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Jim Armstrong Spokane

Service for James Edward “Jim” Armstrong, 81, will be at 11 a.m. today at Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home. Burial will be at Fairmount Memorial Park.

Mr. Armstrong, who was born in Tensed, Idaho, died Friday.

He farmed in Idaho and, in 1936, married Mildred Albert in Spokane. They moved to Spokane in 1942 from Tensed and he briefly worked for the Army Corps of Engineers.

In 1943 he went to work for Northern Pacific Railroad, which later merged with Great Northern Railway and became Burlington Northern Railroad. He retired in 1979 as a locomotive engineer.

He was a member of Westgate Christian Church and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Marva Randall of Kennewick and Glenda Reed of Spokane; one son, Dennis Armstrong of Spokane; three sisters, Geneva Radovick of Spokane, Vivienne Buckhorn of Newman Lake and Leah McVey of Portland; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Westgate Christian Church.

Bernice Roylance Otis Orchards

Visitation for Bernice Roylance, 86, is scheduled from 1 to 8 p.m. today at Hazen and Jaeger Valley Funeral Home. Services are planned for 10 a.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Liberty Lake Chapel. Burial will be at Greenwood Memorial Terrace.

Mr. Roylance, who died Saturday at home, was born in Imbler, Ore.

He was a 35-year Spokane resident and was a farmer.

He was a member of the Spokane 17th Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

His wife of 63 years, Alice (Wilson) Roylance, died in 1991.

He is survived by two sons, Bernice Roylance Jr., of Corvallis, Mont., and Edward Roylance of Nine Mile Falls; three daughters, Deloris Lahtinen of Otis Orchards, Laura Rice of Washington and Elaine Johnson of East Wenatchee, Wash.; one sister, Grace Williams of Cody, Wyo.; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Alice Culp Elk

Graveside service for Alice Pearl Culp, 74, will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Elk Cemetery No. 1. Lauer Funeral Home in Deer Park is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Culp, who was born in Iowa, died Friday.

She was a former Spokane resident and a longtime Elk resident. She was a homemaker.

Her husband, David Culp, died in 1989.

She is survived by four sons, Dan Culp of Chattaroy, Albert Culp of Anchorage, Alaska, Donald Culp of Mead and David Culp of Garfield, Wash.; three daughters, Diana Griffith of Elk, June Shaddock of Portland and Judy White of Anchorage; two sisters, June Simpson of Elk and Viola Novotney of Spokane; two brothers, Chuck Miller of Bayview, Idaho, and Dervin Miller of Nevada; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

John Dennis Bellingham

Graveside service for John W. Dennis, 83, will be today at Park Hill Cemetery in Vancouver, Wash. Evergreen-Staples Funeral Chapel, Vancouver, Wash., is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Dennis died Dec. 16 at Sehome Park Convalescent Center in Bellingham. He had lived there for four years.

He was born in Joplin, Mo.

He had lived in Spokane from 1969 until 1989. He worked for the Bonneville Power Administration and retired in 1976.

He moved to Vancouver, Wash., and then to Bellingham in 1991.

He served in the Army Corps of Engineers during World War II.

Mr. Dennis was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen, in 1969, and by his second wife, Mildred, in 1985.

He is survived by two sons, Mike Dennis of Vancouver, Wash., and Pat Dennis of Boulder Creek, Calif.; two daughters, Kaye Tuttle of Palm Springs, Calif., and Linda Van Dyk of Bellingham; one stepdaughter, Linda Roberts of Oroville, Wash.; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made the American Cancer Society or the Washington Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, 821 Lenora, Seattle, WA 98129.

Carl Reisenauer Colton, Wash.

Burial Mass for Carl A. Reisenauer, 98, will be at 11 a.m. today at St. Gall Catholic Church in Colton. Burial will follow at St. Gall Cemetery with military honors. Kimball Funeral Home in Pullman is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Reisenauer, who died Sunday at Palouse Hills Nursing Center in Pullman, was born in Colton, Wash.

He served in the Army during World War I and was discharged in 1920. He worked for the Postal Service as a rural mail carrier, retiring in 1960. He also served in the Army during World War II.

Mr. Reisenauer was well known in Colton for his advice on gardening. He was a member of the American Legion in Colton.

He married Nora Rondeau in Lewiston in 1947. She died in 1986.

He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Colton-Uniontown Emergency Medical Technicians or the St. Gall Endowment Fund.

Edith (James) Friend Wilson Creek, Wash.

Service for Edith (James) Friend, 90, will be at 11 a.m. today at Grace Baptist Church in Wilson Creek, Wash. Burial will follow at Wilson Creek Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home in Odessa, Wash., is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Friend, who was born in Sugar Grove, Va., died Friday.

She moved to Marlin, Wash., with her family when she was 4. She graduated from Marlin High School and received a teaching degree from Cheney Normal School.

She taught for several years in rural schools near Royal City, Wash., and in Peach, Wash.

She married Lester Friend in 1926, and they settled at Wilson Creek. He died in 1984.

She is survived by three sons, James Friend of Marlin, Wash., LeRoy Friend of Soap Lake, Wash., and Kenneth Friend of Wilson Creek; one daughter, Claudia Knauft of Spokane; one sister, Arite Verstrate of Duvall, Wash.; 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Minnie Hochsprung Spokane

Memorial service for Minnie F. Hochsprung, 90, will be at 10 a.m. today at Central Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Mohall, N.D. Riplinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Miss Hochsprung, who was born in Buffalo Lake, Minn., died Sunday.

She was a bookkeeper for a restaurant supply company and had lived in Spokane since 1945.

She is survived by one brother, Ed Hochsprung of Colfax, Wash.; and one sister, Esther Hochsprung of Mohall.

Memorial contributions may be made to Central Lutheran Church.

Fern Albertson Spokane

Visitation for Fern M. Albertson, 85, is scheduled from noon to 8 p.m. today at Thornhill Valley Funeral Home. Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with burial at Fairmount Memorial Park.

Mrs. Albertson, who died Saturday, was born in St. John, N.D.

She had lived in Spokane for 59 years and was a homemaker.

Her husband, Walter, died in 1976.

Survivors include two sons, Richard and John Albertson, both of Spokane; one daughter, Addie Jones, of Spokane; two brothers, Lloyd and Robert Smith, both of Spokane; two sisters, Audry and Jeannine, both of Spokane; nine grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

Memorial contributions may be made to Church of the Nazarene Spokane Valley.

Frank Bell Spokane

Service for Frank Bell, 58, is set for 2 p.m. today at Ball and Dodd Funeral Home-South. Burial will be at Pines Cemetery.

Mr. Bell, who died Thursday, was born in Dillard, Mo., and had lived in Spokane since 1944.

He served in the Air Force and was a supervisor at Columbia Lighting, where he had worked 22 years.

He is survived by one son, Scott Bell of Spokane; one daughter, Julia Hertzog of Spokane; one brother, Jesse Bell of Spokane; two sisters, Freida Bell and Sadie Sterling, both of Spokane; and four grandchildren.

Lucille Norris Spokane

Memorial service for Lucille C. Norris, 78, will be at 2 p.m. today at Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home.

Mrs. Norris a 43-year Spokane resident, died Friday.

She was born in Dickinson, N.D.

She and her husband operated numerous restaurants in the Spokane area, including the L & E on North Market Street.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, William “Red” Norris; one son, Ed Norris of Spokane; one sister, Dorothy Cocherham of Denver; one brother, Charles Dietzman of Oklahoma; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Elk Volunteer Fire Department or Hospice of Spokane.

James Davey Spokane

Vigil service for Dr. James J. Davey, optometrist, will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home. Funeral Mass is set for 10 a.m. Friday at St. Aloysius Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Dr. Davey. 94, died Thursday in Glendale, Calif., where he had recently moved.

He was born in Currie, Minn., and was a longtime Spokane resident before moving to Colfax, Wash., in 1990. He had practiced optometry in Spokane for 41 years.

He was a member of the Hillyard Commercial Club, St. Aloysius Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He was also active in the local and Washington State Optometric Associations.

His wife of 68 years, Thelma, died in June.

He is survived by two sons, Ronald Davey of Borrego Springs, Calif., and Jerry Davey of San Diego; one daughter, Lynne Bruya of Colfax; one sister, Catherine Lane of Deer Park; 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Katie Green Spokane

Service for Katie Ruth Green, 75, was Tuesday at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was at Greenwood Memorial Terrace.

Mrs. Green, who died Dec. 19, was born in Americus, Ga. She had lived in Spokane for almost 40 years.

In 1944, she married Eston Green Sr., in Georgia. They moved to Spokane in 1956 and her husband was stationed at Fairchild Air Force Base. Mrs. Green worked at the Air Force Base laundry and dry cleaning facility for 18 years.

Her husband died in 1971.

She lived in a nursing home, which she had entered due to an illness, since 1974.

She was a member of Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church.

Mrs. Green is survived by one daughter, Kathryn Bailey of Spokane; one son, Eston Green of Seattle; five sisters, Lillian Washington of Birmingham, Ala., Mildred Sweeney of Providence, R.I., and Gladys Walker, Nan Davis and Jessie Davis, all of Hartford, Conn.; a brother, William Floyd of Hartford; and two grandchildren.

Alyce Davis Spokane

Memorial service for Alyce M. Davis, 76, is planned for 2 p.m. Friday at Thornhill Valley Funeral Home.

Mrs. Davis, who died last Friday at home from cancer, was born in Independence, Kan.

She had worked with the Bureau of Reclamation and National Park Service in Coulee Dam and in Arizona.

She later worked for the Social Security Administration in Spokane and retired in 1979.

Her husband, Dillard Davis, preceded her in death.

She and her husband had been members of the Inland Washington Airstream Travel Club. Mrs. Davis was a member of Chapter DG of the PEO, a philanthropic educational organization, in Coulee Dam.

She is survived by one daughter, Elizabeth Humphries of Spokane; three sisters, Gwen Thoman of Kansas City, Mo., Jeanne Walker of Mason, Texas, and Ruth Comley of Bedford, Texas; two brothers, Carl Klein of Honolulu and John Klein of Fayetteville, N.C.; and two grandsons;

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Spokane.

Ruby (Elliott) Burchell Spokane

Service for Ruby Grace (Elliott) (Hubbard) (Sullivan) Burchell, 86, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Mrs. Burchell died Wednesday.

She was born in Clinton, Tenn.

She moved to Colfax, Wash., with her family, as an infant.

She married Victor Hubbard when she was 16. They lived on Union Flat near Colfax and in Tyler and Lacrosse, Wash. Her first husband died in 1941 in a car accident.

She and her children then moved to Spokane. She married Leo Sullivan in 1943. He died in 1973.

Her third husband, John Burchell, died in 1986.

She was a member of Mid-City Senior Center, Knights of Columbus Senior Center, and the Sinto Senior Center.

Mrs. Burchell is survived by one son, Vic Hubbard of Richland; two daughters, June Sherlock and Glory Merkle, both of Spokane; 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lilac Blind Foundation.

Nola Kinzer Post Falls

Service for Nola G. Kinzer, 94, was Tuesday at Thornhill Valley Funeral Home. Burial was at Pines Cemetery.

Mrs. Kinzer, a 14-year Post Falls resident, died Thursday at home.

She was born in Mangum, Okla.

She had worked as a seamstress and was a member of First Christian Church in Coeur d’Alene.

She is survived by two sons, Edwin Sprague of St. Joseph, Mo., and Harold Sprague of Denver; two daughters, Juanita McCauley and Norma Houx, both of Spokane; one half-brother, Richard Higgins of Costa Mesa, Calif.; two half-sisters, Lorraine Dennis of Oakland, Calif., and Eva Lee Taylor of Mangum; 16 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.

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