Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home

Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home has been providing funeral and cremation services to the people of Spokane and the surrounding area since 1910. Throughout the Inland Northwest, the name Hazen & Jaeger has become synonymous with our pledge of “Courtesy, Kindness and Service.” Through the years, our commitment to personal service has remained unchanged, yet we continue to respond to the shifting funeral and cremation needs of our community.

We are a proud member of the Dignity Memorial® network of more than 1600 funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. When you choose a Dignity Memorial provider, you receive the compassionate care you expect from a locally-operated funeral home, as well as the value you deserve from the largest and most trusted network of funeral service providers.

We tailor our services to the individual needs of families as we guide them through one of life’s most challenging times. We understand that losing a loved one can be an emotional and difficult experience. We are committed to serving families with the highest level of compassionate, professional and personal service.

Please contact us if you need immediate assistance, or if you would like more information about our services.


Our Obituaries

Arthur L. Schell

January 5, 1944 - November 19, 2014


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Lillian L. Field

June 15, 1936 - November 19, 2014


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Forrest H. Goodman

November 1, 1930 - November 17, 2014


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Irvin Taylor

December 20, 1926 - November 17, 2014


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Alan N. Swent

December 9, 1922 - November 15, 2014

Alan N. Swent passed away, November 15, 2014, due to having a body older than he. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He was born December 9, 1922, in Endicott, WA, lived and farmed there for many years. Moved to Spokane and enjoyed the benefits of a wonderful retirement with family and friends. He will be remembered by his wife, Susan;...
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Theodore William Geiss

November 26, 1936 - November 13, 2014

Ted Geiss (77), passed away November 13, 2014, with his family by his side. He was born in Spokane, on November 26, 1936, to Ted and Sally Geiss.Ted grew up in Spokane and graduated from North Central High School. After graduation, he served in the U.S. Army, as an iron worker. During his service he was stationed in Germany where he had some adventures that even 50 years later he still enjoyed...
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Florence Lola Hill

November 5, 1918 - November 13, 2014

HILL, Florence, 96, passed away in her sleep at her home in Post Falls, ID on November 13, 2014 and was born on November 5, 1918 in the Spokane Valley. She graduated from West Valley High School and is survived by her husband of 43 years, Kenneth Hill; six children, Pam Litzenberg, Vickie Stevens, Raymond Hill, Bill Hill, Dale Hill and Mike Hill; seven grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren....
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William Paul Decho

April 14, 2014 - November 11, 2014


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Robert C. Bowers

September 1, 1941 - November 9, 2014


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Ellen M. Lightbody

July 16, 1937 - November 9, 2014

Ellen M. Lightbody, 77, passed away on November 9, 2014 in Spokane Valley, WA and was born on July 16, 1937 in Coeur d'Alene, ID to Kenneth and Marjorie Masters. She is survived by her son, Allen Jeffrey Lightbody; brother, Glen Masters (Christie) of Spokane, WA; sister, Mary Laverdure (Richard) of Phoenix, AZ; aunt, Margaret Bushnell of Spokane; three grandchildren and seven great grandchildren....
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Howard Richard Foster

July 9, 1922 - November 6, 2014

Howard Richard Foster, long-time resident of Spokane, passed away peacefully on November 6, 2014 at the Spokane Veterans Home. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Marian E Foster, and two children, Rachel Denk and Kevin Foster, both of Spokane. Further descendants include grandchildren Sheila Leslie of Spokane and James White of Moorpark CA, and great-grandchildren Catherine and Ryan Leslie...
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Margaret Jean Radebaugh

July 21, 1932 - November 2, 2014


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Josephine M. Brooks

September 30, 1924 - October 23, 2014

Josephine M. Brooks, 90, passed away on October 23, 2014 in Spokane, WA and was born on September 30, 1924 in Buffalo, NY to Bart and Pearl Cunningham. She is survived by her son, Walter; daughter, Barbara; sister-in-laws, Marge Brooks; Betty Birkmeyer and Shon Bowen; grandson, Robert Hart. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter, parents, Bart and Pearl and brother, Dan.Jo graduated...
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Martin E. Boe

September 29, 1953 - October 20, 2014

Martin E. "Marty" Boe, 61, passed away on October 20, 2014 in Spokane, WA and was born in Yankton, SD on September 29, 1953 to Merlin and Helen Boe. He lived in South Dakota through his childhood and graduated from Dakota State University in Madison, SD. He started his career with John Morrell & Co., first in their computer department and then as a sales representative. As a sales...
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Geneva M. Ouimette

March 21, 1925 - October 12, 2014

Geneva M. Ouimette, 89, passed away on October 12, 2014 in Deer Park, WA and was born on March 21, 1925 in Leslieville, Alberta, Canada to Wendell and Christa (Scott) Mayberry. She is survived by her eight children and their families, Carol Lillis, Daniel Ouimette (Karen), Steve Ouimette (Susan), Mary Crowe (Monte), Theresa Denman (Dave), Gerard Ouimette, Wendy Weisinger (Bob) and Nancy Reedy ...
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Shirley Lorraine Rosenbalm

August 23, 1922 - October 5, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, Spokane, WA.
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Ruth J. Morris

March 15, 1932 - September 23, 2014

Ruth Morris of Snohomish, WA was born on March 15, 1932 in Chewelah, WA to Joseph and Verona Lehrman where she received her formal education and died on September 23, 2014 in Everett, WA. She graduated from the Nursing Program at St. Luke's Hospital in Spokane, WA in 1953. She met her husband, Eldon D. Morris and they were married on November 3, 1956. They raised their three children, Scott,...
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Tracy Allan Smith

November 9, 1955 - September 22, 2014

Tracy Allan Smith "Tracy Bear", passed away September 22, 2014. Tracy was born November 9, 1955, in Spokane where he resided his whole life. He is survived by Margie (Beal), his loving wife of 17 years. He is also survived by his mother, Winnifred Walters, his brother, Stanley Smith and his sister, Allison Smith. Tracy is predeceased by his father, Melvin Graves Smith.Tracy loved meeting people,...
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Norma Dahl

January 19, 1930 - September 18, 2014

DAHL, Norma, (age 84), She was born in Oelrichs, SD to John and Minnie Kennedy on Jan. 19th, 1930. Norma went to be with the Lord on Sept. 18th, 2014 in Spokane, WA. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandma, aunt and friend. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, James Dahl in 2012. She is survived by their three children, Kim (John) Sobczuk, Newman Lake, WA, Jody Holmes, Colbert,...
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Teresa Benson

February 21, 1964 - September 16, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, Spokane, WA.
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Dora Jean Taylor

January 31, 1930 - September 15, 2014

Dora Jean Taylor, 84, passed away on September 15, 2014 in Spokane, WA and was born in Harrington, WA to Elmer and Thelma Guhlke. She is survived by her husband, Roy Taylor; son, Jon Brown; daughter, Louella Burleigh; many siblings and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dora Jean worked as a nursing assistant in the medical field.A Celebration of her Life will be held in Corbin Park,...
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Lola Maxine Swank

January 20, 1918 - September 14, 2014

L. Maxine Swank, 96, passed away on September 14, 2014 in Spokane, WA. She is survived by her son, Michael Swank (Sue) of Moscow, ID; daughter, Mardel Bierwagen of Walla Walla, WA; five granddaughters, Patti Simmelink (Jeff), Ann Ledezma (Roberto), Marisa Crecelius (Marc), Kara Losser (Nate) and Heather Bierwagen; seven great grandchildren and niece, Midge Watkins. She was preceded in death by...
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Doris Mae Allen

July 12, 1924 - September 13, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, Spokane, WA.
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David H C Krominga

December 14, 1953 - September 13, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, Spokane, WA.
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Jean Maxine Sherar

February 1, 1915 - September 12, 2014

Jean Maxine Sherar passed away quietly on Sept. 12, 2014 having spent a grand 99 years, 161 days on this earth. Jean was born in Yakima, Washington on March 29, 1915 to Laura and Harry Smith.Jean witnessed several changes in her life time. She often reflected on the good times she had growing up in Yakima with her brother Don and sister Margaret. Though much older, Don would take her on great...
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Margaret Frances Spencer

June 8, 1928 - September 9, 2014

Margaret "Marge" Spencer, 86, passed away on September 9, 2014 in Spokane, WA. She is survived by her two sons, Alan M. Spencer and Stephen J. Chapman; two daughters, Cathy A. Steele and Helen M. Clark; brother, Peter Suden and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Helen Suden and brother, John Suden. Marge retired after 40 years of...
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Mary Catherine Hagerty

March 3, 1929 - September 8, 2014

Mary Hagerty, beloved wife, mother of 3, grandmother of 5, and great grandmother of 3 passed away unexpectedly from heart failure on September 8, 2014 at the age of 85 in Spokane, WA. Born Mary Catherine Hennen, in Lydia, MN on March 27, 1929, Mary was preceded in death by her parents Arnold & Katherine Hennen. She was the oldest of 4 siblings, including Helen Meuwissen of Chaska, MN, ...
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Oren C. House

March 2, 1921 - September 4, 2014

Oren C. House, 93, Born March 2, 1921 in Spokane and went home to be with the Lord on September 4, 2014. He graduated from North Central High School in 1940 and served in the Army during World War II from Sept 1942 thru Nov 1945 with much of the time in the Aleutian Islands as an office clerk and the last few months as an assistant chaplain at the Army Hospital in Vancouver, WA. Oren retired...
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Melba Frances Reid

January 4, 1928 - August 30, 2014

Melba Frances Reid, 86, passed away on August 30, 2014 due to natural causes in Spokane Valley, WA. She now joins her husband of 58 years, life-long partner and high school sweetheart, Art Reid, who died in 2005 and is survived by her seven children, Steven Reid (Sue), Michael Reid (Patty), Lorna Wilske(Mike), Matthew Reid (Jean), Melba Marie Reid, Becky Reid and John Reid (Judy); two brothers,...
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Arjean L. YBARRA

February 9, 1925 - August 29, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, Spokane, WA.
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Lucile Eleanor Thosath

February 23, 1925 - August 27, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, Spokane, WA.
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Shirley Kay Miller

November 24, 1932 - August 15, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, Spokane, WA.
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Catherine Anne Padilla

April 1, 1933 - August 11, 2014

Padilla, Catherine Anne (Katie)Catherine Anne Padilla (Katie), age 81, passed away due to unexpected medical complications on August 11th , 2014 at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, WA. She was born April 1st, 1933 to Frank Dudas & Kathryn Roman Dudas, in Robertsdale, PA. She shared her childhood alongside her 10 siblings- 3 brothers and 7 sisters. Paul (Jane) Dudas of Erie, PA, Anne...
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Leora Augusta Hall

April 24, 1922 - August 1, 2014

Leora Hall, 92, passed away on August 1, 2014 in Spokane, WA and was born on April 24, 1922 to Otto and Martha Bliesner at Fairfield, WA. She went to school at Fairfield and graduated in 1940. She married Everett Hall in 1941. She loved to dance, fish and go camping. She is survived by her sister, Ruby Honcharuk; nephew, Dick Piersol (Nancy); nieces, Sharon Mix (Larry) and Janet Johnson and a...
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Sally M. Farley

September 28, 1937 - July 27, 2014

Sally Farley, mom was born September 28, 1937 in Spokane, WA to Charles and Nellie Russell. She married Gordon Farley on April 8, 1964, who preceded her in death in 2011.Sally lived many years in Oregon City where she worked as a surgical nurse. In 1991, she and Gordon moved to Washington and enjoyed retirement in their home at Diamond Lake, and later in Spokane. They enjoyed traveling to...
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Ralph W. Hall

October 3, 1920 - July 26, 2014

Ralph Waldo Hall, 93, passed away on July 26, 2014, at Brookdale Place-NorthPointe Assisted Living in Spokane. Ralph was born on October 3, 1920, in Salina, KS. He was the youngest of three children born to Ralph W. and Nellie (Ray) Hall Wilson. Ralph was raised and schooled in Grandview, WA.He was in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945, serving as a medical technician in San Francisco, Douglas,...
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Jean C. Reinbold

May 18, 1916 - July 25, 2014

Jean C. Reinbold, 98, our wonderful Mother, passed peacefully in her sleep on July 25 at Living Spring Residential Care in Lewiston, Idaho, where she had received outstanding care for 3 years. Mom was born May 18, 1916 in Seattle and adopted by Will and Laura Cochran. Will died when Mom was 6 and Laura later married Will Simpson. The family lived in Spokane where Mom was joined by brothers Joe...
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Joyce F. Dimond

August 18, 1935 - July 25, 2014

Joyce Frances (Eagle) Dimond passed away in the comfort of her home in Centennial, CO, while in the arms of her loving daughter Evelyn, on July 25, 2014. On that day she was released from her failing body to be with our Lord Jesus Christ. On this earth the things most precious to her were her five children, family and her connections to many others whose lives she touched. Joyce was born in...
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Hazel Elizabeth Bishop

March 14, 1945 - July 21, 2014

HAZEL ELIZABETH BISHOPPassed away peacefully with her son James by her side on July 21, 2014. She was born March 14, 1945 and lived her entire life in Spokane, WA. Hazel was very giving, loved her family (especially her grandchildren), and everyone appreciated her sweet attitude.She is survived by her sons, James Bishop of Spokane, WA and Jeff (Susan) Bishop of Attica, MI, two brothers; Jr....
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James L. Walters

September 16, 1931 - July 12, 2014

Lt. Col. James Leonard Walters, Jr. (USAF Ret.), Our beloved PopPop, was able to fly home to be with Jesus early morning July 12th. Jim was born in Washington DC, September 16, 1931. He was raised by his Uncle Harry and Aunt Evelyn in Silver Spring, MD. Jim joined the Air Force and discovered a love of flying and retired in 1975. He met the love of his life, Royce in Anchorage, AK in 1954 and...
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Lilly Johanna Mitchell

January 22, 1921 - July 3, 2014

Lilly Johanna Rauch Mitchell, born Jan. 22, 1921 to Fred and Johanna Rauch, passed away July 3, 2014 at the home of Marvin and Vernora Smiley, her son, in Metaline, WA. She is survived by her five sisters, Mabel Watson, Elsie Middleton, Ina Clark (Melvin), Pauline Matheny and Doris Pitzer; also surviving her are her children, Marvin Smiley (Vernora), Jim Smiley (Pam), Elk, WA, Linda Dickey,...
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Everett Lynn Wilcox

July 1, 2014

Everett Wilcox, 95, former Spokane resident, died peacefully at Park Place nursing facility on July 1st, 2014. Everett was born September 17, 1918 in Shelby, MT to Guy W and Mabel W. He married Daphne Osburn on December 24, 1939. He served in the army during WWII. Everett's life was filled with gardening, children and grandchildren, taking care of neighbors, and a love for baseball and...
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Patricia Pearl Walt

October 2, 1929 - June 29, 2014

Patricia P. (Gamble) Walt Age 84Patricia entered into rest Sunday, June 29, 2014. She was born in Spokane, WA October 2, 1929 to Hubert & Hazel Gamble. Survivors include her son; Gary R. Walt (Erika) and daughter; Debra M. Walt, three granddaughters and four great grandchildren, two brothers-in-law, Jerrold Walt (Mary) and Ben Tipke and numerous nieces and nephews, friends, and neighbors. ...
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Eva M. JAMES

October 19, 1918 - June 28, 2014

Eva M. James, 95, passed away on June 28, 2014 in Spokane, WA. Arrangements under the direction of Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, Spokane.
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Everett V. Burchett

July 11, 1939 - June 26, 2014

Everett V. Burchett, 74, a lifetime Spokane resident passed away on June 26, 2014 in Spokane, Washington.He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Deana R. Burchett; two sons, Doug Burchett and Ron Burchett (Eileen); daughter, Debbie Sundseth (Eric); brother, Derwood Burchett; sister, Georgia Benway; brother-in-law, Dan Tindal; granddaughter, Savannah Sundseth; cousin, Jack Buell; numerous nieces...
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William Richard Love

October 29, 1922 - June 25, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, Spokane, WA.
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Gail HINTHORNE

July 17, 1923 - June 23, 2014

Gail Hinthorne had private family burial services at Fairmount Memorial Park, Spokane, WA. Arrangements under the direction of Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, Spokane.
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Roland C. GLIDDEN

May 22, 1933 - June 21, 2014

Roland C.Glidden passed away peacefully on June 21, 2014 at the age of 81. Rollie was born in Walters, MN and raised in Clarkston, WA, where he graduated from Clarkston High School. He then enlisted in the Navy, after which he attended and graduated from Eastern Washington University with a BA in Education. Rollie taught at Madison Elementary and then at Salk Middle School until his retirement...
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Ion Zgherea

January 9, 1943 - June 21, 2014

Arrangements for Ion Zgherea are under the direction of Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, Spokane, WA.
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Elsie E. Fritz

February 3, 1920 - June 14, 2014

Elsie E. Fritz, 94 of Spokane passed away Saturday June 14, 2014. She was born February 3, 1920 to John Scheuffele and Bertha Schiedt in Long Lake, SD where she was raised and attended schools. Elsie was known for the baby quilts and prayer shawls she made and donated to Pilgrim Lutheran Church, where she was a 60 year member. She was a talented cake decorator. She baked and decorated many...
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Tedi Rae Barry

May 16, 1959 - June 8, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, Spokane, WA.
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Henry James Procter

December 31, 1919 - June 6, 2014

Henry J. "Hank" Procter was born Dec. 31, 1919 and died June 6, 2014. His mother died when he was six years old and he was raised by his father and aunts and uncles. The defining event in his life, however, was meeting his wife of 70 years, Mavis who died in 2012. They had two children. The family settled in Spokane in 1953, where Hank worked as the Budget Officer at Fairchild. The...
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Frederick Love

April 5, 1937 - June 5, 2014

Frederick Nelson Love, 77, laid him to rest in peace on June 5, 2014 in Chattaroy, WA. He was born in Blossburg, PA to Robert and Marguerite Love. Frederick is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jeanette; daughter, April; son, Nelson; thre grandchildren; six great grandchildren and two sisters. He will be inurned with Military Honors at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery, Medical Lake, WA.In...
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Lyle Gillogly

July 17, 1927 - June 1, 2014

Lyle Gillogly, 86, of Airway Heights, WA passed away Sunday June 1, 2014 at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, WA. He was born July 17, 1927 in Cloquet City, Minnesota to Clement and Elvera (Selen) Gillogly. He was raised there and attended school until joining the Navy. After his years of service he returned to the Northwest where he met and married Betty Lorenz on January 7, 1958.Lyle...
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Madeline Elizabeth Davis

March 30, 1923 - May 31, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, Spokane, WA.
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Kathryn Lee Myers

October 29, 1941 - May 30, 2014

Kathryn L. Myers, 72, passed away May 30, 2014 at her home in Spokane, WA. She was born in Omaha, Nebraska, October 29, 1941. She is survived by her husband James, her daughters, all of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, June 14, 1:00 pm at Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, 1306 N. Monroe,...
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Alvin Russell Alsgaard

April 12, 1920 - May 28, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, Spokane, WA.
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Marjorie F. Cadenhead

May 30, 1925 - May 21, 2014

Marjorie F. Cadenhead, 88, passed away on May 21, 2014 in Spokane, WA and was born in Brockton, MA on May 30, 1925 to William O. and Cora Cannon. She is survived by her two sons, Harley S. Cadenhead, Jr. (Elaine) of Wauna, WA and Thomas Cadenhead (Solae) of Oberlin, OH; three daughters, Susan L. Smith (Dave) of Spokane, Carol L. Schneider (Dennis) of Cottage Grove, OR and Louise C. Suppes (Rich)...
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Scott B. Johnson

November 10, 1944 - May 20, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, Spokane, WA for Scott B. Johnson.
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Freddie Mae Petry

May 28, 1925 - May 19, 2014

Freddie Mae Petry, 88, passed away on May 19, 2014 in Greenacres, WA and was born on May 28, 1925 in Dumus, AR to Cleveland and Mary Ann Huff. She is survived by her son, Vernon L. Petry (Doreen); one grandson, Vernell Joe Petry and four great grandchildren, Shalmar Petry, Tylea Petry, Joseph Vernell Petry, Jr. and Mae Viana Jane Petry. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe L. Petry in...
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Charles DeWitt Gumm

December 2, 1940 - May 17, 2014

Charles DeWitt Gumm (Age 73) was born in Salinas, CA on December 2, 1940 to Rose and Claude Gumm. He graduated from Grant Union High School in Sacramento, CA in 1959. He then joined the Army in June of 1959 as a sheet metal repairman on helicopters. Charlie retired with honors in 1980, having served 42 months in Vietnam.After retiring from the Army, he worked in the heating and air...
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William Carl Seideman

March 7, 1921 - May 14, 2014


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Cherry D. Terrell

December 4, 1930 - May 8, 2014

Cherry D. Terrell, 83, entered in to peace on May 8, 2014 at 8:47 p.m. in Spokane, WA and was born to Lewis and Dora Frye on December 4, 1930 in Columbus, ND. She joined her infant daughter, Darla Rutz; brother, Ladell Frye; two sisters, Geraldine Zerbe and Jeannie Hines and parents. She leaves behind, five sons, Louis Rutz, Larry Rutz, Walter Rutz, John Dumpprope and David Dumpprope; two...
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Karl George Gabriel

December 28, 1920 - May 8, 2014

GABRIEL, Karl George (Age 93)Karl passed away May 8, 2014 with his family at his side. He was born on December 28, 1920 in Hillsview, SD. In 1942 he enlisted in the Army Air Force during World War II and was stationed in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. In 1944 Karl married Esther Weisz in Eureka, SD. In 1948 Karl and Esther moved to Spokane, WA, where he was an auto body technician for 42 years...
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Richard Wayne Rockstrom

April 10, 1932 - May 3, 2014

Richard (Dick) Wayne RockstromAge 82April 10, 1932 ''' May 3, 2014Born and resided in Spokane his whole life. Dick graduated from North Central High School in 1950. He really enjoyed his first job working at the Shell gas station located in the Gonzaga School district area. Dick was a member of the Carpenters Local 59 union for over 50 years. He retired from Modern Drywall in 1995.Dick loved...
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Betty Hopkins-Salisbury

May 16, 1921 - April 24, 2014

Betty Hopkins-Salisbury was born Mary Elizabeth Reed on May 16, 1921 in Spokane, WA to Elizabeth V. and Stephen D. Reed and died April 24, 2014. Betty attended St. Anthony Elementary School and was in the first 8th grade graduating class. She attended Marycliff High school and graduated from North Central High School in 1938. She worked as a comptometer operator at Loos-Wiles Biscuit Co. during...
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Elizabeth Louise McGlocklin

January 23, 1930 - April 22, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, Spokane, WA for Elizabeth L. McGlocklin.
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Bill Borses

April 18, 1920 - April 21, 2014

Bill Borses, 94, passed away on April 21, 2014 in Spokane, WA and was born on April 18, 1920 in Lewiston, ID to Gabriel and Anne (Bielko) Borses. He is survived by his two daughters, Marcee (Chris) Oster and Debby (Marty) Boe; five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Margaret "Peggy" Borses in 2010. Bill served in the U.S. Marines during...
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Leonard J. Elias

September 8, 1922 - March 7, 2014

Leonard J. Elias, 91, passed away on March 7, 2014 in Spokane, WA. A Vigil Service will be held on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. at Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, 1306 N. Monroe St and the Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 330 E. Boone, Spokane. Burial will be at Moran Prairie Cemetery, Spokane with Military Honors...
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Edith May Madison

June 14, 1922 - August 3, 2013

Edith (Gray) Madison, age 91, went to be with the Lord August 3, 2013 in Spokane Valley, WA. She was born June 14, 1922 in Seattle, WA and graduated from Franklin High School there. She attended SCC night school, Spokane, 1960-63. Edith worked for the Bon Marche, Spokane, 1960-66 in the Traffic Office and Credit Office; did collection agency work, 1966-74 (process serving for three years); and...
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Anita Stallinga

November 26, 1936 - July 20, 2013

Our beautiful, enigmatic mother "went gently into that good night," watching the British Open and enjoying a cold beer on a hot summer's day. She wouldn't have had it any other way. If only she had hung in there a little longer to see Phil Mickelson win-she would have said she "died happy".Mom was born in Yorkshire, England to Leonard and Henrietta Short, and survived the London blitz as a...
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Geraldine Nixon

August 13, 1936 - August 19, 2011

Geraldine Nixon passed away on August 19, 2011 in Spokane, Washington. She was born in Spokane on August 13, 1936 to James and Agnes Vanhover. Services will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 10:00am at Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home, 1306 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA
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Dorothy L. Wendt

May 1, 1916 - July 17, 2011

Wendt, Dorothy L. (Age 95) Passed away peacefully at her home on July 17, 2011. She was born May 1, 1916 in Lone Wolf, OK to Hulon and Florence Swofford. Dorothy married Clarence Wendt in 1932 and they were blessed with one son, Donald. Dorothy lived in Vancouver, WA from 1944 until 2001 when she moved to Spokane to be closer to family. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Lucille...
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Margaret (Molly) Wicklund

July 3, 2011

Margaret Wicklund (Molly) In the loving presence of family and friends Molly passed away on Sunday, July 3rd, 2011 from her long battle with cancer. Molly was born March 26, 1930 in Spokane, WA to Hilda and John Tollefson. She graduated from North Central High School and attended Kinman Business School. She was employed by Kaiser Aluminum, Washington Water Power and AAA. She and Harry farmed...
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Luella P. Lindskog

September 18, 1925 - June 24, 2011

Luella P. Lindskog (age 85) passed away peacefully at Hospice House June 24, 2011. She is survived by two daughters, Linda Nance and Judy Brown; three grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and a sister, Maxine Blair. Brothers, Robert and Jack Snyder preceded her in death, as did her husband of 42 years, Clifford Lindskog. Daughter of Clifford and Clara Snyder. She was born September...
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Lois G. (Pintler) Hunter

July 13, 1921 - June 18, 2011

Lois was born to Charles A. and Georgia M. Pintler on July 13, 1921, in Tekoa, WA. She passed away in Spokane, WA on June 18, 2011. Lois graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in 1938 and attended Washington State College (WSU) where she met Harley C. Hunter. They were married on June 24, 1943 in New York City while Chuck was serving in the US Navy at Lakehurst, NJ. Upon returning to...
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Rudolf "Rudy" Mahler

August 12, 1921 - May 26, 2011

Rudy Mahler passed away May 26, 2011. He was 89 years old. He lived independently in his home until only a few months before his death. He worked as a gardener many years and loved his garden and yard. He often sold fruit and plants from his garden to his many friends and neighbors in the Garden Springs area. Over the years, Rudy had written many letters to the editor in the Spokesman-Review. He...
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Robert A. Taylor

November 8, 1946 - May 24, 2011

Robert A. Taylor (Age 64) died peacefully in his sleep May 24, 2011. He was born November 8, 1946 in Stamford, TX and has been a resident of Spokane for 24 years. Bob is survived by his wife of 44 years, Verna Taylor of Spokane; four children, Tina Tuell of Gulf Shores, AL, Nelson Morton of Clovis, NM, Billie Malone of Spokane and James Taylor of Spokane; eight grandchildren; two great...
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Genevieve Elizabeth Opsal

February 6, 1916 - May 15, 2011

Genevieve Elizabeth Opsal -- Mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and dear friend to many died peacefully at the age of 95 on May 15, 2011. She was born on February 6, 1916 in Lostwood, ND to Frank and Elizabeth Neumen and the family later moved to Williston, ND where she grew up, became a school teacher and met Clarence Opsal whom she married on July 20, 1940. She and her growing family...
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Robert "Swede" Tribbett

October 13, 1930 - May 11, 2011

Robert “Swede” Tribbett (Age 80) Went to be with the Lord May 11, 2011. He was born October 13, 1930 in Palouse, WA to Roscoe and Irene (Clear) Tribbett. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict and worked for many years as bakery supervisor for Buttrey’s Foods. Swede is survived by his three children, Rob Tribbett of Kennewick, WA, Ina Clouner of Casper, WY, Ken Tribbett...
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Hildred Jean Wilant

June 16, 1922 - May 10, 2011

Hildred Jean Wilant (Age 88) Passed away peacefully May 10, 2011. Born to John and Hildred Manning June 16, 1922 in Indian Valley, Idaho, she was the second of four children. Jean attended grade school in Indian Valley and graduated in 1941 from Enterprise High School in Enterprise, Oregon. Jean worked for three years and attended business school part time in Portland, Oregon. In 1944 she...
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Teresa (Teddy) A. Johnston

October 13, 1919 - May 6, 2011

Teresa (Teddy) A. Johnston (Age 91) Teddy was born October 13, 1919 in Seattle, Washington and came to Spokane with her husband, Bob, in 1968. She passed away peacefully at Hospice House of Spokane on Friday, May 6, 2011. She is survived by sons, Daniel of Hayden, Idaho and Craig and his wife, Stevie, of Spokane. She also leaves two grandsons, Jake Johnston of Seattle and Scott Johnston and...
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William "Willie" Shupp

June 22, 1929 - May 3, 2011

Passed away May 3, 2011 in Spokane, WA. A lifelong resident of Spokane, he was a US Army Korean combat veteran. He worked many years for the railroad where he was known as Willie; first with the Great Northern and later the Burlington Northern. He was also a longtime member of the VFW. Survivors include a son, Thomas Shupp and wife Michelle of Spokane; a daughter, Margaret Gassman of Spokane...
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Adra R. Stratton

September 12, 1922 - May 3, 2011

Stratton, Adra R. (Age 88) Passed away May 3, 2011 in Spokane, WA. She was born in Red Fork, OK September 12, 1922. She was the beloved mother of Ralph Stratton, Janice Noe and daughter-in-law, Phyllis Stratton. Mrs. Stratton was preceded in death by her husband, Dick Stratton and daughter, Sandra Burke. She was the loving grandmother of Mike Stratton, Tina Kosmicki, Caleb Noe, Elysia Hayden,...
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Doris L. Peterson

January 15, 1926 - April 24, 2011

Passed away April 24, 2011 in Spokane, WA. She was born January 15, 1926 in Reardan, WA to Otto and Lela (Nunn) Lucht who both preceded her in death. Doris graduated from Reardan High School and married Sidney Peterson in 1946. She enjoyed going to the casino and playing three card poker, playing bridge, watching baseball games and traveling as snow birds with her husband. She was also very...
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Michael B. Weaver

August 11, 1943 - April 19, 2011

Michael B. Weaver (age 67) passed away April 19, 2011 in Spokane, WA. A resident of Spokane for over 40 years, Mike was born August 11, 1943 in Monterey Park, CA and spent his early years in Portland, OR. He worked as a spray painter for many years. Mike is survived by his wife of nearly 33 years, Eva Weaver; three children, Christina, Michael and Lisa; three step-children, Aric, Jeff and...
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Nina Ann (Sears) Withee

November 3, 1923 - April 18, 2011

Nina was born to Gertrude and William “Doc” Sears on November 3, 1923, at home in Kenna, New Mexico. She passed away April 18, 2011 in Liberty Lake, Washington. Nina was the youngest of four children whose mother taught school to support her family after their father died when Nina was just an infant. After graduating from Elida High School, third in her class of thirteen, Nina studied...
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Gordon Lee Farley

May 26, 1934 - April 13, 2011

Passed away April 13, 2011 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane, WA. Gordon was born May 26, 1934 in Cando, ND to Wilbur and Lois May Farley. He was predeceased by his mother, father and sister, Jo Anne (Farley) Dix. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sally M. (Russell) Farley; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Carmen Farley of Spokane; son, Rev. Thomas Farley of New Mexico; two daughters...
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Jackie Haight

March 19, 1951 - April 13, 2011

Jackie was born on March 19, 1951 at Fairchild AFB to Jack and Nancy Retzloff. She is survived by her husband, Rodney Haight; son, Tyler; daughter, Amy and son-in-law John; Nephew, Erick Kinnunen and wife Tami with their daughters Britti and Alli; and her mother, Nancy Retzloff. She was preceded in death by her father, Jack in June of 2009. Jackie passed away on the 13th of April, 2011. At her...
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Josephine W. Dean

November 24, 1928 - April 11, 2011

Josephine was born in Minneapolis, MN to Rob and Lillyan Hauser. Her father was a pastor at several churches in the Midwest including Forsythe, MT, Wadena, MN and Parshall, ND. She graduated from high school in Parshall. She then worked at the local bank for 11 years as an assistant cashier and as a secretary to the local attorney where she met and married her husband of 53 years, Dr. Orval...
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Mildred B. "Millie" Stephens

December 3, 1922 - April 10, 2011

Mildred B. “Millie” Stephens (age 88) went to be with the Lord April 10, 2011. She was born December 3, 1922 in Hollister, CA and grew up in the San Luis Obispo area. She left California at age 18, moving to Bitterroot MT where she met Cecil Stephens. They were married in 1942. After spending several years in California and various places in Washington they settled in Spokane in 1970. She...
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Theodore "Ted" Medina

May 23, 1922 - April 9, 2011

Theodore "Ted" Medina (MSgt USAF, retired), age 88, passed away at his home in Nine Mile Falls, Washington on April 9, 2011. Ted was born in Seguin, Texas to Juan and Susanna Medina. A veteran of World War II, he served 25 years in the USAF. After an honorable discharge, he worked in public service as a Spokane County District Court clerk, a police officer in Airway Heights, and as a Spokane...
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Perry Gene Morrow

July 8, 1929 - April 9, 2011

Perry Gene Morrow (age 81) passed away April 9, 2011 in Spokane, WA. A Spokane resident for the last 30 years, he was born July 8, 1929 in Wolford, ND. He worked for Batesville Casket Company prior to retiring in 1992. Mr. Morrow is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lorraine Morrow of Spokane; son, Allan Morrow of San Diego, CA; daughter, Diane Morrow of Simpsonville, SC; three grandchildren,...
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Darlene L. (McDaniel) Reilly

January 16, 1925 - April 8, 2011

Darlene L. (McDaniel) Reilly was born on January 16, 1925 to Ralph and Esther (Pearson) McDaniel in Summit Valley, WA and died on April 8, 2011 in Spokane, WA. She was the third oldest child of seven. She graduated from Jenkins High School in Chewelah, WA. Darlene is survived by her husband of 65 years, Doug Reilly; her three children, Sande McGowen, Keith Reilly (Loon Lake) and his family,...
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Jack "Matt" Dillon

December 15, 1927 - April 7, 2011

Jack “Matt” Dillon passed away April 7, 2011 in Spokane, WA, at the age of 83. Jack was born in Wichita, Kansas on December 15, 1927. Following his father’s work as an electrician at oil refineries, he said he moved too many times to count, spending most of his youth in Montana. As a high school freshman he moved to Spokane and attended Lewis and Clark and John R. Rogers High School. He...
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George Isaac Funk

September 24, 1913 - April 5, 2011

Funk, George Isaac Spokane, WA Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend passed away peacefully at his home at the age of 97, on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 6:39 p.m. George was born in Thief River Falls, Minnesota on September 24, 1913, to Guy and Anne Funk. The Funk family later moved to St. John, North Dakota. George was 6 years old and Agnes 3 years old when they...
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Donna I. Mobley

October 8, 1936 - April 4, 2011

Donna I. Mobley (age 74) entered into rest April 4, 2011. A longtime resident of the Spokane area, she was born October 28, 1936 in Richland, Oregon to Alric and Lucille Steelman. She is survived by her son, Kenneth (Cynthia) Mobley of Spokane; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Eldon (Sheryl) Steelman of Brewster, WA; a sister, Margaret (John) Moore of Kettle Falls, WA;...
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Chester A. Jahns, Sr.

January 30, 1919 - March 30, 2011

Jahns, Chester A. Sr, (age 92) entered into rest on March 30, 2011. He is survived by his sons, Chester Jahns, Jr. and William (Cheryl) Jahns; by his daughter, Bonita (Dan) Morrow; his four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; as well as his sister, Angeline McNearny. He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Anna Jahns, in 2009. Chet was born in Rockford, WA and...
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Kathy M. Birk

July 6, 1960 - March 30, 2011

Birk, Kathy M. (Age 50) Kathy passed away unexpectedly on March 30, 2011. She was born July 6, 1960 at Fairchild AFB to William and Eunice Birk. She is survived by her parents; a brother, Gary Birk (Terri); a sister, Terri Williams (Dale); and her twin sister, Karen Brown (Steve); nephews, Aerik, Jacob and Kyle Williams, Isaac Brown; nieces, Jessica Birk and Abigail Brown; and three great...
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Patricia Ann Kane

December 4, 1920 - March 3, 2011

Patricia Ann Kane (age 90) passed away peacefully at her home at the Waterford on March 3, 2011. She was born December 4, 1920 in Bellingham, WA to Herman and Orvilla Petersen. A lifetime resident of Spokane, Pat graduated from North Central High School. While at North Central she was elected to reign as the Football Princess and was known as “Princess Pat.” Pat was married for 48 years...
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