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

Ronald Alan Warner

January 17, 1952 - December 15, 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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Irene Jeanette Christensen

April 28, 1926 - October 23, 2014

Irene Jeanette (Kulseth) Christensen, 88, passed away on Thursday, October 23, 2014, in Spokane Valley, WA.Jeanette was born on April 28, 1926, at the Wittenburg Hospital in Williston, ND, to John and Minnie (Olson) Kulseth, She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. She was married to Ernest Christensen on November 1, 1947, in Williston, ND. She and Ernie were married...
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Mary Anne Memminger

November 8, 1928 - October 22, 2014

Mary Anne Memminger passed peacefully into the Kingdom of Heaven on October 22, 2014. She was born in St. Petersburg, FL on November 8, 1928 to Eugene E. Smith and Auleen Roberts Smith. Mary Anne graduated from Washington Irving High School, Clarksburg, WV, and later continued her education to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. Her marriage to Harold F. McIntyre would lead her into the...
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Genevieve Lois Teufert

September 15, 1925 - October 20, 2014

TEUFERT, Genevieve "Genny" (Bradley)Genevieve, born Sept. 15, 1925, entered into rest surrounded by her family, on October 20th, in Spokane, at the age of 89. Genevieve is survived by her daughters Linda Stanley and Carol (Allen) Cook; Six grandchildren Andrea (Don) Hood, Shannon (Gene) Thompson, David (Colleen) Cook, Darren (Jen) Lehman, Heather (Adam) Crowder, and Todd (Chris) Stanley, in...
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Norma Alena Dishman

December 7, 1933 - October 19, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Thornhill Valley Chapel, Spokane, WA.
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Angelyn Marie Schauer

August 8, 1930 - October 19, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Thornhill Valley Chapel, Spokane, WA.
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Naomi K. Morasch

May 10, 1918 - October 16, 2014

MORASCH, Naomi Katherine (Cook) Passed away October 16,2014. Born on May 10, 1918 in Lancaster, WA to Ira and Edith Cook (deceased). She graduated from Pine City High School in 1938. In April 1939, in Pomeroy, WA, she married Clarence R. Morasch (deceased). They lived in Endicott for seven years and moved briefly to Lowden, WA. In 1949, they moved to Spangle, WA where they farmed until they...
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Helen Elinor Anderson

August 20, 1927 - October 14, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Thornhill Valley Chapel, Spokane, WA.
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Emma Burley

May 6, 1921 - October 14, 2014

Emma Burley (Schmierer) age 93, Millwood, WA entered into the Kingdom of Heaven in the early morning of October 14, 2014. Emma was born on May 6, 1921 in Gackle, ND until her family moved to Savage, MT. As a child, she helped tend the family grain farm with her father, mother, six brothers and one sister. No stranger to hard work or adventure, Emma left home in her late teens and moved to Spokane...
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Leila Ray Tobias

September 6, 1941 - October 11, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Thornhill Valley Chapel, Spokane, WA.
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Charles Ray Allen

November 2, 1924 - October 9, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Thornhill Valley Chapel, Spokane, WA.
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Michael Anthony Corder

August 10, 1995 - October 8, 2014

Michael was suddenly taken from the world on the 8th of October, 2014. He was a 2014 West Valley High School Graduate and was excited about the future. Michael was a vibrant personality and an entrepreneur who always had a project to work on. Growing up he was involved in the Boy Scouts, and was a part of the Robotics team at West Valley High School. He was gifted with technology and could do...
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Joan M. Hart

March 23, 1930 - October 6, 2014

Joan Hart(Age 84)Passed away peacefully on October 6, 2014. She was born in Eugene, Oregon on March 23, 1930. She married Gale Hart in 1950 and they were married for 52 years until he passed away in 2002. She was a very talented artist and had participated in several local and regional art shows. She loved to travel in her RV and view nature in hopes of inspiration for another painting. She had...
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Wilma Jane Miller

August 12, 1927 - October 5, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Thornhill Valley Chapel, Spokane, WA.
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Mary Leone Dinneen

August 5, 1920 - October 2, 2014

DINNEEN, Mary Leone (Dolan)(Age 94)Passed away October 2, 2014. She died Peacefully and without pain, surrounded by her family, before joining The Lord. Mary, one of five children, was born to William and Mary Dolan on August 5, 1920, in Beresford, South Dakota. She lived the majority of her life here in Spokane, caring for those around her with selfless faith and compassion. Mary was active...
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Charles Brent Lundberg

January 15, 1958 - October 1, 2014

Charles Brent Lundberg, 56, passed away October 1, 2014, in Spokane, WA after a yearlong battle with cancer. Charles was born on January 15, 1958. He is preceded in death by his parents, Axel and Bernice. Charles was an outdoor enthusiast enjoying snowmobiling, ATV, and just being outdoors. He was employed as a tool maker. He was known for his amazing sense of humor and positive attitude....
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Dorothy Mae Harthold

December 8, 1915 - September 30, 2014

Dorothy M. HartholdAge 98Went to be with the Lord Sept. 30, 2014. Dorothy was born in Weiser, ID in 1915 to Charles and Edith Phillips. Her family moved to Fairfield where she graduated from high school in 1933. She completed a secretarial course at Kinman Business University in 1936. In 1939 she married Ancel Harthold. They had no children and were divorced in 1967. They lived in Hillsboro, OR...
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Betty Jane Galloway

August 6, 1923 - September 30, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Thornhill Valley Chapel, Spokane, WA.
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Vernon Carl Wheatcroft

October 8, 1926 - September 27, 2014

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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

Arrangements under the direction of Thornhill Valley Chapel, Spokane, Washington.
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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

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

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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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