A4 Friday, August 1, 2014 The Wenatchee World North Central Washington Washington farm, orchard laborers stuck at border Death Notices Backlog of two-day visa requests for legal workers taking up to two weeks to fulfill PATRICIA THERESA CREGER The Spokesman-Review rules for advertising the jobs, recruiting and payment. Central Washington Since 2007, however, the orchards, which have number of H2A workers has battled smoke and ﬂames grown by at least 25 percent from July’s wildﬁres, may a year as farmers are able to have a new problem to hire reliable, experienced contend with in August as temporary employees and the apple harvest starts. workers can make as much Legal workers from Mexico in one month in the United who are needed to pick States as they make in a year apples and pears might be in their home country, he said. blocked or delayed at the Typically, the association border because of problems has the recruited workers with the State Department’s arrive at a border crossing like computerized visa system. Tijuana on a Monday morning More than a dozen workers to present identiﬁcation and destined for Washington ﬁle their paperwork, which farms and orchards are the State Department checks. currently stuck on the other By Tuesday afternoon, the side of the border. A process checks are complete and the that normally takes two days workers are ferried to the currently can take two weeks, border crossing, where there’s a state department spokesa second check before they’re woman said. cleared to enter the United Nicole Thompson, the States. They get in a waiting spokeswoman, said problems bus supplied by the employer began early in July, and there’s and make the trip north. They no estimate yet on when they are paid from the time they will be ﬁxed. “We are deﬁnite- leave their homes. ly making progress,” she said, Some of the association’s although the backlog for visa recruited workers who arrived requests continues to grow. on July 7 were told there was The problem for the a problem and only 15 of 40 workers who want to come workers could get visas on to the country legally and the July 8. The remainder didn’t farms that need them could get visas until two days later. explode this month. The following week, there “I’ve got more than 1,000 were more delays. This week, workers scheduled to come 16 workers have been stuck at in the ﬁrst three weeks of the border unable to cross. August,” said Dan Fazio, Initially the association was director of the Washington told the delay was a result Farm Labor Association, of the humanitarian crisis which helps farms and involving unaccompanied orchards connect with minors crossing the border eligible workers in Mexico illegally, Fazio said. Later, and other foreign countries. the delays were attributed to “The system is broken.” computer problems. The workers are trying to Thompson said the delays come to the United States have “absolutely nothing legally with an H2A visa, to do” with the unaccomwhich allows them to work panied minors, who are temporarily at jobs that crossing illegally and without no American wants. The visas. Early in the month the program, created by the 1986 department began having immigration law, is cumberproblems with its computer some, Fazio said, and was system, known as CCD, that unpopular with Washington issues visas. The system farmers until the middle of is old and was due for an the last decade because of update, but the new software 1 PM Bloomsday by Steven Dietz 7 PM The Change Room by Carly Mensch that was installed has trouble working with the database. “We’ve never had a problem like this before,” she said. The department is giving priority to visas for permanent immigration, adoptions and people from countries like Afghanistan who previously worked for the U.S. government, Thompson said. It is issuing other visas for emergencies on a case-by-case basis. One reported beneﬁciary of such emergency treatment was Daniel Radcliffe, the British actor who played There are so many benefits to pre-arranging a funeral. Financial • Reduced Survivor Burden • Peace of Mind 662-1561 E.G. Butch Manry Writer’s Workshops Icicle Creek Center for the Arts proudly offers workshops by two of America’s premier stage and screen writers as part of The Icicle Creek New Play Festival 2014. Friday, August 15, 2014 Carly Mensch — writer and producer for the TV series, Nurse Jackie and Weeds and plays including Now Circa Then and All Hail Hurricane Gordo. Saturday, August 16, 2014 Steven Dietz — prolific playwright of some of the most produced plays in America including Still Life with Iris, and with many playwriting awards and commissions to his credit. To register, call (509) 548-6347 7409 ICICLE ROAD, LEAVENWORTH Patricia Theresa Creger, 74, of East Wenatchee, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Arrangements are by Telford’s Chapel of the Valley, East Wenatchee. wenatcheeworld.com Mailed in state: $19 Mailed out of state: $21 Published daily except Monday, Saturday and Christmas by The World Publishing Co., 14 N. Mission St., Wenatchee, WA 98801. Periodical postage paid at Wenatchee, WA. (USPS 674-340) POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Wenatchee World, Circulation Department, P.O. Box 1511, Wenatchee, WA 98807. The World is a member of Certified Audit of Circulation. The Wenatchee World uses recycled newsprint and soy ink. Visit wenatcheeworld.com to view tributes & sign guestbooks online. B. (Bonnie) Morgyn Taylor January 29, 1925 ~ July 25, 2014 August 9, 1951 ~ July 9, 2014 E.G. “Butch” Manry left this earth on July 25, 2014, to be with his loving wife of 67 years and into the loving arms of their savior, our Lord Jesus Christ. Butch was born on January 29, 1925, in Salem, AR to Fred and Lula Manry. He had one sister, Eula May, and one brother, Bob. He finished high school in Arkansas. Then, in 1941, moved to Washington with his family. In 1943, he enlisted in the United States Navy and finished basic training in Farragut, ID. After that, he went to Palo Alto, CA for advanced training and then to the Admiralty Islands, where he served until 1946. In 1945, Butch went home on leave and met and married the love of his life, Geneva Copeland, to whom he was married for 67 years, until her passing in August, 2013. He spent some time on a ship in Discovery Bay, then Pier 91 in Seattle, before being honorably discharged in 1946. After being discharged, Butch and his wife came back to Wenatchee to start a family. He worked on Rock Island Dam, then Bennit’s Garage, before owning and operating Doneen Garage and Parking. He then went to work for Joe Welty Ford as the Sales Manager until he retired in 1985, to spend time with his wife, who had medical problems. When he retired, he and his wife leased out their home for a year, purchased a travel trailer and went to Florida. Along the way, they made many special stops to visit old friends and family. Butch loved to play golf and for many years played with three special golf buddies, who sadly all preceded him in death; he continued to play until he physically could no longer do so. Butch also loved to fish and bird hunt. Many times he would get up early in the morning and go fishing, and still be back in time for Sunday service. Butch was a member of Wenatchee Valley Baptist Church for 50 years. He served as a Deacon of the church for 35 years, and Church Treasurer for 25. He was also a Sunday School Director, Teacher, and did other ministries during his membership. Butch also served a four year term on the Executive Board of the Northwest Baptist Convention. Butch was a devout Christian, a caring loving husband, a wonderful father and a terrific friend. He will be missed by all, but we know that he is truly in a better place. He is now pain free, and happy in the arms of his loving wife and our Lord Jesus Christ. Butch is survived by three children, Gloria Osborn of Wenatchee, WA, Patsy Vail of Oak Harbor, WA, and Randy Manry of Wenatchee, WA; ten grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death is his sister, Eula May Kelly; and his parents, Fred and Lula Manry. A Committal Service for Butch will be held Monday, August 4, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at the Wenatchee City Cemetery Mausoleum. There will be a time of sharing after at 1636 Meadow Ridge Drive, Wenatchee. Arrangements are by Telford’s Chapel of the Valley, East Wenatchee, WA. B. (Bonnie) Morgyn Taylor, 62, a kind, intelligent, loyal, and beautiful soul, passed away much too soon, on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Morgyn was born on August 9, 1951, and raised in Cashmere, WA, by her mom and dad, Lois and Bill Forte, and her special Gramma, Mabel Taylor. She grew up in her family’s beloved house on the Wenatchee River, a place where she came back to visit many, many times throughout the years. Upon graduating from Cashmere High School in 1969, she moved to Seattle, WA to attend the University of Washington — forever a proud Husky! Soon moving to Los Angeles, CA, she became a respected businesswoman in the field of finance, working 35 years for the same company. Morgyn loved traveling and also spent many happy times on Maui with the Ballinger family. She was an avid theater fan, often going to New York to see the latest production. Morgyn looked forward every year to attending the Monterey Jazz Festival. Christmases were either spent with her family in Cashmere, where Morgyn loved being embraced by both sides of the large Stoltenberg family, or in California with her other family, the Ballinger’s, who also considered her part of their family! She was loved by many. Another favorite holiday in the Taylor-Forte family was Memorial Day. Beginning with Gramma Mabel, then Lois and Bill, Morgyn continued to carry the torch for American Legion Post #64 in Cashmere. Rain or shine, Morgyn would help and/or simply just be there to honor the veterans on Memorial Day at the Cashmere Cemetery. Walking through the flower-decorated cemetery later in the day, tiny American flags waving in the breeze, was a time honored tradition with Morgyn. She was so very proud of her dad, “Big Bill,” who served at Pearl Harbor during WWII. When he was ailing, Morgyn was by his side, loving him and fighting for the best medical care available. When Lois could no longer live on her own, Morgyn was by her side, loving her, and again, searching for the best alternative. She gave devoted attention to her mom and dad, sometimes from afar in California, but also on extended visits to Cashmere. Although extremely independent, Morgyn was fierce in her love and loyalty for those she cared about. And, being forthright (often with wit), she didn’t hesitate to tell you so if need be! Recently, Morgyn came to Wenatchee to be with her mom, Lois, who was ill and who then passed away on May 7, 2014. Still in Cashmere, and not feeling well herself, Morgyn soon received a terminal diagnosis, passing away on July 9, 2014. Her last weeks were spent in Palm Springs, CA at the home of dear friends, John Ballinger and Rod Davis, where she was lovingly cared for during this time. You will be dearly missed Morgyn. Morgyn is remembered by family and friends: Nancy Bruehl, Suzanne Hoskinson, Teri Johnson, Flo Stoltenberg, John Ballinger, Rod Davis, Jan and Ric Evans, Julie Armstrong, Mike Oliphant, Jesus Anaya, and Juan Jimemez, along with many others. Please join us to celebrate, honor, and remember together, the lives of both Morgyn and Lois on Saturday, August 9, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the American Legion Hall in Cashmere. In lieu of flowers, we think Morgyn would appreciate, if you desire, a donation in her name to the American Legion, Revlon Breast Cancer Foundation, or a local non-profit that helps women recover from violence. April 18, 1975 ~ July 29, 2014 • NEW! • Lobby hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Circulation phone hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Call: 663-5161 or 1-800-572-4433 Fax: 662-5413 Classified: 661-1111 Newsroom: 665-1164 IN MEMORIAM Douglas Roy Winberg Be the first to hear these plays! Tickets – $12 each or $20 for both plays. On sale now at Icicle.org or call (509) 548-6347. Harry Potter, who was delayed for a day in Toronto on his way to Los Angeles for Comic-Con. Thompson said she couldn’t comment on any individual visa case. Douglas Roy Winberg, of Moscow, ID, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at his home. He was 39 years old. Doug was born April 18, 1975, in Seattle, WA to Rhea Mann Winberg and Robert John Winberg. He grew up in Edmonds, WA, graduated from Edmonds-Woodway High School in 1994, and went on to attend Edmonds Community College and Spokane Falls Community College. In 2006, Doug accepted a position at the University of Idaho as Instrumentation Supervisor in the Chemistry Department. On January 7, 2012, at Meadowinds, he married his loving and devoted wife, Nancy Cheadle, of East Wenatchee, WA. Doug had a great sense of humor and an infectious smile. He enjoyed fixing electronics and had a collection of vintage radios and rotary dial telephones. He loved living in the Palouse area and could often be found riding his bike and hiking with his family, or hunting treasures at yard sales and thrift stores. He is also known for his scrumptious grilled plank salmon. Doug is survived by his loving wife, Nancy; his one year old son, Daniel Paul; his mother, Rhea; brother, Jeffrey J. Winberg of Mount Vernon, WA; nephew, J.J. Winberg; sister, April M. Miklautsch (Dietrich) of Sammamish, WA; and nephews, Landon, Kyler and Trey Miklautsch. Doug is also survived by a large extended family of aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, neighbors, co-workers, and friends, especially his very dear friend, Frank Ramirez. Doug was preceded in death by his father in 1992. A private Burial was held at Moscow Cemetery on Friday, August 1, 2014. The family asks that you join them at the Moscow Church of the Nazarene on Saturday, August 2, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. for a Celebration of Doug’s Life, followed by a reception in the Fellowship Hall. There will also be an additional Celebration of Life held at a later date in the Puget Sound area, details to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption or PATH Foster Care Program. Arrangements with Short’s Funeral Chapel, Moscow and online condolences may be sent to www.shortsfuneralchapel.net. George Robert Bob Siebert February 15, 1938 ~ July 23, 2014 George Robert “Bob” Siebert, 76, longtime Quincy, WA resident, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Avalon Care Center in Othello, WA. Bob was born February 15, 1938, in Jamestown, ND to Martha (Braasch) and George Siebert. Bob is survived by his wife, Patricia (Smith) SiebertofQuincy, WA; sister,EileenAipperspach of Jamestown, ND; son, Kieth (Jody) Siebert of Quincy, WA; step-children, Betty (George) Garcia of Burlington, WA, Karl Baughman of Quincy, WA, Robin (Tim) Throne of Lake Stevens, WA and Kent Baughman of Quincy, WA; 15 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents; seven siblings; stepdaughter, Cindy Garcia of Quincy, WA; and two great-granddaughters, Josefina Garcia and McKenzie Baughman. Bob’s family will celebrate his life during a private gathering at a later date in Quincy, WA. Please share your memories of Bob and sign his online guest register at www.carverfamilyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements in care of Carver Family Funeral Home, Moses Lake, WA. MEMORIAL POLICY (Paid Notices) Memorials provide a personal way to commemorate a loved one’s life. Memorials in The Wenatchee World are paid notices. For pricing, call 661-6373 or email [email protected] Full color photos are also available. The advertising department will accept written memorials until 3:00 p.m. the day prior to publication except Saturdays. The Wenatchee World understands that the passing of a loved one can reprepresent a busy and stressful time for those who are involved in making final arrangements. Assistance in writing a memorial is available from your funeral director or from The Wenatchee World. For more information about memorials, please call 661-6373. 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