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February 29th

Aaron E. Olson, 86

February 29, 2012

A celebration of his life was held on Feb. 25 at Manito Presbyterian Church, Spokane, for longtime Deer Park resident Aaron E. Olson, 86, who passed away on Feb. 17 in Spokane.
Born on July 5, 1925, to Lois and Ed Olson in Spokane, he was reared on a farm in Deer Park. He, along with his older brother, James, and his younger sisters, Adeline and Caroline, helped with his family business known as the Six Pines Ranch.
In 1943, he graduated from Deer Park High School and then enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He also served during the Korean War.

February 23rd

James E. White, 40

February 23, 2012

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. on Feb. 25 at the Deer Park Eagles Lodge, W12 South Ave., for Elk resident James E. White, 40, who passed away on Feb. 17.
Mr. White was born on July 29, 1971, in Spokane, Washington on July 29, 1971.
He is survived by mother, Judy Cornell; four children, James O., Josaphine L., Jazmine M. and Carlee J. White; five siblings, Barbara Butler, David White, Stacy Vanderburg, Lisa Vanderburg, and Patrick Johnson; and a granddaughter, Kierra C. Marshall.

February 21st

Nanci J. De Nure, 73

February 21, 2012

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Feb. 22 at the Deer Park United Methodist Church, E113 Second St., for Deer Park resident Nanci J. De Nure, 73, who passed away with her family by her side on Feb. 16, 2012.
Born in Rock Island, Ill., on July 20, 1938, she and her husband, David, moved to Deer Park in 1984 and have called it home ever since.
She belonged to TOPS, Catster, and Facebook.

Carolyn S. Russell, 85

February 21, 2012

A celebration of life will be held in late spring for Carolyn S. Russell, 85, who passed away on Dec. 16 at her Horseshoe Lake home.
Born in Spokane to the late Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Stuart and reared in Oregon, she returned to Spokane to teach for a time and then to work as a producing artist at her home in southern Pend Oreille County. Overcoming chronic illness as a child and a lingering speech impediment, she enjoyed multiple careers and the friendship of family and friends with whom she shared artistic interests.

February 16th

Helen I. Albrecht, 88

February 16, 2012

An open house will held on Feb. 19 at the Sue Kelsch residence, W5011 Dahl Road, Deer Park, for Deer Park resident Helen I. Albrecht, 88, who passed away on Feb. 12.
Born in 1923 in Elk Grove, Calif., she graduated from Grant Union High School in Sacramento, Calif., and later served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
She is survived by her husband, Andrew B.; three children Peter (Sally), Sue and Christina (Craig); one brother, Harold Callaway; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Lauer Funeral Home, Deer Park, will be in charge of cremation arrangements.

February 15th

Dorothy M. Hite, 79

February 15, 2012

A graveside funeral service was held on Feb. 13 at the Springdale Community Cemetery, with Rev. Sonny Clemmer officiating, for longtime Springdale resident Dorothy M. Hite, 79, who passed away on Feb. 8, 2012.
Born in 1932 at Streeter, N.D., to the late Jake and Edna Meyer, she grew up in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, and then moved to Spokane where she met her husband, Dan, at the Busch Motorcycle Club. They were married on Aug. 29, 1959.

February 11th

Florence A. Cox, 91

February 11, 2012

A funeral service was held Feb. 9 at the Sunset Chapel at Fairmount Memorial Park, Spokane, for Chattaroy resident Florence A. (Campbell) Cox, 91, who passed away on Feb. 3, 2012, in Spokane.
Born on Feb. 14, 1920, in Regina, Saskatchewan, to Archie Walker Campbell and Ruth Edna (Urban) Campbell, she lived in New York before moving to Spokane in 1968. She moved to Chattaroy in 1986.
She enjoyed quilting, reading, traveling, and listening to music.

February 1st

Beverly L. Swanson

February 1, 2012

Beverly L. Swanson passed away with her family by her side in her home of 50 years on Jan. 30, 2012, after a bout with pancreatic cancer.
She graduated from Deer Park High School in 1952 and always considered Deer Park her home.
She loved quilting, gardening, scrapbooking, genealogy and spending time with family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Mabel Waseca; and two brothers, Frank and Jimmy Waseca.

Olive M. Lenz, 87

February 1, 2012

Olive Marie Lenz, 87, passed away on Jan.30, 2012. She will be missed immensely by her family and friends because she was such a great person, wonderful mother, and loving grandmother.
Olive had seven children, all living and doing well and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Olive was born on Oct. 28, 1924, in Culbertson, Mont., and was raised in Montana with her three siblings. She was an excellent student and graduated from Plains High School.

George R. Ott, 69

February 1, 2012

A memorial service will held at 3 p.m. on Feb. 3 at Spokane Valley United Methodist Church, N115 Raymond Road, for former Deer Park resident George R. “Dick” Ott, 69, who passed away on Jan. 29, 2012, in Spokane.
Born in Pasco and raised in Deer Park, he graduated from Deer Park High School in 1960 and later attended Spokane Community College. He spent four years in the US Army.
Possessing a lifelong love of agriculture, he spent his entire career selling fertilizer for Inland Farmers (19 years) and later for Greenacres Gypsum (20-plus years).

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