Archive - Aug 2011 - Obituary
Lillian Grace Koehler passed away on July 19, 2011.
She was born on Feb. 2, 1925, in Kettle Falls, Wash., the youngest of six children to Jonathan and Lovena Reed. She grew up in Ione, Wash., and graduated as Class Valedictorian in 1943.
On Jan. 20, 1943, she married Robert Koehler. They were married 58 1/2 years. During World War II, while her husband served in the Army, she was employed at Galena Air Depot, now Fairchild Air Force Base, plotting and tracking troop movements.
James M. Thompson passed thru the â€śGolden Gatesâ€ť on Aug. 19, 2011, at the Spokane Veterans Affairs Community Living Center.
James was met at the â€śGolden Gatesâ€ť by his father, Milas D. â€śGrampsâ€ť Thompson; his mother, Pamela Wheaton; little brother, Patrick A. â€śPatâ€ť Thompson; and a niece, Angel Thompson.
James was born in Guthrie, Okla., on March 11, 1960, and raised in Federal Way, Wash. He resided in Springdale since 1994.
A graveside service was held on Aug. 20 at the Wildrose Prairie Cemetery for former Wildrose Prairie resident Yekaterina S. Makhanova, 85, who passed away on Aug. 17 at her Newman Lake home.
Born in 1926 at Kirovograd, the Ukraine, she later moved to Tajikistan and married Andrey Makhanova at the age of 19.
Mr. Makhanova passed away in 1988. She came to Spokane in 1996 to be with her children.
Mrs. Makhanova is a member of the Pilgrim Slavic Church in Spokane.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Aug. 20 at the Clayton Community Church followed with interment in the Williams Valley Cemetery with military honors and flag presentation by the U.S. Navy Honor Guard for former Clayton resident Adelbert A. â€śDelâ€ť Johnson, 64, who passed away on Aug. 10 in Bellevue, Wash.
Born in Clayton to Evelyn and Roy Johnson, he graduated from Deer Park High in 1966, (leaving with extra credits because he loved school so much.)
No services are planned for former area resident Everett E. Williams, 82, who passed away on Aug. 9 in Spokane.
Born on Nov. 21, 1928, to the late Edward and Minnie (Wallace) Williams in Darlington, Idaho, he moved often growing up and therefore attended many schools, but graduated from Deer Park High School in 1947. After high school he joined the Air Force, where he also took college classes.
He later became the manager of Sprouse Reitz stores in the Hillyard and Garland locations before moving to Colville to manage the Sprouse Reitz there.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 19 at the Cheney United Methodist Church with a luncheon to follow for former Chattaroy Elementary School teacher Irene Rufer, 92, who passed away Aug. 8 in Spokane.
Born on Sept. 4, 1918, in Hillsboro, Ore., to Jacob and Flora (Wright) Rufer, she attended schools in Holbrook and Silverton, Ore. She attended high school in Spangle, Wash.
She continued her education at Eastern Washington University where she received her bachelorâ€™s degree in education and later received her master's degree.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Aug. 12 at St. Peter's Parish, 3520 18th St., Spokane, followed by graveside services at Fairmount Memorial Park, Spokane, for former Washington Brick and Lime Co. supervisor John Talarico, 97, who passed away on Aug. 6.
Born on Dec. 10, 1913, in Spokane, he worked for Washington Brick & Lime in Clayton for 40 years and held a variety of positions from forklift operator to superintendent. His inventions were very much appreciated at the plant.
Funeral services were Aug. 9 at the Church of the Nazarene in Deer Park, with the Rev. Ron Molina officiating, for Deer Park resident Aurora L. Dizmang, who passed away on Aug. 5 in Spokane.
Born in 1917 in Cleveland, Ga., she was a high school graduate and a longtime owner and operator of a custom drapery business.
She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene.
Her husband, Frank Dizmang, and a son, John Bryan, predeceased her.
Ramona Cline, 97, a very, very longtime resident of the Twin Mountain/Williams Valley area of Deer Park entered into rest on Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, due to a fall and broken hip on her 97th birthday.
She was born on Aug. 2, 1914, at Freeport, Kan., to Royal and Bertha Russell.
An informal celebration of life will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Aug. 13 at 4109 Maple Street at Loon Lake for area resident Richard â€śDickâ€ť D. Brauner, 89, who died on July 15 at the home of his daughter Ronna (Eddie) Jimenez in Palm Desert, Calif., from complications of pneumonia, COPD and heart disease.
Born on July 9, 1922, as the third child to Ruth (Ricketts) and Carl Brauner in Colville, he resided in the summer at Loon Lake, and wintered at Desert Hot Springs, Calif. with his wife of 66 years, Maxine.
He grew up in Marcus, graduating in 1940.