Archive - Sep 21, 2011
The Spokane County Prosecutorâ€™s Office plans to retry a Deer Park man after a Superior Court could not reach a verdict after a week-long vehicular homicide trial.
Jonathon P. Bales was driving his 1985 Pontiac Firebird southbound on Wandermere Road at around 10:30 p.m. on July 16, 2010, when he apparently crossed the centerline and struck 54-year-old Rene Blaume, who was riding a Racer iScooter in the northbound lane near Glenrose Drive intersection. Blaume, an in-home care provider, died at the scene.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Oct. 1 at the River Christian Church, N5201 Market, with the Rev. John Hickman officiating, for longtime area resident Steve Saywers, 60, who passed away on Sept. 16 in Spokane.
Born on May 2, 1951, in Sunnyside, Wash., he served in the Air Force and Army and earned several college degrees.
A remembrance gathering will be held from 12-3 p.m. on Sept. 24 at the Deer Park Veterans of Foreign Wars Post Home, E29 First St. for Michael T. â€śMikeâ€ť Bryan, who passed away on Sept. 16.
He served in the U.S. Navy, and later returned to service in the U.S. Army.
He was an avid reader and storyteller. He was also a craftsman and nature enthusiast who was affectionately referred to as a â€śRenaissance Man.â€ť
He is survived by four daughters, Karen, Jamie, Jackie and Pamela; two sisters, Diana and Patricia; grandchildren; and extended family.
Private family services will be held in Orland, Calif., at a future date for Patricia Ann Karle, 72, who passed away on Sept. 17 at her Deer Park home.
Born to Lloyd and Doris (Patrick) Watson on July 8, 1939, in Manteca, Calif., she met her best friend and the love of her life, Henry "Jerry" Karle, in high school. They were married on Nov. 27, 1957, in Carson City, Nev. They were together until Mr. Karleâ€™s passing on Aug. 16, 2006.