Archive - Obituary
January 2nd, 2014
Mary Helena Engle, age 98, a long-time resident of Deer Park, passed away on Dec. 23, 2013, in Spokane. She was born in Old Kettle Falls Wash., on Oct. 31, 1915.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Earl, of 63 years.
She was the loving mother of Earl L Engle, Danny G Engle, Christina Engle, Tamara Wetherell, Penelope Coffey, Deborah Engle and James Batson Engle; 16 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; and five stepgrandchildren.
Mrs. Engle was a charter member of the Deer Park Seventh-day Adventist Church.
December 30th, 2013
Raymond E. Turner, age 75, passed away on Dec. 25, 2013, in Chattaroy.
He was born on March 31, 1938, to Harland and Betty Turner in Tonasket, Wash. Ray married Arla Jean Larson on April 22, 1982. They made their home in Chattaroy with their daughter Mindy Longwill.
Ray was an ambitious, fun, loving man! He worked as an electrical engineer for most of his professional career and had been involved in many projects over the years including the original Seattle King Dome.
When he was able to he loved to go camping, fishing, hunting, and mostly "have a beer" with his friends.
Terry Tess, age 66, passed away peacefully on Dec. 29, 2013.
He was born on May 20, 1947, to Robert and Meryle Tess. He graduated from Shadle Park High School in 1965 and was self-employed until he went to work for Central Pre-Mix until his retirement in 2003.
He enjoyed hunting, golfing, outdoor sports and horse racing.
He is survived by his wife, Julie; his sister, Colleen Prophet; two daughters, Brandi Pankey (Jared) and Shasta Tess; three grandchildren, Alexis and Brayden Pankey and Kyler Tess; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Cecil L. Dupey, age 82, passed away on Dec. 24, 2013, in Mount Vernon, Wash.
Cecil was born to Frank and Lillie McGuire Dupey, lived in Milan and graduated from Deer Park High School with the class of 1952. He served in the Korean War, graduated from Eastern Washington University, attended the University of Washington and taught school at Orcas Island and Sedro Woolley, Wash. He lived and worked in the Methow Valley before returning to Sedro Woolley.
Cecil was a gifted musician and composer; he enjoyed nothing more than sharing his music.
A funeral service will be 3 p.m. on Nov. 17, 2013, at Deer Park High School for Deer Park resident James Bryan Sibley, 16, who passed on Nov. 10 in Deer Park.
Born Oct.1, 1997, in Fairbanks, Alaska, he was the son of James and Jacqueline Sibley.
He was a young man full of love. His hobby was sharing this love with those around him. James did this many ways.
He enjoyed art and music, whether he was drawing pictures for his peers at DPHS; or singing along with his favorite song, he was doing it as a way to share his love with those around him.
Ellen L. (Pratt, Hutchinson) Baker, age 89 was born on Nov. 18, 1923, to Arthur G. and Mary A. Pratt at the family homestead in the shadow of White Bluff, west of Spokane. She died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, evening at Franklin Hills Nursing Home of heart and lung failure.
She spent her childhood on the family farm with her beloved horses and helping her dad. She married Roy M. Hutchinson Sr. in October 1941. They spent their time at various jobs and part-time farming and playing with their horses. Roy died in 1973.
Warren Herbert Balch, 83, was born April 30, 1930 in Ticonderoga, N.Y., and died on Sept. 28, 2013 at the Spokane Veteransâ€™ Administration Hospital.
He is survived by one daughter, Terra J. Pring; two grandchildren; and a sister, Beverly Ray of Poultney, Vt.
Warren served in the U.S. Navy from July 25, 1947, to Dec. 28, 1951, and the U.S. Air Force from Dec. 5, 1955 to Nov. 11, 1959.
He will be missed!
Helen (Hopp) Wolf died peacefully in her sleep at her home on Nov. 1, 2013.
Helen was born July 27, 1913 in Odessa, Wash., to Conrad and Ann Margaret Hopp who had immigrated to America earlier that year. Helen grew up on a farm near Lamona, Wash., and attended the two-room Lamona School through eighth grade. She graduated from Odessa High School in 1932 and married Leo Wolf that fall. They shared 49 wonderful years together until Leo passed away in 1982.
Earl Howard Sr. a longtime resident of the Valley, Wash., area, passed away on Oct. 22, 2013, in Spokane at the age of 73.
Earl was born on March 19, 1940 in Mouise, Ky., the son of Wilse and Syntha (Scotchfield) Howard. Earl lived with his family in Indiana where he attended school and completed the eighth grade. At the age of 16 he began a new journey in life when he decided to hitchhike to Washington and arrived and settled in the Spokane area.
Joyce M. Larson, age 84, peacefully went to be with our Lord on Oct. 25, 2013. She was the loving devoted wife to Larry and mother to Michael, who preceded her in 1992.
Survived by one sister. LouAnne Dennison of Nooksak, Wash.; a daughter, Michelle Gemmill (Gregg Gemmill) of Deer Lake; four grandchildren, Brian Larson of Bayview Idaho, Rachel and Toby Jeffrey of Vancouver Wash., Laura Gemmill of Cheney, and Jason Gemmill of Deer Park; numerous great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.