Archive - Obituary
March 11th, 2014
Ken Minden of Deer Park passed away at home after a four-year long battle with metastic colon cancer at the age of 61.
He was a loving husband for 43 years to Candy Minden; wonderful father to Danette (John) Brewster of Newport News, Va., and Darin Minden of Deer Park; a special grandfather to Kevin, Rebecca and Alyssa Minden and Kylee Brewster; a brother to Virgil (Carol) Minden of Sandpoint, Idaho, and Ed (Gail) Minden of Bonners Ferry, Idaho; a son of Saron Minden (deceased) and Gladys Crumley; and a son-in-law to Gail (Edna - deceased) Marlow of Nine Mile Falls.
Evelyn Esther Sturtevant-Hill, age 98, passed away at home in Deer Park on March 4, 2014.
She was born in Springboro, Pa., and married William Byron Hill in 1937. They moved to California in 1940 where she spent 61 wonderful years with Bill until he passed away in 2001.
She moved to Deer Park in 2004 to live with her nephew, Ralph W. Cuthbert.
He remarked: She was a wonderful person with the most pleasant personality I have known! I used to tease her by saying â€śEveryone likes you . . . but I donâ€™t know why.â€ť She would laugh.
Warren Jay Nord, 86 years of life and very longtime resident of Clayton, passed away on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014.
Warren is the dear husband of Lorraine Marie Nord (married 44 years) and the loving father and father-in-law of Tracy Nord Hoffman and Cory and Ammy Nord. He enjoyed five grandchildren,: Jason Hoffman, Alex Hoffman, Maygen Nord, Colesen Nord, and Catherine Hoffman. His two nieces are Vicky (Alan) Pyles and Nancy (Brian) Berger. There are numerous cousins and other relatives.
Samuel Marcelino Castro, a longtime resident of Springdale, slept away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at the age of 83.
He was born on April 26, 1930, to Joseph and Mary (Harmes) Castro in Gardner, Colo. As a young boy, Samuel had a love for horses in which he enjoyed riding them and tending to them with great care. As he grew older, Samuel took to gardening and would spend hours in the garden caring for it and growing the best vegetables around.
Carol Maureen Doane Eckart, age 85 was born on Jan. 2, 1929, in Wilbur, Wash., the youngest child of Maurice Jasper Doane and Tillie Evers Doane. She grew up in Govan, Wash., graduated from Wilbur High School in 1947 and worked as a bookkeeper until 1953. She passed away on Jan. 29, 1914, in Spokane.
Sammie Faye Cheak, softly and tenderly passed into the arms of her Savior on Feb. 6, 2014.
In her 85 years, she built a life of unfathomable beauty and grace, having written a song of deep, abiding, genuine love on the hearts of her husband, family, and every person she knew. All who knew her loved her, and became blessed beyond measure to have parts of their lives intermingled with hers.
She was our Mother, "Momo," pastor's wife, teacher, counselor, mentor and friend.
Marjorie Carolyn (Strong) Denny, 72 years of life and after a life spent teaching the importance of family, faithfulness, integrity and hard work, our devoted and most beloved mother and best friend passed away on Jan. 27, 2014.
Her past few months had been very hectic, complicated by health issues with which she faced with great inner strength and quiet dignity, providing one last lesson on facing the obstacles life presents. We are now comforted by the assurance that she is enjoying her well-deserved reward in Heaven.
Longtime Deer Park area resident Bobby Joe Harris (1934-2014) passed away on Friday, Jan 24, at his home with his family by his side.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Donna; a daughter, Fawn Tipton; a son, Joseph Harris; five grandchildren, Micheal (Jeanne) Flugel, Bobby and Justin Harris and Alex â€śSqueakâ€ť and Dallas Tipton; and one great-grandson, Jackson Harris Flugel.
There will be no service at his request.
Our beloved mother, sister, aunt and grandmother, Renee H. Olalia passed away at home in Deer Park on Jan. 14, 2014.
Renee was born on Nov. 11, 1936 in Seattle to James and Mildred Davis. Her family moved to Cashmere, Wash., when she was a little girl, where her parents owned and operated an apple orchard.
She was a youth leader at the community center in Wenatchee. She also was on the board to help fight for Indian rights in Spokane.
A funeral service was Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at Riplinger Funeral Home, N4305 Division, for longtime Spokane area resident Jean (Cobane) (Rouleau) Gellner, 73, who passed away on Jan. 21 in Spokane.
Born on Jan. 14, 1941, in Ellensburg, she graduated from Connell High School in 1959 and later attended Kinman Business College.
Mrs. Gellner moved in the Spokane area in 1979 and was the first female manager for Met Life Insurance.
She was married to Al Rouleau from 1960-81. She later married Jon Gellner in 1982. Mr. Gellner passed away in 2007.