Archive - Obituary
February 13th, 2013
Velma May Ceasar was born on March 28, 1936, in Deer Park, the first child of Benjamin and Ida Mae Ceasar. Velma grew up in Brownâ€™s Addition in Spokane and attended Spokane Christian schools.
She graduated from Northwest Christian High School in 1955. Velma worked with her father in the family accounting business and later worked as a bookkeeper in Santa Monica, Calif.
Velma devoted herself to caring for her mother whose health was always precarious. Health reasons prompted the move to Santa Monica, where Velma lived until her motherâ€™s death. She returned to Deer Park in the early-1990s.
A memorial service was Feb. 4 at the First Baptist Church of Deer Park for longtime area resident Evelyn Irene (Ellis) Amos, 82, who passed away on Jan. 29, 2013, in Spokane.
Born on Feb. 17, 1930, in Springdale, she graduated from Springdale High School in 1947 and moved to Deer Park in 1955. She worked as a billing clerk at Deer Park Hospital.
She married Leo Coyle in 1949. The couple divorced in 1971. She later married Glen Amos and later divorced.
Mrs. Amos was a member of Deer Park Hospital Auxiliary and the First Baptist Church.
Carroll Francis "Scotty" Scott died on Monday, Jan. 28, at Avalon Care Center where he had been resident since November, 2011.
Mr. Scott was born in Spokane on Sept. 1, 1944. He graduated from Rogers High School in 1962. He joined the Navy a year later and served for eight years. He was proud of his service as a Machinists Mate aboard two submarines, The Scamp and the Hawkbill.
In 1972 Mr. Scott entered his life's employment as a miller, first with Centennial Mills and later with Archer Daniels Midland. He retired in 2006.
A memorial service/potluck will be held 1-5 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Deer Park Eagles Lodge, W12 South Ave., for Robert Lee Hippler, 87, who passed away on Dec. 1 in Spokane.
Born on April 18, 1925, to the late Leonard Elmer and Anna Marie Hippler in Spokane, he graduated from Rogers High School in 1943. Mr. Hippler worked as a farmer, did plenty of construction work and drove a tanker for Cenex.
He lived in the Deer Park area for 69 years.
A sister Fern Dahlem, predeceased him.
Quentin Davis Ratliff was born on Aug. 13, 1933, to Arthur and Dorothy Ratliff in Milan, Wash. He passed away peacefully on Jan. 25, 2013.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Nick.
He is survived by his loving and caring wife of 58 years, Nancy; a brother, Truman (Leah) Ratliff; a daughter, Debbie (Greg) Andrus; two grandchildren, Michael Redmon and Ashley Ratliff; a great-grandson, Walter Redmon; a close family friend, Cheryl Avery; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Chewelah Legion Hall, 111 S. Park Ave., for area resident Jackie Cool, 63.
She is survived by her mother, Peggy Justice; a son, Robert (Leesa) Justice; a daughter, Brenda Cool; three brothers, Keith (Donna), Howard and Orin (Karren); two sisters, Louann (Jerry) Offerdahl and Adena (John) Gammon; two grandsons, Ryan and Logan; several nieces and nephews; and countless friends.
Ross Ronald Bennett was born on Dec. 11, 1950, to Etta May and Lee Bennett in Wilbur, Wash., and passed away on Dec. 31, 2012, in Deer Island, Ore.
Ross grew up in Deer Park and graduated from Deer Park High School in 1969. He attended Eastern Washington College for one year and for one year at the University of Washington.
He later moved to Anchorage, Alaska, where he fished and owned and operated a carpet and vinyl store. He later moved to Portland, Ore., where he operated a tugboat and salvage business, salvaging underwater logs from the Columbia River.
December 27th, 2012
Irene Mary Wohrle was born on Feb. 18, 1923, to Mary Elizabeth and Thomas Triplett in Turner, Blaine County, Mont. Surrounded by her family, she went to her Heavenly home on Dec. 10, 2012.
When Irene was a child, she lived in Montana, Colorado, and Washington State, settling in Spokane before moving to Deer Park around 1935.
She graduated from Riverside High School with the class of 1941 and married Howard J. Wohrle on December 13, 1941. They enjoyed 63 years together. Irene continued to live in the home she and Howard built 70 years ago on part of the former Arcadia Apple Orchard.
Lester â€śJeanâ€ť Mize peacefully passed away on Dec. 20 2012, at Royal Park Care Center at the age of 82. He was born in Moscow, Idaho, on Oct. 27 1930.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester C. and Marie Mize, and a granddaughter, Megan Elizabeth Whitehill.
Lillian E. (Roll) Kagele, age 83, passed away on Nov. 29, 2012 in Spokane surrounded by family.
She was born April 7, 1929, in Deer Park, and was a lifetime resident of the area, working for many years as a waitress at various restaurants.
She is survived by two daughters, Linda (Ed) Eitzman and Susan (Steve) Mathias; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Kagele, and a daughter, Karen Gabel.