Archive - Obituary
April 9th, 2012
Tamatha Christine Cummings was born in Enid, Okla., and moved with her family to Washington in June of 1973. She graduated from Mary Walker High School and married Jamie Cummings a year later. They built a home and a family right outside of Springdale.
She is survived by her parents, Grady and Cyndi Johnson; a sister, Kim Johnson and her sons, Dylan and Kevin Smith; her husband, Jamie Cummings; her children, Jerika Cummings, Kyle Cummings and Cody Pardun; brother-in-law, Hoss Cummings, his wife, Chere Cummings and their sons, Wade and Grant Cummings; and several other family members.
A memorial service will be 1:30 p.m. on April 20 at the Deer Park First Baptist Church, E1200 Crawford, with the Rev. Tim White officiating, for longtime Deer Park resident Thirza R. Kelly, 91, who passed away on April 1 in Spokane Valley.
Born on Aug. 22, 1919, in Moxee City, Wash., she worked as a licensed practical nurse at the Tri-County Hospital in Deer Park for 22 years.
She was a member of the Assemblies of God Church.
Her husband, the Rev. Lowell M. Kelly; a son, Robert Kelly; her parents; a sister; and a brother, all predeceased her.
A funeral service was April 7at the Riverside Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Chattaroy, with his son, Bishop Bryon Wiltse conducting, for longtime Deer Park area resident Lyle L. Wiltse, who passed away on April 2, 2012 on the family farm.
Born in Hunters on April 15, 1938, his family moved to Deer Park when he was in the seventh grade. He graduated from Deer Park High School in 1957.
A funeral service is planned for a later date for Loon Lake/Deer Lake resident Sharon Grace Carter, 77, who passed away on April 1, 2012, in Spokane.
Born on July 18, 1934 in Bothell, Wash., she was a homemaker and mother. She lived at Loon Lake and then Deer Lake for the past 13 years.
She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3067 and the Moose Lodge at Loon Lake.
Her husband, Milton Carter, predeceased her.
She is survived by one son, Chris (Barb) Carter.
A funeral service will held at 2 p.m. on April 6 at the Heritage Chapel, N508 Government Way, Spokane, for Chattaroy resident Deborah N. â€śDebbeeâ€ť Morgan, 46, who passed away on April 2.
Born on Dec. 25, 1965, in Spokane to Fred and Sandi Uttke, she graduated from Mead High School in 1984 and worked as a para-educator in the Riverside School District. She married Gregg Morgan in 1988 in Spokane. They have lived in Chattaroy for the last 20 years.
She loved camping, boating, the Oregon Coast, "Muscle Cars" and cooking.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on March 29 at the Spokane Central Seventh-day Adventist Church for former Deer Park City Councilman Otto D. Hartman, 84, who passed away on March 23, 2012, in Davenport.
Born on April 19, 1927, in Trenton, N.J. to Richard and Katherin Hartman, he served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and was deployed to Tinian Island and then to The Philippines.
He was a pilot and his passion for flying remained until the end. He owned and operated "Otto's Aircraft Painting" in Deer Park for several years before retiring to Seven Bays.
A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. on March 29 at Clayton Community Church for Clayton resident Barbara L. Cribbs, 81, who passed away March 22, 2012, in Spokane.
She is survived by her husband, James Cribbs at the home; three daughters, ,Julie (Mark) Bartley of Scottsdale, Ariz., Janet (Henry) Valenzuela of Clayton and Suzie (Mike) Day of Wasilla, Alaska; eight grandchildren, Lisa Contreras, Jessica Landstrom, Andrew Valenzuela and Jason, Chuck, Josh, Tim and Stephen Day; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Cheney Funeral Chapel will be in charge of arrangements.
A funeral service will be 11 a.m. on March 24 at the Loon Lake Grade School, 4001 Maple St., followed with a potluck reception at the Deer Park Eagles Lodge for longtime Loon Lake area resident Paul W. Leliefeld, 72, who passed away on March 18, 2012.
Mr. Leliefeld was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Virginia, and a sister, Lila Blair.
He is survived by his wife, Ruthie Leliefeld; two children, Tracy (Cathi) Leliefeld and Tim (Julie) Leliefeld; two brothers, Donald (Judy) Leliefeld and Jack (Betty) Leliefeld; three grandchildren: and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A celebration of life ceremony will bea held at 11 a.m. on March 24 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, N34221 Newport Hwy, Chattaroy, for former Riverside teacher Cory C. NeVille, 61, who passed away on March 15, 2012, at his Usk home.
Born on July 25, 1950, in Powell, Wy., to DeForest â€śJâ€ť NeVille and Audrey Andrews, he attended Powell High School and earned a track scholarship to Brigham Young University. He married Carna Patch and started his family and teaching career in Provo, Utah, before moving to Spokane.
A funeral mass will be 10 a.m. on March 24 at St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church Ford, for former Ford resident Linda E. Abrahamson, who passed away on March 19 in Spokane.
Born on Feb. 15, 1948, in Nespelem, Wash., the ninth child of the late Milo and Millie Abrahamson, she grew up in Ford and graduated from Springdale High School. After high school she moved to Spokane, attended business school and later worked at the American Indian Center.
She was a member of the Spokane Tribe of Indians and an active member of St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church in Ford.