February 16, 1995 in Features



Lewis Houdak Deer Lake, Wash.

Funeral Mass for Lewis Joseph Houdak, 70, is planned for 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Presentation Catholic Church in Deer Park. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Houdak died Monday at home.

Born in Milford, Mich., he moved to Spokane in 1926.<

He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and the Korean War.

He worked for Darigold, Crocker Truck Lines and Ponderosa Drilling before he retired in 1991.

Mr. Houdak served as vice president on the Deer Lake Property Owners Association board. He was a member of the Deer Lake Fire Department and had served as chief.

He also was chairman of the Wood Cutting Project for 10 years. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Claire Houdak; two daughters, Kathleen Olewiler and Sherrie Winward; one son, Michael Houdak; four stepdaughters, Nancy Craft, Susie McDaniels, Cally Watkins and Valerie Weise; one stepson, Jimmy Conrad; and two granddaughters, two grandsons and several stepgrandchildren.

Memorial contribution may be made to the American Heart Association or St. Mary’s Presentation Catholic Church.

Ottilia Weber Spokane

Vigil service for Ottilia C. Weber, 93, was Tuesday. Funeral Mass was Wednesday at St. Aloysius Catholic Church with burial at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Mrs. Weber died Saturday.

Born in Nicolette County, Minn., she moved to Spokane 54 years ago.

She received her nursing degree in 1922 and worked as a nurse for 60 years.

She was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, the Altar Society, Sodelity, St. Cecelia, and the St. Elizabeth Seton Guild.

Her husband, Joseph Weber, died in 1956.

Survivors include five sons, Dale Weber of New Lisbon, Wis., Leon Weber of Long Island, N.Y., Joseph Weber and Cyril Weber, both of Spokane, and Thomas Weber of Seattle; two daughters, Mary Ann Donahue of Spokane and Catherine Ciallella of Danville, Wash.; one sister, Clara Gillespie of Madelia, Minn.; 32 grandchildren and 48 greatgrandchildren.

Memorial may be made to St. Aloysius Catholic Church.

Louise Wood Scottsdale, Ariz.

Graveside service for Louise Wood, 87, a former Colfax, Wash., resident, is planned for 2 p.m. Friday at the Colfax Cemetery. A reception will follow at the Community Bible Church in Colfax. Bruning Funeral Home of Colfax is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Wood died Tuesday in Scottsdale, where she had recently moved.

She was born in Afton, Okla.

She graduated from Colfax High School and Northwestern Business College in Spokane.

She and her husband, Carl Wood, moved to Walla Walla in the early 1940s. They returned to Colfax, where they operated the Model Steam Laundry with Mrs. Wood’s brother, Clifford Neighbors.

Mrs. Wood later operated Smoothies Ice Cream in Pullman for four years.

She served in the Walla Walla County Auditor’s Office and in 1971 retired from the Whitman County Auditor’s Office.

Her husband died in 1973.

She is survived by two daughters, Gloriann Hallett of Wilsonville, Ore., and Marilyn Olin of Colorado Springs, Colo.; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 2601 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85016.

Ruth Gladhart Olympia

A family gathering in remembrance of Ruth W. Gladhart, 81, will be at a later date. Private inurnment is planned. Mills and Mills Funeral Home of Olympia is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Gladhart, a former Spokane schoolteacher, died Monday in Olympia, where she had lived since 1987.

She was born in Knappen, Alberta.

She graduated from Moscow (Idaho) High School, the University of Idaho and Eastern Washington University.

Mrs. Gladhart was an elementary school teacher in the West Valley School District from 1958 until 1974 and lived in Veradale and Spokane from 1939 until 1987.

She was a member of the United Church of Christ in Veradale.

Her husband, P.R. “Russ” Gladhart, preceded her in death.

She is survived by one son, Peter Gladhart of Lafayette, Ore., and one daughter, Mary Gentry of Olympia.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Martin’s College New Library Campaign or the United Church of Christ in Veradale.

Elva Elstone Spokane

Graveside service for Elva M. Elstone, 79, was Saturday.

Mrs. Elstone, who died Feb. 7, was born in Pinecreek, Idaho.

She was a 30-year resident of Spokane, where she worked as a seamstress for Lubins and The Crescent stores.

She was a member of Central United Methodist Church, the Daughters of the Nile, and the Women of the Mining Association.

Her husband, Earl Elstone, died in 1993.

She is survived by one daughter, Karen Willis of Bonner, Mont.; two brothers, Leonard Lehtola of Cataldo, Idaho, and Earl Lehtola of Missoula; two grandsons, two great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter.

Clarence Green Colville, Wash.

Service for Clarence W. Green, 59, is planned for 10 a.m. today at St. Michael’s Mission in Inchelium, Wash. Graveside service will follow at the Hall Creek Cemetery in Inchelium. Danekas Funeral Chapel of Colville, is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Green died Sunday in Spokane.

He was born in Inchelium.

He worked as a logger for Boise Cascade.

Mr. Green is survived by two daughters, Debbie Doppenberg and Laurie Green, both of Colville; one brother, Francis Green of Colville; and three sisters, Marilyn Harris of Spokane, Betty Dickess of Hayden Lake and Sally Ballenger of Juneau, Alaska.

Ward Smith Coeur d’Alene

Private burial for Ward Monroe Smith, 99, will be held at Forest Cemetery in Coeur d’Alene. English Funeral Chapel of Coeur d’Alene is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Smith, who died Wednesday, was born in Anoka, Minn.

He moved to the Coeur d’Alene area in 1918 from Minnesota.

He served in the Army during World War II.

Mr. Smith had worked as a timber cruiser for Winton Lumber and the Ohio Match Co. He also had worked in California for the Northern Pacific Railroad.

His wife, Freida Smith, died in 1976.

He is survived by two daughters, Mary Ellen Waters of Sacramento, Calif., and Della Kauffman of Coeur d’Alene; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Bernard Davey Spokane

Funeral Mass for Bernard J. Davey, 86, will be at 8 a.m. Friday at St. Aloysius Catholic Church. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Davey, 86, died Monday.

He was born in Rockford.

Mr. Davey served in the Army from 1941 to 1945 and later worked as a civilian clerk at Fairchild Air Force Base.

He had lived in Spokane since 1917. He had been a resident at the North Central Care Center for the past four years.

He is survived by numerous cousins.

Ina Faulkner Coeur d’Alene

Graveside service for Ina B. Faulkner will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Coeur d’Alene Memorial Gardens. English Funeral Chapel of Coeur d’Alene is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Faulkner, 92, died Monday at Sunset Terrace in Coeur d’Alene.

She was born in Emmett, Idaho.

She graduated from Washington State University in 1930 and taught in a one-room school in southern Idaho. She later taught home economics in Spokane, where she lived from 1930 until 1955.

Mrs. Faulkner moved to Sandpoint in 1955 and to Coeur d’Alene in 1957.

She was a member of Delta Zeta sorority and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

Her husband, Harry Faulkner, died in 1979.

She is survived by one son, David Faulkner of Coeur d’Alene; one daughter, Carol Doney of Shoshone, Idaho; two sisters, Arah Cameron of Yakima, and Blanch Gipson; and four grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kim Svee Memorial Teen Volunteer Scholarship Fund in care of the Kootenai Medical Center Foundation, 2003 Lincoln Way, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814, or to Hospice of North Idaho, 280 W. Prairie Ave., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814.

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