January 14, 1995 in Features

Obituaries

 

Barbara Davis Spokane

Memorial service for Barbara W. Davis, 79, will be at noon Monday at Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home.

Mrs. Davis, a former teacher and librarian, died Tuesday. She was born in Butte, Mont., and moved to the Rockford-Fairfield area as a child.

She later moved to Opportunity, where she attended Opportunity Grade School. She graduated from Lewis and Clark High School and Washington State University.

Mrs. Davis taught English at Riverside High School before leaving Spokane to worked as the librarian at the Navy Hospital in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

She was working there at the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor. She remained in Hawaii for the duration of World War II.

Following her marriage to Nelson Davis, she spent two years in England and Italy while he studied on a Fullbright Scholarship.

Mrs. Davis lived briefly in Princeton, N.J., while her husband received his doctorate. They then moved to Ripon, Wis.

They returned to Spokane after retirement.

Mrs. Davis was a member of the Spokane Duplicate Bridge Club.

Mr. Davis died in 1988.

Survivors include a daughter, Molly Crumet of Spokane; a son, Matthew Davis of Madison, Wis.; a sister, Arva Coffey of Spokane; two brothers, Judge William Williams of Spokane and Jerry Williams of Chandler, Ariz.; and two grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ogden Hall or to the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery.

Albert Fox Sandpoint

Service for Albert E. Fox, 80, is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at the Coffelt Funeral Home in Sandpoint. Burial will be at the Seneacquoteen Cemetery.

Mr. Fox, a lifetime Sagle, Idaho, area resident, died Wednesday.

He worked in the lumber industry and was also a commercial fisherman on Lake Pend Oreille.

Mr. Fox was a member of the Sandpoint Eagles Lodge.

Survivors include two daughters, AnnaMay Leen of Camp Bay, Idaho, and Lillian Spealman of Twin Lakes, Idaho; three sisters, Rosa Meyer of Loon Lake, Wash., Leota Judge of Pingree, Idaho, and Leona Judge of Sagle, Idaho; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Annie Loutherback Spokane

A private service will be held for Annie I. Loutherback. Ball and Dodd Funeral Home South is in charge of cremation and arrangements.

Mrs. Loutherback, 76, died Thursday. Born in Holdenville, Okla., she moved to Spokane in 1948.

She worked as a waitress.

Survivors include a son, Gary Clark of Santa Ynez, Calif.; three stepdaughters, Karen Thompson of Chewelah, Wash., Janice Loutherback of Spokane and Linda Sypult of Paxton, Ill.; a stepson, Larry Loutherback of Valley, Wash.; her twin sister, Faye Franklin of Sequim, Wash.; two grandchildren and eight stepgrandchildren.

Esther Johnson Valleyford

Service for Esther I. Johnson, 91, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Thornhill Valley Funeral Home followed by burial at the Freeman Cemetery.

Mrs. Johnson, a lifetime Valleyford resident, died Tuesday.

She was a 60-year member of the Neighborhood Grange, the Rockford Grain Growers, the Freeman Homemakers and the Freeman Cemetery Board.

Survivors include four nieces and three nephews.

Lillian McKay Spokane

Memorial service for Lillian G. McKay, 82, is planned for 2 p.m. today at Salem Lutheran Church. A private burial will be at Fairmount Memorial Park. Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. McKay, who died Tuesday, was born in Turner, Mont. She graduated from high school in Turner and from the Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing in Havre, Mont.

She was a nurse on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation for several years and then was a public health nurse in Turner.

She married James F. McKay in 1936 and they lived throughout the Northwest, before moving to Spokane in 1953.

She worked in Spokane as a nurse, primarily in nursing homes, from the mid 1950s until 1972.

Mrs. McKay was a member of Salem Lutheran Church.

Survivors include her husband of 58 years; two sons, Jim McKay of Yakima and Rich McKay of Spokane; a daughter, Judy Thompson of Kent, Wash.; two sisters, Vi Calvert of Vancouver, Wash., and Gladys Kucklick of Puyallup, Wash.; and four grandchildren.

The family suggest memorials to Lupus Society, Spokane Chapter, W315 Mission, Spokane 99201, or to Cancer Patient Care, N1010 Atlantic, Spokane 99201.

Edward Crockett Coeur d’Alene

No service is planned for Edward L. Crockett, 73, at his request. English Funeral Chapel in Coeur d’Alene is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Crockett, a World War II Army Air Corp veteran, died Thursday. Born in Timber Lake, S.D., he moved to Sandpoint in 1923. He moved to Coeur d’Alene a short time later.

He was an auto mechanic for Knudsten Chevrolet in Coeur d’Alene and later worked at area lumber mills for many years.

He married Florence Carlson in 1946.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Larry Crockett of Spokane and Lynn Crockett of Coeur d’Alene; a daughter, Becky Bowen of Coeur d’Alene; a brother, Richard Crockett, and a sister, Marge Hamilton, both of Portland; five grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, North Idaho Cancer Center, in care of Marna S. Bateman, 700 Ironwood Drive, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814.

Margie Lou Hone Spokane

Graveside service for Margie Lou Hone, 74, was Friday at Greenwood Memorial Terrace. Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Hone, who died Sunday, was born in Addy, Wash., and moved to Spokane 74 years ago.

Survivors include a son, Bertrand Withee of Spokane; a daughter, Janet Eickerman of Spokane; and three grandchildren.

Sarah Clayton Spokane

Service for Sarah L. Clayton, 69, is scheduled for 11 a.m. today at the Audubon Park United Methodist. Hazen & Jaeger Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Clayton died Wednesday. Born in Muskogee, Okla., she moved to Spokane in 1978 to be closer to her family.

Survivors include her husband of 36 years, Jack K. Clayton; a daughter, Carolyn Moore of Olympia; and three grandchildren.

Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society, N900 Maple, Spokane 99201.

Bernice Davies Billings, Mont.

Funeral Mass for Bernice Davies, 85, will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Thomas The Apostle Church in Billings, with rite of committal at Holy Cross Cemetery in Spokane. Michelotti, Sawyers & Nordquist Mortuary of Billings is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Davies died Tuesday. She was born and raised in Spokane, where she attended school.

After graduation from high school, she attended business college for four years.

She married John O. Davies in 1950. He died in 1992.

Mrs. Davies worked as a secretary for Northern Pacific Railroad for several years. She moved to Billings several years ago.

She was a member of St. Thomas Church and the Yellowstone County Club in Billings.

Survivors include a sister, Theresa Shepard of Spokane; and two grandsons.

Memorials may be directed to either St. Thomas The Apostle Church, 2210 Colton Drive, Billings, MT 59102, or St. John’s Lutheran Home, 3940 Rimrock Road, Billings, MT 59102.

George Beck Spokane

Memorial service for George Kenneth Beck, 81, is planned for 11 a.m. today at Riplinger Funeral Home.

Mr. Beck, who died Thursday, was born in Akron, Ohio, and moved to Spokane 25 years ago.

He was a retired supervisor for Columbia Lighting.

Mr. Beck was a member of Moose Lodge 161 and was a recipient of the Fellowship Degree.

Survivors include his wife, Grace Beck; two daughters, Linda Palac and Karen Mahar, both of Spokane; a son, Kenneth Beck of Barrington Hills, Ill.; a brother, Ernest Beck of McHenry, Ill.; 10 grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren.

The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Patient Care, N1010 Atlantic, Spokane, 99201-2402 or to Hospice of Spokane, P.O. Box 2215, Spokane 99210.

Verna Jean Geyer Spokane

Service for Verna Jean Geyer, 65, will be at 2 p.m. today at Riplinger Funeral Home followed by burial at Spokane Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Geyer, a lifetime Spokane resident, died Wednesday.

Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Robert O. Geyer; four sons, James Geyer, John Geyer and Jerome “JD” Geyer, all of Spokane and Jeff Geyer of Keller, Texas; a daughter, Jeanne Gutsche of Spokane; a sister, Kathryn Walker of Spokane; a brother, Douglass Wirsche of Spokane; and nine grandchildren.

Heather Massengale Grooms Spokane

Service for Heather Massengale Grooms, 22, will be at 10 a.m. today at Trent Elementary School followed by burial at Greenwood Memorial Terrace. Ball and Dodd Funeral Home North is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Grooms, a lifetime Spokane resident, died last Saturday from injuries suffered in a car accident.

She graduated from Ferris High School and attended Spokane Community College. She worked for Medical Service Corp. as a claims processor.

Mrs. Grooms was a member of a non-denominational Christian fellowship.

Survivors include her husband of two years, Galen Grooms; her parents, Kit and Cindy Massengale of Newman Lake; a sister, Suzanne Massengale of Newman Lake; and her grandparents.

Randy Kraus Pinehurst, Idaho

Memorial service for Randy Gene Kraus, 42, is planned for 1 p.m. today at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints in Pinehurst. Shoshone Funeral Service and Crematory in Kellogg is in charge of cremation and arrangements.

Mr. Kraus, who died Wednesday, was born in Kellogg.

He served in the Army and worked as a miner at various mines in the area.

Survivors include a son, Jesse Kraus of Eureka, Mont.; a daughter, Ange Hefner of Elmira Heights, N.Y.; his mother, Lois Kraus of Pinehurst; a sister, Trudy Bircher of Kingston, Idaho; two brothers, Bob Kraus of Libby, Mont., and David Kraus of Livingston, Mont.; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Meredith Crouch Scholarship Fund in care of the Pythian Sisters, P.O. Box 157, Smelterville, ID 83868.

Rena Wagener Spokane

Service for Rena M. Wagener, 77, is planned for 10 a.m. Monday at Ball and Dodd Funeral Home South followed by burial at 3:30 p.m. at Whitepine (Mont.) Cemetery.

Mrs. Wagener, who died Thursday, was born in Whitepine. She attended school in Thompson Falls, Mont., and moved to Spokane in 1967.

Survivors include a son, William Hobbs of Grants Pass, Ore.; a daughter, Diana Earle of Spokane; three grandsons and two greatgrandchildren.

Stanley Olson Spokane

Private burial is planned for Stanley G. Olson, 76, at Peone Prairie Cemetery, at his request. Thornhill Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Olson, who died Sunday, was born in Westman, Idaho. He moved to Spokane as an infant and attended Mead High School.

He married Scynthia L. Pyne in 1940.

He served in the Navy during World War II.

Mr. Olson worked as a millwright superintendent for 35 years before retiring in 1980. He also worked on projects throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Mr. Olson was a life member of the Millwrights Union.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years; two children; two sisters, Thaya Fullner of Spokane and Joyce Smith of Bellevue, Wash.; and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Planned Parenthood, P.O. Box 5825, Spokane 99205-0825, or to SpokAnimal Care, N710 Napa, Spokane 99202.

James Warner Loon Lake, Wash.

Memorial service for James Warner, 61, is planned for 10 a.m. Monday at Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home.

Mr. Warner died Wednesday. Born in Cambridge, Mass., he moved to Spokane 15 years ago.

He retired from the Air Force in 1970 after 20 years of service.

Mr. Warner was a manager at the Elks Lodge and was a member of the Congregational Church of Loon Lake and a life member of the Disabled American Veterans.

Survivors include his wife, Annabelle Warner; six children, Viola Turner of Deer Park, James Warner of Chattaroy, Norman Warner, John Warner and Robert Warner, all of Spokane, and Steven Warner of Manson, Wash.; a brother, Robert Warner; a sister, Diane Nuzzo of Massachusetts; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, N900 Maple, Spokane 99201.


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