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August 23rd

James M. Thompson, 51

August 23, 2011

James M. Thompson passed thru the “Golden Gates” on Aug. 19, 2011, at the Spokane Veterans Affairs Community Living Center.
James was met at the “Golden Gates” by his father, Milas D. “Gramps” Thompson; his mother, Pamela Wheaton; little brother, Patrick A. “Pat” 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.

Yekaterina S. Makhanova, 85

August 23, 2011

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.

August 19th

Adelbert A. Johnson, 64

August 19, 2011

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. “Del” 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.)

August 16th

Everett W. Williams, 82

August 16, 2011

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.

Irene Rufer, 92

August 16, 2011

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 bachelor’s degree in education and later received her master's degree.

August 10th

John Talarico, 97

August 10, 2011

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.

August 9th

Aurora Dizmang

August 9, 2011

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

August 9, 2011

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.

August 7th

Richard D. Brauner, 89

August 7, 2011

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 “Dick” 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.

July 29th

Margaret L. Bartholomew, 90

July 29, 2011

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on July 29 at St. Francis Xavier Church Spokane, for former Loon Lake resident Magaret L. Bartholomew, 90, who passed away on July 15.
Born on Jan. 31, 1921, in Central Butte, Saskatchewan to the late Andrew and Jane (McIlraith Munro) Weyer, the family moved to Spokane in March 1936. She attended West Valley High School for one year then found work as a cook's helper and laundress for board and room plus $1 per day at the Bethany Home across the street from her home.

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