Our Obituaries

Janice Carol Wasson

November 19, 1949 - January 10, 2018

Wasson, Janice Carol (68)Passed away January 10, 2018 in Spokane, WA. She was born November 19, 1949 in Spokane, WA to Otto and Emma Floether. Janice enjoyed listening to Elvis Presley. Janice is survived by her son Jason Jones and one brother Doug (Merope) Floether and one nephew Michael Floether. She is preceded in death by her parents, Otto and Emma Floether, one brother Gary and one...
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Rogelio Reyes

July 1, 1981 - January 5, 2018

REYES, Rogelio (Roger) Roger passed away on January 5, 2018 at his home in Odessa, WA. Roger was born July 1, 1981 to his parents Jose and Margarita Reyes in Spokane, WA. He enjoyed detailing cars, motorcycles, hunting, fishing and camping along with BBQ's. He loved music, was a Raiders football fan, and visiting with friends and family and his favorite saying was "I'm Just hanging out". He is...
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Edmund Leroy Burge

July 13, 1936 - January 4, 2018

Edmund L Burge - July 13, 1936 - January 4, 2018Ed was born in Tonasket, Washington to Jasper and Helen Burge. Ed has one sister, Lorraine Frostad, who resides in Spokane, Washington. He graduated from Ellensburg High School. In high school he was a varsity basketball player and track letterman. His ability to stay in the saddle helped pay the bills while he was attending college. He trained...
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Eileen R. Cannon

October 11, 1925 - December 24, 2017

CANNON, Flora EileenEileen passed away Christmas Eve, evening. Eileen was born October 11, 1925, and lived on the West End of the Spokane Indian Reservation most of her life. Eileen was a Spokane Tribal Member and also a member of the Catholic Church. She loved her family and friends to the max. Eileen was a beautiful lady inside and out. The family considered Eileen their matriarch. She was...
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Edward Conrad Smith

November 9, 1926 - December 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA.
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Donovan Simons

April 14, 1943 - December 20, 2017

Donovan (Van) Simons Jr passed away December 20th in Spokane WA. He was born on April, 14 1943 in Seattle, WA. His loving parents were Evelyn (McKenzie) Simons & Donovan Simons. When he was four years old his family moved to the family farm located north of Creston, WA. He loved growing up on the farm and became very skilled and knowledgeable of what it took to take care of the land. He often...
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Arthur R. Schuh

December 1, 1927 - December 18, 2017

Arthur Ralph Schuh December 1, 1927 - December 18, 2017 Passed away December 18, 2017 in Davenport, WA. Art made his home in Harrington, WA. He was born December 1, 1927 in Ruff, WA to Reinhold and Katherine (Dormaier) Schuh. He grew up in the Harrington/Odessa area, graduating from Harrington High School in 1946. A skilled shortstop, he played for the Harrington Baseball Town Team. He went on...
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Lois Charlotte Schmauder

October 29, 1920 - December 16, 2017

Lois Charlotte (Wynecoop-Scott) Schmauder passed away December 16, 2017 at the age of 97 and she was born October 29, 1920 in Mondovi, WA. Her parents were Joseph and Charlotte (Lottie) Wynecoop. She is a mother to John Rodger Scott and Steven Gary Scott, and step mother to Shirley Gunning. Lois attended country school thru 4th grade then completed 5th thru 12th in Reardan, WA and then...
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Joan F. Bennett

September 25, 1944 - December 9, 2017

BENNETT, Joan F. "Mama Joan" -Passed away peacefully on December 9, 2017 in Spokane, WA formerly of the Creston/Lincoln area. Joan was born on September 25, 1944 in Honolulu, HI to Yoshimoi and Sueo Nishida. Joan was a cook at the Creston School for 23 yrs. Before retiring. She is survived by her husband Larry Bennett at the home and five children Dee Dee (Chuck) Bender, Clara (Hubert)...
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Lawrence Steven Gage

February 25, 1961 - December 6, 2017

GAGE, Steven -Passed away December 6, 2017 near Davenport after an automobile accident. Steven was born on February 25, 1961 in Santa Ana, CA to Ronald and Mary Gage. Steven is survived by five children Marissa Koeller, Crystal Gage, Julie Marsh, Samantha Marsh, Josie Drapeau and eight grandchildren Samantha, William, Mariah, Adeline, Elias, Keyanna, Frankie and Joshua. Steven's father Ron and...
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Robert Lewis Sewall

July 31, 1923 - December 5, 2017

ROBERT LEWIS SEWALL"Shorty"Bob was born July 31, 1923 in New Castle, PA and passed away on December 5, 2017 in Spokane, WA. Harrington, WA was his home for over 67 years until moving to Spokane's Fairwinds Northpointe retirement community in 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Carol Uhrich Sewall, his parents, Edward and Mary, brother Harold, sisters Alice and Emma, and his...
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Phyllis C. Ziemer

August 11, 1915 - December 5, 2017

Ziemer, Phyllis (Schwisow), 102Our Mother and "Nana", Phyllis Caroline Ziemer (Schwisow), 102, passed away peacefully on December 5, 2017 at Lincoln Hospital TCU in Davenport, Washington. Born August 11, 1915, on the family farm, she was the first child of Frank and Anna (Moeller) Schwisow of Ritzville, Washington. She married Richard Ziemer November 14, 1935. They farmed in Ritzville until...
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James Edward Williams

January 28, 1939 - December 4, 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.
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Ronald Charles Wilkie

April 11, 1937 - December 3, 2017

Wilkie, Ronald CharlesBorn April 11th, 1937 in Afton, IA. Passed away December 3rd, 2017. The Air Force brought him to Fairchild and from there he spent the rest of his life in Davenport, WA. Ron is survived by his wife of 61 years, Irene (Scharff) Wilkie who still resides at their home in Davenport. Ron is also survived by two sons, Jeff (Kelli) Wilkie, Greg (Kristen) Wilkie; five...
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Eva Adeline Truscott

September 26, 1958 - November 20, 2017

Truscott, Eva Adeline (59)Passed away November 20, 2017 in Spokane, WA. She was born September 26, 1958 to Bill "Pug"and Mary Robinson in Baker, OR. Eva enjoyed gardening, flowers, woodworking, decorating for Christmas, playing with her cats and spending time with family and friends. She is survived by her husband Russell "Rusty"; 6 Children and their families; Dan (Kathlene) Shumway, Carlin,...
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Richard James Miller

July 7, 1989 - November 20, 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.Arrangements under the direction of Strate Funeral Home, Davenport,...
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Bo Johnson Gustaveson

June 24, 2011 - November 13, 2017

Gustaveson, Bo Johnson (6)Passed away November 13, 2017 in Davenport, WA. He was born June 24, 2011, to Dallas and Lacy Gustaveson, in Spokane, WA. Bo John attended Davenport and Creston Elementary Schools. He enjoyed his Legos, Minecraft, nurf guns, swings, plain potato chips, and root beer, and also loved playing games on his phone and the IPad, watching movies, Xbox, playing catch, nightly...
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Howard Raymond Coleman

December 23, 1934 - November 11, 2017

Coleman, Howard (Ray) Raymond (82)Passed away November 11, 2017 in Wilbur, WA. He was born December 23, 1934 to Lyle and Cornelia (Nellie) Coleman, in Davenport, WA. Ray's lifelong work was built in Davenport, WA being a wheat farmer. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, NRA, United Grain Growers, Davenport Union, Bluestem Grange and was a former Lincoln County Fire District 5 Commissioner....
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Erling Walter Oestreich

January 13, 1929 - November 3, 2017

E.W. (Bill) OestreichErling Walter passed away on November 3, 2017. He was born on January 13, 1929, the son of Ervin and Lois Oestreich. As a kid he was given the nickname Bill by two "mule skinners" that worked on the ranch and has gone by that name since. After attending the Harrington Schools for 12 years and graduating in 1947, he attended Eastern Washington State College. Bill married...
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Thomas Edwin Martin

November 9, 1960 - November 1, 2017

Martin, Thomas (Tom) Edwin (56)Passed away November 1, 2017 at his home in Medical Lake, WA. He was born November 9, 1960 to Angus and Betty Martin, in Metaline Falls, WA. Thomas enjoyed, NASCAR, football and the Seahawks, Kubb, playing video games with his kids, and spending time with family and friends was very important to him, as was his Scottish heritage. Thomas was the life of the parties....
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Timothy Lee Choate

October 22, 1949 - October 27, 2017

Timothy Lee Choate passed away October 27, 2017 in Davenport WA. He was born October 22, 1949 to Meredith and Ethelene Choate in Anaheim, CA. Tim loved Jesus Christ and served in several worship groups since his youth. In the late 1950's he would sing every Sunday morning on a Los Angeles radio station in a show called Ice Cream Chorus produced by Church In The Barn. He was resourceful in...
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Marlene June Homberg

August 20, 1932 - October 25, 2017

HOMBERG, Marlene J (Scrupps) - Passed away peacefully on October 25, 2017 in Odessa, WA her home Odessa, WA. She was born August 20, 1932 in Odessa, WA to Frederick and Elizabeth Scrupps. She grew up in Odessa and attended school there graduating in 1950. She married Lamar Homberg on June 17, 1954.Marlene enjoyed being a farm wife, cooking for large harvest crews, going to Curlew Lake, watching...
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Wanda Virginia Janett

February 26, 1922 - September 25, 2017

Wanda Virginia Janett passed away peacefully on September 25th 2017 in Olympia, WA. She was 95.Wanda was born on February 26th 1922 in Beaverlodge, Alberta, Canada to her parents, Harry and Anna Carrell. At 7 years old she emigrated with her family from Canada and settled in the Yakima Valley where she resided through her graduation from Toppenish High School. In 1944 she graduated from Central...
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Donna Florence Flett

June 27, 1950 - September 14, 2017

FLETT, Donna Florence - (Age 67)- June 27, 1950 - September 14, 2017Passed away at home on September 14, 2017 in Wellpinit, WA. Donna was born on June 27, 1950 in Chewelah to Royal and Willene LeBret. Donna graduated from Wellpinit High School and later married Robert Flett Jr. She loved to crochet hats, loved gardening and flowers, playing pool and baking. She also enjoyed playing and...
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Rosa M. Michaelsen

September 29, 1918 - September 2, 2017

MICHAELSEN, Rosa Maria "Rosie", (99) Passed away September, 2 2017 in Odessa, WA. Born in Odessa September 29, 1918, Rosie was a lifelong resident of the community. She was the 5th daughter of 7 girls, born to Conrad and Anna Margaret Schauerman. Graduating from Odessa High School in class of 1937, she was one of the oldest surviving graduated at the time of the 2017 reunion. Rosie married...
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James Patrick Eller

February 22, 1953 - August 30, 2017

ELLER, James P. -Passed away August 30, 2017 peacefully at his home in Reardan, WA. James was born February 22, 1953 in Lewiston, ID to Carl and Bonnie Eller. James grew up in the Lewiston area and graduated from Lewiston High School and attended college for a while. He later married Susan Bates on October 7, 1972 in Asotin, WA. James and Susan moved to Reardan in 1989 where they raised their...
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Bettie Ann Bundy

November 2, 1929 - August 16, 2017

NOTICE: CHANGE OF ADDRESS On August 16, 2017, Bettie Bundy moved from her life-long home in Edwall to her forever-home in Heaven. Born on November 2, 1929 to Hale and Blanche (Brown) Simpson, she joined siblings, Phyllis, Robert and Richard. She grew up on their family farm and graduated from Edwall High School in 1947. On September 23, 1947, she married Bud (Loring E.) Bundy. They lived in the...
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Reba Johanna Darling

October 6, 1928 - August 15, 2017

REBA J. DARLING - On August 15, 2017 Reba J. Darling went home. Reba was born October 6, 1928 in Reardan, WA to Arthur and Eva Bull. She grew up in Reardan with her brother Kenny and sisters Kay and Claudia and graduated from Reardan High School. On July 21, 1946 Reba married Joe Darling. They moved to Davenport where Joe grew up and their daughter Debby was born in 1952. Joe and Reba bought...
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Leota Mae Brockman

February 18, 1938 - August 11, 2017

Leota Mae Brockman, Passed away on August 11, 2017 in Reardan, WA.Leota was born on February 18th, 1938 in Hartville, WY to Lee and Mary Sherrell. She married David Brockman. She enjoyed crocheting, reading, fishing and the outdoors but her family is what was most important and loved helping people. Leota is survived by her husband, David Brockman, six children: Susan (James) Eller, Mary ...
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Helen Aileen Ehlenfeldt

December 6, 1920 - July 30, 2017

EHLENFELDT, Helen A. (Age 96) -Passed away July 30, 2017 in Davenport, WA her home. Helen was born December 6, 1920 in Reardan, WA to Clifford and Bertha (McClure) Palmer. She married Keith Ehlenfeldt on Easter Sunday, April 9, 1939 in Davenport, WA. Helen is survived by two sons Bob Ehlenfeldt and Bill Ehlenfeldt and one daughter Trissie Sanguinet. She has five grandchildren Holly (Brian)...
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Anita Aquino Borrett

October 29, 1951 - July 29, 2017

BORRETT, Anita A. (Age 65) - Passed away July 29, 2017 at her home in Odessa, WA. She was born on October 29, 1951 in Naga City, Philippines to Julian and Lillian Aquino. She grew up in the Philippines and moved to the United States and then later married John Borrett. Anita enjoyed sewing, gardening, cooking, Karaoke and most important were here friends and family. She is survived by her...
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Lorraine Delores Holderby

March 30, 1931 - July 29, 2017

Lorraine Delores (Schuh) HolderbyPassed away July 29, 2017 in Spokane, WA. Born March 30, 1931 in Ruff, WA to Reinhold and Katherine (Dormaier) Schuh. She graduated in 1950 from Harrington High School where she was a Harrington Panther cheerleader, while her four brothers were very active in school sports. She was Harrington's Lincoln County Fair Princess when she met Ermit Holderby, the love...
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Martha Janke

September 29, 1920 - July 24, 2017

JANKE, MARTHA (Age 96) -Passed away July 24, 2017 in Odessa, WA her home Odessa, WA. Martha was born on September 29, 1920 in Marsh, Montana to Gotthilf and Johanna Speck. She moved to Odessa, WA at the age of 14 to live with her aunt and uncle Jacob and Lydia Speck. She later met Daniel Janke and the two got married in 1939. She is survived by three daughters LaVern Strawn, Ellen (and Jerry)...
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Richard Lee Coleman

April 17, 1934 - July 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA.
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Marlene Renay Hughes

June 26, 1951 - July 14, 2017

Marlene Renay "Mars" Hughes (67) of Fruitland, Washington passed away at her home Friday evening, July 14, 2017. Born June 26, 1951 in Spokane, Washington to George & Irene Hughes, Mars graduated in 1969 from Columbia High School in Hunter, Washington. Following high school Mars attended Glendow Hair Academy in Spokane, Washington. A proud member of the Spokane Tribe of Indians, Mars...
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Wallace Luman Burton

September 21, 1951 - July 5, 2017

Twenty Third PsalmThe Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want,He maketh me to lie down in green pastures;He leadeth me beside the still waters.He restoreth my soul: He leadeth mein the paths of righteousnessfor his name's sake.Yea, though I walk through the valleyof the shadow of death, I will fear no evil:for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staffthey comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me...
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Gordon Donald Wagner

February 27, 1944 - June 30, 2017

Gordon Donald Wagner died peacefully with family by his side June 30, 2017. He was born February 27, 1944 in Spokane, Washington to Herman John and Lillian Jane (McKinnon) Wagner and was the youngest of two children.Gordon graduated from Harrington High School in 1962. He attended classes at Eastern Washington University then joined the United States Coast Guard serving our country for 8 years....
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Gwendolyn Mae Beck

October 21, 1930 - June 24, 2017

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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Walter Winter

September 3, 1922 - June 24, 2017

Walter Winter an Odessa resident passed away peacefully on June 24, 2017, at Prestige Care Center in Clarkston, Washington. Walt was born September 3, 1922, to Michael and Zelemia (Bohnet) Winter. He married Helen Baumgart on August 26, 1951, and together they had five children. Walt served in the U. S. Navy as a Fireman, First Class. Walt is survived by his wife, Helen Winter, his "...
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Victor Lee Hatfield

April 10, 1922 - June 22, 2017

Victor Lee Hatfield was born on April 10, 1922 in Putnam County, Missouri to James and Minnie Hatfield. He was the seventh of fourteen children. When Lee was in his young teens he headed out west and landed in Farmington, Washington where he later met and married Faith Hayfield. Lee went off to fight in WWII and upon returning he and Faith had a son, Kent. The family moved to Spokane where Lee...
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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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