Lyle Billow Spokane
Graveside service for Lyle Henry Billow, 86, is planned for 11 a.m. today at the Protestant Cemetery in Nez Perce, Idaho.
Mr. Billow, who died Sunday, was born in Nez Perce and graduated from high school there.
He farmed in Nez Perce, raising certified seed potatoes. From 1962 until he retired in 1974, he operated Billow Building Supply. In 1977 he moved to Spokane.
Mr. Billow was mayor of Nez Perce from 1967 to 1970 and was chairman of the Lewis County Draft Board from 1951 to 1971.
He was 32nd-degree Scottish Rite Mason and a member of the Nez Perce Christian Church and the South Hill Bible Church.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Elma Faye; a son, David Billow of Spokane; a daughter, Linda Svoboda of Spokane; five grandchildren and two great-granddaughters.
Johnny Young Sacramento, Calif.
Service for Johnny Young, 68, is planned for 10 a.m. today in Elk Grove, Calif. A private burial will be held.
Mr. Young, who died Sunday, was born in Butte, Mont., and had lived in Spokane for 50 years.
He had his own orchestra in Spokane for many years and worked his entire life in the music industry.
Mr. Young was a Shriner and a Mason. He moved to Sacramento eight years ago.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Kline-Young, at the home; a daughter, Judy Brokaw of Kirkland, Wash.; his mother, Lillie Lusher of Spokane; and four grandchildren.
Remembrances may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Dora Burt Medical Lake
Funeral Mass for Dora M. Burt, 71, will be celebrated at 11 a.m. today at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Medical Lake. Burial will be at the Pine City (Wash.) Cemetery. Cheney Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Burt, who died Saturday, was born in Valley, Wash., and moved to Medical Lake many years ago.
She retired from Eastern State Hospital as an inventory and accounting clerk.
Mrs. Burt was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Medical Lake, where she was a lector and a member of the Altar Society. She was also a member of American Legion Post 196 Auxiliary in Medical Lake and had served in various unit, district and state offices.
She was also very active in the Medical Lake Senior Center and Food Bank.
Her husband, Hersey Burt, died in 1992.
Survivors include four brothers, V. Lee Holland of Chewelah, Wash., David Holland of Colville, Wash., Joe Holland of Lind, Wash., and Paul Holland of Richland; four sisters, Fay Hartill of Chewelah, Helen Shill of Wenatchee, Mary Topping of Tonasket, Wash., and Ruth Harris of Prattville, Ala.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pearl Long Greenacres
Service for Pearl W. Long, 81, is scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at Thornhill Valley Funeral Home. Private burial will be at Greenwood Memorial Terrace.
Mrs. Long, who died Saturday, was born in Valleyford.
She married Cecil I. Long and they lived in Coulee City, Wash., before moving to Spokane in 1973.
Mrs. Long was a homemaker and a former member of Glad Tidings Assembly of God.
Mr. Long died in 1976. Survivors include a daughter, Jennie Edwards of Greenacres; a son, Charles Long of Plummer, Idaho; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Brett Mellick Spokane
Service for Brett Robert Mellick, 21, is planned for 10 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, E808 Sitka. Graveside dedication will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Milner Lake Cemetery in Troy, Mont. Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Mellick, who died Sunday, was born in Spokane and attended Rogers High School.
He boxed for Diamond Street Gym and Eagles Boxing Arena and was a life member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Survivors include his parents, Joseph and Barbara Mellick; two sisters, Alissa Jo Mellick and Rebekah Ann Mellick, both at the home; and his grandmothers.
Kenneth Kennedy Cheney
Service for Kenneth Keith Kennedy, 85, is planned for 2 p.m. Thursday at the United Church of Christ in Cheney.
Mr. Kennedy, who died Sunday, was born near Moses Lake. He graduated from Washington State College and then worked in the Oakesdale (Wash.) schools.
Later, as an Eastern Washington University vice president, he was responsible for much of the expansion at the Cheney campus.
He served in the Army during World War II and the Korean War and was assigned as political attache for the American Embassy in London.
Mr. Kennedy served on the Cheney City Council, the Spokane County Planning Commission and the State Disclosure Commission.
He was a member of the Cheney United Church of Christ and was a Mason.
Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Kennedy; two children, Pat Kennedy of Poquason, Va., and Karen Ruenluck of Windermere, Fla.; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Evelyn Hofmeister Evans, Wash.
Rosary will be said for Evelyn F. Hofmeister, 68, at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Danekas Funeral Chapel in Colville, Wash. Burial Mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Kettle Falls, Wash.
Mrs. Hofmeister died Saturday. Born in Burke, Idaho, she graduated from North Central High School. She moved to Evans in 1955.
She was a member of the Kettle Falls Lady Lions, the Stevens County Lady Democrats and the Bossburg Grange. She also was a member of the Stevens County Cowbelles.
Survivors include her husband, Mike; a son, Michael Quade of Mead; four daughters, Lauren Peters of Spokane, Mary Peterson of Evans, and Laura Ochoa and Tresa Esslinger, both of Colville; her mother, Eva Frances of Spokane; two sisters, Helen Perez of Spokane and Dorothy Sydor of Kennewick; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Josie Spellman Coeur d’Alene
Service for Josie P. Spellman, 81, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at English Funeral Chapel in Coeur d’Alene followed by burial at Forest Cemetery in Coeur d’Alene.
Mrs. Spellman died Sunday. Born in Vulcan, Alberta, she moved to the Coeur d’Alene area in 1935 from North Dakota.
She worked as a bookkeeper for Moen Hardware in Coeur d’Alene for many years before retiring in 1972.
Mrs. Spellman was a member of the First Baptist Church in Coeur d’Alene, where she was active in church youth groups.
She married Marvin “Doc” Spellman in 1934. He died in 1984.
Survivors include two sons, Charles “Bud” Ford of Hayden, Idaho, and Donald “Butch” Spellman of Redding, Calif.; a sister, Rudy Pearson of Coeur d’Alene; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Edna Robinson Spokane
No service is planned for Edna R. Robinson, 97, at her request. A private inurnment will be at Greenwood Memorial Terrace. Thornhill Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Robinson died Sunday. Born in Bippus, Ind., she moved to Spokane with her family in 1900.
She graduated from North Central High School and Northwestern Business School.
Ms. Robinson worked as a clerk at the Spokane County Courthouse for 40 years before retiring in 1958.
Survivors include numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Lois Stewart Colville, Wash.
Funeral service for Lois V. Stewart, 92, was Tuesday and was followed by a graveside service at Riverside Memorial Park. Danekas Funeral Chapel in Colville was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Stewart, who died Thursday, was born in Odessa, Wash., and attended school there. She lived in Montana before moving to Spokane. She moved to Colville in 1991.
Mrs. Stewart was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Spokane.
Her husband, Victor Stewart, died in 1970. Survivors include five grandchildren.
Memorial gifts may be sent to the American Cancer Society.
Judy Lee Armstrong Spokane
Service for Judy Lee (Shawgo) Armstrong, 50, is planned for 1 p.m. Friday at Kramer Funeral Home in Palouse, Wash., followed by burial at Greenwood Cemetery in Palouse.
Mrs. Armstrong died Saturday. She was born in Spokane and graduated from Palouse High School and Link’s Business School.
She worked as a bookkeeper in Moscow, Idaho, from 1963 to 1965. In 1969 she married Charles W. Armstrong and they lived in California for two years. They moved to Spokane in 1972.
Mrs. Armstrong worked as a bookkeeper for Fort Wright College, then worked for Avon.
Survivors include four sons, Orley Smith of Fort Knox, Ky., and Harold Armstrong, Scott Armstrong and Vernon Armstrong, all of Spokane; a daughter, Carla Armstrong of Spokane; a stepdaughter, Lori Akiu of Honolulu; a brother, Glen Shawgo of Spokane; two sisters, Trishia Bowen of Valley Center, Calif., and Linda Preston of Spokane; three grandchildren and two stepgrandchildren.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Mission Avenue Presbyterian Church, where she was a member, or to the Cancer Patient Care Support Center.
Laura Haines Coeur d’Alene
Service for Laura M. Haines, 76, is planned for 2 p.m. Friday at the First Presbyterian Church in Coeur d’Alene. Burial will be at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego. Yates Funeral Home in Coeur d’Alene is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Haines, who died Saturday, was born in Eureka, Calif., and graduated from Arcata High School and Eureka Business College.
She worked for the Eureka Chamber of Commerce and later worked for the naval station at McKinleyville, Calif.
She married Ed “Bud” Haines in 1944, and they lived in San Diego, where he was stationed in the Navy.
The Haines were transferred to the naval facility at Bayview, Idaho, in 1959 and then moved to Dalton Gardens, Idaho, in 1960.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include her husband, at the home; a daughter, Bonnie O’Donovan of Richman, Va.; a son, Michael Haines of Alamogordo, N.M.; a brother, Erland Jensen of Arcata, Calif.; two grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 1294, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814.
Robert Tallerday Spokane
Memorial service for Robert Deal Tallerday, 70, was Monday at Hazen & Jaeger Valley Funeral Home.
Mr. Tallerday, a World War II Navy veteran, died Friday.
Born in Peabody, Kan., he moved to the Spokane area 49 years ago.
He worked for United Buckingham and Inland Motor Freight and retired from West Coast Grocery in 1985.
Mr. Tallerday was a 38-year member of Teamsters Union Local 690 and was a 10-year member of the Retired Teamsters.
He was a member of Valley Elks Lodge 2328 and the International Coachmen RV Caravan. He was also a former member of the Valley Eagles Lodge.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Betty Tallerday, at the home; a son, Larry Tallerday of Tonto Basin, Ariz.; two daughters, Gail Sackmaster of Pine Grove, Ore., and Nita Hughes of Edmonds, Wash.; a brother, Jack Tallerday of Fayetteville, N.C.; six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Eunice Lukenbill Cusick, Wash.
Service for Eunice Freida Lukenbill, 59, was Monday at Sherman and Knapp Funeral Home in Newport, Wash., and was followed by burial at the Newport Cemetery.
Mrs. Lukenbill died last Wednesday.
Born in Irrigon, Ore., she moved to Spokane with her family in 1947.
She married Lester Dean Lukenbill in 1951 and worked as a nurse’s aide at Madison South Nursing Center in Spokane for several years.
The Lukenbills moved to Cusick in 1984.
Survivors include her husband, at the home; three sons, Harry Lukenbill of Chattaroy, Keith Lukenbill of Spokane and Daniel Lukenbill of Helena; two daughters, Marcia Schultz of Loon Lake, Wash., and Gloria Reynolds of West Yellowstone, Mont.; seven brothers, Clyde of Louisiana, Ernie of Pasadena, Texas, Vern and Ken of Nevada, Lee of Texas, and Edgar and Lyle Adams; four sisters, Irene Rucker of Spokane, Ginny Moffett of Portland, Inadel Schmidt of Texas, and Beatrice Willimott of Long Beach, Calif.; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Mary Williamson Spokane
Memorial rosary was said Monday for Mary C. Williamson, 64, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Memorial funeral Mass was celebrated Tuesday at the church. Hazen & Jaeger Valley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Williamson, who died Saturday, was born in Inglewood, Calif., and moved to Spokane 40 years ago.
She was a salesperson for home products and was a member of T.O.P.S. and the Grandmothers Club.
Survivors include her children, Jeanette Rattray of Spokane, Steve Williamson of Sandpoint and Ron Williamson of Tacoma; her longtime companion and friend, Gabe Donahue of Spokane; a brother, Jerry Ebel of Pendleton, Ore.; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Harry ‘Pat’ Shives Spokane
Service for Harry R. “Pat” Shives, a World War II Army veteran, was Monday at Fairmount Memorial Park. Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Shives, a lifetime Spokane area resident, died Thursday. He was 73.
He was a dairy farmer most of his life and also worked in the lumber mills for many years.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Clara J. Shives, at the home; a son, Charles Shives of Okanogan, Wash.; a daughter, Patty Wainwright of Deer Park; a sister, Alyce Hays of Enterprise, Ore.; and four grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to the American Lung Association, N1322 Ash, Spokane 99201.
Harry Richard ‘Dick’ Hanway Coeur d’Alene
Service for Harry Richard “Dick” Hanway, 72, was Monday at the English Funeral Chapel in Coeur d’Alene and was followed by burial at the Forest Cemetery in Coeur d’Alene.
Mr. Hanway, a World War II Army veteran, died Thursday.
He was born in Broadwater, Neb., where he graduated from high school. He later moved to California, and in 1947 he moved to North Idaho.
He worked for Idaho First National Bank, which later became West One Bank. He became manager of the Fourth Street office in 1957 and retired in 1977.
Mr. Hanway was a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Coeur d’Alene, where he served as treasurer for several years.
He was also a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows in Coeur d’Alene, where he served as the group’s grand master of Idaho from 1961 to 1962.
He was a member of the Eagles Aerie in Coeur d’Alene, a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a former member of the Downtown Kiwanis Club in Coeur d’Alene.
Survivors include a son, Dick Hanway Jr. of Redwood City, Calif.; three daughters, Beth Baker of Great Falls, Mont., Kathy Taylor of Coeur d’Alene and Kathy Sherfey of Penrose, Colo.; a sister, Emma Beaird of Scottsbluff, Neb.; three brothers, Frank Hanway of Orangevale, Calif., Don Hanway of Lincoln, Neb., and Jack Hanway of Ames, Iowa; and seven grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of Marna Bateman, 700 Ironwood Drive, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814 or to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 501 Wallace Ave., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814.
Troy Bussey Newcastle, Wash.
Memorial service for Troy D. Bussey, 61, was Dec. 27 at North Seattle Alliance Church.
Mr. Bussey, a former Moscow (Idaho) Chamber of Commerce executive, died Dec. 20.
He was born in Monroe, La., and graduated from Northeast Louisiana University.
Mr. Bussey served in the Army and in the Army Reserve. He was a Moscow Chamber of Commerce executive from 1963 to 1967.
After leaving Moscow, he was executive vice president of the Washington Association of Realtors, was editor of Northwest Experience magazine and began his own business, Bussey Associates Inc., through which he became a nationally known speaker.
Mr. Bussey was a member of the National Speakers Association and was recognized as a certified speaking professional.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanette Bussey, at the home; two sons, Troy D. Bussey Jr. of Seattle and Doyle Bussey of Greensboro, N.C.; a daughter, Laura Northy of Brier, Wash.; and two grandchildren.