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.

We are proud to be a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of more than 1,600 funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. When you choose a Dignity Memorial provider, you not only receive the compassionate care you expect from a locally-operated establishment, but also the value you deserve from the largest and most trusted network of funeral, cremation and memorialization services.


Our Obituaries

Marilyn Jo McIntosh

June 19, 1936 - September 25, 2014

MARILYN JO MCINTOSHWhen God made Marilyn, he certainly made one of the best! She was always ready with a giving heart, a kind word and warm hug for everyone!!! Marilyn "Jo" McIntosh was born June 19, 1936 and passed away on Sept 25th 2014 at the age of 78 surrounded by her loving family. She was preceded in death by her parents Chuck and Wilma Fraser and a younger brother Robert Fraser. ...
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Wayne Canaday

July 6, 1933 - September 22, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Thornhill Valley Chapel, Spokane, WA.
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Arvel H. Fairchild

December 16, 1929 - September 12, 2014

Arvel H. Fairchild, age 84, went peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior, surrounded by family and friends, on September 12, 2014. Arvel was born December 16, 1929 in Mount Vernon, WA. Soon his family moved to Coeur d'Alene, ID where he grew up and graduated from high school. Arvel received his Bachelor's degree at the University of Idaho and his Master's degree in horticulture at Colorado...
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Eileen Patricia Marcy

August 13, 1916 - September 11, 2014

Eileen (Granny) MarcyHaving recently celebrated her 98th birthday surrounded by family and friends, Eileen Marcy passed on September 11, 2014 and has now joined her heavenly family. Eileen Patricia Lyons was born to Bartholomew Lyons and Christina Patrick Lyons on August 13, 1916 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. She celebrated her 13th Birthday as the family moved to Wenatchee. In Wenatchee she...
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Patricia Dobbs

August 10, 1930 - September 9, 2014

DOBBS,Patricia L."Patty"(Age 84)8/10/1930 - 9/9/2014Patty had a warm smile and positive, loving spirit. She was born in Miltonvale, Kansas, to Floyd and Dollie Mae King. She had two younger sisters. Patty was a wife to her Chaplain husband of 62 years complimenting his career as she ministered to others. She was a mother to Linda Stark, Vicki Spangler and Michael Dobbs; grandmother...
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Mary Evelyn Cabbage

February 16, 1931 - September 5, 2014

Cabbage, Mary Evelyn (Sexsmith)February 16, 1931-September 5, 2014Mary was born February 16, 1931 to Harvey F. and Bertha I. Sexsmith in Spirit Lake, Idaho. She passed away peacefully at home on September 5, 2014 after a brief illness. In 1947 she married Alexander Travis Phillips. Four children, Charline, Travis, Linda, and Joseph, were born during their marriage. They later divorced. In...
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Adeline Anne Fairchild

May 27, 1918 - August 30, 2014

FAIRCHILD, Adeline Anne (Age 96) Was born Adeline Anne Rieger on May 27, 1918 in Angela, Montana. Adeline passed away peacefully Saturday, August 30, 2014. Adeline loved God and her family. Adeline enjoyed singing in the choir at First Assembly of God in Spokane where she was a member. Adeline was the first of five children born to John and Eva Rieger of Spokane Valley, WA. Adeline is survived by...
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Karen Lynn Russell

August 6, 1985 - August 30, 2014

Karen Lynn Russell, born in Spokane, WA August 6, 1985 lost her battle to diabetes on August 30, 2014. She is survived by her parents, Ken & Sharon Vasconcelos of Spokane. Her sisters Gillian Gibson of Boise, ID, Denise (Dan) O'Connor of Spokane, WA, and Jayme Vasconcelos of Spokane, WA, half sisters Becky and Terry and grandmother Betty Lee of Spokane, WA and numerous aunts, uncles,...
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Betty Jane Johnson

April 16, 1926 - August 28, 2014

Betty Jane Johnson (age 88) passed away August 28, 2014 in Spokane, WA. She was born April 16, 1926 in Spokane and was a lifelong resident. Betty graduated from North Central High School and worked as a waitress for many years in the downtown Bon Marche Tea Room. She waitressed at various other restaurants before working several years as a kitchen designer for Plywood Distributors. Betty was...
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Ardelars Bert Harrison

December 28, 1931 - August 27, 2014

Ardelars Bert Harrison "Rob"December 28,1931August 27, 2014Rob was born at home in Tensas Parish, Newellton, Louisiana December 28, 1931 to Alton and Mary Harrison. Rob was 82 years old and passed away at home peacefully in his sleep on the morning of August 27, 2014. He spent his youth in western Louisiana and southeast Texas. In June 1951 he joined the United States Air Force and after basic...
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Laurel Reynolds Jordin

February 22, 1926 - August 25, 2014

JORDIN, Laurel R. On Monday, August 25th, 2014 Laurel R. Jordin went home to be with her Lord and Savior to spend eternity with Him in heaven. Laurel was born on February 22, 1926 to Charles and Genevieve Reynolds in Kootenai, ID. She was the youngest and joined five brothers and four sisters. She worked for Trend House in Spokane as an Interior Decorator for eight years. She owned her own...
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Gladys Azilda Martin

January 5, 1920 - August 22, 2014

Gladys Martin, 94 passed away peacefully at Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho on August 22, 2014 surrounded by family members. She was born January 5, 1920, in Conner, Maine to Hyacinth and Almida Damboise. Gladys was the second eldest child of six girls. She married Larry D. Martin May 19, 1941, at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Caribou, Maine. They moved to Connecticut in 1962...
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Haden Louis Pugh

March 20, 1994 - August 22, 2014

Haden Louis Pugh, 20, passed away peacefully Friday August 22, 2014 at his home in Spokane Valley, WA. He was born on March 20, 1994 in Spokane Valley to Kelly and Wendy (Folsom) Pugh.Haden grew up in Spokane Valley, WA. He graduated from Central Valley High School. Haden was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and loved listening to the Book of Mormon and the Bible....
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Marie Lindsey

June 8, 1921 - August 16, 2014

Marie Lindsey passed away on August 16, 2014. She was born June 8, 1921 in Sagle, Idaho. She is survived by four children, Joann Pacific of Scottsmoor, FL; Janet Leveque of Richland, WA; Boyd Westphal of Elk, WA; and Benita Larsen of Rathdrum, ID. She also leaves behind numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Marie...
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Louis Edward Siniff

May 20, 1930 - August 14, 2014

Louis Edward "Ed" Siniff of Spokane Valley passed away August 14, 2014. He was born May 20, 1930 in Great Falls, MT. Ed graduated from the University of Montana with Honors and got his MBA from the University of Chicago. He was predeceased by his first spouse, "Kay" Peterson Siniff, in 1968. They had three children. In 1970 he married Jennet Wagstaff Atkinson and her four children. Two years...
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William Bernard Cabbage

June 6, 1927 - August 14, 2014

Cabbage, William Bernard "Bill" (Age 87)June 6, 1927August 14, 2014Bill was born in Spokane to Charles E. and Helen C. Cabbage on June 6, 1927. He passed away at Sacred Heart Medical Center August 14, 2014 after a brief illness. Bill enlisted in the US Coast Guard at the age of seventeen in 1945. He served aboard the USS Ogeechee as a Fireman Second Class. Following the end of World War II he...
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Lois Ethel Kiilsgaard

December 20, 1924 - August 9, 2014

Lois Johnson Kiilsgaard died peacefully on August 9th surrounded by family, after a courageous battle with cancer. Lois was born December 20, 1924 to Ethel and Harry Johnson in Spokane. She graduated from North Central High School in 1943 and married Jack (Bob) Kiilsgaard in 1944. They had four children: Christine, Kay, Kathy and Marty. Lois and Jack raised their family in Spokane until 1958...
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Sharron Lee Kimball

January 17, 1944 - August 8, 2014

Sharron Lee KimballJanuary 17, 1944 ''' August 8, 2014 Passed away August 8, 2014 at Hospice House of Spokane. She grew up in Millwood, WA where she graduated from West Valley High School. She managed Saw Chain Distributors for many years. She retired from Consolidated Irrigation in 2006. Sharron was an avid golfer and longtime member of the Wandermere Golf Course's Monday night 9-hole league,...
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Leah Bernice Beecher

April 5, 1928 - August 4, 2014

Leah Bernice Beecher "Decie" Our Mom, age 86, left us the morning of August 4, 2014 following a battle with pneumonia. She went to a better place, free of pain, to start a card game with all those that had already gone before her. A game of cards is something she loved amongst friends and family. She was born on April 5, 1928 in Center, MO and married our late father November 4, 1945. She...
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Kathleen Bryant

February 27, 1923 - August 3, 2014

Kathleen Bryant (91) of Spokane Valley, WA passed away August 3, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Phil H. Bryant and her daughter, Barbara K. Colegrove. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt. A Graveside Service will take place at 2:00pm on Monday, August 11, 2014 at Pines Cemetery, 1402 S. Pines Rd., Spokane Valley, WA.
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Donald G. Kreid

December 21, 1920 - August 2, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Thornhill Valley Chapel, Spokane, WA.
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W. B. Grimes

September 15, 1928 - July 23, 2014

W.B. (Bill) Grimes Passed away peacefully July 23, 2014. Bill was born September 15, 1928 in Centralia, Washington to William and Laura Grimes. He had three siblings, of which he was the youngest. At a young age he joined the Navy, serving in WWII and the Korean War as a radioman. Along with race car driving, pitching for the minor-league team in Seattle and working on the railroad, Bill...
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Patricia Marie Robinson

September 6, 1926 - July 19, 2014

ROBINSON, Patricia M. (age 87), of Liberty Lake, passed away July 19, 2014. She is survived by her son, Patrick K. (Judy) Robinson; daughter, Susan M. (Bob) Coyle; stepdaughter, Nancy L. Harkins; grandchildren, Shane Coyle, Shannon Hawotte, Tyler Robinson, Glenn Robinson, Jennifer Lollar, JD Harkins, Blake Harkins, and many nieces and nephews. Patty was a long time resident of Liberty Lake, and...
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Zella Emmerine Miller

February 22, 1918 - July 19, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Thornhill Valley Chapel, Spokane, WA.
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Alex Wade Clifton

November 20, 2013 - July 8, 2014

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George B. Kropp

August 17, 1935 - July 8, 2014

George said he was visited by an Angel who told him that he would be welcome there, and he passed away shortly after on July 8. Born in Powell, WY on Aug. 17, 1935, he was the oldest child of Joe and Alberta Kropp. The family moved to a farm in Otis Orchards, WA in 1940 where he learned to drive a tractor at the age of 5. When not farming or working, he participated in band, baseball, basketball...
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Margery Ann Habberstad

September 8, 1920 - July 8, 2014

Margery Habberstad was born in Thatcher, AZ on September 8, 1920 to Ross Fletcher and Lila Harlan. She was raised in Colville, WA by her grandparents, S.P. and Ella Fletcher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Con Habberstad. She is survived by her son, Gary Habberstad; daughter, Sharon Sandeno; five grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; ten great-great grandchildren and several...
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William Thomas Lenke

October 16, 1929 - July 2, 2014

Lenke, William (Bill) William (Bill) Lenke of Spokane Valley, Washington went home to his Heavenly Father on July 2, 2014. Bill was born October 16, 1929 in Spokane, Washington to Herman and Erni Lenke. Bill graduated from North Central High School in 1947. In 1956 he married Ruth A. Shearer and together they raised a daughter, Christine. In their early years of marriage Bill and Ruth...
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Donald Eugene Hess

June 27, 1952 - June 24, 2014

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Esther I. Ernst

July 16, 1921 - June 21, 2014

Esther was born in Bowdle, South Dakota on July 16, 1921 to Christian and Katrina Martz. She moved with her family to Millwood at the age of seven and lived in the area most of her life. At the time of her move from South Dakota, Esther spoke only German. She taught herself English by listening to neighbors and relatives who had previously moved to the area. After graduating from West Valley...
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Shirley Lois Jennett

January 14, 1933 - June 19, 2014

SHIRLEY LOIS GEHRKE JENNETT BELLShirley Lois Gehrke was born in Sandpoint, Idaho on January 14, 1933 to Alvin Adolph Gehrke and Gwendolyn Alice Starr. The family relocated to Spokane in the early months of Shirley's life. Shirley attended school in Spokane Valley and graduated from Central Valley High School, Class of 1951. She was the best baton twirler for the "Bears." Following high school,...
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Doris Jean Galles

November 9, 1921 - June 17, 2014

Doris GallesAge 92Doris passed away peacefully on June 17th, 2014. She was born in Everett, WA on November 9, 1921, to August and Bertha Hofer. She was raised in Seattle, WA where she met the love of her life, Charles Galles. They were married June 30th, 1945, moved to Norfolk, VA and started their family of six children.After Navy life, they moved to Burns, OR, Crescent City, CA, and settled in...
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Janis Kay Reed

June 30, 1956 - June 17, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Thornhill Valley Chapel, Spokane, WA.
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Elizabeth Laura Barnes

July 16, 1924 - June 8, 2014

Elizabeth "Betty" Barnes (age 89) passed away June 8, 2014 in Spokane Valley, WA. She was born July 16, 1924 in Wallace, ID and graduated from West Valley High School in 1942. Betty is remembered as a generous person. She committed much of her life to teaching and encouraging young people. She spent many years as a Camp Director with Campfire Girls. Having earned degrees from State College of...
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Lori A. Utecht

December 2, 1961 - June 8, 2014

Passed away peacefully at home on June 8, 2014, after a brief battle with cancer. She was born on December 2, 1961 in Spokane, Washington. Lori was preceded in death by both of her parents, Chester and Beatrice Utecht. She is survived by her brothers, Bill (Joan), Chuck (Lori); daughter, Brandy (Eric); and grandsons, Taylor and Kameron. Lori loved her job at the Garden's on University, caring for...
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Velma A. Hammond

February 24, 1922 - June 3, 2014

Born on February 24, 1922 and died peacefully in her home on June 3, 2014. Velma or "Babe" as her friends and family called her was born in Burdett Alberta Canada to Albert and Katherine Schultz. The family moved to the Lacrosse area where Albert farmed. From there they moved to Onaway, ID where Babe grew up and went to school. She graduated from Potlatch High School and married...
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Mary M. Hathaway

November 27, 1921 - May 31, 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Mary Margaret Hathaway. Mary passed away on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Spokane Valley Hospital. Mary was born in Moscow, ID on November 27, 1921, daughter of Clifford and Susan (Johns) Davidson. She grew up on American Ridge and in Kendrick, Idaho where she graduated from high school and was captain of the basketball...
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Sally Rae Fahland

July 21, 1934 - May 28, 2014

Sally was born to Dave and Mabel Smith July 21, 1934 in Ft. Benton, MT. At age 4, the family moved to Great Falls, MT, where Sally went to grade school, junior high and high school. While in high school, she received high honors and would receive the inspiration to one day become a business teacher. Upon graduation, she went to the University of Montana for two years joining the Alpha Phi...
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Richard Burton Fassett

October 4, 1918 - May 23, 2014

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Floyd L. Crum

April 11, 1929 - May 23, 2014

Floyd Leon Crum was born April 11, 1929 in Aberdeen, Washington to Floyd and Helen Crum and died on May 23, 2014. He was always known as Lee to his family and friends until he joined the Army when he began to go by Floyd. After his enlistment he became a paratrooper at Fort Bragg, North Carolina in April of 1948. Floyd was proud to say that he made 55 jumps. During his service he also played the...
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Robert Glen Bertelson

October 9, 1944 - May 21, 2014

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William D. Duffy

February 9, 1930 - May 16, 2014

God, Country, FamilyCOLONEL (RET) WILLIAM D. DUFFY ''' "Bill" -- "Papa"Our cherished husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife and 4 children on Friday, May 16th in Spokane, WA.Bill was born on February 9, 1930 to William O. and Mary E. Duffy in San Francisco, CA. While attending the University of San Francisco (1947-1951), he served as...
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Cheryl Ann Jensen

March 18, 1954 - May 13, 2014

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Louis Neil Paeper

April 2, 1953 - May 13, 2014

Louis (Louie) Paeper, 61, passed away in his home on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Louie was a lifelong resident of Spokane and the son of Raymond Paeper and Adah Kozakiewicz who preceded him in death.Louie had a love for life and would never mince words in telling you his point of view. Louie's passions extended to old cars, particularly the many hours it took him to refurbish them. He spent many...
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Barry A. Lefler

November 26, 1952 - May 3, 2014

Barry Arthur Lefler passed away peacefully on May 3, 2014 at his home with his family in Spokane Valley. He served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and completed three tours. This earned him three Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star with Combat "V".He is preceded in death by his parents, Harlan and Lela Lefler, and his brothers, Randy and Gary Lefler. He will be greatly missed by his...
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Earle Linden Miller

March 18, 1935 - May 3, 2014

Earle L. "Bud" Miller passed away on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the age of 79. He was born on March 18, 1935 in Eugene, Oregon to Earle and Marie Miller. His father was a minister and evangelist and for many of those early years the family moved from town to town as his father preached the Gospel. Bud eventually ended up in Clarkston, Washington where he met his future wife, Glenda Wilkins. He...
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Willis Myron Brown

June 11, 1921 - May 2, 2014

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Helen Meryle Burns

May 23, 1924 - May 1, 2014

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Caryl I. Wenzel

March 5, 1932 - April 30, 2014

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Carl Eugene Pickett

May 12, 1935 - April 17, 2014

Earl Pickett, of Spokane Valley, WA ''' formerly of Orofino, ID ''' passed away with his loved ones by his side on Thursday, April 17, 2014. He was 78.Earl was born May 12, 1935 to Calvin and Julia Pickett in Barnston, NE. He served in the Air Force as a radio technician at Larson Air Force Base in Moses Lake, WA until 1956. He moved to Orofino and married Yvonne Keltner in 1957.During his...
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Denis E. Himes

January 15, 1943 - April 13, 2014

Denis E. Himes (age 71) passed away from us and into heaven April 13, 2014 in Spokane, WA with his family by his side. He was born in Spokane January 15, 1943 (just 10 minutes after his twin sister, Nancy) to Herbert and Marguerite Himes. In 1948 his family moved to Walla Walla where he was raised with his two sisters. He enjoyed many hunting and fishing adventures with his Dad, whom he loved...
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Ruby Braucht

September 1, 1929 - April 10, 2014

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Randy Lee Reagan

February 22, 1961 - April 1, 2014

Born February 22, 1961, in Phoenix, Arizona. Came to Spokane with his parents in 1968. He attended Bowdish Jr. High. Randy served his country by joining the Army at the age of 17. After his honorable discharge, he worked for his dad at Chester Feed and Seed. Randy also worked for a number of construction companies before opening his own business, Reagan Construction. Randy loved bowling,...
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Eveline Georgia Edwards

May 27, 1922 - March 27, 2014

Eveline Georgia Bellos Edwards (91)Born May 27, 1922, passed away March 27, 2014 peacefully at the Able Adult Family Home where she resided the past year. She was born in Moscow, ID, the eldest of three by Bessie Montana Bellos and George Fotus Bellos. Her two brothers, George and Gene are deceased. Eveline was a 60 year resident of Millwood. Enjoying rock hounding as a family adventure...
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Dennis Leroy Thompson

August 6, 1962 - March 25, 2014

Dennis Leroy Thompson was born to Robert William, Sr. and Viola Lorene Thompson on August 6th, 1962. He was preceded in death by his father Robert, Sr; brothers, James Donald and Robert, Jr; step father, Aaron Broesch and his mother, Viola Broesch. He is mourned by his sister, Terrie Lynne Venie (Glenn); nieces, Tanya Blair and Nicole Greene; his brother, Thomas Nace (Denise); niece, Autumn...
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Shirley Kay Carpenter

April 1, 1939 - March 16, 2014

Passed away March 16, 2014 at Sacred Heart Medical Center after a sudden illness, with family by her side. Shirley was born April 1, 1939 in Spokane Washington. She lived with her parents in Omak, Washington for the first years of life. The family moved to Spokane in the mid 1940s. She graduated from Rogers High School in 1957. She lived in Seattle for a few years, and in California for a brief...
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James John Blake

May 4, 1925 - October 28, 2013

Blake, James "Jack" (Age 88)Our Beloved Dad, Brother, Uncle, Grandfather, Great Grandfather and Friend, passed away October 28, 2013 at the Spokane Hospice House, with his children by his side. He fought a courageous 18 month battle with Multiple Myeloma up until his passing. The family would like to thank Dr. Chaudhry and his staff at Oncology Associates and all the staff and volunteers...
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Emily Jane Claycomb

May 4, 1923 - September 10, 2013

Emily Jane Claycomb was born on May 4, 1923 in Los Angeles, California. She diedon September 10, 2013 in Portland, Oregon. Emily was married on July 1, 1950 toHoward Eldon Claycomb in Tiffin, Ohio. They had two sons, Scott Jay Claycombborn on November 3, 1952 in Fremont, Ohio and Donald Evan Claycomb born onMarch 18, 1958 in Spokane, Washington. Emily and Howard moved their family fromFremont,...
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Evelyn Ruth Larsen

January 16, 1920 - May 11, 2011

Evelyn Ruth Larsen passed away peacefully on May 11th, 2011 surrounded by family. She was born on January 16, 1920 to Nettie and Harry Dryer and is a lifelong resident of Spokane Valley, WA. On August 29, 1941 she married Earl Larsen and together they raised four children, Richard, Ralph, Linda, and Ray. Evelyn was a dedicated member of the Millwood Presbyterian Church. She was a...
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GILBERT GARY COX, USMC, RETIRED

January 30, 1938 - May 9, 2011

STAFF SERGEANT GILBERT GARY COX, USMC, RETIRED, 73, succumbed to his disabilities stemming from his service in Vietnam. Gilbert died on May 9th 2011, at his home, in Spokane Valley, Washington. Gilbert was born on January 30, 1938 in Lanigan, Saskatchewan, Canada, the son of Gilbert and Louise Cox. Gilbert moved with his family to Spokane, Washington where he later attended Central Valley High...
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Beverly Diane Burris

April 23, 1931 - May 5, 2011

Beverly Diane Burris (age 80) On May 5, 2011 Beverly peacefully passed away in Spokane Valley, WA. Beverly was born on April 23, 1931 at home in Grygla, Minnesota to John and Elizabeth Brateng. Beverly was the third child out of eight siblings. In June of 1948 Beverly married Arvid Anderson and together they had six children. Beverly later remarried in 1972 and together they had a...
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Dorothy (Zolman) Talley

December 13, 1943 - April 4, 2011

Dorothy (Zolman) Talley (age 67) On April 4, 2011 Dorothy A. Talley was called home by her Glorious Savior. After a seven year battle with breast cancer, she passed away with her daughters by her side in Spokane, WA. Dorothy was born on December 13, 1943 in Baldwin Park, California to William and Marie Price. In 1962 she married Donald A. Zolman and relocated to Spokane where they...
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Hope Chaney Braun

December 28, 1946 - March 31, 2011

Spokane Valley resident Hope Chaney Braun, 64 passed away Thursday, March 31, 2011. Hope was born December 28, 1946. Hope was married to Ron Braun, who was the love of her life, for 48 years. She dedicated so much of herself for the past 30 years to Right to Life of Spokane and had a passion for helping mothers in need as well as any human life in need. She was a proud member of the Red Hat...
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Caleb Alden Crull

July 16, 1959 - March 29, 2011

Caleb Alden Crull (age 51) July 16, 1959 ~ March 29, 2011 Caleb Alden Crull was born on July 16, 1959 in San Diego, CA to Betty Jo and Alden Crull. He was born the third of five children. As a child Caleb was cheerful and sweet and like most boys, always up to mischief. He acquired a nickname from his older brother Mark, ‘Pearhead’, which stuck with him through the years. After...
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Jessie Pearl Holmes

October 22, 1911 - March 27, 2011

Jessie Pearl Holmes was born October 22, 1911 at Duck Flat, Northwest Nevada, the second of the six children born to Burney and Pearl Langston. When Jessie was about five the family moved to Reno, Nevada so the children could attend school. Jessie's father passed away when she was thirteen and she and older brother Lige left school in order to work to help their mother and the four younger...
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Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Banks

September 24, 1931 - March 25, 2011

Mary Elizabeth Banks (age 79) Betty Banks was born Mary Elizabeth Rowles on September 24, 1931 in Spokane to Thekla and William Lloyd Rowles, who was head of the music department at Cheney Normal School, today known as Eastern Washington University. She passed away embraced with peace and love on March 25, 2011. Music was always an important element throughout her life. She grew up in...
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Patricia Ann "Pat" (Summers) Lafky

November 23, 1944 - March 22, 2011

Patricia Ann (Summers) Lafky died peacefully March 22nd at her home in Spokane Valley. She was born November 23, 1944, just outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and grew up in Hyattsville, Maryland where she graduated from Regina High School in 1962. She worked for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in both Bethesda, MD and Munich, Germany. Pat later worked as a court reporter and legal...
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Edward "Ed" Koschalk

January 18, 1936 - March 18, 2011

Edward “Ed” Koschalk (Age 75) Ed passed away on Friday, March 18, 2011 after fighting pulmonary fibrosis and lung cancer. Ed was born January 18, 1936 in Belle Vernon, PA to Andrew and Stella Koschalk. After graduation from high school, Ed joined the Air Force. He married Ann Fulton in 1958. Ed retired from the Air Force in 1974, and became a rural letter carrier in Liberty Lake...
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Arlie 'Jean' Payne

October 9, 1920 - March 14, 2011

Arlie 'Jean' Payne died in her sleep from cancer at home on March 14, 2011. Jean was born October 9, 1920 in Priest River Idaho to Charles and Novella Randall, the first of four children (sisters Ruth and Joy and brother Chuck.) She grew up in Spokane Valley and graduated from Central Valley High School in 1938. She attended Whitworth College and graduated from Eastern Washington College in...
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Ross L. Larson

October 14, 1931 - March 12, 2011

Ross L. Larson Oct. 14, 1931 ~ March 12, 2011 Lost his long battle with lung cancer, he fought hard but grew weary and couldn’t stay any longer. While Ross lived in Puyallup, WA he raised, trained and showed hackney and shetland ponies. He also was a carpet layer in Union #1238 in Seattle, WA owning his own carpet business “Finn & Larson”. Later he became the Business Manager of...
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Donald William Ward

October 8, 1923 - March 11, 2011

Don passed away on March 11, 2011, at Hospice House of Spokane. He was born on October 8, 1923, in Bismarck, North Dakota. He joined the Army Air Corps and served proudly in the Aleutian Islands during WWII. He was a long-time member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Veradale and helped build the school. As a construction worker he helped build many buildings in Spokane and the Inland...
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Arnold V. "Arnie" Carruthers, Jr.

October 14, 1929 - March 7, 2011

Arnold V. Carruthers, Jr. “Arnie” 10/14/29 – 3/7/11 Arnie was born in Lewistown, MT to Arnold V. Carruthers Sr. and Laura Mae Woods Carruthers. Arnie grew up in Kalispell, MT, and moved to Spokane in 1957 after attending college in Missoula, MT and serving in the U.S. Navy. He was a well-known and loved musician in the Spokane area for over 50 years. He married Bonnie Jones in 1953....
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Wesley Bernard "Wes" Helling

February 24, 1924 - March 6, 2011

Wesley Bernard Helling “Wes” (Age 87) passed away on March 6, 2011 at home with his wife and daughter. Wes was born on February 24, 1924, to Clara and Alick Helling in Golden Valley, North Dakota. Wes was the second to the youngest of fourteen children, six boys and eight girls. He graduated from Golden Valley High School in 1942 and later graduated from the State School of Science in...
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Elmer R. "Tub" Utecht

February 9, 1928 - March 2, 2011

Utecht, Elmer R. “Tub” (Age 83) – passed away March 2, 2011 in Spokane Valley, WA. He was born to William and Pauline (Wahl) Utecht and raised in the Spokane Valley where he attended school in the Central Valley School District. He spent his whole life living within an 11 block radius. He began working for NW Milling Company at the age of 16, eventually becoming its owner and selling in...
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Violet Bernice "Helen" Jacquot

June 6, 1934 - March 1, 2011

Violet Bernice Jacquot went home to be with her Lord on March 1, 2011 after a fruitful life and a short intense battle with lung cancer. Violet, who was known simply as Helen by her family and friends, was born to John and Marjorie Chytka on June 6, 1934 in Yankton, South Dakota. Helen loved her family, the outdoors, gardening, and crafts of all kinds. She delighted in surprising her...
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Harriet J. Schrader

February 26, 2011

Harriet J. Schrader (Age 68) Passed away on February 26, 2011 Thornhill Valley Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
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John W. Carson, USAF, Ret.

January 4, 1924 - February 26, 2011

Lt. Col. John W. Carson, USAF, Ret., passed away Saturday morning, February 26, 2011 at 9:42 am. John was born in Stroudsburg, PA on January 4, 1924 to Thomas and Esther Carson. After graduating from Hershey’s Boys School in 1943, he joined the US Army Air Corp. John’s service to America spanned 26 years including WWII, Korea and Vietnam. John was a POW in WWII and is the recipient of...
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Merle Lorraine Lepouce

September 14, 1909 - February 25, 2011

Merle Lorraine Lepouce (age 101) Merle Lorraine Lepouce passed away on February 25, 2011 in Spokane, WA. She is survived by Barbara Harper, Christy Bergman and friend, Edwin Hill. She also leaves behind many friends at Rockwood Manor. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
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Elsie F. Smith

April 15, 1915 - February 8, 2011

Elsie F. Smith, 95, a resident of Colbert, WA was born on April 15, 1915 in London, IL and passed away on February 8, 2011 in Colbert. She is survived by her son, Vance Smith and his wife, Hye of Colbert; brother, Don McMahill and his wife, Dee of Spokane Valley, WA; two grandchildren and one great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth E. Smith on February 4, 1990....
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William Allen "Bill" Schoenwald

August 21, 1932 - February 5, 2011

SCHOENWALD, William Allen “Bill” (Age 78) Bill was born August 21st, 1932 and passed away February 5th, 2011. Bill is survived by his wife Joanne, sons Bill (Sandy) Schoenwald, Brad (Cherie) Schoenwald, daughter Beth Wilson, grandchildren Kim (Todd) Smith, Scott (Tori) Hendricks, Lane (Val) Hendricks, Heidi Schoenwald, Carra and Lauren Schoenwald, and five great-grandchildren. Bill...
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Leona "Lonnie" Marian Trowbridge

October 2, 1917 - February 2, 2011

Leona was born October 2, 1917 to Louise and Charles Charbonneau in St. John, North Dakota and passed away on Wednesday, February 2, 2011. She was the second oldest of seven children; (Omer, Sergius, Edward, Doris, Mathilda & Evelyn). At a young age her parents moved their growing family to Canade to farm. The family eventually moved back to the United States and settled in Spokane, Washington...
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Marjorie (Hogue) Gow

July 19, 1931 - January 30, 2011

Marjorie Hogue Gow, 79, passed away peacefully on January 30, 2011 while suffering with dementia. She was born in Naples, Idaho, moved to Spokane in 1950 and married Clifford B. Hogue, also from Naples. She worked at various secretarial and clerical positions including the Spokesman Review, Fireman's Fund, Lanco Insurance and later as church secretary at both Zion Lutheran and Manito Presb....
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Becky Anne Bancroft

August 13, 1952 - January 30, 2011

Becky Anne Bancroft August 13th, 1952-January 30th, 2011 With profound sadness, we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, and friend, Becky Anne Bancroft, who left this earth after an astounding show of strength, perseverance, and determination. Becky leaves behind a multitude of proud family members, friends, and loved ones. She is survived by her loving husband...
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Charles Vernon Love

January 29, 2011

Charles Vernon Love, 87, of Spokane Valley, WA, went home to the Lord Jesus Christ, January 29th, 2011 of natural causes. Charles was born in Monroe, Louisiana to Charles Barksdale and Bertha Irene Love, where he grew up with four other rough-and-tumble brothers. He later went on to meet the love of his life, Evelyn M. Bloomer of Brooklyn, NY and relocated to Bremerton, WA...
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Chester C. Widener

August 27, 1915 - January 22, 2011

Chester C. Widener (age 95) Surrounded by his family, Chet passed away peacefully on January 22, 2011 in Spokane, Washington. Chester was born on August 27, 1915 in Peach, Washington to Charles and Nona Widener. Chet served in the United States Navy and then at Consolidated Aircraft during WWII. He retired from Georgia Pacific Corporation. Chet enjoyed sports, fishing, gardening...
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Layton Winfield Baldwin

April 5, 1917 - January 11, 2011

Layton Winfield Baldwin went to be with the Lord and Savior on January 11, 2011 in Spokane, WA. He was born on April 5, 1917 in Freeman, Washington to Chester and Clara Baldwin. At the beginning of WWII, Layton enlisted in the U.S. Army and served for five years in the Army Signal Corps primarily based in Alaska. Layton married the love of his life, Evelyn and on May 3, 2011 they would have...
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Virginia "Jinny" (Balke) Avery

July 9, 1928 - January 9, 2011

Virginia “Jinny” Avery (age 82) Jinny Avery was born July 9, 1928 to Arista and Theodore Balke in White Hall, MT and raised in Belgrade, MT. She graduated in 1946 from Belgrade High School. She married Bob Avery on June 4, 1949. They moved to Spokane as newlyweds and Mom resided in Spokane the rest of her life. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Jim Balke in...
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Du Thi Huynh

January 8, 2011

HUYNH, Du Thi, 77, died on January 8, 2011 in Spokane Valley, WA. She is survived by her husband, Ty Phan at the home, son, Taun Phan and wife, Van Le of Spokane Valley; daughter, Marie Xuanmai Phan and husband, Peter Nguyen of Santa Clara, CA and five grandchildren. Du Thi was born on May 4, 1933 in Hue, Vietnam where she received her education. She married Ty Phan in 1956 and they immigrated to...
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Beth Jayne (Jackson) Guy

December 15, 1925 - December 31, 2010

GUY, Beth Jayne (Jackson) (Age 85) Born in Post Falls, ID; passed away December 31, 2010 in Spokane, WA. She is survived by two daughters, Gloria Hoskins, Spokane, WA and Carol Mack (Keith), Veradale, WA; one son, Ron Guy, Spokane, WA; five grandchildren; one sister, Murtis Krupke, Spokane, WA; and numerous nieces and nephews. Her husband of 54 years, Warren L. Guy, preceded her in death in...
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Virginia (Adams) Davis

January 14, 1933 - December 31, 2010

Davis, Virginia (Age 77) – born January 14, 1933 in Tetonia, Idaho and passed away December 31, 2010. Virginia grew up on a farm in Tetonia with her two brothers, Elmo and Thomas Adams. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Jim Davis; her four children Randy Zahm, Darwin Davis, Debra Pace and Denise Freed; six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. A memorial service...
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Kelly Louise Skaufel

October 21, 1983 - December 27, 2010

Kelly Louise Skaufel (27 short years) Kelly was born on October 21, 1983 at Holy Family Hospital in Spokane, WA. She lived in Renton for seven years and then returned to Spokane, graduating at East Valley High School in 2002. She also spent one year at Ecola Bible School. She proudly graduated from a nail tech school and began a career as a nail technician. Over the last year she devoted...
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Marilyn Marie Bond

November 14, 1923 - December 15, 2010

Marilyn Marie Bond passed away in Spokane, Washington, on Wednesday, December 15, 2010. She was born on November 14, 1923, in Colusa, California to Elwin and Dorothy (Spurgeon) Taylor. She attended Woodland High School. She met her husband, Chester W. Bond when she was young and they were married on April 5, 1942, in Reno Nevada. During World War II she worked for Mather Air Force Base...
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Deborah Ann Prouty

May 23, 1965 - December 13, 2010

PROUTY, Deborah Ann Deborah was born May 23, 1965 in Long Beach California, and moved to Spokane in 1978. She attended Evergreen Jr. and Central Valley High schools. She leaves behind a large extended family, a loving son, and parents. Deborah passed away Dec. 13, 2010 after fighting an illness that ultimately took her life. She will be forever missed by those who knew and loved her.
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Margie Orlee Bratcher

February 26, 1920 - December 8, 2010

Margie went to be with her savior Jesus Christ Wednesday morning December 8, 2010. She was born February 26, 1920 in Hillsdale, Oklahoma to parents Wallace & Myrtle Boring. She graduated valedictorian at Hillsdale High School in 1937. During WW II Margie worked in a plant in Phoenix Arizona manufacturing airplane parts as part of the war effort: sort of a contemporary of “Rosie the...
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Kathlene F. Dell-Martin

January 14, 1945 - November 13, 2010

Kathlene F. Dell-Martin was born on 14 Jan 1945 in Upland, CA and passed away on the 13 Nov 2010; her parents, Jo Anne McNeil-Dell-Richardson and Albert R. Dell have preceded her in death. She is survived by her brother, Ivan “Rocky” (Penny) Richardson; her son, Timothy S. (Stephanie) Martin and daughter, Christina (Michael) Ruscio. Kathlene has eight grandchildren, R.J., Michael, Daniel,...
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Fred Arthur Rogers

April 13, 1924 - November 4, 2010

Rogers, Fred Arthur – Fred Arthur Rogers was born on April 13, 1924 and passed away November 4, 2010 of natural causes. Fred was born in Spokane to William and Elizabeth Rogers. He grew up in Spokane and attended John Rogers High School. He enlisted into the United States Army on December 13, 1945 and was honorably discharged on June 10, 1947 as a Private T/S Machinist. Fred owned and...
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Lonny K. Jensen

September 30, 1946 - October 30, 2010

Lonny K. Jensen, 64, surrounded by family and friends Lonny Kay Jensen returned to his Father in Heaven on October 30, 2010, after a two year battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of nearly 42 years Genevieve (Ginnie); son John (Trisha) Jensen, Smyrna GA; daughters Annette (Matt) Deakins, Spokane Valley WA; Stephanie (Carl) Hayden, Newman Lake WA; Janel Jensen, Otis Orchards WA; Mary ...
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Evelyne Marie (Persinger) Alley

June 21, 1922 - October 30, 2010

Evelyne Marie Persinger Alley was born on June 21, 1922 and died on October 30, 2010 was known by one bright spirit and many nicknames, Evelyne M. Alley, died suddenly on Saturday, October 30, 2010. Evelyne was a great friend, care-giver, gardener, and fan of the Seattle Mariners; and she became the master of her two greatest passions - motherhood and nursing. She is survived by four...
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Lonny Kay Jensen

September 30, 1946 - October 30, 2010

Lonny K. Jensen, 64, surrounded by family and friends Lonny Kay Jensen returned to his Father in Heaven on October 30, 2010, after a two year battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of nearly 42 years Genevieve (Ginnie); son John (Trisha) Jensen, Smyrna GA; daughters Annette (Matt) Deakins, Spokane Valley WA; Stephanie (Carl) Hayden, Newman Lake WA; Janel Jensen, Otis Orchards WA; Mary...
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Willy Jurgensen

April 16, 1923 - October 29, 2010

Willy Jurgensen (Age 87) A long-time resident of Spokane Valley passed away peacefully early Friday morning October 29th at her home. A visitation will be held on Thursday, November 4, 2010 from 4-8PM at Thornhill Valley Chapel, 1400 S. Pines Rd., Spokane Valley, WA. A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, November 5, 2010 at 4:00PM at All Saints Lutheran Church, 314 S Spruce St ...
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