February 27, 1995 in Features



Mary Thompson Spokane

Memorial service for Mary G. Thompson, 60, is planned for 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. David’s Episcopal Church. Riplinger Funeral Home is in charge or arrangements.

Mrs. Thompson, who was born in Colville, died Thursday. She worked for Washington Water Power Co.

She is survived by her husband, Harold; one daughter, Laurie Lathen of Sunnyside, Wash.; one son, Michael Thompson of Puyallup, Wash.; one sister, Terry Gruber of Spokane; three brothers, Jack Gruber of Lewiston, Tony Gruber of Colville, and Robert Gruber of Sacramento, Calif., and four grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Beatrix Buchser Queen Valley, Ariz.

Memorial service for Beatrix (Horn) Buchser was held in Arizona. Inurnment will be later at Mountain View Cemetery in Davenport, Wash. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Buchser, 73, died Feb. 7 in Arizona. She was born in Davenport.

She graduated from Davenport High School and Sacred Heart School of Nursing. She and her husband lived in Davenport for 60 years before they recently moved to Arizona.

She was a homemaker and worked with her husband in the Buchser’s store. She also worked as a nurse at Lincoln Hospital from 1963-82.

She is survived by her husband, Terry Buchser; two sons, Ronald Buchser of Canoga Park, Calif., and Rodney Buchser of Northridge, Calif.; one daughter, Rolline Behrens of Republic, Wash., three sisters, Dolores Moeller of Kanoehe, Hawaii, Carla Boleneus of Davenport, Wash., and Jeanne Ross of Spokane; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lincoln County Historical Society, The Pioneer Plaza, or the Lincoln Hospital Foundation.

Clarence Wynia Spokane

Service for Clarence J. Wynia, 91, is planned for 2 p.m. today at Ball and Dodd Funeral Home-South. Entombment will be at Greenwood Memorial Terrace.

Mr. Wynia, who was born in Iowa, died Tuesday.

He graduated from Cheney Normal School and worked at the Washington Machine Foundry. He retired in 1965.

He was an owner and trainer of racehorses and was a member of the Elks lodge.

His wife, Elizabeth “Bobbi” Wynia, died in 1988. He is survived by one brother, W.D. “Bob” Wynia of Medical Lake.

Ruby Johnson Coeur d’Alene

No service will be held for Ruby Ostlund Johnson, at her request. Coeur d’Alene Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Johnson, 88, died Wednesday at Pinewood Care Center. She was born in Asotin, Wash.

She moved to Spokane from Montana in 1954 with her first husband, George Ostlund. He died in 1956. She lived in Aberdeen, Wash., with her second husband Roy Johnson. She moved to Coeur d’Alene in 1986.

She is survived by two sons, Eugene Ostlund of Hayden, Idaho, and Carl `Duane’ Ostlund of Bloomington, Minn.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Lyle Baasch Spokane

Graveside service for Lyle L. Baasch is planned for 11 a.m. today at Pines Mausoleum. Hazen Jaeger Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Baasch, 76, died Thursday. He was born in Oriska, N.D., and moved to Spokane 39 years ago. He was a farmer.

He was a World War II Army veteran, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Valley Eagles.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Bessie Baasch, and four brothers.

Memorial contributions may be made to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1435, S212 David Rd., Spokane, Wash., 99212.

Florence Truscott Chewelah

Service for Florence I. Truscott, 87, is planned for 11 a.m. today at the United Church of Christ in Chewelah. Burial will be at Chewelah Memorial Park. Schanzenbach Funeral Home in Chewelah is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Truscott died Friday. She was born in Coeur d’Alene.

She was a registered nurse and graduated from St. Luke’s School of Nursing.

She was a member of the United Church of Christ and the Rebekah Lodge.

Her husband, Stanley Truscott, died in 1975. Survivors include two sons, Clifford Truscott of Spokane, and Donald Truscott of Wenatchee; one sister, Francis Crofoot of Colville; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Margaret Rubert Spokane

Memorial service for Margaret C. Rubert, 82, is planned for 1 p.m. March 4 at Tonasket Community Church. Thornhill Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Rubert, 82, died Wednesday. She was born in Webber Falls, Okla.

A homemaker, she moved to Spokane from Tonasket six years ago. She was a member of the Tonasket Community Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Norma Lunden of Mica, Wash.; one brother, Homer Carter of Omak, Wash.; two sisters, Sue Rounds of Wauconda, Wash., and Faye Henderson of Tonasket, Wash.; three grandsons; two granddaughters; eight greatgrandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Memorial contributions may be made to Tonasket Community Church.

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