Archive - Obituary
July 29th, 2014
Don Joe Sappington, age 81, born on March 28, 1933, in Texarkana, Texas, entered into rest on July 20, 2014, in Spokane Valley. Don was a resident of Loon Lake for 12 years.
He graduated from high school in Great Falls, Mont., in 1952. Don served in the U. S. Navy during the Korean Conflict earning the National Defense Service Ribbon.
Don worked on aircrafts in Texas doing fiberglass lay-up bonding and air tunnel testing. He also worked as a sawyer at a lumber company in Idaho.
His hobbies included hunting, fishing and building and flying model aircrafts.
Fay Reilly, 83 years of life, was born on Jan. 13, 1931, in Spokane to John Frank Reilly and Barbara Cox Reilly. His first school was Glenora south of Spokane.
In the second grade, the family moved to Williams Valley west of Deer Park where he attended Williams Valley School until consolidation. Fay then attended Clayton School for two years and graduated from Deer Park High School with the Class of 1948.
Lester William May, 79 years of life, passed away on July 4, 2014, at his home in Chattaroy.
He was born on Jan. 22, 1935, in Leavenworth, Wash. As a young boy his family moved to Spokane and then to the Chattaroy area where he attended the Mt. Kit Carson School and the Riverside schools.
During his high school days he met his wife, Louise (Mitzi) Rhoads. They were married on Jan. 22, 1954, and celebrated 60 years of marriage this past January.
He retired from Kaiser Mead after 32 years as a machinist.
Arnim Roland "Ole" Olsen, 53, passed away at his home on May 30 after a lengthy illness.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Olsen; two sisters, Monika Olsen, and Sonja Rey; and a niece, Roseanna Rey.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elfi and Wesley Olsen. "Ole," as he was known by friends, loved fishing, the great outdoors and working the family farm.
A private memorial will be held at a later date.
Alfred Leroy Griffin, 82, SFC, United States Army (ret.) and a longtime resident of Deer Park passed away on June 7, 2014.
Al and his wife, Luitgard, owned and operated Griffinâ€™s Furniture and Alâ€™s Restaurant on U.S. Highway near Riverside High School for many years.
He was an avid bowler.
Memorial services will be held in Deer Park at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 12, 2014, at Faith Lutheran Church, S.214 Weber Road, with the Rev. Steven Brehmer officiating.
Lauer Funeral Home, Deer Park, will be in charge of arrangements.
Audrey (Oiland) Forkner, 78, passed away peacefully on June 4, 2014, at her home in Spokane.
A private family service is planned for longtime Chattaroy resident Joyce Cox, 89, who passed away on May 27, 2014, at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane.
Born on Jan. 13, 1925, in Sioux City, Iowa, she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Deer Park.
Two sons, Michael and Danny, predeceased her.
She is survived by her husband, Tom Cox; one daughter, Cathie (Rick) Torres; one son, Tom Cox II; one daughter-in-law, Lorayne Cox; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Betty June Kiser was born on March 19, 1928, in Lewiston, Mont. And entered into rest on May 26, 2014.
She was the daughter of Ivan Merle and Edna May (Klingler) Gordy. She was the oldest of five children, including Donna, Eugene, Sandy and Michael.
Betty was preceded in death by her loving husband of 57 years, Lowell Adelbert Kiser.
Charlotte Susan (Ochs) Hudson, 68 years of life, passed away on Sunday, May 18, 2014, at Sacred Heart Hospital from complications of abdominal surgery.
Charlotte was born on Dec. 14, 1945 in Colfax, Wash., to Virgil and Elizabeth Ochs. Being an only child she was a bit spoiled, but she had a wonderful childhood and was very close to her parents who both have preceded her in death.
Esther Luce passed away peacefully on May 7, 2014, at the age of 95.
She was born on Dec 5, 1918, to Mary and Charles Wright in Lapwai, Idaho. Esther was the second of five children; Jessie, Esther, Calvin, Janie and Francis. Francis Hawk is her only remaining sibling.
She was preceded in death also by her parents; her husband, Isaac; her son, Larry Luce; and one grandson, Brad Yochum.