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September 30th, 2013

Betty J. Lynch, 82

September 30, 2013

Betty Jane Stansbury Lynch, 82, was born to Herman C. and Edna A. (Liddle) Stansbury on Jan. 21, 1931, in Spokane. She graduated from Deer Park High School with the Class of 1949 where her picture now hangs in the Deer Park City Hall.
Betty married her soul mate, Jesse G. "Junior" Lynch, Jr., in 1949 at the Coeur d'Alene Hitching Post which lasted nearly 60 years. Their home was always open to family and friends.

September 26th

Lillie M. Gibson, 82

September 26, 2013

Lillie Mae Gibson, 82 years of life and a very longtime resident of Deer Park, passed away on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013.
Lillie is the dear wife of Bob Gibson.
Mrs. Gibson's funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Deer Park at the Open Door Congregational Church followed with a gathering of family and friends at Lamm’s Reception Center on Spotted Road, just north of Bob and Lillie's ranch.
Lauer Funeral Home in Deer Park, will be in charge of arrangements.

September 23rd

Bill Cossey

September 23, 2013

Bill Cossey died on the l6th of September at home with his family at his side.
Bill graduated from the University of Idaho in 1957 and was commissioned as a second lieutenant. He was sent to Germany as a company commander of a guided missile site.
In 1965, Major Cossey was sent to Vietnam to be in charge of finding small groups of insurgents and directing air strikes. Viet Nam honored him with a Silver Star and the United States awarded him the Bronze Star..

September 9th

Donald G. Forgey, 75

September 9, 2013

Former Deer Park resident, Donald G Forgey, 75, passed away in his home in Helena, Mont., on Sept. 3, 2013. Services will be held at his home in Helena on Sept. 14, 2013 at 3 p.m.
Don was born on Oct. 7, 1937, in Blaine County Mont. As a young boy his family moved to White Center, Wash. He attended Highline High School and joined the Navy as a teenager.
He was stationed in San Diego where he met his first wife Joyce. They had two daughters, Brenda and Connie.
He later moved back to Washington and met his second wife Karen. They also had two daughters, Theresa and Sarah.

August 16th

Dale R. Wendt, 72

August 16, 2013

Dale was born on Aug. 5, 1940, in Holton, Kan., to Ralph and Ruby (Anderson) Wendt. Later, his childhood was spent in Pasco, Wash. He married Norma Bolton on Aug. 13, 1961.
Dale graduated from Walla Walla College with a Master’s of Education. After living in Spokane and College Place, Wash., he spent many years in the Portland area and worked at the Portland Adventist Medical Center. In 2003, Dale and Norma retired and moved to Deer Park.

August 5th

Judith A. Porter, 67

August 5, 2013

Judy Ann Steffen Porter, 67, a Deer Park teacher and dairy farmer, died in a tragic car accident on Friday, Aug. 2.
She was predeceased by her husband, Larry, in 2007; and her father, Donald Steffen, in 2007.

July 30th

Lillian M. Janson, 89

July 30, 2013

Lillian M. Janson of Deer Park passed peacefully, surrounded by family, at Royal Park Care Center, Spokane, on Thursday, July 18.
She was born on March 31, 1924, at St. Maries, Idaho, to Martin and Ruth Abbott. She moved with her family to the Mt. Spokane area and attended Chattaroy Elementary School and Mead High School. She married Roger Janson on June 7, 1941, and moved into the Morgan Acres area of Spokane, where their three children were born.
In 1953, the family moved to a farm north of Deer Park, where Lillian created a beautiful yard and flower gardens.

July 23rd

Bob R. Swanson, 54

July 23, 2013

Bob R. Swanson, 54, passed away unexpectedly at the Loon Lake home he shared with his daughter and his girlfriend/mother of his children.
Bob was well loved in the community and was an avid fisherman and poker player, loved the outdoors, animals and children. He worked throughout his life as a talented welder/fabricator.
He leaves behind his girlfriend, Vickie Campbell; his parents, Robert and Marlene Swanson; three daughters, Kristen Swanson, Hannah Campbell-Bush and Cheryl Melville-Gilliam; a son, William Melville; nine grandchildren; and his four-legged best friend, Bronson.

July 22nd

Allen A. Ashworth, 62

July 22, 2013

Allen Austin Ashworth, 62, passed away, surrounded by his family, after an almost-successful struggle against cancer.
Allen is survived by an amazing family: Cynthia, his beloved wife and best friend for 31 years; two daughters and a son: Rachael Ashworth (Nick) of Spokane, Deborah (Eric) Good of Deer Park, and Benjamin Ashworth (Audrey) of Spokane, as well as five precious grandchildren: Lenore, Leif, Nathan, Isaac and Noah. He is also survived by two brothers and a sister.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister.

July 17th

Charles L. Scott, 71

July 17, 2013

A memorial service will be at noon on Saturday, July 20, at the Deer Park Zion Lutheran Church, E218 Crawford, followed by a potluck, for Charles L. Scott, 71.
Mr. Scott was born in Fort Lewis, Wash., to Clyde and Charlotte Scott on June 29, 1941. He passed away on May 5, 2013.
He attended Rogers High School and after graduation joined the Navy. Upon returning from his service in the Navy, He obtained a position with the Western Fruit Express Railroad where he worked for 27 ½ years.

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