Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Elizabeth Rose â€śBettyâ€ť (Zaversnik) (Vosahlo) Jacobs was born on Sept. 12, 1924, in Rock Springs, Wy., to Joseph and Mari Zaversnik. She passed away on Sept. 23, 2013, in Newport at the age of 89.
Betty and her family moved from Rock Springs to the Elk-Camden area when she was in her early teens. She met and married Joe Vosahlo at a young age and they had four children, Don Vosahlo (Connie), Phyllis Sage (Gary), Arlene Casselman (Derris) and Jack Vosahlo.
Beside being a wife and mother, she was an avid painter and gardener. She loved the outdoors, doing jigsaw puzzles and reading.
Daniel Ira Johnson (Danny) was born on Nov. 7, 1951, to Ira William and Noreen Louise Johnson, their third of five children. Danny grew up on a dairy farm in Williams Valley west of Deer Park.
His Christian parents raised him to become the Godly man that we all loved so much. Since the family never owned a TV, after a long day of chores, they played games, and read the Bible together. As an adult, without fail, year in and year out, every morning with his bowl of Wheaties cereal, you would find Dan reading his well-worn Bible, seeking and soaking up the Word of God.
A benefit will be held at 5 p.m. on Oct. 12 at The Mulz Shed, N37011 Newport Highway, Chattaroy, for lifetime area resident Daniel R. Goehring, 50, who passed away on Sept. 26 in Elk.
Mr. Goehring was born on Dec. 2, 1962, in Spokane.
He is survived by his wife, Shelley Persyn; three children, Daniel Goehring, Jordan Persyn and Jennifer (Marc) Hathaway; one brother, Allen Goehring; and two grandchildren, Gavin and Gage Hathaway.
The family requests memorials be made to Shelley Persyn and Daniel Goehring.
A funeral service will be noon on Saturday at St. Luke Lutheran Church, N9706 Division, Spokane, for Deer Park resident Sasha Davison, 23, who passed away on Sept. 30.
A reception will follow the service at the Davison Ranch on Sherman Road.
Betty Jane Stansbury Lynch, 82, was born to Herman C. and Edna A. (Liddle) Stansbury on Jan. 21, 1931, in Spokane. She graduated from Deer Park High School with the Class of 1949 where her picture now hangs in the Deer Park City Hall.
Betty married her soul mate, Jesse G. "Junior" Lynch, Jr., in 1949 at the Coeur d'Alene Hitching Post which lasted nearly 60 years. Their home was always open to family and friends.
Lillie Mae Gibson, 82 years of life and a very longtime resident of Deer Park, passed away on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013.
Lillie is the dear wife of Bob Gibson.
Mrs. Gibson's funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Deer Park at the Open Door Congregational Church followed with a gathering of family and friends at Lammâ€™s Reception Center on Spotted Road, just north of Bob and Lillie's ranch.
Lauer Funeral Home in Deer Park, will be in charge of arrangements.
Bill Cossey died on the l6th of September at home with his family at his side.
Bill graduated from the University of Idaho in 1957 and was commissioned as a second lieutenant. He was sent to Germany as a company commander of a guided missile site.
In 1965, Major Cossey was sent to Vietnam to be in charge of finding small groups of insurgents and directing air strikes. Viet Nam honored him with a Silver Star and the United States awarded him the Bronze Star..
Former Deer Park resident, Donald G Forgey, 75, passed away in his home in Helena, Mont., on Sept. 3, 2013. Services will be held at his home in Helena on Sept. 14, 2013 at 3 p.m.
Don was born on Oct. 7, 1937, in Blaine County Mont. As a young boy his family moved to White Center, Wash. He attended Highline High School and joined the Navy as a teenager.
He was stationed in San Diego where he met his first wife Joyce. They had two daughters, Brenda and Connie.
He later moved back to Washington and met his second wife Karen. They also had two daughters, Theresa and Sarah.
Dale was born on Aug. 5, 1940, in Holton, Kan., to Ralph and Ruby (Anderson) Wendt. Later, his childhood was spent in Pasco, Wash. He married Norma Bolton on Aug. 13, 1961.
Dale graduated from Walla Walla College with a Masterâ€™s of Education. After living in Spokane and College Place, Wash., he spent many years in the Portland area and worked at the Portland Adventist Medical Center. In 2003, Dale and Norma retired and moved to Deer Park.
Judy Ann Steffen Porter, 67, a Deer Park teacher and dairy farmer, died in a tragic car accident on Friday, Aug. 2.
She was predeceased by her husband, Larry, in 2007; and her father, Donald Steffen, in 2007.