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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

Jerri Beth Morasch

July 10, 1943 - April 21, 2015

Our beloved wife, mother, and grandmother peacefully passed away on April 21, 2015 with her family by her side. Jerri was born on July 10, 1943 in Spokane. She was the 7th child born to Franklin and Nellie Hagel. She married the love of her life Alan Morasch on September 22, 1962. They have 3 children, Merri (Earnest)Tate, Lisa Morasch, both of Spokane, and Marci (Mike) Sontgerath of...
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Ernest Arthur Topolnisky

October 12, 1932 - April 17, 2015

Ernie Topolnisky 10-12-1932 ''' 4-17-2015Ernie was born in Andrew, Alberta; Canada. He lived and worked in Canada until 1983. In 1980 he met and married Sue Butterfield, lived in Calgary Alberta for 2.5 years then moved to Spokane, Washington. Ernie worked on a ranch in Colville before moving back to Spokane to work at a waste disposal company. Upon his retirement from work he became active...
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Billy Joe Polley

June 3, 1927 - April 15, 2015

Billy Joe Polley, 87, went to be with the Lord on April 15, 2015 following a stroke in Portland, Oregon. He was born on June 3, 1927 to Samuel and Edith Polley in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. Prior to moving to Portland, he lived many years in the Spokane Valley and Smelterville, Idaho.Bill joined the army in 1944. While stationed at Geiger Field in Spokane, he met and married Bettie Rieken on...
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Gustie Emma Albers

August 28, 1913 - April 15, 2015

Gustie E. AlbersAugust 28, 1913 ~ April 15, 2015(age; 101 + 8 Months)Gustie our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, was called home peacefully on April 15, 2015, surrounded by family and loved ones. She was born on August 28, 1913 to Jake and Mary Tuma in Elba, Nebraska. She loved fishing, gardening, playing games and cooking. Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with all her...
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Vaughn Rendell Ransom

January 20, 1925 - April 8, 2015

RANSOM, Vaughn Rendell (Age 90) A long-time resident of Spokane Valley and Liberty Lake died peacefully at Spokane Hospice House on April 8, 2015 after a long battle with pneumonia. He was born January 20, 1925 in Lewiston, Utah to Joseph Arbon Ransom and Ethyl Spackman. He had four brothers, Earl, Verl, Kyle, Ned and one sister, Luena. He grew up on the family dairy farm and graduated from North...
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Robert James Fairburn

September 2, 1951 - April 8, 2015

Robert "Bob" J. FairburnBob passed away on April 8, 2015 in Spokane, WA. He was born on September 2, 1951 in Spokane,WA to Burt and Doris Fairburn. He graduated from Shadle Park High School in 1969. Bob served in the Army as a Military Police Officer for three years during the Vietnam War. Throughout Bob's years, he spent his life working at Fiber Form, Bayliner, and Spokane Public School...
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Richard Dean Ingalls

September 22, 1926 - April 7, 2015

Richard Dean IngallsSeptember 22, 1926 - April 7, 2015(Age 88)Dick Ingalls was born and raised in Spokane, WA. His parents were both early residents of the Spokane Valley and he lived most of his life here as well. He graduated from Central Valley High School in 1945 where he met his sweetheart and future wife, Carol Faye Johnston. After a few years as an enlisted member of the Army Signal...
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Leon Preston Shatto

October 17, 1930 - April 4, 2015

Leon Preston Shatto peacefully passed away on Saturday, April 4th 2015 in Spokane Valley, Washington. Leon was born in Arrowwood, Alberta Canada on October, 17th 1930 to Preston and Minnie Shatto.After graduating from Grand Coulee High School in 1950, Leon served his country with the U.S. Army as an artillery mechanic in the Korean War. When he returned from Korea, Leon chose a career as a...
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Winnierae Liebel

September 18, 1919 - April 3, 2015


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Gordon Kenneth Hendrickson

August 12, 1925 - April 1, 2015


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Lawrence Henry Grassl

December 18, 1940 - April 1, 2015

Grassl, Lawrence 74 Dec. 18, 1940 April 01, 2015 Lawrence "Larry" Henry Grassl, age 74, was born Dec. 18, 1940, in Portland, to Henry and Elizabeth Grassl. Larry was called home to heaven April 1, 2015. He is survived by his two brothers; seven children; 14 grandchildren; and nine great- grandchildren. He was kind and generous with a great sense of humor and will be missed by all.
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Donald Allen Daniels

April 4, 1937 - March 29, 2015

Donald Allen DanielsDon was born April 4, 1937, in Texarkana, Arkansas. Don moved to Wallace, Idaho, and attended Kingston High School. He married Janice Daniels and together they shared 52 years of married life until her death in 2013. Don lived in several states during his military service but spent much of his life in Spokane, WA, the place they called home.Don spent 12 years in the United...
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Dona M. Queen

December 18, 1930 - March 27, 2015


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Donald George Slater

January 6, 1923 - March 26, 2015

Donald George Slater(Age 92)Of Greenacres, WA passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015 at his home. He was born January 6, 1923 in Spokane, WA to George and Katherine (Buck) Slater and lived in the Spokane area for most of his life. He graduated from high school in Wilbur, WA and loved working on the area farms. He met his wife, Ila Jean (Sue) Dieringer there and they were married on March 6, 1943...
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Patrick Charles Gilden

August 24, 1967 - March 23, 2015


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Ada M. Lincicum

December 7, 1921 - March 23, 2015


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Aleksandr Petrovich Grebenyuk

January 18, 1933 - March 14, 2015

Aleksandr P. Grebenyuk, age 82, returned to his heavenly home on March 14, 2015 after a valiant battle with a terminal illness. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace.Aleksandr was born to the late Peter and Kseniya Grebenyuk in small village in Ukraine on January 18, 1933 during famine. He was oldest of four siblings. He...
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Rita Jean Lloyd-Angel

February 6, 1956 - March 12, 2015

RITA JEAN LLOYD-ANGEL passed away March 12, 2015. She was born to Sally Woodruff and John Lloyd on February 6, 1956. She is survived by husband Richard Angel, brothers Roy Lloyd and Ron Lloyd, sisters Anne Lloyd and Robin Trainer. She has two sons, Dominic Lloyd and Jeremy Lloyd, and two grandchildren, Gracie and Barret (and another grandchild on the way.)The Funeral Service is scheduled for...
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Nellie Anna Boyd

October 6, 1919 - March 12, 2015

Nellie A. Boyd Nellie entered into eternal peace on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Valley Hospital and Medical Center. She was born October 6, 1919 in Sheyenne, North Dakota to Axel and Emma (Sontag) Hagge. Nellie received her education in Sheyenne and New Rockford, ND public schools. She married Gordon Boyd on December 3, 1938. They lived in New Rockford and Devils Lake, ND prior to moving to Fargo...
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Calvin Kent Cooney

October 25, 1943 - March 10, 2015

We lost a wonderful Husband, Brother and Father and a super friend and classmate when CALVIN KENT COONEY (Age 71) entered into rest on March 10, 2015 at the Spokane Veterans Home. He was born October 25, 1943 to Paul and Dorothy Williams Cooney in Spokane, WA. Cal graduated from Central Valley High School in 1961, where he was a starting player for the baseball team and a star starting player...
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Valentina Ivanovna Tsiro

September 25, 1925 - March 8, 2015


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Bernard James Roggenbuck

March 24, 1931 - March 8, 2015


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Piper June Frenk

March 4, 2015 - March 7, 2015

Piper June Frenk entered our lives for a very short time. She was born on March 4th and passed on March 7th. She is missed and cherished by her parents, Anthony and Lacey Frenk; her sisters, Destiny Wilson and Sydney Frenk; her brothers, Samuel Frenk and Cameron Frenk; her grandparents, Greg Frenk, Susan Williams, Linda Hoomes, Andrew Wagner; her great-aunt, Karen Mason; and many loving family...
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Lennie Blaine Gregory

July 14, 1927 - March 6, 2015

Lennie Blaine Gregory passed away peacefully in the arms of the Lord from kidney failure with the love of her family all around her. Her life was full of grace and devotion, always putting others first with her love and support, inspiring and guiding the family to bring them together. She was born July 14, 1927 in Hay Springs, Nebraska to her father, Leonard B. Lee and mother, Mary Iona Lee ...
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Shirley May Blackstock

June 27, 1944 - March 5, 2015


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Mary Jane Gehrman

February 3, 1926 - March 3, 2015

Mary Gehrman was born in Bell, CA and raised in Mackey, ID and Opportunity, WA (Spokane Valley). Mary was preceded in death by her parents Paul and Alleen Kinkade, husband of 45 years Emil Gehrman, brother Orville Kinkade and sister Edith Crawford. She leaves behind nine children and numerous grands and greats. Jean Labarge, Ed (Lee) Sonderman, Luann (Remy) Osso, Darrel (Holly) Gehrman, Carey ...
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Verlee Helen Curry

February 4, 1933 - February 26, 2015


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Dianne L. Haney

September 16, 1944 - February 26, 2015

Dianne Louise Haney, Born September 16, 1944 in Williston, N.D. passed away February 26, 2015. Dianne moved to Spokane then later to Ione, WA, where she met her future husband, Bob Haney. From that marriage they had their only child, Allen. She later owned and operated the "Jean Shop." After they separated, Dianne returned to Spokane. She struggled with many health issues, then 2 ½ years...
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Ron Vincent Parsons

August 25, 1950 - February 25, 2015


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Cathy Sue Peplinski

October 6, 1955 - February 25, 2015


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Emma Alice Carson

September 3, 1929 - February 24, 2015


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Alice Nalda Hardman

March 26, 1918 - February 24, 2015


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Norman Elmer Whitford

September 2, 1922 - February 22, 2015

WHITFORD, Norman Elmer (Age 92) Born on September 2, 1922, raised in Hinckley and Waterman, Illinois, 4th child of Manley and Ethel Whitford, died on February 22, 2015 in Otis Orchards. He graduated from Waterman High School in 1940 and attended Northern Illinois University, participating in concert band, pep band, and men's chorus. In 1942, he joined the Army Air Corps and served as a Basic...
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Valerie Kay Oxendahl

December 16, 1952 - February 22, 2015

OXENDAHL, Valerie Kay (Age 62) Valerie Kay Oxendahl, of Valleyford, WA, passed away Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 at her home after a ten-month battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her father, Raymond C. Larson, and brother Gary R. Larson. Val is survived by her loving husband Stan Oxendahl; daughter Kari (Tony) Mathews and their children Andrew, Braden, Elise, and Joshua; daughter...
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Archie Schrader

September 27, 1937 - February 18, 2015


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Elsie Campbell Kirkpatrick

May 3, 1918 - February 16, 2015

Elsie C. Kirkpatrick, age 96, My loving mother passed into heaven to be with God on Monday, February 16, 2015. She was born on May 3, 1918 in Seven Mile Ford, VA and moved to opportunity, WA when she was 11 months old. She lived on a farm until she met and married Roy Kirkpatrick. They lived in Veradale, WA for over 75 years. Mother was a member of the Spokane Valley Baptist Church. She was...
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Steven Mark Ragan

July 29, 1957 - February 14, 2015


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Laberta May Croskrey

December 18, 1934 - February 13, 2015

Laberta M. Croskrey (Age 80) Was born Dec. 18, 1934 in Great Falls, MT and grew up in Kalispell, MT. She lived in the country and attended a one room schoolhouse ''' Bald Rock School - through grade 8. She then moved to town to finish her high school education. She graduated an excellent typist and stenographer garnering a job with a local insurance agent which she continued until she married...
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Robert Arnold Watson

April 20, 1939 - February 12, 2015


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Lily Pearl Harris

September 2, 1932 - February 11, 2015

Lily Pearl (Crow) Harris was 1 out of 10 children born to Wesley Ira and Pearl Cuba Crow. She was born in Roosevelt, Utah on September 2, 1932. Lily has been a long time resident of the Otis area. She graduated from Otis High School and greatly enjoyed attending the yearly class reunions as well as participating in the Otis parade over the past year. On June 15, 1951 she married Hubert Faye...
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Myron Grant Johnson

October 28, 1924 - February 8, 2015

Myron Grant Johnson was the youngest of five born to Oscar and Dora (Landau) Johnson, on October 28, 1924, in Norton, Kansas. He graduated from Decatur Community High School, Oberlin, Kansas, in 1942. Myron passed away on February 8, 2015, from congestive heart failure.Myron was part of the Greatest Generation, serving in World War II with the 712th Tank Battalion, as part of General George...
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Austin James Taylor

April 19, 1987 - February 8, 2015

Austin James Taylor, (Age 27) beloved son, brother, and friend, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on February 8, 2015 in Spokane, WA. Austin was born Easter Sunday, April 19, 1987, in Edmonds, WA, and later moved, to Liberty Lake, WA where he grew up. Austin received his education at home. As an active member of Awana, he received its highest award, the Citation. After completing high...
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Robert Otho Cleveland

February 25, 1946 - February 5, 2015


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Jewell M. Hubble

December 6, 1923 - February 4, 2015

Jewell Maxine Hubble was born in Farmington, WA on December 6th, 1923. Shepassed away peacefully on February 4th, 2015.The daughter of Carrie and Richard Born, Jewell grew up on a Palouse wheatfarm homesteaded by her grandparents. She attended Eastern WashingtonCollege of Education (now Eastern Washington University) in Cheney. In 1944,she enlisted in the Navy and served nearly two years as a...
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Edgar E. Payne

May 24, 1922 - February 3, 2015


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Gertrude Emma Wolverton

March 17, 1917 - January 31, 2015

Gertrude Wolverton (Age 97) passed away January 31, 2015. She was born in Cottonwood, ID and was a Spokane resident since 1945. She was a parishioner of St. John Vianney Catholic Church since 1959. Gertrude is survived by her four children, JoAnn, Tom, Jerry, Wayne, 10 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by Claude, her husband of 48 years. A visitation will be...
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Lorne M. Calvert

July 11, 1924 - January 31, 2015

Lorne M. Calvert"Gone Fishing" July 11, 1924 - January 31, 2015 It is with deep sorrow we share the passing of our father, Lorne M. Calvert. He joined our Lord peacefully and with great dignity on January 31, 2015. Preceding him in passing was his first wife of 51 years, Alice. Lorne is survived by his second wife Jeanne, four daughters, nine grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren....
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Kenneth S. Ryan

September 4, 1948 - January 31, 2015


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Susan Lee Nearing

February 3, 1953 - January 29, 2015


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Einar Arthur Anderson

December 28, 1924 - January 29, 2015


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Donna Marie Brammer

August 25, 1931 - January 27, 2015


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Lucille Viola Grant

November 15, 1923 - January 26, 2015


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Donna Hansen Ostlin

August 29, 1925 - January 24, 2015


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June Lorraine Tjostolvson

May 27, 1931 - January 18, 2015


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Helen Viola Mayberry

January 17, 1918 - January 17, 2015

Helen Mayberry passed away at Serene Meadows, Davenport WA on Saturday January 17, 2015 where she had been residing for the last year and a half.Helen Viola Peha, born January 17, 1918, was the second of four children born to Anna Shourek Peha and John Peha at the family homestead south of Almira WA.The children attended The Lone Pine School and finished their education at the Almira School. ...
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Gloria Licon

January 8, 1923 - January 16, 2015

LICON, Gloria Cook On January 16, 2015, in Spokane Valley, WA, Gloria Cook Licon peacefully graduated from this life, and was reunited with many loved ones. She had just turned 92. She will be deeply missed here on earth. She was afflicted by Alzheimer's disease, and although her mind was affected by this condition, her gentleness and capacity to love remained intact. Gloria was born in...
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Rose Monrene Davis

May 31, 1920 - January 16, 2015


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JoAnn Marie Allard

October 17, 1942 - January 13, 2015

JoAnn Marie (Lestage) AllardJoAnn was 72 years old when she passed away on January 13, 2015 in Spokane, Washington. She was born on October 17, 1942 in Vallejo, California to Jane (Bagley) Lestage and William McClure. She graduated from Marycliff High School in 1961 and went on to pursue a career as a licensed practical nurse. On September 2, 1963 she married Dennis Allard. They were blessed...
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Yvonne Elaine Mayfield

October 4, 1938 - January 7, 2015


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Mark Richard Malerich

August 10, 1967 - January 6, 2015


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Helen Bertha Clark

November 10, 1923 - January 6, 2015

Helen (Lina) Clark, age 91, passed away January 6, 2015 in Spokane Valley, WA. Helen married Marlan Clark in December 1956. He preceded her in death in 1988. She is survived by two sons, Larry Leach and wife Jeanne, Don Leach and wife Janis; four grandchildren, Lori Stelzer, Jeri Campbell and husband Rick, Thad Leach and wife Patricia, Denise Leach; four great grandchildren, Jeffrey Stelzer,...
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Richard James Lodico

April 13, 1948 - January 5, 2015

Richard James lodico, went to heaven on January 5, 2015 after a long battle with respiratory problems. He was born April 13, 1948 to Mary and Jack Lodico in Livermore, California. Richard was born with Downs Syndrome. He has lived in Spokane since 1959. Richard is preceded in death by his Mother and Father and a Niece. He is survived by his Brother, Gene and wife Dorothy Lodico, Sister,...
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Joseph John Billips

March 22, 1968 - January 3, 2015


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James Hans Hombel

March 11, 1928 - January 2, 2015

James H. Hombel (Granddad)With family by his side, Jim peacefully entered his eternal home Jan. 2, 2015. He was born Mar. 11, 1928, and lived his early life in Enterprise, OR where he met Joyce Smith, who became his loving wife of 63 years. Jim served overseas in the Army during the Japanese Occupation phase of WWII. Joyce and Jim went on from Enterprise to live in Coeur d'Alene and Moscow, ID...
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Henrik Paul Mikkelsen

December 9, 1920 - January 1, 2015


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Joan Wanita Albertson

December 27, 1938 - December 27, 2014

Joan W. Albertson passed away from this life on December 27th, 2014. Joan was born on the same day in 1938 in Spokane, Washington. Joan was a devoted Wife, Sister, Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. She is survived by her sister Kay Eggleston, daughters Pam Rees (and Mitch) and Julie Albertson, sons David Albertson (and Tabitha) and Paul Albertson, nine grandchildren, and one great...
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Beatrice Dalmas Sandstrom

January 5, 1921 - December 21, 2014

BEATRICE D. SANDSTROM (REIBER)Died December 21, 2014. She was born January 5, 1921 to Lydia and Alex Reiber in Dusty, WA, the 5th of 8 children. Survivors include her brother, Gene (Leona) Reiber; daughters, Judy (Bill) Eberly, Conni (Gary) Boothe and Lila (Dale) Nelson, all of Spokane; 6 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She retired from the State as a counselor at Lakeland Village. ...
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Elizabeth Luetta Perry

August 19, 1927 - December 21, 2014

PERRY, Elizabeth L. "Betty" (Benedict), 87, our loving mother, wife, grandmother and great grandmother went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She passed away peacefully in her home following a long illness, Dec 21, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. Betty was born Elizabeth Luetta Axtell in Crawford, CO, Aug 19, 1927 to Reas Evan Thomas Axtell and Lola Irene (Simmons) Axtell...
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Esther Marie Lancaster

June 27, 1918 - December 20, 2014

LANCASTER, ESTHER M.(Age 96)Esther "Sunnie" Lancaster was born June 27, 1918, in Spokane to Einar O. Fieldstad and Anna M. Arntzen Fieldstad, both emigrants from Norway. She joined her family at their home at 29th and Perry. Later the family built a homestead on Bowdish where she attended Opportunity Grade School, West Valley High School and then obtained a B.S. from the University of...
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Pearl Alice Wirth

August 18, 1920 - December 17, 2014


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Elmer Richard Shulkin

January 5, 1925 - December 17, 2014

Elmer "Rich" Shulkin, beloved and cherished father, grandfather, brother, coach and friend passed away December 17, 2014. His warm laugh and smile, character and charisma, and kind and generous heart will never be forgotten.Rich was born January 5, 1925 in Coleridge, Nebraska as the youngest of five. After relocating to Spokane with his family at a young age, he graduated from Rogers High School...
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Ronald Alan Warner

January 17, 1952 - December 15, 2014


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Frank R. Thomas

November 4, 1928 - December 14, 2014


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Linda Lou Repp

October 19, 1942 - December 13, 2014


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Michael Gene Wilson

September 6, 1939 - December 9, 2014

MICHAEL GENE WILSON"Mickey" (Age 75)Michael Gene Wilson passed suddenly on December 9, 2014 surrounded by his family. He was born in Unionville, Missouri on September 6, 1939 to Keith Farnsworth Wilson and Jean Minear. Mike graduated from LaPlata High School in Missouri, 1958. He received a MA in Art and teaching in 1967 from Truman University. He became American Board Certified in Orthotics and...
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Beverly Ann Enos

March 7, 1930 - December 9, 2014

Beverly A. Enos (Age 84)Beverly A. Enos passed away on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 peacefully with her husband, Rod, beside her. She was born to Clarence and Maude McKee of Merriam, Kansas where she spent her growing up years prior to going to Baker University in Baldwin, Kansas. At Baker she belonged to the Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority and met Rod. They married in 1950. That started an adventurous...
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Betsy Jon Millar

September 10, 1946 - December 7, 2014

Betsy Jon Millar (née Gerhart}) went quietly to meet her Heavenly Father on December 7, 2014 in Spokane Washington at the age of 68 years old.Betsy is survived by her daughters, Mandy Stewart and Kirsten Weekly of Spokane Valley, Washington. Betsy was also a wonderful grandmother to Vince Slawter, Hayden Weekly and Sydney Stewart, and also a great grandmother to Kinley Slawter. She is...
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Sandra Kay Braucht

June 11, 1961 - December 5, 2014


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JoAnn Anderson

January 27, 1935 - December 4, 2014

JoAnn Heritage Anderson went home to be with the Lord on December 4th, 2014 after a courageous battle following a stroke. She was born in Spokane to Ernest and Elva Heritage and graduated from Central Valley High School in 1953. JoAnn was married to Philip Neil Anderson 59 years 11 months. She loved to travel, spending time in Australia, Scotland and Hawaii. She also visited all four corners of...
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James William Spooner

October 18, 1950 - December 2, 2014


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Emil F. Gehrman

August 11, 1927 - November 29, 2014

Emil Gehrman was born August 11, 1927 in Beavercreek, OR to Emil and Catherine Gehrman. He was raised in Latah, WA and moved to Spokane in the mid-1930's. He died at home from a heart attack on November 29, 2014. Emil served in the U. S. Army. He was a truck driver for Ross Transfer and retired from Bestway Motor Freight in 1986. Emil is survived by his wife of 45 years, Mary, children Jean...
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Betty Jeanne Glucoft

March 16, 1921 - November 27, 2014

Betty Jeanne GlucoftMarch 16, 1921 ''' November 27, 2014Betty was born March 16, 1921 in Clearspring Township, Indiana, to Ernest and Florence (Lehman) Heeter. Shewas the second of two children. Her brother Max was three and a half when she was born. The family soon movedto a farm in northern Indiana and Betty attended a two-room schoolhouse for her first eight years of education.She went to...
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Florence Minnie Krause

June 1, 1922 - November 24, 2014

Florence M. A. (Stolt) Krause passed away peacefully on Monday, November 24, 2014 at the age of 92, surrounded by loving family. She was born June 1, 1922 near Minot, ND and baptized June 10th of the same year. Florence was born third in a family of six children, including five sisters and one brother. She and her family lived a happy farm life and then moved to Washington state in 1936 to...
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Carolyn C. Pratt

September 4, 1936 - November 21, 2014

Carolyn C. Pratt, age 78, passed away peacefully Friday morning after a five-year struggle with Pick's Disease. Her devoted husband of 58 years, Andy, was by her side. Carolyn and Andy have resided in Veradale, Washington for the last 23 years.Carolyn was naturally possessed of a kind, cheerful disposition. A friend to all, she was the "best friend" of many. She was gifted at inspiring...
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Berniece Marie Howe

March 25, 1926 - November 19, 2014

Berniece Marie (Peltier) Howe 88Berniece (Bunny) was born in Moxee, Washington, on March 25, 1926, to Herman Arman and Stella Mae (Hornbuckle) Peltier. She was preceded in death by her father, mother, and brothers Lloyd and Aubrey, infant great-grandson Tiny Thomas, and her husband of 51 years LeRoy Howe.Her life truly began when she married LeRoy. He was her heart and soul, her joy, her reason...
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Dorothy Ann Silvey

June 4, 1933 - November 18, 2014

Dorothy Silvey, 81, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, surrounded by the many people who loved her. She was born in Fargo, ND, on June 4, 1933 to Omer and Marjean (Crites) Watson. The family then moved to Garfield, WA where she grew up with her seven siblings. On June 10, 1950, she married Maurice (Morrie) Silvey. In 1955, they moved to the Spokane Valley where they raised...
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Richard Lee Button

June 10, 1923 - November 18, 2014


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Frank Louis Wagner

July 10, 1940 - November 17, 2014

Frank L. Wagner, a longtime resident of the Spokane Valley, passed away Monday, November 17, 2014, surrounded by family at his home, due to complications from leukemia.Frank was born in Kamiah, ID, July 10, 1940 to Lester and Margie Wagner. Frank attended grade school in Kamiah through the sixth grade. He moved to Lewiston, ID with his parents in 1952 and graduated from Lewiston High School in...
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Jaclyn Ann Roig

July 23, 1936 - November 14, 2014


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John Thomas Davies

November 12, 1962 - November 13, 2014

"JD"DAVIES,John Thomas(age 52)JD was born November 12, 1962 in Inglewood, CA, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on November 13, 2014 at home in Spokane Valley, WA.JD is survived by his wife Susan of 17years; his furry 4-legged "daughter" Chloe; mother, Geraldine Davies; father, Thomas Davies (Bette); brothers, Dave Davies (Tira), Jeff Davies; sister, Randi Harrison (James); brother...
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Gerald Eric Miller

August 15, 1944 - November 12, 2014

Gerald Eric "Pa" Miller (also Jerry)In loving memory, he was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, friend, Gerald "Pa" Eric Miller passed away November 12, 2014 in his home in Rockford, WA. Pa was born to Howard & Hilda Miller August 15, 1944 in Spokane, WA and has lived his entire life in this area. He is survived by the love of his life, Luella Rae Miller of...
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Dorothy Lillian Bakken

October 29, 1920 - November 11, 2014

Dorothy L. Bakken, born October 29, 1920 in Rapid City, SD died November 11, 2014 at the age of 94. She was preceded in death in 2011 by her husband of 70 years, Richard L. Bakken.As a child, Dorothy was an avid swimmer and high diver, plus played the Bass in her school band. During her working years, while raising four children, she was employed as an executive secretary for the Phillips...
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Bobby Lee Collins

October 15, 1935 - November 10, 2014


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Dorothy LeIla Adams Jones

May 17, 1932 - November 8, 2014

Dorothy L. A. Jones, 82Dorothy LeIla Adams Jones was called back to the Father November 8th, 2014. She was born May 17th, 1932 in Conrad, Montana to William and Daisy Adams. She graduated from Shelby High School in Shelby, Montana in 1951.She continued her education at Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington. She received her Nurses Cap in 1953 and graduated from Deaconess Nursing School in...
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Shirley Elaine Morrow

September 27, 1932 - November 8, 2014

Shirley Elaine Bauer Morrow, 82, of Spokane Valley passed away at her home on November 8, 2014. Shirley was born in Whitepine, MT, on September 27, 1932 to Margaret Swanson Bauer and Granville Frank Bauer. She graduated from Libby High School (Libby, MT) and later from Eastern Washington College of education (now Eastern Washington University).Shirley worked as a teacher, counselor and librarian...
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Roy Leslie Farrelly

November 1, 1911 - November 6, 2014

FARRELLY, Roy L. (Age 103) Roy L. Farrelly, passed away peacefully on November 6, 2014 surrounded by family. Roy was born on November 1, 1911. Born to John and Mary Farrelly in Latah, Washington, he was the youngest of five children. On June 23, 1934 he married Bertha Larson. They were blessed with two daughters, Carol and Betty. Roy farmed in Latah until 1949, when he went to work for the Latah...
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William Asher Heaton

January 7, 1919 - November 4, 2014

William Asher "Bill" HeatonBill Heaton, age 95, of Spokane Valley, WA peacefully and quietly stepped onto Heaven's shore where he heard "well done thou good and faithful servant" on Tuesday morning November 4th. He was born the ninth of ten children to the late Arthur and Nellie (Beatty) Heaton on January 7th 1919. He graduated Valedictorian from Perth High School, Perth N.D. in 1937 and then...
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Ila Evelyn Aiken

April 8, 1909 - October 29, 2014

My MotherYou might not think that she's a queen,A sittin' on a throne.But I know that she is supreme,And glad she is my own.She is my darling Mother,I owe it all to her.And there could be no other,Of that I'm very sure.When I was young if I had knownThe burdens that she bore.And not have waited 'til I was grown,I could have done much more.She kept to herself,Her troubles and fuss.And put them on...
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John Nelson Remund

August 2, 1935 - October 28, 2014

REMUND, John N (Age 79)John Nelson Remund, of Spokane, WA passed away Tuesday, October 28, 2014 surrounded by family that loved him. John was born August 2, 1935 to Clarence and Ada Remund in Sisseton, SD. He and wife Jean moved from South Dakota to Spokane, WA in 1961 where John drove truck and they raised their family. His passions were work, taking care of his family, relentless attention to...
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Darlene Francis Soots-Link

November 18, 1940 - October 26, 2014

Following a long battle with lung cancer, Darlene Francis (Libey) Yates Soots-Link, Spokane, passed into the arms of Jesus, October 26, 2014. She was 73. Darlene was a bright-eyed, beautiful child born November 18, 1940 in Potlatch to Marjorie Reynolds and Lawrence Libey. Darlene joined a large extended family, soon followed by brothers, Merrill, Warren and Terry. The family made their home in...
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