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June 5th

David L. Kendall, 70

June 5, 2013

David Lee Kendall, 70, passed away on Nov. 23, 2012. He was born on Sept. 11, 1942, in Spokane to Lee and Evelyn Kendall. After graduating from Deer Park High School in 1960, he attended Columbia Basin Junior College and Whitworth University. He received his Master’s Degree in Sports Medicine from Indiana University in Bloomington.
He was at the University of Pacific in Stockton, Calif., as instructor and head trainer for six year. He married Elaine C. “Becky” Beck on June 10, 1967 in Stockton.

Alfred P. Christoffersen, 82

June 5, 2013

Alfred Paul “Bud” Christoffersen passed away in his home on the morning of Oct. 13, 2012; his wife Patricia (Bakken) of 52 years was by his side.
Bud was born in Lake Preston, S.D., on Dec. 12, 1930, and resided there with his family until the passing of his parents, Alfred, a World War I veteran, and Pauline (Hansen) Christoffersen. Since Bud was only 15 years old when his parents died, he was sent to Montana to live and work for relatives and to complete high school.

Charles L. Scott, 71

June 5, 2013

Charles was born in Fort Lewis, Wash., to Clyde and Charlotte Scott on June 29, 1941. He passed away in his favorite chair at home.
Charles attended Rogers High School and after graduation joined the Navy. Upon returning from his service in the Navy, Charles obtained a position with the Western Fruit Express Railroad where he worked for 27 ½ years.

Elmer R. Johnson, 79

June 5, 2013

Elmer Roy Johnson, 79, a longtime resident of Milan/Chattaroy, passed away on Wednesday, May 29, 2013.
He is the dear father and father-in-law of Jomn and Theresa Johnson of Nine Mile Falls, Marci Johnson and Curtis Jacobsen of Hamilton, Mont., and Lorna Johnson and Doug Barnes of Curlew, Wash. His sisters are Karen (Richard) Doty of Spokane Valley and Elaine Van Horne of Newman Lake. He enjoyed 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren
Roy’s dear wife, Janice Arlene Johnson, passed away in 2005.

Joyce L. Ransbottom, 87

June 5, 2013

Joyce LaVerne Ransbottom, 87, a longtime resident of Loon Lake, passed away on May 22, 2013, at Colville.
She is the mother and mother-in-law of Tim and Lonnie Ransbottom of Kettle Falls. Joyce has a nephew, Steve Everett, residing in Florida.
Her husband, William L. Ransbottom, passed away in 1992.
Born in 1925 in Sarasota, Fla., she served on the Loon Lake School Board and was a member of the Loon Lake Historical Society and the Loon Lake Ladies Guild.

May 20th

Floyd T. Norris, 90

May 20, 2013

Floyd Thomas Norris, 90, a longtime resident of Springdale, passed away at his home on May 12, 2013. Floyd was born on April 30, 1923, in Valley, Wash., to Oscar and Florence (Evans) Norris.
Floyd graduated as valedictorian from Springdale High School in 1941. After graduation, he spent two years working for the railroad before joining the U.S. Army in 1943. Floyd served as a combat engineer in the South Pacific and Japan and completed his service in 1946.

Lynn Holcomb, 68

May 20, 2013

Lynn Holcomb, longtime Deer Park resident, has died at the age of 68.
He was born on Nov. 2, 1944 in Spokane to Elmer and Isabelle Holcomb, who farmed north of Deer Park. The family moved briefly to California before returning to live in Clayton. There, Lynn attended grade school.
He attended Deer Park High School before enlisting in the United States Army. He served from 1968 to 1974, including one tour in Germany and two in Vietnam. He served a further six years in the National Guard.
Lynn worked briefly in the mines at Wallace, Idaho, and in a veneer plant at Ford.

Donald M. Stapleton, 64

May 20, 2013

Donald Michael Stapleton, age 64, passed away from an unknown brain tumor surrounded by his adoring family on May 14, 2013.
Don was born the fourth of seven children on May 30, 1948, to Warren and Marjorie Stapleton in Spokane. He graduated from Riverside High school in 1968.
Don's family always came first. He would drop everything to help anyone in need. He loved riding his Honda Goldwing.
He worked for Lakeside Asphalt for over 35 years.

Kaye E. Roalson, 79

May 20, 2013

Kaye passed away peacefully on May 14, 2013, while surrounded by her loving family in her Pateros, Wash., home. The song “In the Garden” was being played by guitar and sung to her as she slipped gently into Jesus’ loving arms.
Kaye was raised in Coulee City, Wash., by her parents, the late Robert and Hilda Bise. Kaye also raised her own children in Coulee City.
Kaye ran the Reservoir Café and then was a clerk at the Coulee City Post Office.
In 1975, Kaye moved to the Deer Park area to be the postmaster at the Clayton Post Office.

May 14th

Lois M. Thompson, 88

May 14, 2013

Lois M. (Conboy) Thompson was born on Aug. 29, 1924, to Francis and Carrie Conboy in Lisbon, N.D. The family moved to Spokane when she was four years old.
Lois graduated from North Central High School and worked at Fairchild Air Force Base during and after World War II.
She married Lloyd J. Thompson in 1952. They owned a dairy farm near Deer Park and raised their family there, and she worked for the Soil Conservation Service for years.
Lois was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd; her mother and father; and three brothers, Ray, Ellis, and Dale Conboy.

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