February 25, 1995 in Features



Michael Crow Spokane

Graveside service for Michael Leon Crow will be held at 11:30 a.m. today at Fairmount Memorial Park. HennesseySmith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Crow, 45, who was born in Meridian, Texas, died Monday.

He had lived in Spokane for 17 years and was a driver for ITT Continental Baking Co.

He served in the Army from 1967-1971 and was a lifetime member of the Paralyzed Veterans of America.

He is survived by his wife, Andrea Crow; three daughters, Caroline, Carrie Crow and Courtney Blue Ann Crow, all of Spokane; one brother, Joseph Holland of Winston, Ga.; one sister, Cecilia Nicholson of Japan; his father, Leon Crow of Flowery Branch, Ga.; and one granddaughter.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery, E1004 Eighth, Spokane, WA 99202.

John Vandermark Post Falls

Service for John G. Vandermark, 82, is planned for 11 a.m. today at Yates Funeral Home in Coeur d’Alene.

Mr. Vandermark, who was born in Chicago, died Wednesday.

He and his wife, Flo, moved to Post Falls in 1983 from California.

He was a member of St. George Catholic Church.

His wife died in April 1994. His survivors include one son, James Vandermark of Gardena, Calif.; one daughter, Pat Jonson of Post Falls; one brother, Bernie Vandermark of Phoenix; two sisters, Leone Schreuder of Frankfort, Ill., and Babe Witt of Banning, Calif.; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Duke Williams Tacoma

Memorial service for Duke Frank Williams was held Friday at Parkway Presbyterian Church in Tacoma. Graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. today at Riverside Memorial Park in Spokane.

Mr. Williams, 79, died Wednesday. He was born in Spokane and moved to Tacoma in 1989.

He was employed with the Spokane County Highway Department for 30 years.

He was a member of the Eagles Lodge.

His wife, Violet Williams, died in 1993. His survivors include three daughters, April Steidle and Karen Dawson, both of Tacoma, and Sharon Colman of Spokane; one son, Ronald Williams Sr. of Tacoma; two sisters, Cleo Harding and Helen Holman, both of Spokane; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Daniel Gmeiner Spokane

Memorial service for Daniel F. Gmeiner will be held at a later date. The Cremation Society of Washington, Spokane, is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Gmeiner, who was born in Spokane, died Tuesday. He worked in the heavy haul trucking industry.

He served in the Army and the Navy and was a firefighter for the city of Coeur d’Alene.

He is survived by four sons, Daniel “Pete,” William, Timothy, and Dennis, all of Spokane; one brother, Richard Gmeiner of California; and six grandchildren.

Maria Savage Priest River, Idaho

Service for Arenje Maria Savage, 86, is planned for 11 a.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Priest River. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Priest River. Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Priest River is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Savage, who was born in Holland, died Tuesday. She had lived in Priest River for 67 years.

She was a member of Settlement Grange, Happy Agers and Women’s Circle.

Her husband, Otho Savage, died in 1980. She is survived by five sons, Edwin and Robert Savage, both of Priest River, Eugene and Otho “Bobbie” Savage Jr., both of Sandpoint, and Vernon Savage of Logan, Utah; five daughters, Juanita Saul of Camas Valley, Ore., Emma Scott of Longmont, Colo., Mary Ann Savage of Priest River, Johana Blomenkamp of Bothell, Wash., and Fern Yerkes of Sandpoint; one brother, Angel Van Hoff of Spokane; 27 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren.

George `Rick’ Weetman Woodland Park, Idaho

Rosary service for George Richard “Rick” Weetman, 42, will be held at 9:30 a.m. today, followed by funeral Mass at 10 a.m., both at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Wallace. Burial will be at Nine Mile Cemetery in Wallace. Shoshone Funeral Service in Kellogg is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Weetman died Tuesday at Swedish Hospital in Seattle, where he was being treated. He was born in Spokane.

He graduated from high school in Richland and attended Columbia Basin College and Washington State University.

He moved to Idaho in 1975 from Richland. He had worked as a security guard for Expo ‘74 in Spokane and was past chief of police for the city of Wallace. He was also a deputy sheriff in Shoshone County.

He is survived by his wife of 12 years, Shelley Weetman; three children, Jennifer, Jesse and Michael, all at home; his mother, Edythe Weetman, of Spokane; one brother, John Weetman of Juneau, Alaska; one sister, Kathleen Carlson of Spokane; and one granddaughter.

Harold Metzer St. Maries

Service for Harold W. Metzer, 64, is planned for 2 p.m. Monday at YatesHodge Funeral Home in St. Maries. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in St. Maries.

Mr. Metzer died Wednesday in Othello, Wash., from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. He was born in Modesto, Calif.

He moved to St. Maries in 1976 from Seattle. He worked in the timber industry in St. Maries and moved to Fernwood, Idaho, in 1987. He operated the N.P.O. Shake Mill in Fernwood.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Joan Metzer; two sons, Del Metzer of St. Maries and Bob Metzer of Fernwood; two daughters, Cindy Sipes of Gresham, Ore., and Tammy Metzer of Sandpoint; his mother, Ethel Metzer of St. Maries; two sisters, Mary Lou Milleson of Mount Lake Terrace, Wash., and Zella Hrabak of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorial contributions may be made to Monarch House, 900 Spruce St., Sandpoint, ID 83864.

Howard Tustin Spokane

Memorial service for Howard T. Tustin, 82, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ball and Dodd Funeral Home-South. Cremation will follow the service.

Mr. Tustin, who died Wednesday, was born in Spokane.

He graduated from Lewis and Clark High School and the University of Washington. He attended Gonzaga Law School and graduated from Georgetown Law School.

During World War II he worked for the Department of Justice in Yakima. After the war he returned to Spokane and became a partner in his father’s law firm, Tustin, Chandler and Belknap. He retired in 1974.

He was a member of the Chronicle Cup Golf Team in the 1930s and 1940s and had been Spokane city and Inland Empire golf champion. He was a member of the Manito Country Club, the Spokane County Bar Association and Beta Theta Pi fraternity.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Linda Tustin; one daughter, Gail Tustin Bacon of Yuba City, Calif.; and one grandson.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

Shirley Smalley Spokane

Memorial service for Shirley S. Smalley, 70, will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home in Spokane. Danekas Funeral Home in Ritzville, Wash., is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Smalley, who died Wednesday at home, was born in Corning, N.Y.

She and her husband, Donald Smalley, moved to Spokane in 1968, from California.

Mrs. Smalley, a homemaker, was a member of the Little Spokane Garden Club and the American Association of Retired Persons and volunteered with Meals on Wheels.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Donald; one daughter, Lynn Sulley of Spokane; three sons, Park and Jon Smalley, both of Steamboat Springs, Colo., and Scott Smalley of Kennewick; one sister, Doris Stalnaker of Ormond Beach, Fla.; two brothers, Lawrence Slocum of Spokane and David Slocum of Walnut Creek, Calif.; six grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Spokane.

Everett Miller Spokane

Service for Everett C. Miller, 94, is planned for 11 a.m. today at ShermanKnapp Funeral Home in Priest River, Idaho. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Priest River.

Mr. Miller died Wednesday, two days before his 95th birthday. He was born in Burlington Junction, Mo.

He and his wife, Martha, moved to the Priest River area in 1938. He farmed and then worked for E.C. Olson Logging. In 1955 he went to work for the Army Corps of Engineers near Priest River.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years; two sons, Bill Miller of Newport, Wash., and Dale Miller of Clark Fork, Idaho; three daughters, Grace Hofer of Colorado Springs, Colo., Mae Cannon of Coeur d’Alene and Inez Hawn of Seattle; two sisters, Margaret Miller of Dupree, S.D., and Inez Phillips of Lena, Ill.; one brother, Harold Miller of Priest River; 18 grandchildren, 25 greatgrandchildren and two great-greatgrandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Free Methodist Church, P.O. Box 96, Priest River, ID 83856.

Arthur Peterson Lacey, Wash.

Memorial service for Arthur W. Peterson, 84, will be at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church in Lacey. Graveside service will be held Sunday at Anderson Island (Wash.) Cemetery.

Mr. Peterson, a retired Washington State University professor, died Tuesday.

He was born in Stanton, Iowa, and graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1934. He received a doctorate from Cornell University in 1939, and in 1943 he joined the faculty at WSU, where he taught agricultural economics. He retired in 1974 and was involved in the founding of the Washington Agriculture and Forestry Education Foundation. He served as the executive vice president of that organization through 1984.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Wilma Peterson; three sons, Paul Peterson of Spokane, Allen Peterson of Auburn, Wash., and Wayne Peterson of Everett; two daughters, Arlene Arnold of Federal Way, Wash., and Hannia Fonseca of Costa Rica; one brother, Howard Peterson of Grand Island, Neb.; three sisters, Esther Olson and Ruth Robart, both of Norfolk, Neb., and Blanche Dryer of Hay Springs, Neb.; nine grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Washington Agriculture and Forestry Education Foundation, P.O. Box, 13348, Spokane, WA 99213-3348.

Stanley Herman Spokane

Service for Stanley A. Herman, 87, is planned for 2 p.m. today at HennesseySmith Funeral Home. Private burial will be at Spokane Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Herman, who died Tuesday, was born in London and had lived in Spokane since 1925. He worked for Great Northern Railway for more than 40 years.

He was a member of the Masonic Oriental Lodge No. 74 and was active with Job’s Daughters.

Mr. Herman was a World War II Army veteran.

He is survived by one sister, Eileen “Maggie” Deaton of Spokane.

Orvin `Micky’ Mikkelsen Spokane

Graveside service for Orvin Mareius Larsen “Micky” Mikkelsen, 80, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Freeze Cemetery in Potlatch, Idaho. Riplinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Mikkelsen, who died Wednesday, was born in Easby, N.D., and moved to Cashmere, Wash., in 1931.

He served in the Army during World War II and worked as an electrician, retiring in 1979.

He was a member of Spokane Union Local No. 73 and the American Legion and was a weekend volunteer at Camp Easter Seal for 17 years.

He is survived by his wife Alleta; two daughters, Lois Valentine of Ocean Park, Wash., and Linda Daggett of St. Helens, Ore.; one son, Larry Mikkelsen of Nine Mile Falls; one stepson, Jerry Miller of Klamath Falls, Ore.; one stepdaughter, Diana Miller of Pullman; one sister, Florence Hughes of Snohomish, Wash.; one brother, Morris Mikkelsen of Phoenix, Ariz.; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and five stepgrandchildren. His first wife, Alma Mikkelsen, died in 1970.

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