.
Born Aug. 14th, 1946 in Atolinga, Zacatecas he shared fond memories of his childhood in rural Mexico. He came to the United States on July 7th, 1961 where his family settled in Oxnard, California. His arrival coincided with the beginning of surf culture, which is how he taught himself the English language in part by listening to the Beach Boys. Born with a desire for adventure he started traveling at a very young age. Those travels took him all over the western United States until he met his wife in 1966. Together as a young couple they lived all around the west coast before settling back in Moses Lake to be near her family. His dream of owning his own land became a reality in 1982 when they purchased acreage which he would always lovingly refer to as “the homestead”. This became the family home where he raised six children and where he loved to watch his cows in the pasture. He was a man of wide and varied interests. Science, history and philosophy among them. The wonders of space and nature never ceased to amaze him. He would recite lines from Clint Eastwood movies one day and then quote Socrates the next. He felt music in his soul and would spend hours playing song after song. He also had a deep life long appreciation for cars with his latest project being the restoration of a 1970 Dodge Super Bee. “May the road rise up to meet you.”
He is preceded in death by his parents Jesus and Guadalupe and three brothers. He is survived by his wife Olga Perez, his three sons Omar, Miguel, Daniel, his three daughters Maricela, Julia, Veronica, nine grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Viewing will be at Pioneer Memorial Gardens on Thursday Aug. 17th from 4-7pm.
Holy Rosary will be recited Friday Aug. 18th at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Fatima Church with Mass following at 10:30 am. Interment will be at Pioneer Memorial Gardens with a luncheon to follow at the Fatima Center.
Susan Patrice (McWatters) Curtis, 65, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 5, 2023, at Providence Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane, Washington. Susan was born on May 26, 1958, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Susan and her siblings grew up in Moses Lake, WA after the family immigrated in 1965. She graduated MLHS in 1976 and then started a career as a legal secretary. A stroke at age 22 interrupted that ambition. That health issue was just the beginning; those that know her are aware of her life-long health challenges. Susan is survived by sisters Donna Lee (husband Warren) Shaull, Jackie McWatters, and her brother Rodney (wife Vikki) McWatters; nephews Larch (wife Leslie) McWatters (and their four cherished children) and Micah Shaull and niece Sophie Shaull; uncles Herb Himmelspach and Fred Barton and many cousins in Canada. Susan was preceded in death by her parents Veron L and Mary Elizabeth McWatters and one nephew Daniel L Shaull. Susan was an avid sports fan, always rooting for the Seahawks, the Mariners and most recently, the Kracken. Group chats would initiate at the beginning of many Seahawk games, sharing pictures and strategies. If there were sports to watch, Susan would be tuned in. She also loved Hawaii and the Washington coast, living many years in Bellingham and the Lynnwood area. Through all her health struggles, she maintained her witty sense of humor, leaving friends and family laughing and smiling with her. Susan loved animals, especially the many dogs and cats she cared for through her life. Her surviving dachshund “Gracie” has found a loving home that Susan would wholeheartedly support. Near the end, Susan spent her days with Grace at her home, talking and sharing with family and friends, living one day at a time. Although sorrow may last for the night, we rejoice with Susan that joy comes in the morning. We will miss you, Sister Sue. Condolences and memories can be shared at Pioneer Memorial Services website. Cremation and burial have taken place, with Susan’s final resting place next to her mother.
Marjorie Arvan, 77, of Soap Lake, passed away on March 24th after a hard-fought battle withleukemia. She spent her final days in the home she loved, visiting with close friends andfamily. Her last memories were of four generations of family and enjoying two big Gonzaga wins in the NCAA Tournament.Marjorie was known for her dedication to children and for her nectarines. Working withchildren brought her to Soap Lake where she fell in love with the lake and her husband of 58years, Mike Arvan. They had two children Melody (Terry) Granillo and Michael (Nori) Arvan,three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.Marjorie was a school board member, Sunday school teacher, and 4-H leader; she worked tocreate activities and opportunities for children. Marjorie was the quintessential homesteaderwith a passion for the perfectly ripe nectarine.
Virginia Emilie Johnson-Krupa (Ginny), was called home by her Lord on March 29, 2023 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on February 10, 1955 to Robert and Barbara (Hafner) Johnson in Davenport, Iowa. Her father was an Army Chaplain and she talked about being an Army Brat and the many places that they lived, Moline and Rock Island, Illinois, Jamestown, New York, Everett, Maine, East Hampton, Connecticut, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Tacoma, Washington and Nurnberg, Germany where she graduated high school from the Nurnberg American School in 1973. After high school, she returned to Washington to earn her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Pacific Lutheran University in 1977. She continued her education at Lutheran Bible Institute from 1978 to 1980 earning a Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies while working at Augsburg Publishing House. She began her seminary studies in 1990 at the Vancouver School of Theology in Vancouver, British Columbia. She did her internship at Cambridge Lutheran Church in Cambridge, Minnesota and received her Master of Divinity from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1995. She was ordained in 1995. She served several churches in Washington as Pastor, the first as Assistant Pastor at St. Marks in Tacoma,. Called to St. Paul Lutheran in Quincy from 1997 to 2009. Called to Pilgrim Lutheran in Othello from 2009 – 2015. As a pastor, she continued her interest in travel with a youth group trip to the Holy Land and trips to Africa, Mexico and Alaska as well as numerous road camping trips with family. She adopted Rosalina Emilie on July 31, 2009. On July 15, 2018 she married Paul Michael (Mike) Krupa. Ginny was always willing to help where help was needed. She served as a Foster Parent and a Foster Parent Licenser. When ill health forced her retirement, she was a Parent Counselor at Service Alternatives as well as serving a part time Call at Good Hope Lutheran Church in Lind. Ginny was preceded in death by her Father, Robert Johnson and Grandmother Emilie Hafner. Ginny is survived by her mother Barbara Johnson (Hafner) of Bellevue, Husband Paul Michael Krupa of Moses Lake, brothers Tim Johnson (wife Linda) of Edmonds and Mike Johnson of Long Beach, CA. Sister Chris Jackson (husband Rick) of Edmonds, Daughters Rosalina Emilie Johnson (husband Izak Negrete) and Jennifer Krupa of Moses Lake. Son Paul Krupa (wife Kristen) of Moses Lake. Grandchildren Izak, Marcelo, Marcus and Madilynn. Her warm smile and kind heart will be missed by all. Services are set for 1PM on Saturday, April 22nd, 2023, with Walter Klockers officiating at Emmanuel Lutheran Church 1020 S A Street, Moses Lake.
We are heart broken to announce that Michael T. Harris of Moses Lake, WA has passed away on March 28th, 2023. He was 68 years old. Born on July 30th, 1954 to O.T Harris and Dorothy Louis Davis. He was a beloved Husband, Father, Grandpa and friend. He was surrounded by his wife Debra Harris, daughters Debbie and Heather, his Son in laws Daryl Bullard and Ryan Ledgerwood and his 3 Grandchildren Charlie, Susie and McKenna. Known for his sarcasm and humor, Michael had a great love and passion for God, Jesus, art, movie marathons with his wife and his children/grand children. He enjoyed fencing and nature with his 2 best friends.
Lenora Kay Wayson passed away March 9, 2023 at Samaritan Hospital.
Lenora was born to Arthur Benjamin Crenshaw and Margaret Louise Gilbert Crenshaw on June 9, 1948 in Springfield, Illinois and was soon adopted by Kenneth and Lenora Inez Johnson Montogomery of Kansas City, Kansas. She moved to the Moses Lake area as a teenager and attended school at Frontier. She married Martin Wayson and she became the proud mother of Corena Kay, Melissa Inez and Tanya Michelle. The family lived in Wheeler and Lenora worked many, many years at Carnation on the trim line. Lenora joins her sister, Norma Lee Raymond, in Heaven. She is survived by one sibling, Robert Crenshaw, her three daughters, 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church on April 1, 2023 at 1PM.