Ball & Dodd Funeral Home

Founded in 1938 by brothers Howard and Elwood Ball, Ball & Dodd Funeral Home has provided the highest level of professionalism and integrity to the families we serve. Our beautiful facility offers families a comforting environment with modern architecture, exceptional service and a highly professional and caring staff.

As a proud member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery providers, we are devoted to a standard of service that is 100 percent guaranteed. When you choose a Dignity Memorial provider, you not only receive the compassionate care you expect from a locally-operated establishment, but also the value you deserve from the largest and most trusted network of funeral, cremation and memorialization services.

We are located in Northwest Spokane on West Wellesley Ave. near the entrance to Fairmount Memorial Park and the Spokane Veterans Medical Center. Please contact us if you need immediate assistance, or if you would like more information about our services.


Our Obituaries

Dianna Lynn Abrahamson

January 20, 1953 - May 21, 2017

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Terry Lee Shreves

January 29, 1963 - May 20, 2017

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Edward Gene Johnson

February 4, 1928 - May 15, 2017

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Sharon Kay Roberts

March 12, 1945 - May 7, 2017

Sharon Kay (Wilson) Roberts (Age 72) Sharon, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many entered the Heavenly realm on May 7th, 2017, surrounded by her immediate family and many friends. Sharon was born in Spokane in March, 1945, to Carl and Alice Wilson while her father was piloting B-17 bombers in England in the closing days of World War II. She was raised in the West Central...
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Amanda Rose McCorkle

January 19, 1995 - May 6, 2017

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Alice Marie Salazar

July 13, 1937 - May 1, 2017

Alice Marie Salazar (age 79)Alice was born July 13, 1937 in Gardner, Colorado to Consolasoin and Mary Castro. She grew up with her 3 brothers (Sam, Zackary, Manual) and her 3 sisters (Cordy, Ofelia, and her twin Anna). Alice and her family lived in Pueblo, Colorado where she attend Central High School and graduation 1955. After high school Alice work in the hospital with her sister Anna as a...
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Darline Virginia Burnette

March 4, 1923 - May 1, 2017

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Bettie Lou Egland

October 20, 1927 - April 26, 2017

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Petr Stepanovich Mayerchuk

February 8, 1929 - April 25, 2017

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Charles Henry Nichols

March 18, 1938 - April 22, 2017

Charles "Chuck" H. Nichols, 79, of Spokane, Washington, passed away April 22, 2017. He was born in Spokane, Washington on March 18th, 1938. Chuck graduated from Rogers High School. He was married to Janet Arlene Nichols on July 29th, 1979. Chuck worked as a Remelter for Kaiser Aluminum Trentwood, and was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene. Chuck is survived by Christine and Michael Eads...
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Randal Alan South

April 4, 1950 - April 21, 2017

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Robert Lee Brown

February 28, 1927 - April 19, 2017

Robert Lee Brown, age 90, was born February 28, 1927 in Brookside, Alabama. He was raised by his Grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. John Chandler, both of whom preceded him in death. Robert accepted Christ at an early age. He was affectionately known to all as "Uncle Bob." He attended Brookside School in Alabama.At the age of 16 Robert moved to Vancouver, Washington, to live with his sister, Marie...
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LaVon Frazier Bucher

January 6, 1929 - April 19, 2017

LaVon Frazier BucherLaVon was born January 6, 1929 on a farm south of Wallace, Kansas to Rees and Marie (Wiley) Frazier. She came into a country soon reeling from the "Great Depression" (1929-1931) and a place soon decimated by drought. (Dust Bowl - 1930-1940)LaVon was a beloved addition to a large, extended family: parents, "Great" and "Grand" parents and innumerable Frazier-Wiley-Mendenhall...
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Debra Kay Ellsworth

December 9, 1954 - April 19, 2017

Debra Kay EllsworthAge 62Debbie was a lifetime Spokane resident. She passed away on April 19, 2017. Debbie was born in 1954 to Dale Klump and Ginger Strong. She married in April 1976. She and her husband, Larry, had three daughters, and they later divorced in 2005. She worked hard to support her family. Debbie's first job was at Burger Basket then she worked in their convenience store. She spent...
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Dorothy Evelyn Hoyt

June 5, 1923 - April 18, 2017

Dorothy Evelyn HoytAge - 93Dorothy Hoyt entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior, April 18, 2017. She was born to Howard and Violet (Olson) Cox in Spokane, WA and lived in Spokane County her entire life. Dorothy was a member of the Green Acres Christian Fellowship for over 60 years and was active with her husband in union local 690. She is survived by 2 daughters, Darlene (Richard)...
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Violet Wilma Shaver

July 2, 1924 - April 17, 2017

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Veralee Jones

April 1, 1921 - April 7, 2017

Veralee Jones passed away peacefully in God's arms on April 7, 2017 in Spokane, Washington. She was born in Alva, Oklahoma and was raised by her parents Homer and Ruby (Murley) Elliott. Veralee graduated from Oklahoma A. and M. with a degree in Education and Music. She was a member of the Pi Beta Phi Sorority, selected as the official first Sweetheart of Sigma Chi and recorded piano...
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Wilma Justesen Ross

October 23, 1923 - April 4, 2017

Wilma J. Ross, wife of Donald M. Ross, passed away peacefully in her sleep April 4, 2017 at Hospice House of Spokane. She is survived by two of her daughters, Dana L'Wood, Santa Cruz, CA and Teresa Turpin, Spokane, WA. Oldest daughter Jeanne Ryan, deceased. Wilma was born in Carey, ID, where she moved on to Bremerton, WA to work in the shipyards in Bremerton, WA. Her family fondly referred to her...
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Irene Winona Gresham

July 9, 1927 - April 4, 2017

IRENE WINONA (SPIESS) GRESHAMIrene Gresham fell asleep and slipped away to be with the angels on the morning of April 4, 2017.She was born Irene Winona Spiess on July 9, 1927 to John Hans and Minnie Helen (Holmgren) Spiess in Maymont, Saskatchewan. When she was ten she moved with her family to north Spokane area, and finally settled in Hillyard where her dad worked on the railroad. Irene...
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Gary George Flowers

September 15, 1946 - April 2, 2017

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Sheila Ann Chase

May 19, 1952 - March 28, 2017

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Steven Jay Wedel

June 6, 1954 - March 28, 2017

Steven J. Wedel (Age 62)Steve was born in Billings, on June 6, 1954 to Harold and Helen Wedel and was called to join the Lord on March 28, 2017. He grew up in Livingston, MT, the youngest of three children. He was active in high school where he participated in all sports, choir, and school musicals. In 1977 he graduated from Montana State University with a BS in Botany. He participated on the...
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Patricia Lee Fitch

August 18, 1930 - March 24, 2017

Patricia Lee Fitch peacefully passed away on March 24, 2017. Pat was born in 1930 in Freewater, OR. to Orville Tedwell and Iva Mae Burlingame. She graduated high school in Santa Cruz, CA. in 1948. Married in 1951 to Robert L. Isbelle, they had three children; Karen, Robert and Iva Mae. She was employed as a clerk for Safeway on Mission and Hamilton for many years. She was widowed in 1973. Married...
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Duane Edward Crisp

September 11, 1934 - March 24, 2017

Duane Edward Crisp SrAge - 82On March 24, 2017 Duane E. Crisp Sr. passed away peacefully into the arms of our lord, surrounded by his family. Duane was born on September 11, 1934 to Donald and Ruby Crisp (Isbelle) in Spokane WA. Duane was the oldest of four children who all survive him Richard (Dick) Crisp, Warren Crisp and Betty Hurst (Crisp). Duane met and married Janice Crisp (Kramer) in May...
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Ronald Ray Funke SJ

April 7, 1933 - March 21, 2017

Rev. Ronald Ray Funke SJ. (April 7, 1933 - March 21, 2017)Fr. Ron Funke, SJ, died March 21, 2017 at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, CA. He was 83. Teacher, hospital chaplain, parish priest, and sacramental minister, Ron's upbeat approach and deep commitment to service have made him a treasured presence in many lives.Ron was born on April 7, 1933, in Orofino, Idaho, to Elma Wilma ...
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Lonnie Edward Larson

January 15, 1944 - March 21, 2017

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Eleanor Arlene Rausch

June 12, 1925 - March 21, 2017

Eleanor A RauschEleanor went to be with her Lord and Savior, March 2017 in Spokane, WA at the age of 91. She was born to Henry and Elsie Winkelman in 1935, in Winnetoon, Nebraska. She and her family moved to the Chewelah area in 1935 and later to Spokane in 1963. Eleanor is survived by her 2 sons, Leonard (Debbie) Rausch, Dennis (Cheri) Rausch; daughter, Sharon (Lynne Miller) Rausch; her...
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James Manuel Abrahamson

June 12, 1945 - March 20, 2017

James Manuel Abrahamson "Hips" age 71, began his journey on March 20, 2017 in Spokane, WA. He was the son born to his mother, Julia Abrahamson. He was raised throughout his younger years on the Kalispel Indian Reservation. He moved to Spokane, WA and attended high school at Shadle Park. At the age of 17, he went into the US Army and learned to be a mechanic on helicopters. Most of his life he was...
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Chad Allen Hayes

August 3, 1986 - March 18, 2017

Our Dearly Beloved Chad was taken from us to join his Dad in heaven, on March 17, 2017. He was born to Dennis Allen and Shelly Hayes on August 3, 1986, in White Salmon, WA. He went to grade school and high school in White Salmon, WA. He lived in the Columbia Gorge area until March 2016. Then he moved up to the Spokane Indian Reservation, to live with his grandmother, Delores Allen and his cousin,...
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Joyce Fern Davis

June 23, 1931 - March 15, 2017

Joyce Fern Davis, 85, of Airway Heights, passed away March 15, 2017. She was born in Atchinson, Kansas on June 23, 1931. Joyce graduated from Medical Lake High School and received her Nursing Degree from Spokane Community College. She was married to Robert Vern Davis, deceased.Joyce has a career in Nursing for over 50 years. She was a member of The American Nurses Association and had a passion...
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Charlotte LaVerne Werner

February 12, 1917 - March 9, 2017

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Lorene Caroline Worden

July 21, 1920 - March 6, 2017

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Alma Bee Case

December 16, 1928 - March 4, 2017

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Caiden James Henry

May 3, 2016 - February 26, 2017

Caiden James Henry(Age 9 months)Our hearts are broken as Caiden was taken from us tragically on February 26, 2017. Caiden is survived by his mother: Crystal Henry; Grandmothers: Diane Henry, Kathy Luft and Erina Smith; sister: Alexcia Dobson; daddy: Harley Dobson; father: Dalen Smith; godmother: Maria Mitma; godsisters: Alyssia Mitma and Colia Mitma; aunts: Elizabeth Faulhaber and Kitara Johnson;...
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Danice Clovita Tucker

April 2, 1931 - February 26, 2017

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Myrtle Ellen Cook

October 12, 1934 - February 26, 2017

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Delmer Wesley Forester

June 13, 1927 - February 20, 2017

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William Lionel Anderson

August 5, 1931 - February 20, 2017

Bill was born in Glasgow, Scotland to Thomas and Janet Anderson. He often told stories of spending summer vacations with his parents and sister Jeanette in Dunoon and Rothesay, Scotland. Soon he joined the Royal Air Force and served for three years. During this time he had the opportunity to discover his life long passion for road bike cycling and this passion was fueled during these years. ...
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Marie Josephine Gorman

December 9, 1922 - February 19, 2017

Marie J. Gorman (Age 94)Our dear mother and grandmother passed away Sunday, February 19, 2017 in Spokane, WA. Marie was born on December 9, 1922 in Oakesdale, Washington to Clarence and Dena Mae Green. She lived most of her life in Spokane Valley, as a housewife and mother. She enjoyed working in her garden, reading, being a mom, and spending time at Seven Bays where she and her husband, Jack,...
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Charles E. Schmitz

June 29, 1938 - February 18, 2017

Rev. Charles (Chuck) E. Schmitz, S.J. died February 18, 2017, at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, California. He was 78 years old. A devoted priest and religious, "Padre Carlos" opened wide his heart to the needs, hopes, dreams, fears, and faith of the Spanish-speaking Peoples of the Northwest. From celebrating the sacraments to championing human and legal rights Fr. Schmitz brought...
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Duane Ardell Satran

December 14, 1934 - February 18, 2017

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Betty Lou Carlisle

April 20, 1928 - February 13, 2017

Betty was born April of 1928 in Flagler, Colorado to George and Fern Baxter. She is survived by her sons, Ray and Mick Philpott; her daughter, Pamela Kiehn; 6 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis O. Carlisle in 2007. A funeral service for Betty will be held at Ball and Dodd Funeral, on Saturday, February 18, 2017...
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James Roy Mount

August 8, 1931 - February 11, 2017

James "Roy" Mount(Age 85)Our loving father, husband, brother and friend James Roy Mount passed away, peacefully February 11, 2017. Roy was born August 8, 1931 in Orrville, Ohio. Roy married Joyce Darlene in Jackson, WY, on January 14, 1956. They were sealed for time and all eternity in the Seattle Temple February 21, 1981. Roy is preceded in death by his wife- Joyce and sons Gary and...
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Lorene Ellen Remmers

August 3, 1915 - February 11, 2017

Lorene Ellen (Rufer) Remmers Age 101Lorene was born August 3, 1915 at Pine City, WA, being the 3rd of 4 children to Flora (Wright) Rufer and Jacob Rufer. Her early years were spent in a logging camp near Hillsburo, Ore. Her father was killed in a logging accident when she was 11; early in life the lessons of hard work were taught. She attended high school in Scapoose for three years, then...
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Lloyd Ervin Lamar

August 25, 1930 - February 10, 2017

"There is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous." Acts 24:15Lloyd E. Lamar of Methow, WA, passed away on February 10, 2017, at age 86.Lloyd originally came from California. He moved to Bridgeport, WA, in 1955. At that time, he went to work for Clint and Marge Lilly, farming. Then, he worked for Maury Fisk at Bridgeport IGA for approximately 15 years. After which,...
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Richard Alan Deshon

July 18, 1947 - February 9, 2017

Our beloved Richard left us on February 9, 2017 for a special place in heaven saved just for him. We will miss him and his kind and gentle ways. Richard was born July of 1947 in Sandpoint, Idaho to Dan and Teresa Deshon. He is survived by his sister, Cheryl Paton; his niece, Polly(Shawn) Maxwell along with their children, Peyton and Madelyn; his niece, Emmy(Trent) Wise along with their children,...
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Lynette Penny Struck

August 12, 1943 - February 5, 2017

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June Meyers Kingsley

July 2, 1921 - February 5, 2017

KINGSLEY, June Meyers(Age 95)June passed away peacefully surrounded by family on February 5, 2017 in Spokane, WA. June is a longtime resident in Spokane, she was blessed to reside the last 6 years at Emilie Ct where she made many new friends. She was born to Francis and Margaret Meyers in Butte, MT in 1921. June graduated from Rogers High School, Spokane Community College and completed her nurses...
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Eric Walter Loer

December 5, 1948 - February 3, 2017

Obituary for Eric Walter Loer, Sr. Eric Walter Loer, Sr., 68, left this world on February 3, 2017 and entered Heaven as he wanted . . . surrounded by his loving family at his home in Spokane, Washington. While those who were lucky enough to have known him are poorer for his parting, we are all infinitely richer for having known him and been a part of his life on this Earth. Eric was...
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Kathileen Diane Capeller

September 6, 1947 - February 3, 2017

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Eleanor Inez Whiting

September 9, 1926 - January 27, 2017

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Forrest Leroy Peters

August 20, 1931 - January 26, 2017

Peters, Forrest (Pete) L.8-20-1931 - 1-26-2017Forrest passed away at 85 after a brief illness. Born to George and Hazel "Giles" Peters in Spokane, WA. The family resided in St. John, Palisades, and Wenatchee, WA. Pete graduated from Wenatchee High and Oregon State University with a BA Degree in Agronomy. He joined the U.S Marine Corp, Korean War Veteran and was in active service for six...
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Vera Lee Maness

June 20, 1925 - January 25, 2017

Vera Lee Maness, age 91, of Spokane, Washington, passed away at Fairwood Nursing Home, January 25th, 2017. She was born in Jackson Tennessee on June 20th, 1925. She was married to James R King Sr. on July 4th, 1944. Vera had a passion for walking. Vera is survived by her children: Janet A Nichols (Charles), Pamela A Lindberg, and James R. King (Marilyn), grandchildren: Angela R, Miki, Andy, and...
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James William Roe

February 18, 1938 - January 21, 2017

James went into the arms of Jesus, January 21, 2017. Jim served in the United States Navy. He is survived by his Wife, Andrea; Son, Scott Roe of CA; Step Daughter, Dori (Guy) Hawks; Grandkids, Body, Jayden (Dale) and Trinity, whom he loved very much. Brothers, Bob Roe, Wilfred Roe both of CA and Raymond Roe of OH; Sister, Ruth Forker of FL. Losing Jim is a great loss to his friends and family. ...
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Betty Jeannine Blew

November 10, 1930 - January 21, 2017

Betty Jeannine (Smith) Blew, age 86, went home to be with her Lord on January 21, 2017, in Spokane, WA, in the presence of her five children. Jeannine could best be described as a gentle soul. She loved unconditionally. The unexpected death of her beloved husband Gerald John Blew (Garry), in 1971 brought hardship and adversity to her and her family. Devout faith in Jesus strengthened and defined...
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Michelle Lynn Armentrout

February 2, 1972 - January 20, 2017

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Leo James Bruce

January 13, 1930 - January 19, 2017

Leo James Bruce, 87 was reunited with his wife in the Kingdom of Heaven on January 19th, 2017 peacefully with his family by his side. He was born on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation in Belcourt, ND on January 13th, 1930 to Joseph and Matilda Bruce whom both have preceded him to Heaven. He was also preceded to Heaven by his two sisters Cecilia Short and Edna Peltier, brother Adolph Bruce and...
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Leo James Bruce

January 13, 1930 - January 19, 2017

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Robert Edward Tatosky

February 3, 1947 - January 19, 2017

Robert Edward Tatosky "Bob" was born February 3, 1947 in Hawthorne, California to Arthur E Tatosky and Thelma G (Hargrave) Pratt. Bob Passed away January 19, 2017 from aggressive kidney cancer. Bob loved his country and proudly served in the US Marine Corp during the Vietnam War. After serving his country, Bob opened 2 auto body repair shops in orange county California. Along with the typical...
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Bernard Lee Langager

November 3, 1931 - January 19, 2017

Langager, Bernard LeeAge 85Ben passed away at home, following an extended illness, on January 19, 2017 in Spokane Valley, WA. He was born to Bennie and Valeta Langager in Minneapolis, MN in 1931 and raised in Hudson, WI, graduating from Hudson High School. Following graduation, Ben served in the United States Air Force, stationed at Fairchild Air Force Base in Airway Heights, WA. He married...
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Clarence Michael Ching

September 18, 1947 - January 19, 2017

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Gloria Lillian Varnam

January 26, 1923 - January 15, 2017

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Lynn Marie Fairbanks

July 21, 1946 - January 14, 2017

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Lois June Olson

June 1, 1930 - January 12, 2017

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Mary Pry

March 6, 1921 - January 11, 2017

Pry, Mary Age 95Mary Pry passed away peacefully Wednesday, January 11th at Hospice House of Spokane. She was born March 6, 1921 in Cudahy, Wisconsin. Her father and mother, George and Mary (Ropicky) Petrina, older brothers George and Paul then made their home in Alaska where her father was a gold miner. Superior, Wyoming was their next home where twin sisters Margaret and Marjorie were born....
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Mary Ann Durand

November 23, 1931 - January 5, 2017

DURAND, Mary Ann(Age 85)Passed peacefully from this life January 05, 2017 in Spokane, WA. She was born on November 23, 1931 to George and Anna (Rosalia) Loan in Spokane, WA. Mary Ann graduated from North Central High School then went on to matriculate from Dental Nurses Training School in San Francisco. For several years she worked as a dental hygienist as well as working for Metropolitan Life...
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Patrick M. Flannigan

January 1, 1941 - January 3, 2017

Bro. Patrick Flannigan, S.J. died January 3, 2017, at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, CA. He was 76 years old. A quiet, effective, and warm man and servant of God, Bro. Pat exuded a deep joy to others in his dedicated work as a helper, guide, counselor, and manager of financial / temporal matters. His charming smile and quick wit brought a spirit of playfulness and ease to people...
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Janet Lee Ayers

August 31, 1941 - January 1, 2017

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Norma Joy Verstelle

August 28, 1928 - December 27, 2016

VERSTELLE, NORMA JOY (88)Norma Joy Verstelle passed away on December 27, 2016 after valiantly fighting many health battles. She was the second oldest daughter of Ben and Dollie Sannes. Born and raised in Sandpoint Idaho she later moved to Spokane with her family. Beloved wife of William "Bill" Verstelle celebrating 67 years of happiness together. They shared a love of the outdoors including...
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John Joseph Navone

October 19, 1930 - December 25, 2016

Rev. John J. Navone, S.J. died December 25, 2016, at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. He was 86 years old. A scholar and teacher in Catholic theology, prodigious writer and editor of several books and articles, and exquisite host; these descriptions only begin to tell the story of this deeply spiritual and gregarious Jesuit priest. Born in Seattle on October 19, 1930, to...
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James Clifford Daniel

August 26, 1920 - December 23, 2016

Daniel, James Clifford(Age 96)Passed away December 23, 2016 in Spokane, WA. He was born August 26, 1920 in Crenshaw County, Alabama. He is survived by 4 children: Dennis (Julie) Daniel and Kenneth (Teresa) Daniel both of Spokane, WA, James Daniel of Newport, WA, David (Rosemary) Daniel of Metaline Falls, WA, and 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in by his wife of 67 years...
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Peter Joseph Bulleri

August 21, 1954 - December 23, 2016

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Joseph E. Shirey

July 3, 1916 - December 22, 2016

Rev. Joseph E. Shirey, S.J. died December 22, 2016, at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, California. He was 100 years old. Affectionately known as "Father Red Socks," this gentle priest spent his ministerial career as a parish priest and hospital chaplain in the northwest and Alaska. The moniker "red socks" was his trademark adornment; Fr. Shirey felt that priests and religious who...
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Erma Mae Taylor

April 3, 1925 - December 20, 2016

Erma Mae Taylor(Age 91) Passed away December 20, 2016 in Colbert, WA. Erma was born to Shanklin & Nannie Engle on April 3, 1925 in Malden, WA. She and her 10 siblings were raised on the family farm near Tekoa, WA. She married Virgil Taylor in 1944. She was a great cook, enjoyed gardening, was a skilled seamstress, and also loved shopping and going to the casino with her sister Janice. ...
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Joyce P. Sorensen

November 23, 1930 - December 17, 2016

Joyce passed away December 17, 2016 in Spokane, WA. She was born to Claude and Melritta Dale, in Sioux City, Iowa. She is survived by her 3 daughters, Lyn Omans, Julie (Rob) Russell, Donna (Gary) Brown, and her son, Doug Omans. She is also survived by her 9 grandchildren, and 18 great-greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Merlin Sorensen, son Daniel Sorensen, and daughter...
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William Edward Williams

July 14, 1920 - December 11, 2016

William "Bill' Edward Williams was born to Nora and Edward Williams on July 14, 1920, in Burlington, Iowa. While Bill was peacefully sleeping he finished his Earth Journey of 96 years on December 11, 2016; a wonderful journey that was long and full. His Heaven journey with God has already begun. He attended grade schools in Wisconsin and Missouri and graduated from High school in Davenport,...
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Randy Peone

July 13, 1967 - December 8, 2016

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Dale Frederick Sciuchetti

February 15, 1940 - December 7, 2016

Dale Sciuchetti2/15/1940-12/7/2016 Dale was born in Kellogg, ID and moved to Spokane, WA in 1942. He reached the rank of Eagle in Boy Scouts and graduated from John Rogers High School in 1958. Dale served in the National Guard. He attended Whitworth College on scholarships. On October 24, 1964 he married Carol Salo in Clarkston, WA. He earned his Master's degree at the University of...
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Ruben Anaya Rodriguez

July 31, 1949 - December 5, 2016

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Miles StandingRock

November 2, 1982 - December 4, 2016

Miles StandingRockMiles is preceded in death by his mother; Sandra Brandom, and Father; Roger StandingRock. He is survived by Girlfriend; Flower, Sister; Irena StandingRock, Brothers; Marvin, Charlie, and Sundance Reevis. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, family, and friends. Arrangements under the direction of Ball & Dodd Funeral Home, Spokane, WA.
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Wolfgang Victor Petrucelly

November 14, 1942 - December 4, 2016

Wolfgang Victor Petrucelly Victor passed away on December 4, 2016 at the age of 74. He was born in Brooklyn, NY to Euleria and Vincent Petrucelly. He was the oldest of the family having a brother Vincent Petrucelly, a brother Ronald Restaino, and one sister Henrietta Restaino Hartman. He left home at 17 to join the army and served six years in the 101st Air Borne. He married twice and had two...
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Nina Akimovna Bondarenko

July 22, 1924 - December 4, 2016

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Charles Borromeo Rochon

March 25, 1929 - December 2, 2016

Charles B. Rochon It is with deep and heavy sadness that we announce the death of Charles B. Rochon, who passed away December 2, 2016, in Spokane, WA. Charlie was born on March 25, 1929 in Everett, WA where he lived for over 40 years. He graduated from Everett High School, class of 1948. He worked for Boeing before he enlisted in the Navy and served in the Korean War on the USS Natchaug and...
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John Stewart Felice

May 4, 1972 - December 1, 2016

John S. Felice passed away December 1, 2016 at home in Spokane. He was born May 4, 1972 in Spokane, WA to parents John and Judith Felice. John was a graduate of North Central High School where he was an accomplished golfer. John became the youngest player ever to win the Inland Empire Golf Tournament. Despite his obvious talent, John always remained humble and he truly honored the game.Following...
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Stephen Richard James

July 27, 1947 - November 30, 2016

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Jerold Richard Cook

January 26, 1931 - November 29, 2016

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Sandra Jean Cote

June 18, 1955 - November 26, 2016

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Michael Mortimer Kelliher

June 13, 1934 - November 24, 2016

Rev. Michael M. Kelliher, S.J. died November 24 at the Sacred Heart Assisted Care Center for Jesuits in Los Gatos, California. He was born in Spokane, June 13, 1934, to Michael and Helen (Hager) Kelliher. He spent all his formative years on Capitol Hill. He attended St. Joseph's Grade School, Seattle Preparatory, and one year at Seattle University before he entered the Society of Jesus at...
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Hazel Viola Holmgard

April 9, 1925 - November 19, 2016

Hazel Viola Holmgard, passed away on November 19, 2016. She was born on April 9, 1925 to Anton and Agnes Pedersen at their home in Dagmar, Montana. She married Carl Holmgard on October 15, 1943 and they lived in a Danish Community in Dagmar. Mom was busy being a farmer's wife, involved in 4H & community dinners in Dagmar involving the high school and Nathanael Lutheran Church. She was also...
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Irene Pearl Dornan

February 26, 1927 - November 15, 2016

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Ethel Jane Blackwell

August 16, 1943 - November 12, 2016

Graveside services for Ethel Blackwell will be held Thursday, November 17th, 2016, 11:00am, at the Wayside Cemetery, on Half Moon Prairie Rd off Highway 395 north of Spokane, WA.
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Ronald Raymond Downhour

November 1, 1923 - November 11, 2016

Ronald Raymond Downhour (93)Ronald was born on November 1, 1923 in Lewistown, MT to Claude F. Downhour and Verna Viola Richmond Downhour. He passed away on November 11, 2016 in Spokane, WA. He graduated from High School in 1942 and was drafted into the Army. He was stationed in Florence, AZ and then to the Aleutian Islands until he was discharged. He then came to Spokane in 1950 and was stationed...
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Winona Louise Reese

January 9, 1931 - November 9, 2016

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Rita Sara Meister

August 29, 1915 - November 9, 2016

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John Joseph O'Connell

February 13, 1931 - November 5, 2016

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of John J. O'Connell on Nov. 5, 2016. Born in New York, he had been a resident of Spokane since 1956 when he was stationed here with the Air Force. John met the love of his life, Beverley (Jean) Thompson, in Feb. 1957 and after a short romance, they were married in April 1957. They recently celebrated their 59th anniversary. John worked for more...
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Cameron Elliot Blank

February 11, 1987 - November 3, 2016

Cameron E. Blank was born in 1987, in Spokane, WA. He passed away Nov. 3rd at the age of 29, losing his battle with depression. He graduated from Mt. Spokane H.S. in 2005 and EWU in 2013, with a Bachelors in Anthropology. He worked for Ameca Insurance Company. He was gifted with a sense of humor. His beloved bird Cosmo was his safe place in this world. He was compassionate to all those around him...
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Donna Lee Martini

February 17, 1941 - November 2, 2016

A funeral service will be held at Ball & Dodd Funeral Home on November 11, 2016 at 12:00pm. Burial is directly following at Fairmount Memorial Park, 5200 West Wellesley Ave. 99205, right next door to the funeral home.Arrangements under the direction of Ball & Dodd Funeral Home, Spokane, WA.
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Ernestine Stemple

May 17, 1924 - October 31, 2016

Ernestine Stemple passed away on October 31, 2016. She was born on May 17, 1924 to Emelia and Adam Ackerman on a farm in Watauga County in South Dakota. She was the youngest of three sisters, along with two younger brothers. The family moved West in 1937 to North Idaho, then to Spokane where she resided for the rest of her life. During World War II, she worked at Galena Air Base in the airplane...
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Barbara Argue Bowen

September 28, 1930 - October 30, 2016

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John Charles McCann

August 6, 1941 - October 25, 2016

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