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July 20th, 2011

Ruth N. Robison, 80

July 20, 2011

Ruth Neoma Robison, 80, died on July 8, 2011, in Deer Park. She was born on Dec. 1, 1930 to Ethel (Lowery) and Earnest Miller in Minco, Okla. She met and married the love of her life, Bill Robison, in Campbell, Calif.
Ruth was predeceased by her husband, Bill; her mother, Ethel; two siblings, Jay Miller and Helen Joyce Miller; and her granddaughter, Tara Lynn Foster.

Andrew J. Downing, 67

July 20, 2011

No services are planned for Andrew J. “A.J.” Downing, 67, who passed away on July 7 at his Deer Park home.
Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home, Spokane, was in charge of arrangements.
The family requests memorials be made in honor of A.J. Downing to the American Cancer Society, or the Veterans Administration Medical Center.

July 14th

Matthew K. & Matthew R. Annis

July 14, 2011

A memorial service/celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. on July 16, at Deer Park Elementary School for Matthew K. Annis, 45, and his son, Matthew R. Annis, 8, who passed away on July 8 in Snohomish County in an airplane accident.
Tami's Pine Valley Funeral Home, Halfway, Ore., will be in charge of arrangements.
The family requests memorials be made to Annis's widow, Nanine, and 4-year-old daughter at U.S. Bank.

Naomi J. Gaber, 90

July 14, 2011

Naomi Jane (Allison) Gaber, 90, a very longtime resident of Deer Park and Deer Lake, passed away on Thursday, July 7, 2011.
Jane is the dear wife of Walter Leo Gaber of Deer Park (married 59 years) and the loving mother and mother-in-law of Janelle Gaber Dorsing and husband, Terry of Royal City, Wash., Anne Gaber of Spokane Valley and a daughter-in-law, Donna Gardner of Deer Park.
Her brother, R. Thomas Gardner, and wife, Delores, reside at Mead.

David A. Saling, 51

July 14, 2011

A celebration of his life was held on July 9 at his Spokane home for former Elk resident David A. Saling, 51, who passed away on July 2.
Heritage Funeral Home, Spokane, was in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to Eastern Washington University's Arts, Letters, and Education General Scholarship Fund.
For the full obituary, see the July 13 issue of the Deer Park Tribune.

Michael R. Beck, 64

July 14, 2011

A memorial service was held on July 9 at the Tum Tum Community Center for longtime Ford resident Michael R. Beck, 64, who passed away on July 2.
Spokane Cremation and Funeral Service, Spokane, was in charge of arrangements.
For the full obituary, see the July 13 issue of the Deer Park Tribune.

July 11th

Father-son killed in Cascades plane crash

July 11, 2011

The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration continue to investigate the crash of a single-engine airplane that took off from Elk on Friday evening and crashed in rugged terrain in the Cascade Mountains, killing two people aboard according to Washington State Department of Transportation officials.
The pair, Matthew K. Annis, 45, and his 8-year-old son, Matthew Reilly Annis, were headed to the annual Arlington Fly-In.

July 6th

Council decides backyard chicken ban stays in place

July 6, 2011

The fate of “backyard chickens” in Deer Park was sealed when then Deer Park City Council decided to do nothing at its July 6 meeting.
The city council, which heard more support on the concept of allowing residents to raise a small number of chickens in their backyard, refused to overturn a report submitted by the Deer Park Planning Commission that would keep the ban in place.
The planning commission decided that controlling the chicken population would be very difficult for the city’s animal control officer and that the agricultural animals could pose a health problem.

Gordon P. Storey, 93

July 6, 2011

No services are planned for longtime area resident Gordon P. Storey, 93, who passed away on June 20 at his Deer Park home.
Mr. Storey enjoyed the outdoors and was an accomplished storyteller.
Lauer Funeral Home, Deer Park, was in charge of cremation arrangements.
For the full obituary, see the July 6 issue of the Deer Park Tribune.

Darrell C. Russell, 70

July 6, 2011

The memorial service will be held at a later time for former area resident Darrell C. Russell, 70, who passed away on June 24.
English Funeral Chapel, Post Falls, Idaho, was in charge of arrangements.
The family suggests donations be made to the non-profit organization of the donor’s choice.
For the full obituary, see the July 6 issue of the Deer Park Tribune.

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