Helen Caroline Ware Obituary, 2002

Helen Caroline Ware of Auburn died Jan. 20, 2002, in Auburn. She was 88. Born Nov. 2, 1913, in Auburn, Mrs. Ware graduated from Cherekee High School in Cherekee, Iowa. At the age of 18, she returned to Auburn, where she spent the rest of her life. She married Marvin W. Ware in 1935. She worked as a homemaker, and was a past member of Zion Lutheran Church in Auburn. She was a charter member of New Hope Lutheran Church and volunteered at the church Food Pantry in Pacific. She volunteered at the Auburn Senior Center for 22 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin W. Ware. She is survived by her daughters, Suzanne Crow of Enumclaw, and Judy Moore and Linda Reilly, both of Auburn; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at New Hope Lutheran Church in Pacific. Inurnment will be at Mountain View Cemetery in Auburn. Memorials may be made to New Hope Lutheran Church. Arrangements are by Price-Helton Funeral Home in Auburn.

Source:  South County Journal (Kent, WA) – Wednesday, January 23, 2002

John W. Ware Obituary, 2010

LAKE WENATCHEE – John W. Ware, 82, a 50-year resident of Lake Wenatchee, died Wednesday, Aug. 10, 1994, at his home. He was born June 1, 1912, to Walter and Elizabeth (Stanley) Ware at Huntington, Ind. At a young age, he moved with his family to the Seattle area where he received his early education and graduated from high school in 1930. He first came to Lake Wenatchee in 1927, where his father worked in a shingle bolt camp up the White River. He served in the Merchant Marine following high school, and again during World War II, for a total of 13 years, and was discharged as a second mate. He married Mary Nelson on April 26, 1941, at Seattle. They moved to Lake Wenatchee in 1945. Mr. Ware was the first full-time resident ranger of the Lake Wenatchee State Park, and retired from the Forest Service as range management specialist on the Lake Wenatchee Ranger District in 1977. He led programs as a volunteer for the Forest Service, state parks, schools and museums. After his retirement he worked as a carpenter and constructed fireplaces. He was a member of the Plain Community Church, the North Central Washington Museum, the Seafarers Union and the Welders Union. He was also active in several archaeological digs along the Wenatchee River and was involved in the Stevens Pass Bygone Byways Project. He is survived by his wife, of the family home; a brother, Lew of Marysville; a sister, Gene Hoffman of Sultan; a nephew, James R. Nelson of Wenatchee; three nieces, Joan Crummitt of Preston, Idaho, and Kellie and Ella Nelson of Bellingham; and special friends, Duane, Corky, Sam and Katie Broaddus, all of Lake Wenatchee. He was preceded in death by a brother. Arrangements are by Ward’s Funeral Chapel, Leavenworth.

Source:  Wenatchee World, The (WA) – Friday, August 12, 1994

Ruth L. Ware Obituary, 2008

Ruth L. Ware, 86, of Wenatchee, passed away on January 28, 2008. She was born on September 2, 1921, in Belfield, ND, to Charles G. and Ida Pauline (Miller) Gethmann. Ruth grew up on a farm in the Badlands of North Dakota. She helped her two brothers and three sisters herd 1200 sheep and tend to over 500 cattle and other animals on the family farm. Ruth’s home was located many miles from higher education. After finishing elementary school, she traveled to Dickinson, ND, where she stayed with relatives to attend high school. She attended Dickinson State Teacher’s College, received a teacher’s degree and taught school in a one room, eight grade school on the prairie. In 1943, she moved to Washington State to help her brother, who was seriously injured in an accident. During her stay, she met Orven Ware, a wheat farmer from Mansfield. They were married on May 14, 1945, and were wheat farmers for five years. They moved to Silverton, OR and farmed for several years before returning to the Cashmere area, where they raised three children. Ruth worked at the Cashmere Bakery and later, for the local hardware. They then moved to Wenatchee in 1972, Ruth then worked at Payless Drug as a Pharmacy Assistant for the next 17 years before retiring. Ruth was an energetic lady who had a passionate love for Jesus Christ. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene. She loved her children and left a lasting impression on her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ruth was preceded in death by a daughter, Angela Rolen in 2005; and a grandson, Jason Rolen in 2004. She is survived by a son, Gail Ware and wife, Rosy of Wenatchee; a daughter, Sharon Beckly of Wenatchee; and a stepson, Gary Ware of Bothell; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 1, 2008, in the Church of the Nazarene. Viewing will be from 1:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 31, 2008, at the Jones and Jones ~ Betts Funeral Home. Arrangements are by the Jones and Jones ~ Betts Funeral Home.

Source: Wenatchee World, The (WA) – Thursday, January 31, 2008

Mary Helen Ware Obituary, 2007

Mary Helen Ware, 85, a 62 year resident of the Lake Wenatchee and Leavenworth area, died Wednesday, June 27, 2007, in Cascade Medical Center. She was born Mary Helen Nelson, in Kent, WA on February 22, 1922, to Hiram H. and Sarah A. (Keenen) Nelson. The family later moved to Seattle, where she grew up and received her education, graduating from West Seattle High School in 1940. She worked as a cook at Blake Island Salmon Bar-B-Q Restaurant. On April 26, 1941, she married John W. Ware, at Seattle and in 1945, they moved to Lake Wenatchee. Mary worked for the U.S. Forest Service as a trail crew cook from 1946 until 1948, building the Pacific Crest Trail. From 1950 to 1959, she was employed by the Stevens Pass Ski Area as head cashier. In 1959, she became head cook for the ski lodge until 1961. Following her husband’s death in 1994, she moved to Leavenworth. Mary was considered one of the “matriarchs” of Lake Wenatchee. Together with her husband, John, they were regarded by many as the expert local historians for the Lake Wenatchee area and they spent countless hours volunteering and leading programs for the Forest Service, State Parks, schools and museums. They were active in several archaeological digs along the Wenatchee River and involved with the Stevens Pass Bygone Byways Project. Mary was a long time friend of the Wenatchee National Forest. She was the proud recipient of the U.S. Forest Service National Volunteer of the Year in 1995. Mary was an avid birder, wonderful gardener and truly an inspiring outdoors woman. John was the first Lake Wenatchee State Park Ranger and the park amphitheatre was dedicated to both, John and Mary. In the fall of 2004, Mary was honored with her own trail in the beautiful Sears Creek area of the White River Valley. The Ware Walk Interpretive Trail was named after Mary and her husband, John. Mary shared memories of visiting the beaver pond there many times throughout their 53 years of marriage. Wildlife viewing, huckleberry picking and sharing special moments with nature, brought this place close to her heart. Mary was a teacher and a friend. Her extended family reached out to all generations and walks of life. Mary was a former member of the Plain Community Church, the N.C.W. Museum and passionately loved her church family at the Leavenworth Church of the Nazarene. She embraced all she knew with love and compassion and made an unforgettable impact on those she touched. Mary confronted adversities with strength and dignity and faced life’s new challenges with vim and vigor. She is survived by her loving pet, Cinnamon; lifetime best friend, Betty Newell; and also special friends, Duane, Corky, Sam and Katie, Jasmine Broaddus and Dave and Patti Leonard of Lake Wenatchee, Pat and Heather Murphy of Leavenworth, Shelly Reiman of Dryden, Karen Arnold of White River, MegAnn and Larry Scharpp of Plain, as well as a large extended family in the Wenatchee Valley. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers; and her husband, John, in the summer of 1994. Mary’s cycle is complete now, she is with the two she loved the most, John and her Savior, Lord Jesus. A Memorial Service of Commemoration to Celebrate the Life of Mary H. Ware, will be conducted at 11:00 o’clock Saturday morning, July 7, 2007, in the Leavenworth Church of the Nazarene, with Pastor Jon Vandel officiating. Memorials in her name may be made to the Cascade Medical Center Foundation, P.O. Box 293, Leavenworth, WA 98826. Ward’s Funeral Chapel, Leavenworth, is in charge of the arrangements.

Source: Wenatchee World, The (WA) – Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Munro Proctor Ware Obituary, 2013

Munro Proctor Ware In loving memory of Munro (Mini) Ware, 84, of Olympia, WA who passed away July 25, 2013, in the home he loved on Butler Cove from Parkinson’s disease. A resident of Olympia since 1953, he was born in Appleton, WI on May 2, 1929 to Merrill Proctor Ware and Esther Amanda (Munro) Ware. The family moved to Shorewood, WI, Park Ridge, IL, and then to Wauwatosa, WI, where he graduated from Wauwatosa High School in 1947. He was Vice President of his senior class. He enjoyed sports, turning out for whatever was in season, earning letters in football, tennis, and volleyball. They were WI state champions in tennis and volleyball. The summer after graduating from high school he lost his leg in an auto accident caused by a drunk driver. He recuperated with the help of his family and friends, accepting his loss with courage and determination, and always a sense of humor. He graduated from Beloit College in Beloit, WI, in 1951 with a BA in economics. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. No longer able to compete in sports, he became the manager of the Beloit football team. On June 11, 1952, he married Sally Carlson at the Delta Gamma house with the Beloit College chaplain officiating. They were married 61 years. In June 1956, Munro earned his MA in U.S. History and a teaching certificate at the Colorado State College in Greeley (now Northern Colorado University). He taught in the Olympia School District for 25 years, at old Wash. Jr. High, Reeves, and McLane. He always enjoyed sports, playing golf at Olympia Country Club, Pebble Beach with Sally, the Olympic Club, and many others. He loved sailing in Puget Sound, the San Juans, and Gulf Islands with his family. He enjoyed all kinds of music, theater, and travel. He loved Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra, Shostakovich, Brahms, Beethoven, La Boh me, Nat King Cole, Sarah, Ella, and Louie, and the Green Bay Packers; also the Seahawks and Mariners. Munro is survived by his wife Sally; daughter, Sarah (Steve) Burgess; son, Tom (Catie); and 2 grandchildren. The family is forever indebted to Celia Wilson and her team of caregivers for their skilled and loving care, and to son Tom’s extraordinary care and involvement, which enabled Munro to remain at home throughout his illness. A life well lived. He is loved and missed. A full obituary is available at www.funeralalternatives.orgunder the archives section and to leave memories.

Source:  Olympian, The (WA) – Sunday, July 27, 2014

Gail R. Ware Obituary, 2014

Gail R. Ware, age 61, of Wenatchee and Oroville, WA, died on June 28, 2014, at home in Oroville. He was born on August 1, 1952, in Wenatchee, WA to parents, Orvin “Bud” and Ruth Ware. Gail grew up in a house that had a couple acres of orchard up Mission Creek. He played high school basketball and baseball for Cashmere High School and graduated in 1970. Gail then attended Washington State University, where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He graduated in 1975, with a pharmacy degree. In 1974, he married Debby Jones and together, they had two children, Erik and Elliott. He moved to Fort Worth, TX and worked in a pharmacy internship from 1975 to 1976. He moved back to Wenatchee and in 1977, began working at Central Washington Hospital, working there for the next 20 years. For five years during this time, he also worked as a pharmacist in Chelan, WA. On August 4, 1990, he married Rosemary Sager and became the father of two more children, Mishel and Buddy. In 1997, Gail began working at Roy’s Pharmacy in Tonasket, WA. Gail participated in Ridge to River when it first began. He like to go boating at Lake Chelan, did a little bit of snow skiing and was an avid motorcycle rider all of his life. Gail is survived by his wife, Rose of Wenatchee; children, Erik of Wenatchee, Elliot of Portland, OR, Mishel Feerer of Wenatchee and Buddy Sager of East Wenatchee; sister, Sharon Ware of Wenatchee; and nine grandchildren, Drake Holliday, Makeli and Seth Sager, Aurora Feerer, and Lauren, Lydia, Bryce, Cal and Julia Ware. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Angela Rolen. Memorial Services will be held on Monday, July 7, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. at the Tonasket Free Methodist Church, with Pastor Ron Wise officiating. Memorials may be made to an organization of your choice. Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville/Tonasket is in care of arrangements.

Source: Wenatchee World, The (WA) – Friday, July 4, 2014

Raymond L. Ware Obituary, 2000

Raymond L. Ware, beloved brother, uncle and friend, died Tuesday, August 22, 2000. He was born October 27, 1927 in Stanwood and had lived most of his life in the Stanwood area. He was a Veteran and a member of the American Legion, and the Stanwood Eagles Aries #3041. Ray leaves one brother John Ware of Stanwood; one sister Lois Fisher of Stanwood; one niece and husband Cindy and Denny Heath of Stanwood; two nephews and their wives, Jeff and Deanne Fisher of Burlington, and Greg and Tracy Fisher of Gig Harbor; and his favorites, two great nephews, and three great nieces; Craig and Cody Haugstad and Emily, Alexa and Brooke Fisher; and very special friends Norm and Irene Simonseth. At his request no services will be held. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of Snohomish County or your favorite charity. Arrangements under the direction of Gilbertson Funeral Home, Stanwood.

Source:  Daily Herald, The (Everett, WA) – Wednesday, August 30, 2000

Delphus Larry Ware Obituary, 2009

Dale Ware, 84, passed away at his home on April 22, 2009, after a short illness. He was born in Wheeler, TX, on March 1, 1925. Dale graduated from high school in Wheatland, NM and served with the United States Army in WW II in Japan. He married Theresa Mathews in December of 1978, and they resided outside of George, where they ranched the remainder of his life. In 2006, Dale received the Trail Rider Award from the Cattle Producers of Washington and also the Grant County Cattleman of the Year, for Cloverdale Ranch. He was a retired electrician of 45 years, who worked on the Columbia River dams, including being the night shift electrical supervisor during the installation of the third power plant at Grand Coulee Dam. He is survived by his wife, Theresa of Cloverdale Ranch, George; daughters, Angie (Mike) Reilly of Wenatchee, Karen (Jim) Friske of Columbia Falls, MT and Susan Gagne-Lynch (Tim) of Coulee Dam; sons, Joel (Rene’) Ware of Yakima and Don Ware of Yakima; stepchildren, John B. Mathews of Warden and Helen Jean (Jerry) Rowe of Edmonds; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; four sisters; and two brothers. Dale was preceded in death by his son, Larry Ware; his son-in-law, Michael “Mic” Gagne; his parents, C.T. and Blanche Ware; and two sisters, Echo Mackechnie and Georgia Corbin. Dale will be remembered for his love of life, people and his sense of humor. He will be truly missed. Graveside Services will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. at Pioneer Memorial Gardens, Moses Lake, WA. Arrangements are in the care of Kayser’s Chapel of Memories in Moses Lake. You may sign the guest book or leave a message for the family at www.kayserschapel.com.

Source: Wenatchee World, The (WA) – Thursday, April 23, 2009

Reggie Zeil Ware Obituary, 2014

Reggie Zeil Ware, age 89, was born May 5, 1924 in Montesano, WA to Wesley and Pearl Ware. He was the eldest of seven. He was a long time resident of Machias, WA where he and his wife of 65 years Dolores, lived and raised their family. On January 5, 2014 he was called home to Jesus. He leaves behind brother, Ron Ware of Bellingham, WA, sister, Faith Haack of Centralia, WA; son, Douglas Ware of Phoenix, AZ; daughter, Julie Allen of Benton City, WA; grandson, Kelly Allen and his wife, Michelle Allen of Hermiston, OR; granddaughter, Brooke Zueger and her husband, Blake Zueger of Lake Stevens, WA; and great-grandchildren, Hunter and Ryan Allen of Hermiston, OR. He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Dolores Mae Ware (Bunney). Reggie proudly served in the United States Army during WWII. He was the personal escort for Dwight D. Eisenhower in which Reggie believes was the reason he survived the war, adding this as another way in which God helped protect him during his life. After WWII, Reggie went to college at WWU and obtained a teaching degree. He then taught Mathematics and Mechanical Drawing in the Edmonds School District for over 30 years. He also was a Driver’s Education Instructor for Edmonds Community College after he retired from teaching. Reggie was also a long time member of Machias Community Church and Christian Family Assembly, where he was in charge of the sign board and faithfully put up words of encouragement to everyone who was blessed by them. Reggie loved his family! He spent the better part of his life loving and supporting his children and grandchildren in ways that can’t be measured. He lived his life to honor Christ and wasn’t afraid to share his love for Jesus with everyone he would meet. He is now reunited with his wife Dolores and finally gets to see Jesus. A grave site service will be held on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 11 a.m.at the Machias Cemetery.

Source: Daily Herald, The (Everett, WA) – Saturday, January 11, 2014

Vera M. Ware Obituary, 1998

Vera M. Ware, 83, of Wenatchee, went home to heaven on Thursday, May 7, 1998. She was born Nov. 14, 1914, to Katherine Miessen Bagwell and George W. Bagwell. She graduated from high school in Rochester, Wash., and after graduation went to work in Seattle where she met and married Lincoln F. Haley in May 1934. They were the parents of a daughter and two sons. In the mid-1940s, Vera chose to move back to the Wenatchee Valley. She met Ted C. Ware at Winesap and they were married in Spokane, Jan. 1, 1948. After their marriage they resided at Winesap, their home being the original post office building. Vera was a longtime member of the Entiat Friends Church and was active in many projects, especially mission work both foreign and domestic. She was a gourmet cook and helped to cater many special events at the church. Vera was especially famous for her pies. Vera could always be depended on to “get the job done.” She was a homemaker par excellence, a warm hostess, good neighbor and friend. She was an avid gardener and grew beautiful flowers and organic vegetables which she generously shared. Vera was happiest in her garden. She also did beautiful embroidery, quilting and striking hand-designed Christmas tree ornaments. Vera leaves behind a daughter, Eleanor Haley Jones; a son, James Haley-Ware; five grandsons, Roy, David, Robert and Christopher Jones and William Ware; three granddaughters, Diane Jones Perry, and Hyacinth and Heather Ware; seven great-grandchildren, Brian, Mandy, Tiffany, Alicia, Bryn, Katie and Chelsea; a great-grandson, Dylan; two brothers, Tom Bagwell of Chelan and Ervin Shipman of Port Orchard; special lifelong friends Lud and Nellie Rossmaier of Shelton; many nieces and nephews; and a host of wonderful friends. She was preceded in death by her infant son, Robert William Haley; her husband, Ted C. Ware; seven brothers; and two sisters. Services are under the care of Betts Funeral Service, Wenatchee.

Source:  Wenatchee World, The (WA) – Sunday, May 10, 1998