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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

James Smiley Dishman

November 17, 1927 - August 17, 2015


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Donald Clark Gump

April 19, 1926 - August 16, 2015


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Phyllis Bernadine Mason

July 23, 1922 - August 3, 2015


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Doris May Harvey

April 27, 1927 - August 3, 2015

Doris Harvey passed away peacefully August 3, 2015. Mom was born in Peck, Idaho on April 27, 1927 to Clarence and Ella Rugg. She grew up on the ranch in Peck, and graduated from Orofino High School in 1941. After WW II she met a handsome recently discharged sailor who had just moved to Orofino from Los Angeles, and on May 18, 1947, Jim Harvey and Doris were married. They soon moved to Spokane...
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Joyce Winnifred Lynch

June 2, 1932 - August 2, 2015

JOYCE W. LYNCHBorn June 2, 1932, in Colfax, Washington, Joyce passed away August 2, 2015 in Kennewick, Washington. Joyce married Lloyd A. Lynch in 1951; together they built a successful, well respected construction company that worked throughout the Northwest. Joyce was a devoted Christian who loved people and enjoyed gardening and swimming, as well as hers and Lloyd's annual trip to the...
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Jeffrey Scott Barrett

January 17, 1959 - August 1, 2015


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Ivan G. Tsuman

November 18, 1930 - July 26, 2015


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Laura Pearl Pennel

November 6, 1923 - July 23, 2015

Laura Pearl Pennel (Ficca) was born November 6, 1923 in Spokane with twin brother Lawrence. Preceded in death by parents Nicholas & Pearl Ficca; brothers Earl, Ralph, Don, Phil, Lawrence; Sisters Marguerite and Adeline Survived by husband Claire Pennel; daughters Janet Anderson (Arlan) and Joyce Bippes (Roger); brothers Les Ficca and Rich Ficca; sister Edna May Anderson; grandchildren Kari...
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Shirley Mae Scheller

February 22, 1927 - July 19, 2015

Shirley SchellerFeb 22, 1927 - July 19, 2015Shirley Scheller, born and raised in Spokane, Washington; passed away July 19th at the age of 88.Shirley was a homemaker, loving wife, mother and grandmother. She met her husbandIrvin in Ritzville and they were married on Nov 27th, 1948. In 1951 they moved toSpokane.She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Irvin. Her twin children Steve (and...
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George Leonard Volk

March 22, 1920 - July 18, 2015

Volk, George LeonardRet. Lt. Colonel USAFMarch 22, 1920 - July 18, 2015George was born in Aberdeen, South Dakota and served in the CCC camp that helped build Mt. Rushmore. He would then move to Salem, OR with his parents Maria and Anthony Volk and his eight brothers and sisters. He then joined the USAF to begin his 28 year military career rising to the rank of Lt. Colonel. He would go on to...
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Velma Mary Hargrove

March 25, 1917 - July 16, 2015


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LeeRoy McMillan

July 23, 1926 - July 12, 2015


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Ella Mae Johnson

January 25, 1950 - July 10, 2015


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Gladys Mae Stelzer

August 11, 1920 - July 10, 2015


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Constance LaRue Nelson

March 12, 1921 - July 7, 2015


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George Arthur Gallaher

March 24, 1920 - July 6, 2015


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Emma Leona Eccles

January 31, 1938 - July 3, 2015

Emma Leona Eccles"Lady Bubbles"January 31, 1938 - July 3, 2015A long-time resident of Spokane, Emma raised her family and worked at Sacred Heart Hospital as a finisher in the laundry department until she retired. Emma is survived by her four children, Mark Eccles, Leona Eubank, Tammy Eccles, and Robert Eccles, all of Spokane. Her ex-husband Jerry Eccles also survives Emma. She also has four...
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Elizabeth Claudia Gillespie

April 16, 1942 - June 27, 2015

ELIZABETH CLAUDIA GILLESPIE Elizabeth Claudia Gillespie passed away unexpectedly but peacefully on June 27, 2015. "Claudia" was born in Spokane Valley in 1942 and attended Vera Grade School, Central Valley Junior High and High School. After graduation from CV she attended the University of Montana in Missoula.In 1964 Claudia and a friend got on a Greyhound bus and travelled to New York City...
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Paul William Drewes

February 25, 1928 - June 27, 2015

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John Sigurd Pederson

August 12, 1923 - June 27, 2015

PEDERSON, John Sigurd (Age 91)In loving memory of John Sigurd Pederson, who has gone home to be with the Lord on June 27, 2015. John was born on August 12, 1923 in Anatone, Washington to Sigurd and Olive Pederson. He is survived by his son Paul Pederson of Spokane Washington; daughter, Jill Jensen of Espanola, Washington; one sister, Jewel Knight of Spokane Valley, Washington; stepsons, Everett...
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Olga Dmitrievna Shindyapina

February 20, 1929 - June 25, 2015


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Steven Richard Carr

August 6, 1957 - June 24, 2015


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Delbert William Primmer

August 3, 1932 - June 22, 2015

PRIMMER, Delbert William(Dubby)Was born August 3, 1932 and passed away June 22, 2015. Del graduated from Rockford High School in 1950 and married Joanne Cornell on September 26, 1954. There are three sons, Stephen (Charlene), Mark (Jarene), and Bradley.Del worked for the U.S.D.A. as a Crop Insurance Adjuster for 28 years. He also owned the 7-11 franchise on Sullivan Rd. for several years, and...
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James Benton O'Neall

August 1, 1937 - June 21, 2015

O'NEALL, James B. "Big Deal" MSgt (Ret) (Age 77) Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on June 21, 2015. Jim was born on August 1, 1937 in Kansas City, Missouri. At the young age of 17, he left high school and joined the Navy, starting his 35 year military career. After leaving the Navy, he joined the Air Force and finally the Air National Guard, where he was a technician in...
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Larry Myron Brown

October 27, 1946 - June 20, 2015

Larry Myron BrownOctober 27, 1946 to June 20, 2015On June 20th, 2015 Larry Myron Brown passed away peacefully in his sleep. Larry spent his life surrounded by friends and family, traveling the globe and making incredible memories. Larry served in the Navy. He was also a loud and proud voice in the gay community. He held the Mr. Gay Spokane #24 title from 2008-2009 as well as Emperor #34 from 2009...
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Lori Jean Finley

August 27, 1955 - June 19, 2015

FINLEY, Lori Jean (Churchill) On June 19th, 2015 in the comfort of her home, Lori Jean (Churchill) Finley left this world to be with the Lord of Light and life. She was born to loving parents (William "Bill" Horton and Bonnie Jean Churchill), in Seattle, Washington on August 27th, 1955. She enjoyed a childhood full of cherished memories with her sisters (Kimberly Ann and Marcella Arlene...
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Kenneth Eugene Doyl

February 6, 1915 - June 19, 2015

Kenneth E. Doyl Family and friends lost a true hero on June 19 with the passing of Kenneth Doyl, a beloved and treasured father, grandpa, and great grandpa. He passed away at home peacefully in his sleep. He was born in Spokane on February 06, 1915 (a centurion). He lived his entire life in Spokane, graduated from Lewis and Clark High School and married his sweetheart Etta in 1939. Ken worked at...
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David Voge

June 15, 1920 - June 17, 2015


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Loretta Martha Nance

May 4, 1923 - June 16, 2015

NANCE, Loretta MarthaLoretta Martha Nance (Buchan - Brown) 92, of Spokane Valley Washington, peacefully left this world on June 16, 2015. She was a brave and beautiful soul and was loved by everyone. Loretta was the rock of the Buchan/Nance family.Loretta was born May 4, 1923 to Charles and Cora Brown in Kooskia, ID. Charles Brown passed away in 1924. Cora married Harvey Nedrow in 1927. The...
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Daniel Joe Goodman

June 20, 1945 - June 16, 2015

Daniel J. Goodman passed away on June 16, 2015 at Sacred Heart Hospital, Spokane, Washington where he was born on June 20, 1945 to Gordon and Gladys Goodman. He is survived by his son, Daniel Jr. and spouse Doris, Brother Gary and spouse Carol, Sister Elaine Cain Locklin and spouse Dave, stepsons, Jay, Keith and Neil Goehri. Dan also is survived by 3 grandchildren, Breauna and Joey Dan Goodman...
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Beverly Jean Guinard

November 11, 1937 - June 12, 2015


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Dorothy Jean McGlocklin

October 20, 1931 - June 11, 2015

McGLOCKLIN, Dorothy(Age 83)Passed away June 11, 2015 in Spokane, WA. Dorothy married Richard McGlocklin in 1950. He preceded her in death in 1994. Son Gregg preceded her in death in 1971. She is survived by one son, Kevin and wife Margaret; grandchildren Rashel Williams, Brian McGlocklin, Zachary McGlocklin; great- grandchildren Cody McGlocklin, Kadin Williams; sisters Ruby Wright, Shirley...
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Leslie James Nygren

May 18, 1935 - June 10, 2015

NYGREN, Leslie James(Age 80)Leslie James Nygren, a lifelong resident of Spokane, was born May 18, 1935 to Carl and Alice Nygren. After a valiant battle with cancer, he went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 10, 2015 at the age of 80. Les grew up in the West Central neighborhood, hanging out with friends at Doyle's Ice Cream Parlor and participating in the youth group at Broadway...
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Nancy Elise Wilkinson

July 20, 1947 - June 8, 2015

WILKINSONNancy Elise(Age 67)A special lady and bright light in so many people's lives has left us and made a peaceful transition to her new heavenly home on June 8, 2015. She now happily rejoins so many of her family members and friends that she has dearly missed.Nancy Elise Wilkinson was born in Spokane, WA to Roy and Bernice (Thanem) Wilkinson on July 20, 1947. She was the second of their two...
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Ellen Jane Billips

March 21, 1928 - June 7, 2015


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Kim Romanovich Rivkin

October 21, 1929 - June 4, 2015


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William Dorce McDonald

April 11, 1918 - June 4, 2015


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Willard Greer Pennell

February 23, 1922 - June 4, 2015


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Helen Louise Kuttler

February 3, 1925 - June 2, 2015

KUTTLER,HELEN LOUISE(Age 90) Helen passed away June 2, 2015 in Spokane. She was born in Spangle, WA on February 3, 1925 to George and Beulah Sievers and grew up on the family farm a few miles outside of Spangle. After attending the Freeman School, a one room school until the sixth grade, she graduated from Spangle High School in June, 1942. With the United States at war, Helen moved to Spokane...
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Carolyn West

January 18, 1944 - May 30, 2015


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James Marvin Dedera

April 10, 1936 - May 15, 2015

Jim Dedera was born April 10, 1936 in Portland, Oregon to James George and Nellie Irene (Fitch) Dedera. Jim grew up in Garibaldi, Oregon and graduated from Neah-kah-Nie High school in 1955 then joined the Navy in 1956. After four years in the service Jim started work for Sause Brothers Ocean Towing in 1963. Jim worked for Sause Brothers for 25 years traveling up and down the Pacific Ocean. In...
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Jack Walter Neal

May 6, 1936 - May 14, 2015


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Kenneth Edward Moore

January 17, 1925 - May 13, 2015

Kenneth Edward Moore1925 - 2015Kenneth was born in Spokane, Washington on January 17, 1925. He was selected as first Baby Spokane on February 3, 1926, holding the title of "most attractive baby in Spokane County" for the entire year. He lived in Spokane all his life, growing up on a dairy farm and graduating from Lewis and Clark High School in 1943. He served in the United States Army during...
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Arlene Ann Lund

January 13, 1942 - May 12, 2015


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Henry Lloyd Phillips

January 21, 1924 - May 12, 2015


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Jacqueline Fay Kennaugh

April 21, 1926 - May 10, 2015


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June I. Krebs

June 16, 1923 - May 10, 2015


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Barbara Elaine Thomas

June 16, 1935 - May 9, 2015

Barbara (Goodwin) ThomasAge 79Barbara (Goodwin) Thomas passed away on May 9, 2015 after a brief illness. She was born June 16, 1935 to James & Mary Goodwin in Spokane, WA. She was the oldest of their 3 children, and except for a couple of brief times, she always made her home in Spokane. Barbara married the love of her life F.R. "Dick" Thomas on June 4, 1954 and they enjoyed 60 wonderful...
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Judith Anne Himes

March 2, 1946 - May 8, 2015

Himes, Judith Anne (Age 69)Judith Anne Himes passed away May 8, 2015 surrounded by family after a long battle with Alzheimer's. She is rejoined in heaven with her husband, Denis, who died just 13 months ago. Judy was born March 2, 1946 in Spokane, WA to Morgan and Mabel Dixon. She grew up in Spokane and graduated from Lewis and Clark High School. In 1964 she married Denis E. Himes. They had...
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Lloyd Hannink

September 10, 1926 - May 7, 2015

Lloyd HanninkSeptember 10, 1926 - May 7, 2015The world benefits when an individual smiles at mankinds small foibles, accepts decisions made by others without judgement, marvels at the beauty of the natural world and loves unconditionally. These are the qualities Lloyd possessed as the love of my life for sixty years. Jan
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Chester Harold Cast

June 7, 1925 - May 1, 2015


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Margaret Jean Thompson

March 2, 1937 - April 30, 2015

Margaret Jean Wright Thompson March 2, 1937 - April 30, 2015Margaret was born on March 2, 1937 in Calgary, Alberta Canada. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, April 30th. Margaret grew up in Mountain View, Alberta, Canada and attended school until her 9th grade year. She then got a full...
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Jeanette Johnson

December 26, 1926 - April 29, 2015


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Kathryn Kaye Sams

March 11, 1939 - April 26, 2015

Kathryn Kaye Sams went to be with the Lord on April 26, 2015. Kaye was the youngest of 11 children born to Matthew and Ruth E. McManus. She married Glen Sams formerly of Walla Walla, WA. Kaye & Glen were high school sweethearts at St. Patrick's High School after she had transferred from St. Joseph's Academy in Pendleton, OR. Kaye was born March 11th, 1939 in Freewater, OR. They were...
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Laura Jean Bensel

October 22, 1924 - April 23, 2015


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Irene Harriet Hergenreder

November 6, 1920 - April 23, 2015


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Jerri Beth Morasch

July 10, 1943 - April 21, 2015

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

October 12, 1932 - April 17, 2015

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

June 3, 1927 - April 15, 2015

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

August 28, 1913 - April 15, 2015

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

January 20, 1925 - April 8, 2015

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

September 2, 1951 - April 8, 2015

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

September 22, 1926 - April 7, 2015

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

October 17, 1930 - April 4, 2015

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

September 18, 1919 - April 3, 2015

Winnierae LiebelWinnierae Liebel died on April 3, 2015. She was born Sept. 18, 1919 in Troy, Idaho. After graduating from Pasco High School, she enrolled in St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing in Spokane, earning her RN in 1939. She worked in hospital nursing for over 50 years, many of those at Sacred Heart Medical Center from which she retired in 1981. Having lived in the Spokane Valley...
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Gordon Kenneth Hendrickson

August 12, 1925 - April 1, 2015


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Lawrence Henry Grassl

December 18, 1940 - April 1, 2015

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

April 4, 1937 - March 29, 2015

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

December 18, 1930 - March 27, 2015


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Donald George Slater

January 6, 1923 - March 26, 2015

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

August 24, 1967 - March 23, 2015


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Ada M. Lincicum

December 7, 1921 - March 23, 2015


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Aleksandr Petrovich Grebenyuk

January 18, 1933 - March 14, 2015

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

February 6, 1956 - March 12, 2015

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

October 6, 1919 - March 12, 2015

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

October 25, 1943 - March 10, 2015

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

September 25, 1925 - March 8, 2015


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Bernard James Roggenbuck

March 24, 1931 - March 8, 2015


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Piper June Frenk

March 4, 2015 - March 7, 2015

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

July 14, 1927 - March 6, 2015

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

June 27, 1944 - March 5, 2015


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Mary Jane Gehrman

February 3, 1926 - March 3, 2015

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

February 4, 1933 - February 26, 2015


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Dianne L. Haney

September 16, 1944 - February 26, 2015

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

August 25, 1950 - February 25, 2015


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Cathy Sue Peplinski

October 6, 1955 - February 25, 2015


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Emma Alice Carson

September 3, 1929 - February 24, 2015


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Alice Nalda Hardman

March 26, 1918 - February 24, 2015


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Norman Elmer Whitford

September 2, 1922 - February 22, 2015

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

December 16, 1952 - February 22, 2015

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

September 27, 1937 - February 18, 2015


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Elsie Campbell Kirkpatrick

May 3, 1918 - February 16, 2015

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

July 29, 1957 - February 14, 2015


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Laberta May Croskrey

December 18, 1934 - February 13, 2015

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

April 20, 1939 - February 12, 2015


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Lily Pearl Harris

September 2, 1932 - February 11, 2015

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

October 28, 1924 - February 8, 2015

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

April 19, 1987 - February 8, 2015

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

February 25, 1946 - February 5, 2015


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Jewell M. Hubble

December 6, 1923 - February 4, 2015

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