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July 6th, 2011

Erma P. Bueghly, 95

July 6, 2011

A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. on July 9 at Riplinger Funeral Home and Crematory, N4305 Division, Spokane, for former Loon Lake resident Erma P. Bueghly, 95, who passed away on June 21.
Urn placement at Spokane Memorial Gardens will be held at 10 a.m. on July 11.
Online guest book is available at www.riplinger.com.
For the full obituary, see the July 6 issue of the Deer Park Tribune.

Betty M. Higgins, 79

July 6, 2011

Memorial services were July 2 at the Clayton Community Church for longtime area resident Betty M. Higgins, 79, who passed away June 25.
Born on Aug. 11, 1931, in Springdale, she married Fred R. Higgins in 1949.
She loved to read books, play bingo, shoot pool and go to the casinos.
For the full obituary, see the July 6 issue of the Deer Park Tribune.

June 28th

Gary J. Cummings Sr., 63

June 28, 2011

A celebration of life will be held from 12-3 p.m. on July 9 at the Spokane Valley Eagles Lodge, E16801 Sprague, for former Springdale businessman Gary J. Cummings, 63, who passed away on June 27 in Spokane Valley.
Born on April 5, 1948, to the late Clayton and Helen Cummings in Spokane, he worked as a brakeman for Burlington Northern Railroad before opening the Country Corral restaurant in Springdale.

Glen Doffing, 87

June 28, 2011

Funeral services will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Challis, Idaho, on July 1 for former longtime Deer Park resident Glen “Bud”Doffing, 87, who passed away on June 20.
Mr. Doffing, a former city of Deer Park employee, and his wife, Myrna, lived in Deer Park for 50 years before moving to Challis. They wintered in Bouse, Ariz.
His wife, Myrna; a son, Rendall; and grandson, Rendall, all predeceased him.
He is survived by one son Kent (Linda) Doffing of Deer Park; one daughter, Glenda (Bill) Ebberts of Challis; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Orrie Gates, 95

June 28, 2011

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. on July 18 at the Deer Park First Baptist Church, E1200 Crawford, for Deer Park/Loon Lake resident Orrie Gates, 95, who passed away on June 24.
Her husband, Clarence Gates, and a grandson, Rex Loho, both predeceased her.
She is survived by one daughter, Marcy (Dr. Ed Lohoff) of Loon Lake; one son, Marvin (Diana) Gates of Deer Park; seven grandchildren; one step-grandchild; 13 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Robert S. Thom, 50

June 28, 2011

A memorial service was held on June 28 at the Chattaroy Community Church for former Chattaroy resident Robert S. “Bob” Tohm, 50, who passed away on June 20 at his home near Cheney.
Mr. Tohm was interred at the Chattaroy Cemetery with Lauer Funeral Home, Deer Park, in charge of arrangements.
For the full obituary, see the June 29 issue of the Deer Park Tribune.

Carl W. Warriner, 74

June 28, 2011

Funeral services were held on June 25 at the Elk Community Church, with the Rev. Walt Campbell officiating, for former longtime Elk resident Carl F. Warriner, 74, who passed away on June 19.
Interment followed at Elk Cemetery No. 1 with Lauer Funeral Home, Deer Park, in charge of arrangements.
The family suggests memorials be made to Gideons International, P.O Box 231, Newport, WA 99156 or the Pend Oreille Bible Camp, 1092 Conklin Meadow Road, Newport, WA 99156.
For the full obituary, see the June 29 issue of the Deer Park Tribune.

June 21st

Joe H. Malek, 75

June 21, 2011

The Good Lord took our most loving and caring husband, father and grandpa, Joseph H. “Papa Joe” Malek on June 15 after a very short battle with cancer.
Joe was born in South Dakota on Feb. 9, 1936 to Lucy and Max Malek. Joe graduated from Deer Park High School in 1955 and attended Eastern Washington University.
He married Margie (Tobeck) in 1955 and they enjoyed 54 years together.
After college, he was in broadcasting and was program director for Columbia Basin Community College in Pasco, Wash. He also owned and operated many businesses.

Theresa E. Patrick, 91

June 21, 2011

A memorial mass was said on June 27 in Colbert at St. Joseph Church for Deer Park resident Theresa E. Patrick, 91, who passed away on June 17 in Chattaroy.
Born in Norman, Okla., in 1920 to Otto and Mary Newman, the family moved to California, where Theresa married Michael Patrick in 1940.
She worked as a secretary for many years for Rockwell Corp. (now Boeing) on the Apollo space program. After she and her husband moved to Idaho in 1972, she worked at North Idaho College until her retirement in 1986.
She was a member of Catholic Daughters and St. Thomas Catholic Church in Coeur d’Alene.

Norella Bosold-Umphenour, 73

June 21, 2011

Norella “Bernie” Bosold-Umphenour, 73, went to be with the Lord, accompanied by His Angels, on June 12, 2011, after a brief but valiant fight against lung cancer.
She was born on June 29, 1937, in Superior, Minn., to Bernard “Barney” and Lillian Bowles. She graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane in 1955. She later married Julius B. Bosold and had five children.
After 22 years with Banner Furnace and Fuel Co. as a credit manager, she retired in 2003. Prior to that, she worked at Boyle Fuel and in earlier years as a school bus driver on the Bryant School route.

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