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Nov.19, 1976 - Jan. 24,2011
By Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff

PostHeaderIcon Uvaughn Sherrell

Uvaughn Sherrell, 86, a 68 year Wenatchee resident and longtime owner of the “Monitor Drive Inn” grocery, passed away on Sunday, January 30, 2011, at Central Washington Hospital. She was born on February 25, 1924, at Wideman, AR to the late Tony and Elva “Elvie” (Fleming) Pierson. She grew up and received her schooling in Arkansas.

PostHeaderIcon VanFossen, Delsie (Harmon)

Delsie (Harmon) VanFossen, born Sep 9, 1933. Long time resident of Ellensburg went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 27th after …..

PostHeaderIcon Verda Rommel

Verda Rommel passed away on Saturday, January 29, 2011. She was born on November 4, 1917, in Texas County, Oklahoma, where she attended school and grew to womanhood. In 1935, she and her family moved to Florence, CO and then to Washington State in 1944, living in the Ellensburg, Sunnyside and Grandview areas.

PostHeaderIcon Verlin Frey

Verlin Frey of Vancouver, WA, 55, lost his battle with lung cancer and passed away in his home surrounded by his loved ones., He left behind two daughters, Jennifer Frey, Kayla Frey; a step- daughter, Tara Leon; and step-son, Richard Rolph; one sister, Vicki Evans; his wife and soul mate, Linnie Frey; and his 10 grandchildren who he loved dearly., A memorial will be held in Verlin’s home at 10716 NW 3rd Ave. on Sun., Feb. 6th at 1:00 p.m., Please share your condolences at

PostHeaderIcon Verna Lee (Barnett) Huntley

Of Spokane, formerly a Tri-Cities resident of 43 years, went to her heavenly home peacefully Sunday, January 30, with family by her side. She was born in Milton-Freewater, Oregon and had many adventures. Her nickname was “Boots”. She loved to dance. Verna Lee retired from Griggs Dept. store in Pasco as a supervisor. Later, she volunteered making phone calls to the elderly. Her best job was mom to her five children. She loved playing Bingo. Her greatest joy was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who she dearly loved. They brought her much laughter and happiness. She will be greatly missed., She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Virginia and son-in-law Glen Hill. Survivors include sons Steve Huntley (Lapreal) of Ogden, Utah and William “Bud” Huntley of Pasco; daughters Billene Westerman (John) of Valleyford, Gayle Hawkinson of Kennewick; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren., A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, February 5th at Faith Assembly Christian Center 1800 Rd 72 in Pasco, WA at 11:00AM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to, . The family thanks the staff at Parkway Village and Avalon Care Center for their loving care of our mom and grandma.

PostHeaderIcon Verna Lee Huntley

Verna Lee Huntley

PostHeaderIcon Vicki Lynn James-Munson

Vicki Lynn James-Munson, age 44, went to be with her Lord and Savior on January 30, 2011. She was born on May 19, 1966 in Everett, WA to Jesse and Diana James., Vicki is survived by her husband, Kyle Munson; her daughters, Shanda Kosnosky (Bret), Tawni Kosnosky, Jessica Grow and Karissa Grow; her grandson, Jameson Larson; her father, Jesse James and stepmother, Gerry James; her mother, Diana Councilman and stepfather, Gary Councilman; her sisters, Becki James (Johnny), Delinda Ingrum (Steve); her brothers, Joseph Pelanconi (Andrea), Jason James and Bradley Rose (Jamie); her grandparents, Betty and Don Raines; and grandmother, Doris Sawyer., Vicki will be deeply missed by her family and friends., A celebration of her life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 5, 2011, at The Word of Life Church, 9028 51st Ave. NE, Marysville, WA 98270. Potluck to follow.


William B. Morrison, Jr. William (age 92) of Lakewood, Washington passed away at home on January 8, 2011, from complications with pneumonia. Many members of his family were at his side when he peacefully died in his sleep. He is survived by his children William B. Morrison, III, Linda H. Abelson, Diane L. Iverson, and Margaret R. Garraughty. For additional information, see


Willis Brooks Colvin, 80, current resident of Mount Vernon, Washington and former long time resident of Anacortes, died Saturday, January 29, 2011 at Life Care Center of Skagit Valley in Sedro-Woolley, WA. He was born on June 14, 1930 in Anacortes, the son of Luke and Mable (Graves) Colvin., Willie’s ambition in high school was to be a fisherman and that is what he became. He started fishing shortly out of high school and continued as a commercial fisherman for the next 60 years, fishing the waters of Puget Sound and Alaska., In his early 20’s Willie served in the National Guard. He was a life member of the Anacortes Eagles and the Anacortes, , serving as Past District Deputy of the Elks Grand Lodge and Past Exalted Ruler of the Anacortes Elks Lodge. He was also a member of the Masonic Temple., Willie spent many years for the Elks, donating his time raising funds for the Elks Therapy Program, the Children’s Hospital and other local charities. He loved being able to help people in need. Willie enjoyed country music, dancing, and the Elks Follies., A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 5, 2011 at Evans Funeral Chapel in Anacortes, with Pastor Debra R. H. Benson officiating. A reception will follow at the Chapel. Memorials may be made to the Children’s Hospital in Seattle., Willie was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Josephine Colvin; brothers, Clayburn and Perry; and sisters, Margaret, Sophie, and Zana., He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, John and Diane Colvin of Mount Vernon; daughter, Melody Bolton of Georgia; five grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and his lifelong friend, Boris Olich., Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands., To share memories of Willie, please sign the online guest register at