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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

Lois Jean Giasson Lawson

April 6, 1924 - August 24, 2016

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James Eugene Patterson

November 10, 1929 - August 18, 2016

James Eugene Patterson James Eugene Patterson was born November 10, 1929 and passed away August 18, 2016. James was named Wayne Eugene Patterson at birth and a year later his legal name was changed to James Eugene Patterson. He was known as "Jimmy" most of his life. Jimmy was born in Glendive, Montana to Beulah & Eugene Patterson. He was 6th in a family of eleven children, four boys and...
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Mildred H. Gantt

January 25, 1922 - August 17, 2016

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Donald Fred Banks

April 12, 1932 - August 14, 2016

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Donna Mae V'Dovec

January 22, 1940 - August 13, 2016

Arrangements under the V'Dovec, Donna May - (age 76) passed away on Saturday August 13, 2016 in Spokane Valley, WA. Donna was born on January 22, 1940 to Abner & Katherine Russell in Pullman, WA. Donna was a lifetime resident of Eastern Washington where she met and married Leonard V'Dovec in 1958. They lived in the Spokane Area for many years before Leonard preceded her in death in 2006. ...
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Claudette Petricia Hood

January 23, 1944 - August 13, 2016

Claudette Petricia HoodClaudette was born in St. Andrews, Jamaica, West Indies on January 23, 1944 to Sylvester Berrick and Eva Grey. Claudette attended Park College in London, England and went on to join the British Royal Navy as a Naval Nurse working aboard a hospital ship traveling the Mediterranean and Adriatic Seas. After her service with the Navy she went to work with the London Regional...
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Linda Diane Murphy

June 6, 1949 - August 10, 2016

Linda D. MurphyLinda D. Murphy died August 10, 2016 after a courageous battle with brain cancer. She was born June 1949 in Heidelberg Germany while her father was stationed there. She lived in several locations while her father served in the military until the family settled in San Diego where she attended high school and college. She eventually moved to Spokane and began her family.She...
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Barbara Ann FISH

May 27, 1937 - August 6, 2016

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Violet Mae Bradshaw

May 3, 1937 - August 3, 2016

Violet Mae Bradshaw Violet Mae Bradshaw of the Spokane Valley passed away on August 3, 2016 at Holy Family Hospital. She was born 79 years ago to Guy Mackey and Edna Armstrong in Lincoln County, MT. Vi was a long time Bank of America teller. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, Robert, Leonard, and Ronald Mackey, her sisters, Hazel Everson and Doris Randolph, and her...
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Mary Ellen Gonzalez

August 14, 1947 - August 3, 2016

Mary Ellen "Nana" Gonzalez1947 - 2016Mary Ellen Gonzalez, "Nana", was called to Our Lord on 3 August 2016 surrounded by her children and her loving family. Nana was born on 14 August 1947 in San Jose, CA to Renaldo Duran and Ventura Ocampo. After several years in California, she moved first to Sprague, WA and then to Odessa, WA where she graduated high school. After...
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Betty Lou Canaday

February 17, 1934 - July 30, 2016

Betty Lou CanadayAge 82Betty Lou Canaday (Linkous) peacefully departed her family and dear friends in her sleep July 30, 2016. Betty is finally free of her dementia, and heaven has been highlighted by the presence of her wonderful spirit.Betty was born February 17, 1934 to Paris and Agnes Linkous in Sweetland, West Virginia. She lived as a young girl in West Virginia and then moved with her...
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Anna Lorraine Bertelson

January 8, 1928 - July 24, 2016

A. Lorraine BertelsonAge 88Lorraine was picked up by the wings of a white dove and delivered to heaven on July 24, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer spending her last week at Hospice House. She has always been determined and feisty, never giving up or complaining. Mom had a non-stop smile along with a big heart. Lorraine was born in Butte, Montana on Jan. 8, 1928 to Lulu and Charles...
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Joshua Aaron Reed

April 1, 1986 - July 23, 2016

Joshua Aaron Reed, age 30, of Pullman, WA passed away suddenly early in the morning of July 23, 2016 in Moses Lake, WA. He suffered a cardiac arrest at the home of Scott and Evi Reed. He was born in Freeman, SD on April 1, 1986. Joshua received his A&P, Airframe and Power Plant License and Associate of Science degree from Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake, WA in 2004. Joshua entered...
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Marilyn Lucile Taylor

December 10, 1930 - July 17, 2016

Marilyn L. Taylor85 YearsMarilyn L. Olsen was born in Spokane, WA, the first child of Art and Opal (Broadwell) Olsen. Art's parents and siblings had moved to Opportunity in about 1913 and purchased acreage between Bowdish and Union on 4th Ave. Their dad, Gulle Olsen, divided the land between seven of his children, all of whom proceeded to build homes. The strip became locally known as "Olsen Row"...
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James Everett Powell

December 12, 1919 - July 17, 2016

James Everett Powell (96 years old)Jim was born in Northport, WA, December 12, 1919 and passed away in Spokane Valley July 17, 2016. He spent his childhood in Bossburg, WA, and then moved to Spokane in 1932. He attended schools in Millwood, Veradale, and graduated from Central Valley High School. As a young man he worked at Brownie Baking Company, followed by time at White Pine and Sash. In June...
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Melvin Brian Stenson

June 2, 1959 - July 12, 2016

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Darlene Virginia Lightbody

April 15, 1930 - July 10, 2016

Darlene Virginia LightbodyAge 86Darlene Virginia Lightbody passed away July 10, 2016 at the age of 86 in Walla Walla, WA. She battled with dementia for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband Paul; sons Stan and Myron; brothers Thomas, Vernon, and Glen Tompkins; sisters Elta Ragsdale and Lorraine Miller. She is survived a son and his wife, Steve and Peggy Lightbody; grandchildren...
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Edna Lucille Capparelli

March 24, 1925 - July 9, 2016

Edna Lucille CapparelliEdna Capparelli passed away in the early morning hours of July 9th at the age of 91. She was born on March 24, 1925 in Rose Lake Idaho to Ernest and Delia (DeGraff) Bailey. She married Charles Capparelli on April 21, 1946 and they made the Silver Valley their home. They had five daughters, Charlotte, June Maria, Kathleen, Virginia, and June. Edna was a wonderfully...
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Phil Charles Davidson

May 18, 1965 - July 5, 2016

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Juanita Brown Quick

April 6, 1925 - July 3, 2016

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Barbara Elaine Johnson

September 10, 1942 - July 2, 2016

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Patricia Joanne Morgan

August 16, 1936 - June 24, 2016

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George Allen Duncan

February 10, 1940 - June 23, 2016

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Leona Isaak

November 24, 1923 - June 16, 2016

Leona IsaakAge 92Leona Isaak, a Spokane Valley resident, passed away June 16, 2016 at her home. Leona was born November 24, 1923 in Wilkes-Barre, PA to Rueben and Helen Fassett. She was the eldest of a large family. Leona served in the U.S. Army as a WAC during WWII. It was in San Francisco, CA in 1945 that she met and married Emil E. Isaak, a decorated WWII veteran and prisoner of war.After...
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Vivian Mary Wiyrick

November 2, 1921 - June 14, 2016

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John Samuel Weir

December 20, 1927 - June 9, 2016

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Robert Joe Shawen

February 25, 1939 - June 8, 2016

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Norman Rex Clark

November 17, 1931 - June 1, 2016

Norman Rex Clark(Age 84)Norman passed away June 1, 2016. He was born in Spokane, WA November 17, 1931 to Alvin and Icaleen Clark. He served in the US Air Force during the Korean War. Norman was employed by the US Postal Service for 30 years. He was a devout Christian, and his favorite hobby was woodworking. Norman was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather who dearly loved his...
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Harley Duane Rouleau

January 14, 1924 - May 30, 2016

ROULEAU, Harley Duane(Age 92)Husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and brother-in-law, Harley Rouleau passed away peacefully at his home on Memorial Day (May 30) 2016. He was born January 14, 1924, in St. Paul, MN, to Agnes Rouleau. He spent his first 16 years in Loretta, WI, and in 1940 moved with his mother and stepfather, Bede Knowles, to Harvard, ID. Harley graduated from...
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John Lynn Brownson

February 16, 1952 - May 25, 2016

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Jacqueline Clapper

December 30, 1925 - May 21, 2016

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Marc Marc Akerlund

July 23, 1960 - May 20, 2016

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Janet R. Danquist

December 2, 1946 - May 15, 2016

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Faye Schultz

November 5, 1923 - May 14, 2016

SCHULTZ, Faye(age 92) Passed away May 14, 2016 in Spokane Valley, WA. Faye was a beloved mom, wife, sister, grandma & friend. She was devoted to many people over the years and maintained an adventurous spirit to the end. Born in Idaho Falls, ID on November 5, 1923 to Oran and Edna (Hillis) Scott, Faye was the oldest sister to Shirley & LaDean. Her family moved several times around...
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Della May Graves

January 18, 1924 - May 10, 2016

GRAVES, DELLA (McMahill)(Age 92)Della (McMahill) Graves passed away on May 10, 2016 in Spokane, WA. Graveside services will be held at Forest Cemetery in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho , on Monday, May 16, 2016 at 11:00 am.Della was born in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho on January 18, 1924 to Ralph and Gladys McMahill. She graduated from Coeur d'Alene High School in 1942. She married Harry 'Bud' Graves on...
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Edward Porter

March 24, 1925 - May 5, 2016

Ed PorterEd Porter, 91, passed away peacefully in his sleep at Guardian Angel Assisted Living Center on Thursday morning, May 5, 2016. Ed was preceded in death by his wives, Mary Elizabeth Gladish (Betty) Porter and Helen Biggerstaff Porter.Edward Charles Porter, Jr. was born in Custer, Washington on March 24, 1925 to Edward Charles and Merle Norman Porter. His older sisters Harriet, Margaret,...
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Linda Jane Green

March 6, 1941 - April 22, 2016

Linda Jane Green(Bigovich) On April 22nd, 2016, we lost our beloved Mother, Wife, Sister, Grandmother and Friend, Linda Jane Green (Bigovich), after a long and protracted battle with multiple ailments. Courageous to the end, she was surrounded by her loving family, no longer in pain and in a better place. Born to Jerome and Valeria Darling in 1941 in Kansas City, MO and the eldest of 3 siblings,...
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William Raymond Ulmer

March 28, 1937 - April 21, 2016

Ulmer, William Raymond. March 28, 1937 - April 21, 2016. Bill Ulmer of Spokane, WA went home to be with his Lord and Savior on April 21, 2016. Bill was born on Easter morning, March 28, 1937, in Havre, Montana, to Hazel and Albert Ulmer. Bill was the fourth of six children; he was preceded in death by his brothers Wesley, Kenneth, and Dale, his sister, Grace, and his first wife, Thelma. He is...
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Kenneth Core Lambie

March 31, 1963 - April 17, 2016

Kenneth Core Lambie (Age 53) Ken was born in Santa Ana, California on March 31, 1963 and passed away in Spokane, WA on April 17, 2016.He is survived by his children: Jamie Lambie, Colin Lambie, Jill Lambie; fiance' Cheryl Spilker; brother Gavin Lambie, sister Lindsay Wilme; father Alexander Lambie; and in-laws Ray and Lenore Trachta. He was preceded in death by Patricia Lambie (wife) and...
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Wilfred John Colenso

September 1, 1919 - April 16, 2016

Wilfred "Willie" John Colenso"Willie" passed away peacefully at the age of 96 in Spokane, Washington, on April 16, 2016, surrounded by his loving family.He was born September 1, 1919, in Butte, Montana and was one of 11 children. He attended local schools and graduated from Butte High School in 1940. Upon graduation, he was employed with Boeing in Seattle until he enlisted with the U.S. Army...
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Warren Clifton Woodward

July 28, 1928 - April 14, 2016

Warren Woodward (age 87) passed away April 14, 2016 in Spokane, WA. He was born July 28, 1928 in Pueblo, CO to Wayne and Jessie Woodward. Warren was a Spokane-area resident since 1944. He graduated from Central Valley High School, attended Whitworth College, and graduated from the Spokane Telegraph School. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea in 1952-1954. He worked for the Great Northern...
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George John Pederson

February 19, 1934 - April 12, 2016

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Jameson Michael Funke

February 7, 1988 - April 10, 2016

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Irvin George Scheller

August 24, 1924 - April 10, 2016

Irvin SchellerAugust 24, 1924 - April 10, 2016Shirley SchellerFebruary 22, 1927 - July 19, 2016Irvin Scheller was born in Walla Walla, WA and passed away Sunday, April 10 at the age of 91. Irv lived in Odessa and Ritzville, graduating from Ritzville High School in 1943. He served in the US Army from December 1944 to November 1946, reaching the rank of Platoon Sergeant with Company L of the 34th...
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Margie M. Ziegler

August 19, 1923 - April 7, 2016

Ziegler, Margie MaudeanesAge 92Margie passed away April 7, 2016 at the Spokane Veteran's Home. She was born August 19, 1923 to Bill and Bessie Lynn at Peach, Washington. She lived at Peach until the backwater from Coulee Dam flooded the town. The family moved to New Lincoln where Bill worked in the sawmill. Margie graduated from Creston High School in 1941. She moved to Davenport and worked at...
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Roy Herman Nyholm

October 13, 1915 - March 31, 2016

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Vicki M. Austin

June 29, 1953 - March 31, 2016

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Robert Henry Bippes

August 11, 1924 - March 26, 2016

Robert H. Bippes (Age 91)Bob was born August 11, 1924 on the family farm near Latah, WA. He passed away peacefully on March 26, 2016 at Good Samaritan, Spokane Valley, where he received excellent care. He attended school in Latah, WA and graduated in 1943. He was in 4H and played trumpet in the high school band. He lettered four years in basketball, played baseball and served as stage manager...
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Vernon Gene Payne

January 28, 1929 - March 25, 2016

PAYNE, Vern G.(age 87) Passed away March 25, 2016 in Spokane, WA. Vern was born in Lane, ID on January 28, 1929 to Floyd and Bernadine Payne. The family later moved to Washington State where Vern graduated from Central Valley High School. There he met Shirley Rothrock whom he would marry in 1948. Vern was a member of the Elks Club and the Lumbermans' Association. He enjoyed woodworking,...
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Richard William Nelson

January 1, 1926 - March 24, 2016

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Ronald Arthur Wales

July 24, 1932 - March 23, 2016

Ronald "Ron" WalesJuly 24, 1932 - March 23, 2016Ron left this world of pain to walk the streets of gold March 23, 2016. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio then left at an early age for Washington. For his last few years, he resided in Idaho. Ron was a Navy Veteran.He knew no strangers. He managed his rental properties and did electrical work for businesses and residences throughout Eastern...
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William Alan Reid

June 18, 1929 - March 23, 2016

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Marguerite Virginia Knauft

March 6, 1917 - March 15, 2016

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Charles Edwin Lowden

March 31, 1926 - March 15, 2016

Charles E. LowdenMarch 31, 1926 - March 15, 2016Charles (Chuck), loving husband, father, brother, uncle and dear friend died peacefully Tuesday after a sudden stroke. Charles grew up in North Idaho and enlisted in the Air Force during WWII serving as a machinist during WWII and Korea. While in the service, Chuck met Julia Turley and the two were married. Chuck and Julia had two children,...
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William Sherman Pierce

November 29, 1931 - March 14, 2016

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John Randall Ross

January 6, 1961 - March 11, 2016

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Kituri Stevenson

March 14, 1930 - March 6, 2016

STEVENSON, "Kit" Kituri KniseleyKituri "Kit" age 85, of Rockford, WA died Sunday, March 6, 2016 surrounded by family at the Fairfield Care Center. Kit was born March 14, 1930 in Seattle to John and Jeanne Kniseley. She was raised on a family farm near North Bend, WA where she loved riding horses. She was the oldest of three sisters. She met her husband Delbert at Washington State College and...
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Brian Jeffrey Williams

September 25, 1975 - March 3, 2016

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Robert Loyd Goertzen

November 20, 1929 - February 22, 2016

Robert Loyd Goertzen Robert was born November 20, 1929 in Mountain Lake, Minnesota to Cornelius and Elizabeth Goertzen. He joined the Air Force in 1948. He participated in the Berlin Airlift and served in Vietnam. He retired at Fairchild AFB in 1972. He then worked for the State of Washington. Robert married Jane Genrich in 1959.He is preceded in death by his parents, his sister Delna, and...
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Margaret Frieda Fletcher

September 17, 1926 - February 21, 2016

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Evelyn Ethel Christensen

November 7, 1920 - February 17, 2016

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Mary Julia Johns

June 26, 1926 - February 10, 2016


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Berniece Wigen

March 11, 1926 - February 8, 2016

Berniece (LaShaw) WigenSurrounded by family, Berniece passed away peacefully February 8th, 2016. She was born in Rockford, WA to Carl and Clara LaShaw on March 11, 1926 where she attended the Rockford High School. She then later met Kenneth Wigen in Rockford and they were married June 5, 1945. They lived in the Rockford area while Kenneth worked the family farm. She helped on the farm and was...
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Theodore Raymond Martin

September 8, 1941 - February 6, 2016


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Darlene Ann Power

April 13, 1934 - February 1, 2016


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Neal Francis LaShaw

August 19, 1922 - January 29, 2016

Neal Francis LaShaw, surrounded by family, passed peacefully into heaven on Friday, January 29, 2016. He was born to Carl & Clara (Hogan) LaShaw on August 19, 1922. He grew up on the family farm outside Rockford attending the rural LaShaw School and graduated from Rockford High School. He settled in the Rockford area following 2 years of service to his country in the Army during WWII....
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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

Kip Wayne HarrisonOctober 4, 1962 ~ January 26, 2016Kip was born in Spokane, Washington on October 4, 1962 to Rob and Carol Harrison. He was the youngest of their three boys. Kip was taken unexpectedly from us to be with the Lord on January 26, 2016 while attending his mother's surgery at Deaconess Hospital. A devoted father, husband, son, grandpa and brother, Kip consistently put the needs of...
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James William Cook

April 18, 1923 - January 23, 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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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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