Archive - 2011 - Obituary
A celebration of life memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Oct. 21 in the Riverside High School multi-purpose room for longtime Riverside School District teacher Thomas M. McClure, 58, who passed away on Sept. 25.
Born on Nov. 28, 1952, in Casper, Wy., to the late Harold M. McClure and Lorraine M. Hartman, he attended Tracy Joint Union High School in Tracy, Calif., and graduated in 1970. He was quarterback and captain of the football team and also an outstanding wrestler. He won the Tracy Booster Club and Teachers Education School awards in high school.
A memorial service and reception was held on Oct. 14 at English Funeral Chapel, Coeur dâ€™Alene, for former Deer Park resident Walter E. Peak, 81.
Born on Nov. 25, 1929, to Paul and Alice Peak, he graduated from Deer Park High School in 1947 and joined the U.S. Navy where he served four years. He worked at Kaiser Aluminum Co., where he traveled to Germany, Wales, England, West Virginia and Louisiana as a trouble-shooter. He retired as a general foreman at the age of 52.
A gathering will held at 11 a.m. on Oct. 15 at the Russell Booher home, N42107 Franz Road, Elk, followed by funeral services at 4 p.m. at the Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall, N1802 Raymond Road, Spokane Valley, with Steve Crosby speaking, for former Elk area resident Stella L. Nestoss, 52, who passed away on Oct. 6 in Spokane.
Born in 1959 to the late Eldon and Helen Verdel Booher, she graduated from Riverside High School in 1977 and was later employed as a housekeeper at Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane, and at Zipâ€™s Drive-In on north Division.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Oct. 14 at Holy Cross Cemetery Chapel, N7200 Wall St. Spokane, for former Deer Park resident Karen L. Myrick, 67, who passed away on Sept. 17.
Raised in Milwaukee, Wis., she spent her summers playing on Lake Michigan with her sister, Patricia. In 1958, she moved with her family to Spokane, where she attended Rogers High School. She and her husband, Neil, moved to Deer Park in 1979.
Karen was preceded in death by her grandmother, Alice Steffes, her mother, Audrey Brickner, and stepfather, Gregory Brickner.
Sheila R. Hoover passed away on Sept. 24, 2011, at Sacred Heart Medical Center.
She was born on July 3, 1966, to Donna Boardman. She was a hardworking woman who always gave a helping hand when needed.
She will be remembered for her smile, laugh and humor. She had interests including horseback riding, gardening, reading, singing, sewing and beadwork. She was very creative, artistic and had a sweet, innocent spirit about her.
Sally passed away on Sept. 22, 2011.
She was born on June 19, 1943 to Walt and Violet Neubrand and grew up in Williams Valley and graduated from Deer Park High School in 1962. In 1963 she married Don Rogers and together they raised three children.
For the last nine years, Sally has called Fairwood Village her home where she always had a smile and an open door to friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Walter Neubrand.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Oct. 1 at the First Evangelical Free Church, 4920 Assembly St., Spokane, followed by a reception at the church for former Loon Lake resident John T. Dunham, 95, who passed away on Sept. 18.
Born on Dec. 5, 1915, at Loon Lake, as the seventh of nine children to Ted and Janey Dunham, he attended a one-room schoolhouse for four years on Garden Spot Road. After working on the family farm and hauling cordwood, he moved to Cheney in 1936 and was employed at Cheney Weeder until the fall of 1938 when he moved to Seattle.
No funeral services are planned for former Deer Park resident Marian L. (Inman) Chandler, 84, who passed away on Sept. 20 in Arlington, Wash.
Born on July 2, 1927, to the late T. Ben and Anna Inman in Canton, N.C., she graduated from Deer Park High School in 1946. She later married Tom Chandler, another Deer Park resident.
Mr. Chandler passed away in 2005.
She is survived by one daughter, Connie Bucasas; four sons, John, Michael, Stephan and David Chandler; three brothers, Guy, Gerald and Darrell Inman; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
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.