Etta Fern Preugschat, 68, of Waterville, WA, passed away November 24, 2021, at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee, WA, surrounded by her family. Etta was born January 17, 1953, to Albert "Obbie" Preugschat and Mary Ellen (Feeney) Preugschat at St. Anthony's Hospital in Wenatchee. She attended Waterville Schools and graduated, in 1971. While in school, she was active in 4-H and Pep Club. Etta developed a love of horses while growing up on the family farm north of Waterville, starting with Trigger, her favorite. Etta was confirmed at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Waterville. After graduating high school, Etta began working at Orondo Fruit Shippers, until starting her 30 year career at Douglas County Assessors Office. She became the first female Appraiser for Douglas County and retired, in 2012.