Archive - 2012
It is with profound love that we celebrate the life and mourn the loss of our mother, Etta Marie Clarkson. Surrounded by her dedicated and loving family, she was welcomed by the lord on June 22, 2012.
Etta was born on Sept. 30, 1919, in Harper, Kansas to John and Ida Phye. She later married James Clarkson on Sept. 24, 1942, in Anthony, Kansas. Shortly after, they filled their home with the birth of their three children, Ralph, Richard, and Jana.
Liesbeth Urbat, 90, a woman of great strength and courage, was called to rest in heaven on June 16, 2012.
Born in East Prussia, Germany, on June 24, 1921, she was raised on a small farm with her father, mother, and brother, Erwin. As a young woman, she found herself amidst World War II. With only days left before a Russian attack on their tiny farming community, families were advised to flee. Liesbeth heeded the advice and fled, only to return to the village later where she learned that her family who had stayed behind had not survived the attack.
Spokane County Sheriffâ€™s Deputy Mike Northway, who was shot four times during a traffic stop in north Spokane on June 19, grew up in the Deer Park area.
The 42-year-old Northway graduated from Deer Park High School in 1988. He joined the police Sheriffâ€™s Department in 1996 as a corrections officer. He went on patrol duty three years later.
A high school friend, who wished to remain anonymous, said Northwayâ€™s goal while growing up was to be a police officer.
Fellow deputy Matt Spink, who joined the department in 1999, was also shot during the traffic stop.
Murry D. Cleveland, 83, passed away on June 12, 2012, in Spokane.
Murry was born Dec. 29, 1928, in Sioux City, Iowa, to Marvin P. and Grace Marie Cleveland and attended school in the Sioux City area and received a diploma from the high school in Sargeants Bluff, Iowa. He moved with his family to Walla Walla, Wash., in 1942 where he worked on a cattle ranch. He served in the Navy from 1946-1948 and returned to Walla Walla where he began his auto body rebuild career.
A private memorial service will be held in September for former Deer Park resident Linda L. Allery, 76, who passed away on May 28 in Chico, Calif., with her daughter at her side.
Mrs. Allery was born on May 5, 1936.
Details remain sketchy surrounding a high-speed chase that began in north Spokane on Tuesday afternoon and ended with a fatal accident in Deer Park less than an 90 minutes later.
The suspect, originally identified as Charles Wallace by KXLY-TV, shot two Spokane County Sheriffâ€™s deputies during a routine traffic stop at Elm Street and U.S. Highway 2 at around 4 p.m.
In a media briefing, Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said one of the deputies needed surgery. He later said both deputies were in stable condition
The Deer Park and Riverside School districts will offer free weekday breakfasts and lunches at various locations this summer.
Deer Park will offer free breakfasts from 8-8:30 a.m. and lunches from 11:30 a.m.-noon from June 18-29 and July 9-13 at Arcadia Elementary and Deer Park Middle School. Free breakfasts will be offered from 8-8:30 a.m. and lunches from 11:30 a.m.-noon from June 18-29 and July 9-20 at Deer Park Elementary School.
Deer Park assistant football coach Zac Farnam has left the program to take the head varsity job at Newport High School.
Farnam, a 2002 DPHS graduate, had been part of Stag head coach Keith Stampsâ€™ staff for the past six years.
He takes over a Grizzly program that went 7-3 last season.
Farnamâ€™s departure will also leave holes in the Stagsâ€™ boys basketball and baseball teams, as he served as an assistant coach with both programs.
Hunters who submitted applications for 2012 special-hunt permits can check the results of this yearâ€™s drawing on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) website.
The results of the random, computerized drawing were verified June 8 and are available at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov/wa/specialhuntlookup. Holders of the special permits can hunt at times and locations beyond those authorized by a general hunting license.
Riverside High School seniors Derrick Bender and Kati McKinney were named the winners of the Fred Safford Award, honoring tschool yearâ€™s top athletes.
Bender earned All-Northeast A League honors on the football field last fall and won the state 210-pound Class A wrestling championship in February.
McKinney, who earned All-NEA softball honors this spring, was also a member of the Lady Ramsâ€™ volleyball team.