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Earnest Hall, 41

January 31, 2012

A funeral service will be 1 p.m. on Feb. 3 at the Riverside Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, N34421 Newport Highway, Chattaroy, for Earnest “Rich” Hall, 41, who passed away on Jan. 28.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy; two children, Ricky and Mark; his parents, Joe and Juanita Hall; four brothers; and two sisters.
Interment will follow the service at Elk Cemetery No. 1 with Lauer Funeral Home, Deer Park, in charge of arrangements.
The family requests memorials be made in care of the Earnest Hall family at American West Bank in Mead.

January 30th

Charles M. Winn, 87

January 30, 2012

A funeral service is pending with Lauer Funeral Home, Deer Park, for Deer Park resident Charles M. Winn, 87, who passed away on Jan. 1, 2012.
Born on Dec. 25, 1924, in Nampa, Idaho, he worked as a machinist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation. He moved to Deer Park 15 years ago.
Mr. Winn was an accomplished woodcraftsman and artist.
A daughter, Sharon Collier of Deer Park, passed away in 2007.

January 27th

Michele D. Bourcy, 50

January 27, 2012

A memorial service and celebration of life will be held this spring for Loon Lake resident Michele D. Bourcy, 50, who passed away on Jan. 21, 2012.
Born on Sept.10, 1961, in Redondo Beach, Calif., to the late Michael and Gloria (McDougal) Mignogna, the family later relocated to the Seattle area when she was a child.
She moved to Loon Lake in 2000 and married Tommy Bourcy.
She enjoyed an 11-year career with the Coeur D'Alene Co. in Spokane as the receptionist and after as the accounts payable clerk.

January 25th

Samuel K. Gibson, 83

January 25, 2012

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on January 28 at the Church of Christ of Latter-day Saints, N34421 Newport Hwy, Chattaroy, for Deer Park resident Samuel K. Gibson, 83, who passed away on Jan. 18, 2012, in Spokane.
Mr .Gibson was born on June 1, 1928, in Kellerton, Iowa.
He is survived by two children, Boyd and Julie; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Community Cremation Service of Spokane is in charge of arrangements.

January 24th

Melany L. Box, 51

January 24, 2012

A memorial will be held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 27 at St Mark's Lutheran Church, E316 24th Ave., Spokane, for Deer Park resident Melany L. (Slechta) Box, 51, who passed away on Jan. 17, 2012.
Born on July 12, 1960, IN Ritzville to Dale D. and Marla Jo (Doerschlag) Slechta, the family lived in Sprague, Wash., until 1974 and then moved to Deer Park. She graduated from Deer Park High School in 1978 and married Douglas C. Box on May 11, 1979.

Dorothy M. Kelley, 88

January 24, 2012

Dorothy Mae Kelley was taken home in the loving arms of our Lord Jesus Christ on Jan.17, 2012.
Dorothy was born to Neil and Grace Bridgman of Sunnyside Wash., on May 24, 1923 in Yakima, Wash. She was raised on her parents’ ranch in Sunnyside.
She married James W. Kelley on Aug. 5, 1944. They raised four children, Jim Kelley, of Corvallis Ore., Lynette Olsson, of Silver Spring, Md., Tim Kelley of Chattaroy and Tami Meador of Deer Park. She also had 14 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and two more great-grandchildren on the way.

Bonnie McClendon Lenz, 88

January 24, 2012

Bonnie Helen Brooke was born Jan. 27, 1923, in Pocatello, Idaho. During the Great Depression she and her family traveled to Washington, D.C., in what came to be known as the Bonus Army March.
While attending High School in California she fell in love with Lester Wallace. She left school so they could marry in 1940. The marriage survived World War II and Lester's U.S. Navy service but ended in divorce in 1955.

John Schuler Sr., 78

January 24, 2012

Mr. John Schuler, age 78, died at Spokane Hospice House in Spokane on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012. The cause of death was a long-term battle with Parkinson’s Disease. John was born to become a son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
Born Feb. 21, 1933, in Colville, his family moved to the Spokane area the next year where he lived until 1970. John then resided in the Deer Park, Clayton and Loon Lake communities.
John was a 1952 graduate of John Rogers High School and a track team athlete.

January 18th

Muriel Oberg

January 18, 2012

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Jan. 21 at the Chattaroy Community Church, E3711 Chattaroy Road, for area resident Muriel (Smith) Oberg, 76, who passed away on Jan. 14, 2012.
Born on Nov. 5, 1935 in her aunt's log cabin near Newport, to George and Rena Smith, she married Leonard Oberg in 1954 and together they raised four children in Spokane.
She went to work for Pacific NW Bell in 1954 and retired from Qwest in 1991.

Robert A. Smith, 81

January 18, 2012

Robert Allen Smith passed away on Jan. 10, 2012, at the age of 81. He was the second of seven sons born on Aug. 27, 1930, in Hayford, Wash., to George and Ruth (Crofoot) Smith.
Robert had fond memories of spending time in his grandparents’ orchard along Peach Crest in Old Kettle Falls and of living near the “ Milk Bottle” in Spokane. He graduated from Newport High School and EWCE (now EWU.
He was a veteran of the Korean War, then a long-time draftsman and handyman.

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