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November 8th, 2011

Carol M. Betz, 78

November 8, 2011

Funeral Services were held on Nov. 8 at Cheney Church of the Nazarene for former area resident Carol M. (Baker) Betz, 78, who passed away on Nov. 4 in Spokane.
She was born on May 23, 1933, to David and Ella Baker in Clayton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward J. Betz.

November 4th

Lee C. Bradford, 66

November 4, 2011

Lee C. Bradford (Aug. 14, 1945-Oct. 31, 2011) left this world on Monday, Oct. 31, and is now at peace with the Lord.
His courage and strength while taking the necessary steps to continue to be with his family after receiving his new heart was a testimony to his deep love for his wife, Renee, and children, Demica, Brianna and Hunter.
Lee was preceded in death by his mother, Jackie, and father, Lee "Pops" Bradford.

November 1st

Pat Rickey Jr., 76

November 1, 2011

A memorial service was Nov. 1 at Country Church of the Open Bible in Elk for longtime Elk resident Pat Rickey Jr., 76, who passed away on Oct. 25 in Spokane.
Born on Oct. 1, 1935, to the late Patrick Sr. and Leona (Flanders) Rickey at the family home in Spokane, the family moved to Chattaroy, where he and his three sisters were raised and attended school. Following high school, he worked as a mechanic at Madren Brothers in Hillyard and then moved to the sales of Studebakers, Internationals and eventually Toyotas.

Cloyce E. Preedy, 87

November 1, 2011

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Nov. 11 at Foothills Community Church, N.11102 Forker Road, Spokane, for former Deer Park resident Cloyce E. Preedy, 87, who passed away on Oct. 19 in Spokane.
Born on June 18, 1924, to the late Evert and Maude Preedy, he graduated from Deer Park High School in 1942.
In 1945 Cloyce married Blanche C. Morton. They were divorced in 1954. In 1955, he married Olive A. Thomas-Davis. In July 1993 she passed away and he married Bonnie Lorraine Anderson-Neil in June 1994.

October 27th

Evelyn Johnson, 86

October 27, 2011

A memorial service will held at 1 p.m. on Oct. 29 at the Clayton Community Bible Church, 4494 Carlton Ave., for Evelyn Johnson, 86, who passed away on Oct. 21 in Spokane.
Born on Jan. 31, 1925, in Brownsville, Maine, she graduated from high school at the top of her class of four students. At age 18, she went to work as a welder in the shipyards in Connecticut during World War II then to work for the Army Map Service in Washington, D.C.

October 25th

Roscoe W. Jones, 85

October 25, 2011

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. on Oct. 26 at Lauer Funeral Home, Deer Park, with the Rev. Rick McCombs officiating, for former Clayton resident Roscoe W. Jones, 85, who passed away on Oct. 21.
Born in 1925 in Lexington, Neb., he attended school in Clayton before serving in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He was a longtime employee at Kaiser-Mead, working as a rodding room operator. He was currently living in Spokane Valley.
Mr. Jones was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Clayton Grange, Eagles Aerie No. 2 in Spokane and United Steelworkers of America Local No. 329.

October 20th

James H. Berger, 91

October 20, 2011

A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. on Oct. 21, followed by a funeral mass at 11 a.m. on Oct. 22, both at St. Mary’s Presentation Catholic Church, Deer Park, E602 Sixth St., for longtime Loon Lake resident James H. “Jim” Berger, 91, who passed away on Oct. 18.
Mr. Berger was a former Stevens County Public Utility District No. 1 commissioner and Woodland Cemetery manager.
Lauer Funeral Home, Deer Park, will be in charge of arrangements.

Sgt. Charles Henry

October 20, 2011

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Oct. 22 at the Springdale Community Church, for former Springdale resident Marine Corps Sgt. Charles Henry, 27, who passed away on Oct. 13 in Jacksonville, N.C.
Born on Nov. 20, 1984, in Enid, Okla., to Fredrick and Linda Henry, he graduated from Mary Walker High, where he met his wrestling coach and mentor, Kyle Dodge. It was in high school where he met his wife-to-be, Heaven Spiry. They were married on Dec. 11, 2004, at the Springdale Community Church by the Rev. Sonny Clemmer.

October 19th

Thomas M. McClure, 58

October 19, 2011

A celebration of life memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Oct. 21 in the Riverside High School multi-purpose room for longtime Riverside School District teacher Thomas M. McClure, 58, who passed away on Sept. 25.
Born on Nov. 28, 1952, in Casper, Wy., to the late Harold M. McClure and Lorraine M. Hartman, he attended Tracy Joint Union High School in Tracy, Calif., and graduated in 1970. He was quarterback and captain of the football team and also an outstanding wrestler. He won the Tracy Booster Club and Teachers Education School awards in high school.

Walter E. Peak, 81

October 19, 2011

A memorial service and reception was held on Oct. 14 at English Funeral Chapel, Coeur d’Alene, for former Deer Park resident Walter E. Peak, 81.
Born on Nov. 25, 1929, to Paul and Alice Peak, he graduated from Deer Park High School in 1947 and joined the U.S. Navy where he served four years. He worked at Kaiser Aluminum Co., where he traveled to Germany, Wales, England, West Virginia and Louisiana as a trouble-shooter. He retired as a general foreman at the age of 52.

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