September 30th, 2011
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Oct. 1 at the First Evangelical Free Church, 4920 Assembly St., Spokane, followed by a reception at the church for former Loon Lake resident John T. Dunham, 95, who passed away on Sept. 18.
Born on Dec. 5, 1915, at Loon Lake, as the seventh of nine children to Ted and Janey Dunham, he attended a one-room schoolhouse for four years on Garden Spot Road. After working on the family farm and hauling cordwood, he moved to Cheney in 1936 and was employed at Cheney Weeder until the fall of 1938 when he moved to Seattle.
The Cheney Blackhawks, the last unbeaten volleyball team in the Great Northern League, defeated Deer Park 25-15, 25-22, 25-21 on Thursday.
In each game, the teams played even at the start only to have the Blackhawks surge to a commanding lead.
In the first game, a 5-5 deadlock quickly became a 16-5 lead behind the serving of Cheneyâ€™s Sami Sheffels.
The Riverside Rams, who were pushed around for most of the game, shoved back at the most opportune time on Friday.
The Rams, who saw Lakeside run 49 plays in the first three quarters (as compared to 29 of their own), responded with a pair of fourth quarter touchdown to edge the Eagles 14-10 in Northeast A League action.
The win improved the Ramsâ€™ NE-A record to 1-1 and 2-2 overall. It was the NE-A opener for the Eagles (1-3).
â€śWe stopped them when we needed to,â€ť said Riverside interim head coach Mark Vannatter. â€śWe made plays.â€ť
No funeral services are planned for former Deer Park resident Marian L. (Inman) Chandler, 84, who passed away on Sept. 20 in Arlington, Wash.
Born on July 2, 1927, to the late T. Ben and Anna Inman in Canton, N.C., she graduated from Deer Park High School in 1946. She later married Tom Chandler, another Deer Park resident.
Mr. Chandler passed away in 2005.
She is survived by one daughter, Connie Bucasas; four sons, John, Michael, Stephan and David Chandler; three brothers, Guy, Gerald and Darrell Inman; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
The Spokane County Prosecutorâ€™s Office plans to retry a Deer Park man after a Superior Court could not reach a verdict after a week-long vehicular homicide trial.
Jonathon P. Bales was driving his 1985 Pontiac Firebird southbound on Wandermere Road at around 10:30 p.m. on July 16, 2010, when he apparently crossed the centerline and struck 54-year-old Rene Blaume, who was riding a Racer iScooter in the northbound lane near Glenrose Drive intersection. Blaume, an in-home care provider, died at the scene.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Oct. 1 at the River Christian Church, N5201 Market, with the Rev. John Hickman officiating, for longtime area resident Steve Saywers, 60, who passed away on Sept. 16 in Spokane.
Born on May 2, 1951, in Sunnyside, Wash., he served in the Air Force and Army and earned several college degrees.
A remembrance gathering will be held from 12-3 p.m. on Sept. 24 at the Deer Park Veterans of Foreign Wars Post Home, E29 First St. for Michael T. â€śMikeâ€ť Bryan, who passed away on Sept. 16.
He served in the U.S. Navy, and later returned to service in the U.S. Army.
He was an avid reader and storyteller. He was also a craftsman and nature enthusiast who was affectionately referred to as a â€śRenaissance Man.â€ť
He is survived by four daughters, Karen, Jamie, Jackie and Pamela; two sisters, Diana and Patricia; grandchildren; and extended family.
Private family services will be held in Orland, Calif., at a future date for Patricia Ann Karle, 72, who passed away on Sept. 17 at her Deer Park home.
Born to Lloyd and Doris (Patrick) Watson on July 8, 1939, in Manteca, Calif., she met her best friend and the love of her life, Henry "Jerry" Karle, in high school. They were married on Nov. 27, 1957, in Carson City, Nev. They were together until Mr. Karleâ€™s passing on Aug. 16, 2006.
The Springdale Chargers couldnâ€™t wait for their second football game this season.
The Chargers, who were routed by Tekoa-Oaksdale in their season opener two weeks ago, scored the first time they touched the ball, a 58-yard punt return by Shane Oâ€™Malley in a 48-0 win over Liberty (0-3) on Friday.
Unfortunately, Oâ€™Malleyâ€™s punt return was called back by a clipping penalty. It did not matter, since Mitch Peone legally scored a 45-yard run two plays later and the Chargers were in control the rest of the way.
William â€śLeeâ€ť Evans, 68, entered into rest on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011.
He was born on July 10, 1943, to Rena and Roy LaVerne Evans in Eureka, Mont. He worked at Kaiser-Mead for 38 years.
When the kids were younger, we did a lot of camping on the Colville Reservation. As the kids got older, they became bowlers so we went to many tournaments in Seattle, Spokane, Tri-Cities or wherever. Lee would get the camper ready and away we went.
He bowled a 299 game in the Adult-Youth League.
He loved kids and they loved him.
Lee was a lifetime member of Deer Park Eagles Aerie No. 3564.