Archive - 2011 - Obituary
A memorial service will be 11 a.m. on Nov. 12 at St. Maryâ€™s Presentation Catholic Church, E602 Sixth St., Deer Park, for Deer Park resident Donald L. Boucher, 69, who passed away on Sept. 5,while he was camping in the Blue Mountains.
Born on Jan. 14, 1942 in Oklee, Minn., to Irene (Hince) and Harvey Boucher, and was raised in Yakima since 1947.
A private memorial services will be held at a later date for longtime Elk resident Ruth E. (Owens) Conley, 86, who passed away on Oct. 21.
Born on May 12, 1925, to the late Claude and Zella Owens in Fargo, N.D., she was an avid gardener who loved especially her pansies and gladioli. She was also a devoted piano player.
Her husband, Perry, preceded her in death.
She is survived by her five children, Perry, Marcella, Marion, Paul (Susie) and Melvin, all of the Spokane area; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home, Spokane, was in charge of arrangements.
Funeral Services were held on Nov. 8 at Cheney Church of the Nazarene for former area resident Carol M. (Baker) Betz, 78, who passed away on Nov. 4 in Spokane.
She was born on May 23, 1933, to David and Ella Baker in Clayton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward J. Betz.
Lee C. Bradford (Aug. 14, 1945-Oct. 31, 2011) left this world on Monday, Oct. 31, and is now at peace with the Lord.
His courage and strength while taking the necessary steps to continue to be with his family after receiving his new heart was a testimony to his deep love for his wife, Renee, and children, Demica, Brianna and Hunter.
Lee was preceded in death by his mother, Jackie, and father, Lee "Pops" Bradford.
A memorial service was Nov. 1 at Country Church of the Open Bible in Elk for longtime Elk resident Pat Rickey Jr., 76, who passed away on Oct. 25 in Spokane.
Born on Oct. 1, 1935, to the late Patrick Sr. and Leona (Flanders) Rickey at the family home in Spokane, the family moved to Chattaroy, where he and his three sisters were raised and attended school. Following high school, he worked as a mechanic at Madren Brothers in Hillyard and then moved to the sales of Studebakers, Internationals and eventually Toyotas.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Nov. 11 at Foothills Community Church, N.11102 Forker Road, Spokane, for former Deer Park resident Cloyce E. Preedy, 87, who passed away on Oct. 19 in Spokane.
Born on June 18, 1924, to the late Evert and Maude Preedy, he graduated from Deer Park High School in 1942.
In 1945 Cloyce married Blanche C. Morton. They were divorced in 1954. In 1955, he married Olive A. Thomas-Davis. In July 1993 she passed away and he married Bonnie Lorraine Anderson-Neil in June 1994.
A memorial service will held at 1 p.m. on Oct. 29 at the Clayton Community Bible Church, 4494 Carlton Ave., for Evelyn Johnson, 86, who passed away on Oct. 21 in Spokane.
Born on Jan. 31, 1925, in Brownsville, Maine, she graduated from high school at the top of her class of four students. At age 18, she went to work as a welder in the shipyards in Connecticut during World War II then to work for the Army Map Service in Washington, D.C.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. on Oct. 26 at Lauer Funeral Home, Deer Park, with the Rev. Rick McCombs officiating, for former Clayton resident Roscoe W. Jones, 85, who passed away on Oct. 21.
Born in 1925 in Lexington, Neb., he attended school in Clayton before serving in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He was a longtime employee at Kaiser-Mead, working as a rodding room operator. He was currently living in Spokane Valley.
Mr. Jones was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Clayton Grange, Eagles Aerie No. 2 in Spokane and United Steelworkers of America Local No. 329.
A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. on Oct. 21, followed by a funeral mass at 11 a.m. on Oct. 22, both at St. Maryâ€™s Presentation Catholic Church, Deer Park, E602 Sixth St., for longtime Loon Lake resident James H. â€śJimâ€ť Berger, 91, who passed away on Oct. 18.
Mr. Berger was a former Stevens County Public Utility District No. 1 commissioner and Woodland Cemetery manager.
Lauer Funeral Home, Deer Park, will be in charge of arrangements.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Oct. 22 at the Springdale Community Church, for former Springdale resident Marine Corps Sgt. Charles Henry, 27, who passed away on Oct. 13 in Jacksonville, N.C.
Born on Nov. 20, 1984, in Enid, Okla., to Fredrick and Linda Henry, he graduated from Mary Walker High, where he met his wrestling coach and mentor, Kyle Dodge. It was in high school where he met his wife-to-be, Heaven Spiry. They were married on Dec. 11, 2004, at the Springdale Community Church by the Rev. Sonny Clemmer.