Archive - Obituary
March 16th, 2012
A memorial service will held at 10 a.m. on March 17 at Thornhill Valley Funeral Chapel for former Elk resident Joe â€śCrazy Joeâ€ť 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.
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.
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 Okanoganâ€™s royal representative to the Wenatchee Apple Blossom Festival in 1936.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.