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March 23rd

Paul W. Leliefeld, 72

March 23, 2012

A funeral service will be 11 a.m. on March 24 at the Loon Lake Grade School, 4001 Maple St., followed with a potluck reception at the Deer Park Eagles Lodge for longtime Loon Lake area resident Paul W. Leliefeld, 72, who passed away on March 18, 2012.
Mr. Leliefeld was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Virginia, and a sister, Lila Blair.
He is survived by his wife, Ruthie Leliefeld; two children, Tracy (Cathi) Leliefeld and Tim (Julie) Leliefeld; two brothers, Donald (Judy) Leliefeld and Jack (Betty) Leliefeld; three grandchildren: and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

March 21st

Cory C. NeVille, 61

March 21, 2012

A celebration of life ceremony will bea held at 11 a.m. on March 24 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, N34221 Newport Hwy, Chattaroy, for former Riverside teacher Cory C. NeVille, 61, who passed away on March 15, 2012, at his Usk home.
Born on July 25, 1950, in Powell, Wy., to DeForest “J” NeVille and Audrey Andrews, he attended Powell High School and earned a track scholarship to Brigham Young University. He married Carna Patch and started his family and teaching career in Provo, Utah, before moving to Spokane.

Linda E. Abrahamson, 64

March 21, 2012

A funeral mass will be 10 a.m. on March 24 at St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church Ford, for former Ford resident Linda E. Abrahamson, who passed away on March 19 in Spokane.
Born on Feb. 15, 1948, in Nespelem, Wash., the ninth child of the late Milo and Millie Abrahamson, she grew up in Ford and graduated from Springdale High School. After high school she moved to Spokane, attended business school and later worked at the American Indian Center.
She was a member of the Spokane Tribe of Indians and an active member of St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church in Ford.

Linda E. Abrahamson, 64

March 21, 2012

A funeral mass will be 10 a.m. on March 24 at St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church Ford, for former Ford resident Linda E. Abrahamson, who passed away on March 19 in Spokane.
Born on Feb. 15, 1948, in Nespelem, Wash., the ninth child of the late Milo and Millie Abrahamson, she grew up in Ford and graduated from Springdale High School. After high school she moved to Spokane, attended business school and later worked at the American Indian Center.
She was a member of the Spokane Tribe of Indians and an active member of St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church in Ford.

March 16th

Joe Begovich, 84

March 16, 2012

A memorial service will held at 10 a.m. on March 17 at Thornhill Valley Funeral Chapel for former Elk resident Joe “Crazy Joe” Begovich, 84, who passed away on March 13, 2012.
Born on Sept. 24, 1927, in Rock Springs, Wy., to Marko and Evanka Begovich, the family moved to Elk when he was 6 years old. He attended school at Elk Grade School and Riverside High School. He joined the Navy after high school for two years of active duty and continued as a Naval Reservist for another 18 years.
Mr. Begovich was employed as a truck driver for P.I.E for 40 years.

March 9th

Phyllis L Fetcho, 83

March 9, 2012

A funeral service will be 11 a.m. on March 14 at the Peaceful Valley Church on Allen Road in Elk, with the Rev. Jim Trull officiating, for former Elk resident Phyllis L. Fetcho, 83, who passed away on March 3.
Born in 1928 in Colfax, she attended Colfax Grade School and graduated from Riverside High School in 1946. She worked briefly as a telephone operator.
A former president of the Elk Grade School PTA, she was a member of the Congregational Church and founder and member of the Elk Homemakers.

Margaret L. Barnett, 93

March 9, 2012

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. on March 13 at the Wild Rose Prairie Cemetery, with the Rev. Gene Gentry officiating, for longtime Denison area resident Margaret L. Barnett, 93, who passed away on March 7, 2012.
Born on Nov. 17, 1918, to the late Guy and Frances Underwood at Port Orchard, Wash., her family moved to the Okanogan area when she was a child. She graduated from Okanogan High School in 1936. She served as Okanogan’s royal representative to the Wenatchee Apple Blossom Festival in 1936.

March 5th

Richard Montgomery, 79

March 5, 2012

A funeral service will be 11 a.m. on March 10 at the Riverside Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, N34221 Newport Highway, Chattaroy, for area resident Richard Montgomery.
He was born on April 11, 1932, to Andrew C. Montgomery and Mable A. Montgomery in Snoqualmie Falls, Wash.
Mr. Montgomery was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
A son, Ronald Delbert, predeceased him.

George L. Dye, 79

March 5, 2012

A graveside service will be held at the Veteran's Memorial Cemetery in Medical Lake on March 9 at 9:45 a.m. followed by an 11 a.m. memorial service at Northview Bible Church located at N13521 Mill Road, Spokane, for former longtime Deer Park teacher George L. Dye, 79, who passed away on Feb. 29, 2012.
Born in Tazewell, Va., on April 9, 1932, he traveled west to Spokane while in the Air Force. He met his wife of almost 58 years, Sharron Mackey, during this time.

March 1st

Clarence H. Stevenson IV

March 1, 2012

A funeral service was held on March 1 at the Unity Center of North Spokane for Deer Park resident Clarence "Steve" H. Stevenson IV, who passed away on Feb. 26 in Spokane.
Born in Mason City, Iowa, and reared in Glendale, Calif., he graduated from Glendale Community College. He joined the Air Force and worked on nuclear missiles in Roswell, N.M.
He later worked for the Knudsen Co. in refrigeration conveyer systems. From there, he moved to Eureka, Calif., and owned the Blue Lake Garage, an auto mechanic and towing business.

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