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Last Build Date: Sun, 22 May 2016 00:00:00 -0700

 



Obituary: Rooney, Patrick Harold

Sun, 22 May 2016 00:00:00 -0700


ROONEY,
Patrick Harold

June 12, 1930 -
May 17, 2016

Patrick H. Rooney left us to be with the Lord on Monday, May 17, 2016 at age 85 years old. Just three days after being diagnosed with Acute Leukemia.
Patrick was born on June 12, 1930 in San Antonio, Texas. He was the first son and oldest child of the late James Harold Rooney and Josephine Meehan Rooney. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Michael Rooney and his sister, Mary Kathleen Ruth (Rooney).
Patrick attended college at St. Mary’s University of Texas, Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA, and University of Washington in Seattle, WA. Majoring in Electrical Engineering, with extensive studies in micro and macroeconomics, advanced mathematics, statistics and computer science. He listed in the Airforce on February 3, 1950 and served for four years.
Patrick was a very educated and humble man, very loving husband, stepfather and grandfather; he spent his retirement enjoying his passions (photography, music, and reading).
Patrick is survived by his wife, Mary A. Avery Rooney of Spokane, WA; her children, all from Spokane, WA: Sheri Hibbs, Timothy Olson, and Christopher Olson; Nephew, Dennis Ruth (Vienna, Virginia); Niece, Kathleen Alexander (Carmel, IN) and Sheila Paladino (Dayton, VA); five nieces and nephews: Elizabeth, Brian, and Lauren Alexander of Carmel, IN and Aiden and Devon Keesee of Dayton, VA.
A viewing will be held at Hennessey Funeral Home(2203 N. Division St, Spokane, WA) on Monday, May 23rd from 5:00 to 7:00 followed by a rosary at 7:00.
A Catholic Mass of Christian Burial will be performed on Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 at 12:00 pm at St. Francis of Assisi Parish (1104 W. Heroy, Spokane, WA) with Father Mike Blackburn officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at 1:30 at Holy Cross Cemetery. A reception will follow at home.
Please visit Patrick’s online memorial and leave a message for his family at www.hennesseyfuneralhomes.com.


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Obituary: Bull, Eleanor Merle

Sun, 22 May 2016 00:00:00 -0700


BULL,
Eleanor Merle

Eleanor Merle Bull passed away May 15, 2016 in Spokane, Washington. She was born April 19, 1925 in Weston, Oregon, the daughter of Roy and Ora “Nettie” (Hyatt) May.

Her education included the early years in a one room school house in Athena, Oregon. She and her sister being the only two students. She graduated from Athena High School in 1943.

Eleanor married Kenneth D. Bull on May 29, 1943 in Walla Walla, Washington and were married two weeks short of their 73rd anniversary.

She worked in the Albertson’s Bakery department for 25 plus years before retiring and moving to Bayview, Idaho in 1983. In 2005 they moved to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho for three years, moving to Spokane, Washington in 2008 until her passing. She was a snowbird; wintering in Welton Arizona from 1995 to 2005 and lived at Manor Care in North Spokane for the last 3 1/2 years.

Her hobbies included square dancing, snow mobile trips, golf, bowling, motorcycling across the country from Washington to Florida and back. She also enjoyed baking chocolate chip cookies for visitors.

Eleanor was preceded in death by her parents, one sister; Vona Belle James and two brothers; Fay May and Stan May
.
Survivors include her husband Kenneth Bull; two children: Claudine (Bill) Ostin, Spokane, WA, and Keith (Tamera) Bull of Federal Way, WA; three grandsons: Dan (Carolyn) Carlson, David Carlson and Floyd Bull; two great-grandchildren: Brianna Carlson and Hunter Carlson also survive.

Viewing will be held 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Monday, May 23, 2016 at the Yates Funeral Home, Coeur d’Alene Chapel and Graveside Services will be 2:30 pm, Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at Greenwood Memorial Terrace in Spokane, WA.

Please visit Eleanor’s online memorial at www.yatesfuneralhomes.com and sign her guest book.
Yates has been entrusted with the care of final arrangements.


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Obituary: Duffy, Scott

Sun, 22 May 2016 00:00:00 -0700


DUFFY, Scott
(Age 51)

Scott went to be with the Lord on April 27, 2016 where he joins his late father Charlie. Scott was born April 20,1965 to Charles and Patricia Duffy (Rhode Island); the family relocated to Spokane in 1974 where they still reside. He leaves behind his mother Patricia Duffy, twin sisters Cheryl and Coleen; nieces and nephews all of Spokane, brother Jimmy Duffy of Massachusetts, and cousins.
Scott lived everyday to the fullest and enjoyed life. He will be missed




Obituary: Myers, Jeffery Allen

Sun, 22 May 2016 00:00:00 -0700


MYERS, Jeffery Allen
(Age 50)

Jeffery Allen Myers, of Juliaetta, ID, passed away on April 7, 2016 of natural causes. He was born on May 12, 1965 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho to Dennis Myers and Paula (Hamby) Schaffer.
Jeff spent most of his childhood growing up in the Coeur d’Alene, Idaho area. There he enjoyed riding dirt bikes and camping in the mountains. Upon graduation from Lakeland High School in Rathdrum, ID, Jeff moved to the Vancouver, Washington area where he attended Clark College to obtain certifications in the auto painting program. He worked at several auto body shops in the Vancouver area, including many years at Todd’s Auto Body. Jeff married Kimi Mattox (Myers) in 1992 and had a baby girl, Hayley in 1994. While living in Vancouver he attended Crossroads Community Church. In the summer of 2014, Jeff moved back to his roots in Idaho and started his own auto body and paint shop, Diamond Collison, where he worked until his death.
Jeff is preceded in death by his mother, Paula Schaffer; his grandparents, Minnie and Alford Hamby; his grandparents, Stephen and Irene Myers; uncle Phillip Hamby and aunt Linda Bean.
Jeff is survived by his beloved daughter Hayley (Moreno) Myers and son-in-law Rodolfo Moreno; father and stepmother, Dennis and Roberta “Rockie” Myers; sister Kristie Myers; sister and brother-in-law Karen and Mark Pelphrey; and numerous other aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
A family memorial is planned for a later date.




Obituary: Neilson, Mary Barbara (Mccoll)

Sun, 22 May 2016 00:00:00 -0700


NEILSON, Mary Barbara (McColl)

Mary was born in Tacoma, Washington, October 18, 1920, the daughter of Dr. Charles R. McColl and Catherine Reese McColl. She graduated in 1938 from Stadium High School and from Washington State College June 1, 1942, as president of the Kappa Delta sorority. On WSC graduation day, she also married Robert E. Neilson, WSC senior class president, in a Cross Swords Ceremony.

Throughout her life, Mary provided inspiring leadership in both volunteer and career positions. Chosen as a Washington State Delegate, Mary attended the Republican National Convention in Chicago, was a member of the Washington State Electoral College in 1956, and a Leader Delegate to the 1956 Republican National Convention in Boston. At the Convention, Mary presented a large salmon caught off the coast of Washington to Senator Joseph McCarthy. “We thought it would be better than a red herring,” she said. Mary served as the Washington state advisor on women’s activities for the National Foundation March of Dimes.

Mary’s distinguished career began in Spokane, where she worked in the Washington State Child Protective Services and then as YWCA Program Director. In Olympia, Mary worked in Governor Dan Evan’s Washington State Office for Economic Opportunity and, in Seattle, she served as Director, Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region X, where she received a “Distinguished Career Award” on June 3, 1993.

Mary is remembered with love, respect and gratitude by her sons, Robert McColl Neilson, and Scott Charles Neilson and daughter-in-law, Janice Secord Neilson; grandchildren, Jessica Neilson, Julie Neilson, Trevor Neilson, Rebecca Neilson, Andrea Cobb, Robert Neilson, Michael Neilson; and great-grandchildren, Jayda Cobb, Madeleine Neilson, Lucy Neilson, Kai Di Nuccio, Javaris Neilson, Keiayshai Neilson, Julia Lin, Jack Doty, Sofia Mitalis, Kosta Mitalis, and Beckett Spurgin. Noah Di Nuccio, another great grandson, preceded her in death.

“Grandma Mary” brought huge balloon bouquets to all family gatherings and arrived on each Easter with a giant bunny in the passenger seat. She enjoyed butterflies and often reminded us to observe their transformation achievement as a life lesson.

At 95, Mary died peacefully on May 15, 2016. Her remains will be placed in a private family gathering at Fogerty Creek State Park on the Oregon Coast, a property donated by the McColl family.

“We love you to the moon and back.”

Arrangements are with Funeral Alternatives
of Washington, 360-753-1065.


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Obituary: Mcgough, Mary Patricia

Sun, 22 May 2016 00:00:00 -0700


McGOUGH,
Mary Patricia
(Age 63)

Died unexpectedly at home on May 14th, 2016. Born in Spokane WA, Patty was a graduate of Joel E. Ferris class of ‘71 and EWU class of ‘76.
Patty lived life to the fullest, and charged through it at full speed, the only speed she had. There was never a hurdle too large for her to conquer. She loved learning new things and had an insatiable drive to create, painting and inventing new things constantly. Her face book profile aptly defines her as a “Freelance Entrepreneurista!” She also loved gardening and her colorful garden became a beautiful work of art. She loved music and art and her zest for life and adventure was unmatched. Patty was outgoing and enthusiastic about everything and everyone; the kind of person that made new friendships easily. Patty’s charisma and creativity will be missed by all who knew her.
Wherever she lived, Patty became an important part of the community. She was an active member of AA and an inspirational speaker for 13 years, helping many on their journeys to recovery. After moving to Newport, Oregon, Patty became involved in many new activities, including Meals on Wheels, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Newport Symphony Orchestra.
Preceded in death by parents John and Marie McGough, and husbands Derrick McGavic, and Bryan Malakoff.
Patty is survived by her beloved children Maxwell Malakoff, and Kelsey Malakoff, of Eugene OR, and Lynn Gill of El Paso, Texas; as well as grandchildren Rex Malakoff, Brittany Lynne Gill, and Bryson David Gill; great-grandchildren Quincy Cortez Quinn and Mia Rae Lynne Quinn. Also survived by siblings Margaret Donat of Fairbanks, AK, Anne Coulson of Hermosa Beach, CA, John M. McGough of Haley, ID, Tim McGough of Scottsdale, AZ, and Eleanor McGough of Minneapolis, MN. Patty will be missed by her loyal and constant side-kick, Mia the tiny terrier who she referred to as “her bestest girl.”
A memorial celebration of Patty’s life will be held on Thursday, May 26th at 11a.m. at the Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W. Olive Street, Newport, OR 97365. The family requests no black clothing, wear something colorful and fun like Patty.
In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to Newport Symphony Orchestra or Newport Meals on Wheels.


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Obituary: Freeman, Hardy

Sun, 22 May 2016 00:00:00 -0700


FREEMAN, Hardy

Only child of David and Belle (Newberger) Freeman, Hardy Freeman died May in Spokane. He was born in Baltimore, MD, in 1936. His family moved to Chicago when he was six. There he became Bar Mitzvah, and attended school includ-ing Northwestern University (BA) and the University of Chicago (MA.) His three marriages were Gail Shupack (1957-72) with whom he had one son, then Marilyn Gartman (1986-90) until her death, and his wife Correen Morrill in 1992.
Hardy taught at Chicago area colleges and worked at the University of Chicago Development Office. His major career, Corporate Outplacement, culminated in the opening of Hardy Freeman and Assoc. He worked with persons whose companies supported them as they sought a new position with another organization.
Music and dance provided Hardy a lifetime of pleasure. As a youth, he spent his summers at Circle Pines Center where he learned and led folk dancing. For the next 50 years, he taught international folk dancing throughout the Chicago area including the University of Chicago International House. At school, he played violin and tuba, and as an adult, banjo and guitar. He was a charter member of The Old Town School of Folk Music.
Hardy was known for his quick wit, use of humor, and amazing memory. This continued until the last few days of his life.
He is survived by his wife; son David (Alix Mikesell); step-children Regina Olson (Neil) and Robert Morrill (Cari); grandsons Max and Aaron Freeman; step-grandchildren Grace Johnson (Benjamin Grossman), Zachary Johnson, Gianna Reynolds (Casey), and Kanon Morrill; and great-grandson Evan Petsch. Donations may be made to Parkinson’s Resource Center of Spokane or Rockwood Foundation.
His memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, on June 4th, in the Event Center at Rockwood South Retirement Community, 2903 E. 25th Avenue, Spokane.


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Obituary: Liimatta, Ruth

Sun, 22 May 2016 00:00:00 -0700

LIIMATTA, Ruth
(Age 88)

Our beloved Mummu, Ruth Makkonen Liimatta, went to be with the Lord on May 17, 2016 in the presence of her loving family. She was born on March 22, 1928 in the Finish American community of Owen, Wisconsin to immigrants Oscar and Tina Makkonen. She was the last of 6 children. She grew up on a dairy farm, graduated from Withee High School, and earned her RN degree at Fairview Hospital School of Nursing, an affiliate of the Univ. of Wisconsin.
She married Into Liimatta of Kokkola Finland, on Dec 27, 1950. They lived in many locations (Colorado, Washington, Alaska, Oregon) as Into finished his education, and Ruth continued nursing wherever they lived. They retired to Portland, Oregon in 1987 and enjoyed many summers in Sitka, Alaska at their beloved Finn Island. They made a number of visits to Finland to see Into’s family and other relatives and also enjoyed visits from those same relatives.
Ruth was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She and her husband Into enjoyed 65 years of marriage. She is also survived by her two daughters: Lisa Anderson (Jim) of Spokane and Laura Scheer (Barry) of Hood River, Oregon. They also have 11 grandchildren (Erin, Allison, Andy, Bethany, Amy, Luke, Julie, Molly, Rachel, Maggie, James), eight great-grandchildren, and her favorite grand-dog Cooper. She loved, encouraged, and prayed for each of her children and grandchildren. Her long life was an example and demonstration of her faith and trust in Jesus Christ.
We’d like to thank Hospice of Spokane for their great support over the last months of her life.
Her celebration of life was held at South Hill Bible Church on May 20th. We rejoice that she is with her God and free from pain and suffering. We love you, Mummu! Gifts in honor of her life may be given to Lifeline Ministries at www.lifeline-ministries.org


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Obituary: Brownlee, Sylva (Parmley)

Sun, 22 May 2016 00:00:00 -0700


BROWNLEE, Sylva (Parmley)
(Age 97)

Our sweet mother, Granny, sister, aunt, and friend left for heaven April 2, 2016. She was born the fifth of ten children to Arthur and Minnie Parmley in Spokane on December 16, 1918. In 1935 she married Marion (Barney) Brownlee. Together they farmed at Five Mile Prairie and Rathdrum, Idaho and raised five children. Sylva keenly observed life and was passionate about many things - people, reading, writing, cooking, doing the best she could with what she had. She loved and lived Jesus and was a deep thinker and studied the Bible and other works on a level for beyond her education. She tackled injustice at every level with great civility. She loved cooking at Bible camps at Newman Lake, Riverview and Cocolalla for her summer vacations. She was the author of the original Lakeland School District newsletter. Sylva is survived by two of her sisters, Betty Boyle and Eola Schultz; two sons, Tom (Lauri) Brownlee and Mike (Lori) Brownlee; two daughters, JoAnn Allen and Claudia Schorzman; a son-in-law, Jim Firzlaff; sixteen grandchildren with seven more added by marriage; twenty-six great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; numerous dear nieces and nephews; and the much appreciated and beloved staff at Brookdale Park Place Assisted Living. A service thanking God for her life will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 4305 N. DIVISION, SPOKANE, WA.


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Obituary: Miniclier, Lloyd Burt

Sun, 22 May 2016 00:00:00 -0700


MINICLIER, Lloyd Burt
(Age 85)

Passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at his home in Priest River, Idaho. Private family services will be held.
Lloyd was born on September 27, 1930 in Spokane to Norbert and Mahala Miniclier. He grew up and attended schools in Spokane, graduating from Lewis and Clark High School in 1949. Lloyd served his country in the United States Navy.
Lloyd married Betty Jean Eddy on April 28, 1956 in Spokane. He worked for Pacific Northwest Bell, and later retired from U.S. West in 1990, after 41 years of service.
Lloyd was a member of Sandpoint Elks Lodge #1376, Manito #246 Masonic Lodge F. & A.M., El Katif Shrine Club, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Arie No. 3443 in Newport. He and Betty wintered in Yuma, AZ. Throughout his life, Lloyd enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, camping, traveling, and playing golf.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years Betty Miniclier of Priest River; three daughters Therri (Jesse) Hearne of Courtside, AZ, Robbin Brouillard of Spokane, and Cherilyn (Tony) Day of Spokane Valley; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and sister Mercedes Barton of Spokane.
Memorial donations may be made to Bonner Community Hospice, 602 N. 3rd Ave., Sandpoint, ID 83864.
LAKEVIEW FUNERAL HOME in Sandpoint is handling the arrangements. Please visit Lloyd’s online memorial at www.lakeviewfuneral.com and sign his guest book.


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Obituary: Thrawley, Judy A.

Sun, 22 May 2016 00:00:00 -0700


THRAWLEY, Judy A.

Born in Spokane January 9, 1942 to Leslie E. and Francis R. Melchert. Passed away suddenly May 4, 2016, leaving a massive void, both in the com- munity and the lives of her husband of over 57 years, and children, Danial (Kathren) Thrawley, Deborah (Ken) Boone, and Pamela Stevens; grandchildren, Jeff (Sharon) Treannie of Dutch Harbor, AK, Kristine (Andy) Wade of Greenacres, Jessika Whitecotton of Spokane Valley, Tony Stevens also of Dutch Harbor, AK, Kimberly Thrawley of Greenacres; and numerous great-grandchildren. She is also survived by sister Sandra Griffith of Spokane and brother Robert Melchert of Evansville, IN; as well as many nieces.
She was a hard working, devoted, loving wife, who after leaving West Valley High School, followed her husband, Jim through his 21 year Navy career, and after returning to Spokane, continued working in the banking industry for a total of 20 years, then followed her love of animals as a Veterinary Technician for over 16 years, with the Ponti Veterinary Clinic.
A super woman of small stature, she was often known as the “Goat Lady”, for her dedication to the dairy goat industry, and to the community as superintendent of the dairy goat barn at the Interstate Fair, as well as judging goat shows in the Inland Northwest for well over 20 years. She volunteered at Spokane Valley Partners Food Bank for over 15 years, and has been an active member of Scope East for over ten years, most of that time as treasurer.
Judy’s greatest legacy is to her family and home. She was an active part of their lives from the beginning, sewing some of their clothes, guiding them through scouts, school projects, sports, church and supporting them as they developed their own families. She was so proud of their many accomplishments.
At her request no formal service is scheduled, but a joyous celebration of life is being planned for late July or early August.


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Obituary: Bretthauer, Gala M.

Sun, 22 May 2016 00:00:00 -0700


BRETTHAUER, Gala M.

Gala M. Bretthauer passed away on May 2, 2016 in her home in Spokane, Wa. She is survived by her loving husband, Bill Bretthauer, her son Rick Bretthauer, daughters Sheilah Anderson and Geraldine Stubbs, six grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.
May she rest in peace and with our love surrounding her.




Obituary: Conklin, Marsha I.

Sun, 22 May 2016 00:00:00 -0700


CONKLIN, Marsha I.
(Age 69)

Passed away peacefully at Hospice of the Valley in Arizona, May 1, 2016. She was born April 1, 1947 to Virg and Elsie Marlow. Marsha was a Freeman graduate and a life long resident in the Freeman area. In the past few years she wintered in Arizona. Her quirky, quick witted, fun loving personality drew people in, making life long friendships wherever she went. She will truly be missed by all. Marsha is survived by sons, Matt (Chari), Miles (Madelyn), eight grandchildren, brother-in-law Mick Stark, Don Conklin, nieces, nephews, and many cousins. A family burial will be held June 10th at Freeman Cemetery 1pm. Family, friends and others whose lives Marsha touched are invited to celebrate her life at A Touch of Country, 18111 S. Molter Rd., Rockford at 2pm.




Obituary: Blondin, Anadean (Cox) "Andee"

Sun, 22 May 2016 00:00:00 -0700


BLONDIN,
Anadean (Cox) “Andee”
(Age 89)

Passed into Eternal Rest on May 14, 2016. “Andee” as she was known to family and friends, was born February 12th, 1927 in Spokane to Dr. Harry D. and Vidah Cox. Andee attended elementary, JR high, and high school on the South Hill, where the family resided. She graduated from Lewis & Clarke High in 1944 and soon after attended Sacred Heart Nursing School. Because of a lingering illness, she was unable to finish her nurses training, but while recovering from her illness, she made a trip to Anchorage, Alaska to visit her divorced mother. There, in 1948, she met, fell in love, and married Frank Blondin, all within six months. She and Frank moved back to Spokane where daughters Karen and Michele were born. Within a few years, Frank was transferred with work to Kennewick, WA. The family lived there for many years. Andee was a homemaker until younger daughter Michele entered school; at that point, she decided to attend Govan’s Beauty School. She spent many years working as a hairdresser and later worked as a teletype operator at Walston & Co. Stockbrokerage in Pasco, WA. In the 1970s, she changed her career again and purchased a tavern/cafe’ with Frank in Kennewick called “Charlie Brown’s”. They ran the tavern for many years until they retired. She and Frank loved to travel, and did so extensively across the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. Her favorite place, of course, was Hawaii. The last 14 years of her life, Andee moved back to Spokane to be closer to her daughter Michele Malone and her husband, Charlie. After Frank’s death, she moved to Rockwood Lane Apartments on the South Hill. She spent five wonderful years there and enjoyed the many friends she made there. She and her girlfriends especially enjoyed taking up dancing in their “Golden Years”. Her last few years, because of a stroke, were spent at Legacy Gardens of Spokane in the wonderful and loving care of Kenda Ryan and Kaylee Bishop and their fantastic staff of caregivers. Thank you so much for your loving care and constant support. Also, thank you to Hospice of Spokane for their amazing end of life care and support. Anadean leaves behind daughter Michele (Charlie) Malone, two granddaughters Ann Convey of Portland, ME., and Amanda (Charlie) McCallum of Maple Valley, WA., four great-grand-sons M.J. and Ethan convey, Liam and Logan McCallum, sister-in-law Sharon Cox, niece Cheryl Sweat, and nephew Greg Cox all of Spokane. She is preceded in death by her parents, brother Milton Cox, husband Frank, daughter Karen Henricks, and one granddaughter. Graveside services will be Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 2:30pm at Fairmount Memorial Park Cemetery, 5200 W. Wellesley.


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Obituary: Arleth, Roger Lee

Sun, 22 May 2016 00:00:00 -0700

ARLETH, Roger Lee Born December 12, 1946 and went to be with Jesus May 17, 2016 surrounded by his loving family and friends. Roger had Parkin- son’s disease and suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury from an accidental fall on March 9, which led to his death. Roger lived his entire life in the Spokane and Loon Lake area. Roger attended Roosevelt, Sacajawea, Lewis and Clark High School and Eastern Washington University. He served in the Air Force Reserves for 6 years as a Surgical Tech. He was a man who devoted his entire life to serving others. He served as a volunteer fireman/EMT for over 20 years for Stevens County, Loon Lake Sewer Commissioner for over 30 years, Owners’ Representative when the new Loon Lake School was built, as well as being the Maintenance Director for many years. He was Charter President of the Loon Lake Property Owners and Governor of Loon Lake Moose Lodge. He was instrumental in bringing in the sewer to Loon Lake and in getting natural gas put in around Loon Lake. Many of the homes around Loon Lake probably have some part of Roger in there as he used his gift of being a Journeyman Electrician helping to fix and remodel homes. Roger was also involved with the building of Expo 74, as he worked on the Opera House. As we would drive around town, Roger would often point to buildings and say: “Fine wiring job there”. He was truly proud of the quality of work he put into everything. He was a life member of the Elks Lodge, a member of the Spokane Club and a member of First Presbyterian Church. Roger received many awards and recognitions over the years for the service he provided to so many, but was content to just quietly serve his community. He took great pride in his yard, making sure he always had the most beautiful flowers. People who drove by in boats on Loon Lake would often comment on his beautiful beach. Roger married the love of his life, Laura Wintersteen and gained the family he had always wanted. They continued to serve together at Camp Fun in the Sun and Camp STIX, camps for kids with diabetes. He was a proud member of Spokane Central Lions Club, where he and Laura also served Lions throughout Washington, N. Idaho and British Columbia as well. He was also involved with City Gate, a downtown ministry serving the homeless, where he and Laura would make hundreds of cookies at Christmas to give out at their party. He was often on the WSU Spokane Campus speaking to nursing and pharmacy students about life with Parkinson’s so that they could learn more as providers. He gave so much of his time to the students as he wanted them to be successful and knowledgeable as they cared for others. He truly loved his WSU College of Nursing students and they in turn loved him. Roger would do whatever he could to assist them in their journey, including filling the candy and pretzel dishes. He loved going to convocations, Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society inductions and anything else to support his students. He loved to throw a great 4th of July party at Loon Lake and opened up his home to staff at City Gate and WSU campus students for Diversity Club parties. Roger’s life was truly a life of service to others. Anyone who knew Roger, loved him and were so appreciative of him. His final act of service was to donate his body to the Willed Body Program at WSU, so that others can continue to learn through him. Roger is survived by many friends and family. Wife Laura, son Joshua, grandchildren who he adored; Kali, Madilyn, Logan and his namesake Emma Lee. These grandchildren brought him so much joy and happiness in life. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, John Wintersteen, who assisted greatly [...]


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Obituary: Harmon, Evelyn Irva (Harvey)

Sun, 22 May 2016 00:00:00 -0700


HARMON,
Evelyn Irva (Harvey)

Was born May 17, 1917 to Oscar and Clara (Bryant) Harvey of Spokane, WA. She passed away January 29, 2016 at the age of 98.
Her mother died in 1922 and Evelyn lived with her father and grandparents in the Valley while her sisters (Lois and Dawn) were adopted by Aunt Hattie and Uncle William Berry. Evelyn graduated from West Valley High School. She married her husband of 52 years, C.W. “Duke” Harmon, in Millwood, WA on October 1, 1939. In Spokane Valley they raised their five children: David, Glenda, Mark, Rhonda and Gloria. She was a Homemaker in the best sense of that term.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her grandparents, parents, sisters, husband and two great-grandsons. She is survived by her children David W. Harmon (Bette), Glenda Elliot (Jim), Mark A. Harmon (Vanessa), Rhonda Noble, and Gloria Milam, 16 grand- children, 19 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren. She was a member of Pasadena Park Church of the Nazarene.
The family would like to thank the Good Samaritan Society for their care.
A Memorial Service will be held Monday, May 30, 2016 at 11:00 am at Pasadena Park Church of the Nazarene, 8822 E. Upriver Dr., Spokane Valley, WA 99212.


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Obituary: Marquardt, Randall F.

Sun, 22 May 2016 00:00:00 -0700


MARQUARDT, Randall F.

4/19/1948 - 5/8/2016

Lifetime Spokane resident, Randy was born to Carrol and Opal Marquardt. He passed away after a short illness. Randy graduated from NC High School. He served two years in the US Army, one year in Vietnam. He retired from the US Bureau of Mines after 14 years. Randy loved Diamond Lake and spent a lot of time at his parent’s cabin. Survived by father Carrol; sister Janis Taylor and her husband Rod; nephew Jeff Taylor and family; niece Tamara Stone and family; and many friends. He also leaves a son in Montana. Randy was a loving son and brother with a big heart. He will be deeply missed. Final arrangements have been entrusted to Neptune Society.


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Obituary: Broadbent, Gary D.

Sun, 22 May 2016 00:00:00 -0700

BROADBENT, Gary D.
(Age 76)

Passed away May 3, 2016. Celebration of his life will be held
on June 18th, 2016




Obituary: Johnson, Dale Arthur

Sun, 22 May 2016 00:00:00 -0700


JOHNSON,
Dale Arthur

Dr. Dale Arthur Johnson, 84, passed away peacefully at his home in Spokane, WA on April 29.
He is survived by his wife Zeny (Mujal) Johnson; his daughter Czarena Alabe; his sons Daniel Johnson and Dennis Johnson; his brother Glen Johnson; former spouses Rosie Johnson and Sandy Suriano; and many dear family friends. He is preceded in death by his parents Evelyn and Lyle Johnson, and his brother Donald Johnson.
Johnson was born on March 8, 1932 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane. An entrepreneur from a young age, Johnson began working at the age of 12 and was never without a job until his retirement in 2012. When he was in his 20s, he discovered a great love for chiropractic care and moved his young family to Davenport, Iowa, to attend the Palmer College of Chiropractic.
While attending Palmer, Johnson worked various night jobs to support his family and pay for his education, usually getting only two or three hours of sleep per night. Despite the difficult schedule, Johnson thrived at Palmer, and opened his first practice in a trailer next to his school-assigned housing. After graduating in 1961, Johnson moved his family back to Spokane and opened a practice on Northwest Boulevard. He practiced in Colfax, WA from 1965-1971, but came back to Spokane and eventually settled into what is now the Scott Chiropractic Center, where he practiced for 28 years.
His other passions included vintage cars (he loved his 1962 Bentley S2, but his favorite body style of all time was the 1936 Ford Coupe), woodworking, home restoration, nutrition education, and studying the writings and teachings of great thinkers throughout history including Jesus Christ, Paramahansa Yogananda, Mother Teresa, Mahatma Gandhi, John F. Kennedy, and others. Johnson was a lifelong learner and voracious reader, with a constant desire to use his new knowledge to help those around him. Above all Johnson’s greatest passion was to use his chiropractic gifts to bring healing and comfort to anyone who came through his door.
A memorial will be held at Unity Church of Truth at 2900 S. Bernard St., Spokane, WA, May 28, at 1 p.m.


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Obituary: Hebert, Robert Louis "Bobby"

Sun, 22 May 2016 00:00:00 -0700


HEBERT, Robert Louis “Bobby”
August 16, 1993 - April 29, 2016

Bobby L. Hebert, 22, of Spokane, Washington passed away April 29, 2016. Bobby was born in Spokane, WA to Tabatha Anstine and Raymond Hebert on August 16, 1993. He was the baby of the family. He always enjoyed spending time outside, no matter what the weather, and whoever knew Bobby knew that music was his whole life.
He is survived by his mother Tabatha Anstine, father Raymond Hebert, one older sister Bella, three older brothers Donny Hebert, Richard Hebert and Jerry Hebert, as well as his grandmother Diania Anstine among many aunties, uncles and so many loving cousins.
“Always in our Hearts!”




Obituary: Hedrick, Laurine Mae (Betts)

Sun, 22 May 2016 00:00:00 -0700


HEDRICK, Laurine Mae (Betts)

Passed away peacefully in her own home on Thursday, May 12th, 2016, in Spokane, Washington. Laurine was born on December 27th, 1924, in Belle Fourche, South Dakota, the daughter of Mae (Beltz) and Willard Murray. Laurine was only two years old when her mother, Mae, died from complications after the birth of another child (her son Leslie); so she was raised by her paternal grandparents. She loved music and played the violin and the drum for her school’s marching band. She graduated from Belle Fourche HS in 1944. After school, she traveled to Virginia and worked as a telephone operator. She then traveled to Washington State to be near her Aunt Florence and Uncle Ed. In 1947, she married the love of her life, James W. Betts, in Spokane, WA. They had nine children together. She was devoted to her children and loved each of us dearly. One of our fondest memories was the smell of fresh homemade bread baking in the oven. She received her LPN from Spokane Falls Community College in 1970 and worked at Deaconess Hospital in Labor and Delivery. Laurine married Delbert Hedrick in 1971. Laurine loved flowers and birds. People stopped by her yard to admire her roses. Her hobbies were bowling, bingo and watching Lawrence Welk. She loved to travel and has been as far as Florida and Hawaii but her favorite state was Alaska where she visited her oldest son, Bruce, several times. In her later years, she colored her hair a bright pink and many people, young and old, would stop to tell her how much they loved her hair. Laurine is preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, Jim Betts and Del Hedrick, her son James and her great-grandson Tony. She is survived by her children Bruce (Giannina), Sharon, Pat (Richard), Sylvia (Mike), Ken, Mike (Vicki) Marci and Robert; grandchildren, Robby, Falannia, David, Nova, Ryan, Kyle, Shelly, Melissa, Heath, Kenny, Krissy, Krystel, Kendra, Lacreasha and Summer, 24 great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews in Washington and South Dakota. Laurine willed her body to science at WSU in Pullman, WA. We woluld like to thank STA Paratransit for taking Mom to Bingo. A special part of Mom’s week was going to Denny’s on Sundays. We will treasure the memory when you all sang “Happy Birthday” to our Mom on her 91st birthday in December. We wish to thank Gentiva Hospice for walking along side our family for the past year and a half. You gave us the ability to grant her wish of never having to go to a nursing home. That is a gift we will always cherish. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 28th, 2016, at 10:00am at Orchard Christian Fellowship. Their address is 312 E. 3rd Ave., Spokane, WA 99202.


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Obituary: Markee, Bruce Bowen

Sun, 22 May 2016 00:00:00 -0700


MARKEE, Bruce Bowen

Passed away May 19, 2016 in Spokane, WA. Bruce was born to Claude and Theodocia Markee on September 10, 1922 in Ford, WA. He was a radio operator in the Pacific Theatre during WWII. He is survived by his wife Velma; children, Lo’An (Robert) Schneller, Ray Markee, Sherry (Steve) Schallock, Bruce (Cindy) Markee, Lila “Honey” Markee, and Desmond (Shawn) Boucher; 26 grandchildren, 49 great-grand- children, 2 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Delores Pachernegg; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; one nephew; three grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law. Donations may be made to Hospice of Spokane: PO Box 2215, Spokane, WA 99210; or to the Inland NW Honor Flight: 608 W 2nd Ave Ste 309, Spokane, WA 99201. A private service will be held at a later date.




Obituary: Eliasen, Betty

Sun, 22 May 2016 00:00:00 -0700


ELIASEN,
Betty Mae
“Grandma Friend”

On May 9th our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away at age 89 from complications of a stroke she suffered on April 24th.
She was born Betty Mae Barton on March 3, 1927. She attended Libby Junior High and graduated from Rogers High School, class of 1945. In 1946, Betty married Don Eliasen; they were married 57 years until Don’s passing in 2003. In 2006, she moved to a beautiful apartment at Broadway Court Estates and enjoyed over 9 years of activities and friendships. She was a world-class homemaker, a great cook, a friend to all and most importantly the BEST mother. Betty and Don were dedicated fans of their two grandchildren’s sporting events and activities. In her 20’s, she helped form two luncheon groups with her friends. One, the Wednesday Wenches are still gathering regularly. Betty is survived by son, Dean Eliasen; daughter Debbie (Steve) Schumacher; grandson Ian (Tracy) Schumacher, their children Berkley and Neely; granddaughter Malea (Josh) Cook, their children Deverie and Beckett, and many nephews, nieces, cousins, and dear friends. Her memorial service will be held Saturday, June 4, 2016, 10:00 am at Broadway Court Estates, 13505 E. Broadway, Spokane Valley. Interment of Betty and Don’s ashes will be at Greenwood Cemetery at a later date. Appreciated as a very thoughtful note writer, in Betty’s memory, please consider sending a hand written note to someone special in your life, letting them know how important they are to you. In lieu of flowers you may donate to Hospice of Spokane or a charity of your choice.


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Obituary: Schad, Sherrill Mary (Powers)

Sun, 22 May 2016 00:00:00 -0700


SCHAD, Sherrill Mary (Powers)

Sherry was the third born of Robert K. and Ann J. Powers on July 30, 1943 in Hermosa Beach, CA. The family had left their native Boston area and spent the war years in California before moving to Texas and then settling in Spokane in 1949. Of her beloved siblings, she followed Patricia Powers and Robert K. Powers, Jr. (Judy); preceded Mark G. Powers (Kim), Theresa L. Engdahl (Ted), and Christopher F. X. Powers (Stephanie); and was predeceased by her brother, Geoffrey M. Powers, who is survived by his wife, (Laurey). She is survived by her devoted daughters, Stephanie Schager Bohlman (Brett) and Aimee Schager Woodburn (Rick). Sherry lost her husband, Joseph E. Schad, in 2002, and missed him tremendously until her dying day. She is also survived by her first husband, Thomas E. Schager (Kathy), who Sherry and the family appreciated for his continuous support and concern. Sherry left this world on May 16, 2016.
Sherry’s education began in the two-room schoolhouse on Glenrose Prairie in Spokane with Patti and Buzz and continued through Sacred Heart Grade School and Holy Names Academy. Her father thought Sherry would be a good doctor and rushed her through high school and college at the University of Portland and Rosary College. At age 19, she enrolled in Graduate School at the University of Wisconsin. A Master’s Degree was close enough for Sherry, and she practiced as a Medical Technologist in a long career at Pathology Associates and its successors.
As the ever adventurous one, Sherry was the first in the family to water and snow ski, inspiring her brothers and sisters to follow, as well they did. She provided unlimited support to her daughters, Steph and Aim for their educational, athletic, family and professional endeavors. Her grandchildren, Chloe and Parker Bohlman, and Elizabeth, Ashlyn and Nathan Woodburn, carry on her generous spirit. She is fondly remembered by her twelve nieces and nephews, the indefatigable “cuzzies”.
A Rosary will be held on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 6:30pm at Hennessey Funeral Home, 2203 N. Division St., Spokane, WA. Funeral Mass will follow on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 11:00am at Assumption Catholic Church, 3624 W. Indian Trail Road, Spokane, WA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions would be welcome at Hospice of Spokane or Meals on Wheels, two charities that were very instrumental in Sherry’s life.
Please visit www.HennesseyFuneralHomes.com
to share your thoughts and memories with our family.


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Obituary: Davey, Marian J.

Sun, 22 May 2016 00:00:00 -0700


DAVEY,
Marian J.
(Age 84)

Passed away on May 19, 2016 at Franklin Hills Health & Rehab in Spokane. She was born June 21, 1931 at Fort Benton, Montana to Virgil and Mabel Law. Marian is survived by son Keith L. Davey of Portland, Oregon; step-daughters Dee Ann Minton of Delta, Colorado, Carol D. Shaw of Bremerton, Washington; and step-son, Claude I. (Bud) Davey, of Spokane, Washington. She was preceded in death by husbands, Claude L. Davey in 1990, and Foster A. Morgan in 1999. She married Claude Davey in 1953 and they lived in the Spokane and Deer Park Area. Marian was very interested in music and played the piano in several small dance bands in the area, as well as for volunteer groups, various lodges and clubs. She was a member of Spokane Chapter #163, O.E.S, Eagles Auxiliary #3564, and Women of the Moose Chapter #689, Loon Lake, and later in Pullman #2350. She served as Deputy Grand Regent of the Women of the Moose in 1981-82 and also served as State Musician for the Washington State Moose Association. She was a volunteer at Holy Family Hospital from 1994 on. Marian was employed as Secretary for various real estate companies and attorneys, and retired from the Dept. of Social and Health Services, State Of Washington, in 1993. Memorial contributions may be given to the Pullman Chapter #2350, WOTM or to any charity of their choice. At her request, there will be no services held. Burial will be held later at Fort Benton, Montana.


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