January 18, 1995 in Food



Marshall Estes Colville, Wash.

Service for Marshall M. Estes, 87, is scheduled for 11 a.m. today at Danekas Funeral Home in Colville followed by burial at Chewelah (Wash.) City Cemetery.

Mr. Estes died Sunday. Born in Paradise, Ariz., he moved in 1926 to Chewelah, where he farmed and logged.

He married Iva Hixon in 1928 and they made their home in the Chewelah/ Bluecreek area, where they continued dairy farming.

The Estes moved in 1942 to Northport, Wash., where he began driving truck for a mine. He also ranched. They moved to Colville in 1986.

Mr. Estes was a member of South Fork Grange.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Calvin Estes of Northport, Vernell Estes of Colville and Orville Estes of Sprague, Wash.; five daughters, Viola McGarry of Spokane, Elva Link of Ritzville, Wash., Velma Liebman of Greenacres, and LaVonna Fox and Evelyn Austin, both of Colville; three sisters, Nettie Standridge of Corning, Calif., Effie Nelson of Tucson, Ariz., and Lillian Bigelow of Vancouver, Wash.; 38 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial gifts may be made to the South Fork Grange No. 220, P.O. Box 263, Northport, WA 99157.

Lowell Smith Spokane

Memorial service for Lowell F. Smith, 69, will be at 3 p.m. today at Pilgrim Lutheran Church. Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Smith died Friday. Born in Pierre, S.D., he moved to Spokane 30 years ago.

He served in the Navy during World War II as a tailgunner on the aircraft carrier USS Lunga Point in the Pacific. He received several commendations.

Mr. Smith was involved in both dam and road construction through the operating engineers.

He had worked as a professional bookkeeper for the past 18 years.

Mr. Smith was a Lutheran and was a member of the National Beekeepers Association.

Survivors include three daughters, Corinne Cridland, Christine Baca and Leanne St. John; six sons, Stephen Smith, John Smith, Charles Smith, Merrill Smith, Mark Smith, and Paul Smith; three sisters, Edna Bradon, Virginia Barton and Barbara Hurliman; three brothers, Richard Smith, Eugene Smith and Donald Smith; and 17 grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Pilgrim Lutheran Church, W2733 Northwest Blvd., Spokane 99205.

Louie Gragg Coeur d’Alene

Memorial service for Louie E. Gragg, 80, is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. today at the Sunset Terrace Rehabilitation Center, 210 Lacrosse, Coeur d’Alene. Yates Funeral Home in Coeur d’Alene is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Gragg died Monday. Born in Cleburne, Texas, she attended high school in St. Maries.

She married Gene Gragg in 1964, and they made their home in St. Maries.

Mr. Gragg died in 1979, and she moved to Coeur d’Alene.

Survivors include a daughter, Patti Pell McKeehan of Seattle; two sisters, Ira Lee Houis of Hemet, Calif., and Bobbye Shepardson of Tucson, Ariz.; and one granddaughter.

Memorials may be made to the Kootenai Humane Society, P.O. Box 1005, Hayden Lake, ID 83835.

Edith Elverum Spokane

Service for Edith J. Elverum, 77, is planned for 11 a.m. today at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home. Private burial will be at Riverside Memorial Park.

Mrs. Elverum died Saturday. Born in Calgary, Alberta, she moved to Spokane 65 years ago.

She was a member of the Sons of Norway, the Eagles Aerie Auxiliary and the Steel Workers Union. She was also a member of the Corbin Senior Center and Crestline Nazarene Church.

Survivors include her husband, Harold O. Elverum; two sons, Larry Elverum and Dennis Elverum, both of Spokane; a brother, Dave Altvater of Spokane; two grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren and one stepgreat-granddaughter.

Memorial contributions may be made to Crestline Nazarene Church, P.O. Box 7398, Spokane 99207.

Earl Lewis Grangeville, Idaho

Service for Earl John Lewis, 30, was Tuesday at the Grangeville (Idaho) Methodist Church. Spokane service is scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Trinity United Methodist Church followed by burial at Riverside Memorial Park. Ball and Dodd Funeral Home South is in charge of arrangements in Spokane.

Mr. Lewis died Friday from an electrical shock while working.

He was born in Spokane and graduated from Rogers High School and Spokane Community College. He was an Eagle Scout.

He was a volunteer firefighter and worked for Inland Fixture Co.

He had worked for United Parcel Service and Nabisco before moving to Grangeville in 1989. Mr. Lewis had been working for Brown Motors for five years.

Mr. Lewis was a member of the Grangeville Methodist Church and the Snow Drifters Snowmobile Club.

Survivors include his wife of four years, Michelle Lewis; a daughter, Cami Lewis; his parents, Jim and Carol Lewis of Spokane; a brother, Paul Lewis of Peoria, Ariz.; two grandmothers, two nieces and three nephews.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Cami Lewis Scholarship Fund at First Federal Bank in Grangeville.

Raymond Tanksley Jr. Spokane

Vigil service for Spokane County District Judge Raymond R. Tanksley, Jr., 63, was Tuesday at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church followed by burial at Holy Cross Cemetery. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Judge Tanksley, a lifetime Spokane resident, died Saturday.

He graduated from Gonzaga Preparatory School, Gonzaga University and Gonzaga Law School.

He practiced law from 1957 to 1985, when he was appointed District Court judge. He was Republican state committeeman for Spokane County from 1968 to 1972.

He was a member of several judicial and legal associations and was also a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife, Kathy Tanksley; two sons, Michael Tanksley of New York and Edward Tanksley of Tokyo; two daughters, Ann-Marie Tanksley of Los Angeles and Clare Estep of Spokane; and two brothers, Robert Tanksley of Long Beach, Calif., and William Tanksley of Woodstock, N.Y.

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

LaRue Cleveland Fisher Spokane

Service for LaRue Cleveland Fisher, 93, was Tuesday in Edmonds, Wash. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. today at Greenwood Memorial Terrace.

Mrs. Fisher died Saturday. Born in Calgary, Alberta, she moved to Davenport, Wash., 54 years ago. She moved to Spokane more than 25 years ago.

She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Order of Eastern Star, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Rainbow Girls.

She also was state vice president of the American Heart Association.

Her husband, N. Vaughn Fisher, died in 1978. Survivors include a daughter, Joyce Shepherd of Seattle; a son, William Fisher of Spokane; and two sisters, Dorothy Robinson of Deitrich, Idaho, and Gene Girl of El Cerito, Calif.

Memorials may be made to Medic 7 or the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children.

Randall McLeslie Blanchard, Idaho

Memorial service for Randall John “Randy” McLeslie, 36, is planned for 11 a.m. today at Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Newport, Wash.

Mr. McLeslie died Friday of injuries suffered in a car accident.

Born in Havre, Mont., he graduated from University High School in Spokane.

He worked for Columbia Lighting, and moved to Blanchard one year ago. He was a volunteer for the Spokane Youth Hockey Association.

Survivors include his wife, Kelly Hutchins; a son, Michael McLeslie; his mother and stepfather, Deanna and Dick Maney of Arlee, Mont.; his father and stepmother, John “Jack” and Mary McLeslie of Spokane; three sisters, Leanna Frazier of Kent, Wash., Sharla Giese of Coeur d’Alene and Angie Ries of North Bend, Wash.; three brothers, Dale McLeslie of Auburn, Wash., and Jim McLeslie and John Swanson, both of Spokane; and his grandfather.

The family suggests memorial donations to the Spokane Youth Hockey Association in care of the Eagles Ice Arena.

C. Burton Stewart Clayton, Wash.

Private graveside service and burial for C. Burton Stewart, 86, will be today at the Loon Lake Community Cemetery. Lauer Funeral Home in Deer Park is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Stewart, a World War II Army veteran, died Thursday.

Born in Cody, Wyo., he graduated from Hanford High School and worked as a rural mail carrier in Clayton for many years. He also was a selfemployed brick mason.

He was a member of the Hix & Chix Square Dance Club, the Model T Square Dance Club and the Clayton Grange.

His wife, Linda Lucille Stewart, died in 1987. Survivors include a son, Charles Stewart of Kennewick; a daughter, Susan Rumble of Monitor, Wash.; and two sisters, Dorothy Hindley and Helen Waters, both of Mill Valley, Calif.

Memorial may be made to the Loon Lake Fire Department, the Loon Lake Historical Society, or the Loon Lake Loon Society, Loon Lake, WA 99148.

Herman Liepold Smelterville, Idaho

Memorial service for Herman F. Liepold, 84, is planned for 1 p.m. today at the American Lutheran Church in Kellogg. Cremation preceded the service. Shoshone Funeral Services & Crematory in Kellogg is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Liepold died Saturday. Born in Marion, N.D., he moved to the Shoshone County area in 1929.

He worked at Bunker Hill in Smelterville, retiring in 1972 after 43 years.

Mr. Liepold was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge in Kellogg.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years Marjorie McMonagle; a son, Robert Liepold of the Spokane Valley; a daughter, Gail Johnson of Missoula; a sister, Ann Berrow of Milwaukie, Ore.; and five grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Shoshone Living Center in Kellogg.

Joyce Crumb Spokane

Rosary will be said for Joyce C. Crumb, 68, at 7 p.m. today at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in the Valley. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church followed by burial St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Hazen & Jaeger Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Crumb died Friday. Born in Grand Forks, N.D., she moved to Spokane 48 years ago.

She worked for Hollister-Stier Pharmaceutical for 35 years.

Mrs. Crumb was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, where she was a eucharistic minister. She also was a minister at Valley Crest Nursing Home for 10 years.

Survivors include a stepbrother, Bert Crumb; and two aunts.

Memorials can be sent to St. Mary’s School Fund, E14601 Fourth, Spokane 99216.

Leonard Quam Spokane

Memorial service for Leonard S. Quam, 91, will be at 2 p.m. today at Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home. Private family burial preceded the memorial.

Mr. Quam died Friday. Born in Kent, Wash., he moved to Spokane 67 years ago.

He worked as a mechanic for several dealerships for many years, before retiring from Barton Oldsmobile Co.

Mr. Quam was Christian.

He married Leah J. Lufkin in 1928. She died in 1970.

Survivors include two daughters, Carol Matthews and Constance Forkner, both of Spokane; a son, Paul David Quam of Spokane; a brother, Roy Quam of Tacoma; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Guy Rich Veradale

Service for Guy N. Rich, 83, will be at 2 p.m. today at Thornhill Valley Funeral Home.

Mr. Rich, who died Saturday, was born in Aline, Okla., and moved to the Spokane area in 1953.

He owned Auto Glass and Trim until his retirement.

Mr. Rich was a member of the Field Trial Club of America and the California and Washington Thoroughbred Associations. He also was a member of the Spokane Field Trial Club.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Dorothy Rich; three sons, Bill Rich of Clifton, Idaho, Rodney Rich of Silverton, Ore., and Gary Rich of Otis Orchards; a brother, Carl Elmer Rich of Aline, Okla.; 16 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

Myrtle Mahr Spokane

Service for Myrtle Mahr, 90, will be at 2 p.m. today at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home followed by burial at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Mrs. Mahr, who died Sunday, was born in Sandpoint and moved to Spokane 70 years ago. She was a homemaker.

Her husband, Harry Mahr, died in 1952. Survivors include three nephews.

Memorial may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Dorothy Fox Tensed, Idaho

Service for Dorothy A. Fox, 62, is planned for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Tensed (Idaho) Community Church followed by burial at the Goldenrod Cemetery in Tekoa, Wash. Kramer Funeral Home in Tekoa is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Fox died Saturday. Born in Garfield, Wash., she moved with her family to Tekoa as a child. She attended the Tekoa schools and graduated from Tekoa High School in 1950.

She married Julius H. Fox in 1950 and they made their home near Tensed where they farmed. They retired in the late 1980s.

Mrs. Fox was a member of the Tensed Community Church, the Tensed Grange, the Tensed Senior Citizens Club and the Highland Ladies Club.

She was also a volunteer emergency medical technician for 10 years in the 1970s and early 1980s.

Survivors include her husband of 44 years; two daughters, Julie Ann Fox and Sheryl Lynn Cudmore, both of Spokane; a sister, Betty Wiese of Spokane; and four grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Tensed Community Church.

Leah Haskins Spokane

Graveside service for Leah Helen Haskins, 99, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Riverside Memorial Park followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. at Manito Presbyterian Church. Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Haskins died Saturday. Born in Creston, Iowa, she moved to Spokane in 1948.

She was an applicance demonstrator for The Crescent and Montgomery Ward.

Mrs. Haskins was a member of Manito Presbyterian Church and was a former member of Emmanuel Presbyterian Church. She served as deaconess and elder. She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star.

Her husband, Harvey Haskins, died in 1957.

Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Jean Sargent of Des Moines, Iowa, and Nancy Haskins Edwards of Spokane; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Manito Presbyterian Church, E401 30th, Spokane 99203.

Michael Rand Spokane

Service for Michael D. Rand, 35, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Pines Baptist Church followed by burial at Greenwood Memorial Terrace.

Mr. Rand, a lifetime Spokane resident, died Saturday.

He graduated from East Valley High School in 1977 and worked for Allied Gary Safe for 10 years.

Survivors include his wife of 16 years, Dianne Rand; a son, Christopher Rand, at the home; his parents, Richard and Jean Rand of Rosalia, Wash.; two brothers, James Rand of Spokane and Steven Rand of Clarkston, Wash.; a sister, Lori Freeman of Spokane; his grandfather and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bertha Calabretta Kellogg

Memorial service for Bertha Mae Calabretta, 65, is planned for 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Kellogg. Cremation preceded the service. Shoshone Funeral Services & Crematory in Kellogg is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Calabretta died Friday. Born in Centralia, Wash., she moved to Shoshone County as an infant.

She was a member of St. Rita’s Catholic Church and the Silver Valley Seniors.

Survivors include her husband, Paul Calabretta; two daughters, Mary Decker of Pritchard, Idaho, and Toni Hill of Page, Idaho; a son, Paul Calabretta of Pinehurst, Idaho; three sisters, Edna Capparelli of Osburn, Idaho, Julia Thompson of Athol, Idaho, and Kathrine Sander of Austin, Texas; a brother, Frank Bauman of Condon, Ore.; 13 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Memorials may be made to the Lupus Society, W315 Mission, No. 12, Spokane 99201, or to Shoshone Medical Center, Extended Care, Jacobs Gulch, Kellogg, ID.

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