2014 Year In Review

Remembering the lives of the most notable personalities lost in 2014

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

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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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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Angelyn Marie Schauer

August 8, 1930 - October 19, 2014

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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

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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

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Charles Ray Allen

November 2, 1924 - October 9, 2014

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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

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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

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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

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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

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