Archive - Obituary
September 21st, 2011
A remembrance gathering will be held from 12-3 p.m. on Sept. 24 at the Deer Park Veterans of Foreign Wars Post Home, E29 First St. for Michael T. â€śMikeâ€ť Bryan, who passed away on Sept. 16.
He served in the U.S. Navy, and later returned to service in the U.S. Army.
He was an avid reader and storyteller. He was also a craftsman and nature enthusiast who was affectionately referred to as a â€śRenaissance Man.â€ť
He is survived by four daughters, Karen, Jamie, Jackie and Pamela; two sisters, Diana and Patricia; grandchildren; and extended family.
Private family services will be held in Orland, Calif., at a future date for Patricia Ann Karle, 72, who passed away on Sept. 17 at her Deer Park home.
Born to Lloyd and Doris (Patrick) Watson on July 8, 1939, in Manteca, Calif., she met her best friend and the love of her life, Henry "Jerry" Karle, in high school. They were married on Nov. 27, 1957, in Carson City, Nev. They were together until Mr. Karleâ€™s passing on Aug. 16, 2006.
William â€śLeeâ€ť Evans, 68, entered into rest on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011.
He was born on July 10, 1943, to Rena and Roy LaVerne Evans in Eureka, Mont. He worked at Kaiser-Mead for 38 years.
When the kids were younger, we did a lot of camping on the Colville Reservation. As the kids got older, they became bowlers so we went to many tournaments in Seattle, Spokane, Tri-Cities or wherever. Lee would get the camper ready and away we went.
He bowled a 299 game in the Adult-Youth League.
He loved kids and they loved him.
Lee was a lifetime member of Deer Park Eagles Aerie No. 3564.
Arthur H. â€śArtâ€ť Kohlstedt died on 8 Sept. 2011, at the age of 83.53.
He was born on 26 Feb. 1928, to Marguerite â€śMargeâ€ť and Harold â€śKoleyâ€ť Kohlstedt, longtime residents of Colville.
Art loved life and was generous in spirit and a friend to all.
Robin Joel McCalister, 55, passed away on Sept. 7, 2011.
He was born on July 2, 1956, in Portland, Ore., to Kilbourn and Barbara McCalister. Robin, a 27-year resident of Stevens County, worked in the logging industry for many of those years.
He enjoyed music, karaoke, playing his guitar, and keeping in touch with friends on Facebook. He had a great love for his family, spending as much time as he could with his children and grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
A memorial reception will be held at 1 p.m. on Sept.10 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, N202 Second St., Chewelah, for former Ford merchant Evelyn A. McMillan, 103, who passed away on Sept. 1 in Colville.
Born on her grandparent's ranch near Princeton, Minn., on Feb. 14, 1908, her family lived for two years in Bemidji, Minn., before moving to Ronan, Mont. When she was 13 her family moved to Missoula where she finished high school and enrolled at the University of Montana, majoring in music.
No services are planned for longtime Deer Park resident Elizabeth C. Huff, 85, who passed away on Aug. 29.
Born and raised in Spokane, she graduated from Lewis and Clark High School and received a bachelorâ€™s degree in education from Eastern Washington State College. She taught school for 13 years in the Deer Park School District retiring in the late 1960s when she remarried.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George L. Huff, in 1998.
She is survived by two sons, Peter D. Stillman and David C. (Sandra) Stillman; five grandchildren: and 11 great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Sept. 3 at St. Maryâ€™s Presentation Catholic Church, Deer Park, with the Rev. Albert Grasher officiating, for longtime Deer Park resident Sister Marian E. Jones, 95, who passed away on Aug. 28, in Spokane.
Her sister, Harriet Dawson, resides in Port Angeles, Wash.
An ash committal service will be held at the Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Wash., for Dorothy J. Cunningham, 80, who passed away on Aug. 25 at her Springdale home.
Born on Dec. 4, 1930, in Tonasket, Wash., to Merton Joseph and Mamie Pearl (Cooksey) Attwood, she attended school in Tonasket. On June 25, 1948, she married Gerald â€śJerryâ€ť A. Cunningham. The couple lived in Okanogan, Wash., before moving to Renton in 1957 where she began work at the Boeing Aircraft Co. as an administrative assistant.
A memorial service was held on Aug. 31 at the Colfax United Methodist Church with the Rev. Lynn Nelson officiating, for former Elk resident Jack M. Pittman, 89, who passed away in Spokane on Aug. 25.
Born on Oct. 26, 1921, at Medical Lake to the late John and Louise Pittman, he lived his early life in the Medical Lake/Spangle area. The family moved to Elk where he graduated from Riverside High School in 1939.
He briefly attended Eastern Washington College of Education and then enlisted in the Navy in 1940. He served in both the Pacific and Atlantic theaters.