Death Notices



Katherine E. Michael, 91, a long-time Grandview resident, died Friday, Jan. 6, 2006, at Grandview Health Care.

She was born Dec. 12, 1914 at the family home in Johnson Creek, Idaho, the daughter of Nathan and Mary (Nelson) Gardner. On July 9, 1935 she married Dean O. Michael at Boise, Idaho. They lived in Zillah and Wenatchee before moving to Grandview in 1959.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dean, in 1965. She is survived by one niece, Carolyn Kelso of Eagle, Idaho.

Inurnment will be held at Grandview Cemetery.

Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Fred Olmstead, 92, of Grandview died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2006.

He was born June 25, 1913 near Iola, Kansas to Fred and Alpha Olmstead, moving to Grandview at the age of 6. He worked more than 40 years at R. E. Powell. He was married for more than 65 years to Madgalene (Perkie) Lindh, who died in 1998.

He is survived by two children, Jane McCombs and Fred Olmstead III; one brother, Donald Olmstead; a sister, Mary Lee Thorpe; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and six-great-great grandchildren.

Services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006, at 1 p.m. at Grandview Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow at Grandview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to United Way or to the Presbyterian Church. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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