Our Obituaries

Walter Winter

September 3, 1922 - June 24, 2017

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Robert Ray Piper

January 25, 1944 - June 16, 2017

PIPER, Robert R. (Bob) Was born on January 25, 1944 in Spokane, WA to Charles and Freda Piper. Bob grew up in the Reardan area and attended school and graduated in1962. Bob married Penny Paulsen on December 11, 1965 in Davenport, WA and they made their home in Reardan and raised their family. Bob passed away June 16, 2017 in Davenport, WA. He is survived by his wife Penny Piper at their home in...
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Jacqueline L. Greenwalt

July 17, 1942 - June 2, 2017

GREENWALT, Jacqueline L. (Jackie) -Passed Away June 2, 2017 at her home in Odessa, WA. She was born July 17, 1942 in Opportunity, WA to Jack and Josephine Finney. Jackie grew up in the Coeur d'Alene Idaho and attended school there. Jackie married Robert Greenwalt on August 31, 1963 in Odessa, WA. This is where they made their home and raised their family. Jackie enjoyed cake decorating,...
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Malvina Kay Olfs

January 27, 1955 - May 31, 2017

OLFS, Malvina K. -Malvina started her new journey on May 31, 2017. She was born on January 27, 1955 in Spokane, WA to Millard and Kay Holmes. She grew up on Half Moon Prairie, north of Spokane and in Creston, graduated from Creston High School in 1973 and she attended Kinmen Business University in Spokane, WA. Malvina is survived by her parents Millard and Kay Holmes, her brother and sister...
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Orlen Howard Luiten

October 30, 1921 - May 15, 2017

LUITEN, Orlen H. (Poke) -Passed away May 15, 2017 in Spokane, WA hos home Davenport, WA. He was born Oct 30, 1921 in Rathdrum, ID to Jacob and Martha (Burghard) Luiten. The family later moved to Davenport where he went to school and was the Sr. class president and graduated in 1940. After joining the Navy and serving in WWII he later married Marjorie Sautter on June 4, 1959 in Coeur d'Alene, ID...
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David A. Jasman

August 1, 1924 - May 12, 2017

David A. Jasman, . (age 92)Went home to be with the Lord May 12, 2017 in Odessa, WA. David was born August 1, 1924 in Dryden, WA to Julius and Emma Jasman. David joined the US Army near the end of WWII and was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant. David married Carey McKeehan on August 19, 1951 in Wilson Creek, WA and they have been married for 65 years. For 71 years, farming was David...
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Honie Bobetta Gies

July 21, 1941 - May 3, 2017

Honie Bobetta Gies, age 75, of Kirkland Wa. passed away peacefully on May 3, 2017 in Hawaii surrounded by her entire adoring family. She was born in Seattle on July 21, 1941, the only child of Thorne and Bobetta MacArthur.Honie grew up in Seattle and then moved to Kirkland to be closer to her horse and the equestrian activities in which she was deeply involved. She graduated from Lake...
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Noah Edward Albertus

October 20, 1983 - April 17, 2017

ALBERTUS, Noah E. -Noah Albertus was born October 20, 1983 to Bruce and Nancy (Schuh) Albertus in Spokane, WA. He left this world way too soon on April 17, 2017. Noah grew up in Spokane and graduated from Ferris High School in 2002. He attended Spokane Falls Community College before going on to graduate with honors from the University of Washington. Exceptionally bright and charming, Noah...
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Harold Vinton Larson

July 26, 1935 - April 14, 2017

LARSON, JR, Harold V. (Hap) - (Age 81) -Passed away peacefully in his home on April 14, 2017. He was born July 26, 1935 to Harold V. Larson, MD and Lillian Ragsdale in Seattle, WA. He grew up in Poulsbo area and graduated from Kitsap High School in Silverdale, WA in 1954. Hap joined the US Army after high school and was sent to Japan as an auto and machinery mechanic. While the he contracted...
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Jenny Lynn Mason

January 16, 1959 - April 5, 2017

MASON, Jenny L (Cate) -Passed away April 5, 2017 in Davenport, WA her home is in Davenport, WA. Jenny was born on January 16, 1959 in Amarillo, TX to Wayne and Jeanne (Wahl) Badgley. The family moved to Davenport where she attended school and graduated from Davenport High school in 1977. She continued her education receiving an AA degree from Spokane Falls Community College. Jenny has been...
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Shirley Ann Gunning

August 23, 1940 - April 2, 2017

GUNNING, Shirley Ann -Passed on April 2, 2017 in Spokane, WA.Shirley was born on August 23, 1940 in Spokane, WA to August and Helen Schmauder. When she was five years old, her mother passed during the birth of her brother Jerry. She was then raised by her grandparents Harry and Sophia Phillips. In 1961 she married Richard Gunning. She was known best for her cooking of baked goods like...
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Gerald R. Morse

March 5, 1929 - April 2, 2017

Gerald (Jerry) Robert Morse was born on March 5, 1929 at Grace Hospital, Hutchinson Kansas to Harold Orsen Morse and Ruby Mae Arndt Morse and passed into his Savior's presence on April 2, 2017. Jerry accepted Christ as his personal Savior in September 1950 at a tent meeting of Theodore Epp. He married Alice Ruth Franz on January 14, 1951. He received an Honorable Discharge from the United...
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Patricia A. Kissler

February 23, 1943 - April 2, 2017

KISSLER, Patricia Ann -Passed away on April 2, 2017 in Spokane, WA, her home Odessa, WA. Patricia was born on February 23, 1943 in Odessa, WA. She was a member of the Heritage Church and a life member of the VFW Auxiliary. Patricia is survived by her husband, Robert "Bob", two sons, Brent (Dusti) Kissler, and Lance Kissler, one sister, Judy (Robert "Bob") Schmidt, brothers-in-law, Albert...
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Christopher Neil Smart

January 16, 1984 - March 30, 2017

SMART, Christopher Neil (US Army Specialist) -Passed away on March 30, 2016 in Davenport, WA his home Harrington, WA. Chris was born on Jan 16, 1984 to Russell and Shirley Smart in Xenia, OH. The family later moved to Clarksville, TN where he attended school and graduated from Northwest High School. After graduation Chris joined the US Army where he was proudly serving in the 82nd Airborne...
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Edna Janke

April 2, 1912 - March 30, 2017

JANKE-JORGENSON, EDNA (Age 104)Passed away peacefully on March 30, 2017, 3 days before her 105th birthday, at Odessa Memorial Healthcare Center, Odessa, WA. She was born on April 2, 1912, in Chester, MT, first child of David and Mary (Heimbigner) Heimbigner. The family homesteaded in the Chester, MT, area for several years. When Edna was 3, they moved to the Ritzville, WA area where her father...
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Geraldine Alice McCrea

April 19, 1944 - March 25, 2017

AfterglowI'd like the memory of meto be a happy one.I'd like to leave an afterglow of smileswhen life is done.I'd like to leave an echo whisperingsoftly down the ways.Of happy times and laughing timesand bright sunny days.I'd like the tears of those who grieve,to dry before the sunOf happy memories that I leavewhen life is done.Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA.is caring for the McCrea family.
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Marguerite B. Heimbigner

January 21, 1934 - March 15, 2017

Marguerite Barbara (Bauer) Heimbigner Born January 21, 1934 to Martin and Elfrieda Bauer in the family home in Ritzville, WA, becoming the second of three children. Died March 15, 2017 in Odessa, WA. Survived by daughter Marla (Ernest) Mills of Odessa, WA; son Wade (Holly) Heimbigner of Vista, CA; grandchildren Hollye (Todd) Keister of Tacoma, WA; Joel (Jennifer) Heimbigner of Charlotte, NC;...
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Marilyn L. Benge

December 16, 1939 - March 13, 2017

Marilyn Lucille BengeDecember 16, 1939 - March 13th, 2017Mom passed after her long, hard fought battle to pancreatic cancer. She joins her husband of 58 years Jim, who recently lost his battle with cancer as well, in Jesus's arms.Mom was born to A.J. and Lucille Heath in Emmett, ID. She married her high school sweetheart, Jim, in Emmett on November 15, 1958. They lived in Emmett, Anderson...
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Lynn E. Geissler

November 8, 1951 - February 27, 2017

GEISSLER, Lynn E - (Age 65)Passed away February 27, 2017 in Spokane, WA his home Davenport, WA. Lynn was born on November 8, 1951 in Spokane, WA to Echo and Phyllis Geissler, he was a lifetime resident of Davenport where he attended school and graduated from Davenport High School in 1970. He went on to attend college in Spokane for a short time before returning to Davenport. Lynn married Loreen...
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Iris Marie Adams

May 7, 1924 - February 9, 2017

Iris Marie (Timm) Adams (92) was born on May 7th, 1924 to Albert Timm and Josephine (Roach) Timm and passed away peacefully on February 9th, 2017 as the result of a stroke on December 21st, 2016. She is survived by her two children, Mary Lou and John, four grandchildren, six great grandchildren and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. She spent most of her life in Harrington and liked to talk...
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Elmer William Reinbold

November 11, 1922 - January 31, 2017

REINBOLD, Elmer W. (Bud) -Passed away January 31, 2017, in Spokane, WA, he was a lifetime residence of Davenport, WA. Bud was born on November 11, 1922, in Egypt, WA, to Christian and Anna Reinbold. Bud married Bertha "Edith" Mounger on November 14, 1943. Bud farmed and raised cattle north of Davenport for almost 65 years. They lived at the end of Reinbold Road until them moved into Davenport....
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Billie Jean Wynne

May 26, 1959 - January 28, 2017

Billie Jean Heinrichs Wynne (57)Billie left us on January 28, 2017 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born on May 26, 1959 in Spokane to William and Jean (Sellers) Heinrichs. She loved the outdoors, the rodeo, working in her yard and home, and attending powwows but most of all, she loved her husband, children, grandchildren, parents, family, and friends. She is survived by...
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Lisa Marie Marsh

July 5, 1977 - January 21, 2017

MARSH, Lisa Marie -Passed away unexpectedly on January 21, 2017 in Davenport, WA. Lisa was born on July 5, 1977 in Yakima, WA to John Ballard and Susan Johnson. Later in 1985 Paul Flory married Susan and became Lisa's dad and raised her. Lisa attended school both in Creston and Harrington graduating from Harrington High School in 1996. Lisa enjoyed crossword and word search puzzles, NASCAR...
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Carol Jean Costlow

February 20, 1943 - January 17, 2017

Carol passed away on January 17, 2017 in Odessa, WA. Carol was born on February 20, 1943 in Tacoma, WA to Vanner and Irene Stone. She grew up in the Tacoma area and Later married Jack Costlow who was in the Navy. Carol, Jack and the family moved around a lot for work reasons in Washington. Carol was a great businesswomen with a degree in bookkeeping, and was the owner/operator of two...
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Charles A. Carnes

May 21, 1935 - January 7, 2017

Charles (Chuck) Alfred CarnesCharles (Chuck) Alfred Carnes passed away peacefully at 9:00 AM on Jan. 7, 2017 at the age of 81 years. Born in Pasco, WA. on May 21, 1935 to Alfred and Pearl Carnes. Chuck passed away after a three and half year battle with kidney failure while in Odessa Memorial Hospital.Chuck is survived by his wife Irene of Odessa, sister Carol (Bob) Hale of Kettle Falls, WA,...
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Willard Henry Reinbold

January 20, 1926 - January 3, 2017

Willard H. ReinboldReinbold, Willard H., 90, passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 3, 2017, in Spokane, Washington. Willard was born to August and May Reinbold, on January 20, 1926, in Davenport (Egypt), Washington. He is survived by two children, one son David Reinbold and Bonnie Roberson, and one daughter Penny (Reinbold) and Michael Hogan He is survived by three grandchildren, April...
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Clarence Edward Soliday

November 6, 1920 - January 2, 2017

Clarence (Solly) Edward Soliday, 96, went home to be with his Lord Jesus Monday, January 2, 2017. Solly was born November 6, 1920 in Phillips, WI to Clayton Andrew Urban & Bessie Soliday. The family, which included sisters "Teddy", Beverly and Shirley, settled in Mitchell, SD. When Solly was a freshman in high school the family moved further west to Salem, OR. Solly was outstanding in...
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Irwin Dale Pfeifer

April 19, 1928 - December 28, 2016

IRWIN DALE PFEIFER"A very nice man" passed away on December 28, 2016. Irwin Dale Pfeifer quietly took his last breath in the presence of his family. He was born April 19, 1928 in Wilson Creek, Washington to PJ and Nettie Pfeifer, the seventh of twelve children. Dale was proud of his heritage as a member of a large family of German immigrants from Russia and being an inveterate storyteller, he...
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George Waldo Emerson

March 15, 1925 - December 13, 2016

AfterglowI'd like the memory of meto be a happy one.I'd like to leave an afterglow of smileswhen life is done.I'd like to leave an echo whisperingsoftly down the ways.Of happy times and laughing timesand bright sunny days.I'd like the tears of those who grieve,to dry before the sunOf happy memories that I leavewhen life is done.Arrangements under the direction of Strate Funeral Home, Davenport,...
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Robert D. Schlimmer

October 1, 1939 - December 7, 2016

SCHLIMMER, Robert D. - ( Age 77)Robert passed away December 7, 2016, Davenport, WA. He was born to Robert and Esther Schlimmer on October 1, 1939, in Spokane, WA. He was a member of the WAWG, member of the Odessa Trading Company, and Lincoln County Conservation farmer of the year. Robert enjoyed fishing, loved his Chihuahua dogs, and loved to farm. He was a graduate of Odessa High School. He...
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Marvin L. Fink

April 27, 1932 - December 7, 2016

FINK, Marvin L (Age 84)Marvin Fink passed away peacefully on December 7, 2016 at the age of 84. Born in Odessa, Washington to Reuben and Elizabeth Fink on April 27, 1932, Marvin was a lifelong resident of Odessa and active member of the community throughout his years. He graduated from Odessa High School in 1950, and married the love of his life Marilyn Salo in 1952. Marvin served his country...
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Carl Lawrence Schaefer

May 31, 1941 - December 5, 2016

On Monday, December 5th Carl transitioned to his eternal home and is now in the presence of His Lord. Carl's life goals were to serve God, be a responsible and loving husband, and raise his children to know that they were well loved by him and their Heavenly Father. As his sons, Jeff, Jeremiah, and Joshua and his wife Linda have expressed, he far exceeded his goals.Carl was born on May 31, 1941...
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Laura Marie Groh

February 22, 1928 - December 1, 2016

GROH, Laura M - February 22, 1928 - December 01, 2016My mom was a precious person who loved people and especially Jesus Christ. Laura was born February 22, 1928, to Marie and James Novotney at the Keller Ferry, WA. She departed this world for eternity with Jesus on December 1, 2016 at the age of 88. She loved to fish, hunt, swim, play cards, read, scrapbook, garden, camp and especially spend...
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James Myron Benge

November 8, 1940 - November 20, 2016

James Myron Benge - Was born November 8th, 1940 to Porter and Vera Benge in Emmett, Idaho. Jim married Marilyn Lucille Heath, his high school sweetheart, on November 15th, 1958 in Emmett Idaho.Jim and Marilyn have 3 children Rick (Paula) of E. Wenatchee, WA, Woody of Costa Mesa, CA, and Marci (Rob) of Snohomish, WA.They moved to Brewster, WA in March of 1977. They moved to Davenport, WA in...
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Ruth Marie Stoller

September 25, 1936 - November 18, 2016

When I'm GoneWhen I come to the end of my journeyand I travel my last weary mile,just forget if you can, that I ever frownedand remember only the smile.Forget unkind words I have spoken;Remember some good I have done.Forget that I ever had a heartache And remember I've had loads of fun.Forget that I have stumbled and blunderedand sometimes fell by the way.Remember I have fought some hard...
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John Andrew Dorgan

May 4, 1931 - November 12, 2016

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Eli Garrison Wilson

March 31, 2016 - November 9, 2016

Eli "Garrison" Wilson (7 mo.) passed away in Davenport, Washington, Wednesday morning, November 9th, 2016. Born into the Harrington, Washington home of Lonnie & Saige Wilson on Thursday, March 31, 2016. Garrison was always a fighter. He conquered his Downs Syndrome with determination and strength, always meeting and exceeding expectations and goals. Little Baby-Bear loved life, especially...
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Edwin Clarence Kern

May 25, 1916 - November 3, 2016

KERN, Edwin C. (Age 100) -Passed away November 3, 2016 in Odessa, WA. He was a lifetime resident of the Marlin/Odessa area where he farmed and raised his family. Edwin was born on May 25, 1916 in Marlin, WA to Fred and Matilda (Weishaar) Kern. He attended Marlin School grade 1-4, Lauer school grades 5-8 and Odessa school for grades 9-12 graduating in 1935. After high school he went to work...
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Rhea Jean Strate

May 24, 1925 - October 28, 2016

STRATE, Rhea Jean- (91)Rhea Jean Strate was born on May 24, 1925 in Marlin, Washington to Gustav and Emma (Kallenberger) Zimbelman. She passed away in Spokane, Washington on October 28, 2016. She attended and graduated from the Marlin School. She married LaMar Strate on January 19, 1947 in Odessa, Washington. They moved to Spokane in 1969. Rhea is survived by her four daughters: Marla (Bob)...
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Raymond C. Reister

March 8, 1925 - October 28, 2016

REISTER, Raymond Charles (91)- Raymond Charles Reister was born on March 8, 1925 in Gerome, Washington to Ora and Elizabeth (Bockhouse) Reister. Raymond passed away on October 28, 2016 in Spokane, Washington. He attended Wilbur school district before joining the Army in 1944 where he also received a Purple Heart while serving his country. He married Dorla Novotney in 1948. Raymond is survived by...
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Donald Waldyn Donohue

May 16, 1932 - October 21, 2016

Donald "Duke" and Anita DonohueAnita Donohue passed away September 22, 2016 in Spokane, WA. She was born on January 28, 1937, in Nashua, Iowa, to Howard and Flora (Lee) Murphy. Donald "Duke" Waldyn Donohue passed away at his home in Spokane, WA October 21, 2016. He was born May 16, 1932 in Whiting, Indiana to Matthew and Ora (Alfrey) Donohue. Duke and Anita married on July 19, 1957. Duke and...
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Clarence Charles Smith

May 22, 1937 - October 8, 2016

SMITH, Clarence C. (SMITTY) -SMITH, Clarence C. (SMITTY) -Passed away October 8, 2016 at his home in Valley, WA. He was born on May 22, 1937 in Spokane, WA to Charles and Leona Smith and grew up in Valley, WA and attended school there. After leaving school early Clarence joined the US Navy. When he returned home after his service he became a truck driver. Clarence loved to drive truck and...
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Donald Erwin Tilson

January 19, 1962 - September 23, 2016

Ever Close in mind and heartNo further away then a pictureA smile or remembered phraseOur loved ones live in memory.So close in so many ways.For how often does a sunsetBring nostalgic thoughts to mindOf moments that our loved ones sharedIn days now left behind!How often has a flowerOr an crystal autumn skyBrought golden recollectionsOf happy days gone by!Yes, memory has a magic wayOf keeping...
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Anita and Donald Donohue

January 28, 1937 - September 22, 2016

Donald "Duke" and Anita DonohueAnita Donohue passed away September 22, 2016 in Spokane, WA. She was born on January 28, 1937, in Nashua, Iowa, to Howard and Flora (Lee) Murphy. Donald "Duke" Waldyn Donohue passed away at his home in Spokane, WA October 21, 2016. He was born May 16, 1932 in Whiting, Indiana to Matthew and Ora (Alfrey) Donohue. Duke and Anita married on July 19, 1957. Duke and...
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Vicki Lee Hoehn

September 25, 1965 - September 19, 2016

Ever Close in mind and heartNo further away then a pictureA smile or remembered phraseOur loved ones live in memory.So close in so many ways.For how often does a sunsetBring nostalgic thoughts to mindOf moments that our loved ones sharedIn days now left behind!How often has a flowerOr an crystal autumn skyBrought golden recollectionsOf happy days gone by!Yes, memory has a magic wayOf keeping...
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Virgil Frank Totusek

May 21, 1933 - September 19, 2016

Virgil Frank Totusek (age 83)Virgil Totusek, passed away September 19, 2016 in Odessa, WA. He was born May 21, 1933, on the family farm, to Frank and Ruby (Hoover) Totusek. He was a member of the Marlin Presbyterian Church. Virgil was an avid horseshoe player, US Army Korean Vet, enjoyed trapshooting and loved to bowl with the "Irby Ridge Bowlers". He participated with the Odessa VFW, and was a...
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Leslie Arnold Bryant

October 2, 1950 - September 2, 2016

Buddy Bryant (65) well known and respected neighbor to many in Creston, Washington passed away Friday morning, September 2, 2016 at Providence Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane, Washington. Buddy was born on October 2, 1950 into the Chattanooga, Tennessee home of Howard Vernon and Lila Ann Watson-Bryant. Following high school, seventeen-year-old Buddy enlisted in the United States Marine Corps...
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Elizabeth Anne Beebe

May 14, 1922 - September 1, 2016

Elizabeth Anne "Betty" Beebe (94), passed away Thursday morning, September 1, 2016 in Spokane, Washington. Betty was born Sunday, May 14, 1922 in Omaha, Nebraska to the home of Edwin G. & Madaline Ruffner. Following graduation from high school, Betty completed the nursing program at St. Anthony's Hospital in Denver, Colorado, graduating as a Registered Nurse. In 1963 Betty was one of the...
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Jack Dean McKinney

June 30, 1942 - August 31, 2016

Jack Dean McKinney (74) of Davenport, Washington passed away at his home, Wednesday evening, August 31, 2016. Jack was born into the Auburn, Washington home of Jack Dempsey & Ilene Gertrude McKinney on June 30, 1942. Following graduation from high school, Jack served his country in the United States Army. On January 26, 1963, Jack married Alice Broo at the Presbyterian Church in Enumclaw,...
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Melinda Ann Hein

December 24, 1954 - August 27, 2016

Passed away August 27, 2016 in Spokane, WA her home Davenport, WA. Melinda was born December 24, 1954 in Spokane, WA to Donald and K. Ilene Hein. She grew up in Davenport and attended school in Davenport graduating in 1973, she went on to EWSC (now EWU) and graduated in 1977 with her teaching degree. Melinda was a Special Ed teacher in the Wilbur-Creston school district for 30 years. After...
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William Morris Smith

March 3, 1946 - August 23, 2016

William "Bill" Smith passed away August 23, 2016 in Davenport, WA. He was born on March 3, 1946, in Steuben, Illinois, to Marvin and Bertha (Heneger) Smith. Bill spent 22 years in the Army and retired from the service in 1989. He was stationed in Camp Zama, Japan, Camp Red Cloud, Korea, Grafenwoehr, Germany, Fort Bliss, TX, Fort Rucker, Alabama and Fort Ord, California. Bill is preceded in...
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LuVerna Alvira Buddrius

September 23, 1919 - August 18, 2016

BUDDRIUS, LuVerna (Weishaar) - 96 yrsOn August 18, 2016, LuVerna passed into the loving arms of her Lord Jesus Christ, where she also experienced a glorious reunion with family that has passed before her.LuVerna was the only daughter born on September 23, 1919 in Odessa, WA to Fred and Lucy (Diefe) Weishaar. She graduated from Marlin High School, and married her High School Sweetheart,...
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Elaine Mabel Zeiler

September 23, 1926 - August 17, 2016

Elaine Mabel (Portch) Zeiler passed away in her sleep on August 17, 2016, at "From The Heart" Home in Pasco, WA. She was born on September 23, 1926 in Wilbur, WA. Elaine was raised on the family farm in the Sherman area (Lincoln County), WA. Later, the family moved into the town of Wilbur where Elaine attended Wilbur High School.On June 9, 1946, Elaine was married to Vernie...
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Timothy Marvin Hauge

October 1, 1960 - August 15, 2016

HAUGE, Timothy Marvin (55)Timothy Marvin Hauge was born on October 1, 1960 in Conrad, Montana to Marvin and Joanne (Warnick) Hauge. Tim passed away on August 15, 2016 in Odessa, Washington. He was a much loved pastor at Christ Lutheran Church for the last 15 years in Odessa. He was also a member of the Odessa Fire Department, the Odessa Ministerial Association, Oompa Band, Crab Creek Gospel...
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Cheree H. Raugust

September 1, 1927 - August 14, 2016

RAUGUST, Cheree Hope (88) Cheree Hope Raugust was born on September 1, 1927 in Spokane, Washington to Elroy and Hope Reinemer. Cheree was an only child. Cheree received her Elementary Education degree from Washington State University and later her Bachelor's degree. Cheree was an elementary teacher for the Moses Lake school district for many years before retiring. She loved teaching and felt...
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Minnie Eunice Stanger

March 15, 1930 - August 9, 2016

Ever Close in mind and heartNo further away then a pictureA smile or remembered phraseOur loved ones live in memory.So close in so many ways.For how often does a sunsetBring nostalgic thoughts to mindOf moments that our loved ones sharedIn days now left behind!How often has a flowerOr an crystal autumn skyBrought golden recollectionsOf happy days gone by!Yes, memory has a magic wayOf keeping...
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Richard Wesley Sweet

January 20, 1930 - August 7, 2016

Richard (Dick) Wesley Sweet passed away on August 7, 2016 at Lincoln Hospital in Davenport, Washington. He was born in Masury, Ohio on January 20, 1930 to John L. and Elizabeth (Sewall) Sweet. He grew up in New Castle, PA. During the Korean War, he served as a Corporal in the U.S. Army with the 67th Medium Tank Battalion of the Second Armored Division in Germany. He came to the state of...
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Iona LaRae Kintschi

February 22, 1948 - August 6, 2016

was born February 22, 1948 in Spokane, WA to Adolph and Bernice Kintschi. She grew up south of Edwall and attended school in Sprague Graduating in 1967 from Sprague High School, she then attended Kienman Business University and the attended LPN Nursing School which began her nursing career in Davenport, WA She worked several years at Lincoln Hospital in Davenport and also did some home health...
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Dale Marvin Bly

March 16, 1926 - July 31, 2016

Passed away July 31, 2016 in Grand Coulee, WA at 90 years old. Dale was born on March 16, l926 in Spokane, WA at his Grandma Myers' house. He was the son of Eber and Mary Bly. Dale graduated from Davenport High School in 1944, went into the Navy ROTC in July 1944 through April 1946. He attended Gonzaga University and played varsity basketball for the Zags in 1944-45. Dale attended WSC in...
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Mary Josephine Campbell

July 11, 1923 - July 31, 2016

Mary Josephine (Filion) Campbell died on July 31, 2016 in Spokane, Washington. She passed peacefully in her sleep at her home of six years, Regal Brookdale Retirement Center. Jo was born July 11, 1923 at the family farm near Grand Coulee, Washington, to parents Paul and Margaret (Wallace) Filion. She attended Almira schools and Deaconess Nursing School. She married after nursing school and lived...
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Edward Lust

August 21, 1921 - July 26, 2016

Edward Lust slipped from this life to the next on July 26, 2016 at Evergreen Fountain in the Spokane Valley, Washington at the age of 94 Ed was born, August 21, 1921 in Diamond, Washington. His parents were immigrant Volga German parents Adam and Annie Lust. He started school in Endicott and after his parents moved to Colfax he went to high school in Colfax, Washington. He was good in sports...
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Herman William Schmierer

June 18, 1921 - July 18, 2016

SCHMIERER, Herman W. - (Age 95) -Passed away July 18, 2016 in Odessa, WA where he has lived for 95 years. Herman is survived by four children Bill Schmierer, Marilyn (Rick) Smith, Debbie (Ryan) Walter and Steve Schmierer along with six grandchildren Jennifer (Tim) Lewis, Ashley Smith, Trevor Smith, Austin, Garrison and Kerigan Schmierer and two great grandchildren Morgan and Mason Lewis, sister...
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Josephine Anne Townley

February 28, 1959 - July 16, 2016

Josephine Anne "JoAnne" Townley, daughter of the late James A. and Nora T. Metcalfe, born on February 28, 1959 and currently residing in Davenport, WA, died at home on July 16, 2016 of breast cancer.JoAnne was raised in Newark, Delaware. She graduated with the Christiana High School class of 1977. She worked at Kmart Castle Mall in Newark where she met Rand and they married in 1978. She also...
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Allen Dale Flett

February 26, 1954 - July 13, 2016

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Jerilyn Grace Brisbois

April 2, 1955 - July 11, 2016

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Donna L. Wilcox

October 11, 1934 - July 6, 2016

Donna L. Wilcox of Harrington Washington was born October 11, 1934 in Harrington Washington to Lester and Louise Smith. She passed away July 6, 2016 in Spokane Washington. Survived by son Jim (Kathy) Wilcox, Daughters, Kathy (Randy) Oestreich, Kristy (Robert) Mielke. Proceeded in death by husband Les Wilcox and son Jack Wilcox. Also surviving Donna are 8 Grandchildren: Courtney, Tyson, Jaymie,...
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Jerry Joe Olson

April 17, 1934 - June 18, 2016

Jerry J. Olson- husband, father, grandfather, uncle, farmer and rancher passed away on Saturday June 18, 2016 in Davenport, WA due to complications from pancreatic cancer. He was 82.Jerry was born in Spokane, WA on April 17, 1934 to Carl and Lea Olson who were farmers just south of Davenport. He was born with his twin sister, Mary Jane. Jerry had an older sister and brother, Janet and Dale. ...
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Vida Mary Cardwell-Heathman

August 7, 1927 - June 16, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA.
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Helen Louise Halverson

September 21, 1927 - June 12, 2016

Helen L. Halverson died at Lincoln Memorial Hospital on June 12, 2016 surrounded by her loving family.Helen was born on September 21, 1927 in Spokane WA, and was the oldest of six children. Following graduation from Creston High School in 1946, she attended Sacred Heart School of Nursing where she graduated as a Registered Nurse in June, 1949.On October 30, 1950, she married Paul R. Halverson...
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Patricia JoAnn Nichols

March 26, 1940 - June 8, 2016

Patricia JoAnn Nichols was born on March 26, 1940 to Henry and Lydia Kissler Schafer Frieske in Odessa, Washington. She passed away on June 8, 2016 in Spokane, Washington. Patricia enjoyed quilting, gardening, cooking and baking, crafts, reading, boating, camping and spending time with her family. She was a member of Heritage Church in Odessa. Patricia is survived by her three children,...
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Thomas Edward Hutsell

November 30, 1945 - June 5, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA.
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Bradley Magnus Johnson

March 15, 1949 - June 5, 2016

Peacefully left this world in his sleep on June 5th, 2016 with candy in one hand and a piece of beef jerky in the other .Brad was born on March 15th, 1949 to Betty and Elmer Johnson in Spokane, WA. Brad was quickly followed by two younger brothers who became known as Betty's three little boys. Brad graduated from Creston High School in 1967, and after high school went to Eastern Washington...
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Jack Russell Buck

October 18, 1934 - June 4, 2016

Born on October 18, 1934, died suddenly at home on June 4, 2016. He graduated from Davenport High School in 1952. He then attended WSC (Now WSU) for two years before he left college to join the Marine Corps. He achieved the rank of Sergeant and the top ranking student of his class of Marine Attack Squadron 121. He was stationed in Japan and the Philippines. After being discharged, he returned...
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Frances Marian Manke

March 19, 1922 - June 4, 2016

Frances M. Manke (94), passed away June 4, 2016 at Claire Bridge (Brookdale Assisted Living) in Spokane, Washington. Frances and her twin sister, Virginia, were born in Ritzville, Washington on March 19, 1922 to Conrad and Katie (Becker) Hein. She attended Odessa, Ritzville and Harrington grade schools and graduated from Harrington High School in 1941. Frances married Harold Manke on November...
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Patricia Sue Hoefel

November 28, 1950 - May 26, 2016

November 28, 1950 - May 26, 2016Patsy Hoefel was born in Odessa, Washington on November 28, 1950 to Harold and Emogene Hoefel. She passed away in Seattle, Washington on May 26, 2016. Patsy is survived by her sister Karen and good friends Patrick and Margie Leach and numerous cousins and friends.. Patsy is preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Emogene.Patsy grew up in Odessa, attended...
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Nona G. Reinbold

March 31, 1928 - May 25, 2016

AfterglowI'd like the memory of me To be a happy one.I'd like to leave an afterglowOf smilesWhen life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whisperingSoftly down the ways. Of happy times and laughing timesAnd bright sunny days.I'd like the tears of those who grieve, To dry before the sunOf happy memories that I leaveWhen life is done.
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Edwin Lyle Brigman

February 18, 1966 - May 20, 2016

Passed away May 20, 2016 at his home in Fruitland, Washington. He is survived his 3 children Amy Brigman, Kayla Brigman, and William Brigman; a grandson, Jayce Kieffer; his mother, Alvina Wood; three brothers, Jim, Ron, and Dale Brigman; and seven sisters Pat Wiles, Janell Probert, Sherry Stearns, Trudy Rieper, Terri Yehl, Bea Blackmore, and Jerilyn Spencer, along with numerous aunts, uncles,...
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Martha E. Carman

October 3, 1929 - May 20, 2016

Martha Ellen Carman (Knauft) age 86, died May 20, 2016 in Spokane, WA. Martha was a longtime resident of Davenport, WA where she and her husband, Thaine owned and operated Carman's Bakery for 27 years. Martha was born in Spokane, WA on October 3, 1929 to Frederick and Johanna Knauft. She was the youngest of ten children and graduated from John R. Rogers High School in 1947. Martha is...
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Dorothy Francis Frederick

October 4, 1913 - May 12, 2016

Dorothy Francis Frederick was born in Chicago, Illinois on October 4, 1913 to Matt and Katherine Mandernach. She passed away in Odessa, Washington on May 12, 2016. Dorothy is survived by a son, Bill (Cindy) Giles, a daughter, Loretta (Tony) Weber; Two granddaughters, Toni Weber and Robin (Charles) King; Two great grandsons, CJ and Zachary. Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband, William...
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Yolanda Doreen Wynne

July 14, 1967 - May 7, 2016

Passed away on May 6, 2016 in Spokane, Washington. Yolanda is survived by her father, Dave Wynne; a brother, Marvin Wynne; three sisters, Myrna Wynne, Brenda Wynne, and Georgia Wynne; along with numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her mother, JoAnn and one infant brother, Joseph. Yolanda was a member of the Spokane Tribe of Indians. She enjoyed sports and spending time with...
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Alethea James

March 26, 1920 - May 7, 2016

Alethea James, age 96, went to be with the Lord on May 7, 2016. She is survived by one brother, Gilbert Goetz, two children, Orville James and Janice Langehough, eight grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.A funeral service will be held Friday, May 13, at Grace Baptist Church in Wilson Creek. Viewing will be at 12 p.m., and the service will follow at 1 p.m....
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Glenn Henry Wollweber

October 19, 1931 - May 3, 2016

Glenn Wollweber passed away at his home on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Glenn was born to Henry and Inez Wollweber on October 19, 1931 in Spokane, Washington and grew up on the family farm north of Reardan. He graduated from Edwall High School in 1951; he was then drafted into the Air Force from the Air National Guard and served in England. He then returned to the family farm and greatly expanded the...
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Jodi Lynn Piper

November 15, 1971 - May 1, 2016

She was born November 15, 1971 in Seattle, Washington to Larry Hosking and Sherri (Crozier) Hosking. Jodi leaves behind her beloved family, loving husband Mike Piper; amazing children Justin (23) and Emma (18); her parents, Larry and Sherri; twin brother Jason; big sister Jenni; mother and father-in-law Penny and Bob Piper, as well as a niece Makenzie (Brian) and nephew Everett. Jodi grew up...
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James Lee Theis

September 6, 1946 - April 17, 2016

Passed away April 17, 2016 in Davenport, WA his home Reardan, WA. He is survived by his two sons Andrew Theis and Darryl Theis, four grandchildren Darryl, Tyler, Destiny and Hannah. His brother, Dave Theis and two sisters Carolyn Curry and Donna Theis, along with numerous nieces and nephews. Jim is preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Ruth Theis and one brother Eddie Theis. James worked...
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Donna Marie Baker

July 25, 1962 - April 13, 2016

The Rose Beyond the WallNear a shady wall a rose once grew, Budded and blossomed in God's free light, Watered and fed by the morning dew, Shedding it's sweetness day and night.As it grew and blossomed fair and tall, Slowly rising to loftier height, It came to a crevice in the wall Through which there shone a beam of light.Onward it crept with added strength With never a thought of fear or...
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Myrna Madeline Sasse

August 20, 1941 - April 13, 2016

Myrna Madeline Sasse was born in Mitchell, South Dakota on August 20, 1941, to Harry and Madeline Redinger, and passed away in her home in rural Davenport, Washington on April 13, 2016. Myrna was a lifelong member of the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church, and the faith she received carried her through death. She enjoyed being with her family and the Christians of her Faith. She also enjoyed sewing,...
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Jeff L. Doud

May 29, 1953 - April 6, 2016

DOUD, JEFFERY L. - Jeffery L. Doud, 62, of Spokane, WA was received into the loving embrace of Jesus Christ on April 6, 2016. Jeff is survived by his sweetheart and best friend of 43 years, JoAnn (Flett) Doud, ["From the time we first met in junior high, until this moment, you have been the light of my life"~Jeff Doud],their children, Aimee Doud, Nikkole (Andrew) Garry, Amanda (Tim) Jones, Ryan ...
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Jerome Lee McCoy

January 10, 1976 - April 1, 2016

Passed away April 1, 2016 . Jerome was born on January 10, 1976 in Spokane, Washington to Kenneth McCoy and Christina Abrahamson. Jerome is survived by his father, Kenneth McCoy; two brothers, Clint and Justin McCoy; four children: Kendra, Littlefeather, Shadow, and Rainydawn McCoy; his grandmothers, Floss Abrahamson and Pearl McCoy, along with several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins,...
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Patricia Ann Smith

April 8, 1930 - March 30, 2016

Patricia passed away on March 30, 2016 in Odessa Washington with family at her bedside. At the time of her death she was in the loving care of her co-workers and friends.Patricia was born on April 8th 1930 in Lansing Kansas and was adopted at one month of age by Hazel and Lee Todd, living in various towns in Kansas. Showing her independence at a young age she started cleaning houses for people...
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Joseph T. Kieffer

February 20, 1950 - March 23, 2016

KIEFFER, JOE -Feb 20, 1950 - March 23, 2016.He is survived by his wife Linda Kieffer at the home, three children Keith and Kristina Kieffer, Pam and Greg Wynecoop and Loren and Angie Kieffer along with 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. His mother in law Pearl McCoy and numerous nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents George and Fern...
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Leonard J. Walter

September 15, 1949 - March 18, 2016

AfterglowI'd like the memory of meto be a happy one.I'd like to leave an afterglow of smileswhen life is done.I'd like to leave an echo whisperingsoftly down the ways.Of happy times and laughing timesand bright sunny days.I'd like the tears of those who grieve,to dry before the sunOf happy memories that I leavewhen life is done.Arrangements under the direction of Strate Funeral Home, Davenport,...
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Lucile Marie Iverson

April 15, 1926 - March 16, 2016

On the afternoon of Wednesday, March 16, 2016, Lucile Marie (Luiten) Iverson departed this life and joined her parents, George and Elizabeth Luiten, brother, Wilmar Luiten, husband, Earl William (Bill) Iverson, daughter, Judith Ann Iverson, and great-grandaughter, Elizabeth Ann-Marie Iverson. Lucile was born at Lamona WA April 15, 1926 on the farm homesteaded by her grandmother, Anna (Bongard)...
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Myron D. Kramer

December 3, 1941 - March 11, 2016

Kramer, Myron D."CoachEntered into rest on March 11, 2016 at his home in Odessa, WA. He was born in Ritzville, WA on December 3, 1941. Preceding him in death were his parents, Martin and Jean Kramer, his brother, Kevin Kramer, and father and mother in law, Eugene and Marie Schorzman. Coach is survived by his wife and team partner Marlene Kramer, of 48 years, his son, Scott Kramer and wife Dani...
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Marie L. Schorzman

September 8, 1925 - February 25, 2016

Schorzman, Marie L.Passed away on February 25, 2016 in Odessa, Washington. Marie was born on September 8, 1925 in Irby, Washington to Jacob and Maire Johanna (Van Olnhausen) Reihs. Marie is survived by her children, Marlene (Myron) Kramer and Randy Schorzman, three gransons, Scot (Dani) Kramer, Bart (Jamie Lynn) Schorzman, and Jamie Schorzman, along with four great grandchildren and numerous...
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Izetta Faith Hatfield

August 9, 1924 - February 16, 2016

Faith passed away at Hospice House on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 due to a broken heart from the loss of her sons and granddaughter. While we will deeply miss her and her quick wit we are glad she is now at peace. Faith was born on August 9, 1924 in Tekoa, Washington to Allen Bamford and Izetta May Culp Hayfield. She was raised in Farmington, Washington where she met her husband, Lee Hatfield. ...
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Kathryn S. Weber

March 14, 1915 - February 11, 2016

Kathryn Susan Weber was born the 8th of 11 children to William and Catherine (DeHeck) McLaughlin on March 14, 1915 in Churchville, Iowa. She grew up on a farm near Belmond, Iowa where she had fond memories of tagging along with six older brothers while being allowed to enter into their adventures and accompanying them on buggy trips into town for groceries where the proprietor would give them a...
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James Garth Clayton

April 7, 1937 - February 9, 2016

Passed away February 9, 2016 at his home in Ford, Washington. James was born on April 7, 1937 in Reardan, Washington to Ernest and Jessie Clayton. James graduated from Reardan High School in 1955 where he was a four year letterman in football, basketball, and was his senior class president. James married Barbara Godwin in Spokane, Washington on October 10, 1959. James is survived by his wife...
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Dennis Robert Denison

December 25, 1932 - February 8, 2016

DENISON, Denny RobertDecember 25, 1932 - February 8, 2016Denny Robert Denison, 83, passed away peacefully at his home on February 8, 2016. He was born one of 11 children to Jess and Clara Denison on December 25, 1932 at home on the Spokane Indian Reservation. In 1951 Denny graduated high school in Hunters, WA, married Georgene Hill shortly after, and enlisted in the Naval Air Force, serving...
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Ivan James Groh

July 18, 1953 - February 6, 2016

Ivan J. Groh Passed away at the age of 62 on February 6, 2016 after struggling thru a long illness that spanned 7 yrs. Ivan was a hard-working man farming with local area farmers and then moving on to Spokane to start a family and pursue different careers. He worked at Scafco Construction and then launched his own janitorial business which he enjoyed for many years. Ivan enjoyed being outdoors,...
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Stephen John Ratkowski

December 26, 1931 - February 4, 2016

Passed away February 4, 2016 in Ritzville, WA his home is Odessa, WA. Stephen was born on December 26, 1931 in Lyndhurst, New Jersey. In September 1952 he joined the US Army and served in the Korean Conflict before being honorably discharged as a Corporal in August of 1954. Stephen married Kathy on August 12, 1989 in Everett, WA and moved to Odessa in 1993 where they made their home until his...
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