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July 26th, 2011

Derek J. Nichols, 27

July 26, 2011

A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. on July 31 at the family home, 9122 Deer Valley Road, in Newport, for Derek J. Nichols, who passed away at his home on July 21, 2011, with his mother by his side.
Born on Jan. 28, 1984, in Missoula Mont., he was a kind hearted and loving person who battled cancer and its effects from the age of 8 until his final day.
He loved being with his family, pets and his friends at the Newport Clubhouse. He also enjoyed playing board games, word finds, shopping and spending time outside especially in his swing.

Eileen V. Robinson, 86

July 26, 2011

Graveside services were July 25 at the Peone Prairie Cemetery, with the Rev. Alice Payne officiating, for area resident Eileen V. Robinson, 86, who passed away on July 20 in Spokane.
Born on Oct. 26, 1924, at Bonners Ferry, Idaho, she is preceded in death by her husband, John Robinson; a daughter, Carol Pluid; an infant son; and two brothers, Bill and Gene Losh.
She is survived by five children, Sharon (Don) Burkey, Cheryl (Lee) Evenson, Roy (Liz) Pluid, Jesse Bernstine III and Brian Bernstine; eight grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous other family members.

July 20th

Ruth N. Robison, 80

July 20, 2011

Ruth Neoma Robison, 80, died on July 8, 2011, in Deer Park. She was born on Dec. 1, 1930 to Ethel (Lowery) and Earnest Miller in Minco, Okla. She met and married the love of her life, Bill Robison, in Campbell, Calif.
Ruth was predeceased by her husband, Bill; her mother, Ethel; two siblings, Jay Miller and Helen Joyce Miller; and her granddaughter, Tara Lynn Foster.

Andrew J. Downing, 67

July 20, 2011

No services are planned for Andrew J. “A.J.” Downing, 67, who passed away on July 7 at his Deer Park home.
Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home, Spokane, was in charge of arrangements.
The family requests memorials be made in honor of A.J. Downing to the American Cancer Society, or the Veterans Administration Medical Center.

July 14th

Matthew K. & Matthew R. Annis

July 14, 2011

A memorial service/celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. on July 16, at Deer Park Elementary School for Matthew K. Annis, 45, and his son, Matthew R. Annis, 8, who passed away on July 8 in Snohomish County in an airplane accident.
Tami's Pine Valley Funeral Home, Halfway, Ore., will be in charge of arrangements.
The family requests memorials be made to Annis's widow, Nanine, and 4-year-old daughter at U.S. Bank.

Naomi J. Gaber, 90

July 14, 2011

Naomi Jane (Allison) Gaber, 90, a very longtime resident of Deer Park and Deer Lake, passed away on Thursday, July 7, 2011.
Jane is the dear wife of Walter Leo Gaber of Deer Park (married 59 years) and the loving mother and mother-in-law of Janelle Gaber Dorsing and husband, Terry of Royal City, Wash., Anne Gaber of Spokane Valley and a daughter-in-law, Donna Gardner of Deer Park.
Her brother, R. Thomas Gardner, and wife, Delores, reside at Mead.

David A. Saling, 51

July 14, 2011

A celebration of his life was held on July 9 at his Spokane home for former Elk resident David A. Saling, 51, who passed away on July 2.
Heritage Funeral Home, Spokane, was in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to Eastern Washington University's Arts, Letters, and Education General Scholarship Fund.
For the full obituary, see the July 13 issue of the Deer Park Tribune.

Michael R. Beck, 64

July 14, 2011

A memorial service was held on July 9 at the Tum Tum Community Center for longtime Ford resident Michael R. Beck, 64, who passed away on July 2.
Spokane Cremation and Funeral Service, Spokane, was in charge of arrangements.
For the full obituary, see the July 13 issue of the Deer Park Tribune.

July 6th

Gordon P. Storey, 93

July 6, 2011

No services are planned for longtime area resident Gordon P. Storey, 93, who passed away on June 20 at his Deer Park home.
Mr. Storey enjoyed the outdoors and was an accomplished storyteller.
Lauer Funeral Home, Deer Park, was in charge of cremation arrangements.
For the full obituary, see the July 6 issue of the Deer Park Tribune.

Darrell C. Russell, 70

July 6, 2011

The memorial service will be held at a later time for former area resident Darrell C. Russell, 70, who passed away on June 24.
English Funeral Chapel, Post Falls, Idaho, was in charge of arrangements.
The family suggests donations be made to the non-profit organization of the donor’s choice.
For the full obituary, see the July 6 issue of the Deer Park Tribune.

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