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Thornhill Valley Chapel

The professionals at Thornhill Valley Chapel are committed to serving the families of the Spokane Valley and surrounding areas with the utmost respect, compassion and care. We offer many options that help families share the stories of their loved one and celebrate their life, including traditional funeral services or more contemporary celebration services.

We believe in providing services that are tailored to celebrate each life that has been lived. Families are encouraged to decorate our chapel with any personal items that would help portray the life of their loved one. For example, some families have brought in such things as photographs, golf clubs, paintings, stuffed animals, quilts, hunting trophies and motorized scooters. We believe so strongly in the importance of personalization that we often remark, “If it will fit through the doors, it should be displayed!”

Additions of contemporary audio-visual equipment to our chapel enable us to create meaningful and lasting video tributes to a family’s loved one. This presentation can be displayed during the visitation and service and then provided to the family for continued sharing in the months and years to come.

Following the service, families are encouraged to gather in our reception area for a time of fellowship and refreshments. Many people find this a great opportunity to reconnect with family and friends they have not seen for some time, while others enjoy sharing stories of remembrance.

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Our Obituaries

Darlene Ann Power

April 13, 1934 - February 1, 2016


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James William Cook

December 12, 1926 - January 30, 2016

COOK,James William (Bill)(Age 92)James W. (Bill) Cook passed away peacefully on January 23, 2016 in the Spokane Valley. Bill was born in Mansfield, Washington on April 18, 1923 and was the oldest of twelve children born to James W. and Leah G. Cook. Bill joined the Army in 1943 and was stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. When he got out of the Army in 1946 he built a house in the Spokane Valley and...
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Patsy Ann Rickett

March 6, 1941 - January 29, 2016

RICKETT,Patsy Ann (Henry) Patsy Ann (Henry) Rickett died peacefully on January 29, 2016 in Spokane, WA surrounded by her family. Patsy was born March 6, 1941 in Richland, Missouri, the daughter of Max O. Henry and Gladys West Henry. Patsy thoroughly enjoyed square dancing, camping and bowling. She also enjoyed sewing and made matching square dance outfits for William and herself. In her younger...
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Evelyn Irva Harmon

May 17, 1917 - January 29, 2016


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Kip Wayne Harrison

October 4, 1962 - January 26, 2016


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Robert Leo Matzick

May 13, 1929 - January 23, 2016


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Mary Jane Bielen

November 13, 1952 - January 20, 2016


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Dorothea Elsie Haskins

December 13, 1924 - January 17, 2016


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June Allene Rowe

June 1, 1925 - January 14, 2016

ROWE, June Allene (Stewart)(Age 90)June passed from her earthly life into the arms of her heavenly Father on January 14, 2016. She was born in South Sioux City, Nebraska on June 1, 1925 to Hazel and Daniel Stewart. She grew up on the family farm in Waterbury, Nebraska and later attended Wayne State College. June excelled in her studies, was her high school valedictorian and a cheerleader. It only...
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Taisiya Markovna Shirobokova

June 16, 1930 - January 14, 2016


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Charles Heap Forsyth

November 18, 1915 - January 13, 2016

CHARLES H. FORSYTHAge 100Charles Heap Forsyth went to live with Heavenly Father on January 13, 2016. He was 100 years old. Charles was born in Magrath, Alberta, Canada on November 18, 1915 and was one of eleven children. He was preceded in death by his son, Danny Forsyth and is survived by his wife of 74 years, Thea Forsyth, and daughter, Sandra (Chad) Galloway. He has four grandchildren, Todd ...
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DeeAnn J. Perry

December 26, 1945 - January 6, 2016


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Mary Barbara Lawless

December 4, 1940 - January 4, 2016


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William George Wagstaff

June 19, 1936 - January 3, 2016

William (Bill) G. Wagstaff, 79, of Liberty Lake died January 3, 2016 at home due to complications of age.He leaves his wife of 59 years, Delma Faye (Larson) Wagstaff, Liberty Lake, WA; his children: Barbara (Kendall Blaine) Parkes, Spokane Valley, WA; Robert Bruce (Sheri Whitworth) Wagstaff, Greenacres, WA; Janet Wagstaff, Spokane Valley, WA; Michael George (Marybeth Miles) Wagstaff, Hebron, KY;...
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Joan Denise Simpson

February 25, 1927 - December 30, 2015


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Marguerite Easter Cook

March 25, 1918 - December 20, 2015

Marguerite Easter Cook (Panther - Asbury), age 97, joined her large family in her eternal home on December 20, 2015. Maggie was born to Ben and Bessie Panther in Pleasant View, ID on March 25, 1918. She spent her early years in Pleasant View, ID, Red Lodge, MT, and Spokane Valley, WA. She attended a one-room grade school in Red Lodge, MT and graduated from West Valley High School. On...
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Sharon Lee Ehrhardt

November 15, 1944 - December 19, 2015


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Ramona Jean Prescott

November 27, 1928 - December 15, 2015

PRESCOTT, RamonaAge 87 Passed away on the afternoon of Tuesday, December 15, 2015. She was raised by her father and paternal grandparents after her mother and baby sister were claimed by tuberculosis. She later moved to Deer Park where she graduated from high school. After high school, Ramona worked at John W. Graham, a stationery store, where she met Neil. They were married on August 1,...
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Edith Geniveve Drewes

January 15, 1928 - December 14, 2015

DREWES, Edith Geniveve (nee Johnson) Age 87 Edith was born on January 15, 1928 in Buffalo, WY to Harry and GertrudeJohnson. She passed away December 14, 2015. Edith moved to Spokane as a young woman where she lived with her Aunt andUncle, Martha and Shorty Houghton. Here she met Paul Drewes and theymarried on September 4, 1949. She is survived her three sons, Keith (Corinna),Kevin (Mari) and...
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Rulon Eugene Pearce

December 9, 1930 - December 14, 2015

Rulon Eugene Pearce, Jr"Gene" was born Dec. 9, 1930 to Rulon E. and Ruth Gatherum Pearce in San Francisco, CA. They moved to Salt Lake about a year and a half later where Gene went through school graduating from East High in 1949. He joined the Air Force in September of 1949, and served in Okinawa during the Korean Conflict. He was then transferred to Fairchild Air Force Base where he met...
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William John Harms

April 3, 1933 - December 12, 2015

William J. HarmsWilliam J. "Willie" Harms was born on April 3, 1933 in a potato warehouse in Mikana, Wisconsin, to William John Harms and Nina VanDerHyde. He was the 4th child of 8 and the 1st son with sisters Rose, Kay, Florence, Annette, Janice and Darlene, and a brother John. When he was 12, he came by train with his Mother and siblings to Spokane. Rose, the oldest, stayed behind in Wisconsin....
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Ronald Ray Wilson

March 14, 1938 - December 11, 2015


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Betty Jean Crow

April 15, 1946 - December 11, 2015


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Leslie George Dill

January 30, 1924 - December 9, 2015

Dill, Leslie GeorgeLeslie went home to the Lord on Wednesday December 9, 2015. Born on January 30, 1924 in Sawtelle, CA, Leslie's family returned to Palouse, WA where he was raised and attended school. Leslie graduated from Palouse High School in 1942. In April 1943, he enlisted in the Army receiving most of his training in California, Oregon and Texas. Technical Sergeant Leslie G. Dill...
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Betty Lou Brayton

June 19, 1928 - December 9, 2015

BRAYTON, Betty Lou Age 87 Betty Lou Brayton was born in Seattle, WA. Growing up with her brother Wally and parents Anna Ruth and Walter instilled from an early age the importance of family during their time together at home in Seattle and Whidbey Island or a trip to visit extended family in Victoria, British Columbia. She graduated from Roosevelt High School and took advantage of stenography...
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David George Coe

April 6, 1936 - December 7, 2015

David G. Coe of Otis Orchards, WA passed away December 7, 2015. Dave was surrounded by family and friends at home while losing his battle with cancer. He was born in Spokane, WA on April 6, 1936 to Claude and Violet Coe. After graduating from North Central High School, he enlisted in the Unites States Marine Corps. After serving in the marines, he joined local 44 and was a 55 year member. He is...
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James Edward Billings

October 26, 1918 - December 6, 2015

James Edward BillingsAge 97James passed away Dec. 6, 2015. He was born Oct. 26, 1918 in Edmonton, Alberta CA as one of four children (Leo, James, and Phyllis), and after moving to Spokane, WA was raised at the Hutton Settlement. He became an Eagle Scout plus POMS, and the Spokane Businessman's Group sent him to the Scout-A-Rama in Washington, D.C. where he shook hands with the United States...
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Edward Anton Green

October 11, 1936 - December 4, 2015

GREEN, Edward AntonIt was a life well lived. Passed away December 4, 2015. Edward Green was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, October 11, 1936. As a child, Ed loved to draw and build detailed models. He gravitated to his long and interesting career as an Aerospace Engineer. Ed always relished the challenge of working on projects that took this country into the future and into space. He...
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Dorothy Helen Lange

May 25, 1920 - December 3, 2015

LANGE, Dorothy H. (Age 95) Dorothy passed away December 3, 2015. She was born May 25, 1920 in Tekoa, WA. Dorothy lived her life in the Northwest. She was a member of many organizations throughout her life; her true passion was sewing. Survivors include her daughter, Peggy Trout; son, Roy Lange; grandchildren, Janae Cork, Mike Trout, and Larry Trout as well as several great-grandchildren. She was...
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Lloyd Albin Schmaltz

March 29, 1926 - December 1, 2015

Lloyd A. Schmaltz, age 89Lloyd A. Schmaltz, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. Lloyd was born in Bismark, North Dakota March of 1926. He was the son of Ignatz and Barbara Schmaltz. He grew up in a family of 8. All have preceded Lloyd in death, except for Roy Schmaltz and Judy Eberle. Also preceded in death was his wife of 66 years, Margie, his daughter Marie and great-grandson Alan...
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Mary Jane Ollila

August 3, 1930 - November 22, 2015

Mary Jane (MJ) Ollila (age 85) of Spokane Valley passed away peacefully on November 22, 2015 after her six- year battle with dementia.Born in Sioux City Iowa her family moved to Spokane when she was 7. She loved Spokane and worked many interesting jobs over the years - drug store Soda Jerk, Elevator Operator at the Bon Marche, 2- Swabbies, she particularly liked selling men's clothes at JC Penney...
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Darlene Mavis Hurlbert

December 21, 1929 - November 21, 2015

Darlene Mavis Benthin HurlbertDecember 21, 1929 - November 21, 2015Darlene was born and raised in the Watertown, South Dakota area. Right after high school she traveled two days by train to Portland, Oregon to marry Dale Hurlbert. This was her first time away from Watertown. She and Dale raised 5 children while living in Oregon, Washington, and Montana. Darlene was a loving wife, mother...
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Christine Annette Slater

December 14, 1951 - November 20, 2015

SLATER, Christine Annette(Age 63) Of Greenacres, passed away Friday, November 20, 2015. She was born December 14, 1951 in Spokane, WA to Donald and Sue Slater and lived in the Spokane area for most of her life. She graduated from Central Valley High School in 1971 and continued her education at Spokane Community College. She was an excellent artist and worked as a designer at Huntwood...
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Adam Troy Thomas

February 5, 1973 - November 17, 2015


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Bernard Joseph Schutte

February 8, 1925 - November 14, 2015

Schutte, Bernard J. Age 90Bernie passed away on November 14, 2015. He was born in Colorado. He left home and joined the U.S. Navy at the outbreak of WWII. In 1943, he met the love of his life, Jean Bowen at a dance at Natatorium Park. They married in 1945. They celebrated 70 years of marriage this spring. He worked for U.R.M. for 32 years.He is survived by his wife, Jean; his children and their...
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Montie Rae Paul

September 6, 1947 - November 11, 2015


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Gayle Buchanan Shaffner

June 18, 1938 - November 10, 2015


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Ralph Kenneth Christensen

October 5, 1935 - November 9, 2015

RALPH KENNETH CHRISTENSENRalph Christensen passed away November 9, 2015 at the age of 80. Born in Tuttle, ND in 1935, son of Theodore and Constance and brother to seven siblings, Ethyl, Lyle, Leonard, Doris, Vernal, Alice, and Lavern. His professional career began by serving four years in the Navy. Afterwards, Ralph worked at the Mandan Creamery, followed by several years in the oil fields of...
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Frank Joseph Pirello

November 1, 1919 - November 9, 2015

PIRELLO, Frank Joseph(Age 96) Passed away in Spokane, WA on November 9, 2015. Frank was born in Greenacres, WA, on November 1, 1919. He served in WWII as a Buck Sargent in the Army, stationed in the Philippines and Australia. Frank married upon his return in 1948. He built the family home in Spokane Valley, WA, where he also started his business of 60 years, Pirello Bros Excavating. Frank...
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Dean Edward Sunde

April 18, 1934 - November 8, 2015

Dean E Sunde (81 Years)"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28)Dean E. Sunde, passed away quietly on Sunday morning, November 8, 2015 in Spokane Valley, Washington. Dean was born in rural South Dakota and grew up in the Midwest. After graduation from high school, he briefly attended the University of Minnesota before being accepted into the USAF...
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Fabian Thomas Andres

September 8, 1939 - November 7, 2015

Fabian Thomas "Dutch" Andres Jr. passed away November 7, 2015, at age 76. He was the son of Fabian Thomas Sr. and Fannie Catherine Andres. He was born in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and graduated from Central Valley H.S. He married Donna Mae Andres January 31, 1959 and together they have enjoyed 56+ years of marriage. Dutch loved skiing, hunting, bowling, golfing, boating Lake Coeur d'...
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John Brandon Schoen

July 25, 1959 - November 3, 2015


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Jewell Marie Knight

November 21, 1928 - November 3, 2015


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Willie Floyd Simmons

August 29, 1940 - November 1, 2015


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Clara Belle Shaw

August 28, 1928 - October 22, 2015


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Ivah Jane Behm

October 9, 1931 - October 22, 2015

BEHM, Ivah Jane (Age 84) Ivah Jane Behm, of Spokane Valley, WA passed away October 22,2015 in Spokane Valley. She was born Ivah Jane Florence in Union, North Dakota on October 9,1931. She moved with her parents and sister to Seattle, WA. Her father Herbert Florence, found work there as a carpenter in the early forties. She met Richard (Dick) Behm Jr., the love of her life, while attending...
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Glen Harold Hawley

November 11, 1923 - October 18, 2015


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George Darrell Howry

July 12, 1937 - October 17, 2015

G. Darrell Howry7/12/37 - 10/17/15My darling Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather has passed away at Hospice House North. Darrell was born in Delkena, WA to Ed and Mabel Howry. He was the third of five children. He grew up in several small towns before they settled in Rosalia where he attended school. His first job was working for Bud Bruce of Rosalia helping with crop dusting. ...
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James Leroy Cleland

June 25, 1927 - October 14, 2015

James (Jim) L. ClelandAge 88Jim Cleland went home to Jesus on Wednesday, October 14, 2015. Jim was born in Kingsley, Michigan on June 25, 1927 to Walter and Hazel Cleland. On January 21, 1950 he married Irma G. Hughes. They moved to Spokane, WA in 1955, where Jim worked at the Millwood Paper Mill for 19 years; he then went to work for the Union Pacific Railroad where he worked as a lineman...
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Ruth Bernadine Rowe

October 30, 1916 - October 13, 2015

RUTH B. ROWE98 YEARS OLDRuth went to be with her Lord on October 13, 2015. She was born on October 30, 1916 at home in Brimfield, IL to Irving and Gertrude Bragg. Ruth was a twin and the youngest (by 30 minutes) of 11 children. She had a wonderful life, growing up in Brimfield. She graduated from high school in 1934. She married Glenn Rowe in 1940 and in 1953 they moved their family to southern...
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Joseph Julius Bohen

November 27, 1921 - October 9, 2015

BOHEN, Joseph Julius "Joe" (Age 93) 11/27/21 - 10/09/15 Born in Roberts, Idaho to Catherine Edelmayer-Bohen. Joe served in the US Marine Corp during WWII and married Goldie Mae Steppa on July 17, 1952 in Tacoma, WA. They made their home in Spokane, WA where they raised their family. Joe enjoyed raising cattle and growing a large garden to feed his family. He retired from Kaiser Aluminum in Mead,...
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Emilia Tveden

February 14, 1921 - October 6, 2015

Emilia "Millie" Tveden passed away October 6, 2015, in Spokane Valley, WA. Millie was born in Spokane, February 14, 1921, to Dominick and Vittora Gioia. As a child she worked in the family business, Gioia Market, in Spokane Valley. She loved BINGO, racehorse handicapping, tending to her rose bushes, watching Gonzaga basketball and the Seattle Mariners.Millie was preceded in death by...
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Diana Lyne Sowers

July 1, 1965 - October 5, 2015

SOWERS, Diana LyneAge 50Diana L. Sowers passed away peacefully Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 after a brief battle with cancer. Diana was born July 1, 1965 in Valinda, CA. We will miss her cheerful, generous personality. Disneyland was her favorite place and she had a large collection of her cartoon favorites.Diana worked at SHMC for 20 years in "labor and delivery." She was a Girl Scout leader for...
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Tonie Joyce Abbott

September 5, 1943 - September 30, 2015


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Leland W. Bertz

April 13, 1930 - September 29, 2015


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Andrew W. Pratt

February 3, 1931 - September 28, 2015


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Hubert Karl Ebright

July 27, 1959 - September 27, 2015

EBRIGHT, Hubert KarlHubert Ebright of Spokane passed away September 27, 2015 at the age of 56. He was born July 27, 1959 in Spokane, WA. He graduated from Rogers HS and Spokane Community College. Hubert met the love of his life, Tammy, and they were married April 19, 1980. He joined his dad Cecil at Acme Cabinetry and they worked together until his dad's passing.He became partners with Guy...
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Bonnie Engel

May 3, 1943 - September 24, 2015

Bonnie L. Engel1943 - 2015Bonnie Engel passed away September 24, 2015. She was born May 3, 1943 to Lewis & Harriet Larson in Spokane, WA. She graduated from West Valley High School in 1961 and Sacred Heart School of Nursing in 1964. Bonnie then graduated from Gonzaga University with a BSN degree in 1980. She was employed by two hospitals in the Seattle area. She worked 20 years at Valley...
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Gloria V. Fisher

April 28, 1920 - September 24, 2015

FISHER, Gloria Virginia (95)Gloria joined our Heavenly Father on Sept. 24, 2015. She was born in Reardan, WA to Ralph and Polly Johnson on April 28, 1920. She graduated from Lindbergh High School in Valleyford, WA as Valedictiorian in 1937. She attended Cheney Normal School. Gloria marred Charlie J. Fisher on July 3, 1939. She was active in church and taught Sunday School until almost age 90...
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Ellen Ruth Boudewyns

January 24, 1924 - September 24, 2015

BOUDEWYNS, Ellen RuthEllen passed away September 24 after a long illness. She was born January 24, 1924 in Hamilton, Montana to Axel and Charlotte Anderson, sister of Arnold Anderson and Mel Boice. She graduated high school in Hamilton and then from the Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing in Spokane in 1945. She was the devoted wife of Lester Boudewyns Sr. who preceded her in death in 2006....
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Alice Mae Larson

May 10, 1928 - September 18, 2015


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Richard Pruyne Morrow

February 18, 1927 - September 14, 2015

MORROW,Richard "Dick"Richard Pruyne Morrow of Spokane Valley passed away after a brief illness on September 14, 2015. Dick was surrounded by family and friends. He was born in DuBois, Pennsylvania, on February 18, 1927 to Agnes Pruyne Morrow and Frank Culver Morrow.He graduated from Central Valley High School and was immediately drafted into the US Army. He achieved the rank of Sergeant and...
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Edrie Dean Kidder

April 30, 1930 - September 9, 2015


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Dennis Eugene Larson

September 25, 1939 - September 6, 2015

LARSON, Dennis E.Age 75Dennis "Denny" passed away peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015 at Sacred Heart Medical Center with his loving family beside him. Dennis was born Sept. 25, 1939 in Bagley, Minnesota. At the age of twelve, he moved to Monroe, WA and lived there until 1982 when he moved to Spokane, WA. He was preceded in death by his son Steve Larson and his parents Clifford and Hazelle...
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Elizabeth Marie Emerson

July 22, 1915 - September 6, 2015


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Evelyn Eleanor Fels

January 6, 1925 - September 6, 2015

Evelyn E. Fels (Park)( Age 90 )Evelyn(Evie) passed away peacefully September 6, 2015. She was born January 6, 1925in Carlton, WA to Monroe and Lela Park. She grew up in the Methow Valley attendingTwisp High School. In her senior year the family moved to Chelan where she attended andgraduated from Chelan High School also being selected an Appleblossom Princess. Itwas in Chelan where Evie met her...
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Joyce Lynn Vaughan

September 4, 1964 - September 4, 2015

VAUGHAN, Joyce Lynn (Scribner)Joyce passed away at the age of 51 on the morning of her birthday, Friday Sept. 4th, at Sacred Heart Medical Center due to complications from breast cancer. She was born in Kennewick, WA in the summer of 1964 as the youngest of six children and has resided in Spokane, WA since. She was married on March 18, 1985 to Glenn Vaughan and has served as a stellar homemaker...
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Josiah James Arnold

May 20, 1991 - August 31, 2015

ARNOLD, Josiah James Age 24 It is with great sadness, tempered with joy, that our beloved Josiah went to be with his Maker early Monday morning, August, 31st. Sadness, that we will all miss him terribly.Joy, that his two year battle with cancer is over. At last suffering of this life is forgotten for he now rests in the loving arms of Jesus. Josiah was an inspiration to his parents, brother,...
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Jacqueline Page Willmann

June 7, 1940 - August 30, 2015


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Maury Clayton Nelson

November 30, 1958 - August 29, 2015

Maury Clayton Nelson was called home on August 29, 2015, at the age of 56. Maury was born in Everett, WA on November 30, 1958 to Charles and Audrey Nelson. Maury graduated from Arlington High School (AHS) in Arlington, WA in 1978. He was very involved in the AHS football team and was voted Best Blocker his senior year. Before every football game he would "pump up" to No More Mister Nice Guy by...
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Joseph Paul Bascetta

April 2, 1921 - August 26, 2015

BASCETTA Jr, Joseph PaulAge (94)Joseph was born April 4, 1921 and passed away August 26, 2015. He was the son of Joseph Bascetta and Congetta Bordonaro Bascetta. His siblings included Mary, Rookey, Peter, Alberta, Josephine, Mike, and Nellie Bascetta.Joe helped develop the Spokane Valley with his land development and construction company. He was a small businessman with a big heart, active in...
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James Smiley Dishman

November 17, 1927 - August 17, 2015


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Donald Clark Gump

April 19, 1926 - August 16, 2015


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Phyllis Bernadine Mason

July 23, 1922 - August 3, 2015


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Doris May Harvey

April 27, 1927 - August 3, 2015

Doris Harvey passed away peacefully August 3, 2015. Mom was born in Peck, Idaho on April 27, 1927 to Clarence and Ella Rugg. She grew up on the ranch in Peck, and graduated from Orofino High School in 1941. After WW II she met a handsome recently discharged sailor who had just moved to Orofino from Los Angeles, and on May 18, 1947, Jim Harvey and Doris were married. They soon moved to Spokane...
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Joyce Winnifred Lynch

June 2, 1932 - August 2, 2015

JOYCE W. LYNCHBorn June 2, 1932, in Colfax, Washington, Joyce passed away August 2, 2015 in Kennewick, Washington. Joyce married Lloyd A. Lynch in 1951; together they built a successful, well respected construction company that worked throughout the Northwest. Joyce was a devoted Christian who loved people and enjoyed gardening and swimming, as well as hers and Lloyd's annual trip to the...
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Jeffrey Scott Barrett

January 17, 1959 - August 1, 2015


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Ivan G. Tsuman

November 18, 1930 - July 26, 2015


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Laura Pearl Pennel

November 6, 1923 - July 23, 2015

Laura Pearl Pennel (Ficca) was born November 6, 1923 in Spokane with twin brother Lawrence. Preceded in death by parents Nicholas & Pearl Ficca; brothers Earl, Ralph, Don, Phil, Lawrence; Sisters Marguerite and Adeline Survived by husband Claire Pennel; daughters Janet Anderson (Arlan) and Joyce Bippes (Roger); brothers Les Ficca and Rich Ficca; sister Edna May Anderson; grandchildren Kari...
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Shirley Mae Scheller

February 22, 1927 - July 19, 2015

Shirley SchellerFeb 22, 1927 - July 19, 2015Shirley Scheller, born and raised in Spokane, Washington; passed away July 19th at the age of 88.Shirley was a homemaker, loving wife, mother and grandmother. She met her husbandIrvin in Ritzville and they were married on Nov 27th, 1948. In 1951 they moved toSpokane.She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Irvin. Her twin children Steve (and...
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George Leonard Volk

March 22, 1920 - July 18, 2015

Volk, George LeonardRet. Lt. Colonel USAFMarch 22, 1920 - July 18, 2015George was born in Aberdeen, South Dakota and served in the CCC camp that helped build Mt. Rushmore. He would then move to Salem, OR with his parents Maria and Anthony Volk and his eight brothers and sisters. He then joined the USAF to begin his 28 year military career rising to the rank of Lt. Colonel. He would go on to...
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Velma Mary Hargrove

March 25, 1917 - July 16, 2015


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LeeRoy McMillan

July 23, 1926 - July 12, 2015


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Ella Mae Johnson

January 25, 1950 - July 10, 2015


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Gladys Mae Stelzer

August 11, 1920 - July 10, 2015


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Constance LaRue Nelson

March 12, 1921 - July 7, 2015


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George Arthur Gallaher

March 24, 1920 - July 6, 2015


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George Arthur Gallaher

March 24, 1920 - July 6, 2015


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Emma Leona Eccles

January 31, 1938 - July 3, 2015

Emma Leona Eccles"Lady Bubbles"January 31, 1938 - July 3, 2015A long-time resident of Spokane, Emma raised her family and worked at Sacred Heart Hospital as a finisher in the laundry department until she retired. Emma is survived by her four children, Mark Eccles, Leona Eubank, Tammy Eccles, and Robert Eccles, all of Spokane. Her ex-husband Jerry Eccles also survives Emma. She also has four...
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Elizabeth Claudia Gillespie

April 16, 1942 - June 27, 2015

ELIZABETH CLAUDIA GILLESPIE Elizabeth Claudia Gillespie passed away unexpectedly but peacefully on June 27, 2015. "Claudia" was born in Spokane Valley in 1942 and attended Vera Grade School, Central Valley Junior High and High School. After graduation from CV she attended the University of Montana in Missoula.In 1964 Claudia and a friend got on a Greyhound bus and travelled to New York City...
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Paul William Drewes

February 25, 1928 - June 27, 2015

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John Sigurd Pederson

August 12, 1923 - June 27, 2015

PEDERSON, John Sigurd (Age 91)In loving memory of John Sigurd Pederson, who has gone home to be with the Lord on June 27, 2015. John was born on August 12, 1923 in Anatone, Washington to Sigurd and Olive Pederson. He is survived by his son Paul Pederson of Spokane Washington; daughter, Jill Jensen of Espanola, Washington; one sister, Jewel Knight of Spokane Valley, Washington; stepsons, Everett...
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Steven Richard Carr

August 6, 1957 - June 24, 2015


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Delbert William Primmer

August 3, 1932 - June 22, 2015

PRIMMER, Delbert William(Dubby)Was born August 3, 1932 and passed away June 22, 2015. Del graduated from Rockford High School in 1950 and married Joanne Cornell on September 26, 1954. There are three sons, Stephen (Charlene), Mark (Jarene), and Bradley.Del worked for the U.S.D.A. as a Crop Insurance Adjuster for 28 years. He also owned the 7-11 franchise on Sullivan Rd. for several years, and...
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James Benton O'Neall

August 1, 1937 - June 21, 2015

O'NEALL, James B. "Big Deal" MSgt (Ret) (Age 77) Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on June 21, 2015. Jim was born on August 1, 1937 in Kansas City, Missouri. At the young age of 17, he left high school and joined the Navy, starting his 35 year military career. After leaving the Navy, he joined the Air Force and finally the Air National Guard, where he was a technician in...
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Larry Myron Brown

October 27, 1946 - June 20, 2015

Larry Myron BrownOctober 27, 1946 to June 20, 2015On June 20th, 2015 Larry Myron Brown passed away peacefully in his sleep. Larry spent his life surrounded by friends and family, traveling the globe and making incredible memories. Larry served in the Navy. He was also a loud and proud voice in the gay community. He held the Mr. Gay Spokane #24 title from 2008-2009 as well as Emperor #34 from 2009...
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Lori Jean Finley

August 27, 1955 - June 19, 2015

FINLEY, Lori Jean (Churchill) On June 19th, 2015 in the comfort of her home, Lori Jean (Churchill) Finley left this world to be with the Lord of Light and life. She was born to loving parents (William "Bill" Horton and Bonnie Jean Churchill), in Seattle, Washington on August 27th, 1955. She enjoyed a childhood full of cherished memories with her sisters (Kimberly Ann and Marcella Arlene...
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Kenneth Eugene Doyl

February 6, 1915 - June 19, 2015

Kenneth E. Doyl Family and friends lost a true hero on June 19 with the passing of Kenneth Doyl, a beloved and treasured father, grandpa, and great grandpa. He passed away at home peacefully in his sleep. He was born in Spokane on February 06, 1915 (a centurion). He lived his entire life in Spokane, graduated from Lewis and Clark High School and married his sweetheart Etta in 1939. Ken worked at...
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David Voge

June 15, 1920 - June 17, 2015


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Loretta Martha Nance

May 4, 1923 - June 16, 2015

NANCE, Loretta MarthaLoretta Martha Nance (Buchan - Brown) 92, of Spokane Valley Washington, peacefully left this world on June 16, 2015. She was a brave and beautiful soul and was loved by everyone. Loretta was the rock of the Buchan/Nance family.Loretta was born May 4, 1923 to Charles and Cora Brown in Kooskia, ID. Charles Brown passed away in 1924. Cora married Harvey Nedrow in 1927. The...
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