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Sandra Marie Whitney Sandra Marie Whitney peacefully passed away September 7, 2021. She was born to Clyde and Alice Fischer of Roslyn, WA on October 22, 1942, in Cle Elum, WA. Sandra attended Roslyn Elementary School and graduated from Cle Elum High School in 1960. She married Jack R. Hanson a few years later and moved to Oakridge, OR. Sandra loved being in the forested area of Oregon. Later in life, she married Charles Whitney and moved back to Roslyn for retirement. Cribbage, crossword puzzles, and word searches were her favorite spare time activities. Every year, she, and her husband would can fruit and make jelly. Collecting and reading cookbooks was a favorite pastime. This couple would spend summers going to Salmon La Sac and Fortune Creek. She loved to be in the outdoors admiring nature and the wild animals. She loved to have the deer and elk wandering through her back yard while admiring them from the kitchen window. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Roslyn but was unable to attend much due to poor health. Being a dialysis patient for 13 years was a medical challenge, but she bravely dealt with it. Sandra was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; parents, Clyde F. Fischer and Alice L. Fischer; brothers, Frank Jerome and Phillip Paul; and sister, Christina Louise Dimmick. She is survived by her daughter, Ann Marie Budinich and her husband David; brother, Frederick Fischer; sister, Priscilla Parmentier and her husband Don; granddaughter, Nicole McKnight; twin great granddaughters, Madison and Skyler, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral Services will be Friday, September 17, 2021, at 11:00am at the Immaculate Conception Church in Roslyn, WA. Burial will be at the Roslyn Memorial Gardens Cemetery. A gathering for friends and family will be held at Sandra's home after the funeral. Brookside Funeral Home is caring for the family. Memories and condolences can be shared at www.brooksidefuneral.com .

Patsy Irene Gust June 23, 1941 - July 30, 2021 Pasty Irene Gust, 80, passed away July 30, 2021. Patsy was born in Toppenish Wash to Vernon and Hazel Ransdell. Pasty's father died when she was very young and Her Mother married Larry (Dutch) Owen. Patsy grew up in the lower valley attending elementary school and High School. Patsy talked about working in the asparagus fields and Hop fields while growing up. Pasty was loved throughout the community where she worked a variety of jobs and knew everyone. Patsy married Ray Oversby in 1962, where they had 3 children, Steve, Timmy and Kristy. Patsy and Ray divorced after 25 years of marriage. Patsy married Charles Gust and they were married until his death. Pasty moved back her house on S. Sprague St. Where she passed, with family and friends around her. Patsy is survived by sister Donna Ransdell. Brothers Larry and Jack Owen. Son's Steve (Penny) Oversby, Timmy Oversby. Daughter Kristy (Jennifer) Oversby-Thompson. Grandchildren Andrew (Heather), Brooke (Allyn), Brandon (Jessica), Tyler, Zach, Nicholas, Davianna. Great grandchildren Daisy, Kolby and Bailey. Raliegh, Olivia and Carter. Patsy had a Passion for people, Casino and being with family. She will be greatly missed. A celebration of Life Potluck will be at The Gold Buckle Club on 9/18/2021 from 1p.m to 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Legion 1101 Craig Ave., Ellensburg and Hospice Friends 302 E 2nd Ave., Ellensburg, WA 98926. Online condolences may be left at www.brooksidefuneral.com . Brookside Funeral Home is caring for the family.

David L. Soderstrom David Lee Soderstrom, 77, lifetime Upper County resident, passed away at his home on Monday, August 30, 2021. In keeping with his wishes, he will be laid to rest in a private family ceremony in Roslyn. David was born on October 3, 1943 in Cle Elum to Carl & Dora (Graybeal) Soderstrom. He grew up in Easton and graduated from Cle Elum High School in 1962 where he excelled in football and tennis. While in high school, David worked nights for the Washington DOT as a radio operator at the Ellensburg shop and weekends at the fish hatchery in Easton. Following graduation, David worked in the winters for the DOT and summers for Cresto-Lanphere, Inc. as a heavy equipment operator. He eventually went full time with the DOT and continued to work as an equipment operator until his retirement in 2008. David met Patricia Cusworth at a dance in high school and they instantly became sweethearts. They married on December 12, 1960 and made their permanent home in Roslyn in 1964. In retirement, David and Pat enjoyed traveling, especially to Disneyland, sometimes taking many trips there in the same year with their children, grandchildren and friends. On their 52nd anniversary - aptly 12/12/12 - David and Pat had the privilege of meeting Dick Van Dyke. They visited with him for over an hour - it was the highlight of the trip! When not visiting Disneyland, it wasn't uncommon for David and Pat to take a drive for lunch in far off destinations from home including Portland, Wenatchee or Moses Lake. David was a 30 year member of the Roslyn Volunteer Fire Department as well as the Eagles. He is survived by his wife, Pat, at the family home in Roslyn; sons Norm (Lisa) Soderstrom of Cle Elum, Mark (Veronica) Soderstrom of Cle Elum and Duane Soderstrom of Spokane; grandchildren Tim, Amanda, Virginia, Krystyne, Felica, Dani and Shannon as well as great-grandchildren Aiden, Leo and Esme. He was preceded in death by his son David Harry "Davy" Soderstrom, his step-sister Evelyn Turner as well as his parents. Memorial contributions in David's honor are suggested to the Seattle Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 5371, Seattle, WA 98145-5005 or online at www.seattlechildrens.org/giving/ Johnston & Williams Funeral Home and Crematory of Cle Elum has been entrusted with caring for David and his family. Online condolences may be left at www.johnston-williams.com

Tammy Marie (Bruketta) Johnson Tammy Marie (Bruketta) Johnson passed away Thursday, August 26 at her home in Moses Lake, after a courageous year and a half battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family. Tammy was born to Willa Lou Bruketta on January 28, 1964, in Yakima, WA. She attended elementary school in Ellensburg. She moved to Moses Lake when her mother took a job as an x-ray technician there. She attended Chief Moses Jr. High and graduated from Moses Lake High School in 1982. After high school, she attended Big Bend Community College. She graduated in 1985 with an associate degree in Arts & Sciences. Shortly after graduation, she met the love of her life, Randy Johnson. They were married on June 10, 1989. Over the years, she worked at Lake Auto Parts, Larsen, Tracy & Ries Law Office, South Campus Athletic Club, Berry's Fashion & Gifts, Pioneer Dental Center, and Horizon Credit Union. After leaving the credit union, she decided she would like to update her degree and went back to BBCC, earning an Accounting Tech degree. She then went to work at Million Air in Moses Lake as office manager. She left there and was hired in 2018 as the District Secretary for Grant County Fire District #5, where she worked until her passing. Tammy loved camping and being in the outdoors. She enjoyed doing craft projects and needlepoint. She liked to play golf, and even though she or Randy either one was very good at it, she always enjoyed telling people about these two fairly spectacular shots she had made, even though she would also admit that they were both mostly luck. Over the years, she amassed an extensive collection of Cherished Teddy figurines, which she loved displaying all over the house. She loved her Seattle Mariners and her cats-despite being allergic to them...minor detail. In her school days, she was "Mother Hen" to her close friends, and they were her "Chickadees". It made her so happy that she was able to reconnect with several of those Chickadees in recent weeks. Tammy was definitely a people person. She would always look for the good in people, even though it was difficult in some cases. That positive attitude always prevailed. Tammy was a member of Epsilon Sigma Alpha for 35 years. She loved her ESA sisters, and the charitable work she got to do. She held several state offices in her time with ESA, including treasurer for several years. In 2009, she was elected state president. She enjoyed the meetings and conventions that allowed her to travel all over the state, and even more, the lifelong friends she made in ESA. To know Tammy was to love her. The room seemed to light up when she walked in. Without fail, the first thing people remember about Tammy is her infectious laugh, and her constant, beautiful smile. It was very common for someone to tell her "Oh, we knew you were here somewhere…we heard you laughing a while ago!" She also had the amazing ability to keep that smile, and her trademark positive attitude as her world started to crumble around her. When she found out that her condition was terminal, her focus immediately shifted to her friends and family. She wanted to make sure that everyone else was going to be OK when she was gone. She was more worried about the "burden" she thought she was putting on Randy and her friends and family than everything she was going through. She immediately started assigning certain Cherished Teddy figurines and jewelry items to people that they reminded her of. She wanted to make sure they had something to remember her by. She obviously did not realize that she was probably the most unforgettable person that these people had ever known. And still, that smile…even as her body was giving out on her, and she was becoming weaker and more frail, there was always that smile and her amazing positive attitude through it all. Even in her last days, she would constantly reassure Randy and the friends and family that came to visit her that "everything is going to be OK". Tammy is survived by her loving husband Randy, Sisters-in-law Wendy Erickson and Darla Hubbard, her very special friend Daphne Thomas, who she considered a sister. Uncles Gaylord, and Tony Bruketta, Uncle Dave Rupert, Aunts Margaret Campbell, Joellen Stradley, Barb Rupert and Cindy Tamez. She also leaves behind several cousins, including Deanne Cunningham, who she was very close with, and her husband John. She is also survived by her very special niece and nephew, Audrey Solomon and Cameron Hubbard. She loved them both very much. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, her mother, Willa Lou Bruketta, Randy's parents Vern and Charlotte Johnson, who absolutely adored her, her Uncles Dale Campbell and Bill Bruketta, and brother-in-law Johnny Johnson. A memorial service will be held at the Moses Lake Presbyterian Church, 1142 W. Ivy Street at 2:00 pm on Friday, September 10. Refreshments will be served following the service. It was Tammy's wish that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her name to , or the Columbia Basin Cancer Foundation in Moses Lake. Our sweet, sweet, beautiful angel has finally gotten her wings. She and her mom will have some catching up to do…

Geraldine "Jerry" Bennett Geraldine "Jerry" Bennett, 88, lifetime Ellensburg resident, passed away at Hearthstone Cottage on Thursday, August 26, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. Viewing for family and friends will be from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at Johnston & Williams Funeral Home in Ellensburg. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at the IOOF Cemetery in Ellensburg. Jerry was born on May 1, 1933 in Ellensburg, Washington to Ervan & Margaret (McKenzie) Harrel. She grew up in Thorp and attended school there, graduating from Thorp High School in 1951. She married her high school sweetheart, Hugh Bennett, on June 15, 1951 and they made their home briefly on the farm in the Thorp area before moving into Ellensburg in 1952. Jerry worked as a bookkeeper, teller and loan assistant for Rainier Bank for 18 years before retiring. In retirement, Jerry and Hugh enjoyed traveling on their motorcycle, visiting Canada, Tennessee and most of the southern United States. As Jerry would say "We went wherever we took a notion." She enjoyed gardening, sewing and spent a lot of time caring for many children over the years. Jerry is survived by her sisters Erva (Steve) Hatfield and Irene (App) Legg of Ellensburg; grandson Shane and granddaughter Angel; two great-grandchildren; daughters-in-law Denice Bennett and Sherry Benedetti as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Hugh, her son Robert and her son Alan (who passed away on June 27, 2021) as well as her sister Marjorie West. The family wishes to express special thanks to Kelly Kastning-Moe for the loving care she provided Jerry while she was undergoing cancer treatments in Seattle. Gratitude is also due to the cancer team at the UW Medical Center, Dr. Jamin Feng and to the staff and nurses of both Hearthstone Cottage and KVH Hospice who were all exceptional with their care. Memorial contributions are suggested to KVH Hospice, 1506 E. Radio Road or to The Gretchen Weller Foundation, PO Box 1762, both in Ellensburg. Johnston & Williams Funeral Home and Crematory of Ellensburg has been entrusted with caring for Jerry and her family. Online condolences may be left at www.johnston-williams.com