Ralph Pheasant Ralph William Pheasant, 72, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at Central Washington Hospital of heart failure. He had resided in Ephrata since 2007. He was born in Okanogan WA on April 24, 1940, and graduated from Tonasket WA in 1959. After graduation he joined the Marine Corps and enjoyed serving the country that he loved. In May 1961 he married Judith Cathey. Ralph and Judith returned to the family orchard in Tonasket after an honorable discharge from the military and had two children. In 1974 Ralph began a 37 year career in trucking for Puget Sound Trucking Companies. He retired in 2004. Ralph is survived by his children, son Robert Pheasant of Auburn WA, daughter Cathey and husband Cory Cardwell of Eugene OR, and two grandchildren Daniel and Holly Cardwell; two brothers, Tom and Allan Pheasant. He was preceded in death by his parents Edward and Eleanor Pheasant, his brother George Pheasant and sister in law Jackie. There will be a graveside service at 1:30pm on Friday, March 29, 2013 at Valley View Memorial Park in Soap Lake, WA. Please express your thoughts and memories for the family at www.nicolesfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Olympian on Mar. 29, 2013